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CANCELED - Librarian by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session for assistance with digital materials, job searching, basic computer use, and more! Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020.

CANCELLED - Bridge Group

Stafford Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Toddler Time

Lacey Branch Sorry.  This event has been cancelled. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Monday, March 30, 2020, 10:00 AM.

Cancelled: Bridge

Little Egg Harbor Branch Bridge is a fun and challenging game to be enjoyed by players of all ages. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

*CANCELLED* Introduction to the Internet

Manchester Branch Learn hoe to access and navigate the Internet. Participants should have keyboard and mouse skills. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED Kids Growing Great

Toms River Branch Online registration is required and begins on Monday, March 16 (to register the day of the program, please call the Toms River Branch). Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are welcome. Enjoy stories, activities, and a craft provided by our library, and also enjoy a snack provided by Ms. Jen from ShopRite on Fischer Blvd. *please alert us if your child has any food allergies*. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Monday, March 30, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Up, Up, and Away Storytime

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Ages 1-5. A storytime about things that are high up in the sky. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Monday, March 30, 2020, 10:30 AM.

CANCELED - Mother Goose Time

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Please join us for rhymes, songs, and a story.  Ages up to 18 months with a caregiver. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Monday, March 30, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED - English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Mah Jong Mondays!

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Feel free to come & observe the fascinating game of Mah Jong! Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED Monday Movies: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Berkeley Branch Bring lunch or a snack to enjoy while watching movies. Register for each movie separately.  Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG) 120 min. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, March 30, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cancelled - Creativebug: Classes for Makers & Crafters

Jackson Branch Get in-touch with your creative side and learn about OCL's latest database, Creativebug. Students will sign up for an account and enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes free with your library card. Watch classes anytime, anywhere and classes never expire. Class requirements: 1. Basic mouse and Internet skills 2. An email account 3. A valid Library card. Please bring your card to class. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. DIY/Craft/Maker. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Unsung Heroines: The Role of Women in the American Civil War

Jackson Branch Join local historian, educator and author Martin Mosho to reveal the accomplishments of women serving both the North and South during the Civil War. They were volunteers, nurses, spies and combatants who defied their expected roles in the culture of their time, and have never been properly credited with their contributions. REG. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Women's History Month. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancelled: Drop-in Craft

Barnegat Branch Drop in after school for a craft. Available all week while supplies last. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Monday, March 30, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Introduction to Pixlr

Toms River Branch Learn how to edit new and old photographs online with this free photo editor. Basic computer and Mouse skills are required. Please register. Registration begins on March 16, 2020. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

*CANCELLED* Make-it Monday

Manchester Branch Drop- in to make a craft. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Monday, March 30, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register no later then the Sunday before each class. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Monday, March 30, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - After School Art Celebrates Women's History Month

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Come celebrate Women's History Month as we create paintings inspired by Alma Woodsey Thomas, an African-American Expressionist painter best known for her colorful abstract paintings. .  Ages 6-12. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. STEM/STEAM. Women's History Month. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Monday, March 30, 2020, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

CANCELED - D&D Club

Plumsted Branch Join our monthly D&D club for an adventure. Ages 9 – 18. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Monday, March 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

CANCELED - Sparks's Lab Open Hours

Toms River Branch Sparks's lab will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment during these hours. Subject to change. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Type: Open Hours. Monday, March 30, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Her Name in Stars: Celebrate Women’s History Month

Toms River Branch Create your own beautiful constellation piece while learning about different women in space. Please register each teen individually. Ages 12-18 only. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Women's History Month. Audience: Teens. Icon: Women's History Month. Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Benefits of Summer Camp Parent Information Night

Lacey Branch Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore share information about the benefits of outdoor activity for children of all ages. Children connect to nature, build skills and foster friendship in a fun and safe environment at camps. Discover the possibilities that occur when campers #ThinkOutside and try new things. Bring all your camp-ready questions! Registration is recommended, but not required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELED - Oracle & Tarot Card Club

Toms River Branch Are you ready to sharpen your oracle skills? Learn, practice, and meet like-minded friends. Try our new card spreads, get help interpreting cards, and practice card readings in this inclusive environment. The club is open to beginners through experts. All decks welcome. Note: Please bring your decks with you. For entertainment purposes only. Registration required. Registration begins on March 2, 2020. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELLED The Yarn Dolls

Berkeley Branch Knit or crochet with the Yarn Dolls.  Bring along your unfinished projects. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED - Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteers

Jackson Branch Are you tired of knitting and crocheting alone?  Would you like to learn to knit or crochet?  Join our fun group of hook and needle experts.  If you are new to the craft we will teach you new skills.  Come make new friends, have a few laughs, brush up on an old skill or learn a new one.  Bring your UFOs (UnFinished Objects).  Everybody is welcome.  Patterns are available.  We have recently donated to Your Grandmother's Cupboard, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, and MMSC. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED - Prose & Ink Writer's Group

Jackson Branch Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, the Jackson Writers' Group will help you get your manuscript in shape. All genres welcome. Please bring several print copies of 3-5 pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. Walk-in's welcome. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

English Conversation Group - Monday nights

Lakewood Branch This program is for you if you've learned some English and want to practice speaking it with other English language learners.  Improve your accents, learn new vocabulary and American slang and become familiar with people from other cultures. Come any Monday night and practice with native English speakers and other people from a variety of countries.  We have friendly, informative meetings.  Everyone is welcome!  No registration is necessary. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30 PM.

CANCELLED - Family Fun Night: Nifty Nature Knick Knacks

Waretown Branch Join Wells Mills County Park as they present a hands-on experience of natural findings you might discover if you take a walk through our local parks. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Trustees of the Library Meeting-CANCELLED

Island Heights Branch The Trustees of the Library welcome new members.  Join us. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, March 30, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - Librarian by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session for assistance with digital materials, job searching, basic computer use, and more! Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

CANCELED - AARP Tax Aide Program

Toms River Branch Free Tax Preparation Help. Volunteers from the AARP will help individuals prepare simple returns. Eligibility: Seniors (60+) and those with low-to-moderate incomes. By appointment only. Please call 732-392-6784 to schedule an appointment. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Toms River Branch New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and other subjects. New members welcome. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:00 AM.

CANCELED - Coding Basics

Lakewood Branch Learn HTML basics. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED - Genealogy Drop-In Hours

Stafford Branch Stop by our computer lab to work on your genealogical research with the help of our staff. Last Tuesday of every month. Drop in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler & Preschool Storytime

Beachwood Branch Enjoy a storytime and craft with our Librarian. Ages 2 – 5 Effective 2/13/2020 , registration will begin at 10am two weeks prior to the program. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED-Sensory Play

Jackson Branch Cancelled. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Canceled - Ready, Set, Read

Stafford Branch This program has been canceled. This award-winning series for preschoolers will feature stories, songs, and play with a fun focus on early childhood skills. Registration is for the three week series (3/17, 3/24, 3/31). Dress for a mess.  Ages 3-5. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cancelled: Toddler Time

Tuckerton Branch Stories, rhymes, music, and movement geared for children ages 18-36 months. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED Turtle Dance: An Interactive Musical Performance for Adults with Special Challenges

Berkeley Branch Join us for a musical performance that includes karaoke, comedy, games, and music instruments from all over the world. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Little STEAMers Storytime: Marshmallow Catapults

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Little STEAMers introduces children to the world of science with a story and an experiment. Ages 4-6. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: STEM/STEAM. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Little STEAMers Storytime: Marshmallow Catapults

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Little STEAMers introduces children to the world of science with a story and an experiment. Ages 4-6. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: STEM/STEAM. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Waretown Writer's Group

Waretown Branch Join other writers of all skill levels to explore your skills in this informal and fun writing session. Meet new people as you get and give feedback and share ideas with others. New members always welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

*CANCELLED*Practical Origami

Manchester Branch Learn the basics of Origami by creating useful structures like boxes, folders, dishes, coasters and picture frames If time permits, we will also be teaching some more challenging and traditional models like "the Crane." This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Branch Library. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Women's History Month Multim​edia Hang Out

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch ​​Come celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women by taking part in a collaborative art project while hearing from some great authors about their thoughts on Women's History Month, writing as a woman, and writing strong female leads. Please register in advance. Ages 11 - 18. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Women's History Month. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - National Crayon Day

Plumsted Branch Make a melted crayon masterpiece to celebrate National Crayon Day. Ages 9 – 18. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM.

CANCELED - Fulfill of Monmouth/Ocean VITA Tax Aide Program

Toms River Branch Free tax preparation help for households with annual incomes of $54,000 or less, or individuals earning $30,000 or less. Visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for dates and times. By appointment only. Call 2-1-1 or schedule online at www.fulfillnj.org. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELED - Sparks's Lab Open Hours

Toms River Branch Sparks's lab will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment during these hours. Subject to change. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Type: Open Hours. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cherry Blossom Painting/Flores de cerezo

Lakewood Branch Make a cherry blossom painting. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Pinta unas flores de cerezo. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Lakewood Branch Gain leadership skills and earn community service hours. Ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Cancelled - Kit's Interactive Theater presents Women's Rights

Little Egg Harbor Branch Engage with suffragist Siga Schoennwolf and boldly speak out for women's rights. Re-live the first Women's Rights Convention, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and a spirited Charleston dance to popular ragtime. Ages 7 and up. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Women's History Month. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELED - Guided by the Light of Freedom: Black Women’s 100 Year Struggle for the Ballot, 1865-1965

Toms River Branch African American women, from Maria Stewart to Stacey Abrams, have consistently adhered to an intersectional approach to empowerment that has simultaneously included calls to end racism and sexism. This talk traces the history of Black Women’s hundred-year struggle for equality with an emphasis on Black Women’s quest for the ballot from 1865 to 1965 and their intersectional approach to empowerment. Presented by Hettie V. Williams, Ph.D. Please register. Registration begins on March 3, 2020. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELLED 3D Construction: Eiffel Tower

Jackson Branch On the 131st anniversary of the Eiffel Tower, construct a mini homage to this wonder of engineering and sample French snacks. Grades 6 – 8. Registration begins March 16th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

*CANCELLED* Family Game Night

Manchester Branch Family Program Join us for a fun board game night! Please register all members of family attending. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Transgender 101 Workshop

Toms River Branch Presented by Garden State Equality, this module focuses specifically on transgender and gender non-conforming youth, adolescents, and adults. Participants will learn the terminology surrounding transgender identities, and will also become acquainted with the challenges faced by transgender and gender non-conforming community in schools and community settings. Participants will also learn strategies to help create inclusive and affirming spaces for transgender and gender creative youth. 1 hour Professional Development Hours offered. Please Register. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Professional Development for Educators. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Icon: LGBT. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Brick Branch Improve your English conversational skills in an enjoyable and casual setting. All are welcome. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 7:00 PM.

Cancelled: English Conversation Group

Little Egg Harbor Branch Practice English in an informal, friendly setting. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Are you new to speaking English? Join our group and talk about current events and other subjects. New members welcome.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - Librarian by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session for assistance with digital materials, job searching, basic computer use, and more! Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

CANCELLED A Census Celebration

Berkeley Branch Drop in to make a patriotic glass gem pin and enjoy light refreshments to celebrate the kickoff of the 2020 Census. While supplies last. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Art Exhibition: the works of Barbara Whelan

Manchester Branch All are welcome to stop by the Manchester Branch Library meeting room and view the works of local artist, Barbara Whelan. Her paintings will be on display through the month of April. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Amelia's Collection of LOLs

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Amelia's collection of LOLs will be on display in our large display case. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 AM – Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:59 PM.

Coin Collection by Jeff Thompson

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Coin Collection by Jeff Thompson will be featured in our small display case. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 AM – Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:59 PM.

Cancelled: Be Counted at Your Library

Tuckerton Branch Celebrate Census Day by participating in our just-for-fun count of our patrons. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

National Poetry Month Contest

Barnegat Branch National Poetry Month Contest Write a haiku about why you love libraries, books, and/or reading. Drop it off at the Barnegat Branch by 5 pm on April 13 for your chance to win our annual poetry contest. All ages. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Monday, April 13, 2020.

Wetland Wildlife Photography by Anthony Ferraina

Barnegat Branch Wetland Wildlife Photography by Anthony Ferraina. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Thursday, April 30, 2020.

CANCELED - Census Talk

Brick Branch A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will host an informational table in the lobby.  Stop by to learn more about the 2020 Census and why it matters to Ocean County. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Census Kickoff

Long Beach Island Branch Drop into the meeting room to pick up information on completing the 2020 Census. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Potential food allergens. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELLED - Census 2020 Open House

Stafford Branch Bring your questions, have some refreshments and feel more comfortable filling out the questionnaire. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Music and Parachute Boy Bands!

Manchester Branch Ages 1-4 Come make some noise and play with our colorful parachute in the meeting room.  Please register for one session as space is limited.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Toms River Branch New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and other subjects.  New members welcome. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 AM.

One-on-One Computer Instruction

Beachwood Branch Call the Branch at 732-244-4573 to schedule a private computer class with our Librarian. (Unavailable 4/20-4/30). Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – Friday, April 17, 2020, 3:00 PM.

The 2020 Census Begins

Island Heights Branch Take a look at our informational kiosk about the 2020 Census and enjoy a snack! It's important to be counted! Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED - The U.S. Census: Why You Should Participate

Jackson Branch Join us for a short presentation highlighting the importance of the 2020 Census to you. Bring your questions, and hear how it affects your representation in Congress, the federal dollars your district receives, and much more. Throughout 2020, census materials will be available for you to take home, and staff will be available to assist you in responding online to your invitation to be counted. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - AARP Free Income Tax Help

Plumsted Branch The AARP Tax Aide Program will electronically complete and file a federal and New Jersey tax return, free of charge, by IRS certified volunteers. While this program is available to all taxpayers, special emphasis is provided to those age 60 or over with low to moderate income. Veterans should also bring a copy of their DD214 with them to apply for the new NJ Veterans Exemption. Veterans can also apply ahead of time through the State of NJ to reduce refund processing time. Appointments are necessary. To register, please call the Plumsted Branch of the Ocean County Library at 609-758-7888. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Census 2020 Open House

Waretown Branch Drop in to the Waretown Branch to enjoy light refreshments, learn the importance of the 2020 Census from library staff and Township of Ocean Mayor Ken Baulderstone, and to pick up information on completing the Census. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby & Me

Berkeley Branch Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 12 months with caregiver. This is designed for babies not yet walking. Please register. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Music, Movement and Parachute Play

Lacey Branch We'll be singing, dancing and breaking out the parachute for some active fun.  For ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on March 18th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:30 AM.

Cancelled - Toddler Time

Little Egg Harbor Branch Stories, songs.  Ages 18 - 36 month with parent/caregiver. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music and Parachute Boy Bands!

Manchester Branch Ages 1-4 Come make some noise and play with our colorful parachute in the meeting room.  Please register for one session as space is limited.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - All Wednesdays - English Conversation Group

Beachwood Branch Talk about current events and other subjects in an informal setting. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Preschool Poetry Fun

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Please join us for storytime with fun poems, rhymes and songs in honor of National Poetry Month. Ages 3 – 5 years.  Please register and list each person individually. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Baby & Me

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Cuddle up with your baby and share rhymes, stories and music. Ages 6-14mos. w/ caregiver. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Coloring for Adults

Plumsted Branch Join us for a relaxing morning of coloring. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - Fulfill of Monmouth/Ocean VITA Tax Aide Program

Lakewood Branch Fulfill offers free personalized tax preparation by IRS certified tax professionals for households with dependents with annual incomes of $56,000 or less, or individuals earning $35,000 or less. Walk-ins welcome, but to reduce wait times, call for an appointment at 2-1-1 and press "27" at prompt, call (732) 643-5888 or schedule yourself at http://www.fulfillnj.org under "Get Help". Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Cancelled: Mah Jongg at the Library

Little Egg Harbor Branch Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Fulfill of Monmouth/Ocean VITA Tax Aide Program

Toms River Branch Free tax preparation help for households with annual incomes of $54,000 or less, or individuals earning $30,000 or less. Visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for dates and times. By appointment only. Call 2-1-1 or schedule online at www.fulfillnj.org. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELED - English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Census Day Kick-Off Open House

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Drop in for the official census kick off.  We will be offering help with filling out your census form and light refreshments will be served. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome! Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Brain Games

Stafford Branch Adults participate in a range of mental exercises designed to keep their minds sharp. Please Register. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

CANCELED - Census Day Open House

Beachwood Branch Join us for an Open House to learn about the 2020 Census. Meet with our Librarian, who can assist you with any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be served. All Ages. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Workshop for Census Jobs

Brick Branch Are you looking to earn some extra income? Come to this workshop to find out about the available temporary jobs offered by the U. S.  Census Bureau.  Learn about the type of jobs that are available, what the pay ranges are and how to apply. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cancelled: Adult Coloring

Little Egg Harbor Branch Drop in and rediscover the joy of coloring. Coloring sheets and colored pencils are provided. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Census Open House

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Celebrate Census day with library staff for an informative, relaxed discussion about how the Census works and how your participation can benefit the library. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Café Census

Lacey Branch Join us for an open house as we discuss Census 2020. Coffee and light snacks will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library. Drop in. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Census Day

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch April 1st is Census Day.  Please come and enjoy refreshments while we talk about the importance of the census and learn about the library services related to the census. Please register and list each person individually. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Prom Dress Giveaway

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

CANCELED - Census Hour

Plumsted Branch Stop by the library to use our designated computer to complete the Census. Helpful handouts about the Census will also be available. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Wordy Wednesdays

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-For Children, Tweens and Teens. April is National Poetry Month.  Make words come alive by using different poetry methods.  Prompts provided, bring your creativity! Please register each person individually, include the person’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Afterschool STEAM

Long Beach Island Branch Join us for creative crafts, engaging experiments, and awesome activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development! This STEAM based program gives children an opportunity to learn together through play. Homeschoolers are always welcome. Dress for a mess. Ages 7 – 12. Please register children only. Caregivers need not register. . Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELED - Paws for Reading

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Practice reading alongside gentle, beautiful therapy dogs. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Audience: Kids. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELED Census Day

Little Egg Harbor Branch Taking the Census has a big impact on all of Ocean County, and it’s important that everyone gets counted. Drop in to learn about how and complete it online today. Additional computers will be available. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 5:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

CANCELED Video Game Night

Lakewood Branch Open video gaming. We supply large screen TV w/HD, PS3, WiiU, XBOX360, Wii, PS4, XBOXONE. Feel free to use the games we have in stock, check out one from the shelf or bring your own from home. Set up a tournament with your friends! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Feature Film - Joker

Manchester Branch Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks. One, he paints on his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove, it's the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he's part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study. (R) 122 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:02 PM.

CANCELED - Book Discussion - Toms River by Dan Fagin

Plumsted Branch New members are welcome. Please pick up a copy at the circulation desk. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELLED Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Berkeley Branch Gain valuable leadership skills and earn community service hours. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Poets Group

Brick Branch Talk about and write poems.  New members always welcome.  Meets the first Wednesday of each month. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cancelled: Knit Night

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us for knitting night at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - How to Use Digital Marketing to Increase Your Company’s Revenues

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Author and Marketing expert Tom Forgione will guide you through the many digital marketing platforms, including Facebook, Google and Instagram. He will explain why digital marketing is important to your business and how to best use it to target your customer base. Get all your questions answered so that you can best use the power of digital marketing to drive revenue to your Business. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Ocean County College Jazz Band Concert

Toms River Branch At this, their seventh performance at the Ocean County Library, this talented, creative, exciting, and entertaining group of 12 musicians and vocalists, directed by OCC music professor, Dave Marowitz, will perform jazz favorites from a wide variety of jazz styles, old and new. You will witness wonderfully talented guitar, saxophone, clarinet, piano, bass, percussion, drums, and vocal solos. Please register. Registration begins on March 4, 2020. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Friends General Membership Meeting

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Friends Event. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7:00 PM. Upper Shores.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-The Titanic & The Halifax Connection

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-In the aftermath of history's most devastating nautical disaster, the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia made valiant efforts to recover the victims of the RMS Titanic.  Sandy Gray has made numerous visits studying the burial and memorial sights located in Halifax.  Her vast knowledge of the retrieval process, of personal stories, and other intriguing facts bring this piece of history back to life. Please register online or by phone. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Librarian by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session for assistance with digital materials, job searching, basic computer use, and more! Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020.

CANCELLED - Appointments are Full - AARP Tax Aide Program

Jackson Branch Free Tax Preparation Help. Volunteers from the AARP will help individuals prepare simple returns. No age requirement, but appointments are required. Must bring previous year(s) returns, photo ID, Social Security or I-Tin card and all relevant tax documents related to the tax years to be prepared. By Appointment Only. Please call 732-702-0663. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

Preschool Music and Parachute Boy Bands!

Manchester Branch Ages 3-6 Parachute play perfect for your preschooler.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Cancelled: Art Chat

Tuckerton Branch Meet and talk with local artists. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Baby Art & Play

Beachwood Branch Enjoy a fun craft, followed by playtime in a small group setting. Be sure to dress for a mess. For babies up to 18 months with caregiver. Please register Effective 2/13/2020 , registration will begin at 10am two weeks prior to the program. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cancelled - Chocolate Dipping for Homeschoolers

Little Egg Harbor Branch Practice the art of chocolate dipping pretzels and bananas.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch. For Ages 5 and up. Possible Allergens. Call the branch for more information. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Sensory Storytime

Plumsted Branch Children ages 18 months and up and their caregivers. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED: Friend's Adventure: Menu Ideas for the April Holidays

Stafford Branch CANCELLED: Shoprite Dietitian, Jennifer Klein will present ideas for the April holidays of Easter and Passover.  Get some nutritious ideas to add to your menu.  Samples and recipes will be available. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Let’s Count Storytime

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Ages 1-5.  1, 2, 3 won’t you count with me? Don’t miss this number filled storytime celebrating the 2020 census. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family for program updates. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10:30 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler Sing-a-Long

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Ages 18 – 36 months Please register and list each person individually. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Lil Builders Club

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Drop in for some open block building with your little one. Ages 0-6 years. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: STEM/STEAM. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Mah Jong Mavens & Masters

Lacey Branch Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jong?  Do you already know?  Either way, come join us! Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Fulfill of Monmouth/Ocean VITA Tax Aide Program

Toms River Branch Free tax preparation help for households with annual incomes of $54,000 or less, or individuals earning $30,000 or less. Visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for dates and times. By appointment only. Call 2-1-1 or schedule online at www.fulfillnj.org. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CANCELLED An Afternoon of Mah Jongg

Berkeley Branch Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELED - Poets Studio

Long Beach Island Branch Whether you are an accomplished poet or a new one, wish to write or to hone a poem, our monthly workshop will inspire you. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELLED - String of Purls-Knit/Crochet Group

Stafford Branch Want to learn to knit and crochet? Join our group to learn, or bring your project with you. For beginners, bring size 9 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply cotton or acrylic yarn. To crochet, bring the same yarn, and size "I" crochet hook. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Threads Club

Plumsted Branch Join our hand crafters as they sew, weave, knit, and crochet. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Great American Standards

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-The talented Gary Evans will entertain us at the piano the first Thursday of each month.  Requests welcome! Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Icon: Music. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 2:00 PM.

Prom Dress Giveaway

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Paws for Reading/Leer a los perros

Lakewood Branch Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Registration Required. Please register each child individually. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Práctica tu lectura con lindos y tiernos perros de terapia. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Cancelled - Autism Awareness Program

Little Egg Harbor Branch Listen to the story All My Stripes: a story for Children with autism by Shaina Rudolph.   Ages 5 - 8    Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Family. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Scavenger Hunt/Búsqueda de tesoros

Lakewood Branch Come find favorite books and characters in the Children’s Department. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Ven a buscar libros y personajes favoritos en el Departamento de Niños.  Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

CANCELLED-Adult Knitting Meetup

Toms River Branch Like to knit?  Like to talk?  Pack up your yarn and knitting needles and join the Jersey Shore Ewes for an informal meetup group.  The group meets on the 1st floor, outside the Green Room. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELLED-Gaming for Adults

Toms River Branch Join fellow adults to explore the realm of board games and video games. Play card, RPG, and board games in a friendly and welcoming setting. Meets 1st Thursday every month. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Blackout Poetry Reading

Lakewood Branch Join us in the teen section to create your own blackout poetry. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Video Games/Videojuegos

Lakewood Branch Play video games.  Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Juega videojuegos.  Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Volunteer Day

Manchester Branch Earn community service hours by volunteering at the Manchester Library. A teen volunteer application is required. If you are a new volunteer, please bring a guardian signed application with you. Ages 12-18 Only. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - Kids in the Kitchen - CANCELED

Toms River Branch The April 2, 2020 Kids in the Kitchen is canceled.  Please check back for the date in May. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Open Mic Night

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join Dennis "The Heavy Metal Poet" Townsend for Open Mic Night. Acoustic musicians and spoken word artists are welcome. Performance list sign ups begin at 6pm. Performances start at 6:30pm. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED Odessa Klezmer Band

Little Egg Harbor Branch Join us as we welcome the Odessa Klezmer Band for a joyous concert of traditional dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians). Enjoy a blending of the musical traditions of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, with styles such as polka and czardas. Sponsored by the Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen-National Poetry Month Craft & Discussion

Little Egg Harbor Branch National Poetry Month craft and poetry discussion. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - Adult Writer's Group

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Explore your writing skills in a fun, friendly, informal setting. EVERY 1st and 3rd THURSDAY OF MONTH. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

CANCELED - Librarian by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session for assistance with digital materials, job searching, basic computer use, and more! Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020.

CANCELED - AARP Free Income Tax Help

Lakewood Branch Free tax assistance by members of AARP.  No age requirement, but appointments are required. Please bring previous tax year return(s), photo ID, Social Security or ITIN card and all relevant tax documents related to the tax years to be prepared. Please call 732-363-1435 ext 2100 to make appointment. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - Fulfill of Monmouth/Ocean VITA Tax Aide Program

Toms River Branch Free tax preparation help for households with annual incomes of $54,000 or less, or individuals earning $30,000 or less. Visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for dates and times. By appointment only. Call 2-1-1 or schedule online at www.fulfillnj.org. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Waddler Time

Toms River Branch Online registration is required and begins on Friday, March 20th (to register the day of the program, please call the Toms River Branch).. Interactive stories, songs, and more for you and your little one. This program is open to children ages 12-23 months and their caregivers. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Friends of the Beachwood Branch Meeting

Beachwood Branch New members are always welcome. Join us and support your local Branch. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Request for Materials Online

Brick Branch Learn how to place requests for titles the Library doesn’t own. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Wigglers & Walkers

Long Beach Island Branch Foster little one's motor, sensory, and social skills through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play. Join us for books, rhymes, songs, and movement, followed by playtime. Ages 0-2. Please register children only - caregivers need not register. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Icon: Music. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Homeschool Hangout: Sign Language

Manchester Branch Ages 6-12 Join us for a fun beginner sign language lesson followed by open play with board games and legos in our meeting room. Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Homeschool Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - OCL Puppet Show Players Present: Potato Pants!

Brick Branch This puppet show is based on Laurie Keller’s Potato Pants! Ages 2 – 12. REG. Please register each child individually. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Storytime-CANCELLED

Island Heights Branch Registration required; begins March 20th. Stories, songs, and activities for ages 3 - 5 years. *One child's name per line*. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED-Itty Bitty Yoga

Jackson Branch CANCELLED. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Family. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cancelled - Mother Goose Lapsit

Little Egg Harbor Branch Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for children up to 17 months with parent/caregiver.   Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Baby Art

Plumsted Branch Children ages 0 – 18 months and their caregivers. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cancelled - Movers & Shakers

Stafford Branch Stories, music, and movement for children ages 18 months – 4 years. Check our online events calendar as additional sessions may be added. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Cancelled: Homeschool Kids' Book Club

Tuckerton Branch Events at the Tuckerton Library are cancelled indefinitely. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Homeschool Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - 2020 Census: Importance of Participation

Lacey Branch Due to public health concerns, this event has been canceled. Join Census Data Dissemination Specialist Joseph Quartullo as he discusses the 2020 Census.  Please Register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Coloring for Adults

Lakewood Branch Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Storytime Fun for Preschoolers: Find a Rainbow Day

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join us in celebrating Find a Rainbow Day with stories, songs and a fun rainbow craft. Ages 3 – 6. REG. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Chess Club

Manchester Branch Every Friday, in the library’s Community Corner, chess-lovers of all levels are invited to play in a relaxed, uncompetitive atmosphere. Meet people who share your love of the game, and teach the skills to new players. No registration required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chess boards. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Mah Jongg

Stafford Branch Play Mah Jongg at the library. Please bring the current year game card, and game sets. Mah Jongg originated in China and has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. Many people are realizing the intellectual challenge it poses, and are drawn to the beauty and excitement of the game itself. Experience is helpful. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Friday Afternoon Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Long Beach Island Branch Based on Homer's "Odyssey” poem, three escaped convicts from the 1920's are led on their own odyssey through the Old South in search of loot stashed at one of their homes. One of many problems they face is that the house is scheduled to be flooded by a new dam, so time is of the essence. Starring: George Clooney, Holly Hunter, and John Goodman.(PG-13) 107 min. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Friday, April 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:47 PM.

CANCELED - Games for Adults

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Bring a friend and have fun playing the popular tile game Mah Jongg and other games.  All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Sparks's Lab Open Hours

Toms River Branch Sparks's lab will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment during these hours. Subject to change. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Type: Open Hours. Friday, April 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - First Friday Book Discussion

Brick Branch Join in the discussion with this group that meets on the first Friday of each month at the Brick Branch. Pick up a copy of the current book at the circulation desk. Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Book Discussion. Friday, April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Drop-in Tech Hours

Lakewood Branch Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Friday Fun/ Viernes de diversión

Lakewood Branch Family fun craft. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Viernes de divertidas manualidades para la familia. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Family. Friday, April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Beginning Birding

Manchester Branch Join the Cloverdale Farm County Park Naturalist staff as they take you through the basics of birding to learn how to identity some of our most common backyard bird species, their unique behaviors, and ways to attract them to your yard. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Dungeons and Dragons

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn how to play this role-playing game of storytelling and adventure.  Please register and list each person individually. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Teens. Friday, April 3, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Book Discussion: I'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Icon: Book Discussion. Friday, April 3, 2020, 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - WrestleMania

Toms River Branch Registration required; registration begins on March 20. To register the day of the program, please call the Toms River Branch. Get ready for WrestleMania by making your own character and having a thumb wrestle war. Ages 6-12. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Friday, April 3, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Stop The Bleed Lab

Long Beach Island Branch Pre-requisite to the lab is sign-up and participation in the 1 pm lecture by Michael Cafiero. Each Lab session is limited to 10 participants. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Knitting and Crocheting

Lacey Branch The first Saturday of every month, @ 9:30 am.  Come join in - bring your yarn and needles or hooks, and make some new friends while you knit!  All skill levels welcome. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Fulfill of Monmouth/Ocean VITA Tax Aide Program

Toms River Branch Free tax preparation help for households with annual incomes of $54,000 or less, or individuals earning $30,000 or less. Visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for dates and times. By appointment only. Call 2-1-1 or schedule online at www.fulfillnj.org. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Make & Take: Rat Craft

Beachwood Branch Celebrate World Rat Day by creating a rat craft to take home with you. All Ages. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Family. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Playtime Fun!

Berkeley Branch Drop-in anytime between 10 am –12 pm to play with our toys and socialize with other kids. Ages 1 – 4. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - FulFill of Monmouth/Ocean VITA Tax Aide Program

Lakewood Branch Fulfill offers free personalized tax preparation by IRS certified tax professionals for households with dependents with annual incomes of $56,000 or less, or individuals earning $35,000 or less. Walk-ins welcome, but to reduce wait times, call for an appointment at 2-1-1 and press "27" at prompt, call (732) 643-5888 or schedule yourself at http://www.fulfillnj.org under "Get Help". Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Mindfulness Meditation: On Thoughts

Manchester Branch Our thoughts impact our mental and physical health. Learn to work with your thoughts: observe and let go of unproductive thoughts through a series of guided meditations. Followed by Q&A. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED - String of Purls-Knit/Crochet Group

Stafford Branch Want to learn to knit and crochet? Join our group to learn, or bring your project with you. For beginners, bring size 9 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply cotton or acrylic yarn. To crochet, bring the same yarn, and size "I" crochet hook. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELLED - The New Jersey Theater Alliance's Stages Festival Presents: Miss Nelson is Missing

Lacey Branch Sorry.  This even has been cancelled. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Maker Travel Series: Honduras

Toms River Branch Honduras-themed green screen photo and craft. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Family. Type: MakerSpace Program. Makerspace Filters: Drop-in. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELED - Stop The Bleed: Emergency First Aid for Everyone

Long Beach Island Branch Michael Cafiero, Barnegat Light First Aid Squad Emergency Medical Technician, will present a lecture on first aid followed by the “Stop the Bleed” presentation showing everyday people how they can help in an emergency situation  prior to the arrival of first responders. Those eight minutes can be the difference between life and loss. To get a certificate for “Stop the Bleed” you must attend this presentation and then sign up for one of the two lab classes at 2 pm or 2:30 pm. Anyone can sign up to attend the lecture, only those wanting certification need to attend the lab that follows the lecture. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELLED Spring: Preparation & Planting Edibles

Berkeley Branch Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Video Games/Videojuegos

Lakewood Branch Play video games. Children must be appropriate ages to participate in the programs. Late arrivals will hinder the ability to complete the activity within the time allotted. Attendees more than 10 minutes late will be turned away. Thank you. Juega videojuegos. Los niños deben tener la edad appropiada para participar en los programas. Las llegadas tardes obstaculizarán la capacidad para completar las actividades dentro del tiempo asignado. Participantes que lleguen más de 10 minutos tarde no serán permitidos. Gracias. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

*CANCELLED* Art Reception: the works of Barbara Whelan

Manchester Branch All are welcome to attend the art reception of local artist, Barbara Whelan. Her paintings will be on display in the Manchester Branch Library meeting room throughout the month of April. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Saturday Afternoon Movie: Downton Abbey

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. They experience physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the eponymous mansion. (PG) 122 min. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Movies at the Library: The Good Liar (R)

Upper Shores Branch CANCELLED-LIBRARY CLOSED-Legendary actors Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star together in this smart and suspenseful thriller about the secrets people keep and the lies they live. 109 minutes. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Stop The Bleed Lab

Long Beach Island Branch Pre-requisite to the lab is sign-up and participation in the 1 pm lecture by Michael Cafiero. Each Lab session is limited to 10 participants. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.