2 from Stafford

April 22, 2010

 

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381

                        feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org 

MASTER  GARDENER  SERIES : SPRING  IS  TICK  AND  LYME  DISEASE  SEASON

MANAHAWKIN  – The Master Gardeners of Ocean County will present “Spring is Tick and Lyme Disease Season” at 1:30 at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, May 10th.   

It’s spring and that means it’s Lyme disease season and time for tick awareness. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected deer tick.

Learn to identify areas where ticks like to hide, and what you can do to make your yard unattractive to ticks.

During the remaining time, the Master Gardener team will address any questions you may have. They will be at the library from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  You may also bring in dying or diseased clippings for plant diagnosis and possible remedies.   

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 www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, call the library for specific information.

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, May.12th  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.   

Ms. Rocco is a journalist who has published numerous articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and who has received many awards for her writing.


4 from Manchester

April 22, 2010

CONTACT: Joanne Lefand, (732) 657-7600 ext. 4522

                        jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW “DISTRICT 9”

 MANCHESTER – The Manchester branch library will screen the film, “District 9” on Wednesday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular science fiction thriller on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!  

 A group of extraterrestrials stranded on Earth in South Africa is relocated from their space ship to an internment camp with less than favorable living conditions. They find a kindred spirit in a government agent who is transformed after being exposed to their biotechnology.

 This R-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

 The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to theoceancountylibrary.org.

Manchester Branch Library to Host “Better Balance for Seniors” Workshop

MANCHESTER – Seniors, visit the Manchester library on Tuesday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. to learn how you can overcome balance problems associated with conditions such as arthritis and ear disease that affect many older people.  Ron Hyland, the Fitness Director for Keswick Pines in Whiting will show you simple exercises and techniques that you can use both at home and when you’re out and about, to help you maintain and strengthen your equilibrium.  Mr. Hyland claims that many people are able to rely less on canes and walkers because of these methods.

Please register in advance for this free program by calling (732) 657-7600 or by going online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW “SHERLOCK HOLMES”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester branch library will screen the film, “Sherlock Holmes” on Wednesday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. See this popular mystery/adventure on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!  

Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) must unravel clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic that threatens all of England. Meanwhile, the dauntless detective must contend with Watson (Jude Law) and his new fiancée, plus the deadly embrace of a temptress (Rachel McAdams).

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to theoceancountylibrary.org.

LEARN ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING AT THE MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – On Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m., find out the essentials of estate planning at the Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library.  Joe Michelini and Greg Surman will show you how a complete estate plan can benefit you and your heirs and how proper planning can avoid needless delays and expenses for everyone involved. In this informative seminar they will discuss wills, powers of attorney, living wills and trusts. Topics covered will include revocable trusts and why joint property ownership is not always in your best interest. The presenters are partners with the law firm, O’Malley, Surman & Michelini which has offices in Lakehurst, Whiting and Brick.

The program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600 to register.

The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.


Diversity committee to host special screening of “Hannah Free” in TR

April 21, 2010

The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street, will host a special screening and discussion of the movie “Hannah Free” Thursday May 13 at 6 p.m.

The 2009 award-winning film, starring Sharon Gless as Hannah, focuses on the struggles of two older lesbians, who were lifelong lovers.  Their commitment to each other is tested when one is hospitalized and the partner is forbidden to see her because they are not legally married.

According to the movie’s website, Hannah and Rachel grow up in the same Midwest town, where traditional gender expectations eventually challenge their deep love for one another. Hannah becomes an adventurous, unapologetic lesbian and Rachel a strong but reserved homemaker. Weaving between past and present, the story reveals how the women maintain their love affair despite a marriage, a world war, infidelity and family denial.  

The movie was directed by Wendy Jo Carlton and written by Claudia Allen.

The movie is currently available for viewing only on a special international festival circuit.  The DVD of “Hannah Free” will not be available for sale until June.

This special screening is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.  Registration information for the event can be found online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by telephoning the operator at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.


Lakewood hosts grand re-opening!

April 21, 2010

Following two weeks of renovations, the Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Avenue, has reopened and will celebrate with a reception Thursday April 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  And the public is invited to help the library celebrate.

The walls have been repainted.  New carpeting has replaced the old, worn fabric.  Many of the shelves have been repositioned and several new areas opened to allow more open areas for reading and browsing.

Music at the reception will be provided by The Sirocco Jazz Trio.  Refreshments will be served and prizes will be distributed to those who attend.

The reception is free and open to the public.

For more information call the branch at (732) 363-1435, ext. 2502.


TR Friends to host bus trip to King Tut exhibit

April 20, 2010

The Friends of the Toms River Branch, Ocean County Library is sponsoring a bus trip to the KING TUT exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Exposition on June 17th.

Experience the treasures from King Tut’s Tomb before the exhibit returns to Egypt. Enjoy the splendor of the ancient Egyptian world as you see the dazzling array of possessions unearthed from his tomb and other antiquities.

The cost of the trip is $85 and includes transportation, admission and an early dinner at Redhead’s Bistro in Eatontown.

Please call Lynne at 732-240-2736 for additional information and to register for this exciting trip.


Dreaming of Dior-Fashion Program May 3, Toms River 7pm

April 20, 2010

NEWS

Contact: Scott Rodas, Program Coordinator

srodas@theoceancountylibrary.org

(732)349-6200 x5912

http://www.wowowow.com/culture/dreaming-dior-charlotte-smith465304

 

Dreaming of Dior with Author Charlotte Smith

at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.

Join us at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St) on Monday, May 3, at 7 pm, for an inside look at a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories!

Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her home. Then she discovered that she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell.

When the boxes started arriving, they were filled with more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress.   But, when she unearthed her godmother’s book of stories, the true value of what she had been given hit home. This wasn’t merely a collection of beautiful things; it was a collection of lives. Women’s lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic. 

Charlotte will discuss the book, and show several of the dresses at the library program.

For more information, or to register for the event, contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at 732-349-6200, or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org


Lakewood to host Sesame Street’s “Susan”

April 20, 2010

The Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Av., will host Loretta Long who will be celebrating 40 years as “Susan” on the children’s television “Sesame Street.”

The three-hour long program will begin 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 24.

Long will share her experiences while on the show and will also share stories that contributed to the writing of her first children’s book, “Courtney’s Birthday Party.”

Long is writing a new book and will solicit viewer’s experiences as they watched the show over the years. She urges people to bring photographs and other memorabilia of them watching the show as a child.

This family-fun program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register for this program go to the library’s website http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone the operator (732) 363-1435.