Mercer County Library System


Please note this page is updated frequently and new events may be added daily.
Visit your local branch's webpage for more information about ongoing programs and subscribe to their newsletter to receive monthly emails on events.

Saturday January 23, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

Miss Andrea (Hickory Corner Branch) is back for her 6th dance party! Grab some scarves or small towels and some shakers or instruments so you can join in the fun. All the music from this video can be found on CDs in the Mercer County Library System catalog or in our Freegal and hoopla databases.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Miss Andrea (Hickory Corner Branch) is back for her 6th dance party! Grab some scarves or small towels and some shakers or instruments so you can join in the fun. All the music from this video can be found on CDs in the Mercer County Library System catalog or in our Freegal and hoopla databases.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: The Resistance Fighter (2020)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find The Resistance Fighter on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13622035

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find The Resistance Fighter on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13622035

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday January 24, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create A…” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday January 25, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Morning Book Club: The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

This month's title is The Yellow House by Sarah Broom.

"Part oral history, part urban history, part celebration of a bygone way of life, The Yellow House is a full indictment of the greed, discrimination, indifference and poor city planning that led her family's home to be wiped off the map. It is an instantly essential text, examining the past, present and possible future of the city of New Orleans, and of America writ large." ~ New York Times Book Review

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

This month's title is The Yellow House by Sarah Broom.

"Part oral history, part urban history, part celebration of a bygone way of life, The Yellow House is a full indictment of the greed, discrimination, indifference and poor city planning that led her family's home to be wiped off the map. It is an instantly essential text, examining the past, present and possible future of the city of New Orleans, and of America writ large." ~ New York Times Book Review

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join Miss Briana from the Hopewell Branch as she tells us about children's book author and illustrator David LaRochelle. Don't miss David reading his own book, and one of our story time favorites, IT'S A TIGER!

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Briana from the Hopewell Branch as she tells us about children's book author and illustrator David LaRochelle. Don't miss David reading his own book, and one of our story time favorites, IT'S A TIGER!

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Conversation Café

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday January 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Job Interview Practice by Appointment

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  resreview@mcl.org

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   resreview@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pokemon Club

Children are invited to join our Pokemon Club! We will discuss trading cards, books, games and more. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Suggested for children, ages 5-11 (with a caretaker).

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Children are invited to join our Pokemon Club! We will discuss trading cards, books, games and more. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Suggested for children, ages 5-11 (with a caretaker).

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Book Discussion: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins. 

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins. 

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday January 27, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Junior Graphic Novels

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Citizenship Exam Practice
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  hopeprogs@mcl.org
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Recipe Swap

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch the video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch the video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday January 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Briana

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO Challenge

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Literary Book Club: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

All are welcome to join Reference Librarian, Nita Mathur from our West Windsor Branch, to discuss Lisa Ko's powerful debut, The Leavers, which was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award and a winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction.

"One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson in their efforts to make him over into their version of an 'all-American boy." - Provided by publisher

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to join Reference Librarian, Nita Mathur from our West Windsor Branch, to discuss Lisa Ko's powerful debut, The Leavers, which was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award and a winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction.

"One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson in their efforts to make him over into their version of an 'all-American boy." - Provided by publisher

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918: The Story and Lasting Impact

Dr. Rita King, a professor at TCNJ, will help participants visualize the impact of the 1918 Flu, particularly on families in the tri-state area. Her presentation will explore the vast social, economic, public health and other consequences of the 1918 Pandemic. King's presentation will also help participants learn how our globally connected society allows pandemics to spread quickly and easily, as well as how to apply lessons learned from the devastation of 1918 to describe current efforts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Dr. Rita King, a professor at TCNJ, will help participants visualize the impact of the 1918 Flu, particularly on families in the tri-state area. Her presentation will explore the vast social, economic, public health and other consequences of the 1918 Pandemic. King's presentation will also help participants learn how our globally connected society allows pandemics to spread quickly and easily, as well as how to apply lessons learned from the devastation of 1918 to describe current efforts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday January 29, 2021
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9:35 AM
Hollowbrook Branch Adult Take Out Craft: Yarn Bottle Vase

Reserve a bag of supplies to make a Yarn Bottle Vase offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  A set of craft supplies can be reserved until January 29.  Once reservations are received, staff will reach out to make arrangements for you to pick up the bag of supplies, using their curbside service.

Registration is required to reserve a bag of craft supplies.

CONTACT: Christine Crawford  609-883-5914
There are 7 spaces available.

Reserve a bag of supplies to make a Yarn Bottle Vase offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  A set of craft supplies can be reserved until January 29.  Once reservations are received, staff will reach out to make arrangements for you to pick up the bag of supplies, using their curbside service.

Registration is required to reserve a bag of craft supplies.

CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
  

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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9:35 AM
Hollowbrook Branch Children's Take Out Craft: Tissue Paper Lantern

Reserve a bag of supplies for your child to make a tissue paper lantern (comes with with a flamelss tea light) offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  Crafts can be reserved until January 29.  Once reservations are received, staff will reach out to make arrangements for you to pick up the bag of supplies, using their curbside service.

Registration is required to reserve a bag of craft supplies.

CONTACT: Christine Crawford  609-883-5914
There are 8 spaces available.

Reserve a bag of supplies for your child to make a tissue paper lantern (comes with with a flamelss tea light) offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  Crafts can be reserved until January 29.  Once reservations are received, staff will reach out to make arrangements for you to pick up the bag of supplies, using their curbside service.

Registration is required to reserve a bag of craft supplies.

CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
  

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Lauren

Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs about winter clothes!

Watch his week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs about winter clothes!

Watch his week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
What's Cooking @ MCLS

Join MCLS Staff as they share recipes from books in our collection or a tried and true favorite!

Watch this week's What's Cooking @ MCLS video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 12:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crochet, Knit & Chat

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday January 30, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Room (2016)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find Room on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12404413

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find Room on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12404413

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday January 31, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create A…” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday February 1, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join Miss Connie from the Hopewell Branch as we learn about childrens' book author and illustrator Joyce Hesselberth. We will look at her books and do some activities from her website. Ms. Hesselberth will read to us her book Pitter Pattern.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Connie from the Hopewell Branch as we learn about childrens' book author and illustrator Joyce Hesselberth. We will look at her books and do some activities from her website. Ms. Hesselberth will read to us her book Pitter Pattern.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Storytime

MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share bedtime stories and soothing songs for children, ages 2-5.

Watch the most recent Pajama Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 6:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share bedtime stories and soothing songs for children, ages 2-5.

Watch the most recent Pajama Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 6:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Lost Cause: How the South Saw the Civil War

The Lost Cause was a movement created by the South to justify their guilt in starting the war and to establish themselves as victims of Northern aggression. It was built on dishonest and badly distorted historical claims. This program exposes the romanticized but mythical view of the old South. It shows how Southern deceptions produced a racist, frequently violent culture that lasted until modern times. It reveals how the entertainment industry and Federal government supported and gave credibility to the Lost Cause.

Civil War expert Martin Mosho, who has studied the Civil War for over 50 years and toured many of the most famous battlefields. He is a member of a prominent Civil War society and a retired instructor of Mercer County Community College.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The Lost Cause was a movement created by the South to justify their guilt in starting the war and to establish themselves as victims of Northern aggression. It was built on dishonest and badly distorted historical claims. This program exposes the romanticized but mythical view of the old South. It shows how Southern deceptions produced a racist, frequently violent culture that lasted until modern times. It reveals how the entertainment industry and Federal government supported and gave credibility to the Lost Cause.

Civil War expert Martin Mosho, who has studied the Civil War for over 50 years and toured many of the most famous battlefields. He is a member of a prominent Civil War society and a retired instructor of Mercer County Community College.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday February 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz: Black History Month

Join us for a special Bilingual Story Time program about Black History Month. Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Miren un video espeical esta semana con cuentos bilingues sobre el Mes de La Historia Afroamericana. Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a special Bilingual Story Time program about Black History Month. Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Miren un video espeical esta semana con cuentos bilingues sobre el Mes de La Historia Afroamericana. Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crochet, Knit & Chat

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Black History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on Black History. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about scientists, George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Black History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on Black History. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about scientists, George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday February 3, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Juvenile Fiction

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Current Events Chat

One of our librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. Feel free to bring along a cup of coffee or tea!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

One of our librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. Feel free to bring along a cup of coffee or tea!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday February 4, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Jen

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Black History Month: Trivia for Teens/Tweens

Join us for a live, virtual Kahoot! trivia session. Show off your Black History knowledge and learn some interesting facts!  Suggested for ages 9 -14.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a live, virtual Kahoot! trivia session. Show off your Black History knowledge and learn some interesting facts!  Suggested for ages 9 -14.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Poetry Circle: Winter Poems

How to have a mind of winter, so we can understand winter's mystery, appreciate its beauty and endure its coldness and harsh conditions? Come and join our discussion on poems by Wallace Stevens, Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Frost, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Robert Hayden, Louise Glück, Philip Larkin, Mary Oliver, William Shakespeare and Thomas Hardy, to learn how these masters translate nature's winter scenery into memorable and inspiring poetry. Sharon, a librarian at the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

How to have a mind of winter, so we can understand winter's mystery, appreciate its beauty and endure its coldness and harsh conditions? Come and join our discussion on poems by Wallace Stevens, Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Frost, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Robert Hayden, Louise Glück, Philip Larkin, Mary Oliver, William Shakespeare and Thomas Hardy, to learn how these masters translate nature's winter scenery into memorable and inspiring poetry. Sharon, a librarian at the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday February 5, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Melissa

Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs!

Watch his week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs!

Watch his week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Harry Potter Palooza

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Middle Grade Book Club

Watch Miss Melissa's video when it goes live at 3:30 p.m. to learn about Christopher Paul Curtis and books he's written. Then join Miss Melissa for a live program on Thursday, February 18 at 3:30 p.m. (registration required) to discuss Curtis' work and do a related activity. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Watch this session's prompt for the Middle Grade Book Club on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Watch Miss Melissa's video when it goes live at 3:30 p.m. to learn about Christopher Paul Curtis and books he's written. Then join Miss Melissa for a live program on Thursday, February 18 at 3:30 p.m. (registration required) to discuss Curtis' work and do a related activity. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Watch this session's prompt for the Middle Grade Book Club on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 3:30 p.m.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Saturday February 6, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Jammin' in Mr. Jim's Studio

Children ages 8 and under will get into the spirit of Valentine's Day with songs performed by Mr. Jim from Key of Awesome music in this fun and energetic YouTube video concert. Mr. Jim will also teach you some musical terms and concepts throughout his performance. Get over to YouTube and get ready to dance to classic and original songs!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Watch Jammin' in Mr. Jim's Studio on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 9:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Children ages 8 and under will get into the spirit of Valentine's Day with songs performed by Mr. Jim from Key of Awesome music in this fun and energetic YouTube video concert. Mr. Jim will also teach you some musical terms and concepts throughout his performance. Get over to YouTube and get ready to dance to classic and original songs!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Watch Jammin' in Mr. Jim's Studio on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 9:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies -- Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP (2015)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11387681

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11387681

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday February 7, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create A…” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday February 8, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Conversation Café

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday Night Book Group: Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

All are welcome to read and discuss, Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, by Cokie Roberts

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to read and discuss, Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, by Cokie Roberts

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday February 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pokemon Club

Gotta catch 'em all! All Pokemon fans are invited to join MCLS Youth Services Librarians for crafts, games, cooking and more with a Pokemon twist. Check out this week's video to see what Pokemon themed activity awaits!

Watch the most recent Pokemon Club video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 3:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Gotta catch 'em all! All Pokemon fans are invited to join MCLS Youth Services Librarians for crafts, games, cooking and more with a Pokemon twist. Check out this week's video to see what Pokemon themed activity awaits!

Watch the most recent Pokemon Club video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 3:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Black History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on Black History. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about athletes, Simone Biles and Jackie Robinson.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Black History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on Black History. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about athletes, Simone Biles and Jackie Robinson.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MCL Tuesday Book Club: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Citizenship Exam Practice
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  hopeprogs@mcl.org
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday February 10, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Books for Children

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday February 11, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Elena

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch this week's Babytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch this week's Babytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Job Interview Practice by Appointment

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  resreview@mcl.org

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   resreview@mcl.org

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Introduction to American Sign Language

Join this introductory American Sign Language class to learn the ASL alphabet, some basic conversations, and the differences and similarities between the deaf and hearing culture.

Having grown up homeschooled, instructor Becky Selden-Kelly had the freedom to truly explore the subjects of her interest, ASL among them. She received her degree in ASL and English Interpreting from Ocean County College in 2015. Since then, she has been working as an Adjunct ASL Professor at Ocean County College and a freelance ASL/English interpreter for musicals and plays at Plays-in-the-Park in Edison NJ, Count Basie in Red Bank, and the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library, Hightstown Library Association, and Friends of the Lawrence Library

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

 

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join this introductory American Sign Language class to learn the ASL alphabet, some basic conversations, and the differences and similarities between the deaf and hearing culture.

Having grown up homeschooled, instructor Becky Selden-Kelly had the freedom to truly explore the subjects of her interest, ASL among them. She received her degree in ASL and English Interpreting from Ocean County College in 2015. Since then, she has been working as an Adjunct ASL Professor at Ocean County College and a freelance ASL/English interpreter for musicals and plays at Plays-in-the-Park in Edison NJ, Count Basie in Red Bank, and the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library, Hightstown Library Association, and Friends of the Lawrence Library

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

 

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Friday February 12, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Elena

Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs about Valentine's Day!

Watch his week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs about Valentine's Day!

Watch his week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
What's Cooking @ MCLS

Join MCLS Staff as they share recipes from books in our collection or a tried and true favorite!

Watch this week's What's Cooking @ MCLS video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 12:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join MCLS Staff as they share recipes from books in our collection or a tried and true favorite!

Watch this week's What's Cooking @ MCLS video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 12:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Saturday February 13, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find Young Mr. Lincoln on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12809656

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find Young Mr. Lincoln on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12809656

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday February 14, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create A…” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday February 15, 2021
Tuesday February 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's Speak English: Adult ESL Discussion Group

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. Each week we will discuss a particular topic (to be announced the week before) together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. Each week we will discuss a particular topic (to be announced the week before) together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Black History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on Black History. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about famous figures of the Harlem Renaissance.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Black History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on Black History. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about famous figures of the Harlem Renaissance.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday February 17, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Picture Books

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gardening Book Group: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Black History Month: Famous Inventors

Miss Susan will tell you about famous people and their patents/contributions. Learn who discovered the traffic light, who was responsible for changing blood to blood plasma, who created safety gates at the approaches of bridges, plus many other inventors! Recommended for ages 6-12.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Miss Susan will tell you about famous people and their patents/contributions. Learn who discovered the traffic light, who was responsible for changing blood to blood plasma, who created safety gates at the approaches of bridges, plus many other inventors! Recommended for ages 6-12.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday February 18, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Melissa

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch this week's Babytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch this week's Babytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Open Your Heart to Beginner Yoga

Yoga can help relax the body and mind, and lower blood pressure. This beginners class focuses on breathing technique, as well as stretching/warm up, basic yoga poses, balancing and cool down. Program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Yoga can help relax the body and mind, and lower blood pressure. This beginners class focuses on breathing technique, as well as stretching/warm up, basic yoga poses, balancing and cool down. Program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Middle Grade Book Club Discussion

After watching Miss Melissa's video from Friday, February 5,  please join our live Middle Grade Book Club discussion. We will discuss the Christopher Paul Curtis and his work, as well as do a related activity. This is an interactive program, so please enable your camera and microphone. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

After watching Miss Melissa's video from Friday, February 5,  please join our live Middle Grade Book Club discussion. We will discuss the Christopher Paul Curtis and his work, as well as do a related activity. This is an interactive program, so please enable your camera and microphone. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Abandoned Ruins on Public Lands in New Jersey: Forgotten and Unknown Pasts

Scattered throughout New Jersey are remnants of history that are being reclaimed by nature or destroyed by vandals. In this program, author and photographer, Kathleen Butler, will take you on a journey back through time to rediscover the little-known history of these forgotten places. Most are deep in the woods of New Jersey; one is only known to the author.

Discover ruins from iron-making industries, mills, the railroad, and more. Some of the ruins are from industries that were at their peak, but fell hard when the market was no longer in their favor. They ultimately abandoned their businesses, or they rediscovered another market and moved elsewhere. Some companies tried to establish themselves only to find that the area was not suitable, leaving their failed community behind, or simply went bankrupt. Now, nature is taking over, and soon, these abandoned ruins will disappear forever. Here's your chance to learn about them before they are gone!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Scattered throughout New Jersey are remnants of history that are being reclaimed by nature or destroyed by vandals. In this program, author and photographer, Kathleen Butler, will take you on a journey back through time to rediscover the little-known history of these forgotten places. Most are deep in the woods of New Jersey; one is only known to the author.

Discover ruins from iron-making industries, mills, the railroad, and more. Some of the ruins are from industries that were at their peak, but fell hard when the market was no longer in their favor. They ultimately abandoned their businesses, or they rediscovered another market and moved elsewhere. Some companies tried to establish themselves only to find that the area was not suitable, leaving their failed community behind, or simply went bankrupt. Now, nature is taking over, and soon, these abandoned ruins will disappear forever. Here's your chance to learn about them before they are gone!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday February 19, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Briana

Join Miss Briana for stories and songs about shapes.  

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Briana for stories and songs about shapes.  

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Harry Potter Palooza

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crochet, Knit & Chat

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday February 20, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Nina (2015)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find Nina on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11896178

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Find Nina on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11896178

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday February 21, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create A…” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday February 22, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Morning Book Club: I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb

This month's title is I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb.

"Lamb's previous work has been quite sensitive to women, painting endearing portraits of female characters who have been ignored, shamed and often mistreated. He builds on that tradition in I'll Take You There, a love letter to feminism and to trailblazing women-real and imagined-who have graced the silver screen or stood behind the camera." ~ Book Page

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

This month's title is I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb.

"Lamb's previous work has been quite sensitive to women, painting endearing portraits of female characters who have been ignored, shamed and often mistreated. He builds on that tradition in I'll Take You There, a love letter to feminism and to trailblazing women-real and imagined-who have graced the silver screen or stood behind the camera." ~ Book Page

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Conversation Café

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Black Women's Role in the Suffrage Movement

In honor of Black History Month and the recent commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave predominantly white women the right vote, Dr. Chanelle Nyree Rose, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Rowan University will examine the long struggle for suffrage, with a particular focus on race and African American women.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library, Friends of the Hickory Corner Library, Hightstown Library Association, Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library, and Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

 

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

In honor of Black History Month and the recent commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave predominantly white women the right vote, Dr. Chanelle Nyree Rose, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Rowan University will examine the long struggle for suffrage, with a particular focus on race and African American women.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library, Friends of the Hickory Corner Library, Hightstown Library Association, Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library, and Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

 

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday February 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's Speak English: Adult ESL Discussion Group

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. Each week we will discuss a particular topic (to be announced the week before) together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. Each week we will discuss a particular topic (to be announced the week before) together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Job Interview Practice by Appointment

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  resreview@mcl.org

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   resreview@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pokemon Club

Children are invited to join our Pokemon Club! We will discuss trading cards, books, games and more. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Suggested for children, ages 5-11 (with a caretaker).

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Children are invited to join our Pokemon Club! We will discuss trading cards, books, games and more. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Suggested for children, ages 5-11 (with a caretaker).

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Black History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on Black History. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. 

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Black History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on Black History. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. 

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Book Discussion: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid. 

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid. 

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday February 24, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Junior Graphic Novels

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Citizenship Exam Practice
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  hopeprogs@mcl.org
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Black History Month Who Is/Who Was Trivia

Test your knowledge about famous African-Americans featured in the "Who Is..." biography series in this trivia video. Play for fun or give yourself a point for each correct question! Then share your new knowledge with friends and family.

Watch this week's Black History Month "Who Is/Who Was" Trivia video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Test your knowledge about famous African-Americans featured in the "Who Is..." biography series in this trivia video. Play for fun or give yourself a point for each correct question! Then share your new knowledge with friends and family.

Watch this week's Black History Month "Who Is/Who Was" Trivia video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Slavery and African-American History in Lawrence Township

Dr. Brooke Hunter, Associate Dean of The College Liberal Arts and Sciences at Rider University and Lawrence Township Historian, will present a lecture on slavery and African-American history in Lawrence Township. Although the historic record to be presented will focus on Lawrence, the lecture places the township in the general context of slavery, African-American history, and race relations in New Jersey and the United States. This informative lecture examines the social and political context of slavery and how the institution has influenced race relations since Colonial times.

Co-sponsored by Lawrence Historical Society.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Dr. Brooke Hunter, Associate Dean of The College Liberal Arts and Sciences at Rider University and Lawrence Township Historian, will present a lecture on slavery and African-American history in Lawrence Township. Although the historic record to be presented will focus on Lawrence, the lecture places the township in the general context of slavery, African-American history, and race relations in New Jersey and the United States. This informative lecture examines the social and political context of slavery and how the institution has influenced race relations since Colonial times.

Co-sponsored by Lawrence Historical Society.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday February 25, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Andrea

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Friday February 26, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Jen

Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs!

Watch his week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs!

Watch his week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
What's Cooking @ MCLS

Join MCLS Staff as they share recipes from books in our collection or a tried and true favorite!

Watch this week's What's Cooking @ MCLS video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 12:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join MCLS Staff as they share recipes from books in our collection or a tried and true favorite!

Watch this week's What's Cooking @ MCLS video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 12:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org