All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen at regular hours Tuesday, May 28.
February 27, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a screening of “Alice’s Ordinary People,” featuring filmmaker Craig Dudnick at 7 p.m. Monday, Apr. 1.“Alice’s Ordinary People” is about Alice Tregay and the Chicago Freedom Movement. Along with Reverend Jesse Jackson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Tregay marched for justice and human rights in Chicago in the 1960s. The film illustrates Tregay’s ongoing fight for justice... Read More
February 27, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Market Your Business on Facebook” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 28.A Facebook page helps legitimize your business in the customer’s eye. Instructor Tom Forgione will share useful tips and tricks to ensure a successful Facebook advertising campaign.This workshop will be presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County.The branch is located at 101 Washington Street.... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host the “3rd Annual Ocean County Library Autism Resources Fair” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 7. This will be the largest Fair to date with more than 40 agencies expected to attend.The Fair will provide a forum in which families affected by autism can access the resources of state, county, and local organizations. Participating groups will include medical professionals,... Read More
February 25, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Knit-Chat-Chain Volunteers” on Mondays.Join our fellow hook and needle enthusiasts and create a variety of items to donate to various charitable organizations, as well as work on your own project. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome. Yarn will be provided.Meetings alternate on Mondays at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Call the branch at 732-928-4400, check the monthly... Read More
February 25, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Jackson Writers’ Group” at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.Get your manuscript in shape. This writers’ group is open to beginner and veteran writers of all genres.It is recommended to bring several print copies of three to five pages of a work for constructive critique.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is not required for this free event. For more information, call the... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Understanding and Supporting Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” in Mancini Hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 21.Dr. Kate Fiske, an Associate Director of Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, will summarize the research on the impact of raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the mental health and... Read More
February 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Navigating New Jersey’s Service Systems for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities” in Mancini Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 2.Jonathan Sabin, LSW, Director of the Office on Autism and the Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities, will discuss the roles of state agencies in assisting families affected by autism spectrum... Read More
February 25, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an exhibit throughout March for quilts made by members of the Pieceful Shores Quilt Guild.The Pieceful Shores Quilt Guild is a nonprofit organization established in 1993. They participate in many charities including providing quilts to those in need. Pieceful Shores is an educational guild open to new members.The branch is located at 112 Burr Street.This exhibit is free and... Read More
February 25, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs throughout the month of March.“Traveling Armchair Series: Vietnam” 10:30 a.m. Friday, Mar. 15. This documentary will let you explore Vietnam without leaving the library. The film is also available on the Access Video on Demand Database, available through the Ocean County Library.“Gentle Yoga” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 19. Exercise body, mind, and spirit with a... Read More
February 25, 2019
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an active shooter awareness training at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 24 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 27.Have you ever wondered what you would do in an active shooter situation? This interactive program may help you plan your actions.Lieutenant LeRoy Marshall and Officers Nieves and Nickens from the Lakewood Police Department will share tips for avoiding or protecting yourself and others... Read More