October 01, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 31 for the Halloween parade.The Branch will resume regular hours Thursday, November 1.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.
October 01, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host author Jon D’Amore 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Toms River Branch.D’Amore will discuss his new book, “The Delivery Man”, an all-American action-thriller/murder mystery filled with revenge, romance, humor, espionage, and deceit.D’Amore is the author of bestsellers “The Boss Always Sits in the Back” and “Deadfellas”. The New Jersey native has also had a successful career as a musician, a corporate... Read More
October 01, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host author, poet, and Iraqi refugee Faleeha Hassan at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Toms River Branch.Hassan, also known as the Maya Angelou of Iraq, has published more than 20 books, several plays, novels, and many short stories. Her work has been translated into more than 14 languages and her story was profiled in the March edition of Oprah Winfrey’s magazine.The writer will share the... Read More
October 01, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host its fourth annual “FanNation: The Geekstravaganza” at the Toms River Branch. FanNation is a multi-genre fandom convention for science fiction, gaming, comic books, animation, anime, fantasy, horror, steampunk, and everything in between. Programming will be geared toward adults and teens 12+.FanNation’s kickoff event will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in Mancini Hall with a concert by wizard... Read More
October 01, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host drummer and author Carmine Appice 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at the Toms River Branch.He will discuss his book “Stick It!: My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock ‘n’ Roll” and have a Q&A session.Carmine Appice has drummed for Vanilla Fudge since 1966, playing on each of the group’s studio albums. Vanilla Fudge has toured as an opening act for Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Led Zeppelin. Appice is also a... Read More
October 01, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Estate Planning Workshop” 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Long Beach Island Branch.This free informational session will cover estate taxes, wills, living wills, attorneys, trust, asset protection, and Medicaid qualification.The program will be presented by Paul R. Daniele, Esq.The Branch is located at 217 S Central Ave, Surf City.Registration is required for this free program. To register,... Read More
October 01, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Friends of the Island Library Annual Open House” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Long Beach Island Branch.Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week at this open house featuring refreshments, entertainment, and a fundraising silent auction.This event will also feature entertainment with Flavian’s “Mind Reading Game Show” beginning at 2:45 p.m.The branch is located at 217 S.... Read More
October 01, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs throughout October. “Armchair Traveling Series: Best American Hikes (Documentary)” 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Explore the world without leaving the library. This documentary will take you through four of the best hikes in the United States. This film is available through OCL database Access Video on Demand.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11... Read More
October 01, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host “Aging Safely” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Jackson Branch.Learn to avoid scams and legal pitfalls. Members of local law, financial, and healthcare firms will assist you in avoiding problems as you age.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 732-928-4400 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.
October 01, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host “Immigrant State: Jersey’s Influential Gate” at 2 p.m. at the Jackson Branch.This event will tell New Jersey’s big story of immigration, packed into a little state.Immigration in New Jersey has been and still is distinct by region. Considering and learning more about what this means can lead to more informed communities.Film clips, texts, and media coverage will guide participants in a candid... Read More