December 05, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Ring in the winter solstice with the close harmonies of the melodic duo Liberty Tree. “Sing Lustily of Winter: A Garland of Seasonal Songs” will be presented at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 20. Liberty Tree will perform historical winter-themed songs, from the popular to the obscure, in a capella arrangements and accompanied by guitar. Liberty Tree consists of folksingers and 18th-... Read More
December 01, 2022
TUCKERTON – December gives families many ways to experience togetherness. Bring the family for heartwarming tales in storyteller Anjel Wilson’s “Celebrating December Days,” 3:30 PM Thursday, December 22, at the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch. A second-generation storyteller, Anjel focuses her tales on the nurturing value of shared family experiences. Whether the celebration is Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, Anjel... Read More
November 30, 2022
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Revel in the warmth of the spirit of the season during the Navesink Brass Quintet’s special holiday concert at the Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor Branch, 6:30 PM Wednesday, December 21. It promises to be a memorable evening, marking the ensemble’s 30th anniversary as well as its return to the Branch. Attendees will hear specially-chosen songs that reflect holiday celebrations of many cultures. Formed in Red Bank... Read More
November 28, 2022
SURF CITY – Relive the passion of rock and roll’s early years and rediscover the thrill of holiday time when the Strictly 60s Band performs at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 2 PM Saturday, December 10. The New Jersey-based ensemble will rock the house with timeless hits by Elvis, the Beatles, Dion, the Beach Boys, the Four Seasons and many more. Exercise your vocal cords with an interactive sing-along, and challenge your... Read More
November 22, 2022
SURF CITY –  Have a hefty helping of Yuletide cheer with songs and carols of the season, during the Waterview Singers’ Holiday Concert at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 6 PM Wednesday, December 14. The family-friendly performance will feature the entire ensemble, plus solos, duets, small combos, and audience sing-alongs of the most festive songs of the season. The group is a new feature of Barnegat-based Waterview... Read More
November 22, 2022
TOMS RIVER –  The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce a concert series by Ocean County classical vocalists Dakota & Elle. The tenor-soprano duo will perform in six branches, through early February. Plumsted Branch – 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-7888. “Warm and Bright: Dakota & Elle Sing Holiday Hits,” 2 PM Thursday, December 8. Toms River Branch – 101 Washington Street, (732) 349-6200. “Best of Broadway... Read More
November 21, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Return to the era when families gathered around the wireless set for “theater of the imagination.” The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host a live presentation by When Radio Entertained People (WREP), 7 PM Wednesday, December 7. When Radio Entertained People (WREP) consists of 10 talented actors who re-enact scripts from radio’s “Golden Age” of the 1940s and 1950s. Michael Glenn Miller, known to local audiences since... Read More
November 16, 2022
Toms River – A program that will provide literacy-based services for the neurodiverse community, from birth to age 5, is being launched at the Ocean County Library. Milestones in Neurodiversity & Literacy to Grow will be initially offered in the Library’s Brick, Stafford, and Little Egg Harbor branches through a $7,900 Library Services and Technology Act 2022 (LSTA 22) grant award, administered by the New Jersey State Library, an... Read More
November 11, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All Ocean County Library branches and reading centers will have a delayed opening of 1 PM Friday, December 2, for the Library’s annual Staff In-Service Training. Patrons are welcome to use the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes. They are available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Keep up with Library programs and events at www.... Read More
November 09, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 PM Wednesday, November 23, and remain closed through Thursday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Manchester, Lakewood, Stafford and Toms River branches will reopen Friday, November 25. All branches will resume normal operating hours Saturday, November 26. Patrons are welcome to use the Library’s online... Read More