MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting the program “Brain Games” on Wednesday, February 3rd from 1:00-2:30 PM. Keeping your mind active improves its performance. Your brain responds to intellectual stimulation by being fit and in good condition. Older adults consistently express their fears about decreasing mental ability such as loss of memory, difficulty in concentrating, inability to adapt to new situations, etc. Just as you do physical exercises to keep your body in shape, doing mental exercises stimulates different parts of your brain and helps retain mental acuity. We’ll provide the brain games and the fun!
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, February 4th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and on Saturday, February 20th 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.
SHARPEN YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS
MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is offering the program “Sharpen Your Computer Skills” the following Thursday evenings: February: 11th, 18th, and 25th at 7:00 PM. Learn how to navigate the Web efficiently, learn about Internet safety and security; 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.”
MEET THE AUTHOR – LORRAINE ROCCO
MANAHAWKIN – Lorraine Rocco – author of The years gone bye, a yearly snapshot of the people, places and things that captured our attention for 50 years: 1950-2000 – will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Wednesday, Feb.10th at 7:00 PM. Ms. Rocco invites you to stroll down memory lane, and to bring your own memories to share. The “stroll” highlights social, cultural and historical events.
Rocco is a journalist who has published numerous articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and who has received many awards for her writing.
The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is geared toward adults and is free and open to the public. Please register either in person, by calling: (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at www.theoceancountylibrary.org