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Monday June 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logas, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

   10:00 AM CANCELED - Gardening Guild  
   

Come and meet others with a passion for gardening and share advice and stories! Relate your experiences, ask questions, give and get advice on matters related to gardens and lawns, annuals and perennials, trees and vegetables, pruning and fertilizing, and any other topic that interests you! Registration required.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Library Resources via Your iPad  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Access free magazines, movies, music, and books directly on your iPad through the Mercer County Library System. Bring your iPad, charged and ready to go. The class will include how to access magazines using Flipster; movies and music using hoopla, and eBooks using Overdrive.

Please remember to bring your MCLS card and any relevant passwords.

Registration required; space is limited.

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

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

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Brand new book group will be discussing Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania  by Erik Larson. No registration required. Please join us. 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 May 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 English as a Second Language Writing  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

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

Eva's Eye by Karin Fossum.

Registration preferred; however, walk-ins are welcome.

 

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

Eliza Hammer 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: June 5, 12, 19, & 26 and July 3, 10, 17, & 24.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration for all eight classes opens on Tuesday, May 30th.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Injury & Fall Prevention in Older Adults  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Licensed physical therapist Gauri Sabnis of Synergex Physical Therapy will talk about how to prevent injuries while carrying out everyday activities like lifting, gardening, exercising. A 45 minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of exercises. 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 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: Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Cranford depicts the lives and preoccupations of the inhabitants of a small village: their petty snobberies, appetite for gossip, and loyal support for each other in times of need. This is a community that runs on cooperation and gossip, at the very heart of which are the daughters of the former rector: Miss Deborah Jenkyns, and her sister, Miss Matty. Domestic peace is constantly threatened in the form of financial disaster, imagined burglaries, tragic accidents, the reappearance of long-lost relatives, and Lady Glenmire, who shocks everyone by marrying the doctor. When men do appear, such as “modern” Captain Brown, or Matty’s suitor from the past, they bring disruption and excitement to the everyday life of Cranford.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logas, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

   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 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
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM An Introduction to MCL's Virtual Branch  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about our collection of digital movies, music, magazines, books and much more.

See what eLibraryNJ, hoopla, Flipster, and Freegal Music and Movies can offer you –

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters -- CANCELED  
    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 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. 

Preregistration 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, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on May 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

The Widow by Fiona Barton.

    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 June 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logas, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Florence Foster Jenkins  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice. With the help of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. PG-13, 110 minutes.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Adult Paper Crafting Party  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a paper crafting workshop and create two birthday cards and a bookmark. All supplies provided. Just bring your imagination! Ages 14 to adult. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Florence Foster Jenkins  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice. With the help of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. PG-13, 110 minutes.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 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 June meeting, we will be discussing Sula by Toni Morrison. Refreshments served. Registration suggested. 

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

Master personal trainer & health coach Ajani Malik will demonstrate how to correctly set your fitness goals.  Learn how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Rules for Success in the Garden  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Mercer County Master Gardener, Nora Sirbaugh, after many years’ experience, will share her tips on successful landscaping and gardening.

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

Thursday June 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logas, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

   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. Please register.

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

Patriots Day (2016, PG-13), with Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan and J.K. Simmons. The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. Runtime: 133 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Diabetes & Nutrition  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Princeton Healthcare nutritionist Sand Byer-Lubin will lead this informative discussion on managing your diet for prediabetics and diabetics. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM The Marconi Revolution  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@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. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:05 PM  -  8:00 PM Everyday English  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Guided Meditation  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is good for heart, mind, body and soul. It's all about energy — Inner Energy — and everyone has it. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It's easy. Anyone can do it. Class dates are: June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13.

Registration required; space is limited.

Please register for each individual session in this four-week series.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday June 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logas, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

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

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

 A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Rated PG-13. 128 minutes.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM Posture Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday July 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logas, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local 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
   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 July 3, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

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

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies on Monday -- The Monuments Men  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements.

Rated PG-13; 118 minutes

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English as a Second Language Writing  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM Community Game Night  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Roll some dice, make new friends, and beat the summer heat at Twin Rivers’ new Community Game Night.
July 3 – Jamaica; July 17 – Forbidden Island; July 24 - Pandemic.  

Please contact the branch for more details.  For tweens, teens, and adults.

Registration preferred. 

 

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

Eliza Hammer 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: June 5, 12, 19, & 26 and July 3, 10, 17, & 24.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration for all eight classes opens on Tuesday, May 30th.

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

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register--just walk in.

    Location: West Windsor 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 June 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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

Wednesday July 5, 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 June 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Inner Peace, Inner Power Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

To survive and thrive in this turbulent world we need peace and power, not just the peace that is the absence of a few worries, but real inner peace and power that comes from deep inner contentment and makes one steadfast in the face of challenge.

Let’s explore together some obstacles that we face in our everyday life, which cause us to lose our peace, and some remedies to overcome them.

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

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
   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 Never Stop Learning: Finding Free College Courses Online  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Many colleges such as Harvard and MIT now offer select courses online for free. Join us as we explore the best websites for continuing your education and keeping your mind sharp. These courses can be taken for fun or for something you can put on your resume. Certain classes may be taken on your own time while others may be taken over the course of several weeks. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing 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  -  8:30 PM Alzheimer's: The Basics  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This workshop will provide information and education on:

·         The facts and myths regarding aging, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia

·         The common risk factors and causes

·         The stages of the disease and current treatments

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday July 6, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Manchester by the Sea  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.  Winner of 2 Oscars-Best Actor and Original Screenplay.  Starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.
Rated R; Running time is 2 hours and 17 minutes.


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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 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
   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 Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Miss Sloane (2016, R), with Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price. Runtime: 132 min.

    Location: Ewing 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. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Fascination: Helena’s Story (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This documentary film features the life of Helena Weinbrauch – a Holocaust survivor who reinvented herself as a ballroom dancer at the age of 88. Currently, Helena Weinbrauch lives in New York City and is 93 years old. Film creator Karen Goldfarb will be available to introduce the film and to facilitate a discussion after the screening. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence 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 June 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Guided Meditation  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is good for heart, mind, body and soul. It's all about energy — Inner Energy — and everyone has it. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It's easy. Anyone can do it. Class dates are: June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13.

Registration required; space is limited.

Please register for each individual session in this four-week series.

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

Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops and any questions you have for our resident techie, Librarian Andrew. By appointment only. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM Foreign Film: The Salesman (2016, PG-13)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini and Babak Karimi. While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections. Winner of this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (Iran). Runtime: 124 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: A United Kingdom  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

 (2016)  Starring Daniel Oyelowo. Rated R; 111 minutes.

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history. No registration.

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

Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting.  All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    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
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Guided Meditation. 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  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Clase de correo electrónico y navegación por Internet. Registrarse, por favor.

    Location: Hightstown 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 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 June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 10, 2017
   9:35 AM Coupon Swap  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Drop in anytime during the day to bring coupons to share and take what you need!

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

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM Gardening Guild  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Come and meet others with a passion for gardening and share advice and stories! Relate your experiences, ask questions, give and get advice on matters related to gardens and lawns, annuals and perennials, trees and vegetables, pruning and fertilizing, and any other topic that interests you! Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing 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 June 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: La La Land (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. 128 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 June 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 English as a Second Language Writing  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

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

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Animation Monday: Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox (2013)  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Animation Monday: Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

The Flash gets a chance to go back in time and right a violent, decades-past crime against his mother.

Rated Pg-13; 81 minutes.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome.

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

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

Eliza Hammer 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: June 5, 12, 19, & 26 and July 3, 10, 17, & 24.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration for all eight classes opens on Tuesday, May 30th.

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

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register--just walk in.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Klezmer music originated in the 'shtetl' (villages) and the ghettos of Eastern Europe, where itinerant Jewish troubadours, known as 'klezmorim', performed at joyful events ('simkhes'), particularly weddings, since the early middle ages. Join us for an evening of exciting, foot-stomping, hand-clapping Eastern European Klezmer music. Instruments will include an accordion and sax/clarinet. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 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
   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  -  8:00 PM Makeup for Special Occasions  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

The area that draws the most attention to your face is your eyes. Eye makeup can be used to create effortless or dramatic looks. It has the power to add sophistication and glamour to your look just by combining and layering colors. Want to learn how to create an eye look for special occasions? Gina Mastro will demonstrate with a simple nude eye look and transform it into an evening glam look.

This is an interactive workshop, so bring your favorite eye makeup, makeup brushes, and a small mirror.

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday July 11, 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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever to understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your overall retirement plan. Learn about your Social Security benefits, Medicare and how to manage your mySocialSecurity account. Join guest speaker David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration District Manager for this informative Seminar.

IMPORTANT: Before the seminar, go to https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ to open a My Social Security account. Then print a copy of your information and bring it with you to the seminar.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Excel Beginner  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Introduction to Medicare  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Looking for answers to common questions about Medicare, including coverage, enrollment, eligibility, and claims?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, is a free and impartial health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers funded through state and federal monies. This talk will break down Medicare into its different parts so you can understand and decide what coverage you need, when and how to get it, as well as offering an opportunity to arrange individual follow up if you still have questions.  Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Wills, Power of Attorney, and Estate Planning  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

No matter the size of your estate, it’s always important to plan for the future.  A power of attorney can help you make sure that

important things are taken care of when you are unable to do them yourself, such as paying the rent or mortgage. 

A will gives you the power to choose your beneficiaries and to prevent arguments, but not everyone needs a will. 

Come and learn about powers of attorney, wills, and NJ estate and inheritance tax basics. 

Presented by Sara Walsh, Senior Staff Attorney at Central Jersey Legal Services.  Q & A will follow the presentation. 

Advance registration is preferred.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Powerpoint  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

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

    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 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
   6:00 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, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor 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 July 12, 2017
   10:30 AM Fitness for 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. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Crafts & Games for Adults  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for card games, Scrabble, Checkers and other traditional board games or make a stained glass vase. Ages 14 to adult. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register for the craft.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   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 The Marconi Revolution  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by local historian Michael Hyduk. Learn the fascinating story of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor credited with the groundbreaking work necessary for all future radio technology. Through his efforts in wireless telegraphy, Marconi developed the first effective system of wireless communication in 1902.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Treating Varicose Veins  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may lead to serious health problems if left untreated.  In fact, you may be at higher risk for other circulatory problems if you have varicose veins. Kenneth A. Goldman, MD, FACS, board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, will discuss the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatment options and provide an overview of the Center for Surgical Care at the University Medical Center of Princeton. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM In Our Own Voice  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness. Amanda Buchner will share her powerful personal story in this 60-minute presentation. You'll gain a critical perspective of what people with mental illness are like. Amanda will demonstrate that it's possible—and common—to live well with mental illness.

After the presentation, the presenter will answer questions to help you gain a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispel stereotypes and misconceptions. Every person with a mental illness can hope for a bright future. 

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM On a Roll: Sushi Making  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of rolling sushi with expert tips by instructor, Sofia Milner. On hands practice on making sushi, including California Roll. Samples available to taste.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday July 13, 2017
   11:00 AM CookTalks: Tasting Healthy Snacks  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Come join us to taste some of the highest-rated over-the-counter healthiest new snacks you can buy to improve your diet and that of your family, as well. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Neither Heaven Nor Earth (France, 2015)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

French Army Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan on the border of Pakistan. Negotiating control of the region between local shepherds and possible Taliban sympathizers grows more and more tenuous for them as men from all sides start mysteriously disappearing. Unable to explain this eerie phenomenon, the soldiers find themselves embroiled in an existential nightmare, desperate for their own safety. 104 min. Not rated. French with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

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

The Last Word (2017, R), with Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried and AnnJewel Lee Dixon. Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship. Runtime: 108 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM Thursday Night Movie: A Monster Calls  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A Monster Calls (2016).  Rated PG-13.  Running time:  108 minutes.  A boy copes with his mother’s illness through

his unique relationship with a tree monster.  Based on the book by Patrick Ness. 

Registration preferred.

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Mindful Eating  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Joseph Wieliczko, PhD will talk about our relationship with food and how mindful eating techniques can help resolve food and eating related difficulties without dieting or feeling deprived. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hallowed Ground: Putting the U.S. Civil War Dead to Rest  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices in which large numbers of bodies were dumped, unidentified, into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all and left to rot where they fell.

This program covers this issue and shows how after the war, federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter.

The presentation contains graphic images and is not suitable for young children.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:05 PM  -  8:00 PM Everyday English  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Guided Meditation  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is good for heart, mind, body and soul. It's all about energy — Inner Energy — and everyone has it. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It's easy. Anyone can do it. Class dates are: June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13.

Registration required; space is limited.

Please register for each individual session in this four-week series.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday July 14, 2017
   10:00 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
   10:00 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
   2:00 PM Movie: A Dog's Purpose  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

(2017) Starring Dennis Quaid. PG; 120 minutes

 
It shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM Posture Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday July 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drum Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Drum Circle is back!!!

Treat yourself to a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

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
   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

Monday July 17, 2017
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club - The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters, by Laura Thompson  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as “bright young things” in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark?and very public?differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives are recounted in masterly fashion in this biography by Laura Thompson. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM The Short of It  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our newly formed discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Guy de Maupassant, and his short stories, "The Necklace", "My Uncle Jules", and "The Wreck".

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

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

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English as a Second Language Writing  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM Community Game Night  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Roll some dice, make new friends, and beat the summer heat at Twin Rivers’ new Community Game Night.
July 3 – Jamaica; July 17 – Forbidden Island; July 24 - Pandemic.  

Please contact the branch for more details.  For tweens, teens, and adults.

Registration preferred. 

 

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

Eliza Hammer 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: June 5, 12, 19, & 26 and July 3, 10, 17, & 24.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration for all eight classes opens on Tuesday, May 30th.

    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 June 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register--just walk in.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Mouthwatering Smoothies  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Randi Haas and Karen Gardiner. If your blender is collecting dust on a shelf, or you’re new to smoothies and juices and don’t know where to start, this program is for you. Adding “healthy” smoothies to your diet can actually decrease a sweet tooth, help to drop those extra pounds, assist with blood sugar control, and help eliminate that 3:00 slump! Registration required.

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

The group will be discussing The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo. New members welcome. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. Class dates are: July 17, 24, 31 and Augist 7, 14, 21Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday July 18, 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
   6:00 PM Wish Bracelets  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   
Using twine and colorful beads make a “wish bracelet” for yourself or to share with a friend. 
When the bracelet falls off naturally your wish will come true. 
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  -  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 June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Kivrin, a history student at Oxford in 2048, travels back in time to a 14th-century English village, and arrives mistakenly on the eve of the onset of the Black Plague. Her dealings with a family of "contemps" in 1348 and with her historian cohorts lead to complications as the book unfolds into a surprisingly dark, deep conclusion. Next sci-fi book club title is: Stone by Adam Roberts. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Excel Intermediate  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Aficionados -- Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us as we watch the first three episodes of the mecha, adventure series, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 No registration necessary.

Plot Summary: Tokyo’s workforce is riddled with robots that tend to go on destructive killing sprees. Four young women gear up in cybernetic suits to battle an evil corporation’s bionic pawns while its grip on the city threatens to strangle humanity. In order to shut down an android uprising, these heavy metal heroines flirt with a critical meltdown in an adrenaline-fueled death match between woman and machine! (Source: Anime News Network)

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

    Location: Hopewell 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
   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 June 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday July 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 June 22. Call 609-799-0462.

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

Learn how to input data and format spreadsheets for everyday tasks such as budgets,

invoices, and contact lists. Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for 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. Registration required.

    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 June 22nd.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Publisher  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Embroidery Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft ideas, the Embroidery Circle is open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. Bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders.  

    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

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:30 AM PowerPoint Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating presentations, formatting text and inserting images.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   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. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:30 PM Pinterest for Beginners  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Ever wish you had a way to keep track of all those great ideas you come across on the Internet? Pinterest is the world’s catalog of ideas. Learn how to use it to find and save recipes, DIY projects, style inspiration, travel destinations and more. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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
   4:00 PM Teen Craft – “Tying Game” Tee  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

We’ll cut and tie a tee to make a fun fashion item that's great for summer weather. 

For ages 12 – 18.  

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: Planning for End of Life  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a film screening of The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman followed by a discussion with facilitators Deborah Levine, Director of Community Health at The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and Patricia Hall – Operational Manager of the Trenton Free Public Library. This event will highlight the importance of discussing your end of life wishes with family, friends and your doctors, and is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and the Friends of the Lawrence Library.  Registration is suggested.  

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

Gold (2016, R), with Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez and Bryce Dallas Howard. Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Runtime: 120 min.

    Location: Ewing 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. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Must have some basic knowledge of English

Please register. Meets every Thursday.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Alzheimer's: Legal & Financial Considerations  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This workshop will provide information and education on:

·         The facts and myths regarding aging, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia

·         The common risk factors and causes

·         The stags of the disease and current treatments

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday July 21, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop: Dialogue Workshop  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Writer & Producer Ken Britschge, co-founder of PCM Theatre in Hamilton, now in its 11th year, and frequent contributor to the Lawrence One-Act Playfests, believes the key to writing good, strong, even entertaining dialogue is well within your grasp, closer than you might believe.  And it needn't be such a secret. Registration 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
   10:30 AM Drum & Percussion Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Join musician and teacher Reed Thomas to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience necessary. Instruments provided. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Facebook Basics  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Connect to family and friends using Facebook! Get started by setting up an account with your profile. Learn how to connect with people you know, chose your privacy settings, add photos and more. The class will be taught by reference librarian, Kim Luke, and on classroom computers.

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
   2:00 PM Movie: The Great Wall  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

2017) (Matt Damon). PG-13; 103 minutes.

 
European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    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
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday July 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  -  12:00 PM Clase de la Computadora  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Clase de correo electrónico y navegación por Internet. Registrarse, por favor.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Make a Fidget Quilt!  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Be a part of creating a Fidge Quilt!

For this event, please make 6-1/2” squares ahead of time to contribute and/or create fidget quilts.  If possible, please bring a sewing machine and extension cord.

The fidget quilts created at this event will be donated to various local nursing homes and/or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

For more information, please call the Janet Wyckoff at 609-466-2516.

What is a Fidget Quilt?

Sometimes people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other cognitive issues may have restless hands.  Fidget Quilts are made to address this problem. Small square quilts, about 24” x 24”, are made of 6” squares that incorporate fabrics with texture, fabrics with a large motif, squares embellished with ribbons, lace, tucks, etc., and squares with something to manipulate (zippers, pockets, buttons). 

    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

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

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

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

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Movies on Monday -- Collateral Beauty  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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.

Rated PG-13; 96 minutes

    Location: Hopewell 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 June 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 English as a Second Language Writing  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM Community Game Night  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Roll some dice, make new friends, and beat the summer heat at Twin Rivers’ new Community Game Night.
July 3 – Jamaica; July 17 – Forbidden Island; July 24 - Pandemic.  

Please contact the branch for more details.  For tweens, teens, and adults.

Registration preferred. 

 

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

Eliza Hammer 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: June 5, 12, 19, & 26 and July 3, 10, 17, & 24.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration for all eight classes opens on Tuesday, May 30th.

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

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register--just walk in.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Estate Planning  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

This informational seminar will cover New Jersey inheritance and estate taxes, New Jersey probate procedures, and a discussion on how the basic estate planning documents work. Robert Morris with Stark & Stark will present. 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
   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, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. Class dates are: July 17, 24, 31 and Augist 7, 14, 21Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday July 25, 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. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Twentieth Century Women  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Twentieth Century Women (2016): (Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning).  Rated R.  119 minutes.  

Annette Bening stars as the divorced mom of the 15 year old son she’s raising in 1979 Santa Barbara.  

Registration preferred.  

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

 

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

No class this week.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Fairy Lights Jar  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Create your own glowing fairy lights jar.  

Registration is required.  

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

 

 

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

No class this week.

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

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

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave.

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

No class this week.

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:30 AM Fitness for 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. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Hacksaw Ridge  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A conscientious objector serves in WWII as a medic, but refuses to take a life or even carry a gun. He is eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Rated R, 138 minutes.

No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   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
   3:00 PM Word Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Hacksaw Ridge  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A conscientious objector serves in WWII as a medic, but refuses to take a life or even carry a gun. He is eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Rated R, 138 minutes.

No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell 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 July meeting, we will be discussing Salvage the Bones by Jasmin Ward. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Pet, Healthy You  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to protect yourself and your furry family members from diseases transferred from pets and 1st aid tips to help your sick pet until the veterinarian sees them. Presented by Dr. Beshoy Rafla from Cranbury Animal Hospital.

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
   7:00 PM Computer Basics: Open Lab  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

If you want to learn how to operate a computer or use certain programs, come to our open computer lab for a stress-free experience. You’ll be able to work on a computer at your own pace and ask any questions you may have. Librarian Andrew will be there to guide you and provide information. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM State Health Insurance Assistance Program: Information Session  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join Cathy Forbes and learn about the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a free statewide health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. The SHIP program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with financial assistance through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living. Registration required.

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

The group will be discussing Ways to Disappear by Ida Novey. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday July 27, 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. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   5:00 PM Movie: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A group bands together to steal the plans to the “Death Star,” rising up against the growing authoritarian regime.

 Rated PG-13.  Running time:  133 minutes.  

Registration preferred.  

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM Blockbuster Encore: La La Land (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. 128 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

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

Passengers (2016, PG-13), with Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen. A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. Runtime: 116 min.

    Location: Ewing 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. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Must have some basic knowledge of English.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The House on Main Street  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Jim Merritt, resident on North Main Street in Pennington since 1975, recently produced a history of his Pennington house, built ca. 1878. His talk will focus on his research, which included title searches in the Mercer County Clerk’s Office, finding and interviewing past residents of the house or their descendants, and searching online sources, particularly Ancestry.com. From start to finish the project took about three months and resulted in a 32-page booklet of text, maps, and photos. Merritt is a retired editor and writer who worked at Princeton University for 24 years, the last 10 as editor of its alumni magazine.

Co-coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Historical Society

Registration suggested

    Location: Hopewell 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: The Light between the Oceans, by M. L. Stedman  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

After the horror of World War I, Tom Sherbourne welcomes his new job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, an isolated island with no residents aside from him and his wife Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as she suffers multiple miscarriages and a stillbirth in just four years’ time. When a boat with a dead man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire.

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Life (2017, R)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Runtime: 104 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:Before I Fall  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

(2017) (Zoey Deutch). PG-13; 98 minutes

 
 After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, before she runs out of time for good. No registration. 
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Saturday July 29, 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  -  11:00 AM Drum Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Drum Circle is back!!!

Treat yourself to a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clase de la Computadora  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Clase de correo electrónico y navegación por Internet. Registrarse, por favor.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM Gardening Guild  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Come and meet others with a passion for gardening and share advice and stories! Relate your experiences, ask questions, give and get advice on matters related to gardens and lawns, annuals and perennials, trees and vegetables, pruning and fertilizing, and any other topic that interests you! Registration required. 

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

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

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies on Monday -- The Blind Side  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Michael Oher is a homeless African-American teenager who is from a broken home. Mike is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, Mike faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome - as both a football player and student. Mike works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.

Rated PG-13; 128 minutes.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English as a Second Language Writing  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Night Book Group: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

London, January 1946, emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. She finds it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.  

by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

 

Join us for our monthly meeting. Discuss the book and share your thoughts.  

Registration preferred.

 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 June 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening--until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. Class dates are: July 17, 24, 31 and Augist 7, 14, 21Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   6:00 PM Summer Butterflies  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Make a glittery butterfly out of clothespins and coffee filters to hang as a decoration for summer. 

Registration is required.

 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers 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
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday August 7, 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, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. Class dates are: July 17, 24, 31 and Augist 7, 14, 21Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday August 10, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Lion  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

An Indian man who was adopted as a child by an Australian couple searches for his birth family.  Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. Rated PG-13 ; 118 minutes (2016).

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Monday August 14, 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, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. Class dates are: July 17, 24, 31 and Augist 7, 14, 21Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday August 21, 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, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. Class dates are: July 17, 24, 31 and Augist 7, 14, 21Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday August 24, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Me Before You  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

A young woman acts as a caregiver for a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Her no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other.  Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin. Rated PG-13;  110 minutes (2016).

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Wednesday August 30, 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

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.

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Car Seat Safety Check  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Ensure your child's car seat is correctly installed with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Come if you have an infant or child using a car seat, or even if you’re expecting a baby within the next month. Car seat safety check services provided by Princeton HealthCare System/Community Education & Outreach

Please call 609-737-2610 to register for a half-hour slot (last appointment for the day is at noon).

Registration is limited; please call early!

    Location: Hopewell Branch

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

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.

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.


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.

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.


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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