Mario Kart tournament at OCL

December 1, 2010


CONTACT: Scott Walker (732) 349-6200, ext. 5914

Teens that are too young to drive can still fulfill their virtual need for speed at Ocean County Library Mario Kart tournament.

Does your teen have the winter blahs or cabin fever? Bring them to one of nine library locations in January and February for the Mario Kart Wii tournament.

The event is for teens ages 12 -18 and registration is required and each player may only register for one qualifying round. Players are encouraged to bring their Wii Wheels and Classic Controllers

Nine branches will host qualifying rounds, and the top players from each location will get to compete in our “Tournament of Champions” at the Toms River Branch on Saturday, February 26th.

Qualifying Rounds –
Lakewood – Wednesday Jan.5 – 6:30 P.M.
Berkeley – Saturday Jan.8 – 1 P.M.
Lacey – Saturday Jan 22 – 1 P.M.
Jackson – Wednesday Jan 26 – 6:30 P.M.
Point Pleasant Borough – Thursday Jan.27 – 6:30 P.M.
Manchester – Saturday Jan 29 – 2 P.M.
Toms River – Wednesday Feb 2 – 6:30 P.M.
Little Egg Harbor – Saturday Feb 5 – 2 P.M.
Barnegat – Thursday Feb 17 – 7 P.M.
Tournament of Champions” Toms River Feb 26, 1 – 4 P.M.

For more information please contact Ocean County Library at or by phone at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514


LEH to host Holocaust exhibit

September 15, 2010

The Little Egg Harbor branch of Ocean County Library (290 Mathistown Rd.) will host a two-month-long exhibit about the Holocaust and genocide during October and November.

“Holocaust and Genocide: The Betrayal of Humanity Exhibit” is on loan from the Jewish Community Relations Council, the public policy and human relations agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ.

The 14-panel photograph exhibit is accompanied by a DVD that includes survivor’s and liberator’s testimonies. The photographs record events from 1933 until the victims were freed in 1945.

“The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of not only the Holocaust, but of the larger issue of genocide around the world,” said Branch Manager Kelly-Ann Pennell.

The library will also host a reception Wednesday Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information contact the operator at the branch (609) 294-1197.

The exhibit, prepared by The Goodwin Holocaust Museum and Education Center of the Delaware Valley, Cherry Hill, has appeared throughout the state, including Battleship New Jersey; Camden County College’s William G. Rohrer Center; Burlington County College and the Center for Social Justice, Parker Center; and the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor campus.

Boyology: A Teen Girl’s Crash Course in All Things Boy at Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library

September 16, 2009

Author Sarah O’ Leary Burningham will visit the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library (290 Mathistown Rd) on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7pm, to discuss her book, Boyology: A Teen Girl’s Crash Course in All Things Boy.

Boyolgy delves into the mysteries of teen guys, dissecting flirting tactics, offering dating suggestions, and providing tips on forming solid friendships with guys. From “a few things to remember when text flirting” to a math formula to figure out how long it will take to get over him, this is an up-close-and-personal look at everything a girl has ever needed to know about dating. Parents will appreciate that the author handles discussions about kissing and beyond with grace and tact. Most importantly, Sarah empowers her readers to make smart choices on their own terms. The author shares her own experiences, peppers pages with fun celebrity quotes, and most importantly includes comments from real teenagers—through a tremendous amount of research and polling via her own MySpace page—on everything from first dates to breakups.

With a fresh new look and a pitch-perfect voice, BOYOLOGY is a must-have for teens who are already dating as well as girls who might want to know what they’re in for.

Some of the basics Sarah includes are:

· Figuring out first dates and the rest of the dating game

· Setting your boundaries

· Outside forces: friends, parents, and other factors

· Boy friend vs. boyfriend (there is a MAJOR difference!)

· Breaking up, getting back in the game, and much more

Each page is jam-packed with sensible advice that teens can use in their everyday lives. Figuring out teen boys may seem daunting, but with the help of BOYOLOGY, girls will feel as confident as they should be.

Sarah O’Leary Burningham is the author of How to Raise Your Parents and has thousands of teen friends on MySpace, a regular blog, and is still a teenager at heart. She lives and works in New York. For more information, check out

To register for this program, call the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library at 609-294-1197, or visit