April 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library, in partnership with the Mental Health Awareness Committee of Ocean County and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will host a mental health provider fair at the Toms River Branch from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.Representatives from Ocean County agencies that support children and adults affected by mental illnesses and/or substance abuse will be on hand to discuss available resources and... Read More
April 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will screen the documentary “After Auschwitz” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2."After Auschwitz" follows six Holocaust survivor women and their lives after the war. The film captures what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life.The film is 83 minutes and will be screened using Kanopy, the free video streaming service available through... Read More
April 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.Diversity consultant and meditation teacher Ruth King will shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light on a subject relevant to all. This talk will provide a fresh take on the complexity of racial conditioning and the dynamics of racial oppression.Ruth King is an... Read More
April 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “An Exhibit of Everything That Resonates in Life” by painter Anne Wong in the McConnell Gallery throughout the month of May.Anne Wong has been painting since she was a child in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, taking private lessons, hoping to attend an art college. However, life took her on a different path, graduating from the University of Malaya with a degree in Social Science... Read More
April 16, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, May 10 for its annual Staff Development Day. All branches will reopen Saturday, May 11.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.
April 16, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an exhibit by photographer Frederick Ballet in the branch’s Meeting Room from May 1 to May 29.Frederick Ballet has been fascinated with the natural world from an early age. Ballet was the first student to successfully complete the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s Contemporary Practices Photography Certificate program last fall."The beauty of the natural world... Read More
April 16, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Recycle the Right Way” at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2.Not all recyclable items are equal. Some will contaminate the load whether it is dirty or the wrong material.Angela Anderson, Sustainability Coordinator for Long Beach Township, will teach you how to recycle the right way so we can get the maximum for our money and extend the life of our landfills.This... Read More
April 16, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a commemoration for its 30th anniversary at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7.Celebrate with the branch as longtime resident Linda Feaster presents the history of the Long Beach Island Library and the Friends of the Island Library. This celebration will also recognize the 60th anniversary of the Friends of the Island Library.There will be a free book raffle. Light... Read More
April 16, 2019
STAFFORD – The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a performance by South Pacific Island Dancers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9.Visit the library for an exciting evening of Polynesian dance with New Jersey’s own South Pacific Island Dancers in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Stafford Library.The branch is located at 129. North Main Street, Manahawkin.Registration is... Read More
April 12, 2019
JACKSON - The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an exhibit entitled “Chromosome” in honor of National DNA Day. The exhibit will be open to the public Apr. 25 to May 25 in the branch’s meeting room.The exhibit will feature paintings by local artist Meg Ruisch, based on the results of her DNA testing. Ruisch discovered she could download the raw data of the test. Ruisch converted the genetic code into colors, each representing a... Read More