August 14, 2019
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Active Shooter Awareness” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 15 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 18.Have you ever wondered if you could prepare yourself for an active shooter situation?Lt. Leroy Marshall and Officers Nickens and Nieves from the Lakewood Police Department will share tips with adults that could save lives.The branch is located at 301 Lexington Avenue.Registration is required for... Read More
August 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Buried Alive with the Will to Survive – From Devastation to Inspiration” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 12.Retired FDNY Lieutenant and 9/11 survivor Joe Torrillo will share his inspiring story and lessons on how to manage fear under the most horrible situations.Buried, crushed, and bleeding beneath the rubble of the South Tower, Joe Torrillo wondered what life could be if... Read More
August 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host the 2019 James J. Mancini Author Event featuring Alice Hoffman at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 14.Hoffman will discuss her upcoming novel, “The World That We Knew.” A book signing will follow.Alice Hoffman is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 works of fiction, including “The Rules of Magic,” The Marriage of Opposites,” “The Red Garden,” “The Dovekeepers,” and... Read More
August 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The History of Diners in New Jersey” at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21.Author and historian Michael C. Gabriele will discuss his book, “The History of Diners in New Jersey.” Gabriele’s book details how diners have played an essential role in the Garden State’s culture, commerce, and communities, as well as how New Jersey was once the hub of diner manufacturing, making it... Read More
August 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Coming Home – Author Talk with Kathy Curto” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 18.Kathy Curto will discuss her memoir “Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood,” growing up at the Jersey Shore in the 70s and 80s, and her loving and chaotic Italian-American family.Copies of Curto’s book will be available for purchase.Ex-Toms River native Curto currently resides in New... Read More
August 09, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Climate Change and Our Communities” featuring author Gilbert M. Gaul at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 17.Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert M. Gaul and coastal resiliency expert Chris Huch will hold a conversation about Gaul’s new book, “The Geography of America’s Coasts.” The discussion will focus on coastal development and the extraordinary risks posed by climate... Read More
August 08, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “WREP – When Radio Entertained People” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.WREP is a theater group devoted to spreading laughter via their tributes to vintage radio. The group was founded by Michael Glenn Miller in Toms River, and has graced the library’s stage numerous times. This time they are performing “Arsenic and Old Lace” and a Burns and Allen episode, “Gracie Takes Up... Read More
August 08, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “She Who Sews Bountifully,” an art exhibit by Donna Schlichting, in the McConnell Gallery throughout the month of August. “She Who Sews Bountifully” consists of fabric art.Donna Schlichting has had a lifelong interest in sewing and creating fabric art. Her mother fostered her interest in sewing and she took advantage of any class she could take in school, even learning how... Read More
August 07, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Sep. 2 in observance of Labor Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, Sep. 3.Beginning Sep. 8, the Lakewood, Toms River, and Stafford branches will resume their regular Sunday hours.We encourage customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.
August 02, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Raconteur Radio: Forbidden Planet” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies throughout the Tri-State area. Their productions feature theatrical lighting, period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects.The original “... Read More