Press release from Manchester

September 30, 2010

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY KNITTERS NEED YARN TO MAKE HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

MANCHESTER – For the holidays, the Manchester Library’s Wednesday night knitting and crocheting group will be making hats and scarves for children of Ocean County who are in need. Every holiday season, the Ocean County Health Department decorates their tree with gloves, mittens, hats and scarves for the children who use the services of their various clinics to receive as gifts. The Manchester Library “Chicks with Sticks” will be adding their creations to this worthy cause.

To accomplish their mission, the knitters need yarn. Please help by donating new skeins of yarn to the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township. For more information call 732-657-7600. Ask for Joanne Lefand.


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.


Two Press releases from Manchester branch

August 18, 2010

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW
“THE GHOST WRITER”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “The Ghost Writer” on Wednesday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular political thriller on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

When a successful ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) is hired to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. However, as the ghostwriter works, he uncovers clues suggesting a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA.

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 SHOW,
“THE OFFICIAL STORY ”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Library will screen, “The Official Story” on Wednesday, September 15, 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!

This winner of the 1985 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film details the collapse of an affluent Buenos Aires family that occurs after the wife begins suspecting her adopted daughter may have been stolen from a victim family of the forced disappearances that occurred during Argentina’s Dirty War in the 1970s.

The dialogue is in Spanish 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.


Three Press Releases from Manchester branch 5/13/10

May 13, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113

                        wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

Writers’ Circle to Meet at Manchester Branch Library

 

MANCHESTER –The Manchester library’s Writer’s Circle will be holding their semi-monthly meetings on Tuesdays, June 1 and 15 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. During our meetings, we critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertinent to authorship.  Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication processes.  Learn the steps involved in copyrighting a written work and how to go about finding an agent. Find out how others cope with writer’s block and get feedback on your manuscript before sending it to a publisher.

This program is open to the adult public, free of charge. No need to register in advance.

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT: Joanne Lefand, (732) 657-7600 ext. 4522

                        jlefand@theoceancountylibrary.org

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW

“AN EDUCATION”

 

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “An Education” on Wednesday, June 2, 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!  

Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a bright young school girl who longs for adulthood. She meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), who introduces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends, chic jazz clubs and sex. Will she let this affair with a dashing older man ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) fears? This captivating film sparkles with wit, charm and style of 1960s Britain. It is rated PG13 and is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. Although registration is not required, early arrival is recommended.

PRESS RELEASE

 

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW

“IT’S COMPLICATED”

 

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “It’s Complicated” on Wednesday, June 9, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular romantic comedy on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!  

Jane (Meryl Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, has a thriving business and an amicable relationship with her ex-husband Jake (Alec Baldwin). However, an innocent meal turns into an affair and Jane finds herself as the other woman to Jake’s new wife. When an architect (Steve Martin) falls for Jane, he soon realizes he’s become part of a love triangle as things get very complicated.

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