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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!

 



F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Internet Safety for Parents and Caregivers
Island Heights Branch
Monday, Sep. 8, 7:00 pm
Register Online or call 732-270-6266.
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



F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Lunchtime Film
Lacey Branch
Friday, Sep. 12, 1 pm

To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. president goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place. Rated PG-13.

 




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Swinging Saturday: RB Express
Toms River Branch
Saturday, Sep. 13, 2:00pm
Register Online or call 732-349-6200.
Swinging Saturday: R
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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Bus Trip to Grounds for Sculpture, sponsored by the Friends of the Toms River Branch
Toms River Branch
Friday, Sep. 19, 10:00am
Bus Trip to Grounds
Join the Friends of the Toms River Library on a bus trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey on Friday, September 19th.  The cost of this trip is $77 per person.

The bus leaves promptly at 10am from Rt 37 Foodtown Parking Lot in Toms River and will return approximately at 5:30pm. 

This private chartered bus trip includes:
-Admission fee to Grounds for Sculpture
-One hour Guided Group Tour of sculpture highlights
-Buffet luncheon in the Pavilion at the beautiful Rats Restaurant
-All gratuities.

This tour requires a great deal of outdoor walking and will go on rain or shine.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress accordingly for the weather.

Reservation deadline is September 5th.  To register for this trip, please call Lynne at 732-240-2736. Sponsored by the Friends of the Toms River Branch.


F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Effective Doctors’ Visits Presented by Horizon Blue to You
Lacey Branch
Monday, Sep. 22, 12 pm
Register Online or call 609-693-8566.
Learn what types of questions to ask your doctor during an office visit and what documents to bring with you



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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.



F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
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.



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Talk of the Town – Director John Columbus
Island Heights Branch
Monday, Oct. 6, 7:00 pm
Registration required, begins Sep 22.
Thomas A. Edison/Black Maria Film Festival Founder and Director Emeritus John Columbus will present a program of short films primarily made in his formative years (1970s – 1980s) as an independent filmmaker. The program will include 6 works ranging from whimsical narratives to a personal memoir, Corona, about the Jersey Shore, catharsis and redemption. Corona is a later work that was exhibited in the Documentary Fortnight Series at MoMA as well as several film festivals nationally and abroad. REG



F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Fall Into Winter Book and Bake Sale
Beachwood Branch
Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 am - 12 pm
Fall Into Winter Boo

Rain or Shine. All proceeds will benefit the Beachwood Branch Library.

Sponsored by Friends of the Beachwood Library.


F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Storytime Puppet Show – The Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel
Island Heights Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 10:30 am
Registration required, begins Oct 1.
You may be familiar with the story of the Three Little Pigs but this story is all about three tasty tamales. They don’t want to be eaten so they run away and build houses of their own. What they don’t know is that big bad wolves like to eat tamales just as much as little piggies. Ages 2+. REG



F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso Band
Stafford Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6 pm
Registration required, begins Sep 17.
Hispanic Heritage Mo

Food tasting begins at 6 pm and the band begins at 7 pm. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Stafford Library and the Ocean Acres Civic Association.



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South Jersey Ghost Research
Island Heights Branch
Monday, Oct. 20, 7:00 pm
Registration required, begins Oct 6.
Are you intrigued with paranormal investigation? Join us for an informational lecture presented by South Jersey Ghost Research. The lecture will consist of videos, photo displays, equipment displays and demos, audio samples and a Q&A. REG
 



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Ghost
Stafford Branch
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 pm - 8 pm
Registration required, begins Sep 24.
Ghost
Mentalist “Amore” brings you unexplained events and demonstrations from the Victorian era. Witness a recreation of a 19th century séance, experience a first-hand account of the Spirit Cabinet, and have your questions answered by the “Mystic Oracle.” A special guest from the “other side” will assist during the performance.


F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Celebrate Diwali
Island Heights Branch
Friday, Oct. 24, 3:30 pm
Registration required, begins Oct 10.
Learn about the Hindu Festival of Lights and make a colorful Rangoli design. Ages 6 – 12. REG



Open Mic Night
Toms River Branch
First Wednesday of each month, 7pm (6:30 sign up for performers)
Open Mic Night
Acoustic entertainment hosted by local musician Domenick Carino. New & experienced musicians, comedians, spoken word artists are invited to share a song or three.  Bring the family!  All ages encouraged to perform. 
Friends of the Library Meeting
Beachwood Branch
12/13, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 10:00 am
Friends of the Libra
The Friends are an essential link between the library and the public.  They plan programs and fundraisers for specific library needs.  New members are always welcome, please join.
Knit Wits
Beachwood Branch
Fridays, 12/20, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/25, 5/23, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19 10:00 am
Knit Wits
Learn from scratch, refresh skills or try some new techniques.  All skill levels.  No registration necessary.
 
Afternoon Book Discussion JANUARY SWITCHED TO 1/30/14
Toms River Branch
2pm on the 4th Thursday of the month except November. No December meeting.
1/30/14    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
2/27/14    The bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
3/27/14    The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
4/24/14    The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
5/22/14    Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
6/26/14    Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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