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
November 07, 2022
TOMS RIVER – George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River led to three quick victories that changed the Colonies’ fortunes in the War for Independence. Historical interpreter Tom Maddock will chronicle “Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution” at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 2 PM Wednesday, November 30. Maddock, a member of the Friends of Washington Crossing Park, will describe events as they occurred from the... Read More
November 04, 2022
BARNEGAT – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch is pleased to present Catherine LeCleire’s intriguing interpretations of the great outdoors, “Nature at Its Best,” November 11 through December 31.  The silkscreen specialist has exhibited throughout the world. Her works reside at William Paterson University, Lafayette College, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Brooklyn Museum, West Virginia’s Huntington Museum of Art, and Baku Museum... Read More
November 03, 2022
JACKSON – Kick off your festive season with “Swinging Jazz and Holiday Favorites” by Deb Lyons and John Bianculli, 2:30 PM Thursday, December 1, at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. Enjoy heart-warming cold-weather favorites such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Winter Wonderland,” and standards like “Dream A Little Dream of Me” and “Cheek to Cheek.” Deb Lyons is familiar to theatergoers for her starring role in the... Read More