Monday, October 31, 2011

October 31: Halloween treats for kids!

Drop by the library in costume any time today to pick out a paperback picture book or easy reader as a special Halloween treat! One book per child.

Friday, October 28, 2011

October 28 - Food for Fines Friday!



Every Friday from 9 am to 5 pm!


For every non-perishable food item you donate, the library will waive the overdue charges on one overdue item returned that day, up to a maximum of $5 per item. Lost, damaged, or missing materials not eligible.

Working in partnership with Live Civilly, all food we collect will be used to help replenish food pantries in Moorestown.

October 28 - Philadelphia Phridays from A to Z!

"H" is for "Here and Now" an exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!


Visit this varied collection of prints, drawings and photographs by 10 contemporary Philadelphia artists on display until December 4. And while you are there, enjoy the many other collections and treasures on display every day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October 27: Space is still available for this Saturday's SJ Boys Read

This Saturday, October 29, at 10 a.m., join high school boys Kyle Thumar, Cameron Pendino and Shailen Doshi along with 8th grader Nikhil Thumar for an entertaining sneak-peek at Mac Barnett’s new book, Mustache!

The program is for boys in grades 2-4 and registration is required. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 26 - It's time to land that job--Moorestown Library can help!

If you are one of the many Americans looking for a new job -- we have some resources that will help.
Our research center includes career information with links to public and private sector jobs, tips on resume writing, interviewing and more.  If you'd like an in depth tour of these career resources, call the Reference Desk at 856-234-0333 and make an appointment with one of our librarians for one on one guidance.

Job hunting is a challenge but let us make it a little easier!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 25: Did you know...

you can now download library ebooks to your Kindle?

Simply click on the "Free audiobooks and ebooks" link on the library homepage to get started. You can check out up to eight items at a time for 7 or 14 days.

If you need help, don't hesitate to call the Reference Desk (234-0333). We're happy to talk you through the setup process.

Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24: Save the date!

On Monday, November 7, John Kriger of Kriger Consulting will be presenting a highly interactive talk on behavior trends and substance abuse in adolescents. Learn the most current information on the impact of substances, high-risk behaviors, and computer use on our kids.

Please call 234-0333 to register.

Friday, October 21, 2011

October 21 - Philadelphia Phridays from A to Z!

"G" is for ghost tours! 

"Tis the season for some scarey fun!
Try the  Candlelight Walking Tour of Philadelphia's historic district and Society Hill any night in October at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 7:30 and again at 9:30 PM,  On weekends this month you can also opt for the Haunted Trolley Tour. 
Philadelphia Ghost Tours - bringing history back to life!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October 20: Lego lovers rejoice!

Join us this Saturday, October 22 at 9:15 a.m. for Lego League!  Each session we build Lego creations around a different theme. You may work with a team of children in your grade, with a buddy, or on your own.

Open to children in grades K-6.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 19 - World Series Begins Tonight!

While the Phillies have to wait until next year, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers meet tonight for Game One of the 2011 World Series!  Choose your champion and enjoy the series!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 18 - Last Day to Register to Vote!

If you want to have a say in your government, you must exercise your right to vote!  Today is the last day to register to vote in November 8 general election.  If you haven't already register today!

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 17: Picture It @ Your Library - celebrate Teen Read Week!

This year's Teen Read Week theme is Picture It @ your library®, which encourages teens to read graphic novels and other illustrated materials, seek out creative books, or imagine the world through literature, just for the fun of it.

Stop by and check out our display in the teen area!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October 15: This month's featured artist is Jacqueline Cross

Our latest Community Gallery artist is Jacqueline Cross, a young Philadelphia-based artist who grew up in Moorestown.  She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a major in classics and a minor in art history.  She has studied art at Moore College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Jacqueline works mostly in oil and paints portraits, still lifes, professional copies, and murals.

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 14 - Philadelphia Phridays from A to Z!

"F" is for Fairmount Park!
Autumn is the perfect time to explore the many delights of Fairmount Park.  From the Art Museum to the Zoo, the walking/biking trails, statuary and fountains, historic mansions to tour and a stroll down Boathouse Row--there is even a beautiful Japanese Teahouse!  Don't miss one of America's finest parks right in our own back yard!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 13: Getting published: Tips for authors by NJ authors

E-books, self-publishing, traditional publishers, agents...what are the best options for today's aspiring author?

This Saturday, October 15, at 11 a.m., join us for a panel discussion with New Jersey authors who will answer your questions about getting published in today's market.

Presented by the New Jersey Author's Network.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 12: How can you use the library? Let us count the ways...

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that we were going to start featuring ways you can use the library. Without further ado, here's number two!

Research candidates for office

Election day is right around the corner. Are you ready to cast your vote?  If you still aren't sure (and many people aren't), take some time to research the candidates.  Start off with the library's website. The Citizen Information page in our Research Center provides links to information registering to vote, important election dates, directories of elected officials, and polling places.

Project Vote Smart provides information on candidates currently running for office in New Jersey

Who's saying what? Come in to the library to read current and back issues of local papers like the Burlington County Times and Courier Post or news magazines like Time, Newsweek, or U.S. News and World Report.

Of course, if you're not sure where to start, our Reference Librarians would be happy to help! Just stop by or give us a call!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 11: Halloween fun at the library!

Scare away those Halloween ghosts this year by creating a wicked witch decoration for your front door! 

This Halloween craft workshop for third graders begins at 4:15 p.m. today. Registration is required, so make sure you contact the Children's Department before you come. Participants will also enjoy stories and a short movie.

Monday, October 10, 2011

October 10: It's Columbus Day and we are open!

Happy Columbus Day everyone! Since the library is open today, why don't you come in and check out some books about everyone's favorite explorer?  Try these:

Admiral of the ocean sea; a life of Christopher Columbus by Samuel Eliot Morrison
The life and voyages of Christopher Columbus by Washington Irving

For the kids, there are two books about Columbus Day in the children's area.


We also have a History Channel documentary called Columbus: The lost voyage that's available on DVD.


Need more? Take a look at this life of Christopher Columbus from our American History Online database.

Friday, October 7, 2011

October 7 - Philadelphia Phridays from A to Z!

"E" is for Elfreth's Alley!
Since 1702, Elfreth's Alley has been a residential street--one of our nation's oldest.  Take a walk down this charming cobblestoned street and be sure to stop in at the Museum (124/126 Elfreth's Alley) for a guided tour.  See first hand how people lived and worked in 18th Century Philadelphia.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 6: It's not too late to sign up for storytime!

Fall story times for children begin next week and there are still spaces available. Bring in your little one for Baby Time, your almost-reader for Kindergarten Story Time, or any of your toddlers in between!

Get the full schedule of days and times on the Children's Page

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 5: Q&A and book signing with David Friedman tonight!

Join us at 7 p.m. tonight for a Q&A and book signing with Moorestonian David Friedman, author of Fundamentally Different.

"Whether you lead an organization, lead a family, or simply lead a life, it's my hope that some of these Fundamentals will find their way into your daily routines and that this book will inspire you to live your life in a way that's more consistent with the values that are most important to you." -- David Friedman

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 4 - FOOD FOR FINES FRIDAYS ARE BACK!


 Every Friday from 9 am to 5 pm!

For every non-perishable food item you donate, the library will waive the overdue charges on one overdue item returned that day, up to a maximum of $5 per item. Lost, damaged, or missing materials not eligible.

Working in partnership with Live Civilly, all food we collect will be used to help replenish food pantries in Moorestown.

Monday, October 3, 2011

October 3 - SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendar for this Wednesday, October 5 at 7 PM when local author David J. Friedman will be speaking on his newly released book Fundamentally Different.  You won't want to miss this presentation!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 1: October is National Reading Group Month

National Reading Group Month, sponsored by the Women's National Book Association, begins today!

If you're already in a book club, have you tried out the library's Book Group in a Bag? Ten copies of a book, discussion questions, and author information, all in a nifty tote bag to bring to your next meeting!

Looking for a book club to join?  Why not try the library's?  Our next meeting is Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m.  We'll be reading Charles Dickens' Great Expectations -- stop by the reference desk to pick up a copy.