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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.”

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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.

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 www.theoceancountylibrary.org .

Bone density workshop and screening coming to Manchester library March 24

The Manchester library, 21 Colonial Drive, will present “Osteoporosis 101,” a workshop about the bone disease, 2 p.m. Tuesday March 24.

For people who are interested an optional, complimentary bone density screening will be held after the workshop.

Barbara Greenberg-Schwartz, a pharmacist from the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center’s Southern Campus will discuss the signs, symptoms and risk factors of osteoporosis as well as medications used to treat the disease.

Since both men and women can potentially be affected by osteoporosis, both are encouraged to attend the workshop.

Light, refreshments will be provided by the presenters.

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 telephone 732-657-7600.

Learn nutritional literacy at Manchester 3/23

MANCHESTER –  March is National Nutrition Month, and the Manchester library branch, 21 Colonial Dr., will host a workshop “Breaking Down Nutrition Labels,” 2 p.m. Monday March 23 to help people eat healthy meals.

Staff from the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center’s Southern Campus will show the key parts of the nutrition label on packaged food items and the information you should pay most attention to.

They will also discuss how food labels relate to the chronic illnesses we see today, review the current nutritional guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration and offer strategies for making healthier food choices.

Light, healthy refreshments will be provided by the presenters.

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

Learn to borrow ebooks from Ocean County Library

MANCHESTER – Learn how to use your Nook Tablet to borrow books from the Ocean County Library, 2 p.m. Friday March 6 at the Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Dr.

Call 732- 657-7600 or go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org to reserve your seat. In addition to signing up in advance, it is very important that you bring an Ocean County Library card number plus logins for a Barnes & Noble account and an email account, both of which you’ve set up prior to this free, adult workshop.


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