September 07, 2022
POINT PLEASANT – Let your inner child romp inside the marvelous world of magic. Doug Wonder will be your guide to “The Secret,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, October 4, at the Ocean County Library Point Pleasant Borough Branch. Attendees will join the popular entertainer as he “pulls back the curtain,” reveals the mechanics of illusion, and illustrates the indispensable role of the human mind in a magician’s success. The holder of a Bachelor’s degree... Read More
September 06, 2022
TUCKERTON – Experience a tradition that began more than 3,000 years ago in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. A multi-faceted presentation about Día de los Muertos will take place at 7 PM Monday, October 3, at the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch. Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead celebrates the brief reunion of Mexican families with their deceased relatives. A blend of Aztec (Mesoamerican) ritual, Spanish culture and the Catholic religion,... Read More
September 01, 2022
TOMS RIVER – If you live with diabetes, you can minimize its impact, control A1C levels and monitor blood sugar and stress levels. Registration is now open for “Seniors: Take Control of Your Life” diabetes workshops at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch, which begin Tuesday, September 20. The two-hour workshops, limited to 12 participants each, will take place at 10 AM on six successive Tuesdays: September 20, September 27, October... Read More
September 01, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Wall Street Journal is the newest addition to the Ocean County Library’s expanding digital database. is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to holders of valid Ocean County Library cards. The program provides unlimited access to articles, a four-year archive and article search capability, eReplicas of editions, more than 30 alerts and newsletters, and videos and podcasts featuring Wall Street Journal... Read More
August 30, 2022
LAVALLETTE – Gain a unique perspective on the birth of our nation, when the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch presents historical interpreter Kim Hanley’ in, “Dorothy Quincy Hancock: Witness to a Revolution,” 2 PM Saturday, September 24. Dorothy Quincy and her wealthy fiancé, John Hancock, were in Massachusetts in April 1775, when the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired. Newly wed in 1776, she was his unofficial secretary when John... Read More
August 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy a memorable evening of laughter, tears and the love of life’s journey. The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host “A Variety of Vignettes” by The Guild Theatreworks, 7 PM Wednesday, September 21. The performance in Mancini Hall will include iconic monologues and sketches from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, City Slickers, Bridesmaids, California Suite, Come Blow Your Horn, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and other... Read More
August 27, 2022
Whiting's main telephone number, 732-849-0391, is currently down.  Technology is aware of the issue and working to correct it.  Patrons can contact the branch through alternate number 732-350-5423.
August 26, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present world-renowned concert violinist Dr. David Podles, at five branches during September, October and November. Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Road, (609) 693-8566 – “Slavic, Folk & Classical Music: A Musical Travelogue,” 2:30 PM Saturday, September 17. Get to know the cultures of Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, Macedonia and more, through traditional and classical... Read More
August 25, 2022
TUCKERTON – Enjoy an afternoon of songs, provided by local rising musical talents. Students of the Sharon Hood Music Studio in Little Egg Harbor will perform in a free recital, 1 PM Saturday, September 17, at the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch. Ten students, age 10 to 17, will demonstrate their talents and abilities on songs including “Beauty and The Beast,” “This Land Is Your Land,” “Hedwig’s Song,” “Hey There Delilah,” “Werewolves of... Read More
August 24, 2022
TOMS RIVER – September is Library Card Sign-up Month. The Ocean County Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) in reminding county residents how much a Library card offers. OCL’s books, recorded materials, programs, online resources, and social media platforms can spark creativity and foster knowledge, awareness, and communication. The Library’s web site places its resources and services wherever you need to be. Among the... Read More