The Jackson Branch will be temporarily closed for maintenance from 3/4/2024 – 3/18/2024. While the branch is closed, any holds with a pick up at Jackson will be sent to Manchester by default.
December 19, 2023
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – Intelligent, sensitive and adaptable, dogs are ideal for helping us physically and emotionally. Learn about service dogs and therapy dogs and meet them, too, during a Friends Adventure, “Caregiver Canines®,” 10 AM Thursday, January 11 at the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch. Danielle Maley, Program Manager and Caregiver Canine Coordinator for Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, will explain the capabilities of... Read More
December 19, 2023
TUCKERTON – In 2019, filmmaker James Rutenbeck set out to chronicle a renowned educational program among marginalized people in Boston. Instead, he came to grips with systemic racism and his own role in it. The riveting result, A Reckoning in Boston, will be shown at the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch, 7 PM Monday, January 8. The PG-13 documentary focuses on two life-hardened enrollees in the Clemente Course in Humanities, a nationwide... Read More
December 18, 2023
MANCHESTER – People living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their caregivers and families are invited to hear details of an innovative quality-of-life enhancement program. An information session for “Movement Music & Memories” will be offered at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch, 2 to 3 PM Friday, January 5. Beginning January 18, the program will take place at 11 AM on the third Thursday of each month at the OCL Manchester... Read More
December 13, 2023
WARETOWN – The Ocean County Library Waretown Branch is pleased to present Tarot for Teens 7-8 PM Monday, January 15. Join us to learn about the basics of reading tarot to get you started in your own practice. This will consist of learning about the traditional Rider-Waite tarot deck, intuition tips, deck care, various spreads you can do, and hands-on practice with cards. The program will be led by instructor, Belle Burns, a local Yoga... Read More
December 08, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The spirit of giving continues after the holiday season winds down! All branches of the Ocean County Library will be collection sites for gently-used formal dresses and gowns during OCL’s 2024 Prom Dress Collection Drive, January 2 through February 23. The collection drive precedes the Library’s next Prom Dress Giveaway in March 2024 in the OCL Toms River, Brick, and Little Egg Harbor branches. Donated dresses will be available... Read More
December 08, 2023
TOMS RIVER – January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Just one unguarded moment can victimize people of any age, anywhere. Learn its effects, and ways to prevent it, when the Ocean County Library presents “Human Trafficking 101,” 6:30 PM Thursday, January 18, in the Toms River Branch. Susan Flynn of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking will describe how it became one of the world’s largest criminal enterprises locally and... Read More
December 07, 2023
TOMS RIVER – All locations of the Ocean County Library will closed Sunday, December 24, Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1. In addition to the Library system’s closure dates, the Bay Head Express, in Bay Head Borough Hall, will also be closed Tuesday, December 26. Library patrons are welcome to use OCL’s online resources, databases, eMagazines, eBooks, video and audio streams and digital classes at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.... Read More
December 07, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present “Art of the UUOCC Family and Friends” in the McConnell Gallery through January 18. You’re invited to meet the creators during their reception, 5 to 7 PM Tuesday, December 12. The watercolors, mixed media pieces, photographs, collages and quilts were created by families of the Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation, a spiritual community at the Murray Grove... Read More
December 06, 2023
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – The Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor Branch is pleased to present “Landscapes & Nature,” an exhibit by Ocean County photographer Kaylee McGrath, plus a display of her images of Ireland, throughout the month of January. “Landscapes & Nature” will occupy the Branch meeting room. Kaylee’s photos of rustic Ireland will be housed in glass display cases in the main portion of the Branch. Kaylee became interested... Read More
December 05, 2023
MANCHESTER – Are you a fan of hair-raising horror fiction? Ready to expand your list of authors who specialize in the genre? Meet Jim Dowdell, who will read from and sign copies of the newest volume in his OTHERS trilogy-in-progress, 2 PM Saturday, January 13 at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch. OTHERS: Part II – Metamorphosis carries forward the story that originated in 2022’s OTHERS: Part I – The Child, released in eBook,... Read More