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  • The Rise and Fall of Baseball’s Negro Leagues

    A presentation of the New Jersey History Speaks Lecture Series cosponsored by the Historical Society of Moorestown and the Moorestown Library.


    Most of us know that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball’s National League when Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.  But is was Larry Doby, an African-American ballplayer from a Negro Leagues ball club in New Jersey that broke the color barrier in MLB’s American League.  Join us on May 9th when Kean University professor Jonathan Mercantini presents The Rise and Fall of Baseball’s Negro Leagues and traces the origins of segregated baseball, the development and growth of the Negro Leagues, and their eventual demise in the wake of MLB integration.  Intertwined in his lecture is the story of the Newark Eagles, a Negro Leagues team that featured future Hall-of-Famer Doby as well as an enterprising baseball executive named Effa Manley who became the first female to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

    This lecture in the New Jersey History Speaks Series is funded by the Elizabeth Tuttle Foundation.

    When:  Wednesday, May 9 at 7 PM

    Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B


  • Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Join Effie Murphy, Program Coordinator NJ of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Delaware Valley Chapter, to learn:

    • The facts about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
    • How to get a diagnosis and do future planning
    • The importance of early detection in the fight against Alzheimer’s

    This same program will also be offered on Wednesday, June 6 from 7-8 PM.

    When:  Wednesday, May 9 at 10 AM

    Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B


  • First Monday Films with Irv Slifkin

    This month’s feature is “The Gang’s All Here.”

    1943 Not Rated.  103 min.  Directed by Busby Berkeley.  With Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, James Ellison, Phil Baker, and Benny Goodman and his Orchestra.

    An explosion of Technicolor, lively music, outrageous dance sequences and campy goings on courtesy of legendary choreographer/director Busby Berkeley!  Entertainer Alice Fay falls for soldier James Ellison before he ships out for World War II duty in the South Pacific.  Meanwhile, Carmen Miranda, she with fruit on her head, gets to sing “The Lady in the Tutti Fruitti Hat.”

    When:  Monday, May 7 at 7 PM

    Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B

  • Library Book Group

    This month we are discussing A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr.

    10 copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk along with discussion questions and author information.  All are welcome!

    When:  Thursday, May 3 at 7 PM

    Where:  Meeting Room B

  • In Support of Mothers and Grandmothers with Holly Myers

    3 Big Stressors Causing Moms To Feel Overwhelmed and Sometimes Frantic 

    1. Are you giving all your time to others and silently suffering?
    2. Is life coming at you so fast you can’t catch your breath?
    3. Are you burning yourself out to keep up?


     Learn leading edge information about your brain and some practically magical ways to shift out of suffering.

    Learn how to return to a creative and resourceful state that re-connects you to your inner wisdom and sense of humor.

    Workshop leader Holly Myers, MSW, LCSW is founder of Abundant Health and Joy Holistic Counseling, a private psychotherapy office in Moorestown.

    When:  Wednesday, May 2 from 7 – 8:45 PM

    Where:  Meeting Rooms A & B


  • Mark your calendar for: Opera Round Table

    Be part of an opera round table group at Moorestown Library

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

    On Thursday, April 26 at 7 PM, we will be discussing Massenet’s Cendrillon.

    Where:  Meeting Room A

    All are welcome!