Thursday, October 31, 2013

October 31: Library Trick-or-Treat (all ages)



Drop by the library in costume between 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. to pick out a book as a special Halloween treat!  One book per child.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30: John Adams: Birth Anniversary



On this day in 1735, John Adams, second president of the U.S. (term of office:  March 4, 1797 - March 3, 1801) was born at Braintree, Massachusetts.  Adams had been George Washington's vice president and was the father of John Quincy Adams (sixth president of the U.S.).  Adams died at Quincy, Massachusetts on July 4, 1826, the same day that Thomas Jefferson died.

Click here to view the library's holdings of books about John Adams.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29: National Cat Day



Every year approximately 4 million cats enter shelters and 1-2 million are euthanized.  National Cat Day is the purr-fect time to visit a local shelter and adopt a cat.  Like dogs, cats lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, alert their owners of danger and have many personalities.  The goal of this day is to facilitate the adoption of 10,000 shelter cats nationwide.

Click here for the library's holdings of books on cats and visit www.nationalcatday.com to find nearby shelters.

October 29: Free film screening & discussion

Tonight at 7 p.m.!  Come and enjoy a screening of the beautifully filmed documentary, Deconstructing Supper, directed by Marianne Kaplan.  This thought-provoking look at food production in the age of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and industrial agriculture is informative and startling.  After the movie, Ellen Ward and Barbara Thomas of GMO Free NJ will be on hand to answer questions and lead discussion.  The film is 48 minutes long and is appropriate for children.

Non-GMO snacks will be provided.

This event will be taking place in the Meeting Room from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th.

Please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to register for this free program!

Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28: Free community health program tonight!

Tonight at 7 p.m.!  Join health psychologist and gerontologist, Dr. Kristin August, from Rutgers University, Camden to learn about managing your health and the health care system in mid-to late life.  Topics to be covered include getting the most out of your doctor's visit, disease management, and "aging optimally."

A free blood pressure screening will follow for all who are interested.

This program will also be taking place on Tuesday, October 29th at 10 a.m.

Please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to register for this free program!

October 28: Harvard University Founded: Anniversary



On this day in 1636, Harvard University was founded at Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Harvard claims itself to be "the oldest institution of higher education in the United States."


For books on a wide variety of universities and colleges in United States, click on the following links to directories, manuals, and admission to view the library's holdings in these areas.



Saturday, October 26, 2013

October 26: Got Drugs?




The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.  Click here for detailed information about drugs from the U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration.

In recognition of this initiative, the front parking lot of the Moorestown Police Department, 1245 N. Church Street, Suite 2, will be a disposal site for prescription and over-the-counter medicine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Friday, October 25, 2013

October 25: 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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

October 24: United Nations Day: Anniversary of Founding




On this day in 1945, the United Nations was founded.

Click here to view our holdings of materials on the United Nations.  You might also want to visit the United Nations Web site by clicking on this link.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 23: iPod Unveiled: Anniversary



On this day in 2001, the Apple company unveiled its portable MP3 music player to the press.  The iPod officially went on sale on November 10, 2001 for $399.  In January 2010, Apple announced that it had sold 250 million iPods.

Click here for the library's holdings of books about the iPod and materials compatible with iPods.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 22: Only One Week Left to Register for Film Screening & Discussion




Come and enjoy a screening of the beautifully filmed documentary, Deconstructing Supper, directed by Marianne Kaplan.  This thought-provoking look at food production in the age of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and industrial agriculture is informative and startling.  After the movie, Ellen Ward and Barbara Thomas of GMO Free NJ will be on hand to answer questions and lead discussion.  The film is 48 minutes long and is appropriate for children.

Non-GMO snacks will be provided.

This event will be taking place in the Meeting Room from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th.

Please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to register for this free program!

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21: Only One Week Left to Register for Health Program!


     
Join health psychologist and gerontologist, Dr. Kristin August, from Rutgers University, Camden to learn about managing your health and the health care system in mid-to late life.  Topics to be covered include getting the most out of your doctor's visit, disease management, and "aging optimally."

A free blood pressure screening will follow for all who are interested.

This program will be taking place in the Meeting Room on Monday, October 28th at 7 p.m. or Tuesday, October 29th at 10 a.m.

Please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to register for this free program!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October 19: Mini Comic Con!


Drop in the Meeting Room from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. today for a fun-filled day celebrating everything comic!  Play Super Mario on the big screen, Lord of the Rings Scene-It, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid game.  Bring your Pokemon cards to join in a game with other enthusiasts.  Our youngest comic fans can enjoy superhero story times at 10 and 11 a.m., and make your own superhero mask.  Come in costume and get a raffle ticket for a Barnes and Noble gift card.

This program is free and no registration is required!

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 18: 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, October 17, 2013

October 17: National Pasta Day




Today we celebrate pasta and the many ways to prepare and serve over 600 known pasta shapes!

Click here to view our holdings of one of the world's most favorite foods and visit the National Pasta Day Web site for information about its origins and list of pasta names.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16: Vote today!



Today is the 2013 United States Senate special election in New Jersey to fill the New Jersey United States Senate Class 2 seat resulting from the death of five-term Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg.  Newark Mayor Cory Booker (Democrat) and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan (Republican) are on the ballot.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Click here for the list of polling places in Moorestown.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 15: Save the Date for October 29th Film Screening & Discussion

 

Come and enjoy a screening of the beautifully filmed documentary, Deconstructing Supper, directed by Marianne Kaplan.  This thought-provoking look at food production in the age of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and industrial agriculture is informative and startling.  After the movie, Ellen Ward and Barbara Thomas of GMO Free NJ will be on hand to answer questions and lead discussion.  The film is 48 minutes long and is appropriate for children.

Non-GMO snacks will be provided.

This event will be taking place in the Meeting Room from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th.

Please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to register for this free program!

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14: Save the Date for October 28th / 29th Health Program




Join health psychologist and gerontologist, Dr. Kristin August, from Rutgers University, Camden to learn about managing your health and the health care system in mid-to late life.  Topics to be covered include getting the most out of your doctor's visit, disease management, and "aging optimally."

A free blood pressure screening will follow for all who are interested.

This program will be taking place in the Meeting Room on Monday, October 28th at 7 p.m. or Tuesday, October 29th at 10 a.m.

Please call the Reference Desk at 234-0333 to register for this free program!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 12: Autumn in Moorestown Festival




Join others on Main Street today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to experience fine arts, crafts, antique cars, and engage in making scarecrows and painting pumpkins. 

Sponsored by the Moorestown Business Association (MBA), Autumn in Moorestown has become a traditional way for locals to welcome the fall season and continues to be held the second Saturday in October, rain or shine!

Friday, October 11, 2013

October 11: National Coming Out Day


Every October 11th since 1988, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their supportive allies celebrate National Coming Out Day, which encourages LGBT individuals to come out and be honest about themselves.  Every year, workshops, speak-outs, rallies and other kinds of events are held to recognize LGBT communities everywhere.

Click here to visit the Human Rights Campaign's Web site for more information about this important day.

The library has many LGBT materials that can be found by clicking on one or more of the underlined keywords:  gays, gay college students, gay couples, gay parents, gay rights, gay teens, and same-sex marriage.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October 10: 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.  If you are planning to serve some hearty foods and meals made in a slow-cooker,  you might want to check out some of our slow-cooker books in the cooking section.

To learn about the origins of Bonza Bottler Day and how others celebrate it, visit the Bonza Bottler Day Web site.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October 9: National Stop Bullying Day





Approximately 160,000 teens stay home from school every day because they fear for their safety.  The self-esteem and empathy-building nonprofit Hey U.G.L.Y. (Unique Gifted Lovable You) has designated the second Wednesday in October (and the entire month of October) as a day and month for schools across America to conduct Stop Bullying classroom activities and school assembly presentations on how to eradicate bullying from schools and neighborhoods.

For information about ways to eradicate bullying, please visit www.heyugly.org 

Click here to view our vast holdings on materials about bullying and ways to overcome it.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 8: Battle of Perryville: Anniversary




On this day in 1862, the most significant battle of the Civil War fought in Kentucky took place at Perryville between Confederate forces led by General Braxton Bragg and Union forces under the command of General Don Carlos Bruell.  Bruell's forces were victorious, and Braxton was forced to retreat southward.  Casualties totaled more than 7,000 for both sides.

Click here to view our extensive holdings on the Civil War for all ages, both fiction and non-fiction.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Oct. 7: Favorite Films: The Wrong Box (1966)





Join us in the Meeting Room at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of The Wrong Box.  Directed by Bryan Forbes. With Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Wilfred Lawson & Peter Sellers.  Two elderly Victorian brothers are the last survivors of a tontine (lottery) and are about to inherit a vast sum of money after one or the other expires.  They gleefully try to dispatch each other with the aid of many of England's funniest comic performers.  Arguably the last outstanding British comedy after two decades of sophisticated mirth and wit. (107 minutes)


October 7-13: Fall Astronomy Week





Fall Astronomy Week is observed during the calendar week in which Fall Astronomy Day falls (October 12).  Similar events also take place in the spring.

 For more information about this event and others, visit the Astronomical League Web site

Click here to view our vast holdings of materials on astronomy for both children and adults.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 5: Lego League (for children in grades K-6)


Lego lovers rejoice!  Join us today in the Children's Room from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. to build one-of-a-kind creations with our HUGE collection of Legos. 

No registration required.

Friday, October 4, 2013

October 4: 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, October 3, 2013

October 3: Korea: National Foundation Day








Today, Koreans celebrate National Foundation Day, the day Tangun, mythical progenitor of the Korean people, is said to have founded his kingdom.

Click here to view the library's large holdings on materials about Korea.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 2: Ghost Banner Craft (for children in grade 1)



Get ready for Halloween with a whimsical ghost banner and Halloween stories at 4:15 p.m. today in the Children's Room.

Stop by the Children's Department to register or call 856-234-0333, ext. 5 to reserve a spot.








Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1 - 31: Breast Cancer Awareness Month



Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established in 1985 to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage early detection practices. 

Click here to view the library's large holdings of materials on breast cancer.