September 06, 2023
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library Manchester Branch is pleased to feature New Jersey artist Ben Collura’s vivid, poignant exhibit, “Remember 9/11, Plus Other Artwork,” through September 23. Visitors are invited to meet Ben during his artist’s reception, 2 PM Saturday, September 9. The exhibit features Collura’s interpretations of the moments before the former World Trade Center towers absorbed the impacts of hijacked airliners in the... Read More
September 06, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Get ready for the Jersey Shore’s greatest comic con! Geek is chic during “FanNation 20203: The Geekstravaganza” in the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 10 AM until 4 PM Saturday, October 7. FanNation gathers devotees of science fiction, gaming, graphic novels, anime, fantasy, steampunk, superheroes and everything in between. Enjoy a day full of games, panel talks, trivia, crafts, cosplay, and – who knows? – maybe your next... Read More
September 05, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Acrylic paintings and charcoal sketches by Ocean County residents Rosemary Lynch and Liz Higgins will be on display throughout the month of September at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. In a “Meet The Artist” profile on OCL’s YouTube channel, the pair related that they struck up a friendship at the Crestwood Village Art Guild in Whiting, and continue to offer each other encouragement and constructive criticism.... Read More
September 05, 2023
TOMS RIVER –  The Ocean County Library is pleased to welcome acclaimed international violinist Dr. David Podles, who will perform “An Afternoon of Music” during the month of October at four OCL branches. Manchester Branch – 21 Colonial Drive, (732) 657-7600. “Shades of Autumn,” 2 PM Monday, October 2. Feel the emotions of the changing of seasons through musical medleys of some of the world’s greatest composers. Lakewood Branch – 301... Read More
September 01, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – The estate planning process involves many options, and often leads to many questions. Attorney Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will separate facts from fiction during his estate planning workshop in the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch, 6 PM Wednesday, September 20. Among the topics that will be covered are power of attorney, living wills, trusts, asset protection, Medicaid, special needs trusts and much more. Mr. Daniele, founder... Read More
September 01, 2023
SURF CITY – Stock up on great reading, viewing, and listening just in time for autumn. Find bargains galore at the Friends of the Island Library’s Big Book Sale 9 AM until 4 PM Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. Have some terrific titles you’d like to donate? The Friends will gladly accept gently used hardcovers, paperbacks, audiobooks, compact discs and DVDs from 9 AM until 3 PM Thursday, September 21. Browse among good-... Read More
September 01, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Adam Alter, the social psychologist behind the newly-published Anatomy of a Breakthrough, will discuss the principles behind his unique approach to achieving personal success in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 2 PM Wednesday, September 20. Subtitled How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most, Alter’s work combines scientific research with interviews and anecdotes. It addresses ways to circumvent negativity... Read More
August 31, 2023
LAVALLETTE –Enjoy an afternoon of Gilded Age refinement. The Friends of the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library invite you to their Victorian Tea Party fundraiser at the Mathis House, 600 Main Street, Toms River, 12 PM, Wednesday, September 27. The 125-year-old mansion is an impressive representation of Dutch Revival architecture and provides a vivid sense of stepping into a bygone era of elegance. A luncheon menu of sandwiches... Read More
August 31, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present award-winning novelist Sandra Brown in a James J. Mancini Author Event at the OCL Toms River Branch, 6 PM Saturday, September 23. A book signing session will follow the 45-minute question-and-answer period. Since 1981, Sandra has produced more than 80 works of fiction, including more than 70 New York Times best-sellers. Approximately 80 million copies of her novels are in print... Read More
August 30, 2023
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – Wondering what life has in store? Have questions about your relationships, career, or prospects? The Friends of the Berkeley Library welcome you to their fundraising Psychic Night at the Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch, 4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, October 12. Bella, Carol, Kasandra and Kirsten will provide 15-minute consultations by appointment at the OCL Berkeley Branch, 30 Station Road, Bayville. The program is for... Read More