Category Archives: Library Event

Author Nancy Jo Sales Discusses the Impact of Social Media on Young People

Award winning author Nancy Jo Sales recently visited the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library to discuss her book, “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.” She also spoke about the dangers young people may encounter if they misuse social media platforms.

Sales, an award-winning journalist and author, has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other publications. She is known for her reporting on youth culture, crime and profiles of pop-culture icons.

In researching her latest book, released in 2016, Sales said, “I think the book is a little ahead of the curve in how it brings the problem to light. When I first started working on the book people were still saying social media was good and that everything was fine. They were saying that young people were just chatting with their friends.” Continue reading Author Nancy Jo Sales Discusses the Impact of Social Media on Young People

Ocean County Library Presents Teen Dating Safety Program

The Ocean County Library will present a teen dating safety program at four of its branches.

Representatives of Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (S.O.F.I.A.) will provide an interactive workshop to educate teens, parents, and professionals about the dynamics of dating violence and promote awareness. Continue reading Ocean County Library Presents Teen Dating Safety Program

Puppet Show Players Tour Ocean County Library Branches

The Ocean County Library’s Puppet Show Players will perform a show based on David Shannon’s “Duck on a Tractor” story at eight branches during November.

Audiences will enjoy the story of Duck who began to like adventure ever since he took a whirlwind ride on a big red bike. The story continues when he hops aboard a big red tractor and takes a ride around town. Continue reading Puppet Show Players Tour Ocean County Library Branches

Author Nancy Jo Sales To Discuss Social Media and its Impact on Teens At Toms River Library Program

Award winning author Nancy Jo Sales will discuss her book, “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.

Sales is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other publications. She is known for her reporting on youth culture and crime and for her profiles of pop-culture icons. Continue reading Author Nancy Jo Sales To Discuss Social Media and its Impact on Teens At Toms River Library Program

Lacey Library Branch November 2017 Calendar of Events

11/1 – 11/30

Meeting Room Art

Water Colors by Betty Lou Cox

One-on-One Computer Instruction

Assistance with computers, library resources, eReaders and tablets. Available by appointment only. Please call 609-693-8566.

Month of November

Lacey’s Children’s Programming For a complete list of children’s programming, please visit our website or visit the branch for our monthly calendar. Continue reading Lacey Library Branch November 2017 Calendar of Events

Toms River Library To Host Program On 500th Anniversary of Lutheran Reformation

In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Dr. Tia Kolbaba, Department of Religion, Rutgers University will present a historical overview on the impact of the reformation on current day Christianity.

This program will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.

The Ocean County Library Cultural Awareness Team is sponsoring this free program which will include a question and answer period afterward.

Registration is required. To register call 732-793-3996 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org

Berkeley Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With “Day of the Dead/Dia De Los Muertos” program

The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Rd. is hosting a “Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos” program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Learn about this Mexican holiday that is truly a celebration of life. Presenter Sue Good will show photos of the celebration from Oaxaca, Mexico, and will explain the symbolism behind ofrendas (altars set up to honor and remember ancestors).

The presentation will conclude with a craft. Children ages 6 and up, teens, and family members are welcome to attend.

Registration is required for this free event. To register call 732-269-2144 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

Human trafficking discussion and documentary coming to Ocean County Library

Several branches of the Ocean County Library will host a discussion with Jim Halfpenny from the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking with on human trafficking.

This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the following dates and branches: Continue reading Human trafficking discussion and documentary coming to Ocean County Library

Toms River Library to Present Program on Managing Your Memory

What are signs that memory problems are more than just a part of normal aging?

Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will help answer that question during a program on Oct. 3 being held at 2 p.m. at the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive and 7 p.m. at the Bishop Building next to the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St. Continue reading Toms River Library to Present Program on Managing Your Memory