Archive for September, 2011

Ocean County Day to be held at Little Egg Harbor branch

Ocean County Day

The Ocean County Library, in conjunction with the Ocean County Freeholders, will be hosting the 16th annual Ocean County Day, Wednesday October 12th from 12-4pm at the Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Road

Ocean County Health Department will provide free pneumonia/flu shots for eligible seniors from 1:30-3:30 pm. Call the Ocean County Health Department at (732) 341-9700, ext. 7502 for information on the coming pneumonia/flu shots.

The event will feature educational and information exhibits of more than two dozen county government agencies.

Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, who also serves as liaison to the Ocean County Library System, said “The exhibits demonstrate the wide array of services and facilities available to our residents.”

Vicari encourages residents, and particularly newcomers to the area, to visit the event.

“There will be an opportunity to not only find out things to see and do in the county, but also a chance to win door prizes to some of the county’s leading attractions, including tickets to Jenkinson’s Aquarium, shows at the Arts and Community Center at Ocean County College, and New Egypt Speedway,” said Vicari

“We are pleased to support the Freeholders and the county agencies in this effort as it is a seamless activity in the expanded role of the community library. This is a wonderful way for both new and long-time residents to learn about the county and its services,” said Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn.

The annual event is free and open to the public.

Two Press Releases from Manchester Branch

PRESS RELEASE

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

QUILTING BEE TO MEET AT
MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Library’s Quilting Bee will meet on Friday, October 14, and Friday, October 28 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. During our meetings, we work on both individual and group projects. We share ideas, tell stories through our quilting patterns and through our conversations, and form friendships. New members are always welcome; no experience is necessary. Demonstrations of various quilting techniques are given during the first meeting of the month. At the October 14 meeting, participants will have the opportunity to watch English Paper Piecing.

Meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. 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.

PRESS RELEASE

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

Volunteers Wanted

MANCHESTER – Are you a patient, detail-oriented person who wants to volunteer your time? If so, consider joining the “Adopt-A-Shelf” program at the Manchester Branch Library. Responsibilities include “reading the shelves” (ensuring that items are in the correct Dewey Decimal order), straightening books, and tightening the book ends. Participants must be able to follow directions, work well independently, and stand and squat repeatedly. You may work hours that are convenient for you. A commitment of at least six months is required.

If you are interested in assisting with one of the most important jobs in the Library, please register for one of our training sessions. Sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 18, at 10:00 a.m. and on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is limited to eight people per session. To register, please go to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call (732) 657-7600. If you need additional information about our “Adopt-A-Shelf” program, please call Wendi Smolowitz, Senior Librarian, at (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113.

We Still Love Lucy

Author Elisabeth Edwards will revive memories of pioneering television entertainer Lucille Ball when Edwards presents her book new book, “I Love Lucy: A Celebration of All Things Lucy,” at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., Friday Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

Lucy’s appeal to television audiences has spanned seven decades and is rerun daily in thirty countries around the world. Her zany hijinks, visual comedy and quick wit continue to win her new fans.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a Lucy trivia challenge and a screening of a classic television episode. Refreshments will be served.

Edwards, who has worked with the Arnaz family since 1992, is the author of three other books about Lucille Ball, including “I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Edition,” “The Lucy & Desi Scrapbook,” and “The I Love Lucy Scrapbook.”

Her newest book presents backstage photos and images from Lucy’s personal collections that illustrate stories about the making of the television show. Highlights from the book include Lucy’s personal commentary on her favorite episodes and offer insights into her personality.

For more information or to reserve a seat, visit its website http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone the operator at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.

Five Press Releases from Stafford Branch

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 Exporting Raymond on Saturday, October 8th at 2:00 PM. A documentary on Phil Rosenthal’s experiences during the making of “Voroniny,” the Russian-language version of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Rated PG.

The family movie Spooky Buddies is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00 PM. Disney’s talking puppies wind up in a mysterious mansion full of ghostly delights. 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.

Press Release

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 September 28, 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, October 13th 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

ISLAM: ITS POSITIVE IMPACT ON CIVILIZATION

MANAHAWKIN – Mimi Al-Torey will present the program – Islam: Its Positive Impact On Civilization at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, October 17th at 2:30 PM. Islam is the religious faith of Muslims, and is also defined as a group of nations where Islam is the dominant religion. It is a monotheistic religion whose god is Allah, Muhammad is the last prophet, and the Qur’an is the word of Allah.

Mimi will speak about Islamic civilization, its values and principles, culture, folklore, and the birth of Islam. The program will also include a description of its contributions to science.

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 September 28, 2011
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MAH JONGG

MANAHAWKIN – Play Mah Jongg at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library beginning Tuesday, October 18th 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, October 19th 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.

Del Forno in concert @ TR


Classical guitarist Anton Del Forno performed a concert Tuesday to about 70 people who gathered in the atrium at the Toms River branch. Listeners sat rapt in the music and the ambience he created with his performance.

2011 BookFest!

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Great 2011 BookFest this past Saturday.  Authors!  Music!  Dancers!  Games!  Prizes!  Food!!

Here is a link to an 81-photo slideshow on our Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceancountylibrary/sets/72157627642913691/show/

Manchester Branch Four Press Releases for October

PRESS RELEASE

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW
“SOMETHING BORROWED”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Something Borrowed” on Wednesday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular romantic comedy on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) admits she was secretly in love with her best friend, Darcy’s (Kate Hudson) fiancé while they were in law school together.

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. It is 112 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
“JANE EYRE”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Jane Eyre” on Wednesday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular remake of the classic drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

Jane, the new governess at Thornfield Hall finds herself falling in love with her employer, Mr. Rochester. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but Mr. Rochester’s is hiding a terrible secret that could destroy it forever.

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. It is 120 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 CELEBRATE
“I LOVE YARN DAY!”

MANCHESTER – On Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 pm, declare your love for all things yarn at the Manchester Branch Library! Whether you knit, crochet, felt, spin or just appreciate the fiber arts from afar, this event is for you. Bring your favorite yarn to share in our “yarn fashion show” and your current project to work on as we explore topics such as buying yarn and finding

No registration is required for this free adult program. For more information go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-657-7600 and ask for Joanne Lefand.

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

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Donna Risner, 732.657.7600
drisner@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER TO CO-SPONSOR CANCER AWARENESS FAIR

MANCHESTER, NJ– The Manchester Branch Library will be joining forces with Community Medical Center for a Cancer Awareness Fair on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Manchester Branch Library. Attendees will be able to meet healthcare professionals, organizations and local businesses from throughout Ocean County that deal with cancer prevention and treatment.

Representatives from Community Medical Center will be on hand to sign people up for free cancer screenings. Other attractions include: the American Cancer Society, Community Medical Center Cancer Program, exercise demonstrations, Hospice and Home Care, Jacqueline Wilentz Breast Center, the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, Merle Norman (wigs and cosmetics), NJ Health (skin cancer), Reiki practitioners, Support Group for Prostate, therapy dogs, and Wellness Community.

Refreshments will be served, including ice supplied by Rita’s and light jazz music will be provided by guitarist Derek Pierre. There will also be drawings and giveaways!

This program is open to the public, completely free of charge. If you plan to partake of the refreshments please make sure to register by going online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or calling 732.657.7600.

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