3 from Stafford

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 Sept. 9, 2010


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will host the program “String of Purls” Thursday, Oct. 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and Saturday, Oct. 16th from 10:30 – 12:30. 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.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting the program Brain Games on Wednesday, Oct. 6th 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!


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting a month-long series of classes on Tai Chi on all four Tuesdays in October – the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Tai Chi is a slow motion, meditative series of exercises designed to provide relaxation and health benefits. Its movements help to improve balance, coordination and mood. The instructor asks that you wear loose clothing and flat shoes or sneakers. There’s no need to register, as the first 25 people will be admitted.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Information about the event can be found online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by phone at (609)597-3381.


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