All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 23.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.
October 31, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an art exhibit for local digital photographer Robert Kirsch in the branch’s Meeting Room from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31.A reception for the exhibit will take place at the branch 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Peruse the display then meet and talk with Kirsch. Light refreshments will be served.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is not... Read More
October 31, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a paint party for teens 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.The branch will provide the canvases, paints, and instructions for teens to paint their own winter-themed masterpiece. No prior experience necessary. Dress to paint.Refreshments will be served.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this free program. To register,... Read More
October 31, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a wreath making workshop 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.Learn the skills to create beautiful mesh ribbon wreaths in this free workshop. All supplies will be provided.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.
October 31, 2018
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – The Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library will host magician Chad Juros at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.Chad Juros is an award-winning entertainer and motivational speaker who has enchanted audiences around the world for over 20 years.Refreshments will be served after the show.The branch is located at 290 Mathistown Road.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call the branch at 609-294-1197 or... Read More
October 25, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening Friday, Dec. 7 for its Annual Staff In-Service Training.All locations, with the exception of the Bay Head and Whiting Reading Centers, will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7.All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, Dec. 8.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through... Read More
October 24, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Organization specialist Jamie Novak will visit the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library to teach how to break up with your clutter at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.This program is a humorous take on how to part with things you no longer use and overcoming common obstacles like keeping clothes and saving items “just in case” you need them.Novak is also the author of several books, including “Keep This, Toss That: Unclutter... Read More
October 24, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library has several upcoming featured programs.“Create a Centerpiece for Your Holiday Table” 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Local florist Tracy Vincent from Whiting Flower Shoppe will instruct adults on making floral arrangements using live flowers in seasonal colors. Each participant will be able to take their finished project home with them.“Enchantment by the Festive Flutes” 2 p.m. Saturday... Read More
October 24, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will present three health programs in November.“Diabetes: Are You at Risk?” 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Learn about diabetes awareness and prevention, including the signs, symptoms, how to delay and avoid the onset, as well as self-management options for the diabetic. The Community Health Education Team from RWJ Barnabas Monmouth Medical Center’s Southern Campus will present the program.... Read More
October 24, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of regularly held activities in November.“Book Chat” 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Discuss what you have been reading, share other good books, and pick up ideas for what to read next. No registration required.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, and 30. Play chess in a relaxed atmosphere and share your love for the game with beginners. Participants may bring... Read More
October 24, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host tech classes in the month of November.“Microsoft Word Basics” 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Learn how to create and format a document, write text, adjust font size, space paragraphs, save your document, and print. Participants should be familiar with using a computer mouse.“Exploring Languages Using Pronunciator” 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Learn a foreign language for free.... Read More