Posts Tagged 'Friends of the Toms River Library'

Mahjong Fun Day coming to Toms River library 5/9


The Friends of Toms River Library will sponsor a “Mahjong Fun Day” 10 a.m to 4 p.m. May 9th in the Bishop Building, 39 Washington St., adjacent to the main library branch.

The cost is $100 per table or $25 per person which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

For additional information telephone Karen Roselli 908-307-7265, or Nancy Gardner 732-604-9696.

Mahjong players please join us for a FUN DAY.

TR’s first volunteer fair a great success


Great turnout at Tuesday’s first Volunteer Fair in Toms River! More than two dozen agencies participated and many people came to learn of volunteer needs they could fill.

Thanks to Sandra Stark for organizing the fair and thank you to the media that generously promoted it.

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Golf outing to benefit TR library branch

The Friends of Toms River Library will host their third annual Golf Outing on October 8, 2014 at Bey Lea Golf Course in Toms River.

All proceeds support the Toms River library branch including the purchase of special equipment, and sponsorship of various programs and children’s activities.

The cost to play in the golf outing is $80 for a single golfer, $300 for a foursome and $100 for a hole sponsor.

For information or inquiries contact Nancy Gardner at 732-604-9696.

Join us for a round of golf and buffet dinner and support the library.

TR Friends book sale news


The Friends of the Toms River Library’s semiannual book sale continues today thru tomorrow at Mancini Hall, at our Toms River Branch. Our branch is located at 101 Washington St. Toms River. Proceeds from these sales are used to benefit the branch through purchases of special equipment and sponsoring some of our programs. We encourage you to stop by and see the hundreds of books, audio-books, CDs and DVDs that are available for purchase at a very low price.


TR library friends will present award-winning play

The Friends of the Toms River Library will sponsor Nora and Delis Ephron’s play, “Love and Loss and What I Wore,” Wednesday March 26 at 7 p.m.

The play, performed by the Guild Theatre Works and based by on a 1995 novel by Ilene Beckerman, is a series of monologues exploring female wiles, worries and insecurities in their memories of family and friends. The ensemble piece about clothes and memory covers all the important subjects: mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, hating purses and why we only wear black.

The play has won a number of awards, including 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience as well as the 2010 Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play.

It has been performed in eight countries on six continents.

The play will be presented free of charge at the Toms River branch’s Mancini Hall, 101 Washington St. Registration is required.

To register telephone the library operator at 732-349-6200 or 609-971-0514 or visit the library’s website  and click on “Events and News” then “Calendar of Events.”

Book donations sought for TR Friends booksale

The Friends of the Toms River Library are asking for book, CD, and media donations for our Book Sale scheduled for November 7-9th. The materials should be in PRISTINE condition. We cannot accept material in poor condition, textbooks, encyclopedias, old computer books, magazines, abridged or condensed books or phonograph records. Material can be dropped off at the library during open hours. Your help in making the Book Sale a success is appreciated. 

Thank you TR friends


Thank you to the Friends of the Toms River Library. They hosted a staff appreciation luncheon today.  Great time. Great food. Great Friends!


TR library Friends to hold booksale Jan 10-12

The Friends of the Toms River Library will hold their annual Winter Book Sale in Mancini Hall at the Toms River branch, 101 Washington St. January 10-12.

The booksale will be open:

Thursday Jan. 10 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.;

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 & 12, between 9 am and 4 p.m.

Each hardback cover and non-fiction paperback book will cost $1. Fiction paperback books will cost 50 cents each.  Children’s books will cost a quarter each.

Other media items (CDs, VHS tapes and DVDs) will be available for $1 each.

“This is a wonderful time to gather great books for winter reading,” said Anne Burgan.

The funds that are raised by The Friends supplement the library’s budget and will be used to purchase materials for the library and to sponsor several of its programs.

Friends of the Toms River Library bus trip – Dead Sea Scrolls in NYC

Friends of the Toms River Library bus trip – Dead Sea Scrolls in NYC

Toms River – The Friends of the Toms River Library will be hitting the road for a trip to view the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Exhibition New York City, Thursday March 22.

See the oldest known texts of the Bible first hand, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and an actual stone from the Western Wall from the Second temple in Jerusalem. Experience the Holy Land traditions and beliefs through the largest collection of artifacts including more than 500 never before displayed items.

The bus departs the Rt. 37 Foodtown parking lot at 8:45 a.m. and returns at approx. 6 p.m. The cost is $90 pp. and includes transportation, gratuities, admission and lunch at S.P.Q.R Italian restaurant in Little Italy.

Deadline for registration is March 1. Registration forms are available at the Ocean County Library Toms River branch, 101 Washington Street. For more information or to register for the trip call Pat (732) 286-7611 or Lynne (732) 240-2736.

TR Friends to sponsor Pompeii exhibit bus trip

The Friends of the Toms River Library will sponsor a bus trip to the Pompeii Exhibition at the Discovery Times Square Exposition Center in New York City on Thursday, April 7.

When Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius erupted 2,000 years ago, covering the city of Pompeii in volcanic ash and lava, it captured an element of Roman culture and locked it away for nearly two millennia.

With more than 250 artifacts, including wall-sized frescoes, jewelry, gold coins, statuary and the largest collection of body casts ever on display, this exhibit will let you experience Pompeii before and after the eruption.

The cost for this exciting day in New York is $87 and includes transportation, admission and a late lunch at Piero’s Ristorante in Hazlet. The menu includes Pasta Fagioli, salad, and a choice of entree and dessert.

Deadline for reservations is March 1. Applications for the trip are available at the Toms River library branch, 101 Washington St., or by calling Conrad at (732) 557-4650.

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