Posts Tagged 'Point Pleasant Borough'

Tanner to discuss his book, experiences in Iraq war

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Iraqi war veteran Robert M. Tanner will discuss his book “Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox” 7 p.m. Monday June 9 at the Pt. Pleasant Borough library branch.

He will sign copies of his book following the discussion.

This program is free and open to the public.

Pt. Pleasant Boro presents, “I Am Sea Glass: A Night of Poetry and Art”

Richard Morgan has been writing poetry for 50 years. After 40 years in education as a teacher and administrator, he retired with his wife, artist Pat Morgan, to New Jersey’s Long Beach Island where the wind and waves fight for their attention. Together, they have published three books, “I am Sea Glass – A Collection of Poetic Pieces,” ” Sea Glass People – Portraits in Words and Watercolors,” and “Sea Glass Soul – Invisible Colors.” Richard shares a PowerPoint of Pat’s paintings to go along with his poetry and the stories behind the poems

The program will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7 pm at the Point Pleasant Borough branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Rd.

 Register for this program by telephoning the branch at 732-295-1555 or online at

Return to a simpler time: Ocean County Library presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life” by Nine Theatricals

TOMS RIVER – Two branches of the Ocean County Library will present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” in December.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is the classic tale of family, friendship and the power of community in the face of financial hard times.

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” presented by Nine Theatricals, is performed as a 1940’s radio broadcast in front of a live audience. It gives modern-day viewers a chance to have a look at the behind-the-scenes work that made such shows a success 60 or more years ago.

Several actors play the numerous characters, and just as in the old radio plays, most sound effects are created on stage by the actors themselves.  It includes vintage advertisements and musical underscores that heighten the tension.

The programs will be held:

Saturday Dec. 7, 2 p.m. at the Lacey branch, 10 E. Lacey Rd., Forked River (609) 693-8566

Saturday Dec. 21, 2 p.m. at the Pt. Pleasant Borough branch, 834 Beaver Dam Rd. (732) 295-1555.

These programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Telephone the branch or visit the Website .

Leticia Walker Concert at the Point Pleasant Borough Branch

Vocalist Leticia Walker will perform a concert at the Ocean County Library Point Pleasant Borough branch (834 Beaver Dam Road) Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 2 pm. This afternoon of jazz, rhythm & blues, pop, standards, and originals features emotional intensity and will leave you spellbound! Please register by calling 732-295-1555 or online at

Japanese Festival Drums at 2 OCL branches

 TOMS RIVER–   Many believe drums were the first musical instruments developed by people.  A hollowed out log produced a sound that could deliver messages, inspire courage or fear, and unite a community in its thoughts and actions.

 Ocean County Library will present Japanese Festival Drums, in a family program, at two locations Saturday May 5 to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.  The first performance will be held at the Point Pleasant Borough branch at 11 a.m. and the second at the Toms River branch at 2 p.m.

 With power, grace, pulse and driving rhythms, this aural and visual performance combines the taiko drums with the shakuhachi and fue (both bamboo flutes) along with the koto (a 13-stringed instrument) to provide a rare and unforgettable treat for American ears.

 The two programs are sponsored in part with funding from an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and the Ocean County Library Foundation.

 They are free and open to the public but registration is required.  To register, visit the library Web site or telephone the operator at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.

Jewish songwriters & the Great American Songbook

POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH –   Perhaps you remember the Broadway musicals “West Side Story”, “Gypsy,” or “Fiddler on the Roof.”  Maybe you recall the recent revivals of others, such as “Oklahoma”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “My Fair Lady,” and “The King and I.”  All spawned dozens of musical hits that make up The Great American Songbook.

The Point Pleasant Borough library branch, 834 Beaver Dam Rd., will host the nationally-touring exhibit “A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965” Sept. 7 through Oct. 21.

The exhibit will open with a reception Saturday Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m.  Maggie Worsdale will perform songs from these great Jewish American songwriters, along with a tribute to Sophie Tucker, at 2 p.m. Both the reception and concert are sponsored by the Friends of the Point Pleasant Library.

Sid Frank, Museum Educator from the Liberty Hall Museum, will share anecdotes Monday Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. about the cultural contributions of Jewish New Jerseyans in such diverse areas as sports, politics, law, science, literature and entertainment.

Poet, editor and author David Lehman, whose book “A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs” was the basis for the exhibit, will speak at the library branch Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and regal people with stories from the era. Lehman is also the exhibition’s curator.

The exhibit looks at the enormously popular collection of songs and songwriters who entertained and inspired America during the early 20th century.

Its songwriters combined a genius for developing a melody, pairing it with the perfect words and connecting with their audience on an emotional level.  A high percentage of those writers were Jewish, coming from families that immigrated to America in the 1800s or fleeing from pogroms and persecutions in Europe at the turn of the century.

The songwriters included such well-known composers as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin and Harold Arlen. 

Its singers included Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Kate Smith, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald and they were performed by such artists as Benny Goodman and Miles Davis.

The exhibit was developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.  The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from “Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.”

The programs, exhibit and reception are free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register go to the library’s Web site ( or telephone the operator (732) 295-1555.

The Point Pleasant Borough branch is one of 55 sites nationwide to host this exhibit.

Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg with Wizard of Oz cast

The Dan Wilensky Quartet to perform at Point Boro

CONTACT: Nicole DeMatteo, Branch Manager Karen Monahan, PR Liaison

The Dan Wilensky Quartet!

Point Pleasant Borough Branch of the Ocean County Library will present

“The Dan Wilensky Quartet” on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Be cool this summer and

enjoy hot jazz music from the Dan Wilensky Quartet. Featuring saxophonist Dan Wilensky, with

Doug Clark on guitar, Dean Johnson on bass, and Tony Moreno on drums.

The quartet plays a wide variety of jazz, including standards, bossa novas, and original

compositions. The members of the quartet have toured and recorded with a veritable who’s who

in the jazz and pop world, including Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Gerry Mulligan Wynton

Marsalis, Debbie Harry and Santana.


Please register online – or call 732-295-1555. The Point
Pleasant Borough Branch library is located at 834 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant, NJ.

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