Manchester Events


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.


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

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


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.


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