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Summer Reading Kickoff

2024-06-28 10:00:00 2024-06-28 14:00:00 America/New_York Summer Reading Kickoff This outdoor event will feature touch-a-truck with local police, fire, EMS, and beach patrol as well as children's crafts, story times, and a chance to win prizes. First hour will be siren/horn free. Upper Shores Branch -

Friday, June 28
10:00am - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-28 10:00:00 2024-06-28 14:00:00 America/New_York Summer Reading Kickoff This outdoor event will feature touch-a-truck with local police, fire, EMS, and beach patrol as well as children's crafts, story times, and a chance to win prizes. First hour will be siren/horn free. Upper Shores Branch -

This outdoor event will feature touch-a-truck with local police, fire, EMS, and beach patrol as well as children's crafts, story times, and a chance to win prizes. First hour will be siren/horn free.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | General | Friends Event |

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Upper Shores Branch

Phone: (732) 793-3996

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 Closed

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jul 23, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Tue, Jul 23, All day
Berkeley Branch
Pick up a Bingo activity sheet in the Children's Area. When you've completed the tasks, bring the sheet back to the library and claim your prize. Drop in.

Tue, Jul 23, All day
Upper Shores Branch
Come support the Friends of the Upper Shores Library at their annual summer book sale!

Tue, Jul 23, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come to the Upper Shores Branch on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a game of Hand and Foot. Players must bring their own cards and game sets.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines. Stop by the Long Beach Island branch for Toddler storytime.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Do you like music? Do you enjoy singing? Join us at Karaoke!

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us at the Stafford Branch in partnership with the Reynolds Family Foundation, for stories and songs inside and gardening and crafts outside.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Ever dream of learning to crochet? Now is your chance. Ages 12-18.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Island Heights Branch
Enjoy pirate themed stories and finger plays. Ages 2-5.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Musician Yosi Levin delivers a rockin' good time with some of his best rockin' songs!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Just us for songs, stories and movement for your little one. Ages 0-18 months with caregiver.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us as a Park Naturalist for the Ocean County Parks Department highlights the various county parks families can visit together. Simple craft will follow presentation.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins July 9. Please register each child individually. Visit the library for stories, songs, movement, and a fun craft. Ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K - 3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch
Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, in partnership with the Ocean County Library, is now offering a support group for caregivers and their loved ones. A monthly support group for caregivers facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker. The group focuses on empowerment, enlightenment and positivity. Caregivers can receive the support they need and can Recharge their minds, spirits and souls while their loved ones are engaged in socialization led by a certified dementia practitioner. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Julia at Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, 732-505-2273.

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 4:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 23, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Blast off to infinity and beyond with stories and a craft. Ages 2 and up. Please register each child separately.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for an hour-long program presented by our Summer Teen Volunteers, featuring a storytime, a simple snack creation, movement, and a craft. Registration required. Potential Allergy. 
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 23, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
An afternoon of creating and socializing with your neighbors. Coloring supplies and basic craft supplies will be available in the Meeting Room.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Drop in and talk to a Master Gardener from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, wildlife control or other environmental concerns. You may bring a sample of any problem you may be having in the garden for diagnosis.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Waretown Branch
Teens and Tweens will be shown the basics of banking and budgeting. Sponsored by The Friends of the Waretown Library. *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
Registration is now closed

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
New date Tuesday, July 23, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stories, rhymes, music and movement for ages 19 - 36 months with a caregiver. Please register, beginning on July 9th.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Chill out and get artsy! Swing by the Brick Library and relax by coloring, painting, or crafting as we provide a calm environment with snacks! Ages 12-18. REG

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
This interactive read aloud program has children up and moving while being entertained by great books. Recommended for ages 4 - 12.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Learn about which animals are active at night, including their life habits and adaptations. All ages. Please Register

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch
Join us in the Teen Lab and celebrate summer by making summer crafts. Ages 9 - 17.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Unleash your creativity in peaceful silence, or bring your headphones, relax and enjoy: perfect for teen artists. For grades 8th and up. Please Register.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch
To register, visit https://libraryc.org/theoceancountylibrary/50514

Tue, Jul 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Get excited about Greek mythology and go on a journey inspired by the Percy Jackson book series. Engage in themed activities created by our summer teen volunteers. Ages 6 - 12. Please register

Tue, Jul 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Make silhouettes of an animal with oil pastels. Ages 5 -- 12. Haz siluetas de un animal con pasteles al óleo. Edades 5 -- 12.

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lacey Branch
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the Lacey Library. New members always welcome. Drop In.

Tue, Jul 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Bring in a dish from the selected cookbook of the month to share and discuss with fellow culinary enthusiasts! July's book is "The American Cookbook" by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Decorate a yummy snack to celebrate America's birthday! Ages 12-18.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manchester Branch
Family program. Children and their caregivers are invited to play fast and fun games. Registration is required
This event is full

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
New date Tuesday, July 23, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Paint your fandom on canvas to take home! Beverages and snacks provided. Please alert staff of potential allergens. Ages 12 - 18

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Trevor's Banned Book Club believes that reading is fundamental and knowledge is power. Gather to read and discuss books that have been subject to bans across the country.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Join us on the evening of July 23, 2024 at 6:30pm for the third program in our Combatting Hate Series. Registration is required.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Join the Point Boro branch in welcoming the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association to take you on a Honey Bee journey.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Have fun playing board games while watching a retro movie.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us for light refreshments and the opportunity to meet our July artists, Jim McShea & Joey Harness. Refreshments provided by The Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more.

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Join us for a night of music through the ages with Dale & Amy.

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Wed, Jul 24, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Wed, Jul 24, All day
Berkeley Branch
Pick up a Bingo activity sheet in the Children's Area. When you've completed the tasks, bring the sheet back to the library and claim your prize. Drop in.

Wed, Jul 24, All day
Upper Shores Branch
Come support the Friends of the Upper Shores Library at their annual summer book sale!

Wed, Jul 24, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 24, 9:30am - 12:30pm
New date Wednesday, July 24, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Play with your little one as we share stories, rhymes, songs, and dance. Ages 12-36 months. Please Register

Wed, Jul 24, All day
Long Beach Island Branch
All materials will be provided on a first come first served basis, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Screenings include: blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol, glucose, BMI, and stroke risk.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris let loose a star field of bubbles for everyone to pop and have fun with. Everyone gets a balloon animal as well.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll be learning a little about the science of roller coasters and working in teams to design and test our own mini coasters using marbles, tape and pool noodles. For ages 7 - 12.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Family Program. Registration is required. A fun and informative dinosaur talk featuring life-sized inflatables!
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Discovery Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Our teen volunteers have put together a fun event with crafts and activities in honor of Shark Week. Ages 3 and up. Please register.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Join us for a free play session with various toys and music. Recommended for babies up to 18 months with a caregiver.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Please join us for this child art program featuring 4 different art project stations. Dress for a mess, there will be painting involved. Please register each child individually. Ages 4-9.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch
Join us in the Children's Room and practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For children in grades K-3.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch
Learn how to keep your heart healthy, risk factors for heart disease, warning signs and more. A special focus will be given to heart functioning, diseases of the heart and heart medications.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Bring your knitting or crocheting projects to the library and meet new friends.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Wed, Jul 24, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Dinosaur tracks lead right to your library! Have no fear, Dinoman is here! With magic, merry mayhem, and magnifcent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic era.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - REF Floor
Drop in and talk to a Master Gardener from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join your fellow adventurers in a journey into the world of Dungeons & Dragons in this 3 part summer series. Ages 12 - 18
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Join us as we learn from local Chef Brian Cook during a cooking demonstration. Enjoy his seasonal summer snacks and get the recipes to make them at home. Potential allergen. Registration required.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Teen Zone
Drop into the Teen Zone to make charms or keychains out of shrink plastic. Ages 10-18.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 6-11: Celebrate shark week with some fun crafts.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
This program is cancelled due to performer illness. We will reschedule in November.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Make two pictures out of one. Ages 5 -- 12. Haz dos imágenes de una. Edades 5 -- 12.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 24, All day
Jackson Branch
Revisit the birth of film noir in the early 1920s, paving the way for stars like Barbara Stanwyck.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
Revisit the birth of film noir in the early 1920s, paving the way for stars like Barbara Stanwyck.

Wed, Jul 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Giant Puzzles at the library. Ages 3-18.

Wed, Jul 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Help Magician Steve Woyce make fireflies appear and disappear, play magical games with Bigfoot and meet Presto the Super worm who will try to read a volunteer's mind. Register each person separately.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manchester Branch
Family program. Dinosaur tracks lead right to your library! Have no fear, Dinoman is here! Registration is required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
An adventure racer adopts a stray dog named Arthur to join him in an epic endurance race. (PG-13) 108 min. Please register.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Drop in and de-stress with therapy dogs. You can talk to the dogs about your troubles, relax, play, and hang out with the visiting furry friends.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Brighten up your decor by creating a colorful Hydrangea flower using an 8x10 fabric covered canvas decorated with various buttons and embellishments. Please register.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Bring out your creativity by tie-dying a t-shirt, drawstring bag or tote bag. T-shirt sizes are limited and will be first come first served. All supplies provided. Ages 12-18.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Create an underwater display in a jar. Ages 8 -- 12. Crea una exhibición subacuática en un frasco. Edades 8 -- 12.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the Library. New members are welcome.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Discover the art of embroidery with this beginner-friendly program. Please register.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Spend an evening coloring, listening to soothing music, drinking coffee, and relaxing with like-minded adults at the library.

Wed, Jul 24, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
The Boys From Biloxi by John Grisham

Thu, Jul 25, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Thu, Jul 25, All day
Berkeley Branch
Pick up a Bingo activity sheet in the Children's Area. When you've completed the tasks, bring the sheet back to the library and claim your prize. Drop in.

Thu, Jul 25, All day
Upper Shores Branch
Come support the Friends of the Upper Shores Library at their annual summer book sale!

Thu, Jul 25, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*All children must wear foot coverings (shoes, booties, slippers, or socks) in order to follow the library's health & safety rules.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Meet Smokey Bear, learn about how you can prevent wildfires, & touch a truck!
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Nails spa at the library. Ages 8 - 18
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins July 11. Visit the library for an interactive program for you and your baby. For babies up to 12 months old.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Come sing and dance to some of your favorite songs! Ages 18 months - 3 years.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Four art projects in one program. Dress for a mess, there will be paint involved. Please register each child individually. Ages 1-4.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop-in for a craft with our teen SAIL volunteers.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Thu, Jul 25, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy. All play levels welcome.

Thu, Jul 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 3-12.

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Join a weekly session for experienced players of Mah Jongg. Players must bring their own set and current card. Drop in.

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Knitting Group

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Love to knit or crochet, come to our meeting room and join others with the same passion. Bring your yarn, needles, hooks and current projects.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Lakewood Branch
Jaws (PG) 130 min. Ages 12 - 18.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Make Taylor Swift inspired crafts. Ages 10-18. Space is limited. Please register.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Come experience a hilarious magic show. Featuring Pete and Chris Amusements All ages. Please Register * This program is sponsored by the Ocean County Library Foundation. 
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Drop-in Library Technology Talk. Adult Program. Registration is not required.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Come to the library for family fun. Play for full size candy bars. Sponsored by Friends of the Barnegat Library. Ages 4 - 12.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Join us for Olympics inspired mini games. Ages 6-12.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Coloring, Reverse Coloring(TM), and Doodling are all great ways to relax and be mindful. Come spend a stress-free hour listening to chill music and making art.

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Over this five-week series of hour-long lessons, local music instructor Kevin Kelley will teach ukulele basics in a group.
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. New to learning English? Join us to talk about current events and more.

Thu, Jul 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Practice reading in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Please register, beginning on July 11th.

Thu, Jul 25, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Play familiar and new games, just for teens.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Looking to get into Dungeons & Dragons? Be the first to join this new club as we workshop characters, adventures, and legendary worlds to explore! Ages 10-18. REG

Canceled
Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Explore our sensory backpacks and learn about how each tool can be used for sensory regulation.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Listen to dinosaur stories and color a small wooden dinosaur. Please register.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a paper flamingo.. Ages 5 -- 12. Haz un flamenco de papel. Edades 5 -- 12.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lacey Branch
Come knit, crochet, sew, or embroider with fellow stitch it members. Share leisurely conversation & tips. All skill levels are welcome.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Children & Families: Join us as we celebrate a galaxy far, far away with the 501st NER costuming group. It'll be out of this world!

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Manchester Branch
Beginning readers will be paired up with one of our teen volunteers to practice reading. Registration is required.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Join Dennis ?The Heavy Metal Poet? Townsend for a night of local talent.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Paint a beautiful pallet sign with a beach theme.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Discovery Room
Registration required; begins July 11. Please register each child individually. Paint your own ceramic pineapple. Dress for a mess. Ages 6-12.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Play familiar and new games, just for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library.

Fri, Jul 26, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Fri, Jul 26, All day
Berkeley Branch
Pick up a Bingo activity sheet in the Children's Area. When you've completed the tasks, bring the sheet back to the library and claim your prize. Drop in.

Fri, Jul 26, All day
Upper Shores Branch
Come support the Friends of the Upper Shores Library at their annual summer book sale!

Fri, Jul 26, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jul 26, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children's area for a craft. While supplies last. Ages 3+. Drop in.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 26, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Visit the library between 9am - 3pm and explore the resources in the Mobile County Connections Van.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Ages 9 -12.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Celebrate Opening Ceremony Day with your own Olympic torch. Registration is required.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Cool down with the Snow Queen for stories and songs. Ages 0-6. Registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Shores Branch.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jackson Branch
Celebrate Uncle and Aunt Day with some cool crafts.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 2-5: Celebrate shark week with stories and a craft.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll be sharing this classic picture book and exploring a variety of crafts and activities to extend the reading experience. For ages 3 - 6 with a caregiver.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:35am
Toms River Branch
Stop by the Discovery Room to make a fun craft and learn about the constellations. Drop in. Ages 5 - 12. No registration required.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Visit the Plumsted Library Children's area to participate in our Friday craft series this summer. This craft will change weekly. Available as long as supplies last, first come first served. Ages 3+

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us for a special learning opportunity with NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavioral Health Group.

Fri, Jul 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Two colorfully dressed performers will make balloon animals and paint glitter tattoos. Limited space. registration is required.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Waretown Branch
Support the Friends and the Branch at the book sale for all ages.

Fri, Jul 26, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Bring your knitting projects to the library and enjoy some conversation while you knit!

Fri, Jul 26, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Preschool craft. Ages 0 - 5. Manualidades para niños en prescolar. Edades 0 - 5.

Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Jul 26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Discover new titles, including read-alikes for popular authors like Colleen Hoover and James Patterson.

Fri, Jul 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Learn the science behind making ice cream and then enjoy this sweet snack. Ages 8-14. Potential Allergen
This event is full

Sat, Jul 27, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Sat, Jul 27, All day
Berkeley Branch
Pick up a Bingo activity sheet in the Children's Area. When you've completed the tasks, bring the sheet back to the library and claim your prize. Drop in.

Sat, Jul 27, All day
Upper Shores Branch
Come support the Friends of the Upper Shores Library at their annual summer book sale!

Sat, Jul 27, All day
Stafford Branch
Drop-in to the Teen Zone and pick up your Saturday craft, while supplies last. Ages 9 - 17. Drop in.

Sat, Jul 27, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Jul 27, All day
Berkeley Branch
Support the Friends of the Berkeley Library by purchasing a bag of donated books for $5. This sale runs June 1 to August 31.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Waretown Branch
Support the Friends and the Branch at the book sale for all ages.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Knitting Group

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Lights will be turned up, volume turned down. Stress balls and fidgets will be provided for use during the movie, along with crafts and coloring. 

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Dance, wave scarves, and shake your egg shaker while the music plays and bubbles pop all over. Ages 1 - 5. Please Register
This event is full

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Join us for board games and meet new friends. Ages 13-17.

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Sail away with stories and a craft. Ages 2 and up. Register each child individually.

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Historian Jon Fiorella will talk about one of the earliest photographers in American history, Mathew B Brady.

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
In honor of National Space Exploration Day, join us for a Saturday movie matinee. We will be showing the movie, Hidden Figures (PG) 127 min.

Sun, Jul 28, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Sun, Jul 28, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sun, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Practice English conversation and talk about current events and more in a friendly, informal setting.

Mon, Jul 29, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Mon, Jul 29, All day
Berkeley Branch
Pick up a Bingo activity sheet in the Children's Area. When you've completed the tasks, bring the sheet back to the library and claim your prize. Drop in.

Mon, Jul 29, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 29, All day
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children?s area to complete a scavenger hunt this week. Drop in.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; Please register each child individually. Registration begins July 15th. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 0 - 6.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Bring your own project-craft, knitting, crocheting, drawing, sewing etc.-and enjoy your fellow crafters company & conversation.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Come in and make a fun craft. Ages 5-12. Please register each child individually.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to participate in our weekly scavenger hunt. No registration required. Weekly scavenger hunts run Monday through Saturday until August 24, with a different prize each week!

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Children & Families: Join us for some Olympics themed crafts and maybe you'll win the gold!
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Storytime Room
Make new friends in our relaxed open-play setting. Ages 0 - 24 months. Please Register

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join the Lacey Branch SAIL teen volunteers as they help your child, grades K-3, practice their reading skills.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Use your cognitive skills and form a hypothesis and observe what happens to raisins in this experiment. Ages 8 - 12. Please register.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Barnegat Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop-in for a craft with our teen SAIL volunteers.

Mon, Jul 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join the Lacey Branch SAIL teen volunteers as they help your child, grades K-3, practice their reading skills.

Mon, Jul 29, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come play Mah Jongg at the library!

Mon, Jul 29, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us for knitting at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns.

Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Barnegat Branch
7/29: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (PG-13) 115 min.

Mon, Jul 29, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
MONDAY, 7/29- 1:30 PM- MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN (2018), MUSICAL, RATED PG-13, 114 MIN.

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Dakota & Elle will preform Golden Oldies: Songs from the 50s, 60s & 70s at Mayo Park Center @ 501 Beacon Ave. Beachwood, NJ. Sponsored by the Ocean County Library Foundation.

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Manchester Branch
Creative Writing Workshop. Adult program. Registration is required.

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Please join us for this special Program with Cattus Island. If you are lucky, you may even get to interact with a live animal or two. Please register each child individually. Ages 5-12.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Test your maker skills building a ramp using only paper and tape. Ages 8 -- 12. Pon a prueba tus habilidades de creador construyendo una rampa usando solo papel y cinta adhesiva. Edades 8 -- 12.

Mon, Jul 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Learn fun facts about the Loch Ness Monster and use the cryptid clue to find Nessie in this escape room challenge. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Learn how to use NoveList to discover new books. We'll go in depth on how to search and the features offered to match you with an endless supply of great reads.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Children's Area
Stop by the Children's Area on Monday evenings to make a fun craft. Ages 6 - 12. Please register.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us and NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavior Health Group to learn about the nurtured heart approach to parenting.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Join players on a short, but fun beginner friendly adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons! Open to and good for both new and experienced players! Space is limited, be sure to register.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch
Learn Japanese Shibori dyeing techniques to create your own indigo dyed shirt to enjoy summer in style. Unisex t-shirts in various sizes will be provided.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Enjoy a fun evening playing this classic game for a chance to win a prize. Register each person individually.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Visit this conversation group and practice speaking English with this friendly group and meet people from other countries.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Island Heights Branch
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the Library. New members are welcome.

Mon, Jul 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Beach Bandshell (corner of Arnold and Baltimore)
Kevin Kelley and his band will perform a variety of instrumental rock, pop, blues, and jazz at the Pt. Beach township Band Shell. In the case of bad weather, the performance will be at the library.

Mon, Jul 29, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Local volunteer Mary Turbek will assist non-native English speakers practice conversational English. New members are always welcome.

Tue, Jul 30, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Tue, Jul 30, All day
Berkeley Branch
Pick up a Bingo activity sheet in the Children's Area. When you've completed the tasks, bring the sheet back to the library and claim your prize. Drop in.

Tue, Jul 30, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us at the Stafford Branch in partnership with the Reynolds Family Foundation, for stories and songs inside and gardening and crafts outside.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Adventure begins at your library with our DARING ADVENTURE SHOW.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Ages 2-5. This movement class with Miss Sabrina provides an environment where coordination, rhythm, & translating music to movement are introduced to children. Registration is required.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
NJ Snake Man presents a smorgasbord of live snakes and other reptiles. Join us for a fun and interactive experience you don't want to miss! Ages 4+. Registration required.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Each child will have a read along copy of Blue Hat, Green Hat to help strengthen early literacy skills. Ages 2 - 3. Registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Discovery Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K - 3rd. Please register as space is limited.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Waretown Branch
Join other writers to explore your skills in an informal and fun discussion.

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 4:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 30, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Salt painting. Ages 3 and up.

Tue, Jul 30, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 30, 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Including tarot readers and a medium, this event benefits the Friends of the Upper Shores Branch. This program is for entertainment purposes only. Please call to register.

Tue, Jul 30, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Manchester Branch
This fun, fantasy-oriented workshop teaches basic woodworking craft inspired by modern fantasy literature. All woodworking tools and safety gear will be provided. Please register as space is limited.

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
A hands-on, interactive education experience with live reptiles!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Unleash your creativity in peaceful silence, or bring your headphones, relax and enjoy: perfect for teen artists. For grades 8th and up. Please Register.

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch
To register, visit https://libraryc.org/theoceancountylibrary/50942

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll supply the LEGO® and you supply imagination. Display your creations for everyone to admire. Best for ages 5 - 12. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Rekindle childhood memories by making a bead lizard keychain. 18+

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Join Shari Kondrup from Brick Utilities as she provides information on conserving water in the garden while maintaining healthy plants.

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a caterpillar to bring home. Ages 5-12. Crear su propia oruga. Edades 5-12.

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Learn how to make a basic circuit in this family STEM program. Ages 7+. Please register.

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lacey Branch
The Friends design and manage fundraising activities to support the Lacey Library. New members always welcome. Drop In.

Tue, Jul 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
NJ Snake Man presents a smorgasbord of live snakes and other reptiles. Join us for a fun and interactive experience you don't want to miss! Ages 3+. Registration required.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stop in to play games and enjoy a gaming related craft. Ages 12 - 18

Canceled
Tue, Jul 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch
Want to make new friends but don't know how? Try speed friending at the library.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and more.

Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us for our mystery book discussion group! Call the Branch for this month's title 609-294-1197. New members welcome!

Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Wed, Jul 31, All day
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a month-long ocean-themed sensory scavenger hunt.

Wed, Jul 31, All day
Berkeley Branch
Pick up a Bingo activity sheet in the Children's Area. When you've completed the tasks, bring the sheet back to the library and claim your prize. Drop in.

Wed, Jul 31, All day
Brick Branch
Check out these middle grade books featuring mysteries set in the summertime.

Wed, Jul 31, All day
Lakewood Branch
Grab a bag of LEGOs and bring back an animal of your own creation to try to win a prize. Ven y coge una bolsa de LEGOs para crear un animal e intenta ganar un premio.
Registration is now closed

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 31, 9:30am - 12:30pm
New date Wednesday, July 31, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Learn about the whales off the Jersey Shore and make your own whale tail. Ages 5-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Shores Branch.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Registration required; begins July 17. Please register each child individually. Visit the library for toys and activities that encourage skill building and creativity. Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
New venue Toms River Branch - Green Room
Through this program, adults with special challenges can be creative and enjoy making crafts. Come join us once a month.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers. Please register, beginning on July 17th.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Join other caregivers in a relaxed open-play setting. Ages 0 - 4.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch
Join us in the Children's Room and practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For children in grades K-3.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for an hour-long program presented by our Summer Teen Volunteers, featuring a storytime, a simple snack creation, movement, and a craft. Registration required. Potential Allergy. 

Wed, Jul 31, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Wed, Jul 31, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch
J book discussion of Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace, activities taking place with author. Please register.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Celebrate the flavors of summer by learning and tasting smoothie recipes with Registered Dietician Nutritionist Jen Klein. Notify staff of food allergy concerns. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Our teen volunteers have put together a fun event with crafts and activities in honor of the Summer Olympics. Ages 6 and up. Please Register

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us as we learn from local Chef Brian Cook during a cooking demonstration. Enjoy his seasonal summer snacks and get the recipes to make them at home. Potential allergen. Registration required.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Join us for a Paw Patrol themed party with games, crafts and snacks. Organized by S.A.I.L. Volunteers. Ages 3-5 Potential Allergens
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Teens will meet one of our famous feathered friends while learning about them and their wild cousins. Ages 12-18.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Video games at the library.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
We'll play through "The Wild Sheep Chase" one-shot adventure throughout the summer.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Create a domino effect and other fun activities.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Manchester Branch
The Teen Safe Driving Program is an interactive workshop designed to educate teens about pedestrian safety, speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving. Ages 16 - 18. Please register.

Wed, Jul 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Brad Koller will show participants how to create a wand from start to finish, all supplies are provided. Attendees must be aged 16 - adults. Please register.

Wed, Jul 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Meet up to chat about your favorite anime and manga, while doing a themed craft. Registration is required. *Held in the library's Teen Zone

Wed, Jul 31, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lacey Branch
Bring plant, shrub, soil, and insect samples or photos for examination, identification, diagnoses and recommendations. Rutgers Master Gardeners will help provide answers.

Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Join Beach House Studio from Lavallette to paint on canvas while you enjoy a refreshment. Materials are limited. Please register.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Enjoy casual crafting and socialization.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Stop by the library for Blending Coffee with Amy, and learn how to make delicious blended coffee drinks, sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make your own fidget toy. Ages 5 - 12. Haz tu propio juguete antiestrés. Edades 5 - 12.

Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch
Join us in the Sensory Space for a sensory friendly viewing of The Sandlot (PG, 101 min.)

Wed, Jul 31, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Fish and Whistle is a high-energy band, playing bluegrass, acoustic rock, and more.

Wed, Jul 31, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Join players on a short, but fun beginner friendly adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons! Open to and good for both new and experienced players! Ages 12-18.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, All day
Lacey Branch
Come visit the Lacey Branch to view our August Artist of the Month S.A.I.L. Teens Art. Artwork on display in our Meeting Room space for the whole month of August.

Thu, Aug 01, All day
Long Beach Island Branch
Stop by the Long Beach Island Branch this month and complete our fun monthly scavenger hunt.

Thu, Aug 01, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Thu, Aug 01, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Early-Stage Memory Cafes provide opportunities for concerned persons experiencing early cognitive decline, and for those diagnosed with early-stage memory loss, and their care partner(s) to meet. Join a café to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment that promotes social engagement and support, through interactions with others experiencing similar changes. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater New Jersey in partnership with the Ocean County Library. Walk-ins welcome, registration preferred, to register call the Alzheimer's Association at (800) 272-3900.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*All children must wear foot coverings (shoes, booties, slippers, or socks) in order to follow the library's health and safety rules.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Local author, Kathy Nisivocci, will share her picture book.  We'll also work on a craft inspired by the book. For ages 4 - 8.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch
Registration required. Please register each child individually. Registration begins July 18th. Create animal portraits using recycled materials. Ages 6 - 12.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Island Heights Branch
Join us for mermaid themed stories and songs. Ages 2-5.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Summer Olympic activities. Ages 2-5.
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Thu, Aug 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Create watercolor paintings with your memory as your guide. Ages 5 and up. Register each child individually
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Thu, Aug 01, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Aug 01, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy. All play levels welcome. Bring your current card and set.

Thu, Aug 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 3-12. Please register each child individually.
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Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Whether you are an accomplished poet or a new one, wish to write or to hone a poem, our monthly workshop will inspire you.

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Join a weekly session for experienced players of Mah Jongg. Players must bring their own set and current card. Drop in.

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join to learn or bring your project with you.

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Barnegat Branch
Teens explore the anatomy of one of the ocean's most misunderstood creatures. Be ready to get a little dirty and have a lot of fun while getting to know about this important species. Ages 12-18.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 5-12. An interactive children's yoga class where participants will practice yoga poses and mindfulness-based activities related to exploration in nature. Registration is required.
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Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch
Ages 9-13. EACH ATTENDEE MUST BE REGISTERED SEPARATELY. Space is Limited. Program runs 45 minutes.
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Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
The talented Gary Evans visits to entertain us at the piano with his delightful music. Stop by and listen or sing along to some of your favorites! Requests are always welcome!

Thu, Aug 01, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Honor National Pinball Day with the film Pinball: The Man who Saved the Game.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Michelle takes us on a trip without leaving our seats, as she offers classic and original tales from around the world. These stories delight the young and the young at heart. Please Register. 2+.

Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Over this five-week series of hour-long lessons, local music instructor Kevin Kelley will teach ukulele basics in a group.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
A representative from the Office of Disability Services at Ocean County College will share information on eligibility determination and requesting accommodation during your teen's transition to OCC.

Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
August Book: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin

Thu, Aug 01, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Play video games. Ages 5 - 12. Juega videojuegos. Edades 5 - 12.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Kids & Tweens will paint pallets with a fun saying and a Narwhal. Ages 8-12. Space is limited.
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Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Join Dennis "The Heavy Metal Poet" Townsend for Open Mic Night. Acoustic musicians and spoken word artists are welcome.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join Deb Lyons of The Mamas & The Papas and John Bianculli, who opened for Celine Dion, as they entertain with music from the Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, and Frank Sinatra era.

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Manchester Branch
This is a life skills program where teens will learn how to sort and fold differently colored shirts. Ages 12 - 18. Please register as space is limited.

Thu, Aug 01, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - YA Floor
Explore your writing skills in a fun, friendly, informal setting.

Fri, Aug 02, All day
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Fri, Aug 02, All day
Beachwood Branch
Stop by the library to make a fun bumblebee paper craft. Ages 0-12.

Fri, Aug 02, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children's area for a craft. While supplies last. Ages 3+. Drop in.

Fri, Aug 02, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Magazine Area
Bring in your house plant for a diagnostic review of your plant if it needs some help. The Master Gardeners of Ocean County are here to help with all your planting needs.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Paint a suncatcher. Registration is required.  
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Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
August Book: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 10:40am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Ages 5-8. Please register.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
An accredited DSMES program that provides a foundation to help people with diabetes to navigate self-management decisions and activities.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll use a variety of materials to create miniature homes fit for a fairy. For ages 6 - 12. Please register, beginning on July 19th.
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Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Registration required; begins July 19. "Please register each child individually."

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Visit the Plumsted Library Children's area to participate in our Friday craft series this summer. This craft will change weekly. Available as long as supplies last, first come first served. Ages 3+

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us for a special learning opportunity with NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavioral Health Group.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Make a fun pencil holder with colorful pompoms!

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
A 45 minute mom-and-me class. Ages 6 to 18 months. Please bring your own yoga mat. Program registration is REQUIRED.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch - Children's Area
Express your creativity outside on our sidewalks. Weather permitting.

Fri, Aug 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Pick up a pack of puzzles to keep your mind sharp. While supplies last.

Fri, Aug 02, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Canceled
Fri, Aug 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Bring a friend and have fun playing a variety of board games.

Fri, Aug 02, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Preschool craft. Ages 0 - 5. Manualidades para niños en prescolar. Edades 0 - 5.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Create a turtle with paint and model magic. Sponsored by Friends of the Barnegat Library. Ages 5+. Please register.
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Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Join us for an afternoon concert as Rhythm N' Sound presents "Musical Revue"- 40's to 80's.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Practice basic Chinese calligraphy to clear your mind.
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Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Aug 02, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Play Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, Switch Sports and other Nintendo® Switch games.

Fri, Aug 02, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
August Book: The Book Hater's Book Club by Gretchen Anthony

Sat, Aug 03, All day
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Rescheduled
Sat, Aug 03, All day
New date Saturday, August 24, All day
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Drop in all day for watercolor painting at the Point Boro branch.

Sat, Aug 03, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Ages 10+: Please join us for a 5-week D&D campaign. No experience necessary and dice will be provided.

Sat, Aug 03, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join to learn or bring your project with you.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jackson Branch
Drop into the Children?s Department for some building fun.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Crochet for Tree.

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Play this classic game for a chance to win a prize. Prizes may contain potential allergen. Register each person individually.

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Waretown Branch
Cleaning up the town: Remembering Ghostbusters: Theatrical cut

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor, to create a colorful beaded fidget. Ages 6+ with caregiver.

Sat, Aug 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Sat, Aug 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Aug 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Magazine Area
Learn a few easy embroidery stitches are create a fun summer themed craft.
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Sun, Aug 04, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Sun, Aug 04, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 05, All day
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children?s area to complete a scavenger hunt this week. Drop in.

Mon, Aug 05, All day
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Find all 9 clues to earn a fancy sticker!

Mon, Aug 05, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Rescheduled
Mon, Aug 05, 9:30am - 12:30pm
New date Monday, August 05, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to participate in our weekly scavenger hunt. No registration required. Weekly scavenger hunts run Monday through Saturday until August 24, with a different prize each week!

Mon, Aug 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Come in and make a fun craft. Ages 5-12. Please register each child individually.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Discovery Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Ages 2 and up. This musical storytelling program is all about using our imaginations and friendship. Registration is required.
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Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Barnegat Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Mon, Aug 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop-in for a craft with our teen SAIL volunteers.

Mon, Aug 05, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Walk through the park and read a story. This storywalk will be up from August 5th to August 19th. Held at Bayview Park in Brant Beach

Mon, Aug 05, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us monthly to learn how you can balance it all.

Mon, Aug 05, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come play Mah Jongg at the library!

Mon, Aug 05, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Join us for an afternoon movie and lunch at the Barnegat Library. Lunch will be provided by Causeway CARes at 12:30 pm. If you are attending the lunch, please register. The movie begins at 1 pm.

Mon, Aug 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Bring in your ailing plants to have a Master Gardener take a look and see what could be the problem.

Mon, Aug 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
This musical storytelling program is all about using our imaginations and friendship. Best of all, this program includes a parade. Registration is required.

Mon, Aug 05, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
MONDAY: 8/5- 1:30 PM- REALITY BITES (1994), ROMANCE, RATED PG-13, 99 MIN.

Mon, Aug 05, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Join us at the Brick Branch and speak French with other French speakers in the community! Intermediate and Advanced speakers welcome.

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
This program will teach you about the different types of small animal pets available and which species will be best for your family. Ages 7 and up.

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch
Put your engineering skills to the test and use your imagination to bring your fun and creative ideas to 3D life. Ages 9-13. Please register each attendee separately. Program runs 45 minutes.
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Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Sing along to fun and classic tunes about summer and sun!

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Mon, Aug 05, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a sailboat out of paper. Ages 5 - 12. Haz un velero usando papel. Edades 5 - 12.

Mon, Aug 05, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
This informative documentary explores the extraordinary period in which business and art merged for the first time.

Mon, Aug 05, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Create a fun summer time themed picture on canvas using buttons and other embellishments.

Mon, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Movie The music documentary unravels the life of noteworthy musician Bob Marley. PG-13

Mon, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Island Heights Branch
Teens explore the anatomy of one of the Oceans' most misunderstood creatures. Be ready to get a little dirty and have a lot of fun while getting to know about this important species. Ages 12-18

Mon, Aug 05, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Paint a spiral pinwheel. Ages 7-12.
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Mon, Aug 05, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us and NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavior Health Group to learn about the nurtured heart heart approach to parenting.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
You've learned the basics, now learn the rest

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Waretown Branch
The Fast and the Victorious Games by Brain Wash Games

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Children's Area
Stop by the Children's Area on Monday evenings to make a fun craft. Ages 6 - 12. Please register.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch
Join us for National Friendship day for a sensory-friendly viewing of Ron's Gone Wrong (PG, 107 min.)

Mon, Aug 05, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Bring your own project-craft, knitting, crocheting, drawing, sewing etc.-and enjoy your fellow crafters company & conversation.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Glow with the flow at this blacklight paint party with Lil Monsters Art.
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Mon, Aug 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Discover the art of embroidery with this beginner-friendly program.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - YS Living Room/YS Area
Play video games and make some new friends. Ages 4 - 12. No registration required.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Visit this conversation group and practice speaking English with this friendly group and meet people from other countries.

Mon, Aug 05, 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Manchester Branch
Lt. Louis Feingold flew 21 bombing missions with the USAAF during World War II until he was shot down over enemy-occupied France. Join Rick Feingold as he recounts how his father escaped Nazi capture.

Mon, Aug 05, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Local volunteer Mary Turbek will assist non-native English speakers practice conversational English. New members are always welcome.

Tue, Aug 06, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come to the Upper Shores Branch on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a game of Hand and Foot. Players must bring their own cards and game sets.

Tue, Aug 06, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 06, 9:30am - 10:30am
Long Beach Island Branch
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines. Stop by the Long Beach Island branch for Toddler storytime.

Tue, Aug 06, 9:30am - 10:30am
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space,Jackson Quiet Study Room
In honor of National Friendship Day, join us in creating a card.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us at the Stafford Branch in partnership with the Reynolds Family Foundation, for stories and songs inside and gardening and crafts outside.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city's notorious criminal masterminds before it's too late.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Meet Snow Queen and Ice Princess

Tue, Aug 06, 10:15am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Book Title: "A Woman of No Importance" by Sonia Purnell

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
This musical storytelling program is all about using our imaginations and friendship. Best of all, this program includes a parade. Registration is required. Ages 2+
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 10:30am

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K - 3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Storytime Room
Explore your senses with fun station-based play. Please register.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs, stories and fun for toddlers. For children 18 months to 3 years. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Free monthly blood pressure screening from 11 am - 12 pm the first Tuesday of every month performed by the Long Beach Island Health Department. Walk-ins welcome.

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Come for a "swimmingly" good time with stories and a craft. Ages 2 and up. Register each child individually.
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Rescheduled
Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 4:00pm
New date Tuesday, August 06, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Aug 06, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Aug 06, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Waretown Branch
Storytime and Craft
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Tue, Aug 06, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Aug 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
This musical storytelling program is all about using our imaginations and friendship. Best of all, this program includes a parade. Registration is required.

Tue, Aug 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch
Book Title: "My Antonia" by Willa Cather

Rescheduled
Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
New date Tuesday, August 06, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city's notorious criminal masterminds before it's too late.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Unleash your creativity in peaceful silence, or bring your headphones, relax and enjoy: perfect for teen artists. For grades 8th and up. Please Register.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Decorate a house to give beautiful butterflies a place to rest their wings. Perfect for hanging in the garden or backyard. All supplies provided. Ages 12-18.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Children & Families: Make some fun dino crafts.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 2:30pm

Tue, Aug 06, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Learn about Ocean County turtles and snakes, and gain an appreciation of these fascinating creatures. Registration is required.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Come color a bookmark to keep for yourself. Ages 0 ?-12. Ven a colorear un marcapáginas. Edades 0 - 12.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Join us for a relaxing afternoon of calm coloring in honor of National Coloring Book Day.

Tue, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch
Teens will meet one of our famous feathered friends while learning about them and their wild cousins. REG

Tue, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Play Wii Sports games.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stafford Branch
In the Children's Room.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 4:00pm

Tue, Aug 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city?s notorious criminal masterminds before it?s too late. Ages 12-18.

Tue, Aug 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 2-5: Wear your pajamas for some cozy stories.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 6:00pm

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stories, rhymes, music and movement followed by a simple craft.  Feel free to wear your coziest pajamas!  Best for ages 3 and up.  Please register, beginning on July 23rd.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Watch a PG-13 movie. Ages 12-18.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a jellyfish craft with paper plates and ribbons. Ages 5 -12. Haz una manualidad de medusas usando papel y cinta. Edades 5 - 12.

Rescheduled
Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
New date Tuesday, August 06, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. (PG-13) 130 min.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Come play video and board games at the library and make new friends!

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Create a conch shell or starfish on a canvas or wood panel using aqua buttons and pearls. All supplies provided. Please register.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Quiet Study Room
Bring your work, any genre.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Discovery Room
Registration required; begins July 23. "Please register each child individually." Create your own colorful chia pet monster. Dress for a mess; paint will be used. Ages 6 - 12.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Join us as we welcome back author, history professor, and founder of the World War II Era Studies Institute, Paul Zigo, who will present on the Battle for Guadalcanal.

Tue, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Wed, Aug 07, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins July 24. Please register each child individually. Grow little one's love for the library with stories, songs, playtime and more. Ages 12-23 months with a caregiver.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch
This month the group will be discussing Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Come paint a beautiful seasonal pottery piece, with Lorraine Kofman, owner of Just Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch
Join us to see the magician Steven Michaels perform some amazing magic tricks. Please register. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 10:30am

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll explore art and simple math concepts while creating fun self-portraits. For ages 7 - 12. Please register, beginning on July 24th.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch
Join us in the Children's Room and practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For children in grades K-3.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Fun Fact: The first national reserve is located right here in New Jersey. The Pinelands National Reserve is home to many threatened and endangered species, all with their own adaptations.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs and stories. Ages 3 - 6 years. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 07, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Aug 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for an hour-long program presented by our Summer Teen Volunteers, featuring a storytime, a simple snack creation, movement, and a craft. Registration required. Potential Allergy. 
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 11:00am

Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Wed, Aug 07, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Wed, Aug 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Join local children?s illustrator Katy Tanis for a drawing lesson. Katy will teach participants how to draw animals native to the Pinelands. Ages 5-12
This event is full

Wed, Aug 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Join us for this low- key afternoon of yarn crafts, coloring and socialization. Bring your own supplies.

Wed, Aug 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Come paint a beautiful seasonal pottery piece, with Lorraine Kofman, owner of Just Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join your fellow adventurers in a journey into the world of Dungeons & Dragons in this 3 part summer series. Ages 12 - 18
Registration is now closed

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Short story and a craft for ages 8-12.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 2:00pm

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch
To register, visit https://libraryc.org/theoceancountylibrary/52120

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Learn how to make balloon animals with Debby from Premier Parties. Ages 6 - 12. Please Register
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Make your own journal.. Ages 5 - 12. REG Crea tu propio diario. Edades 5 - 12. REG

Wed, Aug 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for this mixed media art program with Catydid Arts. This program is suitable for all skill levels. Please Register.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 2:30pm

Wed, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room A
Chill out and get artsy! Swing by the Brick Library and relax by coloring, painting, or crafting as we provide a calm environment with snacks! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
We'll play through "The Wild Sheep Chase" one-shot adventure throughout the summer.

Wed, Aug 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Berkeley Branch
Discover the fun of STEAM and explore creative constructions with the library's building kit. Supplies provided. Ages 9-12. Please register.

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs.

Wed, Aug 07, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Aug 07, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Are you a knitter? Do you want to learn to knit? Join our group to learn or bring your own project. If you are a beginner, knitting needles and yarn will be available.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Stop by the library with your own device for this introductory course. Please register.

Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Come make a paper bag animal puppet. Ages 5 - 12. REG Ven a hacer una marioneta de animales con bolsa de papel. Edades 5 - 12. REG

Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Join Ocean County 4-H Program Associate, Amelia Valente as she demonstrates how to make your own terrarium to bring home. Ages 12-18.

Wed, Aug 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Bring in a dish from the selected cookbook of the month to share and discuss with fellow culinary enthusiasts! August Cookbook: The Cool Kitchen Cookbook

Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Join us for stories & a craft at Bayview Park in Branch Beach. In the case of rain, this event will be held at the Long Beach Island Library in Surf City.

Thu, Aug 08, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch
*All children must wear foot coverings (shoes, booties, slippers, or socks) in order to follow the library's health and safety rules. * Held in the library's Teen Zone
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Meet and talk with local artists. Bring your own work for feedback.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Join us and learn how heart disease affects women differently than men, as well as signs, symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment options. Presented by Hackensack Meridian Health.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Make your very own Jellyfish Sun catcher to celebrate summer and the sea! For adults with Special Challenges. Limited supply. Please register.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Plumsted Branch
Nurturing a love of learning from the start, Growing Minds strives to provide a fun and engaging educational experience where children learn through play. Please Register. Ages 5-10.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 10:30am

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Join us for stories followed by a simple craft. Ages 3 and up.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Be a paleontologist for a day as we excavate real fossils from a mock rock. You'll get to identify and label your fossil, then take it home to keep. Ages 8 - 12. Please register.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Come sing and dance to some of your favorite songs! Ages 18 months - 3 years.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 10:30am

Thu, Aug 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop-in for a craft with our teen SAIL volunteers.

Thu, Aug 08, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Hackensack Meridian Health will be on site to provide free health screenings. No registration needed.

Thu, Aug 08, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy. All play levels welcome. Bring your current card and set.

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 3-12. Please register each child individually.

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
The Literature and Lunch Book Discussion is reading The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve.

Thu, Aug 08, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Join a weekly session for experienced players of Mah Jongg. Players must bring their own set and current card. Drop in.

Thu, Aug 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Thursdays 8/8 and 8/22 at 1 pm. And Saturdays 8/10 and 8/24, at 10 am

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Love to knit or crochet, come to our meeting room and join others with the same passion. Bring your yarn, needles, hooks and current projects.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Get ready to build. LEGO® bricks will be provided during the program, please do not bring your own bricks. Best for ages 5 - 12.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 2:00pm

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch - Discovery Room
Registration required; begins July 25. Please register each child individually. With guidance from our friend Debby Pease, paint a wooden sign to celebrate summer. Ages 6-12.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Create a variety of dragon-themed crafts.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Learn to identify animals from the tracks they leave behind. Then we'll pour plaster casts of North American animal tracks, and paint a plaster cast to take home. Ages 8-12.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Drop in and de-stress with therapy dogs. You can talk to the dogs about your troubles, relax, play, and hang out with the visiting furry friends.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Learn the fundamentals of singing. Ages 5 - 10. REG
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 2:30pm

Thu, Aug 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Spend an afternoon coloring, listening to soothing music, drinking coffee, and relaxing with like-minded adults at the library.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Over this five-week series of hour-long lessons, local music instructor Kevin Kelley will teach ukulele basics in a group.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Aug 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
The Out of Sight Alpacas will be here to help us celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Club. Learn more about these magnificent creatures. Register each person individually.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 4-8. Ages 4-8. Explore our galaxy from inside the library. Learn about the stars and planets and become an amateur astronomer from inside a portable planetarium. Registration is required.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Create and decorate paper airplanes. Ages 5 - 12. Crea y decora aviones de papel. Edades 5 - 12.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 6:40pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Family Program
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 6:00pm

Canceled
Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Play Nintendo Switch games with us! Eat snacks! Win!

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Join us for some crafts and conversations in the Maker Space. This program is for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and their allies. All are welcome. Please register.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Enjoy a performance by master guitarist Richard 'Goldfingers' Blake, PhD. Sponsored by the Friends of the Barnegat Library.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Berkeley Branch
Teens will learn the basics of knitting, casting on and basic stitching by starting a knitted bookmark. Supplies will be provided and teens will be able to take home yarn and knitting needles.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room A
Brick Library's adventuring party of heroes that delve into the world of Forgotten Realms. This program is aimed for teens looking to try their hand at a tabletop role-playing game. Ages 12-18. REG
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Musical Sing Along Adventure. Please Register

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Learn how to Juggle with Debby from Premier Parties. Ages 6 - 12. Please Register.

Thu, Aug 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 9-12. Explore our galaxy from inside the library. Learn about the stars and planets and become an amateur astronomer from inside a portable planetarium. Registration is required.

Fri, Aug 09, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Freedom Fields
Join us at Ocean County Freedom Fields for a short nature walk.
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 10:00am

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jackson Branch
Celebrate National Book Lovers Day with some cool crafts and other fun activities.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Learn about one of the most significant political scandals in American history, The Watergate Scandal.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
An accredited DSMES program that provides a foundation to help people with diabetes to navigate self-management decisions and activities.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch
Registration required. Please register each child individually. Registration begins July 26th. Enjoy stories and songs while engaging your little one's senses in our calming Sensory Space. Ages 3 - 5.
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Visit the Plumsted Library Children's area to participate in our Friday craft series this summer. This craft will change weekly. Available as long as supplies last, first come first served. Ages 3+

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stop in, make new friends and play with some educational toys. Best for ages 1 - 5. No registration required.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Quiet Study Room
Join us for a special learning opportunity with NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavioral Health Group.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Join the Science Heroes on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle!

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Ages 5-8. Please register.
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 10:30am

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Beachwood Branch
Join us for our monthly art program. Dress for mess. This program may be outdoors, weather permitting. Ages 2-5
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 10:00am

Fri, Aug 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Test your problem-solving skills by participating in an escape room. You have 1 hour to complete the challenge. Ages 13 - 18. Please register as space is limited.

Fri, Aug 09, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Aug 09, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Fri, Aug 09, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Please contact the Berkeley Branch for details.

Fri, Aug 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Bring your knitting projects to the library and enjoy some conversation while you knit!

Fri, Aug 09, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Preschool craft. Ages 0 - 5. Manualidades para niños en prescolar. Edades 0 - 5.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Play Canasta with other teams and players at the Long Beach Island Library twice a month. Participants must already have a basic knowledge of the game.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Make recycled paper by turning used paper into new! Participants will learn the process of shredding, soaking, pulping, screening, and drying with instructor, Debbie. Ages 13-18.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Freedom Fields
Join us at Ocean County Freedom Fields for a short nature walk.
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 2:00pm

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us to learn how the Tuckerton Wireless would bring a tiny Jersey shore community into a web of international intrigue, war, and shipwrecks until its demise in 1955.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Practice basic Chinese calligraphy to clear your mind.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Learn how to make tasty treats using simple ingredients and a microwave. Ages 12-18 Potential allergens
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 2:30pm

Fri, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Do you have what it takes to escape the dungeon? Join your fellow adventurers in this escape room challenge.
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Play Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, Switch Sports and other Nintendo® Switch games.
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 3:00pm

Sat, Aug 10, All day
Berkeley Branch
Support the Friends of the Berkeley Library by purchasing a bag of donated books for $5. This sale runs June 1 to August 31.

Sat, Aug 10, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Sat, Aug 10, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Ages 10+: Please join us for a 5-week D&D campaign. No experience necessary and dice will be provided.

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Play with Legos while watching a movie. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. *All children must shoes (or slippers/socks for babies) to follow health & safety guidelines.
Registration opens Saturday, July 27 2024 at 10:00am

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Family Program. Join us in the children's department this Saturday for a fun morning of cartoons and a cereal bar. Feel free to get cozy and come in your comfiest attire. Registration is required.

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jackson Branch
Drop into the Children's Department for some building fun. All Ages.

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Drop in anytime between 10 am and 11:30 am to play with our toys, socialize with other kids, and more! This is a great place for parents and caregivers to make new friends and have fun. Ages 1 - 5.

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Thursdays 8/8 and 8/22 at 1 pm. And Saturdays 8/10 and 8/24, at 10 am

Sat, Aug 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch
Drop in and create a colorful sea creature mosaic. No registration required. Ages 3-12.

Sat, Aug 10, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Aug 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Zoom into the library and enjoy stories and a craft. Ages 2 and up. Register each child individually.

Sat, Aug 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Join us for an interactive presentation with Stockton Professor and Palentologist, Dr. Matthew F. Bonnan to learn all about dinosaur fossils. This program is for children 5+. Please Register.
Registration opens Saturday, July 27 2024 at 11:00am

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come and see Scott Moreau's true one-man tribute to Johnny Cash.

Sun, Aug 11, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Sun, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Practice English conversation and talk about current events and more in a friendly, informal setting.

Mon, Aug 12, All day
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children?s area to complete a scavenger hunt this week. Drop in.

Mon, Aug 12, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Mon, Aug 12, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Bring your own project-craft, knitting, crocheting, drawing, sewing etc.-and enjoy your fellow crafters company & conversation.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to participate in our weekly scavenger hunt. No registration required. Weekly scavenger hunts run Monday through Saturday until August 24, with a different prize each week!

Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch
The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County will answer any gardening questions you may have. Located on the main library floor.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Come in and make a fun craft. Ages 5-12. Please register each child individually.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 8+: Bring your own set to work on or free play with our bin of loose bricks.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins July 29. "Please register each child individually." Learn about our local beach birds, listen to stories and create a seagull themed craft. Ages 3 - 5.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join the Lacey Branch SAIL teen volunteers as they help your child, grades K-3, practice their reading skills.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Storytime Room
Make new friends in our relaxed open-play setting. Ages 0-24 months. Please Register.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Barnegat Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Invasive plants are overgrowing and killing native plants. This presentation will provide information related to selecting and growing non-invasive native plants.

Mon, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop-in for a craft with our teen SAIL volunteers.

Mon, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
See live animals in the library and learn about animal rescue with Wild Exotics Animal Rescue (W.E.A.R.). This program is sponsored by the Ocean County Library Foundation.

Mon, Aug 12, 11:15am - 11:45am
Lacey Branch
Join the Lacey Branch SAIL teen volunteers as they help your child, grades K-3, practice their reading skills.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 12, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels welcome.

Mon, Aug 12, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us for knitting at the Library. Relax and chat with other yarn enthusiasts, work on your knit or crochet projects, and swap patterns.

Mon, Aug 12, 12:30pm - 1:10pm
Upper Shores Branch
Insectropolis is coming to the library! See the bugs up close, discover something new, conquer a fear, and touch a live bug.
This event is full

Mon, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Come see live animals and learn about their amazing abilities. Ages 4 and up.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Join us for an afternoon movie at the Barnegat Library.

Mon, Aug 12, 1:15pm - 1:50pm
Upper Shores Branch
Insectropolis is coming to the library! See the bugs up close, discover something new, conquer a fear, and touch a live bug.

Mon, Aug 12, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
*MOVIE KIT ONLY* FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) RATED PG, 107 MIN. All you need to enjoy a movie at home. Potential allergens. Copies of the movie will be available for check out while supplies last.

Mon, Aug 12, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Mon, Aug 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
The Friends design and manage fund raising activities to support the library. New members are welcome.

Mon, Aug 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Get creative, as we give you all the tools you?ll need, to make your own ultimate mini cardboard skatepark. Registration is required.

Mon, Aug 12, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Mon, Aug 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Learn about barn owls while dissecting an owl pellet, and see if you can identify what?s inside, with Debbie Hadley. Ages 8-13
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 2:30pm

Mon, Aug 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a bracelet. Ages 8 - 12. Haz una pulsera. Edades 8 - 12.

Mon, Aug 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Space is Limited. POTENTIAL ALLERGENS. Teens explore the anatomy of one of the Oceans' most misunderstood creatures. Be ready to get a little dirty and have a lot of fun.

Mon, Aug 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Come see live animals and learn about their amazing abilities. Ages 4 and up.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 3:30pm

Mon, Aug 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs and teen reading buddies. Ages 3 and up.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 10:00am

Mon, Aug 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Mon, Aug 12, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Bring your acoustic instrument and a song to share at this drop-in acoustic jam session.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
This session will provide high school students and their families with an overview of the college application and financial aid process. Program presented by a representative of Stockton University.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Come see live animals and learn about their amazing abilities. Ages 4+. REG. PA* Ven a ver animales en vivo y aprende sobre sus increíbles habilidades. Edades 4+. REG. PA*

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Quiet Study Room
Join us and NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavior Health Group to learn all about gratitude.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join a mindfulness expert to build social/emotional wellness. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel to sit on. Sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library. Ages 6 - 10. Please Register.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Children's Area
Stop by the Children's Area on Monday evenings to make a fun craft. Ages 6 - 12. Please register.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manchester Branch
A representative from Ocean County Vocational Technical School will speak to the teens about a particular trade. Ages 12 - 18. Please register as space is limited.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and bring your "stuffie" to hear cozy stories. Ages 2 and up. Register each child individually.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Visit this conversation group and practice speaking English with this friendly group and meet people from other countries.

Mon, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Waretown Branch
Sound Bowl Meditation
This event is full

Rescheduled
Mon, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Monday, August 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manchester Branch
A representative from Ocean County Vocational Technical School will speak to the teens about a particular trade. Ages 12 - 18. Please register as space is limited.

Mon, Aug 12, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Local volunteer Mary Turbek will assist non-native English speakers practice conversational English. New members are always welcome.

Tue, Aug 13, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come to the Upper Shores Branch on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a game of Hand and Foot. Players must bring their own cards and game sets.

Tue, Aug 13, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Tue, Aug 13, 9:30am - 10:30am
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space,Jackson Meeting Room
Join us to create your own galaxy!

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us at the Stafford Branch in partnership with the Reynolds Family Foundation, for stories and songs inside and gardening and crafts outside.

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Discovery Room
Registration required; begins July 30. Please register each child individually. Make your own art. Dress for a mess. For babies 6-23 months old with a caregiver.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 10:50am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us for a relaxing session of chair yoga led by certified yoga instructor, Kim Manganelli. A waiver form must be signed before the start of the program to participate.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 3+: We'll create some summer themed shrinky dink bag charms.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Beginning readers will be paired up with one of our teen volunteers to practice reading. Registration is required
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Learn about nature and our local environment, the New Jersey Pinelands. See and touch fascinating animal artifacts, like deer antlers, turtle shells, animal furs, skulls, and more.

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K - 3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 10:30am

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock's 125th birthday with us while we watch the 1934 film "The Man Who Knew Too Much". (PG) 75 mins.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 10:30am

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs, music, rhymes, and stories. Up to 18 months with caregiver. Program registration is REQUIRED.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:15am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Yoga for ages 2 -4 with caregiver.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 10:30am

Tue, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Waretown Branch
Join other writers to explore your skills in an informal and fun discussion.

Tue, Aug 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Discover the world of invertebrates, the most abundant animals on Earth.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 12:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 11:00am - 11:50am
Lacey Branch
Join us for a relaxing session of chair yoga led by certified yoga instructor, Kim Manganelli. A waiver form must be signed before the start of the program to participate.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Rescheduled
Tue, Aug 13, 11:00am - 4:00pm
New date Tuesday, August 13, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for an hour-long program presented by our Summer Teen Volunteers, featuring a storytime, a simple snack creation, movement, and a craft. Registration required. Potential Allergy. 
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 11:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Yoga for ages 5 - 12.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 11:30am

Tue, Aug 13, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Aug 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch
Book Title: "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman

Tue, Aug 13, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Author/Cartoonist Mike Dawson will teach kids how to draw cartoons in this hour long workshop. All supplies provided.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Bring your poetry, essays, and short stories. The Writer's Group critiques each other's works and provides feedback.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Unleash your creativity in peaceful silence, or bring your headphones, relax and enjoy: perfect for teen artists. For grades 8th and up. Please Register.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Book Discussion and Escape Game. Ages 9 - 12.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Explore your creativity and make Perler bead art. Ages 10-18.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Teen Zone
Drop into the Teen Zone for some fun! Get in the zone and make your own fused bead art! Ages 10-18.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 2:30pm

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Learn how to sing and perform just like the characters from movies and Broadway. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 2:30pm

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Rekindle childhood memories by making a diagonal friendship bracelet. 18+
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 2:30pm

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Learn how to make a pizza. Ages 5 - 12 REG. Aprende a hacer una pizza. Edades 5 - 12 REG.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Learn to identify animals from the tracks they leave behind. Then we'll pour plaster casts of North American animal tracks, and paint a plaster cast to take home. Ages 8 - 12. Please register.

Tue, Aug 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs.

Tue, Aug 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch
Join us as the Lacey Branch hosts Meet the Mayor with Lacey Mayor Peggy Sue Juliano. During this event you will be able to ask questions directly to the Lacey Mayor in an informal setting.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Take a trip back in time to the Middle Ages in this themed party which includes themed activities & snacks.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Teens, get ready to glue, color, draw, and paint to create some really, really, bad art. Use your imagination and put your creativity (or lack thereof) to the test to try and create your worst.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Please join us for a movie in the Sensory Space where lights will be turned up, volume turned down and singing, shouting and moving are welcome.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Learn about the history of New Jersey lighthouses, their keepers, and the ways in which lighthouses can be preserved and protected. Presented by the New Jersey Lighthouse Society.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Registration required; begins July 30. "Please register each child individually."
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Magazine Area
Bring an instrument and play with other musicians. All styles and skill levels are welcome.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Travel with historical artist, Cathleen Engelsen, along the iconic Jersey shore. Let her entertain and inspire you with her original paintings, commissions, & vintage photographs. Please register.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join yoga instructor and sound healer, Belle Burns, for an hour-long meditative crystal bowl sound bath.

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
This month the selection is "In Five Years," by Rebecca Serle. Please register for this discussion.

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Join pianist, singer, and narrator Fred Miller for his lecture-in-song featuring the rock/pop classics of the 50s and 60s.

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Wed, Aug 14, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Wed, Aug 14, 9:15am - 10:00am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Unlock Ms. Rachel's full potential with the ECC Family Partners and maximize growth, learning, and success together!
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 9:15am

Wed, Aug 14, 9:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Ages 6m - 3. Registration Required. Calling all future engineers, architects, and sculptors! Join us for playtime with modeling compound and building toys. Registration is required.

Wed, Aug 14, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Join us for a fun craft. Registration opens two weeks prior to start of event and is required by phone (732-477-4513, option 4) or in person.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Listen to the story, Harold and the Purple Crayon and participate in themed craft stations. Age 3+. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 12:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins July 31. Please register each child individually. Join us for interactive stories, songs, and more for you and your little one. Ages 2-3 with a caregiver.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Spend the morning listening to music and coloring.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch
Monthly craft program for special challenges for adults

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K-3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 10:30am

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Ages 2 - 6. Registration Required. Calling all future engineers, architects, and sculptors! Join us for playtime with modeling compound and building toys. Registration is required.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Stafford Branch
Join us in the Children's Room and practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For children in grades K-3.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Join us for a free play session with various toys and music. Recommended for babies up to 18 months with a caregiver.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs and stories. Ages 3 - 6 years. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Brick Branch
Join us for a fun craft. Registration opens two weeks prior to start of event and is required by phone (732-477-4513, option 4) or in person.

Wed, Aug 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Enjoy some twinkling tales and a craft. Ages 2 and up register each child individually.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 11:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Aug 14, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Wed, Aug 14, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Wed, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for a fun, fascinating and educational look at some of the amazing creatures with whom we share our world. Ages 12-18. Please register each attendee separately. Potential Allergens.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 1:00pm

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Join us for a FUN and educational protein shake tasting program. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - REF Floor
Drop in and talk to a Master Gardener from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Our teen volunteers have been working hard to create a variety of fairy tale-inspired crafts and activities for the whole family. Please register, beginning on July 31st.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Jackson Branch.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Learn how to Juggle with Debby from Premier Parties. Ages 6 - 12. Please Register.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Make a toilet paper roll monster. Ages 5-12.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Start off by playing Nintendo Switch games. Then end on a massive arts & craft project using cardboard. This event is for ages 8 - 12. Can be attended separately. Please register as space is limited

Wed, Aug 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 8-12: Come to the library to make a fun whale craft.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 2:30pm

Wed, Aug 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Join us for a Princess themed party with games, crafts and snacks. Organized by S.A.I.L. Volunteers. Ages 3-5 Potential Allergens
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 2:30pm

Wed, Aug 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
"Color" in a picture using washi tape. Ages 5 - 12. "Colorea" una imagen usando cinta Washi. Edades 5 - 12.

Wed, Aug 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Space is Limited. Teens join us for a fun educational look at some of the amazing creatures with whom we share our world. POTENTIAL ALLERGENS.

Wed, Aug 14, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us for a fun, fascinating and educational look at some of the amazing creatures with whom we share our world.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 6:00pm

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us in the Sensory Space for a sensory friendly viewing of Turning Red (PG, 100 min.)

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Stop by the library with your own device for this introductory course. Please register.

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Create a unique marble flower pot. All supplies provided. Ages 12-18.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Learn the basics of embroidery. Space limited. Registration is required.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 6:30pm

Wed, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Ages 4+.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 6:30pm

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come learn about ReClam the Bay's efforts to work with communities to address flooding and land erosion concerns on the banks of the Barnegat Bay.

Thu, Aug 15, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Thu, Aug 15, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; Please register each child individually. Registration begins August 1st. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 0 - 6.
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Play classic, old games at the library. Ages 5-12.

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Stop at our rental car lot and drive around our tiny town. 
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Join us for a fun, themed outdoor storytime and chalk play. Please register each child individually. Ages 2 & up.
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 10:30am

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Join other caregivers in a relaxed open-play setting. Ages 0 - 4.

Thu, Aug 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop-in for a craft with our teen SAIL volunteers.

Thu, Aug 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Manchester Branch - Manchester Meeting Room
Get a more restful and satisfying sleep, tonight!
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 9:00am

Rescheduled
Thu, Aug 15, 11:00am - 4:00pm
New date Thursday, August 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Aug 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy. All play levels welcome. Bring your current card and set.

Thu, Aug 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 3-12. Please register each child individually.

Thu, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Join a weekly session for experienced players of Mah Jongg. Players must bring their own set and current card. Drop in.

Thu, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join to learn or bring your project with you.

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Celebrate the end of summer with sweet treats & summer games.
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 2:00pm

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Play games in the Sensory Space. Ages 8 - 12. Please register
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Play bridge at the library. All skill levels welcome.

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch
To register, visit https://libraryc.org/theoceancountylibrary/52551

Thu, Aug 15, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Make a watermelon using markers and colored paper. Ages 8 - 12. Haz una sandia usando marcadores y papel de color. Edades 8 - 12.

Thu, Aug 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Island Heights Branch
Watch as Molly juggles balls, rings, Chinese yoyo and spins a plate. Then you get a chance to juggle scarfs, balance peacock feather and try out the spinning plates. Ages 8-14
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at Monmouth University will discuss how to navigate and apply for college financial aid and the State-funded Educational Opportunity Fund.

Thu, Aug 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Have you ever wanted to play a detective and crack a difficult case? Come to the Manchester Library and participate in a whodunit scenario. Ages 13 - 18. Please register as space is limited.

Thu, Aug 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jackson Branch
sing along with pianist Barry Rosenzweig. Sponsored by the Jackson Friends of the Library

Thu, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
All are Welcome

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join in the family fun. 

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Come to the library for family fun. Play for full size candy bars. Sponsored by Friends of the Barnegat Library. Ages 4 - 12.
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 12:00am

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Toms River Branch
Stop by Wheeler on the second floor of the Toms River branch for a special viewing of The Toms River Blockhouse Fight - a film from one of our locked cases!

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Join us in making a special craft.
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Watch a juggling demonstration and then learn some juggling for beginners. Registration is required.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Berkeley Branch
Join fellow teen adventurers at the library's Dungeons and Dragons program.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Sing and Perform! Children learn the fundamentals of singing through proper breath support and vocal technique.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 6:30pm

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us for a relaxing evening session of chair yoga led by certified yoga instructor, Linda Higley. A waiver form must be signed before event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library.
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 15, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - YA Floor
Explore your writing skills in a fun, friendly, informal setting.

Fri, Aug 16, All day
Island Heights Branch
Learn how to make three different types of friendship bracelets. Video sponsored by the Trustees of the Island Heights Library.

Fri, Aug 16, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Barnegat Branch
Stop by the children's area for a craft. While supplies last. Ages 3+. Drop in.

Fri, Aug 16, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Fri, Aug 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Aug 16, 9:30am - 10:30am
Eno's Pond County Park
Join us as a Park Naturalist from the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department leads a family nature walk tour at Eno's Pond County Park. Walking tour begins at Eno's Pond County Park. 
Registration opens Friday, July 26 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Aug 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 2-5: Join us for some fun spooky stories and a craft.
Registration opens Friday, August 2 2024 at 10:30am

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Visit the Plumsted Library Children's area to participate in our Friday craft series this summer. This craft will change weekly. Available as long as supplies last, first come first served. Ages 3+

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us for a special learning opportunity with NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavioral Health Group.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Get up close and personal with LIVE animals from all around the world, at your library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper Shores Branch. All ages.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Come for games and crafts that celebrate our favorite Australian dogs. Ages 2 and up. Registration required.

Fri, Aug 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Join us in creating a fun art pallet painting project with Ms. Debby. Ages 8-12.
Registration opens Friday, August 2 2024 at 10:00am

Fri, Aug 16, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Bring your current year gaming cards and game sets. Drop in.

Fri, Aug 16, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Preschool craft. Ages 0 - 5. Manualidades para niños en prescolar. Edades 0 - 5.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch
Bring a plant, shrub, soil, and insect samples or photos for examination, identification, diagnoses and recommendations. Rutgers Master Gardeners will help to provide answers.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Play Canasta with other teams and players at the Long Beach Island Library twice a month. Participants must already have a basic knowledge of the game.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join in some friendly competition playing the classic card game Canasta. Please register.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Practice basic Chinese calligraphy to clear your mind.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Join us for a new walking book club at the Toms River branch. Grab a copy of the book starting July 18 at the Circulation Desk.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Create a summer shell or starfish on canvas or wood panel using aqua buttons and pearls.

Sat, Aug 17, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Sat, Aug 17, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Ages 10+: Please join us for a 5-week D&D campaign. No experience necessary and dice will be provided.

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join to learn or bring your project with you.

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Celebrate the summer reading theme of Adventure with a fun camping craft. Registration is required.

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Presented by The Ocean County Coin Club

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch
Dive into Ancestry Library Edition and learn tips and tricks for locating your family members.
This event is full

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Aug 17, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Sat, Aug 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
In our daily humdrum and running around, we forget to connect with our inherent source of life. Join us in exploring and reconnecting with peace in this gentle practice.

Sat, Aug 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Enjoying watching the movie Cars while playing with our Legos®. (G) 116 min.

Sat, Aug 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Join us for a chair yoga session with Belle. A waiver must be signed to participate.
Registration opens Saturday, August 3 2024 at 10:00am

Sat, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Sat, Aug 17, 1:30pm - 3:40pm
Upper Shores Branch
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. (PG-13) 130 min.

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
This presentation covers nearly 300 years of shipwreck activity in New Jersey waters, including both World Wars. Presented by Dan Lieb. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library.

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Join us as we welcome the band, Opus Soul, who will play an eclectic mix of blues, funk, jazz, and rock.

Sun, Aug 18, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Sun, Aug 18, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 19, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Mon, Aug 19, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 19, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Plumsted Branch
Drop in to participate in our weekly scavenger hunt. No registration required. Weekly scavenger hunts run Monday through Saturday until August 24, with a different prize each week!

Mon, Aug 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us in partnership with the Reynolds Family Foundation for a walk outside and a craft to go.

Mon, Aug 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins August 5. "Please register each child individually." Move and groove along to golden oldies songs and an interactive story. For babies from 0 - 12 months.
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Kid's Concert
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Come in and make a fun craft. Ages 5-12. Please register each child individually.

Mon, Aug 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch
Leaves, flowers, roots, and sprouts are edible parts of plants. This presentation will provide information related to growing and harvesting edible plants geared towards kids.
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2024 at 10:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
Jessica Carroll will play a series of classic children's songs and engage the group in a dance party and sing along. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2024 at 10:30am

Mon, Aug 19, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Mon, Aug 19, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Being a caregiver can be overwhelming. Learn how you can balance it all. Presented in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health.

Mon, Aug 19, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Bring your own lunch and watch a movie in our meeting room.

Mon, Aug 19, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come play Mah Jongg at the library!

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lacey Branch
This month's book discussion is" "Commonwealth"" by Ann Patchett. Contact Lacey Circulation for more information.

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Kids concert

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Barnegat Branch
Join us for an afternoon movie at the Barnegat Library.

Mon, Aug 19, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Long Beach Island Branch
MONDAY: 8/19- 1:30 PM- THE INTERN (2015), COMEDY/DRAMA, RATED PG-13, 120 MIN.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Mon, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Interactive Fossil Program
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 2:00pm

Mon, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Mon, Aug 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Come in and make your own binoculars from cardboard rolls. Ages 5 - 12. Ven y haz tus propios prismáticos con rollos de cartón. Edades 5 - 12.

Mon, Aug 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Island Heights Branch
Join us to play retro video games. Ages 12-18
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2024 at 3:00pm

Mon, Aug 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Craft together colorful jewelry from crayons.
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Create a beautiful watercolor painting of a mermaid tail.
This event is full

Mon, Aug 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Waretown Branch
Kids concert *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Mon, Aug 19, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Brick's monthly teen writing club! Join us as we build upon each other's creative ideas and explore the possibilities that lie within your minds! Ages 12-18. REG
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Create fish puppets with clothespins. Ages 0 - 12. Crea títeres de peces con pinzas de ropa. Edades 0 - 12.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join us and NJ4S Compass Preferred Behavior Health Group to learn all about gratitude.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Celebrate tonight's full moon with Cher in her Oscar-winning performance as a Brooklyn widow engaged to a mama's boy, but falls in love with her fiancé's brother (Nicholas Cage). (PG) 102 min.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Make custom collage notebook covers

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
The Book Haters' Book Club by Gretchen Anthony

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Come for games and crafts that celebrate our favorite Australian dogs. Ages 2 and up. Registration required.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jackson Branch - Sensory Space
Join us for a sensory-friendly viewing of Zathura (PG 101 min.)

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch - Makerspace
Bring your own project-craft, knitting, crocheting, drawing, sewing etc.-and enjoy your fellow crafters company & conversation.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Crafting for adults
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2024 at 6:30pm

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Manchester Branch
Ages 6-12. Have you ever wanted to be a spy? Test your skills at our Spy School to see if you have what it takes. Registration is required.
This event is full

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Discovery Room
Registration required; begins August 5. Please register each child individually Make a cool pineapple dot art craft. Ages 7 - 12.
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Large Study Room
Visit this conversation group and practice speaking English with this friendly group and meet people from other countries.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Brick Branch
Teens will create a summer shell or starfish on a canvas using buttons and pearls. All supplies provided.
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
Local volunteer Mary Turbek will assist non-native English speakers practice conversational English. New members are always welcome.

Tue, Aug 20, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come to the Upper Shores Branch on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a game of Hand and Foot. Players must bring their own cards and game sets.

Tue, Aug 20, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Tue, Aug 20, 9:30am - 10:15am
Manchester Branch
Ages 6m-3. Does your toddler have what it takes to complete our Ninja Warrior course? Tackle obstacles to challenge your speed and balance in our meeting room. Registration is required.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*all children must wear shoes or slippers of some kind to follow health and safety guidelines. Stop by the Long Beach Island branch for Toddler storytime.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 6 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us at the Stafford Branch in partnership with the Reynolds Family Foundation, for stories and songs inside and gardening and crafts outside.

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
This program is designed for non-walking babies up to 12 months & their caregivers.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 10:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meadowedge Park
Join us at Barnegat's Community Garden for a story and activity. Ages 3 - 12.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Individuals and day programs for adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy a movie in our meeting room. Room opens at 10:30, movie starts at 11:30am.

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch
Practice reading this summer with our teen volunteers. For kids in grades K - 3rd. Please register as space is limited.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 10:30am

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Children up to age five can have fun in supervised free-form play. Los niños de hasta cinco años pueden divertirse con juegos.

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Meet a fairytale princess and enjoy a storytime lead by them. Featuring Royal Soirée: Royal Princess Parties. All ages. Please register
Registration opens Monday, July 29 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Join us as art instructor Linda Higley leads a craft creating colorful fish collages using bubble wrap and paint. Program made possible by a grant from the Kearny Bank Foundation. Please register.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 6 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Each child will have a read along copy of Friendly Pets to help strengthen early literacy skills. Ages 2 - 3. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 6 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Manchester Branch
Ages 2-6. Does your toddler have what it takes to complete our Ninja Warrior course? Tackle obstacles to challenge your speed and balance in our meeting room. Registration is required.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuckerton Branch - Tuckerton Meeting Room
Draw different scenes with chalk. Ages 3 and up.

Tue, Aug 20, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Aug 20, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Join us for a lively book discussion! Call the branch for this month's title 609-294-1197. New members welcome!

Tue, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Are you a knitter? Do you want to learn to knit? Join our group to learn or bring your own project. If you are a beginner, knitting needles and yarn will be available.

Tue, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Drop in and talk to a Master Gardener from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, wildlife control or other environmental concerns. You may bring a sample of any problem you may be having in the garden for diagnosis.

Tue, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Waretown Branch
Teens join us for a fun, fascinating and educational look at some of the amazing creatures with whom we share our world. Ages 12-18. *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Tue, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Meet and talk with local artists. Bring your own work for feedback.

Tue, Aug 20, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Aug 20, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Come to the Adult Craft Club. All materials are provided. Meets once per month on the 3rd Tuesday.

Tue, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Get four books for $1 and help the Friends of the Island Library continue to provide great programs and support.

Tue, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Create your own cat toy with instruction provided.

Tue, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll supply a block of air-dry clay and some sculpting tools and see what you create. Ages 6 - 12.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 6 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Paint a watercolor scene. Ages 5-12.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - YA Floor
Remember Perler Beads? Stop by the Pt. Boro teen zone to create a summer design and turn it into a magnet.

Tue, Aug 20, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Jackson Branch
Join Carolyn Frazier from Beach House Studio to paint a fall theme on canvas while you enjoy refreshments. Materials are limited. Please register. Sponsored by Jackson Friends of the Library.
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
We provide the items; you provide the imagination. All supplies provided. Seating limited. This program series is sponsored by The Friends of the Plumsted Library. Please Register
Registration opens Tuesday, August 6 2024 at 2:30pm

Tue, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Carol Simon Levin portrays Elinor Smith Sullivan to tell the stories of some of the early female pilots who were determined to show that anything that men could do, they could do too! Please Register.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Island Heights Branch
Join us for a fun, fascinating and educational look at some of the amazing creatures with whom we share our world.
Registration opens Tuesday, August 6 2024 at 3:30pm

Tue, Aug 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Long Beach Island Branch
Tuesday: 8/20- 6 PM- THE BFG (2016), Family/Fantasy, Rated PG, 117 min. Bring your own refreshments. Please register.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Teens join us for a fun, fascinating and educational look at some of the amazing creatures with whom we share our world. Ages 12-18. REG
Registration opens Tuesday, August 6 2024 at 12:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Green Room
Registration required; begins August 6. "Please register each child individually."
Registration opens Tuesday, August 6 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Learn how to play the fun card game! Ages 12-18.

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Make an airplane out of household objects. Ages 5 - 12. Crea un avión con objetos domésticos. Edades 5 - 12.

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Bring your computer questions to our staff, no appointment required.

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Tue, Aug 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Looking for a friendly community of writers? Spark your writing creativity and participate in friendly peer critiques on novels, short stories, memoirs, or any writing project you are working on. Please register.

Tue, Aug 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Quiet Study Room
Bring your work, any genre.

Tue, Aug 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Come listen to a selection of country, bluegrass, light rock, and folk songs.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 6:30pm

Tue, Aug 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Carol Simon Levin tells the story of the amazing Women Airforce Service Pilots through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, the Jersey girl who trained as a WASP.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2024 at 6:30pm

Tue, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Practice English in an informal, friendly setting.

Tue, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Join us for our mystery book discussion group! Call the Branch for this month's title 609-294-1197. New members welcome!

Tue, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Professor Kate Ogden from Stockton University will present a Powerpoint talk about the famous French painter Edouard Manet, his life and work. Light refreshments available from 6:30 to 7pm.

Wed, Aug 21, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 21, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Aug 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Come for rhymes, songs, and stories in this 30-minute program. Ages 0 - 18 months with a caregiver. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 12:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 10:00am - 10:45am
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Explore safe textures, colors & sensory play. Enhance motor skills & bonding through creative mess and learning through joyful chaos.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch
Drop in and create a lighthouse of your own. First come, first served while supplies last. Sponsored by the Adults with Special Challenges Workgroup.

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Ages 2-5: Celebrate National Dog Day with stories and a craft.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 10:30am

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
We'll share the story and explore a variety of crafts and activities to extend our reading experience. 
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Upper Shores Branch
Complete a building challenge. Each station will have different building block materials Ages 5-12.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Beachwood Branch
Registration required. Just us for songs, stories and movement for your little one. Ages 0-18 months with caregiver.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Please join us for songs and stories. Ages 3 - 6 years. Program registration is REQUIRED. Please register each child separately.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Join us to learn different dance styles.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
A rockin' fun-filled interactive music concert for kids. Sing and dance along to familiar tunes and rock out. Family program. Please Register
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Aug 21, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Waretown Branch
Beginners welcome.

Wed, Aug 21, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch
Please bring your current year gaming cards and game sets.

Wed, Aug 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Plumsted Branch
Join us for this low- key afternoon of yarn crafts, coloring and socialization. Bring your own supplies.

Wed, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Hang out and make new friends over board games. Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction for 5-75 players who are divided into two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. Ages 12-18. Reg

Rescheduled
Wed, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
New date Wednesday, August 21, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Manchester Branch
Talking With Your Doctor. Adult program, presented by Community Health Educators from RWJBarnabas Health. Registration is required.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Teen Zone
Drop in to the Teen Zone to make your own rainbow woven bracelet using the Japanese braiding technique called kumihimo. Ages 13-18.

Wed, Aug 21, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Create a piece of art using a string and watercolor paint. Ages 5 - 12. Crea una obra de arte con una cuerda y pintura de acuarela. Edades 5 - 12.

Wed, Aug 21, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plumsted Branch - Plumsted Meeting Room
Bring your favorite item, or experience from summer for our show and tell program! Everyone will get a chance to share and eat some ice cream. Please register. Ages 3+.Potential Allergy.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 2:30pm

Wed, Aug 21, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join volunteers from the OceanFirst Foundation for an interactive presentation on financial literacy skills?banking basics, budgeting, and more.

Wed, Aug 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Create a painting with marbles. Ages 5-12.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Come check out our book recommendations featuring senior protagonists and their varied adventures for World Senior Citizen's Day.

Wed, Aug 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lacey Branch
Join us to create flower themed crafts as we close out the summer.
Registration opens Wednesday, August 7 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Berkeley Branch
Discover the fun of STEAM and explore creative constructions with the library's building kit. Supplies provided. Ages 9-12. Please register.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 3:30pm

Wed, Aug 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs.

Wed, Aug 21, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Wed, Aug 21, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Wed, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch - Point Pleasant Borough Meeting Room
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Wed, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Point Pleasant Borough Branch
Drop-in and join the Twisted Stitchers for a daytime fiber session. Ifyou are looking for assistance from an experienced knitter, please emailknitbynom@gmail.com so the instructor can be prepared to meet your needs.

Wed, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lakewood Branch
Come watch a G or PG movie with us. All Ages. Ven a ver una película clasificada G o PG con nosotros. Todas las edades.

Wed, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lakewood Branch
It's almost time for the school year! Create your own shark pencil case to go back to class in style.

Wed, Aug 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
This volunteer-led group is open to anyone with Huntington's Disease, as well as caregivers, family, or friends of someone with the disease or simply anyone interested in learning more.

Wed, Aug 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Upper Shores Branch
Discover the art of embroidery with this beginner-friendly program for teens.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Toms River Branch - Mancini Hall
Veteran actors from WREP will perform skits from radio's "Golden Age" of the 1940s and 1950s.

Wed, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Join historian Paul Zigo to explore how war with Japan could have been avoided in the summer of 1941. An opportunity for diplomacy existed. Find out why it failed.

Wed, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Toms River Branch
To register, visit https://libraryc.org/theoceancountylibrary/52982

Thu, Aug 22, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Lakewood Branch
This 8-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US Citizen. Class every Thursday from September 19-November 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Registration begins August 1.

Thu, Aug 22, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Long Beach Island Branch - LBI Meeting Room
*All children must wear foot coverings (shoes, booties, slippers, or socks) in order to follow the library's health and safety rules.
Registration opens Thursday, August 8 2024 at 10:00am

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Shores Branch
Maker activities at the library. Ages 5-18
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Join us as we discover the different types of stress and what can cause stress in our lives. Please register.

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Toms River Branch
Stop by the Discovery Room to make a fun craft. Drop in. Ages 5 - 12. No registration required.

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Island Heights Branch
Join us for Dragon themed stories and songs. Ages 2-5.
Registration opens Thursday, August 8 2024 at 10:30am

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lakewood Branch - Lakewood Meeting Room
Join us for a live animal talk featuring Ocean County turtles and snakes presented by a Cattus Island Naturalist.

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lacey Branch - Lacey Meeting Room
Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers. Please register, beginning on August 8th.
Registration opens Thursday, August 8 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson Branch - Storytime Room
Come make stain glass jars. Ages 8 - 12. Please Register
Registration opens Thursday, August 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Berkeley Branch - Children's Area
Express your creativity outside on our sidewalks. Weather permitting.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2024 at 10:30am

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Point Pleasant Beach Branch - Point Pleasant Beach Meeting Room
Come sing and dance to some of your favorite songs! Ages 18 months - 3 years.
Registration opens Thursday, August 8 2024 at 10:30am

Thu, Aug 22, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Toms River Branch - Sparks's Lab (Makerspace)
Sparks's Lab, the Makerspace in the Toms River Branch, will be open for self-led use of eligible equipment.

Thu, Aug 22, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brick Branch - Brick Meeting Room
Mah Jong, Mahjong, Mahjongg no matter how you spell it, come and enjoy. All play levels welcome. Bring your current card and set.

Thu, Aug 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upper Shores Branch
Practice your reading skills in the company of gentle therapy dogs. Ages 3-12. Please register each child individually.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Berkeley Branch - Berkeley Meeting Room
Join a weekly session for experienced players of Mah Jongg. Players must bring their own set and current card. Drop in.

Thu, Aug 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Barnegat Branch - Barnegat Meeting Room
Thursdays 8/8 and 8/22 at 1 pm. And Saturdays 8/10 and 8/24, at 10 am

Thu, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Love to knit or crochet, come to our meeting room and join others with the same passion. Bring your yarn, needles, hooks and current projects.

Thu, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Little Egg Harbor Branch - Little Egg Harbor Meeting Room
Ocean County 4-H Program Associate, Amelia Valente, will be bringing her animal behaviorist expertise to guide participants in creating enriching environments for beloved pets.
Registration opens Thursday, August 8 2024 at 2:00pm

Thu, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 7:30pm
Toms River Branch - Sensory Space
Visit the Sensory Space on the 2nd floor of the Toms River Branch.

Thu, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Manchester Branch
Drop-in Library Technology Talk. Adult Program. Registration is not required.

Thu, Aug 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lakewood Branch
Create your own starfish using paper and scissors. Ages 5-12. Crea tu propis estrella de mar usando papel y tijeras. Edades 5-12.

Thu, Aug 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Jackson Branch - Jackson Meeting Room
Teens with Special Challenges Stress Reduction Techniques for Teens with Their Adults.
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stafford Branch - Stafford Meeting Room
Coloring, Reverse ColoringTM, and Doodling are all examples of great ways to relax and be mindful. Come spend a stress-free hour listening to chill music and making art.

Thu, Aug 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Shores Branch