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 MANCHESTER “Chicks with Sticks” is knitting and crocheting group for all levels of expertise that meets at the Manchester Library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 2 pm and additionally, every Wednesday night at 7 pm. Join us to share ideas and patterns as we work on projects, assist one another and form friendships.

 Beginners are welcome. There are always experienced people willing to teach! Just bring a pair of #8 straight needles and a ball of yarn to learn knitting. To learn crocheting, bring an H or J hook plus a ball of yarn.

 No registration is required for this free program. The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information. Ask for Joanne Lefand.


MANCHESTER – For the holidays, the Manchester Library’s Wednesday night knitting and crocheting group will be making hats and scarves for children of Ocean County who are in need.  Every holiday season, the Ocean County Health Department decorates their tree with gloves, mittens, hats and scarves for the children who use the services of their various clinics to receive as gifts. The Manchester Library “Chicks with Sticks” will be adding their creations to this worthy cause.

To accomplish their mission, the knitters need yarn. Please help by donating new skeins of yarn to the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township. For more information call 732-657-7600. Ask for Joanne Lefand.


 MANCHESTER The Manchester Library’s Quilting Bee will hold its next meeting on Friday November 13th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. During our monthly meetings, we work on both individual and group projects.  We share ideas, techniques, and patterns.  In the process, through our conversations as we work, friendships are forged.  Those wishing to learn how to quilt will have the opportunity to learn from experienced artists while experienced quilters will have the chance to pass on their skills.  Bring your sewing machines and join us! New members are always welcome!

 Meetings are usually held on the second Friday of each month. There is no need to register for this free adult program! For more information, please call (732) 657-7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.  The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township.

Manchester Library to Reminisce the 1950s

 MANCHESTER, NJ On Monday, November 16th at 10:00 am, the Manchester Library will host “Reminiscing the Fabulous Fifties.” Seniors, spend an hour enjoying the sights, sounds, and trivia of the 1950s while exchanging memories. Come share and compare experiences, insights, and attitudes about achieving the American Dream during the era of babies, Elvis, poodle skirts, muscle cars, Joe McCarthy, hoola hoops, prosperity, and television. 

Manchester Library to Offer Brain Joggers

 MANCHESTER, NJOn Monday, November 16th, the monthly Brain Joggers class will be held at the Manchester Library from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Inspired by the book, Mind Your Mind by Beatrice and Sara Seagull, Brain Joggers is designed to stimulate 9 areas of the brain that need exercising through the use of fun games and puzzles.

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


Writers’ Circle to Meet at Manchester Branch Library

 MANCHESTERThe Manchester Library’s Writer’s Circle will be holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 17th from 2 to 4:00 pm. During our meetings on the third Tuesday of every month, we critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertinent to authorship.  Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication processes.  Learn the steps involved in copyrighting a written work and how to go about finding an agent. Hear how others cope with writer’s block and get feedback on your manuscript before sending it to a publisher.


Shalom Book Club to Meet at Manchester Library

 MANCHESTER, NJ The Manchester Library’s newest book discussion group, The Shalom Book Club will meet on Wednesday, November 18 and December 16 from 11 am to 1 pm. Its focus is on literature with Jewish themes. Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig, an English professor at Ocean County College and lecturer on all aspects of Yiddish culture throughout Ocean County is the group leader. She also led our previous Let’s Talk about It: Jewish Literature series.

The title being discussed in the November session is Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, which takes place in France during World War II.  December’s title is The Reader by Bernard Schlink. In this book, a young law student watches as his ex-lover, a woman twice his age, goes on trial for a heinous crime.

Please note that the group will be on hiatus from January through March 2010 because of the leader’s other obligations.


Manchester Library to Present “The Window

 MANCHESTER The Manchester Library will screen the movie, “The Window” on Wednesday, November 18th.  Show times are 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. See this popular Argentine film on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater! 

 After an absence of many years, the estranged son of 80-year-old Antonio is coming to visit him. Everything must be perfect. As he waits, bedridden Antonio looks out his window at the Patagonian landscape and the past and the present, and future. He secretly leaves the house for what might be his last walk in his fields that had been his life. What otherwise would seem like insignificant moments in one’s life, take on special meaning.

 “The Window” is part of the library’s monthly Independent Film Series.  Registration is not required. Although it is open to all ages, it may contain some adult content.


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