March 02, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host weekly meetings of the Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteers. Here are the dates and times of upcoming meetings:Mar. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Mar. 12, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Mar. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Mar. 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Apr. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Apr. 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Apr. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Apr. 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Apr. 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.The branch is located 2 Jackson Drive.Would... Read More
March 01, 2018
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will present “Ladies of Country Music with Elaine and the Cimarron Sky Band” at four branches.Celebrate Women’s History Month as the band will perform the classic country songs of singers Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, and Emmylou Harris and other legendary stars.The band will perform at the following branches:Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Ave., 732-363-1435, 2 p.m. Sun., March 11Point Pleasant... Read More
March 01, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Ocean County Library will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with “Wearin’ of the Green - Songs from Ireland” at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.Gerry Murray, a musician from County Cavan, Ireland, will entertain with popular and traditional Irish songs. He will also lead the audience in a sing-a-long of some favorites.Refreshments will be available courtesy of... Read More
February 22, 2018
BRICK TOWNSHIP – Nothing in military history had the dimensions - or risks - of D-Day. Learn the strategy and obstacles of Operation Overlord, Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 PM at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch.Former Brookdale Community College History Professor Paul Zigo, founder and director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, explains the make-or-break circumstances of the June 6, 1944 attack at Normandy beach , the complex logistics... Read More
February 21, 2018
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will host a series of programs featuring Master Gardeners, trained and certified by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County. They will provide a wide range of horticultural information and gardening tips at the following branches:Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Rd., 609-693-8566, Get Your Veggie Garden Growing, Friday, March 16, 2 p.m. Master Gardener Berry Jones will provide... Read More
February 15, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 to prepare for the Ocean County Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Links with the Masters fundraiser.The branch will resume regular hours Saturday, Feb. 24.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available 24/7 through more... Read More
February 06, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a concert by doo-wop group Rhythm ‘N Sound 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.Listen to live music, including classic standards from the 40s to the 60s. Genres will include doo-wop, Motown, and rock ‘n’ roll.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit
February 05, 2018
OCEAN COUNTY — Elaine and the Cimarron Sky Band will perform classic country songs of singers Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, and Emmylou Harris next month at branches of the Ocean County Library.The performance is part of the Ocean County Library’s program series honoring Women’s History Month.The group will perform on the following dates and library locations:Brick, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd. 732-477-4513, 7 p.m. Monday, March 5  ... Read More
February 05, 2018
UPPER SHORES – The Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette,  will host the program “Soul Sounds: A Hip Trip Through the Evolution of Black Music” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.Join Key Arts Productions for this live, multimedia performance and get your groove on.  Listen to the music of soul legends James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Motown hits and more.Top notch vocalists and entertainment will be... Read More
February 02, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., will be transformed once again into a miniature golf course during a two-day fundraiser by the Ocean County Library Foundation.The 2nd annual “Links with the Masters” will be held Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24. Golf attire is suggested to add to the fun atmosphere of the event but is not required.Friday’s adult-only (21+) event will start at 7 p.m. with cocktails... Read More