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Sunday October 22, 2017
   2:00 PM Movie: My Cousin Rachel  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The movie is based on the 1951 novel by Daphne Du Maurier and tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian

 
2017. Starring Rachel Weisz. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Beatriz at Dinner (2017, R), with Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton. A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down. Runtime: 82 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday October 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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 necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. New members welcome. No registration.

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about changes to Medicate in 2017; the five biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries; original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage Plans; Medicare supplement policies and prescription programs. Presented by Senior Advisor. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Medicare  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join Cathy Forbes from Family Guidance Center 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 funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

Registration is required

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

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:00 AM Hatha Yoga  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy and vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Led by certified yoga instructor Anuradha Puri. Limited space. 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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 Adult Craft: Paper Bag Fall Trees  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use a paper lunch bag and scraps of tissue paper and fabric to make an interesting 3-D fall tree sculpture.  

For adults and older teens.

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
   7:00 PM No Brick Walls: Just the Right Key  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

So often, genealogy researchers are convinced they’ve hit a brick wall when they only need to find the right key. Learn how to break through those walls with tools such as timelines, and by using different perspectives to look at your research. Presented by local genealogist Cathy Zahn

    Location: Robbinsville 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 October 25, 2017
   9:30 AM Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: circulation   609-448-1880   
   

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

    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
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- La La Land  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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. (Rated PG-13; 128 minutes)

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Crafts for Adults  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Create a fun craft using pine cones. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- La La Land  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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. (Rated PG-13; 128 minutes)

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Inside the Real World of Ghost Hunting  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Pat Kibby, co-founder of Paranormal Consulting & Investigations of New Jersey (PCINJ A behind-the-scenes look at paranormal investigations, parapsychology theory, recordings of Electronic Voice Phenomena and other example case studies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Tell Us Your Ghost Story  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Have you ever experienced an inexplicable phenomenon? Have you ever seen or heard or seen a ghost or spirit? Come and share your paranormal experience with others. Registration required.  

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

The group will be discussing The Orchard by Theresa Weir. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday October 26, 2017
   9:30 AM Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: circulation   609-448-1880   
   

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:30 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
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Going in Style  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.  Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. Rated PG-13; 96 minutes, 2017.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:30 PM Social Security Benefits Seminar  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration District Manager 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. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM QI Gong  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence 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 (this is not a formal course). Librarian Andrew will be there to guide you and provide information. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Mayhem on the Mountain: the Sourlands, Hopewell, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Less than a year after the Lindberghs moved to the Sourland Mountains, their toddler was kidnapped in one of the most notorious cases in New Jersey history. Learn the details of these events from the time the family moved to New Jersey to the day the child’s remains were found.  Presented by Jim Davidson, local historian, Lindbergh expert, and co-author of New Jersey’s Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial (2012).   

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Rhythm N’ Sound: Musical Review - 40's to 80's  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Rhythm N’ Sound is a trio of musicians whose program will cover a varied genre of Classic Oldies, Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Motown, Disco, and Classical songs from the great American song book. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library celebrating their 25th anniversary. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday October 27, 2017
   9:30 AM Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: circulation   609-448-1880   
   

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: A Bend in the River, by V. S. Naipaul  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

First published in 1979, A Bend in the River is a novel of the politics and society of postcolonial Africa.

Salim, a young Indian man, moves to a town on a bend in the river of a recently independent nation. As Salim strives to establish his business, he comes to be closely involved with the fluid and dangerous politics of the newly created state, the remnants of the old regime clashing inevitably with the new.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art Friday -- Canceled  
    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.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

 Years change, handsome Dorian Gray does not. He remains youthful-looking, but a portrait of him tells another story. It changes with the years, revealing the horrific effects of Gray's life of debauchery and evil

1945. Starring Angela Lansbury. Rated NR. 110 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 & Dance Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday October 28, 2017
   9:30 AM Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: circulation   609-448-1880   
   

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM From Anger to Wisdom Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Anger is an expression of inner pain; an indication that all is not well in our inner world. It is one of the most powerful and destructive emotions.  How can we change the anger within and use our energy in more positive ways? What do we do to go beyond the anger and step on to a pathway of peace?

In this insight session, explore how our thoughts and beliefs create the anger we hold within. Learn to change our thinking patterns and to turn our thoughts in the direction of peace in our hearts.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make Your Own Holiday Card  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Paint one-of-a-kind holiday cards for friends and family with instruction from local artist Bill Farrauto. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM A Taste of Autumn: Apple Pie and the Perfect Pie Crust  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this class you will learn how to take apples from a local orchard and create a warming sweet and tart Apple Pie Filing that you can enjoy all year with step-by-step “hands on” instructions using a Boiling Water Bath Canning procedure. Class includes also includes learning how to make the perfect pie crust, recipes, tips on food safety, a jar to take home, and an apple pie slice to enjoy. Presented by Mariam Bolum of Farm to Jars.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Estate Planning  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Naeem Akhtar, Esq. will provide a description of the fundamentals of preparing wills, healthcare directives, and powers of attorneys.  A description of the of the probate process will also be presented.

Registration is requested.

    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

Sunday October 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make Your Own Holiday Card  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Paint one-of-a-kind holiday cards for friends and family with instruction from local artist Bill Farrauto. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

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

The Big Sick (2017, R), with Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. Runtime: 120 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM What Lies Beneath  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   
When Claire Spencer begins seeing ghostly images and hearing mysterious voices in her home, her husband Norman suspects it is just her imagination, until the images turn real. Together they uncover the truth.
 2002 . Starring Michele Pfeiffer. Rated PG-13. 130 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Monday October 30, 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 necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Night Book Group: Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Monday Night Book Group: Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King 

Discuss the book and share your thoughts. Contact the branch to get a copy. 

 

Registration preferred.

  

 

 

 

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

Adult Program

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

The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just walk in.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Off the Page  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM 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 Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Siddartha, by Hermann Hesse  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

This allegorical novel, set in sixth-century India around the time of the Buddha, follows a young man on his search for enlightenment.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 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, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:00 AM Hatha Yoga  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy and vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Led by certified yoga instructor Anuradha Puri. Limited space. 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
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

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

The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney. 

    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 November 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is a full-body workout designed to increases core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating.

Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

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

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

Adult Program

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Attendees plan and execute the trips.

The group is planning a Chew Philly Experience. This is a walking and food-sampling tour of iconic Philly foods. The Chew Philly Tours appear on the Travel Channel's list of best things to do in the city.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor 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
   11:00 AM Common Foot and Ankle Problems  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

This informative session will provide an overview of the treatment options for common orthopedic, dermatologic, vascular and neurological disorders of the foot and ankle. Ample time will be allowed for your questions and answers. Presented by Jennifer Hasan, DPM, board certified in podiatry and foot and ankle surgery, Chief of Podiatry at University Medical Center of Princeton. Optional foot screening available.  Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Fugitive Slave Escape on the Louisiana-Texas Border 1804-1806  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Mekala Audain, Ph.D. candidate at TCNJ. This talk will focus on the experiences of fugitive slaves from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Nacogdoches Spanish Texas in the early nineteenth century. In the aftermath of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), increased workloads, closer scrutiny of slaves, and the passage of new laws that reshaped Louisiana slavery prompted many enslaved Louisianans to escape on what scholar Mekala Audain calls the Southern Underground Railroad to Spanish Texas. Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s: The Basics  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come learn about the symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  Learn how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, its causes and risk factors, the benefits of early detection, and how to address an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Book Worms & Wiggle Worms  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Caregivers and young children can join us for the first ever "Book Worms & Wiggle Worms" program!

It's a book club for adults and play time for little ones in Hightstown Library's Community Room.

Adults will discuss books they've read and pick a title to read for the next meeting while little ones play with the library's toys.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Be Prepared with the Red Cross  
    Contact: Christine Crawford     ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

A representative from the North Jersey American Red Cross will be here to raise awarenses and knowledge about personal preparedness when faced with natural disasters and emergencies at home or work.  This program will provide checklists and examples to help you become Red Cross Ready!

This program is part of the American Red Cross region's commitment to develop communites' resiliency by being Red Cross Ready for emergencies and disasters.

Registration is not required, but is suggested.

    Location: Hollowbrook 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  -  5:00 PM QI Gong  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Come Write In: A NaNoWriMo Event  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Hopewell Township Branch is participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a project aimed at encouraging would-be novelists to finish their first drafts. The Branch is hosting a series of writer drop-ins on Thursdays in November from 6:30-8:30pm.

Each Thursday, writers are encouraged to visit the drop-in space to work on their drafts in a supportive environment.

Coffee and sustenance provided!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: After the Storm (Japan, 2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa). 114 min. Not rated. Japanese with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nutrition to Manage Prediabetes and Diabetes  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

Sandra Byer-Lubin, MS, RD, CDE, will teach you how to control diabetes and to reduce your risk for developing diabetes and prediabetes through nutrition. Sandra is a diabetes clinician and certified diabetes educator with the University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) Diabetes Management Program. 

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on October 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  -  8:00 PM Résumé Review  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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

Appointment is required. On or after October 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday November 3, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop: Part I  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Lauren B. Davis: Writing from the Senses and Creating Believable Fiction

Our job as writers is to create emotion in our readers. We aren’t trying to reveal what our characters are feeling, but rather to make our readers feel right along with them, and to believe in the characters and their world. This workshop explains what concrete, significant details are, and how to use them to make your reader feel as though they’re dreaming with eyes wide open. Lauren will use a combination of lecture and writing exercises, so be sure to bring pen and paper.  The lessons will be reviewed and implemented during the second part of the workshop on November 17, without Lauren being present. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM Foreign Film Presentation: Shun Li and the Poet  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Tao Zhao, Rade Serbedzija and Marco Paolini. A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. Runtime: 98 min.

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

A Jewish-American businessman watches his life unravel after his daughter commits a terrorist act in protest of the Vietnam War. (Rated R; 108 minutes)

No registration necessary. 

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

Adult Program

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 October 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 & Dance Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall - Winter 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 November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM 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 One-on-one Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Assistance  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 16, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to enroll or update your Affordable Care Act benefits for the year 2018. Provided by Family Resource Network. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drum Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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.

This is an adult program; children are welcome to accompany their parents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on October 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 Princeton and the American Revolution  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about local history and the remarkable events of the "Ten Crucial Days," which took place in our own back yard, from Christmas 1776 to January 3, 1777, and marked the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Presented by Barry Singer, a Princeton area resident for more than 25 years. In addition to teaching a five session course, “Princeton and the American Revolution” at Rutgers Continuing Ed. (OLLI), Barry has volunteered with the Historical Society of Princeton for the past ten years.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:55 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
   2:00 PM Film Screening: The Time of Their Lives (1946)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The Prydonians of Princeton, a local science fiction social group, will be hosting a showing of the fantasy film “The Time of Their Lives” an Abbott and Costello farce about a Revolutionary War ghost at large in 1946. With Marjorie Reynolds, John Shelton, Binnie Barnes. Directed by Charles Barton. 82 min. Not rated. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Irving Berlin, an American Institution  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come follow the journey of Irving Berlin from Russian immigrant to great American songwriter. Berlin wrote an estimated 1,500 songs during his career, including classics like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, and White Christmas.  Presented by Marty Schneit, historian, lecturer, and native New Yorker.

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

Betty Bonham Lies and Lois Marie Harrod join young poets from local schools in reading their poetry. An author of three volumes of poetry and four other books, Lies is the senior poetry editor of US 1 Worksheets, as well as a Geraldine R. Dodge poet. Harrod, also a Dodge poet, has published 16 poetry collections and teaches part-time at The College of New Jersey.

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Sunday November 5, 2017
   2:00 PM Movie: Wonder Woman (2017)  
    Contact:    6094480957   
   

Starring Gal Gadot. Rated PG-13. 141 minutes

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
 
No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
   

Baby Driver (2017, R), with Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal and Jon Hamm. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Runtime: 112 min. 

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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

Appointment is required. On or after October 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
   

Join Lauren Orlosky and Justin Lubenow from Senior Advisors and find out what has  changed in 2017, the five biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries, the difference between the original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage plans, how Medicare supplement policies and prescription programs work and how Medicare might change in the future. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    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 necessary.

 

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

A police officer helps pursue the terrorists responsible for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Under the direction of BPD commissioner Ed Davis and an FBI Special Agent, the manhunt extends into the suburb of Watertown.130 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Ayurveda  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is the oldest continuously practiced health-care system in the world. Drawn from an understanding of nature’s rhythms and law, Ayurveda is built around the five elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth. The goal of Ayurveda is to teach people how to attain optimal health through a deeper understanding of themselves and their own particular nature in relationship to the world around them. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer teaches this four-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: November 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration opens for all classes on Monday, October 30th

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Sleep Disorders: How did You Sleep Last Night?  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than 100 million Americans have difficulty falling or staying asleep, which can negatively affect health and mood. Join Tara Scoles, a registered polysomnographic technologist with University Medical Center of Princeton, for an eye-opening discussion on sleep disorders and whether a sleep study could help diagnose your condition. 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  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

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

    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, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day  
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
   10:00 AM Create a Red-Hot Resume  
   

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required. Call 882-3148

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday November 8, 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 Healthy Eating Choices  
   

Eating healthy during the holiday season can be challenging: delicious family recipes, rich ingredients and lots of calories. Atrium Post Acute of Princeton dietican Joann Hughes has "Healthy Tips" on how to make healthy choices with the holiday foods we all love. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   6:30 PM Financial Fitness Seminar: Psychology of Spending  
   

Presented by Roy Angus from the Credit Union of New Jersey. What we buy is not based solely on personal preference. By understanding factors that can influence spending decisions, such as advertising, the desire to keep up with the Joneses, and conflating money and love, participants become more informed consumers. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Achieving the Dream of Home Ownership  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

This workshop will explore some of the key reasons why people hesitate to begin the process of purchasing a home. Through education, the workshop will give prospective home buyers the confidence to get started. Common misconceptions about obtaining a mortgage will be reviewed as well as an overview of the timeline for purchasing a home from contract to closing. Presented by Alterra Home Loans. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tapping: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

EFT is at the forefront of the emerging energy psychology field. It’s a relatively new approach that combines acupuncture with modern psychology—without the needles! By gentle tapping on acupressure points while tuning into whatever problem you want to work on, the distress subsides and you’re left with a new sense of emotional freedom. It’s that easy.

The introductory lecture includes the history and science of this technique, fascinating stories, and a chance to try it out yourself. Carol Bemmels learned EFT 18 years ago, and it completely changed the way she helps people. As a masters-level counselor, she’s worked in many settings: a shelter for battered women, hospitals, schools, and community agencies. She’s lectured and trained people internationally in peace and peer counseling techniques. She currently has a private practice in Hopewell, NJ.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PowerPoint Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM CookTalks: Planning the Thanksgiving Feast  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Chef Anita Constantine who gave us “How to Be a Guest at Your Own Party” returns to help us plan our Thanksgiving feast. She will discuss turkey prep, brining, cooking and teach us to make some easy contemporary side dishes. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's: the Basics  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about the symptoms, cause, risk factors and effects of Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection and how to deal with a diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM QI Gong  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   5:30 PM TED Talk Viewing and Discussion  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks are short video lectures given by experts in their fields. Join us in our monthly viewing related to a thought-provoking topic. After the lecture there will be a guided discussion among the group. Attendees are not required to participate and are welcome to stay and listen to the thoughts of others. This month's talk is Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Come Write In: A NaNoWriMo Event  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Hopewell Township Branch is participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a project aimed at encouraging would-be novelists to finish their first drafts. The Branch is hosting a series of writer drop-ins on Thursdays in November from 6:30-8:30pm.

Each Thursday, writers are encouraged to visit the drop-in space to work on their drafts in a supportive environment.

Coffee and sustenance provided!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM Movie: The Wedding Plan (2nd Showing)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A young Israeli woman decides she wants to get married and has faith that nothing can stop her.  

Rated PG (2016).  Running time:  110 minutes.  

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

Registration is preferred.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Emotional Freedom Techniques 'EFT' Tapping  
   

Join Carol Bemmels for a presentation and demonstration of EFT (“tapping”), the fastest growing, most popular stress release tool in the emerging field of Energy Psychology. It involves tuning into a distressing thought/feeling while tapping on head and upper body acupuncture meridian points.  It was made available on the internet in the late nineties and by now, millions of people around the world are using it in their personal and professional lives.  It’s simple, safe, and fast. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

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

The French poet Charles Baudelaire established for himself a unique place in literature, with poems that demonstrate brilliant skill with poetic forms, and express the new realities of life in Paris, which underwent a stunning transformation during his lifetime. His works represent to many readers the beginning of modern poetry, and indeed, he is credited with coining the term modernité (modernity). He used traditional forms in new ways, and also developed the use of prose poems. He showed that a poet chooses his own style, and can feel free to disregard all rules of poetry if he chooses. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM African-American Author Spotlight: Kimberla Lawson Roby  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for our newly formed group, which celebrates the African-American author. This month we'll discuss contemporary African-American author, Kimberla Lawson Roby. Roby is best known for her Reverend Curtis Black series. Roby has been recognized for her work numerous times over, including the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, as well as the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 the Author of the Year – Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York.

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Personal Growth, Part 1 of 2  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Does life seem to get in the way of your dreams, goals, or aspirations? If so, you are not alone. With our busy and complex lifestyles, most of us never achieve our basic desires in life, such as sticking with a healthy lifestyle, getting a degree, or starting a business.

In this first part of a two-part series of workshops, learn from certified executive coach and speaker Kalpana Patel some simple yet essential practices to keep striving for excellence and achieving your goals--no matter what life stage you are in. Start making your New Year's resolutions a reality!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday November 10, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Saturday November 11, 2017
   10:00 AM 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 Princeton SCORE: Small Business Financials -- CANCELED  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Presented by SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses)

Registration is required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Veteran’s Day Film Screening: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@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. 138 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Estate Planning for Peace of Mind  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Naeem Akhtar, Esq., will conduct a seminar describing the estate-planning process. Topics include explaining fundamental estate planning techniques, such as the probate process, and documents, such as:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Healthcare directives

Naeem is an estate-planning attorney proficient in preparing simple as well as complex estate plans. He earned his law degree (J.D.) from Widener University Delaware School of Law, masters of law degree (LL.M.) from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and master of business administration degree (M.B.A.) from Syracuse University Whitman School of Management.

Join Naeem for this very informative session!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Yarnworks  
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch

Sunday November 12, 2017
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
   

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, PG-13), with Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata. A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. Runtime: 101 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday November 13, 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  -  12:00 PM Open Computer Lab  
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Come and take advantage of Hollowbrook Community Center's re-opened computer lab.  Work on your own with a librarian nearby to help as needed.

No registration is required.

    Location: Hollowbrook 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 necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Senior Book Club  
    Contact: Anna Van Scoyoc   609.737.2610   avanscoy@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Animation Monday: Metropolis  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. 

Tima is beginning a friendship with the nephew of a Japanese detective.

But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima's life--and the fate of the universe--is dangerously at stake. 

Rated PG-13; 108 minutes. 

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

Registration preferred. 

 

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

Eliza Hammer teaches this four-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: November 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration opens for all classes on Monday, October 30th

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

Adult Program

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, of Bob's Fun Fitness LLC, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob’s program incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, strength, and relaxation.

Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on October 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 Adult craft - Yarn frames  
    Contact: Christine Crawford     ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Make a rustic yarn or twine wrapped frame and decorate.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is suggested, but not required. 

    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
   7:00 PM Off the Page  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Craft Circle  
    Contact: Kim Luke   (609) 448-1474   kluke@mcl.org
   

Crafters of all skill levels are invited to join the library’s new crafting group! Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, paper or other project and work on it with other crafters. Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting to work on a project, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments.

For adults & teens ages 14 & up.

 

    Location: Hightstown 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, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Attendees will learn:

  • The 10 warning signs of Alzherimer's disease;
  • How to become prepared if warning signs occur;
  • Why early detection is important;
  • The risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer's; and 
  • How a healthy lifestyle and brain health are related.

Registration required.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Alzheimer's Association Presents Healthy Habits for a Healthy You  
   

As we age, many of us worry about our health and have concerns about conditions like Alzheimer's.

Learn the reasons it is important to take care of yourself as you age.  Learn strategies for aging well in the following areas:  physical health and exercise, cognitive function, diet and nutrition, and socializing.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: Life Is Beautiful  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Italian; rated PG-13; 1997; 116 minutes

A charming but bumbling waiter who’s gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. Then that life is threatened by World War II.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Scrapbook Turkeys  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use scrapbooking supplies to make a cute hanging turkey. 

Ages 15 and up.  

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
   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 November 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Travel & Entertainment Club  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Attendees plan and execute the trips.

The group is planning a Chew Philly Experience. This is a walking and food-sampling tour of iconic Philly foods. The Chew Philly Tours appear on the Travel Channel's list of best things to do in the city.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Craft – Harvest Themed Coasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 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 October 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 funcitions is required. Registration begins October 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.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 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 Raymond Carver and his short stories, “A Small, Good Thing,” “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” and “Cathedral.” These stories are available in Carver’s published collection, Where I’m Calling From.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Save a Life: Opioid Overdose Prevention  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Education will be provided on how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose.  Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. Free Narcan® Nasal Spray kits for the first 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Professional and community partners are welcome to attend.  Co-sponsored with the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell 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 Windows 10: Your Questions Answered  
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday November 16, 2017
   7:00 AM  -  8:30 AM Personal Growth, Part 2 of 2  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Does life seem to get in the way of your dreams, goals, or aspirations? If so, you are not alone. With our busy and complex lifestyles, most of us never achieve our basic desires in life, such as sticking with a healthy lifestyle, getting a degree, or starting a business.

In this second part of a two-part series of workshops, learn from certified executive coach and speaker Kalpana Patel some simple yet essential practices to keep striving for excellence and achieving your goals--no matter what life stage you are in. Start making your New Year's resolutions a reality!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: American Pastoral  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Rated R; 2016; 108 minutes

Seymour '”Swede” Levov, a once-legendary high school athlete, is a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. When Swede and Dawn’s daughter disappears after being accused of a violent crime, Swede’s perfect life is broken forever and he is left to make sense of the chaos.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM New program: Brown Bag Book Club  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us as we begin a lunch time book discussion group!

In this first get-together we will discuss books we've read and pick a title to read for the next meeting.

Bring your lunch. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown 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 October 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor 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 October 22nd.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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 October 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Come Write In: A NaNoWriMo Event  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Hopewell Township Branch is participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a project aimed at encouraging would-be novelists to finish their first drafts. The Branch is hosting a series of writer drop-ins on Thursdays in November from 6:30-8:30pm.

Each Thursday, writers are encouraged to visit the drop-in space to work on their drafts in a supportive environment.

Coffee and sustenance provided!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM One-on-one Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Assistance  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 16, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to enroll or update your Affordable Care Act benefits for the year 2018. Provided by Family Resource Network. 

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

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after October 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

Friday November 17, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop: Part II  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

In the second part of Writing from the Senses and Creating Believable Fiction, we will work on reviewing and implementing the ideas through practical exercises and discussion. Librarian Donna Wolfe will facilitate the workshop. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Resume Review  
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is a full-body workout designed to increases core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating.

Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

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

    Location: West Windsor 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.

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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 October 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 Your Balance & Fall Prevention  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn to improve your balance and what you can do to prevent falls.

Please wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes for the exercise component.

Class will be taught by a Health Educator with Princeton HealthCare Community Education & Outreach.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall - Winter 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 November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM 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  -  11:00 AM Drum Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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.

This is an adult program; children are welcome to accompany their parents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on October 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 note: This yoga class will be presented in bilingually, in Spanish & English.

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
   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 October 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday November 19, 2017
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
   

The Beguiled (2017, R), with Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Runtime: 93 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday November 20, 2017
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J. D. Vance

The decline of white working-class Americans, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after October 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 Afternoon Movie  
    Contact: Christine Crawford     ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

The Book of Henry 

Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman ane Lee Pace.  Rated PG-13; 105 minutes.

A single mother discovers a scheme in her son's book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required, but is suggested.

    Location: Hollowbrook 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 necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer teaches this four-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: November 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration opens for all classes on Monday, October 30th

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Mindful Eating  
   

R. Raymond Hadley in association with Array Of Life will offer a presentation to the community about the benefits of eating healthy and of mindful eating during the holiday season. Mindful eating is being aware of your eating habits, eating cues and sensations. When you begin to learn the benefits of mindful eating, you will understand the reason to savor your food will all of your senses and how to become more aware when you’ve had enough. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The group will be discussing Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz. No registration. 

    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   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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

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

This is a graphic program and is not suitable for young children.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on October 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 A History of Hightstown  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Local historian Cappy Stults will talk about the early history of Hightstown.

Come learn about your community and how it came to be what it is today.

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
   7:30 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, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday November 21, 2017
     Science Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg

This 1970 science fiction story is a tale of the quest for transcendence (a frequent Silverberg theme) set on another planet, and includes references to Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad's classic tale of colonialism. Its title references Ecclesiates 3:21 in the Bible.

Next sci-fi book club title is: Nightside the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence 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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 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
   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 Felt and Pinecone Owls  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use pinecones and felt to make an adorable little owl to sit on your shelf. 

Ages 15 and up. 

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  -  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 October 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on October 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  -  8:00 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 October 22nd.

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

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 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 October 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   7:00 PM Computer Basics: Open Lab  
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Aficionados -- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us and watch the first three episodes of the action, mecha, Sci-Fi series Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionPlot Summary: The year is 2017 of the Imperial calendar and parts of the world are uner the control of the Holy Britannian Empire. Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled Britannian prince, encounters a strange girl known as C.C., who gifts him with a great and terrible power. The Geass. With this powerful ability, Lelouch can get anyone to do as he wills. But the power of Geass: is it a blessing…or a curse?

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

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

Friday November 24, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving  
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Saturday November 25, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
   

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

 

    Location: Ewing Branch

Sunday November 26, 2017
   2:00 PM Movie: The Big Sick  
    Contact:    6094480957   
   

Starring Kumail Nanjiani. Rated R. 120 minutes.

Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.
No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
   

Paterson (2017, R), with Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, and Rizwan Manji. A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. Runtime: 118 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday November 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Open Computer Lab  
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Come and take advantage of Hollowbrook Community Center's re-opened computer lab.  Work on your own with a librarian nearby to help as needed.

No registration is required.

    Location: Hollowbrook 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 necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The group will be discussing Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard. No registration.

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Night Book Group: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Monday Night Book Group: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. 

When Kathy and her friends leave the safe grounds of the school, they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. 

Join us for our monthly meeting. 

 

Registration preferred.

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

Eliza Hammer teaches this four-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: November 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration opens for all classes on Monday, October 30th

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

Adult Program

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, of Bob's Fun Fitness LLC, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob’s program incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, strength, and relaxation.

Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on October 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 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  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Evening Book Group

Jane Austen's first novel is the story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense nor sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   12:30 PM Movies: Wonder Woman (2017)  
    Contact:    6094480957   
   
 
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
 
PG-13. Starring Gal Gadot. 141 minutes.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  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   
   

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on October 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 Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group  
   

The American Spirit by David McCullough. 

    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 November 29, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Silence  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Two 17th-century Jesuit priests travel to Japan to locate their mentor, who has allegedly renounced his faith. There, their devotion is tested when they discover that Japanese Christians are being systematically exterminated. (Rated R; 161 minutes)

No registration necessary. 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Adult Craft  
    Contact:    6094480957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us in creating some beautiful hanging snowflakes. Limited space448. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:15 PM  -  8:45 PM Movies for Adults -- Silence  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Two 17th-century Jesuit priests travel to Japan to locate their mentor, who has allegedly renounced his faith. There, their devotion is tested when they discover that Japanese Christians are being systematically exterminated. (Rated R; 161 minutes)

No registration necessary. 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Embroidery Circle  
    Contact:    6094480957   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 knowledge, 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. Ages 14 and up. No registration.

    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  -  8:00 PM Author Visit: Mysterious New Jersey  
   

Join New Jersey Author Peggy Erhart on a tour of mystery novels whose settings range from New Jersey’s Pine Barrens and Chesapeake Bay region to the state’s cities, suburbs, and small towns.  Peggy will discuss the work of authors such as Janet Evanovich, Harlan Coben, Robin Hathaway, Chris Grabenstein, and Richard Price. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Gratitude: The Key to Changing Your Life  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Jyotima Prasad has overcome a life full of challenges, such as Takayasu disease. Born in India and currently living in Princeton, Jyotima has traveled the world, learning to count her blessings along the way. Learn from her life-transforming journey how gratitude has helped her discover the beauty in others and in life, and how gratitude can change your life, too.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday November 30, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Gifted  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.  Starring Chris Evans, McKenna Grace,Lindsay Duncan, and Octavia Spencer. 
Rated PG-13; 101 minutes, 2017.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Come Write In: A NaNoWriMo Event  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Hopewell Township Branch is participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a project aimed at encouraging would-be novelists to finish their first drafts. The Branch is hosting a series of writer drop-ins on Thursdays in November from 6:30-8:30pm.

Each Thursday, writers are encouraged to visit the drop-in space to work on their drafts in a supportive environment.

Coffee and sustenance provided!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM Movie: Beatriz at Dinner  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A holistic healer attends a wealthy client’s dinner party, where the differing viewpoints of the guests

provoke strong discussions from different viewpoints. 

Rated R (2017).  Running time:  82 minutes.   

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

 

Registration is preferred.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Arias, Songs, and Solos for Voice & Guitar  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Internationally renowned artists Dominika Zamara (soprano) and Stanley Alexandrowicz (classical guitar) join forces to perform a recital of arias, songs, and solos for voice and classical guitar. Their program consists of famous operatic arias by Vincenzo Bellini, Antonín Dvorzák, Gioachino Rossini, Georges Bizet; songs by Mauro Giuliani—Italy’s leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century; and solo guitar works by Napoleon Coste and Johann Dubez—two of the late Romantic Period’s greatest virtuoso composer-guitarists! Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Estate-Planning Basics  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Home Buyers Workshop  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Achieve the dream of homeownership! Michael Crismali and Carlos Iglesia of Alterra Home Loans will lead a workshop, giving prospective homebuyers the confidence to get started when the time is right. Topics will cover common misconceptions about obtaining a mortgage, do’s and don’ts once you’ve decided to move forward, as well as a high level overview of the timeline of the home buying process from contract to closing.

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday December 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Oscar's Longevity Stick  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The “Longevity Stick” regimen incorporates a series of 12 movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, breathing capacity and vitality. William Traubel will give a hands-on workshop, showing the mechanics and method behind the Longevity Stick. Sticks will be provided.

Registration is required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday December 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Oscar's Longevity Stick  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The “Longevity Stick” regimen incorporates a series of 12 movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, breathing capacity and vitality. William Traubel will give a hands-on workshop, showing the mechanics and method behind the Longevity Stick. Sticks will be provided.

Registration is required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

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

All branches will be closed.


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 be closed.


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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