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Friday June 22, 2018
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop: Website Design  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join Donna Wolfe for a continuation of the discussion with Simone Metz in which we explore what we plan to get out of our author’s website. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Excel for Beginners  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Type information into a spreadsheet to organize it. Add and resize columns and rows to improve readability. Merge and center to place the title over your data. Review basic ribbons and different ways to save the file. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Take a cool break at the library on a peaceful Friday afternoon – bring some knitting, coloring, quilting, or other relaxing craft, and share the company of other fellow craft enthusiasts. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snack.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Excel Intermediate  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Perform simple calculations and practice formatting. Save time with the fill handle- it’s easy! Copy data to a new sheet and figure out how sales can be improved using our realistic spreadsheet. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    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
   3:30 PM Posture & Dance Exercises  
    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 June 23, 2018
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bring five pages of a work-in-progress to discuss.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Detached Yet Involved Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Many feel being detached might make them cold or uncaring. But in reality, not only can it save us from emotional disturbance but it also gives others the space to grow and build their self-confidence. Let’s explore together how to be detached yet involved, loving and caring towards others.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Aficionados – Darling in the FRANXX  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us as we watch the first three episodes of this year’s mecha, sci-fi anime, Darling in the FranXX.

Plot Summary: In the distant future, humanity has been driven to near-extinction by giant beasts known as Klaxosaurs, forcing the surviving humans to take refuge in massive fortress cities called Plantations. Children raised here are trained to pilot giant mechas known as FranXX—the only weapons known to be effective against the Klaxosaurs—in boy-girl pairs. Bred for the sole purpose of piloting these machines, these children know nothing of the outside world and are only able to prove their existence by defending their race. (Source: My Anime List)

Please Note: Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Films are for an adult and older teen audience and June include adult (rating of 17+) content.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday June 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after May 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.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Super Foods and Cancer Prevention  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A registered dietitian with University Medical Center at Princeton’s Nutrition Program will discuss foods that help promote optimal health by lowering the risk for chronic diseases and cancer.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:30 AM CANCELED: Beyond Facebook: Discovering Social Media Sites  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The world is more connected than ever! Facebook is only the tip of the social media iceberg. Join us for an overview of some popular social media websites you may not have heard of. These websites will allow you to keep yourself informed of the latest news and keep yourself connected to like-minded people. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

The group will be discussing Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM Monday Night Book Group: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession:

how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

Join us for our monthly meeting.

Pre-registration preferred. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just drop in!

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Off the Page  
    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
   7:00 PM The History of New York City's Skyscrapers  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Kevin Woyce, author, photographer, and lecturer specializing in regional American history. Using original photographs and historic images, he will tell the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers, from the 1890 New York World building to the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings. He will explain how and why they were built, and introduce the architects and businessmen whose visions shaped the world-famous skyline. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   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.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Immigration Legal Clinic  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Immigration Legal Clinic  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   10:30 AM PowerPoint Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to create basic presentations, format text and insert images.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- The Big Sick (2017)  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Pakistani-American man falls for white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents. R, 119 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Classic Movie Matinée: The Searchers (1956)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

When Comanches kidnap his two nieces, a rootless, bigoted, Confederate veteran goes after them, accompanied by a young ranch hand, on a perilous quest that lasts five years. 

Rated NR.  Runtime 119 minutes. 

Ages 15 and up. 

This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.  Preregistration preferred.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Summer Series  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- The Big Sick (2017)  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Pakistani-American man falls for white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents. Rateed R, 119 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

The group will be discussing Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg.  No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   8:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday June 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Quilting Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM Improve Your English  
    Contact: Twin Circulation   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

   6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The Greatest Showman (2017, PG), with Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron. Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Runtime: 105 min.

No admission fee!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Madama Butterfly Goes to Paris; Isabella Gardner goes to Japan  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Madama Butterfy is the featured opera in the 2018 edition of the Princeton Festival.

In the five short decades between Admiral Perry's arrival in Yokohama Harbor and Madame Butterfly's first appearance as a character in an American short story, a great wave of enthusiasm for all things Japanese swept the world:  art, fashion, home decor and collecting were all captivated by 'Japonism'.  Marianne Grey, a Docent at the Princeton University Art Museum, will take us traveling with Mark Twain, Henry Adams, Isabella Stewart Gardener, John LaFarge and Lafcadio Hearn as they explore Japan.  We will also eavesdrop on what Japanese visitors to America have to say about their adventures in the New World. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that provides huge health benefits to people of all ages and all physical capabilities.  Instructor Gang Huang, PhD (chemistry) will share with the audience some general knowledge about Tai Chi and will offer participants ample opportunities to follow along with him as he demonstrates movements. Dr. Huang has learned and practiced Tai Chi for many years under the guidance of Grand Masters Yang Jun, Chen Zhenglei, and Chen Yu in China and has been teaching Tai Chi since 2015. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on May 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday June 29, 2018
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Black Panther (2018, PG-13)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o. T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. For adults 18 years and up. Runtime: 134 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Murder on the Orient Express  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Murder on the Orient Express (2018) Starring Kenneth Branagh. PG-13. 114 minutes.

From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    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
   3:30 PM Posture & Dance Exercises  
    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 June 30, 2018
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Isha Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The Isha Foundation, an international non- profit organization founded by Sadhguru, is offering this Yoga and Meditation workshop. Learn physical postures, breathing methods and meditation techniques to improve your overall wellbeing. No previous knowledge of yoga required. Limited space.Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Monday July 2, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Jersey Transit Concert  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Performing without instruments, acapella ensemble Jersey Transit sings a repertoire of songs taken from jazz standards to reggae to R&B to today’s pop. The ensemble has been around for more than 25 years, with some of the original members still in the group. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Current Events Discussion Club  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Organize Your Life  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Attend this open-forum workshop and learn where you can look to create order and establish balance in your life.

Gayle Gunn motivates and empowers others to simplify their lives, reducing disorganization and stress.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday July 4, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July  
   

All branches are closed.


Thursday July 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program set to Hindi songs beats. It is a full-body workout for adults designed to increase core strength and stamina. No prior training is required. 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM Crochet Corner  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: The Teacher (Slovakia & Czech Republic, 2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A middle school teacher greets her new students by asking each to announce what his or her parents do for a living. Soon, it becomes apparent that her pupils’ grades are tied to how helpful their families can be with favors, both big and small. 103 min. Not rated. Slovak with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.  
   

Hostiles (2018, R), with Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi. In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Runtime: 134 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Résumé Review  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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. On or after June 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday July 6, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM First Friday Film -- The Dark Tower  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A gunslinger battles the sinister Man in Black in a fantasy world that connects to Earth. PG-13, 95 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Walk the Line (2006)  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. 

Traces Johnny Cash's childhood, including his distant father to his early attempts at a music career. At this point in his life he marries his girlfriend Vivian. During a tour with singer/musicians Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, he encounters singer June Carter, and his love for her, and her rejection of him through the years, spurs him into drugs, drinking, and depression. June is both a sassy spitfire singer whose charm breaks hearts and eventually becomes a sympathetic friend who tries to help Johnny get over her. A true love story of two country music stars. Rated PG-13. 136 minutes

No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    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
   3:30 PM Posture & Dance Exercises  
    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
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer Series  
    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 July 7, 2018
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

This guided meditation workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use breath to realize your full potential, 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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Success  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. These sessions offer simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. Instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation based on a self-realization experience called Kundalini awakening. 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.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Word  
    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. Signup for adults over 18 only. Registration period begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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. On or after June 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for the Active Aging  
   

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. Registration begins June 11. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Senior Book Club  
    Contact: Diane Miller   609.737.2610   dmiller@mcl.org
   

All our welcome to attend the monthly Senior Book Club. Please contact Diane Miller at dmiller@mcl.org or 737-2610 to find out this month’s title.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Sci-Fi Movie: Robocop (1987)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force

as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Rated R.  102 minutes.  Preregistration preferred.

This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Off the Page  
    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
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM NJ Marijuana Legalization  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Nick Scalera of NJ Cannabis Consulting will discuss the U.S. legal recreational marijuana market and describe the legalization process currently underway in New Jersey. This informational seminar will identify potential opportunities for various types of organizations and provide interested parties with a set of immediate-action items. Mr. Scalera has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of business management and marketing; he is not an advocate for the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Craft Circle for knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, quilters +  
    Contact: Kim Luke   (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Crafters of all skill levels are invited to join our crafting group!

Bring a current project and work on it in the company of other crafters.

Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting to work on a project, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments.

Teens welcome!

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Essential Oils 101: Summer Wellness Guide  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about replacing typical summer products with powerful non-toxic, essential oil based options! Child-friendly program.

Registration requested.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM Literature Lovers' Book Discussion: Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The book discussion has been moved to Tuesday, June 19 at 11:00 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   2:00 PM Getting the Most of the Library Website & Catalog  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to navigate the library’s website and catalog effectively to yield the best results. How to place holds, renew items you have checked out, request museum passes, about library apps like hoopla, Overdrive, Flipster and Freegal and much more. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Craft: Burlap Flower Wreath  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use colorful burlap fabric to make a flower wreath for your front door. 

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM Libraries Rock Concert  
   

Celebrate the summer reading program with a concert featuring local band JB Rocks. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the music! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Monthly Blood Pressure Checks  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Drop in for a blood pressure check from our local public health nurse.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mental Math  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Using visualization, learn to add numbers from left to right to calculate up to 6-digit sums! We’ll then move on to subtraction, multiplication, and division. This method improves your concentration, focus, and memory skills. Deepali Bidwai has more than 5 years’ experience teaching math to adults, both online and in a classroom setting. All adults are welcome.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Book Club  
    Contact: Kim Luke   609-448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

We're back to fiction again! Drop in with your lunch & join our discussion on a fun summer read: "Where'd You Go Bernadette?" by Maria Semple.

Beverages & a light dessert will be provided.
No registration necessary.
Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association
    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Paper Crafts with Lonie  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Please register. Limited seating.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Summer Series  
    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
   6:00 PM Yoga  
   

No experience necessary! Please bring a towel/yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited, register early! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Knitting Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   8:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bookworms & Wiggle Worms Book Club & Play Group  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

This month's title, "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this monthly book club for adults/play group for children. 

Adults will discuss this month's book while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. New members always welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM CookTalks: Small Batch Canning  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to safely and deliciously can using honey, maple, coconut sugar and other natural sweeteners with Marisa McClelllan.  She’ll show you how to make a small batch of honey-sweetened blueberry jam.  She’ll also demonstrate how to use the boiling water bath method for safe, shelf-stable preservation. Marisa McClellan is a food blogger, cookbook author, and canning teacher based in Center City Philadelphia.  Her books include Food in Jars, Preserving by the Pint, and Naturally Sweet Food in Jars. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   12:30 PM Afternoon Movie  
    Contact: Christine Crawford     ccrawfor@mcl.org
   
The Black Panther (2018). (Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o). Rated PG-13; 135 minutes.
A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technology advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world.  Now he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
   2:30 PM PowerPoint Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to create basic presentations, format text and insert images.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Excel Beginner  
    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 18 and up only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Improve Your English  
    Contact: Twin Circulation   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

   6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.  
   

Game Night (2018, R), Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler. A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. Runtime: 100 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classical Indian Dance Workshop: an introduction  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us in this introduction to the tradition of classical Indian dance.

We’ll learn a little history, see some clothing & instruments and then learn some simple steps before we’re done.

We’ll be led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Registration is required. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

 

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM African-American Author Spotlight -- Eric Jerome Dickey  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for our book group, which celebrates the contemporary African-American author. This month we'll discuss Eric Jerome Dickey’s Sleeping with Strangers and Walking with Enemies from the Gideon Series.

Registration requested.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Talk: Educated, by Tara Westover  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program   New program! We meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month. 

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Excel Intermediate  
    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 June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:05 PM  -  8:00 PM Pelvic Floor Disorders  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence, frequency, pelvic organ prolapse and constipation, are common conditions faced by both men and women. In many cases physical therapy can help improve quality of live. Join Fatima Shad, PT< DPT and Katrina Health, PT, DPT, both physical therapists specializing in pelvic wellness. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Powerpoint  
    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 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration period begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday July 13, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Make a Wine Bottle Tag  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

Join Lonie Leong in making a wine bottle tag and card to match. Wine bottle tag can be used for your next wine gift to family or friends for any occasion. Use your imagination to design your own tag and card. We provide materials. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Take a cool break at the library on a peaceful Friday afternoon – bring some knitting, coloring, quilting, or other relaxing craft, and share the company of other fellow craft enthusiasts. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snack.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    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
   3:30 PM Posture & Dance Exercises  
    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 July 14, 2018
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SCORE Princeton: Small Business Seminar  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library for our monthly small business themed seminar presented by SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses). Please call the library for this month’s presentation topic at 609-737-2610.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Yarnworks  
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation based on a self-realization experience called Kundalini awakening. 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.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bring five pages of a work-in-progress to discuss with other writers.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch

Monday July 16, 2018
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club: Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

These nine linked tales about people who overcome miserable childhoods, severe losses, disheartening marriages, and war trauma to experience moments of amazing grace offer comfort and reassurance. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   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.

No registration is required.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:30 AM Computer Basics: Open Lab  
   

If you want to learn how to operate a computer or use certain programs, come to our open computer lab for a stress-free experience. You’ll be able to work on a computer at your own pace and ask any questions you may have (this is not a formal course). Librarian Andrew will be there to guide you and provide information. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Investment Fraud  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

This presentation by Arlene Ferris-Waks with the New Jersey Bureau of Securities, will empower attendees to become safer investors and learn about ways to protect themselves against investment fraud. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Movie: 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Inspired by the true story of the Israeli rescue mission after the hijacking

and hostage-taking of Jewish passengers held in Entebbe, Uganda. Rated PG-13.  106 minutes. 

Preregistration preferred.  

This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM End of an Era: The Sinking of the Andrea Doria  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

A special two hour presentation by local maritime historian Michael Hyduk with new insights on what happened the night of July 26, 1956 when the Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm in a fog 50 miles off the coast of Nantucket. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Paint-a-Canvas-for adults!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

All participants will be instructed step-by-step to create your own piece of art in acrylics on canvas.

Everyone’s painting will be based on a similar design, but all will be unique. Open to all skill levels! All supplies provided.

Registration is required. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Adult craft - Plastic bag baskets  
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Upcycle plastic grocery bags by weaving them into a small basket.  All materials will be provided.  For ages 13 and up.

Registration is suggested.

    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
   7:00 PM NJ Native Plant Gardening  
   

Presented by Judith Robinson, co-founder of the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Learn how you can transform your property into a garden that is beautiful, supports our pollinators, and requires less maintenance by using choices of native flowers, bushes, ground covers, and trees. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The ABCs of DNA  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Walter Choroszewski shares his experience with DNA testing and teaches you how to discover the hidden treasures in your DNA. As a former science educator, Walter decodes the confusing science of DNA and translates it into common language. He compares genetic testing companies and shows you how to find your genetic relatives, biogeographical origins, and so much more! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Gardening Book Club *NEW*  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert. Green thumb not required.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: Transformation, by James Gunn  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Riley and Asha have traveled across the galaxy, found the Transcendental Machine, and been translated into something more than human. They’ve returned to Earth and won over the artificial intelligence which once tried to destroy the Transcendental Machine. Now they must save the fringes of the Federation. Next sci-fi book title is All the Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Senior Moving Workshop  
    Contact: Twin Circulation   609-443-1880   
   

The idea of downsizing and moving can feel extremely overwhelming. 

This informative workshop will cover topics such as:  where to start, what to do with all your possessions,

and who will handle the actual move.  Participants will leave with concrete,

actionable information to feel in control and less stressed. 

Presented by Olga St. Pierre of Keller Williams Real Estate. 

Preregistration required.

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness for Depression & Anxiety  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

There are moments in life that are trying, painful and difficult to endure, leaving us with feelings of anxiety and depression. Practicing mindfulness can teach you to turn these challenging emotions into sources of strength. Join Julie Sprotzer, LSW, primary therapist with Princeton House Behavioral Health Women's Program-Eatontown, and learn how to identify and improve your ability to cope with anxiety and depression.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Adult Craft -- Wind Spirals  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for this month’s Adult Craft. Materials will be provided.

Registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Excel Advanced  
    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 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Word Advanced  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

Resize and reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects, and insert symbols. Learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word Intermediate functions is required. Signup for adults 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Adult Craft Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Make a plastic bag dispenser out of vintage fabric. Limited space. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Publisher  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

Create documents with an emphasis on design, such as calendars, flyers, greeting cards, resumes, and advertisements. Work with pages, text, text boxes, and pictures. This class is for Publisher beginners and intermediate users who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Short of It -- Doris Lessing  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Doris Lessing and her short stories, “Through the Tunnel,” “Debbie and Julie,” and “No Witchcraft for Sale.”

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM College Financial Aid Workshop  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Kevin Simme of College Funding Alternatives will walk you through how the admissions and financial aid processes work and how to maximize your financial aid package. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Knitting Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Medical Marijuana in New Jersey; Who Can Use It? How Do You Get It?  
   

Presented by Ken Wolski, RN from the Coalition for Medical Marijuana of NJ. Do you, or does a loved one, qualify for medical marijuana in New Jersey? Come learn all about this important alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Come with questions! Ken has worked as a registered nurse for the past 42 years.  His clinical experience includes professional employment in psychiatric hospitals, community hospitals, university hospitals, public health, and the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   8:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:30 AM Drum Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Join musician and teacher Jaclyn DiLouie of Mercer ARC to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required! Drums and instruments provided or feel free to bring your own. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Excel Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to input data and format spreadsheets for everyday tasks.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM Crochet Corner  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Improve Your English  
    Contact: Twin Circulation   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

   6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.  
   

The 15:17 to Paris (2018, PG-13), with Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone. Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Runtime: 94 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

 

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Jazz, Pop & Rock: The New Jersey Connection  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   (609)259-2150   
   

From Sinatra to the Shirelles to Springsteen, from Count Basie to the Four Seasons, New Jersey has had a significant impact on jazz, pop, and rock! Learn about our state’s contributions to 20th century American music. Presented by Walter Choroszewski, author, lecturer, and state pride advocate.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Shingle Me Out  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Almost one out of three people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime with your risk increasing as you age. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles.  However, you can protect yourself against this painful virus.  Join Aubrie J. Nagy, MD, FACP, board certified in internal medicine as she discusses what causes shingles and how to reduce your risk of developing it. Dr. Nagy is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after June 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.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:05 PM  -  8:00 PM Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

If you like exciting, foot-stomping, hand-clapping music, come hear the Ed Goldberg Band returns playing their traditional Klezmer & International melodies. The music is upbeat, with lots of energy!  Limited seating. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday July 20, 2018
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us to have a professional author’s photo taken for your press packet. Registration required.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Mrs. Ali a foreigner?

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Take a cool break at the library on a peaceful Friday afternoon – bring some knitting, coloring, quilting, or other relaxing craft, and share the company of other fellow craft enthusiasts. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snack.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: La La Land  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.Musical about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams. PG-13. 128 minutes. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Skin Cancer Screening  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

A nurse from St. Peter’s University Hospital will perform the private screening. On or after June 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    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
   3:30 PM Posture & Dance Exercises  
    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
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer Series  
    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 July 21, 2018
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wii Bowling  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program    NEW PROGRAM!!!

Join us for fun, exercise, and refreshments with bowling using the Nintendo Wii console. All adults are welcome. No previous experience necessary. Librarian and Wii enthusiast Dennis Beebe will be available to help newcomers. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after June 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.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for the Active Aging  
   

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. Registration begins June 11. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:30 AM Windows 10: Your Questions Answered  
   

Windows 10 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. It provides a new interface and features designed to simplify your connected experience. If you have any questions or if you'd just like to learn more about this software, sign up for a session today. There are no wrong questions! Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Beatriz at Dinner (2017)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A Mexican holistic medicine practitioner is stranded at a client's house and becomes a somewhat unwilling guest at a snooty dinner party that evening. 83 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

The group will be discussing The Loyal Son by Daniel Mark Epstein. No registration. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Eating Healthy on a Budget  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Tips on how to buy fruits and vegetables at a low cost, how to plan home meals and save money on food commonly consumed at home. Presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.  Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Grounds for Sculpture Visits the Ewing Branch Library  
   

Presented by Grounds for Sculpture Executive Director Gary Garrido Schnieder. Grounds for Sculpture passes are always in demand at the Ewing Branch Library. Join us for a presentation on the past and future of this fascinating park and museum. Along with an overview that includes historical photos, Mr. Garrido will provide insight into future projects at Grounds for Sculpture. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Off the Page  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Fragrance of Wellness: Intro to Essential Oils  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program    

For thousands of years, essential oils have been used to enhance lives as beauty aids and dietary supplements, and to support spiritual and religious practices. These powerful plant extracts are a path to the lifelong wellness we are committed to helping you discover. Learn the various grades, what to use, and what not to use. Experience essential oils that enhance learning, support the body and mind, and clean the environment.

Nancy Orlen Weber, RN, is a certified clinical aromatherapist and medical intuitive in private practice since 1975. Gifted with psychic abilities, she has received two badges for her work with law enforcement and is seen on eighteen documentaries as a psychic detective.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Word Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   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.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Essential Oils 101  
   

Presented Andrea Carroll, massage therapist. What are essential oils and how do you use them? Find out how essential oils in your home can benefit your life! Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that provides huge health benefits to people of all ages and all physical capabilities.  Instructor Gang Huang, PhD (chemistry) will share with the audience some general knowledge about Tai Chi and will offer participants ample opportunities to follow along with him as he demonstrates movements.

Dr. Huang has learned and practiced Tai Chi for many years under the guidance of Grand Masters Yang Jun, Chen Zhenglei, and Chen Yu in China and has been teaching Tai Chi since 2015. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  7:25 PM Blood Drive  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Baby Driver  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. Rated R, 113 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Classic Movie Matinée: Rear Window (1954)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window,

and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. 

Rated PG.  112 minutes.  Ages 15 and up.  Preregistration preferred.  

This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Summer Series  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Baby Driver  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. Rated R, 113 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM College Admissions and Financial Aid Workshop  
   

Presented by author and nationally known expert Kevin Simme and James Gindhart from College Funding Alternatives, Inc. Learn why picking the right college matters. Find out what the financial aid officers do not want you to know! Discover how to receive all the money you are entitled to, what the ill-advised “prior-prior’ year means to your family and how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes most families make! Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

The group will be discussing Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   8:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday July 26, 2018
   10:00 AM Quilting Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Excel Beginner  
    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 18 and over only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- All the Money in the World  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. Starring Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, and Mark Wahlberg.  Rated R; 132 minutes.



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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate  
    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 18 and over only. Space is limited, so please sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Powerpoint  
    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 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration period begins June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Improve Your English  
    Contact: Twin Circulation   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

   6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.  
   

The Commuter (2018, PG-13), with Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Runtime: 105 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

 

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday July 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Effective Doctor Visits  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This presentation walks participants through the steps that should be taken in preparation for doctor visits, as well as what to cover in the time spent with the doctor. By preparing and using the simple tools provided, the visit can flow smoothly and the patient will walk away feeling "heard". Post-visit responsibilities and the "contract" that was made with the practitioner will also be covered. Participants will acquire practical tools to help break the communication barrier between patient and physician. Presented by Michael Salas, an experienced community health representative at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Registration requested.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Blood sugar screenings and effective doctor visits  
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Representatives from Horizon BCBS will be here to provide blood sugar screenings from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, followed immediately by a presentation on having effective doctor visits.

Registration is suggested but not required.

    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
   1:00 PM Foreign Film: Loveless (2017, R)  
   

With Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin and Matvey Novikov. Best Foreign Language Film of the Year nominee. A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Runtime: 127 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Take a cool break at the library on a peaceful Friday afternoon – bring some knitting, coloring, quilting, or other relaxing craft, and share the company of other fellow craft enthusiasts. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snack.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie:The Greatest Showman  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Musical. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman. Rated PG. 105 minutes. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    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
   3:30 PM Posture & Dance Exercises  
    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 July 28, 2018
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

This guided meditation workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use breath to realize your full potential, 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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn simple and powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. Bring a mat or a towel. Instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.

Registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn simple and powerful yoga postures to improvestability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Bring a mat or large towel. English instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bring five pages of a work-in-progress to discuss with other writers.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Spirituality Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Aficionados – Golden Kamuy  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us as we watch the first three episodes of this year’s historical adventure, Golden Kamuy.

Plot Summary: In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush on the wild frontier of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. (Source: Anime News Network)

Please Note: Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Films are for an adult and older teen audience and June include adult (rating of 17+) content.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday July 30, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Practicing mindfulness; experiencing the present moment without judgment; can help you manage stress and improve your quality of life. Attend this informative session led by Carolyn Schindewolf, Health Educator with Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness, to learn how mindfulness can help reduce or stop brain chatter and habitual reactions, improve mood and energy, increase focus and mental clarity, and deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of life.

Registration requested.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:30 AM Learn Languages Through MCL Databases  
   

The Mercer County Library System offers language learning programs through our online databases. Join Librarian Andrew for an instructional on accessing Rosetta Stone, Mango Languages, and Pronounciator. These databases are FREE for all MCL card holders and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Feel free to ask any technical questions!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM Monday Night Book Group: Down the Nile:Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat,

even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way.  

Join us for our monthly meeting.

Preregistration preferred.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Protecting Yourself from the Sun  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Local pharmacist Harshav Raval will discuss what to look for in a sunscreen, the difference between waterproof and water resistant sunscreens; learn about types of ultraviolet rays, what SPF means and how to apply correctly. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

(Continued from June)

This saga follows the fates of five interrelated families—American , German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Craft: Upcycling at the Library-Accordion Book Organizer  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use an old book and its pages to make a cool new organizer.

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Immigration Legal Clinic  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   2:00 PM Paper Crafts with Lonie  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Monday August 6, 2018
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   7:00 PM Allergies and Asthma  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   (609)259-2150   
   

Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments of common allergy disorders in this informative program led by Neeti Gupta, MD, board certified in allergy and immunology. Dr. Gupta is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Monday August 13, 2018
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday August 16, 2018
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.  Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockewell. 
Rated R; 115 minutes, 2017.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Antiques Appraisals  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   (609)259-2150   
   

Have your “treasures” evaluated! Bring in up to two items – coins, jewelry, toys, etc. - and an experienced appraiser will examine them and discuss them with the class.  Presented by Tom Petrino of Time Traveler Antiques and Appraisals, acting appraiser for the New Jersey State Treasury.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday August 17, 2018
   10:30 AM Drum & Percussion Circle  
    Contact:    6094480957   
   

Join musician and teacher Jaclyn DiLouie of Mercer ARC to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required! Drums and instruments provided or feel free to bring your own. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Monday August 20, 2018
   10:00 AM Heartfulness Meditation  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

First of two practical sessions on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Experience simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques. Reduces stress, calms your mind and improves your quality of life. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday August 21, 2018
   7:00 PM New York Skyscrapers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   (609)259-2150   
   

Do you know the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers? With original photographs and historic images, author, lecturer, and photographer Kevin Woyce discusses the 1890 New York World building, Woolworth, Chrysler, Empire State buildings and more.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Monday August 27, 2018
   10:00 AM Heartfulness Meditation  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Second of two practical sessions on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Experience simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques. Reduces stress, calms your mind and improves your quality of life. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday August 29, 2018
   7:00 PM Writing your College Application Essay  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   (609)259-2150   
   

What makes a college essay stand out from the rest? Discover how to choose a compelling topic, writing tips, and grammar pitfalls to avoid during this essay workshop. To get you started a short writing session will be provided. Presented by Amy Stern, professional editor and former journalist.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Saturday September 1, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday September 2, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday September 3, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday October 8, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Tuesday November 6, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day  
   

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.


Monday November 12, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed  
   

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 22, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday November 23, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving  
   

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.


Monday December 24, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Tuesday December 25, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday December 31, 2018
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Tuesday January 1, 2019
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday January 21, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day  
   

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.


Monday February 18, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday April 19, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday April 21, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday May 25, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday May 26, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday May 27, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Thursday July 4, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday August 31, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday September 1, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday September 2, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday October 14, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Tuesday November 5, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day  
   

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.


Monday November 11, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day  
   

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 28, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday November 29, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving  
   

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 December 24, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Wednesday December 25, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas  
   

All branches are closed.


Tuesday December 31, 2019
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Wednesday January 1, 2020
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Thursday December 31, 2020
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Weather Closure  
   

Due to the inclement weather, all branches of the Mercer County Library System are closing at 4:00pm today and all events are cancelled, please check our website and/or catalog for updates regarding due dates and other important announcements.


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Today is  Friday June 22, 2018

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