Archive for December, 2012



Teen Gamers’ Zone @ Stafford

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting a hand-held gaming night on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 7 pm.  Teens are invited to hang out and play hand-held video games.  For those who don’t have hand-held systems, our Wii will be set up and available for gaming.  This is a great opportunity to meet up with other gamers to battle or trade in games such as Pokémon that offer wireless interaction options.

This program is free and open to teens in grades 7-12.  The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin.  Please register online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by phone at 609-597-3381.

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2 items from Manchester

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW

“DARK SHADOWS”

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

Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is turned into a vampire and buried alive in 1752 by a scorned lover (Eva Green) who is also a witch. He is inadvertently freed from his tomb and returns to his ancestral home in 1972, where his dysfunctional descendants (which include Michele Pfeiffer) are in need of his protection.

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 Township. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to theoceancountylibrary.org.

 

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO OFFER

TWO KINDLE ORIENTATION SESSIONS   

MANCHESTER – At the Manchester Branch Library, learn how to use that new Kindle you got as a holiday gift on your choice of two dates- Thursday, January 3 at 10:00 am or Tuesday, January 29 at 11:00 am. The basics of using Kindle devices will be demonstrated in each 1.5 hour long class with emphasis on how to borrow books from the Ocean County Library. People considering the purchase of a Kindle would also benefit from attending

Registration for this free adult program is required! Call (732) 657-7600 or go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org to reserve your seat. 

OCL to host 2 storm recovery expos: Beyond Sandy-The Storm Resource Expo

TOMS RIVER –   Ocean County Library will partner with the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and host “Beyond Sandy: the Storm Resource Expo,”  two expos that will present resources to area residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The expos will be held at the Stafford branch (129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin) Monday December 17 and the Toms River branch (101 Washington Street) Tuesday December 18. Both sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from local, county, state and federal agencies that can help connect them with the proper resources to recover from the storm’s aftermath.

Informational specialists will be available to answer questions and guide attendees on topics such as financial aid; finding a contractor; avoiding scams; where to find emotional support; help with remediation; obtaining permits; help with heating and dehumidifiers; and how to explain the impact of the storm to children.

The expos are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

For more information about the event or if you are part of an organization that wants  to participate, telephone the Ocean County Library at (732) 349-6200 and contact Valerie Bell (extension 5404) or Nancy Bierbrauer (extension 5408.)

OCL late Dec. closings

All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday Dec. 24 and Tuesday Dec. 25.  They will resume their normal business hours Wednesday Dec. 26.

The branches will close 5 p.m. Monday Dec. 31 and remain closed Jan. 1.  They will resume their normal business hours Wednesday Jan. 2.

The Ocean County Library Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org and its databases will be available throughout those days.

For more information check the library Web site or telephone the operator at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.

Teen Anime and Manga Club @ Stafford

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will hold a meeting of the Anime and Manga Club Thursday December 27 at 7 p.m.  Teens are invited to watch anime, discuss old favorites and new releases, share fan art, and learn about Japanese culture.  This month, learn to make Domo bookmarks to hold your page.

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 telephone at (609) 597-3381.

OCL delayed opening Friday Dec. 14 for Staff In-service Training

All branches of the Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening Friday Dec. 14 for the library’s annual Staff In-service Training.

With the exception of the Bay Head Reading Center and Upper Shores branch (Lavallette) that are closed due to storm damage, and the Whiting Reading Center, the remaining 18 branches will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.  Those 18 branches and the Whiting Reading Center will resume their normal opening schedule Saturday.

The library Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org and its databases will available during that time.

For more information contact the library Web site or telephone the operator (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.

2 movies at the Manchester branch


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