Archive for June, 2014

Tech Buddies to help the tech confused

Like duct tape, a little whiteout used to solve many problems. Not now.

Like duct tape, a little whiteout used to solve many problems. Not now.

TOMS RIVER–  Do you need help to program your phone? Not sure what your new tablet can do? Want to get library books on your ereader? Our teen volunteers can help you with all these problems and more! Spend up to an hour with a teen volunteer who will help you navigate your technology problems.

Drop by the Toms River branch’s second-floor computer lab between 2 and 4 p.m. every Wednesday from July 9th thru August 13th for free help. There is no need to register.

The Toms River branch is located at 101 Washington Street.  For more information contact the Toms River Teen Services Team at 732-349-6200 ext. 5203.

Teen Manga & Anime Club @ Stafford

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch, 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin, will hold a meeting of the Anime and Manga Club 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st.  

Teens are invited to watch anime, discuss old favorites and new releases, share fan art, and learn about Japanese culture.

This program is free and open to teens in grades 7-12.  Information about the event can be found online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by telephone at 609-597-3381.

Tween Minecraft Club to start @ Stafford

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch, 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin, will hold an afternoon Minecraft Club during the summer.

Minecraft is a popular computer game where players collect blocks and build the world. The game appears to be very simple but there is the potential for almost limitless creativity and problem-solving.

The Minecraft Club will meet 1:30 pm on Tuesday July 15th, Thursday July 31st, Monday August 11th, and Wednesday August 20th.  Registration is required. Please only sign up for one session each month.

This program is free and open to tweens ages 9-14. Information about the event can be found online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by telephone at 609-597-3381.

Teen science Tuesday @ Stafford

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch, 129 N. Main St.in Manahawkin, will celebrate the summer reading theme, “Spark a Reaction,” with live science experiments.

Teens are invited to run these weird, sometimes messy, demonstrations and use common household ingredients to create a variety of interesting results. The program will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29th and 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 19th.

This program is free and open to teens in grades 7-12.  Information about the event can be found online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by telephone at 609-597-3381.

Stafford branch to screen 2 films in July

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch will show the feature film “The Monuments Men” 2 p.m. Saturday, July12. An unlikely World War II platoon must rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves. The PG-13 rated film stars George Clooney and Matt Damon.

The branch will show the PG rated family movie “The Little Rascals Save the Day” 2 p.m. Saturday July 19.  The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie. Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief.

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 www.theoceancountylibrary.org There is no need to register.           

Play Mahjong @ Stafford

MANAHAWKIN –  The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library invites you to play Mahjong on the following Fridays in July: the 11, and 18, and 25 from 12:30 to 4 PM.

Bring the current-year game card and game sets.

Mahjong originated in China and has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. Many people are discovering the intellectual challenges it poses and are drawn to the beauty and excitement of the game itself.

 The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required. Visit our website for additional program opportunities at www.theoceancountylibrary.org

O. C. MASTER GARDENERS ANSWER QUESTIONS @ STAFFORD

MANAHAWKIN –  Ocean County Master Gardeners will be on hand 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays July 11 and 28 at the Stafford branch, 129 N. Main St., to answer any gardening questions you may have.

Take advantage of their expertise. Bring in your diseased or dying plants for a diagnosis of the problem and learn the best treatment you can use to rejuvenate it and bring it back to health.

Master gardeners’ knowledge covers a wide range of topics including container gardening, plantings best suited to our area, soil amendment, how and when to prune, vegetable gardening, composting, starting seeds, and more.

This program is free and open to the public. There is no need to register. The library’s website is www.theoceancountylibrary.org . If you have any questions, telephone the branch at (609) 597-3381.