The Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of President's Day.
January 28, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is partnering with Toms River Regional Schools to host free, public programming for the NEA Big Read 2019.The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Midwest Arts to award Toms River Regional Schools a $15,000 grant to host NEA Big Read during the 2018-2019 school year.Last year, the district became one of the first public school district ever to earn an NEA Big Read grant. The success of that community-... Read More
January 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Love Thy Neighbor” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.When does free speech transcend into hate speech? This program aims to resolve the communications gap. There will also be a theatrical performance with Ocean County College students, as well as sign language interpreters. It will also feature a Q&A session.This event is sponsored by the Ocean County Library, the Ocean... Read More
January 24, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will run its 11th annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway. Donations can be dropped off at all Branches from February 1 to April 6.The drive will provide formal attire to middle and high school aged students at no charge for their school’s formal events. Donations give students the opportunity to join their friends at a memorable event with confidence.Donations of gently used, modern dresses in both long and... Read More
January 21, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 for President’s Day. They will reopen their normal business hours Tuesday, Feb. 19.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.For more information, contact the Ocean County Library online or by telephone at 732-349-6200.
January 21, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island of the Ocean County Library will host “Duffy’s Cut Project” at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.Duffy’s Cut is a mass grave in Malvern, Pennsylvania holding 57 Irish immigrant workers who died in 1832 of cholera. Some died because the prejudice against Irish Catholics that had contributed to denial of care for them. Others are suspected of having been murdered out of fear of the spread of cholera.Dr. Frank Watson... Read More
January 21, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “An Afternoon of Hearts, Flowers, and Fun with the Garden Club of LBI” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.Members of the Garden Club of LBI invite children grades three to six to this youth gardening event. Participants will learn to make a Valentine flower arrangement and enjoy snacks and games.This program is presented by the Youth Garden Club, a committee of... Read More
January 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host featured events in education, entertainment, and wellbeing throughout February.“Microsoft Word Basics” 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create and format a document, including writing text, adjusting font size, paragraph spacing, saving your document, and printing. Participants should be familiar with using a computer mouse.“Pine Cone Bird Feeder... Read More
January 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs for adults throughout February.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22. Play chess in a relaxed atmosphere and share your love for the game with beginners. Participants may bring their own game set. No registration required.“Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 and 19. Critique one another’s work and discuss issues pertinent to... Read More
January 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several program for teens and tweens throughout February.“Book Bingo: Awards Edition” 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Celebrate Black History Month with bingo games featuring Coretta Scott King Award-winning books. Prizes and snacks will be provided. This program is suited for ages 12 to 18.“Homeschool Craftastic” 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Make a fun craft in the Teen Zone. This... Read More
January 17, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Meet the Cardiologist” 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in honor of Women’s Heart Month.Dr. Alan Ghaly from Deborah Specialty Physicians will talk about how to keep your heart healthy. Blood pressure screenings will be provided.This program is made possible through the Partnership for a Healthier Ocean County.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free... Read More