Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31: 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, January 30, 2014

January 30: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Birth Anniversary



Born this day at Hyde Park, New York in 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd president of the U.S. (March 4, 1933 - April 12, 1945).  The only president to serve more than two terms, FDR was elected four times.  He supported the Allies in WWII before the U.S. entered the struggle by supplying them with war materials through the Lend-Lease Act; he became deeply involved in broad decision making after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.  He died a few months into his fourth term at Warm Springs, Georgia on April 12, 1945.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about FDR and his times.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29: Please bring your patience with your library card today




To improve our efficiency, we will be upgrading our server on Wednesday, January 29 and will have limited computer services available.

The library will be open during the upgrade, so please come in for a visit!

 What you CAN do:

· Check out materials and place items on hold (without computers, this will take a little longer)
· Use our computers (you’ll need to get a guest pass at the Reference Desk)
· Use our wi-fi
· Attend story time (if you’re three years old)

What you CAN’T do:
· Access the library catalog or your account (in the library or from home)
· Renew items, pay fines, renew cards or sign up for new cards

 



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28: Jackson Pollock: Birth Anniversary


Born this day at Cody, Wyoming in 1912, Jackson Pollock became the leading painter of the Abstract Expressionist movement.  In postwar New York, Pollock placed his canvases on the floor and developed signature "drip" paintings, controversially incorporating the ideas of gravity and chance into the creation process.  Pollock was killed in an auto accident on August 11,1956 at East Hampton, New York.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about Jackson Pollock.  The Jackson Pollock papers at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art can be accessed by clicking here.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

January 25 & 27: Celebrate Chinese New Year! (all ages)



Usher in The Year of the Horse by dropping in to the Children's Room to create a dancing dragon craft.  No registration required!

Saturday, January 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday, January 27, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24: 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, January 23, 2014

January 23: Edouard Manet: Birth Anniversary



Born this day at Paris, France in 1832, Manet was one of the first nineteenth-century artists to paint modern life and provide a bridge from realism to impressionism.  Among his best-known paintings are Olympia and Dejeuner sur l'herbe.  He died on April 30, 1883 at Paris. 

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about Manet and his paintings and here to view his complete works.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 22: Late opening today


The library will be opening at 10 a.m. this morning.  Please be safe driving!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 21: Early closing today



Due to inclement weather, the library will be closing at 3 p.m. today.  Please check our website for updated information regarding closures.

January 21: Christian Dior: Birth Anniversary



Born this day in 1905 at Granville, France, Christian Dior was an influential French fashion designer who became the world's premier style maker after WWII up until the 1950s.  He was also one of the first designers to utilize licensing to help create his own brand.  He died on October 24, 1957 at Montecatini, Italy.

Click here to view books in our collection about Dior and here for materials on fashion-related subjects.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Birthday Observed



In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the library will be closed on Monday, January 20th and will reopen on Tuesday, January 21st at 9 a.m.

January 18: Pooh Day: A.A. Milne: Birth Anniversary

Born this day in 1882 at London, England, Alan Alexander Milne is especially remembered for his beloved children's stories:  Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, Mr. Pim Passes By, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six.  He died at Hartfield, England on January 31, 1956.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about the world famous author of Winnie the Pooh. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

January 17: 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, January 16, 2014

January 16: Sundance Film Festival



Happening today through January 26th in Park City, Utah, more than 120 feature-length films and more than 80 short films will be screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the premier U.S. festival for independent filmmakers.

Click here to view films in our collection that have won Sundance Film Festival awards and here to visit the official site.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January 15: British Museum: Anniversary



On this date in 1759, the British Museum opened its doors at Montague House in London.  As the national museum of the United Kingdom, the British Museum houses many of the world's most prized treasures.  The national library moved to separate facilities in 1997. 

Click here to view works in our collection about the British Museum (both fiction and non-fiction) and its collections, as well as books published by or in association with the British Museum.  To visit the museum's official site, click here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14: Space Milestone: Soyuz 4 (USSR): 45th Anniversary



Today marks the 45th anniversary of the first docking of two manned spacecraft (with Soyuz 5) and first interchange of spaceship personnel in orbit by means of space walks.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials on outer space exploration, and for further information on the Soyuz spacecraft, click here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 13: Lego League (all ages)



Lego Lovers rejoice!  Build Lego creations with a team, with a buddy, or on your own in the Children's Room from 4 - 6 p.m. today.
No registration required!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 11: Alice Paul: Birth Anniversary


Born on this day in 1885 at  Moorestown, New Jersey, Alice Paul was a women's rights leader, founder of the National Woman's Party in 1913, and advocate of an equal rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  She died at Moorestown, New Jersey on July 10, 1977.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about Alice Paul.  For some interesting external links regarding Alice Paul, visit the Alice Paul Institute and the Archives & Records Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Friday, January 10, 2014

January 10: 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, January 9, 2014

January 9: Book Club tonight



Join us tonight in the Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and other clinical tales by Oliver Sacks.

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, January 8, 2014

January 8: Elvis Aaron Presley: Birth Anniversary



Born today in 1935 at Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Aaron Presley was a singer, musician and actor who became known as "The King of Rock and Roll."  He died at Memphis, Tennessee on August 16, 1977.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about Elvis Presley and visit the official Elvis Presley Web site for interesting facts about this 20th-century cultural icon.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 7: Millard Fillmore: Birth Anniversary



Born this day at Summerhill, New York in 1800, Millard Fillmore became the 13th president of the U.S. (July 10, 1850 - March 3, 1853), succeeding to the presidency upon the death of Zachary Taylor.  He did not, however, get the hoped-for nomination from his party in 1852 as candidate of the "Know-Nothing Party," whose platform demanded, among other things, that every government employee (federal, state and local) should be a native-born citizen.  Fillmore died at Buffalo, New York on March 8, 1874. 

Click here to view books in our collection about Millard Fillmore.  For a very informative external link, click here to visit a resource guide about Fillmore compiled by the Library of Congress.

Monday, January 6, 2014

January 6: Favorite Films: Directed by John Ford (1971)



Join us in the Meeting Room at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of Directed by John Ford.

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.  With John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart.  A fascinating documentary about the legendary film director John Ford.  Filled with first-hand accounts from Ford's collaborators and from contemporary filmmakers, revealing the influence of Ford's movies on their own.  A profound personal vision of the man and his work.  (110 minutes)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

January 4: Only a few spots remain in two upcoming special events!








Register today for Stroller Strides (for parents and children ages 6 weeks to 3 1/2 years) and / Make a Snowman Banner (Grade 1).

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies.  It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller, and the environment.  Taught by Bethany Pacheco, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser.  Classes will last 50 minutes and be held in the Library Meeting Room.
Tuesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Make a Snowman Banner and join us for some chilly snowman stories.
Tuesday, January 7 at 4:15 p.m.

Registration, in person or by phone (856-234-0333, x 5), is required for both programs

Friday, January 3, 2014

January 3: 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, January 2, 2014

January 2: Isaac Asimov: Birth Anniversary




Born near Smolensk, Russia on this day in 1920, Isaac Asimov had a prolific career as a writer.  Although he became best known for writing science fiction, his almost 500 books include works for college courses, mysteries, chemistry, biology, limericks and works about the Bible, Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan and modern history.  He died at New York, New York on April 6, 1992.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about Asimov.  For a vast repository of information about Isaac Asimov, visit the Isaac Asimov Home Page.