Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Manchester, Plumsted, Point Boro, Stafford and Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm


Bay Head, Beachwood, Island Heights, Point Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown and Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm

Sparkling Satire for Women’s History Month at Ocean County Library

February 12, 2020

TOMS RIVER – As part of its Women’s History Month celebration, the Ocean County Library will host Michèle LaRue in “Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffragist Satire” at five branches during March.

“Someone Must Wash the Dishes” is a satire written in 1912 by social reform pioneer Marie Jenny Howe.

Michèle’s character is a prim, affable anti-suffragist whose own rhetoric inadvertently illustrates the value of women’s voting rights.

“Someone Must Wash the Dishes” will be performed at the following branches:

  • Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Ave., 732-363-1435: 2 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 7
  • Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave., 609-296-1470: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 9
  • Waretown Branch, 112 Main St., 609-693-5133: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 10
  • Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Dr., 732-928-4400: 2 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 14
  • Upper Shores Branch, 112 Jersey City Ave., 732-793-3996:  6 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 18

Registration is required for these free events. Register by phone or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events.

The program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The program is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of NEH or NJCH.

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