All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 23.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.
January 08, 2018
ISLAND HEIGHTS – Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Heights Branch of the Ocean County Library, 121 Central Ave. at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22.This delectable celebration includes a special program sponsored by the Horizon Speakers Bureau and Judith Krail-Russo that will showcase the history of the cranberry in the Garden State.Native Americans were using these tart berries as food, medicine, and dyes long before the white man arrived.... Read More
December 27, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The OCL Puppet Show Players will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library in January and February. They will present a show based on “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt.Performances will be at the following braches and dates:Upper Shores – 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8 – 112 Jersey City Ave., LavalletteBarnegat – 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12 – 112 Burr St.Stafford – 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 – 129 N. Main St.,... Read More
December 27, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will host the annual winter reading program for adults. The program will run Jan. 1 to Feb. 28.Participants will read a minimum of five books from different pre-selected categories, including nonfiction, book to movie, science fiction, or an adult or young adult title of their choice.Branches will each have one prize bag and the library system grand prize will be a Kindle Fire tablet.... Read More
December 15, 2017
JACKSON – A series of technology classes is coming to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive.“Spotlight On: Windows 10” 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. Become comfortable with the features of this operating system. Attendees may bring their own laptop.“Presenting Google Drive” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9. Google Drive allows you to take your files and folders anywhere. Learn to upload files and folders, organize documents, share... Read More
December 08, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Mindfulness Meditation: On Loving Awareness” 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2 Jackson Drive.Learn to enhance awareness through loving presence. Practice involves guided meditation and sitting in silence.This program is open to both novice and skilled. Comfortable clothes are required.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
December 08, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Brain Health as You Age” 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.We all want to stay healthy and independent as we age. This includes health of both body and mind.“Brain Health as you Age” will review risk factors for diseases of the brain and what can be done to protect brain health at any age.This program is presented by Safe Kids Monmouth/Ocean County and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern... Read More
December 08, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a book discussion on “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2 Jackson Drive.“Unbroken” tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star and member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and his experience as a prisoner of war during World War II.Registration is not required for this free program. For more information, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
December 08, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Coloring for Adults” 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2 Jackson Drive.Rediscover the joy of coloring while listening to relaxing music. Coloring sheets and art supplies will be provided. Light refreshments will be served.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.
December 08, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Elder Law Options” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2 Jackson Drive.There is a lot of information regarding legal and health care options for seniors and it can be difficult to make the best decision for one’s circumstance.Carl Archer, Elder Law Attorney, and Cathy Benedetti, Vice President and Director of Nursing at Hibernian Home Care, will discuss the legal and health... Read More
December 08, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Ask the Doctor” 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2 Jackson Drive.A doctor from CareOne Jackson will discuss the difference between flu symptoms and the common cold, when to seek medical attention, and the remedies for both.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.