Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31: Eiffel Tower: 125th Anniversary



Built for the Paris Exhibition of 1889, the tower was named for its architect, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, and is one of the world's best-known landmarks.

Click here for the library's holdings of materials about the Eiffel Tower or novels that mention it.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

March 29: Pearl Mae Bailey: Birth Anniversary


Born on this day in 1918 at Newport News, Virginia, Pearl Bailey was an American singer and Broadway musical star who began her career in vaudeville and won a special Tony Award in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988.  Bailey died on August 17, 1990 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

From the "Research Center" on our home page, click on "more" and then "General Reference" followed by "Current Biography" to view several articles written over the years about Pearl Bailey.

Friday, March 28, 2014

March 28: A Visit from Pete the Cat! (Ages 3+)



Pete the Cat is rocking in his school shoes and sporting his grooviest button-down shirt to visit the cool kids at Moorestown Library!  Enjoy Pete stories and songs, a cool cat craft and yummy treats in the Meeting Room from 4:15 - 5 p.m. today.
No registration required!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 27: Celebrate Burlington County Youth Art Month



Come to view the artistic creations of talented Burlington County youth at the library.  An award reception will take place this evening in the Meeting Room from 6-9 p.m. 

Congratulations to all the young artists whose works are on the display!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26: Robert Lee Frost: Birth Anniversary



Born this day in 1874 at San Francisco, California, Robert Frost tried his hand at farming, teaching, shoe-making and editing before winning acclaim as a poet and becoming a Pulitzer Prize winner.  He died at Boston, Massachusetts on January 29, 1963.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about Robert Frost. The Academy of American Poets and / Poetry Foundation are two Web sites that include Robert Frost and his work. Furthermore, Bloom's Literature, a database to which the library subscribes, gives in-depth information about this famous poet.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 25: American Diabetes Association Alert Day

 

The American Diabetes Association has designated the fourth Tuesday in March as a one-day "wake-up call" to raise awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and its risk factors.  To assess your risk for this disease, click here and to view our vast holdings of materials on diabetes, click here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

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



Tonight's topic is "releasing emotional clutter."  We'll look at potential sources of emotional clutter.  You'll learn: 
small steps to create large, positive changes in your life.
simple rituals to use every day to honor and support yourself.
ways to eliminate emotional clutter.

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

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March 22: Louis L'Amour: Birth Anniversary

Born Louis Dearborn LaMoore on this day in 1908 at Jamestown, North Dakota, this popular author began writing stories in the 1930's, initially selling them to pulp magazines.  Despite an interruption by military service during WWII, L'Amour was a successful writer of adventure stories, Westerns and scripts for television and film.  He eventually authored 116 Western novels that sold 20 million copies in 20 different languages.  He was the first novelist to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Freedom (1983) and was also given the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1984).  L'Amour died June 10, 1988, at Los Angeles, California. 

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by Louis L'Amour and here to visit the official Louis L'Amour Web site.

Friday, March 21, 2014

March 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, March 20, 2014

March 20: Spring has sprung!



In the Northern Hemisphere, spring begins today with the vernal equinox, at 12:57 p.m.  EDT. Note that in the Southern Hemisphere, today is the beginning of autumn.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19: Question about Moorestown Library closing


Question:  Will there be another library that we can use while the Moorestown Library is closed?

Response:  We will be closing in mid May (exact date to be determined).  Unfortunately, you will not be able to use your Moorestown Library card to check out materials at other libraries during the approximate three weeks that we will be closed.  So stock up before we begin our move since you'll still be able to return material in the book drop and renew online with a valid PIN.

Please take the time to create a library PIN (personal identification number) if you don't already have one.  If you already have one, but haven't used it recently, try using it here or at home to make sure that it works.  To do so from home, click on "my account" from the library's home page and enter your barcode and PIN to access your record.  If the information that you've entered does not allow you access, please come into the library so that we can help you create a PIN that will work. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 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 "Characteristics of Good Companies."  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.

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17: Happy St. Patrick's Day!



St. Patrick's Day commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, Bishop Patrick (AD 387-493?), who, about AD 432, left his home in the Severn Valley, England, and introduced Christianity into Ireland.  Feast day in the Roman Catholic Church.  A national holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Click here for the library's holdings of both fictional and non-fictional materials on St. Patrick's Day.  To view some videos about St. Patrick's Day and ideas for celebrating it, click here.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 15: National Quilting Day



Sponsored by the National Quilting Association since 1992, this day is a grassroots effort to unite quilters and quilt lovers everywhere.  Individuals, groups of quilters, shop owners, publishers and the entire quilt-making community are invited to join NQA in recognizing and promoting the tradition of quilt making.  Annually, the third Saturday in March. 

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials, both fiction and non-fiction, on quilts.  For more information on the National Quilting Association, click here.

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 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, March 13, 2014

March 13: Planet Uranus Discovery: Anniversary


 
On this day in 1781, German-born English astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered the seventh planet from the sun, Uranus.

Click here to view the library's holdings of books on Uranus and here to view NASA's fact sheet on this planet.  Videos, essays, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and news articles about Uranus can be accessed through the library's Facts on File Science Online database.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 12: Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Founding: Anniversary



On this day in 1912, Juliette Low founded the Girl Scouts of the U.S. A. at Savannah, Georgia.

Click here to view our collection of books about Juliette Low and the Girl Scouts and here to visit the Girl Scouts' official Web site.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March 11: Do you have a library PIN? Are you sure it works? Have you tried it lately?




Beginning April 12th, we will be closed for approximately three weeks and you will be able to renew your items online, but only if you have a valid PIN!

Please take the time to create a library PIN (personal identification number) if you don't already have one.  If you already have one, but haven't used it recently, try using it here or at home to make sure that it works.  To do so from home, click on "my account" from the library's home page and enter your barcode and PIN to access your record.  If the information that you've entered does not allow you access, please come into the library so that we can help you create a PIN that will work. 


Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10: 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, March 8, 2014

March 8: Genealogy Day


Start piecing together your personal history today via one of the world's fastest-growing hobbies, genealogy, a puzzle waiting to be put together.

Click here for the library's holdings of materials about genealogy and here for handbooks and manuals on the subject.  The library also has some databases and recommended sites to visit for those interested in the topic which can be accessed from the Research Center on our home page or by clicking here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

March 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



Thursday, March 6, 2014

March 6: Book Club tonight!


Join us tonight in the Meeting Room at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco.

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, March 5, 2014

March 5: Rex Harrison: Birth Anniversary



Born Reginald Carey on this day in 1908 at Huyton, England, Rex Harrison became an actor whose career encompassed more than 40 films and scores of plays.  He won both a Tony and an Oscar for the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, perhaps his most famous role.  Among other films, he appeared in The Agony and the Ecstasy, Cleopatra, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Night Train to Munich.  He claimed he would never retire from acting and he was appearing in a Broadway revival of Somerset Maugham's The Circle three weeks before his death on June 2, 1990.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about Rex Harrison and films in which he appeared.

Monday, March 3, 2014

March 4: Stroller Strides



Register today for Stroller Strides (for parents and children ages 6 weeks to 3 1/2 years)

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, March 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m.

March 3: Favorite Films: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)



Directed by Sam Wood.  With Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Paul Henreid, and John Mills.  James Hilton's best-selling novella of a shy schoolmaster's dedication to his profession was memorably adapted to the screen in this charming, enchanting version.  Donat won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal.  114 minutes

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March 1: 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 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. today.
No registration required!