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.