Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30: Happy Birthday Mary Shelley!

The author of Frankenstein would be 160 years old today. 

Check out some other classic horror tales to keep you up at night!

The turn of the screw - Henry James
Collected tales of Edgar Allan Poe
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
House of the seven gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29: Did you know...

that the library has a public fax machine?

The self-service fax machine is available whenever the library is open. Faxes are $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. Remember to bring your credit or debit card with you, as the machine does not accept cash.

Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 234-0333.

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26 - Follow-up on request for programs on developmental and intellectual disabilities


For the patron interested in programs for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, I would like to direct you to the Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series offered by the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  This series includes free lectures on such topics as education, health care, relaxation and coping skills, family support, recreation, vocational services, and transition from school to adult life.  The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center offers online registration for their Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series and a mailing list form which can be accessed by clicking on "contact us" on their homepage.

Diane C.
Reference Librarian





August 26: Today is 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.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is

How careful are you online? Do you know what the most popular online scams are?

The Better Business Bureau has compiled the Top 10 online scams and put them together in this easy to understand graphic.

Now that you know, be on the lookout!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24: End of summer staycation ideas

Since the weather these last few weeks hasn't been too beach-friendly, why not try out some of these "staycation" ideas?

Come back next week for more great staycation ideas!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 23: Top 5 reasons for Moorestown teachers to get a library card

1. 24/7 access to curriculum resources and educational journals through the library website. Simply click on the "research center" tab to browse the subject areas available to you.

2. Local access to books and A/V materials, for the classroom or just for you!

3. Check out our collection either on line or in person before giving that assignment.  See what we have available for your students to use and give us a call if you would like us to make some titles "library use only" for the length of your assignment.

4. Give us a call and schedule us to visit your class and tell your students what we have to offer them.

5. If we don't have what you want, ask us to interlibrary loan it.  With your Moorestown Library card the collections of the public and academic libraries throughout New Jersey and beyond are available to you.

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22: Did you know...

that all Moorestown teachers can get a library card, even if they don't live in town? Simply bring in proof of current address and a current pay stub or a letter from the school district. Check out the the Borrowing Info section of the library website for more details.

Come back tomorrow for the top five reasons Moorestown teachers should get a library card!

Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19: Today is 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.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18: NPR's top 100 science fiction and fantasy books announced

This week NPR announced the winners of its Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books survey. Pick up one of the winners from our display next time you stop by the library!

The top five winners were Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, the Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert, and George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice series.  You can see the complete list of winners on NRP's website.
 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

AUGUST 16 – Top 5 Reasons for Moorestown students to get a Library card


1.      The best research databases at your fingertips 24/7 from any Internet workstation.  Check out the “research center” tab on our homepage for help with history, geography, current events, literature, business and more.
2.      Need some personal help with that research project?  Our reference librarians are trained and happy to help either in person, by phone or by email (reference@moorestown.lib.nj.us)
3.      When the research is done and it’s time to do the project, every library workstation has Microsoft Office installed so log in with your library card to use Word, Excel, Publisher or Powerpoint.
4.      Need a break from schoolwork?  Pick up the latest fun reading from our Juvenile, Teen and Young Adult or Graphic Novel collection.
5.      We’re not just books—check out our DVD and music collections too!

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15: Did you know...

that all Moorestown students are entitled to a free library card?

Students who live in Moorestown can get a three year library card. Just come in with a parent and current proof of residency. Non-resident school students in Moorestown (public, private, and nursery school) are eligible for a one year courtesy card. In addition to proof of current address, non-resident students must present a tuition bill or report card from the current calendar year or current school ID. Go to the Borrowing Info section of the library website for more details.

Come back tomorrow for the top five reasons students should get a library card!

Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12: Today is 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.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11: Television gold: The primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday

This Sunday, Glee's Jane Lynch will be hosting the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Check out some of the nominees from our collection!

Comedy Series
Glee
The Office
Modern Family
30 Rock
Big Bang Theory

Drama Series
Mad Men
Dexter

Miniseries
Pillars of the Earth
Downton Abbey

How many of the nominated shows have you seen?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 10: Meet Donna Gottardi tonight!

Meet local author Donna Gottardi tonight at 7 p.m.! 

Gottardi is the author of Raining Cats and Rats, a teacher's adventure beyond the classroom in modern-day rural China.

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Attendees and all summer reading participants will  be eligible for our grand prize drawing.  The winner will be announced at the end of the program.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 9 In response to your suggestion . . .

Suggestion:  "I would love to see some more programs.  Some especially for adults with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities."

Response:  Thank you for your suggestion.  We will look into offering a program on this topic, but would appreciate hearing back from you as to whether you are looking for an informational presentation or one that would cover recreational opportunities for this group. Please call us at:  856-234-0333 and you might also want to contact the Burlington County Occupational Training Center at:  609-267-1590.

Diane C.
Reference Librarian










Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8: Shark Week and free Riversharks tickets!

If you missed the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, it's not too late!  Tonight, the Camden Riversharks are presenting Tribute to Shark Week night at the 7:05 game.  The New Jersey Aquarium for Aquatic Sciences will have a tank with touchable invertebrates and if you stay after the game, join other fans for a large screen viewing of Jaws.

Also - the Children's Department is giving out free vouchers for children's tickets to Camden Riversharks baseball games, while supplies last. Each child in the Summer Reading Program can claim one free voucher for the August 20 or 21 game.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5: Today is 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.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 4: Answers to last week's quiz

As promised, here are the answers to last week's Literary Settings quiz:


1. Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi is set in _____
a. France
b. Sweden
c. Germany

2. Albert Camus' novel The Plague is set in _____
a. France
b. Algeria
c. Italy

3. The family in Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible moves from Georgia to
a. Rwanda
b. Indonesia
c. Belgian Congo

4. The Good Earth by Pearl Buck is set in _____
a. China
b. Japan
c. Australia

5. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is set in _____
a. Italy
b. Brazil
c. Spain

6. Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux is set in _____
a. Honduras
b. Ecuador
c. Portugal

7. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood is set in _____
a. Quebec
b. Upstate New York
c. Toronto

8. Isabel Allende's novel The House of the Spirits chronicles the life of a family in _____
a. Peru
b. Chile
c. Spain

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3 "Doctor Who"

Suggestion:  "Doctor Who"

Response:  Please let us know which seasons of "Doctor Who" you would like us to acquire for you through interlibrary loan.  We can be reached at:  856-234-0333.

Diane C.
Reference Librarian

August 3 "How I Met Your Mother," season 2

Suggestion:  "How I Met Your Mother," season 2

Response:  "How I Met Your Mother," season 2 is available through interlibrary loan.  Please let us know if you would like us to submit an interlibrary loan request for this item by calling:  856-234-0333.

Diane C.
Reference Librarian

August 3 "The Hobbit"

Suggestion:  "The Hobbit" in CD format

Response:  "The Hobbit" in CD format is part of our collection, but is currently circulating.  Please call us at:  856-234-0333 if you would like us to put it on hold for you.

Diane C.
Reference Librarian 

August 3: Save the Date for Donna Gottardi

Local author Donna Gottardi will be joining us on Wednesday, August 10 at 7 p.m. to share her experiences traveling in modern-day rural China.

Gottardi is the author of Raining Cats and Rats, a teacher's adventure beyond the classroom in modern-day rural China.

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Attendees and all summer reading participants will  be eligible for our grand prize drawing.  The winner will be announced at the end of the program.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2: Did you know...

that the Library can borrow materials for you from other libraries?

The JerseyCat interlibrary loan system allows us to borrow books, audiobooks, movies, and more from public and academic libraries throughout the state. Simply call or stop by the reference desk and let us know what you need. We'll contact you as soon as your materials arrive.

You can also submit your own requests through JerseyCat's online forms.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August 1: Favorite Films: The Prisoner of Zenda

Join Jack Favorite tonight at 7:30 for a screening of The Prisoner of Zenda.


Directed by John Cromwell. With Ronald Coleman, Madeleine Carroll, Raymond Massey, David Niven, Mary Astor & Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

The durable old melodrama of the King’s double, who is called in to do an impersonation when the royal one is kidnapped. A swashbuckler to the core, done with great style, lavish production. Superior fun!