Brick branch hosts youth mental health program

November 4, 2009

What: NAMI-NJ “Understanding Youth and Adolescents with Mental Health Challenges”

When: Tuesday Nov. 24 @ 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Brick branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.


Library hosts youth mental health program

TOMS RIVER –   The Brick branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., will host the National Alliance on Mental Illness program “Understanding Youth and Adolescents with Mental Health Challenges” Tuesday Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

A representative from NAMI-NJ will tell how people can differentiate between typical childhood and adolescent angst, and mental illness.  People will learn about the symptoms and causes of mental illness, effective treatments to deal with it and resources that are available to the child’s caregivers.

The program is free and open to the public.  Information and registration for the program can be found at the library’s Web site or by speaking to an operator at (732) 477-4513.

Mental illness affects one in five people and has no regard for age, gender, race, culture or socio-economic status.


Financial Education & Survival Training at TR branch

October 27, 2009

What: Financial FEST: Financial Education & Survival Training

When: Monday, 16 November, 7:00pm

Where: Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library

CONTACT:        Valerie Haeder, 732-349-6200, ext. 5111


Financial FEST: Financial Education & Survival Training

 TOMS RIVER – Empower yourself with financial knowledge at the Financial FEST!

 On Monday, 16 November 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, financial gurus Antoinette Babek and Hollis Colquhoun will help you gain control over your finances with practical tips and advice.

 For over 25 years, Ms. Babek was a managing partner of an industrial company and was in charge of marketing, business strategy and finance.  Currently, she is an Accredited Financial Counselor and Certified Personal Finance Counselor for a nonprofit credit counseling agency. For the past three years she has counseled thousands of clients throughout the United States.

 Ms. Colquhoun is an Accredited Financial Counselor and has over twenty years of experience in the financial industry. Starting out as an institutional trader and salesperson for a Wall Street brokerage firm, she later became one of its first female partners.  She worked in the corporate bond departments of several New York firms then moved into the distressed securities market where she helped set up a new brokerage operation for one of Wall Street’s masters of value investing.  Two years ago, Ms. Colquhoun was hired by a nonprofit credit counseling agency and received certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor and as a Certified Personal Finance Counselor. Over a two-year period, she counseled thousands of clients who were drowning in debt and in need of financial guidance. She also conducted workshops on budgeting and credit for local community organizations and New Jersey State welfare-to-work programs.

 Together, they have authored Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide.

 To register for this free program, please call 732.349.6200 or visit

Lacey hosts ghost researchers

September 11, 2009

CONTACT: Ana Diamand, (609) 693-8566
Lacey branch, 10 East Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731

South Jersey Ghost Research

Forked River – Our very own “Ghost Busters” covering NJ, NYC, Eastern PA and Delaware South Jersey Ghost Research will be presenting their ongoing investigations on paranormal phenomenon at the Lacey Branch Ocean County Library October 6, 2009 at 7 pm. Please register at or call 609-693-8566.