Yarr! Welcome ye book-lubbers to the Burrrrlington County Library System, one of the finest ships that grace these fair seas! Did ye know that today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
We are always looking to enhance your experience of using the library. With the recent expansion of our main location in Westampton, the addition of a 260 seat auditorium and an extension of our online features, 2013 has been a busy year for us! As we move forward into 2014, we are looking to take the next step into being a library of the 21st century with the debut of a new online catalog!
Looking for a beautiful way to start your day? Check out some of these books on the famous artist Claude Monet! He was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most effective at demonstrating the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise.
Friends of the Burlington County Library, Inc., are holding a Paperback Book Sale at the County Library in Westampton tomorrow, Saturday, September 07, 2013. The sale starts at 9:00 am runs until 4:00 pm.
Now, you can look forward to hearing the songs of Journey via this amazing tribute band on Sunday, August 25th at 5:00pm!
On April 13th the Burlington County's Cinnaminson Branch Library played host to over 30 teens at the Sci-Fi Teen Lock In! Teens participated in a night of fun, science fiction themed activities and games!
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a film unlike any other you have seen before. The way it skips through history will remind you of Forrest Gump, but the fantasy of a man aging in reverse changes the perspective just enough to create a unique viewing experience. Director David Fincher steps waaaaay out of his comfort zone with his best buddy Brad Pitt and together they tell a mature, touching, and inspirational story.
Wordplay is a film dedicated to the history and culture of the crossword puzzle. Starting out as just another puzzle on the puzzle page, the crossword puzzle (specifically the New York Times’ edition) has become something much more.
There is definitely a division between Old Bond and New Bond. This difference is most easily noted by looking at Bond himself. Daniel Craig’s blonde Bond stands at 5’10”. A brick powerhouse bathed in machismo grand style, while the original was a classy 6’2” that lurked behind a mist of approachability used to drag in his quirky villains. While there will always be arguments over which Bond is best, there is no right answer. James Bond is male ego incarnate. He is fantasy and there are those who will always love the fantasy no matter who fills the shoes of 007.
Let me have a minute of your time to discuss what has become of the Jules Verne classic, A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Written in 1864, this science fiction novel tells the tale of Professor Otto Lindenbrock, who believes there are volcanic tubes that will allow him to travel into the center of our planet. A team, consisting of the professor, his nephew and their guide, descend into an extinct Icelandic volcano only to encounter prehistoric animals and the wrath of Mother Nature, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.