March 11, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is excited to announce the arrival of a new limited edition library card design featuring “Baby Yoda,” also called “Grogu” or “The Child,” the breakout star of the Disney+ hit series The Mandalorian. Cards, for new and existing Library members, will be available at all 21 Ocean County Library branches and reading centers beginning Monday, March 28. In addition to spotlighting the beloved character, the... Read More
March 09, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library 2022 Autism Resources Fair is privileged to present two virtual performances by Music for Autism. The Fair’s inaugural program will be a concert by versatile performer Stephane Duret, of the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots, 2 PM Saturday, April 2. Violinist Ariel Horowitz and Friends will perform a virtual concert, 2 PM Saturday, April 23. Duret is the founder of Kaiser’s Room, a New York City non-... Read More
March 07, 2022
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch is proud to present the return of Jersey shore guitarist Pete Wagula in a live performance of acoustic blues, jazz, and bottleneck guitar, 2:30 PM Saturday, March 26. Wagula’s spring concert marks his first appearance at the Berkeley Branch since 2018. He will feature new, original tunes from his upcoming third solo release, tentatively titled Homecoming. “Bitten by the guitar... Read More
March 04, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The dress that meant a lifetime of school Spring Formal memories can create them again, for an Ocean County student this year. The Ocean County Library will conduct its annual Prom Dress Giveaway at three branches in March and April. The 14th Prom Dress Giveaway continues the Library’s cherished tradition of bringing joy to young adults by enabling them to attend their senior or junior proms, spring formals, or eighth-grade... Read More
March 03, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library announces an expansion of its designated collection centers in its month-long toiletry drive for Ocean County children in need. The OCL Stafford Branch has joined the Toms River, Manchester, Jackson, Point Pleasant Borough, and Brick Branches as a designated collection center for personal-care items. Items can be donated through March 31. The Library’s Department of Homebound and Volunteer Services is... Read More
March 02, 2022
TOMS RIVER – During Women’s History Month, capture the spirit of women whose ingenuity quietly changed the world. Historian and storyteller Carol Simon Levin will present “Mothers of Invention,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, March 22, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. Portraying Lillian Moller Gilbreth, motion study pioneer and mother of 12 portrayed in the novel, play and film Cheaper By The Dozen, Carol will spin tales of innovators such as... Read More
March 01, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present author, actor, comedian and TEDX speaker Michael McCreary in a virtual keynote address during the 2022 Autism Resources Fair. His discussion will take place at 7 PM Tuesday, April 26. McCreary will discuss growing up with autism, his entertainment career, and writing his first book, Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic, which is available at the Ocean County Library. McCreary appears in... Read More
February 28, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s most extensive Autism Resources Fair in its five-year history, with in-person and virtual programs for education, enrichment, and entertainment, begins Saturday, April 2 and continues into May. Registration is under way for this year’s virtual keynote speakers: Michael McCreary, comedian and author of Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic Dianne Mailley, Director, Transition Pathways, Drexel University... Read More
February 25, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present Brain Wash Game Show’s “The Fast and Victorious Games” in two branches during March: The Stafford Branch, 6 PM Thursday, March 3, and the Manchester Branch, 6 PM Monday, March 14. Attendees will be the stars of Eric and Bonnie Dasher’s fast-paced, side-splitting productions, with dazzling lighting, sound effects, digital scoring, video projections, and all the energy that televised... Read More
February 22, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Members of the Ocean County Library’s Department of Homebound and Volunteer Services ask for your help as they collect donated toiletry items for Ocean County children in need, March 1 through March 31. The Library is teaming up with county organizations that distribute items to children in need. Collection centers will be in the Toms River, Manchester, Jackson, Point Pleasant Borough, Lacey and Brick Branches. The most-needed... Read More