Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 31 - Happy New Year Schedule





We are open today, Saturday, December 31, from  9 AM to 1 PM as usual.

We will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012 in observance of New Year's Day.

Happy New Year from all the staff of the Moorestown Library!

Friday, December 30, 2011

December 30 - It's 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.

December 30 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!

"Q" is for Quaker Meeting House!

No understanding of Philadelphia could be complete without an exploration of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, who are such a significant part of the city's history.  A great place to start is at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House, whose original structure was built in 1804 on a 2-acre lot given to the Philadelphia Quakers by William Penn in 1693.  Tours are available from Mondays through Saturdays.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29: Answers to Tuesday's quiz

Here are the answers to the Misheard First Lines quiz that we posted on Tuesday. The misheard part of the line is marked in orange, the correct substitution in green. With thanks, again, to Book Group Buzz.

1. Many years ago, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to Disney on Ice discover ice.  (from One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez)

2. It was a pleasure to burn marshmallows.  (from Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury)

3. Mother fried died today. (from The Stranger, by Albert Camus)

4. In the town, there were two mutes and they were always talking together. (from The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers)

5. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of wine a wife. (from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen)

6. They choose shoot the white girl first. (from Paradise, by Toni Morrison)

7. Someone must have slathered buttered on slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having truly done anything wrong, he was digested arrested. (from The Trial, by Franz Kafka)

8. You don’t know about me, without you have read a book by the name of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ but that ain’t no matter. (from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain)

9. Bob Marley was dead, to begin with. (from A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens)

10. Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car on off a bridge. (from The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December 28: Coming in January - computer classes for job seekers

Beginning in January, the library will be offering four hands-on computer classes for job seekers. The classes are available through a grant from the New Jersey State Library and are aimed at improving individuals' ability to use computers during their job search.

Sessions will cover topics such as online job searching, resume writing, employment applications, along with familiarity in the key computer applications that go hand in hand with each topic (i.e. web search engines and Microsoft Word).


The schedule for classes is:
Wednesday, January 4 at 10 a.m. - Microsoft Windows for beginners
Wednesday, January 11 at 10 a.m. - Word basics: Resumes and cover letters
Wednesday, January 18 at 10 a.m. - Internet basics
Wednesday, January 25 at 10 a.m. - Using email for job searching

Classes are free but registration is required. Please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to reserve your place.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December 27: Misheard first lines quiz

Here's a little post-holiday brain teaser for everyone*. Below are ten famous first lines from novels. The catch is, each of the ten lines has been garbled. See if you can match the misheard line with its novel -- extra bragging points if you can identify what the line should be!  We'll post the answers on Thursday.


1. Many years ago, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to Disney on Ice.

2. It was a pleasure to burn marshmallows.

3. Mother fried today.

4. In the town, there were two mutes and they were always talking.

5. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of wine.

6. They choose the white girl first.

7. Someone must have slathered buttered on Josef K., for one morning, without having truly done anything wrong, he was digested.

8. You don’t know about me, without you have read a book by the name of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ but that ain’t no matter.

9. Bob Marley was dead, to begin with.

10. Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car on a bridge.

* Borrowed from Book Group Buzz

Monday, December 26, 2011

December 26: Drop-in calendar craft all this week!

2012 is right around the corner! Drop in to the Children’s Room any time throughout the week to make a calendar. Bring pictures from home or use our craft supplies.

Tuesday, December 27 – Saturday, December 31. No registration required!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24 - Holiday Schedule at the Library


Moorstown Library will be closed today, December 24 through Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, December 27 when we will open at 9 AM.

Friday, December 23, 2011

December 23 - It's 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.

December 23 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!

"P" is for Penn's Landing where it is time to go ice skating!


The Blue Cross Riverrink at Penn's Landing is open and waiting for you!  You can even rent a pair of skates if you don't have your own.

The Riverrink is open seven days a week through February.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 20 - Not in a book group - join ours!


Every other month there is a lively, friendly, intelligent and often laughter-filled book discussion going on at the Moorestown Library and you are welcome to join us.  We select titles based upon suggestions from the group and meet 6 times a year on the first Thursday every other month at 7 PM.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 5 and we will be discussing Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.  If you need us to borrow a copy of this book for you from another library, just ask.  We would be happy to.

A New Year is the perfect time to meet some new readers and read something you may never have chosen on your own.  We'll look forward to seeing you on January 5!

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19 - Calling all Book Groups!

Have you checked out our Book Groups in a Bag?  Funded by our Friends of the Library, every year we select and purchase 10 book group kits.  Each kit is a fabric bag filled with 10 copies of the same book, along with 10 copies each of discussion questions, author information and suggestions for other titles you might enjoy if you like this book.  We select fiction and nonfiction, classics and contemporary titles.  We now have 50 Book Groups in a Bag to choose from.  You can check any bag out for up to two months.
The next time your book group meets, let us supply the literature.  You bring the wine!

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16 - It's 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.




Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15 - Speaking of Magazines...

if you prefer to read your magazines online, or you are searching for a particular article, we've got just what you need.
EBSCOHost offers searchable, full-text  for over 1700 periodicals. You can access EBSCOHost either at the library or from any Internet workstation using your library card as your password.

So in print or online Moorestown Library has your magazine needs covered.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14 - Did you know...

that Moorestown Library subscribes to more than 150 magazines from news to fashion, sports to home decorating, religion to foreign policy  to gardening.  
Every issue but the latest one can be checked out for a week.
So check out the latest Vogue or ESPN or Rolling Stone on us!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 13: This month's featured artist is Magalies Velez

Our latest community gallery artist is Moorestown resident Magalies Velez. Magalies was born in Voorhees and raised in Camden with five other siblings. She used her love of art and music to escape the harsh realities of her neighborhood and took summer art classes at the Walt Whitman Center for the Arts in Camden and Perkins Center here in Moorestown. She continued to take art classes at every opportunity through high school.

Her paintings will be on display at the library through the end of January.

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12 - Did you know...

that we have a great way to help you find your next book to read?

NextReads email newsletters send you suggested titles for mysteries, romance, historical fiction, audiobooks and  nonfiction titles in business/personal finance and armchair travel.

You can sign up for the lists you are interested in from the link above and start getting some great ideas for your next read!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10: Guest Passes

Suggestion:  "Give guest passes to people under 18."

Response:  Guest passes are given to any person who is able to present a photo ID.

December 10: Address Changes

Suggestion:  "I need to change my home address."

Response:  All patrons requesting a change to their home address must come to the library with a current driver's license or utility bill and we will then gladly make the requested change. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 9 - Philadelphia Phridays from A to Z!

"N" is for National Liberty Museum!

This unique combination of history and art museum has more than 100 world class glass sculptures "symbolizing the beauty and fragility of freedom."
Interactive exhibits and inspiring stories celebrate liberty and the fact that we are all responsible for preserving it.  Bring your favorite children when you visit!

December 9 - It's 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, December 8, 2011

December 8: Special holiday SJ Boys Read this Saturday

Don’t miss director, actor and Moorestown teacher Chuck Gill’s dramatic reading of The Elf on the Shelf at this Saturday's South Jersey Boys Read. The program begins at 10 AM. Afterwards, enjoy holiday-themed activities.


We are asking all attendees to bring a new children’s book to donate to charity. Call us at 234-0333 or stop by to register.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 7: Tis the season for sharing at the Library!

Looking for a way to help out this holiday season?  Stop by the library! We're a drop off point for a few great charities:

Deck the paws and help a collie: The Moorestown Sun is sponsoring its eighth annual campaign to make life more comfortable for animals at local shelters by collecting various pet, medical and office supplies. Through December 16.

Gift Tree: Take a tag and make a child's wish come true! A project of the Woman's Club of Moorestown in support of kids all around Burlington County. Gifts must be turned in, unwrapped, with the numbered tag by December 18.

Toys for Tots: Moorestown's Golden Eagle Band and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves are collecting new, unwrapped toys, games and puzzles to distribute to needy children in the community. Through December 23.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6: The annual Cooks Tour is tomorrow!

The annual event, sponsored by the Curtis Auxiliary of Virtua Memorial Hospital, tours five beautifully decorated homes in Moorestown. The tour attracts thousands of visitors to Moorestown each year.

This year's proceeds will benefit the Maternal Child Health Expansion at Virtua Memorial Hospital.

The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, December 7. Check out the Moorestown Patch article for more details!

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5: Happy Birthday Joan Didion!

The author and journalist turns 77 today and is still going strong - her latest book, Blue Nights, is currently on the New York Times bestseller list.

"In many ways writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind."
—"Why I Write" (1975)

Check out some of Didion's older titles to learn for yourself what she has to say.

Friday, December 2, 2011

December 2 - It's 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.

December 2 - Philadelphia Phridays from A to Z!

"M" is for Mutter Museum!

The College of Physicians has been promoting the science of medicine in Philadelphia since 1787 and tucked within the College is the fascinating and unusual Mutter Museum.  Named for Thomas Mutter, a professor of surgery who donated his 2000 teaching specimens back in 1858, the Mutter Museum includes anatomical and patholigical specimens as well as scientific and medical memorabilia.  If you are looking for a different museum experience -- this is it!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1: Family nutrition program tonight!

Join us at 7 p.m. tonight for a free workshop on family nutrition.  Learn time-saving ways to eat healthier and to get your children to eat right. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Mike Edenzon of South Jersey Health & Wellness Center.

Space is limited, so please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to register.