Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31: Beat the winter blahs with our Winter Reading Program

Do you like Summer Reading at the Moorestown Library? Then you’ll LOVE this! Read books at home throughout the month of February, tell a children’s librarian about them, and fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read. Put your completed tickets in the drawings by February 29 to win cool prizes like gift cards to Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Build-a-Bear, and Happy Hippo.

The more you read, the better your chances are to win! (Children who are not yet reading on their own can tell us about books that are read to them.)

The program begins tomorrow! Stop by the Children's Desk for more information.

Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30 - DVD Request: Win Win

Response to the patron requesting Win Win:  Please call the library at 856-234-0333 and ask for the reference desk if you would like us to perform an interlibrary loan search for this DVD.

January 30 - Book Request: Catching Fire

Response to the patron requesting this title:  This book is already in our collection.  Please call the library at 856-234-0333 if you would like us to put Catching Fire on hold for you.

January 30 - Book Request: Currency Wars

Response to the patron requesting  this title:  Please call the library at 856-234-0333 and ask for the reference desk if you would like us to consider adding Currency Wars to our collection.

January 30 - Income Tax Help at the Library!

If you are dreading preparing your income tax, the AARP can help. 

Beginning February 3 they will be in our meeting room one morning a week. 
To schedule an appointment call 235-0912 extension 3016.

If you plan on filing a joint return, both parties must be present.  As of this year, only e-filing will be done (no paper returns.)

For more information see Research Center : Taxes and scroll down to AARP Tax Help.

Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!

"U" is for University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.



You can explore ancient Egypt, Israel, Asia and the Americas right in Philadelphia when you enter the galleries of the Penn Museum on South Street.  The treasures of more than 100 years of archaeological expeditions are yours to enjoy every day from Tuesday through Sunday.  Don't miss it!

January 27 - It's Food for Fines Friday!

Every Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM
For each 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 $5.00 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, January 26, 2012

January 26: SJ Boys Read this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, January 28, at 10:30 a.m. for SJ Boys Read: Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum.

Everybody loves bubble gum, but have you ever wondered just how it came to be? You may be surprised to learn the fascinating history behind this fun and tasty treat!

Enjoy excerpts from the book POP! as well as bubble gum-related activities. 


For boys in grades 2-3. Registration is required.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25 - Short on time--we've got just what you need!



Try a single serving package of mystery, romance, intrigue and adventure.  Check out a copy of the Best American Short Stories from the display next to the circulation desk.  Leave it by your bed and read what Richard Russo described as "a showcase of twenty writer's often breathtaking talents."  Treat yourself today!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 24: New year, new language

Why not start off your new year by learning a new language?  Try out Rocket Languages, the library's new online language course service!

The site features interactive audio language and culture lessons for 11 foreign languages, as well as games and tests to track your progress. There are also language specific community areas so that you can connect with other students.

The service is free to Moorestown Library cardholders.

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23: Learn the truth about nutrition at the Library!

Have you ever wondered: “If my tests are normal, why do I still feel so bad?”  Attend our free workshop on Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. and get the facts!

Presented by Dr. Mike Edenzon from South Jersey Health and Wellness Center, "The Truth About Nutrition" will teach you the basics of good nutrition and how it relates to chronic illness.

The workshop is free but registration is required. Call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to reserve your spot today!

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!

"T" is for a TASTE of Philly!  You could eat out in Philadelphia every night of the year and never hit the same restaurant twice.  From Gino's Steaks to Devon Seafood in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia has it all!
So how do you find the best the city has to offer?  We can help with Zagatsurvey : Philadelphia Restaurants.  Check it out!

January 20: It's Food for Fines Friday!

Every Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM

For each 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, January 19, 2012

January 19: Lego League this Saturday!

Join us at 9:15 a.m. this Saturday, January 21, for the first Lego League of the new year!

For those who may be new to Lego League, we will build Lego creations around a 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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 17: Ready, set....date!

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for Ready, Set...Date: How to meet someone. Barbara Freire, speaker, columnist and singles-scene specialist, will offer her tips on how to meet singles. Start the new year by meeting new friends!

The program is free but registration is required. Give the Reference Desk a call at 234-0333 to reserve your spot.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16: Library closed for Martin Luther King Day

The library will be closed today, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.  We'll reopen tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!




"S" is for Signer's Hall at the Constitution Center.  Go and stand among the men who wrote our Constitution, the 39 who signed it and the 3 who didn't!

The Constitution Center in Philadelphia is a remarkable interactive museum that makes American history come alive for visitors of all ages.  Don't miss it!

January 13 - It's Food for Fines Friday!

Every Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM

For each 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, January 12, 2012

January 12: Ebook help in the library

Drop in today between 10 a.m. - Noon for free, hands-on help with your new ebook reader.  No appointments necessary - just come by the Reference Desk and we'll show you how to download library ebooks to your new device!

Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 234-0333.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 11: I just got an ebook reader, now what do I do?

Did you get an ebook reader for the holidays?  Do you need help figuring out how to download library ebooks to it?

Come to an ebook help session at the Moorestown Library!  Reference staff will show you how to download library ebooks to your new reader.

Thursdays in January from 10 a.m. to Noon. No appointment necessary. First come, first served. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10 - Save the Date!

Join us one week from today, January 17 at 7 PM, for Ready, Set...Date : How to Meet Someone.
Barbara Freire, speaker, columnist and singles-scene specialist  will offer her tips on how to meet singles.
Start the new year by meeting new friends!

Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9 - Making Sense of Politics

Primary season is upon us and if you are looking for an unbiased source of political information check out Project Vote Smart.  Cut through the rhetoric and the mudslinging and get the facts.  Then, make your own decision.

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6 - It's Food for Fines Friday!

The holidays are over but food shortages are not. 
Moorestown Library is proud to continue partnering with Live Civilly 
to collect food for those who need it. 

Every Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM!
For each non-perishable food item you donate, the library will waive the overdue charges on one overdue item returned today up to a maximum of $5.00 per item.  
Lost, damaged or missing materials are NOT eligible.
All food we collect will be used to help replenish food pantries in Moorestown.

January 6 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!

If January has you in Farmer's Market withdrawal, take heart.  The king of the Farmer's Markets is open and waiting for you.  Since 1892 the Reading Terminal Market has been serving the people of Philadelphia and today you can find fresh produce, meats, fish, baked goods, groceries, flowers, ethnic specialties, crafts, books, clothing and more all in a friendly atmosphere.  Check out the best of the farm in the heart of the city today!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 5: Library book group meets tonight

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for our discussion of Marilynne Robinson's Gilead 

As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets. 


Haven't read the book but want to see what we're like?  Join us in the meeting room tonight!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4: Favorite Films: Topsy-Turvy

Join Jack Favorite tonight at 7:30 for a screening of Topsy-Turvy.


Directed by Mike Leigh. With Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall & Lesley Manville.

Winner of two Academy Awards, this delightful, critically acclaimed film concerns the celebrated musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan and the making of one of their most famous collaborations The Mikado. Filled with great music and outstanding performances.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 3: There is still space left in tomorrow's WIndows class

Looking for a basic introduction to Microsoft Windows? 

Come to our hands-on class tomorrow from 10 AM - Noon. Limited space is still available.  Just call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to reserve a spot.