Month of July

Celebrate Jersey Shore Food and Fun at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch
LAVALLETTE – When the Jersey Shore greets visitors, it offers a vast array of tasty tidbits and rollicking recreation. Food historian Judith Krall-Russo provides a tour of “Food and Fun Along the Jersey Shore,” 2 PM Wednesday, July 20, at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch.  Attendees will learn about salt-water taffy, clam fritters, and other delectable items found at shore points from the Atlantic Ocean to the Delaware Bay. The presentation will also shed light on summer activities that are identified with the Garden State’s coastal region. Judith Krall-Russo, a New Jersey native, maintains a busy schedule of lectures about the Garden State’s agriculture and the history and trends of locally-grown foods.  She is also a certified expert in the history, customs, and traditions of tea around the world. Her blog at contains engaging essays, rare recipes and photos galore. Registration at is required to attend this free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Shores Branch. For more information, visit the Branch, 112 Jersey City Avenue in Lavallette, or call (732) 793-3996. Keep up with Library programs and events at, and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify, and Pinterest.