October 11, 2021
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, November 2, in observance of Election Day. We encourage our customers to use the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes. They are available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
October 08, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Award-winning author, editor and educator Ibi Zoboi, whose novel Pride is in development as a mini-series, makes a virtual appearance in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” series, 6 PM Thursday, October 28. The program aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. Punching the Air, co-... Read More
September 24, 2021
JACKSON – Emergency financial preparedness is a necessity for every family. The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch invites you to a fun, interactive financial planning seminar at 2 PM Thursday, October 14. “Achieving Financial Fitness” will be presented by certified financial planner and retirement planning counselor Laura Reeves, local business owner of LJR Financial. Attendees will learn how to organize and maintain financial paperwork... Read More
September 22, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy an afternoon of laughter and excitement at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch during the live Brain Wash Game Show, 1 PM Saturday, October 9.  Eric and Bonnie Dasher are the creators, producers and hosts, and attendees will be the stars as Mancini Hall shimmers with lighting, sound effects, digital scoring and video projections.  Contestants will compete in a hilarious mash-up of Wheel of Fortune and... Read More
September 20, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Children’s Specialized Hospital, a leading provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, will offer an overview of its resources during a virtual program presented by the Ocean County Library at 7 pm Wednesday, October 13. Special Health Care Coordinator Adrienne Robertiello and Dr. Jill Harris, Director of Research Development and Coordinator of Autism Services, will discuss autism-related medical and... Read More
September 17, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Award-winning author Greg Neri, whose Ghetto Cowboy is now a film starring Idris Elba, will discuss his literature and life during the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual series at 6 PM Thursday, October 7.  The series aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts are broadening the appeal of writers in the Young Adult genre.  The Florida-... Read More
September 17, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Learn about aging-related physical, cognitive and mental health changes, and effective ways to manage them, during an Ocean County Library virtual program at 12 PM Tuesday, October 5. “Older Adults – Health and Aging-Related Concerns” will be presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter. The program will provide valuable information about physical, mental and emotional effects of aging,... Read More
September 16, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Celebrating the success of her first adult-oriented novel, If The Shoe Fits, Julie Murphy will take part in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual discussion series at 6 PM Thursday, September 30. The series aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts broaden the appeal of writers primarily known in the Young Adult genre. The New York Times best-... Read More
September 15, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Discover the extensive array of support programs available through the Ocean County Office of Senior Services during an Ocean County Library virtual presentation at 2:30 PM Thursday, September 23. The county office’s mission is to improve access to available services, to promote healthy aging, to foster greater independence, to support family caregivers, and to advocate at the local, state and federal level. In Toms River, the... Read More
August 30, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a trio of performances by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theater during Hispanic Heritage Month. “Romeria del Rocio,” a virtual performance, will take place at 6 pm Wednesday, September 15. Registrants at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events will receive links for the Zoom event by email. “Romeria del Rocio” is a joyous flamenco tribute to the pilgrimage undertaken annually on the Iberian... Read More