Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30: 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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 27 - Have you picked out a recipe yet?


Friday, April 13  -   7 PM to 9 PM   We are having a party and you are invited!

What's Cooking @Moorestown Library?  You are and so is a chef from Wegmans!

Wegman's will host a cooking demonstration (with samples!) that evening and we are inviting you to make a recipe from one of Moorestown Library's enormous cookbook collection.
Show off your cooking skills and our cookbooks to friends and neighbors! Winners will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant.


Judging will take place on April 13 between 7-9 p.m.

Entry forms are available in the library and must be submitted by April 5. Open to chefs of all ages!

Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26 - Happy Birthday to Tennessee Williams!

Celebrate the birthday of this famous playwright by learning more about him and/or seeing one of his works!

Check out  the book The Kindness of strangers : the life of Tennessee Williams by Donald Spoto or the DVD "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to watch!

Friday, March 23, 2012

March 23: 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, March 22, 2012

March 22: Lego League is this Saturday!

Lego Lovers rejoice! Join us this Satturday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. for Lego League.

At each meeting, we will build Lego creations around a different theme. You may work with a team, with a buddy, or on your own.

Open to all ages. No registration required.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21: Legos and games!

Join us tomorrow from 4-6 p.m. in the Children’s Room for an afternoon of Lego building and game playing. Bring a friend to double the fun!

All ages, no registration required.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20 - Happy Spring!


According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, Spring arrived at 1:14 AM this morning, the earliest start of Spring in 116 years!  Go outside and enjoy it!

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19: Meet the Staff Monday!

Meet Robin Guenther, the library's newest staff member!

How long have you worked at the library?
I have worked at the Moorestown Library since January 9.

What department are you in/what do you do?
My title is Young Adult Librarian. In addition to ordering books for the teen and young adult collections, I am responsible for programs for 4th graders and up.  The second Thursday of every month we are having "Crafternoons" from 4-5 pm and the last Thursday of every month we are having "Legos and Games" for kids of all ages.

What are your hobbies (or, what do you do when you're not at the library)?
When I am not at work I like to read and do puzzles; mostly word puzzles but also jigsaw puzzles. Occasionally, I get a sewing bug and whip up some clothes.  I also like to go thrift shopping.

What are your favorite books?
My favorite books - I don't know that I have any specific favorites.  I enjoy reading nonfiction and mysteries.  Right now I am reading a book about Lucretia Borgia and before that I read the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.

Friday, March 16, 2012

March 16: 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, March 15, 2012

March 15: Beware the Ides of March!

In ancient times, the word ides was used to indicate the approximate halfway point in a month.  But ever since Julius Caesar's assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., March 15, or the Ides of March, has been known as a day of infamy. It has fascinated scholars and writers ever since.

Want to learn more about this infamous day?  Take a look at this article from Facts on File's Ancient and Medieval History Online, free with your Moorestown Library card! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 14: Friends of the Library meet tonight

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Moorestown Library will be held on tonight at 7:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!   

This dedicated group funds many projects that benefit the residents of Moorestown. Your tax-deductible membership gives the library children's programs, film series, new technology, and more!  Come to the meeting tonight to learn more.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 13: March Madness!

It's that time of year again! The first four games of the NCAA Basketball Tournament are today and tomorrow. Who are your picks for this year's Final Four?

Download your brackets for the men's and women's tournaments and check out some basketball related titles from the library:

NCAA men's and women's basketball rules and interpretations
Last dance: Behind the scenes at the Final Four by John Feinstein
The last amateurs: Playing for glory and honor in Division I Basketball by John Feinstein
Inside women's college basketball: Anatomy of a season by Richard Kent

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12: What's cooking @ Moorestown Library

Show off your cooking skills and our cookbooks to friends and neighbors! Winners will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Judging will take place at our National Library Week celebration on April 13 between 7-9 p.m.

Entry forms are available in the library and must be submitted by April 5. Open to chefs of all ages!

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9: 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, March 8, 2012

March 8: Crafternoons!

Each month, kids in grades 4+ are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafting fun. Light refreshments will be served.

This month: Make a duct tape wallet! Who knew you could do so much with duct tape? Make a spiffy wallet and learn about all sorts of “duct-y” creations you can make.

Registration is required.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 7: Girls love to read this Saturday!

Calling all girls for a morning of fun! This Saturday at 9:30, we will enjoy a reading of Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds. Afterwards, we’ll search for clues on a scavenger hunt around the library and make our own jewelry craft! Presented by 6th grader Amanda Cooper.

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6: Creative writing workshop with Camille DeAngelis starts tonight!

Starting tonight at 7 p.m., join local author Camille DeAngelis for a creative writing workshop in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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.

Monday, March 5, 2012

March 5: Favorite Films: Gentleman's agreement

Join Jack Favorite tonight at 7:30 for a screening of Gentleman's Agreement.

Directed by Elia Kazan. With Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm & Sam Jaffe.

Sincere adaptation of Laura Z. Hobson’s novel of a writer who pretends to be Jewish, discovering rampant anti-Semitism in the process. Academy Awards for “Best Picture”, “Best Director”, and “Best Supporting Actress.”

Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2 - Philadelphia Phridays from "A" to "Z"!

"Z" is for the Philadelphia Zoo!


America's very first zoo is in our own back yard!
The Philadelphia Zoo opened its gates for the first time on July 1, 1874.  On that day the zoo welcomed more than 3,000 visitors.  Today those same gates open to more than 1,000,000 people every year who come to visit more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals.  Isn't it time you paid a visit?

We hope the last 26 weeks opened your eyes to some of the wonders of the beautiful city right across the river.  Now it's your turn to find some Philadelphia treasures and when you do, be sure and let us know!

March 2: 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, March 1, 2012

March 1: Library book club meets tonight!

Tonight's selection is The Warmth of Other Suns: : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

Books, author information, and discussion questions are available at the Reference Desk. Join us and bring a friend!