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.
October 12, 2023
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – On Tuesday, October 24, 7 pm, we invite children, grades 1 - 6, who have special needs siblings, to join us for an evening of connection, empowerment, and celebration at our "Sibling Get Together" at the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library. Children who have siblings with special needs often face unique challenges and experiences that can be both rewarding and demanding. Our program aims to provide a safe... Read More
October 11, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Four decades after springing into national consciousness, John Stamos remains one of America’s most versatile, likeable and enduring personalities. Meet the man behind the icon online at 8 PM Wednesday, November 1 during his Ocean County Library Virtual Author Talk. The actor-producer-musician’s poignant memoir, If You Would Have Told Me, available at the Ocean County Library, is the springboard for a candid discussion of life in... Read More
October 10, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present a three-part virtual program dedicated to the well-being of caregivers. “Moving Beyond Trauma: A Narrative Writing Program” will be offered at 2 PM on successive Fridays, November 3, 10 and 17. Melissa Smith-Wilkinson, MA, LMHC, founder of Caregiver Wellness Resources, will conduct the 90-minute in-depth journeys toward healing from trauma-related caregiving. The New Mexico-based... Read More
October 10, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Fans of The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules and the rest of John Irving’s award-winning oeuvre will be in for a treat when the world-renowned author takes part in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 7 PM Thursday, October 26. “A Lifetime of Writing: A Conversation with International Bestselling Author John Irving” will familiarize followers with the prolific writer’s personal backstory, from... Read More
October 10, 2023
LAKEWOOD – Even before its founding in 1814, Lakewood was well on its way to establishing the rich cultural heritage that continues today. Learn about the township’s fascinating, multi-faceted history during “Exploring Lakewood’s Historical Past to Present” at the Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch, 7 PM Thursday, November 9. Dr. Stan Liptzin, Chairperson of the Lakewood Historical Society and Director of the Sheldon Wolpin Lakewood... Read More
October 06, 2023
LAKEWOOD – Expand your English conversation skills in an enjoyable, casual setting at the Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch, 6 PM until 7 PM every Tuesday, beginning on October 31. Adults who want to practice speaking English, are welcome to join our conversation group. Strengthen your mastery of the language by discussing various topics of interest to the group. It’s led by a Lakewood community volunteer with a background in education... Read More
October 05, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present “New Creations,” images by members of the Ocean County Artists Guild (OCAG), throughout the month of October. The exhibit occupies the Second Floor Gallery. Twenty artists are represented in the display of oils, acrylics, photography, silverpoint, watercolors, pen-and-ink, and mixed media. The Island Heights-based Guild is a non-profit organization that promotes... Read More
October 05, 2023
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – A group of dedicated writers seeking ways to launch their works into the print and digital marketplace now have a valuable road map, courtesy of three local authors who shared their self-publishing experiences at the Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor Branch. J.C. Sutton, Sue Cummings and John Wojtowicz enlightened and entertained, providing sound advice for aspiring prose authors, poets, and memoirists. They fielded... Read More
October 04, 2023
MANCHESTER – Just in time for Halloween, local author JJ Dowdell will read from, discuss, and sign copies of OTHERS: Part II - Metamorphosis, Book Two of his thriller trilogy-in-progress, 7 PM Wednesday, October 25 at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch. OTHERS: Part II – Metamorphosis carries forward the story that originated in 2022’s OTHERS: Part I – The Child, released in eBook, paperback and hardcover by Amazon Publishing. There... Read More
October 03, 2023
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Stafford Branch is pleased to welcome renowned actor and storyteller Neill Hartley in a Friends’ Adventure, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 10 AM Thursday, October 26. The interactive adaptation of Washington Irving’s timeless horror tale marks Hartley’s return to the OCL Stafford Branch through the American Historical Theater, following his remarkable solo turn as Sherlock Holmes. He will keep you... Read More