Posts Tagged 'Ocean County Library Manchester branch'

Manchester library offers ADD/ADHD program 6/5

MANCHESTER  –  Representatives from Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) will present the impact of ADD/ADHD on educational experiences, personal relationships, employment and overall well-being 2 p.m. Friday, June 5.

They will also offer strategies to help adults living with ADD/ADHD cope with daily challenges.

The program will be held at Ocean County Library’s Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr.

The program is part of the library’s “Chapters of Health” series and is open to the adult public, free of charge. Register online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-657-7600.

Manchester library to offer Instagram training

MANCHESTER–  Ocean County Library’s  Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will offer a guided tour of the popular free online photo and video editing and sharing service Instagram 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9.

Instagram users can take pictures and videos, apply simple edits and filters, and then share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. You will see the major features of Instagram demonstrated and be shown how to create your own Instagram account.

This free adult workshop is part of the library’s ongoing series on social media websites. Register for the workshop by calling the branch (732) 657-7600 or go online to library’s website http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

Manchester to present drug awareness program 6/2

MANCHESTER –  Retired police Lt. Joseph Pangaro will  discuss drug abuse issues at a 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 program at the Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr.

Parents, caregivers, educators, and teens will find out which drugs are popular, what commonly abused drugs and their associated paraphernalia looks like, and what hidden clues to look for in homes and vehicles.

Participants will also learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, including depression, withdrawal, hostility, hanging with different friends and increased secrecy about possessions and activities.

The discussion will also cover the increased usage of heroin in the teen population.

 

This free program is open to adults and teens. Registration is required. To register telephone the branch 732-657-7600 or go online to the library website www.theoceancountylibrary.org . Continuing education certificates will be available.

It is part of the library’s Tools for Teens series and funded through collaboration between the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Ocean County Youth Services Commission, Ocean County Health Department, NJSC Ocean County Probation Juvenile Supervision, Ocean County Library, Municipal Alliance Project, and the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcoholism.

Joseph Pangaro is retired from the Ocean Township Police Department where he served for 27 years. He now does training for law enforcement, business and education professionals through his company, Pangaro Training.

Chronic disease self-management program in Manchester begins 6/1

Ocean County Library’s Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will present “Chronic Disease Self-management Program” 2 p.m. Mondays during June and part of July.

The six-week program will teach participants skills to deal with the symptoms of their chronic condition and with the life role changes and emotions they experience.

The workshop will address such issues as fatigue; communicating with friends, family and health care providers; dealing with anger and depression; and designing and maintaining a healthy eating and exercise plan. Participants will also learn decision making and problem solving skills.

The goal of the program is to have people to become more confident as they go on to live active lives with self-management of their chronic health condition and realize they are not alone in dealing with their issues.

The program will begin June 1 and meet weekly for 2 ½ hours each Monday through July 6.

The programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, telephone the branch or go to the library website: www.theoceancountylibrary.org .

Manchester to present Parkinson’s Disease program 5/18

Ocean County Library’s Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will present “Living an Active Life with Parkinson’s Disease” 2 p.m. Monday, May 18.

Living with Parkinson’s Disease may slow a person down but it doesn’t have to stop people, according to health and fitness specialist Ron Hyland.

Hyland will lead a seminar on how people can stay active and fit while dealing with the ups and downs of the disease. Exercise, nutrition and safety tips will be discussed.

The program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, telephone the branch at 732-657-7600 or go to the library website www.theoceancountylibrary.org .

Canine psych 101: Why does my dog do that?

MANCHESTER –Bark Busters dog trainer Paul Pagano will explain why dogs behave the way they do and how we can better communicate with them 2 p.m. Monday, May 11 at the Manchester branch.

Have you ever wondered why your dog follows you around the house, barks at the mailman even though he sees him every day, or runs to the front door and barks and jumps on visitors?  In this fun and interesting presentation we will discuss the basic motivations behind canine behavior so you can better understand your own dog, whether it be a 5 pound terrier or a 150 pound mastiff.

Questions focused on understanding canine behavior will be addressed. Please do not bring your dog.

Please register for this free program which is open to adults, teens and tweens. Call 732-657-7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

The Manchester branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.

Manchester to teach class about Vine video media site

MANCHESTER–  The Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Drive, will offer a guided tour of the online short form video networking service Vine 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.

The free service lets users record and edit up to six-second-long looping video clips and “re-vine,” or share others’ posts with followers.

Participants will learn how to search for videos pertaining to a wide variety of interests and watch them right on your cell phone, tablet or other Internet capable device. They will also be shown how to create their own Vine account.

This adult workshop is part of the library’s ongoing series on social media websites. The class is free but registration is required. Register by calling 732-657-7600 or by going online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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 www.theoceancountylibrary.org, click on the “Events and News” icon, then select “Calendar of Events.”

Manchester branch celebrated its 25th anniversary Friday, 4/24

Friends of the Manchester Library president Naomi Webb (left) and current branch manager Suzanne Scro welcomed people to the branch's anniversary celebration.

Friends of the Manchester Library president Naomi Webb (left) and current branch manager Suzanne Scro welcomed people to the branch’s anniversary celebration.

Manchester branch’s 25th anniversary celebration had the best of all worlds. Interaction with refreshments that were all gone in no time! Interaction between library staff and our faithful friends and customers! And finally, interaction with a great band that had them up and dancing to songs from the 60s!

Of course, people had little choice but to stand up and dance. Every seat in the branch was filled. They were standing in the aisles. A hint of that could be seen outside when you first entered the parking lot. There wasn’t a space open. People had to resort to parking in the municipal parking areas.

BJ and the Band was a hit! Non-stop music. And those people who weren’t dancing were singing along to an eclectic mix of songs we all knew by heart fifty years ago.

On hand was the branch’s first manager, Shermon Howard, one of only two people who were there on its opening day.  Shermon served as manager for ten years and was succeeded by its current manager Suzanne Scro.

Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn and Friends of the Manchester Library president welcomed the celebrants.

The program was organized by Maria Colon.

Maria Colon (left), along with Friends president Naomi Webb, organized Friday's celebration.

Maria Colon (left), along with Friends president Naomi Webb, organized Friday’s celebration.

Shermon Howard, the Manchester branch's first manager, told about how special it was to open the doors 25 years ago.

Shermon Howard, the Manchester branch’s first manager, told about how special it was to open the doors 25 years ago.

Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn welcomed residents to the branch's celebration.

Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn welcomed residents to the branch’s celebration.

BJ sings one of many songs Friday from the 60s.

BJ sings one of many songs Friday from the 60s.

BJ works the crowd!

BJ works the crowd!

Some of the dancers to take to the floor during Friday's celebration.

Some of the dancers to take to the floor during Friday’s celebration.

And more dancing!

And more dancing!

Besides dancing, the audience participated by singing along with BJ & the band.

Besides dancing, the audience participated by singing along with BJ & the band.

The band!

The band!

Cake. I was told there'd be cake. (I was also told the party started at 2 p.m. Coincidence?) I heard reports that it was a very good cake.

Cake. I was told there’d be cake. (I was also told the party started at 2 p.m. Coincidence?) I heard reports that it was a very good cake.

Manchester to host The Festive Flutes 3/28

MANCHESTER, NJ – The Festive Flutes will play an hour-long concert at the Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Drive, 2 p.m. Saturday March 28.

“Opera-Tune-Ity,” will feature pieces from operas including Carmen, Mozart operas, Gilbert and Sullivan, and others.

This program is open to the all ages, free of charge. There is no pre-registration. For more information go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone 732-657-7600.


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