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Wednesday October 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

Caregivers must remain in the library while child attends the program.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM A Virtual Stroll Through the Met's Egyptian Art  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Dr. Michael Norris, former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This introduction to the Egyptian galleries of the famed New York City art museum will guide you from the banks of the Nile to stunning tombs and temples. Discover ancient Egyptian culture and art through sculpture, jewelry, mummies, and actual Egyptian buildings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday October 19, 2017
   1:30 PM Children's Author Visit with Shweta Marda for all ages  
   

Read and see how much fun Diwali can be!

Time for the whole family to bond together with selfies, recipes, and fun activities.

Come and listen to Shweta Marda read her new book, Fun-dit, and meet a new friend named Fun-dit.

 

This is a great way to start your Diwali Celebration.

Bollywood dancing and Diwali crafts will follow.

No registration necessary. 

 

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Diwali Crafts (Ages 4 & up)  
   

Create an assortment of crafts to celebrate Diwali!

Snacks will be provided.

No registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM State Health Insurance Assistance Program: Information Session  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join Cathy Forbes and learn about the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a free statewide health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. The SHIP program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with financial assistance through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   9:30 AM Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: circulation   609-448-1880   
   

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Inside the Real World of Ghost Hunting  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Pat Kibby, co-founder of Paranormal Consulting & Investigations of New Jersey (PCINJ A behind-the-scenes look at paranormal investigations, parapsychology theory, recordings of Electronic Voice Phenomena and other example case studies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday October 26, 2017
   9:30 AM Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: circulation   609-448-1880   
   

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   2:30 PM Social Security Benefits Seminar  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration District Manager As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever to understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your overall retirement plan. Learn about your Social Security benefits, Medicare and how to manage your mySocialSecurity account. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Rhythm N’ Sound: Musical Review - 40's to 80's  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Rhythm N’ Sound is a trio of musicians whose program will cover a varied genre of Classic Oldies, Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Motown, Disco, and Classical songs from the great American song book. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library celebrating their 25th anniversary. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday October 27, 2017
   9:30 AM Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: circulation   609-448-1880   
   

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   8:00 PM Halloween Play - The Secrets of Mercy (Ages 10 and up)  
   

The Mercer County Library System, West Windsor Branch will be presenting "The Secrets of Mercy," a new Halloween-themed musical play by Michael Kerr, with music by Laura Liao and Nikita Jain. Performers range in age from 12 years to adult and are mostly from the Mercer County area. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 27th at 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 28th at 3 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 29th at 3 PM. The play is sponsored  by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. All performances will take place at the Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 N. Post Rd., Princeton Junction. Admission is free. Doors open 20 minutes before show time. This play is appropriate for ages 10 and above. For more information call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or email: mkerr@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday October 28, 2017
   9:30 AM Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: circulation   609-448-1880   
   

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make Your Own Holiday Card  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Paint one-of-a-kind holiday cards for friends and family with instruction from local artist Bill Farrauto. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Halloween Play - The Secrets of Mercy (Ages 10 and up)  
   

The Mercer County Library System, West Windsor Branch will be presenting "The Secrets of Mercy," a new Halloween-themed musical play by Michael Kerr, with music by Laura Liao and Nikita Jain. Performers range in age from 12 years to adult and are mostly from the Mercer County area. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 27th at 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 28th at 3 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 29th at 3 PM. The play is sponsored  by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. All performances will take place at the Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 N. Post Rd., Princeton Junction. Admission is free. Doors open 20 minutes before show time. This play is appropriate for ages 10 and above. For more information call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or email: mkerr@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   8:00 PM Halloween Play - The Secrets of Mercy (Ages 10 and up)  
   

The Mercer County Library System, West Windsor Branch will be presenting "The Secrets of Mercy," a new Halloween-themed musical play by Michael Kerr, with music by Laura Liao and Nikita Jain. Performers range in age from 12 years to adult and are mostly from the Mercer County area. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 27th at 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 28th at 3 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 29th at 3 PM. The play is sponsored  by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. All performances will take place at the Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 N. Post Rd., Princeton Junction. Admission is free. Doors open 20 minutes before show time. This play is appropriate for ages 10 and above. For more information call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or email: mkerr@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday October 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make Your Own Holiday Card  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Paint one-of-a-kind holiday cards for friends and family with instruction from local artist Bill Farrauto. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Halloween Play - The Secrets of Mercy (Ages 10 and up)  
   

The Mercer County Library System, West Windsor Branch will be presenting "The Secrets of Mercy," a new Halloween-themed musical play by Michael Kerr, with music by Laura Liao and Nikita Jain. Performers range in age from 12 years to adult and are mostly from the Mercer County area. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 27th at 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 28th at 3 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 29th at 3 PM. The play is sponsored  by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. All performances will take place at the Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 N. Post Rd., Princeton Junction. Admission is free. Doors open 20 minutes before show time. This play is appropriate for ages 10 and above. For more information call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or email: mkerr@mcl.org

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday October 30, 2017
   10:30 AM Halloween Concert with Guitar Bob and Halloween Parade  
   

Wear your Halloween costume and join Guitar Bob for a special Halloween concert followed by our annual Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating! 

All ages welcome. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   7:00 PM Fugitive Slave Escape on the Louisiana-Texas Border 1804-1806  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Mekala Audain, Ph.D. candidate at TCNJ. This talk will focus on the experiences of fugitive slaves from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Nacogdoches Spanish Texas in the early nineteenth century. In the aftermath of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), increased workloads, closer scrutiny of slaves, and the passage of new laws that reshaped Louisiana slavery prompted many enslaved Louisianans to escape on what scholar Mekala Audain calls the Southern Underground Railroad to Spanish Texas. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Book Worms & Wiggle Worms  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Caregivers and young children can join us for the first ever "Book Worms & Wiggle Worms" program!

It's a book club for adults and play time for little ones in Hightstown Library's Community Room.

Adults will discuss books they've read and pick a title to read for the next meeting while little ones play with the library's toys.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Monday November 6, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
   

Join Lauren Orlosky and Justin Lubenow from Senior Advisors and find out what has  changed in 2017, the five biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries, the difference between the original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage plans, how Medicare supplement policies and prescription programs work and how Medicare might change in the future. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch

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

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   6:30 PM Financial Fitness Seminar: Psychology of Spending  
   

Presented by Roy Angus from the Credit Union of New Jersey. What we buy is not based solely on personal preference. By understanding factors that can influence spending decisions, such as advertising, the desire to keep up with the Joneses, and conflating money and love, participants become more informed consumers. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch

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

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


Saturday November 11, 2017
   3:30 PM Author Visit from children's author Barbara DiLorenzo  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Suggested for children in Grades K-2.

Miss Barbara is back at Hightstown Library!

Local children's author & illustrator, Barbara DiLorenzo, will share her first book Renato and the Lion about a boy living n Italy during World War II and the magical lion he meets.

Learn about the book making process while painting your own watercolor work of art!

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

Online registration required beginning October 27. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

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

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

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

All branches will be closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches will be closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

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


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

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


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

All branches are closed.


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

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


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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

All branches are closed.


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