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The Point Beach Branch will be closed on Saturday, December 4 for maintenance.
November 24, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Are you an artist in search of a display venue? Have a collection of themed artifacts? Do friends marvel at knickknacks at home? Share them with your neighbors at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. The Branch is organizing its art and collectible displays for 2022, and welcomes painters and collectors to adorn its walls, cabinets and meeting room space. Patrons and visitors are regularly treated to canvases of watercolor... Read More
November 19, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a live performance by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, 6 PM Thursday, December 9 in the Toms River Branch. The holiday showcase will feature joyful Christmas songs and unique festival dances. The troupe, with special guest Maria Tylek, will also perform dances from Spain, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico. Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre is a non-profit organization that brings Spanish and Latin... Read More
November 19, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Multiple award-winning author A.S. King will take part in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual program, 6 PM Thursday, December 9. The discussion series aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. The Pennsylvania native has been described by The New York Times Book Review as “one... Read More
November 17, 2021
TOMS RIVER – All Ocean County Library branches and reading centers will open at 1 PM Friday, December 3, for annual Staff In-Service Training. We encourage our customers 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.
November 15, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will present Elvistory: Christmas with “The King,” Thursday, December 2 at the Jackson Branch and Monday, December 6th at the Toms River Branch. Both presentations will begin at 7 PM. Award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist and “Elvis-torian” Ruben Castillo will step into character for the live, musical Yuletide journey. The audience will learn about Elvis’s love of the holidays and traditions and toys during... Read More
November 08, 2021
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 PM Wednesday, November 24 and will remain closed Thursday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.  The Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford and Toms River branches will be open 9 AM to 5 PM Friday, November 26.  We encourage our customers to use the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and... Read More
November 01, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Acclaimed Lipan Apache writer Dr. Darcie Little Badger, author of the new novel A Snake Falls to Earth, will take part in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual dialog series, 6 PM Thursday, November 18. The program aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. The professional Earth... Read More
October 31, 2021
Stafford – The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library will undergo cleaning beginning Tuesday, November 2. Beginning Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, the upper level of the Stafford Branch will be cleaned and will reopen on Wednesday, November 3. The lower level of the building will be closed on Wednesday, November 3 for cleaning. The work is scheduled to take 2-3 days to complete. “The Ocean County Library is proactive in... Read More
October 28, 2021
BRICK TOWNSHIP – Revisit a pivotal time for America and its prized musical icon during “Elvistory - The King Returns to Camelot: 1960-1963,” 2 PM Saturday, November 13 at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch. Award-winning “Elvis-torian” Ruben Castillo’s musical history lesson will relate key world events at the height of the Cold War, showing how they influenced Elvis and his music, and how they shape our lives today. The program... Read More
October 22, 2021
TOMS RIVER – During November, the Ocean County Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter will mark National Family Caregivers Month with a free virtual series to help caregivers prepare for Alzheimer’s progressive stages. “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Understanding Early Stage” 10 AM Monday, November 8 10 AM Wednesday, November 10 10 AM Monday, November 15 Participants will find resources for... Read More