July 28, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce the restoration of its popular, free Home Borrower Service, which provides items for patrons who cannot physically visit a branch. The service is available through all OCL branches. The Home Borrower Service was paused in March 2020 at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Operations officially resumed Wednesday, July 26. Trained, background-checked volunteers visit homes of... Read More
July 27, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Travel back to the era of fashionable night spots and memorable music. Join singer Deb Lyons and pianist John Bianculli for “A Night at the Copa: Swinging Songs of the ‘60s” at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 6:30 PM Wednesday, August 23. The duo will perform “The Man That Got Away,” “That’s Life,” “I Love Being Here With You,” and more classics made famous by Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and others in... Read More
July 26, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – With imagination, wit, and paint, Debi Heyck turns ordinary sea shells into decorative conversation pieces and collectors’ items. Her works will be on display throughout the month of August at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. “Shells from the Jersey Shore and More” illustrates the Jackson resident’s ability to transform the mundane into the magical. Her works have appeared in the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie... Read More
July 25, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Individuals with autism and their families find access to quality support systems through the Ocean County Library’s online Autism Resources Center. Now, OCL is pleased to announce that the listings are larger and more diversified than ever. The Library’s pioneering effort offers free listings of responsible professional agencies, nonprofit groups and companies that address needs associated with the autism spectrum. The expanded... Read More
July 24, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present artist Mark B. Retacco’s exhibit, “Stronger Together,” throughout the month of August. The display, in the Second Floor Gallery, is the latest in a series of exhibits that the Bayville-based artist has undertaken at OCL branches including Berkeley and Lacey. His next exhibit will take place in September at the OCL Barnegat Branch. A video profile of Mark can be seen... Read More
July 24, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present an exhibit of air-brushings and paintings by Toms River-based artist Steve Moran throughout the month of August. Steve’s extensive portfolio of oil and acrylic paintings includes images of people, wildlife and marine life, florals, still life, and landscapes. In addition to canvas, his work has appeared on cars, motorcycles, clothing and for clients including... Read More
July 21, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Evocative photography by Sandy Foley, “The Romantic Era,” will be displayed throughout the month of August at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. Meet Sandra during a special artist’s reception, 2 PM to 4 PM Saturday, August 5. The interior designer from Jackson took inspiration from her interest in fashion in 2010, creating Flair Designs LLC, specializing in costuming such as masks, headpieces, and corsets. During New... Read More
July 21, 2023
SURF CITY – Adults are welcome to spend relaxing afternoons coloring while soothing music sparks the imagination at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch. “Adult Coloring and Conversation” takes place on the second Thursday of each month, 2 to 3 PM, beginning August 10. Meet new acquaintances and engage in breezy chat while creating your own original art. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring... Read More
July 20, 2023
SURF CITY – Time for more family fun under the setting summer sun! Join the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch for the next Pajama Party in the Park, Bayview Park, 6805 Long Beach Boulevard, Brant Beach, 7 PM Wednesday, August 9. Gather around our Children’s Librarian for an all-ages story time, and create a crafted item as a keepsake. Actual PJs are not required, but they’re fun! The Pajama Party in the Park is free and open to... Read More
July 20, 2023
SURF CITY – Take a leisurely family stroll and enjoy a whimsical children’s tale during the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch’s week-long Storywalk at Bayview Park, 6805 Long Beach Boulevard, Brant Beach, starting 11 AM Monday, August 7. Bring the children for a walk along the waterside and share the enjoyment of If Only…, Mies Van Hout’s engagingly written, colorfully illustrated tale of tiny, fascinating garden creatures, all... Read More