Eight Press Releases from Mnachester branch

October 4, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Jolene Smith, 732.657.7600
jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Library to Offer Brain Joggers

MANCHESTER, NJ – On Monday, October 18, the monthly Brain Joggers class will be held at the Manchester Library from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Inspired by the book, Mind Your Mind by Beatrice and Sara Seagull, Brain Joggers is designed to stimulate 9 areas of the brain that need exercising through the use of fun games and puzzles.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please register online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600. The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

PRESS RELEASE

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW, “JAFFA”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Library will screen, “Jaffa” on Wednesday, October 20, 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!

In the heart of the Israeli city of Jaffa, Reuven’s garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years. As the two lovers are secretly expecting a child and are planning to marry, tension builds between Meir and Toufik.

The dialogue is in Hebrew 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.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Christina Estlow, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4300
cestlow@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOLD
OPEN HOUSE FOR HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES

MANCHESTER- On Thursday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 pm the Manchester Branch Library will be hosting “Home School Connect” a program for families who are already home schooling or are thinking about home schooling. Participants will learn about useful library resources, available community support, plus the many children’s programs that the library offers that could benefit them. Most importantly, home schooling families will have the opportunity to meet other home schooling families. While parents are connecting, there will be crafts and a scavenger hunt to keep the kids busy. Also, there will be a book swap so families can bring and exchange with other families books they are no longer using.

Please register in advance for this free program by calling the Manchester Branch Library’s Youth Services Department at 732-657-7600 extension 4300 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Jolene Smith, 732.657.7600
jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO PRESENT
“LIVE MORE, WEIGH LESS”

MANCHESTER, NJ – On Saturday, October 23 at 2:00 pm, at the Manchester Branch Library, Cindy Brown will discuss weight management. She will tell you how to drop pounds safely by adding more food to your diet rather than by eating less. She will also explain why obesity is such a problem in the US, why diets usually fail, and the benefits of using a coach to assist you in your weight loss efforts. Cindy Brown is a certified health and wellness coach with M.O.V.E. Health & Wellness in Toms River, NJ.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600 to register.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

PRESS RELEASE

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK CAFE

MANCHESTER – On Monday, October 25, the Manchester branch library will be holding its monthly book café from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Join us as we discuss what we’ve been reading, play literary games, and enjoy light refreshments. Share with others good books that you’ve recently read and pick up suggestions of what to read next.

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

For more information about this free adult program call 732.657.7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Donna Risner, 732.657.7600
drisner@theoceancountylibrary.org
MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE
DIVERSITY MONTH WITH ISLAMIC HISTORY TALK

MANCHESTER, NJ – On Monday, October 25 at 2:00 pm at the Manchester Branch Library, local resident, Mimi Al – Torey will speak about the history of Islam and its contributions to human civilization. She will explore with the audience Islam’s birth and changes brought to the Arabian Peninsula and beyond as the religion spread worldwide. Mimi will illustrate her talk with Islamic folklore and will provide food to sample.

This program is part of the library’s celebration of Diversity Month. Please register for this free adult program online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

PRESS RELEASE

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW
“IRON MAN 2”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Iron Man 2” on Wednesday, October 27, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular action/adventure on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, must forge new alliances and confront powerful enemies in this sequel to the first “Iron Man.”

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to theoceancountylibrary.org.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, 732.657.7600 ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

Jewish Book and Film Discussion Club
to Meet at Manchester Branch Library

MANCHESTER, NJ – The Manchester Branch Library’s Shalom Book and Film Discussion Club will meet on Friday, October 29 from 11 am to 1 pm. It focuses on Jewish themed literature and movies. Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig, an English professor at Ocean County College and lecturer on all aspects of Yiddish culture throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties is the group leader. She also led our previous Let’s Talk about It: Jewish Literature series.

Being discussed at the October meeting is the book, The Saturday Wife by Naomi Ragen. Delilah just wanted to be part of the in-crowd. She marries Chaim, a sincere rabbinical student who is content to take over his grandfather’s congregation in a crumbling Bronx neighborhood but the materialistic Delilah pushes Chaim to take a position in a wealthy Connecticut congregation. Once they arrive, she finds herself in way over her head, trying to please the demanding, hypocritical members of the new congregation. The adventures of Delilah and Chaim provide a cautionary tale about the difficulties faced by those attempting to maintain traditional values while struggling with the temptations of the outside world. Ragen tells this story with insight and humor, vividly illustrating the consequences of lashon hara (gossip).

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. However, space is very limited so it is necessary to register in advance by calling 732.657.7600 or by going online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.


Eight Press Releases from Manchester

September 1, 2010

CONTACT: Jolene Smith, 732.657.7600
jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Library to Offer Brain Joggers

MANCHESTER, NJ – On Monday, September 20, the monthly Brain Joggers class will be held at the Manchester Library from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Inspired by the book, Mind Your Mind by Beatrice and Sara Seagull, Brain Joggers is designed to stimulate 9 areas of the brain that need exercising through the use of fun games and puzzles.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please register online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600. The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST AUTHOR OF BOOK ABOUT LAKEWOOD’S ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY

MANCHESTER – On Monday, September 20 at 7:00 pm at the Manchester Branch Library, Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig will talk about her new book, Heart of the Stranger: A Portrait of Lakewood’s Orthodox Community. The book explores the customs and beliefs that define Orthodox Jewry and chronicles how, beginning in the late 1800s, a handful of East European Jews settled in the then posh resort area of Lakewood, tracing its growth to what is today one of the largest Orthodox enclaves in America, centered around a world renowned institute of Torah study. Dr. Ali will share her experiences and her personal and spiritual journey while researching and writing the book. She will also sign copies of the book which will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to Lakewood’s Meal on Wheels program.

Ali Botein-Furrevig, Ph.D. is a Professor of English at Ocean County College and leader of the Shalom Book Club at the Manchester Branch Library. She is a popular speaker on Yiddish culture throughout Ocean and Monmouth counties.

Please register in advance for this free adult program by calling (732) 657-7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW
“BROOKLYN’S FINEST”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Brooklyn’s Finest” on Wednesday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular crime drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

When NYPD’s Operation Clean Up targets the notoriously drug-ridden Van Dyke housing project, three officers (Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, and Ethan Hawke) find themselves swept away by the violence and corruption of Brooklyn’s gritty 65th Precinct and its most treacherous criminals, including Caz (Wesley Snipes).

This R-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

CONTACT: Maria Colon, 732.657.7600 Ext. 4524
mcolon@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY
TO CELEBRATE BROOKLYN DAY

MANCHESTER, NJ – On Saturday, September 25 the Manchester Branch Library will host a tribute celebration to Brooklyn, NY from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Tony Muia, founder of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours will talk about Brooklyn’s famous foods, neighborhoods, landmarks and movie locations.

Tony Muia founded his company in 2005 because he wanted to showcase his hometown to visitors from around the country and around the world. Since then his tours have been featured on the Today Show, the Food Network, the Travel Channel, the Martha Stewart Show, and the Rachel Ray Show.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600 to register. The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township.

CONTACT: Jolene Smith, 732.657.7600
jsmith@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Branch Library to Host NJ Natural Gas SAVEGREEN Project’s
“New Spin on Energy” Workshop for Consumers

MANCHESTER, NJ – At the Manchester Branch Library on Monday, September 27 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm learn about energy conservation and efficiency from New Jersey Natural Gas representative, Renee Amellio. She will provide no- and low-cost tips to save money, information on incentives and energy-assistance programs and tell you about many tools and resources available to help you make wise energy choices. Participants will receive an insulation gasket package for electrical outlets plus materials on energy-efficient products.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. Please go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600 to register.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp.

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW
“THE BOUNTY HUNTER”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen, “The Bounty Hunter” on Wednesday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular romantic comedy/action film on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

A bounty hunter (Gerard Butler) is hired to retrieve his ex-wife (Jennifer Aniston), a reporter who has skipped bail, working to expose a murder cover-up. The two continually one-up each other until they find themselves on the run for their lives.

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK CAFE

MANCHESTER – On Thursday, September 30, the Manchester branch library will be holding its monthly book café from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Join us as we discuss what we’ve been reading, play literary games, and enjoy light refreshments. Share with others good books that you’ve recently read and pick up suggestions of what to read next.

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

For more information about this free adult program call 732.657.7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST
METAPHYSICS LECTURE

MANCHESTER – On Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 pm, at the Manchester Branch Library, Jeanne Pacheco will present “Metaphysics: An Introduction to the Non-Physical Realm.” Jeanne defines metaphysics as “the study of the non-physical aspect of life that is influenced by the spirit world and all beings who reside in it. The discussion will include an overview of Reiki, AHT, Trance, Psychic, and Spirit communication. A stress reduction exercise will be demonstrated for participants to use on their own.

Please register for this free adult program by going online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732.657.7600.

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