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.
September 22, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Parents, guardians and individuals raising families are urged to increase their knowledge of drug use and abuse during educational, interactive programs, presented by the Ocean County Health Department at the Ocean County Library. “Drugs 101: Drug Trends for Ocean County Parents” will take place at four branches: Stafford Branch – 6 PM Thursday, October 5, 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin, (609) 597-3381. Tuckerton... Read More
September 21, 2023
TOMS RIVER – LGBTQ+ history began long before Stonewall, and a new chapter begins each day. Adults aged 55 and up can test their knowledge and be eligible for prizes during the Ocean County Library’s LGBTQ+ History Trivia Contests throughout October. Lakewood Branch – 11 AM Friday, October 6, 301 Lexington Avenue, (732) 363-1435. Plumsted Branch – 7 PM Monday, October 9, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-7888. Lacey Branch – 2... Read More
September 21, 2023
BRICK TOWNSHIP – The Friends of the Brick Library are saving your seat on the bus that will take them to the Tomasello Winery and Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, 10 AM until 7 PM Thursday, November 9. The bus will leave the Target parking lot in Brick at 10 AM and reach the award-winning 70-acre winery by 11. The tour includes three tastings from its selections of more than 30 varietals, including Native American, French hybrids, and classic... Read More
September 20, 2023
LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP – You’re invited to join the excitement as the Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch celebrates a milestone. The Branch’s 25th Anniversary Fall Festival kicks off at 2 PM Thursday, November 2, with more fun Saturday, November 4. Lakewood voters authorized their public library’s entry into the Ocean County Library system in November 1998, a turning point in the institution’s history which stretches back more than 140 years to... Read More
September 20, 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 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 knife allows me to completely... Read More
September 19, 2023
MANCHESTER – Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and their caregivers can find out how to navigate the system and find suitable insurance coverage during a workshop at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch, 10 AM Tuesday, October 17. Presenting details about Medicare basics will be Charles Clarkson, Esq., a certified counselor of New Jersey’s State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), which offer localized, in-depth,... Read More
September 19, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP –  In observance of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will offer a special live and online presentation, “When the Bough Breaks: Loss During and After Pregnancy,” 2 PM Tuesday, October 17. Kathy Donaldson, Program Manager of the Pregnancy and Parenting Wellness Program at the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC), will broaden awareness of the effects of... Read More
September 18, 2023
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP– The literary career of Ocean County’s Casey Masterson is off and running, following her appearance before an avid audience in the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch on Thursday, September 7, to discuss her debut novel, Revelations of the Raven Master. Revelations is a series of stories centered on the character of the Raven Master and the birds that he tends, based on the real ravens that occupy the Tower of London.... Read More
September 18, 2023
TOMS RIVER – It’s notorious, it’s downright scary…and it’s all ours. Come celebrate Pinelands lore during our all-ages Jersey Devil Palooza at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, starting at 10:30 AM Friday, October 20. Highlighting the family-friendly day of folklore and fun will be an exploration of the legend of the Jersey Devil by Frank Esposito, co-author of The Secret History of the Jersey Devil: How Quakers, Hucksters and... Read More
September 15, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – Open the possibilities that spring from positives perspectives. The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch is pleased to present “Mindfulness Meditation: On Lovingkindness,” 2 PM Saturday, October 7. Certified practitioner and Mindfulness Meditation instructor Shazia Zaman will lead the hour-long session, open to all ages and skill levels. Lovingkindness Meditation is designed to cultivate compassion and warm-heartedness, to... Read More