Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Collingswood police say the 27-year-old woman may have had a seizure behind the wheel.
Collingswood police said that a 27-year-old woman may have had a seizure behind the wheel Wednesday afternoon when her car drove into a parked vehicle on Haddon Avenue. She was transported to Lourdes Hospital after the accident. Police said her condition was unknown. According to police, the driver was traveling on Frazier Avenue, approaching the intersection of Haddon near the Collingswood Public Library. Instead of turning, she reportedly continued straight through the stop sign and into the car of a Fishtown couple parked outside McGarry's Jewelers. Dan and Judy Roth of Philadelphia were visiting a friend in Collingswood. When they emerged from the Collingswood Cloud Masonic Lodge around 2:45 p.m., they found their car had been struck…
Monday, April 15, 2013
For one day, your Collingswood Library book comes with a poem to share.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The program is limited to 12 children and includes simple stories, finger plays, songs, and playtime.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Looking for some great books? The Friends of the Library is holding its book sale at the Collingswood Library on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Looking for some great books? This Saturday, the Friends of the Library will have their Book Sale at the Collingswood Library.
Monday, February 25, 2013
PFLAG Collingswood hosts a special guest speaker, Collingswood starts a Time Bank, organizing grassroots action, a free concert from William James, and a night out for parents.
Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library "Guest speaker Riley Keenan will provide a window into his life as a transgendered man. Riley's presentation will be followed with a support group. Come and share your story or feel free to just listen to others. Confidentiality is fully respected. Refreshments will be served." Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library "Time Banking can be as simple as a group of moms getting together to share carpooling kids to activities. It can also include services like child care, grocery shopping, taking care of elderly parents, walking dogs, and helping out with homework. The kinds of services people share in a Time Bank depend entirely on what their group or community needs. "…
Monday, February 18, 2013
This week: the Collingswood junior women's club, gardening and GMO-Free food tips, a free concert from She Hates Me plus Frugal Ladies Night. Check out the top events in town!
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library "The Collingswood Juniors engage in various charitable efforts throughout town, as well as promote health awareness and women's and family issues through speakers and projects. Please contact Jodie Farrow (email@example.com) with any questions." Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-noon—Camden County Environmental Center "For those who are interested in becoming a Master Gardener as well as those who have questions about their gardening issues...There is no charge." 856-216-7130 ext. 40005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thursday, Feb. 21, 7-8 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library "Together we study the impact of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are in …
Monday, November 26, 2012
This week in Collingswood you can: catch a meaningful film, learn how to be a better listener, share fellowship and suds, help the needy and help yourself to some new duds!
Monday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library Bob Pileggi will present on the fundamental aspects of mindfulness, and how learning to be "more present to ourselves and the other person we’re speaking with" can help us "more compassionately and effectively say what we really mean, and how we can listen more effectively to others." Patch's own GLBTQ blogger Robb C. Sewell wrote more about this event here. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.—Collingswood Public Library Collingswood Movie Club is led by Patch cinema blogger Robert Castle, who hosts a monthly presentation and discussion of meaningful movies on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Collingswood Public Library. This month's selection is the 1991 Richard Linklater film, …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Dot Garabedian has overseen the children's collection at Collingswood Public Library for more than 16 years, building a solid collection of reading materials for the next generation.
Dot Garabedian, youth services director at Collingswood Public Library, describes herself as a "cheerleader for reading and literacy." She credits Collingswood with making it easier to reach out to young readers by supporting the library and its activities. Collingswood Patch: How long have you been with Collingswood library? What are your duties as youth services coordinator? Dot Garabedian: I've been full-time in children's and youth services for 16 years. Before that, I was part-time, I did circulation. My duties? Story times, ordering all the books and doing collection development. We're the cheerleaders for reading and literacy, that's our main goal. Patch: What do you think of the popularity of electronic devices, such as the Kindle…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
As we approach the Book Festival, Collingswood also observes Banned Books Week—a national reminder that the battle against censorship must be vigilantly contested.
It's no coincidence that the Collingswood Book Festival is anchored by Banned Books Week, a national week of awareness about the real and ongoing problem of censorship in the literary world. Since the first Banned Books week in 1982, more than 11,000 titles have been challenged, which means someone has attempted to have them removed from circulation in a public or school library based on personal objections to their contents. The issue with challenges, says the American Library Association (ALA), is that although the vast majority are initiated locally by protective parents, the efforts to remove books from circulation affects access to such materials for an entire community of readers. In the classroom What may seem weirder still is the…