All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
On Friday, November 24, the Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River branches will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All branches will reopen Saturday, November 25.

  • Alone in Antarctica: The First Woman to Ski Solo Across the Southern Ice

    By Felicity Aston (819.8904 Asto)

    Chronicle of the author’s solo transcontinental ski journey across the Antarctic.  An inspirational saga of one woman’s battle through fear and loneliness as she honestly confronts both the physical challenges of her adventure, as well as her own human vulnerabilities.

     


  • Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild

    By James Campbell (917.98 Camp)

    Memoir of author and his teenage daughter Aidan and their three adventurous trips to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Father and daughter met up with grizzly bears, polar bears, wolverines and extremely bitter cold which pushed the bond between them to its limits.

     


  • Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Throughout the Heart of the Grand Canyon

    By Kevin Fedarko (979.1 Feda)

    The thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon.  During the legendary flood of 1983 three men on a small wooden boat called the Emerald Mile set out to beat a speed record.

     


  • The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

    By Douglas Preston (972.83 Pres, CD 972.83 Pres)

    The co-author of the FBI Agent Pendergast series presents a high-suspense account of his involvement in the search and discovery of a lost civilization that lived deep in the rainforest of Honduras.  The team has encounters with poisonous snakes, jaguars, deadly insects, and floods to find the White City.

     


  • No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

    By Erik Weihenmayer (B Weih, QB Weih, CD B Weih)

    Inspiring story of blind adventurer-author Weihenmayer and his solo trip kayaking the Colorado River. This is a tale of grit, determination, courage, and overcoming tremendous odds on the 300 miles of river through the Grand Canyon.

     


  • The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond the Limits

    By Tommy Caldwell (B Cald)

    A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan.  In 2014 the author was chosen as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. The Push is a story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation.

     


  • Traveling with Ghosts

    By Shannon Leone Fowler (B Fowl)

    Shannon Leone Fowler, a marine biologist, was traveling with her fiancé Sean when he was fatally stung by a box jellyfish in Thailand.   Grief stricken and not able to return to her work as a marine biologist, the author travels around the world to find emotional healing.

     


  • Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery

    By Steph Jagger (B Jagg)

    In this transformative memoir the author decided to quit her job and sold everything except her ski equipment and laptop.  For the next year, she skied the mountains of North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand on a mission to ski four million vertical feet in a year.

     


  • Wild by Nature

    By Sarah Marquis (B Marq)

    The author, a National Geographic explorer, takes you on the trail of her 10,000 mile solo hike across the Gobi Desert from Siberia to Thailand ending in Australia after boat transport.  An incredible journey that explores what it is to be truly alone in the wild.

     


  • The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World

    By Kim Dinan (910.41 Dina)

    After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away.