Saturday, April 29, 2017

First Monday Film with Irv Slifkin: Mother

Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  Mother (1986)

Director:  Albert Brooks; With Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, John C. McGinley, Lisa Kudrow
103 min. (PG-13)

A salute to mothers everywhere - and their sons, no matter how lost in America they appear to be.  Albert Brooks is the twice-divorced science fiction writer who finds himself back home with mother Debbie Reynolds so he can resolve some conflicts that may have led to his problems with women.

When:  Monday, May 1 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

All are welcome!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sign up today for: Antiques Appraisal Event with antiques appraiser Katherine Linzey

Bring in your treasures for an "Antiques Roadshow" style event.

This event is limited to 40 appraisals; one per person.

Items accepted for appraisal:  fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks, musical instruments, sports memorabilia.

Excluded items:  All weaponry, including swords and knives, traps (like leg-hold), coins and paper money, Nazi memorabilia, and all jewelry.

Opinions of value are informal and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require an accredited appraisal.

Katherine Linzey is the president of Linzey Appraisal Associates, LLC and an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers.  She holds a degree in the history of art from Ohio State University.  Linzey Appraisal Associates appraises all nature of personal property including fine arts, antiques, decorative arts, collectibles and one-of-a-kind pieces.

When:  Saturday, April 29 from 1-4 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

Space is limited and registration is required.

To register or for more information, call the Reference Desk at 856-234-0333 or email us at

Sign up today for: Learn More About Easy Relaxation Techniques with Alex Dys-Dragos: Affirmations

During this interactive meeting, you will learn more about affirmations and how to use them.  You will be able to identify some of your negative inner dialog and change it into one that supports your well-being and happiness.

When:  Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sign up today for: An All American Total Solar Eclipse

Look into the mysteries of eclipses and other celestial events in the universe with astronomer Kevin Manning.

According to NASA, "on Monday August 21, 2017 the moon will pass in front of the sun and cast a shadow upon all of North America, coast to coast, for the first time since 1918."
Get ready to appreciate this rare solar eclipse with an astronomical presentation at the Library.
Following an indoor presentation, weather permitting, we will go outdoors to view celestial objects in the night sky through a powerful hand-crafted telescope. We will be looking at the ice crystal rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon and more.

When:  Monday, April 24 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B & outdoors (weather permitting)

Reserve your spot today by registering online above or by calling the Reference Desk at 234-0333 ext. 4012.

Mark your calendar for: Spring Recess Craft Bonanza, April 17 - April 21

All ages, all day – While supplies last!

Drop in each day during Spring Break for colorful spring crafts inspired by the art and stories of Eric Carle.

Monday, April 17 – Color a unique Very Hungry Caterpillar crown.

Tuesday, April 18 – Replicate Eric Carle’s colorful collage technique to make a beautiful Mr. Seahorse poster.

Wednesday, April 19 – String green macaroni and colorful cut-outs together to make a necklace inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Thursday, April 20 – Use tissue paper collage to create a Very Quiet Cricket stick puppet.

Friday, April 21 – Paint me a star! Use paint and paper shapes to assemble one-of-kind stars like the ones you see in Draw Me a Star and Papa, Please get the Moon for Me.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Be part of an opera round table group at Moorestown Library!

Opera aficionado Bill Holt will facilitate discussions of the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming HD simulcasts.

Thursday, April 20 @ 7 PM - Eugene Onegin

Thursday, May 4 @ 7 PM - Der Rosenkavalier

All are welcome!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sign up today for: Dances by Diane

Dances by Diane is back for a six-week series to teach Rumba and Line Dance.  Rumba will be the first half hour and Line Dance the second half hour.  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 at 1:30-2:30 p.m., March 9 through April 20; no class on April 6

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B


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:  Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Good Friday Closing

In observance of Good Friday, the library will be closed on Friday, April 14 and will reopen on Saturday, April 15 at 9 AM. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sign up today for: Sherpa: Trouble on Everest

Come see the surprise hit of the 2015 Philadelphia Film Festival!
Every year, Western mountain climbers make news ascending Mount Everest. The compelling stories of the Sherpas, the Nepalese guides who risk their lives to provide for their families, have remained a mystery, until now. This chronicles a fateful 2014 expedition and the tragic avalanche that spurred the Sherpas to make a stand for human rights and respect.

When:  Monday, April 10 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A


Monday, April 3, 2017

Sign up today for: New Jersey Archaeology

History Rocks: Interpreting the Archaeological Discoveries of Moorestown is currently on exhibit at the Historical Society of Moorestown’s Smith-Cadbury Mansion at 12 High Street. We encourage you to visit the exhibit which runs through June 2017.

To complement the History Rocks exhibit, we are offering two programs this April presented by New Jersey archaeologists. Come learn about your local “ancient history” as it is revealed to us in prehistoric artifacts.

New Jersey Archaeology with Dr. Gregory D. Lattanzi

Join Dr. Lattanzi, Curator for the Bureau of Archaeology and Ethnology at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, for a fascinating overview of the way of life of native peoples and the geological and climatological conditions of pre-historic New Jersey.

When:  Wednesday, April 5 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Register online now!

Moorestown’s Prehistoric Past: Vestiges of Prehistoric Cultures in and around Moorestown Township—1973 –2015 with Jack Cresson

Jack Cresson has been a resident of Moorestown Township since 1975. He works as an archaeologist doing Research and Contract Archaeology (CRM).
He is currently on the Executive Board of the Archaeological Society of
New Jersey and in 2013 received their Lifetime Achievement Award.
On April 8 Jack will share a survey of prehistoric sites in Moorestown and their cultural trappings; from then and now. What is known, what has survived and what promise lies in the future for these surviving, ancient landscapes of the past.

When:  Saturday, April 8 at 1 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A & B

Register online now!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sign up today for: Tips from Master Gardener Merry Bogert

Wednesdays at 1 PM, Meeting Room A at Moorestown Library

April 5:  Beneficial Insects - Come hear about the insects that help us every day by pollinating AND controlling other insects.


May 3:  Native Pollinators - Learn about the many pollinators in our gardens in addition to honeybees and how to attract them.


Presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County.