Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30 - Mark Your Calendars for Thursday, October 3

Join us at 7 PM to meet local author Don Fletcher, who will talk about his recently published memoir, Martha and I : Life, Love, and Loss in Alzheimer's Shadow.

 
 
Reserve your place for this FREE program by calling the Reference Desk at 856-234-0333.
 
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

September 30 - October 6: National Chimney Safety Week




Each year, CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps work to raise awareness of chimney safety.  Annually, the week prior to National Fire Prevention Week.  Click here for a list of Certified Chimney Sweeps in your state.

To view the library's holdings on materials about home maintenance click here.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 28: National Public Lands Day: 20th annual





Today marks the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands that Americans enjoy.  Each year volunteers participate in National Public Lands Day in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and other US territories.  They build trails and bridges, plant trees and greenery, remove trash and invasive species and restore historic sites.  Annually, this event occurs on the last Saturday in September.

Click here for books on nature conservation in the U.S. and here for materials on our national parks and reserves.  For information about this special day, including local places to volunteer, please visit:  www.publiclandsday.org

Friday, September 27, 2013

September 27: 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, September 26, 2013

September 26: Johnny Appleseed: Birth Anniversary



On this day in 1774, John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was believed to have been born at Leominster, Massachusetts.  Planter of orchards and friend of wild animals, he was regarded as a great medicine man by the Indians.  He died at Allen County, Indiana on March 11, 1845.

Click here to view a list of materials that the library holds about Johnny Appleseed.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September 25: Book requests

Request:  "Recommending ProstAbulo de la palabra by Benito Pastoriza Iyodo.  Seen at the Elizabeth Public Library, Saint Peter's University Library and WorldCat.  Reason for recommendation:  important US Latino author.  Book is in bilingual format.  By the same author, I recommend:  September Elegies, A Matter of Men, El agua del paraiso, Cuestion de hombres and Nena, nena de mi co.

Response:  Since all of these titles are from previous years and are available through Jersey Cat, we will not be ordering them, but would be happy to submit  interlibrary loan requests for up to four books at one time per patron. 

September 25: National Women's Health and Fitness Day



Today marks the 12th annual event to promote the value of health and fitness for women of all ages.  More than 1,000 local women's health events will be held across the country on the same day. 

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials on physical fitness for women.  The library also has a vast collection on exercise, health and fitness in general, as well as DVDs on cardiovascular fitness.  There's no excuse not to start your fitness routine today if you don't already have one!

For more information about this Fitness Day and others, click here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 24: National Punctuation Day



Today we celebrate the lowly comma, the correctly used quotation mark, and proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials on punctuation and here to visit the Web site dedicated to this special day.

Monday, September 23, 2013

September 23: Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen!


American singer-songwriter and musician Bruce Springsteen, nicknamed "The Boss," turns 64 today!  Springsteen is known for his energetic stage performances with the E Street Band and Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey.

Click here for the library's holdings of his music and books about him.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 21: H.G. Wells: Birth Anniversary



On this day in 1866, Herbert George Wells was born at Bromley, Kent, England.  This English novelist and historian wrote many well-known works such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds and The Outline of History.  He died at London, England on August 13, 1946.

Click here for materials in our collection by and about H.G. Wells.  If you'd like to read or listen to his works online, visit Project Gutenberg.

Friday, September 20, 2013

September 20: 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, September 19, 2013

September 19: International Talk Like A Pirate Day



On this day, people everywhere are encouraged to swash their buckles and add a touch of larceny to their dialogue by talking like pirates.  Celebrated annually on September 19th by millions on all seven continents.  Arr! 

Click here to view the library's vast holdings on pirate-related materials for both children and adults.  For ideas on how to celebrate this special day, click here to visit the Web site created for this purpose.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 18: " The New York Times" First Published: Anniversary



On this day in 1851, The New York Times debuted as the New-York Daily Times.  The name was changed to the current one in 1857.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September 17: Decorate the Children's Room for Halloween (all ages)



Drop in any time until September 28th to make a spooky decoration for Halloween.  Your creations will hang in the Children's Room throughout the month of October.

Monday, September 16, 2013

September 16: Lego League (for children in grades K-6)





Join us today in the Children's Room from 4 - 5:30 p.m. to build one-of-a-kind creations with our huge collection of Legos.

No registration required!  Just drop in!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

September 14: Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement



Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people, is a time for fasting, repentance and seeking forgiveness. 

Click here for books in the library's collection about Yom Kippur.

Friday, September 13, 2013

September 13: 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, September 12, 2013

September 12: Jesse Owens: 100th Birth Anniversary



On this day in 1913, James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens, American athlete and winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games, was born at Oakville, Alabama.  Owens set 11 world records in track and field.  During one track meet, at Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 23, 1935, Owens, representing Ohio State University, broke three world records and tied a fourth in the space of 45 minutes.  He died at Tucson, Arizona on March 31, 1980.

Click here for materials in our collection about Jesse Owens.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 11: Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance





On December 18, 2001, a joint resolution of Congress amended Title 36, Chapter 1, Sec. 144 of the US Code to permit the president to declare September 11th of each year as Patriot Day, in commemoration of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.  The resolution requests that all state and local governments observe this day "with appropriate programs and activities," that the flag be displayed at half-staff from sunrise till sundown and that a moment of silence be observed in honor of those who lost their lives in the attacks.

Click here for materials in our collection about this somber day.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 10: Registration begins for weekly story times




Register beginning at 9 a.m. today, either in person or by phone at 234-0333 (ext. 4016) for 3-year-old, 4-5 year-old, and or kindergarten stories, rhymes, and crafts. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9: Only one week left to register for "Eight Steps to Dish Up the Life You Want"





Mark your calendar for:  Monday, September 16 from 7-9 p.m., Library's Meeting Room

Life Coach, Anne Greco, will be offering the first of three engaging sessions on September 16, followed by two subsequent sessions on September 23 and September 30.

On September 16, attendees will learn ways to live their very own delicious life by following eight fun steps that Anne equates to diner dining in a session entitled, "Eight Steps to Dish Up the Life You Want - Loosely Based on the Tried and True Methods of Diner Dining."

On September 23, Anne will help attendees take inventory of what's cluttering their physical spaces and emotional lives.  She will give helpful tips to physically de-clutter and cleanse our working spaces.  In this workshop, entitled "De-Cluttering Your Calendar, Your Physical Space, and Your Life - Energy Management 101," those attending will explore ways to say "no" without feeling guilty and undoubtedly experience newfound energy and happiness.

On September 30, Anne will be focusing on having attendees step into the life that best suits each one.  In "Step Into Your Life," Anne will facilitate having each person find and "wear" the life that is truly theirs instead of having each live "on the fringes of ... life, taking a backseat to other people or other things."

These sessions are free, but space is limited, so please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to reserve your spot for one, two, or all three to unveil your very own "delicious" life.


Sept. 9: Favorite Films: Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Join us in the Meeting Room at 7:30 pm tonight for a screening of Pride and Prejudice (1940).

Directed by Robert Z. Leonard.  With Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Edmund Gwenn and Maureen O'Sullivan.  A literate, entertaining adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about five sisters searching for husbands in early 19th century England.  Screenplay writers include the author Aldous Huxley. (116 minutes.)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 7: Grandma Moses Day



Born on this day in 1860 at Greenwich, New York, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as "Grandma Moses," was a renowned American folk artist who started painting at the age of 78.  Her 100th birthday was proclaimed "Grandma Moses Day" in New York State.  She died at Hoosick Falls, New York on December 13, 1961.

Click here to view books in our collection about Grandma
Moses and her works.

Friday, September 6, 2013

September 6: 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, September 5, 2013

September 5: Book Club tonight






Join us tonight in the Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank.

Book club discussions are open and can be attended by anyone who wishes to discuss the book.  Come join us and bring a friend!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 4: Richard Wright: Birth Anniversary



Richard Wright, novelist and short-story writer, was born at Natchez, Mississippi on this day in 1908.  He died at Paris, France on November 28, 1960.

Click here to view the library's holdings of his works, including Native Son and Black Boy.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September 3: Play Days through September 7



In the week after Labor Day, the HUMOR Project playfully spreads the word on 1,001 ways to add humor to your life and work.  Annually, the Tuesday through Saturday after Labor Day. 

Click here for information on the HUMOR Project or here for a wide variety of materials on humor in our collection.