Stafford Leader

Dr. King Exhibit Planned; Learn Tips for Healthy Cooking

Jan 18, 2019

Stafford Branch,

Ocean County Library

129 North Main St. (Route 9)

Manahawkin (609-597-3381)

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., teens are invited to set up informative displays and develop brochures for people who want to learn more about Dr. King and his work in the civil rights movement. The displays and material will be set up on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21.

Youth can earn volunteer service hours. Apply at the branch or to teen librarian Courtney Nieddu at

Have trouble finding time to cook? On Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m., ShopRite certified dietician Giavonna Hirtes will give tips and demonstrate cooking healthy and hearty meals designed for those with busy lifestyles.

The String of Purls knit and crochet group meets on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at noon; Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. For beginners, bring size 9 knitting needles and light-colored 4-ply cotton or acrylic yarn. To crochet, bring the same yarn, and size “I” crochet hook.

The American Association of University Women book discussion group holds its next meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. Topic is Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan.

Have you harnessed the power of Facebook advertising for your business or non-profit organization? On Feb. 4 at 6 p.m., instructor Tom Forgione will share tips for a successful Facebook advertising campaign. The program is presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County.

The next Brain Games session is Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m. Older adults are invited to participate in a range of mental exercises designed to keep their minds sharp.

Mah jongg buffs get together for games every Friday beginning at 12:30 p.m. Participants should bring current-year game cards and sets.

The English conversation group meets Sundays 3-4 p.m. and Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon. The group is an opportunity for members of the community who are learning to speak English to practice their skills.

The Tuesday book discussion group gets together on Feb. 12, 1 p.m. Subject is America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.

The Teen Advisory Board meets on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. Members can earn community service credit and build leadership skills as they assist the teen librarian in planning and running programs.

— Eric Englund

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