Thursday, December 22, 2016


Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday.  Our holiday hours:

Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) - CLOSED

Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day) - CLOSED

Monday, December 26 (Christmas Day Observed) - CLOSED

Saturday, December 31 (New Year's Eve):  9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday, January 1 (New Year's Day) - CLOSED

Monday, January 2 (New Year's Day Observed) - CLOSED







Mark your calendar for: Mystic Drumz presents: The Legend of Marshmallow Island

Mystic Drumz will use various percussion instruments from around the world to take us on a musical adventure to a magical island that rises from the middle of a mystical pond.  Larry the Frog and friends go off in search of Marshmallow Island and the legendary dance party that takes place there.  Featured instruments include Nigerian Talking Drum, Brazilian Quica, Vibraslap, Flextone, Chinese Gongs and more.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.

When:  Thursday, December 29 at 10 am

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

All ages, no registration required.

Mark your calendar for: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents: African Adventure Tales

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre returns with two classic tales from Africa, just in time for Kwanzaa. In Anansi and the Talking Melon, See how Anansi the trickster spider eats his way into Elephant's melon, grows so fat that he gets stuck, and then fools Elephant and the other animals into thinking the melon can talk. Will the animals be able to teach Anansi a lesson in the end? In Koi and the Kola Nuts, the youngest son of a chief receives just one small kola nut tree as his inheritance. On his journey to find a new home, he meets a snake, a crocodile, and a colony of ants, all in desperate need of the one thing Koi has: kola nuts. Koi helps the animals and leaves himself with nothing. His kindness to the creatures he meets is rewarded when they help him find his new home!

Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.

When:  Wednesday, December 28 at 10 am

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

All ages, no registration required.

Mark your calendar for: Drop-In Calendar Craft


2017 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. 

When:  Tuesday, December 27 - Saturday, December 31

All ages, no registration required.






Mark your calendar for: Mad Science presents: Winter Science Spectacular


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:  Tuesday, December 27 at 10 a.m.

Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

All ages, no registration required.

Mark your calendar for: The Night Before Christmas Party!


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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library.

Ages 3+

When:  Thursday, December 22 at 7 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

No registration required!


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cancelled due to inclement weather: Storybook Symphony - Presented by Symphony in C


Look for Storybook Symphony presented by Symphony in C on Saturday, February 11th at 11 a.m.!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

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.

When:  Thursday, December 15, drop in between 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, story time room

No registration required!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sign up today for: Feathers and Flurries: a program for bird lovers with Lisa Herman of Wild Birds Unlimited


Winter is a wonderful time for kids of all ages to enjoy birds and other wildlife!  Learn how to create a refuge in your own backyard.  Help the birds to survive the most challenging season while inviting them to bring their beauty and song to your door.

Learn, too, how you can get involved in The Christmas Bird Count or The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  As a "citizen scientist" you'll contribute to the understanding and conservation of our beautiful feathered friends!

Lisa M. Herman, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Cherry Hill, and an advocate of connecting people with nature, will lead this presentation.

Space is limited!

REGISTER NOW!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sign up today for: Colorful Conversations with Live Harp Music by Kathy Appleton: a coloring program for adults


Back by popular demand!  Join us to experience the relaxing effects of coloring while listening to live harp music, by professional harpist and library fan, Kathy Appleton.  Pictures and crayons will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, pencils, crayons or other supplies if you wish.

When:  Tuesday, December 13 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

Space is limited!

REGISTER NOW!


Nonfiction Book Club!


Join us on Tuesday, December 13 at 2 p.m. to discuss I Am Malala:  the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai.

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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mark your calendar for: POETRY WORKSHOP


If you enjoy writing poetry, sharing your work and meeting other aspiring poets, join us  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:   Monday December 12 at 1 p.m. 

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Mark your calendar for: Science Saturday! The Franklin Institute presents: How to Build a Storm! (ages 4+)


Lightning, twisters and hail - oh my!  This dynamic show reveals the science of weather to the extreme.  Where does our weather come from, and what factors make it a sunny day or a blustery one?  We'll make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, and even create snow.  We promise a stormy ending to this show as we demonstrate the power of a tornado!  Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect.

When:  Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

No registration required!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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:  L'Amour de Loin

When:  Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m.


Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A


Free and no registration required.


All are welcome!

Mark your calendar for our last Cook the Book: Tapas!


Stop by the Reference Desk and browse the cookbooks we have selected.
Choose a recipe and we will photocopy it for you.
Make it at home and bring it to the library and we will all share the food we have made as well as all the recipes and our thoughts about them.

When:  Thursday, December 8 at 1 p.m.

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A