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

All branches are closed.


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   7:00 PM The Life and Writing of James Baldwin  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The influence of writer and social critic James Baldwin reached far and wide. In this unique exploration of Baldwin’s groundbreaking literary and social justice work, actor/comic Grant Cooper and scholar Dr. Lindsey Swindall engage participants in an interactive dialogue that unravels the truths of racism in this country and examines other themes in Baldwin’s writings. 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.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday February 22, 2018
   7:00 PM Alzheimer's Association Seminar  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

For centuries, we've know that the health of the brain and the body are connected.  But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.  Join Nicolette Vasco from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Black Lives Matter: The John Woolman Effect  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

John Woolman, an abolitionist and a Quaker preacher, was born in 1720 and his family’s estate was located between Burlington City and Mount Holly. In this presentation Al Corbett, a researcher and history buff, particularly in the areas of African-American and 20th-century African history, will discuss how Woolman’s essay “Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negros” and his road from New Jersey to North Carolina helped create the moral environment to abolish slavery. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday February 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music and Movement with Miss Susan for ages 2 & up  
   

NEW PROGRAM FOR 2018

Do your toddlers like to sing and dance?

We’ll sing old favorites and learn new ones.  We'll dance to our heart's content.

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:30 AM Kids' Public Speaking (Ages 8-12)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children and tweens  ages 8-12 will learn and practice the fundamentals of public speaking and debate through fun activities in this program led by a teen volunteer.

Participants can attend all sessions for the month if they choose.

Caregivers must remain in the library while children are in the program.

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Monday March 5, 2018
   7:00 PM The World of St. Patrick  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Dr. Michael Norris, former educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through art and archaeology, you'll meet the historical Saint Patrick and the Ireland he knew. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   7:00 PM Innovations that Changed the World: An Introduction to the David Sarnoff Collection  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Florencia Pierri, assistant curator of the Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey. Long before the rise of Silicon Valley, New Jersey scientists and engineers formed the core of the nation's electronics industry. This talk will explore the evolution of some of the fascinating technologies developed in the Garden State, and the role played by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in their production and promotion.  Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday March 8, 2018
   6:00 PM Divorce Workshop  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join Kathleen Wood, Esq. of Altman, Legband & Mayrides and Noël Capuano, CPA/CFF,CVA of Friedman, LLP for an interactive discussion about the emotional, legal and financial issues of divorce. Member of the Second Saturday® Network. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch

Saturday March 10, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Jersey Makers Day  
   

Celebrate New Jersey Makers Day at the West Windsor Branch! Explore maker culture with demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   7:00 PM Home Composting  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join Rutgers Landscape & Nursery for a home composting program.  Learn what composting is, the science behind it, how to start a pile, and a recipe for composting.  Come and discover the importance of this sustainable and environmentally meaningful step you can take in your own home! Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday March 15, 2018
   6:30 PM The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This lecture presented by Rock Historian Vincent Bruno will follow in the steps of The Beatles as they embark on their historic journey starting with their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, progressing to the excitement of Beatlemania, and ending with their remarkable recordings at Abbey Road Studios.  Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday March 19, 2018
   7:00 PM Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Jim Rose. Life in today’s world is stressful.  People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind.  Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life. This lecture includes a short meditation sitting. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday March 22, 2018
   6:30 PM Women of Peace and Preparedness: The Use of Motherhood and Maternalism in World War I  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Lisa Mastrangelo, Professor of English at Centenary University, will look at how the idea of Maternalism was used to restrict women from being actively involved in World War I. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday March 29, 2018
   7:00 PM Required Minimum Distribution  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Timely for the tax season, Tracey Lacatos, a Financial Advisor at David Lerner Associates, will talk about what is a required minimum distribution, why is it necessary to take it at 70 ½, why it goes up each year, how to plan for it and if it is possible to convert the IRA to a Roth. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


Sunday April 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM La Convivencia presents The Human Library (All ages)  
   

La Convivencia brings diverse people together to bridge their differences through mutual respect, community service, civic engagement, and community dialogue. With the rise in antisemitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and other forms of bigotry nationwide, La Convivencia’s work is more important now than ever before!

The Human Library, which will meet monthly will initiate a community dialogue to allow participants of other cultures, faiths, and ethnicities to interact. The Human Library is an event where real people are on loan to readers. For our first event, please consider being a “book” and share 1-2 stories about your life/perspective/culture/religion that others might not know about you. You can also be a reader, and have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your “book.” By sharing our opinions in these conversations, not only will we challenge the stereotypes, prejudice, and hate, we will also try to break them.

In addition, we will be organizing interactive workshops and presentations to engage participants of all ages in proactive activities. Let’s come together to share our thoughts and discuss ways we can act within our communities. 

All are welcome. No registration required.

www.laconvivencia.org 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday May 6, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM La Convivencia presents The Human Library (All ages)  
   

La Convivencia brings diverse people together to bridge their differences through mutual respect, community service, civic engagement, and community dialogue. With the rise in antisemitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and other forms of bigotry nationwide, La Convivencia’s work is more important now than ever before!

The Human Library, which will meet monthly will initiate a community dialogue to allow participants of other cultures, faiths, and ethnicities to interact. The Human Library is an event where real people are on loan to readers. For our first event, please consider being a “book” and share 1-2 stories about your life/perspective/culture/religion that others might not know about you. You can also be a reader, and have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your “book.” By sharing our opinions in these conversations, not only will we challenge the stereotypes, prejudice, and hate, we will also try to break them.

In addition, we will be organizing interactive workshops and presentations to engage participants of all ages in proactive activities. Let’s come together to share our thoughts and discuss ways we can act within our communities. 

All are welcome. No registration required.

www.laconvivencia.org 

    Location: West Windsor 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.


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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