August's Featured Programming
The Ocean County Library is thrilled to host Water/Ways from
  August 19 through September 29 at the Toms River Branch. 
Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and the Ocean County Library.
Water/Ways, explores the relationship between people and water. The centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, and its impact on culture and spirituality.

Made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Summer Reading Programming & Challenges for all Ages

Wandering Wizards
Reading Challenge for all Ages
Multiple Dates & Locations
Retro Gaming Tournament: Galaga

All ages can compete in a system-wide Galaga competition. Click the link below for more tournament details and registration.
Save The Date
Saturday, September 14: 6:00 pm
Toms River Branch
2019 James J. Mancini Author Event Featuring Alice Hoffman

Meet Alice Hoffman the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty works of fiction including: The Rules of Magic , The Marriage of Opposites , The Red Garden , The Dovekeepers , and Oprah's Book Club selection Here on Earth .
Book signing to follow.
This program is sponsored in part by the Ocean County Library Foundation
Thursday, September 12: 6:30 pm
Toms River Branch
Buried Alive With the Will to Survive – From Devastation to Inspiration

Buried beneath the rubble of the South Tower, Joe Torrillo wondered what life could be if given just one more day. Miraculously found alive, Joe was buried again under the debris of the second collapse minutes after being rescued. Retired FDNY Lieutenant Joe Torrillo will share his inspiring story and his lessons on how to manage fear under the most horrible situations.
Sponsored by the Ocean County Library Foundation.

  • The Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
  • The Lakewood, Toms River, and Stafford Branches will begin their Sunday schedules September 8
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