The Jackson Branch will be temporarily closed for maintenance from 3/4/2024 – 3/18/2024. While the branch is closed, any holds with a pick up at Jackson will be sent to Manchester by default.
November 10, 2023
TOMS RIVER – As power-hungry tech titans unleash a bid for total global control, a small band of friends hatch a plot that will save – or destroy – the world. That’s the gist of award winning novelist Naomi Alderman’s new thriller The Future, which she’ll discuss in her Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk, 3 PM Thursday, November 30. The Future unfolds on opposite sides of the planet. In the U.S., Martha Einkorn works for a social... Read More
November 09, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Welcome the winter holiday season with a collection of seasonal songs by Jersey Shore guitarist Keith Calmes, 2 PM Saturday, December 2, at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch. Keith’s accomplishments in a career that spans three decades include his Carnegie Recital Hall debut as winner of the Artists International Competition, concerts with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, and a performance with Maestro Carlos Barbosa-... Read More
November 08, 2023
TOMS RIVER – All Ocean County Library branches and reading centers will close at 5 PM Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. The Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford and Toms River branches will be open 9 AM through 5 PM Friday, November 24. Library patrons are welcome to use OCL’s online resources, databases, eMagazines, eBooks, video and audio streams and digital classes at... Read More
November 08, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Revel in the magic of the winter holiday season when the Navesink Brass perform holiday and Hanukkah favorites at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 2 PM Saturday, December 9. The recital will mark the group’s second appearance at the Jackson Branch. Formed in Red Bank in 1992, the Navesink Brass consists of professional musicians “comfortable with all styles of music from Renaissance to Jazz and Rock,” maintaining... Read More
November 06, 2023
BARNEGAT – Catch the spirit of the season with young voices raised in song. The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch is pleased to present a performance by the Robert L. Horbelt Intermediate School Carolers, 1 PM Friday, December 15. The program will feature traditional and modern holiday favorites by fifth- and sixth-grade students in the chorus and bell choir, under the direction of Ms. Lauren Sawall, selected ensembles, and the school band... Read More
November 06, 2023
BARNEGAT – Youngsters aged 7 to 10 can learn about the origins of Barnegat Township during “Homeschool History: The History of Barnegat,” 10 AM Friday, December 8 at the Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch. Barnegat Historical Society member Jamey Stofko will shed light on the township’s Lenape roots, the occupations that helped it grow, how children lived, the evolution of the downtown area, and of course, Barnegat Pete, the township’s... Read More
November 03, 2023
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Manchester Branch is pleased to present an exhibit by the Leisure Village West Artists Group of Manchester, Monday, November 13 through Saturday, December 16. Members of the public are invited to meet group members during an Art Reception, 2 PM Saturday, November 18. Works by Barbara H. Benko, Itzie Kenmuir, Charlotte McClain, Rory O’Conner, Thomas Riskoe and Marietta Tangorra will be featured in... Read More
November 02, 2023
WARETOWN – Remember being dazzled by houses in your neighborhood aglow with imaginative, festive winter holiday lights? Revel in stunning displays from around the world without leaving your seat at the Ocean County Library Waretown Branch, 7 PM Monday, December 11. Enjoy an hour of glittering light displays in a video that’s also available for borrowing in OCL’s Kanopy catalog. You’ll see breathtaking, crystal-clear views of homes, porches,... Read More
November 02, 2023
SURF CITY - The Italian Cultural Society of Long Beach Island will sponsor “Our Italian Journey”, a presentation by authors John and Nancy Petralia, former island residents, at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 2 PM Tuesday, November 28. They will discuss how Italian lessons at the Long Beach Island Foundation led to travel on three continents and the publication of three books: Not in a Tuscan Villa, Looking for Garibaldi,... Read More
November 01, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Enhance the beauty of your winter holiday decorations with a centerpiece of your own design, made with real flowers. The Ocean County Library is pleased to present Winter Centerpiece Workshops at two branches: Plumsted Branch – 2 PM Tuesday, December 5, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 658-7888. Waretown Branch – 2 PM Tuesday, December 12, 112 Main Street, (609) 693-5133. Tracy Vincent of Whiting Flower Shoppe will... Read More