July 14, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch will exhibit artwork by local artist, Marty Mayo, throughout the month of August. Mayo specializes in mixed-media illustrations, caricatures, and collages. His art, featured in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe, draws inspiration from current events and everyday people. The multi-talented Mayo is also the founder and guitarist of Marty and the... Read More
July 07, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Which species of our feathered friends flock to the Jersey Shore and the Pinelands from season to season each year? Join award-winning author-photographer Susan Puder and learn “All About Birds” at four Ocean County Library branches: Plumsted Branch – “Spring and Summer Coastal Birding,” 6:30 PM Monday, July 18, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609)758-7888 Upper Shores Branch – “Spring and Summer Coastal Birding,” 6:30 PM... Read More
July 06, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Todd Meredith, one of the Jersey Shore’s busiest musicians, will play crowd-pleasing tunes and take requests during a string of live summer and autumn acoustic concerts at four Ocean County Library branches: Stafford Branch - 7 PM Thursday, July 14, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin, (609) 597-3381 Manchester Branch - 2 PM Monday, August 22, 21 Colonial Drive, (732) 657-7600 Little Egg Harbor Branch - 7 PM Tuesday, September... Read More
July 06, 2022
Ocean County – Travel the storm-tossed New Jersey surf through history with noted local author Margaret Thomas Buchholz during “New Jersey Shipwrecks,” at three Ocean County Library branches: Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street, 2 PM Saturday, July 9 Upper Shores Branch, 112 New Jersey Avenue, 2 PM Thursday, July 14 Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 2 PM Monday, July 25 Through illustrations, photographs, and harrowing writings of... Read More
July 05, 2022
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – Bring the family to the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch for an interactive outdoor experience. Children, ‘tweens and people of all ages are invited to see live alpacas and learn about them at 9:30 AM Wednesday, July 27. The owners of Out Of Sight Alpacas, Waretown, will bring their furry friends to the Branch, where they’ll explain how the prized wool is spun into soft, luxurious, yarn for crafts, blankets, clothing... Read More
July 05, 2022
Ocean County – The Ocean County Library will host noted local author Margaret Thomas Buchholz’s presentation, “Celebrating the Jersey Shore,” 7 PM Monday, July 11 at the Point Pleasant Beach Branch, and 2 PM Friday, July 22 at the Toms River Branch. Travel "down the shore" as Margaret illustrates the fundamental, timeless activities that perennially give vacationers memorable experiences that spark return visits. Margaret Thomas Buchholz... Read More
July 01, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host Cattus Island County Park’s live presentation, “Living Shoreline Project,” 6 PM Thursday, July 14. The presentation will cover the benefits of a living shoreline and its physical, ecological, and financial impacts to the surrounding areas. The goal of the Living Shoreline Project is to restore critical waterfront portions of Cattus Island County Park, to address significant... Read More
June 30, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Return to the era when families gathered around the wireless set for “theater of the imagination.” The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host a live presentation by When Radio Entertained People (WREP), 7 PM Wednesday, July 20.  When Radio Entertained People (WREP) consists of 10 talented actors who re-enact scripts from radio’s “Golden Age” of the 1940s and 1950s. Michael Glenn Miller, known to local audiences... Read More
June 29, 2022
JACKSON – They’re placid outside, complex inside, often very tasty, and virtually all living things depend on them. Learn about the value of plants during “Pass The Plants, Please,” 2 PM Friday, July 15 at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch.  Master Gardener Georgina Price will take attendees inside the lives of these remarkable organisms that supply food, shelter, and oxygen. Her presentation will illustrate various roots, stems,... Read More
June 28, 2022
LAVALLETTE – When the Jersey Shore greets visitors, it offers a vast array of tasty tidbits and rollicking recreation. Food historian Judith Krall-Russo provides a tour of “Food and Fun Along the Jersey Shore,” 2 PM Wednesday, July 20, at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch. Attendees will learn about salt-water taffy, clam fritters, and other delectable items found at shore points from the Atlantic Ocean to the Delaware Bay. The... Read More