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News, Events and Free Programs @ the Camden County Library System Winter 2011/2012

Download eBooks and Audiobooks Anytime, Anywhere

Li brary S y s t e m Details on page 3 To get started downloading audio books and eBooks now, visit http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/download

Dream

Read In the New Year page 2

Explore

Books for Kids Campaign page 22

Imagine

Career Workshops page 20

Branch Events Bellmawr .... page 8 • Gloucester Township .... page 11 • Haddon Township .... page 12 Merchantville .... page 14 • Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue .... page 10 South County .... page 15 • Vogelson .... page 17


From the Director

Freeholder Leonard

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ear Friends: Welcome to the winter edition of the Camden County Library newsletter! The library system has something for everyone from infants to seniors. You’ll be amazed by all of the offerings your local library branch has for you and your family.

ales of e-readers are skyrocketing! Suddenly the trend of reading not from a book, but from a screen of a mobile device is becoming more and more common. The Camden County Library has embraced this trend and has the books that you need and want, no matter how you wish to read them.

You probably didn’t know that the library is a great place for you to sharpen all of your skills. Whether it’s interviewing, gaming or organizing the many facets of your life the library should be on your list of things to do.

The Library offers a wide collection of best selling and classic books and audio books that you can download from the library’s website to your e-reader or mobile device for reading on the go. To start downloading audio and e-books, visit our website at camdencountylibrary.org or scan the QR code on page 3 of this newsletter with your mobile device to go directly to downloadable content.

In this hectic season you may need to take a break from your holiday shopping. Your local library invites you to join in some family fun with holiday story time, crafts and more. The library even has a personal gift for you. Are you ready for this? Now you can take the library with you wherever you go. All you have to do is go on our website and download your favorite books for your e-reader or mobile device.

The Camden County Library is truly now a “library without walls.” We are proud to offer a wide collection of downloadable digital content that will enhance your library experience and add to the already rich collections and services that the Library has to offer. Keep coming back as we substantially increase our e-book collections in the coming months to meet your needs.

Even more exciting than all of this is the fact that the library has a new branch coming soon! This is something we’ve never done before. We are looking forward to introducing Camden County’s Library System to Rutgers UniversityCamden Campus.

Linda A. Devlin Director

Experience all that the library has for you. Our programs are certain to give you all that you need to end this year with anticipation of what the New Year will bring. I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous holiday season. Ian K. Leonard, Freeholder Liaison

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GET ebooks FROM YOUR LIBRARY

amden County Library is proud to offer bestselling and classic audiobooks and eBooks through the South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center, a collection shared with other South Jersey libraries and available 24/7. Browse the collection or search for individual titles, check them out with your library card and PIN, and download to your PC, Mac, and many mobile devices. You can also put a hold on items that are currently checked out and be notified by email when they are available.

The audiobooks and ebooks can be read on a variety of devices, including the iPod, many smartphones, the Sony Reader, the Nook, and now the Amazon Kindle. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download bestselling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.

You can see titles in CamCat, our online catalog, or search the Download Center directly to limit your search to titles that work with your type of device.

Haddon Township Branch Welcomes New Manager We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Druce as branch manager for the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library – Haddon Twp. Branch on MacArthur Blvd., which recently celebrated 50 years of service. Jennifer, who has over 17 years experience in the county library system, replaced Haddon Township’s branch manager Nan Rosenthal who retired at the end of October. Since 2008 Jennifer has served as Head of Children’s Services for all seven branches of the county library system and lead Youth Services for the Voorhees branch. She’s worked in various roles at the Camden County Library including as Head of Adult Services from 2004 to 2006. She left Camden in 2006 to serve as Director the Millville Public Library in Cumberland County until 2008 when she returned to the M. Allan Vogelson Branch and the Camden County Library System. A resident of Atco in Winslow Twp., Jennifer is a graduate of Audubon High School and Rutgers University. She earned her MS in Information Science at Drexel University in 1991. She is an active member of the New Jersey Library Association before which she has presented numerous programs, most recently in 2010 on how libraries can create engaging teen spaces for younger customers.

Read In the New Year!

Kids, it may be past bedtime when the clock strikes midnight, but you can celebrate the new year a little early! Come and "Read in the New Year" at the library! Our New Years Eve celebrations designed especially for kids will include a countdown, craft, stories and lots of fun!

Merchantville: Wednesday, December 21, 3:30 p.m. Vogelson: Thursday, December 29, 11:15 a.m. Haddon Township: Friday, December 30, 11 a.m. Gloucester Township: Friday, December 30, 11:15 a.m. Ferry: Friday, December 30, 3 p.m. South County: Saturday, December 31, 11:30 a.m. 2

Dry IceCapades Grades K-5

Merchantville Wednesday, December 7, 3:30 p.m. Haddon Township Wednesday, December 7, 7 p.m.

Mad Science introduces children to the scientific concepts of phase changes and states of matter. Participants will witness the phenomenon of sublimation as the scientists demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice and the spectacular “smoke” it creates. The children will learn that dry ice is really frozen carbon dioxide and will experience the Mad Science burp, a display of bubbling potions and, finally, a thrilling grand finale!

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Bellmawr: Thursday, December 8, 4 p.m. Gloucester Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. South County: Saturday, December 10, 11:30 a.m. Vogelson: Saturday, December 10, 2:30 p.m. Ferry Avenue Wednesday, December 14, 4 p.m.


From the Director

Freeholder Leonard

D

S

ear Friends: Welcome to the winter edition of the Camden County Library newsletter! The library system has something for everyone from infants to seniors. You’ll be amazed by all of the offerings your local library branch has for you and your family.

ales of e-readers are skyrocketing! Suddenly the trend of reading not from a book, but from a screen of a mobile device is becoming more and more common. The Camden County Library has embraced this trend and has the books that you need and want, no matter how you wish to read them.

You probably didn’t know that the library is a great place for you to sharpen all of your skills. Whether it’s interviewing, gaming or organizing the many facets of your life the library should be on your list of things to do.

The Library offers a wide collection of best selling and classic books and audio books that you can download from the library’s website to your e-reader or mobile device for reading on the go. To start downloading audio and e-books, visit our website at camdencountylibrary.org or scan the QR code on page 3 of this newsletter with your mobile device to go directly to downloadable content.

In this hectic season you may need to take a break from your holiday shopping. Your local library invites you to join in some family fun with holiday story time, crafts and more. The library even has a personal gift for you. Are you ready for this? Now you can take the library with you wherever you go. All you have to do is go on our website and download your favorite books for your e-reader or mobile device.

The Camden County Library is truly now a “library without walls.” We are proud to offer a wide collection of downloadable digital content that will enhance your library experience and add to the already rich collections and services that the Library has to offer. Keep coming back as we substantially increase our e-book collections in the coming months to meet your needs.

Even more exciting than all of this is the fact that the library has a new branch coming soon! This is something we’ve never done before. We are looking forward to introducing Camden County’s Library System to Rutgers UniversityCamden Campus.

Linda A. Devlin Director

Experience all that the library has for you. Our programs are certain to give you all that you need to end this year with anticipation of what the New Year will bring. I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous holiday season. Ian K. Leonard, Freeholder Liaison

cover Story

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GET ebooks FROM YOUR LIBRARY

amden County Library is proud to offer bestselling and classic audiobooks and eBooks through the South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center, a collection shared with other South Jersey libraries and available 24/7. Browse the collection or search for individual titles, check them out with your library card and PIN, and download to your PC, Mac, and many mobile devices. You can also put a hold on items that are currently checked out and be notified by email when they are available.

The audiobooks and ebooks can be read on a variety of devices, including the iPod, many smartphones, the Sony Reader, the Nook, and now the Amazon Kindle. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download bestselling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.

You can see titles in CamCat, our online catalog, or search the Download Center directly to limit your search to titles that work with your type of device.

Haddon Township Branch Welcomes New Manager We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Druce as branch manager for the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library – Haddon Twp. Branch on MacArthur Blvd., which recently celebrated 50 years of service. Jennifer, who has over 17 years experience in the county library system, replaced Haddon Township’s branch manager Nan Rosenthal who retired at the end of October. Since 2008 Jennifer has served as Head of Children’s Services for all seven branches of the county library system and lead Youth Services for the Voorhees branch. She’s worked in various roles at the Camden County Library including as Head of Adult Services from 2004 to 2006. She left Camden in 2006 to serve as Director the Millville Public Library in Cumberland County until 2008 when she returned to the M. Allan Vogelson Branch and the Camden County Library System. A resident of Atco in Winslow Twp., Jennifer is a graduate of Audubon High School and Rutgers University. She earned her MS in Information Science at Drexel University in 1991. She is an active member of the New Jersey Library Association before which she has presented numerous programs, most recently in 2010 on how libraries can create engaging teen spaces for younger customers.

Read In the New Year!

Kids, it may be past bedtime when the clock strikes midnight, but you can celebrate the new year a little early! Come and "Read in the New Year" at the library! Our New Years Eve celebrations designed especially for kids will include a countdown, craft, stories and lots of fun!

Merchantville: Wednesday, December 21, 3:30 p.m. Vogelson: Thursday, December 29, 11:15 a.m. Haddon Township: Friday, December 30, 11 a.m. Gloucester Township: Friday, December 30, 11:15 a.m. Ferry: Friday, December 30, 3 p.m. South County: Saturday, December 31, 11:30 a.m. 2

Dry IceCapades Grades K-5

Merchantville Wednesday, December 7, 3:30 p.m. Haddon Township Wednesday, December 7, 7 p.m.

Mad Science introduces children to the scientific concepts of phase changes and states of matter. Participants will witness the phenomenon of sublimation as the scientists demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice and the spectacular “smoke” it creates. The children will learn that dry ice is really frozen carbon dioxide and will experience the Mad Science burp, a display of bubbling potions and, finally, a thrilling grand finale!

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Bellmawr: Thursday, December 8, 4 p.m. Gloucester Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. South County: Saturday, December 10, 11:30 a.m. Vogelson: Saturday, December 10, 2:30 p.m. Ferry Avenue Wednesday, December 14, 4 p.m.


Adult Book Clubs & Author Visits

Adult Book Clubs & Author Visits

Vogelson Bellmawr

Library Detectives Adult Book Club Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. December 14 Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt Meet NJ's newest attorney, Andy Carpenter. His new client, a man on death row, was a 'gift' from his father who originally prosecuted the inmate. Can you help Andy solve this difficult case ?

Haddon Township

Short Story Discussion Tuesdays, 1 - 2 p.m

December 15 (3rd Thursday of month)

Take part in thought-provoking discussions of contemporary short stories. This program is in conjunction with Kennedy Eldermed. Each month's story can be obtained at the Information desk on the first floor.

Fourth Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery An enchanting New York Times and international bestseller about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl. A moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. www.readinggroupguides.com

January 18 Out Cold by William Tapply Murder lands in attorney Brady Coyne's backyard when a teen-age girl is found dead. Coyne's Boston address is in her pocket, but he doesn't know who she is. Follow the trail as it leads to the truth.

February 8 Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper solves a murder involving the New York Public Library, with its dazzling treasures and deadly secrets.

Gloucester Township Third Thursday Book Chat, 10:30 a.m. December 15

January 26 Loving Frank by Nancy Horan In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah (Martha Borthwick Cheney) to a footnote in the life of America's greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney's profound influence on Wright. www.readinggroupguides.com

February 23 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards Edwards' debut novel revolves around the birth of fraternal twins, a healthy boy and a “less than perfect” girl, resulting in the father's disavowal of his newborn daughter in order to “protect” his perfection-seeking wife. Explores deception, family secrets, and the influence of the past on the present. Publishers Weekly and Bookmarks Magazine.

Classic: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

South County

January 19

The "Tired Eyes" Book Club

Contemporary: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Mondays, 7 – 8:45 p.m.

February 16

READ IN THE NEW YEAR!

NonFiction Bonobo Handshake: a memoir of love and adventure in the Congo by Vanessa Woods

January 9 Labor Day by Joyce Maynard and The Reading Promise by local author Alice Ozma Join the book chatter! New members are always welcome. Light refreshments.

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February 28

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish city hospital. When and if she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her journalist friend Mikael Blomkvist, she will have to prove her innocence.

December 13

The Speculative Reader: a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Chat

Nobody in Hollywood by Richard Bausch

January 10

The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m. December 28

February 14

Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Lieber They are the two greatest heroes ever to walk the World of Nehwon: Fafhrd, the giant barbarian warrior from the Cold Waste; and the Gray Mouser, novice wizard, master thief, and swordsman. Fantasy legend Fritz Leiber recounts the first meeting of the famous duo.

The Cask of Almontilado by Edgar Allen Poe

Real Life Reads Book Group Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. December 20

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit had been written off as the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail, but he was a true underdog champion who lifted the spirit of the country.

January 25

January 17

Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh Compelling, terrifying, and eerie, McInstosh's apocalypse is a slow decline as competition for resources pulls American society apart. Follow the story of formerly middle-class Americans as they struggle to survive.

February 21

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin A lone human emissary travels to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. To do so he must bridge the gulf between his views and those of Winter's alien culture.

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent One of America's most interesting eras occurred when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of the country's favorite pastimes. Okrent explains the factors that led to Prohibition, what life was like during that time, and how things changed forever

February 29

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition and the struggle of the crew to survive the ice-bound Antarctic seas.

Literary Café Book Chat Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m. December 29

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, beggars, cultists, spies, and terrorists—the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai.

The Serial Reader Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. December 27

Still Life by Louise Penny The residents of a tiny Canadian village are shocked when the body of Miss Jane Neal is found in the woods. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to investigate, he soon finds that the seemly peaceful village hides dark secrets.

January 26 Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy While her husband is away in the army, Vivienne de la Mare, living in a farmhouse on World War II-occupied Guernsey in the Channel Island falls in love with a German officer and must make a difficult decision that could tear her family apart.

January 24

The Drop by Michael Connelly Detective Harry Bosch investigates two unrelated cases. One leads to the discovery of an unknown killer operating in the city and the other to a political conspiracy that reaches back into the history of the police department.

February 23

The Ha-Ha by Dave King An unforgettable first novel about silence, family, and the imperative of love.

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Adult Book Clubs & Author Visits

Adult Book Clubs & Author Visits

Vogelson Bellmawr

Library Detectives Adult Book Club Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. December 14 Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt Meet NJ's newest attorney, Andy Carpenter. His new client, a man on death row, was a 'gift' from his father who originally prosecuted the inmate. Can you help Andy solve this difficult case ?

Haddon Township

Short Story Discussion Tuesdays, 1 - 2 p.m

December 15 (3rd Thursday of month)

Take part in thought-provoking discussions of contemporary short stories. This program is in conjunction with Kennedy Eldermed. Each month's story can be obtained at the Information desk on the first floor.

Fourth Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery An enchanting New York Times and international bestseller about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl. A moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. www.readinggroupguides.com

January 18 Out Cold by William Tapply Murder lands in attorney Brady Coyne's backyard when a teen-age girl is found dead. Coyne's Boston address is in her pocket, but he doesn't know who she is. Follow the trail as it leads to the truth.

February 8 Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper solves a murder involving the New York Public Library, with its dazzling treasures and deadly secrets.

Gloucester Township Third Thursday Book Chat, 10:30 a.m. December 15

January 26 Loving Frank by Nancy Horan In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah (Martha Borthwick Cheney) to a footnote in the life of America's greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney's profound influence on Wright. www.readinggroupguides.com

February 23 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards Edwards' debut novel revolves around the birth of fraternal twins, a healthy boy and a “less than perfect” girl, resulting in the father's disavowal of his newborn daughter in order to “protect” his perfection-seeking wife. Explores deception, family secrets, and the influence of the past on the present. Publishers Weekly and Bookmarks Magazine.

Classic: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

South County

January 19

The "Tired Eyes" Book Club

Contemporary: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Mondays, 7 – 8:45 p.m.

February 16

READ IN THE NEW YEAR!

NonFiction Bonobo Handshake: a memoir of love and adventure in the Congo by Vanessa Woods

January 9 Labor Day by Joyce Maynard and The Reading Promise by local author Alice Ozma Join the book chatter! New members are always welcome. Light refreshments.

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February 28

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish city hospital. When and if she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her journalist friend Mikael Blomkvist, she will have to prove her innocence.

December 13

The Speculative Reader: a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Chat

Nobody in Hollywood by Richard Bausch

January 10

The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m. December 28

February 14

Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Lieber They are the two greatest heroes ever to walk the World of Nehwon: Fafhrd, the giant barbarian warrior from the Cold Waste; and the Gray Mouser, novice wizard, master thief, and swordsman. Fantasy legend Fritz Leiber recounts the first meeting of the famous duo.

The Cask of Almontilado by Edgar Allen Poe

Real Life Reads Book Group Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. December 20

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit had been written off as the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail, but he was a true underdog champion who lifted the spirit of the country.

January 25

January 17

Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh Compelling, terrifying, and eerie, McInstosh's apocalypse is a slow decline as competition for resources pulls American society apart. Follow the story of formerly middle-class Americans as they struggle to survive.

February 21

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin A lone human emissary travels to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. To do so he must bridge the gulf between his views and those of Winter's alien culture.

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent One of America's most interesting eras occurred when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of the country's favorite pastimes. Okrent explains the factors that led to Prohibition, what life was like during that time, and how things changed forever

February 29

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 expedition and the struggle of the crew to survive the ice-bound Antarctic seas.

Literary Café Book Chat Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m. December 29

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, beggars, cultists, spies, and terrorists—the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai.

The Serial Reader Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. December 27

Still Life by Louise Penny The residents of a tiny Canadian village are shocked when the body of Miss Jane Neal is found in the woods. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to investigate, he soon finds that the seemly peaceful village hides dark secrets.

January 26 Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy While her husband is away in the army, Vivienne de la Mare, living in a farmhouse on World War II-occupied Guernsey in the Channel Island falls in love with a German officer and must make a difficult decision that could tear her family apart.

January 24

The Drop by Michael Connelly Detective Harry Bosch investigates two unrelated cases. One leads to the discovery of an unknown killer operating in the city and the other to a political conspiracy that reaches back into the history of the police department.

February 23

The Ha-Ha by Dave King An unforgettable first novel about silence, family, and the imperative of love.

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Wondering what that square with patterns is that you see popping up all over the place?

Tech Tips

That’s a QR code, and it can be found on signs, websites, billboards,business cards and more .

Welcome to our column on user friendly technology accessible tech that doesn’t require tech guru skills!

Safeguard Your PC

I

’m not a nervous person, but I do believe that each of us needs to take responsibility for personal safety. As the owner of a PC or laptop, it is important to extend this concept of safety into protecting these electronic devices--and the programs and data on them.

mobile website

mobile catalog

library events

It’s a special code that anyone with a smartphone can scan, using a free barcode scanning app. Although they look the same, every QR code is different. When you scan the QR code on the left you’ll go to the library’s mobile website. The code in the middle will take you to the mobile catalog, so you can quickly find the information, books and DVDs you want, even when you’re not near a computer. The code on the right goes to our website’s Events page, where you can find out what’s going on at all our branches. Check the signs around the library for more QR codes that will take you to other featured services and events.

Fall Fashion Rendezvous Looks at Latest Trends and Fads

One of the ways to do this is to install a security suite (virus and malware protection) on your device. Here are some suggestions as to how to proceed. The online version of Consumer Reports has a good overview of these types of products. Go to their website at: www.consumerreports.org/ In the text box at the top, type in security software buying guide and hit the enter key. Then click on the link with that name. Read the content under the various links--Getting started, Types, Features, Shopping tips. (Note: There are some excellent free products available!) Consumer Reports does not make the rating guide for these products available online, but most of the branches subscribe to this magazine and the article with this information would be available in print form.

After educating yourself on the concept, take what you’ve learned from this article and use two online sources to do further research. PC Magazine is a good source for tech information at: www.pcmag.com/ PCWord is a print magazine with excellent online content at: www.pcworld.com/ But…as a member of the Camden County Public Library you have another option—and it’s a good one! The library subscribes to databases—one of which includes a full text version of this Consumer Reports article. To look for and access this article through the library website, first have your library card ready—at some point in this process the website will ask for your card number. Then go to our web address at: http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/ Click on Online Research, click on Multi-Subject, click in front of MasterFile Premier, and then click on Continue. Then, in the text box near the top, type in consumer reports rating security software and click on Search. Then click on the link Rating Security Software and then click on PDF Full Text on the left. Happy Tech! Margaret Szvetecz, South

On October 20, Angelo C. Vellucci took the stage at the Vogelson branch to offer wardrobe tips and advice for both men and women. About 65 people attended this encore edition of "A Fashion Rendezvous." Discussions addressed the current fall fashion trends for both men and women. One attendee said, "I loved his interaction with the audience as well as his enthusiastic drive for the fashion industry." He demonstrated to the audience examples of looks that can be purchased on a budget. "Being fashion forward doesn't have to come with a heavy price tag," states Vellucci.Vellucci is a senior Fashion Industry Management student Philadelphia University. He also organized and ran a fashion show at the library this past spring and is planning one for the coming spring season. You may reconize as library assistant at the circulation desk at Vogelson.

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Fancy Nancy is a series of children’s books about a young girl with a larger than life personality, who adores all things fancy. Nancy loves using big fancy words such as "iridescent," "ecstatic,"and "extraordinary" and anything in French so the books are a great learning tool for children.

Volunteers are needed to help local adults speak and understand English or improve their reading or math skills. No experience necessary!

Sign up for our free Tutor Training Workshop Six Wednesdays beginning January 18, 1- 3:30 p.m.

Nora Zimmer, Haley Kerper, Abby Calhoun and Madison Popelak enjoy the Fancy Nancy program at the Haddon Township Branch.

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Literacy Volunteers of Camden County Learn more by calling (856)772-1636 X 3331 http://lva.camden.lib.nj.us 7

New Hours for AARP Tax Assistance at Vogelson

Beginning February 2012, the new hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call other branches for the AARP tax assistance schedules.


Wondering what that square with patterns is that you see popping up all over the place?

Tech Tips

That’s a QR code, and it can be found on signs, websites, billboards,business cards and more .

Welcome to our column on user friendly technology accessible tech that doesn’t require tech guru skills!

Safeguard Your PC

I

’m not a nervous person, but I do believe that each of us needs to take responsibility for personal safety. As the owner of a PC or laptop, it is important to extend this concept of safety into protecting these electronic devices--and the programs and data on them.

mobile website

mobile catalog

library events

It’s a special code that anyone with a smartphone can scan, using a free barcode scanning app. Although they look the same, every QR code is different. When you scan the QR code on the left you’ll go to the library’s mobile website. The code in the middle will take you to the mobile catalog, so you can quickly find the information, books and DVDs you want, even when you’re not near a computer. The code on the right goes to our website’s Events page, where you can find out what’s going on at all our branches. Check the signs around the library for more QR codes that will take you to other featured services and events.

Fall Fashion Rendezvous Looks at Latest Trends and Fads

One of the ways to do this is to install a security suite (virus and malware protection) on your device. Here are some suggestions as to how to proceed. The online version of Consumer Reports has a good overview of these types of products. Go to their website at: www.consumerreports.org/ In the text box at the top, type in security software buying guide and hit the enter key. Then click on the link with that name. Read the content under the various links--Getting started, Types, Features, Shopping tips. (Note: There are some excellent free products available!) Consumer Reports does not make the rating guide for these products available online, but most of the branches subscribe to this magazine and the article with this information would be available in print form.

After educating yourself on the concept, take what you’ve learned from this article and use two online sources to do further research. PC Magazine is a good source for tech information at: www.pcmag.com/ PCWord is a print magazine with excellent online content at: www.pcworld.com/ But…as a member of the Camden County Public Library you have another option—and it’s a good one! The library subscribes to databases—one of which includes a full text version of this Consumer Reports article. To look for and access this article through the library website, first have your library card ready—at some point in this process the website will ask for your card number. Then go to our web address at: http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/ Click on Online Research, click on Multi-Subject, click in front of MasterFile Premier, and then click on Continue. Then, in the text box near the top, type in consumer reports rating security software and click on Search. Then click on the link Rating Security Software and then click on PDF Full Text on the left. Happy Tech! Margaret Szvetecz, South

On October 20, Angelo C. Vellucci took the stage at the Vogelson branch to offer wardrobe tips and advice for both men and women. About 65 people attended this encore edition of "A Fashion Rendezvous." Discussions addressed the current fall fashion trends for both men and women. One attendee said, "I loved his interaction with the audience as well as his enthusiastic drive for the fashion industry." He demonstrated to the audience examples of looks that can be purchased on a budget. "Being fashion forward doesn't have to come with a heavy price tag," states Vellucci.Vellucci is a senior Fashion Industry Management student Philadelphia University. He also organized and ran a fashion show at the library this past spring and is planning one for the coming spring season. You may reconize as library assistant at the circulation desk at Vogelson.

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Fancy Nancy is a series of children’s books about a young girl with a larger than life personality, who adores all things fancy. Nancy loves using big fancy words such as "iridescent," "ecstatic,"and "extraordinary" and anything in French so the books are a great learning tool for children.

Volunteers are needed to help local adults speak and understand English or improve their reading or math skills. No experience necessary!

Sign up for our free Tutor Training Workshop Six Wednesdays beginning January 18, 1- 3:30 p.m.

Nora Zimmer, Haley Kerper, Abby Calhoun and Madison Popelak enjoy the Fancy Nancy program at the Haddon Township Branch.

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New Hours for AARP Tax Assistance at Vogelson

Beginning February 2012, the new hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call other branches for the AARP tax assistance schedules.


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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

ellmawr Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-931-1400.

Adults

Kids and Families

Families Sunday, December 4, 6 - 8 p.m. Start the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Bellmawr Borough tree located by the library. The library will be open that evening so stop in for a treat, check out a book or go online.

Families Sunday, December 4, 6 - 8 p.m. Start the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Bellmawr Borough tree located by the library. The library will be open that evening so stop in for a treat, check out a book or go online.

Bellmawr Tree Lighting

Library Detectives Adult Book Club Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. December 14 January 18 February 8

Bellmawr Tree Lighting

Dry Ice Capades Grades K-5 Thursday, December 8, 4 p.m. See page for 3 for details

Gingerbread House Craft Grades 1 - 6 Wednesday, December 14, 3:45 p.m.

Sip & Mingle Coffee Date

Clutter Club Adults Tuesday, January 10, February 14, 6:30 p.m. Keep that New Year's resolution to get organized! Share tips, ideas and techniques as we help each other organize home, office and life. Starting in January, the club will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Ages Birth - 18 months, with caregiver Wednesdays, January 11,18,25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 a.m. Stories, songs and fingerplays followed by free play.

ellmawr Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-931-1400.

Tweens &Teens Book Buddies Reading Program

Tween/Teens and Grades K-3 Tuesday, December 6, Thursdays, January 26 and February 16, 4 - 5 p.m. Need Community Service hours? Be part of our Book Buddies Team. It's all about Big Kids helping Little Kids learn to love to read!.

Bingo Grades K - 6 Wednesdays, January 25, February 22, 4 p.m. Play Bingo. Snacks and prizes included.

Ages 3 - 5 Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2,9,16, 23, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting Grades 6 and up Thursday, December 1,January 12, February 9, 4 - 5 p.m. Get involved at the Library by becoming a Volunteen! Community service hours given for attending Book Buddies, Lego Maniacs, Chess Teachers and Summer Book Sale. See Ms. Barbara for further information.

Lego Maniacs Club Grades 6 and up Thursday, December 15, Wednesday, January 11, February 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Let your imagination run wild at our Lego Maniacs Club!

Million Minute Challenge Countdown Families

Tuesday, December 27, Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, December 30, Saturday, December 31,10 a.m. - 4 p.m. How many minutes of game play can we get in before the year ends? Bring your friends and help us add to the total as we meet the Million Minute Challenge. Puzzles, games and cards will be available.

Ages 18 - 36 months, with caregiver Fridays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3,10,17,24, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.

Leap Year Celebration Create a holiday treat with graham crackers and candy. Registration is a must for this program.

Grades K - 6 Wednesday, February 29, 4 p.m. Stories, a craft and snacks.

Book Bites: Teen Discussion Thursdays, 4 - 5 p.m. Grades 6 and up December 7 Holling Hoodhood just started seventh grade with Mrs. Baker, a teacher who really gets to know him. Why else would she make him read Shakespeare...outside of class? We discuss The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. January 19 Eleven year old Flavia de Luce discovers a murdered stranger in her family's garden. She takes off on her trusty bicycle Gladys to catch the murderer. Is she capable of solving the crime in Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley? February 23 Danger, even death, may be imminent unless a key decision is made and in desperate situations, the decision must be made in seconds. How do people decide on the best course of action? Read At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times by Larry Verstraete.

Toddler Tales

Adult Mondays, December 12, January 9, February 13, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Stop in for a cup of coffee and a tasty treat while you look for a book, read a magazine and chat with staff.

Families Tuesday, December 27, Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. How many minutes of game play can we get in before the year ends? Bring your friends and help us add to the total as we meet the Million Minute Challenge. Puzzles, games and cards will be available.

Babies' Playtime

Story Time

See details on page 5

Million Minute Challenge Countdown

Open Craft Grades 1-5 Mondays, January 9, 23, 30, February 6,13, 27, 3:45 p.m. Bring your imagination as we open the craft closet and let you create your own work of art.

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

Staff at the Bellmawr Branch got into the Halloween Spirit.

Primp Your Book Cart

Million Minute Challenge Countdown Families Tuesday, December 27, Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, December 30 Saturday, December 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. How many minutes of game play can we get in before the year ends? Bring your friends and help us add to the total as we meet the Million Minute Challenge. Puzzles, games and cards will be available.

Bedtime Story Time Ages 2 - 6 Mondays, December 12,19, January 9,23,30, February 6,13,27, 7 p.m. Wear your pajamas and slippers for stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft.

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On October 20, teens and tweens at the Bellmawr Branch tried their hands at decorating when challenged to Primp Your Cart and transform an ordinary book cart into a piece of art. Here is one of their creations.

Pictured from left: Eleanor Castagna as the Great Pumpkin, Pratik Amin in traditional Indian garb, Janine Logan as the goddess Venus and Peg Feld as a black cat.

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

ellmawr Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-931-1400.

Adults

Kids and Families

Families Sunday, December 4, 6 - 8 p.m. Start the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Bellmawr Borough tree located by the library. The library will be open that evening so stop in for a treat, check out a book or go online.

Families Sunday, December 4, 6 - 8 p.m. Start the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Bellmawr Borough tree located by the library. The library will be open that evening so stop in for a treat, check out a book or go online.

Bellmawr Tree Lighting

Library Detectives Adult Book Club Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. December 14 January 18 February 8

Bellmawr Tree Lighting

Dry Ice Capades Grades K-5 Thursday, December 8, 4 p.m. See page for 3 for details

Gingerbread House Craft Grades 1 - 6 Wednesday, December 14, 3:45 p.m.

Sip & Mingle Coffee Date

Clutter Club Adults Tuesday, January 10, February 14, 6:30 p.m. Keep that New Year's resolution to get organized! Share tips, ideas and techniques as we help each other organize home, office and life. Starting in January, the club will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Ages Birth - 18 months, with caregiver Wednesdays, January 11,18,25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 a.m. Stories, songs and fingerplays followed by free play.

ellmawr Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-931-1400.

Tweens &Teens Book Buddies Reading Program

Tween/Teens and Grades K-3 Tuesday, December 6, Thursdays, January 26 and February 16, 4 - 5 p.m. Need Community Service hours? Be part of our Book Buddies Team. It's all about Big Kids helping Little Kids learn to love to read!.

Bingo Grades K - 6 Wednesdays, January 25, February 22, 4 p.m. Play Bingo. Snacks and prizes included.

Ages 3 - 5 Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2,9,16, 23, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting Grades 6 and up Thursday, December 1,January 12, February 9, 4 - 5 p.m. Get involved at the Library by becoming a Volunteen! Community service hours given for attending Book Buddies, Lego Maniacs, Chess Teachers and Summer Book Sale. See Ms. Barbara for further information.

Lego Maniacs Club Grades 6 and up Thursday, December 15, Wednesday, January 11, February 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Let your imagination run wild at our Lego Maniacs Club!

Million Minute Challenge Countdown Families

Tuesday, December 27, Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, December 30, Saturday, December 31,10 a.m. - 4 p.m. How many minutes of game play can we get in before the year ends? Bring your friends and help us add to the total as we meet the Million Minute Challenge. Puzzles, games and cards will be available.

Ages 18 - 36 months, with caregiver Fridays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3,10,17,24, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft.

Leap Year Celebration Create a holiday treat with graham crackers and candy. Registration is a must for this program.

Grades K - 6 Wednesday, February 29, 4 p.m. Stories, a craft and snacks.

Book Bites: Teen Discussion Thursdays, 4 - 5 p.m. Grades 6 and up December 7 Holling Hoodhood just started seventh grade with Mrs. Baker, a teacher who really gets to know him. Why else would she make him read Shakespeare...outside of class? We discuss The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. January 19 Eleven year old Flavia de Luce discovers a murdered stranger in her family's garden. She takes off on her trusty bicycle Gladys to catch the murderer. Is she capable of solving the crime in Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley? February 23 Danger, even death, may be imminent unless a key decision is made and in desperate situations, the decision must be made in seconds. How do people decide on the best course of action? Read At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times by Larry Verstraete.

Toddler Tales

Adult Mondays, December 12, January 9, February 13, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Stop in for a cup of coffee and a tasty treat while you look for a book, read a magazine and chat with staff.

Families Tuesday, December 27, Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. How many minutes of game play can we get in before the year ends? Bring your friends and help us add to the total as we meet the Million Minute Challenge. Puzzles, games and cards will be available.

Babies' Playtime

Story Time

See details on page 5

Million Minute Challenge Countdown

Open Craft Grades 1-5 Mondays, January 9, 23, 30, February 6,13, 27, 3:45 p.m. Bring your imagination as we open the craft closet and let you create your own work of art.

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

Staff at the Bellmawr Branch got into the Halloween Spirit.

Primp Your Book Cart

Million Minute Challenge Countdown Families Tuesday, December 27, Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, December 30 Saturday, December 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. How many minutes of game play can we get in before the year ends? Bring your friends and help us add to the total as we meet the Million Minute Challenge. Puzzles, games and cards will be available.

Bedtime Story Time Ages 2 - 6 Mondays, December 12,19, January 9,23,30, February 6,13,27, 7 p.m. Wear your pajamas and slippers for stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft.

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On October 20, teens and tweens at the Bellmawr Branch tried their hands at decorating when challenged to Primp Your Cart and transform an ordinary book cart into a piece of art. Here is one of their creations.

Pictured from left: Eleanor Castagna as the Great Pumpkin, Pratik Amin in traditional Indian garb, Janine Logan as the goddess Venus and Peg Feld as a black cat.

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

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SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-342-9789.

Adults Microsoft Word

Kids and Families Homework Club

Storytime All ages Monday, January 30, 6:30 - 7 p.m. Wear your coziest PJs, bring a furry stuffed animal friend, and enjoy some great stories!

Adults Monday, December 12, Tuesday, January 10, Monday, February 13, 10 - 11 a.m. Creating, editing, and saving of a word document. Must know how to use the mouse.

Grades 3-8 Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 4 p.m. No meeting December 29. Get your homework done in peace and quiet and enjoy a snack when you finish.

Yahoo Email Computer Class

Grades K-5 Wednesday, December 14, 4 p.m. Fun with science! Details on page 3

Teens & Tweens

Book Buddies Drop In Storytime

Grades 3-8 Thursdays, December 1 – February 23 3 - 4:30 p.m. No meeting December 29 Get your homework done in peace and quiet and enjoy a snack when you finish.

Adults Tuesday, December 13, Monday, January 9, Tuesday February 14, 10 - 11 a.m. The class covers creating a Yahoo email account and sending & receiving messages. Must know how to use the mouse. Some web knowledge helpful.

Dry Ice Capades

All ages Saturdays December 17, January 21, February 18, 2:30 - 3:30 Stop by for stories and songs!

African American Film Series Adults Thursdays, February 2 – February 23, 6 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month by enjoying a selection of four films highlighting African American struggle and achievement. Please call for titles.

For the whole Family Living History: Harriet Tubman Saturday, February 11, 2 p.m.

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission hosts a live Harriet Tubman enactment that promises to be entertaining as well as educational. Actor Millicent Sparks portrays Harriet Tubman who became the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad to aid enslaved Africans escaping to free states or Canada.

Writers of the Harlem Renaissance Adults Saturday, February 4, 2 p.m. In the 1920s and 1930s in Harlem New York City, an awakening of race consciousness and artistic progression took place. This declaration of AfricanAmerican independence became known as the Harlem Renaissance, the Negro Renaissance, or the New Negro movement. Join Dr. Wayne Glasker and Professor Ewuare Osayande of RutgersCamden as we celebrate Langston Hughes, Jessie Fauset, and other writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Valentine’s Craft Grades 2 – 7 Wednesday, February 8, 3:30 p.m. Make something special for someone.

Homework Club

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loucester Township Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-228-0022.

Adults

Bowling the Wii Way

Adults Fridays, December 2, 16, January 6, 20, February 3, 17, 2:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome as we bowl and play Wii games for fun and exercise. play Wii games for fun and exercise.

Third Thursday Book Chat Thursdays, December 15, January 19, February 16, 10:30 a.m. See page 5 for details

Kids and Families

Game Day Grades 3 - 8

Cook-a-book

Legomania Club Grades 2 and up Wednesdays December 28, January 25, February 22, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Make new friends while you create and play with Legos provided by the library.

Winter Break Movie All ages Thursday, December 29, 2 p.m. Have some snacks and enjoy a movie on your week off from school!

Read in the New Year Celebration All Ages Friday, December 30, 3 p.m. Celebrate the new year a little early. Our New Year’s Eve celebration includes a countdown, craft, stories and lots of fun!

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Teen Advisory Group Grades 6 and up Wednesdays, December 21, January 18, February 15, 4 – 4:45 p.m. Get involved @ your library, meet our librarians and help plan teen programs.

SuperSmash Bros Brawl Tourney Grades 6 and up Monday, January 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Test your skill on the Wii in our SuperSmash Bros Tournament. Prizes will be awarded, so be sure to sign up in advance! Teen Book Chat Grades 6 – 12 Mondays, January 23, February 27, 7 p.m. Books books books! Talk about your latest and favorite read.

Code Breakers Challenge Grades 4 – 8 January 7, 2:30 p.m. If you think you have what it takes to be a spy, come to the library for the ultimate Code Breakers Challenge. Learn how to make and break secret codes, make invisible ink and other cool spy tricks.

Story Time Ages 3-5 with caregiver Wednesdays, January 11, 18, February 8, 15, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, crafts, and more! NEW DAY

Legos @ the Library Grades 1-3 Mondays, December 12, January 23, February 13, 4 p.m. We provide the Legos, you provide the imagination! Grades 4 and up, see Tween/Teen programming for new date and time for you.

Read in the New Year Celebration All ages Friday, December 30, 11:15 a.m. See page 2 for details

Ages 6-18 months with caregiver Fridays, January 20, February 17, 10:30 a.m.

Grades 1-3 Mondays, January 30, February 27, 4 p.m. Play board games, card games, or on the Wii. Just play!

Evening Story Time Ages 3-5 with caregiver Thursdays, December 1, January 5, February 2, 6:30 p.m. Wear jammies and bring a favorite stuffed animal for bedtime stories at the library.

B-I-N-G-O Grades 1-3 Mondays, December 5, January 9, February 6, 4 p.m.

Toddler Time Ages 18-36 months with caregiver Tuesdays, December 6, January 10, 17, February 14, 21, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and more!

Crafts for Kids Grades 1-3 Wednesdays, December 7, January 4, February 1, 4 p.m. Seasonal crafts to take home or give to a friend or loved one.

Crafty Tweens and Teens Grades 4 – 8 Tuesdays, January 10, February 7, 4 p.m. Get crafty and creative at the library!

Get Your Game ON! Grades 4 – 8 Wednesdays, January 18, February 15, 6:30 p.m. Wild about Wii? Batty for board games? This program is for you! New games coming this winter!!!

Book Buddies Ages 3-5 and Grades 4-8 Tuesdays, January 31, February 28, 3:45 p.m. Tweens and teens get paired up with a preschool buddy for stories, games and crafts.

Cupcake Challenge

Games Galore

Teen Game Night All ages Monday, December 19, 6:30 - 7 p.m. Enjoy a storytime and make a tasty treat! Bring the whole family.

Mad Science-Dry Ice CapcaseGrades K-5 Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. See page 3 for details

Wiggles & Giggles

Fridays, December 9, January 13, February 10, Monday, December 27, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Play on our Nintendo Wii on the big screen! If you have one, bring your DS or PSP to play between turns.

Grades 6 and up Mondays, December 12, February 13, 6 -7:30 p.m. Play Nintendo Wii on the big screen! Bring your D.S. to connect with others. Not into video gaming? Game boards out too!

Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

Book Buddies Ages 3-5 and Grades 4-8 Tuesdays, January 31, February 28, 3:45 p.m. Tweens and teens get paired up with a preschool buddy for stories, games and crafts.

Teens and Tweens Tween and Teen Holiday Craft Grades 4 – 8 December 14, 6:30 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit with a fun craft just for teens and tweens.

Tween Lego Club Grades 4 – 8 Wednesdays, January 4, February 1, 6:30 p.m. Come to the library for a building challenge. Each month we will have a theme to challenge the imagination – what will you build?

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Family February 18, 2:30 p.m. Do you love the Food Network? Think you can be the next Cake Boss? Come to the library to show off some of your cupcake decorating skills. We will provide the cupcakes and decorations, you supply the imagination! Prizes for most creative cupcakes. Registration is required.


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Riletta L. Cream

Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

erry Avenue Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-342-9789.

Adults Microsoft Word

Kids and Families Homework Club

Storytime All ages Monday, January 30, 6:30 - 7 p.m. Wear your coziest PJs, bring a furry stuffed animal friend, and enjoy some great stories!

Adults Monday, December 12, Tuesday, January 10, Monday, February 13, 10 - 11 a.m. Creating, editing, and saving of a word document. Must know how to use the mouse.

Grades 3-8 Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 4 p.m. No meeting December 29. Get your homework done in peace and quiet and enjoy a snack when you finish.

Yahoo Email Computer Class

Grades K-5 Wednesday, December 14, 4 p.m. Fun with science! Details on page 3

Teens & Tweens

Book Buddies Drop In Storytime

Grades 3-8 Thursdays, December 1 – February 23 3 - 4:30 p.m. No meeting December 29 Get your homework done in peace and quiet and enjoy a snack when you finish.

Adults Tuesday, December 13, Monday, January 9, Tuesday February 14, 10 - 11 a.m. The class covers creating a Yahoo email account and sending & receiving messages. Must know how to use the mouse. Some web knowledge helpful.

Dry Ice Capades

All ages Saturdays December 17, January 21, February 18, 2:30 - 3:30 Stop by for stories and songs!

African American Film Series Adults Thursdays, February 2 – February 23, 6 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month by enjoying a selection of four films highlighting African American struggle and achievement. Please call for titles.

For the whole Family Living History: Harriet Tubman Saturday, February 11, 2 p.m.

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission hosts a live Harriet Tubman enactment that promises to be entertaining as well as educational. Actor Millicent Sparks portrays Harriet Tubman who became the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad to aid enslaved Africans escaping to free states or Canada.

Writers of the Harlem Renaissance Adults Saturday, February 4, 2 p.m. In the 1920s and 1930s in Harlem New York City, an awakening of race consciousness and artistic progression took place. This declaration of AfricanAmerican independence became known as the Harlem Renaissance, the Negro Renaissance, or the New Negro movement. Join Dr. Wayne Glasker and Professor Ewuare Osayande of RutgersCamden as we celebrate Langston Hughes, Jessie Fauset, and other writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Valentine’s Craft Grades 2 – 7 Wednesday, February 8, 3:30 p.m. Make something special for someone.

Homework Club

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loucester Township Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-228-0022.

Adults

Bowling the Wii Way

Adults Fridays, December 2, 16, January 6, 20, February 3, 17, 2:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome as we bowl and play Wii games for fun and exercise. play Wii games for fun and exercise.

Third Thursday Book Chat Thursdays, December 15, January 19, February 16, 10:30 a.m. See page 5 for details

Kids and Families

Game Day Grades 3 - 8

Cook-a-book

Legomania Club Grades 2 and up Wednesdays December 28, January 25, February 22, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Make new friends while you create and play with Legos provided by the library.

Winter Break Movie All ages Thursday, December 29, 2 p.m. Have some snacks and enjoy a movie on your week off from school!

Read in the New Year Celebration All Ages Friday, December 30, 3 p.m. Celebrate the new year a little early. Our New Year’s Eve celebration includes a countdown, craft, stories and lots of fun!

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Teen Advisory Group Grades 6 and up Wednesdays, December 21, January 18, February 15, 4 – 4:45 p.m. Get involved @ your library, meet our librarians and help plan teen programs.

SuperSmash Bros Brawl Tourney Grades 6 and up Monday, January 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Test your skill on the Wii in our SuperSmash Bros Tournament. Prizes will be awarded, so be sure to sign up in advance! Teen Book Chat Grades 6 – 12 Mondays, January 23, February 27, 7 p.m. Books books books! Talk about your latest and favorite read.

Code Breakers Challenge Grades 4 – 8 January 7, 2:30 p.m. If you think you have what it takes to be a spy, come to the library for the ultimate Code Breakers Challenge. Learn how to make and break secret codes, make invisible ink and other cool spy tricks.

Story Time Ages 3-5 with caregiver Wednesdays, January 11, 18, February 8, 15, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, crafts, and more! NEW DAY

Legos @ the Library Grades 1-3 Mondays, December 12, January 23, February 13, 4 p.m. We provide the Legos, you provide the imagination! Grades 4 and up, see Tween/Teen programming for new date and time for you.

Read in the New Year Celebration All ages Friday, December 30, 11:15 a.m. See page 2 for details

Ages 6-18 months with caregiver Fridays, January 20, February 17, 10:30 a.m.

Grades 1-3 Mondays, January 30, February 27, 4 p.m. Play board games, card games, or on the Wii. Just play!

Evening Story Time Ages 3-5 with caregiver Thursdays, December 1, January 5, February 2, 6:30 p.m. Wear jammies and bring a favorite stuffed animal for bedtime stories at the library.

B-I-N-G-O Grades 1-3 Mondays, December 5, January 9, February 6, 4 p.m.

Toddler Time Ages 18-36 months with caregiver Tuesdays, December 6, January 10, 17, February 14, 21, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Stories, songs, and more!

Crafts for Kids Grades 1-3 Wednesdays, December 7, January 4, February 1, 4 p.m. Seasonal crafts to take home or give to a friend or loved one.

Crafty Tweens and Teens Grades 4 – 8 Tuesdays, January 10, February 7, 4 p.m. Get crafty and creative at the library!

Get Your Game ON! Grades 4 – 8 Wednesdays, January 18, February 15, 6:30 p.m. Wild about Wii? Batty for board games? This program is for you! New games coming this winter!!!

Book Buddies Ages 3-5 and Grades 4-8 Tuesdays, January 31, February 28, 3:45 p.m. Tweens and teens get paired up with a preschool buddy for stories, games and crafts.

Cupcake Challenge

Games Galore

Teen Game Night All ages Monday, December 19, 6:30 - 7 p.m. Enjoy a storytime and make a tasty treat! Bring the whole family.

Mad Science-Dry Ice CapcaseGrades K-5 Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. See page 3 for details

Wiggles & Giggles

Fridays, December 9, January 13, February 10, Monday, December 27, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Play on our Nintendo Wii on the big screen! If you have one, bring your DS or PSP to play between turns.

Grades 6 and up Mondays, December 12, February 13, 6 -7:30 p.m. Play Nintendo Wii on the big screen! Bring your D.S. to connect with others. Not into video gaming? Game boards out too!

Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

Book Buddies Ages 3-5 and Grades 4-8 Tuesdays, January 31, February 28, 3:45 p.m. Tweens and teens get paired up with a preschool buddy for stories, games and crafts.

Teens and Tweens Tween and Teen Holiday Craft Grades 4 – 8 December 14, 6:30 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit with a fun craft just for teens and tweens.

Tween Lego Club Grades 4 – 8 Wednesdays, January 4, February 1, 6:30 p.m. Come to the library for a building challenge. Each month we will have a theme to challenge the imagination – what will you build?

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Family February 18, 2:30 p.m. Do you love the Food Network? Think you can be the next Cake Boss? Come to the library to show off some of your cupcake decorating skills. We will provide the cupcakes and decorations, you supply the imagination! Prizes for most creative cupcakes. Registration is required.


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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

addon Township Branch SingnUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-854-2752.

Adults

Ancestry.com 101

Adults 10:15 a.m. – 12 noon Explore your family tree at the library, and let us help you discover who you are. Haddon is offering a beginner’s class in genealogy using the in-library database Ancestry.com. Space is limited, registration is required. Friday, December 2 or February 3 (Choose one date only)

Seniors on the Web Seniors Fridays, December 9, January 14, February 11, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon Learn basic computer skills while having fun. No previous experience necessary. Call to sign up, and we will remind you when it’s your turn to take this class.

Fourth Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group Thursdays, December 15, January 26, February 23, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. See page 5 for details

Kids and Families Book Buddies Ages 5-7 Tuesdays, December 6, 20, January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Bring your child to the library to pair up with a great teenager for reading and games and turn your child on to the joy of reading. Parents must stay in the library during the program. Register on our website. Prizes awarded for completion of the program.

Teddy Bear Time Ages 12 - 36 months Thursday, December 1, 8, January 12, 19, February 9, 16, 10:30 a.m. Books, songs and felt board fun for you and your toddler.

Me and My Family Ages 3 - 5 Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 10:30 a.m. Stories about families sharing good times and craft projects to enjoy together.

Dry Ice Capcase Grades K-5 Wednesday, December 7, 7 p.m. “Where there’s smoke there’s fire”?? Not this time! There’ll be bubbling potions, a grand finale, and lots of fun with dry ice when the Mad Scientist comes to Haddon Township.

Lego Club Ages 8 and up Mondays, December 12, January 9, February 13, 4 p.m. What can you build with Legos? Space ships, insects, forts or vehicles, perhaps? Try our Lego Club and test your skills and imagination.

Read in the New Year Celebration All Ages Friday, December 30, 11 a.m. Count down the minutes to the New Year twelve hours early. See details page 3

Color Your World—Read! Ages 3-5 years Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 10:30 a.m. Tired of winter? Take a break. Explore the world around you through stories and art projects in scintillating color!

Summer Dreams Ages 3 - 5 Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 10:30 a.m. It’s cold outside, but we’re listening to stories about all the wonderful things we enjoy in the summertime. Think warm, sunny, relaxing, sand (not snow!)

Teens and Tweens Rags to Riches Recycling All ages Thursdays, December 1,8,15, 29, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Recycling, retooling and reusing will be put to the test in this class taught by Camden County naturalist Maggi Liebe. Express your talents creating crafts from recycled material. Register online.

Get Your Game On! Ages 10 and up Saturdays, December 17, January 21, February 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The controllers and the guitars are hooked up and ready to go! Register on line to check out these great games going on this winter at Haddon. + Limit is 20.

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Book Buddies Ages 12 and up Tuesdays, December 6, 20, January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teens will pair up with youngsters between the ages of 5-7 and help to show them the wonderful world of reading. We will meet here at the library and pair off. Prizes will be awarded for completion of the program. Please register on our website. (Parents of the younger book buddies must stay.)

Tween Snack and Read Book Club Ages 9 and up

Third Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m. A free copy of the bookis available at the circulation desk when you register. Snacks will be served. Space is limited; registration required. December 20 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Is it a paper finger puppet ? Or an oracle? Should you believe what Origami Yoda tells you? Or risk disaster? And why does it always seem to be right? January 17 Fablehaven by Brandon Mull Their parents get an all expense paid cruise, but Kendra and Seth get shipped off to their moody and somber grandparents’ house where they are told to follow the rules or stay in their room for the entire visit. Seth thinks rules are made to be broken not realizing that the rules are protecting the family from evil forces. February 21 Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff “My name is Hollis Woods. I’m twelve and I’m a mountain of trouble. My name is a real place, a place they found me when I was a baby. An hour old, no blanket, with a scrap of paper that said, “Call her Hollis Woods.” I’ve been in foster care all my life. Being moved from one family to the next. I run away sometimes. I don’t go to school. Kids don’t want to play with me. Don’t feel sorry for me because I am tough! “

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

addon Township Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-854-2752.

History of Haddon Township Told Through Photographs Librarian and local historian team up on new book

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illiam B. Brahms, Branch Manager of Camden County Library’s M. Allen Vogelson Branch (Voorhees) and fellow Haddon Township Historical Society member, Sandra WhiteGrear – both lifelong residents of Haddon Township., have joined together to produce the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series, Haddon Township. The Photographic book boasts more than 200 vintage images drawn from public and private collections.

Signed copies of the book ($21.99) are available for sale at the Haddon Township and Voorhees library branches beginning November 15, 2011. Or by visiting the webs site: www.haddontwhistoricalsociety.org Proceeds from copies sold at the library benefit the Camden County Library System and the Haddon Township Historical Society.

Authors, Sandra White-Grear and William B. Brahms

Haddon Township Branch Celebrates 50 Years! The Haddon Twp. Branch of the Camden County Library System celebrated 50 years of serving the people of Camden County with a special party on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

Freeholder Director Louis Capelli presents Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin with a proclamation celebrating our 50 years of service to the Haddon Township community.

The event featured a performance by the Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra, an appearance by Darby the Therapy Cat, birthday cake, face painting, book mark making, tattoos, contests and more.

L to R: Library Director, Linda Devlin, Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr., Freeholders Ian K. Leonard, Scot N. McCray and Rodney A. Greco

Camden County Board of Freeholders Director Louis Capelli, Haddon Branch Manager Nan Rosenthal and Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin were there to greet guests. Camden County Freeholder Scot McCray reads to a group of children from Dr. Seuss's "I Can Lick 30 Tigers a Day"

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

addon Township Branch SingnUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-854-2752.

Adults

Ancestry.com 101

Adults 10:15 a.m. – 12 noon Explore your family tree at the library, and let us help you discover who you are. Haddon is offering a beginner’s class in genealogy using the in-library database Ancestry.com. Space is limited, registration is required. Friday, December 2 or February 3 (Choose one date only)

Seniors on the Web Seniors Fridays, December 9, January 14, February 11, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon Learn basic computer skills while having fun. No previous experience necessary. Call to sign up, and we will remind you when it’s your turn to take this class.

Fourth Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group Thursdays, December 15, January 26, February 23, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. See page 5 for details

Kids and Families Book Buddies Ages 5-7 Tuesdays, December 6, 20, January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Bring your child to the library to pair up with a great teenager for reading and games and turn your child on to the joy of reading. Parents must stay in the library during the program. Register on our website. Prizes awarded for completion of the program.

Teddy Bear Time Ages 12 - 36 months Thursday, December 1, 8, January 12, 19, February 9, 16, 10:30 a.m. Books, songs and felt board fun for you and your toddler.

Me and My Family Ages 3 - 5 Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 10:30 a.m. Stories about families sharing good times and craft projects to enjoy together.

Dry Ice Capcase Grades K-5 Wednesday, December 7, 7 p.m. “Where there’s smoke there’s fire”?? Not this time! There’ll be bubbling potions, a grand finale, and lots of fun with dry ice when the Mad Scientist comes to Haddon Township.

Lego Club Ages 8 and up Mondays, December 12, January 9, February 13, 4 p.m. What can you build with Legos? Space ships, insects, forts or vehicles, perhaps? Try our Lego Club and test your skills and imagination.

Read in the New Year Celebration All Ages Friday, December 30, 11 a.m. Count down the minutes to the New Year twelve hours early. See details page 3

Color Your World—Read! Ages 3-5 years Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 10:30 a.m. Tired of winter? Take a break. Explore the world around you through stories and art projects in scintillating color!

Summer Dreams Ages 3 - 5 Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 10:30 a.m. It’s cold outside, but we’re listening to stories about all the wonderful things we enjoy in the summertime. Think warm, sunny, relaxing, sand (not snow!)

Teens and Tweens Rags to Riches Recycling All ages Thursdays, December 1,8,15, 29, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Recycling, retooling and reusing will be put to the test in this class taught by Camden County naturalist Maggi Liebe. Express your talents creating crafts from recycled material. Register online.

Get Your Game On! Ages 10 and up Saturdays, December 17, January 21, February 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The controllers and the guitars are hooked up and ready to go! Register on line to check out these great games going on this winter at Haddon. + Limit is 20.

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Book Buddies Ages 12 and up Tuesdays, December 6, 20, January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teens will pair up with youngsters between the ages of 5-7 and help to show them the wonderful world of reading. We will meet here at the library and pair off. Prizes will be awarded for completion of the program. Please register on our website. (Parents of the younger book buddies must stay.)

Tween Snack and Read Book Club Ages 9 and up

Third Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m. A free copy of the bookis available at the circulation desk when you register. Snacks will be served. Space is limited; registration required. December 20 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Is it a paper finger puppet ? Or an oracle? Should you believe what Origami Yoda tells you? Or risk disaster? And why does it always seem to be right? January 17 Fablehaven by Brandon Mull Their parents get an all expense paid cruise, but Kendra and Seth get shipped off to their moody and somber grandparents’ house where they are told to follow the rules or stay in their room for the entire visit. Seth thinks rules are made to be broken not realizing that the rules are protecting the family from evil forces. February 21 Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff “My name is Hollis Woods. I’m twelve and I’m a mountain of trouble. My name is a real place, a place they found me when I was a baby. An hour old, no blanket, with a scrap of paper that said, “Call her Hollis Woods.” I’ve been in foster care all my life. Being moved from one family to the next. I run away sometimes. I don’t go to school. Kids don’t want to play with me. Don’t feel sorry for me because I am tough! “

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

addon Township Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-854-2752.

History of Haddon Township Told Through Photographs Librarian and local historian team up on new book

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illiam B. Brahms, Branch Manager of Camden County Library’s M. Allen Vogelson Branch (Voorhees) and fellow Haddon Township Historical Society member, Sandra WhiteGrear – both lifelong residents of Haddon Township., have joined together to produce the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series, Haddon Township. The Photographic book boasts more than 200 vintage images drawn from public and private collections.

Signed copies of the book ($21.99) are available for sale at the Haddon Township and Voorhees library branches beginning November 15, 2011. Or by visiting the webs site: www.haddontwhistoricalsociety.org Proceeds from copies sold at the library benefit the Camden County Library System and the Haddon Township Historical Society.

Authors, Sandra White-Grear and William B. Brahms

Haddon Township Branch Celebrates 50 Years! The Haddon Twp. Branch of the Camden County Library System celebrated 50 years of serving the people of Camden County with a special party on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

Freeholder Director Louis Capelli presents Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin with a proclamation celebrating our 50 years of service to the Haddon Township community.

The event featured a performance by the Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra, an appearance by Darby the Therapy Cat, birthday cake, face painting, book mark making, tattoos, contests and more.

L to R: Library Director, Linda Devlin, Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr., Freeholders Ian K. Leonard, Scot N. McCray and Rodney A. Greco

Camden County Board of Freeholders Director Louis Capelli, Haddon Branch Manager Nan Rosenthal and Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin were there to greet guests. Camden County Freeholder Scot McCray reads to a group of children from Dr. Seuss's "I Can Lick 30 Tigers a Day"

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

erchantville Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-665-3128.

Film Forum

Adults 18 and older

Wednesdays, December 7, January 4, February 1, 6:30 p.m. Join other adults for screening and discussion of classic films. Bring your dinner in a sack. We have the water and snacks. Call for titles.

Little Ones Playgroup

Birth to 3 years and their caregivers Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon Meet our youngest members and make new friends! We have special books and toys too!

Dry Ice Capcase by Mad Science Grades K – 5 Wednesday, December 7, 3:30 p.m.

Winter Carnival

All ages Wednesday, December 21, 3:30 p.m. Countdown and snacks! See page 2 for details

Little Ones Playgroup Birth to 3 years and their caregivers Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon Meet our youngest members and make new friends! We have special books and toys too!

Chinese New Year

Will You Be My Valentine!!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, January 18, 3:30 p.m. Let’s celebrate Year of the Dragon!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, February 8, 3:30 p.m. Join us to make a treat for your sweet!

Snow Man Craft

Mardi Gras Masks!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, January 25, 3:30 p.m. Brrrr! Let’s build a snowman!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, February 15 and 22, 3:30 p.m. We’re making our own masks. This is a 2 week project; you must be able to attend both weeks.

Hula in the Cooler Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, February 1, 3:30 p.m. It’s time for our annual winter luau!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, December 14, 3:30 p.m. Make your own winter carnival hat.

Read in the New Year!

Leap Year Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, February 29, 3:30 p.m. Come leap with us!!

Merchantville Celebrates Johnny Appleseed Day and National Popcorn Month!

Cartoon Afternoon Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, December 28, 3:30 p.m. Snacks and ‘toons for all!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, January 4, 3:30 p.m. Healthy snacks for our feathered friends!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, January 11, 3:30 p.m. Show your painting skill.

Burn Off those Holiday Calories At South County! Yoga for Adults Adults Saturdays, December 3, 17, January 7, 21, February 4, 18 10:30 a.m. – Noon Join Shawn Swift for some mind calming and body stretching yoga. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or beach towel. Class will be conducted without socks and shoes. All levels of yoga experience, including beginners, are welcome. Registration is required.

Jazzercize Adults Sundays, January 15, 29, February 12, 26, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. The original dance exercise phenomenon! Join Marianne Ostermueller in burning calories in this fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate aerobic or cross-training athletic shoes. Bring an exercise mat or beach towel and light hand weights.

Mahjong Players Meet – Up Adults Wednesdays, December 7, January 4, February 1, 12 – 2 p.m. The library is a great place to meet and play the afternoon away. Bring your Mahjong sets and help get a group started at your local library. The library will provide the tea and coffee and the space to meet.

South County Scrapbookers Meet-Up

Feed the Birds

Painting on Glass

outh County Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-753-2537.

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Adults

Kids and Families

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

A group of students enjoying slicing, chopping and eating fresh apples for Johnny Appleseed Day. L to R: Amaya Robits, Malcolm McGann, Olivia Callaway, Gabrielle Callaway, Mira Stocker and Rebecca Fiedler.

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Artist Drew Spanier displays a creative mosaic made with a cookie, icing, popcorn and raisins, in honor of National Popppin Corn Month.

Adults Fridays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 5 – 8:30 p.m. Like to scrapbook but never have enough space? Too many household distractions keeping you from your favorite hobby? Come to the library and scrap to your heart's content. Spread out and relax at your library. Bring a snack to share and meet others who share your interest.

The “Tired Eyes” Book Club Adults Monday, January 9, 2012 7 – 8:45 p.m. See details on page 5

South County YarnBalls Ages 12 – 18 Mondays, December 19, January 23, February 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The knitting and crochet club at your library! Meet a great group of people who enjoy all things yarn. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required.

South Jersey Writers Group Adults Tuesdays, December 20, January 17, February 21, 7 – 8:45 p.m. Meet other aspiring writers, share your writing, and learn creative writing skills. New members are welcome. Registration is required. .

Kids and Families Dress to Mess Ages 4 – 8 Tuesdays, December 6, January 10, February 14, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Are you ready to create a messy craft? Drop in between 4 and 5 p.m. and celebrate the holidays in December, winter in January, and Valentine’s Day in February.

Family Frenzy Families Tuesdays, December 6, January 3, February 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Turn off the TV and spend an evening together as a family in the library. Board games will be available to play as well as other surprises.

On the Spectrum Playgroup Ages 2 – 8 Saturdays, December 10, January 14, 28, February 11, 25, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Play with new friends. This is a playgroup for children with special needs. We provide the toys and books but no organized programming. Siblings are welcome.

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Dry Ice Capcase Grades K – 5 Saturday, December 10, 11:30 a.m. Explore the world of dry ice with this program presented by the scientists at Mad Science.

The Adventures of Lia Ria Grades K - 3 Tuesday, December 13, 7 - 8 p.m. Local author Jodi Fiore will share her book, “Lia Ria and the Lookdown Drill,” and give a preview of her next Lia Ria adventure. Ms. Fiore is a local teacher formerly at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Berlin.

Little Gamers Hour Grades K – 3 Fridays, December 30, February 24, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Get your game on! Bring a friend and play with our Nintendo Game Cube, PS2 and Wii. Feel free to bring your own snack or a snack to share. You may also bring your own games as long as they are rated “E”. To celebrate the holiday vacation, we will start at 4 p.m. only in December.

Read in the New Year Families Saturday, December 31, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Countdown to noon and ring in the New Year with stories and a craft. Just because you can’t stay up to midnight doesn’t mean you have to miss the fun.

Toddler Tunes and Tales Ages 18 - 30 Months Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Warm up at the library and enjoy this weekly program filled with stories, songs, and finger plays designed especially for your toddler. As always, siblings are welcomed.


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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

erchantville Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-665-3128.

Film Forum

Adults 18 and older

Wednesdays, December 7, January 4, February 1, 6:30 p.m. Join other adults for screening and discussion of classic films. Bring your dinner in a sack. We have the water and snacks. Call for titles.

Little Ones Playgroup

Birth to 3 years and their caregivers Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon Meet our youngest members and make new friends! We have special books and toys too!

Dry Ice Capcase by Mad Science Grades K – 5 Wednesday, December 7, 3:30 p.m.

Winter Carnival

All ages Wednesday, December 21, 3:30 p.m. Countdown and snacks! See page 2 for details

Little Ones Playgroup Birth to 3 years and their caregivers Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon Meet our youngest members and make new friends! We have special books and toys too!

Chinese New Year

Will You Be My Valentine!!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, January 18, 3:30 p.m. Let’s celebrate Year of the Dragon!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, February 8, 3:30 p.m. Join us to make a treat for your sweet!

Snow Man Craft

Mardi Gras Masks!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, January 25, 3:30 p.m. Brrrr! Let’s build a snowman!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, February 15 and 22, 3:30 p.m. We’re making our own masks. This is a 2 week project; you must be able to attend both weeks.

Hula in the Cooler Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, February 1, 3:30 p.m. It’s time for our annual winter luau!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, December 14, 3:30 p.m. Make your own winter carnival hat.

Read in the New Year!

Leap Year Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, February 29, 3:30 p.m. Come leap with us!!

Merchantville Celebrates Johnny Appleseed Day and National Popcorn Month!

Cartoon Afternoon Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, December 28, 3:30 p.m. Snacks and ‘toons for all!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, January 4, 3:30 p.m. Healthy snacks for our feathered friends!

Grades Pre-K – 5 Wednesday, January 11, 3:30 p.m. Show your painting skill.

Burn Off those Holiday Calories At South County! Yoga for Adults Adults Saturdays, December 3, 17, January 7, 21, February 4, 18 10:30 a.m. – Noon Join Shawn Swift for some mind calming and body stretching yoga. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or beach towel. Class will be conducted without socks and shoes. All levels of yoga experience, including beginners, are welcome. Registration is required.

Jazzercize Adults Sundays, January 15, 29, February 12, 26, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. The original dance exercise phenomenon! Join Marianne Ostermueller in burning calories in this fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate aerobic or cross-training athletic shoes. Bring an exercise mat or beach towel and light hand weights.

Mahjong Players Meet – Up Adults Wednesdays, December 7, January 4, February 1, 12 – 2 p.m. The library is a great place to meet and play the afternoon away. Bring your Mahjong sets and help get a group started at your local library. The library will provide the tea and coffee and the space to meet.

South County Scrapbookers Meet-Up

Feed the Birds

Painting on Glass

outh County Branch SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-753-2537.

Adults

Adults

Kids and Families

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

A group of students enjoying slicing, chopping and eating fresh apples for Johnny Appleseed Day. L to R: Amaya Robits, Malcolm McGann, Olivia Callaway, Gabrielle Callaway, Mira Stocker and Rebecca Fiedler.

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Artist Drew Spanier displays a creative mosaic made with a cookie, icing, popcorn and raisins, in honor of National Popppin Corn Month.

Adults Fridays, December 16, January 20, February 17, 5 – 8:30 p.m. Like to scrapbook but never have enough space? Too many household distractions keeping you from your favorite hobby? Come to the library and scrap to your heart's content. Spread out and relax at your library. Bring a snack to share and meet others who share your interest.

The “Tired Eyes” Book Club Adults Monday, January 9, 2012 7 – 8:45 p.m. See details on page 5

South County YarnBalls Ages 12 – 18 Mondays, December 19, January 23, February 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The knitting and crochet club at your library! Meet a great group of people who enjoy all things yarn. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required.

South Jersey Writers Group Adults Tuesdays, December 20, January 17, February 21, 7 – 8:45 p.m. Meet other aspiring writers, share your writing, and learn creative writing skills. New members are welcome. Registration is required. .

Kids and Families Dress to Mess Ages 4 – 8 Tuesdays, December 6, January 10, February 14, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Are you ready to create a messy craft? Drop in between 4 and 5 p.m. and celebrate the holidays in December, winter in January, and Valentine’s Day in February.

Family Frenzy Families Tuesdays, December 6, January 3, February 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Turn off the TV and spend an evening together as a family in the library. Board games will be available to play as well as other surprises.

On the Spectrum Playgroup Ages 2 – 8 Saturdays, December 10, January 14, 28, February 11, 25, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Play with new friends. This is a playgroup for children with special needs. We provide the toys and books but no organized programming. Siblings are welcome.

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Dry Ice Capcase Grades K – 5 Saturday, December 10, 11:30 a.m. Explore the world of dry ice with this program presented by the scientists at Mad Science.

The Adventures of Lia Ria Grades K - 3 Tuesday, December 13, 7 - 8 p.m. Local author Jodi Fiore will share her book, “Lia Ria and the Lookdown Drill,” and give a preview of her next Lia Ria adventure. Ms. Fiore is a local teacher formerly at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Berlin.

Little Gamers Hour Grades K – 3 Fridays, December 30, February 24, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Get your game on! Bring a friend and play with our Nintendo Game Cube, PS2 and Wii. Feel free to bring your own snack or a snack to share. You may also bring your own games as long as they are rated “E”. To celebrate the holiday vacation, we will start at 4 p.m. only in December.

Read in the New Year Families Saturday, December 31, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Countdown to noon and ring in the New Year with stories and a craft. Just because you can’t stay up to midnight doesn’t mean you have to miss the fun.

Toddler Tunes and Tales Ages 18 - 30 Months Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Warm up at the library and enjoy this weekly program filled with stories, songs, and finger plays designed especially for your toddler. As always, siblings are welcomed.


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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

outh County Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-753-2537.

Kid’s continued

Whimsical Wednesdays

Ages 2 ½ - 5 Years Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 11:30 a.m. - Noon Warm up at the library and enjoy this weekly program filled with stories, songs, and finger plays designed especially for your preschooler. As always, siblings are welcomed!

Miss Janet’s Little Reader’s Club Grades K – 2 Tuesdays, January 24, February 28, 6 – 7 p.m. Are you too old for story time, but still love to be read to? Join Miss Janet as she shares some of her favorite tales with you. You can even share some of your favorites with her!

Book Buddies Grades K – 3 Thursdays, February 16, March 15, 4:30 – 5 p.m. Meet at the library and get paired up with an older tween or teen for a halfhour of reading and word games at the library. All children must be registered for each event. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Tweens / Teens Yu Gi Oh and Pokémon, Too! Card Meet-Up Ages 9 – 18 Mondays, December 5, January 9, New meeting times! 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Play, trade or hang out with other card collectors. Please do not bring valuable cards.

LEGO Block Party! Ages 8 – 18 Fridays, December 9, January 6, February 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. We have piles of LEGOs for you to dig through @ the library! Have tons of fun building whatever you can imagine. Bring a building buddy or make new one.

Oh Snap!

13+ Manga and Anime Otaku

Ages 13 – 18 Monday, December 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m. A digital photo club just for teens ages 13 or older. Each month, teens will be able to edit their photos using free software and prepare photos for public display inside the library. Craft ideas will be presented as “Fun Things” to do with photos. Photo essay topics are assigned each month to encourage the exploration of new subjects to photograph: “What is Winter’s Light?” (December). No expensive equipment needed. If it can take a photo and be emailed, it can be used!

Ages 13 – 18 Tuesdays, January 17, February 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Take a break from your studies and watch your favorite anime episodes with friends. Talk about your latest manga find and share some ramen.

Teen Tech Librarybrewers Computer Club

Ages 12 and Up Thursdays, February 16, March 15, 4 – 5 p.m. Make a difference in a young reader’s life and share your love of reading. Pair up with your young book buddy and spend time reading and playing word games. Community service hours will be given to volunteers who complete the book buddy program. New Teen Book Buddies should arrive at the library at 4 p.m. for a short orientation. Be sure to register for this program.

Grades 6 – 12 Tuesdays, December 20, February 21, 7 – 8 p.m. New meeting times! Inspired by the Homebrew Computer Club from the mid 1970’s that included the creators of Apple, the Librarybrewers continue to meet during the winter months. Bring your laptops, ideas and energy to the library for a lively tech get together.

16+ Anime Otaku Ages 16 – Up Tuesdays, December 27, February 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. A night dedicated to anime for the older set. Bring your own snacks and watch your favorite episodes. Viewers must be 16 or older.

Calling All Gamers! Ages 9 – 18 Fridays, December 30, February 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Just for tweens and teens! Chill out and get your game on. Your library hooks up the PS 2, PS 3, Nintendo Game Cube, and Wii. Have a Nintendo DS? Bring yours and meet other DS fans. Yu Gi Oh players welcome.

For the Love of Chocolate! Ages 9 – 18 Monday, February 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hey, teens! How much do you luv chocolate? Play bingo, trivia and special chocolate crazy contests.

Be a Book Buddy!

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

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SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-772-1636.

Adults

Resumes and Interviewing: Keys to Job Search Success

Adults Saturday, December 3, 10:30 - 12:30pm Learn to market yourself and conduct an effective job search. A career development professional will provide you with the tools you need to search for your next opportunity. The workshop will cover resume preparation, cover letters and interviewing skills.

Focus Group: Conversation Class

Adults Mondays and Wednesdays, December 5, 7,12,14, 19, 21, 28, January 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30, February1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29 10:30 - 12 Noon. ESL class for those who want to learn to speak English fluently.

Smart Divorce Strategies in a Tough Economy

Adults Tuesday, December 6, 7 - 9 p.m. A local attorney and divorce concierge will share strategies to help protect assets and use resources wisely while working through a divorce.

The Myths of Hospice

Adults Wednesday, December 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Learn the ten myths of hospice and get information about services, benefits, expenses and eligibility.

Introduction to Madhubani Painting

Adults Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 - 8 p.m. Madhubani Painting is a style of Indian painting depicting themes of nature and Hindu deities. Natural objects like the sun, moon and plants are painted, along with scenes from royal court and social events. Two projects will be completed. Please bring canvas, acrylic colors, brushes, black water- proof marker pen, pencils and erasers.

Short Story Discussion

Adults Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Take part in thoughtprovoking discussions of contemporary short stories. This program is in conjunction with Kennedy Eldermed. See details on page 5

Kennedy Eldermed Knitting and Crochet Group

Adults Wednesdays, December 14, 28, January 11, 25, February 8, 22 , 12:30 p.m. Share skills and learn new skills, while working on individual, group, hospital, and community projects. Please bring your own supplies and materials. Completed projects will only be accepted at the second meeting of each month.

Meditation Class

Adults Thursday, December 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Nourish the soul and expand your happiness.

Real Life Reads Book Group

Adults Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. See details on page 5

The Serial Reader Book Club

Literary Café Book Chat

Adults Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m See details on page 5

Eight Weeks of Beginning French

Adults Thursdays, January 19 - March 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of French. This course is for students with no or limited knowledge of French, but willing to enjoy the French way of life in a relaxed atmosphere. After 8 sessions you will be able to say basic phrases and to use everyday vocabulary.

A Woman's Journey Toward Financial Independence

Adults Tuesday, January 24, 7 - 8:45 p.m. OR Tuesday, March 20, 7 - 8:45 p.m. Find out how to overcome the unique financial challenges you face, and prepare to set out on your own journey toward financial independence. Presented by SagePoint Financial.

Scrabble

Adults Fridays, January 27, February 24, 1 - 3 p.m. Enjoy playing a challenging game of Scrabble, with a few friends. This program is in conjunction with Kennedy Eldermed. We meet the 4th Friday of each month, on the 3rd floor.

Adults Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m., See details on page 5

The Speculative Reader: a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

Adults Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m. See details on page 5

Crochet and Knit Club Ages 10 to adult

Wednesdays, January 11 through February 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Bring your latest project and chat with friends as you work. We will focus on a new crochet stitch or technique each month.

Beginner's Crochet Ages 10 to adult

Saturdays, January 14, February 11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Our crochet club especially for beginners! Bring yarn and a size G or H Hook.

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

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SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-753-2537.

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Whimsical Wednesdays

Ages 2 ½ - 5 Years Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 11:30 a.m. - Noon Warm up at the library and enjoy this weekly program filled with stories, songs, and finger plays designed especially for your preschooler. As always, siblings are welcomed!

Miss Janet’s Little Reader’s Club Grades K – 2 Tuesdays, January 24, February 28, 6 – 7 p.m. Are you too old for story time, but still love to be read to? Join Miss Janet as she shares some of her favorite tales with you. You can even share some of your favorites with her!

Book Buddies Grades K – 3 Thursdays, February 16, March 15, 4:30 – 5 p.m. Meet at the library and get paired up with an older tween or teen for a halfhour of reading and word games at the library. All children must be registered for each event. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Tweens / Teens Yu Gi Oh and Pokémon, Too! Card Meet-Up Ages 9 – 18 Mondays, December 5, January 9, New meeting times! 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Play, trade or hang out with other card collectors. Please do not bring valuable cards.

LEGO Block Party! Ages 8 – 18 Fridays, December 9, January 6, February 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. We have piles of LEGOs for you to dig through @ the library! Have tons of fun building whatever you can imagine. Bring a building buddy or make new one.

Oh Snap!

13+ Manga and Anime Otaku

Ages 13 – 18 Monday, December 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m. A digital photo club just for teens ages 13 or older. Each month, teens will be able to edit their photos using free software and prepare photos for public display inside the library. Craft ideas will be presented as “Fun Things” to do with photos. Photo essay topics are assigned each month to encourage the exploration of new subjects to photograph: “What is Winter’s Light?” (December). No expensive equipment needed. If it can take a photo and be emailed, it can be used!

Ages 13 – 18 Tuesdays, January 17, February 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Take a break from your studies and watch your favorite anime episodes with friends. Talk about your latest manga find and share some ramen.

Teen Tech Librarybrewers Computer Club

Ages 12 and Up Thursdays, February 16, March 15, 4 – 5 p.m. Make a difference in a young reader’s life and share your love of reading. Pair up with your young book buddy and spend time reading and playing word games. Community service hours will be given to volunteers who complete the book buddy program. New Teen Book Buddies should arrive at the library at 4 p.m. for a short orientation. Be sure to register for this program.

Grades 6 – 12 Tuesdays, December 20, February 21, 7 – 8 p.m. New meeting times! Inspired by the Homebrew Computer Club from the mid 1970’s that included the creators of Apple, the Librarybrewers continue to meet during the winter months. Bring your laptops, ideas and energy to the library for a lively tech get together.

16+ Anime Otaku Ages 16 – Up Tuesdays, December 27, February 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. A night dedicated to anime for the older set. Bring your own snacks and watch your favorite episodes. Viewers must be 16 or older.

Calling All Gamers! Ages 9 – 18 Fridays, December 30, February 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Just for tweens and teens! Chill out and get your game on. Your library hooks up the PS 2, PS 3, Nintendo Game Cube, and Wii. Have a Nintendo DS? Bring yours and meet other DS fans. Yu Gi Oh players welcome.

For the Love of Chocolate! Ages 9 – 18 Monday, February 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hey, teens! How much do you luv chocolate? Play bingo, trivia and special chocolate crazy contests.

Be a Book Buddy!

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

ogelson Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-772-1636.

Adults

Resumes and Interviewing: Keys to Job Search Success

Adults Saturday, December 3, 10:30 - 12:30pm Learn to market yourself and conduct an effective job search. A career development professional will provide you with the tools you need to search for your next opportunity. The workshop will cover resume preparation, cover letters and interviewing skills.

Focus Group: Conversation Class

Adults Mondays and Wednesdays, December 5, 7,12,14, 19, 21, 28, January 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30, February1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29 10:30 - 12 Noon. ESL class for those who want to learn to speak English fluently.

Smart Divorce Strategies in a Tough Economy

Adults Tuesday, December 6, 7 - 9 p.m. A local attorney and divorce concierge will share strategies to help protect assets and use resources wisely while working through a divorce.

The Myths of Hospice

Adults Wednesday, December 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Learn the ten myths of hospice and get information about services, benefits, expenses and eligibility.

Introduction to Madhubani Painting

Adults Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 - 8 p.m. Madhubani Painting is a style of Indian painting depicting themes of nature and Hindu deities. Natural objects like the sun, moon and plants are painted, along with scenes from royal court and social events. Two projects will be completed. Please bring canvas, acrylic colors, brushes, black water- proof marker pen, pencils and erasers.

Short Story Discussion

Adults Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Take part in thoughtprovoking discussions of contemporary short stories. This program is in conjunction with Kennedy Eldermed. See details on page 5

Kennedy Eldermed Knitting and Crochet Group

Adults Wednesdays, December 14, 28, January 11, 25, February 8, 22 , 12:30 p.m. Share skills and learn new skills, while working on individual, group, hospital, and community projects. Please bring your own supplies and materials. Completed projects will only be accepted at the second meeting of each month.

Meditation Class

Adults Thursday, December 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Nourish the soul and expand your happiness.

Real Life Reads Book Group

Adults Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. See details on page 5

The Serial Reader Book Club

Literary Café Book Chat

Adults Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m See details on page 5

Eight Weeks of Beginning French

Adults Thursdays, January 19 - March 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of French. This course is for students with no or limited knowledge of French, but willing to enjoy the French way of life in a relaxed atmosphere. After 8 sessions you will be able to say basic phrases and to use everyday vocabulary.

A Woman's Journey Toward Financial Independence

Adults Tuesday, January 24, 7 - 8:45 p.m. OR Tuesday, March 20, 7 - 8:45 p.m. Find out how to overcome the unique financial challenges you face, and prepare to set out on your own journey toward financial independence. Presented by SagePoint Financial.

Scrabble

Adults Fridays, January 27, February 24, 1 - 3 p.m. Enjoy playing a challenging game of Scrabble, with a few friends. This program is in conjunction with Kennedy Eldermed. We meet the 4th Friday of each month, on the 3rd floor.

Adults Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m., See details on page 5

The Speculative Reader: a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

Adults Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m. See details on page 5

Crochet and Knit Club Ages 10 to adult

Wednesdays, January 11 through February 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Bring your latest project and chat with friends as you work. We will focus on a new crochet stitch or technique each month.

Beginner's Crochet Ages 10 to adult

Saturdays, January 14, February 11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Our crochet club especially for beginners! Bring yarn and a size G or H Hook.

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

ogelson Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-772-1636.

Kids and Families Babies’ Playgroup Ages 1 - 18 months Fridays, ongoing, 10 - 11 a.m. Little ones meet new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming.

Toddlers’ Playgroup Ages 18 - 36 months Fridays, ongoing, 11 - 12 noon Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming.

Legomania Club Grades 1 - 6 Saturdays, December 3, January 7, February 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Make new friends while you create and play with Legos provided by the library.

Mother Goose and Me Ages 18 months - 2 years Mondays, December 5, 19, January 9, 23, February 13, 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Make friends while enjoying stories, songs, and finger plays! Stay and play afterwards with coloring sheets and bubbles! Registration is for entire winter session.

Shake Your Sillies Out Ages 2 - 5 years Tuesdays, December 6, 20, January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 28, 10:30 a.m. Sing, dance, and enjoy stories in this active story time.

Giggles and Grins

Shake Your Rattles and Roll - Walkers Ages 12 - 18 months Wednesdays, December 7, 21, January 11, 25, February 8, 22, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Toddle on in for stories, songs, finger plays, and bubbles. Play time afterwards. Registration is for the entire winter session.

Shake Your Rattles and Roll - Lapsit Ages 6 - 12 months Wednesdays, December 7, 21, January 11, 25, February 8, 22, 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Crawl on in for stories, bounces, songs, and bubbles! Play time afterwards. Registration is for entire winter session.

Read to a Dog Ages 5 - 11 Mondays, December 12, January 9, February 13, 7- 8 p.m. Bring your favorite book or choose one from the library to read to our therapy dogs. Each session will feature a craft.

Book Buddies for Kids Ages 3 - 6 Wednesdays, December 14, January 4, February, 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pair up with a teen book buddy and enjoy stories and a craft. Registration is for entire winter session.

Preschool Craft Corner

Ages 3 - 5 Thursdays, December 8, 22, January 12, 26, February 9, 23, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Skip on in for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Registration is for entire winter session.

Ages 3 - 5 Thursdays, December 15, January 19, February16, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate winter with fun crafts!

American Girl Movie Night

Grades K - 7 Fridays, December 16, January 20, February 17 6:30 - 8 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon fans get together to play, trade and enjoy snacks. No valuable cards please!

Ages 7 - 12 Friday, December 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Watch an American Girl movie.

Dry Ice Capades

Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon Card Night!

Grades K - 5 Saturday, December 10, 2:30 p.m. See page 3 for details

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Story Time with Darby the Cat

Holiday Fun All Ages Saturday, December 17, 10:30 a.m. Listen to holiday stories with Darby and make a craft.

Love Stories with Darby All Ages Saturday, February 11, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Darby! Listen to stories and make a craft. Kid Craft Corner Grades K - 3 Thursdays, December 22, January 26, February 23, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an after school snack and make a fun craft to take home!

Snowman Jamboree Ages 3 - 8 years Wednesday, December 28, 2 p.m. Enjoy stories, songs, and games about snowmen.

Read in the New Year Celebration All Ages Thursday, December 29, 11:15 a.m. Homeschool Gathering (Everyone Welcome) Let Go of My Lego Ages 5 - 12 Wednesdays January 4, February 1, 10:30 a.m. Imagine creating our own lego world!

Sing Along and Learn

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SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-772-1636.

Kids and Families continued Jewelry Holder and Necklace Craft

Ages 8 – 13 Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. Create a necklace and a jewelry holder

Be a Fashionista: Winter Chill Ages 8 - 14 Tuesdays, January 24, February 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sewing a fleece hat and scarf for January and a no sew fleece poncho for February. Please bring a parent and a sewing machine. Supplies will be listed on website.

Cuddle up with a Good Book Ages 2 - 6 Thursdays, January 26, February 23, 6:30 p.m. Put your pajamas on and bring a cuddly blanket for bedtime stories.

Chill Out!!

Ages 7-12 Saturdays, January 28, February 25 10:30 a.m. Chill out every time with a different activity such as an icy experiment or a chilly snack.

American Girl Craft Club

American Girl Movie Night

Be a Fashionista: Winter Chill

Ages 7-12 Friday, December 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Watch an American Girl movie.

Book Buddies for Teens

Grades 5 - 12 Wednesdays, December 14, January 4, February 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Do you like volunteering with kids? If yes, become a Book Buddies Teen Reader! You will be paired with a Preschooler and you will read together and make a simple craft.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Grades 6 - 12 Thursdays, December 15, January 19, February 16, 4 p.m. TAB is made up of teens and tweens who want to make a difference in their local library. Help plan and promote exciting new children and teen programs while making friends.

Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon Card Night!

Grades K - 7 Fridays, December 16, January 20, February 17 6:30 - 8 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon fans get together to play, trade and enjoy snacks. No valuable cards please!

Crafting for Teens

Ages 7-12 Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. A craft based on an American Girl doll.

Grades 5- 12 Mondays, December 19, January 9, February 13, 4 p.m. Create awesome projects to take home.

Teens & Tweens

Homeschool Gathering (Everyone Welcome) Let Go of My Lego

Teen Gaming Club

Ages 5 - 12 Wednesdays January 4, February 1, 10:30 a.m. Imagine creating our own lego world!

Legomania Club

Ages 8 – 13 Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. Create a necklace and a jewelry holder.

Grades 6 - 12 Fridays, December 2, January 6, February 3, 6 - 8 p.m. Play Wii and XBox 360 games.

Ages 3 - 6 Tuesdays, January 10, February 21, 1:30 p.m. Listen and sing to stories about early concepts such as colors.

Grades 1 - 6 Saturdays, December 3, January 7, February 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Make new friends while you create and play with Legos provided by the library

Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Cabin Fever”

Adult Anime & Manga Club

Grades 3 - 6 Thursday, January 12, 4:30 p.m. Make a journal, play “Wimpy” Bingo and a Trivia game.

Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

Ages 16 and up Tuesdays, December 6, January 3, February 7, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Do you love watching anime and reading manga? Then this Adult Anime club is for you! Share some snacks while we talk about your favorite stories and characters and watch the newest series.

Ages 8-14 Tuesdays, January 24, February 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. We will be sewing a fleece hat and scarf for January and a no sew fleece poncho for February. Please bring a parent and a sewing machine. Supplies listed on website.

Chill Out!!

Ages 7-12 Saturdays, January 28, February 25 10:30 a.m. Chill out every time with a different activity such as an icy experiment or a chilly snack.

American Girl Craft Club

Ages 7-12 Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. A craft based on an American Girl doll.

Kisses Bingo

Grades 5 - 12 Tuesday, February 14, 4 p.m. Enjoy Hershey Kisses and Bingo with your friends this Valentine's Day.

Anime-Otakus

Ages 16 and Up Tuesday, February 28, 4 - 7 p.m. Bring your favorite anime for this anime marathon. Refreshments served.

Jewelry Holder and Necklace Craft

Crochet and Knit Club Ages 10 to adult

Wednesdays, January 11 - February 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Bring your latest project and chat with friends as you work. We will focus on a new crochet stitch or technique each month.

Beginner's Crochet Ages 10 to adult

Saturdays, January 14, February 11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Our crochet club especially for beginners! Bring yarn and a size G or H Hook.

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

ogelson Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-772-1636.

Kids and Families Babies’ Playgroup Ages 1 - 18 months Fridays, ongoing, 10 - 11 a.m. Little ones meet new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming.

Toddlers’ Playgroup Ages 18 - 36 months Fridays, ongoing, 11 - 12 noon Play with new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming.

Legomania Club Grades 1 - 6 Saturdays, December 3, January 7, February 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Make new friends while you create and play with Legos provided by the library.

Mother Goose and Me Ages 18 months - 2 years Mondays, December 5, 19, January 9, 23, February 13, 27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Make friends while enjoying stories, songs, and finger plays! Stay and play afterwards with coloring sheets and bubbles! Registration is for entire winter session.

Shake Your Sillies Out Ages 2 - 5 years Tuesdays, December 6, 20, January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 28, 10:30 a.m. Sing, dance, and enjoy stories in this active story time.

Giggles and Grins

Shake Your Rattles and Roll - Walkers Ages 12 - 18 months Wednesdays, December 7, 21, January 11, 25, February 8, 22, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Toddle on in for stories, songs, finger plays, and bubbles. Play time afterwards. Registration is for the entire winter session.

Shake Your Rattles and Roll - Lapsit Ages 6 - 12 months Wednesdays, December 7, 21, January 11, 25, February 8, 22, 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Crawl on in for stories, bounces, songs, and bubbles! Play time afterwards. Registration is for entire winter session.

Read to a Dog Ages 5 - 11 Mondays, December 12, January 9, February 13, 7- 8 p.m. Bring your favorite book or choose one from the library to read to our therapy dogs. Each session will feature a craft.

Book Buddies for Kids Ages 3 - 6 Wednesdays, December 14, January 4, February, 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pair up with a teen book buddy and enjoy stories and a craft. Registration is for entire winter session.

Preschool Craft Corner

Ages 3 - 5 Thursdays, December 8, 22, January 12, 26, February 9, 23, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Skip on in for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft. Registration is for entire winter session.

Ages 3 - 5 Thursdays, December 15, January 19, February16, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate winter with fun crafts!

American Girl Movie Night

Grades K - 7 Fridays, December 16, January 20, February 17 6:30 - 8 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon fans get together to play, trade and enjoy snacks. No valuable cards please!

Ages 7 - 12 Friday, December 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Watch an American Girl movie.

Dry Ice Capades

Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon Card Night!

Grades K - 5 Saturday, December 10, 2:30 p.m. See page 3 for details

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Story Time with Darby the Cat

Holiday Fun All Ages Saturday, December 17, 10:30 a.m. Listen to holiday stories with Darby and make a craft.

Love Stories with Darby All Ages Saturday, February 11, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Darby! Listen to stories and make a craft. Kid Craft Corner Grades K - 3 Thursdays, December 22, January 26, February 23, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an after school snack and make a fun craft to take home!

Snowman Jamboree Ages 3 - 8 years Wednesday, December 28, 2 p.m. Enjoy stories, songs, and games about snowmen.

Read in the New Year Celebration All Ages Thursday, December 29, 11:15 a.m. Homeschool Gathering (Everyone Welcome) Let Go of My Lego Ages 5 - 12 Wednesdays January 4, February 1, 10:30 a.m. Imagine creating our own lego world!

Sing Along and Learn

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ogelson Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-772-1636.

Kids and Families continued Jewelry Holder and Necklace Craft

Ages 8 – 13 Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. Create a necklace and a jewelry holder

Be a Fashionista: Winter Chill Ages 8 - 14 Tuesdays, January 24, February 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sewing a fleece hat and scarf for January and a no sew fleece poncho for February. Please bring a parent and a sewing machine. Supplies will be listed on website.

Cuddle up with a Good Book Ages 2 - 6 Thursdays, January 26, February 23, 6:30 p.m. Put your pajamas on and bring a cuddly blanket for bedtime stories.

Chill Out!!

Ages 7-12 Saturdays, January 28, February 25 10:30 a.m. Chill out every time with a different activity such as an icy experiment or a chilly snack.

American Girl Craft Club

American Girl Movie Night

Be a Fashionista: Winter Chill

Ages 7-12 Friday, December 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Watch an American Girl movie.

Book Buddies for Teens

Grades 5 - 12 Wednesdays, December 14, January 4, February 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Do you like volunteering with kids? If yes, become a Book Buddies Teen Reader! You will be paired with a Preschooler and you will read together and make a simple craft.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Grades 6 - 12 Thursdays, December 15, January 19, February 16, 4 p.m. TAB is made up of teens and tweens who want to make a difference in their local library. Help plan and promote exciting new children and teen programs while making friends.

Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon Card Night!

Grades K - 7 Fridays, December 16, January 20, February 17 6:30 - 8 p.m. Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon fans get together to play, trade and enjoy snacks. No valuable cards please!

Crafting for Teens

Ages 7-12 Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. A craft based on an American Girl doll.

Grades 5- 12 Mondays, December 19, January 9, February 13, 4 p.m. Create awesome projects to take home.

Teens & Tweens

Homeschool Gathering (Everyone Welcome) Let Go of My Lego

Teen Gaming Club

Ages 5 - 12 Wednesdays January 4, February 1, 10:30 a.m. Imagine creating our own lego world!

Legomania Club

Ages 8 – 13 Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. Create a necklace and a jewelry holder.

Grades 6 - 12 Fridays, December 2, January 6, February 3, 6 - 8 p.m. Play Wii and XBox 360 games.

Ages 3 - 6 Tuesdays, January 10, February 21, 1:30 p.m. Listen and sing to stories about early concepts such as colors.

Grades 1 - 6 Saturdays, December 3, January 7, February 4, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Make new friends while you create and play with Legos provided by the library

Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Cabin Fever”

Adult Anime & Manga Club

Grades 3 - 6 Thursday, January 12, 4:30 p.m. Make a journal, play “Wimpy” Bingo and a Trivia game.

Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

Ages 16 and up Tuesdays, December 6, January 3, February 7, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Do you love watching anime and reading manga? Then this Adult Anime club is for you! Share some snacks while we talk about your favorite stories and characters and watch the newest series.

Ages 8-14 Tuesdays, January 24, February 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m. We will be sewing a fleece hat and scarf for January and a no sew fleece poncho for February. Please bring a parent and a sewing machine. Supplies listed on website.

Chill Out!!

Ages 7-12 Saturdays, January 28, February 25 10:30 a.m. Chill out every time with a different activity such as an icy experiment or a chilly snack.

American Girl Craft Club

Ages 7-12 Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. A craft based on an American Girl doll.

Kisses Bingo

Grades 5 - 12 Tuesday, February 14, 4 p.m. Enjoy Hershey Kisses and Bingo with your friends this Valentine's Day.

Anime-Otakus

Ages 16 and Up Tuesday, February 28, 4 - 7 p.m. Bring your favorite anime for this anime marathon. Refreshments served.

Jewelry Holder and Necklace Craft

Crochet and Knit Club Ages 10 to adult

Wednesdays, January 11 - February 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Bring your latest project and chat with friends as you work. We will focus on a new crochet stitch or technique each month.

Beginner's Crochet Ages 10 to adult

Saturdays, January 14, February 11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Our crochet club especially for beginners! Bring yarn and a size G or H Hook.

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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

ogelson Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-772-1636.

Career Workshops Cover Letters, Resumes & Interviewing Saturday, December 3, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Presented by Rhonda Cohen. Ms. Cohen is a career development professional with over ten years of experience in the field, most recently as Interim Director of the Career Development Center at Saint Joseph’s University. In addition to individual career counseling, she has presented numerous career workshops.

Resumes & Networking - a Hands - On Approach Thursdays, January 12, February 16, 6 - 8 p.m. Presented by Thomas Woodson. Mr. Woodson is a professional trainer, facilitator and educator. Using creative hands-on training methods, he presents resume training including at the Camden County One-Stop, Camden County’s career development center. Resumes are the first “interview” you have with an employer. And it’s a short interview – on average employers spend 10 seconds on each resume. With only 10 seconds to convince an employer to interview you, your resume needs to stand out. This winter, Camden County Library is offering three top-notch career workshops that will teach you to create a resume that highlights your strengths in an effective and professional manner. You will also learn about customizing your resume for each job, further improving your chance of getting that interview. The December workshop will explore cover letter writing and interviewing skills in addition to resume writing. The January and February workshops cover networking and resume writing. This workshop will feature one-on-one exercises, where students pair up to practice networking and critiquing resumes. Research shows that active learning is one of the most effective learning methods. People with or without an existing resume are welcome. So get started and revitalize your job search with one of these workshops.

Miss NJ Visits One Stop Literacy Volunteers of Camden County recently welcomed Miss New Jersey 2011, Katharyn Nicolle, to its program at the Camden County One Stop. Ms. Nicolle, who comes from South Jersey, has focused on literacy issues as she travels around the State in her capacity as Miss New Jersey. She is using her title to encourage students, young and old, to pursue their education and avoid the pitfalls of illiteracy. The program at the One Stop provides free one-on-one tutoring in reading and math to Camden County adults who need to improve their skills in order to qualify for job training or to obtain their GED. Literacy Volunteers, with its main office at the Vogelson branch of the Camden County Library, trains volunteers to instruct adults in reading, math and English as a second language, at libraries and community rooms throughout the County. This year over 350 people participated in this worthwhile community program.

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Staff Picks

Beyond the Back of the Bus Written by: Sandra Turner-Barnes, Director Cultural & Heritage Commission Illustrated by: Bernard Collins, Jr.,

Christen Orbanus Vogelson Divergent by Veronica Roth If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games trilogy, check out Divergent by Veronica Roth. Set in the future, Beatrice Prior must decide which of five predetermined factions she wishes to spend the rest of her life in. Will she have the courage to leave her family and choose the faction she wants? What will she do when she discovers her world is not the perfect utopia it is thought to be?

Brian Binkley Ferry Avenue Branch Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff The story opens as a simple interview in a psychiatric ward. Jane Charlotte tells a wild story of her time in the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. She claims to be one of the good guys. Either way she is guilty of murder. In Matt Ruff's usual fashion, nothing is as it seems on the surface. Jane takes us through a wild ride and confusing turns leaving you wondering what happened. Part spy novel, part existential novel, Matt Ruff questions reality, morals, good and bad, and everything in between.. Just when you think you know what is going on, Ruff pulls the rug out from under you again. If you are a fan of movies like Inception, Memento, or Usual Suspects, this book will certainly appeal to you.

Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission Executive Director, Sandra Turner-Barnes This book began as a poem commissioned by Rowan University to honor Mrs. Rosa Parks in 2006. This teaching poem easily became a inspirational children's book, once artist Bernard Collins, Jr., added his talent, color and flare. One of the most important moments in African American, and American history comes alive in this account of Rosa Parks' legendary stand against racial segregation in 1955. Presented with eye-catching illustrations and written in enjoyable, metered rhyme, the story tells how Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus led to the successful mass boycott of the transit system, when roughly 50,000 commuters avoided riding the bus for 382 days. Parks ultimately influenced the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement and directly opened the doors for Martin Luther King Jr. and other luminary activists. This lovely little book is helping to educate today's children of all ages, races and cultures about this period in history, using bright, sparkling language, and beautiful colors and images."

Member Libraries John McPeak Berlin Township 856-767-0439

Winter Story Time

Ages 2 1/2 – 5 Thursday, January 12

10 – 11 a.m. Warm up in our cozy library and enjoy this special program filled with stories, songs, and finger plays designed especially for your preschooler.

Marie Fleche Berlin Boro 856-767-2448

Winter Story Time

Ages 2 ½ - 5 Thursday, January 19 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Warm up in our cozy library and enjoy this special program filled with stories, songs, and finger plays designed especially for your preschooler.

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Mt. Ephraim Public Library 856-931-6606

Holiday Story Time

Ages 2 and up Wednesday, December 7, 3:45 p.m.

Stories, songs, fingerplays and a seasonal craft.


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Registration opens for all programs beginning three weeks prior to start date.

ogelson Branch

SignUp @ www.camdencountylibrary.org/events or call 856-772-1636.

Career Workshops Cover Letters, Resumes & Interviewing Saturday, December 3, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Presented by Rhonda Cohen. Ms. Cohen is a career development professional with over ten years of experience in the field, most recently as Interim Director of the Career Development Center at Saint Joseph’s University. In addition to individual career counseling, she has presented numerous career workshops.

Resumes & Networking - a Hands - On Approach Thursdays, January 12, February 16, 6 - 8 p.m. Presented by Thomas Woodson. Mr. Woodson is a professional trainer, facilitator and educator. Using creative hands-on training methods, he presents resume training including at the Camden County One-Stop, Camden County’s career development center. Resumes are the first “interview” you have with an employer. And it’s a short interview – on average employers spend 10 seconds on each resume. With only 10 seconds to convince an employer to interview you, your resume needs to stand out. This winter, Camden County Library is offering three top-notch career workshops that will teach you to create a resume that highlights your strengths in an effective and professional manner. You will also learn about customizing your resume for each job, further improving your chance of getting that interview. The December workshop will explore cover letter writing and interviewing skills in addition to resume writing. The January and February workshops cover networking and resume writing. This workshop will feature one-on-one exercises, where students pair up to practice networking and critiquing resumes. Research shows that active learning is one of the most effective learning methods. People with or without an existing resume are welcome. So get started and revitalize your job search with one of these workshops.

Miss NJ Visits One Stop Literacy Volunteers of Camden County recently welcomed Miss New Jersey 2011, Katharyn Nicolle, to its program at the Camden County One Stop. Ms. Nicolle, who comes from South Jersey, has focused on literacy issues as she travels around the State in her capacity as Miss New Jersey. She is using her title to encourage students, young and old, to pursue their education and avoid the pitfalls of illiteracy. The program at the One Stop provides free one-on-one tutoring in reading and math to Camden County adults who need to improve their skills in order to qualify for job training or to obtain their GED. Literacy Volunteers, with its main office at the Vogelson branch of the Camden County Library, trains volunteers to instruct adults in reading, math and English as a second language, at libraries and community rooms throughout the County. This year over 350 people participated in this worthwhile community program.

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Staff Picks

Beyond the Back of the Bus Written by: Sandra Turner-Barnes, Director Cultural & Heritage Commission Illustrated by: Bernard Collins, Jr.,

Christen Orbanus Vogelson Divergent by Veronica Roth If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games trilogy, check out Divergent by Veronica Roth. Set in the future, Beatrice Prior must decide which of five predetermined factions she wishes to spend the rest of her life in. Will she have the courage to leave her family and choose the faction she wants? What will she do when she discovers her world is not the perfect utopia it is thought to be?

Brian Binkley Ferry Avenue Branch Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff The story opens as a simple interview in a psychiatric ward. Jane Charlotte tells a wild story of her time in the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. She claims to be one of the good guys. Either way she is guilty of murder. In Matt Ruff's usual fashion, nothing is as it seems on the surface. Jane takes us through a wild ride and confusing turns leaving you wondering what happened. Part spy novel, part existential novel, Matt Ruff questions reality, morals, good and bad, and everything in between.. Just when you think you know what is going on, Ruff pulls the rug out from under you again. If you are a fan of movies like Inception, Memento, or Usual Suspects, this book will certainly appeal to you.

Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission Executive Director, Sandra Turner-Barnes This book began as a poem commissioned by Rowan University to honor Mrs. Rosa Parks in 2006. This teaching poem easily became a inspirational children's book, once artist Bernard Collins, Jr., added his talent, color and flare. One of the most important moments in African American, and American history comes alive in this account of Rosa Parks' legendary stand against racial segregation in 1955. Presented with eye-catching illustrations and written in enjoyable, metered rhyme, the story tells how Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus led to the successful mass boycott of the transit system, when roughly 50,000 commuters avoided riding the bus for 382 days. Parks ultimately influenced the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement and directly opened the doors for Martin Luther King Jr. and other luminary activists. This lovely little book is helping to educate today's children of all ages, races and cultures about this period in history, using bright, sparkling language, and beautiful colors and images."

Member Libraries John McPeak Berlin Township 856-767-0439

Winter Story Time

Ages 2 1/2 – 5 Thursday, January 12

10 – 11 a.m. Warm up in our cozy library and enjoy this special program filled with stories, songs, and finger plays designed especially for your preschooler.

Marie Fleche Berlin Boro 856-767-2448

Winter Story Time

Ages 2 ½ - 5 Thursday, January 19 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Warm up in our cozy library and enjoy this special program filled with stories, songs, and finger plays designed especially for your preschooler.

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Mt. Ephraim Public Library 856-931-6606

Holiday Story Time

Ages 2 and up Wednesday, December 7, 3:45 p.m.

Stories, songs, fingerplays and a seasonal craft.


Give the Gift of Reading this Holiday Annual Holiday

Books for Kids BOOK DRIVE

Look for donation boxes at your branch!

Runs through December 8 Donate New and GENTLY USED Books for Less Fortunate Kids and Teens in Camden County

Anthony P. Infanti - Bellmawr Branch Library

35 East Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031 Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Debbie Stefano, Branch Manager (856) 931-1400

Riletta L. Cream - Ferry Avenue Branch Library 852 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104 Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jerald Szpila, Branch Manager (856) 342-9789

Gloucester Township Blackwood Rotary Public Library 15 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012 Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Anne Ackroyd, Branch Manager (856) 228-0022

Merchantville Public Library

Teens and Youngsters Team up at our Book Buddies Program at all Branches

130 S. Centre St., Merchantville, NJ 08109 Monday and Wednesday, 2 - 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 2 - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eve Brown, Branch Manager (856) 665-3128

South County Regional Branch Library

35 Coopers Folly Rd., Winslow Township, NJ 08004 Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays during the summer Edward Troike, Branch Manager (856) 228-0022

William G. Rohrer Memorial Library-Haddon Twp. Branch

On October 19, Book Buddies met for the eleventh time at our Vogelson Branch. The teens read to their preschool aged book buddies and then helped them with their craft, Spooky Ghost Hands. Fun was had by teens, kids and librarians. Book Buddies started at Vogelson in March 2010 and has been a great success. The kids get to make some awesome teenaged friends while the teen volunteers learn what it means to be positive role models. Since the inception of Book Buddies, the teens have volunteered 108 hours of service. The Book Buddies program is now at all of our library branches. Interested in becoming a Book Buddies kid or a Book Buddies Teen Reader? Check Sign Up for program dates or ask at your local branch.

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Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission

15 MacArthur Blvd., Westmont, NJ 08108 Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jennifer Druce, Branch Manager (856) 854-2752

M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library 203 Laurel Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays during the summer William Brahms, Branch Manager (856) 772-1636 ext.3308

Poetry in the Park: Mondays 7 p.m. December 12 -- Rocky Wilson January 9 -- Walt Howat January 23 - Elliott Levin February 13 -A Valentine Celebration – Love Nite - Open Mic Monday, February 27 -- Still Standing Tall

Black History Celebration Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art 37th Annual Juried Art Exhibition -Saturday, November 12 – Thursday, December 15, 2011

National Arts Program Sunday, January 8 – Wednesday, February 29, 2012

7th Annual NAP Exhibition & Awards for Camden County Residents at the Katz Jewish Community Center 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill – Gallery open daily Reception: Sunday January 8, 2012 – 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Drawing Room – An exhibition drawings by regional artists -Saturday, January 7 – Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Reception, Saturday, January 21, 2012

That Was Jazz/Images of Jazz – Friday, February 24 -Friday, March 30, 2012, A Photographic Exhibition by: H. Alonzo Jennings, Featuring a special Jazz lecture/poetry reading – Friday, February 24 – 7 p.m.

Other Special Programs and Events: Saturday, December 3, 2011 – 7 p.m. The Gray In Between Black &

White – Our 5th Annual Jazz & Poetry Cultural Diversity Event at the Katz JCC --

featuring talented Jewish, African American, Italian, Latino, poets,musicians, and other artists celebrating art, history & humanity, together!

County-Wide Black History Events:

Friday, February 3, 2012 – 8 p.m. Standing in the Shadow of Motown Film and discussion Featuring Grammy Award winning Motown Musicians Saturday, February 11 – 2 p.m.

Harriet Tubman Living History Experience

Riletta Cream Library -- Ferry Avenue Branch, Camden Saturday, February 18 – 8 p.m.

Remembering The Dreamland Old Fashion Jazz Caberet

Camden County Boathouse, Pennsauken Saturday, February 25 – 10 a.m..

African American Living Legends -- 5th Annual Awards Presentation

Grace Temple Baptist Church, Lawnside, NJ Sunday, February 26 -- 3 p.m.

Following the Drinking Gourd Remembering the Titans Music & History

Event at Camden County College, Camden, Blackwood

Located at the Hopkins House on the south bank of the Cooper River between Cuthbert Boulevard and Route 130, 250 South Park Drive, Haddon Township. (856) 858-0040 TTY: Dial 711

Visit our website: http://arts.camden.lib.nj.us

A Division of the Camden County Library System in conjunction with the Camden County Board of Freeholders

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Give the Gift of Reading this Holiday Annual Holiday

Books for Kids BOOK DRIVE

Look for donation boxes at your branch!

Runs through December 8 Donate New and GENTLY USED Books for Less Fortunate Kids and Teens in Camden County

Anthony P. Infanti - Bellmawr Branch Library

35 East Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031 Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Debbie Stefano, Branch Manager (856) 931-1400

Riletta L. Cream - Ferry Avenue Branch Library 852 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104 Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jerald Szpila, Branch Manager (856) 342-9789

Gloucester Township Blackwood Rotary Public Library 15 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012 Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Anne Ackroyd, Branch Manager (856) 228-0022

Merchantville Public Library

Teens and Youngsters Team up at our Book Buddies Program at all Branches

130 S. Centre St., Merchantville, NJ 08109 Monday and Wednesday, 2 - 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 2 - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eve Brown, Branch Manager (856) 665-3128

South County Regional Branch Library

35 Coopers Folly Rd., Winslow Township, NJ 08004 Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays during the summer Edward Troike, Branch Manager (856) 228-0022

William G. Rohrer Memorial Library-Haddon Twp. Branch

On October 19, Book Buddies met for the eleventh time at our Vogelson Branch. The teens read to their preschool aged book buddies and then helped them with their craft, Spooky Ghost Hands. Fun was had by teens, kids and librarians. Book Buddies started at Vogelson in March 2010 and has been a great success. The kids get to make some awesome teenaged friends while the teen volunteers learn what it means to be positive role models. Since the inception of Book Buddies, the teens have volunteered 108 hours of service. The Book Buddies program is now at all of our library branches. Interested in becoming a Book Buddies kid or a Book Buddies Teen Reader? Check Sign Up for program dates or ask at your local branch.

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Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission

15 MacArthur Blvd., Westmont, NJ 08108 Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jennifer Druce, Branch Manager (856) 854-2752

M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library 203 Laurel Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays during the summer William Brahms, Branch Manager (856) 772-1636 ext.3308

Poetry in the Park: Mondays 7 p.m. December 12 -- Rocky Wilson January 9 -- Walt Howat January 23 - Elliott Levin February 13 -A Valentine Celebration – Love Nite - Open Mic Monday, February 27 -- Still Standing Tall

Black History Celebration Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art 37th Annual Juried Art Exhibition -Saturday, November 12 – Thursday, December 15, 2011

National Arts Program Sunday, January 8 – Wednesday, February 29, 2012

7th Annual NAP Exhibition & Awards for Camden County Residents at the Katz Jewish Community Center 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill – Gallery open daily Reception: Sunday January 8, 2012 – 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Drawing Room – An exhibition drawings by regional artists -Saturday, January 7 – Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Reception, Saturday, January 21, 2012

That Was Jazz/Images of Jazz – Friday, February 24 -Friday, March 30, 2012, A Photographic Exhibition by: H. Alonzo Jennings, Featuring a special Jazz lecture/poetry reading – Friday, February 24 – 7 p.m.

Other Special Programs and Events: Saturday, December 3, 2011 – 7 p.m. The Gray In Between Black &

White – Our 5th Annual Jazz & Poetry Cultural Diversity Event at the Katz JCC --

featuring talented Jewish, African American, Italian, Latino, poets,musicians, and other artists celebrating art, history & humanity, together!

County-Wide Black History Events:

Friday, February 3, 2012 – 8 p.m. Standing in the Shadow of Motown Film and discussion Featuring Grammy Award winning Motown Musicians Saturday, February 11 – 2 p.m.

Harriet Tubman Living History Experience

Riletta Cream Library -- Ferry Avenue Branch, Camden Saturday, February 18 – 8 p.m.

Remembering The Dreamland Old Fashion Jazz Caberet

Camden County Boathouse, Pennsauken Saturday, February 25 – 10 a.m..

African American Living Legends -- 5th Annual Awards Presentation

Grace Temple Baptist Church, Lawnside, NJ Sunday, February 26 -- 3 p.m.

Following the Drinking Gourd Remembering the Titans Music & History

Event at Camden County College, Camden, Blackwood

Located at the Hopkins House on the south bank of the Cooper River between Cuthbert Boulevard and Route 130, 250 South Park Drive, Haddon Township. (856) 858-0040 TTY: Dial 711

Visit our website: http://arts.camden.lib.nj.us

A Division of the Camden County Library System in conjunction with the Camden County Board of Freeholders

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Camden County Officials

Louis Cappelli, Jr. Freeholder Director

Jeffrey L. Nash Freeholder

Joseph Ripa County Clerk

Edward McDonnell Freeholder Deputy Director

Ian K. Leonard Freeholder

Charles H. Billingham Sheriff

Rodney A. Greco Freeholder

Scot McCray Freeholder

Patricia Egan Jones Surrogate

Carmen Rodriguez Freeholder

Library Director Linda A. Devlin Library Commissioners Susan Bass Levin, President Nancy Costantino, Vice President, Patrick Abusi, Edward Brennan, Joyce Ellis, Robert Weil Freeholder Liaison Ian K. Leonard

Winter Closings Friday, December 23................Christmas Eve (observed).........Close at 1 p.m. 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 ........................Close at 5 p.m. Sunday, January 1...................New Year’s Day.........................Closed Monday, January 2...................New Year’s Day (observed)......Closed Monday, January 16.................Martin Luther King Day..............Closed Monday, February 20...............President’s Day.........................Closed

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