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.


Six Press releases for Stafford

August 5, 2010

August 5, 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 The Young Victoria on Saturday, August 14th at 2:00 PM. This is a dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. Rated PG.

The family movie Surf’s Up is scheduled for Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 PM. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. 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.

August 5, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MASTER GARDENER SERIES: HERBS

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will present the program: “Herbs” on Monday, August 23rd, at 2:00 PM. Rosemarie Martelli – a Master Gardener and a member of the Master Gardener Association of Ocean County – will give an overview of what herbs to plant and where; their life cycles; growing hints; when to plant; choice of containers; soil preference; how to harvest; and methods of preserving and uses.

A team of master gardeners will be on hand from 1:30 – 4:30 PM to answer your gardening questions and analyze any dead, dying, or diseased cuttings you may wish to bring in. Use the services the Master Gardeners are bringing to southern Ocean County.

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 library for specific information.

August 5, 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, August 27th from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. 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. 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.

CONTACT: Francine Everson August 5, 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, August 30th, 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

WHAT: Brain Games
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010
WHERE: Stafford branch

CONTACT: Francine Everson August 5, 2010
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

BRAIN GAMES

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting the program Brain Games on Wednesday, Sept. 1st from 1:00-2:30 PM. Keeping your mind active improves its performance. Your brain responds to intellectual stimulation by being fit and in good condition. Older adults consistently express their fears about decreasing mental ability such as loss of memory, difficulty in concentrating, inability to adapt to new situations, etc. Just as you do physical exercises to keep your body in shape, doing mental exercises stimulates different parts of your brain and helps retain mental acuity. We’ll provide the brain games and the fun!

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is geared toward adults and is free and open to the public. Please register either in person, by calling: (609) 597-3381, or by visiting our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson August 5, 2010
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org
129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

STRING OF PURLS – KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will host the program – String of Purls on Thursday, Sept. 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Whether you’re just learning to knit, crochet, embroider, etc., already know how, or want to know what a “purl” is, join our group where experts will be available to answer your questions. Find that creative streak you know you have with this craft that has recently enjoyed an explosion of interest. For beginners, bring size 10 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply worsted yarn. To crochet, bring the same type of yarn, and a size “I” crochet hook. If you’re more advanced, bring the project you’re working on. This is also an excellent way to exchange ideas.

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.