Posts Tagged 'baseball'

Life and troubled times of a Yankee prospect, at Manchester this Saturday

Ocean County Library’s Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will show the documentary “Long Road Home” about the life and demons faced by former top-Yankee prospect John Malangone, noon Saturday, May 2.

Following the screening author Michael Harrison will speak about his book “Pinstripes and Penance: The Life Story of Ex-Yankee John Malangone.” Malangone will also be there to discuss how he overcame his background plagued by guilt, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, murder and mobsters.

Although seen outwardly years ago as a funny man, Malangone suffered inwardly for decades following a traumatic childhood accident. It continued to haunt him and turned him into a dysfunctional and troubled athlete.

Yankee fans and baseball enthusiasts will be interested in the sports angle of the story while others will be captured by Malangone’s battle with his personal demons.

Copies of Harrison’s book will be available for purchase following the program. Both will be on hand to sign copies of the book.

“Long Road Home” premiered at the Yogi Berra Museum, Montclair in 2006. It won The Bronx Independent Film Festival’s 2008 Best Documentary award. It was directed by Emmy-award winning editor and producer Bruce Spiegel. This documentary is not rated.

The program is free and open to adults but registration is required. To register telephone the Manchester branch 732-657-7600 or go to the library website, click on the “Events and News” icon, then select “Calendar of Events.”

Put Me In Coach, I’m Ready to Play!

MANCHESTER  –  Get set for the 2015 baseball season.

At 2 p.m. Monday March 30 you can connect with other baseball fans at the Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Drive, to share memories and discuss your predictions for the new season.

Join us as we discuss burning questions like: Is this the year of the 2015 Miracle Mets? Will Tanaka have an injury free season?  Can the Royals repeat? Is Scherzer worth all of that money? Are you sick of hearing about A-Rod’s return?

There will be prizes for all attendees! And you just never know who might show up and share their professional experiences on the field.

This program is open to teens and adults, free of charge. To register telephone 732-657-7600 or go online .

Manchester invites you to review this past baseball season, predict the World Series matchup

MANCHESTER – Baseball fans will connect 2 p.m. Monday October 13 at 2 p.m at the Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr., to recap the 2014 Major League Baseball season and review the predictions we made back in April.

You are invited to share your thoughts about the last stages of the pennant race and which team will become this year’s world champions of baseball! Giveaways!

We will discuss burning questions like: Is Kershaw better than Koufax? Are the Orioles on the verge of winning it all? Do the Tigers have the best rotation since the 1970 Orioles?

This program is free and open to teens and adults. Go online to our website or call 732-657-7600 to register.

Reading, baseball & the Barnegat branch

Baseball Storytime Jun2014

Great program that combined reading, baseball, songs and crafts at the Barnegat branch.

Share your opinions about America’s game!

MANCHESTER  Connect with fellow baseball fans 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the Manchester library branch to share memories and make predictions for the 2014 Major League Baseball season.

Discuss burning questions like: Will Tanaka live up to the hype? Can Kershaw lead the Dodgers to a championship? Will the Red Sox repeat?  What about those off-season Mets’ moves?  Do you think Derek Jeter should retire? Join us in talking all things baseball and there will be prizes for all attendees!

This program is open to teens and adults, free of charge. Please go online to or call 732.657.7600 to register.

The Manchester branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.

Baseball & a movie at the Manchester branch



MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Robot and Frank” on Wednesday March 27 at 2 p.m. and again at 6 pm. See this popular comedy/drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!  

Set in the near future, Frank (Frank Langella) is a retired cat burglar living alone. His adult son, Hunter, is concerned about him continuing to live alone. Instead of putting him in a nursing home, Hunter gets him a robot caretaker, which Frank soon learns is useful as a burglary aide.

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. It is 89 minutes long. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial. For more information telephone (732) 657-7600 or go online to 





 MANCHESTER – Connect with other baseball fans at the Manchester branch Thursday March 28 at 2 p.m. and share memories and your predictions for the 2013Major League Baseball season.

 Join us as we discuss burning questions like: Are the Angels the new “Murderer’s Row?” Are the Mets stronger without R.A. Dickey? Will Mariano rescue those aging Yankees on his farewell tour? And will the Blue Jays and the Orioles shift the power in the AL East? There will be prizes for all attendees!

This program is open to teens and adults, free of charge. To register go online to or telephone (732) 657-7600.

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