Discussion of Lakewood’s Orthodox Community to be held in Pt. Pleasant Boro

November 30, 2010

The Point Pleasant Borough branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, will present the program “Heart of the Stranger” Monday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

The program will be led by Ocean County College professor Ali Botein-Furrevig who will read excerpts from her new book and discuss the customs and laws that define the Orthodox Jewish community in Lakewood.

Lakewood is home to a large Orthodox Jewish population.  It hosts Beth Medrash Govoha, one of the largest rabbinical colleges in the world.

 This program is free and open to the public.  Please register online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call (732) 295-1555.


Lakewood hosts grand re-opening!

April 21, 2010

Following two weeks of renovations, the Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Avenue, has reopened and will celebrate with a reception Thursday April 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  And the public is invited to help the library celebrate.

The walls have been repainted.  New carpeting has replaced the old, worn fabric.  Many of the shelves have been repositioned and several new areas opened to allow more open areas for reading and browsing.

Music at the reception will be provided by The Sirocco Jazz Trio.  Refreshments will be served and prizes will be distributed to those who attend.

The reception is free and open to the public.

For more information call the branch at (732) 363-1435, ext. 2502.


Lakewood to host Sesame Street’s “Susan”

April 20, 2010

The Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Av., will host Loretta Long who will be celebrating 40 years as “Susan” on the children’s television “Sesame Street.”

The three-hour long program will begin 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 24.

Long will share her experiences while on the show and will also share stories that contributed to the writing of her first children’s book, “Courtney’s Birthday Party.”

Long is writing a new book and will solicit viewer’s experiences as they watched the show over the years. She urges people to bring photographs and other memorabilia of them watching the show as a child.

This family-fun program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register for this program go to the library’s website http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone the operator (732) 363-1435.


A Taste of the World @ Lakewood

October 8, 2009

CONTACT: Pat D’Andrea ph 732-363-1435 ext 2511 pdandrea@theoceancountylibrary.org

Margaret Greenan ph 732-363-1435 ext 2512 mgreenan@theoceancountylibrary.org

What: “A Taste of the World”

Where: Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library

When: Saturday October 24 @ 2pm

“A Taste of the World”

Lakewood – On Saturday October 24 at 2pm the Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library will offer “A Taste of the World”: An International Celebration of Food, Music and the Arts.

Enjoy the music and various art forms of local artists and participate in a “taste of the world”, with an international food tasting.

The program is free and no registration is required. The Lakewood branch is located at 301 Lexington Ave., Lakewood NJ. For further information call the branch 732-363-1435 ext 2111.


Healthy Eating From Around the World

October 8, 2009

Pat D’Andrea ph 732-363-1435 ext 2511 pdandrea@theoceancountylibrary.org

Margaret Greenan ph 732-363-1435 ext 2512 mgreenan@theoceancountylibrary.org

What: Healthy Eating from Around the World

Where: Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library

When: Wednesday October 14 @ 7pm

Healthy Eating from Around the World

Lakewood: On Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm the Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library will offer Healthy Eating from Around the World.

Join us for a look at how the dietary habits of people from other cultures affect their health and longevity. Along with a food tasting there will be books and websites available.

The Lakewood branch is located at 301 Lexington Ave., Lakewood, NJ. Registration is not required. For further information call the branch 732-363-1435 ext 2300.


Celebration of Jazz with Derek Pierre & Company

October 6, 2009

LakewoodJazz, jazz, jazz! On Saturday October 17 at 2pm, join us at the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library for an afternoon of jazz with Derek Pierre & Company. Mr. Pierre, an accomplished guitarist, has performed locally in the area. The program is free and  registration is not required.  The Lakewood Branch is located at 301 Lexington Ave, Lakewood NJ.

For further information call the branch 732-363-1435, ext 2502.


Friends of the Lakewood Branch Flea Market

September 24, 2009

Lakewood – A flea market sponsored by the Friends of the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will be held at the branch on Saturday October 3, 10am-4pm and Sunday October 4, 1pm-4pm.

Household items, toys, games and other items will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Friends in support of library programming. Donations of items 2 days prior to the sale are welcome. No books please.

The branch is located at 301 Lexington Ave., Lakewood NJ. For further information call the branch 732-363-1435 ext 2111.