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All branches of the Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening at 1 p.m. Friday, December 2nd, for the Annual Staff In-Service Training.
September 21, 2022
JACKSON – Join in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy music and dance by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 2 PM Saturday, October 8. The Hispanic Tapas Dance Program will be a mixture of classical, regional, and flamenco dances from Spain, and Latin American dances from Mexico and Ecuador. Considered New Jersey’s premier Spanish and Latin American dance company, the Alborada... Read More
September 21, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Learn the physical and mental benefits of a traditional Eastern therapy method at the Ocean County Library. Jennifer Steffener will present “Qigong for Health and Vitality” at two branches. Stafford Branch – 6:30 PM Tuesday, October 11; 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin, (609) 597-3381. Toms River Branch – 2:30 PM Saturday, December 10; 101 Washington Street, (732) 349-6200. Participants will learn principles of this... Read More
September 20, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present “Expressions,” a display by members of the Ocean County Artists’ Guild, throughout the month of October. “Expressions,” in the Branch’s 2nd Floor Gallery, will showcase the diverse talent of the Ocean County Artists’ Guild members. The exhibit will include artwork in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and photographs. The Island Heights-based nonprofit group was... Read More
September 19, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Feel the friskiness of felines, as interpreted by New Jersey artist Gregory Oborne. His exhibition, “Whiskers & Wishes,” will be on display throughout the month of October at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. The display will occupy the McConnell Gallery, where an artist’s reception will take place at 6 PM Tuesday, October 4. Oborne describes the exhibition as “a cat-llection of kitty art, created to capture and... Read More
September 19, 2022
LAVALLETTE – Revel in the lore of sailing ships and maritime life when Charlie Zahm spins musical seafaring sagas in “An Evening of Maritime Songs,” 7 PM Wednesday, October 5, at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch in Lavallette. Charlie’s selections for all ages will weave musical magic that recalls the age of tall ships, seagoing men, lighthouses guiding them home, lovely ladies, and life on the open sea and the shore. Charlie’s... Read More
September 16, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Celebrate National Friends of the Library week as New Jersey favorites BJ and the Band perform their high-energy mix of Motown and R&B, 6:30 PM Thursday, October 6 at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. Led by the powerfully soulful vocals of BJ Adams, the group maintains a busy tour schedule throughout the United States and Europe, along with television appearances and performances at clubs in and around New York... Read More
September 15, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Author and paranormal expert L’Aura Hladik Hoffman will bring a hair-raising start to Hallowe’en season during “Ghosthunting New Jersey & New York City,” 3 PM Saturday, October 8, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. The founder of New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society (NJGHS), L’aura has chronicled her probes of famously eerie locales in Ghosthunting: New Jersey (2008), Ghosthunting: New York (2010), and Ghosts of the... Read More
September 15, 2022
WARETOWN – You’re invited to enjoy the festivities at the Ocean County Library Waretown Branch as it marks its 40th anniversary, 4 PM Monday, October 3. The two-hour celebration will feature prominent speakers, entertainment, and light refreshments. Patrons and guests will be welcome to browse the branch’s many features and speak with members of the Friends of the Waretown Library. The Waretown Branch’s origins can be traced to the late... Read More
September 12, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Parents, guardians and individuals are encouraged to attend any of four educational, interactive programs that focus on drug use and abuse in Ocean County, presented by the Ocean County Health Department. “Drugs 101: Drug Trends for Ocean County Parents” will take place at four branches: Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 PM – Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, (732) 477-4513, presented by Renata Bradshaw, OCHD Program Monitor... Read More
September 09, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host archivist-historian Mickey DiCamillo’s presentation, “When There Were Witches: An Exploration of the Salem Witch Trials,” at two branches: Toms River Branch – 101 Washington Street, (732) 349-6200, 7 PM Tuesday, October 4 Manchester Branch – 21 Colonial Drive, (732) 657-7600, 7 PM Monday, October 24 In January of 1692, a strange illness that seized five young girls in... Read More