All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen at regular hours Tuesday, May 28.
April 22, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Website Design Tips for Your Business” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.Internet marketing specialist Maureen Rushalski will review design techniques and tips to take your website from ho-hum to a lead generating business builder.This program is presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free... Read More
April 22, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various programs throughout the month of May.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Watch a movie on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater. Call the branch or visit the website for film information.“Brain Joggers” 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 13. Exercise your mind by playing games and working puzzles.“Armchair Traveling Series: Philippines” 10:30 a.m.... Read More
April 22, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several tech classes throughout the month of May.“Microsoft Word Basics” 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1. Learn how to create and format a document, write text, change the size and color of words, print, and more.“Presenting Google Drive” 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. Learn how to use this free resource to take your files and folders anywhere. Participants must have a working Gmail account... Read More
April 22, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a fundraiser by the Friends of the Manchester Branch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4.Vendors will sell unique gifts, craft items, collectibles, and more. It will take place indoors rain or shine.Proceeds from this event will enhance programming at the library and extend their ability to meet other needs.The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.
April 22, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several featured events for adults in the month of May.“Make a Mug-Cake Mother’s Day Gift” 2 p.m. Monday, May 6. Instructions and a recipe will be provided for a tasty treat to give to someone special or keep for yourself. Participants will package non-perishable ingredients into a decorated coffee mug decorated by participants.“Art Reception for Naomi Webb” 2 p.m. Saturday... Read More
April 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library, in partnership with the Mental Health Awareness Committee of Ocean County and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will host a mental health provider fair at the Toms River Branch from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.Representatives from Ocean County agencies that support children and adults affected by mental illnesses and/or substance abuse will be on hand to discuss available resources and... Read More
April 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will screen the documentary “After Auschwitz” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2."After Auschwitz" follows six Holocaust survivor women and their lives after the war. The film captures what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life.The film is 83 minutes and will be screened using Kanopy, the free video streaming service available through... Read More
April 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.Diversity consultant and meditation teacher Ruth King will shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light on a subject relevant to all. This talk will provide a fresh take on the complexity of racial conditioning and the dynamics of racial oppression.Ruth King is an... Read More
April 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “An Exhibit of Everything That Resonates in Life” by painter Anne Wong in the McConnell Gallery throughout the month of May.Anne Wong has been painting since she was a child in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, taking private lessons, hoping to attend an art college. However, life took her on a different path, graduating from the University of Malaya with a degree in Social Science... Read More
April 16, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, May 10 for its annual Staff Development Day. All branches will reopen Saturday, May 11.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.