All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 23.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.
October 04, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs for adults throughout November.“Write Your Story” 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. In commemoration of National Novel Writing Month, the Jackson Branch is opening its computer lab and Quiet Study Room for novice and experienced novel writers. Please bring laptop if using Quiet Study Room. No registration required.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The... Read More
October 04, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Enjoy a demonstration on combining fresh ingredients to create healthy soups using a blender at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 at the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave.Amy Paradise of Twin Boys Enterprises, will present the program “Soup’s On” which will include a fun “tasting bar” and recipes to take home.Register early, as space is limited. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or... Read More
October 04, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Celebrate the long running comic book “The Walking Dead” with exclusive swag and comics from Diamond Book Distributors as well as a drop-in craft on Saturday, Oct.13 at the Long Beach Island Library, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.No registration is required for this teen/adult program. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to participate.
October 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Medicare 101: Aging In” 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Long Beach Island Branch. The topic for this event is “Eating Healthy on a Budget”.Learn tips on buying fruits and vegetables at a low cost, planning home meals, and saving money on food.Optional free screenings by a registered nurse will take place after the program. This will included health and wellness information, blood pressure,... Read More
October 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “All About Service Dogs: Teen Edition” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.Local volunteer puppy-raisers from Canine Companions for Independence will present a live service dog demonstration. They will also provide an overview to puppy-raising potential service dogs and the current laws for service animals.This program is geared toward ages 12 – 18.The branch is located... Read More
October 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “A Night with Howling Woods Farm” 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Long Beach Island Branch.Learn about wolves and wolfdogs with Howling Woods Farm, followed by a meet and greet.The branch is located 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.
October 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host author Mel Gudknecht 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Long Beach Island Branch.Gundknecht will discuss his book “Working the Edge”, an autobiography about his time working for the Organized Crime Strike Force.Mel Gundknecht was a Special Agent for the Intelligence Division of the IRS and was the recipient of Special Achievement Awards and Commendations for outstanding performance.Find out... Read More
October 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host Gregory Andrus, author of “Portraits of the Jersey Shore: Everyone Has a Story”, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street.Andrus will discuss his book, for which he traveled from Sandy Hook to Cape May, interviewing people and taking their photos.“Portraits of the Jersey Shore: Everyone Has a Story” is a passionate endeavor to build connections from person to person,... Read More
October 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting “SOON”, a month-long exhibit by artist Lizz Winona. The collection is displayed in the McConnell Gallery of the Toms River Branch throughout October.“SOON” consists of photographic artwork.Lizz Winona started as a self-taught artist. She studied at Peters Valley School of Craft where her work is now part of the permanent collection.“I use photography as a way to explore... Read More
October 03, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Affirmations”, a month-long exhibit by Ocean County Artists’ Guild.The exhibit will run throughout October. It is displayed on the 2nd Floor Gallery and consists of oil and acrylic paintings along with mixed-media selections.Ocean County Artists’ Guild is a nonprofit organization working to promote the arts in Ocean County, drawing in patrons from around the region. Their... Read More