All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
On Friday, November 24, the Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River branches will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All branches will reopen Saturday, November 25.
October 23, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive, will host author, poet and Iraqi refugee Faleeha Hassan at 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2.Hassan, known as Maya Angelou of Iraq has published 17 books, several plays, novels and many short stories. Her work has been translated into 14 languages.Faleeha will share her poetry and her story of escaping Iraq with her two children, after her name was put on a hit-list by local... Read More
October 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a screening of the documentary “I Am Jane Doe” 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Narrated by Academy-Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, “I Am Jane Doe” reveals how, after rescuing their daughters, several mothers filed lawsuits against the advertising website, Backpage. Their efforts have sparked a human trafficking Senate investigation, pending legislation in... Read More
October 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Award winning author Nancy Jo Sales will discuss her book, “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Sales is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other publications. She is known for her reporting on youth culture and crime and for her... Read More
October 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will be closing at 5 pm Tuesday, October 31 for the 79th annual Toms River Fire Company #1 Halloween Parade. Toms River will reopen Wednesday, November 1, 9 am. All other branches will be open their normal hours of operation.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 19, 2017
WARETOWN - The Ocean County Library will host “Veterans Benefits and Services” at the Waretown Branch, 112 Main Street, at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 2.Ocean County Veterans Services Bureau Director, John Dorrity, will present the latest benefit information and services available for veterans and their families.Following the presentation, a Q&A session will take place and a representative will assist filing claims.The... Read More
October 19, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will showcase “Spirit of a Woman” by Key Arts Productions at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 4.This inspiring multimedia presentation features the story of remarkable African American women and how they overcame enormous odds as well as achieved success in social reform, the arts, sciences, women’s rights and more.The program will offer live commentary and musical performances... Read More
October 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Sabeeha Rehman, a Muslim-American woman of Pakistani descent, will discuss her book “Threading My Prayer Rug” during a program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library 101 Washington St. Toms River.The program is free but registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the top and middle levels of the Toms... Read More
October 16, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Two branches of the Ocean County Library will host a workshop explaining the benefits of early college planning.Monday, November 6, 7 p.m., Point Pleasant Boro Branch, 834 Beaver Dam RdTuesday, November 14, 7 p.m., The Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge RdAttendees will learn about advantages of early planning, how to select colleges, financial aid forms, formulas colleges use to determine your financial aid eligibility, how to... Read More
October 12, 2017
JACKSON – A series of technology classes is coming to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive.“Microsoft Excel Basics” 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 1. Learn how to use this spreadsheet tool.“NJ Career Connections: Navigating the Path to Employment” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 1. This tour of the NJ Career Connections website will include personal budgeting, resume writing, and interviewing. This class is funded by the New Jersey... Read More
October 12, 2017
JACKSON – Local and national businesses will be on hand for the Ocean County Library’s Job Fair at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, Wednesday, October 25. The fair runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.The fair is free, open to the public, and will offer a chance to explore new career opportunities in a welcoming environment.The following companies will have representatives at the job fair:ConverseSeasons Hospice & Palliative Care NJArc of Ocean... Read More