Archive for July, 2013

LEARN HOW TO DOWNLOAD FREE LIBRARY BOOKS TO iPAD

MANCHESTER – On Monday August 19 at 10 am, the Manchester branch will offer instruction on how to borrow books from the library from your iPad. You will be shown how to install and use the app needed to access eBooks from the Ocean County Library system.

Telephone (732) 657-7600 or go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org to reserve your seat! In addition to signing up in advance, it is very important that you bring an Ocean County library card number, an email account username and password, plus your Apple ID log in information that you have set up prior to this free, adult workshop.

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Manchester branch hosts teen book discussion club

ESTER – The Manchester branch’s Teen Book Discussion Club focuses on literature and movies of interest to those of high school age. It will meet on Friday August 16 at 11 am.

The group will discuss Veronica Roth’s book “Divergent.” In this story, when teens reach the age of 16, they are forced to choose between five different groups, each with its own virtue (Amity, Dauntless, Candor, Erudite, or Abnegation.)  They will live in that group for the rest of their lives.

Beatrice Prior is not willing to make this decision. Instead, she makes a choice that upsets everything her world has been built on. While her society maintains that an individual can have only one of these five characteristics, and must live in accordance with it, Beatrice wants more.

Beatrice also holds a secret that she has been warned could mean her death if revealed, but which might save the people she loves. A movie based on this title is currently being filmed. The book is the first part of a trilogy by the same name.

This activity is open to young adults, ages 13 to 18, and is free of charge. However, space is limited so it is necessary to register in advance by calling (732) 657-7600 or by going online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

It is being held as part of the library’s teen summer reading program, “Beneath the Surface.” Copies of the book are available for pickup at the Manchester branch.

 

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW “THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester branch will screen the film, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” on Wednesday, August 14, at noon, 3 p.m. and again at 6 pm. See this popular comedy on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!  

Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas Strip for years, raking in millions with their illusions.

Now they face cutthroat competition from street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt he performs making Burt and Anton’s show start to look stale. But there’s still a chance Burt and Anton can save their act – and their friendship, offstage – if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. It is 100 minutes long. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive. Telephone (732) 657-7600 for more information or go online to theoceancountylibrary.org.

ALMOST THERE!

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We are almost there. Our Upper Shores branch, Lavallette, will re-open Saturday August 24 to offer partial service to the public. We will offer full service public services in the fall.

Get Kindle Fire Help At The Library

At the Manchester Branch Library, learn how to use your Kindle Fire to borrow books from the Ocean County Library on Monday, August 5 at 10:00 am.

Call (732) 657-7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org to reserve your seat! In addition to signing up in advance, it is very important that you bring an Ocean County library card number, an email account username and password, plus log in information for an Amazon.com account that you’ve set up prior to this free, adult workshop.

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

Warm Hearted Country Performs At Manchester Branch

On Saturday, August 3 “Warm Hearted Country” will play country, bluegrass and rock and roll music at the Manchester Branch Library from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. The 6 member band which was formed in 2003 and debuted at the Albert Music Hall in Waretown features guitars, drums and vocals. A mandolin and harmonica round out Warm Hearted Country’s unique sound.

This program is open to everyone, free of charge. There is no registration. For more information, please go online to 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 Township.

 

Learn About eBay At The Library

On Thursday, August 1 at 2:00 pm at the Manchester Branch Library Maria Colon will provide instruction on buying and selling online using eBay. Maria is a member of the library staff who has been using eBay regularly for several years. She will show you how to get rid of your clutter while earning some extra cash and find bargains without driving around to stores.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please register in advance by calling 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 Twp.