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 05, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a performance by the Ocean County College Dance Repertory Company at 1 p.m. Monday, Apr. 29.The group will perform works in the styles of swing jazz, contemporary jazz, and lyrical jazz. The students will hold a question and answer session after the performance to discuss their experiences with the choreographic process. The group is under direction of Professor Catherine... Read More
April 02, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Read the most recent issues of “The Trenton Times” and “The Press of Atlantic City” online with your Ocean County Library card. Free online access means no paywall blocking access and no need to recycle paper.“The Trenton Times” is the premier publication for extensive coverage of New Jersey state government news. It also covers news from Mercer County and beyond, reaching central areas of New Jersey.“The Press of Atlantic City” is... Read More
March 29, 2019
STAFFORD – The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Understanding Autism Spectrum and Advocacy through the Aspen Network in New Jersey” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 10.April is Autism Awareness Month. Join an informative presentation about the autism spectrum. Learn about ASPEN (Autism SPectrum Education Network) and their advocacy and support within New Jersey.Ann Hiller and Helen Ciraulo of ASPEN will discuss programs,... Read More
March 27, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The Doughboy Monuments of New Jersey” by Erik Burro throughout April in the McConnell Gallery.Erik Burro is a history advocate who has photographed nearly 300 memorials to World War I in New Jersey, most created within a decade after the Great War. A color photo of the most recent WWI monument in the state, “Protectors of Freedom” by Brian Hanlon, will be featured in the... Read More
March 27, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, Apr. 19 for Good Friday and Sunday, Apr. 21 for Easter Sunday.All branches will be open Saturday, Apr. 20 and Monday, Apr. 22.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available 24/7 through theoceancountylibrary.org.For more information, visit theoceancountylibrary.org or call... Read More
March 27, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a black and white photography exhibit by Ryan Marchese throughout the month of April.The pieces in this exhibition examine the aftermath of a location once its inhabitants have abandoned it. In some cases, the structures are reclaimed by nature, its vines and branches stretching out and in, making it a part of the earth once again. Other buildings fall victim to acts of... Read More
March 27, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Yay for Springtime and Earth Day!” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 17.The LBI Garden Club invites youth members to celebrate springtime and Earth Day with a beautiful fresh flower arrangement. Participants will plant some seeds for the new season. The program is geared toward participants grades 3 to 6.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue in Surf City.... Read More
March 27, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Friends of the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library invite you to submit a favorite recipe for their cookbook fundraiser. If you have one you are willing to share for a good cause, bring it to the Manchester Branch before Apr. 30.Upon publication, the cookbook will be available for sale to the public. All proceeds will help the Friends enhance programming and extend the ability to meet other needs of the branch.The... Read More
March 27, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Friends of the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library are looking for vendors for their Spring Flea Market Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4. The flea market attracts shoppers interested in buying gifts, craft items, collectibles, and more.The Friends of the Manchester Branch are accepting interested parties who would like to be vendors. The cost to become a vendor is $15 which includes a five-foot table. The money earned by... Read More
March 27, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Author and environmental activist Maya K. van Rossum will discuss her book “The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 29 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.Maya K. van Rossum is the Delaware Riverkeeper and has led the Delaware Riverkeeper Network for over 23 years. She was named one of the “10 Most Influential People of 2015” on energy issues by SNL Energy.van... Read More