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All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
February 22, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Members of the Ocean County Library’s Department of Homebound and Volunteer Services ask for your help as they collect donated toiletry items for Ocean County children in need, March 1 through March 31. The Library is teaming up with county organizations that distribute items to children in need. Collection centers will be in the Toms River, Manchester, Jackson, Point Pleasant Borough, Lacey and Brick Branches. The most-needed... Read More
February 22, 2022
BARNEGAT – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch is pleased to present Seasons of Life, an exhibit of inspirational, nature-centered photographs by Ocean County resident Carol Stauffer, throughout March.  The exhibit encompasses the four seasons, with an emphasis on the spiritual messages to be found in nature. Carol views nature as a living canvas of beauty, harmony and wisdom. She desires to inspire all who view her photography to... Read More
February 11, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, February 21, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Patrons are welcome to access the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes, available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Keep up with Library programs and events at www.theoceancountylibrary.org, and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube,... Read More
February 08, 2022
TOMS RIVER – A glance from your window can help naturalists gauge ecology at the shore and beyond. Learn how, during the Ocean County Library’s free virtual presentation, “Become A Citizen Scientist: The Great Backyard Bird Count,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, February 15. New Jersey Audubon Society member Susan Puder, founder of the Southern Ocean Birding Group at Tuckerton Seaport, will share her knowledge as a wildlife author, photographer and... Read More
February 07, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Why does Valentine’s Day inspire cards, gifts and romance? Explore its history when author-photographer-musician Kevin Woyce presents “Valentine Greetings” at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch, at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 15. In his newest live program, Woyce will trace the romantic history of Valentine’s Day, including the saint who is identified with it, Cupid, the first Valentine cards and some of the season’s... Read More
February 04, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Registration is under way for Virtual Early Stage Memory Cafés @ The Ocean County Library, for sessions that will begin in March. The popular program, administered by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey, is undergoing expansion throughout the Library system, following its successful implementation in the Lacey Branch. The events are conducted through Zoom. Memory Cafés are monthly gatherings in which people... Read More
February 04, 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, March 2. 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
February 02, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch is proud to showcase local artist Linda Hejduk's "Watercolors & Acrylics of the Jersey Shore" throughout February. Linda's works have appeared at venues in New England, New York, and New Jersey, as well as in many popular Jersey Shore publications. Her art has graced hardcover books, magazines, calendars, prints, notecards, and a jigsaw puzzle featuring the historic Glimmer... Read More
February 02, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host Jimmy Scalia’s live, multimedia presentation, “Beyond the Sea: The Life and Times of Bobby Darin,” 6 PM Wednesday, February 23. Darin’s compelling story unfolds through memorabilia, music and video clips. Scalia is the official archivist for Bobby Darin’s estate, with access to exclusive material. He has catalogued photographs, artifacts, and the artist’s legendary songbook for... Read More
January 17, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The search is under way for compassionate, sociable volunteers to facilitate Memory Cafés @ The Ocean County Library, a collaboration of the Library and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter. The popular program is undergoing expansion throughout the Library system, following its successful implementation in the Lacey Branch. Memory Cafés are monthly gatherings in which people experiencing memory loss, and... Read More