November 19, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will screen the PBS documentary “Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness” 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2 Jackson Drive.“Not in Our Town” documents Patchogue, New York coming together following a series of assaults against Latino residents.Registration is required for this free screening. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit tinyurl.com/NIOTJacksonThis unrated film runs 60 minutes.
November 13, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will offer “Yosi Presents: "Friends Around The World” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street at 11 a.m. Friday, November 17.Children entertainer, Yosi will perform an interactive, educational and multicultural concert. The show will include sing-along songs, humor and dances as well as an introducing young children to musical instruments from around the world.The free program is suitable for all ages, but... Read More
November 10, 2017
POINT PLEASANT  – Author Patricia H. Burke will host a host a book discussion at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.13 at the Point Pleasant Branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Rd.Burke who wrote “Barnegat Bay Decoys and Gunning Clubs” will speak about her newly published book, “Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh, Artist and Ornithologist.” Hardenbergh summered on his houseboat moored in Bay Head in the 19th century.The book discussion will be... Read More
November 08, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will offer an assortment of SCORE Workshops for businesses with two taking place at the Lacey Branch, two at the Stafford Branch and one at the Jackson Branch.Lacey Branch: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 10 East Lacey Rd., 609-693-8566. “SCORE Presents Promoting your Business with Social Media”Lacey Branch: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 10 East Lacey Rd., 609-693-8566. “How... Read More
November 08, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.On Friday, November 24, the Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River branches will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.All branches will reopen Saturday, November 25.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks... Read More
November 01, 2017
TUCKERTON -  The Ocean County Library will present “Essential Oils 101” at the Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave., 6 p.m. Monday, November 13.Integrative Nutrition Coach, Joan Colandria will present an informative overview of what essential oils are and their many benefits.She will explain ways to include essential oils in everyday life as well as how to use them safely and effectively. Attendees will learn how a family could benefit from... Read More
October 31, 2017
STAFFORD – The Ocean County Library will offer a Key Arts production of “Let Freedom Sing” at the Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.This inspirational and engaging multi media performance explains how music can move and motivate people to action.Historical film footage and narrative will feature a journey through the music of Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, The Staple Singers, Curtis Mayfield and voices who provided a soundtrack... Read More
October 27, 2017
TUCKERTON – The Ocean County Library’s Puppet Show Players will perform a show based on David Shannon’s “Duck on a Tractor” story at eight branches during November.Audiences will enjoy the story of Duck who began to like adventure ever since he took a whirlwind ride on a big red bike. The story continues when he hops aboard a big red tractor and takes a ride around town.The following branches will offer “Duck on a Tractor:”Berkeley Branch, 10:30... Read More
October 25, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will offer “When Cranberries Were King in New Jersey” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 9.Presenters from the historic Whitesbog Village will tell the story of the cranberry industry in New Jersey. The program will include descriptions of Whitesbog from its early days through its rise as the largest cranberry farm in the state during the first half of the twentieth century.... Read More
October 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, November 7 for Election Day.They will reopen Wednesday, November 8.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 at its website or by telephone at 732-349-6200.