Lakewood Friends to host flea market 10/3&4

September 25, 2009

CONTACT: Pat D’Andrea ph 732-363-1435 ext 2511 

Margaret Greenan ph 732-363-1435 ext 2512

What: Flea Market

Where: Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library

When: Saturday October 3, 10am-4pm- Sunday October 4, 1pm-4pm

LAKEWOOD – A flea market sponsored by the Friends of the Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Av., will be held at the branch on Saturday October 3, 10am-4pm and Sunday October 4, 1pm-4pm.  Household items, toys, games and other items will be available.  All proceeds will benefit the Friends in support of library programming.  Donations of items 2 days prior to the sale are welcome.  No books please.

For further information call the branch 732-363-1435 ext 2111.

Friends of the Lakewood Branch Flea Market

September 24, 2009

Lakewood – A flea market sponsored by the Friends of the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will be held at the branch on Saturday October 3, 10am-4pm and Sunday October 4, 1pm-4pm.

Household items, toys, games and other items will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Friends in support of library programming. Donations of items 2 days prior to the sale are welcome. No books please.

The branch is located at 301 Lexington Ave., Lakewood NJ. For further information call the branch 732-363-1435 ext 2111.

Meet Sesame Street’s “Gordon”

September 24, 2009

CONTACT: Cathi Finnen,Branch Manager
Karen Monahan, PR Liaison

Meet Sesame Street’s “Gordon” Saturday, October 17 at 10 A.M.
Join us for plenty of fun and music as Roscoe Orman, TV’s “Gordon” from Sesame Street, stops by the Point Pleasant branch of the Ocean County Library (834 Beaver Dam Road) for a special show for the whole family.

Self Defense for Women and Girls – Don’t Be a Target!

September 23, 2009

JacksonOn Saturday, October 10th, 10:00am-12:00pm, Jackson Library is offering a valuable program for girls 12 years and older who want to learn to protect themselves from street attacks and personal assaults using leverage techniques for self-defense. Daughter and mother pairs are welcome too. College-bound teen girls should take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for personal safety.  This two-hour class will be taught by renowned black belt instructor Walter Miller. Class size is limited.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register in-person, by phone 732-928-4400, or online at

Contemporary Latin American ‘Boom’ Narrative/ One Book NJ Program

September 23, 2009

TOMS RIVER –  Octavio De la Suaree, Ph.D., Professor of Languages & Cultures at William Patterson University will present “Contemporary Latin American ‘Boom’ Narrative” a lecture focusing on contemporary Latin American narrative writers transforming today’s literary scene. Emphasis will be on authors Isabel Allende, Luisa Valenzuela, Elena Poniatowska, Laura Esquivel among others, with discussion of their various contributions and their influence’

The “Boom Period” in Latin American Literature usually refers to the span from the 1950s to the 1970s in which Latin American Literature attained publicity that it had not known before. The boom had its beginning in the 1960s and made possible to speak of political, fantastic themes, among other topics.

Important authors in the “boom” included Julio Cortazar, Manuel Puig, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose Donoso, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The “boom” brought about a new genre of writing coined “magic realism” or “magical realism,” because these Latin American novels tended to blend magic and dream-like features with an attentiveness to everyday reality.

This program is in conjunction with One Book New Jersey’s 2009 Adult Selection, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning Novel by NJ author Junot Diaz.

One Book New Jersey is presented by the New Jersey Library Association in collaboration with and funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network. One Book New Jersey receives notable support and participation from the Public Relations Committee, the Readers Advisory Roundtable, the Children’s Services Section, and the Young Adult Section.

To register for this FREE program, visit our website, or call 732-349-6200.

Manchester Library to Host Nutrition Seminar for Seniors

September 23, 2009

MANCHESTER– On Tuesday October 13th at 2:00 pm at the Manchester Library, Ron Hyland will share nutrition and exercise tips to help seniors keep fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Ron Hyland is the Fitness Director for Keswick Pines in Whiting and a frequent speaker throughout the community on topics pertaining to senior health and wellness.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please call 732.657.7600 or go online to to register. The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

Manchester Library To Show “He’s Just Not That Into You”

September 23, 2009

MANCHESTER The Manchester Library will screen the film “He’s Just Not That Into You” on Wednesday, October 14th, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular romantic comedy on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

Individual scenarios depict the romantic misadventures of nine people in their twenties and thirties. In each of the situations, one person in a relationship is more enamored with their partner than that person is with them. The common thread is Gigi (played by Ginnifer Goodwin), a young woman who repeatedly misinterprets the signs that men give her about their level of interest in her.

This movie is rated PG-13. It is part of the library’s Feature Film Series.  Registration is not required.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information.