Four Press Releases from Stafford branch

September 30, 2010

Sept.30, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson (609) 597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Group will meet on Wednesday, October 20th and Friday, Oct. 29th 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 five participants each so register early.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. 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 September 30, 2010
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

WHY DID MY DOCTOR ORDER THAT TEST?

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will present the program Why Did My Doctor Order That Test? on Thursday, October 21st from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Very often people are unaware of the information that different kinds of tests reveal to their doctor. This will clear up any questions you have, or may have experienced in the past about medical tests such as PET/CT scans, MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, and other imaging studies. Find out too if the test itself is harmful. You will be shown images that will help you understand how the radiologist and physician use each test for diagnosis and treatment planning.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register in person, by calling the Stafford Branch at (609) 597-3381, or visit the library’s website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

CONTACT: Francine Everson (609) 597-3381 Sept. 30, 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, October 25th 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

Sept. 30, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

HANDWRITING ANALYSIS

MANAHAWKIN – Graphologist Bernice Krieger will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Thursday, October 28th from 1:30 – 3:30. Everyone is interested in learning about themselves, and graphology (handwriting analysis) is an excellent and entertaining means of understanding human nature. It can provide character analysis, point out strengths, provide guidelines to career paths, and awaken an individual to his/her potential. There will be a half-hour lecture/question and answer period, and then Ms. Krieger is available to analyze your handwriting if you wish. She has 30 years of experience in this fascinating field.

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


Press Release from Point Pleasant Borough branch

September 30, 2010

American Indian Art and Culture

The Point Pleasant Borough Branch of the Ocean County Library will present the program
“American Indian Art and Culture” on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.

This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The lecture, led by curator Twig Johnson, surveys the various American Indian cultures and their arts. For thousands of years, American Indians have been producing art that defines their world. The creation of items such as household implements, baskets, ceramics, clothing, weapons and hunting items illustrates not only their artistic talent but also their respect for nature, religion and everyday life. By using examples from the Montclair Art Museum’s fine collection, this lecture illustrates the enduing traditions of American Indian art.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-295-1555. The Point Pleasant Borough Branch library is located at 834 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant, NJ.


Five press releases from Barnegat

September 30, 2010

Press Release Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library
September 24, 2010

Contact: Grace Petrowski
609-698-3331
gpetrowski@theoceancountylibrary.org

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
Escuchar, Bailar y Fiesta!
BARNEGAT- The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on October 16th at 2:00pm. Enjoy a dance party featuring the amazing rhythms of The Latinos Band. Escuchar, Bailar y Fiesta! Is our theme of the day- Listen, Dance and Party! A sampling a latin foods will be provided by Johnny’s Wings & Things, cookie trays will be provided by Barnegat Nursing Center. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the OceanFirst Foundation and the Friends of the Barnegat Library. Please register for this free program . 112 Burr Street in Barnegat. 609-698-3331 Ext.3 or online at theoceancountylibrary.org.

BARNEGAT LIBRARY BLOW-OUT BOOKSALE
BARNEGAT- The Friends of the Barnegat Library will hold their book sale on October 6th – 8th, during business hours. It’s time to stock up for your cozy winter nights with a good read, movie, or your favorite cd. We will collect media items from the public on Monday, October 4th from 10am – 4pm and Tuesday, October 5th from 10am – 8pm. Please call if you have any questions. 698-3331 Ext 3.

ENNEAGRAM CLASS TO BE HELD AT BARNEGAT LIBRARY
Presenter Eleanor Clarke will get you acquainted with a powerful system of personality types on Tuesday, October 19th at 7:00pm. Learn your type and begin a journey of self-development. Bring a friend and double the fun and exploration of this class. Please register by calling 609-698-3331 Ext.3 or online at theoceancountylibrary.org or stop by at 112 Burr Street in Barnegat.

BARNEGAT LIBRARY COLLECTING FOR BOUTIQUE SALE
BARNEGAT- Feel the need for spring cleaning in the fall? Well, we can help. We are looking for new or gently used jewelry, scarves, small boutique items, purses and all things girly and feminine! Great way to clean out those closets and help the Barnegat Library! Items can be dropped off at circulation desk. Collection will run until the first day of sale. Sale will be held on November 3-5th, during business hours. Thanks for your support, see you at the Barnegat Boutique.

BARNEGAT LIBRARY HOLDS SIX WEEK CITIZENSHIP COURSE
BARNEGAT- This six week course is designed to help students pass the U.S. Citizenship Test. The instructor will begin by showing a short film about immigration and the process to become a U.S. citizen which was produced by the U.S. government.
Specifically the teacher will discuss and help all students to understand the following:
The Benefits and Responsibilites of Citizenship
Eligibility for Natualization
Help filling out application for Naturalization
Each student will receive a copy of the Citizenship Test and each week will go over the questions so students understand how to answer them. In addition, students will practice how to spell English words and write sentences so they pass this part of the U.S. Citizenship Test. Knowledge of the English language is the most important part of passing the test.


Press release from Manchester

September 30, 2010

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY KNITTERS NEED YARN TO MAKE HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

MANCHESTER – For the holidays, the Manchester Library’s Wednesday night knitting and crocheting group will be making hats and scarves for children of Ocean County who are in need. Every holiday season, the Ocean County Health Department decorates their tree with gloves, mittens, hats and scarves for the children who use the services of their various clinics to receive as gifts. The Manchester Library “Chicks with Sticks” will be adding their creations to this worthy cause.

To accomplish their mission, the knitters need yarn. Please help by donating new skeins of yarn to the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township. For more information call 732-657-7600. Ask for Joanne Lefand.


Check it out – the library has music!

September 23, 2010

Ocean County Library has a treat for everyone who loves to sing or play a musical instrument.

The treat? The library maintains an extensive list of its collection containing thousands of copies of sheet music. 

The main music collection is located at the Toms River branch’s reference department, 101 Washington Street. It offers the public free access to this collection.

The list can be searched from the library’s Web site or using the link http://theoceancountylibrary.org/Link2Topic/music.htm . The link can be accessed from anywhere people log onto the Internet. 

The music collection ranges from classical to country, Broadway to blues, spiritual to samba, and much more. The sheet music appears in songbooks and fake books as well as the “Sheet Music Magazine.” Selections are available for musicians of all skill levels.

The Web site also offers links to audio and video performances, contact information and news about performers and upcoming concerts, performance reviews, and histories of different musical genres. There are also links to pertinent music-themed periodicals.

Telephone the library’s Information Services Department (732) 349-6200, ext. 5101 if you have other questions.


Eranga and Prianga to perform at Pt Pleasant Boro branch

September 22, 2010

CONTACT: Nicole DeMatteo, Branch Manager Karen Monahan, PR Liaison
ndematteo@theoceancountylibrary.org kmonahan@theoceancountylibrary.org

ERANGA & PRIANGA

Point Pleasant Borough Branch of the Ocean County Library will present

“Eranga and Prianga” on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.

Come out and enjoy this New York City duo’s energetic performance of songs from around the

world. Originally from Sri Lanka, their beautiful voices will transport you through Africa, Italy,

Greece, Hawaii, the American South and so much more!

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Pt. Pleasant Borough Library.

Please register online – http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-295-1555. The Point Pleasant Borough Branch library is located at 834 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant, NJ.


Three Press Releases from Stafford

September 21, 2010

September 20, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org
129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the feature film Iron Man 2 on Saturday, October 9th at 2:00 PM. Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, and new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man. Rated PG-13.

The family movie The Nightmare Before Christmas is scheduled for Saturday, October 23rd at 2:00 PM. Jack Skellington, King of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Rated PG.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. These movies are free and open to the public. Call the branch for specific information: (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org There is no need to register.

September 20, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

PREPARING TO PUBLISH: WRITERS’ SUPPORT GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting: Preparing to Publish: Writers’ Support Group. They will meet on the following days: Monday Oct. 11th, and Monday Oct. 25th from 7:00-8:30 PM. This group is for those who are on the verge of getting their work published. Participants provide useful, supportive, critical feedback that is designed to bring you to the point of successfully publishing your work. The group is concerned with securing an agent, preparing a query letter, analyzing markets, and addressing those concerns that will lead you to the status of being published. The group is limited to ten participants so register early.

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 branch for specific information.

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 Sept. 20, 2010
email: feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday, October 13th, at 6:00 PM. Enjoy an evening of food and music representative of Hispanic countries, and get acquainted with the library, its resources and its Spanish collection. The music will be provided by Jersey Shore DJs, and if last year is any indication, the dance floor will be crowded. This is also an excellent opportunity to get to know people from different cultures. See you there!

The Stafford Branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register either in person, call (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org