Archive for August, 2011



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.

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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.

One Woman’s 10 Year Journey – September 11, 2001 – 2011 Point Pleasant Borough branch

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Karen Monahan, 732-295-1555
Kmonahan@theoceancountylibrary.org

One Woman’s 10 Year Journey – September 11, 2001 – 2011

POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH – The Point Pleasant Borough branch of the Ocean County library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, will present a September 11th- 10th Year Remembrance on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm. This program will be hosted by author, Jennifer Sands of Brick, NJ.

When Jennifer’s husband was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, no one could have convinced her that she would recover from such an unthinkable tragedy. In 2007, Jennifer received another blow: a diagnosis of breast cancer. Since 9/11, Jennifer has undergone a dramatic spiritual transformation from tragedy by strengthening her Christian faith and sharing her decade-long journey through three books. During this special 9/11- 10th anniversary remembrance Jennifer will share how she rediscovered hope through the ashes of loss.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the branch at 732-295-1555, registering online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, please call the library for specific information.

Happy 30th Birthday Berkeley Branch!

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Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders Director Joseph H. Vicari (right) was on hand to present Ocean County Library director Susan Quinn and Ocean County Library Berkeley branch manager Michael Bobish with a proclamation to celebrate the Berkeley branch’s thirtieth anniversary of Saturday, August 8, 2011.

You can view some pictures from the celebration here.

Four Press Releases from Manchester

PRESS RELESE

CONTACT: Jolene Smith, 732.657.7600
jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Branch Library to Offer
Presentation On Parkinson’s Disease

MANCHESTER, NJ – At the Manchester Branch Library on Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00 pm learn how to fight the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. Ron Hyland, the Activities Director for the Pines at Whiting will be the presenter for this free adult workshop geared toward individuals diagnosed with the illness and their families.

Please register in advance online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600.

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

PRESS RELESE

CONTACT: Alice Parfitt, 732.657.7600
aparfitt@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO OFFER 2-PART JOB HUNTING SERIES

MANCHESTER, NEW JERSEY- Manchester Branch Library is hosting a two part workshop, “Get That Job!” to take place from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesdays, August 23 and 30. Mindy O’Mealia with Rutgers Career Services department will be the presenter.

The first session will address building a resume and posting and marketing a resume online. Part two cover mastering the job interview and general information on job market trends.

This program is open to the adult public free of charge. Please go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600 to register.

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

PRESS RELESE

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW
“THE LINCOLN LAWYER”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “The Lincoln Lawyer” on Wednesday, August 24, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular crime drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln Town Car. When a wealthy realtor’s son (Ryan Phillippe) is accused of raping a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the victim is just trying to get money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to one of his old cases.

This R-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. It is 118 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 RELESE

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO END ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM WITH A FIESTA PARTY

MANCHESTER – On Friday, August 26 at 1:00 pm, the Manchester Branch Library will host “Welcome Home,” a party to celebrate the end of this year’s adult summer reading program. Manchester Branch, along with the rest of the Ocean County Library system has been participating in “Novel Destinations” which is a statewide summer reading program for adults with a travel theme. The party on August 26 will offer a drawing for prizes and light refreshments. It will feature a fiesta theme to get people in the spirit for Hispanic Heritage month which begins in September. At 2:00 pm there will be a screening of “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar” to conclude the festivities. The film stars Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo.

There is no need to register for this free adult program! For more information, please call (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.

Five Press Releases from Stafford branch

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 August 5, 2011
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

STRING OF PURLS – KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will host the program – String of Purls on Thursday, September 1st from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and Saturday, September 17th from 10:30AM – 12:30 PM. Whether you’re just learning to knit, crochet, embroider, etc., already know how, or want to know what a “purl” is, join our group where experts will be available to answer your questions. Find that creative streak you know you have with this craft that has recently enjoyed an explosion of interest. For beginners, bring size 10 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply worsted yarn. To crochet, bring the same type of yarn, and a size “I” crochet hook. If you’re more advanced, bring the project you’re working on. This is also an excellent way to exchange ideas.

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. If you have questions, call the branch at (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson 609-597-3381 August 5, 2011
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

BRAIN GAMES

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting the program Brain Games on Wednesday, September 7th from 1:00-2:30 PM. Keeping your mind active improves its performance. Your brain responds to intellectual stimulation by being fit and in good condition. People consistently express their fears about decreasing mental ability such as loss of memory, difficulty in concentrating, inability to adapt to new situations, etc. Just as you do physical exercises to keep your body in shape, doing mental exercises stimulates different parts of your brain and helps retain mental acuity. We’ll provide the brain games and the fun! Light refreshments will be served.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is geared toward adults and is free and open to the public. Please register either in person, by calling: (609) 597-3381, or by visiting our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 August 5, 2011
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

POETRY WITH GEMMA

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting the program: Poetry with Gemma on Thursday, September 8th from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Published author Gemma, who has written hundreds of poems covering all kinds of topics, will bring her expertise to other poetry enthusiasts. This program welcomes all poets who would like to share their poetry with others for valuable feedback, impressions, and commentary. Please bring in some copies of your work, which will be returned to you before you leave.

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 Stafford Branch at (609) 597-3381, or visit the library’s website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

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

A VISIT WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S DAUGHTER –
ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH

MANAHAWKIN – The Friends of the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library are hosting the program “A Visit With Teddy Roosevelt’s Daughter – Alice Roosevelt Longworth” on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 10:30 AM. Kim Hanley brings Alice Roosevelt Longworth to life in first-person living history. Alice was a Washington, D.C. power broker who helped dictate American politics for half a century, and who witnessed political change from the inside out. Alice chose personal independence over social and proprietary expectations at a time when ladies were expected to remain demurely in the background.
Kim Hanley captivates her audience as she portrays Alice.

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
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the feature film Soul Surfer on Saturday, September 10th at 2:00 PM. A teenage surfer musters the courage to go back in the ocean after a shark attack. Rated PG.

The family movie Lemonade Mouth is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th at 2:00 PM. This Disney musical comedy is about five high school freshmen who all meet in detention. Rated G.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. These movies are free and open to the public. Call the branch for specific information: (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org There is no need to register.


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