All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen at regular hours Tuesday, May 28.
January 17, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy a relaxing cup of tea while coloring during the program “Tea and Coloring” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.Celebrating “Hot Tea Month” is as simple as brewing up a cup of your favorite tea. For this teen program you can sit back, relax, sip it down and enjoy some coloring.No registration is required for this program that will take place at the library’s atrium.
January 16, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Roll out the red carpet and break out the popcorn, the 12th annual Ocean County Library Student Film Festival is approaching 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 on Saturday, April 28. The submission deadline is Friday, March 16. There is no... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Mindfulness Meditation: On Healing” 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2 Jackson Drive. Learn the gentle art of healing through guided meditation with visualization. Bring an open heart and mind. This practice is open to novice and skilled attendees. Comfortable clothes are required. Registration is required for this free event. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will partner with AARP to provide free tax assistance programs throughout February. The programs will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 2 Jackson Drive. Attendees must bring previous year(s) returns, photo ID, social security or ITIN card and all relevant tax documents related to the tax years to be prepared. There is no age requirement.... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Coloring for Adults” 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 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.   
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a book discussion on “The Perfume Collector” by Kathleen Tessaro 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 Jackson Drive. “The Perfume Collector” tells the story of a reluctant British socialite who receives a mysterious inheritance from an unknown Frenchwoman in 1950s Europe. Registration is not required for this free program. For more information, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Chair Yoga” 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 Jackson Drive. Do you experience limited mobility? Try the gentle art of chair yoga with certified instructor Jennifer Klein, MS, RD from the Perlmutter Family ShopRite. Comfortable clothes are required. Participants must sign an injury waiver form before the event. Registration is required for this free program. To register... Read More
January 12, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two screenings of the documentary “By River, By Rail: History of the Black Migration” at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. The film documents the early 20th century move by African-Americans to the northern United States in hope for a better life. Poet Maya Angelou, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, and others recount the story of separated families, hardships, prejudice... Read More
January 11, 2018
LAVALLETTE –For Jimmy Scalia, the official archivist for legendary entertainer Bobby Darin, sharing the performer’s life story is nothing short of a labor of love.Scalia works in cooperation with the Bobby Darin estate and writes articles for In-Tune and Primo magazine. Scalia is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. He visited the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library on Jan. 3 and shared many... Read More
January 09, 2018
TOMS RIVER - Professor Claude Taylor, of Monmouth University, will host a dynamic three-part series at the Toms River Library concerning the groundbreaking PBS series “The Power of Illusion.”This three part series asks the question, "How valid are your beliefs about the human series?"  The program examines race, science and history in society.Following the conclusion of each episode, Professor Taylor, Advisor-in-Residence for Academic... Read More