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Saturday April 21, 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
   2:05 PM Trashed Art Reception  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A TrashedArt exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April, featuring artwork made from recycled materials by Mercer County artists who contributed to the Eighth Annual Trashed Art Contest (2018). A reception will be held to honor the winners and the participants of the contest. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Upcycling Crafts for Ages 5-10  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5-10 will learn how to make crafts out of ordinary objects in this class led by Girl Scout volunteers.

No registration required. 

 

 

    Location: Hightstown 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

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   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

Thursday May 3, 2018
   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

Saturday May 5, 2018
   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  -  4:00 PM CANCELED La Convivencia Community Conversation  
   

La Convivencia brings diverse people together to bridge their differences through mutual respect, community service, civic engagement, and community dialogue. Meeting to initiate a community dialogue to allow participants of other cultures, faiths, and ethnicities to interact. 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

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   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

Thursday May 10, 2018
   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

Friday May 11, 2018
   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

Monday May 14, 2018
   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

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   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

Thursday May 17, 2018
   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

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   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

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
   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 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

Thursday May 24, 2018
   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

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.


Thursday May 31, 2018
   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

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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