MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY

November 20, 2009

CONTACT:     Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org
129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ  08050

MANAHAWKIN –   Join us at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Saturday, December 5th at 2:00 PM for our Feature Film – Star Trek (2009); a prequel about the crew on their first mission out of Starfleet Academy.  Rated PG-13.  2009.

Our Family Movie – Santa Buddies – will be held on Saturday, December 12th , at 2:00 PM.  Take a fantastic journey to the North Pole with these lovable puppies on a heart-warming holiday adventure.  Rated PG.  2009.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. These movies are free and open to the public. Call the branch for specific information: (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org    There is no need to register.

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HOLIDAY DECORATION SWAP

November 20, 2009

CONTACT:     Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
email: feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org
129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

MANAHAWKIN –   The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will have tables set up in the lobby on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 9th and 10th for our Holiday Decoration Swap. Bring in your gently-used holiday decorations and swap them for something more to your liking. It’s also a great way to go green. Decorations may be dropped off  beginning Monday, Dec.7th  or you may swap your item(s) on the day of the event.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. Call the branch for specific information: (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.  There is no need to register.


3 from Stafford

November 13, 2009

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381  email: feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

MANAHAWKIN – Join us at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, November 23rd , from 11:00-1:00 for a “Journey to Wellness,” presented by the Mental Health Association of New Jersey.

The “Wellness on Wheels” RV will be parked in the library lot and will provide an environment of support to individuals who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse concerns. This peer-run, self-help center empowers individuals having problems with alcohol, drugs, stress, anxiety, depression, etc., to achieve and maintain their wellness, and realize their full potential. This is a non-profit organization, all discussion is confidential, and no fees are involved. No appointment is necessary.

STRING OF PURLS – KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will host the program – “String of Purls” on Thursday, December 3rd from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

Whether you’re just learning to knit, crochet, embroider, etc., already know how, or want to know what a “purl” is, join our group where experts will be available to answer your questions. Find that creative streak you know you have with this craft that has recently enjoyed an explosion of interest.

For beginners, bring size 10 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply worsted yarn. To crochet, bring the same type of yarn, and a size “I” crochet hook. If you’re more advanced, bring the project you’re working on. Also an excellent way to exchange ideas.

SHARPEN YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS

MANAHAWKIN – Join us at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 3rd for “Sharpen Your Computer Skills.”

Learn how to navigate the Web efficiently; learn about Internet safety and security; learn how to set up and retrieve folders and files, and more. You must have mouse and basic Internet skills.

There will be a half hour of presentation of the material, and the rest of the time will be practical hands-on and questions. This is a perfect opportunity to build computer confidence in a world that keeps telling us to “check our website.”

The Stafford Branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. There is no need to register. For more information, call (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org


2 from Manchester

November 13, 2009

CONTACT: Jeannie Collacott, 732.349.6200 Ext.5203 mcollacott@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Library to Host Holiday Workshop for Alzheimer’s Loved Ones

MANCHESTER – On Monday November 23rd at 10:00 a.m. the Manchester branch will host “The Holidays with Alzheimer’s,” a workshop for people with loved ones that have this disease.

This session will show you how to include someone with dementia in the festivities and traditions of the season without causing added stress for them and their caregivers. It will include tips for holiday socializing, ideas for useful gifts, plus guidelines for decorating safely.

This free program, which is open to the adult public, is part of the Manchester branch’s program series marking November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Please go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600 to register. The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

CONTACT: Joanne Lefand, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4522 jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW “Doubt”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library will screen the film “Doubt” on Wednesday, November 25th, at 2:00 p.m. See this popular drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play, the film is set in a NY Catholic school in 1964. The school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, suspects that a priest is sexually abusing one of the students. This student also happens to be the school’s first African American student. The priest denies the charges and it becomes her word against his in this study of religion, morality and authority. It is rated PG-13.

This movie 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.


Sesame Street comes to Washington Street

November 10, 2009

Everyone who fondly remembers learning the alphabet and numbers from Sesame Street, including parents and grandparents of today’s Sesame Street kids,  are invited to take part in a fun-filled celebration, and a look behind the scenes at 123 Sesame Street on Friday, December 4, 7 pm, at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St).

 Louise Gikow, author of Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street will visit to take part in the celebration, along with original Sesame Street cast member, Bob McGrath (“Bob”), and Roscoe Orman , who has portrayed “Gordon” since 1974.   Actress and puppeteer Fran Brill (who has worked on Sesame Street since 1970, the first female puppeteer hired by Jim Henson (outside of wife Jane Henson) and best known for performing “Prairie Dawn” and “Zoe”, will also appear.

 Gikow’s book, Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 Years of Life on the Street is a book as lively, energetic, and appealing as the television show it chronicles.  Readers are treated to an inside look at every aspect of Sesame Street. Beginning with the initial idea for the show and the creation of the pilot episode and moving through its evolution over four decades, Sesame Street provides an insider’s view of all of the delightful Muppet and human characters, as well as the writers, directors, producers, and all the other creative people who continue to make learning fun for generations of kids.

Step behind the scenes and learn how the Muppets are built, how they move, how they speak, and what they think and feel. Did you ever wonder what Big Bird looked like in the first season of the show? Would you like to see the puppeteers behind (and under!) the set performing their roles? How about a picture of Bert being built? All of that and more, including facsimiles of the show’s pioneering scripts and some of Jim Henson’s original sketches, are included in this revelatory and adoring celebration. The 1,500 photographs—both in front of and behind the camera—come directly from the archives of the Sesame Workshop, and many of them have never before been published.


Biker Billy Roars into the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library!

November 5, 2009

NEWS Contact: Scott Rodas, Program Coordinator (732) 349-6200 ext 5912 srodas@theoceancountylibrary.org

Biker Billy Roars into the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library!

Library favorite, “Biker Billy” is back in Ocean County, with his unique blend of biker wisdom and vegetarian cooking know-how. He will be appearing at the Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library (21 Colonial Dr) on Monday, November 16 at 7pm.

In his latest book, Biker Billy’s Roadhouse Cookbook, America’s Biker Chef takes us on an unprecedented tour de force of roadhouse recipes, history, and memorabilia. Journey along with Biker Billy as he explores more than a dozen famous historic and scenic highways and byways—including Route 66, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Natchez Trace, and the San Juan Skyway—and the great eateries and recipes that line them.

 Discover topnotch but little-known eateries cherished by local riders. From blue-plate specials to grits, from key lime pie to a Colorado red chili fiery enough to carry you a thousand miles, Biker Billy dishes up more than 100 recipes to write home about.

About the Author Bill Hufnagle, aka Biker Billy (www.bikerbilly.com), is the host of a cable cooking show and the author of three previous cookbooks. A vegetarian Harley rider who loves all things hot and spicy, he has been on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio, and is a frequent guest at motorcycle rallies nationwide. A syndicated columnist and contributor to numerous motorcycle publications, he lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Asheville, North Carolina.

 For more information, or to register for this program, contact the Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library at (732)657-7600, or visit http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org


Photographers Celebrate America @ Your Library

November 5, 2009

TOMS RIVER–The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it will host “Shooting Across America”, a month-long women’s group photography exhibit, during November 2009.

The exhibit – a celebration of American scenery by photographers Zarita Mattox, Elizabeth Thompson, Eleanor Marquis, Cheryl Somers, and Gail Schulack – will be on display in the Toms River Branch’s two art galleries until November 30th.

This event is free and open to the public, and can be viewed during library hours.  Additional information is available from either the Web site (www.theoceancountylibrary.org) or by telephoning (732) 349-6200, xt. 5100.