The Long Beach Island Branch has a delayed opening at 1:00pm on Thursday, 04/04/2024, due to inclement weather.
December 04, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Looking for a break from the winter chill? “Out of the Snow,” an exhibit of art by local author-illustrator-explorer Katy Tanis, is on display at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch through January 31, 2024. The exhibit, in the Second Floor Gallery, features cold-weather animals in unexpected environs: Penguins in New Zealand’s forests, polar bears frolicking in fireweed blooms, and even our local foxes in sandy dunes.... Read More
November 22, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Stephanie Land, who documented her struggles with poverty, abuse, parenthood and ambition in the best-selling memoir Maid and the newly-published sequel Class, will discuss social and economic barriers and breakthroughs in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 2 PM Tuesday, December 12. Maid, subtitled Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive, is Land’s poignant recollection of life as a house cleaner... Read More
November 21, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Peer into the mysterious, electrifying world of YA fantasy fiction when Realm Breaker and Red Queen series creator Victoria Aveyard appears in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 7 PM Tuesday, December 5. The Red Queen series rocketed Victoria to the top of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and Realm Breaker reinforced her YA lit superstar status. Her novels have been translated into more than... Read More
November 20, 2023
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch is pleased to present artist Barbara Ann DeFranza’s “Kaleidoscope Designs” throughout the month of December. The display consists of abstract images done in acrylics. The “Kaleidoscope Designs” exhibit is free and open to the public during normal Branch operating hours. No registration is required. For more information, stop by the OCL Berkeley Branch, 30 Station Road, Bayville,... Read More
November 17, 2023
WARETOWN – The Ocean County Library Waretown Branch is pleased to present popular Jersey Shore pianist and storyteller Fred Miller’s “Lectures in Song: An American Christmas,” 12 PM Saturday, December 23. Fred’s program projects the spirit of all faiths through the mystery and beauty of ancient carols as well as the sprightly songs of the past century, along with poems, anecdotes, and observations that inspire the anticipation, magic, and... Read More
November 16, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch is pleased to present the imagery of Kaylee McGrath’s “Landscapes & Nature” throughout the month of December. Patrons and visitors are invited to meet the artist during a reception in the OCL Lacey Branch, 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM Saturday, December 2. Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome. Kaylee became interested in photography while attending Barnegat High School... Read More
November 15, 2023
TOMS RIVER – His kindly face and manner reveal nothing of the horrors Manny Lindenbaum and his family endured early in his life which remain relevant today. The Ocean County Library invites you to “Combatting Hate: A Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Manford Lindenbaum” in the Toms River Branch, 6:30 PM Tuesday, January 16. The Jackson resident will speak candidly of the anti-Semitism that he and his family faced in their native Germany,... Read More
November 14, 2023
SURF CITY – Going at fever pitch through the winter holiday rush? Cool down just a bit with the jazz guitar stylings of the Brian Betz Duo at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 2 PM Saturday, December 16. Betz and fellow guitarist George Vanderbilt will present an ear-pleasing program of traditional jazz, bop, and blues. Betz, of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and Toms River-based Vanderbilt hold dual degrees in music... Read More
November 13, 2023
LAKEWOOD – Open registration begins Monday, December 4 at the Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch for free classes that can help you gain United States citizenship. Applicants may register through Monday, January 8 for classes that begin Thursday, January 11. The eight-week course will provide information to help you pass the naturalization test on the way to full citizenship. Eligibility is open to qualified immigrants aged 18 or older.... Read More
November 10, 2023
BAY HEAD – The Ocean County Library wishes to notify patrons that in light of the Veterans’ Day closure of Bay Head Borough Hall, the Bay Head Express reading center will also be closed Friday, November 10. Library patrons and visitors wishing to browse, borrow or return items are welcome to visit nearby branches, including: Point Pleasant Beach Branch – 710 McLean Avenue, (732) 892-4575 Point Pleasant Boro Branch – 834 Beaver Dam... Read More