‘Tween Craft @ Stafford

November 14, 2012

The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will hold a craft for tweens on Monday, December 3rd, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Participants will learn to cut, fold, and glue paper boxes.  These small, colorful containers are easy to personalize and make great gift boxes.  Dress appropriately for a potentially messy craft.

 

This program is free and open to tweens ages 9 to 14.  The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin.  Space is limited, so please register online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or by phone at 609-597-3381


STAFFORD BRANCH OF THE OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY

July 27, 2010

STAFFORD BRANCH OF THE OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY

                 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin, N.J. 08050

              609-597-3381 or Register Online @

             www.theoceancountylibrary.org

 

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

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October 7th, 8:00am – 7:00pm, Thursday

Friends of the Stafford Library’s East Stroudsburg, PA Bus Trip, Luncheon, Theatre

Tour a historic inn and grounds with luncheon to follow. The show “Rumors” begins at 2:00pm.

Enjoy scenic fall foliage.  $75 per person. Call Barbara at 609-597-8801 or Claire at 609-660-1028 by August 27th to make your reservation.

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9/1, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Wednesday

Brain Games

Older adults will participate in a range of mental exercises designed to keep their minds sharp. Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

9/1, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Wednesday

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

Pope Joan

9/2, 10:30am, Thursday

Thursday Adventures:  Alan Mann, “The Music Man”

One-man-show Alan Mann’s repertoire includes Broadway hits, jazz standards, and stars’ stories.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

9/2, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Thursday

String of Purls–Knit/Crochet Group

Want to knit, crochet, etc?  Join our group to learn, or bring your project with you.

9/2, 6:00pm, Thursday

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The Teen Advisory Board needs your help! Join your peers to discuss ideas and plan programs for teens at your library. Grades 7 -12.

9/7, 14, 21, & 28, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Tuesdays

Chair Yoga

This Yoga is done in a chair, with no jarring or fast moves.  Wear loose clothing.  First 25 are admitted in each session.  No registration.

9/8, 15, 22, & 29, 9:30 OR 11:00am, Wednesday

Toddler Time

Stories, songs and fingerplays for ages 19-36 months old, with caregiver. Registration starts Wednesday, 8/25 for this four-week series.

9/8, 1:30pm, Wednesday

Mouse Basics

Learn the very basics of using a mouse.  Registration begins two weeks before class date.

9/10, 10:30am – 12pm, Friday

MOMS Club Meeting

Support group for stay-at-home moms. Guest speakers & entertainment for children.

9/11, 2:00- 4:00pm, Saturday

Feature Film:  Invictus

South African President Mandela rallies an underdog rugby team, hoping to unite his country with a try at the World Cup. Rated PG-13.   No registration necessary.

9/13, 10:30pm, Monday

Internet Basics

Learn to navigate the Internet. Students need mouse skills. Registration begins two weeks before class date.

9/13, 7:00-8:30pm, Monday

Preparing to Publish:  Writers’Support Group

Participants provide supportive feedback to those who are on the verge of getting their work published. Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

9/14, 1:00pm, Tuesday

Tuesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Home by Marilyn Robinson.  Please pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk.

9/15, 1:00 – 2:30pm, Wednesday

Creative Writing Group

Share your love of writing and exchange ideas and information.  You may also bring in a sample of your work with some copies for others. Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

9/16, 9:30am, Thursday

Friends of the Stafford Library Meeting

Become a member today! All are welcome.

9/17, 1:30pm, Friday

E-Bay Basics

Learn the basics of buying and selling on E-Bay. Students need mouse and Internet skills. Registration begins two weeks before class date.

9/18, 12:00 – 4:00pm, Saturday

Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Learn salsa dancing with instructor Daniel Asin, member of the Latin American Dance Company in New York City (no partner needed).  Sample Latino food.  Enjoy a live musical performance by Ray Smith y Swing Sabroso, featuring their distinctive Salsa Dura style of music.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

9/20, 27, and 10/4, 10:00am, Mondays

Mother Goose Time

Rhythm, rhyme, music and movement for babies up to 18 months with caregiver.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

9/21 & 28, also 10/5, 12, 19, and 26 10:00am, Tuesdays

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3-5. This is a six-week series.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

9/21, 1:30pm, Tuesday

Internet Basics

Learn to navigate the Internet. Students need mouse skills.  Registration begins two weeks before class date.

 

9/23, 1:30pm, Thursday

Beyond the Basics

Learn advanced Internet searching techniques. Students need mouse and Internet skills.  Registration begins two weeks before class date.

 

9/24, 1:00 – 2:30pm, Friday

Creative Writing Group

Share your love of writing and exchange ideas and information.  You may also bring in a sample of your work with some copies for others.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

9/25, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Saturday

Family Movie:  Ponyo

A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey together. Rated G.

No registration necessary.

9/27, 10:30am, Monday

Beyond the Basics

Learn advanced Internet searching techniques. Students need mouse and Internet skills. Registration begins two weeks before class date.

9/27, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Monday

Journey to Wellness

The Journey to Wellness program provides support to those who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse concerns.  Free. 

9/27, 7:00-8:30pm, Monday

Preparing to Publish:  Writers’Support Group

Participants provide supportive feedback to those who are on the verge of getting their work published.

9/29, 10:30am, Wednesday

Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics

Learn the basics of the Excel spreadsheet program. Students need mouse skills and knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Registration begins two weeks before class date.

9/29, 12:00 – 9:00pm, Wednesday

Ham Radio Day

The Old Barney Amateur Radio Club will have a display and radio station set up to encourage interest in this increasingly popular hobby. Learn how you can communicate with others around the globe, with astronauts on space missions, or assist with emergency communications within your area. There is no age limit in becoming a ham radio operator.

9/30, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Thursday

Friends of the Stafford Library Book Sale

Come visit our book sales the last Thursday of every month for Great books, Great prices, Great reading!

9/30, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Thursday

Mobile Mammography Van

The van will be in the parking lot.

9/30, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Thursday

Teen Writing Group

Are you a teen writer? Are you looking for a comfortable, creative and fun environment where you can share your work with other writers? If so, join us for our first meeting and help get the group started. Grades 7–12.  .  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.


Three press releases from Stafford

July 13, 2010

PRESS RELEASE
July 13, 2010
CONTACT: Francine Everson
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org
129 N. Main St. Manahawkin, NJ 08050

BRAIN GAMES
MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting the program Brain Games on Wednesday, Aug. 4th 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

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, Aug. 5th 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.

PREPARING TO PUBLISH: WRITERS’ SUPPORT GROUP
MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting: Preparing to Publish: Writers’ Support Group. They will meet on the following days: Monday Aug. 9th, and Monday Aug. 23rd from 7:00-8:30 PM. This group is for those who are on the verge of getting their work published. Participants provide useful, supportive, critical feedback that is designed to bring you to the point of successfully publishing your work. The group is concerned with securing an agent, preparing a query letter, analyzing markets, and addressing those concerns that will lead you to the status of being published. The group is limited to ten participants so register early.
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.


Four Press releases from Stafford

June 29, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

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

CREATIVE WRITING GROUPS

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Groups will meet on the following Wednesdays: July 21st from 1:00 – 2:30 PM; and July 28th 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, 609-597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MEET THE AUTHOR – KAREN KELLY BOYCE

MANAHAWKIN – Karen Kelly Boyce – author of A bend in the road: a year’s journey through breast cancer – will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Wednesday, July 21st at 7:00 PM. The same week that the author received the initial printing of her first novel, she also received the diagnosis of breast cancer. Her book chronicles her thoughts and experiences as a cancer patient and cancer survivor. She shares her fears, anger, and the peace she found while fighting for recovery; as well as the blessings of the inspirational people she met, the life-saving diet she found, and the empowerment that her faith, prayer and meditation gave her.

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 (609) 597-3381, in person, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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

MASTER GARDENER SERIES:
PLANTS THAT ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES AND HUMMINGBIRDS

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library will present the program: “Plants That Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds” on Thursday, July 22nd, at 7:00 PM. Marion Goldberg – a Master Gardener and a member of the Master Gardener Association of Ocean County – will identify plants that are compatible with our zone and that best invite butterflies and hummingbirds into our area, as well as their requirements, placement in your yard, and how to care for them. A team of master gardeners will be on hand from 6:00 – 9:00 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.

CONTACT: Francine Everson
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

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, July 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. 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


July Events at the Stafford Branch

June 3, 2010

7/1, 1:00 – 2:30pm, Thursday – String of Purls – Knit/Crochet Group

Want to knit, crochet, etc?  Join our group to learn or bring your project with you.  For beginner knitters: bring size 10 needles & 4-ply worsted yarn.  For beginner crocheters:  bring an “I” crochet hook and same yarn as for knitters. No registration necessary.

7/1, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Thursday – Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The Teen Advisory Board needs your help! Join your peers to discuss ideas and plan programs for teens at your library. Grades 7 -12. 

7/7, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Wednesday – Brain Games

Older adults will participate in a range of mental exercises designed to keep their minds sharp.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/8, 10:30am, Thursday – Mouse Basics (Computer Class)

Learn the very basics of using a mouse. Registration begins two weeks prior to class.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/8, 7:00pm, Thursday – DVD Discussion Group

Group is limited to 10 participants who can pick up specially reserved DVDs of the film one week before the discussion to watch on their own. See Circulation Staff for DVD and registration.

7/9, 10:30am – 12pm, Friday – MOMS Club Meeting

Support group for stay-at-home moms. Guest speakers & entertainment for children.  No registration necessary.

7/10, 2:00pm, Saturday –Feature Film: Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton’s version of the Lewis Carroll classic.  Johnny Depp is the Mad Hatter. Rated PG.  No registration necessary.

7/12, 1:30pm, Monday – Internet Basics (Computer Class)

Learn to navigate the Internet. Students need mouse skills. Registration begins two weeks prior to class.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/12, 7:00-8:30pm, Monday – Preparing to Publish:  Writer’s Support Group

Participants provide supportive feedback to those who are on the verge of getting their work published. Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/13, 1:00pm, Tuesday – Tuesday Afternoon Book Discussion

For One More Day by Mitch Albom.  Please pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk. No registration necessary.

7/17, 2:00pm, Saturday – Family Movie: Goonies

A band of young boys find a treasure map and embark on a magical adventure. Rated PG.  No registration necessary.

7/20, 10:30am, Tuesday – Beyond the Basics (Computer Class)

Learn advanced Internet searching techniques. Students need mouse and Internet skills. Registration begins two weeks prior to class.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/21, 1:00 – 2:30pm, Wednesday – Creative Writing Group

Bring in a sample of your work with about 8 copies for others to read if you’d like. Share ideas and information. Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/21, 7:00pm, Wednesday – Meet the Author:  Karen Kelly Boyce

Author of A Bend in the Road: a Year’s Journey Through Breast Cancer, Karen will share her thoughts and experiences while fighting for recovery. 

Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/22, 6:00-8:45pm, Thursday – Master Gardener: Plants that Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Master Gardener Marion Goldberg’s talk is at 7:00, with plenty of time for questions and diagnosing sickly cuttings. Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/23, 1:30pm, Friday – E-Bay Basics (Computer Class)

Learn the basics of buying and selling on E-Bay. Students need mouse and Internet skills. Registration begins two weeks prior to class.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/26, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Monday – Journey to Wellness

The Journey to Wellness program provides support to those who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse concerns.  Free. No registration necessary.

7/26, 7:00-8:30pm, Monday – Preparing to Publish:  Writer’s Support Group

Participants provide supportive feedback to those who are on the verge of getting their work published. Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/28, 10:30am, Wednesday – Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basics (Computer Class)

Learn how to create and edit a Microsoft PowerPoint slide presentation. Students need mouse skills and knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

Registration begins two weeks prior to class.  Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/28, 1:45 – 3:30pm, Wednesday – Creative Writing Group

Bring in a sample of your work with 7 copies for others to read if you’d like. Share ideas and information. Register online, in person, or call 609-597-3381.

7/29, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Thursday – Friends of the Stafford Library Book Sale

Come visit our book sales the last Thursday of every month for Great books, Great prices, Great reading!


CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

February 25, 2010

MANAHAWKIN –   The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Group will meet on two Wednesday afternoons this month: Mar. 17th and 24th 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.  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 by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, registering online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, call the branch for specific information.


FAMILY MAGIC SHOW WITH BRUCE BRAY

February 25, 2010

MANAHAWKIN –   The Friends of Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library is presenting the program ”Family Magic Show with Bruce Bray” on Saturday, March 13th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Bruce’s unique blend of kids’ comedy, magic, and audience participation will prove to be an unforgettable afternoon for young and old alike. Bruce has over 25 years of experience, has presented thousands of shows, and has been invited to perform at the White House three years in a row. He has performed for celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Puff Daddy, and James Gandolfini. The show includes age-appropriate slapstick comedy magic, a silly balloon blowing contest, prizes for all of the kids and a real live bunny rabbit!  Don’t miss this exciting event.

The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 129 N. 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 www.theoceancountylibrary.org