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Sunday April 22, 2018
   2:00 PM Movie: Wonder  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Starring Julia Roberts. PG. 113 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.  
   

Murder on the Orient Express (2017, PG-13), with Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp. When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Runtime: 116 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday April 23, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association is now accepting donations for our Spring Sale  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Book, DVD, and Music CD donations for adults or children in good condition will be gladly accepted for our Spring Book Sale.

The sale begins Friday, April 27th and runs through Saturday, May 5.

We are not accepting textbooks, magazines, damaged or mildewed materials.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:30 AM Basics of Microsoft Word  
   

Join Librarian Andrew for a tutorial on the basics of Microsoft Word. You’ll learn how to navigate through its essential features. This course is for absolute beginners and those in need of a refresher. No need to feel overwhelmed, we will tackle these features at a comfortable pace. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

The group will be discussing Havana by Mark Kurlansky. No registration.

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Adult craft - Painted rock photo holders  
    Contact: Christine Crawford     ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Turn an ordinary rock into an adorable photo holder.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is suggested.

    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
   7:00 PM Art of Living Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Discover how to relax and recharge your mind and unlock your full potential through gentle stretches, breathing and guided meditation. Please register.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Investment Basics  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

Lynda Dillman, FIC, MSM, financial associate at Thrivent Financial, will discuss:

·         Investment fundamentals, including the effects of inflation and compounding

·         How to identify financial goals and time horizons

·         How to measure your risk tolerance, and the relationship between risk and return

·         The difference between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks and mutual funds, and the importance of asset allocation

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association is now accepting donations for our Spring Sale  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Book, DVD, and Music CD donations for adults or children in good condition will be gladly accepted for our Spring Book Sale.

The sale begins Friday, April 27th and runs through Saturday, May 5.

We are not accepting textbooks, magazines, damaged or mildewed materials.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Instructor Mira Desai has 30 years of experience in yoga. Join her for an introduction to basic yoga and meditation. Class is 1½ hours. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. Please register.

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Make-a-Wish Dandelion Finger Painting  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Get creative and make a decorative dandelion to make a wish on.  Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association is now accepting donations for our Spring Sale  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Book, DVD, and Music CD donations for adults or children in good condition will be gladly accepted for our Spring Book Sale.

The sale begins Friday, April 27th and runs through Saturday, May 5.

We are not accepting textbooks, magazines, damaged or mildewed materials.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM YogaStream  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

This practice blends the tradition of yoga with the science of physical therapy and kinesiology. It focuses on movement, alignment, and strength while emphasizing safety. Lara Heimann, who developed this form of yoga, describes it as “functional movement for stability and mobility.”

Please bring a yoga mat.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 is required.

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Sequel to the 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth" documents Al Gore's fight against climate change. (100 minutes, Rated PG)

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Sequel to the 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth" documents Al Gore's fight against climate change. (100 minutes, Rated PG)

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Financial Fitness Seminar: Build a Basic Budget  
   

Presented by Jaime Gangone from the Credit Union of New Jersey. Can you recall where you spent your last ATM withdrawal? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Learn how to set realistic financial goals for you and your family. Identify your “spending leaks,” track where your money goes and develop a spending plan to avoid the pitfalls of overspending.   Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Medicare and You  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Find out what you need to know about Medicare! Who qualifies, what’s covered, what are the costs? Learn about Medicare A, B, and Part D, and how Medicare Supplements differ from Medicare Advantage Plans. Presented by Anthony J. Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group and licensed broker specializing in the senior market.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Princeton & the American Revolution  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about Princeton’s role in the American Revolution from Christmas 1771 to January 3rd, 1777. Hear the story of the sacrifice, bravery and perseverance of the Continental soldiers through unimaginable difficulties, leading to victory and freedom. Presented by Barry Singer of the Historical Society of Princeton. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

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

The group will be discussing Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. No registration is necessary and new members are welcome!

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

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety. Come join us in the evening for guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday April 26, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association is now accepting donations for our Spring Sale  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Book, DVD, and Music CD donations for adults or children in good condition will be gladly accepted for our Spring Book Sale.

The sale begins Friday, April 27th and runs through Saturday, May 5.

We are not accepting textbooks, magazines, damaged or mildewed materials.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM Quilting Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   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.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday April 27, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-Begins today!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Guided Meditation  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Mira Desai teaches this five-week guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

Class dates are: April 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11.

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Darkest Hour  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

 During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Starring Gary Oldman. PG-13. 125 minutes. No registration.

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday April 28, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

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

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

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

Please bring 5 pages of a work in progress to share with other writers.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Poem in Your Pocket  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Attention 6th graders and up (yes, adults, too!)!!  Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Hopewell Branch Library.

You are invited to share poems in your pockets (poems 15 lines or less that can be folded and put in a pocket).

Poems can be favorites of your own work or from a favorite poet. 

Locally renowned poets, Eloise Bruce, Lois Marie Harrod, Judy Michaels and Gretna Wilkinson will facilitate the reading and share poems of their own. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM 10th Annual One-Act PlayFest  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   jdamron@mcl.org
   

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

Please note - each reservation must be a unique name.  There cannot be multiple reservations under the same name.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   9:00 PM 10th Annual One-Act PlayFest  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   jdamron@mcl.org
   

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

Please note--each reservation must be a unique name.  There cannot be multiple reservations under the same name.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday April 29, 2018
   2:00 PM Around the World in 1909!  
   

In the summer of 1909, Ewing/Trenton resident and industrialist Harriet White Fisher embarked on a remarkable journey in her motorcar with her driver, maid, butler and dog. Lisa Begin-Kruysman tells Mrs. Fisher's journey in her book Around the World in 1909: Harriet White Fisher and Her Locomobile. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.


Monday April 30, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM Monday Night Book Group: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Tour the Appalacian Trail with the comic genius of Bill Bryson. 

Join us for our monthly meeting to discuss this fascinating book. 

Preregistration is preferred.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Emma, by Jane Austen  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others.

Registration is required. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

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

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

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

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Meditation for Beginners  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Attain health, clarity, and joy with Isha Kriya, a simple and powerful meditation technique. In this one-hour session, you will learn a simple meditation practice that you can use at home. No previous experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and towel. Presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit which aims to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Blood Pressure Screening and Stroke Awareness Information  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Capital Health will offer free blood pressure screenings in the community. Get screened by a registered nurse and receive information on things you can do to help lower your risk for stroke.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Must Get a Job!: Resume Development  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

For new graduates and those returning to the job market. Join Lisa Hill, a career & job search pro, for this employment hunting seminar series.

May 2: resume development, May 9: job search skills and May 16: interview preparation.

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 Active Aging Fitness: Summer Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Blood Pressure Screening/Stroke Awareness  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Only about one half of the 75 million American adults with high blood pressure have it under control, which is why it’s so important to check your blood pressure regularly. Get screened by a registered nurse and learn about what you can do to help lower your risk. Presented by Mary Rosner, RN, MSN, Community Health Educator with Capital Health.

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

   6:00 PM Adult Craft Workshop: Make a Mother’s Day Card  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join Reference Librarian Dana Sessa to create beautiful Mother’s Day greeting cards that will be truly appreciated by those receiving them. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. 

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bullying Stops—Today!  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Throughout the decades, as a school principal and director of guidance, Mark Walters has regularly spoken out against the evils of bullyingin schools as well as in society, in general. He stresses the positive approach: each child has endless possibilities, and if these are brought out, a bully can be transformed into a "builder." Each and every child can be empoweredto wish, to dream, to plan, and to do. When a child celebrates himself or herself, that child celebrates the world.

Mark Walters is confident that his time-proven ideas, thoughts, and suggestions regarding bullying will bring a deeper understanding to and for all.

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

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare Information Session  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Many people get confused about Medicare. With something as important as health insurance, it's essential to have the correct information. Anthony Williams from BGA Insurance Group will review what is and is not covered by Medicare A and B. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Registration is requested.

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday May 3, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-The Shape of Water  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Shannon.  Rated R; 2 hrs, 3 minutes.

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
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Moka (France, 2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A grieving woman pursues a couple who she suspects of killing her son in a hit-and-run. 90 min. Not rated. French with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hand Embroidery for Beginners  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Adults & teens ages 14 & up! Get acquainted with the basic materials and techniques then dive into learning a variety of basic stitches. Your first embroidery project will be a small stitch sampler.

All materials will be supplied.

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 Princeton and the American Revolution  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Learn about Princeton’s history and the remarkable events of the “Ten Crucial Days,” which began on Christmas Day, 1776, and marked the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Hear the story, often spoken in the soldiers’ own words, of the sacrifice, bravery, and perseverance of the Continental soldiers, through unimaginable difficulties, leading to victory and freedom. Feel a new sense of connection to the Princeton area as you learn more about the extraordinary history and culture of your community. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday May 4, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-Bag Day today!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Stars Wars: The Last Jedi (2017, PG-13)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. Runtime: 152 min.

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

Mira Desai teaches this five-week guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

Class dates are: April 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11.

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday May 5, 2018
   9:35 AM Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-Last Day!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

    Location: Hightstown 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.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Make your Own Greeting Card  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn the basics of greeting card making! Using rubber stamped images and interesting folding and layering techniques, you can create one-of-a-kind cards for any occasion. Just in time for Mother's Day! Presented by Alicia Vincelette, card maker for 22 years.

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Books, DVDs, CDs, and more. All proceeds go to children’s and adult programming.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Film Screening: Five Million Years to Earth (1968)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The Prydonians of Princeton, a local science fiction social group, will be hosting a showing of the fantasy film “Five Million Years to Earth” also known as “Quatermass and the Pit.” A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called in to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people. Released: 1968; 97 minutes; not rated. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday May 6, 2018
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The Shape of Water (2017, R), with Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon. At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Runtime: 123 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday May 7, 2018
   10:00 AM Fraud Prevention Program  
    Contact: Christine Crawford     ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Learn to protect yourself from investment fraud, including elder fraud, and be a more savvy financial service/product consumer.  

Presented by Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Outreach with the New Jersey Bureau of Securities and recipient of the NJ Attorney General's award for excellence in public outreach.  

Registration is suggested, but not required.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:30 AM How to Use a PC  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Don’t be afraid of your PC any longer! Librarian Andrew will provide an overview of how to use and navigate a PC using the Windows 10 Operating System. We will start with the very basics and will move to the most common features that are available on a PC. This class will be slow-paced, and you are welcome to ask as many questions as possible. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Asthma & Allergies  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about  symptoms and treatments for controlling these conditions. Presented by Harshav Raval, pharmacist at Hickory Pharmacy. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

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

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 7, 14, 21 & June 4, 11, 18. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   10:00 AM Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Instructor Mira Desai has 30 years of experience in yoga. Join her for an introduction to basic yoga and meditation. Class is 1½ hours. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. Please register.

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

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

French; 2007; rated PG-13; 112 minutes

The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspect of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind.

West Windsor Library invites patrons to request movie titles for the branch’s Foreign Film program. If there is a movie that a group of 3 or more people would like to view, we will do our best to screen it (subject to the terms of our movie license agreement). Please stop at the reference desk, or call 609-275-8901 with your requests, or any questions that you may have.

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

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

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Beaded Wind Chime  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use beads, thread, and natural twigs to make a pretty hanging wind chime.  

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Uncovering Trenton's Unique Colonial Steelworks: Archaeological Excavations at Petty's Run  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Before the battles for Independence, Trenton saw another revolution: one of the first steelworks in North America.  Large-scale archaeological excavations and historical research have located the remains of the steel furnace and other features at Petty’s Run, next to the New Jersey Statehouse.  Dr. Ian Burrow, who directed the archaeological project, will explain what was found and the important story it tells. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Understanding Nutrition Fact Food Labels  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Food coach Verna Dentino will teach you how to decipher nutrition food labels on products at the grocery store so that you can be an informed buyer. Bring a pen and a calculator.

Registration required.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop in Blood Pressure Screening  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Capital Health will offer free blood pressure screening.

Drop by the library and get screened by a registered nurse.

Receive information on things you can do to help lower your risk for stroke.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:00 PM Zentangle Drawing :FULL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Zentangle is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. First in a  series of three classes. Must take all three classes. Limited space. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Paper Crafts with Lonie  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us in creating a wine bottle tag and matching card. Please register. Limited seating.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Must Get a Job!: Job Search Skills  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

For new graduates and those returning to the job market. Join Lisa Hill, a career & job search pro, for this employment hunting seminar series.

May 2: resume development, May 9: job search skills and May 16: interview preparation.

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  -  3:00 PM The Short of It – Sandra Cisneros  
    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 Sandra Cisneros and her short stories, “My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn,” “Little Miracles, Kept Promises,” and “Woman Hollering Creek.”  Please see the Information Desk at the Hopewell Branch to obtain copies of this month's stories.

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday May 10, 2018
   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. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Remains of the Day  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

1994; rated PG; 134 minutes

The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

West Windsor Library invites patrons to request movie titles for the branch’s Thursday Movie Matinee. If there is a movie that a group of 3 or more people would like to view, we will do our best to screen it (subject to the terms of our movie license agreement). Please stop at the reference desk, or call 609-275-8901 with your requests, or any questions that you may have.

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

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

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

We're discussing, "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan.

Bring your lunch and join us in lively conversation. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided.

No registration necessary.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Spring Open House featuring “Over Here, Molly Pitcher”  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

You are cordially invited to join the Friends of the Lawrence Library for their Spring Open House. We will begin with an interpretive storytelling program by Stacy Roth called “Over Here, Molly Pitcher,” in which “Molly” recounts how she became the heroine of the 1778 Battle of Monmoth Courthouse. Refreshments will follow. Registration is suggested. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the Lawrence Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

 

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

Derek Walcott (1930-2017), the St. Lucian poet and playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992 for poetry that "acquires at one and the same time singular lustre and great force." By combining the grammar of vision with the freedom of metaphor, Walcott produces a beautiful style that is also a philosophical style. For many years, his throbbing and relentless lines kept arriving in the English language like tidal waves, coagulating into an archipelago of poems without which the map of modern literature would effectively match wallpaper. His work gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Same-Day Joint Replacement Surgery  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about minimally invasive approaches to joint replacements, pain control, and rapid recovery; find out if you are a candidate. Presented by Brian Culp, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, and member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM African-American Author Spotlight: Walter Mosely  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for our newly formed group, which celebrates the contemporary African-American author. This month we'll discuss Walter Mosely and his Easy Rawlins Series (e.g., Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death, etc.).

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Art for Healing  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Creating art promotes mental and emotional well-being, and growing evidence suggests that it can improve your physical health as well. Learn about art therapy and how creative expression can start you on a path toward wellness. This program is presented by Kristina Baktis, a board-certified art therapist. 

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Talk: Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

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

“When Nadia and Saeed fall in love in a distant unnamed city, they are just like any other young couple. But soon bullets begin to fly, fighter jets streak the sky, and curfews fall. As the spell of violence spreads, they flee their country, leaving behind their loved ones. Early in Exit West, author Mohsin Hamid explains that geography is destiny, and in the case of his two young lovers, geography dictates that they must leave. Hamid offers up a fantastical device to deliver his refugees to places: they pass through magic doors. Rather than unmooring the story from reality, this device, as well as a few other fantastical touches, makes the book more poignant and focused, pointing our attention to the emotions of exile rather than the mechanics. Surrounded by other refugees, Nadia and Saeed try to establish their places in the world, putting up different responses to their circumstances. The result is … an intimate human story about an experience shared by countless people of the world, one that most Americans just witness on television.” --Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday May 11, 2018
   10:30 AM Windows 10  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliminate frustration & add to your know-how! Learn how to navigate Microsoft Windows 10 and its features. Bring your  laptop or ask to use one of ours. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Call Me By Your Name (2017, PG-13)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg. In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant. Runtime: 132 min.

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

Mira Desai teaches this five-week guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

Class dates are: April 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11.

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM Pinterest for Beginners  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Beginners will learn how to search for fun and helpful information. Decide whether to begin an account. See what others are working on: bakers, crafters, builders, readers and many more hobbies. Please register.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale: Preview Night  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, May 11, 6:00–8:30 pm. Preview Night

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, May 20, 2018

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, May 11. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday May 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, May 11, 6:00–8:30 pm. Preview Night

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, May 20, 2018

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, May 11. 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.

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

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

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

Please bring 5 pages of a work in progress to share with other writers.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Word  
    Contact: Richard Peterson   609-275-8901   
   

A tour through the Microsoft Word toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Registration period begins April 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday May 13, 2018
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Molly’s Game (2017, R), with Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Runtime: 125 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday May 14, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. 125 min. PG-13. 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 Senior Book Club  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel García Márquez.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Sci-Fi Movie: I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Aliens arrive on Earth to possess the bodies of humans.

One of their first victims is a young man, whose new wife soon realizes something is wrong with him.

NR. Running time:  88 minutes. This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fitness with Bob  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, of Bob's Fun Fitness LLC, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob’s program incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, strength, and relaxation. Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

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

Adult Program

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

No need to register--just drop in!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Art of Living Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Discover how to relax and recharge your mind and unlock your full potential through gentle stretches, breathing and guided meditation. Please register.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Power for the People: The Birth of Democracy  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Dr. Dobrinka Chiekova, adjunct professor of history at The College of New Jersey, will discuss the special social and political conditions in ancient Athens which set the stage for democracy. She will discuss whether or not democracy was really inevitable; why ordinary citizens embraced and protected it; and how our understanding of democracy today resembles and differs from that of the Athenian citizen 2,500 years ago. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

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

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 7, 14, 21 & June 4, 11, 18. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   10:00 AM Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Instructor Mira Desai has 30 years of experience in yoga. Join her for an introduction to basic yoga and meditation. Class is 1½ hours. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. Please register.

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

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   12:30 PM Movie: Captain Underpants: the First Epic Movie  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Captain Underpants: the First Epic Movie (2017). Animated feature. PG.  90 minutes

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. No registration.

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Use ribbon, a hair tie, a button, and a few neatly placed stitches to make this handy bookmark.  

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: Falling Free, by Lois McMaster Bujold  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Quaddies (four-armed humans, engineered for suitability to free fall) are used in a space station. An engineer is sent to teach them welding. While he has qualms about their utter subservience to the corporation, he accepts the situation--until he finds out that they've become "obsolete." He sets out to save them, illegally. Next sci-fi book title is In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM The Legend of the Jersey Devil  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Angus Kress Gillespie, Ph.D. A professor of American Studies at Rutgers University will cover the reporting on the accounts of the Jersey Devil. The author of several books and numerous articles, Dr. Gillespie has a keen interest in the folklore of the Pine Barrens. This program is a Public Scholar Project program funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Brain Games: Keep Your Mind Sharp!  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

This interactive presentation discusses the brain as the “master computer” and the important topic of brain health. There are daily, routine maintenance activities that we should do to help keep this master organ healthy and in good working order, even as we age. Learn about diet, physical exercise, and proper rest for brain health. We will play brain games to stimulate and exercise different areas of the brain and help sharpen memory. A strong brain can help keep memory strong! Michael Salas is an experienced community health representative at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.  

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Behavior often takes the place of language in persons with dementia. Learn new ways to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and intervene in more positive ways to common challenge. Presented by the Great New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Registration requested.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Adult Craft -- Paint a Decorative Birdhouse  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Registration required.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Zentangle Drawing  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Zentangle is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. First in a  series of three classes. Must take all three classes. Limited space. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Adult Afternoon Movie: All the Money in the World (2017)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Film based on the shocking events of the kidnapping of the grandson of billionaire John Paul Getty. 

Rated R.  Run time:  132 minutes.  Preregistration preferred. 

This program was made possible with generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

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

Join us in creating a fun bracelet or necklace from recycled patterned paper.  All supplies provided. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Must Get a Job!: Interview Preparation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

For new graduates and those returning to the job market. Join Lisa Hill, a career & job search pro, for this employment hunting seminar series.

May 2: resume development, May 9: job search skills and May 16: interview preparation.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 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 April 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Blood Pressure Screening & Stroke Information  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition that increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Capital Health will offer free blood pressure screenings in the community. Get screened by a registered nurse and receive information on things you can do to help lower your risk for stroke.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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 Landlord/Tenant Laws in New Jersey  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

A free informational seminar provided by the Mercer County Superior Court “Courts & You” program. Learn about your rights as a tenant or landlord. 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 April 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:05 PM Melting in the Pot  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Raj Vora, author of the “Melting in the Pot” blog, will lead a discussion group to share relevant tips, strategies and information to help immigrants adjust more easily to life in the United States. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:05 PM  -  8:30 PM Embroidery Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

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. No registration.

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   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 April 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday May 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bone Density Screening  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to loose density, become weak and prone to fracture. This screening offers a peripheral measure of the ankle bone. This test is quick and non-invasive. It requires you to place your bare foot onto the ultrasound machine for a result within 15 seconds. This test is a screening tool to determine if you are at possible risk for fracture and if further testing is indicated.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome; look for the van in the parking lot. Registration begins on April 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   12:30 PM Afternoon Movie  
    Contact: Christine Crawford     ccrawfor@mcl.org
   
The Maltese Falcon (1941). (Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre). NR; 101 minutes.
A San Francisco private detective is enlisted to track down a stolen artifact, a priceless, jewel-laden statuette of a black bird.  a Best Picture nominee that features an Oscar-nominated screenplay.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Murder on the Orient Express  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, and Johnny Depp.  Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 54 min.


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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Senior Moving Workshop  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Downsizing and moving is stressful at any age. This informative workshop by Keller Williams Real Estate will talk about the current real estate market; selling your home for top dollar, downsizing to a house, condo or retirement community; decluttering. and adding value to your home. Please register.

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

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

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

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

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

Adult Program

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, of Bob's Fun Fitness LLC, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob’s program incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, strength, and relaxation. Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Common Hip Problems  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Hip problems can make even the simple, everyday tasks seem challenging. Join Brian Culp, MD, specializing in orthopedic surgery, as he discusses common hip problems, including arthritis, and details a range of joint replacement options. Dr. Culp is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Dance/Movement Therapy for Anxiety and Depression  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being. Join Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Eri Millrod, as she introduces this newer therapy and discusses how it can benefit those with depression and/or anxiety. Registration is suggested. 

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

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday May 18, 2018
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

As part of our 2018 "The Business of Writing" series, in May we will examine famous writers' biographies and write our own. This is a precursor to developing a website. Please bring an example you like to share with the group. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: Where the Past Begins, by Amy Tan  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement, Amy Tan is at her most intimate, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother, she gives evidence to all that made it both unlikely and inevitable that she would become a writer. Through spontaneous storytelling, she shows how a fluid fictional state of mind unleashed near-forgotten memories that became the emotional nucleus of her novels. Tan explores shocking truths uncovered by family memorabilia—the real reason behind an IQ test she took at age six, why her parents lied about their education, mysteries surrounding her maternal grandmother—and, for the first time publicly, writes about her complex relationship with her father, who died when she was fifteen. Suffused with candor and characteristic humor, Where the Past Begins takes readers into the idiosyncratic workings of her writer’s mind, a journey that explores memory, imagination, and truth, with fiction serving as both her divining rod and link to meaning.” –Jacket

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Same Kind of Different as Me  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

Starring Gref Kinnear. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes.
 
No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Registration suggested. 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 Isha Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The Isha Foundation, an International non- profit, founded by Sadhguru, is offering Yoga and Meditation workshops in and around New Jersey. These yoga and meditation practices or technologies for wellbeing are offered free of charge and include invigorating physical postures, breathing methods and meditation. No yoga experience necessary. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Yoga for Success  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Sunday May 20, 2018
   2:00 PM Movie: The Shape of Water  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Starring Sally Hawkins. Rated R. 103 minutes. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club: The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker with a broken heart. Emigrating to Ohio with her sister in the hope of making a new life, she soon discovers that 19th-century America is a hard, precarious place to live. Drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, Honor befriends two surprising women who demonstrate what defiance can achieve. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. 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 April 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:30 AM Save Money When Shopping Online  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join Librarian Andrew for an overview of tips and tricks to save money when shopping online. We’ll talk about the most popular methods to find discounts and freebies. Save every last penny! Registration required. Call 882-3148

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

The group will be discussing American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse. New members welcome. No registration.

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Downsizing Strategies for Seniors  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The idea of downsizing and moving can feel extremely overwhelming.  Moving is stressful at any age. It is one of the top most stressful life events for anyone.

  • Where to start?
  • What am I going to do with all my possessions?
  • Who will handle the actual move?
  • Where would I go?
  • I don’t want to bother my children. Who can help me with the planning and the process?

Our informative workshop will cover all of these topics and will provide concrete, actionable information that will help you feel in control and less stressed.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM Monday Night Book Group: Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known,

but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl,

dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School,

and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. 

Join us for our monthly meeting. Preregistration preferred. 

 

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

Adult Program

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

No need to register--just drop in!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Adult craft - Paper flower bouquets  
    Contact: Christine Crawford     ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Make a bouquet of beautiful paper flowers.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is suggested.

    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
   7:00 PM How to Find a Great Job  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Career and job search pro Lisa Hill has more than 25 years of experience in the recruiting business, helping people find jobs and finding candidates for companies. Learn about creating a resume, job search methods, finding the right career/job for you; how to market yourself; how to search for jobs on the Internet and much more. Please register.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Three Junes, by Julia Glass  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. Six years later, again in June, Paul's death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses. Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her. In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love's redemptive powers.

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

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:05 PM  -  8:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

The group will be discussing Defending Jacob by William Landay. 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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 7, 14, 21 & June 4, 11, 18. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   10:00 AM Yoga & Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Instructor Mira Desai has 30 years of experience in yoga. Join her for an introduction to basic yoga and meditation. Class is 1½ hours. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. Please register.

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

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

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

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

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 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.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Is it Real or is it Fake? A Discussion About News  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Donna Shaw, professor and chair of Journalism and Professional Writing at The College of New Jersey. Defining "fake news" used to be easy: It consisted of lies told on purpose. American politicians and some unscrupulous news outlets have been engaging in this practice for centuries. Today, though, it's more complicated and more divisive. So how can we spot fake news—and how can we keep from accidentally spreading it ourselves? Registration required. Call 882-3148.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Blood Pressure/Stroke Awareness Screening  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Capital Health will offer free blood pressure screenings with stroke awareness information. Early intervention can help prevent strokes. Get screened and receive information on how to lower your stroke risk. No registration necessary.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Zentangle Drawing  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Zentangle is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. First in a  series of three classes.Must take all three classes. Limited space. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 is required.

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Classic Movie Matinée: A Streetcar Named Desire  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A faded Southern belle moves in with her sister and brutish brother-in-law in New Orleans,

where he torments her delicate sensibilities, and she becomes disconnected from reality. 

Rated PG.  Run time 125 minutes.  Ages 15 and up. Preregistration preferred. 

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

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Publisher  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Blood Pressure Screening and Stroke Information  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM New Jersey Marijuana Legalization  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Patriotic Medley Concert  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join us for a salute to our armed forces performed by Ambiance the Duo on bass and clarinet. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Learn the science behind mindfulness, and develop the five pillars of emotional intelligence. Learn the science behind mindfulness, and develop the five pillars of emotional intelligence. These assets will help you to:

  • Develop self-awareness
  • Improve relationships and collaboration skills
  • Manage workplace stress and difficult conversations
  • Improve work performance and leadership qualities

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Birth of Democracy  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Democracy was invented more than 2500 years ago in Ancient Greece. We are still building it. Dr. Dobrinka Chiekova, Adjunct Professor in the History department at The College of New Jersey, will discuss the special social and political conditions in Ancient Athens, which allowed the invention of democracy. We will ask whether or not democracy was really inevitable. We will consider why the ordinary citizens embraced and protected it. We will conclude by discussing how our understanding of democracy today resembles and differs from the understanding of the Athenian citizen, 2500 years ago.

Registration requested.

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday May 24, 2018
   10:00 AM Quilting Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Adult Movie: Phantom Thread (2017)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The strange tale of a dress designer who falls for a mysterious woman. 

Rated R.  Run time:  130 minutes.  Preregistration preferred. 

This program was made possible with generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM The Barbarian World: Prehistoric Society in Northern and Western Europe  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Before the Greeks and Romans, central and northern Europe were home to pre-literate peoples who developed remarkable societies that left no written records. Join Peter Bogucki, an associate dean for undergraduate affairs of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Princeton University, for this lecture that will be illustrated with images of important sites and finds, along with maps and timelines, to tell the story of ancient Europe known from archaeology. Peter Bogucki is also an archaeologist who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His most recent book “The Barbarians” received the 2018 Book Award from the Society for American Archaeology in the Popular category. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Everyone Aches: Rheumatoid Arthritis  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Discover the steps you can take to prevent the onset of arthritis, how you can manage the disease and the treatment options that are available with Gina C. Del Giudice, MD, and Michael J. Froncek, MD, both board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine and members of the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday May 25, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: The Sense of an Ending (2017)  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

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.

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday 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.


Tuesday May 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

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

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Recycled Paper Butterflies  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use recycled paper to make these colorful and fun butterflies.  

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

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

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   10:30 AM Excel Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Me Before You (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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. (110 minutes, Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Free Blood Pressure Screenings  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

Stop in for a free blood pressure screening provided by Capital Health.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Me Before You (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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. (110 minutes, Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Artist Focus: Jean-Michel Basquiat  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join librarian Andrew for an overview of the artist and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. We’ll discuss his biography, philosophy and works. You’re welcome to offer your own interpretations! Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM End of Life Planning  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Richard Zimmer of Barlow & Zimmer Funeral home will discuss end of life planning and preparation to ensure that both you and your loved ones are properly cared for according to your wishes. Please register.

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Learn the science behind mindfulness, and develop the five pillars of emotional intelligence. Learn the science behind mindfulness, and develop the five pillars of emotional intelligence. These assets will help you to:

  • Develop self-awareness
  • Improve relationships and collaboration skills
  • Manage workplace stress and difficult conversations
  • Improve work performance and leadership qualities

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

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

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

The group will be discussing Someone by Alice McDermott. No registration.

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday May 31, 2018
   10:30 AM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   
   

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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Home Buying Workshop  
    Contact:    609 448-0957   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Pinky Shah from Fairway Mortgage will discuss what is involved in obtaining a mortgage, Samir Patel will talk about insurance, and Cheryl Poeder of Ashton Realty will present what is currently going on in the real estate market. An attorney will also be present to discuss the legal process. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Internet Security: How to Stay Malware and Virus Free  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Joshua Stone, owner of Digital Doc Princeton, will be giving this informative course on Internet Security. He will educate participants on taking correct precautions to stay malware and virus free and how to protect their important information from phishing. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday June 4, 2018
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 7, 14, 21 & June 4, 11, 18. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday June 7, 2018
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- The Post  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.  Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.  Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 56 minutes.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Common Problems of the Foot and Ankle  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   (609)259-2150   
   

Learn about treatment options for common orthopaedic, dermatologic, vascular, and neurological disorders of the foot and ankle. Ample time will be allowed for questions and answers. Presented by Jennifer Hasan, DPM, board certified in podiatry and foot and ankle surgery, and Chief of Podiatry at Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday June 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Card Making Workshop  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of greeting card making. Using rubber stamped images and interesting folding and layering techniques, you can create one-of-a-kind cards for any occasion. Create unique cards for Father's Day, graduations, or birthdays!  Presented by Alicia Vincelette, card maker for 22 years.  All supplies will be provided.

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday June 11, 2018
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 7, 14, 21 & June 4, 11, 18. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday June 18, 2018
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 7, 14, 21 & June 4, 11, 18. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

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.


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

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


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