Ocean County Library Celebrates Diversity Month

In October, the Ocean County Library celebrates the different heritages and people through Diversity Month. To celebrate, the library will be holding several programs though the month of October.

The Toms River branch will host a special Columbus Day performance featuring La Takkarata, a folk music and dance group from Fragneto Monforte in Italy, Fri. October 5 at 1 pm. This program is sponsored by the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee.

New Jersey’s premier Spanish dance company the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre will perform several styles of dance from Spain, including flamenco, regional and classic, at the Manchester branch (21 Colonial Dr.) October 8 at 3 p.m. They will performing the rhythmic dramas “El Amor Brujo’ and “Tribute to Garcia Lewis.”

This program is sponsored in part by an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and the Ocean County Library Foundation.

Families can come to the Little Egg Harbor branch (290 Mathistown Rd.) to learn about percussion and rhythm with Arts Forward on October 13 at 2 p.m.. This interactive program teaches African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean drumming and music. The session is sponsored by the Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library.

The Teen Advisory Board of the Plumsted branch (119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt) will host an evening of international desserts on Wed., Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own international sweets to share.

These programs are just a small selection of the Diversity Month Programs that the Ocean County Library is hosting for Diversity Month. They are all free and open to the public.

To register, visit the library’s website http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.

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