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Diabetes primer to be presented @ 3 OCl branches in April

TOMS RIVER –  Nearly 30 million Americans, more than nine percent of the country’s population, have diabetes, according to Monmouth Medical Center.

Do you know if you have it?

The Center for Healthy Aging, in cooperation with the Pharmacy Department at Monmouth Medical Center’s Southern Campus, will present the basics of diabetes with Certified Diabetes Educator Irene McNamara at three Ocean County Library branches in April.

She will discuss the signs and symptoms of diabetes as well as its prevention and treatment options.

Attendees who have fasted for two or more consecutive hours will have the option of having a complimentary blood glucose screening.

Light, healthy refreshments will be provided.

The programs are free but registration is required. To register, telephone the branch or go to the library’s website  They will be presented at these library branches:

2 p.m. Monday April 13 at Jackson, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400,

10 a.m. Tuesday April 14 at Brick, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., 732-477-4513,

2 p.m. Monday April 20 at Manchester, 21 Colonial Drive, 732-657-7600.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When a person has diabetes his or her body either does not make enough insulin or cannot use its own insulin as wall as it should, resulting in a buildup of sugar in one’s blood.

It can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

2 OCL branches to host memory loss presentation, screenings

TOMS RIVER –  Two Ocean County Library branches will host a presentation by Jackson family physician Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, MD about memory loss and dementia Tuesday Nov. 18.

The program will be followed by a confidential five to 10 minute individual memory screening.

The programs will be held at:

Stafford branch, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, 609-597-3381 at 9:30 a.m.

Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr., 732-657-7600 at 1:30 p.m.

The programs are free but registration is required. Telephone the branch to register.

The programs, held in recognition of National Memory Screening Day and part of the library’s Chapters of Health series, are sponsored by Meridian Health in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

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Manchester to host artist Joan Weiss with a reception

MANCHESTER –  The Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will host a reception for artist Joan Weiss 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 1.

The public is invited to attend this free reception and listen to her discuss her works. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

Her acrylic and oil paintings will be on display in the branch’s meeting room throughout most of November.

Interested parties can stop by to view the exhibit during the library’s regular business hours whenever the meeting room is available. It is recommended that people call before stopping by to affirm the exhibit will be open that day. The paintings will be removed around Nov. 26.

For more information telephone the branch 732-657-7600 or go online to

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.

Learn to use Facebook @ Manchester

MANCHESTER –  The Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will offer a two-hour interactive class showing beginners how to use the popular social networking website “Facebook” Monday, October 13 starting at 11 a.m.

Participants will be shown how to set up a new account, login, add friends, and adjust their privacy settings. The instructor will also demonstrate how to share posts and photographs and will be available to answer questions at the end.

Telephone 732-657-7600 or go online to

This program is part of a series at the Manchester library branch’s “Getting to Know Social Media.” Be sure to check out the rest of the series in the coming months to learn about Twitter and LinkedIn.

Manchester police discuss kid’s online safety

MANCHESTER  – Representatives from the Manchester Township Police Department will discuss cybercrimes against minors 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 starting at the Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr.

They will discuss how to know if your child is at risk and what to do to keep them from falling victim to Internet predators and other criminals. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the session.

In addition, a representative from the Department of Public Safety will be present to help residents enroll in the NIXLE emergency notification system.

This presentation is open to all ages, free of charge. It is the fifth of a six-part program series “Staying Safe in Manchester Township.” People who attend all six sessions will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Registration is required. Pre-register for each session individually online at or call 732-657-7600.

DIY: Tie Dye @ Manchester


Ocean County Library Youth Services hosted “DIY: Tie Dye” at the Manchester branch (21 Colonial Drive) on Monday, August 18.

The event featured a history of tie dying, and its stylistic differences across cultures. This was followed by attendees learning patterns of tie dye (including stripes, polka dots, spiral, donuts, bullseye, double spiral, and rainbow), and creating their own designs on t-shirts.

Learn to make sushi at the Manchester branch

MANCHESTER –Jennifer Klein will show people how to make delicious and nutritious sushi rice and California rolls at the Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr., 6:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 4.

Jennifer Klein is a registered dietician employed by Shoprite of Manchester.

Samples from her demonstration will be available for tasting.

The free program is part of the library’s “Chapters of Health” series and is geared toward emerging adults, ages 18 to 30. Please pre-register online at or call 732-657-7600.

Manchester to start new book & movie discussion group

MANCHESTER  –  The Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will begin a new monthly program, “From Page to Screen: A Book and Film Discussion” starting at 1 p.m Thursday, September 4.  

The group will meet the first Thursday each month to discuss an assigned book and view a film adaptation of that title.

 The first book to be discussed, “The Perfect Storm,” was written by Sebastian Junger. In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions came together to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic.  A commercial fishing boat, the Andrea Gail, unaware of the gravity of the situation, was caught in the storm. Tragically, the entire crew of the Andrea Gail was lost.

The book and movie depicted the bravery of these individuals when faced with 100 foot waves caused by this “perfect storm.”

The movie, which will be screened at the library on September 4, stars George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

Although there is no pre-registration for this free adult program the book is available for immediate pickup at the Manchester branch. For further information telephone 732- 657-7600 or go online to

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