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Thursday August 17, 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 designed as a full-body workout 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.

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

    Location: West Windsor 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. Meets weekly. Please register. 

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

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   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 July 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 July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor 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 July 22nd.

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

Norman (2017, R), with Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi and Michael Sheen. Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse. Runtime: 118 min.

 

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 July 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 August 18, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop: Opening Lines Challenge  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Donna Wolfe will lead the group in an Opening Lines Challenge. Each contestant will draw a first line and then create a piece of Flash Fiction from it. The winner will receive a copy of Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss. Come to participate or observe.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

 A New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

PG-13. 110 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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 July 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. 

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

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

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

Adult Program

Drum Circle is back!!!

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

This is an adult program; children are welcome to accompany their parents, but they may not come without a parent.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   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 July 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday August 21, 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 July 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Short Story Book Group  
    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 Shirley Jackson and her short stories, “The Lottery,” “The Missing Girl,” and “Charles.” Please see the Reference Desk about acquiring copies of this month's stories.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:00 PM Great American Eclipse Viewing  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Ready to witness the rare event of a solar eclipse? Sign up to reserve your spot and eclipse viewer to see the partial solar eclipse that will be visible in our area. Eclipse starts approx. 1:20 p.m. Max eclipse coverage in our area begins at 2:45 p.m. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: 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
   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 Cards & Games  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Book Discussion: The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counter-intuitive truth:  

the more ways people have to connect, the more they seem desperate to unplug.  

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

Registration preferred.

 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reiki Guided Meditation -- Canceled  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a combination of two Japanese words: "rei" ("universal life energy”) and "ki" ("life force"). Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. Mary Ryan, who will be leading the program, is a Reiki Master. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM A Salute to Great Male Vocalists concert with Ambiance the Duo  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Hear selections by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Al Martino, Johnny Mathis, and more, performed on clarinet and bass. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
   

The group will be discussing In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. New Members welcome. No registration.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   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 Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer's block and perfecting the craft.

No reigstration required.

    Location: Hopewell 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.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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 August 23, 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. Use this planning meeting to brainstorm about day trips as well as weekend getaways. Perhaps you’ll start with a local play at Kelsey or McCarter Theater. As the better weather rolls in, take in a Broadway play and dine at the Playwright Celtic Pub. Attendees plan and execute the trips. The sky’s the limit! Bring along a hot beverage and enjoy a Liverpool tart or fig Newton at the planning meeting.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's: The Basics  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Presented by Nicolette Vasco from the Alzheimer's Association. Attendees will learn the symptoms, causes, risk factors and the effects that Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia have on the brain. Find out the benefits of early detection and how to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Registration required.

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

Join the African American Literature Reading Circle to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the August meeting, we will be discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Refreshments served. Registration 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. Librarian Andrew will be there to guide you and provide information. Registration required.

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

Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft knowledge, ideas and project work, 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. Registration recommended.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Trans 101 for Parents & Family Members  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Princeton HiTOPS. This informational session will provide participants with a basic framework for understanding the needs of transgender individuals and build sensitivity around what it means to be transgender. Participants will gain the basic knowledge and resources needed to be able to support, affirm and empower their loved ones, friends and the overall transgender and gender-non binary community. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday August 24, 2017
   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. Meets weekly. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Me Before You  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Guided Meditation and Gentle Stretching  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

will take place on the floor.  

Preregistration required; space is limited.  

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Craft Workshop: Crafted Book Art Vase  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Give an old book a second life. Make a book for storing water-less flora like dried grasses and flowers. Materials will be provided. Registration is suggested and is limited to 12 participants. 

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

A Quiet Passion (2016, PG-13), with Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle and Duncan Duff. The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. Runtime: 125 min.

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday August 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

“'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.'” This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family—their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog—is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red’s father." —Provided by publisher.

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM Foreign Film: Land of Mine (2017, R)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann and Joel Basman. In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Runtime: 100 min.

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: The Sense of an Ending (2017)  
   

 A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. Starring Jim Broadbent. Rated PG-13. 108 minutes. No registration.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday August 26, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Create Fidget Quilts!  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Be a part of creating Fidge Quilts!

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

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

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

What is a Fidget Quilt?

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

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

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

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch

Monday August 28, 2017
   10:00 AM Gardening Guild  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM 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
   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
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movies on Monday - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes, led by daring fugitive Jyn Erso and rebel spy Cassian Andor, band together for a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction, the Death Star.

Rated PG-13; 133 minutes

    Location: Hopewell 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 Reiki Guided Meditation -- Canceled  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a combination of two Japanese words: "rei" ("universal life energy”) and "ki" ("life force"). Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. Mary Ryan, who will be leading the program, is a Reiki Master. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each individual class.

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

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 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 Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, Jay is ready to risk everything to woo her back. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   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 Natural Materials Dream Catcher  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use materials found in nature to make a unique and attention grabbing dream catcher. 

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
   6:30 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   
   

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Writing your College Essay  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover what makes a college essay great and what admissions officers are really looking for. For parents and students. Presented by Collegewise’s Vince Valenzuela, former Assistant Director of Admissions at Villanova.  

    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 August 30, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults - Split  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man's fractured, gifted mind.

PG-13, 117 minutes.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – Summer Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults - Split  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man's fractured, gifted mind.

PG-13, 117 minutes.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
   

The group will be discussing Princess by Jean Sassoon. New members are always welcome. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday August 31, 2017
   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. Meets weekly. Please register.

 

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

Their Finest (2017, R), with Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. Runtime: 117 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM Vassil Bebelekov (1960-2016): A Bulgarian Bagpipe (Gaida) Virtuoso  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join members of the Princeton Friday Night and Tuesday Night Folk Dance Groups, and the Highland Park Folkdance Circle in this evening dedicated to the memory of Vassil Bebelekov - a virtuoso Bulgarian bagpipe (gaida) player and teacher who suddenly passed away in July 2016. A documentary about him produced by Bill Selden, a member of the groups, will be screened, and the evening will proceed with listening and dancing to recorded traditional Bulgarian music performed by Vassil Bebelekov. Registration suggested.

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday September 1, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM First Friday Film -- The Sense of an Ending  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An elderly man recalls a teenage love triangle involving his first crush and a school chum.  (Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell 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 Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  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
   7:05 PM Current Events Discussion Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday September 6, 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 August 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
   2:30 PM Library Resources via Your iPad  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to access free magazines, movies, music and books directly on your iPad through the Mercer County Library System. The class will include how to access ebooks and audiobooks using Overdrive, magazines using Flipster; and movies and music using hoopla. Please remember to bring your iPad, charged and ready to go!, your library card, and any relevant (e.g. Apple ID) passwords. Limited space. 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Philosophy of Karma Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

What goes around comes around…Life is made up of action and reaction – nothing less. One of the most essential laws of the universe is the Law of Karma; for every action, there is a reaction of the same proportion as the original action.

Our universe is a hall of mirrors, each moment a reflection of an earlier scene or interaction. Which means, of course, that each moment is a unique opportunity to avoid doing anything that will bring us future pain and, instead, sow a seed that will bring us the sweetest of fruits. Our consciousness behind every action is creating our life and this understanding becomes an incentive to create pure and positive karma. You can draw the line of your destiny with the pen of your elevated actions.

Please join us as we explore the philosophy of karma.

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
   7:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM 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 Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday September 7, 2017
   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- Hidden Figures  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe.  Rated PG; 127 minutes ; 2016

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Amnesia (France & Switzerland, 2015)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

When Jo comes to Ibiza to be a DJ at the club “Amnesia,” he befriends a solitary woman who’s trying to forget her past. As their friendship grows, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question. 96 min. Not rated. English, German, French, Spanish with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Political Discussion Circle  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The Political Discussion Circle gives you a chance to express your feelings about political news and events. When you hold the talking item, you can express your views in an appropriate manner. When you’re finished speaking, the group will have a chance to respond. All political views are welcome and will be respected. Registration required.

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday September 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Talk with Andrew  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Grey Lady  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

A policeman tracking the killer of both his sister, and his former police partner, follows a clue to Nantucket, where he finds himself in the crosshairs of the killer's wicked plan.

Rated R. 109 minutes. Starring Eric Dane and Natalie Zea.
    Location: Hickory Corner 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 August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

Drum Circle is back!!!

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Starting a Home Based Business: A Free Workshop from SCORE  
    Contact: Hopewe   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Starting a home-based business has unique characteristics and challenges, yet it’s becoming a highly lucrative way to start a business in today's economy. With low overhead, advantages of technology and minimal capital required, many people are opting to shift careers to become a home-based entrepreneur. This workshop discusses the pros, cons and how to’s of running a home-based business including work space and zoning requirements, employees, insurance, licensing, and what it will require from you and your family.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Kick-Start your Writing Career  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover what you need to know to be a successful writer as you learn the ins and outs of making a living as an author, blogger, copywriter, scriptwriter, or more. Previous attendees are encouraged to return and show us what you’ve been working on!  Presented by Amanda Caswell, copywriter at Comedy Central and former scriptwriter for Nickelodeon.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk: Tena Gifford “Sequel to Salvation”  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join local author, Tena Smith Gifford, as she speaks about her newly published book, “Sequel to Salvation: A handbook to help release believers from religious churches and the strongholds that they cause." Copies will be available to purchase.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Sunday September 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Create a Red-Hot Resume  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Rules Don't Apply  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction puts their religious convictions to the test, and also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress.

Rated PG-13; 127 minutes. Starring Lily Collins and Haley Bennett.

    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   
   

Gifted (2017, PG-13), with Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace and Lindsay Duncan. Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary, in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Runtime: 101 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday September 11, 2017
   9:35 AM Coupon Swap  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: United 93 (2006)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Harrowing re-creation of the plane's hijacking on September 11, 2001. 115 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  -  3:00 PM Cards & Games  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, by Dominic Smith.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Detox/Cleanse: The Basics  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Randi Haas and Karen Gardineer. It is estimated that annually over 80,000 chemicals are used in the US and more are coming! Cleansing becomes a prerequisite for thriving in our modern world. Think of a cleansing period as a rest and rejuvenation holiday for our digestive system. The rewards from a simple 3-day cleanse are truly noticeable! Attendees will walk away informed and with a simple and tasty 3-day cleanse to follow at home. Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New: 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 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
   7:00 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 August 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell 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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Art Reception & Talk: Jersey Diners  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

A reception and talk by local photographer Barbara Battista will include a short presentation about her photographs of diners in the tri-state area. Barbara will share her best examples of diner memorabilia. Come and meet the artist, view her artwork and enjoy light refreshments! Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 August 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 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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   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 Flannery O’Connor and her short stories, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” “The River,” and “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.”

Please see the Reference/Information Desk to obtain copies of this month's short stories.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM Understand Your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever that you understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your retirement plans. This informative seminar, led by guest speaker David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration District  Manager, will show you how and when to apply for Medicare, Social Security and other topics. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Common Dental Procedures: Your Questions Answered  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about the latest and greatest in dentistry such as implants, cosmetic dentistry, and advances in orthodontics from Dr. Marshall Alter of Bordentown. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Varicose Veins  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may even lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Come hear about the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments. Presented by Elliot Sambol, MD, FACS, double board certified in general and vascular surgery and member of Princeton HealthCare System’s medical staff. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday September 14, 2017
   10:00 AM Qigong & Oriental Medicine  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a 30 minute session of Qigong (pronounced chee gong) followed by a general introduction to Oriental Medicine. Local licensed acupuncturist Jim Slaymaker will lead participants in this gentle form of exercise and demystify the oldest and most widespread form of medicine practiced in the world today. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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
   11:00 AM CookTalks: Family Food Traditions – Create and Preserve Meaningful Food Experiences  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Identify meaningful food traditions with food expert Vanessa Young. Discover how to mine the past for cultural recipes, document unique food histories, and engage family and friends. Explore ways to create new traditions rooted in recent experiences and travels. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence 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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM Understanding your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Poetry Circle: Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A native of Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past." Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Preventing Sports Injuries in Children & Teens  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

As the Fall sports season begins, it’s important for parents and caregivers know what they can do to safeguard their children from injuries. Presented by Gauri Sabnis, licensed physical therapist with Synergex Physical Therapy. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Finding the Right Mindset for Exercise  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to correctly set your fitness goals, why most people fail, and how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals. Presented by Ajani Malik, owner of Snap Fitness.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How Did You Sleep Last Night?  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@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.

Registration requested.

 

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday September 15, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Emily Eckart, author of Pale Hearts, returns to discuss using descriptive language and vivid imagery to make stories unforgettable. She will demonstrate how this works in her own fiction.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:20 AM Resume Review  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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 September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Poetry Circle: Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A native of Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past." Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday September 18, 2017
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club: Defending Jacob, by William Landay  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

"Defending Jacob" tells the story of a district attorney’s son who is accused of killing a classmate. As the father attempts to prove his son’s innocence, Landay explores uncomfortable territory: can a tendency toward violence be inherited? Is the capacity for murder a genetic disposition? In the end Landay pulls off a clever plot device that doesn’t reveal itself until the final pages. 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 August 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
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

No registration 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  -  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 Lead a More Positive and Fulfilling Life with Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Jim Rose. People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered.  It is now recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit.  Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Come learn a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Marty Schneit Presents Lower Manhattan  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Marty Schneit is back to give an illustrated lecture that will span 400 years of New York City history. Marty will discuss the history of Lower Manhattan including the architecture, people and events that power “Wall Street: From the original Dutch settlement and trading outpost at Bowling  Green, to the peaceful takeover of the British in 1661, to the world financial capital of today, this lecture covers it all. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

Then a young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, setting off a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. The amusing and the poignant stories will change one cranky old man and shake the very foundations of a local residents’ association.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

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

Presented by Paul Martinetti.

A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:30 PM Movie: Boss Baby  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

 A hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative seven-year-old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, it is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Animated feature. Rated PG. 97 minutes

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: City of Men  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Portuguese; rated R; 2007; 110 minutes

Growing up in a culture of violence, Acerola and Laranjinha have become as close as brothers. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 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
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Attend this workshop and learn the answers to important questions about Medicare, such as:

·         What has changed in 2017?

·         What are the 5 biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries?

·         What’s the difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans?

·         How do Medicare supplement policies work?

·         How do Medicare prescription programs (Part D) work?

·         What are some of the proposed changes to Medicare?

The workshop will be presented by Justin Lubenow and Michael Salum, Medicare brokers with Senior Advisors in Cranford, NJ; visit the website at: www.senior-advisors.com.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Geeks & Gadgets  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

To win an impossible war, Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general. Next sci-fi book club title is: Dawn by Octavia Butler. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.  

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

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday September 20, 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 August 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Craft -- Autumn Leave Mason Jar Holder  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder.

Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Excel Advanced  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

Resize and reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects, and insert symbols. Learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word Intermediate functions is required. Registration begins August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Have you had The Conversation? The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and the Hopewell Valley Department of Senior Services is sponsoring a film screening and discussion on The Bucket List to highlight the importance of discussing you end-of-life wishes with friends, family, and your doctors.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Publisher  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

Create documents with an emphasis on design, such as calendars, flyers, greeting cards, resumes, and advertisements. Word 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
   7:00 PM Embroidery Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft knowledge, ideas and project work, 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. 

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Trans 101 for Parents & Family Members  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

This informational session will provide participants with a basic framework for understanding the needs of transgender individuals and build sensitivity around what it means to be transgender. Participants will gain the basic knowledge and resources needed to be able to support, affirm and empower their loved ones, friends and the overall transgender and gender-non binary community. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Basics: Open Lab  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Aficionados  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   603-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us and watch the first three episodes of the action, sci-fi series FLCL. No registration necessary.

Plot Summary: When twelve-year-old Naota meets a strange, pink-haired girl named Haruko, mysterious things start to happen.

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday September 21, 2017
   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
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Hacksaw Ridge  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Rated R; 139 minutes

This is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers, and sustained grenade wounds and sniper bullets.

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

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

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.  Starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, and J.K. Simmons.  Rated R; 130 minutes; 2016

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Craft Workshop: Decoupage Fall Leaf Vase  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Add a little Fall décor to your home with this easy project. Materials will be provided. Registration is required and is limited to 12 participants. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Boundaries: How to Take Control of your Life  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Do you feel like people take advantage of you? Do you have trouble saying “No”?  Find out why boundaries are important, how they affect our behavior, and how they can improve our lives by letting us recognize and resolve conflicts that were never ours to carry.  Presented by training consultant Edie Glover, MSW, LSW.

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Google: Unknown Features  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Google is a great search engine, but it also has a cool collection of tools and features that aren’t immediately obvious. Join Librarian Andrew for a presentation on the services other than web searching that Google offers. You will learn how to explore space, plan flights, and make use of the many other handy tools that are available. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday September 22, 2017
   2:00 AM Movie: Going in Style  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. To pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Rated PG-13. 96 minutes. Starring Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: A Big Storm Knocked It Over, by Anne Tyler  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

The fifth and final novel by the late author of Happy All the Time and Goodbye without Leaving, this novel tells how Jane Louise has gotten married in her 30s to the lovable, if occasionally broody, chemist Teddy.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Going in Style (2017, PG-13)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. 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. Runtime: 96 min.

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  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 August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 22, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, September 22. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday September 23, 2017
   9:30 AM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, September 22, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, September 22. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices. 

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Decoding the Language of the Body: What Are the Symptoms of Your Body Trying to Tell You?  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Are you suffering with chronic pain? Finding it hard to lose weight even though you are doing all the right things? Experiencing digestive and/or bowel issues on a regular basis? Wake up feeling exhausted? Can’t quiet your racing mind? Jody Levy, an Advanced Eden Energy Medicine practitioner will help you learn how to understand the language of your body through an understanding of the Five Rhythm Model. You will learn that through an understanding of the mind-body connection, you can achieve greater emotional and physical well-being.

Registration is requested.

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

Adult Program

Drum Circle is back!!!

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four from their early days as a cover band in Hamburg and Liverpool, to the excitement of Beatlemania, through their groundbreaking studio albums, to their final recordings. Highlights of each member’s post-Beatles careers will also be explored. Presented by Vinnie Bruno, Beatles Scholar and Sixties Rock Historian.

    Location: Robbinsville 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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday September 24, 2017
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The Circle (2017, PG-13), with Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity. Runtime: 110 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday September 25, 2017
   10:00 AM Gardening Guild  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

Call the library at 448-1330 for the title of the book to be determined on August 28.

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

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  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   
   

 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 Heartfulness Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell 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 necessary.

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

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pumpkin & Gourd Demonstration  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

The “King of Carving” will explain his carving technique, carve a pumpkin, and display his award-winning collection of dried, painted gourds.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

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

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

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

Registration is limited; please call early!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   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 -- Fences  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

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

Come join us for an afternoon of fun playing your favorite card games, Scrabble or Rummikub, or you can work on a fun craft. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 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  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Fences  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Fitness for Dummies  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to correctly set your fitness goals; how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals and why most people fail in reaching their goals. Presented by Ajani Malik, owner of Snap Fitness. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Martin Mosho. Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices in which large numbers of bodies were dumped, unidentified, into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all and left to rot where they fell. This program covers this issue and shows how after the war, federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter. The presentation contains graphic images and is not suitable for young children. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Relax, Replenish and Revitalize  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This interactive workshop will teach you to improve your sense of physical and emotional well-being with easy, gentle self-care practices, balancing and harmonizing your own natural energy systems.  Presented by Jody Levy of Peak Vitality.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday September 28, 2017
   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
   7:00 PM College: Getting There from Here  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Is there college in your child’s future? Learn what to consider as you establish a college savings goal, learn about saving strategies that will help you reach that goal, and find out the features and benefits of various education savings plans. Presented by training consultant Ty Robinson of Edward Jones.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM National Good Neighbor Day: A History of East Windsor  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

In celebration of National Good Neighbor Day, local historian Cappy Stults will talk about the early history of East Windsor and Hightstown. Come learn about your community and how it came to be what it is today. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM TED Talk  
    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 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “We should all be feminists.” Registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Plan Ahead & Rest in Peace  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come hear Laurie Powsner, from the non-profit Funeral Consumers Alliance Princeton chapter, present an informative look at the

funeral industry and give you practical advice on planning for the future.

  • How to Choose a Funeral Home
  • Plan Ahead Without Paying Ahead
  • Save Money on Funeral Plans

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday September 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art Friday  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday September 30, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   2:00 PM Joint Replacement  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Find out what’s involved in a joint replacement, how to know when it’s time to consider it, and what services are available at University Medical Center of Princeton’s Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement. Presented by Victoria Ribsam, RN, BSN, ONC, Orthopaedic Pain Navigator. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday October 5, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Sense of an Ending  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

An elderly man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.  Starring Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, and Charlotte Rampling.  Rated PG-13; 108 minutes, 2017.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

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

Thursday October 12, 2017
   1:30 PM Balance and Screening Check  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about balance, your risk of falls, and how physical therapy and exercise can contribute to better balance and fall prevention as well as overall wellness. An optional balance screening check will be available. Presented by Linda Lucuski, MPT, Director of UMCP Outpatient Rehabilitation Hamilton.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

750,000 men died in the American Civil War; their remains were often treated with disrespect and buried with indifference. Learn how many were reburied with appropriate ceremony and how the situation ultimately led to the establishment of our national military cemeteries. Presented by Martin Mosho, Civil War expert. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History Talk: The Delaware & Raritan Canal  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Did you know that for more than 170 years, the Delaware and Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey? Did you know that the D&R was one of our nation’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the more famous Erie Canal? Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R? And did you know that the canal provides the people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and a premier recreational facility?

Canal author and historian Linda J. Barth will introduce you to the people, the bridges, the locks, and the aqueducts that made the canal work. This waterway, now the centerpiece of a popular state park, transported men and supplies between New York and Philadelphia during three wars. Inventor John Holland used the canal to deliver his Holland VI submarine to Washington for its Navy trials, and luxury yachts, like J .P. Morgan’s Tarantula, cruised the waterway. Come learn more about this gem of central New Jersey.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday October 26, 2017
   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
   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

Saturday October 28, 2017
   2:00 PM A Taste of Autmn: 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

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

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

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


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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


Monday January 15, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day  
   

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


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

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


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

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


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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