Sunday, June 30, 2013

June 30: Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park had its official origins on this day in 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Valley Grant Act.  The legislation stated that the Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Big Tree Grove should be given to the state of California "upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation." Read more about the history of the park here.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

June 29: Annual Red Wine and Blues Festival





Team up with the Tuckerton Seaport for a perfect afternoon of wine tasting from New Jersey's finest wineries plus live blues entertainment, food, crafts and more.  Click here for details about this event.  If you're interested in reading about New Jersey wineries and other places to visit or activities to do in the Garden State, you might want to check out some of our books for day-trippers.

Friday, June 28, 2013

June 28: 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.

June 28: Drop-in Craft: Star-Spangled Visor




Get all decked out for the Fourth of July Parade by creating a star-spangled visor in red, white, and blue!

Drop in any time today between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m, while supplies last!

See you in the Children's Room!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 27: Legos and Games


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

All ages are welcome.

No registration.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26: Moorestown High School's summer reading books

Moorestown High School has posted their Summer "Poole"-side Reading List.  We have most of these books available at the library. Check this list for links to locate the books in our catalog and to check availability.

June 26: Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins!

June 26-30 and July 3-7.  National Mall, Washington, DC.  Initiated in 1967, the festival has become an annual national and international model of a research-based presentation of contemporary living cultural traditions.  Over the years, it has brought more than 23,000 musicians, artists, performers, craftspeople, workers, cooks, storytellers and others to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and aesthetics that embody the creative vitality of community-based traditions.  Please click here for details about this festival and folklife resources for teachers, students and fieldworkers.  You'll also find many books about regional cooking, multicultural handicrafts, storytelling, folklife and folklore in our collection.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 25: Screening of "The Sky is Pink"

A local chapter of Food & Water Watch will be screening The Sky is Pink in the Meeting Room tonight at 7:00 p.m.  The short film will be followed by a community action meeting to discuss fracking.

Questions?  Please email Sabrina Andrews at sandrews@fwwlocal.org. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24: Tonight! Have dinner out and help the library

Indulge yourselves in a delicious dinner out at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Maple Shade, TONIGHT, June 24, 2013.  If you bring in the attached voucher, the restaurant will donate 20% of your food bill to the Moorestown Library.  

Don't forget to bring the voucher, and thank the folks at Iron Hill!


121 East Kings Highway,
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
856-273-0300

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22: Great American Backyard Campout



The National Wildlife Federation encourages people of all ages to get outside and camp.  Participants register their campsites online at www.backyardcampout.org and receive exclusive information regarding activities, recipes, wildlife and more.  Moorestown Library has you covered for books on camping and even more specifically on backyard camping to whet your appetite and jump-start your summer plans! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21: Summer Reading Kick-Off!

TONIGHT!  Library Cookout and "The Quest for True Treasure" with Storyteller Don Dougherty

Back by popular demand!  Join us for a good old-fashioned cookout, complete with hotdogs, hamburgers and lemonade.  Afterward, we will enjoy an evening with storyteller Don Dougherty, who will put us in the mood for our summer reading theme, "Dig into Reading," with an exciting pirate adventure tale.

Food served beginning at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.
  
And make sure you get information about the Summer Reading Programs for Children and for Teens!  Find out more at our Kids' Page and the Teens' Page.

June 21: 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, June 20, 2013

Service Animals visit the Library

Last week, we enjoyed a visit from Leah and Linus, of Animals at Work, Inc.  The mission of this organization is to increase understanding of the needs and rights of individuals who rely on the help of service animals for assistance in their everyday lives. Linus was the perfect library visitor, and we were happy to have him here that day.

They were kind enough to send us some great photos of their morning in our library:

 

June 20: Have you backed up your data lately?

With the school year ending and the summer beginning, it's a good time to clean out files and decide what's worth keeping and what should be recycled.  For many people, a lot of our most important information is stored digitally: on computers, in digital cameras, and in phones.  It's just as important to go through this data and take action to preserve what we want to keep for the future.  Back it up!  You don't want to lose the photos or videos of  those end-of-the-year recitals and graduations that are on your camera!  It would be a shame to lose the hard work you put into those lists of contacts on your phone or in your email program. 

Read more about personal digital archiving here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 19: Garfield's birthday!

The "Garfield" comic strip, drawn by Jim Davis, debuted June 19, 1978 in 41 newspapers.  35 years later, this lazy, lasagna-loving cat is still very popular.  Search our collection for compilations of the comics, and books and movies relating to Garfield.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 18: "Because it is there."

George Leigh Mallory was born on this day in 1886.  The English explorer and mountain climber was last seen climbing to the summit of Mount Everest on June 8, 1924.  His remains were found there in 1999.  When questioned once about the reason he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, he famously responded, "Because it is there."

See our collection to learn more about Mallory and other Mount Everest expeditions.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Coming Soon: Sidewalk closure


 
Contractors will be replacing the sidewalk and curb on the east side of Church Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets, along the side of the library


Pedestrians walking that block of Church Street will be directed to use the west side of the street, opposite from the library. The township plans to have an officer present to help with safety. Once it begins, the work is expected to take about 4 or 5 days. 

Please take care when visiting the library while the work is underway!

June 17: Model Investment Club meets tonight


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!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 15: Nature Photography Day

Promote and participate in the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, inspiration, nature appreciation and environmental protection.  For more information about photographing nature, visit the North American Nature Photography Association online and / check out some of our books on the topic.  Perhaps you'll be inspired to take out your camera and snap some favorite shots for STEM's annual photo contest of NATURE IN MOORESTOWN!  All entries must be mailed to STEM (Save the Environment of Moorestown) by JUNE 23rd or brought to STEM's Annual Picnic at the Moorestown Community House on JUNE 30th at 1:30 p.m.  Details and rules concerning this contest are posted in the library or can be found by visiting STEM online.

Friday, June 14, 2013

2013 Summer Concert Series schedule

Looking forward to the summer concerts this year?  You can find a schedule for download or printing out at our website here.

June 14: Drop-in Craft: Create Your Own Father's Day Card

Show Dad how special he is by making a one-of-a-kind Father's Day card he will treasure!

Friday, June 14, drop in all day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Saturday, June 15, drop in all day (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

All ages are welcome.
No registration necessary.
See you in the Children's Room!

June 14: 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, June 13, 2013

June 13: US Open (Golf) Championship begins today!

Since 1895, golf's greatest players have competed at this major world championship.  Visit the U.S. Golf Association Web site for details regarding this event which runs through June 16th at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA.  Whether you are a seasoned player or just new to / interested in this game, our library has lots of books on the subject for you.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 12: Title request

Question:  While searching for a novel I read a long time ago about Savannah, Ga., I noticed that none of Eugenia Price's books on Savannah came up in my search even though the first one is titled "Savannah."  How can that be possible?

Response:  To access our catalog from our home page, click "Search the Catalog."  You will then be taken to our "Search Library Catalog" page.  If you click on the drop-down box, select "author," type Price, Eugenia into the box, and press "enter," a screen will appear that shows we have seventeen books by Eugenia Price.  The thirteenth one listed is titled "Savannah," but is circulating right now.   It's due back in the library on June 28th, so please give us a call at 856-234-0333 if you'd like us to put it on hold for you.  Alternatively, if you click on the drop-down box, select "title," type Savannah into the box, and press "enter," a screen will appear that shows we have four books entitled Savannah.  Then, by clicking on the blue underlined word Savannah, you'll be taken to a screen that lists the four books in our collection that have this title.  The third one listed is authored by Eugenia Price and once again, you'll notice that it's not currently on our shelf.

Book Sale is coming this Saturday!

Mark your calendars for our all-children's book sale, to be held here at the library on Saturday, June 15 from 9 to 1. All books will sell for $.50 each. This will be a great way for homeschoolers to build up their collections!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mark your calendars for June 24!

Indulge yourselves in a delicious dinner out at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Maple Shade on June 24, 2013.  If you bring in the attached voucher, the restaurant will donate 20% of your food bill to benefit the Moorestown Library.  

Don't forget to bring in the voucher, and thank the folks at Iron Hill!


121 East Kings Highway,
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
856-273-0300

Monday, June 10, 2013

June 10: Favorite Films: Pygmalion (1938)



Join us tonight, Monday, June 10th,  in the Meeting Room at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of Pygmalion (1938).

Directed by Anthony Asquith & Leslie Howard.  With Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfred Larson, Marie Lohr & Scott Sunderland.  George Bernard Shaw's first venture into the movies became a celebrated screen event for both the eyes and ears of the viewer.  A perfectly splendid Shavian comedy of bad manners, beautifully filed and filled with memorable lines and performances.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

June 8: Happy Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright!






American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born on this date in 1867 at Richland Center, WI and died at Phoenix, AZ on April 9, 1959.  In his autobiography, Wright wrote:  "No house should ever be on any hill or on anything.  It should be of the hill, belonging to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other."  If you're interested in learning more about Frank Lloyd Wright and his works, click here for offerings in our collection.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mark your calendar for June 21st!

The Summer Reading Kick-Off Event is back by popular demand!  Join us for a good old-fashioned cookout right at the library, complete with hotdogs, hamburgers and lemonade.  Afterwards, we'll be enjoying an evening with storyteller Don Dougherty, who will put us in the mood for our summer reading theme, "Dig into Reading" with an exciting pirate adventure tale.  Be sure to listen carefully - each child will hear his or her name throughout the story!

Food served beginning at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.

For children ages 3+ and their families.

No registration required!

June 7: 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, June 6, 2013

Summer Learning: give Rocket Languages a try!

Are you traveling abroad this summer, and worried about how your rusty high school Spanish will carry you through? Are you looking for a way to help your kids keep their foreign language skills over summer vacation? Try Rocket Languages, which you can access from home through our website, simply by using your library card number.  Rocket Languages is in the list of premium resources available under the Research Center tab on our home page.  You can also find it in the General Reference page and among the Learning the Language resources on our Travel page.

June 6: Bonza Bottler Day

Celebrate when the number of the day is the same as the number of the month.  Bonza Bottler Day is an excuse to have a party at least once a month!  For party and entertaining ideas in our  collection, click here.  To learn about the origins of Bonza Bottler Day and how others celebrate it, visit the Bonza Bottler Website.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5: Happy Birthday Richard Scarry!

Richard Scarry, a beloved children's author, born on this date in 1919, wrote over 300 books before his death on April 30, 1994 and inspired his son to continue his legacy.  You'll find many of his works in our collection.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 4: Anniversary of the first Pulitzer Prize award

On June 4, 1917, the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. Julia Ward Howe by Laura E. Richards and Maude H. Elliott assisted by Florence H. Hall was the first biography to receive this prestigious award and is located in our STACKS, along with other classic gems.  If you are interested in checking out this title or others located in our STACKS, just ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.




To discover more about past and current Pulitzer Prize winners, click here.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mark your calendar for the Parade Committee's "Freedom Lecture" on June 6


The speaker will be one or both of the authors of the new Arcadia's Images of America book entitled Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  Copies of this book, signed by the authors upon request, will be available for purchase at the event and any monetary donation for the upcoming parade will be gratefully accepted.

No registration is required for this free lecture which will be held in the Meeting Room at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June 1: Robot Pencil Holders

 
Mr. Potato Head goes robotic!  What can you create from a tin can, magnets, nuts, bolts, and other bits of metal?  Your own robotic pencil holder!  You can go crazy giving him zany, interchangeable body parts with stuff from the bottom of a junk drawer.  A perfect Father Day's gift AND you can make one for yourself, too!

Thursday, June 13, 4-5 p.m.

FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 4+

Registration is required.