North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club to perform in TR

May 27, 2010

The North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, one of the oldest continuously singing all-male groups in the Mid-Atlantic States, will perform at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St.) Monday June 14 at 7 p.m.

Throughout their history, the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club’s members have been drawn to perform because of their love of choral music.  That joy is evident throughout each concert.

The North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club is dedicated to the preservation of male choral singing tradition performing a wide variety of music.  Since its founding in 1939 it draws much of its repertoire from African American idioms and Western European Classical music forms.

The group’s performances reach audiences throughout the nation and have delighted people from different cultures, social classes and neighborhoods.  They have appeared in The White House, Lincoln Center, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Smithsonian Institution, the National Cathedral, Riverside Church and the Schomberg Center in New York City, and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Since their formation they have performed with such singers as Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte, Smokey Robinson, Ben Vereen, the late Christopher Reeves, Savion Glover, the Newark Boys Chorus and gospel legend Shirley Caesar. 

The glee club’s performance is free and open to the public but registration is required.  To register or for more information go to the library Website (www.theoceancountylibrary.org) or telephone the operator (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514.


Manchester Events

May 24, 2010

MANCHESTER LIBRARY HOSTS KNITTERS/CHROCHETERS GROUP

MANCHESTER – “Chicks with Sticks” is a knitting and crocheting group for all levels of expertise that meets at the Manchester library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 2 pm and additionally, every Wednesday night at 7 pm. Join us to share ideas and patterns as we work on projects, assist one another and form friendships.

Beginners are welcome. There are always experienced people willing to teach! Just bring a pair of #8 straight needles and a ball of yarn to learn knitting. To learn crocheting, bring an H or J hook plus a ball of yarn.

No registration is required for this free program. The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information. Ask for Joanne Lefand.

QUILTING BEE TO MEET AT MANCHESTER LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – The Manchester library’s Quilting Bee will hold its semi-monthly meetings on Fridays June 11 and 25 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. During our meetings, we work on both individual and group projects.  We share ideas, techniques, and patterns.  In the process, through our conversations as we work, friendships are forged.  Those wishing to learn how to quilt will have the opportunity to learn from experienced artists while experienced quilters will have the chance to pass on their skills.  Bring your sewing machines and join us! New members are always welcome!

Meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. There is no need to register for this free adult program! For more information, please call (732) 657-7600 or go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW “WELCOME

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Library will screen, “Welcome” on Wednesday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular foreign film on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater! 

Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee has struggled his way through Europe for the last three months, trying to reunite with his girlfriend, who recently immigrated to England. His journey comes to an abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other alternatives, he decides to swim across. Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train, where he meets Simon, a middle-aged swimming instructor in turmoil over his imminent divorce. What begins as a relationship based on self interest, develops into something much bigger, as Simon too will ultimately risk everything to find happiness.

The dialogue is in French, English and Kurdish with English subtitles. It is part of the library’s monthly Independent Film Series.  Registration is not required. This program is open all ages although it is geared toward adults.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732.657.7600 for more information.


What’s New, Cupcake? Ingeniously Simple Cupcake Designs

May 18, 2010

NEWS

Contact: Scott Rodas, Program Coordinator

(732) 349-6200 ext. 5912

srodas@theoceancountylibrary.org

 

What’s New, Cupcake? Ingeniously Simple Cupcake Designs

 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.

Karen Tack, and Alan Richardson authors of Hello, Cupcake! will be at the Toms River Branch

of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St) on Thursday, May 13, at 7pm, to share ingeniously simple cupcake designs from their new book, What’s New, Cupcake?

The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make.

Create a race-car cupcake, a robot cupcake, or ravishing jewelry cupcakes for a birthday party. Surprise the family with Chinese takeout dinner cupcakes on April Fools

or serve up a-goofy chocolate moose. Captivate Mom with a bouquet of long-stemmed rose cupcakes and build sand castle cupcakes with the kids. All you need are candies

from the corner store and cake mix and canned frosting.

Their book features dozens of “EZ” projects that use just a few ingredients—perfect for kids and parties.

• More pictures, brighter colors, bolder designs.

• More faux-food creations–so real you won’t believe they’re cupcakes!

• More comical critters and the cutest pets ever!

• More irresistible party centerpieces to celebrate hobbies, from golf to knitting.

• More spectacular holiday cupcakes: Valentine’s, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

You’ll end up with cupcakes so striking that you won’t want to eat them–but so delicious you’ll have no choice!

To register for this program, or for more information, contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at (732) 349-6200 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org


Three Press Releases from Manchester branch 5/13/10

May 13, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113

                        wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

Writers’ Circle to Meet at Manchester Branch Library

 

MANCHESTER –The Manchester library’s Writer’s Circle will be holding their semi-monthly meetings on Tuesdays, June 1 and 15 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. During our meetings, we critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertinent to authorship.  Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication processes.  Learn the steps involved in copyrighting a written work and how to go about finding an agent. Find out how others cope with writer’s block and get feedback on your manuscript before sending it to a publisher.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. No need to register in advance.

PRESS RELEASE

 

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

                        jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW

“AN EDUCATION”

 

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “An Education” on Wednesday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!  

Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a bright young school girl who longs for adulthood. She meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), who introduces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends, chic jazz clubs and sex. Will she let this affair with a dashing older man ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) fears? This captivating film sparkles with wit, charm and style of 1960s Britain. It is rated PG13 and is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

PRESS RELEASE

 

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW

“IT’S COMPLICATED”

 

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “It’s Complicated” on Wednesday, June 9, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular romantic comedy on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!  

Jane (Meryl Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, has a thriving business and an amicable relationship with her ex-husband Jake (Alec Baldwin). However, an innocent meal turns into an affair and Jane finds herself as the other woman to Jake’s new wife. When an architect (Steve Martin) falls for Jane, he soon realizes he’s become part of a love triangle as things get very complicated.

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


Preserving your hisotric items

May 13, 2010

As spring cleaning is underway, Americans across the country will be left to contemplate how to preserve new found treasures.

Ocean County Library will provide information and expertise on how to preserve collectables, photos, family records and other valuable materials.

“Pass It On: Preserving your Family Treasures” will be held on Saturday May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library.

Preservation Specialist Jill Rawnsley has worked at the Conservation Center in Philadelphia and with the Philadelphia Archives. She will answer questions such as: “How should I handle a fragile photograph? How do I store my quilts, baseball cards, comics, family papers, or doll collection?” Bring your questions and learn how to properly store, display and handle your treasures.

Sample books, handouts, and examples of storage boxes and folders will be available.

This program is presented in cooperation with the New Jersey State Library and American Library Association’s Preservation Week. Ocean County Library received funding this year from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State, through a local history program grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register in-person, by telephone (732)349-6200 or (609) 971-0514, or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org .


Four Press Releases for Stafford branch

May 11, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT: Francine Everson                                                                    May 10, 2010

                        feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org 

 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, May 24th, 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. This program is free and open to the public. There is no need to register.  For more information, call (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at www.theoceancountylibrary.org  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

                                                                                                                        May 10, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381

                        feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org 

MASTER  GARDENER  SERIES:  HYDRANGEAS

 

MANAHAWKIN –   The Master Gardeners of Ocean County will present “Hydrangeas” at 1:30 PM at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Thursday, May 27th.  Diane Disbrow – a master gardener and a member of the Master Gardener Association of Ocean County – will cover the different types of hydrangeas, how to prune and propagate, and how to care for and feed them.  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. Also, learn how to become a master gardener.

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.

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT: Francine Everson                                                                    May 10, 2010

                        feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org 

 BRAIN GAMES

 

 

MANAHAWKIN –   The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting the program “Brain Games” on Wednesday, June 2nd 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!

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 by visiting our website at www.theoceancountylibrary.org    

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT: Francine Everson                                                                    May 10, 2010

                        feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org 

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, June 3rd  from 1:00 – 3:00 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.

 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 branch for specific information.


Four Press releases from Manchester

May 4, 2010

CONTACT: Joanne Lefand, (732) 657-7600 ext. 4522
jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW, “STORM”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Library will screen, “Storm” on Wednesday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular foreign film on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

Hannah Maynard, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, is leading a trial against a former commander of the Yugoslavian National Army who is accused of killing of dozens of Bosnian-Muslim civilians. When a key witness commits suicide, it seems like the case will unravel. However Hannah refuses to give in. She contacts his sister, Mira, who despite threats of violence, reluctantly agrees to testify at The Hague. She and Hannah risk life and limb to make it to the court, only to discover that there are traitors among their own ranks.

The dialogue is English. It is part of the library’s monthly Independent Film Series. Registration is not required. This program is open all ages although it is geared toward adults.

The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732.657.7600 for more information.

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MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK CAFE

MANCHESTER – On Monday, May 24 the Manchester branch library will be holding its monthly book café from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Join us as we discuss what we’ve been reading, play literary games, and enjoy light refreshments. Share with others about good books that you’ve recently read and pick up suggestions of what to read next.

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

For more information about this free adult program call 732.657.7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

CONTACT: Jolene Smith, 732.657.7600
jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Branch Library to Host Nutrition Seminar for Seniors

MANCHESTER, NJ- On Tuesday May 25 at 2:00 pm at the Manchester branch library, Ron Hyland will share nutrition and exercise tips to help seniors keep fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Ron Hyland is the Fitness Director for Keswick Pines in Whiting and a frequent speaker throughout the community on topics pertaining to senior health and wellness.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please call 732.657.7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org to register. The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

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CONTACT: Joanne Lefand, (732) 657-7600 ext. 4522
jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW
“YOUNG VICTORIA”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester branch library will screen the film, “Young Victoria” on Wednesday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

This movie dramatizes the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s (Emily Blunt) rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert (Rupert Friend). At the age of 17, Victoria was already the object of a royal power struggle as she was in line for the throne and everyone was vying to win her favor.

This PG-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.