April 11, 2022
LAKEWOOD – Why wait another six months for scary season? If you’re between ages 12 and 18, don a chillingly good costume and celebrate during the Halfway to Halloween Teen Bash at the Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch, 2 PM Monday, May 2. The frightfully fun time will take place in the Teen Zone, where you’ll find spooky coloring sheets, hear readings from Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and watch the 2019 film based on... Read More
April 11, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Anthony Starego, the autistic young man who demonstrated his football skill in Brick Township and beyond, tells his inspiring story during a virtual program at 7 PM Tuesday, May 10, as part of the Ocean County Library’s 2022 Autism Resources Fair. Mostly nonverbal and highly sensitive to touch after life in 11 foster homes, Anthony was adopted at age 3 by Ray and Reylene Starego, and diagnosed autistic at a young age. With... Read More
April 08, 2022
BEACHWOOD – The Friends of the Beachwood Branch will host a fundraising jewelry sale, 10 AM until 4:30 PM Friday, May 6 at the Ocean County Library Beachwood Branch. Taking place just before Mother’s Day, the event is an opportunity to find reasonably-priced special gifts, for loved ones or for yourself. It also provides a chance to pick up ensemble-enhancing accessories for proms or spring formals. The Beachwood Branch will also accept... Read More
April 07, 2022
LAVALLETTE – See the Garden State as the “Father of Our Country” saw it. Historical interpreter and storyteller David Emerson will portray our nation’s first leader in “George Washington Remembers New Jersey,” 7 PM Wednesday, May 4, at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch. From Trenton to Princeton, Morristown to Monmouth, Middlebrook and more, General Washington spent more time in New Jersey than in any other state during the... Read More
April 06, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Individuals and families interested in the raising, training and availability of service dogs can learn about it during a webinar by Canine Companions, 6:30 PM Monday, May 2, as part of the Ocean County Library’s 2022 Autism Resources Fair. The Bratnik family of Ocean County, affiliated with the national non-profit group since 2008, will discuss their puppy-raising experiences and the 18-month process to develop a fully... Read More
April 04, 2022
STAFFORD – Meet the local people who protect us, and learn about the equipment they use, during First Responders Day at the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch, 10:30 AM Wednesday, April 20. Everyone will gather in the Library parking lot, where they’ll be visited by a fire truck, ambulance, and police vehicle. Community Policing Officer Lawrence will demonstrate features of police vehicles and tools that are used in police work.... Read More
March 30, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, April 15, in observance of Good Friday, and Sunday, April 17, in observance of Easter. 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.... Read More
March 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Adults living with autism can learn about a Rutgers University program that offers personalized support for life success. Supporting Community Access through Leisure and Employment (SCALE) will be the subject of a virtual seminar, 7 PM Monday, April 25, as part of the Ocean County Library 2022 Autism Resources Fair. SCALE, the primary program of the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), provides year-round guidance... Read More
March 28, 2022
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch is pleased to present a live financial wellness workshop by Robert Salmon, Mortgage Consultant and Sales Lead for United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union of Tinton Falls, 6:30 PM Monday, April 11. The COVID-19 pandemic, at its height and through its ensuing variants, greatly changed many aspects of daily life, especially habits built around working, spending, saving, and planning for... Read More
March 25, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Many Ocean County children in need will have fresh personal-care and toiletry items, thanks to generous county residents who have responded overwhelmingly to the Ocean County Library’s Sparks B.F.F. Reading Club collection drive.  The lengthy list of contributors includes the Filipino-American Community Development Center of Toms River, whose volunteers carried nearly 20 boxes of items, including 12 cases of hand sanitizer,... Read More