Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30: It's meet the staff Monday!

Welcome back to Meet the Staff Monday! Meet Library Assistant Ro Hill!

How long have you worked at the library? What department are you in/what do you do?
In April, 2008, I was hired as a part-time librarian assistant in the circulation department, and became full-time last January. It's very rewarding matching patrons with a great book , DVD, or CD for entertainment  or something more targeted for work or study.  Seeing friends and neighbors  on a regular basis is an added bonus.




What are your hobbies (or, what do you do when you're not at the library)?
Horses, orchids, kayaking and music are my major activities outside of the library. New age and Celtic are my favorite genres; as a member of the Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society, I play hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and am dabbling with the Irish whistle. While I haven't knowingly driven any snakes out of Moorestown, my cats tend to depart the area in a hurry when I play! 

What are your favorite books? 

Non-fiction is my reading preference, most recently Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff on our new book shelf gets my "thumbs up".  Other favorite "Ro's reads" include: The Secret Gift,  The Necklace,
Flawless, The Soloist, Signing Their Lives Away, The Other Side of the Night: the Carpathia, the California and the Night the Titanic Was Lost, and The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27: 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, April 24, 2012

April 24: Legos and games this Thursday!

Join us this Thursday at 4 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.

Monday, April 23, 2012

April 23: What happens to children when one parent turns them against the other?

This Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m., come to a free workshop by one of the foremost authorities on parental alienation syndrome (PAS), a potentially devastating phenomenon that you don’t want to affect your children.

Please join Dr. Amy J.L. Baker, Director of Research at the New York Foundling Fontana Center for Child Protection, and a developmental psychologist with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, as she speaks on this important topic. Dr. Baker has conducted rigorous parent-child research for nearly 20 years, published numerous journal articles, and helped hundreds.

The workshop is free but registration is required. Please call 234-0333 to reserve your place.

Friday, April 20, 2012

April 20: 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, April 19, 2012

April 19 - April is Jazz Appreciation Month!


Jazz is America's music and April has been designated Jazz Appreciation Month!  Learn more about this homegrown musical genre with Ted Gioia's The History of Jazz and John F. Szwed's Jazz 101 : A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz.  Then check out some of the CDs in our Jazz collection and discover or rediscover the music of jazz greats from Louis Armstrong to Yellowjackets !


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 18: Hugo Award nominees announced

The nominations for the 2012 Hugo Awards were announced last week.  The awards, presented annually since 1995, are voted on by the World Science Fiction Convention and are science fiction's most prestigious award. Take some time to check out this year's nominees.

For best novel:
Among others by Jo Walton
A dance with dragons by George R.R. Martin
Deadline by Mira Grant
Embassytown by China Mieville
Leviathan wakes by James S.A. Corey

For best graphic story:
Fables, volume 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham

For best dramatic presentation:
Captain America
Game of thrones (Season one)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Hugo

The winners will be announced at ChiCon7 in August.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17: It's tax day!

The deadline for submitting your taxes is midnight tonight.  The library still has a limited amount of federal tax forms available.  You can also get your federal forms from the IRS website.

The state of New Jersey does not send out paper forms, so all of their forms are available on the NJ Department of Taxation website.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 16: Meet the staff Monday!

Welcome back to Meet the Staff Monday! Meet cataloger and reference librarian Kathleen Slotman!

How long have you worked at the library?
I have worked here since September 2001. I started working in my town library (Maplewood, NJ) at the age of 14, and have never had any other job but libraries!

What department are you in/what do you do?
 I began as a reference librarian, and am now working in technical services, cataloging books, adult non fiction, and all the children's books.  I still work occasionally at the reference desk.

What are your favorite books?  
Some books I have enjoyed are John Adams by David McCullough, Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, Those who love by Irving Stone, books by Alice McDermott. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13 - Find out What's Cooking @ Moorestown LIbrary tonight!

It's National Library Week and you are invited to our celebration!  Drop in to Moorestown Library at  7 PM tonight and find out what's cooking!

Moorestown cooks of all ages have entered our cooking contest.  They will each be making recipes from a library cookbook and the results will be judged this evening.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners and samples of all the dishes will be available!

We will also enjoy a cooking demonstration and nutritional tips and tastes from a Wegman's chef.

So stop in and celebrate libraries, and while you're here check out a book!

April 13: 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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11: It's not too late!

Attention all Moorestown chefs -  There's still time to enter our Sweet & Savory Snack Contest!

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

Print out an entry form and drop it off at the Reference Desk by Thursday, April 12 to enter the contest.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10: Library cake boss

Ten cakes, one challenge: to be the Moorestown Library's top cake decorator! Decorate a cake, then dig in and enjoy. We'll hang a picture of your masterpiece in the Teen Area for voting.

Today at 1 p.m. For students in grades 4+ . No registration required.

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9: Happy National Library Week!

Do you LOVE libraries? Tell us why!

In honor of National Library Week, we are making posters featuring little library lovers and what they love about libraries. Tell a Children’s Librarian what you love about libraries, and you may just have your picture on display! Through April 13.

Also this week, celebrate National Library Week and a week off from school by making special crafts that are uniquely YOU! Each day will feature a different craft in the Children’s Room. Drop in any time during library hours. No registration required.

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6: The library is closed

The library is closed today in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2: April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month. The Autism Society has been celebrating it since the 1970s as a way to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.

Next time you're in the Children's Department, check out their display of materials on autism. We also have a suggestion box where parents and caregivers can share their ideas on how the library can better serve their children with special needs.