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Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will create seasonal displays at local branches throughout the month of October.

BOOKS FOR KIDS PROGRAM CELEBRATES MILESTONE Ocean County Library’s 10th annual Books for Kids program will distribute books to local non-profit groups in Ocean County during the month of December. Starting in early November new books will be collected at all 21 branches of the Ocean County Library.



Coming September 24th:

bookfest 2011

his new book, Captain for Life: My Story as a Hall of Fame Linebacker.

Toms River Branch Tuesday, September 20 7:00 pm

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Harry Carson will be here to discuss

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ever play professional football,

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One of the greatest linebackers to

‘A festival of words’





WWW.THEOCEANCOUNTYLIBRARY.ORG OCEAN COUNTY DAY: October 12 - Noon to 4 pm Ocean County offices will showcase their services during the annual Ocean County Day. Information will be available from Affairs, Parks & Recreation, Senior Services, Tourism and other agencies.



Nonprofit Org. US Postage PAID Toms River, NJ Permit No. 38

care plans. No registration.

101 Washington Street Toms River, NJ 08753

$20 with other Medicare managed

SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH Did you know that 70% of all Ocean

sion Chairman notes, “We’re not just

County residents have a library card?

books anymore.” In addition to check-

The Ocean County Library encourages

ing out the latest bestselling novel or

all residents to get a library card this

movie on DVD or Blu-Ray, the library

September during National Library

offers a vast selection of magazines,

Card Sign-Up Month when you will

video games and music, and all twenty

also be eligible to enter a free raffle.

one locations are Wi-Fi zones. The

Residents may use their library

library has exciting programs that

cards at any of the Ocean County

provide entertainment, education and

Library’s 21 locations. Susan Quinn,

a sense of community.

Library Director says, “A library card

The Ocean County Library also has

also allows residents 24/7 access to

resources for job seekers including

our many databases and collection of

books, online resources, and classes

E-books and audio books through the

on computers for help with resumes,

Library’s website at www.theocean-

job searching and interviewing. from a home com-

the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Consumer

FREE if enrolled in Medicare Part B.

“The Ocean County Library is a very valuable resource for our community. It provides materials, cultural events, activities, and computer access for everyone from children to seniors.”

–Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari

Little Egg Harbor Branch

Flu/pneumonia shots will be offered from 1:00 - 3:30 pm

one card, twenty one branches!

The Ocean County Library has

puter with an Internet connection.”

something for everyone. Come visit us

Henry Mancini, Library Commis-

this fall to see what we can offer you!

OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY COMMISSION 2011 Henry J. Mancini, Chair; Susan L. Hutler, Vice Chair; Sal Baglio; Eleanor E. Hyres; James F. Malone; James T. Mullins; Bonnie R. Peterson, Esq. Pictured at left are Library Director Susan Quinn and Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari.

to OCL guide fall events DEKE DICKERSON Barnegat Branch Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm Dickerson will perform his special mix of roots and rock music at a free concert.

Deke Dickerson

Nationally-Touring Exhibit: A FINE ROMANCE: JEWISH SONGWRITERS, AMERICAN SONGS, 1910-1965 Pt. Pleasant Borough Branch September 7 thru October 21 Jewish songwriters compose the great American Songbook. Saturday, September 10, 12:30 pm Opening Reception Maggie Worsdale performs songs from these great composers, along with a tribute to Sophie Tucker, at 2:00 pm.

Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart

Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm Sid Frank, Museum Educator from the Liberty Hall Museum, will share anecdotes about the cultural contributions of Jewish New Jerseyans in such diverse areas as sports, politics, law, science, literature and entertainment. Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 pm Poet, editor and author David Lehman, whose book “A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs” was the basis for the exhibit, will speak about the era. Lehman is also the exhibition’s curator. A CELEBRATION OF “I LOVE LUCY” Toms River Branch Friday, October 7, 7:00 pm Elisabeth Edwards, author of the recently released book “I Love Lucy: A Celebration of All Things Lucy” will be here to celebrate the sixtieth-anniversary of the debut of “I Love Lucy” on television. “I Love Lucy” copyright CBS, Inc. Images of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz licensed by Desilu, too, LLC.

George Pettignano

toolsfor teens BULLYING 101

with Dr. Paula Rodriguez Rust The new Students Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, signed into law in New Jersey in January, has been described as the

Author Event: SHERYLL BELLMAN Long Beach Island Branch Monday, October 10, 7:00 pm Sheryll Bellman, author of “America’s Little Italys: Recipes & Traditions from Coast to Coast,” will share stories of the Italian American experience. Author & TV Personality: AARON SANCHEZ Barnegat Branch Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 pm The co-star of Food Network’s hit series “Chefs vs. City” and author of “Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable MexicanInspired Recipes from My Kitchen To Yours”, Aarón Sánchez will share some of his favorite recipes. Vocalist & Entertainer: GEORGE PETTIGNANO Manchester Branch Saturday, October 22, 2:00 pm ”Ring-A-Ding Rock-A-Billy Swing” features vocalist George Pettignano’s high powered performances that show off different styles of music ranging from the 1940s to the mid-1960s. Author SHERYLL BELLMAN

touring exhibit

toughest school bullying state law in the nation. What does this law mean for students, parents and schools? This program will cover the basics of bullying: what it is; why it is so Food Network star, Aaron Sanchez

harmful; what parents can do about it; what teenagers need to know; and what the new law means for all of us.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH September 15 - October 15 “DAY OF THE DEAD” CRAFT Celebrate the Southern Mexico tradition of honoring departed loved ones through making sugar skulls and other traditional crafts. At these locations, please register. Beachwood - 10/24, 6:30 pm Jackson - 11/2, 6:30 pm Lacey - 10/12, 3:30 pm Little Egg Harbor - 9/28, 4:00-5:00 pm Long Beach Island - 9/14, 5:00 pm Manchester - 10/24, 6:30 pm Point Pleasant Beach - 10/15, 10:30 am Point Boro - 10/13, 3:00 pm (for teens) Stafford - 9/22, 4:00 pm Upper Shores - 10/29, 10:30 am RAY RODRIQUEZ y SWING SABROSO Enjoy a live musical performance by Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso, who are known for their Salsa Dura style. Barnegat - 10/15, 2:00 pm Stafford - 10/26, 6:00 pm Upper Shores - 10/19, 7:00 pm ALBORADA SPANISH DANCERS Manchester - 10/28, 3:00 pm Plumsted - 9/17, 11:30 am Point Boro - 10/8, 2:00 pm Toms River - 10/3, 7:00 pm

Special Children’s Event! MR. SCOTT THE MUSIC MAN Children and families will enjoy this energetic and interactive concert. Check your local branch for other children’s programs. Plumsted Branch Monday, September 19, 6:30 pm

SEPTEMBER 25 - Toms River Branch SEPTEMBER 26 - Barnegat Branch Sign up begins at 6:00 PM Program starts at 6:30 PM

Little Egg Harbor Branch Tuesday, September 20, 6:00 pm

Department of Education Professional Develop-

Island Heights Branch Wednesday, September 21, 10:30 am

brought you the GangWise Project, O.C. Board of

Toms River Branch Saturday, September 24, during Bookfest GET HEALTHY @ YOUR LIBRARY Ongoing Health Fair-Various Branches Health care professionals will be sharing information on a wide variety of topics including nutrition, medication management, mental health, and senior-related issues. Stop by your local branch for a complete listing of events and programs.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information or to register for any of the programs above, please call the library at (732) 349-6200 or visit us online at

register for programs at

Professional Development Certificates are provided. The Ocean County Library is a registered NJ ment Provider. Sponsored by the Partnership that Chosen Freeholders, O.C. Youth Service Commission, O.C. Health Department, S.C. of NJ Ocean County Probation-Juvenile Supervision, O.C. Library, Municipal Alliance Project, and the N.J. Governors Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse. Dr. Rust is a sociologist and member of the NJ

Emma Lazarus:

Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience


thebeauty of water Examining the relationship between human culture and the environment as an issue of social justice ART & INSPIRATION with Donna Gustafson Curator, Jane Zimmerli Museum Rutgers University Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm Be inspired to look at water in new ways: as an element in nature, poetry and literature.

has appeared on “20/20” and has been quoted in many publications, including Newsweek.

E-BOOKS FOR KIDS NOW AVAILABLE AT OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY! One of our newest and most exciting services is geared to some of our youngest patrons. TumbleBooks brings children a collection of animated, talking picture e-books that they can read themselves or have read to them in several languages on a computer. Accessed through the library’s website by going to the “Databases” page under the “Research

FROM BARRENS TO BEACHES with Rich Bizub Director for Water Programs Pinelands Preservation Alliance Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 pm Explore the role of surface and groundwater in the Pine Barrens and Barnegat Bay Watershed.

& Info” heading, these colorful books

THE BIG THIRST with Charles Fishman, Author Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm A fascinating history of water throughout civilization and the importance of ensuring long-term solutions to a consistent supply of clean water.

25% higher vocabulary and comprehen-

Special Task Force on Bullying, Cyberbullying Awareness and Prevention. She lectures internationally,

tumble books are here!

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books. This service is free to OCL library cardholders and can be accessed from your home computer. According to School Library Journal, children who use the service have a sion skill than children who don’t. To see TumbleBooks in action, visit us at, or visit us at any branch.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...” Emma Lazarus wrote a sonnet in 1883 that became the unofficial anthem of America’s idealism. Ocean County Library is proud to host the nationally touring American Library Association’s exhibit composed of historical images and original works by Lazarus, exploring her secular Jewish life devoted to social activism.

EXHIBIT DATES: August 31 thru September 16 Jackson Branch September 17 thru October 14 Plumsted Branch OPENING RECEPTION with Dr. Esther Schor, Curator Thursday, September 8, 6:00 pm Jackson Branch Dr. Schor will discuss 19th century Jewish American culture and her biography of Lazarus, which won the 2006 National Jewish Book Award. THE LIFE & WORK OF LAZARUS with Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig Friday, September 23, 3:30 pm Plumsted Branch

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