Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30: Winston Churchill: Birth Anniversary



Born this day in 1874 at Oxfordshire, England, Winston Churchill was a British statesman and the first man to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.  A strong leader during WWII, Churchill was dedicated to Britain and total victory over Germany as minister of defense and prime minister.  He died on January 24, 1965 at London, England.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by or about Winston Churchill.  For external links on Churchill, visit the Web sites for the National Churchill Museum and the Churchill Centre.

Friday, November 29, 2013

November 29: 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, November 28, 2013

November 28: Happy Thanksgiving!




In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be closed today.  Enjoy the holiday!  We will be open tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27: Our Thanksgiving Collection




Check out our fictional and factual materials on Thanksgiving (including ideas for recipes and crafts for both children and adults) before we close at 9 p.m. this evening.

To get answers to all of your turkey questions, call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372) or click here.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 26: Charles Schulz: Birth Anniversary





Born at Minneapolis, Minnesota on this day in 1922, Charles Schulz, widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, was best known for creating the comic strip Peanuts, featuring the characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown, among others.  Schulz was named International Cartoonist of the Year in 1978.  He died at Santa Rosa, California on February 12, 2000.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about Charles Schulz.  For interesting external links, visit Schulz's home page and the Charles Schulz Museum.

Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25: Andrew Carnegie: Birth Anniversary



Born this day in 1835 at Dundermline, Scotland, Andrew Carnegie was an American financier, philanthropist and benefactor of more than 2,500 libraries.  Carnegie Hall, the Carnegie Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are among his gifts.  Carnegie died at his summer estate, Shadowbrook, MA on August 11, 1919.

Click here to view a list of materials about Andrew Carnegie and for more information about him, visit the Carnegie Birthplace Museum Web site.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 23: Family Volunteer Day




Today is the day designated to encourage and mobilize families to participate in community-oriented projects.  Strategically occurring the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day, Family Volunteer Day is the perfect way for families and those who work with them to kick off a caring and giving holiday season.

Click here to view the library's holdings on books about volunteering and to learn how you can volunteer as a family to support your neighborhoods, communities and the world, visit:  www.FamilyCares.org or www.PointsofLight.org

Friday, November 22, 2013

November 22: 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, November 21, 2013

November 21: France: Beaujolais Nouveau Release



By French law, Beaujolais Nouveau, a young red wine, can't be released for sale until the third Thursday of November.  Once the third Thursday is reached, celebrations abound as the wine travels to markets all over the world.

The library has many holdings of materials on wine and winemaking.  Click here to learn 10 fascinating facts about Beaujolais Nouveau.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November 20: Bill of Rights: Anniversary of First State Ratification


 

On this day in 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify 10 of the 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution proposed by Congress on September 25.  These 10 amendments came to be known as the Bill of Rights.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials on the Bill of Rights.  For external links, visit:  the National Archives - the full text of the U.S. Bill of Rights, the Library of Congress - Bill of Rights and related resources as well as TeachingAmericanHistory.org - Bill of Rights.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 19: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: 150th Anniversary






On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This speech, given by Lincoln in just over two minutes, came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history.

The library has a large collection of materials about Abraham Lincoln, including some specifically about the Gettysburg Address.

For some interesting external links, you might want to visit: the Abraham Lincoln - resource guide from the Library of Congress, an online exhibition about the Gettysburg Address from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History or the Gettysburg Foundation for information on battlefield tours and visiting the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18-23: National Book Awards Week




The winner of the National Book Awards will be announced in New York this week.  Click here to view the week of festivities and details regarding the announcement of one of our nation's preeminent literary prizes.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 16: Book Sale!

 
Get some great bargains at our book sale today!  Fiction, non-fiction, adult and children's books are all available at unbeatable prices:  $1 for hardbacks and $.50 for paperback and children's books.

Check out our selections in the Meeting Room today from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday, November 15, 2013

November 15: 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, November 14, 2013

November 14: Claude Monet: Birth Anniversary

 
Born this day in 1840 at Paris, France, Claude Monet became a major figure in the Impressionist movement that transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century.  He died at Giverny, France on December 5, 1926.

Click here to view the library's holdings on materials about Monet and his work.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November 13: Robert Louis Stevenson: Birth Anniversary



Known for his Child's Garden of Verses and such classic novels as Treasure Island and Kidnapped, this Scottish author was born on this day at Edinburgh, Scotland in 1850 and died at Samoa on December 3, 1894.

Click here for the library's complete holdings of works by and about Robert Louis Stevenson.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November 12: Register for children's programs



Register today, in person or by phone, for children's programs taking place in December.  Choose from:

South Jersey Boys Read on Saturday, December 14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 1-2) or 9:15-10:15 a.m. (grades 3-5)

Gingerbread Fun (grades K-1) on Friday, December 20 at 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

Make a Personalized Stocking (grade 2) at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 or December 11.

Make an Old-Fashioned Gum Drop Tree (grade 3) at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18.

Cake Decorating Contest (grades 4+) at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 5.

Pizza and a Movie (grades 4+) from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, December 30.

Make a Tree Skirt (grade 5) at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17.

Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11: Favorite Films: The Alamo (1960)



Join us in the Meeting Room at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of The Alamo.  Directed by John Wayne.  With John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone, Linda Christal & Chill Wills.  This spectacular homage to the heroes of the Alamo is a noble and inspiring film venture.  Presenting the fully restored, uncut version ... unseen in over 50 years.  (161 minutes)

November 11: Happy Veterans Day!





Today we celebrate and honor the service of all U.S. military veterans.  For detailed information about this federal holiday, you might want to visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' official Web site and for famous Veterans Day quotes, as well as recipes, crafts, and activities for the Day, click here.  Moorestown Library is open regular hours today (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.), but the township offices are closed.

We have a large collection of materials on the five branches of the U.S. military:  Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Check them out!

Thanks to all of our Veterans and Active Military for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 9: National Child Safety Council Founded: Anniversary




The National Child Safety Council (NCSC), founded on this day in 1955, is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. dedicated solely to child safety. 

Visit NCSC's Web site at www.nationalsafetycouncil.org for safety tips and information. 

Click here for the library's extensive holdings on materials pertaining to safety in all areas of life.

Friday, November 8, 2013

November 8: 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, November 7, 2013

November 7: Book Club tonight



Join us tonight in the Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

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, November 6, 2013

November 6: Happy Birthday Sally Field!



Born at Pasadena, California on this day in 1946, actresss Sally Field turns 67 today.

Click here to view our holdings of films starring Sally Field.  Her past awards include Oscars for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart and an Emmy for Sybil.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November 5: General Election



Vote today for governor and lieutenant governor (incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno vs. Democratic candidates Barbara Buono and Milly Silva).  Also needing to be filled in the 7th legislative district are positions for the state senate and general assembly, sheriff, county clerk, and board of chosen freeholders as well as three openings on the Moorestown school district board of education. 

Click here for a list of local polling places and information about voting in Burlington County.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 4: Books by Bertrand Brown

Request:  Three books by Bertrand Brown:  The Heist, Choices, and Chronicles of a Slave Girl

Response:  We do not have any books by Bertrand Brown, but we would be happy to submit interlibrary loan requests for the patron wishing to read these titles.

November 4: Job Action Day




Annually, the first Monday in November, Job Action Day, is a day of empowerment for workers and job-seekers.  Put your career and job in the forefront, make plans, and take action steps. 

Click here to view the library's holdings on books about job hunting and visit the following databases and sites for a plethora of information on careers and how to land a job:  http://75.147.74.57/careers.html, www.jobactionday.com, http://staff.bcc.edu/careerservices/?pg=4, http://staff.bcc.edu/careerservices/?pg=veterans, http://staff.bcc.edu/careerservices/?pg=plan, http://ctpnj.org/

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November 2: Lego League (for children in grades K-6)



Lego Lovers rejoice!  Join us 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.

Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1: 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.