Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mark your calendar for: Tips from the Master Gardeners - Native Alternatives to Landscape Plants





Join Master Gardener Merry Bogert for a presentation on native plant alternatives to use in your garden in place of exotic/non-natives and the reasons why this is an important choice.



When:  Wednesday, December 7 from 1-2 p.m.



Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A


REGISTER NOW!







Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mark your calendar for: Better Investing



The South Jersey Chapter is all volunteers offering educational seminars for about 350 members in over 50 separate investment clubs from Trenton to Cape May.

When:  Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Learn investing from local experts!

First Monday Film with Irv Slifkin: I Wanna Hold Your Hand


Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

What happened behind-the-scenes in 1964 when The Beatles landed in New York to make their debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"?  Discover the answer according to debuting director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) in this cleverly chaotic comedy produced by Steven Spielberg.

When:  Monday, December 5 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

All are welcome!

Mark your calendar for: THE BIG BOOK SALE!



Hardbacks, paperbacks, children's books and beautiful coffee table books will be available to purchase.

Come and find some great books you never have to return!

When:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B


DONATIONS FOR THE BIG BOOK SALE ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED!

We will  gladly accept books and DVDs in good condition.  Please no VHS tapes, encyclopedias, magazines, Readers' Digest condensed, Time-Life books, case law books, textbooks, or reference material over 5 years old.  Please inquire at Circulation Desk if you have questions.

Mark your calendar for: The Power of Kindness Book Group


Join facilitators Holly Myers and Karen Reiner for an ongoing discussion of The Power of Kindness:  The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life by Piero Ferruci. 

When:  Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, December 6 at 1 p.m. - Warmth
             
Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Copies of the book are available for loan at the meetings.  All are welcome!

Happy Thanksgiving!


In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 and will reopen on Saturday, November 26 at 9 a.m.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sign up today for: WWI and American Art

                                                 Flower of Death by Claggett Wilson
                                                   
Coinciding with the centenary of America's involvement with the war, World War I and American Art will be the first major exhibition devoted to exploring the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War.  The war's impact on art and culture was enormous, as nearly all of the era's major American artists interpreted their experiences, opinions and perceptions of the conflict through their work.  This lecture, presented by Monica Zimmerman, Director of Museum Education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, will explore PAFA's exhibition themes and images as well as discuss the artists who chronicled their experiences of the unfolding war as it crept closer to home and then involved them directly as soldiers, relief workers, political dissenters, and official war artists.

When:  Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

REGISTER NOW!



Mark your calendar for: Science Saturday! The Franklin Institute presents: The Human Body (ages 4+)


Come with us on a wild journey through The Human Body.  Discover how nutrients in the food we eat are converted into the energy that keeps us on the move.  We'll learn how our muscles work, and what our blood actually accomplishes as it flows through our veins and arteries.  Plus, there will be a special tribute to that duo that protects us from illnesses:  skin and mucous!

Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect

When:  Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sign up today for: Shipwrecks off the New Jersey Coast


What lies underneath the dark Atlantic waters that rush along the New Jersey coast?  Dan Leib, president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, has dived deep into these cold rough waters and has discovered amazing shipwrecks that reveal New Jersey's significant history.  From Wrecked luxury liners to sunken German U-Boats, Mr. Leib - who has appeared on History Channel's Deep Sea Detectives - will describe what lies buried in New Jersey's ocean floor and will share the tales of courage, terror, and survival that accompany the wrecked vessels.

This program is part of the New Jersey History Speaks lecture series presented by The Historical Society of Moorestown in conjunction with the Moorestown Library.  All speaker series events are free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Elizabeth Tuttle Fund.

When:  Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Advanced registration is not required, but it is requested. 

REGISTER NOW!

Mark your calendar for: South Jersey Wordpress Meetup


Calling all South Jersey users of WordPress, whether for business, blogging, or non-profit.  Join us for a fun and informal way to meet WordPress fanatics just like yourself and share your experiences with the popular open source software.

Please no marketing of products or services to attendees of SJWPM.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, this Meetup aims to be a safe place to share ideas, learn tips and tricks and explore all that WordPress has to offer.

When:  Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Sign up today for: Best of Burlington County Parks







Burlington County has an extensive park system.  Jennifer Bulava, Naturalist with the Burlington County Parks System, will introduce us to her favorite places, trails and species in the Burlington County Parks System as well as the most memorable sightings from 2008 through 2015.



When:  Wednesday, November 16 at 10 a.m.



Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B



REGISTER NOW!

Mark your calendar for: POETRY WORKSHOP


If you enjoy writing poetry, sharing your work and meeting other aspiring poets, join us the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. for a one-hour POETRY WORKSHOP with Moorestown poet, Carl Harris:

"I began writing short stories and poetry around the age of thirteen, and have never ceased.  Some of my poetry has been published in newspaper poetry columns (a thing of the past these days), magazines, poetry anthologies, and have had two of my own books of poetry published."

Come prepared to write and share your poetry.

When:   November 14, and December 12 at 1 p.m. 

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sign up today for: South Jersey's "War of the Worlds"







Join us to LISTEN to an audio presentation created by local author and voice actor, Christopher H. Baum, with a national cast of 15 actors.  This updated retelling of the Orson Welles broadcast is set in South Jersey and features Lockheed-Martin and the Jersey Pine Barrens.


Some strong language and disturbing scenes.  Not for young children!  Come and listen to the 50-minute audio followed by a Q & A with the author and star.

When:  Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A


Reserve your spot by registering online now or by calling the Reference Desk at 234-0333.

Mark your calendar to: Meet Elephant and Piggie! (all ages)



Get ready for some BIG laughs as Elephant and Piggie drop in for a very special visit!  Enjoy a fun-filled story time featuring this dynamic duo, along with other memorable characters from the world of Mo Willems.  Bring your camera for a photo op after story time!


Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.


When:  Thursday, November 10 at 10 a.m.


Where:  Moorestown Library, Rooms A & B

Thursday, November 3, 2016

First Monday Films with Irv Slifkin: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre


Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).

In a small Mexican town in 1925, down-on-their-luck Americans Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt team with an elderly prospector (Walter Huston) to search for gold in the Sierra Madre mountains.  A perilous expedition, encounters with Mexican bandits and the dark side of human nature relating to the unquenchable desire for gold.

When:  Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

All are welcome!

Book Club!


Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 to discuss The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.
Book club discussions are open and can be attended by anyone who wishes to discuss the book.  Come join us and bring a friend!