June 25, 2018
TOMS RIVER – In keeping with the Toms River Shakespeare Festival’s “Toms-upon-Thames” theme this summer, the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host writer Christy A. Schmidt, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.The program, “Shakespeare Revealed,” will address the question of whether Shakespeare truly wrote the works credited to him. Schmidt will explore authorship theories along with other mysteries in art and literature. She will... Read More
June 22, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “BONK! Drum Circle” Tuesday, July 10 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive. The one-hour session for adults will take place at 1:30 p.m. and the one-hour session for teens will take place at 3 p.m.DrumHead Enterprises will provide interesting drums and percussion instruments from around the world for participants to receive hands-on instruction on basic playing techniques.Participants will be... Read More
June 22, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “Introduction to Paper Making” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 9 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.Winnie Radolan, paper artist and founding director of The Guild of Papermakers, will demonstrate the process of forming a sheet of paper by hand using cellulose fiber from old clothing.Participants will be able to create their own unique paper samples which look attractive enough to... Read More
June 20, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host various technology classes throughout July at its Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“Computer Basics: Organizing Files” 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12. This class will teach the best practices for saving and finding files to help organize your computer.“Design & Print: Make a Button” 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Create a button with a photo from your phone or email. Participants must have mouse... Read More
June 19, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.All branches will reopen Thursday, July 5.We encourage customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.For more information contact the Ocean County Library at its website or by telephone at 732-349-6200.
June 19, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs for adults throughout July at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“How to Understand and Improve Credit Score & Become a Home Owner” 7 p.m. Monday, July 9. Learn to understand and fix your credit score, and go through steps in the home buying process.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Call the branch or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for film... Read More
June 18, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host the artwork of Melissa Hood during the month of July. The artist’s collection will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery, at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street.Hood is a teacher at Ocean County Vocational Technical School. Her work consists of fluid acrylic and mixed media paintings. She has had numerous solo exhibits and various group exhibitions.“My work is a two-step process of pouring... Read More
June 11, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River will host a deluxe motor coach day tour to the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center followed by a luncheon at the Tomasello Winery on Thursday, July 26.The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (formerly known as Wheaton Village) is located in Millville, one of the country’s oldest glass manufacturing centers, and is the site of The Museum of American Glass (attendees will have a guided... Read More
May 30, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host various programs for adults throughout the month of June at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – A Four Part Series” will take place at 3 p.m. Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25. Join this four-week beginner’s immersion in mindfulness meditation. Separate registration is required for each session.Evening film screenings will take place 6 p.m.... Read More
May 24, 2018
TOMS RIVER – To better serve our customers and the community, the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester, will be closed for interior renovations.The branch will be closed beginning Monday, May 28 and is expected to reopen Monday, June 11.The branch can be reached at 732-657-7600 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 8.Library materials can be returned through outdoor... Read More