Archive for January, 2009

Upper Shores New Year New You!

Gabrielle Drorscakova, CPT/Nutritionist/Owner of Lavallette Personal Fitness lead area residents in a gentle workout comprised of pilates and core strengthening exercises.  The program held at the Upper Shores Branch, A New Year, A New You, made area residents happy to get 2009 off to a good start by centering on health & wellness!

Gabrielle Drorscakova, CPT/Nutritionist/Owner of Lavallette Personal Fitness lead area residents in a gentle workout comprised of pilates and core strengthening exercises. The program held at the Upper Shores Branch, A New Year, A New You, made area residents happy to get 2009 off to a good start by centering on health & wellness!

Personal Empowerment through Numerology in Island Heights

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Personal Empowerment through Numerology in Island Heights

 

Numerologist and Life Coach Michael John Fierro presented an introduction to the ancient science of numerology on Monday January 26. Numerology is a numerical analysis of a person’s name and birthdate, based on a system developed by Pythagoras over 2500 years ago. It uses the numbers 1-9 and the alphabet as we know it. Fierro says, “Through numerology, one can discern specific talents, abilities, personality traits, and trends in life. As a numerologist, my goal is to re-acquaint you, the individual with yourself, and empower you through acceptance and responsibility.” This successful program was helpful and entertaining for the approximately thirty adults who came to the library for this event.

 

Author Michael Immerso visits the Barnegat Branch Library

Author Michael Immerso visits the Barnegat Branch Library

In the third and final program of the Barnegat Library’s Celebration of the Beauty and Culture of Newark, author Michael Immerso visited the branch on January 27th to discuss his book, Newark’s Little Italy: The Vanished First Ward. More than fifty people turned out to reminisce, to meet old friends and neighbors, or to discover anew the history of Newark’s First Ward.  Mr. Immerso spoke individually with guests and autographed copies of his book.

 

OCL celebrates Chinese New Year, the year of the OX

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About 25 people participated in a “Gung Hay Fat Choy Dragon Parade” at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library to mark Chinese New Year. Adults and children listened to stories of Chinese New Year celebrations and made paper dragons before parading around the library with their handcrafted masks.

Gung Hay Fat Choy translates to”Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.”

Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring.  It is a time for family reunions, for honoring ancestors and for thanking the gods for their blessings.

DIY-Teen music program @ TR

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Teen bands and music lovers came to Toms River bright and early on 1/10, ready to rock the all-day DIY Music Fest. 

Musicians, band members, and tech specialists gave the 60+ teens enthusiastic advice on starting and supporting their own bands (DIY = do it yourself).  Workshop topics included Radio (WSOU FM), Zines (Ubbo Zine), DIY Recording (Entrolab Studios, Toms River), Venues and Booking (Stars & Scars), and DIY Merch (Christina Vines).  Performances followed: an acoustic set from Christina Vines, Westgate, Axis (The Johnny Vines Experience), and Divinity Destroyed. 3189605759_4a907688d51

WJRZ “Down The Shore” host Mike Moran talks about the 2009 Ocean County Library Film Festival

WJRZ 100.1 Sunday morning show host Mike Moran took some time to talk with Ocean County Library’s Larry Meegan about the upcoming Ocean County Library Film Festival, which will be held on March 27-28 at the Ocean County Library Toms River branch.

For more information about the Ocean County Library’s film festival, visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org or go to www.myspace.com/oclfilmfest.

Be sure to check out 100.1 WJRZ Jersey’s Greatest Hits at www.wjrz.com.

Spook Handy teaches songwriting @ Lacey

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Spook Handy


27 teens learned the craft of songwriting at the Lacey branch on Thursday, January 22nd. Songwriter Spook Handy, a New Jersey native, taught specific skills and techniques for generating ideas and shaping them into a song. The teens had a great time and will have a chance to showcase their new songs at Lacey’s Open Mic night on Thursday, March 26. You can learn more about this engaging Singer-Songwriter at http://www.spookhandy.com.
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Sharon Osborn is roaming the halls snagging people to illustrate a video she is putting together to illustrate the changes recently made to the communications plan.  So if you see her stalking the halls with a video camera in her hands…Duck!  (You have been warned.)

Sharon poses Alice & Carol

Sharon poses Alice & Carol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who's having more fun?

Who's having more fun?

Superbowl 101: Football for the Clueless

 

Steeler fans.

Steeler fans.

 

Football fans and football fan wannabes enjoyed themselves at Wednesday night’s Superbowl 101:Coaching for the Clueless.  TRHS South football coach Hill, along with coaches from the other Toms River high schools, told the more than 50 people who attended how the game is played and what to look for during this year’s Superbowl to be held Sunday, Feb. 1.

We had a great crowd from young children to seniors. The audience really got into the spirit of the program and had some great questions for the coaches. Everyone learned something.

 “I feel a lot more confident that I can watch the game and have a much better understanding of what’s going on,” said Meagan Toohey, who organized the program.

“I am very grateful for everyone’s contributions, your participation, wearing your jerseys, promoting it to customers, set-up, clean-up, and everything! I know it was a long day for some of you and I appreciate your effort to attend and for the great questions you asked.”

A line of coaches

A line of coaches

TRHS football coach Hill

TRHS football coach Hill

TRHS football coach Roth

TRHS football coach Roth

 

 

 

 

 

OCL Anime event

Check out the Ocean County Library Toms River branch’s Anime Nation 2009 event on Friday, February 6 at 7 pm.

Our special guest is Crispin Freeman, the voice actor of Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, Tsume in Wolfs Rain, Balmung in .//hack, and many other anime characters.

There will also be Cosplay, Contests, Asian Snacks and more!!!

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Parents are welcome to “hang out” in the magazine lounge area. You MUST be registered to attend. Walk-ins only as space allows. Co-Sponsored by the Toms River Branch Anime Club and TRHS North Anime Club. Teens only (12+).

To register for this program, go online to http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExten… or call 732-349-6200.

For more information about the Ocean County Library, visit us online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org


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