Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31: Local author showcase: Donna Gottardi

Meet Donna Gottardi

Donna Gottardi is a professor of sociology, social problems, diversity, immigration, Spanish, and gender studies. Most recently, Donna worked as a foreign expert in Shanghai, Guangzhou and in rural northeast China, the latter of which become the catalyst for her first published work entitled Raining Cats and Rats. The book catalogues Donna’s work as an educator and newcomer to small-town China and the surprises she encountered as the first-ever Westerner hired to live and work in the region by the Chinese Bureau of Education.


Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with Donna Gottardi and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30: Local author showcase: Philip Flanders

Meet Philip J. Flanders

Philip J. Flanders’ early life was spent living on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Using the GI Education Bill, he attended Haverford College, receiving an engineering degree. Returning to Haverford for two years, he supervised their physics lab, earned a Master’s Degree in Physics, and married his wife Nancy. After one year they moved to Moorestown, where Nancy had been raised. They have lived in their home on Stanwick Avenue for 60 years, the same home in which the Lovell newspaper family lived at the beginning of the 1900s.  It was not until his retirement that he became interested in learning and writing about Moorestown’s history as based on the newspaper columns of Percy Lovell.





Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with Philip Flanders and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29: Local author showcase: Sally Friedman

Meet Sally Friedman

Sally Friedman is a freelance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in English. Her work has appeared in national and regional publications, including Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, and Newark Star-Ledger. She is also a regular contributor to the Burlington County Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and SJ Magazine.


Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with Sally Friedman and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!


Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28: Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! The library is closed today but we will reopen tomorrow, May 29, at 9 a.m.

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25: Local author showcase: Christine Dougherty

Meet Christine Dougherty

Christine Dougherty is a native of South Jersey where she lives with her husband, dog, and two cats. She has been published in The Absent Willow Review, Niteblade, Necrotic Tissue, and Fiction at Work. She draws heavily from the landscape she knows and many of her works have at least some element of South Jersey and the Tri-State area. She writes in the genres of horror, paranormal, and psychological thriller.



Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with Christine Dougherty and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!

May 25: 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, May 24, 2012

May 24: Request for "A Room Full of Bones"

Response:  To the patron who requested "A Room Full of Bones" by Elly Griffiths...
We will be ordering this title.  However, although it came out in England in February, it is not available to us until July.  So look for it then, and if you give us your name, we will be happy to put it on hold for you.

May 24: Local author showcase: David J. Friedman

Meet David J. Friedman

David Friedman is the former President of RSI, an award-winning employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm in the Philadelphia area. He is a frequent guest speaker and seminar leader on organizational culture, leadership, and values. A graduate of the College of William & Mary with a degree in Philosophy, Friedman currently lives in Moorestown with his wife and two college age children.

Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with David J. Friedman and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!




Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23: Local author showcase: Kate Delano Condax Decker

Meet Kate Delano Condax Decker

Kate Delano Condax Decker is a former recognized American Horse Shows Association (now called the United States Equestrian Federation) judge and a British Horse Society instructor. She has instructed Pony Clubs in the United States and England and trained and competed in both countries in dressage and combined training. In a career with horses spanning more than 25 years, she has worked as an exercise girl at four major race tracks, schooled hunters and jumpers, and coached hundreds of junior riders. She is the author of Horse Sense: Cause and Correction of Horse and Rider Problems and 101 Training Tips for Your Dog.

Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with Kate Delano Condax Decker and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22: Why is it that Moorestown is part of Burlington County, but segregated from all other Burlington County libraries?


Response:  Actually, Moorestown Library is just one of three libraries in Burlington County that is not part of the Burlington County Library System.  The libraries in Mt. Laurel and Willingboro are also not part of the county system.  In November of 1971, the people of Moorestown voted to have their own municipal library and Moorestown had a library long before a county system was established.  Although we're not part of the Burlington County Library System, we do participate in an interlibrary loan system which enables us to borrow books from many other libraries in New Jersey.

May 22: Lost library card

Question:  I can't find my library card.  Do you have a tracker or something?

Response:  If you bring a current photo ID to the library, we will issue a new library card for you.

May 22: Local author showcase: C. Miller Biddle

Meet C. Miller Biddle

C. Miller Biddle was born in Moorestown 73 years ago. He is a retired physician and an active Quaker. He began the research for his book after the Biddle 300th Reunion in 1981 to find out who his ancestors were and why they came here.



Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with C. Miller Biddle and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!


Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21: Local author showcase: Barbara M. Darrell

Meet Barbara M. Darrell

Barbara M. Darrell was born in Harrisburg, PA, reared in Brooklyn, NY, and currently resides in Moorestown with her husband Bernie. She is an active member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and an alumni member of the Rancocas Valley Chapter of Links, Incorporated. Her greatest pleasures are reciprocal visits with her children and grandchildren, and her winters on Hilton Head Island.

Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with Barbara M. Darrell and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!





Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18: Local author showcase: Sal Paolantonio

Meet Sal Paolantonio

Sal Paolantonio has been a national correspondent for ESPN since 1995, covering the NFL for SportsCenter and Sunday NFL Countdown.  He is also the host of State Farm NFL Matchup on Sunday mornings on ESPN.  For 10 years prior, he worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was an award-winning sportswriter and national political reporter.  He is the author of Frank Rizzo:  The Last Big Man in Big City America, The Paolantonio Report (with Reuben Frank), and How Football explains America.

Join us at Moorestown Library for a question and answer session on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with Sal Paolantonio and other local authors.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!

May 18: 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, May 16, 2012

May 16: Local author showcase on June 7!


Journalists. Novelists. Historians. Screenwriters. Poets. Nonfiction and memoir writers. All living and writing in the Moorestown area.

Join us at Moorestown Library on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. for a question and answer session with the following authors and learn how they do it:

C. Miller Biddle, Paula Marantz Cohen, Barbara M. Darrell, Kate Delano Condax Decker, ŸBree Donovan, Ÿ Christine Dougherty, Philip J. Flanders, David Friedman, Sally Friedman, Donna Gottardi, Norman Lang, Sal Paolantonio, andŸ Maurice Still.  

Signed copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase.

Registration is REQUIRED as space is limited. Please call 234-0333 or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place today!

Keep an eye on this space in the coming weeks for profiles of all the participating authors!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15 - CALLING ALL TEENS!

Summer Volunteer Training
We need responsible, reliable teens (grades 7 and up) who like working with children.  Teen volunteers are needed to listen to children in the Summer Reading Program report on the books they've read.  If you're interested, sign up for a training session to learn more about it.  Students who attend the training will have the opportunity to choose their volunteering dates and times before other volunteers, so bring your summer calendar with you.  
The training is recommended for ALL VOLUNTEERS, and REQUIRED FOR ANY NEW VOLUNTEERS.
Registration is required.
Training will be held Monday, June 4 at 7 pm and Thursday, June 7 at 7 pm.

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14: Motivating minds and improving potential: Free program tonight

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for this interactive training with John Kriger of Kriger Consulting.

This highly engaging and interactive training provides skills, strategies, and methods for engaging learners, overcoming resistance, and teaching to increase recall. Increase retention, optimize learning, and feel more empowered to make a difference. Learn to decrease acting out and maximize recall. Discover low cost methods for improving students learning, reducing the potential for negative involvement, and how to enhance student and staff engagement.

The workshop is free but space is limited, so please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to reserve your spot.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11: 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, May 10, 2012

May 10: Library book group meets tonight

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for our discussion of Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo.

After sixty years of living in the upstate New York town of Thomaston, Louis Charles Lynch and his wife of forty years, Sarah, prepare for a trip to Italy to visit Louis' childhood friend, an artist who had fled his hometown many years earlier.


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

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Remembering Maurice Sendak 1928 - 2012


Maurice Sendak's trailblazing picture books featured headstrong and often naughty children experiencing dark and frightening adventures.  He invited us to "Let the wild rumpus start" and changed the world of picture books forever.
Celebrate the life of this award winning author/illustrator by checking out some of his books, a delight for children of all ages!