The Long Beach Island Branch has a delayed opening at 1:00pm on Thursday, 04/04/2024, due to inclement weather.
August 11, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Stress can affect anyone, for any number of reasons. Teens feeling overwhelmed can unplug, unwind, and re-focus in the Ocean County Library’s online Calm Room. Located in the Teen Zone at, it offers tools and resources for understanding how stress develops, ways to manage it, and tips for physical, mental and emotional well-being. Teens will find portals to soothing sights and sounds, live nature... Read More
August 11, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Have you always wanted to join a book club, but find it hard to set aside the time and place? The Ocean County Library extends an invitation to enroll in the free One Book OCL Online Book Club and join in, anywhere you need to be. Ocean County Library cardholders and non-cardholders are eligible to participate. Cardholders can download digital versions through the Library’s Freading®, Libby® and hoopla® services, or reserve print... Read More
August 10, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Join Cassandra Clare, creator of the runaway hit trilogy The Last Hours for a discussion of her newly-published final volume, Chain of Thorns, in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 8 PM Wednesday, August 23. The series follows the harrowing exploits of Shadowhunter Cordelia Carstairs, trained from her youth to vanquish demons. Set in London and Paris, the narrative entails a dark legacy that endow her and... Read More
August 09, 2023
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – As summer winds down, learn how to prepare your garden for its cold-weather hiatus during a Friends’ Adventure, “Fall Gardening with Hands Garden Center,” at the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch, 10 AM Thursday, September 7. Bring your questions to the experts from Hands Garden Center, Little Egg Harbor’s local landscape supply and garden center for more than 30 years. They’ll discuss all the essentials for fall... Read More
August 08, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – The estate planning process involves many options, and often leads to many questions. Attorney Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will separate facts from fiction during his estate planning workshop in the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch, 6 PM Wednesday, September 6. Among the topics that will be covered are power of attorney, living wills, trusts, asset protection, Medicaid, special needs trusts and much more. Mr. Daniele, founder... Read More
August 07, 2023
BEACHWOOD – The Ocean County Library Beachwood Branch is pleased to present “HeartBeats: Drumming for Adults,’’ a fun and empowering interactive program, 11 AM Thursday, August 31. The presenter is Steven E. Brown of Drumhead Enterprises, whose “BONK!” program has introduced children to percussion instruments from around the world at Ocean County Library branches and at other New Jersey libraries. Participants in the one-hour program will... Read More
August 04, 2023
BRANCH – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch is pleased to present “Europe!,” an exhibit of watercolors, acrylics, and mixed media works by Jersey Shore-based artists Barbara J. Kraemer and Suzi Hoffman, throughout the month of August. After a career of more than 40 years in the private sector, applying her love of art to interior design, facilities upgrades, and designing and writing corporate publications, Barbara Kraemer returned to... Read More
August 04, 2023
SURF CITY – Let a relaxed state of consciousness help you to refresh your mind and body. Become familiar with the Healing Touch method at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 2 PM Friday, August 25. Join wellness consultant Brittany Histing, RN, BSN, MSN, HT-A for an introduction to Healing Touch, a heart-centered, energy-based healing technique for enhanced physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. Brittany will... Read More
August 03, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Return to the era when families gathered around the wireless set for “theater of the imagination.” The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host a live presentation by When Radio Entertained People (WREP), 7 PM Wednesday, August 23. When Radio Entertained People (WREP) consists of 10 talented actors who re-enact scripts from radio’s “Golden Age” of the 1940s and 1950s. Michael Glenn Miller, known to local audiences since... Read More
August 02, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Join best-selling author Robert Jones, Jr., for an in-depth look at his award-winning debut novel The Prophets in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 4 PM Tuesday, August 15. Set in the plantation-era deep South, The Prophets is a story of love, intimacy, and refuge from life in slavery for Samuel and Isaiah. Their relationship thrives until they are betrayed by a self-serving slave currying favor with the... Read More