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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Library closed for Thanksgiving!

The library will be closed today, Thursday November 27, 2014 for Thanksgiving. Our hours on Friday November 28 will be normal Friday hours: 9-5

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Adult Book Club: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The November meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 26 from 2-3 p.m. on the first floor in the library’s Community Event Room.

The book to be discussed is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

For help in obtaining a copy of this book, visit the library’s Information Desk or call (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243. Please be sure to say it’s for the Book Club. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Vineland Public Library.

Library hours for Wednesday November 26

The library will be open from 9-5 on Wednesday November 26.

Paddington by Michael Bond

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, December 12, 2014

With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, "Please Look After This Bear," he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When the little bear arrived at London's busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family. 

To reserve this book, or any of the Paddington Bear books, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, November 24, 2014

Vineland Library Events: November 24-29

Tuesday, November 25
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Family Movie and Craft Night, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, November 26
Library open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Adult Book Discussion of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, in the Community Event Room (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving – Library Closed

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

The 3rd movie in the trilogy comes out Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS
 
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bay-Atlantic Symphony: The Saintly in Music

Paul Somers, Director of Adult Education for the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, will be at the library on Monday, November 17. Somers will present a lecture titled “The Saintly in Music” in the library’s Community Event Room, located on the first floor, from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the library for this free program sponsored by the Friends of the Vineland Public Library. Registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome!

Vineland Library Events: November 17-22

Monday, November 17
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Bay-Atlantic Symphony Music Lecture, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, November 18
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, November 19
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration Required) (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Harvest Pot Luck, ages 13 – 18, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion, ages 9 & up, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, November 20
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Writers Society Meeting, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
5:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting, in the Children’s Event Room (856) 794-4244 ext. 4734

Friday, November 21
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration Required) (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
 
Saturday, November 22
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Pokémon Club, ages 7 – 16, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stephen King's Revival

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.
Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.


To reserve a copy of this book, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cumberland County SPCA visit!


Vineland Library Events: November 10-15

Monday, November 10
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
S.P.C.A. Visit, in the lobby


Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day – Library open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)

Wednesday, November 12
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration Required)

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. “More Than Sad” workshop, ages 13 – 18, in the Community Event Room


Thursday, November 13
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion, ages 6 – 8, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)


Friday, November 14
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration Required)

Saturday, November 15
10:30 a.m. – Noon Read-a-Thon, ages 10 & younger, in the Children’s Department

Friday, November 7, 2014

Author signing with Safiyah Givens on Saturday November 8

Local author Safiyah Givens will be signing copies of her book She Speaks at the library.
She Speaks is a non-fiction collection of inspiring poetry about the author’s life and the life experiences of others. According to Givens, “speaking up…can open doors of healing”, and her book offers encouragement for those who find themselves in difficult situations.

The book signing will take place on Saturday, November 8 from 2:00– 4:30 p.m. in the library lobby. The cost of each book is $10.00; however, this is a free event, and registration is not required.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

JFK Assassination presentation

Denise Hazelwood, local researcher of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, will be at the library on Monday, November 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Denise’s program “JFK Cut-N-Paste Assassination” highlights a new theory synthesized from evidence found by other researchers combined with her own contributions to the assassination literature. Denise will outline some of the various other assassination theories, describe the chasm between evidence and conclusions, and bridge the gap with a logical analysis of evidence that's "hidden in plain view."

This event will take place on the first floor of the library in the Community Event Room. Please note that this presentation contains graphic images not suitable for all audiences. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Vineland Public Library. Registration is not required. Walk-ins welcome!

Please note: Material may not be suitable for all audiences.

Vineland Library Events: November 3-November 8

Monday, November 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m
. President Kennedy Assassination Presentation, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day – Library open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, November 5
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration Required)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Volunteer Meeting, ages 13 – 18, in the Teen Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Friday, November 7
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration Required)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Saturday, November 8
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Author Signing with Safiyah Givens, in the lobby
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.


To reserve a copy of this book, or the first in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy series, call (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, October 27, 2014

Vineland Library Events: October 27-November 1

Tuesday, October 28
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Crazy 8’s Math Club, grades K – 2, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s) 856-794-4244 ext. 4246


Wednesday, October 29
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration Required)

4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Teen Interactive Movie Program, ages 13 – 18, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s) 856-794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, October 30
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Family Movie and Craft Night, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
856-794-4244 ext. 4246

Friday, October 31
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Masquerade Story Time, ages 5 and younger (Register – Children’s)
856-794-4244 ext. 4246
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration Required)

Saturday, November 1
9:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friends of the Vineland Library Annual Book Sale Opens in the Doris Tripp Room
856-794-4244 ext. 4734

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rick Riordan's The Blood of Olympus

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.


To reserve a copy of this book, or the first in this series, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, October 14, 2014

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.
And it got worse... 


His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!  


To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bill O'Reilly's Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident—and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton’s tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

To reserve a copy of this book, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Here be Monsters by Alan Snow

Read the book then see the movie! Movie (The Boxtrolls) comes out Friday, October 17, 2014

Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware -- for there is skulduggery afoot. Young Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling outlaw, Snatcher, and is trapped alone in the town with every way home sealed. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over -- and destroy -- the entire town. With the help of Willbury Nibble, QC; some friendly boxtrolls and cabbageheads; Marjorie the frustrated inventor; and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry, can Arthur thwart Snatcher's evil plans -- and find his way home?

To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, October 3, 2014

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lee Child's Personal: A Jack Reacher

Someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president but failed to kill him. The suspected sniper has serious skills and is a hard man to find. Reacher tracked him down once and put him in jail. Now he's asked to hunt him again, and put him away permanently.

Tracking the shooter will take Reacher from France to England after a killer with a treacherous vendetta. He'll need to uncover who did the hiring and what's behind the assassination attempt before executing his orders. 


To reserve a copy of this book, or the first in the Jack Reacher series, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Maze Runner by James Dashner

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, September 19, 2014

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.


To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations from Grumpy Cat

In a world filled with inspirational know-it-alls and quotable blowhards, only one figure is indifferent enough to tell the cranky truth: Grumpy Cat. Following the success of her New York Times bestselling debut, everyone's favorite disgruntled feline is back with this demotivational guide to everyday life, love, friendship, and more. Featuring many new photos of Grumpy Cat's famous frown and packed with uninspiring observations, The Grumpy Guide to Life will help anyone get in touch with their inner grouch.


To reserve a copy of this book, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Walking Dead Volume 21: All Out War Part 2

The World we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to start living. Alexandria has been destroyed. Can Rick rally the other communities against Negan's army?

This second part of the game-changing "All Out War" story arc collects The Walking Dead #121-126.

To reserve a copy of this book, or the first in this series, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, August 15, 2014

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, August 22, 2014
 
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time. 

To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Daniel Silva's The Heist

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva’s latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.
Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one . . . 


To reserve a copy of this book, or any in the Gabriel Allon series, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. 

In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

To reserve a copy of this book, or the first in her series A Discovery of Witches, call (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, August 8, 2014

"That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist."

And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life’s journey in Richard Morais’s charming novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste.

Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

The boisterous Haji family takes Lumière by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais—that of the famous chef Madame Mallory—and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.

To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Brad Thor's Act of War

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted.
But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.

Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.



To reserve a copy of this book, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, June 23, 2014

Vineland Library Events: June 23-June 28

Monday, June 23
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
History of the Jersey Shore Program with Kevin Woyce, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, June 24
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Job Search Assistance, in the Computer Lab
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Wednesday, June 25
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Book Club Discussion of The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Lenwood Covet Homeowners Association in the Community Event Room
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reading Buddies Meet-and-Greet, in the Children’s Event Room(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, June 26
5:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting, in the Community Event Room

(856) 794-4244 ext. 4734

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Janet Evanovich's Top Secret Twenty-One

Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn’t want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti’s bookkeeper and knows all his boss’s dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti’s list of people to put six feet under.

To top things off, Ranger—resident security expert and Stephanie’s greatest temptation—has been the target of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he’ll have to enlist Stephanie’s help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.

Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what’s number one on the list—but that’s top secret.


To reserve a copy of this book call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, June 16, 2014

Vineland Library Events: June 16-June 21


Tuesday, June 17
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion, ages 9 & up, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s) (856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, June 18
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Gaming Program, ages 13 – 18, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, June 19
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Writer’s Society Meeting, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Friday, June 20
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Saturday, June 21
1:30 – 3:00 Pokémon Club, ages 7 – 16, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, July 11, 2014

 Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives.

In four distinct and riveting first-person voices, Nick Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice, circumstance, and their own mortality. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances.


To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton's Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.

“All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.”

To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood

The next book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.

1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.

The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is  searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.


To reserve a copy of this book, or the first in her series, call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, June 9, 2014

Vineland Library Events: June 9-June 14

Monday, June 9
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
“The Brilliant Life of a Butterfly” Program with Phillip Ballou, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, June 10
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Job Search Assistance, in the Computer Lab(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Father’s Day Craft, ages 12 & younger, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, June 11
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Club Meeting, ages 13 – 18, in the Teen Room (856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
Thursday, June 12
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion, ages 6 – 8, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ARC of New Jersey in the Community Event Room

Friday, June 13
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Saturday, June 14
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Apple Clinic hosted by Atlantic City Area MAC User’s Group, in the Computer Lab

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

Read the book then see the movie! Movie comes out Friday, June 6, 2014

 Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

To reserve this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Alan Furst's Midnight in Europe

Paris, 1938. As the shadow of war darkens Europe, democratic forces on the Continent struggle against fascism and communism, while in Spain the war has already begun. Alan Furst, whom Vince Flynn has called “the most talented espionage novelist of our generation,” now gives us a taut, suspenseful, romantic, and richly rendered novel of spies and secret operatives in Paris and New York, in Warsaw and Odessa, on the eve of World War II.

Cristián Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish émigré, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international law firm. Ferrar is approached by the embassy of the Spanish Republic and asked to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply weapons to the Republic’s beleaguered army—an effort that puts his life at risk in the battle against fascism.

Joining Ferrar in this mission is a group of unlikely men and women: idealists and gangsters, arms traders and aristocrats and spies. From shady Paris nightclubs to white-shoe New York law firms, from brothels in Istanbul to the dockyards of Poland, Ferrar and his allies battle the secret agents of Hitler and Franco. And what allies they are: there’s Max de Lyon, a former arms merchant now hunted by the Gestapo; the Marquesa Maria Cristina, a beautiful aristocrat with a taste for danger; and the Macedonian Stavros, who grew up “fighting Bulgarian bandits. After that, being a gangster was easy.” Then there is Eileen Moore, the American woman Ferrar could never forget.


To reserve a copy of this book, please call the Information Desk (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.


Call the Information Desk to reserve a copy! (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, June 2, 2014

Vineland Library Events: June 1-June 7

Monday, June 2
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. “Royals, Revolution and Roots of the Garden State” Program with storyteller Kathryn Ross, in the Community Event Room (856) 794-4244 ext. 4246


Tuesday, June 3
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Annual Friends of Vineland Library Meeting, in the Community Event Room
5:30 p.m. Floating Cabins of the Delaware” Program by Bill Jenkins, in the Community Event Room(856) 794-4244 ext. 4734

Wednesday, June 4
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Reading Buddies Training, ages13-18, in the Children’s Department (856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, June 5
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fido and Friends, ages 6 – 12, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Friday, June 6
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Adult Book Discussion: One Thousand White Women

Book Club Discussion on Wednesday May 28 from 2-3 in the Community Event Room.

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
 
One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Vineland Library Events: May 26-May 31

Monday, May 26
Memorial Day – Library Closed


Tuesday, May 27
10:00 – 3:00 p.m. Job Search Assistance, in the Computer Lab (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Family Movie and Craft Night, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, May 28
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Book Club Discussion of One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Gaming Program, ages 13-18, in the Community Event Room(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Saturday, May 31
1:30 – 3:00 Pokémon Club, ages 7 – 16, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book Discussion: One Thousand White Women

Book Club Discussion on Wednesday May 28 from 2-3 in the Community Event Room.

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
 
One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bay Atlantic Symphony

Paul Somers, Director of Adult Education for the Bay Atlantic Symphony, will be here on Monday, May 19.

Somers will present a lecture titled “Standard Musical Forms” in the library’s Community Event Room, located on the first floor, from 6-7:30 p.m. Somers will discuss symphonies, sonatas, rondos, minuets, and scherzos during this lecture.

Vineland Library Events: May 19-May 24

Monday, May 19
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Bay Atlantic Symphony Lecture, “Standard Musical Forms”, in the Community Event Room (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

 
Tuesday, May 20
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Vineland High School Student Art Show Reception, in the Doris Tripp Memorial Room and the Community Event Room(856) 794-4244 ext. 4734

Wednesday, May 21
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Book Discussion, ages 13 – 18, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, May 22
5:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4734
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion, ages 9 and up, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Friday, May 23
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bay Atlantic Symphony program: Standard Musical Forms

Paul Somers, Director of Adult Education for the Bay Atlantic Symphony, will be here on Monday, May 19.

Somers will present a lecture titled “Standard Musical Forms” in the library’s Community Event Room, located on the first floor, from 6-7:30 p.m. Somers will discuss symphonies, sonatas, rondos, minuets, and scherzos during this lecture.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Book Review for Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

I was super drawn to the sequel to The Shining because I couldn’t wait to see what became of little Danny Torrence after the infamous events that took place at the Overlook Hotel. Dr. Sleep is largely Danny’s story, but we do get some snippets of information about what became of Wendy, Dick Hallorann, and even some of the nasty ghosts. We quickly find out that Danny’s life has been far from spectacular.

Danny has fallen into the footsteps of his father; he is an alcoholic. He can’t hold down a job and ends up being particularly haunted by events that took place during a drunken escapade and a one night stand. Luckily he starts attending AA, lands a job at a nursing home where he uses his shining abilities to help dying patients cross over, and eventually stays sober. I expected that Danny’s life would not be picture perfect considering his nightmarish childhood, but was completely surprised and fascinated about the introduction of new characters!

Abra is a young girl who begins showing signs of especially strong shining at a very young age. The True Knot is a group of ghouls who feed off of shining powers. King’s ghouls are obsessed with Abra and will do anything to get to her. Once King adds Danny into the mix as a mentor and protector things become action packed. Dr. Sleep provides a deeper understanding and back story of the shining power and has readers scared of a whole new set of creeps! It is definitely worth the read!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Jamie Novak's 5-Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start!

Do you have piles of paper work that you wish would disappear? Are your closets too cluttered? Do you have unfinished projects in your life? Ready to start your spring off on a clutter-free note? 

Join bestselling author and organizing specialist Jamie Novak on Monday, May 12 from 6-7:30. Learn valuable lessons about what to keep, where to keep it, and how to streamline your life in five minute increments. 

Jamie’s tips have been featured in countless national magazines including Woman’s World and The Secrets to Getting Organized, a Better Homes and Gardens special interest publication. She has also appeared on HGTV, QVC and News12 / Better TV. To learn more, visit the library for Jamie’s program, “5-Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start!”

Vineland Library Events: May 12-May 17

Monday, May 12
6:00 – 7:30 p.m
. “5-Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start!” Program, in the Community Event Room (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

 
Tuesday, May 13
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
10:00 – 3:00 p.m. Job Search Assistance, in the Computer Lab(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Wednesday, May 14
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Club Meeting, ages 13-18, in the Teen Room(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Thursday, May 15
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Writer’s Society Meeting, in the Community Event Room
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion, ages 6 – 8, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Friday, May 16
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Sunday, May 11, 2014

5-Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start!

Do you have piles of paper work that you wish would disappear? Are your closets too cluttered? Do you have unfinished projects in your life? Ready to start your spring off on a clutter-free note? 

Join bestselling author and organizing specialist Jamie Novak on Monday, May 12 from 6-7:30. Learn valuable lessons about what to keep, where to keep it, and how to streamline your life in five minute increments. 

Jamie’s tips have been featured in countless national magazines including Woman’s World and The Secrets to Getting Organized, a Better Homes and Gardens special interest publication. She has also appeared on HGTV, QVC and News12 / Better TV. To learn more, visit the library for Jamie’s program, “5-Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start!”

Monday, May 5, 2014

Vineland Library Events: May 5-May 10

Monday, May 5
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required) (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

 
Tuesday, May 6
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mother’s Day Craft, ages 12 and younger, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, May 7
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Teen Volunteer Training, ages 13 – 18, in the Children’s Department(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Volunteer Meeting, ages13-18, in the Teen Room(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Friday, May 9
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243

Monday, April 28, 2014

Vineland Library Events: April 28-May 3

Monday, April 28
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required) (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243


Tuesday, April 29
10:00 – 3:00 p.m. Job Search Assistance with Miguel Torres, in the Computer Lab
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Family Movie and Craft Night, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, April 30
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Gaming Program, ages 13-18, in the Community Event Room (856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Friday, May 2
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)
(856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
6:30 – 9:45 p.m. Teen Lock-In, ages 13 – 18 (Register – Children’s)(856) 794-4244 ext. 4246

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Adult Book Discussion: Room by Emma Donoghue

From 2-3 p.m. in the Community Event Room by the rear sliding doors. This month's book is Room by Emma Donoghue. Anyone who has read the book is welcome to attend!

For help in obtaining a copy of this book, visit the library’s Information Desk or call (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Vineland Library Events: February 24-March 1

Monday, February 24
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)

856-794-4244 ext 4787
 
Tuesday, February 25
5:30 – 7:30 Family Movie Night, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
856-794-4244 ext 4246

Wednesday, February 26
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)

856-794-4244 ext 4787
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Book Club Discussion of Room by Emma Donoghue, in the Community Event Room
856-794-4244 ext 4243
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Movie, ages 13 – 18, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
856-794-4244 ext 4246
 
Thursday, February 27
5:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting, in the Community Event Room
856-794-4244 ext 4734

Friday, February 28
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)
856-794-4244 ext 4787

Monday, February 17, 2014

Vineland Library Events: February 17-22

Monday, February 17
President’s Day – Library open 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)

856-794-4244 ext 4787
Tuesday, February 18
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Toddler Time, age 2, in the Children’s Event Room (Register – Children’s)
856-794-4244 ext 4246

Wednesday, February 19
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)

856-794-4244 ext 4787
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Preschool Story Time, ages 3 – 5, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)
856-794-4244 ext 4246
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Teen Club Meeting, ages 13 – 18, in the Teen Room
856-794-4244 ext 4246
 
Thursday, February 20
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Writer’s Society Meeting, in the Community Event Room
856-794-4244 ext 4243
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion, ages 9 and up, in the Children’s Department (Register – Children’s)856-794-4244 ext 4246

Friday, February 21
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. English as a Second Language Class, in the Community Event Room (Registration required)

856-794-4244 ext 4787
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Baby Time, ages 6 – 23 months, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
856-794-4244 ext 4246

Saturday, February 22
1:30 – 3:00 Pokémon Club, ages 7 – 16, in the Community Event Room (Register – Children’s)
856-794-4244 ext 4246