April 26, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Courage to Remember exhibition developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be on display and open to the public in Mancini Hall at the main branch of the Ocean County Library, Washington Street, Toms River, through May 1. The display of 40 towering panels offers mute testimony of the brutality visited upon millions of innocent people during the Nazi Holocaust covering the years from 1933 to 1945, the narratives and photos... Read More
April 25, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, May 13, for the Library’s annual Staff Development Day. Patrons are welcome to access the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes, available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Keep up with Library programs and events at www.theoceancountylibrary.org, and on Facebook,... Read More
April 20, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch is pleased to present a live program featuring noted New Jersey artist Carol Neugebauer, 7 PM Monday, May 16. Carol will sign copies of her newly-published debut book, Love Letters from the Lord. The Ocean County resident and Rowan University alumna wrote and illustrated the volume of inspirational passages, which are greatly influenced by a lifelong love of nature that also informs her... Read More
April 19, 2022
BARNEGAT – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch will proudly present a collection of artwork by multiple award-winning local artist Nadine Yura throughout the month of May. Nadine’s striking artwork depicts still lifes, figuratives, and landscapes with an expressive style, in oils, watercolor, charcoal and ink. Nadine has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, winning awards in Manahawkin... Read More
April 18, 2022
TOMS RIVER – A state-of-the-art recreation complex especially for special-needs individuals is opening in Toms River. Tour the Field of Dreams in a virtual program, 7 PM Thursday, May 12, as part of the Ocean County Library’s 2022 Autism Resources Fair. Field of Dreams, the only recreational site of its kind in New Jersey, serves to benefit residents of Toms River and surrounding communities. Its founder, Christian Kane, will host the video... Read More
April 18, 2022
LAVALLETTE – The Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch will proudly present Seascapes & Ocean Life, watercolor and acrylic paintings by local artist Joan Tozzi Ablahani, throughout the month of May. Ms. Ablahani depicts the grandeur of ocean waves, beach scenes, seascapes, marine life, and landscapes in impressionistic realism. She creates large and miniature canvasses, many of which are reproduced as note cards. After retiring from... Read More
April 13, 2022
TOMS RIVER – In recognition of May 20 as global Endangered Species Day, the Ocean County Library is pleased to host Endangered Species, by Barbara Kraemer and Suzi Hoffman, throughout May in the McConnell Gallery. The aim of the multi-media collection, including watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings, is to raise awareness of animals imperiled by adverse conditions. “I’m concerned about our dramatically changing climate across the world... Read More
April 13, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to host Creative Photography, by Rob Rielly, throughout May in the 2nd Floor Gallery of the Toms River Branch during May. It consists of traditional and digital photographs, created through a variety of techniques and methods. It is Rob’s contention that photography can take two forms: Reactive, and pro-active. “Reactive photography takes place when the photographer sees something... Read More
April 12, 2022
LACEY TOWNSHIP – To mark Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will host three virtual programs by RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery’s Hope & Healing Program, examining strength of body, mind and spirit. Leading the discussions will be Marisa Merrigan Robertazzi, the program’s Counselor of Senior Population. The Hope & Healing program provides emotional support services,... Read More
April 12, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Stafford Branch is pleased to present Phil Bruschi’s live performance and discussion, “The Brylcreem Boys – Singers of Early Rock & Roll,” 2 PM Tuesday, May 3. The multi-talented singer and storyteller turns back time to the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, when teen singing idols in slick pompadour haircuts lip-synced their hits on television shows and in clubs, resorts, school gyms, amusement parks, and... Read More