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McCowan Memorial Library
15 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, NJ 08071
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The book club meeting for October will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. and the book is "Parisians" by Graham Robb. The book club meets monthly with the exceptions of December and the summer months. We will choose book selections and alternate fiction and non-fiction. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments. All are welcome to attend!!


In October, the Library will be participating in the Festival That Must Not Be Named.  The Festival was a great success last year, and we look forward to it being even better this year.  Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for more details on the Library’s activities during the Festival.  The Festival will take place on October 20th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.


As usual, there will be plenty of our normal activities here at McCowan Library.  Story Time, Gym Time for kids, arts and crafts, and new adult programs are all coming our way this fall.  In addition, stop by to browse our new books, magazines, DVDs and more. 

The Gloucester County Art League
is now hosting an exhibit by DENISE DONAHUE and LINDA D'URBANO. Denise has studied with many artists, including Pat Witt, Louis Sloane, Oliver Grimley, Bill Ternay and Ruth Formica. Her preferred medium is oils and her preferred subject is landscape. She is the treasurer for the Gloucester County Art League and has exhibited her artwork in both Camden and Gloucester Counties. Linda is a watercolor artist and native of SNJ. She continues to explore styles and techniques through workshops with renowned artists, most recently Frank Eber and Al Gury. She currently studies with Marie Natale. Linda exhibits her work in galleries and art shows in southern NJ, PA and DE. Linda is a member of the Pitman Art Center and Gallery and the Gloucester County Art League.  Their paintings are on display and are open to the public here at the McCowan Memorial Library.

Courtesy of the Friends of McCowan Memorial Library, the following museum passes are available:
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Grounds for Sculpture
  • Battleship New Jersey
  • Morris Arboretum
  • American History Museum at Deptford NJ
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • Eastern State Penitentiary  
THE FRIENDS LOVE OUR LIBRARY!!!....The"Friends of the Library" invite you to become a member and support McCowan Memorial Library in 2018. The "Friends" engage in fundraising to financially assist the library, paying for performers and programs, supporting the summer reading program, children's programming, furniture and books that the library might otherwise not be able to afford. A great way to give back to your community. Checks are made payable to Friends of McCowan, 15 Pitman Ave. Pitman, NJ 08071 
 Do You Belong to a Book Club? Try our Book Club in a Bag......12 books, book log, discussion questions included. Check out period is 8 weeks. Titles available:  

  • "The Room" by Emma Donoghue
  • "Amen, Amen, Amen" by Abby Sher
  • "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave
  • "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" by Mark Haddon
  • "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein
  • "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes
  • "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
  • "Behind Closed Doors" by B.A. Paris
  • "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

More titles available at GCLS. Call 856-589-1656 for more information.  

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