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Art Exhibit: Artwork by Toms River Artist Community (2nd Floor Gallery)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host Artwork by the Toms river Artist Community in the 2nd Floor Gallery during the month of September 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018.

Computer and Ebook help

Berkeley Branch Get help for basic computer, eBook and genealogy skills with one-on-one personalized lessons.  This service is available throughout the month.   Please call the branch to make an appointment. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018.

Open Play Date

Brick Branch Ages 1-3 - Children and their parents are invited to play with age appropriate toys. Drop-in. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 1-3. Monday, September 24, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Library Freebies – Databases

Toms River Branch Explore our online databases and discover the free opportunities available to you with a library card. Registration required. Registration begins on September 10, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

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, September 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Stortyime

Lacey Branch Stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft. For ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on August 27th, for this three-week session being held on September 10th, 17th and 24th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Kids Growing Great

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins September 10, 2018 Enjoy stories, an activity, a craft and healthy snack provided by Ms. Gia from Shoprite on Fisher Blvd. in Toms River. Ages 3 1/2 - 5. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 1/2 - 5. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

Little Egg Harbor Branch Stories, songs and rhymes with a simple craft. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 3 - 5 with caregiver. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:30 AM.

Uno, Dos, Tres Bilingual Storytime

Manchester Branch Ages 3-6 Join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and listen to stories in English and Spanish, and make a craft.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-6. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hispanic Heritage Storytime

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Enjoy stories, songs, and activities inspired by Hispanic Heritage. Ages 3 - 5. Registration required. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: ages 3-5. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Storytime

Upper Shores Branch For ages 1-3. Join us for a morning of fun that includes a mix of stories, music and crafts for ages 1 – 3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually, include the child’s complete first and last name and age.  Enter email (optional) only once per family. Register once for the whole series. Session 1: Mon. Sept. 10 Session 2: Mon. Sept. 17 Session 3: Mon. Sept. 24. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 1-3. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:30 AM.

Learn to sew a table runner

Jackson Branch Create a beautiful autumn themed table runner for your home or for a gift. Please note: The same class will be held on Sept 17 as well. Supplies will be provided. Due to limited seating customers should register for one session only. Registration is required and will open on September 4, 2018 Sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults 18+. Monday, September 24, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Language Learning with Pronunciator

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Learn a new language in depth or on the fly with Pronunciator. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mah Jong Mondays!

Upper Shores Branch Feel free to come & observe the fascinating game of Mah Jong! Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Stitch at the Beach

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Bring your needles and yarn and join our Knitting group. All skill levels welcome.  Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Monday Movies

Barnegat Branch 9/10: All the Money in the World (R) 132 min. 9/17: Ready Player One (PG-13) 140 min. 9/24: Chappaquiddick (PG-13) 101 min. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Monday Movie for Seniors

Plumsted Branch Join us for a special movie showing of On Golden Pond (PG) 109 min. just for our seniors. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:30 PM.

RCE Ocean County Master Gardeners Help

Stafford Branch The Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Ocean County Master Gardener team will be available to answer any questions you may have. Bring in your dying or diseased cuttings for diagnosis and remedies. The Master Gardeners will be at the library throughout the summer so be sure to check our calendar for these dates and times. Drop-in. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

My Lighthouse Key: Poetry in Words and Watercolors

Manchester Branch Join local author, Richard Morgan, to celebrate his latest book, My Lighthouse Key: Poetry in Words and Watercolors. Enjoy excerpts read by Mr. Morgan and learn about the cultivated themes of love and life, courage and loss, and the human condition within his book. Watercolor paintings by artist Pat Morgan, Mr. Morgan's wife, accompany each poem. Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase following the presentation. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Monday Movie: Life of the Party

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree. (PG-13) 105 min. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pronunciator Database

Brick Branch Learn how to access this language database that offers audio/visual lessons in over 80 languages. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Intermediate Chess

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Learn tips and techniques in this fun-filled class. For ages 10 and up. Please Register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 10 and up. Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELED - Crazy 8's

Plumsted Branch Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 8 - 12. Monday, September 24, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

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, September 24, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelets for Teens

Toms River Branch Make your own diffuser bracelets using lava beads and essential oils. Ages 12 to 18. Registration begins on Tuesday, September 4th. . Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 to 18. Icon: Maker. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evening Film: Black Panther

Jackson Branch A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising. (PG-13) 135 min. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM.

Homeschool Information

Jackson Branch Thinking about Homeschooling? Join us for an informal gathering to find out  information about Homeschooling from Homeschoolers. 6 pm - 7:30pm. Registration begins Monday September 10th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

What the Food Industry is Not Telling You

Manchester Branch Learn the truth about the food industry's successful attempts to make money at the expense of your health. This information will change the way you look at food and help you take control of your future. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Mother/Daughter Painting Party

Plumsted Branch Moms and daughters can team up to each create a beautiful canvas landscape. Art instruction and materials provided. This program can be for adult mother and daughter duos or teen daughters and their mothers. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: Ages 13 and Up. Icon: Art. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Pine Shores Art Association Lecture

Stafford Branch The Life and Art of Leonardo DaVinci Lisa Festa, PhD Georgian Court University, Professor of Art History Art will displayed in September and October. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

FREE PG Movie: The Post©Metascore

Tuckerton Branch A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. (PG) 116 min. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM.

Boys Club

Toms River Branch Come hang out with the club! Ages: 8-12 Registration required; Registration Begins September 10, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

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. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 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, September 24, 2018, 6:30 PM.

Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelets

Toms River Branch Make your own diffuser bracelet using lava beads and essential oils. Registration required. Registration begins on September 10, 2018 at 7 pm. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Healthy Cooking with Giavonna

Beachwood Branch Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as Giavonna from the ShopRite of Fischer Blvd. shares some tasty and easy treats. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Friends of the Library Meeting

Island Heights Branch The Friends of the Island Heights Library welcome new members. Join us. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: Artwork by Toms River Artist Community (2nd Floor Gallery)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host Artwork by the Toms river Artist Community in the 2nd Floor Gallery during the month of September 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

eBay® Basics

Toms River Branch Learn the basics of buying and selling on eBay®. Mouse and Internet skills required. Registration required. Registration begins on September 11, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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, September 25, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Mindful Meditations

Toms River Branch Explore and cultivate skillful habits of mind in our Mindful Meditations class.  Looking to advance your skills?  This class will further develop your meditation skills. This month's class will focus on Crystal Meditation.  Note:  Crystals will be available for use during the program, however you are welcome to bring in your own crystals to work with. Registration required. Registration begins on September 11, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Navigating the Path to Employment (NJ Career Connections)

Jackson Branch Join us for a tour of the powerful New Jersey Career Connections website.  This class is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Connections grant. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Informational Program. Jobs/Careers. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Time

Lacey Branch Stories, rhymes, music and movement for children ages 19 - 36 months with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on August 28th for this three-week session being held on September 11th, 18th and 25th. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: For children ages 19 - 36 months with a caregiver. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Read, Rock, & Rhyme

Long Beach Island Branch Join us every second and fourth Tuesday for songs, stories, dancing, and rhythm instruments. Musical play, entertaining stories, and repetition help engage young learners while reinforcing social skills and literacy comprehension. Ages 2-6. Please register children only (not adults). Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2 - 6. Icon: Music. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Preschool Storytime

Berkeley Branch Ages 3 – 5 with an adult. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 - 5. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch Meeting

Little Egg Harbor Branch New members are always welcome. Join us and support your local library. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Book Discussion - The Glass Castle

Lakewood Branch The Glass Castle is a 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls, an American author and journalist. The book recounts the unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing Walls and her siblings had at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents. The title refers to her father’s long held intention of building his dream house, a glass castle. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:00 AM.

Stories & Fun for Preschoolers

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Join our storytime followed by a unique and fun craft session. Ages 3.5-6. Please register each child separately: 732-295-1555. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 1/2-6. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Social Media Beyond Facebook

Stafford Branch Learn about social media tools to share pictures and stay in touch with family and friends including Twitter, Instagram, and more. REG. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Waretown Writers 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. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tweens. Age Range: Teens- Adults. Icon: Book Discussion. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Welcome all things Autumn

Tuckerton Branch Fall into the library for some stories, leaf and apple craft fun. Ages 2 – 8. REG. Branch Location: Tuckerton Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 -- 8. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:30 AM.

Friends Victorian Tea @ 600 Main in Toms River

Upper Shores Branch Please join us for a lovely afternoon with unique teas, tea sandwiches, scones & much more!  Cost $40 Please contact Lisa DeNicholas @ 732-250-2597 or e-mail:  mylibraryevent@gmail.com. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:30 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Long Beach Island Branch All are welcome. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Know the 10 Signs

Waretown Branch Join us for a workshop to learn the facts about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, diagnosis and future planning, and the importance of early detection. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: adult. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Craft: Guatelmalan Worry Dolls

Berkeley Branch 2 pm or 6:30 pm Please choose only one session when registering. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Friends Event. Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Adults. Icon: Hispanic Heritage Month. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Coffee Filter Leaves/Hojas de Filtro de café

Lakewood Branch Take home leaf craft. 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. Una manualidad para llevar a casa. Favor de Registrarse. Por favor registre cada niño individualmente. Los niños deben tener la edad apropiada 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. Age Range: 5-14/ Edades 5-14. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Twisted Paper Roses

Brick Branch We will be making a rose from twisted paper. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Alpacas! Meet and Greet

Toms River Branch Learn about Out of Sight Alpacas, in Waretown, and how these cuties are important to Peruvian culture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12 - 18. Icon: Hispanic Heritage Month. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tween Tuesdays

Island Heights Branch Come hang out with other tweens for gaming or crafting. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: Ages 10 – 12. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:30 PM.

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Stafford Branch Celebrate this traditional Chinese festival with stories, ribbon dancing, and crafts!  For children of all ages. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

A Little Trip to Cuba

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Join us for a fun afternoon filled with music and crafts.  We make traditional Cuban instruments, while we listen to traditional music of the island. Ages 6 – 12. Registration required. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Hispanic Heritage Month. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6-12. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM.

Girls Groove: Why Goals Matter For You

Brick Branch Ages 8 - 12 - Get your life on track by setting goals you can reach. Embrace the challenge as school starts. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: Ages 8 - 12. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4:00 PM.

Mexican Tin Folk Art/Arte Mexicano de Hojalata

Lakewood Branch Learn how to make beautiful folk art with foil. 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. Aprende a crear arte tradicional Mexicano con hojalata. 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: Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12/Edades 8-12. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

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, September 25, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

TAB

Lakewood Branch Make new friends while helping the community. Earn community service hours and have fun. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:30 PM.

Baby and Me

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins September 11th Join us for interactive songs, fingerplays and stories for our littlest customers. This program begins at 6 pm. Ages 0-12 months with caregiver. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0-12 months with caregiver. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Video Gamers Club

Little Egg Harbor Branch Are you an adult who is interested in video games and making new friends to game with? Do you want to discuss and play classic and contemporary games? Join the Little Egg Harbor Video Gamers Club! This eclectic group of people range from hardcore gamers to the weekend warriors. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Maker. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fundraising 101: The Basics

Toms River Branch This program is for small to medium sized, non-profit groups. It will outline a plan that can be implemented for the purposes of generating an efficient fund raising strategy. Registration required. Registration begins on August 28, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Adult Craft: Guatelmalan Worry Dolls

Berkeley Branch 2 pm or 6:30 pm Please choose only one session when registering. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Friends Event. Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Adults. Icon: Hispanic Heritage Month. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Teen Cuisine: Flour + H2O = Pretzels

Jackson Branch Flour and water are the building blocks of many recipes. Each month, we will start with flour and water and add other ingredients to create delicious kitchen staples. This month we will make soft pretzels from scratch.. Ages 11 – 16. Registration begins September 10th. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 11 – 16. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Autumn Guitar Concert

Lacey Branch Local favorite, Pete Wagula, returns for an autumn guitar concert, an acoustic guitar recital sure to delight.  This concert sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Branch.  Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Make It: Buena Comida! Good Food!

Upper Shores Branch For tweens, teens and adults. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with some scrumptious snacks. Come hungry and learn how to make salsas and guacamole with ShopRite Registered Dietitian Giavonna Carbonello.  Please notify us of any food allergies prior to registering for the program.  Please register each person individually; include the person's complete first name, last name, and age; adults can enter A for age. Enter email (optional) only once per person. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Hispanic Heritage Month. Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tweens. Age Range: Open to tweens, teens and adults. Icon: Hispanic Heritage Month. Maker. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM.

Movie Time: Enjoy the Show!

Upper Shores Branch The Paris Opera Sweeping in scope yet full of intimate moments, this candid look behind the scenes of one of the world's foremost performing art institutions is a must for opera and ballet fans alike. French with English subtitles. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM.

((CANCELLED)) Easy Hispanic Recipes for Teens

Brick Branch Learn to make delicious, no-bake recipes inspired by Hispanic cuisine. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Hispanic Heritage Month. Program. Audience: Teens. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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, September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Little Egg Harbor Branch Come and join our group and practice speaking English. Work on your accent and vocabulary. New members welcome. No registration required. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Icon: Diversity. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adult Book Discussion

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch All The Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Poetry Reading: Alise Versella

Barnegat Branch Alise Versella is a local poet from Lacey and the author of Five Foot Voice, Onion Heart, and A Few Wild Stanzas. She is a contributing writer for Rebelle Society. Please register. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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. Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: Adults. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: Artwork by Toms River Artist Community (2nd Floor Gallery)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host Artwork by the Toms river Artist Community in the 2nd Floor Gallery during the month of September 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Inspire Your Heart with Art

Jackson Branch Dress for mess! Little ones have the opportunity to make with playdough, finger-paints and other materials. Please register. Registration begins Wednesday September 12th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1 – 3. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

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. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Antiques & Collectibles on the Internet

Brick Branch Learn about Internet resources for prices and information about antiques and collectibles. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Rhymetime

Brick Branch Ages 2 months and up; babies not walking - Bring your baby and a blanket to share books, songs, and cuddly fun. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 months and up; babies not walking. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM.

First Art

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins September 12th Join us for our monthly toddler art program. Ages 2-3 years old. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2-3 years old. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Inspire Your Heart with Art

Jackson Branch Dress for mess! Little ones have the opportunity to make with playdough, finger-paints and other materials. Please register. Registration begins Wednesday September 12th at 9am. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1 – 3. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Story Time With Miss Mary Ann

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Please join us for storytime with Miss Mary Ann.  Ages 3-5 years.  Registration is required. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3-5 yrs. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wigglers & Walkers

Stafford Branch Foster little one's motor, sensory, and social skills. Join us for books, rhymes, songs, and movement, followed by playtime. For children under 2 years of age, but older siblings are welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 0-2 years. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby & Me

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Cuddle up with your baby and share rhymes, stories and music. Ages 6-14mos. w/ caregiver.  Please register: 732-295-1555. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-14 mos. w/ caregiver. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Drop-in Batman Craft

Barnegat Branch Celebrate Batman Day with a fun craft. *this is a drop-in program meaning there is no registration, and it is a "do on your own" craft. Ages 3+. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3+. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mah Jongg at the Library 12:30-4 pm

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. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

English Conversation Group

Lacey Branch Practice English in an informal setting. No registration required. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Threads Club

Plumsted Branch Come share with our group of handcrafters, knitters, quilters, those who crochet and sew. Experienced and beginners welcome. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1:30 PM.

Mah Jongg Club

Waretown Branch Beginners welcome. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: adult. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Google Tips and Tricks

Brick Branch Sharpen your search skills on Google. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Open Building Play

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Drop in and play with our specialty building toys. Ages 3 - 12. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Feature Film - Overboard

Manchester Branch When a spoiled heir wakes up with amnesia, a struggling single mother pretends to be his wife to get payback for him unjustly firing her. (PG-13) 112 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:15 PM – 5:07 PM.

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. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Middle Schoolers Code: Pong

Toms River Branch This month learn how to make your own version of the classic video game Pong. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Tweens. Age Range: 11-13. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Special Needs Family Storytime

Brick Branch Ages 2 - 6 - Children and caregivers are welcome to enjoy stories and sensory play. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 2 - 6. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5:00 PM.

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: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5:30 PM.

Evening Movie - Pacific Rim: Uprising

Lacey Branch Evening Movie - Pacific Rim: Uprising Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. (PG-13) 110 Minutes Enjoy a movie on our big screen. Bring your own popcorn.  Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Feature Film - Overboard

Manchester Branch When a spoiled heir wakes up with amnesia, a struggling single mother pretends to be his wife to get payback for him unjustly firing her. (PG-13) 112 min. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:52 PM.

Teen Anime Club

Plumsted Branch Do you like anime, manga, or Japanese culture? Come join the anime club. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 - 17. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM.

Feature Film – Coco

Stafford Branch Rated PG. 90 min. Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Family. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen Drop-In Gaming

Barnegat Branch Play Wii® WiiU® XBox360® card games and board games. Drop in, ages 12 – 18. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 - 18. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Marble Painting Fun

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins September 12th. We will create art with marbles and paint.  Bring a smock or old shirt, we may get messy. *One name per line* Ages  7- 12 years. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 7 -12 years. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Yoga & Smoothies

Toms River Branch Center yourself with gentle yoga led by yoga instructor Nancy Bonta-Voitko. Relax afterwards with a nourishing smoothie. Bring your own mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Please note:  Late arrivals will not be admitted. Childcare is not available. Registration required. Register for each class individually. Registration begins on September 12, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Kids Cook

Berkeley Branch Come learn how to make a tasty treat.  Please contact the branch with any food allergy concerns. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 8 - 12. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

All About Autism Discussion & Support Group

Jackson Branch Together, we will explore ways in which autism affects our lives.  Please register for the meeting. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Diversability. Informational Program. Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Metodos de Pago para Su Negocio / Best Payment Methods for your Business

Jackson Branch Revisaremos las ventajas y desventajas de aceptar pagos con tarjetas de crédito en su negocio. También revisaremos consejos para mantener bajo el costo de las tarifas. Este programa esta presentado en asociación con SCORE del condado de Ocean. This program will discuss advantages and disadvantages in accepting credit card payments in your business. It will also cover managing the fees and costs of using credit cards as payment. This program will be given in Spanish language and is presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. Hispanic Heritage Month. Informational Program. Jobs/Careers. Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Pathway to College

Toms River Branch The Path toward college is not always clear, even for the best and the brightest. Join College GPS for an information-packed workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning. Lots of great information being shared so please be prepared to take notes! Learn what you need to know to help your child get set for college from applications, tests  to finances. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Understanding Your Credit

Little Egg Harbor Branch Please join Andrew Morales of Wells Fargo as he offers an informative program on building your credit, credit scores and credit monitoring. Please register. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Informational Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Maker. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Teen No-Sew Crafts

Long Beach Island Branch Design your own tote bag from an old t-shirt. Create throw pillows upcycling common craft materials without any sewing knowledge. Ages 10-18. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Tweens. Age Range: 10 - 18. Icon: Art. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

An Evening of Broadway & Opera Classics with Christa Dalmazio

Upper Shores Branch Join us for a delightful evening of operatic, art song, and classical musical theater selections performed by a rising young soprano.  Ms. Dalmazio will perform Mozart, Vivaldi, Donizetti, Beydts, Strauss and Bernstein!  Accompanied on the piano by William Woodard. Please register online or by phone. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Icon: Music. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM.

Adult Writers Group

Barnegat Branch Hone your craft with like-minded adult writers. Published and unpublished writers in any genre are welcome. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

TAB

Plumsted Branch If you are a teen in grades 7 - 12 join us to see what TAB is all about. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 12 - 17. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 PM.

Book Discussion

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Call the Midwife Good Readers Book club will discuss Jennifer Worth's book. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: Artwork by Toms River Artist Community (2nd Floor Gallery)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host Artwork by the Toms river Artist Community in the 2nd Floor Gallery during the month of September 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Open Play Mah Jongg

Brick Branch Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy.  All play levels welcome.  Bring your current card and set. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Microsoft Word 2

Jackson Branch Our advanced Word class is back!  Learn how to insert page numbers, headers and footers, tables, text boxes, clip art, and other features into your document.  Participants must have some experience using Microsoft Word. Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hola Means Hello

Toms River Branch Registration required; begins September 13th. Join us for some stories, a craft, and learn a few words in Spanish! Ages 3 1/2 - 5 years. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 1/2 - 5 years. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Book Discussion -Dear Life by Alice Munro

Beachwood Branch New members are welcome to this monthly book discussion group. Pick up your copy at the circulation desk. Branch Location: Beachwood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

eBooks on the iPad

Brick Branch Browse the eLibrary collection, utilize the user interface, and download materials to your iPad. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Mother Goose

Little Egg Harbor Branch Mother Goose Lapsit Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement. For children up  to 17 months with parent/caregiver. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: up to 17 months with parent/caregiver. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Stories from Latino Lands

Upper Shores Branch For ages 1-5.  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will read stories, sing songs, and make some fun crafts together. Please register each child individually; include the child's complete first name, last name, and age. Enter email (optional) only once per family. Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 1-5. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 AM.

Toddler Stories and Songs

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Stories and songs for 18 - 36 months.  Registration is required. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 18 - 36 months. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch You will learn how to use Microsoft Publisher's basic design tools and discover tips for creating eye-catching publications. Mouse and keyboards skills required. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, September 27, 2018, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

An Afternoon of Mah Jongg

Berkeley Branch For Mah Jongg Mavens: If you have your own set, please bring it along. Registration required only for first visit. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

SHOPRITE - Hispanic Cuisines: Uncommon Comfort Foods

Stafford Branch Hispanic Cuisines: Uncommon Comfort Foods Giavonna Hirtes, a ShopRite registered dietician, will present a program about making comfort foods with a Hispanic twist. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Enjoyable Afternoon @ Your Library

Waretown Branch Drop in for a fun afternoon of board games, coloring, cards, and puzzles. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Age Range: adult. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

"Ewe" Knit & Crochet

Barnegat Branch Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Drop-in Tech Hours

Lakewood Branch Have a computer question? Need help with a resume? Meet with one of our staff members, no appointment required. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Chicks with Sticks - Knitting and Crocheting Group

Manchester Branch Are you passionate about knitting or crocheting? From beginner to expert, bring your yarn, needles, hooks and crurrent projects. Make friends while sharing ideas and patterns. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mola Craft

Plumsted Branch Create a Mexican work of art using fabric and stencils. Branch Location: Plumsted Branch. Type of Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. Program. Audience: Adults. Icon: Hispanic Heritage Month. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Discussion

Toms River Branch The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Value Line® Investment Survey Online and Morningstar® Investment Research Center

Toms River Branch Learn about the features Value Line® Investment Survey and Morningstar® Online have to offer you. These financial resources are accessible for free in the library and at home. Value Line® provides access to the weekly Investment Survey and Investment Survey-Small & Midcap Edition of over 1700 public companies. Morningstar® offers similar tools for evaluating and learning about stocks, bonds, ETFs and other market investments. Mouse and Internet skills are a requisite to attending this class. Registration required. Registration begins on September 13, 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Garden Seed Harvest

Lakewood Branch We are creating an "Heirloom Garden" by harvesting seeds from this year's crop of veggies/flowers to try to grow them again next year. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 3:00 PM.

LEGO® at the Library

Berkeley Branch We supply the LEGO® blocks. You supply the imagination. Make sure to get your picture taken for our bulletin board with your creation. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6 - 12. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Paws for Reading

Lacey Branch Practice reading alongside gentle, beautiful therapy dogs. Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: For beginning readers. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Crafters

Upper Shores Branch Bring your projects in for fun in good company! Branch Location: Upper Shores Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Frida Kahlo Flower Headbands

Lakewood Branch Make a floral headband inspired by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Diversity. DIY/Craft/Maker. Hispanic Heritage Month. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:30 PM.

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, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - CANCELLED: Teen Game Night!

Berkeley Branch Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Frida Kahlo Self – Portraits/Auto retratos de Frida Kahlo

Lakewood Branch Create your self – portrait. 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. Crea tu auto retrato. 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: Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 6-12/Edades 6-12. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Fun Time: Meet the Wolf Dogs of Howling Woods Farm

Little Egg Harbor Branch An educational and entertaining presentation consisting of a 45 minute slide/audio show about wolf conservation and natural history followed by a meet and greet with two wolf-dogs from Howling Woods Farm. Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fall Themed Craft for Adults

Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch Please join us as we make a craft to celebrate the Fall season Registration required. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Mexican Sun Bowls

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Create air dry pinch pots and paint them in the style of Mexican Folk Art. Ages 6-12 only, Please Register each child separately: 732-295-1555. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 6-12. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beginner 3D Printing

Toms River Branch Beginner instruction for the MakerBot® Replicator® 3D printer. This is a Sparks's Lab program for teens and adults. Registration is required. Branch Location: Sparks's Lab, Toms River Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: 13+. Type: MakerSpace Program. Makerspace Filters: Beginner. 3D Printing. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

T’ai Chi Chih®

Toms River Branch T’ai Chi Chih® consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  It does not require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. No special clothing or equipment is required. This is a 4 - week series.  Each week will build upon what you learned during the previous session.  Class will be held in Mancini Hall. Registration is required. Register once for the entire series. Registration begins on September 6, 2018. Please note:  Late comers will not be admitted. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELLED - Jackson Writers Group

Jackson Branch Cancelled: This group will no longer be meeting at the Jackson Library For all writers, published or not, who want to share their work. . Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM.

Page and Screen Club

Lacey Branch Ask the teen librarian for this months title!! For ages 13-18. Please register. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Ages 13-18. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Pokemon Club

Manchester Branch Ages 7-10 Pokémon fans are invited to battle, trade cards, and meet other fans!  Bring your DS and games to battle with parents’ permission.  Please register each child separately. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 7-10. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Resources for Readers

Brick Branch Explore websites and databases for book lovers. Please register. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

TAB Meeting

Little Egg Harbor Branch First meeting of the 2018-19 volunteer Teen Advisory Board. In grade 7-12? Please attend so you can earn hours and help the library! Branch Location: Little Egg Harbor Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: Grades 7-12. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

DIY Teen: Tiny Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Stafford Branch Create a simple motor and top it with a tiny dancer! In celebration of the birthday of Amalia Hernandez, creator of the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, we will decorate our tiny dancers with traditional Mexican garb. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Hispanic Heritage Month. Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: Artwork by Toms River Artist Community (2nd Floor Gallery)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host Artwork by the Toms river Artist Community in the 2nd Floor Gallery during the month of September 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018.

Email by Appointment

Toms River Branch Book a one-on-one session to set up a new email account or learn more about the features of your existing email. Please call 732-349-6200 and press option 4 to schedule your appointment. Note: Free email services now require a cell phone number to register or recover a lost password. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Computer/Technology Classes. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018.

Stitch in Time

Brick Branch We invite you to take some time for yourself. Bring your crochet, knitting or crafting needles and your craft. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Wigglers & Walkers

Long Beach Island Branch Join us every second and fourth Friday for books, rhymes, songs, and movement, followed by playtime. Foster little one's motor, sensory, and social skills through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play. Ages 0-2. Please register children only (not adults). Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 0 - 2. Icon: Music. Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Diabetes Self-Management

Manchester Branch This is a six week workshop that provides guidelines for managing diabetes through healthy eating, exercise, managing stress, and medications. It aims to improve self-management behavior to reduce complications associated with diabetes. When registering participants will be committing to all six workshops. No registration after the first session. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Mirror Mirror

Jackson Branch Join us for stories and a craft from two cultures. Please register. Registration begins Thursday September 14th at 9 am . Branch Location: Jackson Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 3 – 6. Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The Latino Americans Series: The New Latinos (1946-1965)

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Access Video on Demand as we enjoy the PBS documentary series, The Latino Americans. In this episode: Until World War II, Latino immigration to the United States was overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now three new waves bring large-scale immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Please register. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Fall into Reading Storytime

Barnegat Branch Join us for stories, songs, and a craft to celebrate fall. Ages 2+.  REG. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2+. Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

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: Teens. Tweens. Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

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. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Take Control of Your Health: Living Healthy with Diabetes

Lacey Branch Diabetes Self-Management Program: A Diabetes Self-Management Workshop that was created by Stanford University, presented by Quality Insights, Inc. in partnership with the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library. This six week program teaches techniques and strategies for living with diabetes. Each household will receive a free book for participating, courtesy of Quality Insights. Please register. Please note: This is a 6 week series. Registration for this program is for all 6 sessions. Branch Location: Lacey Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Friday Afternoon Movie: The Post

Long Beach Island Branch A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. (PG-13) 116 min. Branch Location: Long Beach Island Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Icon: Movie. Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Quilting Bee

Manchester Branch Beginners and skilled quilters come to our meetings and work on both individual and group projects, sharing ideas, techniques and patterns while making new friends. Note that quilting "classes" are held during the first meeting of the month. The secong meeting is usually reserved for independent projects. Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Games for Adults

Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch Bring a friend and have fun playing a variety of board games. Branch Location: Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Friends of the Waretown Library Book Sale

Waretown Branch Friends of the Waretown Library Book Sale. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: all. Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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, September 28, 2018, 1:00 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: Kids. Family. Age Range: All ages/Todas las Edades. Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Drop In Craft Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Manchester Branch Ages 2-12 Stop by the children's department for a craft to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Branch Location: Manchester Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 2-12. Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Read to the Dogs

Island Heights Branch Practice reading alongside gentle, beautiful therapy dogs. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: AGES 5 - 12. Friday, September 28, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tail Waggin’ Tutor

Barnegat Branch Practice reading alongside gentle, beautiful therapy dogs. Branch Location: Barnegat Branch. Type of Event: Author/Book Event. Program. Storytime. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Struggling Readers. Friday, September 28, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Art Exhibit: Artwork by Toms River Artist Community (2nd Floor Gallery)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host Artwork by the Toms river Artist Community in the 2nd Floor Gallery during the month of September 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Playtime Fun

Berkeley Branch Drop in to play with our toys, socialize with other kids, and more. Make new friends and have fun. Branch Location: Berkeley Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 1 - 4. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Open Gaming

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. Open board games.  Play an old favorite or learn a new game. See a librarian to explore our selection of board games. Set up a tournament with your friends!!!! Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Teens. Age Range: 12-18. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Friends of the Waretown Library Book Sale

Waretown Branch Friends of the Waretown Library Book Sale. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Friends Event. Audience: Kids. Teens. Adults. Tweens. Family. Age Range: all. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Hispanic Heritage Month Drop-In Craft

Waretown Branch Drop in to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a craft! Ages 2-8. Branch Location: Waretown Branch. Type of Event: Hispanic Heritage Month. Audience: Kids. Tweens. Age Range: 2-8. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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. Age Range: All Ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Type: Open Hours. Icon: Maker. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Harold Shale: the Comet with No Tail

Island Heights Branch Way out in space, far from Earth, there’s a place called the Ort Cloud where baby comets are born. Take a trip through the solar system with Harold as he makes friends searching for his orbit, and help Harold discover the way to get his tail. How? You’ll find out. Branch Location: Island Heights Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: Ages 6 - 12. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:25 AM.

String of Purls–Knit/Crochet Group

Stafford Branch Needle art lovers whether you’re just learning or already know how, join our group to knit, crochet, embroider, crewel and needlepoint. For beginners, bring size 10 knitting needles and light-colored 4 ply worsted yarn. To crochet bring the same yarn and a size “I” crochet hook. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Teens. Adults. Age Range: Ages 10 and up. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Feature Film: Tomb Raider

Brick Branch This reboot has Lara Croft adventuring to a mythical tomb while in search of her missing father. (PG-13) 122 min. Branch Location: Brick Branch. Type of Event: Movie. Audience: Adults. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Green Club

Toms River Branch Green Club Create something new with something old. A different project each month. Join the club! Registration required.  Registration begins September 15. . Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 8-12. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Strictly 60s Music Concert

Toms River Branch The name says it all. The Strictly 60s Band is a group of veteran musicians dedicated to giving their listeners the best songs of the 1960s. Come hear all your favorites: The Beatles, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Dion, and more. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River. Registration required. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Concert. Audience: Adults. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Wrap Around Yarn Apples

Lakewood Branch Make apples with yarn and cardboard. Branch Location: Lakewood Branch. Type of Event: DIY/Craft/Maker. Audience: Kids. Age Range: 5-14. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art Exhibit: Artwork by Toms River Artist Community (2nd Floor Gallery)

Toms River Branch The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host Artwork by the Toms river Artist Community in the 2nd Floor Gallery during the month of September 2018. Branch Location: Toms River Branch. Type of Event: Exhibits/Displays. Audience: Adults. Sunday, September 30, 2018.

English Conversation Group

Stafford Branch Practice your English speaking skills in a friendly group environment. All welcome. Branch Location: Stafford Branch. Type of Event: Program. Audience: Adults. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.