Friday, February 28, 2014

February 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

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 27: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Birth Anniversary



Born this day at Portland, Maine in 1807, this American poet and writer is best remembered for his classic narrative poems, such as The Song of Hiawatha, Paul Revere's Ride and The Wreck of the Hesperus.  He died at Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 24, 1882.

Click here for the library's holdings of books about or by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  For other biographies, literary criticism, bibliographies, resources, as well as a literary-historical timeline of Longfellow, click here to be taken to Moorestown Library's Literature Resource Center database available from Gale.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 26: Victor Hugo: Birth Anniversary



Born this day in 1802 at Besancon, France, Victor Hugo became one of the most popular 19th-century authors.  His most well-known work is the novel Les Miserables, and his most famous character is Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  He died at Paris on May 22, 1885.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by Victor Hugo.  Moorestown Library's Literature Resource Center database available from Gale provides detailed information about many authors, including Victor Hugo, and can be accessed through our Research Center on our main page or by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 25: Pierre Auguste Renoir: Birth Anniversary



Born this day at Limoges, France in 1841, Pierre Auguste Renoir, an impressionist painter, became known for his light techniques in his many joyous and often sensuous paintings.  In his later years, he was crippled by arthritis and would paint with the brush strapped to his hand.  He died at Cagnes-sur-Mer. Provence, France on December 17, 1919.

Click here for the library's holdings of books by and about Renoir and here for an online biography of the artist, including information about his style and critical reception.

Monday, February 24, 2014

February 24: Workshop with Anne Greco tonight: not too late to sign up!



Tonight's topic is "living in the present with gratitude."  In this workshop, you'll learn:
  • easy ways to practice gratitude all day, every day.
  • the three "C's" that you need to remove from your life.
  • what a gratitude rock is and why you will soon be searching for one.
  • how to create an avalanche of appreciation.
  • the importance of a gratitude journal.
  • the secret behaviors of happy people that you can adopt.
Where & When:  Meeting Room from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost:  $14.00

February 24: Winslow Homer: Birth Anniversary


Born this day at Boston, Massachusetts in 1836, Winslow Homer made the transition from commercial illustrator to acclaimed artist while working in a variety of media.  Specializing in rural and nautical land- and seascapes, he was noted for the realism of his work, from gentle country life scenes to brutal scenes of nature.  Somewhat a recluse later in his life and always struggling financially, Homer died at his home at Prouts Neck, Maine on September 29, 1910.

Click here to view our holdings of books by and about Winslow Homer and here to be taken to Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

February 22: Edna St. Vincent Millay: Birth Anniversary





Born at Rockland, Maine on this day in 1892, Edna St. Vincent Millay, known for her feminist activism, was an American lyrical poet and playwright who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923.  She died on October 19, 1950 at Austerlitz, New York.

Click here to view the library's holdings of books by and about Edna St. Vincent Millay and here to visit the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society online.

Friday, February 21, 2014

February 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

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 20: Ansel Adams: Birth Anniversary



Born at San Francisco, California on this day in 1902, Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist known especially for his photographs of Yosemite National Park.  He died at Monterey, California on April 22, 1984.

Click here for materials in our collection by and about Ansel Adams.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February 19: The Feminine Mystique Published: Anniversary


On this day in 1963, Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique was published.  This book was a call for women to achieve their full potential and its enormous response revitalized the women's movement in the United States.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about feminism in the United States and here to find our collection of books relating to the social conditions of women in this country.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 18: Better Investing Workshop Meets Tonight





Tonight, members of the South Jersey Chapter of Better Investing, a non-profit educational organization, will be meeting to discuss "understanding Wall Street terms and why they are used."  All interested parties are invited to attend.

Join us in the Meeting Room from 7 - 9 p.m.

Free, but registration is required by calling the library Reference Desk at 856-234-0333 or Carla Krasnick at 856-234-0813.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

February 15: Check out some books & DVDs today for the long weekend!

The library will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents' Day and will reopen on Tuesday, February 18th at 9 a.m.

Friday, February 14, 2014

February 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

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February 13: Library closed today

The library will be closed today due to inclement weather.  Stay inside if you can, drink some hot cocoa, and come back to visit us tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February 12: Tax forms are here!



Stop by the library to pick up a variety of federal tax forms. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 11: Social Security Seminar



If you're thinking about retiring and want more information, then this Social Security Seminar might be for you!

No registration is required.
6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room


Monday, February 10, 2014

February 10: Workshop with Anne Greco: not too late to sign up!


In tonight's workshop with Anne Greco, we'll create vision boards and affirmation cards to support you on your journey of transformation.  We'll discuss the uses of vision boards and three steps to make your vision board more powerful.  We'll also create affirmation cards, portable artistic creations that hold your affirmations.

Where:  Meeting Room from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost:   $14.00

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February 8: Boy Scouts of America Founded: Anniversary




On this day in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was founded at Washington, D.C., by William Boyce, based on the work of Sir Robert Baden-Powell with the British Boy Scout Association.  It is one of the largest youth organizations in United States.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials on the Boy Scouts and here to visit their official Web site.

Friday, February 7, 2014

February 7: Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Story Time at the Moorestown Library


On this day in 1914, the first story time was held at the Moorestown Free Library, which was located in the Friends School.  Since then, story time has been a favorite tradition for generations of Moorestonians.  Bring the whole family out to help us kick-off a year-long celebration of this important milestone.  The librarians will share some of our favorite stories, and we will enjoy cake and punch.

All ages.  No registration required!
Hope to see you tonight from 6:30 - 8 p.m.!

February 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

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February 5: Missing Umbrellas



Two patrons lost their umbrellas at the library today.  One was a navy blue "Pop-Up" and the other was a full-size umbrella with a wooden handle and Monet scene.  If you borrowed these items or mistakenly took them,  please return them as soon as possible. 

February 5: Digital Learning Day



Today we celebrate the fourth annual Digital Learning Day:  a set of activities in Washington, D.C. and across the U.S. that occur all year round, but culminate in a national celebration on February 5th.  This day shines a spotlight on teachers, successful instructional practice, and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country. 

For more information about Digital Learning Day, click here.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 4: Facebook launches: 10th Anniversary



On this day in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard students Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site.  Facebook, later dropping the "The," quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about Facebook.

Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3: Norman Rockwell: Birth Anniversary



Born this day in 1894 at New York, New York, Norman Rockwell became an American artist and illustrator especially noted for his realistic and homey magazine cover art for the Saturday Evening Post.  He died at Stockbridge, Massachusetts on November 8, 1978.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about Norman Rockwell.  To visit the Norman Rockwell Museum online, click here.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 1 - 28: Library Lovers' Month



Today is the beginning of a month-long celebration of school, public and private libraries of all types.  This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups to recognize the value of libraries and to work to ensure that the nation's libraries will continue to serve. 

Click here to learn more about the Friends of Moorestown Library and for general information on supporting libraries, click here.