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 20, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 11.Learn how to invest and avoid fraud in a difficult financial atmosphere. The program will be presented by Karen Larson and the South Jersey Chapter of Better Investing.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.Registration is required for this free program. To... Read More
March 20, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several computer classes throughout April.“Top Notch Resume I” 5 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 2. Participants will learn the use of branding marketing yourself, the advantages of different resume formats, and the basic elements of an effective resume and cover letter. This program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Connections grant.“... Read More
March 07, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Women, Feminism, and Islam” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 25.This program will help participants understand Islam and feminism, including the common notion of the oppression of Islamic women, the movement of Islamic feminism, and a general discussion of gender and women’s rights. Stereotypes about Islam include the notion of the “poor Muslim woman” and do not... Read More
March 07, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various events throughout April.“AARP Tax Assistance” 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Apr. 4 and 11. Receive free tax assistance by members of AARP. Participants must bring previous year(s) returns, photo ID, social security or I-Tin card, and all relevant tax documents related to the tax years to be prepared. Call the branch at 732-928-4400, ext. 3808 to make an appointment.“... Read More
March 07, 2019
BRICK – The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Women & Tea in the Victorian Era with Judith Krall-Russo” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 30.Tea was introduced to England in the middle of the 17th century as an exotic and expensive beverage. It could only be purchased in coffee houses prohibited to women. It was not until the middle of the 19th century that the price of tea was affordable and available for all social classes.Learn... Read More
February 27, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a screening of “Alice’s Ordinary People,” featuring filmmaker Craig Dudnick at 7 p.m. Monday, Apr. 1.“Alice’s Ordinary People” is about Alice Tregay and the Chicago Freedom Movement. Along with Reverend Jesse Jackson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Tregay marched for justice and human rights in Chicago in the 1960s. The film illustrates Tregay’s ongoing fight for justice... Read More
February 27, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Market Your Business on Facebook” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 28.A Facebook page helps legitimize your business in the customer’s eye. Instructor Tom Forgione will share useful tips and tricks to ensure a successful Facebook advertising campaign.This workshop will be presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County.The branch is located at 101 Washington Street.... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host the “3rd Annual Ocean County Library Autism Resources Fair” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 7. This will be the largest Fair to date with more than 40 agencies expected to attend.The Fair will provide a forum in which families affected by autism can access the resources of state, county, and local organizations. Participating groups will include medical professionals,... Read More
February 25, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteers” on Mondays.Join our fellow hook and needle enthusiasts and create a variety of items to donate to various charitable organizations, as well as work on your own project. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome. Yarn will be provided.Meetings alternate on Mondays at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Call the branch at 732-928-4400, check the monthly... Read More
February 25, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Jackson Writers’ Group” at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.Get your manuscript in shape. This writers’ group is open to beginner and veteran writers of all genres.It is recommended to bring several print copies of three to five pages of a work for constructive critique.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is not required for this free event. For more information, call the... Read More