Check Out Our Virtual Events
The library has a Virtual Events page that collects our videos, articles, crafts, and activities all in one convenient place! Find it at: www.mountlaurellibrary.org/Virtual_Events
Irv on Film
This weekly column by Irv Slifkin, host of the Foreign Film series and a teacher at Temple University, covers movies and entertainment with an emphasis on interesting recommendations. Find it on the Virtual Events page.
Paul On Poetry
Paul Howe writes about poems and poets, their significance, and includes links to videos of interesting readings. Find it on the Virtual Events page.
In this weekly column, Paul shares news about the arts, from music to painting, film to dance, and much more. Find it on the Virtual Events page.
Beginners' Martial Arts
Wednesday, July 8 6PM
Wednesday, July 22 6PM
Harman Ransi, blackbelt in Goju-style karate, teaches an all-levels martial arts class focusing on dynamic stretching and drills, for adults and seniors. No prior experience required. This program will be conducted on Zoom. Registration required. You will receive a link to the meeting a day prior to the event.
Tuesday, July 21 12PM
Chair Yoga involves gentle yoga exercises that can be done while seated in or supported by a chair. This class will teach the basics guided breathing, simple physical stretches, and meditation. The yoga exercises are safe and accessible for all levels. This program will be conducted on Zoom. Registration required. You will receive a link to the meeting a day prior to the event.
Join Paul Howe for a discussion of these films, which you can view beforehand, via the Kanopy streaming service, using your library card. Registration is required, separately, for each event. The discussions will be conducted on Zoom. You will receive a link to the meeting a day prior to the event.
Monday, July 13 7PM - register here
Martha is a perfectionistic German chef who drives her coworkers crazy until a charming sous chef joins the restaurant, and the scene is set for comedy and – would you guess? – romance!
Sunday, July 26 3PM - register here
Based on an urban legend surrounding a real hit song in Europe, in the 30s, this film tells of the love of three men for a beautiful restaurant hostess in Budapest.
Virtual Movie Club
Foreign Film Presenter and writer, Irv Slifkin, hosts a fun, interesting discussion for experts and beginners. Some examples are available on Kanopy for each topic, but the conversation may include other films as well. Separate registration is required for the talks. They will be conducted on Zoom. You will receive a link to the meeting the day prior.
Topic: Barbara Stanwick
Friday, July 17 7PM - register here
A few suggested films: Meet John Doe, The Strange Love of Martha Ives, The Femme Fatale
Topic: Movies on Movies
Tuesday, July 21 4PM - register here
A few suggested films: The Stunt Man, David Holzman's Diary, Son of Rambow, The Disaster Artist, 8 1/2
Thursday, July 9 12PM - register here
Thursday, July 23 12PM - register here
Join an experienced meditation instructor and achieve relaxation of your mind and body. This program will be conducted on Zoom. Registration required. You will receive a link to the meeting a day prior to the event.
Summer Concert: Golden Eagle Community Band
Thursday, July 16 6:30PM
Part of the summer concert series
Location: Laurel Acres Park
1045 South Church Street, Mount Laurel
No registration is required.
Virtual Book Talks!
Monday, July 6 2PM
What have you been reading during quarantine? Do tell! Join us for our first Virtual Book Talk session and come prepared to share some snippets from a few of your recent (or not so recent) favorites. We can all give each other the opportunity to "browse" titles that might be of interest.
This will be a low-key and FUN discussion! Book talks are only meant to last a few minutes and highlight the most gripping parts of the story to draw potential readers in. Make it creative! We can't wait to hear. Registration is required. A link to the Zoom Meeting will be emailed to you prior to the discussion.
Adult Summer Reading Program
Our annual Summer Reading Program started on June 19th so please join in festivities. Register at https://mountlaurel.readsquared.com/Register.aspx and log what books you read or listen to. For each book, you get a chance at the grand prize drawing: a Kindle Fire!