September 29, 2017
BERKELEY – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Rd. is hosting a “Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos” program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 18.Learn about this Mexican holiday that is truly a celebration of life. Presenter Sue Good will show photos of the celebration from Oaxaca, Mexico, and will explain the symbolism behind ofrendas (altars set up to honor and remember ancestors).The presentation will conclude with a... Read More
September 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Join local author Natalie Zaman as she takes you on a tour of some magical day trips at 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Toms River Library 101 Washington St.Some of these day trips are close by and some are further afield where you can enjoy the spirit of the autumn season.Discover nearby history, houses of worship, folklore, natural wonders, museums and many. Plan day trips and weekend getaways based on discoveries found in Zaman’s... Read More
September 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER - Grupo Warachando, a festive Latin band, will perform concerts at the Waretown and Lacey branches of the Ocean County Library.Experience this live musical performance with amazing sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cumbia and Cuban music.Waretown Branch: 7 p.m. Monday, October 2, 112 Main St.Lacey Branch: 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 10 East Lacey Rd.The program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – What are signs that memory problems are more than just a part of normal aging?Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will help answer that question during a program on Oct. 3 being held at 2 p.m. at the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive and 7 p.m. at the Bishop Building next to the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Using vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-... Read More
September 25, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Actor, director and educator Neill Hartley will portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, during a program to be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.This program, “FDR: An Arsenal for Democracy” will focus on Roosevelt’s times as president during World War II. The program is being produced by the American Historical Theatre and is being... Read More
September 22, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two talented authors at 2 pm, Saturday, Oct. 7. Carmine Appice, a legendary drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, will join musician, corporate executive, and screenwriter Jon D’Amore.Appice will regale stories from his memoir, “STICK IT! My Life Of Sex, Drums And Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Appice co-wrote two of singer Rod Stewart’s biggest hit songs, “Do Ya... Read More
September 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER - Professor Claude Taylor, of Monmouth University, will lead a dynamic discussion on communication, racial identity and contemporary American pop culture at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.Following the presentation, Professor Taylor will answer questions and engage the audience in a thought provoking conversation exploring these topics and more.The program is free but registration is... Read More
September 19, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Several branches of the Ocean County Library will host a discussion with Jim Halfpenny from the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking with on human trafficking.This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the following dates and branches:Oct. 4, Brick, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513Oct. 11, Barnegat, 112 Burr Street, 609-698-3331Oct. 16, Tuckerton, 380 Bay Avenue, 609-296-1470Oct. 23, Toms River, 101 Washington Street... Read More
September 15, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Local author Eric San Juan will examine the themes and characters of popular horror show “The Walking Dead” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.“The Walking Dead” is a popular AMC network series that began in 2010 and spawned a spinoff series, “Fear the Walking Dead” and is based on a comic book series. Both shows concern survival following a zombie apocalypse on the outskirts of Atlanta.Zombies... Read More
September 13, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will present “What’s Out There…A Planetarium Experience” at the Barnegat and Brick Branches.Barnegat Branch: 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27,112 Burr St.Brick Branch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.From the comfort of a portable planetarium, teens will assist the presenter, Matthew Meyer, by locating stars, planets, and the moon as they appear in the evening sky.The programs are open for... Read More