Thursday, December 31, 2015

Winter Break Special: Drop-In Calendar Craft (all ages)



2016 is right around the corner! Drop in to the Children's Room any time

to make a custom calendar. Bring pictures from home or use our craft supplies.  
                             
Saturday, December 26 - Saturday, January 2    
No registration required!

Happy New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!


In observance of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, the library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st and will reopen on Saturday, January 2nd at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Join us for: Wacky Winter Adventure Story (all ages)



In this fun and friendly winter tale, we'll meet Losty the Snowman, who shares a heart-warming message about letting our inner beauty shine through.  Children will be amazed to be caught in a snowstorm right inside the library and to hear each of their names as they become characters in the story.

Be sure to sign in before the show begins so we can include you in the story! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
When:  Wednesday, December 30 at 10 am
Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B
No registration required!

Mark your calendar for: Julie Pasquale presents: A Treasury of Folk Tales (all ages)




Acclaimed storyteller Julie Pasqual brings her hilarious, animated style to a treasury of magical tales.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
When:  Tuesday, December 29 at 10 am
Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A &

No registration required!


Mark your calendar for: Mad Science presents: Winter Science Spectacular (all ages)



Celebrate the season with exciting and merry experiments! Learn how to squeeze an egg through a chimney, see a snowman get "de-frosted" and discover how Jack Frost fills a huge airbag with one breath.  In the grand finale, the Mad Scientist will introduce a mysterious North Pole rock that can make bubbling potions, popping corks, shivering quarters and clouds of fog.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
When:  Monday, December 28 at 10 am 
Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B
No registration required!

Merry Christmas!


In observance of Christmas, the library will be closed on Thursday, December 24th at 1 p.m. and will reopen on Saturday, December 26 at 9 a.m.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Join us for: The Night Before Christmas Party (Ages 3+)




The big day is almost here! Come in your pajamas for a celebration of this magical time, featuring stories with a very special ho-ho-holiday guest! Afterwards we will enjoy cookies and cocoa in the Children's Room. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.
Wednesday, December 23 at 7 pm
No registration required!

Mark your calendars for: Storybook Symphony

Presented by:




For children ages 4+ and their families

Join us for a unique presentation blending symphony and story! The brass ensemble will demonstrate their instruments' possibilities, perform a variety of festive holiday music and accompany a story book reading. Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.


When:  Saturday, December 19 at 11 am
Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B
No registration required!

Be part of an opera round table group at Moorestown Library



Opera aficionado Bill Holt will facilitate a discussion of the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming HD simulcast on:


Thursday, December 17 @ 7 p.m.:  Rossini's Barber of Seville and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Free and no registration is required.

Mark your calendar for: A Special Visit with Santa




For children with special needs and their families


Santa Claus knows that some children need a little extra time to get comfortable with him, share their wish list and get that perfect picture. So he's stepping away from bright lights and noisy crowds to visit with children who have special needs, along with their brothers and sisters. Meet him in the story time room, and bring your camera for pictures.


 Monday, December 14, drop in between 4:30 and 6 pm
No registration required!

Mark your Calendars for the Library Book Sale!


Friday, December 4, 2015

First Monday Films with Irv Slifkin: What's up, Doc?


Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  What's up, Doc?

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.  With Barbara Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars.  A zany salute to the frantic farces of the 1930s and 1940s, it takes such disparate elements as a milquetoast musicologist, a quartet of plaid suitcases, secret documents, a demanding fiance, igneous rocks, stolen jewels, the city of San Francisco, and a daffy dame and spins them into comedy gold.

U.S., 1972, Technicolor, 94 minutes

When:  Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Free and no registration required!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cook the Book is this Wednesday, December 2! Sign up today!


If you love browsing cookbooks and trying new recipes, join us for a "cook group."
Visit the Reference Desk and peruse the cookbooks we have selected.  Choose a recipe and we will copy it for you.  Make the recipe at home and bring it to the library to share both the food and your thoughts about the recipe.  
Brand new and experienced cooks are welcome.

When:  Wednesday, December 2 from 1-2 p.m.
Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mark your calendar for: Better Investing - the leader in investment education


Learn investing from local experts and use your skills to discuss & analyze at least two stocks.

When:  Tuesday, December 1 from 7-9 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting B

Happy Thanksgiving!



In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will close on Wednesday, November 25th at 9 p.m. and reopen on Friday, November 27th at 9 a.m.  Happy turkey day!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sign up today for: A century of Sinatra


Come fly away with New Jersey singer/songwriter Dave DeLuca as he pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
"A century of Sinatra" celebrates the man, the music, and the great composers, lyricists, and musical arrangers who put their indelible stamp on an incredible period of American musical history.

When:  Thursday, December 3

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

This program is free, but space is limited so register today by clicking here.

Mark Your Calendar for: Youth Stages Presents: Two Marys, Five Jacks & One Very Big Shoe (ages 3+)


In this fun-filled retelling of Mother Goose rhymes, the audience (as the children of the Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe) recite, sing and finger-play many nursery rhymes along with the actors.
Great fun for the whole family!  Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.

When:  Saturday, November 21 at 10 a.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

No registration required.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Book Club!


Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 to discuss Nothing to Envy:  ordinary lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.

Book club discussions are open and can be attended by anyone who wishes to discuss the book.  Come join us and bring a friend!

First Monday Films with Irv Slifkin: The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming


Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.

Directed by Norman Jewison.  With Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint, Carl Reiner, Brian Keith.  A Russian submarine accidentally is beached on a quiet Massachusetts island, causing all sorts of havoc for its oddball residents.  Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, this sharply observed satire of Cold War relations showcases the cinematic debut of Arkin, who was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as the Soviet sub skipper.

U.S., 1966, color, 124 minutes

When:  Monday, November 2 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Free and no registration required!

Join us for two programs honoring our Veterans


                                 Register Here


Monday, October 26, 2015

Sign up today for the AARP Smart Driver Course


Update your driving skills, learn safe driving techniques, become familiar with new laws, AND receive a discount on your auto insurance.

Join Carole Cills, certified AARP Driving Instructor at:

Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Tuesday, October 27 AND Wednesday, October 28 from 1-4 p.m. (2 day course, 6 hours total)

Cost:  $15.00 for AARP members; $20.00 for non-AARP members

Register at the library with a check made out to AARP.
Payment is required to reserve your space.
Space is limited, so stop by the Reference Desk to register today.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Happy Graduation! How to pay for the next step!





Join Matt Manella, CFP, for tips on how to fund your child's higher education, whether it is vocational school or university. 

When:  Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Register today either by calling the Reference Desk at 856-234-0333 or register online through the Moorestown Library website calendar.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sign up today for: The Sword and the Pen


A lecture, a play and a good time!

Laughter and tears guaranteed!

Saturday, November 7th at 5 PM
Moorestown Library


Sunday, November 8th at 4 PM
Moorestown Community House
16 East Main Street, Moorestown

Ticket price is $20.00.  Tickets are available at the Moorestown Library or you can purchase online.

Proceeds to benefit the Moorestown Library.

Learn more at marktwainstravelingtheatre.com


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Do you love to cook? Cook the Book is coming! Sign up today!


Wednesday, October 7 at 1 PM - Exploring Appetizers!



If you love cookbooks and trying new recipes,
join us for a delicious lunchtime "cook group"!

We have selected 3 cookbooks from our collection and held them at the Reference Desk.  Stop by to peruse them and find a recipe that appeals to you.  We will photocopy it for you.  Make it at home and bring it to the library and we will share the food we've made as well as all the recipes and what we thought of them, what we liked about them and what we didn't.
Brand new and experienced cooks are welcome.
We'll provide the coffee and tea, plates and cutlery.

Cookbooks will be available at the Reference Desk from now until October 7.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Anime-nia! Legends of Korra (for grades 4+)


Come help us kick off this new program series!  We'll watch the Nickelodeon series Legend of Korra, enjoy some light snacks, and try our hand at making candy sushi.

When:  Thursday, October 8 at 4 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

Registration is required.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Noise in the library

Question:  "Although I know that the library is a meeting place that facilitates all kinds of useful interaction (study groups, coupon seekers), some of these groups get exceptionally loud and seem to have no concern for others who come to the library for quiet.  If possible, could library staff please try to keep quiet the individuals who get a bit too loud during their activities?"

Response:  Whenever we hear library users not adhering to our quiet policy, we ask them to comply.  However, since the library has many areas that are not within our hearing range, we would appreciate those who are being disturbed by the talking or antics of others to report your concern to the librarian at the Reference Desk who will then handle the situation.   There are two study rooms behind the Reference Desk that are available for tutoring, as well as small group or individual study.

Sign up today for Life Coach, Anne Greco's programs

                                   Register Here 




Sign up today for Dances by Diane - Do the Hustle!

Register Now!

Join us for Dances by Diane: Evening Classes - No registration required!

In answer to your enthusiastic response, Dances by Diane is back! to teach six different social dances.  No partner or experience is needed!  Diane Alcavage is an Arthur Murray trained dance instructor with over 20 years experience in American Style Ballroom and
Latin dances.  She specializes in teaching social dancing for beginners.

When: Thursdays from 7-8 p.m.: Bachata on August 20, Salsa on August 27, Swing on September 3, Hustle on September 17, Tango on October 1, Samba on October 22

Where: Moorestown Library Meeting Room

Cost: $10 for each class

Questions: Call the Reference Desk at 234-0333

No registration required.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Happy Labor Day!


In observance of Labor Day, the library will be close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th and reopen on Tuesday, September 8th at 9 a.m.

First Monday Films with Irv Slifkin: Odd Man Out


Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  Odd Man Out

Directed by Carol Reed. With James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick. Suspense and politics mix in this intense saga of an escaped convict and member of an IRA-like organization who ventures outside after months of hiding only to get involved in a crime that leads him to ponder his life. Meanwhile, a rabid manhunt for him ensues on the dark streets of Belfast. A tune-up for Reed's "The Thin Man," released two years later and in many respects, just as impressive.

 U.K., 1947, 116 minutes

When:  Monday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Free and no registration required!

Summer reading prizes are here!


If you completed any of the library's Summer Reading programs, you may pick up your prize now through September 26! 

 Hurry in! Prizes will no longer be available after September 26!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Book Club!


Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 3 for a discussion of  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

Book club discussions are open and can be attended by anyone who wishes to discuss the book.  Come join us and bring a friend!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sign up today for: You Too Can Quilt


This six-week class teaches the basics of quilting.  Even if you don't know how to thread a needle, you can learn to quilt.  Join us in a class for beginners and learn to quilt a simple block which can be expanded into a nice size lap quilt or a small wall hanging.

A sewing machine is not needed, but is helpful.  Come join the fun and learn to quilt!

When:  Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.:  September 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 12, 19

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

This program is free, but registration is REQUIRED as the class is LIMITED TO SIX.

Call the Reference Desk at 856-234-0333 to reserve your spot.

Please pick up a supply list and project description before coming to the first class.

Come Experience the Peaceful Culture of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

 



The Women Association of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be offering a free informational seminar about their culture, beliefs, and way of life.  This group will also be sharing ethnic recipes and henna designs.

When:  Monday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:   Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Call the Reference Desk at 856-234-0333 to reserve your spot.

List of check-outs

Question:  "I am not able to see what books are checked out by me.  I'd appreciate your help on this, please."

Response:  To view your list of check-outs, click on "My Account" from our homepage.  Then after adding your name, barcode and PIN (personal identification number) inside the designated boxes, you will click "submit" to be taken to your account where you will see the items that you have checked out of the library.

National Read-A-Romance Month: August 1-31


First observed in 2013, this month-long celebration urges readers to pick a novel to read from the romance genre.  Annually, the month of August.  Click here for more information.

Also, you might want to check out the many romances that we have in our collection.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Participate in the Children's Summer Reading Program before it ends!


Children entering grades 2-6  have until August 15th to come to the library to tell us about books that they have read this summer.  Participants may report on up to 3 books per day.  Children who report on 5-9 books will win a prize from the grab box.  Children who report on 10 books or more will win a Barnes & Noble gift card.  The more you read, the bigger the gift card!

Participate in the Teen Summer Reading program before it ends!


Teens entering grades 7 and up have until August 15th to read and review books for a chance to win awesome prizes like gift cards to Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Starbucks, the Mall and more.  It's as easy as 1-2-3:
1.  Read books and fill out a short book review form.
2.  Give your review to a children's librarian, and we'll give you a raffle ticket.
3.  Fill out your raffle ticket, drop it in the can, and cross your fingers!
If you don't win a grand prize, don't despair!  Just about everyone will win something.  At the end of the summer, if you've read 3-5 books, you can choose a prize from the prize box.  Read 6-9 books for the prize box PLUS a drawstring bag.  Read 9+ books and you get the prize box, the bag and your choice of a book to keep!

Friday, July 31, 2015

First Monday Films with Irv Slifkin: The Palm Beach Story


Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  The Palm Beach Story.

Directed by Preston Sturges.  With Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee.  A fast-paced screwball comedy and one of the funniest movies ever made about divorce.  The wife of a down-on-his-luck inventor decides to leave him in hopes of bagging a sugar daddy that can subsidize her ex's latest project.  Hilarity ensues with rapid-fire dialogue, hilarious predicaments, and unpredictable supporting characters, including the madcap members of "The Ale and Quail Club."

U.S., 1942, 88 minutes

When:  Monday, August 3 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Room A

Free and no registration required!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sign up today for: AUTISM IS MY SUPER POWER! A PLACE FOR EXTRAORDINARY FAMILIES


Each week, we will share brief group activities followed by an informal time to talk and play.  For families with children ages 3-8, siblings welcome.  This program is open to all families with children who have developmental disabilities of any kind; you do not need to be a member of the Moorestown Library.

This program is funded by donations to the Library in memory of our friend and colleague Margaret Martin.

When:  Fridays at 10 a.m.:  July 31

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

Registration is required.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mad Science presents: Spin, Pop, Boom! (for children ages 5-12)


Simple but exciting science experiments and demonstrations will guide us through the discovery process of science.  Be amazed by spectacular experiments like the "Famous, Flaming Didgeridoo" and the "Fantastic Flying Foam Factory."

When:  Friday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

No registration required.

Join us for a movie: "Super Buddies"


An ordinary day turns extraordinary when the dog buddies discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique super power.

Rated G; 97 minutes, live action

When:  Tuesday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

Friday, July 17, 2015

Join us for a movie: " Planes: Fire and Rescue"


When famous air racer Dusty learns that he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting

Rated PG; 84 minutes, animated.

When:  Tuesday, July 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

Join us for: Goowin's Balloowins presents: Heroes BIG and small



For children ages 3+ and their families

Madcap balloon artist Allynn Gooen invites audience members into his stories as they become the actors, while he creates sets, props and costumes from twisting balloons.  This unforgettable show will captivate children and spark their imaginations.  Generously sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.

When:  Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

No registration required.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Be part of an opera round table group



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When:   July 16 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Room A

Topics of discusssion will be:  The Merry Widow & Aida

Opera aficionado Bill Holt will facilitate these discussions of  past MET performances that will be taking place at local movie theaters this summer.

This program is free and all are welcome!

Mad Science presents: Wacky Science (for children ages 5-12)

We will explore several different aspects of science in one wacky afternoon!  Learn about polymers with a slime-making demonstration and be amazed as the Mad Scientist melts the Wicked Witch of the West right before your eyes.  Enjoy a hair-raising experience with static electricity and witness an exciting Dry Ice demonstration.

When:  Friday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

No registration required.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sign up today for: Learn to Draw Superheroes (for students entering grades 4+)


Cartoonist Paul Merklein will teach you step-by-step how to draw favorite superheroes from comic books, movies and TV.

When:  Wednesday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

Registration is required.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Join us for a movie: "Bolt"


When Super-Dog Bolt is separated from his beloved owner Penney, he springs into action to save her from the forces of evil.  When Super-Dog is separated from his beloved owner Penney, he springs into action to save her from the forces of evil.

Rated PG; 96 minutes, animated

When:  July 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sciencetelling presents: Super Hero Science Story (for children ages 5-12)


Come along with us on an epic, laughter-filled journey that proves 'super' heroes really DO exist!
Throughout the tale, volunteers from the audience help conduct exciting experiments that make the characters' super powers and heroic deeds come to life!  See how science can make the ordinary ... extraordinary!

When:  Friday, July 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Book Club!


Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9th for a discussion of The Run for the Elbertas by James Still. 

Book club discussions are open and can be attended by anyone who wishes to discuss the book.  Come join us and bring a friend!