CONTACT: Francine Everson (609) 597-3381
CREATIVE WRITING GROUPS
MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Groups will meet on the following Wednesdays: July 21st from 1:00 – 2:30 PM; and July 28th from 1:30 – 3:00 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.
The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. Please register in person, by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org. If you have any questions, call the branch for specific information.
CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
MEET THE AUTHOR – KAREN KELLY BOYCE
MANAHAWKIN – Karen Kelly Boyce – author of A bend in the road: a year’s journey through breast cancer – will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Wednesday, July 21st at 7:00 PM. The same week that the author received the initial printing of her first novel, she also received the diagnosis of breast cancer. Her book chronicles her thoughts and experiences as a cancer patient and cancer survivor. She shares her fears, anger, and the peace she found while fighting for recovery; as well as the blessings of the inspirational people she met, the life-saving diet she found, and the empowerment that her faith, prayer and meditation gave her.
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 (609) 597-3381, in person, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
MASTER GARDENER SERIES:
PLANTS THAT ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES AND HUMMINGBIRDS
MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will present the program: “Plants That Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds” on Thursday, July 22nd, at 7:00 PM. Marion Goldberg – a Master Gardener and a member of the Master Gardener Association of Ocean County – will identify plants that are compatible with our zone and that best invite butterflies and hummingbirds into our area, as well as their requirements, placement in your yard, and how to care for them. A team of master gardeners will be on hand from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to answer your gardening questions and analyze any dead, dying, or diseased cuttings you may wish to bring in. Use the services the Master Gardeners are bringing to southern Ocean County.
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 http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, call the library for specific information.
CONTACT: Francine Everson
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, July 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. 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 http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org