Archive for August, 2011

GENTLE EXERCISE FOR MATURE ADULTS

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

GENTLE EXERCISE FOR MATURE ADULTS

MANAHAWKIN – Anna Salibello will be teaching a series of exercise classes designed especially for mature adults at The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Mondays at 1:00 PM beginning September 12th through October 31st – eight classes in all. Maximize your body’s ability to strengthen and heal through non-aerobic exercise while sitting and standing. Increase muscular strength, flexibility, balance, range of motion, self-esteem, stamina and reduce the appearance of aging. These classes benefit anyone interested in staying fit, and will also benefit those with arthritis and osteoporosis.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. There is no need to register, and the first 25 people will be admitted. If you have any questions, call the library for specific information, (609) 597-3381, or check our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

For Press releases from Stafford branch

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

FREE HEALTH SCREENING – BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR

MANAHAWKIN – A Southern Ocean Medical Center nurse will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, September 19th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to conduct free health screenings for blood pressure and blood sugar. Even if you’re not experiencing any prior symptoms, you can suddenly experience a heart attack or stroke due to high blood pressure. That’s why blood pressure monitoring is so important. It may be the only way you can catch your high blood pressure before it is too late. Blood sugar testing is an important part of diabetes care and a way to prevent long-term complications. This program is funded by the Care To Be Aware Foundation, a Vanguard Vascular Charitable Foundation.
The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, registering online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, call the library for specific information.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 August 30, 2011
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MAH JONGG

MANAHAWKIN – Play Mah Jongg at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library beginning Tuesday, September 20th from 1:00-3:30 PM. Please bring the current year game card, and game sets. Mah Jongg originated in China and has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. Many people are realizing the intellectual challenge it poses, and are drawn to the beauty and excitement of the game itself. Experience is helpful.

The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, New Jersey. This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, registering online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org , or in person.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson (609) 597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Group will meet on Wednesday, September 21st from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. What is creative writing? It’s an expression of the writer’s thoughts and emotions, rather than merely conveying information. If you love to write in any form – fiction, screenplays, etc., – this is a chance to meet others with the same passion. Share ideas and information, with the option of bringing in a one-page sample of your work with some copies for others to read. The group is limited to five participants so register early.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register in person, by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org. If you have any questions, call the branch for specific information.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 August 30, 2011
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN

MANAHAWKIN – The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Ruth Newman Shapiro (RNS) Mobile Digital Mammography Van will be at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Friday, September 30th from 10:00AM -2:30PM to provide mammograms. The van makes cancer detection easily accessible to women, and features the latest low-dose mammography equipment. It is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the FDA. Call 1-800-246-2404 to make an appointment and have your insurance card ready. Most insurance plans are accepted, and funds are available to provide mammograms to women without insurance coverage through the Mammography Assistance Fund, and the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Grant. The van will be parked in the library parking lot.

The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, New Jersey. This program is open to the public. If you have any questions, you may telephone the library at (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

Fun At The Manchester Branch

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST “BETTER BALANCE FOR SENIORS” WORKSHOP

Seniors, visit the Manchester Library on Tuesday, September 13 at 2:00 pm to learn how you can overcome balance problems associated with conditions such as arthritis and ear disease that affect many older people.  Ron Hyland, the Fitness Director for the Pines at Whiting will show you simple exercises and techniques that you can use both at home and when you’re out and about, to help you maintain and strengthen your equilibrium.  Mr. Hyland claims that many people are able to rely less on canes and walkers because of these methods.

Please register in advance for this free program by calling 732.657.7600 or by going online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY FRIENDS GROUP TO SPONSOR SEPTEMBER ART EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION

On Saturday, September 17, The Friends of the Manchester Branch Library will host a reception to take place at the Manchester Branch Library starting at 2:00 pm to honor local quilter, Naomi Webb whose quilts will be on display in the library’s meeting room throughout the month of September. The public is invited to drop in to see her work, share light refreshments, and meet Ms. Webb who will discuss her craft.

The reception is open to the adult public, free of charge. There is no advance registration.

Interested parties are also permitted to stop by to view this exhibit during the library’s regular business hours whenever the meeting room is available.  To this end, calling the library beforehand at 732.657.7600 is recommended.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW “IF I WANT TO WHISTLE I WHISTLE

The Manchester Library will screen, “If I Want to Whistle I Whistle” on Wednesday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. See this popular foreign drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

Two weeks before his release, a teenage resident of a juvenile detention center learns that his mother is taking out of the country his younger brother that he mostly raised. Meanwhile, Silviu finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern. Faced with conflicting emotions and wild with desperation, Silviu is driven to a surprising act of defiance as he makes a last gasp for freedom.

The dialogue is in Romanian with English subtitles and is 94 minutes long. It is part of the library’s monthly Independent Film Series.  Registration is not required. This program is open all ages although it is geared toward adults.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732.657.7600 for more information.

Torre Sibiliana to perform @ TR-OCL

Kick up your heels and celebrate Columbus Day in style with a rousing performance by Italian musical dance troupe Torre Sibiliana on Friday October 7th at 1:00pm at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street.

This internationally acclaimed group has appeared on Italian TV and has performed in Italy, France, Greece and Spain.

All are welcome to come celebrate the folklore, traditions and spirit of Italy through music and dance. For more information about this free program, please call the library at 732-349-6200. The event is sponsored by the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee, Inc.

Manchester branch to hold art painting program

CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOLD ART DEMONSTRATION

MANCHESTER – On Monday, September 12 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Fran Reeve will demonstrate at the Manchester Branch Library the art of painting with colors that are packaged in cans. Ms. Reeve is a local artist who is experienced with working in several mediums including this new technique using “pan pastels.”

Everyone is invited to this free program! Please register by calling (732) 657-7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township.

TR branch marks 30-year milestone

This year has been a time of milestones in Ocean County Library history.

Ocean County Library began celebrating its 85 years of serving the residents Sept. 19, 2010. And August 28th will mark the 30th anniversary of the Toms River branch being dedicated at its current location on Washington Street.

Prior to that move it had been located at 15 Hooper Avenue, now a site of the Probation Department.

When the branch was dedicated in 1981 Lady Diana Spencer married Charles the Prince of Wales. Microsoft released MS-DOS on the first IBM PC. And the price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.25.

Thirty years ago the library card catalog was just that: a paper card file that listed its holdings. Its music records were on vinyl or 8-track tape. If one wanted to view a feature film the library had just created its Video Tape Circuit that had groups of 12 VHS tapes that rotated bimonthly amongst the branches. And a limited number of Apple’s “microcomputers” were being introduced for the public’s use to see if they would catch on.

Since the building’s dedication it has gone through a renovation, doubling its size to 100,000 square feet. A coffee shop serves the library’s customers. And Mancini Hall has served up top notch speakers and entertainers.

The Toms River branch has created a display of its last 30 years at 101 Washington Street and can be viewed in the Wheeler Room on the building’s second floor.

“Beach Bums” tour of NJ boardwalks

Authors Dick Handschurch and Sal Marino presented a fun & informative program about NJ boardwalks.

Authors Dick Handschuch and Sal Marino led their audience through many memorable years of of Jersey boardwalk history.  They not only brought their book Beach Bums Guide to the Boardwalks of New Jersey  to life, but inspired audience members to reminisce about their own anecdotes.  Plenty of inter-active banter and fun between all attending. 

Three Press Releases from Manchester

PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

CHESS CLUB TO MEET AT THE MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – Are you a chess-lover who wants to play in a relaxed, uncompetitive atmosphere? If so, then join the Chess Club at the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library! You will have the opportunity to develop your skills, meet people who share your love of chess, and teach the game to new players. Players of all levels are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chess boards.

The Chess Club meets every Friday at 12:00 p.m. in the Library’s Young Adult Area. Registration is not required. If you need additional information, please call Wendi at (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113. The Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township.

PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT: Joanne Lefand, (732) 657-7600 ext. 4522
jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW
“UNKNOWN”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Unknown” on Wednesday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular thriller on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

A man (Liam Neeson) awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, not even his wife (January Jones), believes him. With the help of a young woman (Diane Kruger), he sets out to prove who he is.

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. It is 113 minutes long. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to theoceancountylibrary.org.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Joanne Lefand, (732) 657-7600 ext. 4522
jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW
“SOUL SURFER”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Soul Surfer” on Wednesday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

At the age of thirteen, Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) lost her arm to a shark attack. The film details the true events surrounding this attack and her struggle during the aftermath.

This PG-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. It is 106 minutes long. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to theoceancountylibrary.org.

Girl Scouts usher in fall

TOMS RIVER – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will help welcome in fall when they once again create scarecrows for many of the branches of the Ocean County Library.

The scarecrows will be displayed from mid-October to the end of November.

In the past the Girl Scouts have been very creative in their designs. Some scarecrows have the look of plush ragdolls, stuffed with loose-packed cloth while others take on a menacing face and are over stuffed with straw. Some are free-standing while others casually recline on a chair or bench.

The size of the scarecrows are determined by several factors, including the amount of space the library branch can provide and how many troops are decorating each branch.

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore are invited to participate in creating their own display. To take part contact Marilyn Bass, Volunteer Coordinator, at mbass@theoceancountylibrary.org or by telephone (732) 349-6200, ext. 5535 before Aug. 31.

The Girl Scouts of America will soon begin celebrations marking the organization’s 100th anniversary. It was founded by Juliette Low in Savannah, Ga. Mar. 12, 1912.

Four Press Releases from Manchester branch

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Jolene Smith, 732.657.7600
jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Branch Library to Host Nutrition Seminar for Seniors

MANCHESTER, NJ- On Tuesday August 30 at 2:00 pm at the Manchester Branch Library, Ron Hyland will share nutrition and exercise tips to help seniors keep fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Ron Hyland is the Fitness Director for Keswick Pines in Whiting and a frequent speaker throughout Ocean County on topics pertaining to senior health and wellness.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please call 732.657.7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register. The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Joanne Lefand, (732) 657-7600 ext. 4522
jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW
“RANGO”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Rango” on Wednesday, August 31, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular animated comedy on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

Rango (voice of Johnny Depp) is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

This PG-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. It is 107 minutes long. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to theoceancountylibrary.org.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, 732.657.7600 ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Branch Library’s Shalom Book Club to Meet

MANCHESTER, NJ – The Manchester Branch Library’s Shalom Book Club will meet on Friday, September 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig is the group leader. She is an English professor at Ocean County College and lecturer on all aspects of Yiddish culture throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties.

The participants will discuss Naomi Ragen’s The Tenth Song. It tells the story of a successful Jewish American woman whose husband is arrested for allegedly transferring funds to terrorist organizations.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. However, space is very limited so it is necessary to register in advance by calling 732.657.7600 or by going online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Jolene Smith, 732.657.7600
jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Branch Library Friends Group Seeks Donations
from Local Artists and Photographers

MANCHESTER, NJ- The Friends of the Manchester Branch Library are accepting donations of original artwork and photographs by local artists to be auctioned off in their annual “Silent Art Auction” to take place in November. The event will benefit the Friends of the Manchester Branch Library. Artwork donated must be framed and wired for hanging.

For more information, contact Jolene Smith at jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org or 732.657.7600

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.


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