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.

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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