August 03, 2022
LAVALLETTE – Hear and see the compelling tale of a pop music legend in video and memorabilia when Jimmy Scalia presents “Beyond the Sea: The Life & Times of Bobby Darin” at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch, 6 PM Wednesday, August 24. As the official archivist for Bobby Darin’s estate, Jimmy oversees the preservation of photographs, memorabilia, and the artist’s legendary songbook for the Darin family, and preserves Darin’s... Read More
August 01, 2022
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Catch the vibe of summer, sand and surf when noted local guitarist and singer Gary Nokes performs “Sounds of the Shore” at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 2 PM Saturday, August 20. Music lovers will enjoy classic beach ballads, nautical numbers, and coastal country favorites delivered in the inimitable style that has popularized Nokes throughout the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City, New York, Philadelphia, and the... Read More
July 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch will be closed Friday, July 29, for precautionary maintenance in the interest of safety for patrons, visitors, and staffers. The closure stems from the July 27 discovery of bed bugs in a drop box located outside the building. Library officials proactively authorized the building’s closure the same day. Inspection of the building and grounds indicated no insects beyond the external drop... Read More
July 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Exercise your creative side and have fun with friends during late-summer adult paint parties at five Ocean County Library branches. Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Road, (609) 693-8566 - 6 PM Wednesday, August 17. Berkeley Branch, 30 Station Road, Bayville, (732) 269-2144 – 6 PM Wednesday, August 24. Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Avenue, (732) 363-1435 – 6 PM Thursday, August 25. Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Avenue (609) 296-... Read More
July 29, 2022
JACKSON – Kaleigh Brendle, the partially-sighted New Jersey collegian and ardent visual-impairment rights advocate, will speak about her experiences and perform her own music at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 2:30 PM Saturday, August 13. The Villanova student and Howell High School alumnus will recount her struggle with the College Board over conditions under which blind and deafblind students were given advanced-placement tests... Read More
July 27, 2022
LAVALLETTE – Music lovers of all ages can swing, sway, and stomp the night away during Rhythm N’ Sound’s appearance at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch, 7 PM Wednesday, August 17. The perennially-popular Jersey Shore trio will perform an exciting, broad repertoire of rock ‘n roll, pop standards, classic rock, doo-wop, disco and Motown favorites. Rhythm N’ Sound consists of lead singer Frank Resola and guitarist Joe Moscato,... Read More
July 27, 2022
LAKEWOOD – Officials of the Ocean County Library issued a decision to close the system’s Lakewood Branch at 1 PM Wednesday, July 27, and to continue the closure through Thursday, July 28. The closure decision was reached, through an abundance of caution, for maintenance purposes, said Library Director Susan Quinn. “We are assessing a situation related to the discovery of bed bugs in the book drops outside the Branch,” the Director said... Read More
July 20, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present “People and Places,” an exhibit by award-winning photographer Lucille Rielly, throughout the month of August. The display, which will occupy the 2nd Floor Gallery, consists of color and monochrome candid photos, and will demonstrate her implementation of Photoshop software. Lucille’s images have captured awards at the Ocean County Artists Guild in Island Heights... Read More
July 19, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Transport yourself to exotic corners of the world, right in Toms River. The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present “Vacation Memories,” an exhibit by renowned shore artist Barbara Kraemer, throughout the month of August. The display, which will be on view in the McConnell Gallery, represents one facet of Barbara’s expertise in many different styles, using watercolors, acrylics, oils and mixed media. “Each... Read More
July 14, 2022
TOMS RIVER – This summer, Elvis is in the building! Join award-winning Elvis tribute artist and “Elvis-torian” Ruben Castillo for a night of education and song at three Ocean County Library branches: Jackson Branch – “The King of Rock n' Roll: 1956 – 1959,” 7 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, (732) 928-4400. Plumsted Branch – “The Age of Change: 1968 – 1969,” 7 PM Monday, August 1, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-... Read More