Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Manchester, Plumsted, Point Boro, Stafford and Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm


Bay Head, Beachwood, Island Heights, Point Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown and Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm


The Stafford Branch will be closed on Tuesday, 10/20/2020, for building maintenance.

October 20, 2020 Library Commission Meeting Notice

  • Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

    By Rachel Hollis

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    OverDrive: eBook, eAudiobook

    hoopla: eBook, eAudiobook

    As a working mother and a woman who has dealt with many insecurities Rachel Hollis uses her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice to help women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.

     


  • Scrappy Little Nobody

    By Anna Kendrick

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    OverDrive: eAudiobook

    Anna Kendrick shares memorable milestones, from her New England upbringing to the blockbuster films that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses.

     


  • Bossypants

    By Tina Fey

    B Fey, CD B Fey, PLAY B Fey

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    This book will keep you laughing as comedian Tina Fey reveals all. Her youthful days as a nerd to her career on Saturday Night Live. She talks about her pursuit of physical beauty to her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon.

     


  • The Library Book

    By Susan Orlean

    027.47 Orle, CD 027.47 Orle, Q 027.47 Orle, PLAY 027.47 Orle

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    This book details the fire of the Los Angeles Public Library. By the time it was extinguished, four hundred thousand books were consumed and seven hundred thousand were damaged. This book chronicles the fire and its aftermath showcasing the larger, crucial role libraries play in our lives.

     


  • Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, & Baking Biscuits

    By Reese Witherspoon

    B With

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    This book is funny, charming and entertaining for all. Reese Witherspoon reflects on her Southern heritage and how it is infused into every part of her life. She loves sharing the joys of southern living and reflects on how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for all.

     


  • When Breath Becomes Air

    By Paul Kalanithi

    B Kala, QB Kala, CD B Kala

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    This heartfelt, profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon is truly an amazing read. When faced with a terminal diagnosis this doctor describes his examination into what truly makes a meaningful life. This unforgettable read reflects on the challenges of facing death and the doctor patient relationship.

     


  • The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

    By Kate Moore

    363.1799 Moor, Q 363.1799 Moor, CD 363.1799 Moor

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    hoopla: eBookeAudiobook

    Radium Girls brings to light the hundreds of inspiring young women and their struggles with being exposed to radium while working factory jobs during World War I. It describes how they were misled by their employers, fell mysteriously ill and became embroiled in a battle for workers' rights.

     


  • In Pieces

    By Sally Field

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    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    This powerful and unforgettable story of Sally Fields tells her highs and lows of a star-studded career in Hollywood while captivating a nation for more than five decades. With raw honesty she goes deep into the truths of her life and shares insights into her difficult childhood, her artistic pursuits and lifelong relationships.

     


  • Educated: A Memoir

    By Tara Westover

    B West, QB West, CD B West, PLAY B West

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    This amazing book dives into the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities, and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

     


  • Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

    By Keith O'Brien

    629.13 Obri, Q 629.13 Obri, CD 629.13 Obri

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    hoopla: eAudiobook

    Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. 1936 five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, Ruth Elder, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, and Louise Thaden, come together to fight for the chance to race against the men and triumph in the toughest race of all.

     


  • The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

    By Clemantine Wamariya

    B Wama

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    This harrowing book details the life of a child during the Rwanda massacres and displacements. Forcing her and her older sister to endure six years as refugees in seven countries. Their foraging for survival and encountering unexpected acts of cruelty and kindness before being granted asylum in America.

     


  • Robin

    By Dave Itzkoff

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    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    This compelling portrait of Robin Williams illuminates his comic brilliance, conflicting emotions and often misunderstood characters. Sharing insights into the gift for improvisation that shaped his wide range of characters, his struggles with addiction, depression and his relationships with friends and family members making it a must read.

     


  • An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

    By Laura Schroff

    974.71 Schr, Q 974.71 Schr, CD 974.71 Schr

    OverDrive: eAudiobook

    hoopla: eAudiobook

    A successful ad sales rep in Manhattan and a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street build a life-changing friendship that has spanned almost three decades. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected friendship that started by one small kindness.

     


  • Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

    By Bob Spitz

    B Chil, CD B Chil, Q B Chil

    OverDrive: eBook

    Drawing on personal diaries and letters this book shares insight into her role in shaping women's views and influencing the way Americans approached cooking. This book also shares details of her extraordinary love story and how she became the first educational TV star, virtually launching PBS as we know it.

     


  • Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia

    By Jennifer McGaha

    B McGa

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    hoopla: eBookeAudiobook

    After discovering they owe back taxes they desperately try to save money by leaving their suburban home and moving to a 100 year old cabin in a North Carolina holler. This last-ditch effort to settle debts became an amazing journey with joys and challenges.

     


  • Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II

    By Liza Mundy

    940.5486 Mund Q 940.5486 Mund, CD 940.5486 Mund, PLAY 940.5486 Mund, J 940.5486 Mund

    OverDrive: eBookeAudiobook

    Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, over ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. These astonishing stories of young American women tell how their efforts shortened the war, saved lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.