June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will offer “Aquatic ABCs with the Center for Aquatic Sciences” at 10 branches during July.  Children will learn about aquatic animals from alligators to zebra sharks using letter cards and live animals.The center will promote understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats to children at the branches.The programs teaches conservation as part of the library’s Summer Reading... Read More
June 19, 2017
LITTLE EGG HARBOR -  The Sea Dogs will perform at the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd., at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24.The pirate re-enactment group will perform hand-clapping, foot-stomping, traditional sea chanties and songs of the sea. They will teach about sailors, geography, and life at sea.This program is sponsored by the Friends of Little Egg Harbor Township Branch of the... Read More
June 14, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Do you need help with your smartphone, tablet, or other tech item? The Ocean County Library will host “Tech Buddies,” where teen volunteers or library staff will assist you with your tech needs.Attendees can bring their device(s) and spend up to 30 minutes with a volunteer or staff member who will share their expertise. The following sessions will take place at the Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513:Tuesday,... Read More
June 08, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Businessman and radio personality Joel Markel will present the film “Oro Macht Frei” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street.Markel, who co-hosts the morning radio show “Preferred Company,” on WOBM 1160 AM, served as executive producer of “Oro Macht Frei.” The film explores the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome from September 1943 to June 1944.“... Read More
June 08, 2017
BARNEGAT -  The Ocean County Library will offer “Barnegat Bay: A National Estuary” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.Karen Walzer, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Barnegat Bay Partnership, will provide an interactive presentation demonstrating how the wetlands and other bay habitats help protect coastal communities. Learn how scientists evaluate the health of this valuable... Read More
June 08, 2017
LACEY -  The Ocean County Library will showcase “An Afternoon Opera Recital with Christa Dalmazio” at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17.Entertain your ears with the operatic tunes of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Strauss brought to life by soprano vocalist, Christa Dalmazio and accompanied by pianist Chun-Wei Kang.The program is free and open to... Read More
June 06, 2017
POINT PLEASANT –  Celebrate the life of singer, actor, and comedian Dean Martin on Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at the Point Pleasant Branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Rd.Celebrate the 100th birthday of the “King of Cool” during “That’s Amore: A Century of Dean Martin.” Entertainer Dave DeLuca will replicate Martin’s relaxed, crooning voice as he performs signature songs such as “Memories are Made of This,” “Everybody Loves... Read More
May 24, 2017
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library’s Cultural Awareness Team, in partnership with the Jackson Friends of the Library will provide insight into the Muslim headdress, the hijab, through the film “Under One Sky.” The program will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Monday, June 12 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527.Arab women living in North America explain the ideologies behind the veil, as they tear away the labels imposed... Read More
May 19, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s Brick Branch is now offering an in-house laptop lending program. “Keeping pace with the rapid technology changes and needs of the community is essential in providing the level of service that our customers have come to expect from the Ocean County Library,” states Dave Evans, Manager of the Ocean County Library’s Technology Department.This kiosk includes six Dell e5470s and six MacBook Air 13s that are... Read More
March 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library’s Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will feature tuxedo jackets, vests, shirts, and pants available at our Lakewood and Toms River Branches. These items were part of a generous donation from ‘Dress Me Up - A Unique Boutique’ in Forked River.The 8th annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will provide formal attire to middle and high school aged students at no charge for their school’s formal events. Last year more... Read More