Coming this fall at the Stafford Branch: Films, fun and history

The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library has some exciting movies, a historical program and an event aimed at helping you keep your mind active this fall.

The branch will be screening the film “Divergent” at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13. The 140 minute PG-13 rated film concerns a world divided by factions based on virtues. The lead character, Tris, learns she’s divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy other divergents, she must find out what makes them dangerous before it’s too late.

The branch will be showing the family movie “Heaven Is For Real” at 2 p.m. Sept. 27. A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The 99 minute film is rated PG. No registration is required for these film programs.

The Stafford branch will present the program “The Hindenburg Disaster” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.
Carl Jablonski, who serves as president of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society will talk about the German airship tragedy that took place on May 16, 1937, and claimed the lives of 35 of the 97 men and women on board, plus one member of the ground crew.

This famous airship accident will feature photographs, news-reels, and a radio broadcast. The accident effectively ended commercial passenger service in rigid, lighter-than-air crafts. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Stafford Library.

Exercise your mind at the Stafford branch during a program called “Brain Games” at 1 p.m. Oct. 1.
The program will run until 2:30 p.m. is aimed at helping people keep their mind active. Your brain responds to intellectual stimulation by being fit and in good condition.
People consistently express their fears about decreasing mental ability such as loss of memory, difficulty in concentrating and inability to adapt to new situations.
As is the case with physical exercise to keep your body in shape, doing mental exercises stimulates different parts of your brain and helps retain mental acuity.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. Registration is required for these two programs. You can register in person, or call 609- 597-3381. You can also register by visiting


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