March 02, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Enjoy a lively evening of music, song, and dance performed by Jennifer Mylod & the Boys of County O’Cean at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave., Lavallette.Traditional and original Irish tunes will be performed on the uillean pipes, Irish fiddle, whistle, bodhran, mountain dulcimer, and guitar. Mylod music is a unique meld of folk, Celtic, and contemporary... Read More
February 27, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s “Stages Festival” will return to the Ocean County Library this March, with 11 different productions presented across 15 library branches and two off-site locations throughout the county. The alliance is committed to providing Broadway-quality productions in partnership with local playhouses.This unique program, which originated in 1981, was designed to encourage New Jersey residents to attend local... Read More
February 18, 2017
TOMS RIVER – If you enjoy video games, the Ocean County Library has plenty to choose from in a variety of formats.Video games available from game consoles Playstation, Wii, and XBOX are available at the Ocean County Library.Popular games like “STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed” is available in several formats along with “LEGO Harry Potter”, “Minecraft,” “ Lost Planet,” “Halo” and many others.Games are available at the library’s branches in Jackson... Read More
February 07, 2017
ISLAND HEIGHTS – Who is the woman that created Madame C.J. Walker Beauty Culture and became the first self-made female millionaire in America? Come find out 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the borough branch of the Ocean County Library.The Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., will host the Black History Month program “Madam C.J. Walker’s Success and Shampoo” which will focus on the life of Sarah Breedlove better known as Madam C.J. Walker.... Read More
February 02, 2017
JACKSON – Join us for the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Country Western Dance and Silent Auction from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Jackson Firehouse #55, 113 North New Prospect Road.You’ll have a fun evening with friends, music, dance and desserts. Music and instruction provided by Billy and Lisa, BTK Entertainment. Couples, singles, no experience or partner needed. Adults 18 and older welcomeTickets are $18 in advance (before... Read More
January 27, 2017
JACKSON - Ocean County Library will help celebrate Jackson Township’s 173rd anniversary with a presentation by Borden Applegate 6:30 p.m. Monday March 6.The library’s Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, will host Applegate who will present his newly-released book, “Jackson Mills: A Personal Reflection.” He will follow it up with a Q&A session and book signing.The book gives readers a brief glimpse of life during the 1940s and 50s in Jackson... Read More
January 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host its first monthly meet-up for homeschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the township branch, 101 Washington St.The free program for those 12 to 18 years old, includes crafts, games, book discussions and research fun.The group will meet every third Wednesday of the month. Registration is required. To register call 732-349-6200 or visit
January 24, 2017
TOMS RIVER –Amazing works of art created by students from across the Toms River Regional School District will be displayed during the month of March at the Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.The Toms River Regional School System, in partnership with the Ocean County Library, will hold a free reception from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6. Join us to browse the artwork, enjoy live music from the Intermediate South... Read More
January 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy an afternoon of American standards and original compositions by guitarists, composer and educator Brian Betz at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the township branch, of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Betz, a past winner of the Betty Carter International Jazz Competition, is a faculty member of Rowan University. He has played at the Kennedy Center and the Cape May Jazz Festival.The program is free but registration is... Read More
January 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Roll out the red carpet and break out the popcorn, the 11th annual Ocean County Library Student Film Festival is coming up and submissions are needed.The Ocean County Library is looking for the next Stephen Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino. Entries by high school filmmakers are now being accepted for a chance to see their film viewed on the big screen at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. The submission deadline is Friday, March 24. There... Read More