December 19, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present “Best of Broadway with Dakota & Elle” at the Toms River Branch, 6:30 PM Monday, January 9, and “Best of Dakota & Elle” at the Point Pleasant Boro Branch, 2 PM Wednesday, January 11. “Best of Broadway” will feature the classical, contemporary, and sacred music specialists in an evening of memorable tunes from plays that define the tradition of great musical theater. “Best... Read More
December 15, 2022
TOMS RIVER –  People experiencing mild memory issues and their care partners can enjoy relaxed conversation and camaraderie during Early-Stage Memory Cafés in 2023 at three branches of the Ocean County Library: Manchester Branch – 10 AM, first Thursday of each month beginning January 5. 21 Colonial Drive, (732) 657-7600. Lacey Branch – 10:30 AM, second Saturday of each month beginning January 14. 10 East Lacey Road, (609) 693-8566... Read More
December 14, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All Ocean County Library branches and reading centers will be closed Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25, and Monday, December 26. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, December 27. All OCL branches and reading centers will be open during normal operating hours Saturday, December 31. They will be closed Sunday, January 1, 2023, and Monday, January 2. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, January 3. For... Read More
December 12, 2022
JACKSON –  Is a neat, streamlined living space on your New Year resolution list? Try Jamie Novak’s “January Jumpstart 10-Day Declutter Challenge” in a virtual program presented by the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 3 PM Wednesday, January 18. The famed organization expert will bring fun to ten tiny tidying tasks that she’ll share, guiding participants step-by-step through the first one, and helping to convert households “from chaos... Read More
December 09, 2022
LAVALLETTE –  The lore of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens has been handed down through generations. Enjoy enchanting tales by famed storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch, 3:30 PM Wednesday, January 4. “Legends and Lore Kept Alive in the Jersey Pines” introduces audience members of all ages to historic and modern characters, through Michelle’s vivid mixture of poetry and prose. Bright with... Read More
December 07, 2022
POINT PLEASANT – In the interest of patron and visitor safety, the Ocean County Library Point Pleasant Boro Branch will be closed Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10. During that time, the parking lot entrance way will be upgraded. Earle Asphalt Company will replace the main driveway entrance apron which fronts Beaver Dam Road. The work will render the parking lot inaccessible. Patrons who wish to return items by book drop are... Read More
December 07, 2022
TOMS RIVER –  The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present Shore-based artist Amanda Santomenna’s exhibit, “Vibrant Empath Art,” in the McConnell Gallery throughout the month of December. Visitors will view Amanda’s poured acrylic creations on various sizes of canvas. The display represents a new direction for Amanda, who maintains an active Instagram following. “My art used to be very much in the lines and... Read More
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