Category Archives: Library Event

Planetarium Experience Coming to Two Ocean County Library Branches

The Ocean County Library will present “What’s Out There…A Planetarium Experience” at the Barnegat and Brick Branches.

Barnegat Branch: 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27,112 Burr St.
Brick Branch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.

From the comfort of a portable planetarium, teens will assist the presenter, Matthew Meyer, by locating stars, planets, and the moon as they appear in the evening sky.

The programs are open for teens ages 12 -18. Registration is required. To register call the Barnegat Branch at 609-698-3331 or the Brick Branch at 732-477-4513 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org

Social Media Workshops This Fall at the Ocean City Library

Atlantic Cape Community College is partnering with the Ocean City Public Library to host the return of their popular, grant-funded social media workshops.

Classes are designed to teach students the ins and outs of social media platforms. Whether students are just beginning or want to learn the latest trends on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, these workshops are designed to provide insight into the ways social media benefits a small business. Continue reading Social Media Workshops This Fall at the Ocean City Library

STAR TREK Celebration Beams Down To Toms River Library Saturday, Sept. 23

The crew of the USS Challenger, a chapter of STARFLEET: The International STAR TREK Fan Association will host a “Star Trek Celebration” from 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. Toms River.

Star Trek fans have a lot to celebrate. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation which premiered on Sept. 28, 1987. The syndicated series captivated a whole new generation of Star Trek fans. It led to three Star Trek spinoffs including, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation also appeared in four feature length films following its seven season run. Continue reading STAR TREK Celebration Beams Down To Toms River Library Saturday, Sept. 23

LEARNING TO FLY PRESENTATION AT LACEY LIBRARY

Have you ever wondered what it takes to learn to fly? Are you interested in aviation?
Then come to the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library System on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 PM for a presentation entitled: “Learning to Fly”.  It will be presented by Melissa Lekas, a small plane pilot, and President of the Garden State Angels Chapter of Women in Aviation. Women in Aviation is an international group of women and men who encourage people to fly or to pursue careers in the aviation field, by offering networking support, mentoring and scholarships. The talk is open to all ages, girls and boys, women and men.  To register, stop at the main desk at the Lacey Branch or by calling 609-693-8566.

Lacey Library September 2017 Events

9/1 – 9/30

Display Cases

September 11th collectible items

Meeting Room Art

Oil paintings by Philip Grant.

One-on-One Computer Instruction

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

9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 9 am, Saturdays

English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)

All levels welcome.

9/2, 9:30 am, Saturday

Knitting & Crocheting

Come join in – bring your yarn and needles or hooks, and make some new friends while you knit. All skill levels welcome. Continue reading Lacey Library September 2017 Events

Ocean County Library to Offer Solar Eclipse Events at Nine Branches

All branches of the Ocean County Library will have Eclipse Shades available on a first come, first served basis starting August 14th.  The library received the Eclipse Shades through a grant from STAR_Net, funded by the NASA @ My Library program.

In addition, the following branches will have solar eclipse themed programs: Continue reading Ocean County Library to Offer Solar Eclipse Events at Nine Branches

Friends of the Ocean County Library Toms River Hosts New York Bus Trip

The Friends of the Ocean County Library Toms River are sponsoring a bus trip to the New York City on Thursday, Sept 14.

The day will begin with a shopping trip to “Little Italy in the Bronx” followed by the New York Botanical Gardens. A guided tour of the Chihuly Exhibit will be provided, where the brilliantly colored glass sculptures of artist Dale Chihuly will be shown for the first time in a decade. Continue reading Friends of the Ocean County Library Toms River Hosts New York Bus Trip

Beatlemania Coming to Toms River Library

New York Times bestselling author Vivek Tiwary and a Beatles tribute band will bring Beatlemania to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. at noon Saturday, Aug. 19.

Tiwary, a Tony award winning Broadway producer and author, will discuss his book “The Fifth Beatle” that chronicles the life of the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.

The Beatles tribute band “Something New, Something New” will follow Tiwary with a concert.

“The Fifth Beatle” will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is limited, please register by calling 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events

Free parking is available on Saturday in the top two levels of the Toms River parking garage located behind the library and in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

Yoga and Smoothies To Be Served Up At Toms River Library

For four weeks the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. will serve up yoga and smoothies by instructor, Nancy Voitko.

Voiko will lead the group in learning the benefits of yoga during this four-part series. She will help participants learn to center themselves and gain a Zen perspective. Each program will conclude with some relaxation and a cool nourishing smoothie.

Programs will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30.

Each program is free but registration is required. Register online at theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-349-6200 Ext. 5122.

Free parking is available daily after 5 p.m. in the top and middle levels of the Toms River Parking garage located behind the library or all levels, anytime in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

Ocean County Library Hosts Author and Healing Medium Anysia Marcell Kiel

Published author and Ocean County resident Anysia Marcell Kiel will be visiting 14 branches of the Ocean County Library to promote her new book, “Discovering the Healer Within.”

While many people are likely familiar with psychic mediums who do readings, few know about healing mediums who teach you how to clear illnesses and ailments in a noninvasive, peaceful way. Ms. Kiel guides you on a journey to awaken powerful healing abilities within yourself though her remarkable life stories and client sessions. Continue reading Ocean County Library Hosts Author and Healing Medium Anysia Marcell Kiel