The Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, April 19 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday. All branches will be open Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22.
March 27, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a black and white photography exhibit by Ryan Marchese throughout the month of April.The pieces in this exhibition examine the aftermath of a location once its inhabitants have abandoned it. In some cases, the structures are reclaimed by nature, its vines and branches stretching out and in, making it a part of the earth once again. Other buildings fall victim to acts of... Read More
March 27, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Yay for Springtime and Earth Day!” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 17.The LBI Garden Club invites youth members to celebrate springtime and Earth Day with a beautiful fresh flower arrangement. Participants will plant some seeds for the new season. The program is geared toward participants grades 3 to 6.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue in Surf City.... Read More
March 27, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Friends of the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library invite you to submit a favorite recipe for their cookbook fundraiser. If you have one you are willing to share for a good cause, bring it to the Manchester Branch before Apr. 30.Upon publication, the cookbook will be available for sale to the public. All proceeds will help the Friends enhance programming and extend the ability to meet other needs of the branch.The... Read More
March 27, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Friends of the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library are looking for vendors for their Spring Flea Market Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4. The flea market attracts shoppers interested in buying gifts, craft items, collectibles, and more.The Friends of the Manchester Branch are accepting interested parties who would like to be vendors. The cost to become a vendor is $15 which includes a five-foot table. The money earned by... Read More
March 27, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Author and environmental activist Maya K. van Rossum will discuss her book “The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 29 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.Maya K. van Rossum is the Delaware Riverkeeper and has led the Delaware Riverkeeper Network for over 23 years. She was named one of the “10 Most Influential People of 2015” on energy issues by SNL Energy.van... Read More
March 20, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs, and expertise.April 7 – 13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools, and campuses.... Read More
March 20, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “New Jersey Solar Resources Program” at 6 p.m. Monday, Apr. 1 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 10.Go green and help the environment as you combat rising energy costs. This program will teach you how to regenerate your own clean energy instead of paying for traditional electricity.The program will be presented by Solar Energy Consultant Nicholas Ianiello.The branch... Read More
March 20, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a performance by the Ocean County College Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 3. This will be the band’s sixth performance at the Ocean County Library.This group of 15 instrumentalists and vocalists, directed by Dave Marowitz will perform original versions of jazz standards from various subgenres including big band, fusion, bossa nova, fusion and more.Instruments featured... Read More
March 20, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Memory Loss: What’s Normal, What’s Not” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 2.Learn what causes memory loss, how to improve your memory, and tips for challenging your brain. Participants will have the option to participate in a memory screening.Debra A. Shar, RN BSN, Community Outreach RN Coordinator of Hackensack Meridian Health will present the program.This program is made possible... Read More
March 20, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an adult painting workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 6.Learn to paint a spring landscape in this informative and fun art class. Participants will be able to take their creations home. Step-by-step instruction will be presented by classically trained artist Nancy Bonta Voitko.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library.The branch is... Read More