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All branches of the Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening at 1 p.m. Friday, December 2nd, for the Annual Staff In-Service Training.
July 19, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Transport yourself to exotic corners of the world, right in Toms River. The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present “Vacation Memories,” an exhibit by renowned shore artist Barbara Kraemer, throughout the month of August. The display, which will be on view in the McConnell Gallery, represents one facet of Barbara’s expertise in many different styles, using watercolors, acrylics, oils and mixed media. “Each... Read More
July 14, 2022
TOMS RIVER – This summer, Elvis is in the building! Join award-winning Elvis tribute artist and “Elvis-torian” Ruben Castillo for a night of education and song at three Ocean County Library branches: Jackson Branch – “The King of Rock n' Roll: 1956 – 1959,” 7 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, (732) 928-4400. Plumsted Branch – “The Age of Change: 1968 – 1969,” 7 PM Monday, August 1, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-... Read More
July 14, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch will exhibit artwork by local artist, Marty Mayo, throughout the month of August. Mayo specializes in mixed-media illustrations, caricatures, and collages. His art, featured in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe, draws inspiration from current events and everyday people. The multi-talented Mayo is also the founder and guitarist of Marty and the... Read More
July 07, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Which species of our feathered friends flock to the Jersey Shore and the Pinelands from season to season each year? Join award-winning author-photographer Susan Puder and learn “All About Birds” at four Ocean County Library branches: Plumsted Branch – “Spring and Summer Coastal Birding,” 6:30 PM Monday, July 18, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609)758-7888 Upper Shores Branch – “Spring and Summer Coastal Birding,” 6:30 PM... Read More
July 06, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Todd Meredith, one of the Jersey Shore’s busiest musicians, will play crowd-pleasing tunes and take requests during a string of live summer and autumn acoustic concerts at four Ocean County Library branches: Stafford Branch - 7 PM Thursday, July 14, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin, (609) 597-3381 Manchester Branch - 2 PM Monday, August 22, 21 Colonial Drive, (732) 657-7600 Little Egg Harbor Branch - 7 PM Tuesday, September... Read More
July 06, 2022
Ocean County – Travel the storm-tossed New Jersey surf through history with noted local author Margaret Thomas Buchholz during “New Jersey Shipwrecks,” at three Ocean County Library branches: Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street, 2 PM Saturday, July 9 Upper Shores Branch, 112 New Jersey Avenue, 2 PM Thursday, July 14 Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 2 PM Monday, July 25 Through illustrations, photographs, and harrowing writings of... Read More
July 05, 2022
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – Bring the family to the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch for an interactive outdoor experience. Children, ‘tweens and people of all ages are invited to see live alpacas and learn about them at 9:30 AM Wednesday, July 27. The owners of Out Of Sight Alpacas, Waretown, will bring their furry friends to the Branch, where they’ll explain how the prized wool is spun into soft, luxurious, yarn for crafts, blankets, clothing... Read More
July 05, 2022
Ocean County – The Ocean County Library will host noted local author Margaret Thomas Buchholz’s presentation, “Celebrating the Jersey Shore,” 7 PM Monday, July 11 at the Point Pleasant Beach Branch, and 2 PM Friday, July 22 at the Toms River Branch. Travel "down the shore" as Margaret illustrates the fundamental, timeless activities that perennially give vacationers memorable experiences that spark return visits. Margaret Thomas Buchholz... Read More
July 01, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host Cattus Island County Park’s live presentation, “Living Shoreline Project,” 6 PM Thursday, July 14. The presentation will cover the benefits of a living shoreline and its physical, ecological, and financial impacts to the surrounding areas. The goal of the Living Shoreline Project is to restore critical waterfront portions of Cattus Island County Park, to address significant... Read More
June 30, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Return to the era when families gathered around the wireless set for “theater of the imagination.” The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host a live presentation by When Radio Entertained People (WREP), 7 PM Wednesday, July 20.  When Radio Entertained People (WREP) consists of 10 talented actors who re-enact scripts from radio’s “Golden Age” of the 1940s and 1950s. Michael Glenn Miller, known to local audiences... Read More