4 Press releases from Stafford branch

August 25, 2010

August 25, 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 Invictus on Saturday, September 11th at 2:00 PM. Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Rated PG-13.

The Disney movie Ponyo is scheduled for Saturday, September 25th at 2:00 PM. Ponyo is an animated adventure centered on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human. 103 min. Rated G.

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.

August 25, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson (609) 597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org
129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Group will meet on Wednesday, September 15th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM, and Friday, Sept. 24th from 1:00 – 2:30. 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. 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.

August 25, 2010

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

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 Sept. 13th, and Monday Sept. 27th 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 August 25, 2010
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org
129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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, September 27th 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


Three press releases from Manchester

June 11, 2010

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK CAFE

MANCHESTER – On Monday, June 28 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 about 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: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

LEARN ABOUT WATER SAFETY FOR DOGS
AT THE MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – At the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 29, discover how to have a fun and safe summer with your best friend! Experienced dog trainer, Jean Perciaccanto will dispel the commonly held belief that all dogs are naturally good swimmers. She will then tell you how to protect your pet around pools, on the beach, and when riding in boats.

Please register for this event as part of Manchester Branch’s Adult Summer Reading Program 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 Township.

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW
“INVICTUS”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Invictus” on Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team (Matt Damon) to help unite their country. Believing he can bring his racially and economically divided country together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies his underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run for the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

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.