4 press releases from Stafford

CONTACT: Francine Everson feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org


MANAHAWKIN – The Master Gardeners of Ocean County will present “Seed Starting and Transplanting Young Plants” at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Saturday, April 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The first hour will be dedicated to the seed starting and transplanting young plants talk, where you will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each method. You will also learn the major points of getting your garden started. During the remaining time, the Master Gardener team will address any questions you may have. You may also bring in dying or diseased clippings for plant diagnosis and possible remedies.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Groups will meet on the following days: Monday, April 19th from 1:45 PM- 3:30 PM; and Wednesday, April 21st from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. What is creative writing? It’s 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. The groups are limited to seven participants each so register early.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the family movie: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian on Saturday, April 24th at 2:00 PM. Exhibits come to life in this sequel that’s better than the original. It’s a battle between a former night watchman and museum misfits who plan to take over the Smithsonian and the world. Rated PG. 2009.


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, April 26th, 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.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. These programs are 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 library for specific information.


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