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.
February 25, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several featured events throughout March.“Learn About Access Video on Demand” 10 a.m. Monday, Mar. 4. Access Video on Demand is a database offered through the Ocean County Library to the public. It offers streaming videos on a wide range of topics, including the arts, humanities, science, mathematics, technology, and documentaries from notable producers such as HBO, History... Read More
February 25, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two maker programs for adults in March.“Turn Ordinary Paper into Beautiful Stones!” 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Mar. 6 and 13. In the first session, the group will match paper sizes, shapes, and colors, then align edges and glue layers of paper together. In the second session, the group will finish the projects by sanding them into their final shapes and varnishing them to glossy... Read More
February 25, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host its regular monthly programs throughout March.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Participants may bring their own game set. No registration required.“Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 5 and 19. Critique one another’s work and discuss issues pertinent to authorship and getting published. No registration required.“Movie Wednesdays” 6 p.m. Wednesdays... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Critically acclaimed jazz guitarist, composer, and educator Brian Betz will perform American standards and original compositions at 2 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 30 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.Betz is on the faculty of Rowan University where he teaches jazz guitar and jazz improvisation. He also gives concerts, clinics, and master classes nationwide.Betz holds two degrees from Rowan University and is endorsed by GHS... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch is hosting “Workshop for Census Jobs” at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 14.The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for the 2020 Census. Stop by to learn how to apply for many opportunities offering excellent pay, flexible hours, and paid training.A recruiter will be available to answer questions and take applications. There will be a session at 10 a.m. and another at 3 p.m.The branch is located at 101 Washington... Read More
February 25, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two food programs in March.“All About Bread!” 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 26. Everything about bread will be covered in this program, from its origins as the “staff of life” to the ongoing neo-artisan bread revolution sweeping America. Raphael Morillo of MKT Eatery in Surf City, a baker of over 40 years, will share his knowledge and samples, clear up mysteries, and... Read More
February 19, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., will be transformed into a miniature golf course during a two-day fundraiser by the Ocean County Library Foundation.The 3rd annual “Links with the Masters” will be held Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. Golf attire is suggested to add to the fun atmosphere of the event but is not required.Friday’s adult-only (21+) event will start at 7 p.m. with cocktails and light... Read More
February 12, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library welcomes an evening of Celtic celebration with multiple events hosted by award-winning, Irish musician and teacher Colm Keegan on Friday, March 8, at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Beginning at 4 p.m., Keegan will present his “Introduction to the Irish Language.” Participants will learn Irish phrases and basic communication. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit http://bit.ly/ColmKeeganOCLAt 6:30 p.m... Read More
February 12, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street, Toms River will host a series of programs featuring performances from members of the Garden State Philharmonic with a hands-on segment for children to try out featured instruments. All programs are for children ages 6-12 and their families.Introduce your child to the joys of classical music through five presentations by the professional musicians of the Garden... Read More
February 11, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs throughout the month of March.“AARP Tax Assistance” 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mar. 7, 14, 21, and 28. Receive free tax assistance by members of AARP. There is no age requirement but appointments are required. Bring previous year(s) returns, photo ID, social security or I-Tin card, and all relevant tax documents related to the tax years to be prepared.... Read More