November 30, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a blood drive by the American Red Cross 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.Consider taking some time to donate blood to those in need. Donors will receive a voucher for five free items from the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Book Sale shelves.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Walk-ins are allowed but appointments are preferred. Teens at least 16 years old may donate... Read More
November 26, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will do free film screenings Wednesdays in December. See movies on a large screen without the admission fee of a movie theater.Screenings will take place 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12, 19, and 26.The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.No registration is required for these free screenings. Call the branch at 732-657-7600 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for film... Read More
November 26, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host its regularly scheduled programs throughout December.“Book Chat” 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. Participants will discuss what they’ve been reading with the rest of the group and pick up ideas for what to read next. No registration required.“Chess Club” 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and 12 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 14, 21, and 28. Play chess in a relaxed atmosphere and share your love for the... Read More
November 21, 2018
MANCHESTER – Are you interested in researching stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds? The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a workshop on using online investment databases at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30.Learn to use Value Line and Morningstar, two important online investment tools which are available free of charge through the Ocean County Library.The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.Registration is required for... Read More
November 21, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two programs as part of the Chapters of Health program series.“Keeping Your Grandkids Safe and Happy While in Your Care: the Holiday Edition” 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. Discuss current trends in child safety in the home, outdoors, and on the road. Learn about this year’s hottest toys and how to select safe, age-appropriate gifts for young children. This program is sponsored by... Read More
November 21, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host three tech workshops for adults in December.“Using an iPad for Green Screen Photography” 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. iPad users will be taught how to use the Do Ink green screen app as well as the basics of green screen technology and adding layers to original images when creating photographs or videos. Before class, participants will need to download the $3 Do Ink Green Screen... Read More
November 21, 2018
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an exhibit by local photographer Frank Grasso throughout December.Grasso is a retired carpenter living in Barnegat. Most of his photos are taken in the Pinelands, some taken while kayaking on the Barnegat Bay and other local rivers. Grasso also takes photos while hiking in various New Jersey state and county parks.The branch is located at 112 Burr Street.Registration is not... Read More
November 21, 2018
JACKSON – Various programs are coming to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library throughout December.“Holiday Concert” 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Join classical flutist and guitarist Keith Calmes as they present a selection of holiday favorites. This will include selections from Bach, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, and a variety of popular international carols.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. See a free film on the big screen... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “What Is Kwanzaa?” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.Use your eyes, ears, hands, and taste buds to discover what Kwanzaa celebrates. Find out the meaning of the seven candles, what colors represent this celebration, and where it originated.This is a family-friendly program.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this free... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Family New Year’s Eve Party” at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31.Get ready to ring in the New Year with crafts, noisemakers, and music. Enjoy a family friendly party complete with a countdown to noon and a new year’s ball.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration for children is required for this free event. To register, call the branch at... Read More