2 from Stafford

April 22, 2010

 

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381

                        feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org 

MASTER  GARDENER  SERIES : SPRING  IS  TICK  AND  LYME  DISEASE  SEASON

MANAHAWKIN  – The Master Gardeners of Ocean County will present “Spring is Tick and Lyme Disease Season” at 1:30 at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, May 10th.   

It’s spring and that means it’s Lyme disease season and time for tick awareness. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected deer tick.

Learn to identify areas where ticks like to hide, and what you can do to make your yard unattractive to ticks.

During the remaining time, the Master Gardener team will address any questions you may have. They will be at the library from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  You may also bring in dying or diseased clippings for plant diagnosis and possible remedies.   

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 www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, call the library for specific information.

MEET THE AUTHOR – LORRAINE ROCCO  

 MANAHAWKIN –   Lorraine Rocco – author of  “The years gone bye, a yearly snapshot of the people, places and things that captured our attention for 50 years: 1950-2000 ” will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Wednesday, May.12th  at 7:00 PM.

Ms. Rocco invites you to stroll down memory lane, and to bring your own memories to share. The “stroll” highlights social, cultural and historical events.   

Ms. Rocco is a journalist who has published numerous articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and who has received many awards for her writing.


2 releases from Stafford

February 5, 2010

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

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the family movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00 PM. Giant pancakes and pasta fall from the sky as a scientist tries to solve world hunger. Rated PG. 2009.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This movie is 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.

A HISTORY OF MOTOWN FEATURING THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL JACKSON

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford and Barnegat branches of the Ocean County Library are hosting the program “A History of Motown Featuring the Music of Michael Jackson” that will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 7:00 PM at St. Mary’s Parish Center in Manahawkin. Mr. Jon Turk will present this fun and educational look at the positive influence Motown music has had on our culture. Observe the artistry of Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and others. Some songs Mr. Turk will perform are: “My girl,” “How sweet it is,” “I just called to say I love you,” and more. It promises to be an evening of fun with songs that are sure to bring back memories.

St. Mary’s Parish Center is located at 179 S. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the Stafford Branch at (609) 597-3381, or visit the library’s website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org


3 press releases from Stafford

February 1, 2010

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the feature film: My Sister’s Keeper on Saturday, February 13th at 2:00 PM. A family is torn apart when a healthy younger sibling sues her parents for the rights to her own body. Rated PG-13. 2009.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Group will meet on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17th at 1:00 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. Ms. Marguerite Jones will be the facilitator.

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, February 22nd, 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. Call the branch for specific information: (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org There is no need to register.


6 press releases from Stafford

December 10, 2009

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 Dec. 4, 2009 feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

STRING OF PURLS – KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will host the program – “String of Purls” on Saturday, December 19th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, on Thursday, January 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and on Saturday, January 16th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 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.

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, December 28th, 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.

TAI CHI

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting a month-long series of classes on Tai chi on the four Tuesdays in January – the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Tai chi is a slow motion, meditative exercise that provides relaxation and health benefits. The type of Tai chi to be taught at the library is referred to as sun style, which is good for 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.

MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will be showing the following movies.

The Feature Film will be Julie & Julia on Saturday, January 9th at 2:00 PM. Rated PG-13. 2009.

Our Family Movie – Up – will be shown on Saturday, January 23rd at 2:00 PM. Up is a computer-animated adventure that takes a balloon salesman on a trip to a land that’s full of surprises. Rated PG. 2009.

MASTER GARDENER SPEAKER PRESENTATION

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will present the program: “Caring for house plants and holiday season plants,” on Wednesday, January 13th, at 7:00 PM.

Mary Townsend – a master gardener and a member of the Master Gardener Association of Ocean County – will address all types of house plants and provide expert information on their care. Don’t know what to do with that poinsettia or amaryllis you got over the holidays? This program is for you. Master gardeners have the knowledge and the tips. You will also learn how you can become one.

SHARPEN YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is offering the program “Sharpen Your Computer Skills” every Thursday evening in January: the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 7:00 PM.

Learn how to navigate the Web efficiently, learn about Internet safety and security; learn how to set up and retrieve folders and files, and more.

You must have mouse and basic Internet skills.

There will be a half hour of presentation of the material, and the rest of the time will be practical hands-on and questions.

This is a perfect opportunity to build computer confidence in a world that keeps telling us to “check our website.”

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.


3 from Stafford

November 13, 2009

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381  email: feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050

JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

MANAHAWKIN – Join us at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, November 23rd , from 11:00-1:00 for a “Journey to Wellness,” presented by the Mental Health Association of New Jersey.

The “Wellness on Wheels” RV will be parked in the library lot and will provide 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.

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, December 3rd from 1:00 – 2:30 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. Also an excellent way to exchange ideas.

SHARPEN YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS

MANAHAWKIN – Join us at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 3rd for “Sharpen Your Computer Skills.”

Learn how to navigate the Web efficiently; learn about Internet safety and security; learn how to set up and retrieve folders and files, and more. You must have mouse and basic Internet skills.

There will be a half hour of presentation of the material, and the rest of the time will be practical hands-on and questions. This is a perfect opportunity to build computer confidence in a world that keeps telling us to “check our website.”

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