MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN”

January 25, 2010

 MANCHESTER – The Manchester Library will screen the film “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” on Wednesday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm.

See this popular comedy on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

In this second installment of the Night at the Museum saga, Larry (Ben Stiller) must try to save his formerly inanimate friends from what could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of which suddenly have minds of their own.

This PG-rated 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 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org for more information.

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5 press releases from Stafford

January 21, 2010

 BRAIN GAMES

 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


Manchester Library to show “Public Enemies”

January 19, 2010

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Library will screen the film, “Public Enemies” on Wednesday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular biography/ crime drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!  

Set during the Great Depression, it’s based on the true story of Bureau of Investigation agent Melvin Purvis’s (Christian Bale) attempt to stop criminals John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham), and Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum). The film is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough’s book, Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34.

This R- rated 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 or go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org for more information.


Manchester Library to Present Michael Jackson Impersonator

January 15, 2010

MANCHESTER, NJ – On Friday, February 5th, Dr. Freeze will be appearing at 6:30 pm at the Manchester Branch Library. This Michael Jackson impersonator will be performing in tribute to the late singer as part of the library’s celebration of Black History Month during February.

 This after-hours event is open to all ages, free of charge. Please go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600 to register. This Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.


2 Stafford press releases: writing & wellness

January 11, 2010

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will present the kick-off meeting of its Creative Writing Group Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 20th at 1 PM.

Creative writing is an expression of the writer’s thoughts and emotions, rather than merely conveying information. If you love to write in any form – fiction, poetry, screenplays, etc., – this is a chance to meet others with the same passion. Share ideas and information, with the option of bringing in a one-page sample of your work with some copies for others to read.

Ms. Marguerite Jones will be the facilitator.

JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

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, January 25th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.


YOUNG AUDIENCES OF NEW JERSEY PRESENTS THE PHOENIX WOODWIND QUINTET’S “PETER & THE WOLF” AT THE BARNEGAT BRANCH OF THE OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY

January 11, 2010

In a performance provided by Young Audiences of New Jersey, the Phoenix Woodwind Quintet will perform “Peter & the Wolf” at the Barnegat library branch, 112 Burr Street on Thursday, February 25th at 7 p.m.

Accompanied by an actor/storyteller who uses masks and mime, the instruments of the quintet are the “voices” that tell the story of Peter and his animal friends.

“The Phoenix Woodwind Quintet’s musical telling of this timeless tale is a wonderful introduction to instrumental music,” Laurence Capo, director of Young Audiences said. “Children learn how music creates moods and the difference between melody and accompaniment.”

Young Audiences of New Jersey brings the arts to New Jersey children from all backgrounds, enhancing their formal education with dance, music, theater, literature and visual arts.  Each year, our teaching artists advance the education of more than 500,000 New Jersey school children, pre-k to 12th grade, through artist residencies, performance-demonstrations and workshops.

Community arts programs and professional development for teachers are also provided by Young Audiences’ professional staff.

Young Audiences of New Jersey is this state’s leading arts education resource and one of the 34 nationwide chapters that together constitute the country’s foremost arts education provider, Young Audiences, Inc., recipient of the National Medal of Arts.  The more than 4000 programs provided annually by Young Audiences of New Jersey are fully or partially funded with support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State; The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Charitable Trust; The Prudential Foundation; Merck & Co., Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.; The J. Seward Johnson Sr. Charitable Trusts; and The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation.

This program is free and open to the public.  Register online at the library’s Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by telephoning the operator at (609) 698-3331.


‘Outlook and Opportunities” Investment Seminar

January 11, 2010

MANCHESTER – On Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Manchester Library, discover how the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our financial markets can affect you! John Ertle, a financial advisor with Edward Jones will teach you about smart investments for these difficult times.

Please register for this free adult program by calling (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.