All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. They will reopen their normal business hours Wednesday, Dec. 26.
All branches will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. All branches will also be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. All branches will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2.
November 21, 2018
MANCHESTER – Are you interested in researching stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds? The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a workshop on using online investment databases at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30.Learn to use Value Line and Morningstar, two important online investment tools which are available free of charge through the Ocean County Library.The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.Registration is required for... Read More
November 21, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two programs as part of the Chapters of Health program series.“Keeping Your Grandkids Safe and Happy While in Your Care: the Holiday Edition” 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. Discuss current trends in child safety in the home, outdoors, and on the road. Learn about this year’s hottest toys and how to select safe, age-appropriate gifts for young children. This program is sponsored by... Read More
November 21, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host three tech workshops for adults in December.“Using an iPad for Green Screen Photography” 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. iPad users will be taught how to use the Do Ink green screen app as well as the basics of green screen technology and adding layers to original images when creating photographs or videos. Before class, participants will need to download the $3 Do Ink Green Screen... Read More
November 21, 2018
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an exhibit by local photographer Frank Grasso throughout December.Grasso is a retired carpenter living in Barnegat. Most of his photos are taken in the Pinelands, some taken while kayaking on the Barnegat Bay and other local rivers. Grasso also takes photos while hiking in various New Jersey state and county parks.The branch is located at 112 Burr Street.Registration is not... Read More
November 21, 2018
JACKSON – Various programs are coming to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library throughout December.“Holiday Concert” 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Join classical flutist and guitarist Keith Calmes as they present a selection of holiday favorites. This will include selections from Bach, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, and a variety of popular international carols.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. See a free film on the big screen... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “What Is Kwanzaa?” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.Use your eyes, ears, hands, and taste buds to discover what Kwanzaa celebrates. Find out the meaning of the seven candles, what colors represent this celebration, and where it originated.This is a family-friendly program.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this free... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Family New Year’s Eve Party” at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31.Get ready to ring in the New Year with crafts, noisemakers, and music. Enjoy a family friendly party complete with a countdown to noon and a new year’s ball.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration for children is required for this free event. To register, call the branch at... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “All Aboard the Polar Express” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.Enjoy storytime with the Conductor, a juggling lesson with the Chef, and singalong with the crew of this enchanted train. Guests may wear their favorite holiday pajamas and have milk and cookies while waiting for a surprise visitor.Snacks may contain potential allergens.The branch is located at 217 S... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Will It Waffe?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.Have you ever wondered what you could make into a waffle? Experiment with creative waffle iron recipes and answer the question, “Will it waffle?”Recipes may contain potential allergens.This program is for teens and tweens.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this... Read More
November 21, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a blood drive by the American Red Cross from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.Consider taking an hour to donate blood to those in need.Teens at least 16 years of age may donate with permission by parent or guardian.Donors will receive a voucher for five free items from the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Book Sale shelves.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Walk-ins are... Read More