January 17, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Meet the Cardiologist” 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in honor of Women’s Heart Month.Dr. Alan Ghaly from Deborah Specialty Physicians will talk about how to keep your heart healthy. Blood pressure screenings will be provided.This program is made possible through the Partnership for a Healthier Ocean County.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free... Read More
January 17, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an art exhibit by the John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the branch’s Meeting Room throughout February.A reception will take place 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. During the reception there will be period clothing in addition to the art on display.The exhibit will celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote and the women’s suffrage... Read More
January 17, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will run its 11th Annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway. Donations can be dropped off at all branches from Feb. 1 to Apr. 6.The drive will provide formal attire to middle and high school aged students at no charge for their school’s formal events. Donations give students the opportunity to join their friends at a memorable event with confidence.Donations of gently used, modern dresses in both long and short... Read More
January 11, 2019
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Valentine Love Songs”, a concert by Dennis Linde and Michael Corliss, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.Linde and Corliss will perform love songs popularized by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and other iconic artists.This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this... Read More
January 11, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Vision Quest”, an exhibit by local photographer Carol Stauffer, throughout February in the McConnell Gallery.Nature has been a source of inspiration for Stauffer all her life. The Toms River native began exploring the natural world around her in rural Pennsylvania with a Brownie camera. Stauffer’s deepest desire is to inspire people to open their eyes and hearts to receive... Read More
January 11, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “An Unlikely Two: Misty Copeland and Robert Battle” at several of its branches throughout February.This presentation will cover Misty Copeland and Robert Battle, two highly acclaimed African American ballet and modern dance choreographers and dancers. Discover how they became prominent figures in the dance world and African American culture.The program will take place at the following locations and... Read More
January 11, 2019
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host concerts by the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club at two of its branches.The program will take place at the following locations and dates:Jackson Branch, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400Manchester Branch, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 21 Colonial Drive, 732-657-7600The North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club is one of the oldest continuously singing all-male groups in the Mid-Atlantic... Read More
January 10, 2019
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – The Point Pleasant Beach Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an art exhibit by Manasquan River Group of Artists until March 30.A reception will be held at the branch 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. All are welcome to attend.Manasquan River Group of Artists was founded in 1938. Each year, members of the group exhibit their work consisting of paintings in watercolors, acrylic, pastels, and oils.The... Read More
January 07, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library is excited to announce a new home for our wide selection of popular digital eBooks and eAudiobooks. The library has offered digital books through OverDrive as a part of the eLibraryNJ consortium since 2010.Ocean County Library cardholders can now access the OverDrive collection by visiting http://ocl.overdrive.com or by searching for Ocean County Library in the free Libby or OverDrive apps.Patrons can also... Read More
January 07, 2019
TOMS RIVER – Looking to stay on track with your New Year’s resolutions? The Toms Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a Self-Care Symposium 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The event will feature workshops and speakers on managing stress, healthy cooking, mindful breathing, essential oils, bullet journaling, vision boarding, and more.The day will begin with organizing humorist Jamie Novak, who will present “Lost the Clutter, Find... Read More