3 from Stafford

September 9, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 Sept. 9, 2010


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will host the program “String of Purls” Thursday, Oct. 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and Saturday, Oct. 16th from 10:30 – 12:30. 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.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting the program Brain Games on Wednesday, Oct. 6th 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!


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting a month-long series of classes on Tai Chi on all four Tuesdays in October – the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Tai Chi is a slow motion, meditative series of exercises designed to provide relaxation and health benefits. Its movements help to improve balance, coordination and mood. The instructor asks that you wear loose clothing and flat shoes or sneakers. There’s no need to register, as the first 25 people will be admitted.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Information about the event can be found online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by phone at (609)597-3381.

4 press releases from Stafford

March 30, 2010

CONTACT: Francine Everson feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org


MANAHAWKIN – The Master Gardeners of Ocean County will present “Seed Starting and Transplanting Young Plants” at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Saturday, April 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The first hour will be dedicated to the seed starting and transplanting young plants talk, where you will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each method. You will also learn the major points of getting your garden started. During the remaining time, the Master Gardener team will address any questions you may have. You may also bring in dying or diseased clippings for plant diagnosis and possible remedies.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Groups will meet on the following days: Monday, April 19th from 1:45 PM- 3:30 PM; and Wednesday, April 21st from 1:00 – 2:30 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.


MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the family movie: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian on Saturday, April 24th at 2:00 PM. Exhibits come to life in this sequel that’s better than the original. It’s a battle between a former night watchman and museum misfits who plan to take over the Smithsonian and the world. Rated PG. 2009.


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, April 26th, 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. These programs are 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.