July 20, 2023
LAVALLETTE – Curious about the possibilities ahead for you? How is your energy field? Consult with four of the Jersey Shore’s best-known mediums during the Friends’ Psychic Fair Fundraiser at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch, 1 PM until 8 PM Wednesday, August 16. The group includes Margaret, angel card readings; Bella, gypsy witch card readings; and Kirsten and Kassandra, Tarot card readings. A donation of $30 is requested for... Read More
July 19, 2023
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – Autumn is ideal to plan, purchase, and plant the bulbs that will blossom in your garden next spring. Take timely tips from Rutgers Master Gardener of Ocean County Deborah McCabe at 10:30 AM Monday, August 14, in the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch. Deborah will explain design, layout, and bulb choices, will offer recommendations for planting, growing, and maintenance, and will demonstrate container bulb planting. A... Read More
July 19, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – Superhero and action figure fans, photography buffs and keepsake collectors can learn about an emerging art form that’s also a ready-to-enjoy hobby. The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will present “Toy Talk with Yimbo,” 11 AM and 1 PM Saturday, August 12. The Ocean County dad, gamer and reviewer will discuss toy photography, describe techniques, explain startup essentials, and give you a chance to take your own photos.... Read More
July 18, 2023
BAY HEAD – The Ocean County Library’s Bay Head Express is now open and ready to serve patrons at Borough Hall, 83 Bridge Avenue. Located on the 2nd floor, accessible by elevator for convenience, Bay Head Express will be open Monday – Friday, 9AM – 4PM; with the book drop available 24/7 on the first floor upon entry into the building. Express services available include ordering, pick up and drop off of library books and materials, library... Read More
July 13, 2023
SURF CITY – Itching for classic rock of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s? NGXB has your remedy. The dynamic pianist-arranger will be “Rockin’ the Hits on 88 Keys” at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 2 PM Saturday, August 5. The dazzling entertainer glides through his solo performances with practically no singing, carrying audiences with keyboard wizardry, an imposing stage presence and a sparkling personality. After winning the... Read More
July 13, 2023
SURF CITY – Pinelands Flora and Fauna will be presented by Joel M. Mott, Principal Public Programs Specialist for the NJ Pinelands Commission at the Long Beach Island Library Friday, August 4 at 2 PM. This presentation includes the sights and sounds of the Pinelands while taking the audience on a walk in the woods familiarizing them with the wildlife of the legendary Pine Barrens. Over the years living and working in the area Mott has... Read More
July 13, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch will reopen to the public on Friday, July 14th after a temporary closure due to an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system failure. The Library will resume its regular hours of operation from 9 AM - 5 PM. The Library has been working hard to explore alternate options to cool the building in an effort to reopen to the public as soon as possible. A temporary external chiller... Read More
July 12, 2023
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present a virtual discussion, “Autism, Early Childhood Development, and Early Literacy,” 10:00 AM Saturday, July 29. The Zoom talk will be led by members of the Center for Autism Research (CAR), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Participants will become informed about the facility, possible signs of autism or developmental delays, and early childhood development. A question-and-... Read More
July 07, 2023
SURF CITY – Have fun making ceramic pieces at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 10 AM and 1 PM Friday, July 28. Each workshop will occupy two hours. In order to accommodate as many attendees as possible, please register for one workshop only at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events. Staffers from Just Kil’n Time, Waretown, will supply all materials and conduct the sessions. Once you’ve painted and decorated your items, they... Read More
July 07, 2023
SURF CITY – Evocative images from Down The Shore Publishing’s award-winning Local Color: Long Beach Island’s Photographic History Revisited remain on display through the end of July at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch. Meet publisher Ray Fisk, curator of the images, during a special reception, 2 PM Thursday, July 20. Local Color, available at the Ocean County Library, recalls Long Beach Island’s rich history with nearly 150... Read More