June 06, 2017
POINT PLEASANT –  Celebrate the life of singer, actor, and comedian Dean Martin on Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at the Point Pleasant Branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Rd.Celebrate the 100th birthday of the “King of Cool” during “That’s Amore: A Century of Dean Martin.” Entertainer Dave DeLuca will replicate Martin’s relaxed, crooning voice as he performs signature songs such as “Memories are Made of This,” “Everybody Loves... Read More
May 24, 2017
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library’s Cultural Awareness Team, in partnership with the Jackson Friends of the Library will provide insight into the Muslim headdress, the hijab, through the film “Under One Sky.” The program will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Monday, June 12 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527.Arab women living in North America explain the ideologies behind the veil, as they tear away the labels imposed... Read More
May 19, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s Brick Branch is now offering an in-house laptop lending program. “Keeping pace with the rapid technology changes and needs of the community is essential in providing the level of service that our customers have come to expect from the Ocean County Library,” states Dave Evans, Manager of the Ocean County Library’s Technology Department.This kiosk includes six Dell e5470s and six MacBook Air 13s that are... Read More
March 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library’s Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will feature tuxedo jackets, vests, shirts, and pants available at our Lakewood and Toms River Branches. These items were part of a generous donation from ‘Dress Me Up - A Unique Boutique’ in Forked River.The 8th annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will provide formal attire to middle and high school aged students at no charge for their school’s formal events. Last year more... Read More
March 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER – If you enjoy video games, the Ocean County Library has plenty to choose from in a variety of formats.Video games available from game consoles Playstation, Wii, and XBOX are available at the Ocean County Library.Popular games like “STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed” is available in several formats along with “LEGO Harry Potter”, “Minecraft,” “ Lost Planet,” “Halo” and many others.Games are available at the library’s branches in Jackson... Read More
March 15, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Calling all mah jongg players: The Friends of the Ocean County Library will be hosting its Spring 2017 Mah Jongg tournament fundraiser next month at the main branch of the library, 101 Washington St.The cost to participate in the tournament, which will be held Wednesday, April 19, is $40 per person. The tournament includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Prizes will be awarded and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Ocean... Read More
March 09, 2017
TOMS RIVER– Libraries transform lives every day opening a world of possibilities for everyone. April 9-15 is National Library Week and the Ocean County Library will join libraries nationwide that are transforming their communities through the services they offer.National Library Week is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging... Read More
March 07, 2017
JACKSON – Join us for the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Country Western Dance and Silent Auction from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Jackson Firehouse #55, 113 North New Prospect Road.You’ll have a fun evening with friends, music, dance and desserts. Music and instruction provided by Billy and Lisa, BTK Entertainment. Couples, singles, no experience or partner needed. Adults 18 and older welcome.Tickets are $18 in advance (before... Read More
March 06, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s Cultural Awareness Team, in partnership with POAC Autism Services, invites families and caregivers to meet autism-related organizations, practices, and experts for an Autism Resources Fair.The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St. Keynote speaker for the day will include Gary Weitzen, executive director of POAC Autism Services.The Fair... Read More
March 02, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Enjoy a lively evening of music, song, and dance performed by Jennifer Mylod & the Boys of County O’Cean at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave., Lavallette.Traditional and original Irish tunes will be performed on the uillean pipes, Irish fiddle, whistle, bodhran, mountain dulcimer, and guitar. Mylod music is a unique meld of folk, Celtic, and contemporary... Read More