April 02, 2018
He’s rude, he’s crude. He’s got no friends. He’s just baaaad. Can he change? Children will find out in April and May, as the OCL Puppet Players present Jory John’s “The Bad Seed” at 19 Ocean County Library Branches.The bestseller, with Pete Oswald’s whimsical illustrations, tells of the little seed that learns the error of his ways.The performances are free. Register by phone, in person, or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.Barnegat... Read More
March 26, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Learn How to Weave Using Common Objects as Your Loom” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 24. Find out how to make simple, woven pieces suitable for gifting, using, or displaying in your own home, all without buying a loom. This program will show how to use inexpensive objects which are available for that purpose. Registration is required for this free program. To register,... Read More
March 23, 2018
MANCHESTER – eLibraryNJ is a necessity for lovers of free ebooks and audiobooks. Learn to use eLibraryNJ 2 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 17 at the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library.Attendees will learn to use an iPad to access books through this free service offered by the Ocean County Library. This will include installation of the app and how to access and download ebooks and audiobooks. Attendees must bring a fully charged iPad, an Ocean... Read More
March 20, 2018
BERKELEY — The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Rd. is presenting the program “The Fiddle in America” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.This interactive session features Matthew Backes, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University. Backes will share the origins and history of American fiddle music—covering a range of styles and modes of expression.This free program, funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities,... Read More
March 20, 2018
TOMS RIVER – In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host writer, producer, and Holocaust survivor, Otto Salamon, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12.Salamon will share his experiences as a young boy whose family was deeply impacted by the Holocaust. He is the author of “Dodging Death: a Family on the Run” which will be available for purchase at the event.This free program is sponsored by... Read More
March 20, 2018
TOMS RIVER - If you plan to travel abroad, if you’re new to the US, or if you just want to increase your language fluency, the Ocean County Library creates a bridge for diversity with Pronunciator, the world’s largest digital, fully-integrated language-learning service.Any one of Pronunciator’s 80 languages can be the start point to learn any other language in its database. ESL instruction is offered in 50 languages.  ... Read More
March 20, 2018
TOMS RIVER -  Your child aims for college. Which ones fit best, educationally and economically? College GPS of Old Bridge opens a “Path Toward College” during April at the Ocean County Library branches in Toms River, Brick Township and Point Pleasant. The info-packed workshop explains the advantages of early planning, demystifies financial aid, and offers essential details about FAFSA preparation. The firm helps... Read More
March 19, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two programs to help you relax, detox, and rejuvenate. “Detox and Rejuvenate for Spring” will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Apr. 9. Explore nourishing foods and self-care practices that support detoxification while boosting energy in the body. Learn to reduce inflammation, reduce seasonal allergies, improve sleep, and enhance digestion. Learn and taste healthy recipes.... Read More
March 16, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two “Meet & Make” programs in April. “Meet & Make: Sugar Scrub” will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 10. Participants will make a small jar of sugar scrub with herbs and essential oils. Supplies will be provided. Registration for this program begins 9 a.m., Mar. 26. “Meet & Make: Rubber Ducky Soaps” will take place 2 p.m. Monday, Apr. 16. Participants... Read More
March 16, 2018
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a free, seven-session class to help prepare people planning to take the test for U.S. citizenship naturalization.The class will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Apr. 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23.The class will cover all topics on the test for U.S. citizenship, including civics and American History. It will also offer practice exercises for English reading and written vocabulary... Read More