Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 30: Social Security Workshop

For the newly retired and those considering retirement in the near future: Join us today at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room for a workshop on Social Security.  Come learn more about the what Social Security options are available for you!

Monday, April 29, 2013

April 29: Mark your calendars for upcoming events...


April 30: Come learn about Social Security options in the Social Security Workshop, at 5:30 p.m.

May 2: The library book club meets at 7 p.m. to discuss Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles.  Book club meetings are open to all.  If you don't have a copy handy and want to brush up on the book, you can read it online or download an eBook for free from Project Gutenberg.

May 4:  Free Comic Book Day in the Children's Room (while supplies last).

The schedule for activities for children and teens for May/June is available.  Make sure to pick up a copy to stay aware of all the exciting events coming up as we look forward to summer.   

Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26: Food for Fines!

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 25, 2013

April 25: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald

The great jazz vocalist was born on April 25, 1917.

Find a book about Ella Fitzgerald, or one of her CDs, in our catalog.  You can also read about her in one of our biography databases: both Biography Collection Complete and Current Biography are General Reference resources under the Research tab on our home page.

Want to know more?  Try these web sites: American Masters, at PBS.org, and the Biography channel page.

Photo: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, [reproduction no. LC-USZ62-118965]

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24: Happy Anniversary to the Library of Congress

On this day in 1800, Congress approved the act allowing for the purchase of books that might be necessary for the use of Congress, and for creating a space in which to house them.  More than 200 years later, the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, holding 35 million books and other print materials, 3.4 million recordings, 13.6 million photographs, 5.4 million maps, 6.5 million pieces of sheet music and 68 million manuscripts.  Read more at the Library of Congress web site.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 23: Sustainable Moorestown presents: "No Impact Man"

No Impact Man (2009), 93 minutes, rated PG-13
6:30 p.m.

Colin Beavan decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for the next year.
It means eating vegetarian, buying only local food, and turning off the refrigerator. It also means no elevators, no television, no cars, busses, or airplanes, no toxic cleaning products, no electricity, no material consumption, and no garbage.  No problem – at least for Colin – but he and his family live in Manhattan. So when his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter are dragged into the fray, the No Impact Project has an unforeseen impact of its own.
Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein's film provides an intriguing inside look into the experiment that became a national fascination and media sensation.



Monday, April 22, 2013

New at the Library: Museum Passes are here!

In case you missed the big announcement at our National Library Week celebration on Friday: Moorestown Library now has museum passes available that patrons can check out for three-day periods.  These passes allow for free admission at specific museums and arts centers.  The library will need to take an imprint of a credit card when you borrow the pass, and this imprint will be destroyed when the pass is returned. 

The policies vary for each museum, so we encourage interested patrons to stop by the library to pick up information sheets describing the program and the rules applicable to each museum. 

Passes are available for the Academy of Natural Sciences, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Battleship New Jersey, Grounds for Sculpture, Garden State Discovery Museum, Paws Farm Nature Center, Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, and Wheaton Arts.

April 22: Earth Day

Established in 1970,  Earth Day encourages citizens around the world to to take part in activities to protect our environment.

You might want to observe Earth Day this year by reading more about the the environment by looking at materials in our catalog.  You can also read more about environmental activities planned by some local groups at Save the Environment of Moorestown (STEM).
 

Friday, April 19, 2013

April 19: Communities Matter @ Your Library!

Join us tonight from 7 to 9 pm, for a special celebration in honor of National Library Week.   We are welcoming representatives from the many clubs and organizations in our community which make Moorestown a great place to live. Whether you are interested in gardening, history, education, business or the arts you are sure to find a group that shares your passions.


Enjoy live music from local band Neal Stephens and friends at 7:30 PM.
Singer/Songwriter Neal Stephens is a local South Jersey resident who has been on the secular and gospel music scene for many years. Neal is currently the Director of the Contemporary service at First Presbyterian Church, Moorestown.
Join us and celebrate YOUR community library!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18: Poem in your Pocket

Celebrate National Poetry Month today by carrying a poem in your pocket to share with your friends. Don't have a favorite poem yet? Poets.org can help you find the right one to fit your mood and your pocket.  

Maybe you'd like to carry this one with you today:


Nothing Gold Can Stay (Robert Frost)

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 17: Book Request

Book Request:  Encyclopedia of the Divine, Spiritual, and Occult by Heather Eaton

Response:  We will not be ordering this book at this time since it has not yet been reviewed in the professional journals which we use when selecting titles for the library.

April 17: Ellis Island Family History Day

On this day in 1907, 11,747 people were processed through Ellis Island.  This is the most people that ever came through Ellis Island in one day. 

Both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are still closed to the public because of damage caused by super-storm Sandy, but they are expected to re-open in July.  In the meantime, people can find information about ancestors who came through Ellis Island at the Ellis Island Foundation.

The library offers some great resources to help with genealogical research.  Explore the many tips and ideas on our Genealogy Resources page, which is available in the Research Center.  Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed from computers in the library.  Heritage Quest Online can be accessed from home by providing your library card number.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Make sure to mark your calendars for Friday!

To mark National Library Week, we are celebrating Moorestown Library's place in our community with a night of music, refreshments, information and more.  Read more about this very special event in the Moorestown Patch.  And make sure to mark your calendars to join us Friday, April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.!

Monday, April 15, 2013

April 15: Tax Day!


Don't forget to file your tax returns today!  And then, if you are ready to learn more about investing, join us tonight at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. 

See http://www.betterinvesting.org/public/default.htm to learn more about this national, non-profit educational organization!

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12: Drop Everything and Read!

D.E.A.R.: Drop Everything and Read Day!
Maybe you would like to "drop everything" and stop by to pick up some books by two favorite authors who also are celebrating birthdays today:  Beverly Cleary and Tom Clancy.  Beverly Cleary is 97 years old today!  Click on their names to find their books in our catalog.

Today is also Food for Fines Friday! 

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 11, 2013

Thursday, April 11 - Continued Phone Problems

Moorestown Township, including the Moorestown Library, is experiencing problems with the telephone system. This problem is not limited to the township, as it is a problem on the regional network that provides telephone service. All customers of Line Systems, Inc. are affected. Line Systems is working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

April 11: The Masters Tournament begins!



Golf fans will be getting their fill of golf spectating this week, as the Master's Tournament takes place in Augusta, Georgia.  By Sunday, April 14, we should know who will be awarded the green jacket this year.  Get ready for your own golf season by checking out the selection of golf books in our collection!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday, April 10 - Phone Problems

Moorestown Township, including the Moorestown Library, is experiencing problems with the telephone system. This problem is not limited to the township, as it is a problem on the regional network that provides telephone service. All customers of Line Systems, Inc. are affected. Line Systems is working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

April 10: Lego Creations on display!

This is Strawbridge Lake, just one of our Lego Leaguer's creations.

Last week, the Lego League built creations representing important places in our community: our schools, houses, favorite playgrounds and stores.  These creations are on display now at he library, as part of our week-long National Library Week celebration.

Stop by to see how Communities Matter@Your Library!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

National Autism Awareness Month

Take advantage of the observation of Autism Awareness month in April to learn more about autism and issues within the autism community.  Visit the Children's Room throughout the month to check out displays of helpful materials for children on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers and friends.

More information about autism and Autism Awareness Month is available at the Autism Society website.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring is here!

Moorestown Garden Club is beautifying our lobby today, April 8, with a gorgeous display of daffodils.  Stop by early this week to see them in all their glory!  With the warmth we are experiencing this week, the blooms may be gone by Wednesday.

April 8: April is National Poetry Month

 
 Did you ever think about adding a poem to your packed lunch?  It gives you something great to read while you eat, and meets your recommended daily allowance for poetry!

This is one of the 30 ideas for celebrating National Poetry Month you can find at Poets.org.