6 press releases from Stafford

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 Dec. 4, 2009 feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will host the program – “String of Purls” on Saturday, December 19th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, on Thursday, January 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and on Saturday, January 16th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 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. This is also an excellent way to exchange ideas.


MANAHAWKIN – The “Journey to Wellness” – presented by the Mental Health Association of New Jersey – will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, December 28th, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. It provides 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.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting a month-long series of classes on Tai chi on the four Tuesdays in January – the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Tai chi is a slow motion, meditative exercise that provides relaxation and health benefits. The type of Tai chi to be taught at the library is referred to as sun style, which is good for balance, coordination and mood.

The instructor asks that you wear loose clothing and flat shoes or sneakers. There’s no need to register, as the first 25 people will be admitted.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the following movies.

The Feature Film will be Julie & Julia on Saturday, January 9th at 2:00 PM. Rated PG-13. 2009.

Our Family Movie – Up – will be shown on Saturday, January 23rd at 2:00 PM. Up is a computer-animated adventure that takes a balloon salesman on a trip to a land that’s full of surprises. Rated PG. 2009.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will present the program: “Caring for house plants and holiday season plants,” on Wednesday, January 13th, at 7:00 PM.

Mary Townsend – a master gardener and a member of the Master Gardener Association of Ocean County – will address all types of house plants and provide expert information on their care. Don’t know what to do with that poinsettia or amaryllis you got over the holidays? This program is for you. Master gardeners have the knowledge and the tips. You will also learn how you can become one.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is offering the program “Sharpen Your Computer Skills” every Thursday evening in January: the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 7:00 PM.

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. Please register by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, registering online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, call the branch for specific information.


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