Archive for March, 2012

Discuss organic food benefits at the library

Living on a budget does not mean you have to miss out on the benefits of organic foods.

Jennifer Klein, a registered dietitian with the ShopRite of Manchester, will discuss both organic and non-organic foods at four Ocean County Library branches and offer tips on how a person can fit organic foods into his or her budget.

Klein will also teach cooking techniques and offer samples from a recipe made with organic ingredients.

The program will be offered at 2 p.m. in the following branches:

Berkeley, 30 Station Road, Tuesday April 10

Manchester, 21 Colonial Drive, Thursday May 3

Jackson, 2 Jackson Drive, Thursday May 17

Stafford, 129 N. Main Street, Tuesday May 22.

Registration is required for these programs. Telephone the branch or visit the library’s Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org or http://ow.ly/9Xx89 to register.

Manchester library hosting Quilting Bee

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

QUILTING BEE TO HOLD MEETINGS AT
THE MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Library’s Quilting Bee will meet on Fridays, April 13, and 27 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 April 13 meeting, participants will have the opportunity to watch “ten minute blocks.”

Meetings are 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.

“Chicks with Sticks” knitting and crocheting group meeting at Mancester branch

PRESS RELEASE

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

KNITTERS/CROCHETERS GROUP TO HOLD MEETINGS
AT THE MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – The “Chicks with Sticks” knitting and crocheting group will meet at the Manchester Branch Library on Thursdays, April 12 and 26 at 2 pm and additionally, every Wednesday night at 7 pm. It is open to all levels of expertise. Join us to share ideas and patterns as we work on projects, assist one another and form friendships.

Beginners are welcome. There are always experienced people willing to teach! Just bring a pair of #8 straight needles and a ball of yarn to learn knitting. To learn crocheting, bring an H or J hook plus a ball of yarn.

No registration is required for this free program. Call 732-657-7600 for more information. Ask for Joanne Lefand.

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

Manchester branch gets ready for 2012 baseball season.

PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT: Maria Colon, 732.657.7600 Ext. 4524
mcolon@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO GET SET FOR
THE 2012 BASEBALL SEASON

MANCHESTER, NJ – On Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 pm, connect with fellow baseball fans at the Manchester Branch Library to share memories and discuss our predictions for the 2012 Major League Baseball season.

Join us as we discuss burning questions like: Will A-Rod return to form? Do you think Wilpon will sell the Mets? Is Ryan Braun guilty? And what about those four aces in Philly?

This program is open to teens and adults, 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 Township.

Stafford branch announces five upcoming programs

PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381

feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MAH JONGG

MANAHAWKIN – Play Mah Jongg at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on the following Fridays in April: the 13th, 20th, and 27th from 1:00-4:00 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

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the feature film Footloose (2011) on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 PM. City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock ‘n roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the residents. Rated PG-13.
The family movie The Muppets (2011) is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM. With the help of 3 fans, the Muppets must reunite to save their old theater from a greedy tycoon. Rated PG.
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
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MEET POET RICHARD MORGAN, AUTHOR OF: I AM SEA GLASS

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting local poet Richard Morgan on Monday, April 16th, at 1:00 PM, who will talk about his book: I Am Sea Glass. He states that there is poetry in all of us, and he’ll show us ways in which we might tap into that resource. He will also take us on a journey of his favorite poems, and tell how he succeeded in becoming a published author. Mr. Morgan has been writing poetry for 50 years, and lives in the area where he is inspired by the wind and waves. His wife Pat painted the watercolor illustrations that are in his book.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. If you have questions, feel free to call the Stafford branch. Please register either in person, or call the branch at (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

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

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS – BLOOD PRESSURE, CHOLESTEROL, GLUCOSE, AND STROKE RISK ASSESSMENT

MANAHAWKIN – Representatives of Meridian Health’s Cardiovascular Network and the Southern Ocean Medical Center will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Tuesday, April 17th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to conduct free wellness screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and stroke risk assessment. 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 these screenings are so important. Register for your free screening today.
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. You may also register by calling
1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677). If you have any questions, call the library for specific information.

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, April 18th 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.

Family Game Night: KBitz

The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is having a family game night on Monday, April 23rd, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Learn to play KBitz, a fun and challenging block-stacking game. Meet Keith Baum, the creator of the game, and enjoy an evening of talking, laughing, and playing KBitz – “a game for the mind.” More information about the game can be found at kbitzblocks.com.

Keith Baum is a third-generation native of Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, where he owns and operates the family business, Harvey Cedars Auto. He went to school for electronic engineering and later served as district manager for a computer company before returning home to run the family business. His longtime desire to create a family bonding game was fulfilled with the help of his wife and two sons.

This program is free and open everyone ages 8 and up. The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. Please register online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by phone at 609-597-3381.

Stafford Hosts Teen Writer’s Guild

The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is holding the monthly meeting of its Teen Writers’ Guild at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th. At the meetings, young writers are invited to discuss writing styles and techniques, share projects that they are working on, and participate in peer review and critique.

The Writers’ Guild will develop a newsletter to highlight the work of Stafford’s teen writers. Courtney, the teen librarian, will also make available resources about paths to publication.

This program is free and open to teens in grades 7-12. The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. Information about the event can be found online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by phone at 609-597-3381.