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Ocean County Library Commission Meeting Notice.

The Long Beach Island Branch will be open 10am - 5pm on Tuesday, May 18 & Wednesday, May 19.
April 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Basically Ballet dance troupe will perform “The Flower Garden” atthree branches of the Ocean County Library through May.The dance troupe’s students will present their talent in a celebration of spring and allthings warm interpreted through music and abstract ballet.The performances will take place at the following branches:Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St., 609-698-3331, 7 p.m. Tue, May 9.Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Rd., 609-693-... Read More
April 25, 2017
LACEY - The Ocean County Library will offer encore screenings of “Legends of Lacey Township: A Tour Through Time” at the Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River. The viewings will be held Wednesdays, May 10 and May 31 at 7 pm.This locally produced documentary shares first hand accounts of the shore town that saw a spike in its population during the 1960s with the addition of a highway and a nuclear power plant. This film provides and... Read More
April 20, 2017
LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Ocean County Library will present “The French in America, From Fighting to Fashion” at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 South Central Avenue in Surf City, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29.Join historical novelist Jeff Heller as he presents the fascinating story of how fighting, culture and even fashion influenced the actions taken by the French in their bold quest to claim North America. He will explain why the French’s... Read More
April 11, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will host a series of Master Gardener programs during April and May at four branches. Master Gardeners, trained and certified by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County, will give horticultural information and gardening tips at the following branches:Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., 732-349-6200, Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County: Swing into Spring, Wednesday, April 19, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m... Read More
April 07, 2017
TUCKERTON - The Ocean County Library will present The History of Tucker’s Island at the Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The program will include an interesting discussion about the island that disappeared.Authors Gretchen F. Coyle and Deborah C. Whitcraft will offer many stories about Tucker’s Island and its community as part of the “Tuckerton Library Association's Annual Open House.” They will also highlight parts of... Read More
March 31, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will offer a series of healthy eating programs with guidance from ShopRite dieticians during April and May at 10 branches.Four of the programs, entitled Healthy Snacks, are geared toward adults with special challenges and their caregivers. They will offer hands-on cooking demonstrations:Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Rd., 609-294-1197, Friday, April 7, 11 a.m.Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St., 609-698-... Read More
March 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library’s Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will feature tuxedo jackets, vests, shirts, and pants available at our Lakewood and Toms River Branches. These items were part of a generous donation from ‘Dress Me Up - A Unique Boutique’ in Forked River.The 8th annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will provide formal attire to middle and high school aged students at no charge for their school’s formal events. Last year more... Read More
March 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER – If you enjoy video games, the Ocean County Library has plenty to choose from in a variety of formats.Video games available from game consoles Playstation, Wii, and XBOX are available at the Ocean County Library.Popular games like “STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed” is available in several formats along with “LEGO Harry Potter”, “Minecraft,” “ Lost Planet,” “Halo” and many others.Games are available at the library’s branches in Jackson... Read More
March 15, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Calling all mah jongg players: The Friends of the Ocean County Library will be hosting its Spring 2017 Mah Jongg tournament fundraiser next month at the main branch of the library, 101 Washington St.The cost to participate in the tournament, which will be held Wednesday, April 19, is $40 per person. The tournament includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Prizes will be awarded and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Ocean... Read More
March 09, 2017
TOMS RIVER– Libraries transform lives every day opening a world of possibilities for everyone. April 9-15 is National Library Week and the Ocean County Library will join libraries nationwide that are transforming their communities through the services they offer.National Library Week is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging... Read More