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.
October 09, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will host “Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Waretown and Beachwood Branches.Waretown Branch: 4 p.m. Monday, October 16, 112 Main St.Beachwood Branch: 7 p.m. Monday, October 16, 126 Beachwood Blvd.Actor Neill Hartley of the American Historical Theatre will provide an interactive performance of the story of the Headless Horseman. The program will also include a dramatic... Read More
October 05, 2017
TOMS RIVER – “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The punch line to that old joke is, “practice.” In reality however, if you want to see a Carnegie Hall production, come out 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.Maestro Anton Del Forno and his manager created “Bringing The Great Concert Hall Music To The People.” This presentation promises to give an opportunity to experience a free virtuoso performance.The... Read More
October 04, 2017
LAKEWOOD – Eliza Factor will discuss her book, “Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son”, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15 at the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Ave.Factor’s memoir features love, grief, ideas about communication, and a “highly detailed account of the roller coaster ride of caring for a disabled, autistic child”.The discussion will be followed by a book signing.This event is free. Registration is required. To... Read More
October 03, 2017
BRICK – The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road.The chorus will perform a selection of well-known tunes and offer a preview of their upcoming concert pieces for this season.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Brick Library.This event is free and registration is required. To register, call 732-477-4513 or visit Read More
October 03, 2017
OCEAN COUNTY – For those intrigued with paranormal activity, members of South Jersey Ghost Research (SJGR) will host a series of lectures at three Ocean County Library branches this month.The lectures will consist of videos, photo displays, equipment demonstrations and audio samples of spirit voices. The program will also include a question and answer period.The programs will be held:Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7 – 8pm Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch,... Read More
September 29, 2017
BERKELEY – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Rd. is hosting a “Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos” program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 18.Learn about this Mexican holiday that is truly a celebration of life. Presenter Sue Good will show photos of the celebration from Oaxaca, Mexico, and will explain the symbolism behind ofrendas (altars set up to honor and remember ancestors).The presentation will conclude with a... Read More
September 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Join local author Natalie Zaman as she takes you on a tour of some magical day trips at 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Toms River Library 101 Washington St.Some of these day trips are close by and some are further afield where you can enjoy the spirit of the autumn season.Discover nearby history, houses of worship, folklore, natural wonders, museums and many. Plan day trips and weekend getaways based on discoveries found in Zaman’s... Read More
September 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER - Grupo Warachando, a festive Latin band, will perform concerts at the Waretown and Lacey branches of the Ocean County Library.Experience this live musical performance with amazing sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cumbia and Cuban music.Waretown Branch: 7 p.m. Monday, October 2, 112 Main St.Lacey Branch: 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 10 East Lacey Rd.The program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To... Read More
September 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – What are signs that memory problems are more than just a part of normal aging?Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will help answer that question during a program on Oct. 3 being held at 2 p.m. at the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive and 7 p.m. at the Bishop Building next to the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Using vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-... Read More
September 25, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Actor, director and educator Neill Hartley will portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, during a program to be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.This program, “FDR: An Arsenal for Democracy” will focus on Roosevelt’s times as president during World War II. The program is being produced by the American Historical Theatre and is being... Read More