June 03, 2022
TOMS RIVER – In celebration of Pride Month, the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus (NJGMC) will perform “An Afternoon of Song” in a live concert, 2 PM Saturday, June 25, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. The chorus will perform a selection of well-known tunes, classic favorites and new songs. NJGMC, marking its 30th Anniversary season, is an inclusive volunteer aggregation from communities in New Jersey and surrounding areas. The... Read More
June 02, 2022
LAVALLETTE – International concert guitarist Michael Anthony Nigro will render exotic melodies and rhythms in a live concert, “Dances and Impressions of Latin America and Beyond,” 6 PM Wednesday, June 15, at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch. Listeners will conceptually travel the Pampas through evocative Argentine compositions, be whisked to the Llanos for Venezuelan waltzes, reach the Spanish coast for songs of Andalusia, and... Read More
June 02, 2022
JACKSON – Celebrate Juneteenth with a special program of early African-American Jazz performed by the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, 2 PM Saturday, June 18 at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. The program will feature selections that span nearly 50 years of popular music, from the late 19th Century through the early Swing Era of the 1930s and 1940s. Approaching age 20, award-winning trumpeter Florian Schantz is a 10-year show business... Read More
June 01, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter invite caregivers of people with progressive cognitive disorders to develop essential financial planning skills during a virtual program, 6:30 PM Wednesday, June 22. Debby Montone, RN, and Robyn Kohn, MA, CDP, CMDCP, Director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, will offer insights to legal,... Read More
May 27, 2022
BRICK TOWNSHIP – Take a glimpse at postwar leisure life in America. Tea and food historian Judith Krall-Russo presents “Ladies’ Luncheons, Cocktail Parties, and Backyard Grilling in the 1950s,” 2 PM Saturday, June 11, at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch.  The aspirations and dreams of the upwardly-mobile society that emerged from World War II often took shape in entertaining guests, especially at home. Luncheons, cocktail soirees,... Read More
May 26, 2022
TOMS RIVER – In honor of Juneteenth, the Ocean County Library will present a live program by Michelle Washington Wilson, “When the Cavalry Came to Call: A Juneteenth Presentation.” It will take place at the Toms River Branch, 6 PM Wednesday, June 15, and at the Little Egg Harbor Branch, 7 PM Tuesday, June 21. Juneteenth National Independence Day is a federal holiday that commemorates emancipation and celebrates African American culture.... Read More
May 19, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce that Sunday operating hours in the Toms River, Lakewood, and Stafford branches will expand to include Sundays throughout the year, beginning June 4. Each of the three branches will be open 1 PM until 5 PM on regularly-scheduled Sundays, excluding holiday-related closures observed throughout the Library system. The Ocean County Library Commission approved the expansion in order to... Read More
May 19, 2022
TOMS RIVER – If you live with diabetes, you can minimize its impact, control A1C levels and monitor blood sugar and stress levels. “Seniors: Take Control of Your Life” diabetes workshops will take place at four Ocean County Library branches, beginning June 15. Hackensack Meridian Health and Meals on Wheels of Ocean County sponsor the free, live diabetes self-management programs in partnership with OCL. The series was developed by Stanford... Read More
May 18, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter invite you to become informed about a new treatment for the progressive condition during a virtual program, 2 PM Wednesday, June 8. The program, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, is the second in a four-part series that highlights June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month. Hosts Debby Montone, RN,... Read More
May 17, 2022
BARNEGAT – Watercolor creations by longtime Ocean County resident Frank Folinus will be on display throughout June at the Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch. A visitor to the county since 1955, and a full-time resident since 1972, Frank served 35 years as a carpentry teacher, administrator and principal in the Ocean County Vocational-Technical Schools. “My Aunt Irene was an artist,” Frank recalled, “and taught me to oil paint when I was... Read More