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Monday March 27, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Super Tax Day  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $64,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Schedule an appointment in person or by phone. Space is limited.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM East Windsor in Three Centuries  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Robert W. Craig has been studying the history of East Windsor for five decades and has written extensively for the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society. He is both a professional historian and an architectural historian, and has worked in the historic preservation field since 1975. Please join us in learning more about the history of our township. Please register.

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

Read and enact a part in the plays previously read around a table at "Off the Page" Get direction from Marty Kushner, Equity member, director and actor. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club Planning Meeting & Pizza Party  
    Contact: Liz   (609) 448-1474   
   

Children in Grades 3-5 and their parents are invited to the first meeting of the "Tween-Parent Book Club." We will outline the program and discuss some great books we've read while enjoying pizza.

All participants must register to ensure enough pizza is ordered.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Longbourn, by Jo Baker  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

The principal characters in this novel are the servants in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. The arrival of a mysterious new footman threatens to completely, perhaps irrevocably, upend the orderly realm of the servants' hall.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Class and Waiting List are full.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Craft: Popsicle Stick Plant Hanger  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use popsicle sticks and twine to make a creative hanging holder for a potted plant,

just in time for spring.  

Space is limited; registration is required

 

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   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 reigstration required.

    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  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

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

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

1984 by George Orwell.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM Adult/Child CPR  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking. Designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who do not need a course completion card. Presented by Princeton Healthcare. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Southside with You (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Young Chicago lawyers Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) spend a sweltering summer afternoon visiting the art museum, eating lunch together, watching Do The Right Thing, getting some ice cream and sharing a first kiss in this dramatization of the President and First Lady's fateful first date.  I hr, 24 mins. Rated PG-13.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Infant CPR  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to perform CPR and how to help an infant who is choking. Designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who do not need a course completion card. Presented by Princeton Healthcare. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Winter-Spring 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. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM African-American Literature Reading Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join the African American Literature Reading Circle, along with librarian Ann Kerr and Karen Siracusa, to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the March meeting, we will be discussing “Black Boy (American Hunger): a record of childhood and youth” by Richard Wright. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family & Friends-Infant-CPR Training  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

Provided by the Princeton Healthcare System.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Southside with You (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Young Chicago lawyers Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) spend a sweltering summer afternoon visiting the art museum, eating lunch together, watching Do The Right Thing, getting some ice cream and sharing a first kiss in this dramatization of the President and First Lady's fateful first date.  I hr, 24 mins. Rated PG-13.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Jewish New York  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

New York tour director Marty Schneit details how Jewish America started in New York.   Marty will talk about the Brownsville Girls, Shearith Israel, Temple Emanuel, Jews of Brighton Beach, the Andrew Freedman House, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Rebbe Schneerson, Washington Heights (Frankfurt on the Hudson), Zabars, the egg cream and Henny Youngman. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff     
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will teach you simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family & Friends-Adult & Child-CPR Training  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

Provided by the Princeton Healthcare System.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday March 30, 2017
   10:15 AM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen 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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ebay Basics  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basic components of buying and selling on this popular e-commerce website including how to set up an account. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Anne and Charles Lindbergh—Couple for an Age (Part 2)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Local East Amwell historian and author Jim Davidson continues his talk on the lives of Anne and Charles Lindbergh, while traversing the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the ransom payment, the discovery of the body, the arrest of Bruno Hauptmann, and the subsequent Trial of the Century—followed by an in-depth discussion of the couple's post-trial lives. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Author Talk: David Price  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Lawrenceville resident and Historical Interpreter at Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing Historic Park David Price will present his book “RESCUING THE REVOLUTION: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence.” Copies of his book will be available through the Friends of the Lawrence Library for sale and signing. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Everyday English  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Windows 10: Your Questions Answered  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM American Heart Association Adult/Child Family and Friends CPR  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

The Family & Friends CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) program teaches you how to perform CPR on adults or children (over 1 year of age) and how to help an adult or child who is choking. This is a "lay rescuer" class, that is, a participation course designed for members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. The class includes information on cardiac disease and stroke and teaches basic CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. 

The community is the first link in the chain of survival. They are the first to witness an incident and contact emergency medical services. This course teaches bystanders what to do in the first few critical moments until someone arrives; it is not a certification course.

This course is a presentation from Princeton HealthCare System.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday March 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Bridget Jones's Baby (R)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey. Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. Runtime: 123 min.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: The Light Between Oceans  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The Light Between Oceans (2016) (Rachel Weisz) Rated PG-13; 130 minutes

A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, all of a sudden finds a baby from an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own.

No registration.

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

Join us as we start a new program at West Windsor Library. 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 February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:30 PM Adult & Child CPR  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The Family & Friends CPR program of Princeton Healthcare System teaches you how to perform CPR on adults or children, and how to help an adult or child who is choking. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.  Registration required.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday April 1, 2017
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM CPR - Adult & Child  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Free American Heart Association CPR participation class (not for certification).  This class provides information on cardiac disease, stroke and teaches basic CPR and Heimlich maneuver.  The community is the first link in the chain of survival.  They are the first to witness an incident and activate the EMS.  This course teaches them what to do in the first few critical moments until someone arrives.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clase de la Computadora en Español  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Hay que registrarse en persona o por teléfono: (609) 448-1474.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM CPR - Infant  
    Contact: Kristin Cooper Rainey   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Free American Heart Association CPR participation class (not for certification).  This class provides information on cardiac disease, stroke and teaches basic CPR and Heimlich maneuver.  The community is the first link in the chain of survival.  They are the first to witness an incident and activate the EMS.  This course teaches them what to do in the first few critical moments until someone arrives.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Finding Your Roots - Genealogy Program  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Join Bill Green to learn about researching your family history using tools such as Ancestry.com.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:05 PM Hidden Treasures of the Lawrence Library Walking Tour  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Come join us for an in-depth tour that explores the library’s fantastic resources. We will reveal curiosities found in the collection both on the shelves and virtually, while getting some exercise! Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday April 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Racial Literacy Series  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Attend a Racial Literacy panel discussion. The panel will include Tennille Haynes (director, Princeton University Fields Center), Joyce Trotman-Jordan (retired WW-P School counselor), Amman Seehra, Esq (Founder of One Project), and Nav the Poet (spoken word artist). Nav the Poet will also give a slam poetry performance.

If you cannot make it to the series in person, you can view the videos of Princeton Racial Literacy series presented by Dr. Ruha Benjamin that inspired this series at:

https://niotprinceton.org/racial-literacy/

Ruha Benjamin, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. The Princeton Racial Literacy series was presented in 2016 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Princeton Public Library, co-sponsored by Not in Our Town (Princeton) and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the library. 

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

If you have any questions about the series, please contact Kani Ilangovan at 609-529-2573.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Manchester by the Sea (2016, R), with Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. Runtime: 137 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday April 3, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM 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 required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Join us for some guided mediation during lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get through the rest of our day smoothly.

Facilitated by staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 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 required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family & Friends CPR-Adults and Children over 1 year  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn how to perform CPR and how to handle choking in adults and children over one year old. These courses are designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR, and who do not need a course completion card.  Presented by Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education & Outreach Program.   

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother Daughter Book Club (Ages 12+)  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 12 + and their mothers will discuss this month's book, Lock & Mori by Heather Petty - a modern day twist on Sherlock Holmes.

Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Tuesday April 4, 2017
   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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: 600 Miles  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Rated R; Spanish; 85 minutes

A weapons runner for a Mexican cartel kidnaps an ATF agent who was trying to catch him. He decides to take the agent to his bosses, but the two form an unusual bond during the long journey to their destination.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

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

 

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM UpCycling at the Library: T-Shirt Kitchen Apron  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use an old t-shirt and remodel it into a useful kitchen apron.  

Space is limited; registration is 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  -  8:00 PM Family & Friends CPR-Infants up to 1 year  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn how to perform CPR and how to handle choking in infants up to one year old. These courses are designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR, and who do not need a course completion card.  Presented by Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education & Outreach Program.   

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Travel & Entertainment Club  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Use this planning meeting to brainstorm about day trips as well as weekend getaways. Perhaps you’ll start with a local play at Kelsey or McCarter Theater. As the better weather rolls in, take in a Broadway play and dine at the Playwright Celtic Pub. Attendees plan and execute the trips. The sky’s the limit! Bring along a hot beverage and enjoy a Liverpool tart or fig Newton at the planning meeting.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Winter-Spring 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. "As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Many Faces of Ego Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

It’s our ego that cause us sorrow. Join Leena in this interactive workshop as we learn to recognize the many faces of ego and develop new techniques to counteract its effects on our peace of mind.

Presented by staff member Leena Iyengar, a 9 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 suggested. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown 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

Thursday April 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Meets every Thursday. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Jason Bourne  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Rated PG-13; 123 minutes 

Jason Bourne, the CIA’s most dangerous former operative, now remembers who he truly is and comes out of hiding to uncover more hidden truths about his past.

"[This movie] has a weight that outclasses nearly every other big action movie around." --Associated Press

"This tense, propulsive motion picture is a model of what mainstream entertainment can be like when everything goes right." --Los Angeles Times "

"Jason Bourne is the best action thriller of the year so far, with a half dozen terrific chase sequences and fight scenes …" --Chicago Sun-Times

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Queen of Katwe  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program.  Starring Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and Madina Nalwanga  Rated PG; 124 minutes (2016).
 

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Twitter  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn what Twitter is and how you can use it to share your thoughts with the world –

140 characters at a time! Keep up with friends, favorite businesses, celebrities,

and even politicians through social media.

A valid email account is required.

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    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 Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Schneider vs. Bax (Netherlands, 2015)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. Mertens insists that it is an important matter. 96 min. Not rated. Dutch with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Anyone can Garden  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Do you think gardening isn’t for you because you are physically limited, your garden is too tiny, or your soil is contaminated? Come and discover why gardening is for everyone!  Learn about specialized products, ergonomic tools, ways to make yard work easier, and how to garden using containers and hanging baskets.  Presented by Barbara J. Bromley, Mercer County Horticulturist.   

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Everyday English  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Infant CPR  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on infants, and how to help an infant who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger. This course is designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

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 March 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday April 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Talk with Andrew  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Bring in your smart phones, tablets, laptops, and any questions you have for our resident techie, reference librarian Andrew. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM Oscar Friday  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The Lobster (2015, R, 119 min.), with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Jessica Barden.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM First Film Fridays  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort. The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-winning Best Song (I've Had the) Time of My Life. PG-13, 1 hr 40 mins

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

Join us as we start a new program at West Windsor Library. 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 March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM CANCELED - Drum Circle: Winter – Spring 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 April 8, 2017
   10:00 AM Take the Emotions out of Eating  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about emotional eating, its triggers, and its consequences. Discover the tools you can use to counter emotional eating, including yoga and meditation. This program will include a Q&A. Presented by Patti Heenan, MA, LPC, SAC of Brave Lotus Healing.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clase de la Computadora en Español  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Hay que registrarse en persona o por teléfono: (609) 448-1474.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Browse through thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs! Proceeds are used to purchase materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM SCORE Small Business Presentation  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Presentation by SCORE Small Business Advisors - topic TBD

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

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

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realization (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.

We ask that you register, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 9, 2017
   2:00 PM Barging Ahead: Channeling Songs of the Delaware & Raritan Canal  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The Lawrence Historical Society and The Friends of the Lawrence Library are co-sponsoring a concert by Westminster Choir College students, who will be performing songs related to the Canal and the time period of its heyday.  Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Hacksaw Ridge (2016, R), with Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey. WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Runtime: 139 min. 

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Memory & the Brain  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

 

We tend to take memory for granted, but when we consider it, our ability to remember is amazing! We can retrieve thousands of events from our lives in vivid detail. How do we manage to do this, and how can we do a better job of remembering? In this talk, Dr. Ken Norman, principal investigator at Princeton Computation Memory Lab, will give an overview of how memory works in the brain, explain why we forget, and instruct how we can improve memory performance. He will also discuss some current research directions.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday April 10, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Word Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word. 

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   9:35 AM Coupon Swap  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

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

Coupons will also be available all month under our magazine collection!

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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 March 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM 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 required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Join us for some guided mediation during lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get through the rest of our day smoothly.

Facilitated by staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 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 required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: The Light Between Oceans (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

An Australian World War I veteran (Michael Fassbender) takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island. He meets his future wife (Alicia Vikander) at the nearest coastal town, and the two begin their new life alone at the lighthouse. Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own. 132 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cards & Games  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This program was created for people of all playing levels—yes, even beginners! Play hearts, spades, gin, Sequence, or Scrabble. Let us know if you have other favorites. All are welcome. Snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Senior Book Club  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. 

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga with Bob  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, ACE-certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, and strength. Come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Heartful Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Learn simple, yet effective, guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress, calm your mind and improve the quality of your life. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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

Tuesday April 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Hatha Yoga  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy & vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health.  Please bring a mat or large towel. Suitable for all levels. Led by Anu Puri. Please register.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Nail Polish Mug Art  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Make a personalized marbled mug with nail polish.  

Space is limited; registration is 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  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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 only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins March 22nd.

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

Work with tabs, groups, and the Office Ribbon. Use tools within groups to cut, copy, and paste; format text; add bullets or numbers; set margins; and insert graphics. Registration will begin on March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Word for Intermediates  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Word Intermediate  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

Explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. Learn to incorporate text boxes, WordArt, and tables into the document. View the finished product in various layouts, Proficiency with basic Word functions is required. Registration begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM The Marconi Revolution  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Born in Bologna, Italy, in 1874,Guglielmo Marconi was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor credited with the groundbreaking work necessary for all future radio technology. Through his experiments in wireless telegraphy, Marconi developed the first effective system of radio communication. Marconi was a businessman as well as an inventor. He utilized his knowledge of business to make wireless technology a commercial success in New Jersey. Local historian Michael Hyduk will talk about Marconi and his impact. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Residential Home Buying & Selling: Session #3: Home Inspection Considerations  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Lisa Weil, Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, will discuss several aspects of home inspections related to buying and selling your home. Key discussion points will include:

  • the value of a prelisting home inspection
  • what to expect in a 2017 inspection
  • hot topics when selling or buying a home

 The guest speaker is Carlo Vitale, of Vitale Home Inspection.  

 

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday April 13, 2017
   11:00 AM CookTalks: Tea Master Glenn Sodo Swann  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for an introduction to the world of Camellia Sinensis, or tea. We will go over the major types of tea, growing regions, how to properly prepare them, as well as explore some of the history and cultural importance of tea. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sexual Violence: It's Not About Sex  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

The presentation, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will explain what sexual assault is, the dynamics and effects of sexual violence, and the importance of consent.

In addition, the presentation will examine the unspoken messages sent to those who have been sexually assaulted and how to stop blaming the victim and look to the perpetrator for accountability.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Dealing with Dizziness & Vertigo  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

 Any number of things can cause dizziness, but when the condition begins to limit your ability to function, finding relief becomes extremely important. Linda Lucuski, MPT, Cert. MDT, Rehabilitation Director and Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro's Outpatient Rehabilitation Network, will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the inner ear, common causes of dizziness, vertigo and loss of balance and how vestibular rehabilitation can help. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM New Jersey Publishers Who Make a Difference  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This panel discussion with NJ editors and event coordinators will be of special interest to poets and writers who seek publishing opportunities and venues. Come meet Diane Lockward of Terrapin Books; Mike Northen of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability and Poetry; Denise La Neve and Paul Nash – hosts of the popular North Jersey Literary Reading Series in Teaneck, NJ, who recently published Meta-Land: poets of the Palisades II. There will be 20-25 minutes allotted time per panelist and their contributors, followed by a question & answer session. The event will be moderated by Therese Halscheid – author of Frozen Latitudes and other poetry collections. A book purchase and signing is possible through the Friends of the Lawrence Library. Registration is suggested. All are welcome. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will teach you simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Salud Mental, en Español  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Este programa esta diseñado para apoyar a los miembros de la familìa.

Hay que registrarse en persona o por teléfono: (609) 448-1474.

 

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Friday April 14, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday April 15, 2017
   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. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn simple & powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Bring a mat or large towel. Instructor, Aruna, is a trained Isha facilitator.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Autism and Activity - The Benefits of Exercise for Individuals with Special Needs  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Shannon Schafer, owner of Schafer Sports Center, located on Graphics Drive in Ewing, will share her experiences of working with children on the Autism Spectrum.  She will discuss the importance, as well as the benefits, of exercise and gross motor activity for individuals with special needs.  Shannon will provide information regarding the gymnastics and swim programs offered to the community at the brand new sports activity center. 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realization (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.

We ask that you register, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

 

    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. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 16, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday April 17, 2017
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club: A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The history of the Whitshanks, a Baltimore clan, is told through several generations in this sensitive and empathetic novel where lives unfold in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM 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 required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Join us for some guided mediation during lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get through the rest of our day smoothly.

Facilitated by staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 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 required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM Autism: What to Do After the Diagnosis  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The diagnosis of autism often comes without guidance or direction. This workshop will provide parents with information about the critical issues they may face throughout their child's life. Parents will also be provided with a list of public agencies, professionals and other resources to guide them during this difficult time. Led by Nina Finkler, M. ED, LDT/C, BCBA. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga with Bob  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, ACE-certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, and strength. Come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 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

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   10:00 AM Hatha Yoga  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy & vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health.  Please bring a mat or large towel. Suitable for all levels. Led by Anu Puri. Please register.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Create a Red-Hot Resume  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM Movie: Up  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Animated feature. Carl Fredericksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal and part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meet fantastic friends. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for. Rated PG. 96 minutes. No registration.

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

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  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Angelo E. Volandes, MD, is a physician, writer, and patients’ rights advocate. He practices internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is on faculty at Harvard Medical School, and is the author of The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care. Dr. Volandes will talk about his book and how people can empower themselves to get the right medical care at the right time and on their terms. Light refreshments will be served.

The West Windsor Library Branch is sponsoring this event in collaboration with the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, whose Mayors Wellness Campaign runs a program called "Conversation of Your Life." The goal of Conversation of Your Life is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue to let individuals’ friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning. Conversation of Your Life is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. To learn more visit: www.njhcqi.org/COYL and www.angelovolandes.com.  

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Guided Meditation and Gentle Stretching  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Participate in a half-hour guided meditation session to relieve daily stress and anxiety,

followed by gentle stretching to help relieve your body’s tension. 

Please bring an exercise/yoga mat or a large towel as portions of the program

will take place on the floor.  

Preregistration required; space is limited.  

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: The Long Afternoon of Earth, by Brian Aldiss  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Earth has stopped turning - half in light, half in darkness. Humans struggle to survive, as vegetation spreads, devouring all animal life in its path! Next sci-fi book club title is: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Travel & Entertainment Club  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Use this planning meeting to brainstorm about day trips as well as weekend getaways. Perhaps you’ll start with a local play at Kelsey or McCarter Theater. As the better weather rolls in, take in a Broadway play and dine at the Playwright Celtic Pub. Attendees plan and execute the trips. The sky’s the limit! Bring along a hot beverage and enjoy a Liverpool tart or fig Newton at the planning meeting.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Craft - Geometrical Decoupage Spring Vases  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library to create a brightly colored vase that is perfect for spring using an easy decoupage method.  Please register at www.mcl.org or call the library.

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Information Table  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

CASA of Mercer & Burlington Counties is a non-profit organization committed to speaking up in court for the best interests of children who have been removed from their families and placed in the foster care system. Adult volunteers are needed to ensure the well-being of these children.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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 only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Getting into the Right Mindset for Exercise  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to correctly set your fitness goals; how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals and why most people fail in reaching their goals. Presented by Ajani Malik, owner of Snap Fitness. 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  -  8:00 PM Autism Basics: Diagnosis, Interventions and Resources  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This information session provides an overview of the signs of autism, diagnostic evaluations, clinical assessments and interventions for the management of symptoms, community resources and accessibility. Presented by Sarah Rudolph, a Neurosciences Nurse Practitioner Fellow, and Victoria Pena-Cardinali, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, both from Capital Institute for Neurosciences.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell 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 March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM QuickBooks in the Cloud  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This workshop provides basic training in the use of QuickBooks accounting software in the cloud. Through a lecture and demonstration format, you’ll get an overview of how to effectively use QuickBooks from the perspective of a small business owner. We will approach the subject as a sales process, including how to track customers, sales, income, expenses, deposits, and payments.

This is an interactive session, and participants are encouraged to bring a fully charged laptop with QuickBooks Online downloaded via a free 30-day trial from www.intuit.com to get hands-on experience during class. We will be using the Essentials version in class, but you can compare various versions at http://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/compare/ to select the most appropriate one for your business.

Presenter Bala Subramanian, PhD, is a highly experienced management consultant with versatile business background, teaching and managing diverse and complex technologies in business and industry. He is the owner/CEO of Synergism, Inc., and previously was associate professor of Business Information Systems at DeVry University.  

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 to register.

    Location: West Windsor 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 only. Space is limited. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM An Introduction to MCL's Virtual Branch  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to access our collection of digital movies, music, magazines, books,

and more with eLibraryNJ, hoopla, Flipster, and Freegal.

 

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Arrival  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

A science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. A linguist and a theoretical physicist must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to determine whether they pose a threat to humanity. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker  Rated PG-13; 116 minutes (2016).

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 only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    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
   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 only. Space is limited. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Classical Indian Dance Demonstration  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Students from The Shishya School of Performing Arts, Lawrenceville, will perform classical Indian dances. The School is a local performing arts school specializing in educating children and adults in Indian classical arts, especially dance. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Heartful Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Learn simple, yet effective, guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress, calm your mind and improve the quality of your life. Please register. 

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

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Injury Prevention in Young Athletes  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

Parents of young athletes will appreciate this lecture presented by Gauri Sabnis, PT, MS, OCS, cert MDT, of Synergex Physical Therapy. Gauri will talk about injury prevention and describe several exercises to help reduce the incidence of injury in children (especially those in elementary and middle school).

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday April 21, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop with author Emily Eckart  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Famous for her deft hand at writing crime fiction, Emily Eckart will share some tips for producing pulse pounding, edge-of-your-seat prose. Her book Pale Hearts has been called “a stunning first book.” Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Nature, Potomac Review and elsewhereRegistration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Resume Review  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Infant/Toddler Health Talk & Open Play  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Caregivers of infants & toddlers will learn about nutrition and feeding for young children from health educator, Lessley Chiriboga, while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:00 PM Oscar Friday  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Elle (2016, R, 130 min.), with Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte and Anne Consigny.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Denial  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Denial (2016); (Rachel Weisz). Rated PG-13; 111 minutes

When Deborah Lipstadt speaks out against Holocaust denier David Irving over his falsification of history, she discovers that the stakes are higher than ever in the battle for historical truth. Now faced with a libel lawsuit in British court, Lipstadt and her attorney have the heavy burden of proving that the Holocaust actually happened, in a riveting legal fight with stunning consequences. No registration.

 

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

Join us as we start a new program at West Windsor Library. 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 March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

    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 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 April 22, 2017
   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. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Résumé Review  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Need someone to look over your résumé and give you tips for improvement?  

Call the branch at 609-443-1880 to make an appointment for a 30-minute one-on-one session.

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

 

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 suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Celebrate Earth Day - Make a Seed Bomb!  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

In honor of Earth Day, learn how to make seed bombs using local wildflowers to beautify your garden.  Please register online or call the library at 609-737-2610.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Trashed Art Reception  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A reception will be held to honor the winners and the participants of the eighth annual Trashed Art Contest. The public is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games & Cocoa  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   609.737.2610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

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

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

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realization (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.

We ask that you register, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 23, 2017
   2:00 PM Movie: Loving  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Loving (2016); (Ruth Negga; Joel Edgerton). Rated PG-13; 123 minutes

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. No registration.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Arrival (2016, PG-13), with Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. Runtime: 116 min. 

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Poetry Month Reading  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Judy Michaels, recipient of the 2015 New Jersey Poets Prize, and Lois Marie Harrod, who has published 16 poetry collections, will join young poets from local schools in reading their poetry. Light refreshments will be served.

Please note the special Sunday scheduling.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday April 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM 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 required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Join us for some guided mediation during lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get through the rest of our day smoothly.

Facilitated by staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 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 required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cards & Games  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This program was created for people of all playing levels—yes, even beginners! Play hearts, spades, gin, Sequence, or Scrabble. Let us know if you have other favorites. All are welcome. Snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM On the Stage  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Read and enact a part in the plays we previously read around a table at "Off the Page" Get direction from Marty Kushner, Equity member, director and actor. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: The Razor’s Edge, by Somerset Maugham  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Larry Darrell, a World War I veteran haunted by his memories of the war, abandons his easy life for first Paris and then a Tibetan monastery.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   10:00 AM Hatha Yoga  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy & vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health.  Please bring a mat or large towel. Led by Anu Puri. Suitable for all levels.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Magazine Strip Paper Art  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use strips of old magazine pages to make a decorative piece of paper art to hang on your wall.    

Space is limited; registration is 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   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 reigstration required.

    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  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

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

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

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults: The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A neurologist investigates the case of a young boy who has somehow repeatedly cheated death after the youth survives yet another near-fatal accident on his ninth birthday.  I hr, 48 mins. Rated R.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Yoga  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. 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.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM African-American Literature Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join the African American Literature Reading Circle to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the April meeting, we will be discussing The Street by Ann Petry. Refreshments served. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults: The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A neurologist investigates the case of a young boy who has somehow repeatedly cheated death after the youth survives yet another near-fatal accident on his ninth birthday.  I hr, 48 mins. Rated R.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Embroidery Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

If you enjoy hand embroidery and want to meet up with other enthusiasts, come and join us at the Embroidery Circle. Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft knowledge, ideas and project work, the Embroidery Circle is open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. We also encourage you to bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders.  No registration. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 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
   7:00 PM Yikes! What's Happening to my Body? for Girls  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Girls between 9 and 12 years old and their parent/guardian are invited to a relaxed and informative discussion about the physical, intellectual, and emotional changes that come with entering the teen years.  Presented by Lisa Mathiasen, RN, in association with Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education & Outreach Program. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tax Diversification Seminar  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

How do taxes fit into your retirement planning? Learn how to reduce the effect taxes can have on your retirement income. Retirement isn’t what it used to be—especially with people living longer and spending more of their lives as retirees. With fewer companies offering pensions, and Social Security facing an uncertain future, the way we fund our retirement is changing, too. And tax rates? While they may be at historic lows now, there’s no telling where they’ll be in the future and how they’ll impact your retirement income. So how can you keep more of the savings you’ve worked a lifetime to enjoy? In this seminar, you’ll learn:

·         Why you should tax diversify your retirement portfolio

·         Where your retirement income may come from

·         What impact taxes can have on your retirement lifestyle

·         How nontraditional options can supplement your retirement income using permanent life insurance, while providing valuable life insurance protection during your working years

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing The Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday April 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Broadening your Knowledge of Investing  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Your financial goals are unique to you; your investment strategy should be, too.  Learn how to develop a strategy that meets your and your family’s goals, choose quality investments, diversify your portfolio, and invest for the long term. Presented by Ty Robinson, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, Robbinsville.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Heartful Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Learn simple, yet effective, guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress, calm your mind and improve the quality of your life. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jazz at the Library presented by HV Vineyards  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library and listen to some cool jazz with musicians from Hopewell Valley Vineyards.  Relax and enjoy this enjoyable free program.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday April 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir, by Wainaina Binyavan  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

In this memoir, Wainaina takes us through his school days, his mother's religious period, his failed attempt to study commerce in South Africa, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-700-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM Oscar Friday  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Moonlight (2016, R, 111 min.), with Mahershala Ali, Naomie harris and Shariff Earp.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Have You Had the Conversation? Planning for End of Life  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

It is critical to make your wishes known to others through advance care planning. The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute is sponsoring a community film screening and discussion of The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, to highlight the importance of discussing your end of life wishes with family, friends and your doctors.   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

Saturday April 29, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Love books? Love a bargain? Come to the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee’s book sale to pick up some gently-used books of all kinds.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   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. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clase de la Computadora en Español  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Hay que registrarse en persona o por teléfono: (609) 448-1474.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating a Kindling Box Demo by the A-Team from HV Vineyards  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come learn about the innovative projects created by the A-Team, a group of Autistic adults supported by Hopewell Valley Vineyards.  A-Team members will demonstrate how they create a kindling box out of upcycled wood chips provided by local tree service companies.  

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Cool Women Poetry Reading  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Hear Cool Women read their earthy poems in celebration of Earth Day and Poetry Month. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realization (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.

We ask that you register, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM 9th Annual One-Act PlayFest  
    Contact: James Damron   609-989-6920   jdamron@mcl.org
   

This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited to and registration is required online beginning Monday, April 10, 9:30 am.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   9:00 PM 9th Annual One-Act PlayFest  
    Contact: James Damron   609-989-6920   jdamron@mcl.org
   

This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited to and registration is required online beginning Monday, April 10, 9:30 am.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday April 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will teach you simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Collateral Beauty  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Collateral Beauty (2016); (Will Smith). Rated PG-13; 96 minutes

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. No registration. 

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Jackie (2016, R), with Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. Runtime: 100 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Harp Concert  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Back by popular demand, students from local music studio Harp4You will perform an open concert. Enjoy a lovely spring afternoon with the beautiful strains of harp music. Light refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday May 1, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 2, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell 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

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – 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. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence 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

Thursday May 4, 2017
   1:30 PM Understanding your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   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 Automatic Hate (US, 2015)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

When Davis Green's alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father's wishes, Davis travels to rural, upstate New York to meet his other cousins. While wrestling with a taboo attraction to one another, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart. 97 min. Not rated. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday May 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell 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 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 May 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Hidden Treasures of the Lawrence Library Walking Tour  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Come join us for an in-depth tour that explores the library’s fantastic resources. We will reveal curiosities found in the collection both on the shelves and virtually, while getting some exercise! Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday May 8, 2017
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Fences (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. 133 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell 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
   7:30 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. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Pressure Screening/Stroke Awareness  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition that can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Get screened by a registered nurse and learn about what you can do to help lower your risk.

This is a drop-in program; no registration is necessary.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults facilitated by instructor Babita Negri is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior experience is required. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday May 11, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Jackie  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This movie portrays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s fight through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy after his assassination.
Starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard  Rated R; 100 minutes (2016).

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Open House  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Poetry Circle: Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1996)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM The Debris They Left Behind  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Very often, a physical object or a story told about a late relative triggers an interest in finding out more about your family’s history. Come and learn how to enhance or add to your genealogical research through the objects made or used by your ancestors and the places or sources where the “debris” was found.  Presented by local genealogist Cathy Zahn

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday May 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell 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 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
   6:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, May 12, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 29. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday May 13, 2017
   9:30 AM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, May 12, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 29. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday May 15, 2017
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

In this historical novel, Tom Sherbourne is a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a tiny island a half day’s boat journey from the coast of Western Australia. When a baby washes up in a rowboat, he and his young wife Isabel decide to raise the child as their own. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell 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. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 16, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This Science Fiction novel is a grim but beautifully written tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation. Next sci-fi book club title is: House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   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

Thursday May 18, 2017
   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
   7:00 PM History of the Hindenburg  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about the history of the doomed airship and of what is now Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst. A DVD presentation, authentic Hindenburg artifacts, and a Q and A session will all be included.  Presented by Carl Jablonski, President, Navy Lakehurst Historical Society.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

M&M’s, solar panels, transistors, flexible film and Graham crackers are but a few of the useful and unique creations from the minds of Garden State residents. Not to mention the 1,093 patents issued to Thomas Alva Edison. Learn about the many inventions and innovations made in New Jersey from lecturer Linda J. Barth – an author, retired teacher and local historian. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday May 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell 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 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 May 20, 2017
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday May 22, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM On the Stage  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Read and act a part in the plays previously read around a table at "Off the Page" Get direction from Marty Kushner, Equity member, director and actor. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence 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. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Blood Pressure Screening and Stroke Information  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

May is the National Stroke Awareness Month! In regard to it, members of the Capital Health medical staff will conduct free blood pressure screening and provide stroke information. No registration is required.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM African-American Literature Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join the African American Literature Reading Circle to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the May meeting, we will be discussing Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin. Refreshments served. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday May 25, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Fences  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this film a working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. 
Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Rated PG-13; 139 minutes (2016). 

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Introduction to Japanese Flute - Shakuhachi  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Shakuhachi is considered one of the most difficult instruments in the world. This presentation by local teacher, musician and flute maker Glenn Shouyuu Swann will be part performance of representative pieces, part lecture on Shakuhachi history and its cultural importance. Interested audience members would be able to try playing the instrument. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday May 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell 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 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 May 27, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday May 28, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Monday May 29, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – 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. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults facilitated by instructor Babita Negri is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior experience is required. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday June 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday June 5, 2017
   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. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – 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. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday June 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Saturday June 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM LAFFCON 2: THE WORLD’S ONLY SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION DEVOTED TO R. A. LAFFERTY  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

On Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be hosting the world’s only science fiction convention devoted to the work of legendary author R. A. Lafferty. The library will have panel discussions introducing readers to Lafferty’s work, a presentation by the artist Anthony Rhodes discussing his Lafferty-inspired art, and discussions of Lafferty’s influential novel, Fourth Mansion.

The convention will be held at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Refreshments will be served. Participants must register online through EventKeeper. Registration will begin at 9:30 am on April 1, 2017.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday June 12, 2017
   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. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week 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 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Secrets of College Admissions  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday June 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Saturday June 17, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Car Seat Safety Check  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Is your child’s car seat installed safely? Many are not! You can have a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician check your car seat. Come if you have an infant or child using a car seat, or even if you’re expecting a baby within the next month.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register for a half-hour slot (last appointment for the day is at noon). Registration is limited; please call early!

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Monday June 19, 2017
   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. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday June 20, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Program TBD  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

please do not reserve before talking with Anna and/or Kristin. Holding CR for future library events/programs.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday June 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Saturday June 24, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – 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. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday June 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday July 4, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July  
    All branches are closed.

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – 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. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday July 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday July 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday July 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – 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. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday July 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – 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. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday August 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday August 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday August 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday August 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday September 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Saturday September 2, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Sunday September 3, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Monday September 4, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Friday September 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday September 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Program TBD  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

please do not reserve before talking with Anna and/or Kristin. Holding CR for future library events/programs.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday September 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday September 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday October 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday October 9, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day  
    All branches are closed.

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday October 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Program TBD  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

please do not reserve before talking with Anna and/or Kristin. Holding CR for future library events/programs.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday October 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday November 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   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.

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday November 10, 2017
   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.


Friday November 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Program TBD  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

please do not reserve before talking with Anna and/or Kristin. Holding CR for future library events/programs.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday November 23, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day  
    All branches are closed.

Friday November 24, 2017
   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.

Friday December 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday December 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday December 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Program TBD  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

please do not reserve before talking with Anna and/or Kristin. Holding CR for future library events/programs.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday December 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Sunday December 24, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Monday December 25, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday December 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Sunday December 31, 2017
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Monday January 1, 2018
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday January 15, 2018
   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 19, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday March 30, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday April 1, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday May 26, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday May 27, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday May 28, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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.


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