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Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Adult Book Discussion-Between the Lines   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Light Between Oceans

by M.L. Stedman

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

During guided meditation, you will learn two simple yet powerful breathing techniques that will dissolve your stress and leave you with a smile! The workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use your breath to live in the present moment, manage your emotions, and live a happier life. Sponsored by The Art of Living Foundation.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 21 spaces available.
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. Space is limited so please register at www.mcl.org or by calling the library at 609-737-2610.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring Club for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Relax, reduce stress, and let the creativity flow.

Coloring pages and pencils provided, or bring your own.

For adults.  Advance registration required.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This class is led by Eliza Hammer.  Registration is mandatory and done on a weekly basis.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library -- informational meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Murray   609-443-1880   jmurray@mcl.org
   

If you are interested in a role with the newly incorporated Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch, please attend this meeting.

We are looking for new members for the Friends Board, as well as officers to take on roles such as President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.

Join us to learn about how you can get involved.

Participants are encourage to pre-register.  

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Socrates Café is a gathering where participants pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy is not required; no preparation is necessary.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
misc_ 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Girls ages 11-18 and their mothers are invited to enjoy great snacks and fun conversation at our monthly book club meeting.

This month's title is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

New members welcome. No registration necessary.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 and August 15 . Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM CookTalks: Quick Simple Suppers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Louisiana born and bred Robert Bee demonstrates how to make barbecued shrimp and red bean and red bean soup in a jiffy and Donna Wolfe reveals quick kitchen tricks. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mercer County Small Business Counseling Info Table   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Mercer County Small Business Counseling provides free management and technical assistance to emerging, growth and start-up small businesses that would otherwise not be able to afford these services through traditional processes.

No registration necessary for this walk-in service.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library -- informational meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Murray   609-443-1880   jmurray@mcl.org
   

If you are interested in a role with the newly incorporated Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch, please attend this meeting.

We are looking for new members for the Friends Board, as well as officers to take on roles such as President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.

Join us to learn about how you can get involved.

Participants are encourage to pre-register.  

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing From Your Imagination   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to draw a picturre with felt-tip pens and paper under the guidance of local artist Marge Rosen. All materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. This class is for adults ages 18 and up. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM African Wildlife   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Kyle Seiverd. Join us on an armchair trip to the wilds of Africa!  See slides of mountain gorillas and hear personal stories of tracking them.  Also learn about the efforts being done in the area of conservation and rehabilitation of lions. Registration required. Call 882-3148.    

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Current Events Discussion Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news.  We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Open to those age 14 years through adult. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Registration is required for each class date. Click the Register button. Registration begins on July 22.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Crafts on Wednesdays: Jewelry Display Board   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Please register on-line at www.mcl.org.  Space is limited.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring - Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Natural Beauty from the Kitchen   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to use healthy ingredients to make natural products to keep you beautiful. 

Pre-registration is required.

This program is for adults.  

We ask that you not bring children to the program.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
       
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misc_none 7:00 PM Adult Coloring Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Do you miss the joy of coloring as an adult? If so, join our Adult Coloring Club, where you can relax and express your creativity. Meets on two Wednesday nights ONLY this month. Coloring books and markers/colored pencils will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-one Medicare Counseling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Questions about your Medicare assistance? Schedule a private appointment with a Medicare counselor who has been trained to assist with applications, educate and help problem-solve.

 

Provided by Mercer County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). To schedule an appointment call the office at (609) 393-1626.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Coloring relieves stress and anxiety, improves fine motor skills and is a great social outlet. Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring fun.  Coloring sheets, pens and pencils provided. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

45 Years (R), with Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay and Geraldine James. A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives. Runtime: 95 min. No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Fall 2016 Style and Fashion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Amanda Povlich, a Fashion Director with Park Lane Jewelry, will introduce different Fall fashion styles mixed with jewelry ensembles. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Getting Mobile with your Mobile: A Review of Fitness apps for your phone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

This workshop will show you free apps you can use to get and stay fit.

Pre-registration is preferred.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Financial Planning for Long-Term Care   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

 

With advances in medicine, people today are living longer than any generation before them. However, the longer you live, the more likely it is that you will need care. If you do need long-term care, it could impact your family’s finances as well as your retirement plan. Are you prepared? Learn the facts. Join us for an interactive session.

 

Speaker Rachel Zhang, CFA, CFP, is Vice President and Financial Advisor of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and a long-time resident of West Windsor. For over twenty years, she has been working with high-net-worth clients and local organizations, helping them to achieve their financial objectives.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
Friday August 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wii tennis   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Have fun, get some light exercise,

and socialize while playing virtual tennis.

Pre-registration is required.

For adults.  Advance registration required.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Coloring relieves stress and anxiety, trains your brain to focus and improves fine motor skills.  Coloring pages and pencils provided or bring your own. No registration.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: Hello, My Name is Doris   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   
   

Hello, My Name is Doris (2016): (Sally Field). Rated R; 90 minutes

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont sparks fly-at least for Doris. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother. When Doris begins showing up at John's regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she's making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect Exercise   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Spring – Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drum Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Join us for a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be provided. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Coupon Swap   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Bring coupons to share and take what you need! Coupons available in the library all day.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. Space is limited so please register at www.mcl.org or by calling the library at 609-737-2610.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Concussion (2015)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Filmmaker Peter Landesman (Parkland) wrote and directed this sports-themed drama based on Jeanne Marie Laskas' GQ article "Game Brain," about the potentially horrific cost of playing football. Pittsburgh-based neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers a degenerative brain disease now known as CTE in the autopsies of several deceased pro-football players, but after presenting his research, he finds himself under fire from the NFL. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Luke Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Albert Brooks co-star. Author: Tom Ciampoli. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Craft: Make a Button Tree   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   
   

Create a beautiful work of art using buttons, paper, glue and pens. All materials provided by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. No registration. Ages 18 and up.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Senior Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Book to be announced.  All are welcome.  Call the library at 609-737-2610 for further information.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This class is led by Eliza Hammer.  Registration is mandatory and done on a weekly basis.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Opioid Overdose Prevention Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Diane Villari. Presented by Diane Villari. Join us for a presentation by an addictions counselor and a nurse from JSAS HealthCare, Inc., who will give a life-saving presentation on opioid addiction and overdose. Participants will receive a FREE Narcan® (naloxone) kit and education will be provided on how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Estate Planning Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Lynda K. Dillman, FIC, MSM, financial associate at Thrivent Financial, will teach you:

  • Why you need an estate plan
  • Strategies to plan for incapacity, including special healthcare directives
  • Fundamental information about wills, trusts, and life insurance
  • Key tax basics, including an overview of the federal gift tax, estate tax, and generation-skipping transfer tax

You'll also receive a free workbook created just for this presentation. The workbook contains key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 and August 15 . Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing From Your Imagination   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to draw a picturre with felt-tip pens and paper under the guidance of local artist Marge Rosen. All materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. This class is for adults 18 and up. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM UpCycling at the Library: T-Shirt Market bag   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to reduce, reuse, and Up-Cycle!  Make a reusable market bag out of an old t-shirt.  

Please bring an old t-shirt to craft with.  

Preregistration required—space is limited.  

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Open to those age 14 years through adult. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Registration is required for each class date. Click the Register button. Registration begins on July 22.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
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Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Crafts on Wednesdays: Morroccan Candle Holder   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Please register on-line at www.mcl.org.  Space is limited.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

This workshop will teach the skills you need to use a PC.

Pre-registration is required-space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Basics of Internet Browsing   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

If you've been feeling overwhelmed bu the idea of going online, join us for this low-key class where you'll learn the basics and get to ask your questions. 

Pre-registration is required-space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Shared Wisdom   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a conversation group for women of all ages led by reference librarian Ann Kerr to discuss topics of interest such as friendship, relationships, parenting, health, careers and spirituality. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all are welcome regardless of experience. Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Classical Music Concert   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The internationally renowned voice & guitar duo of soprano Dominika Zamara and classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz will present a recital of arias, songs, and solos. Featured will be Romantic-era songs (from their latest CD) by Croatia’s preeminent 19th Century composer-guitarist Ivan Padovec (1800 -1873), Baroque and Contemporary guitar solos, and famous operatic arias by Vincenzo Bellini (Casta Diva - from the opera “Norma”), and Georges Bizet (Habanera - from the opera “Carmen”), which will top off the evening’s performance. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-one Medicare Counseling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Questions about your Medicare assistance? Schedule a private appointment with a Medicare counselor who has been trained to assist with applications, educate and help problem-solve.

 

Provided by Mercer County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). To schedule an appointment call the office at (609) 393-1626.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Race   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Based on true events, this drama focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, and Jeremy Irons.  Rated PG-13.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Coloring relieves stress and anxiety, improves fine motor skills and is a great social outlet. Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring fun.  Coloring sheets, pens and pencils provided. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Eye in the Sky (R), with Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman. Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. Runtime: 102 min. No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Clean Eating   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover the importance of clean eating, and learn some easy, realistic ways to include clean, whole foods in your diet.  Presented by Certified Holistic Health Coach Michelle Obermeier of Real Moms, Real Health.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Body Recharge   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Besides improving physical function and slowing the physical aging process, exercise is also an excellent way to manage stress and feel better throughout each day. This session consists of methods that improve joint mobility, strength, and flexibility, and will incorporate therapeutic strategies to correct muscular imbalances. The combination of isometric and dynamic movements are designed to condition the muscles and tendons, in addition to building a foundation of strength and endurance required for more demanding physical exercise.

Using no weights or equipment, the principles and progressions instructed in this class can be incorporated into an existing exercise routine or stand alone as a workout that can be performed anywhere. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle.

 

Please register. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Reading Socially: An Introduction to Goodreads   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Goodreads is a social network for book lovers. Come learn how to set up a profile, connect with other readers, create a virtual bookshelf, write book reviews, and more.

Pre-registration is preferred.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
Friday August 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Tech Talk with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

By appointment only. Our resident techie will answer your questions. Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just your questions! Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Special Documentary: Where to Invade Next (R).   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Runtime: 120 min. For ages 18 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Classic Western Movies: 3:10 to Yuma   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Desperate for money, frontier rancher Van Heflin holds outlaw Glenn Ford at gunpoint, intending to collect the $200 reward. While both men await the train to Yuma that will escort Ford to prison, the cagey outlaw offers Heflin $10,000 if he'll set Ford free. Not rated.  No Registration.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect Exercise   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Writers' Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bring 5 pages of a work in process to discuss with other writers. 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Word   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richard Peterson   609-275-8901   
   

A tour through the Microsoft Word toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Registration period begins July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Word   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

This workshop will teach the skills you need to begin creating your own documents.  

Pre-registration is required-space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. Space is limited so please register at www.mcl.org or by calling the library at 609-737-2610.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This class is led by Eliza Hammer.  Registration is mandatory and done on a weekly basis.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hand Embroidery Basics for Beginners:FULL   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

This is an introductory hand embroidery class designed for beginners. We'll begin by getting acquainted with the basic materials and techniques used for hand embroidery, then dive into learning a variety of basic embroidery stitches. Your first embroidery project will be a small stitch sampler. No previous experience necessary. All materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Ages 14 to adult. Limited space. Please register. Registration begins July 26.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Off the Page   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tale a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 27, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 and August 15 . Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM LGTBQ Book Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Call the library at 609-737-2610 for the title to be discussed.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-in Coloring for Adults The Color of Relaxation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Movie: Finding Nemo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   
   

Finding Nemo (2003): (Animated feature). Rated G; 100 minutes

The fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo become separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo, a clown fish, is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly fish named Dory, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Drawing From Your Imagination   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to draw a picturre with felt-tip pens and paper under the guidance of local artist Marge Rosen. All materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. This class is for adults, ages 18 and up.  Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Samuel Mason. Nikola Tesla, born in 1856 in what is now Croatia, was the greatest geek who ever lived.  Despite his incredible and numerous contributions in the application, harnessing and transmission of electrical power, he died penniless and in relative obscurity. Join us for a presentation on this peculiar genius who shaped the modern world more profoundly than anyone before or since. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: Shivering World, by Kathy Tyers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A woman scientist, Graysha Brady-Phillips, migrates to a cold space colony called Goddard, where colonists have managed to extend the average lifespan to 150. Like Earth itself, Graysha is dying, but the cure offered by Goddard scientists may be worse than the disease, at least in ethical terms. Next sci-fi book club title is: Solar Express by L.D. Modesitt. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Open to those age 14 years through adult. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Registration is required for each class date. Click the Register button. Registration begins on July 22.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Crafts on Wednesdays: Paint a Decorative Birdhouse   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Please register on-line at www.mcl.org.  Space is limited.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Letter Writing Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

This group is for people who like to handwrite letters to loved ones, and want to set aside time to do so. Don’t have a specific person to write to? We’ll help you find volunteer opportunities to write to people in need of letters/cards.

Preregistration preferred.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Powerpoint   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Word Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

In this class, we'll explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. For example, we'll incorporate text boxes and word art into the document. We'll also apply styles to tables. Then we'll experiment with viewing the finished product in various layouts. This program is recommended for users who feel comfortable using basic Word functions. Signup for adults only. Registration begins July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Word Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

Resize and reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects, and insert symbols. In this class you will learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word Intermediate functions is required. Registration begins on July 22nd.

        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-one Medicare Counseling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Questions about your Medicare assistance? Schedule a private appointment with a Medicare counselor who has been trained to assist with applications, educate and help problem-solve.

 

Provided by Mercer County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). To schedule an appointment call the office at (609) 393-1626.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Coloring relieves stress and anxiety, improves fine motor skills and is a great social outlet. Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring fun.  Coloring sheets, pens and pencils provided. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Breathe (2014)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Charlie is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there is nothing average about how she feels. French with English subtitles. 91 min. Not rated. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Hello, My Name is Doris (R), with Sally Field, Max Greenfield and Tyne Daly. A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. Runtime: 95 min. No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Résumé Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your résumé for grammar, layout, and overall presentation.

Appointment is required; please call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make a 20-minute appointment and let us know in which field you are job searching.

Registration begins on July 22.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Train your Brain: A review of Phone apps to Exercise your Mind   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

We will learn about some free phone apps with games for memory, critical thinking, and even happiness.

Pre-registration is preferred.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called Kundalini awakening (self-realization). This type of meditation is practiced in over 90 countries. Experience the peace and joy you can derive from this state of self-realization, and feel its benefits in your life.

 

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
Friday August 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop: Fall Creativity Kickoff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Explore your creativity through writing. Reference Librarian Donna Wolfe will lead you to write about your experiences. Join us to share and learn from other writers. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Resume Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed!  Content, grammar, and layout will be reviewed by staff wordsmith Lisa Shrager.  Appointments are limited to 20 minutes. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: Shadow of the Banyan, by Vaddey Ratner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This novel tells of French colonists in Algeria and their difficult adjustment to France after Algerian independence. It is narrated by a girl whose grandfather buys a hotel on the Riviera and, forgetting he is no longer in the colonies, goes to jail for shooting at rowdy teenagers by a pool.

Please register. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Coloring relieves stress and anxiety, trains your brain to focus and improves fine motor skills.  Coloring pages and pencils provided or bring your own. No registration.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: The Confirmation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   
   

The Confirmation (2016): (Clive Owen) Rated PG-13; 101 minutes

Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy about an estranged father and son, whose weekend adventure leads to something they never imagined, a true family connection. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect Exercise   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

During guided meditation, you will learn two simple yet powerful breathing techniques that will dissolve your stress and leave you with a smile! The workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use your breath to live in the present moment, manage your emotions, and live a happier life. Sponsored by The Art of Living Foundation.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

One Summer: America, 1927

by Bill Bryson 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
Monday August 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your résumé for grammar, layout, and overall presentation.

Appointment is required; please call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make a 20-minute appointment and let us know in which field you are job searching.

Registration begins on July 22.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft PowerPoint: Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to create a presentation, choose a theme, add and edit slides, enter text and images, add speaker notes, and successfully present your slideshow.  Pre-registration is required-seating is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. Space is limited so please register at www.mcl.org or by calling the library at 609-737-2610.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This class is led by Eliza Hammer.  Registration is mandatory and done on a weekly basis.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hand Embroidery Pattern Design Basics: for Beginners: FULL   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to follow hand embroidery kit template instructions, then explore ideas for creating your own embroidery designs. A variety of methods for transferring your design onto fabric will be discussed. Students must have taken the “Hand Embroidery Basics for Beginners” class or have prior embroidery experience. All materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register. Registration begins July 26.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Black Lives Matter: The John Woolman Effect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Al Corbett. Registration required. Call 882-3148. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tale a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Framley Parsonage, by Anthony Trollope   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

In Framley Parsonage, the fourth novel of Trollope’s Chronicles of Barsetshire, the author leaves the confines of Barchester and looks to the countryside, where he relates the moral difficulties of Mark Robarts, the young clergyman who has recently been appointed Vicar of Framley. Desperate to keep up socially with the local aristocracy, the country parson is persuaded to underwrite the debts of Sowerby, a well-respected peer. However, when the debts are called in, Robarts finds himself in a serious predicament. Written with acute insight, together with a great deal of warmth and humor toward his characters’ attendant charms and foibles, Framley Parsonage is sure to delight.

 

Please register. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-in Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM UpCycling at the Library: Re-purposed book page wreath   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to reduce, reuse, and Up-Cycle!  Make a decorative wall wreath out of re-purposed book pages. 

Preregistration required—space is limited.  

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Writing your College Essay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

What makes a college essay GREAT? Discover what admissions officers are really looking for, and learn how to find and share your best stories. For students and parents. Presented by Vince Valenzuela of Collegewise.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Open to those age 14 years through adult. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Registration is required for each class date. Click the Register button. Registration begins on July 22.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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Wednesday August 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Constant Happiness Insight Session   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you were asked would you rather be happy or sad, what would you say? Probably something like "What a ridiculous question to ask!" We all want to be happy, but where do we find it? Is my happiness under my control, or am I at the mercy of what life throws at me? Understand the role you play in your own happiness and claim your right to be happy. Make happiness a habit!

Presented by library staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation. Rajyoga meditation is taught by Brahmakumaris, a world spiritual organization. Leena delivers youth and adult classes on values and facilitates workshops on different topics such as inner peace, happiness and love.

Registration required. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all are welcome regardless of experience. Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Adult Coloring Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Do you miss the joy of coloring as an adult? If so, join our Adult Coloring Club, where you can relax and express your creativity. Meets on two Wednesday nights ONLY this month. Coloring books and markers/colored pencils will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-one Medicare Counseling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Questions about your Medicare assistance? Schedule a private appointment with a Medicare counselor who has been trained to assist with applications, educate and help problem-solve.

 

Provided by Mercer County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). To schedule an appointment call the office at (609) 393-1626.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-The Finest Hours   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952.  Starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. Rated PG-13

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Coloring relieves stress and anxiety, improves fine motor skills and is a great social outlet. Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring fun.  Coloring sheets, pens and pencils provided. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Fiction Book Discussion Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

50 Children

by Steven Pressman

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Hail, Caesar! (PG-13), with Josh Brolin, George Clooney and Ralph Fiennes. A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. Four-time Oscar winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct. Runtime: 106 min. No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Getting the Grant You Want   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Knowing what opportunities exist, how to create effective proposals and who might lend support to your effort is critical to securing what you need. This session, presented by Loretta Bolger Wish, a Grant Writer/Consultant and former New Jersey DHS/DCF Grant Manager, offers strategies for finding and pursuing public and private funding initiatives, determining which ones will serve you best, decoding RFP language and being a standout applicant. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tech Help   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Appointment is required. On or after July 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 25-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Beatles/Neil/Frank Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

At the request of his loyal listeners, Kal Hirsch has created a song list representing the best of the best. Listen to megahits as well as lesser known titles from the Beatles (e.g., Love Me Do and Take It Away), Neil Diamond (America and Stones), and Frank Sinatra (Luck Be a Lady Tonight and Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars). Take a break from the summer heat and stop in to listen to these great songs sung by our local crooner.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Tech Talk with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

By appointment only. Our resident techie will answer your questions. Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just your questions! Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Western Movies: Appaloosa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Upon drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering that the helpless locals are being terrorized by a ruthless rancher and his brutish hired hands, two rugged, straight-shooting peacemakers decide to stick around and put things right in this Western adapted from the novel by Robert B. Parker and directed by Ed Harris.  Rated R.  No registration.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: The Big Short   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   
   

The Big Short (2016): (Brad Pitt) Rated R; 130 minutes

The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a house of cards sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jarred Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charles Gellar and James Shipley, small-time players who hit it big. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect Exercise   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

During guided meditation, you will learn two simple yet powerful breathing techniques that will dissolve your stress and leave you with a smile! The workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use your breath to live in the present moment, manage your emotions, and live a happier life. Sponsored by The Art of Living Foundation.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Father/Son Fantasy Football League   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference (Kristin)   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for the first exciting season of Fantasy Football at the library!  All are welcome to join our newly forming league - mothers and daughters too!  Space is limited so please register by phone  at 609-737-2610 or online at www.mcl.org.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Writers' Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bring 5 pages of a work in process to discuss with other writers. 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Appointment is required. On or after July 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 25-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. Space is limited so please register at www.mcl.org or by calling the library at 609-737-2610.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This class is led by Eliza Hammer.  Registration is mandatory and done on a weekly basis.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Hand Embroidery as Inspiration for Art & Craft Projects:FULL   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Explore a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, techniques and creative paths that you can take to create your own unique hand embroidery projects. While no previous experience is necessary, an understanding of basic embroidery stitching, materials and techniques is helpful. All materials provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Registration begins July 26.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Immigration Legal Clinic   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Open to those age 14 years through adult. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Registration is required for each class date. Click the Register button. Registration begins on July 22.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Movies for Adults: In the Heart of the Sea   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. This real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick but that told only part of the story. In the Heart of the Sea reveals the harrowing aftermath as the ship's surviving crew is forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. Rated PG-13. No registration.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults: In the Heart of the Sea   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. This real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick but that told only part of the story. In the Heart of the Sea reveals the harrowing aftermath as the ship's surviving crew is forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. Rated PG-13. No registration.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tale a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Drop-in Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6094481330   
   

The group will be discussing My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. No registration necessary. New members always welcome. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM A.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drop-in Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Drop-in Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in (Room 4) and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Bollywood Workout   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi song beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Bollywood Workout   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi song beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Body Recharge   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Besides improving physical function and slowing the physical aging process, exercise is also an excellent way to manage stress and feel better throughout each day. This session consists of methods that improve joint mobility, strength, and flexibility, and will incorporate therapeutic strategies to correct muscular imbalances. The combination of isometric and dynamic movements are designed to condition the muscles and tendons, in addition to building a foundation of strength and endurance required for more demanding physical exercise.

Using no weights or equipment, the principles and progressions instructed in this class can be incorporated into an existing exercise routine or stand alone as a workout that can be performed anywhere. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle.

Please register. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Résumé Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your printed résumé for grammar, layout, and overall presentation.

Appointment is required; please call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make a 20-minute appointment and let us know in which field you are job searching.

Registration begins on August 22.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Talk: The Global Hillary, by Dinesh Sharma   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

Is there a link between “smart power” and Hillary Clinton’s leadership style? Can she advance American leadership and women’s development worldwide? The Global Hillary addresses these questions and many others.

Bringing together two key aspects of Clinton’s ongoing career?her advocacy for international women’s rights and the mission to foster democratic development around the world?The Global Hillary critically analyzes Clinton’s role as a transformative leader of global influence. Essays in this collection provide insight into Clinton’s leadership style, particularly her use of American “smart power” in foreign policy, while examining her impact on the continuing worldwide struggle for women’s rights. Using international perspectives on the historical and cultural contexts of Clinton’s leadership, this book also looks toward the future of women’s political leadership in the 21st century with special attention to the prospect of electing a woman to the United States presidency.

Dinesh Sharma is an Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Global Cultural Studies, SUNY Binghamton. His current teaching work is focused on human rights, globalization, leadership, and the UN. In addition, Sharma teaches about global leadership and the UN at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and has authored and edited several books, including The Global Obama and Barack Obama in Hawai’i and Indonesia.

"A rare collection of insights into Hillary Clinton’s leadership style, The Global Hillary examines one of the most influential women of our time and her historic role as a champion for women’s rights and gender equality worldwide."  --Alyse Nelson, President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

"After publishing a couple of very timely, seminal books about President Obama, Professor Sharma again proves to have his finger on the political pulse with this insightful collection of revealing essays about Secretary Clinton, arriving just as she stands poised to make history of her own."  --Kam Williams, Baret News Syndicate

"This book is exactly what every voter needs to make an informed and intelligent decision in the 2016 Presidential election."  --Robert A. LeVine, PhD, Roy E. Larsen Professor of Education and Human Development, Emeritus, Harvard University

"A sober, insightful look at what makes Hillary Clinton truly global."  --Kim Ghattas, author of NYT best seller The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

"A must-read book that examines Hillary Clinton's impact on women's rights and human rights globally from her landmark Beijing speech 20 years ago to the potential impact as the first woman president of the most powerful democracy in the world."  --Subha V. Barry, General Manager and Vice President, Working Mother Media

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:55 PM  -  11:55 PM 2016 Amateur Photo Contest, June 1 – September 10, 2016   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

The photo contest is open to patrons with a Mercer County library card. Professional photographers are excluded.  Each member is allowed one entry, submitted as a 5x7 photo print. Entry forms and rules can be found on the MCL website (www.mcl.org) or picked up from the West Windsor Branch. The last day for submissions is September 10, 2016. The theme of the Contest is Colors and Moods.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your printed résumé for grammar, layout, and overall presentation.

Appointment is required; please call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make a 20-minute appointment and let us know in which field you are job searching.

Registration begins on August 22.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Socrates Café is a gathering where participants pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy is not required; no preparation is necessary.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-in Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM A.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: The Motorcycle Diaries   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Spanish, rated R, 128 minutes

This true story is based on the adventures of Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, whose thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America becomes a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Drop-in Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in (Room 4) and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: The Intern   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Thursday, September 15, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Rated PG-13, 121 minutes 

Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn't all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Understanding your Social Security Benefits   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover the role Medicare and Social Security benefits will play in your retirement.  To make the presentation more personal and meaningful, it is recommended that you register for mySocialSecurity before attending; please see How to Create an Online Account at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10540.pdf. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tech Help   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Appointment is required. On or after September 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Nutrition and Exercise   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Nutrition and exercise are good for our health, but the details can be confusing! Find out what “portion size” really means, how to read a nutrition label, how much exercise is the “right” amount, and more. Presented by Siddarth Jain, Pharm-D Candidate at Walgreens.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Sell Your Home, Part 1: Is Your Home Market-Ready?   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Hoping to sell your home? Experts will offer advice, including information on current real estate markets and tips on getting your house ready to sell. Presented by Christine Madera, Licensed New Jersey Realtor from Coldwell Banker of Princeton. Part 2 of Sell Your Home takes place Thursday, September 29.  If you choose to attend both, please register separately for each program.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Appointment is required. On or after September 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-in Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Drop-in Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adults around the world are taking up coloring to de-stress. We put a little spin on this trend by adding ambient music to our adult coloring sessions. We provide the colored pencils, coloring pages, and music. All you have to do is walk in and relax. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 15-Minute Child Break   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Your children do listen to you. Make sure you know what to say to them about prevention of drug abuse. Learn from an expert at Drug-Free New Jersey about:

  • Drug-specific information
  • Drug lingo
  • Street smarts
  • Warning signs of drug abuse
  • Prevention resources

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Geeks & Gadgets   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Members of the Mercer County Library System’s IT department will answer your questions about PCs and tablets, or library services such as eBooks, audio books, or the catalog. Bring in your electronic devices for troubleshooting, and get consumer tips if you’re considering purchasing a new computer or device. If you have the manual for your device, please bring that too!

Registration is not required, but for best service, we suggest you email your questions to support@mcl.org at least a few days before the event.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 PM  -  11:30 PM A.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

At the heart of this 1930 novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. In this darkly comic tale, Faulkner lets each family member–including Addie–and others along the way tell of their private responses to Addie's life.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Kick-Start Your Writing Career   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover what you need to know to be a successful writer as you learn the ins and outs of making a living as an author, blogger, copywriter, scriptwriter, or more.  Presented by Amanda Caswell, copywriter at Comedy Central and former scriptwriter for Nickelodeon.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: The Soldier’s Wife, by Joanna Trollope   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Returning to his wife and daughters after a tour of duty in Afghanistan, British Major Dan Riley struggles to readjust to civilian life while his family evaluates the difficult sacrifices they must make to support him.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga Plus   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercise. Focus on balance, posture, mobility and strength to the accompaniment of music. Please bring a water bottle and a mat or large towel, and wear comfortable clothing! Presented by Bob Kirby, Certified Fitness Instructor

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 PM  -  11:30 PM A.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Sell Your Home, Part 2: Focus on Home Inspection   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Hoping to sell your home?  Come to an informational presentation about home inspections, oil tank removal, smart repairs, current home markets, and pricing your home. Presented by Christine Madera, Licensed New Jersey Realtor from Coldwell Banker of Princeton.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Origami Ornaments   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover the beauty and art of paper folding as you learn the step-by-step process of turning a flat piece of paper into a beautiful ornament you can enjoy for years to come.  Presented by local artist and crafter Christine Madera.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Hessians   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Was the Headless Horseman a Hessian? Discover the connection between one of America’s oldest short stories and the mercenary soldiers of the American Revolution. Presented by historical re-enactor and lecturer Michael Jesberger. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Dealing with Difficult People   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

We’ve all had difficult people in our lives! Gain a better understanding of why they behave the way they do, and learn some simple strategies to deal with them and reduce your stress. Presented by training consultant Edie Glover.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come hear dozens of Lincoln’s best jokes and explore how he used his keen, down-home sense of humor. Presented by Dr. David Martin, author and Civil War scholar. Dr. Martin will also touch on Lincoln’s New Jersey connections.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Secrets of College Admissions   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn the many things you can do to improve your chances of college admission.  For students in grades 8 – 11 and their parents. Presented by Collegewise’s Vince Valenzula, former Assistant Director of Admissions at Villanova.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponnsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Pick up some gently-used books and DVDs of all kinds- fiction or non-fiction for adults or children.  Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Memory Screening   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Memory screenings are a series of tasks and/or questions which test memory, language skills, and thinking ability (they are not diagnoses, and they are not a substitute for seeing a healthcare professional). Presented by Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach.

Registration is required; please call (609) 259-2150 to register for a 15-minute time slot.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Indian Dance   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn some basic dance movements and have fun while you discover the rich history of Indian dance and how the music, costumes, and traditions of different dance styles reflect their different origins. Presented by Daad Arts.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Tuesday November 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 3:00pm.
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 3:00pm.
Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday January 2, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday September 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
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