Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29 - Happy Leap Day!


"Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one
Excepting February alone:
Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine,
'Till leap year gives it twenty-nine."

Happy Birthday to all of you who only get to celebrate once every four years. 
Just think, you will stay forever young!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28: Learn the 10 things every writer should know

Tonight at 7 p.m.

E-books, self-publishing, traditional publishers...where does an aspiring author begin?


Let Jon Gibbs, author and founder of New Jersey Authors' Network, guide you through the publishing process with the benefit of his personal experiences. Plus, there may be candy!

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 27 - Creating a PIN

Question:  "I stopped by the library, received a replacement library card on Monday and I still can't create a PIN using the pink instruction sheet that I was given.  No options / instructions to create the PIN under the 'my account' sign in, other than 'if you don't have a PIN, you can create one now.'  It doesn't tell you how or provide a link anywhere to begin creating the PIN.  I typed in a PIN several times - nothing."

Response:  The PIN that you used with your old / lost card is also valid with your replacement card.  If you can't remember the PIN that you used before getting your replacement card, then please come to the library or call us at (856) 234-0333 so that we can delete your old PIN and help you create a new one.

February 27 - I Can Read series books, level 1

Question:  Does the library have any "I Can Read" series books, level 1, for sale? 

Response:  The library has "I Can Read" series books in its collection, but does not have any for sale at this time.

February 27: Meet the Staff Monday

Welcome back to Meet the Staff Monday! Meet Office Manager Ann DiBlasio!

How long have you worked at the library?
I have worked at the Library since October 1990 in Circulation and since November 2010 in the Administration office. 

What department are you in/what do you do?
I am the person responsible for making sure #1 the companies that supply us with library materials are paid and #2 making sure the staff of the Library is paid!  I ensure the smooth running of the day to day operations.

What are your hobbies (or, what do you do when you're not at the library)
1. I travel
2. I garden
3. I'm on the boat with my husband
4. I enjoy my husband, daughters and grandchildren
5. I ZUMBA!
6. I entertain
7. I read, I read I READ!

What are your favorite books?
I have read so many thousands of books in my life that I can't have a favorite; every book is my favorite.  I usually read historical fiction (the older the better)but I also read Scandinavian and Italian mysteries, and literary fiction.  The last book that I would highly recommend is Feathers by Thor Hanson.  He is a conservation field biologist with a second degree area in creative writing.  The whole book is about..... feather's, how they developed, why they developed, and their many historical uses.  Fascinating!

Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!


"Y" is for young people! 
If you are trying to enjoy Philadelphia with children, we can help!
Check out the following titles:
Kidding Around Philadelphia : A Young Person's Guide to the City by Rebecca Clay offers a suggested tour with background information on each of the sites mentioned that is sure to be of interest to younger tourists.
Philadelphia with Children by Elizabeth S. Gephart includes not only the city but additional places of interest to children throughout the Delaware Valley including Lancaster and Hershey.

So if you don't know where to start introducing Philadelphia to your little ones, start at the Library!

February 24 - 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 are NOT eligible.
Working in partnership with Live Civilly, 
all food we collect will be used to help replenish food pantries in Moorestown.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February 23: And the Oscar goes to...

The 84th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 26.  Check out some of the nominees:

The help (Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress)
Midnight in Paris (Best Picture)
Moneyball (Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor)
Beginners (Supporting Actor)
Bridesmaids (Supporting Actress)
Rango (Animated Feature Film)


Who would you pick?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 21 - ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

Meet New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs, and learn

10 THINGS EVERY WRITER SHOULD KNOW

Tuesday, February 28 at 7 PM

E-books, self-publishing, traditional publishers...where does an aspiring author begin?

Let Jon Gibbs, author and founder of New Jersey Authors' Network  guide you through the publishing process with the benefit of his personal experiences.  Plus, there may be candy!

Join us!

Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17 - It's Food for Fines Friday!

Every Friday 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 are NOT eligible.

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

February 17 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!

X is for eXtreme skydiving Philadelphia!

If you are ready for an exciting adventure this weekend, "there's a party in the Philadelphia sky...14,000 feet up!"  Treat yourself to an out of this world adventure with the help of extreme skydiving Philadelphia.  After your adventure, we'd love to see the pictures!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16: Come to a creative writing workshop with Camille DeAngelis!

Beginning March 6, join local author Camille DeAngelis for a creative writing workshop in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Starting out with the conviction that storytelling is a universal impulse—that everyone can, and should, write—we'll first work with some fun, no-pressure writing prompts.

We'll talk about tapping into our creativity and  forming strategies for getting and organizing ideas, with an eye towards eventually sharing stories written outside of class. We'll also read passages from our favorite novels to explore theme, character, plot, and  structure.

Enthusiastic writers of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Space is limited, so please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 15 - Galileo's Birthday!

On February 15, 1564 Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy.  As a physicist and astronomer he would revolutionize our theories of astronomy and for his discoveries be branded a heretic and spend his last years imprisoned.

Dava Sobel has written a unique biography of the scientist drawing upon his correspondence with his daughter who was a cloistered nun.  Learn more about this brilliant Renaissance man in Galileo's Daughter : a Memoir of Science, Faith and Love.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day!

Love is in the air and Romance is in the lobby display case!  See something you like?  We'd be happy to get it for you so you can take it home.

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13: Meet the staff Monday!

Welcome to our first Meet the Staff Monday!  As some of you may have seen, Library Director Joe Galbraith was profiled in the Moorestown Patch a few weeks ago.  We decided Joe shouldn't get to have all the fun! Children's Librarian Jen Dunne was our first victim, er, volunteer for a staff profile:

How long have you worked at the library?
I have worked at the Moorestown Library for a total of 6 years. I started working here in 1996, and liked it so much that I went back to school to become a librarian. I came back to this library 4 years ago.

What department are you in/what do you do?
I work in the Children's Department ordering new books, doing story times, and helping kids and teens find books for school and for fun. It's a great job!

What are your hobbies (or, what do you do when you're not at the library)?
For fun, I like to read and play with my almost-2-year-old daughter, Amanda. I am also a volunteer blood drive coordinator for the Red Cross.

What are your favorite books?
Some of my favorite books are The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss, Owen by Kevin Henkes, and the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary.

Keep an eye on this spot to get to know more of your Moorestown Library staff!

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!

"W" is for the Walnut Street Theatre!
The oldest theater in America stands at the corner of Ninth and Walnut Street in Philadelphia and it's still going strong!  Check out this season's offerings including Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.
Since 1809, The Walnut has been offering exciting live productions for all ages.  Treat yourself to some tickets today!

February 10 - IT'S FOOD FOR FINES FRIDAY!

EVERY FRIDAY 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 are NOT eligible.
Working in partnership with Live Civilly,
all food we collect will be used to help replenish food pantries in Moorestown.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9: Lego League this Saturday!

Join us at 9:15 a.m. this Saturday, February 11, for Lego League!

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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 8: Check out some Grammy nominees!

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday, February 12.  Check out some of the nominees ahead of time to get ready:

Adele: 21 (Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album)
Lady Gaga: Born this way (Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album)
Bruno Mars: Doo-Wops and hooligans (Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album)
Rihanna: Loud (Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album)
Coldplay: Every teardrop is a waterfall (Best Rock Performance)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: I'm with you (Best Rock Album)
Lady Antebellum: Own the night (Best County Album)
Tiny Fey: Bossypants (Best Spoken Word Album)
Betty White: If you ask me (and of course you won't) (Best Spoken Word Album)
Anything goes (Best  Musical Theater Album)
Book of Mormon (Best  Musical Theater Album)
How to succeed in business without really trying (Best  Musical Theater Album)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7: Calling all writers!

Save the date for a free workshop with New Jersey author Jon Gibbs.

On Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m., join us for "10 Things Every Writer Should Know." Jon Gibbs will talk about steps you can take to improve your work and make your journey to getting published that much easier.

Call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to sign up today!

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6: Favorite Films: Portrait of Jennie

Join Jack Favorite tonight at 7:30 for a screening of  Portrait of Jennie
 
Directed by William Dieterle. With Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotton, Ethel Barrymore, David Wayne & Lillian Gish.

Haunting romantic fantasy of an artist who falls in love with a long-deceased woman, inspiring him to paint his masterpiece. Beautifully crafted with sensitive performances.

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3 - 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.

February 3 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!


"V" is for VisitPhilly.com!  We have spent the last 21 Fridays giving you suggestions on places to see in Philadelphia.  For a continuously updated list of places of interest in Philly, check out VisitPhilly.com, the official visitors site for Philadelphia. You are guaranteed to find some new ideas for a day in the city.  Have fun!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2 - Happy Groundhog Day!



It's been a mild winter so far--the daffodils are up! Can we expect an early spring or is the worst of winter still to come?  Find out what Punxsutawney Phil had to say!