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 02, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – Does the thought of holiday meals cause stress for you? Are nutrition, food restrictions, or expenses a concern? Learn about “Healthy Eating on a Budget during the Holidays” at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch, 2 PM Tuesday, October 24. Registered Dietician Nutritionists Meg McCarthy-Klein and Matthew Holland of the Ocean County Health Department will discuss ways to enjoy satisfying, healthful holiday fare that’s kind... Read More
September 29, 2023
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – Rock and reminisce with Dale & Amy during the popular duo’s acoustic evening of favorites at the Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch, 7 PM Wednesday, October 25. Appearing regularly at venues throughout New Jersey since 1995, the personable pair serve up crowd-pleasing rock, pop and country music from the 1950s to the present. Among their most popular covers are songs made famous by the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac,... Read More
September 28, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Roll back the calendar, push back the chairs, and get ready to rock the way they did during the pop music explosion. Enjoy the Strictly 60s Band in concert at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch, 2 PM Saturday, October 21. The New Jersey quintet is in its third decade of high-energy shows filled with passion for the music that defined the generation. Whether your jam is the Beatles or Stones, Doors or Dion, Monkees or... Read More
September 27, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Ruth Ware’s spine-tingling mysteries keep readers on the edge of their seats and coming back for more. Get to know this best-selling writer as she discusses the power-packed Zero Days in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 2 PM Wednesday, October 18. Zero Days, available at the Ocean County Library, centers on Jack and her husband Gabe, talented security hackers in high demand in the corporate world. After an... Read More
September 26, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present award-winning novelist Sandra Brown in a James J. Mancini Author Event at the OCL Toms River Branch, 6 PM Thursday, October 5. A book signing session will follow the 45-minute question-and-answer period. Since 1981, Sandra has produced more than 80 works of fiction, including more than 70 New York Times best-sellers. Approximately 80 million copies of her novels are in print... Read More
September 26, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Join Andrea Tarr, Communications Director of Senior Citizens Activity Network (SCAN), for information about coping during “Grief and the Holidays,” at four Ocean County Library branches. Plumsted Branch – 10 AM Thursday, October 19; 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-7888. Point Pleasant Borough Branch – 10 AM Thursday,... Read More
September 25, 2023
TOMS RIVER – See the many sides of Ocean County’s terrain, skies and landmarks through the art of longtime shore resident Errol “Bud” Sylvester, on display October 2 through 25 and November 13 through 17 at the Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch. Sylvester’s paintings cover a broad expanse of representational subjects, including landscapes, beachscapes, snow scenes, lighthouses, and shore bird life. “Working with oil paints, brush and... Read More
September 25, 2023
BEACHWOOD – The Ocean County Library is pleased to invite you to a celebration marking 50 years of the Beachwood Branch’s membership in the OCL system. A fun, festive Golden Anniversary party will begin at 2 PM Saturday, October 14 in the Beachwood Community Center, 147 Compass Avenue. Bring the family! There will be light refreshments for all and drop-in crafts for children while the Strictly 60s Band keeps the center rocking through the... Read More
September 25, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP –  The Lanoka Oaks Veterinary Center will present a “Prep Before Pet” program in the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch, 11 AM Monday, December 11. Come join other pet aficionados and learn how to prepare your home before adopting a pet. The program includes pet adoption forms, how to select a pet, what pet health care is needed before and after adoption, and what to expect after bringing your adopted pet home. Please... Read More
September 22, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Join us as travel expert and TV host Rick Steves shares the latest about smart jaunts through Europe in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 4 PM Tuesday, October 10. Viewers will be treated to a slideshow and commentary as Steves offers tips for safe, fun, affordable treks with minimum stress and maximum enjoyment. He will provide advice for planning and packing efficiently, eating and sleeping well, and even... Read More