Thursday, April 28, 2016

Book Club!


Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 to discuss Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow.

Book club discussions are open and can be attended by anyone who wishes to discuss the book.  Come join us and bring a friend!

Mark your calendar for: Better Investing - the leader in investment education


Learn investing from local experts and use your skills to discuss and analyze at least one stock with Better Investing tools.  Bring your laptop, pencils and paper.

When:  Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

All are welcome!

Sign up today for: Discovering Genealogy with Maureen Wlodarczyk

If you are interested in exploring your roots and discovering more about the lives of your ancestors, join us for a three-part series on genealogical research:  Who do you think you are?

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Join genealogist and author Maureen Wlodarczyk and get an overview of research tools Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest online, FamilySearch.org, Fold3.com, online newspaper archives and doing DNA testing to aid in your search.  Helpful handouts will be provided.
WHEN:  TUESDAY, MAY 3 AT 2 PM
WHERE:  MOORESTOWN LIBRARY, MEETING ROOM A
REGISTER NOW!


HANDS-ON GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH TRAINING 
During this hands-on two part class (90-minutes each session), the presenter will take the participants through a real life case-study search for the history of a NJ family using Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and GenealogyBank.com.  Participants will work directly on computers and will receive a course manual to keep.
WHEN:  TUESDAY, MAY 10 & TUESDAY, MAY 17 AT 2 P.M.
WHERE:  MOORESTOWN LIBRARY, COMPUTER LAB
SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED!
REGISTER NOW! 


Mark your calendar for: The Power of Kindness Book Group


Join facilitators Holly Myers and Karen Reiner for an ongoing discussion of The Power of Kindness:  The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life by Piero Ferrucci.  Memory will be the topic of discussion at this meeting.

When:  Tuesday, May 3 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

All are welcome!

First Monday films with Irv Slifkin: Sunset Blvd.


 Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  Sunset Blvd. (1950)

A pitch black comedy from the great Billy Wilder in which he holds a mirror up to his own industry.  What he sees is not pretty:  Norma Desmond (played by silent screen star Gloria Swanson), a once-prominent silent screen star who is hoping to make a comeback with help from a desperate screenwrtier (William Holden).  Filled with cameos and a memorable supporting turn by director Erich von Stroheim as Swanson's ever-obedient servant.

When:  Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Free and no registration required!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Be part of an opera round table group at the library!


Opera aficionado Bill Holt will facilitate a discussion of the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming HD simulcast of Strauss' Elektra.  The HD broadcast will play in theaters two days following the round table group's discussion of this opera.

Elektra is the topic of ancient Greek literature from the time of Homer's writing of the Iliad.  The topic of at least two later Greek playwrights, Elektra is a story of murder and revenge in the house of Atreus, King of Mycenae.  Aeschylus presented his three plays on the subject in 458 BCE!  Strauss and his librettist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, take up the story in this compelling work of 1909.

When:  Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

No registration required!  All are welcome!

Nonfiction Book Club!


Join us on Tuesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. to discuss Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Kathryn Boo.

Book club discussions are open and can be attended by anyone who wishes to discuss the book.  Come join us and bring a friend!

Call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 if you would like us to obtain a copy of this title for you.