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Ocean County Library Stafford Branch to Present Neill Hartley in Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 03, 2023

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Stafford Branch is pleased to welcome renowned actor and storyteller Neill Hartley in a Friends’ Adventure, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 10 AM Thursday, October 26.

The interactive adaptation of Washington Irving’s timeless horror tale marks Hartley’s return to the OCL Stafford Branch through the American Historical Theater, following his remarkable solo turn as Sherlock Holmes.

He will keep you riveted in his portrayal of Ichabod Crane, interacting with students, leading the congregation in song, and dancing with his love, all before his fateful journey to meet the Headless Horseman.

The award-winning actor, director and educator portrayed the Secretary of the Treasury in the Netflix series House of Cards, and has principal roles in The Sixth Sense and the PBS documentary First Freedom.

Hartley serves as Artistic Director for Acting Without Boundaries, a theater company for young adults with physical disabilities, and has directed for numerous college and professional theater ensembles.

Please register at to attend this free program, sponsored by Friends of the Stafford Library. For more information, visit the OCL Stafford Branch, 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin, or call (609) 597-3381.

Prospective new members are always welcome to join Friends of the Stafford Library. To learn about volunteering opportunities, fill in our online membership form or drop in at a Friends’ meeting. See upcoming meeting dates at

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