All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. All branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Friday, Nov. 29. All other branches will be closed.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, Nov. 30.

The Little Egg Harbor Branch will be closed until further notice for electrical repairs. More Information.

  • A Dog’s Way Home

    By W. Bruce Cameron (Fic Came, Q Came, CD Fic Came)

    Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms, but can’t resist taking her home and naming her Bella. After Bella is picked up by Animal Control, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home.

     


  • After

    By Anna Todd (Fic Todd)

    Tessa didn't plan on meeting Hardin during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same. Experience the internet's most talked-about book, now a major motion picture, from Anna Todd, the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.”

     


  • Crazy Rich Asians

    By Kevin Kwan (Fic Kwan, CD Fic Kwan)

    Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.

     


  • The Woman in the Window

    By A.J. Finn (Fic Finn, Q Finn, CD Fic Finn)

    Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies ... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control?

     


  • The Good Liar

    By Nicholas Searle (Fic Sear)

    Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success.

     


  • The Nightingale

    By Kristin Hannah (Fic Hann, Q Hann, CD Fic Hann, PLAY Fic Hann)

    Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible.

     


  • A Simple Favor

    By Darcey Bell (Fic Bell)

    She's your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That's why she's so dangerous. A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes.

     


  • The Children Act

    By Ian McEwan (Fic McEw, Q McEw)

    Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She throws herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. The pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page.

     


  • Boy Erased

    By Garrard Conley (B Conl)

    In a sharp and shocking debut memoir about identity, love and understanding, Conley digs deep into the ex-gay therapy system. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, Boy Erased is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

     


  • Hidden Figures

    By Margot Lee Shetterly (510.9 LeeS, CD 510.9 Lee)

    Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

     


  • Annihilation

    By Jeff VanderMeer (SF Vand)

    Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

     


  • Molly’s Game

    By Molly Bloom (B Bloo)

    When Molly Bloom was a little girl in a small Colorado town, she dreamed of a life without rules and limits, a life where she didn’t have to measure up to anyone or anything—where she could become whatever she wanted. She ultimately got more than she could have ever bargained for. Molly’s Game reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world--an insider's story of excess and danger, glamour and greed.

     


  • Miracles From Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing

    By Christy Wilson Beam (231.73 Beam, CD 231.73 Beam)

    In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven, and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease.