Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sign up today for: Finding Pleasure in Poetry with Kathleen Stevens

Some people really like reading poetry.  Others, not so much.  When was the last time you read a poem?  In your mind, what makes a good poem?

Kathleen Stevens, a retired writing teacher from Rowan University, believes that outside of literature classes, the test of a poem's merit is whether it appeals to the person reading it.  Join her Tuesday afternoons in June to consider poems from a range of poets.  Discussion will include reflections on the craft of poetry - the way poets shape lines, employ sound and rhythm, and intensify meaning through word choice and imagery.  We think you'll find poems that appeal to you.

When:  Tuesdays at 2 PM:  June 6, 13, 20 and 27

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

First Monday Film with Irv Slifkin: Once Upon a Time in the West

Join film expert and author, Irv Slifkin, for this month's feature:  Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Director:  Sergio Leone.  With:  Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Jr.  165 min. (PG-13)

An epic sagebrush saga from Italy's Sergio Leone (the Clint Eastwood "Dollars" trilogy) offers Henry Fonda as a sadistic gunman employed by a ruthless railroad tycoon to gain control of valuable land near a future train stop.  Fonda faces off against a former prostitute (Claudia Cardinale), a harmonica-playing gunman (Charles Bronson) and an ornery outlaw (Jason Robards, Jr.).

When:  Monday, June 5 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

All are welcome!

Sign up today for: Free Job Training Opportunities

The Workforce Development Institute of Rowan College at Burlington County is pleased to announce a variety of FREE career training programs for eligible candidates. These programs are grant-funded and supported by employer partners who are hiring in these industries. The Workforce Development Institute has impressive placement rates into employment from these programs.
Come explore the possibilities of a new career in the utility, energy and construction industry or transportation, logistics and distribution. Also offered is the advanced manufacturing program--Machinist Boot Camp, Cisco Networking Academy training, training in a Pharmacy Technician program, 911 Dispatch and the Solar Ready Vets program.

When:  Wednesday, May 31 at 3 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library,  Meeting Rooms A & B


Memorial Day Closing

In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday, May 29th and will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 9 AM.

Sign up today for: Basic Photography Workshop with Dave Gupta

Would you like to take better pictures?

Join us on Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 noon in Meeting Room A:

Saturday, May 27:  Special Situations and more editing tips
Fireworks, landscapes, motion, black and white, night pictures ...

Saturday, June 3:  Review
Sharing our pictures, good ones and not so good ones.  Learning from our mistakes!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Thanks for your generosity!

Pet donations for BCAA Cats are still being accepted at our Circulation Desk.

Mark your calendar for: Spanish Conversation Group

Whether you are a native Spanish speaker or just learning the language, if you would like an opportunity to converse in Spanish, you are welcome to join this group.

When:  Wednesday, May 24, 10 AM to noon

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Practice your Spanish and meet new friends and neighbors!

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, May 16 at 6:30 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sign up today for: Undiscovered France

Join Francophile Jeff Heller as he uses slides and commentary to explore areas outside Paris and Provence which are filled with chateaux, caves, river gorges, seaside walks, picture-postcard villages and outdoor markets.  Many regions in central and southern France are quiet, colorful and surprisingly affordable especially off-season.

Best of all, visiting undiscovered France is a wonderful way to appreciate the real France!

When:  Saturday, May 13 at 2 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

Mark your calendar for: Drop-In Craft - Create a Treasure Box for Mother's Day

Just in time for Mother's Day, drop in to make a beautiful treasure box for Mom!  One per child, please.  While supplies last.

Sponsored by Sean Fischel Connect

When:  Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13 - drop in all day (9 AM - 5 PM)

Where:  Children's Room

All ages, no registration required.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sign up today for: The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865

The Historical Society of Moorestown in conjunction with the Moorestown Library is please to present this New Jersey History Speaks Lecture.

The issues of the Civil War were more nuanced than we tend to think and the US wasn't neatly divided along the Mason-Dixon line. Join Professor Jim Gigantino II (via SKYPE) as he traces New Jersey's efforts to abolish slavery from its boundaries-a slow, plodding quest that turned the notion of "free state" on its head and allowed slavery to persist in NJ until the end of the Civil War. Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the Civil War Era.

When:  Wednesday, May 10 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

Register online now

Sign up today for: Saving Seeds & Building Community or How to Start a Seed Library with Keith Monahan

There is great wonder and empowerment in saving seeds from plants that you grew in your own backyard.  The satisfaction of continuing that legacy for years to come is a nice reason to save seeds.  But you may be thinking that you don't know how to save seeds.  We have good news!

Keith Monahan of GMO Free NJ is coming to Moorestown Library to educate us on saving seeds and explain to us how to establish a community seed library.  So bring your questions and comments and join us as we learn about seed saving and sharing.  This event is free and open to the public.  Bring a friend.  Let's grow!

When:  Monday, May 8 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B


Mark your calendar for: Sing-Along with Miss Madeline (ages birth to 5)

Join beloved music teacher Madeline Knott for a music-filled morning perfect for preschoolers! Sponsored by the Friends of the Moorestown Library

No registration required.

When:  Saturday, May 6 at 10:45AM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Book Club!

Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th to discuss The Circle by Dave Eggers.
Book club discussions are open and can be attended by anyone who wishes to discuss the book.  Come join us and bring a friend!

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 simulcast:

 Der Rosenkavalier

When:  Thursday, May 4 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

All are welcome!

Sign up today for: Native Pollinators with Merry Bogert

Join Master Gardener Merry Bogert to learn about the many pollinators in our gardens in addition to honeybees and how to attract them.

When:  Wednesday, May 3 at 1 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A


Presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County.

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, May 2 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room B

Learn investing from local experts!

Sign up today for: Celebrating American Women

Join popular presenter retired BCC adjunct History professor, Jean Perry, and discover fascinating American women you didn't learn about in school.

Women Scientists:
Rachel Carson, Sally Ride, Patricia Bath, Stephanie Kwolek, Yvonne Brill, Ada Byron Lovelace, the women of ENIAC, Admiral Grace Hopper

When:  Tuesday, May 2 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Room A

Register online now!