Three Press Releases from Manchester

June 24, 2010

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, July 6 and 20 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.

The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. For more information call 732.657.7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY HOSTS KNITTERS/CHROCHETERS GROUP

MANCHESTER – “Chicks with Sticks” is a knitting and crocheting group for all levels of expertise that meets at the Manchester Library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 2 pm and additionally, every Wednesday night at 7 pm. Join us to share ideas and patterns as we work on projects, assist one another and form friendships.

Beginners are welcome. There are always experienced people willing to teach! Just bring a pair of #8 straight needles and a ball of yarn to learn knitting. To learn crocheting, bring an H or J hook plus a ball of yarn.

No registration is required for this free program. The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Twp. Call 732-657-7600 for more information. Ask for Joanne Lefand.

CONTACT: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

QUILTING BEE TO MEET AT
MANCHESTER LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – The Manchester library’s Quilting Bee will hold its semi-monthly meetings on Fridays July 9 and 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. During our meetings, we work on both individual and group projects. We share ideas, techniques, and patterns. In the process, through our conversations as we work, friendships are forged. Those wishing to learn how to quilt will have the opportunity to learn from experienced artists while experienced quilters will have the chance to pass on their skills. Bring your sewing machines and join us! New members are always welcome!

Meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. There is no need to register for this free adult program! For more information, please call (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.

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Three press releases from Manchester

June 11, 2010

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

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK CAFE

MANCHESTER – On Monday, June 28 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 about 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: Wendi Smolowitz, (732) 657-7600, ext. 4113
wsmolowitz@theoceancountylibrary.org

LEARN ABOUT WATER SAFETY FOR DOGS
AT THE MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY

MANCHESTER – At the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 29, discover how to have a fun and safe summer with your best friend! Experienced dog trainer, Jean Perciaccanto will dispel the commonly held belief that all dogs are naturally good swimmers. She will then tell you how to protect your pet around pools, on the beach, and when riding in boats.

Please register for this event as part of Manchester Branch’s Adult Summer Reading Program 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 Township.

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

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW
“INVICTUS”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch Library will screen the film, “Invictus” on Wednesday, June 30 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!

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team (Matt Damon) to help unite their country. Believing he can bring his racially and economically divided country together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies his underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run for the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

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.


9 Manchester press releases

April 7, 2010

9 Press Releases from Manchester

CONTACT: Alice Parfitt (732) 657-7600 aparfitt@theoceancountylibrary.org

Manchester Branch of Ocean County Library
To Celebrate 20 Years Serving Community

MANCHESTER, NJ – On April 20, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the Ocean County Library’s Manchester branch will host an event to celebrate their 20th Anniversary of serving the people of Manchester, Lakehurst, and Whiting.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. This will be the children’s hour. It will include a visit from Sparks (the Ocean County Library mascot), a drop- in craft, and a puppet show.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Billy Brown and his backup vocalists will sing classic tunes from Motown and Broadway plus standards made popular by performers like Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. During the “Karaoke Coffeehouse,” refreshments will be served and drawings for donated prizes will take place.

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO SHOW “MINE ”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester branch Library will screen the film, “Mine” on Wednesday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular independent film on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

“Mine” is a documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans residents are followed as they attempt to reunite with their pets that were rescued from the floods and adopted by families throughout the country who came to love them. It chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families feel entitled to the same pet and discusses how the fate of the animals and the people involved are determined. Through this story it examines how we treat animals as an extension of how we view and treat each other influenced by race, class and the power of compassion.

The film is American with dialogue in English. It is part of the library’s monthly Independent/Foreign Film Series. Registration is not required. This program is open all ages although it is geared toward adults.

SILK FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION
MANCHESTER – On Friday, April 23 at 2:00 pm, a silk flower arranging demonstration will take place at the Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library. Heide Dziardziel from Flowers Elite will show the audience how to make floral arrangements, such as wreaths and even wedding bouquets all from silk flowers. Also on hand will be Joan Martino who will talk about creating painted floral art pieces.

“A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MONEY MATTERS”

MANCHESTER– On Monday, April 26 at 7:00 pm at the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library John Ertle will discuss various financial topics effecting women of all ages, such as paying for higher education and planning for retirement. Mr. Ertle is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investment Services.

STRENGTH TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS

MANCHESTER, NJ – Seniors, visit the Manchester branch of Ocean County Library on Tuesday, April 27 at 2:00 pm to learn how you can benefit from strength training. Ron Hyland, the Fitness Director for Keswick Pines in Whiting will show you how to use simple chair exercises and light weight dumbbells to help keep you fit.

MANCHESTER LIBRARY TO SHOW “BLIND SIDE”

MANCHESTER – The Manchester branch library will screen the film, “Blind Side” on Wednesday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular biography/drama on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, an All-American college football star and 2009 NFL first round draft pick. During his first seventeen years, Michael is moved from one foster home to another until he is finally taken in by a family that helps him achieve his potential on and off the football field.

This PG13-rated movie is part of the library’s Feature Film Series. Registration is not required.

FRIENDS OF MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY PLANNING NOSTALGIC BUS TOUR TO ARTHUR AVENUE AND THE BRONX

MANCHESTER, NJ – On Thursday, April 29 The Friends of The Manchester branch of the Ocean County Library are sponsoring a tour of the Bronx. We’ll be driving by the new Yankee Stadium, the Grand Concourse, Fordham Road, and Poe Cottage.

This trip is open to the adult public. The cost is $65.00 and must be paid in advance by check at the Manchester branch. This fee includes the price of the bus, lunch and a mozzarella demonstration at Mike’s Deli and Café on Arthur Avenue.

The bus will be picking up passengers from the Whiting Reading Center at 8:30 am and the Manchester branch at 8:45 am. The return drop off time will be approximately 6:00 pm. For more details, please contact Maria Colon at 732.657.7600 x4524.

MANCHESTER BRANCH LIBRARY TO HOST BOOK CAFE

MANCHESTER – On Thursday, April 29 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 about good books that you’ve recently read and pick up suggestions of what to read next.

Shalom Book Club to Meet at Manchester Branch Library

MANCHESTER, NJ – The Manchester branch library’s newest book discussion group, The Shalom Book Club will meet on Fridays, April 30, May 28 and June 25 from 11 am to 1 pm. Its focus is on literature with Jewish themes. Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig, an English professor at Ocean County College and lecturer on all aspects of Yiddish culture throughout Ocean County is the group leader. She also led our previous Let’s Talk about It: Jewish Literature series.

The titles being discussed in the next three sessions belong to the Rashi’s Daughter series by Maggie Anton. At each meeting we will concentrate on a different volume, starting with Volume 1 (Joheved) in April. In May, we will follow with Volume 2 (Miriam) and Volume 3 (Rachel) in June. Set in France in 1068, the books document what it was like to be a Jewish woman during Medieval Times.

All programs are free (except for friends trip) and open to the public. The Manchester branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester. For more information, call the branch at (732) 657-7600 or go to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org