Archive for July, 2011

LEH learns Spanish dance steps

On Monday, July 25th Eva Lucena and another member of the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre gave instructions and demonstrations of Spanish dancing.  Audience participation was encouraged with clapping rhythms, using fans and learning dance steps.  Our own S.A.I.L coordinator learned how to play the castanets.  Everyone had an enjoyable Spanish dancing experience!

Affording Health: Free or low-cost health programs explained at Waretown branch

“The greatest wealth is health,” said the classical Roman philosopher Virgil, but what if one can’t afford it?

 Health care can be prohibitively costly for many, especially during these economically difficult times.  Whether you have lost your health insurance due to a job loss or your medical costs have grown beyond your financial means, there just might be a solution for you. 

New rights and benefits have recently become available.  And many more free or low cost programs are in the making to help alleviate the strain often associated with medical costs.  Discover how you and your family can take advantage of these new developments. 

A representative from The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance will present a free program at the Waretown branch, 112 Main St.,  Monday Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. covering your concerns.  Seating is limited, so please register by calling the branch (609) 693-5133 or online at .

Attention Business Owners! Social media unraveled

 Your customers use social media (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, etc.) to see what’s happening with companies of all sizes.  If you don’t have a social media marketing strategy you are missing out on a huge opportunity.  Learn how to get your company into this profitable conversation for free!

Thomas Forgione President and Chief of Customer Happiness at Web Alliance International, Inc. will show you the steps necessary to create a professional and profitable social media campaign.  Great for beginners! 

This program will be held in the Waretown branch, 112 Main St.,  Saturday Sept. 10 beginning at 10:30 a.m.  It is free and open to the public.  Register online or telephone the operator @ (609) 693-5133.

Waretown partners with Red Cross for blood drive

In partnership with the American Red Cross, the Waretown branch invites you to donate blood Friday Sept. 9 between 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  The actual donation site will be at the Community Center 239 11th. Street, Barnegat.  We make it convenient for you.  Call for details and set an appointment at 609-693-5133.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome.

Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country – 2 featured programs at the TR branch

 A Visit from Lewis and Clark – Saturday, Jul. 30, 2:00 PM

Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark pay a visit to the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St, Toms River. They will tell of their experiences of adventure on their amazing journey into unexplored American territory enduring hardships – weather, illness, and unfamiliar terrain as they forged a route that linked the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Along the way they wrote in their journals the plants, animals and people they encountered the unexplored territory that would become the United States.


Lewis and Clark: A Musical Journey of Story and Song – Saturday, Aug. 6, 2:00 PM

The Lewis and Clark Expedition not only made an incredible impact on history, they captured the hearts and mind of fans and historians for generations. One of the most captivating things about the Expedition is that two violins made the trip there and back again across the vast North American continent. But what music did they play? Charlie Zahm along with Fiddler Tad Marks perform traditional ballads, stirring patriotic songs, spirituals and maritime songs with which the Corps of Discovery would have entertained themselves on the trail.

Start Your Engines At The Little Egg Harbor Branch!

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Race car driver Jeff Marcucci from the New Egypt Speedway came to the Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor branch on Thursday, July 21st.  Jeff talked about the different parts of his racing car and the safety equipment.  All of the children were given a chance to sit in the driver’s seat and received racing flags.
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PP Boro presents family concert 8/10


CONTACT:  Karen Monahan, 732-295-1555





POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH – The Point Pleasant Borough branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, will present the program Presley and Melody’s One World, Many Stories – Family Concert on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

 As Songwriters/Musicians, Presley and Melody write it – compose it –sing it- and “Rock out” at their concerts, providing nonstop dancing and upbeat children’s music.

 Presley and Melody’s “Interactive Concerts” offer musical enjoyment and educational value during their high energy, creatively visual performance.  Music appreciation and self-expression are key hallmarks in their musical endeavor.

 This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the branch at 732-295-1555, registering online at or in person. If you have any questions, please call the library for specific information.

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