Mario Kart tournament at OCL

December 1, 2010

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CONTACT: Scott Walker (732) 349-6200, ext. 5914
swalker@theoceancountylibrary.org

Teens that are too young to drive can still fulfill their virtual need for speed at Ocean County Library Mario Kart tournament.

Does your teen have the winter blahs or cabin fever? Bring them to one of nine library locations in January and February for the Mario Kart Wii tournament.

The event is for teens ages 12 -18 and registration is required and each player may only register for one qualifying round. Players are encouraged to bring their Wii Wheels and Classic Controllers

Nine branches will host qualifying rounds, and the top players from each location will get to compete in our “Tournament of Champions” at the Toms River Branch on Saturday, February 26th.

Qualifying Rounds –
Lakewood – Wednesday Jan.5 – 6:30 P.M.
Berkeley – Saturday Jan.8 – 1 P.M.
Lacey – Saturday Jan 22 – 1 P.M.
Jackson – Wednesday Jan 26 – 6:30 P.M.
Point Pleasant Borough – Thursday Jan.27 – 6:30 P.M.
Manchester – Saturday Jan 29 – 2 P.M.
Toms River – Wednesday Feb 2 – 6:30 P.M.
Little Egg Harbor – Saturday Feb 5 – 2 P.M.
Barnegat – Thursday Feb 17 – 7 P.M.
Tournament of Champions” Toms River Feb 26, 1 – 4 P.M.

For more information please contact Ocean County Library at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by phone at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514


Jackson to host SAT test & strategy programs

February 24, 2010

A fully-proctored simulated SAT examination will be held at the Jackson branch of the Ocean County Library (2 Jackson Drive) Saturday March 6th from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m to show students what they can expect from the college-admission test.

 Students will then receive a comprehensive analysis of the results and test performance that will detail their individual strengths and weaknesses.

 Serious college-bound students are invited to make the most of this free opportunity to help them score well on the SAT.

 Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will then provide a free, follow-up seminar, SAT Strategies 101, on Tuesday March 9th at 7p.m. to explain the test results and answer any questions students and parents have. Taking the SAT practice test is not a prerequisite to attend the strategies seminar.

 During this one-hour workshop, students will learn how to score higher on the SAT using key Kaplan strategies. The format and content of the test are covered, including ways to take advantage of the test format to maximize efficiency on the exam. Question types are reviewed and answered using key strategies, giving students a study plan for success!

 Space is limited so students should register promptly for the practice test. Both students and parents are welcome to register and attend SAT Strategies 101. People can register in-person, by telephone (732) 928-4400 or online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org .

Contact Freda Lehman, (732) 928-4400 ext. 3833


JAckson: Getting into the college of your choice

October 14, 2009

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CONTACT:    Freda Lehman

                        flehman@theoceancountylibrary.org

 Program at Jackson Library: “Accepted: Getting Into Your First Choice School

 JACKSON– Ambitious high school students, and their parents, will want to carefully plan a strategy for gaining admission to selective colleges and universities and getting up-to-date information will help. Come to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library for Accepted: Getting Into Your First Choice School, on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm. The workshop is designed to show students and parents what college admissions officers expect from applicants’ high school experiences. Topics covered include a variety of admissions policies and the key factors used by admissions officers when deciding which students to accept. This program is presented by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

 This program is free and open to the public.  Registration for the program begins Oct. 12. Please register in-person, by phone 732-928-4400, or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.


Jackson to host movie “Inkheart”

October 14, 2009

CONTACT: Freda Lehman, 732-928-4400

flehman@theoceancountylibrary.org

Free screening of the movie: Inkheart at the Jackson Library

JACKSON – In celebration of Teen Read Week the Jackson Library will have a free screening of Inkheart starring Brendan Fraser and Helen Mirren. Free Popcorn too! The movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20th. The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 2 Jackson Drive. The 2009 Teen Read Week theme is “Read Beyond Reality @ Your Library.” Inkheart, Rated PG, is an entertaining fantasy film based on the book of the same title by Cornelia Funke. A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook’s hero. This program is free and open to the public. Please register in-person, by phone (732-928-4400) or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.


Program at Jackson Library: “Accepted: Getting Into Your First Choice School”

October 5, 2009

JACKSON– Ambitious high school students, and their parents, will want to carefully plan a strategy for gaining admission to selective colleges and universities and getting up-to-date information will help. Come to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library for Accepted: Getting Into Your First Choice School, on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm. The workshop is designed to show students and parents what college admissions officers expect from applicants’ high school experiences. Topics covered include a variety of admissions policies and the key factors used by admissions officers when deciding which students to accept. This program is presented by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration for the program begins Oct. 12. Please register in-person, by phone 732-928-4400, or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.


New York Times best-selling author Connie Briscoe appears at Jackson library

October 5, 2009

JACKSON—Ocean County Library Jackson branch (2 Jackson Drive) is hosting a special author visit with New York Times best selling author Connie Briscoe at the Jackson Branch on Saturday, October 24 at 2 pm.

Briscoe has been a best-selling author for over a decade, spanning five best-selling novels about the lives of modern women. The Maryland-based author overcame a hearing impairment to follow her dream of being a writer.

Briscoe’s debut novel “Sisters & Lovers” sold over 750,000 copies, chronicling the lovelife, families and careers of African Americans. This June, her long awaited sequel, “Sisters & Husbands” was released.

“Sisters & Husbands” features the return of “Sisters & Lovers” character Beverly who is at a crossroads at her life, wondering if marriage really works. “Sisters & Husbands” has received strong reviews from USA Today and Amazon.

To register for this program, call the Jackson branch at 732-928-4400 or go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Information about Briscoe’s books and her blog can be found online at www.conniebriscoe.com.


New York Times best-selling author Connie Briscoe appears at Jackson library

October 1, 2009

JACKSON—Ocean County Library Jackson branch (2 Jackson Drive) is hosting a special author visit with New York Times best selling author Connie Briscoe at the Jackson Branch on Saturday, October 24 at 2 pm.

Briscoe has been a best-selling author for over a decade, spanning five best-selling novels about the lives of modern women. The Maryland-based author overcame a hearing impairment to follow her dream of being a writer.

Briscoe’s debut novel “Sisters & Lovers” sold over 750,000 copies, chronicling the lovelife, families and careers of African Americans. This June, her long awaited sequel, “Sisters & Husbands” was released.

“Sisters & Husbands” features the return of “Sisters & Lovers” character Beverly who is at a crossroads at her life, wondering if marriage really works. “Sisters & Husbands” has received strong reviews from USA Today and Amazon.

To register for this program, call the Jackson branch at 732-928-4400 or go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Information about Briscoe’s books and her blog can be found online at www.conniebriscoe.com.