The Long Beach Island Branch will continue to be closed January 26, 27, and 28 for HVAC maintenance, and will reopen on Monday, January 30.
January 25, 2023
TOMS RIVER –  Timothy McDonald was named Chair of the Ocean County Library Commission for 2023 at the Commission’s January 17 Reorganization Meeting. Paul Wolleon was chosen to serve as Vice Chair, and Susan Hutler as liaison to the Ocean County Library Foundation. Mrs. Hutler was also reappointed to a new five (5) year term as Ocean County Library Commissioner, becoming the Ocean County Library’s longest serving Library Commissioner... Read More
January 24, 2023
BRICK TOWNSHIP –  Time-travel back to the Harlem Renaissance era during “Harlem Grooves,” a multimedia concert performance by Philadelphia-based Key Arts Productions, 2 PM Saturday, February 11, at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch. The presentation, in honor of Black History Month, will depict the blossoming of African American culture during the literary and arts movement that emerged in uptown Manhattan and grew to national... Read More
January 24, 2023
TOMS RIVER –  Local vistas captured on canvas by Ocean County artist Errol “Bud” Sylvester will be on display throughout the month of February at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. “Of Land and Sea” will occupy the McConnell Gallery. “Working with oil paints, brush and knife allows me to completely cover my canvas with common undertones and colors that are important to my final results,” Sylvester said. “I like to use a specific... Read More
January 23, 2023
JACKSON – The spirit of love will fill the air during the Valentine’s Day concert featuring Rhythm N’ Sound at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 7 PM Wednesday, February 15. The popular Jersey Shore group will present a rich menu of romantic classics from its vast repertoire of rock ‘n roll, pop standards, classic rock, doo-wop, disco and Motown favorites from the ‘50s through the ‘80s. Singer Frank Resola and guitarist Joe Moscato... Read More
January 20, 2023
BARNEGAT –  The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch is pleased to present the imagery of Kaylee McGrath, “Red Rose Kay Photography & Multimedia,” throughout the month of February. Kaylee became interested in photography while attending Barnegat High School. She simultaneously studied multimedia arts and business technologies at Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, under the New Jersey Board of Education’s Super Senior Program,... Read More
January 20, 2023
SURF CITY –  Improvements in the interest of patron and staff safety and comfort will keep the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch closed briefly. Branch operations concluded at 5 PM Wednesday, January 19, to allow maintenance crews to prepare for installation of a new heating system. We are anticipating re-opening the branch Friday, January 27. However, please note that date is subject to change. Please visit our website for... Read More
January 18, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present the Guild Theatreworks production of A.R. Gurney’s poignant, witty “Love Letters” in Mancini Hall, 6:30 PM Wednesday, February 8. Jeri Georger and John Fraraccio will star in the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play that traces the 50-year love affair between two friends whose relationship is told through their letters to one another. The Brick Township-based nonprofit... Read More
January 17, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Young adults can savor the flavors of classic pizza, and master the secrets of creating it, during International Pizza Day for Teens at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 3:30 PM Thursday, February 9.  Join Jimmy Capone, of Capone’s in Toms River, as he demonstrates the art of hand-crafted pizza and brings along a freshly-baked pie. Each teen will receive a DIY kit for pizza-making at home, including a ball of dough... Read More
January 16, 2023
TOMS RIVER – People experiencing mild memory issues and their care partners can enjoy relaxed conversation and camaraderie during Memory Cafés at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, monthly starting February 6.  Early-stage Memory Cafés, 6 PM on the first Monday of each month at the Toms River Branch, are designed for individuals in early cognitive decline, or diagnosed with early-stage memory loss, and their care partners.... Read More
January 13, 2023
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – The Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor Branch is pleased to present a discussion, “Autism, Early Childhood Development, and Early Literacy,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, February 7. The talk will be led by postdoctoral fellows Ashlee Flanagan and Katie Ramsey of the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Participants will become informed about the facility, possible signs of autism or... Read More