Check Out Our Virtual Events
Special Announcement! The library now 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
New Column: 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.
Virtual Concert: Brian Betz
Sunday, May 17 2PM
Brian Betz, guitarist and composer, hosts a solo jazz show through the library's website. Brian is a guitarist, composer, and two time winner of the Betty Carter International Jazz Competition. He's regularly performed at the library's concert series. No registration required. A link to the show will be posted on the Virtual Events page the day of the concert.
Thursday, May 14 12PM - register here
Thursday, May 28 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.
Virtual Book Chat
Tuesday, May 19 7:00pm
Registration required here, a Zoom link will be emailed to you a day before the event.
Join us for the Mount Laurel Library's first ever virtual book discussion via Zoom! We will be discussing The Mountains Sing a new book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Nguyen Phan Que Mai.You can look forward to engaging in a lively discussion, or if you prefer just sit back and hear about a new book. Contact the library by email if you have any questions before the event email@example.com. For a summary of the book, visit our Virtual Events page. You can check out a digital copy in ebook or audio with Hoopla using your library card: www.mountlaurellibrary.org/Downloads
We asked staff, "What book or movie had you been meaning to read/watch that you finally got to during quarantine?"
Adrian, Adult Services - Wanderers, by Chuck Wendig. I’d been meaning to read this fat SF epic about a world ravaged by a bizarre plague ever since it came out last year—and what better time when stuck inside avoiding a bizarre plague? It has cool ideas, interesting characters, and great action.
Phyllis, Circulation - I just finished the book Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate. I've wanted to read it for the last few years. It's historical fiction, based on a corrupt orphanage that operated in Tennessee that until 1950. A family is torn apart by betrayal. It’s a fabulous and quick read. I couldn't put it down.
Marianne, Tech Services - The Esther Anointing, by Michele McClain-Walters. It's about becoming a woman of prayer, courage, and influence. I liked it because it showed how Esther from the Bible was willing to risk her life to further God's plan, and how that attitude and courage can still relate to today's modern woman, to use our skills and talents to bring glory to God.
Lindsay, Youth Services - decided that quarantine would be the perfect time to check out some of the Oscar nominated films she’d been meaning to watch, like Lady Bird! However, she instead decided to watch 13 Going On 30 for the tenth time.
Kelly, Adult Services - Finally listened to Educated by Tara Westover while cooking and baking too much! It's on all the "must read" lists for a reason. Really good. I've also been streaming some Queen and DePeche Mode on our concert service, Quello, while working from home. Some classic Bette Davis films on on my to do list as well.