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Saturday June 23, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Detached Yet Involved Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Many feel being detached might make them cold or uncaring. But in reality, not only can it save us from emotional disturbance but it also gives others the space to grow and build their self-confidence. Let’s explore together how to be detached yet involved, loving and caring towards others.

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

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Monday June 25, 2018
   7:00 PM ReMARKable Mind Reading For Ages 11 +  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 11 and up. 

Join mentalist Mark Zacharia here in his one-man program, "reMARKable". This show will get you to ask what is within your control and what has already been predetermined.

Come prepared to be amazed and amused.  

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 11.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM The History of New York City's Skyscrapers  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Kevin Woyce, author, photographer, and lecturer specializing in regional American history. Using original photographs and historic images, he will tell the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers, from the 1890 New York World building to the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings. He will explain how and why they were built, and introduce the architects and businessmen whose visions shaped the world-famous skyline. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday June 28, 2018
   7:00 PM Madama Butterfly Goes to Paris; Isabella Gardner goes to Japan  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Madama Butterfy is the featured opera in the 2018 edition of the Princeton Festival.

In the five short decades between Admiral Perry's arrival in Yokohama Harbor and Madame Butterfly's first appearance as a character in an American short story, a great wave of enthusiasm for all things Japanese swept the world:  art, fashion, home decor and collecting were all captivated by 'Japonism'.  Marianne Grey, a Docent at the Princeton University Art Museum, will take us traveling with Mark Twain, Henry Adams, Isabella Stewart Gardener, John LaFarge and Lafcadio Hearn as they explore Japan.  We will also eavesdrop on what Japanese visitors to America have to say about their adventures in the New World. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday June 30, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Author Visit from children's author Barbara DiLorenzo  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Suggested for ages 4-8 with a caregiver.

Join local children's author/illustrator, Barbara DiLorenzo, as she reads her latest picture book: "Quincy: The Chameleon Who Couldn't Blend In."

Then paint your own watercolor artwork!

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author!

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 11.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Monday July 2, 2018
   7:00 PM Jersey Transit Concert  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Performing without instruments, acapella ensemble Jersey Transit sings a repertoire of songs taken from jazz standards to reggae to R&B to today’s pop. The ensemble has been around for more than 25 years, with some of the original members still in the group. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

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

All branches are closed.


Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Bookworms & Wiggle Worms Book Club & Play Group  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

This month's title, "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this monthly book club for adults/play group for children. 

Adults will discuss this month's book while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. New members always welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classical Indian Dance Workshop: an introduction  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us in this introduction to the tradition of classical Indian dance.

We’ll learn a little history, see some clothing & instruments and then learn some simple steps before we’re done.

We’ll be led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Registration is required. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Monday July 16, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Paint-a-Canvas-for adults!  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

All participants will be instructed step-by-step to create your own piece of art in acrylics on canvas.

Everyone’s painting will be based on a similar design, but all will be unique. Open to all skill levels! All supplies provided.

Registration is required. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday July 19, 2018
   7:00 PM Shingle Me Out  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Almost one out of three people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime with your risk increasing as you age. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles.  However, you can protect yourself against this painful virus.  Join Aubrie J. Nagy, MD, FACP, board certified in internal medicine as she discusses what causes shingles and how to reduce your risk of developing it. Dr. Nagy is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch

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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