Archive for April, 2012

Master Gardener Series: Hydrangeas

The Master Gardeners of Ocean County will present “Hydrangeas” at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, May 21st at 2:30. Diane Disbrow – a Master Gardener and a member of the Master Gardener Association of Ocean County – will cover the different types of hydrangeas, how to prune and propagate, and how to care for and feed them. The Master Gardener team will address any questions you may have before and after the talk. They will be at the library from 1:30 – 4:00 PM. You may also bring in dying or diseased clippings for plant diagnosis and possible remedies. Also, learn how you may become a Master Gardener.

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.

100 Years: Titanic Survivors and Their Stories

The Friends of the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library are cosponsoring the program – “100 Years: Titanic Survivors and Their Stories” on Thursday, May 17th at 7:00 PM. This beautifully-costumed production by the Traveling Literary Theater commemorates the renowned maritime tragedy with amazing heart-felt accounts from those who survived the disaster and boarded the rescue ship Carpathia on the morning of April 15, 1912. Put yourself back in time with this stunning production.

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.

eBook Readers and Tablets: What To Look For

Representatives from Best Buy will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library to present the program “E-book Readers and Tablets: What to Look For” on Monday, May 14th at 7:00 PM. They will have an assortment of major brands on hand and will point out how to make the best use of their features. Be a smart shopper and gain a better understanding of which device will work best for you before you buy. Or, if you have questions about the e-book reader you currently own, bring it with you so someone can help you. Best Buy will also raffle off gift cards at no expense to you.

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.

Master Gardener Series: Edibles In The Landscape

The Master Gardeners of Ocean County will present “Edibles in the Landscape” at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, May 14th at 2:30. Ever think to combine petunias with eggplant? Master Gardener educator Berry Jones will show you how placing vegetables, herbs and other edibles in your landscape is a great way to add interesting textures and colors to the garden and container plantings. During the remaining time, the Master Gardener team will be available to address any questions you may have, and will be at the library from 1:30 – 4:00 PM. You may also bring in dying or diseased clippings for plant diagnosis and possible remedies. Master Gardeners have the knowledge and the tips.

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.

Manchester Library To Host Movie Trivia Program

Calling all film buffs to the Manchester Branch Library on Thursday, May 17 for Movie Trivia starting at 7:00 pm. Join us for a fun program that will test your knowledge of the silver screen’s golden age! Prizes will be awarded to individuals who correctly answer the most questions about films from the 1930s through the 1960s. The event is being sponsored by Crestwood Manor in Whiting. Light refreshments will be served.

Please register for this free adult program! 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.

Manchester Branch To Show Vasermil

The Ocean County Library Manchester Branch will screen “Vasermil” on Wednesday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular foreign drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater! 

Named after the local soccer stadium in the Southern Israeli town of Beer Sheba, Vasermil tells the story of three teenagers from separate marginalized communities, who pin their hopes on soccer as a way out. Shlomi, Adiel and Dima are recruited by the coach of the local soccer team to take part in the Beersheba Youth Championship, held on Independence Day at the Vasermil Stadium. Success at the tournament means getting noticed by the scouts of the local soccer empire. In order to win, Shlomi, Adiel and Dima, each with their own set of adversities, will have to learn to play as a team and overcome their differences.

The dialogue is in Amharic, Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles and is 90 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 Township. Call 732.657.7600 for more information.

Manchester Branch To Offer Expressive Drum/Percussion Workshop For Seniors

At the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch on Monday, May 14 at 11:00 am, seniors can participate in “Heart Beats Drum Circle.” The session is designed to inspire, invigorate and entertain as you learn how to create music and rhythms as a group through guided beat patterns and call and response exercises!

This program is part of the library’s “Chapters of Health” series. It is open to seniors, free of charge. Please register online at 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.