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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Summer Reading 2014
All Locations
Monday, Jun. 2,
Summer Reading 2014

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on all the books you’ve been wanting to read.

Register, starting June 2nd; and track your books, starting June 17th,  at our Summer Reading website.

From traditional print to audiobooks to eBooks OCL has it, check us out!


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"Making Waves" @ MAKER CAMP in the Toms River Library
Toms River Branch
July 7th thru August 15th
Making Waves @ MAKER

For Teens 12-18
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
July 7th thru August 15th

What is a maker?
Someone who makes things!
Anyone can be a maker

Click for Schedule

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged): All 37 plays in 90 minutes!
Brick, Toms River, Manchester, Barnegat, and Jackson

The Complete Works o
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! The Toms River High School South Thespian Troupe presents a fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Join this hilarious troupe of young men as they irreverently weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride! 
***FREE Admission

*Performed at 5 Branch Locations during the Summer

Aug. 6th
Toms River Branch @ 6:30 pm

Barnegat Branch @ 6:30 pm

July 31st
Brick Branch Branch@ 6:30 pm

Aug. 7th
Manchester Branch @ 6:30 pm

Aug. 14th
Jackson Branch @ 6:30 pm
Sponsored by Toms River Regional School System in partnership with Ocean County Library . Connecting People, Building Community and Transforming Lives..

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Awesome Dinosaur Hunter
Toms River Branch
Friday, Aug. 1, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 732-349-6200.
Awesome Dinosaur Hun
Awesome Dinosaur Hunter
David Engel (priate school fame) is on a dinosaur hunt! 

Juggling, interactive fun, and magic.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Toms River Library

After Hours Family Program

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Be a Magician
Island Heights Branch
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2:00 pm
Register Online or call 732-270-6266.
Learn magic tricks with Debby Pease and amaze your family and friends!Ages 8+. REGAligns with NJ Core Content Curriculum Standards:Visual and Performing Arts 1.3.Chttp://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/standards/1/1-3.htm

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John Sebastian Live at the Library!
Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
John Sebastian Live
Join us for a free outdoor concert with Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer, John Sebastian!From his days with The Lovin Spoonful and hits like “Darling Be Home Soon”, “Do You Believe in Magic”,“Nashville Cats”, “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind” and “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice” to solohits like the theme from “Welcome Back Kotter”.SPECIAL GUEST: Don DixonPlease bring lawn chair or blanket for comfortable seating.

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Our Healthy Show - Fit4Kids
Beachwood Branch
Monday, Aug. 11, 6:30 pm
Register Online or call 732-244-4573.
Super Heroes Muscle Man Mike, and puppets Soccer Sue & Baseball Bobby deliver a one-two punch filled with knowledge, laughter, smiles, exercise and unforgettable memories! Children are engaged, entertained and taught about how to keep their body healthy!   Ages 2 - 8.  Please register.

Aligns with NJ Core Content Curriculum Standards:
Comprehensive Health & Physical Education 2.1.A, 2.6.A

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Amazing V – Fizz, Boom, Shaboom!
Island Heights Branch
Monday, Aug. 11, 7:00 pm
Register Online or call 732-270-6266.
The Amazing V brings science fiction to life in a show packed with colorful comedy magic, great music and tons of audience participation. Ages 5+. REGAligns with NJ Core Content Curriculum Standards:Visual and Performing Arts 1.3.P.A.1, 1.3.P.A.5, 1.3.P.C.4, 1.4.P.A.5, 1.4.P.A. 6, 1.4.P.A.7, 1.4.8.A.6http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/standards/1/1-4.htm

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WREP - When Radio Entertained People!
Toms River Branch
Monday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call 732-349-6200.
WREP - When Radio En
Join us in our make believe radio studio for live vintage radio plays read by live actors with vinatege sound effects!
Our features include "You Can't Take it With You" and "Life or Riley".

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Friends Annual Psychic Fair
Upper Shores Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1-4pm & 5-8pm
Friends Annual Psych
Make an appt. with the psychic of your choice! $20 donation per fifteen minute session. 50% of all proceeds go to the Friends! Psychics: Kassandra, Ginny Stern, Mary Ann Kreamer, Mariann Buonadonna & Joan Titsworth. Call Teddy to reserve your spot! 732-830-3363
Daizy Patch Jewelry will be on the premises again this year for your browsing pleasure! A percentage of all jewelry proceeds will go to the Friends too! Join in the fun!

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Music Around the World With The Morris Museum
Tuckerton Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3 pm
Register Online or call 609-296-1470.
Music Around the Wor
What can we use to make music besides our voices? Experience a multi-sensory exploration of music by seeing, hearing and touching instruments from around the world, and learn a little bit about the culture that created each instrument. Presented by the Morris Museum for children ages 5 and up.

Aligns with NJ Core Content Curriculum Standards:
Visual & Performing Arts 1.1.B, 1.2.A, 1.3.B, 1.4.A

Science 5.2.C, 5.4.G
Social Studies 6.1.B

The program is also at:
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Monday, Jul. 28, 2 p.m.
Music around the World
Manchester Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10:00 am

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Preserve Your Visual Memories
Upper Shores Branch
Thursday, Aug. 14, 12 noon-4 pm
Preserve Your Visual
Sandy receipts fading? PRESERVE 'EM-you will NEED them!
Do you have photos, slides, VHS tapes, 8/16 mm film, old family movies, or photo albums you want to preserve?  
Bring your personal items to our library  on August 14 between 12-4 pm to be digitally converted to DVD!  Digital Memory Media professionals will be on site to handle your order and answer all of your questions.  Completed orders returned within 2-3 weeks.  **Friends of Upper Shores Fundraiser Sponsored by Friends of Upper Shores.

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Balloon Animal Workshop
Island Heights Branch
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2:00 pm
Registration required, begins Aug 7.
Debby Pease will teach how to make balloon animals and swords in this hands-on workshop. Ages 8+. REG

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The Acoustic Musicians’ Guild
Beachwood Branch
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 7:00 pm
Register Online or call 732-244-4573.
The Acoustic Musicia
Join us for a great evening of traditional, folk rock and contemporary music performed by the local artists of the Acoustic Musician's Guild. The Acoustic Musicians Guild is a group of like-minded artists performing, sharing, and promoting advancement of acoustic music and musicians in New Jersey. There will be 5 or 6 performers of acoustic music.

The location of the performance will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the intersection of Rt. 9 & Rt. 166, Beachwood.   For all ages.  Please register by calling 732-244-4573 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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Swinging Saturday: RB Express
Toms River Branch
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2pm
Registration required, begins Aug 16.
Dance and singalong with this Rock, Pop, & Soul retro band exemplifying the tight harmonies and rhythms of the early street corner groups.  The RB Express has performed with such artists as Frankie Lymon's Teenagers, Little Anthony and The Imperials, The Tokens, Larry Chance and The Earls, The Passions, The Dimensions, Richard Street's Temptations Review, Felix Cavaliere and The Young Rascals, The Happenings, Lou Christie, The Angels, and even made appearances in the movie, "The Old Man and the Seymore", and on television with "Fox and Friends". Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Internet Safety for Parents and Caregivers
Island Heights Branch
Monday, Sep. 8, 7:00 pm
Registration required, begins Aug 25.
Learn tips for keeping your child safe online with this Internet Safety PowerPoint® presentation and discussion. Topics include passwords, social media, cyberbullying and online predators. REG

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Volunteer Fair
Toms River Branch
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2:00-6:30 pm
Meet with a variety of local organizations that are looking for your help. Many different talents and skills are needed and many organizations provided training to volunteers.  Find an organization that is a perfect match for you.

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Gospelfest 2014
Toms River Branch
Saturday, Sep. 27, 12:00-4:00 pm
Registration required, begins Sep 13.
Gospelfest 2014
Ocean County Library celebrates Gospel Music Month. Come and enjoy a day of Gospel music presented by Local and Statewide choirs, soloists and Praise and Worship teams. Included will be Arts Ministries such as dance, mime, Spoken Word and Dramatic presentations. Sponsored by the Friends of the Toms River Library.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale
Island Heights Branch
Saturday, Sep. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Friends of the Island Heights Library will hold a book sale between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. Selection includes children’s and adult titles. Sponsored by Friends of the Island Heights Library.

Knit at the Beach
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Every second Monday at 1pm
Register Online or call 732-892-4575.
Knit at the Beach
Come join in! Bring your yarn and needles, and make some new friends while you knit! All skill levels welcome.

The group meets the second Monday of each month at 1pm.
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