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 14, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – As autumn’s chill begins to set in, enjoy the warmth of Dakota & Elle when the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch presents the popular Jersey Shore-based duo in concert, 6 PM Wednesday, October 4. You’ll be treated to a mix of Broadway, classical, and contemporary tunes selected especially for this free performance. The tenor and soprano vocalists, protégés of internationally renowned instructor Stephen Schnurman,... Read More
September 14, 2023
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults is often misunderstood. Learn about possible long-term effects and ways to address them at the Ocean County Library Point Pleasant Beach Branch, 7 PM Monday, October 2. “Living with ADHD as an Adult” will be led by Eva O’Malley, founder of TRI CHADD NJ, a chapter of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Inc.(CHADD). She’ll be assisted... Read More
September 13, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Like your music with a light Country accent? The Custom Blend Band will serve up an evening of traditional and modern fare at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 6:30 PM Wednesday, September 27. The Custom Blend Band’s repertoire is a rich mixture of country, pop, folk and bluegrass. Paul Petrone strums guitar along with Joe Zavicki and also plays banjo and fiddle. Maria Petrone adds mandolin. The band members, now... Read More
September 13, 2023
BRICK TOWNSHIP – Expand your English conversation skills in an enjoyable, casual setting at the Ocean County Library Brick Branch, 7 until 8 PM every Tuesday and Thursday. Strengthen your mastery of the language in a non-classroom atmosphere while you make new acquaintances in the ongoing English Conversation Group. The English Conversation Group is free of charge and open to people of all ages. No registration is required for this drop-in... Read More
September 12, 2023
MANCHESTER – A first responder who was on duty at the World Trade Center when it came under attack in 1993 and again in 2001 will share his recollections of the tragedies and the gradual restoration of hope, 7 PM Wednesday, September 20, at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch. Moises I. Gomez was a member of an emergency response unit of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that responded to both episodes. Terrorists failed to... Read More
September 12, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – What led to the inhumanity that engulfed a small town in colonial Massachusetts? The Ocean County Library Lacey is pleased to host archivist and historian Mickey DiCamillo’s riveting presentation “When There Were Witches: An Exploration of the Salem Witch Trials,” 7 PM Wednesday, October 11. In January of 1692, five young girls were seized with a strange illness, causing Salem Villagers to believe they were “under an evil... Read More
September 12, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – Teens and adults with special challenges can enhance their pursuits of productive, satisfying livelihoods with help from the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities (NJID). Learn about “Vocational Paths for Teens and Adults with Special Challenges” at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch, 3 PM Monday, October 9. In this program for teens and adults with special challenges and their caregivers, NJID’s Venus Majeski will... Read More
September 08, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Amor Towles, creator of three consecutive novels of worldwide renown in little more than a decade, will discuss his life in literature as part of the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 8 PM Wednesday, September 27. Towles turned to literary pursuits after a career in investment counseling. The Yale and Stanford alumnus has been lauded for sophistication and sensitivity in his depictions of mid-20th Century... Read More
September 07, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – What’s your game? Whether you’re an adult or senior who plays to win or plays for fun, there’ll be a seat for you during the monthly “Board Game Mashups” at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch, sponsored by Friends of the Lacey Library. Monday, September 25 – 2:30 PM Monday, October 23 - 2:30 PM Monday, November 13 - 2:30 PM Skills aren’t necessary! All you need is a desire to spend an enjoyable afternoon of... Read More
September 06, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present “Illuminations,” unique expressions by members of the Toms River Artist Community (TRAC), throughout the month of September. The exhibit in the Second Floor Gallery draws on the contributing artists’ varied viewpoints, realizations, and artistic impressions. The common thread is experimentation, resulting in bold, brilliant colors, captivating subjects, and strong... Read More