January 05, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Ocean County Library is pleased to present “Fall in Love with Dakota & Elle” at the Little Egg Harbor Branch, 6:30 PM Thursday, February 2, and at the Berkeley Branch, 6:30 PM Tuesday, February 7. “Fall in Love” features the Ocean County vocal stylists in an evening of tender songs of romance, to celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day. The classically-trained soprano and tenor, with... Read More
January 03, 2023
LAVALLETTE –  In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, the Ocean County Library invites you to explore the many roles taken on by children in the harrowing ordeal. Zoey Guarino, M.A., will present “Childhood Under Nazism: Art, Memory and Resistance” at the Upper Shores Branch, 2 PM Wednesday, January 25. Survivor testimonies, and evidence left behind, offer clear examples of persistence and hope among young victims of the tragic era.... Read More
December 29, 2022
SURF CITY – The trendy neo-artisan wave in America has turned bread into a superstar food. Yet, there are questions to ponder about healthful eating. Slice into the facts about bread at Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 3 PM Tuesday, January 24.  In “Bread: Is It Part of Your Future?,” technical baker Rafael Morillo of Surf City’s MKT Eatery will offer an enlightening look into ingredients, clear away some mysteries, and... Read More
December 29, 2022
LACEY TOWNSHIP – People experiencing mild memory issues and their care partners can enjoy relaxed conversation and camaraderie during Memory Cafés at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch, commencing at 10:30 AM Saturday, January 14.  Early-stage Memory Cafés, 10:30 AM on the second Saturday of each month at the Lacey Branch, are designed for individuals in early cognitive decline, or diagnosed with early-stage memory loss, and their... Read More
December 28, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to host Jamie Fiore Higgins, who will discuss and sign copies of her book, Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs, 2 PM Saturday, January 21.  Financial Times named Jamie one of its Top 25 Most Influential Women of 2022. In Bully Market, Jamie combines her sobering account of harassment and discrimination in corporate America with practical steps for improving... Read More
December 27, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Brick Branch is pleased to present Ocean County song stylists Dakota & Elle in “Golden Oldies: Songs from the 50s, 60s & 70s,” 2 PM Saturday, January 21.  Their “Golden Oldies” performance will highlight memorable hits from three distinctive decades that define modern pop music, delivered in their inimitable harmonic style.  The classical, contemporary, and sacred music specialists... Read More
December 23, 2022
TOMS RIVER –  The year 2023 gleams with promise for patrons of the Ocean County Library, where new programs, innovations, and plans mean new ways of “Connecting People…Building Community…Transforming Lives.” Among the highlights: Launchpads – Pre-loaded and independent of the Internet, Launchpads by Playaway™ provide brain-stimulating games for all ages. Patrons in good standing can borrow them for up to 28 days at a time. Sensory... Read More
December 22, 2022
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – In the evening on Wednesday, December 21st, a car struck the side of Ocean County Library’s Little Egg Harbor branch building, causing an early closure. There were no injuries from the incident, all staff and patrons are safe. The Library would like to thank the Little Egg Harbor Police, Fire and EMTs who arrived promptly at the branch to handle the accident. The branch will be closed through at least Tuesday, December... Read More
December 22, 2022
TUCKERTON – Start 2023 with a resolution to make a difference in your community, as a member of the Tuckerton Library Association. Trustees invite you to become acquainted with them in the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch, 7 PM Monday, January 16. Formed in 1875, the Tuckerton Library Association guides the Branch’s growth and defines the characteristics that have ensured its place as a vital community resource of education, enrichment,... Read More
December 21, 2022
MANCHESTER –  People experiencing mild memory issues and their care partners can enjoy relaxed conversation and camaraderie during Early Stage Memory Cafés at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch, monthly starting January 5. Early Stage Memory Cafés, 10 AM on the first Thursday of each month at the Manchester Branch, are designed for individuals in early cognitive decline, or diagnosed with early-stage memory loss, and their care... Read More