Cut Costs with Do-it-Yourself Home Fix-ups

August 25, 2009

What: Cut Costs with Do-it-Yourself Home Fix-ups

When: Monday, 21 September 2009, 7:00 pm

Where: Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library

 CONTACT:   Valerie Haeder, 732-349-6200, ext. 5111

                        vhaeder@theoceancountylibrary.org

 

Cut Cots with Do-it-Yourself Home Fix-ups presented by Home Depot

 TOMS RIVER – Own your home; don’t let it own you!

 The Ocean County Library will present Cut Costs with Do-it-Yourself Home Fix-ups on Monday, September 2009, at 7:00 pm, at 101 Washington Street Toms River, NJ.

 Got a leaky toilet?  Need to rewire a bedroom?  These problems can be costly to fix but easy to solve.  Forgo the plumber, and learn how to take care of your home yourself!  Experts from Home Depot will discuss home repair as well as explain to audience members what to expect with home construction projects.

 To register for this free event, call 732-349-6200 or visit http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.


Discover the Joys of Laughing Yoga

August 25, 2009

PRESS RELEASE

 

OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY

Connecting People … Building Community

 

101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753-7625

Telephone: 732-349-6200

 www.theoceancountylibrary.org

Date: 20 August 2009

 

What: Discover the Joys of Laughing Yoga

When: Monday, 14 September 2009, 7:00 pm

Where: Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library

 

 

CONTACT:   Valerie Haeder, 732-349-6200, ext. 5111

                        vhaeder@theoceancountylibrary.org

 

Discover the Joys of Laughing Yoga

 

TOMS RIVER – Scientific research indicates that the body can’t tell the difference between fake laughing and real laughing—you get the same benefits from both!

 

Join Grissel Hernandez, MPH, BSN, RN, HN-BC, CCE, at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, 14 September at 7:00 pm, as she guides participants in a revolutionary exercise routine that combines laughter with yogic breathing.

 

Children laugh spontaneously, but as people grow older, they suppress their emotions, relying on external reasons as an excuse to laugh.  Laughter helps the body mentally and physically: it increases the body’s oxygen supply and helps the immune system, and that’s reason enough to let out a chuckle.

 

To register for this free event, call 732-349-6200 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.


International Alt-Rock Star Sarah Bettens to Appear at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library

August 25, 2009

News

Contact: Scott Rodas, Program Coordinator

(732) 349-6200 ext. 5912  srodas@theoceancountylibrary.org

Visit: www.sarahbettens.com

 

International Alt-Rock Star Sarah Bettens to Appear at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library

 

International alt-rock star Sarah Bettens will appear at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St) for a free show on Saturday, September 12 at 2pm.

Sarah is no newcomer to the rock world. She first earned notoriety as the lead singer of K’s Choice, which has earned Gold and Platinum records in continental Europe and whose international radio hits include “Not An Addict,” “Believe” and “Almost Happy”. She was tapped to write the theme song for Pepsi’s Generation Next campaign and has worked with corporate sponsors, from Levi’s to Nike.

 

Now, Sarah is breaking new ground with her latest CD, Never Say Goodbye, which is the first international release from her own label, Cocoon Records. The acoustic album includes a unique mix of

brand new songs, favorites from her last two solo records, and covers of songs by iconic artists like Bonnie Raitt and Julie London.

 

Sarah continues to make a name for herself as a major headliner throughout the world. She’s performed at dozens of key European festivals in addition to headlining a South African tour and a European theatre tour. In North America, Sarah has been one of the headliners at the Michigan Womyn’s Festival, has performed with the Yellow Umbrella Tour, which raises awareness about cervical cancer, and has performed at a number of other arts festivals in major cities throughout North America.

 

With K’s Choice, Sarah has headlined European festivals, toured throughout the U.S. and been featured in Rolling Stone, Vogue, Chicago Sun-Times and Billboard. Now as a solo artist, Sarah continues to make headlines with cover features in French Muse, Curve and The Advocate.

 

Sarah’s last solo CD, Shine, produced a number of stand-out hits, including “Daddy’s Gun”, “I Can’t Get Out”, and “Put It Out for Good”. “Daddy’s Gun” remains in heavy rotation on MTV/Logo America’s New, Next, Now. Shine also made news when the Belgian newspaper DeMorgen purchased 150,000 copies of the CD to be distributed in the paper — and the newspaper sold out immediately.

 

To register for this free concert, or for more information, contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at (732)349-6200 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org

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Celebrate the Hamburger at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library!

August 25, 2009

NEWS

Contact: Scott Rodas, Program Coordinator

(732)349-6200 ext. 5912   srodas@theoceancountylibrary.org

Celebrate the Hamburger at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library!

No other food says “America” like the hamburger!  Author / Documentary filmmaker George Motz will appear at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St) on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 pm, to screen his one hour documentary Hamburger America.

Whether you’re an armchair traveler, a serious hamburger connoisseur, or a curious adventurer up for a road trip, Hamburger America will be your guide to reclaiming this precious slice of Americana!

The film profiles eight of the many burger joints across the USA where George has traveled in search of the best burger.

After the film, George will discuss those burger joints that have survived outside the fast-food mainstream – and their rich histories and one-of-a-kind taste experiences that are also found in his book, Hamburger America.

The book Hamburger America ( available for sale at the program) is the result of endless research, many long drives, short flights, belly-busting taste-tests, and thousands of photographs.

We will also enjoy hamburger samples courtesy of Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Toms River.

About the Author:

George Motz became a hamburger expert after his acclaimed documentary Hamburger America, featuring eight classic burger joints, premiered on the Sundance Channel in 2005 (DVD is included with this book). The film received a nomination for a James Beard Award, and George found himself teaching a course in hamburgers at NYU. Hungry for more, he became obsessed with finding 100 of the best burgers in the country. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his vegetarian wife and two children.

To register for this program, or for more information, contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at (732)349-6200 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org

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Lighthouse Challenge Comes to Ocean County

August 25, 2009

CONTACT:    Chris Barnes, Public Relations, Ext. 5907 cbarnes@theoceancountylibrary.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Lighthouse Challenge Comes To Ocean County Library

 

TOMS RIVER Ocean County Library will host several lighthouse themed programs to celebrate the tenth annual New Jersey Lighthouse Society’s Lighthouse Challenge.

 

The Lighthouse Challenge celebrates and raises awareness of the 24 lighthouses in New Jersey.

 

The Barnegat branch (112 Burr St.) will host the “Leave A Light On” family storytime, featuring lighthouse stories, trivia and a craft project for children to make their very own replica of the Old Barney lighthouse on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 pm.

 

Bob Volpe of the New Jersey Lighthouse Society will present the history of lighthouses at the Long Beach Island branch (217 S. Central Ave., Surf City), on Wednesday, September 2 at 7 pm.

 

The program covers everything from the first earliest New Jersey lighthouses to the women who lived in them. Volpe will speak at the Jackson branch (2 Jackson Dr.) on October 3 at 10 am.

 

The Jackson branch is also hosting a lighthouse photography contest. All entries must be submitted between September 28-30. The branch will have lighthouse paintings by Ray Miller on display.