The Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, April 19 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday. All branches will be open Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22.
January 31, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The Fiddle in America” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.Listen to music and have a high-energy conversation with Dr. Matthew Backes, Ph.D. about the fiddle’s role in historical tradition, its cultural influence, and its style and technique.This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholars Project and the Friends of the Barnegat... Read More
January 30, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Achieving Financial Fitness” at 2 p.m. Monday, Mar. 4.Laura Reeves, owner of LJR Financial, will present a fun and interactive approach to organizing one’s finances. Learn when to get rid of certain documents and how to organize and maintain financial paperwork.The program will also cover the three most important documents one should have in case of an emergency, as well as how... Read More
January 30, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several technology classes throughout March.“Computer Basics: An Introduction” 10:30 a.m. Friday, Mar. 1. This class will provide an overview of the mouse, keyboard, files, folders, saving documents, and other concepts for new computer users.“Microsoft Excel Basics” 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 5. Learn how to use a spreadsheet to organize and calculate data. Participants should have... Read More
January 28, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is partnering with Toms River Regional Schools to host free, public programming for the NEA Big Read 2019.The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Midwest Arts to award Toms River Regional Schools a $15,000 grant to host NEA Big Read during the 2018-2019 school year.Last year, the district became one of the first public school district ever to earn an NEA Big Read grant. The success of that community-... Read More
January 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Love Thy Neighbor” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.When does free speech transcend into hate speech? This program aims to resolve the communications gap. There will also be a theatrical performance with Ocean County College students, as well as sign language interpreters. It will also feature a Q&A session.This event is sponsored by the Ocean County Library, the Ocean... Read More
January 24, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will run its 11th annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway. Donations can be dropped off at all Branches from February 1 to April 6.The drive will provide formal attire to middle and high school aged students at no charge for their school’s formal events. Donations give students the opportunity to join their friends at a memorable event with confidence.Donations of gently used, modern dresses in both long and... Read More
January 21, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 for President’s Day. They will reopen their normal business hours Tuesday, Feb. 19.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through more information, contact the Ocean County Library online or by telephone at 732-349-6200.
January 21, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island of the Ocean County Library will host “Duffy’s Cut Project” at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.Duffy’s Cut is a mass grave in Malvern, Pennsylvania holding 57 Irish immigrant workers who died in 1832 of cholera. Some died because the prejudice against Irish Catholics that had contributed to denial of care for them. Others are suspected of having been murdered out of fear of the spread of cholera.Dr. Frank Watson... Read More
January 21, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “An Afternoon of Hearts, Flowers, and Fun with the Garden Club of LBI” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.Members of the Garden Club of LBI invite children grades three to six to this youth gardening event. Participants will learn to make a Valentine flower arrangement and enjoy snacks and games.This program is presented by the Youth Garden Club, a committee of... Read More
January 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host featured events in education, entertainment, and wellbeing throughout February.“Microsoft Word Basics” 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create and format a document, including writing text, adjusting font size, paragraph spacing, saving your document, and printing. Participants should be familiar with using a computer mouse.“Pine Cone Bird Feeder... Read More