February 06, 2023
SURF CITY –  The Ocean County Long Beach Island Branch is pleased to present Part One of a two-part program, “Americans, A Divided People – The Policies, Politicians, and People Who Have Kept Us Together,” 10 AM Saturday, February 25. John Imperiale, Deputy Mayor of Harvey Cedars, will illustrate how differences of opinion keep our democratic republic strong, vital, and an example for the rest of the world. Part One will entail the... Read More
February 03, 2023
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP –  What signals a need for literacy support in a child’s first three years? What methods will be most effective? Find out during “What Is Early Intervention?” at the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch, 11 AM Monday, February 27. In this one-hour program, Kathryn Hohner, MSW, of the Ocean County Health Department, and Mary McArdle, EIP Manager of RWJBH Children’s Specialized Hospital, will demonstrate an early... Read More
February 01, 2023
SURF CITY – The history of the Revolutionary War is incomplete without acknowledging the contributions of women. Sam Davis, as young General George Washington, will discuss “DAR: The Women of the American Revolution” at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 1 PM Saturday, February 18. Davis’s extensive research of George Washington and the Revolutionary War brings authenticity and passion to his interpretive presentations in... Read More
January 31, 2023
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP –  Love playing music? Want to sit in with a good group? Bring your instrument to the Acoustic Jam Session at the Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch, 6:30 PM Tuesday, February 21. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, all skill levels and all styles are welcome. Please register at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events for this free program. For more information, visit the Berkeley Branch, 30 Station... Read More
January 25, 2023
TOMS RIVER –  Timothy McDonald was named Chair of the Ocean County Library Commission for 2023 at the Commission’s January 17 Reorganization Meeting. Paul Wolleon was chosen to serve as Vice Chair, and Susan Hutler as liaison to the Ocean County Library Foundation. Mrs. Hutler was also reappointed to a new five (5) year term as Ocean County Library Commissioner, becoming the Ocean County Library’s longest serving Library Commissioner... Read More
January 24, 2023
BRICK TOWNSHIP –  Time-travel back to the Harlem Renaissance era during “Harlem Grooves,” a multimedia concert performance by Philadelphia-based Key Arts Productions, 2 PM Saturday, February 11, at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch. The presentation, in honor of Black History Month, will depict the blossoming of African American culture during the literary and arts movement that emerged in uptown Manhattan and grew to national... Read More
January 24, 2023
TOMS RIVER –  Local vistas captured on canvas by Ocean County artist Errol “Bud” Sylvester will be on display throughout the month of February at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. “Of Land and Sea” will occupy the McConnell Gallery. “Working with oil paints, brush and knife allows me to completely cover my canvas with common undertones and colors that are important to my final results,” Sylvester said. “I like to use a specific... Read More
January 23, 2023
JACKSON – The spirit of love will fill the air during the Valentine’s Day concert featuring Rhythm N’ Sound at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 7 PM Wednesday, February 15. The popular Jersey Shore group will present a rich menu of romantic classics from its vast repertoire of rock ‘n roll, pop standards, classic rock, doo-wop, disco and Motown favorites from the ‘50s through the ‘80s. Singer Frank Resola and guitarist Joe Moscato... Read More
January 20, 2023
BARNEGAT –  The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch is pleased to present the imagery of Kaylee McGrath, “Red Rose Kay Photography & Multimedia,” throughout the month of February. Kaylee became interested in photography while attending Barnegat High School. She simultaneously studied multimedia arts and business technologies at Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, under the New Jersey Board of Education’s Super Senior Program,... Read More
January 20, 2023
SURF CITY –  Improvements in the interest of patron and staff safety and comfort will keep the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch closed briefly. Branch operations concluded at 5 PM Wednesday, January 19, to allow maintenance crews to prepare for installation of a new heating system. We are anticipating re-opening the branch Friday, January 27. However, please note that date is subject to change. Please visit our website for... Read More