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Thursday August 6, 2020

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

 

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

 

Join us for an interactive magic show with SO Magic! A real magician will teach you some fun magic tricks that you can show off to family and friends!

If you would like to participate in your own magic trick during the program, please have the following supplies ready:

  • Paper plate 
  • Kid safe scissors
  • Markers 
  • Quarter
  • Paper or plastic cup you cannot see through that can be cut 
  • 4 ice cubes

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: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Join us for an interactive magic show with SO Magic! A real magician will teach you some fun magic tricks that you can show off to family and friends!

If you would like to participate in your own magic trick during the program, please have the following supplies ready:

  • Paper plate 
  • Kid safe scissors
  • Markers 
  • Quarter
  • Paper or plastic cup you cannot see through that can be cut 
  • 4 ice cubes

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:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM
Holistic Approach to Anxiety

Many people may be experiencing anxiety, especially during these trying times. Join Perry Herman, MD, FAAP, board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation from Penn Medicine Princeton Health, for this informative session discussing holistic ways that can help manage your anxiety.

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

Many people may be experiencing anxiety, especially during these trying times. Join Perry Herman, MD, FAAP, board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation from Penn Medicine Princeton Health, for this informative session discussing holistic ways that can help manage your anxiety.

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 August 7, 2020
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10:30 AM
Fractured Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty

Miss Connie will retell Sleeping Beauty and review books and fractured fairy tales related to the original story. At the end we will make a related craft. Suggested ages: Pre-K through Grade 2

Please see the accompanying document for directions for an activity, as well as additional titles related to Sleeping Beauty.

Watch this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Miss Connie will retell Sleeping Beauty and review books and fractured fairy tales related to the original story. At the end we will make a related craft. Suggested ages: Pre-K through Grade 2

Please see the accompanying document for directions for an activity, as well as additional titles related to Sleeping Beauty.

Watch this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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1:30 PM
“Once Upon a Magic Show”

Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show that is not like other magic shows. Mike’s new show, “Once Upon a Magic Show” is created specifically for libraries and is designed to perfectly complement the 2020 Summer Reading theme “Imagine Your Story.” The online performance is made up of seven separate episodes so be sure to check back for each installment! The seven performances consist of impossible magic tricks and off the wall comedy all themed around fairy tales.

Watch this week's "Once Upon a Magic Show" video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show that is not like other magic shows. Mike’s new show, “Once Upon a Magic Show” is created specifically for libraries and is designed to perfectly complement the 2020 Summer Reading theme “Imagine Your Story.” The online performance is made up of seven separate episodes so be sure to check back for each installment! The seven performances consist of impossible magic tricks and off the wall comedy all themed around fairy tales.

Watch this week's "Once Upon a Magic Show" video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

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

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

Saturday August 8, 2020
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10:30 AM
Music & Movement for Kids: Movers and Shakers

Join Miss Lauren for moving, shaking, and your favorite songs while you get your wiggles out! Suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

Watch this week's Music & Movement video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Lauren for moving, shaking, and your favorite songs while you get your wiggles out! Suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

Watch this week's Music & Movement video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: The Joy Luck Club (1993)

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 Joy Luck Club on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11296627

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 Joy Luck Club on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11296627

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday August 9, 2020
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2:30 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 August 10, 2020
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2:30 PM
Children's Author Study: Annie Barrows

Today our featured author is Annie Barrows! Miss Briana from the Hopewell Branch will tell us about Ms. Barrows and her many books. Then we will listen to Ms. Barrows read from Ivy and Bean!

Watch the most recent Children's Author Spotlight episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Today our featured author is Annie Barrows! Miss Briana from the Hopewell Branch will tell us about Ms. Barrows and her many books. Then we will listen to Ms. Barrows read from Ivy and Bean!

Watch the most recent Children's Author Spotlight episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:30 PM
Walking Audiobook Club

Join the MCLS' Walking Audiobook Club! Each week let us know what you’ve been listening to while you’re walking or jogging. Visit MCLS' Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. to share your thoughts on the books you’re listening to, how many miles you’ve traveled, or your favorite places to walk.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the MCLS' Walking Audiobook Club! Each week let us know what you’ve been listening to while you’re walking or jogging. Visit MCLS' Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. to share your thoughts on the books you’re listening to, how many miles you’ve traveled, or your favorite places to walk.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Photo Workshop: Taking Great Photos, Part 2

Acclaimed photographer, Dave Burwell presents a two-part Photo Workshop. These interactive workshops will help you learn how to take better photos, regardless of the camera or smartphone you use.  The workshops will focus on how to apply the principles of visual design and composition to dramatically improve your photos.  You will learn the composition tools that professional photographers use every day.  These tips and tools will significantly advance your photographic skills and help you have more fun with photography.   Workshops are open to all levels of photographers, from novice through advanced.

Please Note: This is a two-part series. Part 1 is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.; Part 2 is scheduled for Monday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.  You will be automatically registered for both sessions. 

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Acclaimed photographer, Dave Burwell presents a two-part Photo Workshop. These interactive workshops will help you learn how to take better photos, regardless of the camera or smartphone you use.  The workshops will focus on how to apply the principles of visual design and composition to dramatically improve your photos.  You will learn the composition tools that professional photographers use every day.  These tips and tools will significantly advance your photographic skills and help you have more fun with photography.   Workshops are open to all levels of photographers, from novice through advanced.

Please Note: This is a two-part series. Part 1 is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.; Part 2 is scheduled for Monday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.  You will be automatically registered for both sessions. 

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

Tuesday August 11, 2020

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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM
MCL Tuesday Book Club: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  eBook is available via hoopla with your Mercer County Library System card.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  eBook is available via hoopla with your Mercer County Library System card.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday August 12, 2020
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10:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Michelle

Join Miss Michelle for stories and songs about camping.  

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Michelle for stories and songs about camping.  

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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3:00 PM
Musicians 'Duet' Better

Children, ages 6-10, can check out the latest "Musicians 'Duet' Better" video on MCLS' YouTube channel from a local teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate showing you how to:

  • Explore a variety of musical instruments & singing;
  • Learn a basic understanding of rhythm;
  • Create DIY music-themed crafts;
  • Play music trivia; and
  • Other music related activities!

Check back here at 3:00 p.m. to link to that latest "Musicians 'Duet' Better" video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Children, ages 6-10, can check out the latest "Musicians 'Duet' Better" video on MCLS' YouTube channel from a local teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate showing you how to:

  • Explore a variety of musical instruments & singing;
  • Learn a basic understanding of rhythm;
  • Create DIY music-themed crafts;
  • Play music trivia; and
  • Other music related activities!

Check back here at 3:00 p.m. to link to that latest "Musicians 'Duet' Better" video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:00 PM
Top 10 Cost Effective Home Renovation Projects

Many of us dream of doing the upgrades featured on HGTV and TLC.  Most often, however, the idea of costly renovation expenses scares many people away. The truth is, you CAN have an HGTV perfect home! In this online workshop, we go over the tips and tricks that you can use to immediately implement amazing changes, as well as the top 2020 home renovation trends on a budget.

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Many of us dream of doing the upgrades featured on HGTV and TLC.  Most often, however, the idea of costly renovation expenses scares many people away. The truth is, you CAN have an HGTV perfect home! In this online workshop, we go over the tips and tricks that you can use to immediately implement amazing changes, as well as the top 2020 home renovation trends on a budget.

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday August 13, 2020
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10:30 AM
Middle Grade Book Club Discussion: The Creativity Project

After watching Miss Christine's story prompt video from July 31, imagine your own story. Let your imagination run wild and then join us live to share your creation and hear what others were inspired to create. 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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

After watching Miss Christine's story prompt video from July 31, imagine your own story. Let your imagination run wild and then join us live to share your creation and hear what others were inspired to create. 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
  609.737.2610
   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

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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11:30 AM
Baby Chicks: Egg Hatching

Chick it out! Meet the newly hatched baby chicks and learn about how they'll be cared for. After meeting the chicks, reach out to @mclsnj on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and be sure to join Miss Chrissy and Miss Andrea when they announce the chicks' names at the baby chick birthday party on Tuesday, August 18th.

Check back here at 11:30 a.m. to link to the Chick's Egg Hatching video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Chick it out! Meet the newly hatched baby chicks and learn about how they'll be cared for. After meeting the chicks, reach out to @mclsnj on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and be sure to join Miss Chrissy and Miss Andrea when they announce the chicks' names at the baby chick birthday party on Tuesday, August 18th.

Check back here at 11:30 a.m. to link to the Chick's Egg Hatching video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   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

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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7:00 PM
TED Talks Discussion w/ Jennifer

We invite you to join us on MCLS' Facebook page for a discussion of a TED Talk with Jennifer from our administration department. For those who are new to them, TED Talks are short, powerful, and engaging talks that span a variety of subjects. “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”, “The Power of Introverts”, and “The Danger of a Single Story” are just a few of the impactful talks that TED offers. At 7:00 pm, we will post the link to a TED Talk video and start the discussion on Facebook. Please join us for this month's TED Talk -- "The Happy Secret to Better Work".

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

We invite you to join us on MCLS' Facebook page for a discussion of a TED Talk with Jennifer from our administration department. For those who are new to them, TED Talks are short, powerful, and engaging talks that span a variety of subjects. “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”, “The Power of Introverts”, and “The Danger of a Single Story” are just a few of the impactful talks that TED offers. At 7:00 pm, we will post the link to a TED Talk video and start the discussion on Facebook. Please join us for this month's TED Talk -- "The Happy Secret to Better Work".

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Friday August 14, 2020
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10:30 AM
Fractured Fairy Tales: Little Red Hen

Today Miss Andrea is going to introduce you to the story of The Little Red Hen then she will use a flannel board to tell you her version of the story. She wants you to follow along at home! After, she is going to share some "fractured" versions of the story that you can find in the library's catalog and some fun activities that you download and print at home. Suggested for children, Pre-K through Grade 2.

Watch this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

Please see the accompanying document for additional books and activities based on Little Red Hen

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Today Miss Andrea is going to introduce you to the story of The Little Red Hen then she will use a flannel board to tell you her version of the story. She wants you to follow along at home! After, she is going to share some "fractured" versions of the story that you can find in the library's catalog and some fun activities that you download and print at home. Suggested for children, Pre-K through Grade 2.

Watch this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

Please see the accompanying document for additional books and activities based on Little Red Hen

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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12:00 PM
Middle Grade Book Club: The Creativity Project

We're challenging you to imagine a story! Miss Connie will share a story prompt and response from the book, The Creativity Project, and challenge you to create your own story based on a prompt. Then join Miss Briana for a live program on August 27 at 10:30 a.m. (registration required) to share a story, picture, drawing, poem, comic, or even a song that you created based on the prompt. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Check back here at 12:00 p.m. to link to this session's prompt for the Middle Grade Book Club on MCLS' YouTube channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

We're challenging you to imagine a story! Miss Connie will share a story prompt and response from the book, The Creativity Project, and challenge you to create your own story based on a prompt. Then join Miss Briana for a live program on August 27 at 10:30 a.m. (registration required) to share a story, picture, drawing, poem, comic, or even a song that you created based on the prompt. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Check back here at 12:00 p.m. to link to this session's prompt for the Middle Grade Book Club on MCLS' YouTube channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   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

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

Saturday August 15, 2020
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10:30 AM
Music & Movement for Kids: Romp & Stomp

Music and movement with Miss Michelle; grab your shaker eggs and join the fun! Suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Music & Movement video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Music and movement with Miss Michelle; grab your shaker eggs and join the fun! Suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Music & Movement video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Angela's Ashes (1999)

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 Angela's Ashes on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10951834

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 Angela's Ashes on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10951834

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday August 16, 2020
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2:30 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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday August 17, 2020
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2:30 PM
Children's Author Study: Margery Cuyler

Let's meet author Margery Cuyler! Miss Jackie from the Lawrence Branch will introduce Ms.Cuyler and tell about some of the books she's has written. Then Ms. Cuyler will read to us the story of Bonaparte Falls Apart!

Check back here at 2:30 pm to link to the most recent Children's Author Spotlight episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Let's meet author Margery Cuyler! Miss Jackie from the Lawrence Branch will introduce Ms.Cuyler and tell about some of the books she's has written. Then Ms. Cuyler will read to us the story of Bonaparte Falls Apart!

Check back here at 2:30 pm to link to the most recent Children's Author Spotlight episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:30 PM
Walking Audiobook Club

Join the MCLS' Walking Audiobook Club! Each week let us know what you’ve been listening to while you’re walking or jogging. Visit MCLS' Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. to share your thoughts on the books you’re listening to, how many miles you’ve traveled, or your favorite places to walk.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the MCLS' Walking Audiobook Club! Each week let us know what you’ve been listening to while you’re walking or jogging. Visit MCLS' Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. to share your thoughts on the books you’re listening to, how many miles you’ve traveled, or your favorite places to walk.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday Night Book Group: The Boys in the Boat

All are welcome to read and discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

Summary: Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washingtons 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to read and discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

Summary: Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washingtons 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday August 18, 2020
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10:30 AM
Annual Chick Hatching

Join us for our baby chicks' "birthday party!" Get an up close and personal virtual view of our fuzzy new friends. We will give them their names, read a chick story, sing "I Know a Chicken" and walk you through making a chick craft. This program is suitable for all-ages of animal lovers.

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for our baby chicks' "birthday party!" Get an up close and personal virtual view of our fuzzy new friends. We will give them their names, read a chick story, sing "I Know a Chicken" and walk you through making a chick craft. This program is suitable for all-ages of animal lovers.

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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12:30 PM
Musicians 'Duet' Better

Do you like music and/or singing? Do you play an instrument or want to learn? Children, ages 6-10, can join this live-stream, interactive program led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate to:

  • Explore a variety of musical instruments & singing;
  • Learn a basic understanding of rhythm;
  • Create DIY music-themed crafts;
  • Play music trivia; and
  • Other music related activities!

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

Do you like music and/or singing? Do you play an instrument or want to learn? Children, ages 6-10, can join this live-stream, interactive program led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate to:

  • Explore a variety of musical instruments & singing;
  • Learn a basic understanding of rhythm;
  • Create DIY music-themed crafts;
  • Play music trivia; and
  • Other music related activities!

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
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday August 19, 2020
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10:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Jen

Join Miss Jen for stories and songs about cowboys and cowgirls.

Check back here at 10:00 am to link to this week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Jen for stories and songs about cowboys and cowgirls.

Check back here at 10:00 am to link to this week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM
Gardening Book Group: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

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 this month's title, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

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  609.737.2610  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 this month's title, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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3:00 PM
Musicians 'Duet' Better

Children, ages 6-10, can check out the latest "Musicians 'Duet' Better" video on MCLS' YouTube channel from a local teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate showing you how to:

  • Explore a variety of musical instruments & singing;
  • Learn a basic understanding of rhythm;
  • Create DIY music-themed crafts;
  • Play music trivia; and
  • Other music related activities!

Check back here at 3:00 p.m. to link to the latest "Musicians 'Duet' Better" video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Children, ages 6-10, can check out the latest "Musicians 'Duet' Better" video on MCLS' YouTube channel from a local teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate showing you how to:

  • Explore a variety of musical instruments & singing;
  • Learn a basic understanding of rhythm;
  • Create DIY music-themed crafts;
  • Play music trivia; and
  • Other music related activities!

Check back here at 3:00 p.m. to link to the latest "Musicians 'Duet' Better" video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday August 20, 2020

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

 

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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7:00 PM
Thursday Night Book Club

Join our Thursday Night Book Club, facilitated by a Ewing Branch librarian, and discuss great books you might otherwise have overlooked! Each month, we'll discuss a contemporary novel selected specifically for its book club appeal.

For our first meeting, we thought it would be fun for each of us to share a book we've read during the library's closure, so that we might entice others to read it as well! Sharing with other readers a favorite book is one of the joys of reading, and will give us the opportunity to add to our list of "must-read" titles, based on recommendations of fellow readers.

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join our Thursday Night Book Club, facilitated by a Ewing Branch librarian, and discuss great books you might otherwise have overlooked! Each month, we'll discuss a contemporary novel selected specifically for its book club appeal.

For our first meeting, we thought it would be fun for each of us to share a book we've read during the library's closure, so that we might entice others to read it as well! Sharing with other readers a favorite book is one of the joys of reading, and will give us the opportunity to add to our list of "must-read" titles, based on recommendations of fellow readers.

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday August 21, 2020
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10:30 AM
Fractured Fairy Tales: Three Little Pigs

Ms. Chetna will read the Usborne Pop-Up book, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Superpigs by Claire Evans. Following the story, we'll make a Three Little Pigs story bracelet and do STEM Activity of testing three houses made of straw, twigs and bricks. Suggested for children, Pre-K through Grade 2.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Ms. Chetna will read the Usborne Pop-Up book, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Superpigs by Claire Evans. Following the story, we'll make a Three Little Pigs story bracelet and do STEM Activity of testing three houses made of straw, twigs and bricks. Suggested for children, Pre-K through Grade 2.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   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

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

Saturday August 22, 2020
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10:30 AM
Music & Movement for Kids: Dance Party

Get your shaker and scarf ready to dance along with Miss Andrea as she plays music that will get you up and moving! Suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Music & Movement video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Get your shaker and scarf ready to dance along with Miss Andrea as she plays music that will get you up and moving! Suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Music & Movement video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: West Side Story (1961)

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 West Side Story on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12840673

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 West Side Story on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12840673

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday August 23, 2020
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2:30 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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday August 24, 2020
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9:35 AM - 9:00 PM
Last Day of Summer Reading Program

Today is the last day of the 2020 Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story.  Don't forget to stop in with your reading logs and make sure to check out our end of program events.

Today is the last day of the 2020 Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story.  Don't forget to stop in with your reading logs and make sure to check out our end of program events.

 
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2:30 PM
Children's Author Study: Tara Lazar

Today our featured author is New Jersey resident Tara Lazar. Miss Connie from the Hopewell Branch will tell you about her and her books. At the end we have two special videos about her book The Monstore!

Check back here at 2:30 pm to link to the most recent Children's Author Spotlight episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Today our featured author is New Jersey resident Tara Lazar. Miss Connie from the Hopewell Branch will tell you about her and her books. At the end we have two special videos about her book The Monstore!

Check back here at 2:30 pm to link to the most recent Children's Author Spotlight episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:30 PM
Walking Audiobook Club

Join the MCLS' Walking Audiobook Club! Each week let us know what you’ve been listening to while you’re walking or jogging. Visit MCLS' Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. to share your thoughts on the books you’re listening to, how many miles you’ve traveled, or your favorite places to walk.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the MCLS' Walking Audiobook Club! Each week let us know what you’ve been listening to while you’re walking or jogging. Visit MCLS' Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. to share your thoughts on the books you’re listening to, how many miles you’ve traveled, or your favorite places to walk.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cool Math You Never Learned in School, Part 1

Cool Math You Never Learned in School: Mathematics of Platonic Solids

From ancient times it was believed that there existed five Platonic Solids - the cube, the tetrahedron, the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron. However, nobody knew why there were only five or whether there were more. Prof. Gyan Bhanot from Rutgers University Department of Physics, provides fascinating insights into the geometry of Platonic Solids, and presents simple mathematical arguments to establish that there can only be five Platonic Solids.

Please Note: This is a two-part series. Part 1 is scheduled for Monday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.; Part 2 is scheduled for Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. You will be automatically registered for both sessions.

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Cool Math You Never Learned in School: Mathematics of Platonic Solids

From ancient times it was believed that there existed five Platonic Solids - the cube, the tetrahedron, the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron. However, nobody knew why there were only five or whether there were more. Prof. Gyan Bhanot from Rutgers University Department of Physics, provides fascinating insights into the geometry of Platonic Solids, and presents simple mathematical arguments to establish that there can only be five Platonic Solids.

Please Note: This is a two-part series. Part 1 is scheduled for Monday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.; Part 2 is scheduled for Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. You will be automatically registered for both sessions.

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday August 25, 2020
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7:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday August 26, 2020
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10:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Briana

Join Miss Briana for stories and songs about  the zoo.  

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Briana for stories and songs about  the zoo.  

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday August 27, 2020
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10:30 AM
Middle Grade Book Club Discussion: The Creativity Project

After watching Miss Connie's story prompt video from August 14, imagine your own story. Let your imagination run wild and then join us live to share your creation and hear what others were inspired to create. 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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

After watching Miss Connie's story prompt video from August 14, imagine your own story. Let your imagination run wild and then join us live to share your creation and hear what others were inspired to create. 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
  609.737.2610
   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

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

 

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 Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Join Reference Librarian, Nita Mathur from our West Windsor Branch to discuss, The Vanishing Half, a novel by Brit Bennett.

“Intricately plotted, exceedingly moving story…with insights into the social and cultural history of passing, while telling what is at heart a tender story about sisterhood, identity and, as Bennett said, 'the endlessly interesting question of which elements in our identity are innate, and which do we choose?'" – San Francisco Chronicle

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Reference Librarian, Nita Mathur from our West Windsor Branch to discuss, The Vanishing Half, a novel by Brit Bennett.

“Intricately plotted, exceedingly moving story…with insights into the social and cultural history of passing, while telling what is at heart a tender story about sisterhood, identity and, as Bennett said, 'the endlessly interesting question of which elements in our identity are innate, and which do we choose?'" – San Francisco Chronicle

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday August 28, 2020
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10:30 AM
Fractured Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk

Join Miss Chrissy as she tells the story of Jack and the Beanstalk using LEGOs. After the story, Miss Chrissy will show you how to grow your own beanstalk from a lima bean. Suggested for children, ages 3-8.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Chrissy as she tells the story of Jack and the Beanstalk using LEGOs. After the story, Miss Chrissy will show you how to grow your own beanstalk from a lima bean. Suggested for children, ages 3-8.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   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

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

Saturday August 29, 2020
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10:30 AM
Music & Movement for Kids: Dance Party

Grab a scarf and instrument and get ready to move, jump, and sing with Miss Jen! Suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Music & Movement video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Grab a scarf and instrument and get ready to move, jump, and sing with Miss Jen! Suggested for toddlers and preschoolers.

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Music & Movement video on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Shakespeare in Love (1999)

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 Shakespeare in Love on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12202960

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 Shakespeare in Love on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12202960

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday August 30, 2020
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2:30 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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday August 31, 2020
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2:30 PM
Children's Author Study: Dori Butler

Dori Butler is our special author today! Join Miss Connie from the Hopewell Branch as we will learn about her and listen to her read the first Kayla & King book!

Check back here at 2:30 pm to link to the most recent Children's Author Spotlight episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Dori Butler is our special author today! Join Miss Connie from the Hopewell Branch as we will learn about her and listen to her read the first Kayla & King book!

Check back here at 2:30 pm to link to the most recent Children's Author Spotlight episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cool Math You Never Learned in School, Part 2

Cool Math You Never Learned in School: The Konigsberg Bridges, Graph Theory and the Four Color Problem

The city of Konigsberg was connected to Kneiphof Island though seven different bridges. Citizens would walk over a bridge to the Island and back and wonder if it was possible to do so without ever having to cross the same bridge twice. No matter how hard they tried, they could not do it. Prof. Gyan Bhanot from Rutgers University, Department of Physics will present a fascinating history of this mathematical problem starting from the research conducted by the famous mathematician Euler to more recent mathematical approaches involving graph theory.

Please Note: This is a two-part series. Part 1 is scheduled for Monday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.; Part 2 is scheduled for Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. You will be automatically registered for both sessions.

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Cool Math You Never Learned in School: The Konigsberg Bridges, Graph Theory and the Four Color Problem

The city of Konigsberg was connected to Kneiphof Island though seven different bridges. Citizens would walk over a bridge to the Island and back and wonder if it was possible to do so without ever having to cross the same bridge twice. No matter how hard they tried, they could not do it. Prof. Gyan Bhanot from Rutgers University, Department of Physics will present a fascinating history of this mathematical problem starting from the research conducted by the famous mathematician Euler to more recent mathematical approaches involving graph theory.

Please Note: This is a two-part series. Part 1 is scheduled for Monday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.; Part 2 is scheduled for Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. You will be automatically registered for both sessions.

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday September 1, 2020
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Non-Fiction Book Club -- The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King

Join us the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a non-fiction book. This month we will discuss The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King

eBook available in hoopla; audiobook available in hoopla

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 the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a non-fiction book. This month we will discuss The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King

eBook available in hoopla; audiobook available in hoopla

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
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday September 2, 2020
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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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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Short Story Discussion: 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' by Flannery O'Connor

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on a different short story the first Wednesday of every month. This month's story is "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.

eBook and audiobook are availble in eLibraryNJ.

Direct link to story: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort19

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on a different short story the first Wednesday of every month. This month's story is "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.

eBook and audiobook are availble in eLibraryNJ.

Direct link to story: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort19

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday September 3, 2020
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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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Circle

All are welcome to join the Lawrence Poetry Circle Group at its first virtual poetry reading and discussion night using the GoToMeeting software platform. Poets and poetry lovers from the group will read their original poems, or poems that inspired them. Librarian Sharon will lead the reading and 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

All are welcome to join the Lawrence Poetry Circle Group at its first virtual poetry reading and discussion night using the GoToMeeting software platform. Poets and poetry lovers from the group will read their original poems, or poems that inspired them. Librarian Sharon will lead the reading and 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 September 4, 2020
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10:30 AM
Fractured Fairy Tales: Goldilocks

Today Miss Briana will tell the story of Golidlocks and the Three Bears. After the story, she will introduce a variety of fractured fairy tales related to the story and share some fun activites that you can do at home. Suggested ages: Pre-K through Grade 2

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Today Miss Briana will tell the story of Golidlocks and the Three Bears. After the story, she will introduce a variety of fractured fairy tales related to the story and share some fun activites that you can do at home. Suggested ages: Pre-K through Grade 2

Check back here at 10:30 a.m. to link to this week's Fractured Fairy Tale episode on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Saturday September 5, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 6, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

 
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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 September 7, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Tuesday September 8, 2020
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2:30 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


Wednesday September 9, 2020
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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 September 10, 2020
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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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Beatles: The Beaginnings (Part 1 of 3)

Rock ‘n roll historian—and native of Liverpool—John Paul Groom will tell the story of The Beatles’ rise from obscurity to the moment when they stood on the verge of international stardom.

This is a three-part series.  Please register for each session that you would like to attend:

  1. The Beatles: The Beaginnings, Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
  2. The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation, Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
  3. Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion, Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Registration with an email is required for each program in which you are interested in attending, so we can send you a link to connect through GotoMeeting.  You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before each program.

The Beatles: The Beaginnings is sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Rock ‘n roll historian—and native of Liverpool—John Paul Groom will tell the story of The Beatles’ rise from obscurity to the moment when they stood on the verge of international stardom.

This is a three-part series.  Please register for each session that you would like to attend:

  1. The Beatles: The Beaginnings, Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
  2. The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation, Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
  3. Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion, Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Registration with an email is required for each program in which you are interested in attending, so we can send you a link to connect through GotoMeeting.  You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before each program.

The Beatles: The Beaginnings is sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Sunday September 13, 2020
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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 September 14, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Socrates Cafe

Pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy is not required; no preparation is necessary.

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

Pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy is not required; no preparation is necessary.

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 September 15, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday September 16, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sports Book Group: Seabiscuit

Join us for our book club with a sports twist! Each meeting we'll discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! This session's book is Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand.

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 for our book club with a sports twist! Each meeting we'll discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! This session's book is Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand.

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
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 September 17, 2020
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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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation

Rock ‘n roll historian—and native of Liverpool—John Paul Groom will tell the story of The Beatles’ rise from obscurity to the moment when they stood on the verge of international stardom.

This is a three-part series.  Please register for each session that you would like to attend:

  1. The Beatles: The Beaginnings, Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
  2. The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation, Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
  3. Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion, Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Registration with an email is required for each program in which you are interested in attending, so we can send you a link to connect through GotoMeeting.  You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before each program.

The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation is sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Rock ‘n roll historian—and native of Liverpool—John Paul Groom will tell the story of The Beatles’ rise from obscurity to the moment when they stood on the verge of international stardom.

This is a three-part series.  Please register for each session that you would like to attend:

  1. The Beatles: The Beaginnings, Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
  2. The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation, Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
  3. Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion, Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Registration with an email is required for each program in which you are interested in attending, so we can send you a link to connect through GotoMeeting.  You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before each program.

The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation is sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday September 18, 2020
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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


Sunday September 20, 2020
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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 September 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Morning Book Club: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

This month's title is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Summary: In this autobiographical memoir of a traumatic Mormon childhood, the author depicts the complex effects of her father's mental illness on family relationships and her successful struggle to grow into a more satisfying life. "Westover is a keen and honest guide to the difficulties of filial love, and to the enchantment of embracing a life of the mind." ~The New Yorker

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 Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Summary: In this autobiographical memoir of a traumatic Mormon childhood, the author depicts the complex effects of her father's mental illness on family relationships and her successful struggle to grow into a more satisfying life. "Westover is a keen and honest guide to the difficulties of filial love, and to the enchantment of embracing a life of the mind." ~The New Yorker

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 September 22, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday September 23, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion

Rock ‘n roll historian—and native of Liverpool—John Paul Groom will tell the story of The Beatles’ rise from obscurity to the moment when they stood on the verge of international stardom.

This is a three-part series.  Please register for each session that you would like to attend:

  1. The Beatles: The Beaginnings, Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
  2. The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation, Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
  3. Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion, Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Registration with an email is required for each program in which you are interested in attending, so we can send you a link to connect through GotoMeeting.  You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before each program.

Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Rock ‘n roll historian—and native of Liverpool—John Paul Groom will tell the story of The Beatles’ rise from obscurity to the moment when they stood on the verge of international stardom.

This is a three-part series.  Please register for each session that you would like to attend:

  1. The Beatles: The Beaginnings, Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
  2. The Beatles: Success, Superstardom and Separation, Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
  3. Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion, Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Registration with an email is required for each program in which you are interested in attending, so we can send you a link to connect through GotoMeeting.  You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before each program.

Rock & Roll: From the Blues to the British Invasion is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday September 24, 2020
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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 September 25, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Bucket List Book Club: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

This month's title is Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson.

Summary: In a form combining a journal and a memoir, the fictional Reverend John Ames, an elderly Congregationalist minister in the small town of Giliad, Iowa, who knows he is dying of a heart condition, writes his autobiography for his seven-year-old son. "Robinson's words have a spiritual force that's very rare in contemporary fiction"- James Woods, NYT 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 Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson.

Summary: In a form combining a journal and a memoir, the fictional Reverend John Ames, an elderly Congregationalist minister in the small town of Giliad, Iowa, who knows he is dying of a heart condition, writes his autobiography for his seven-year-old son. "Robinson's words have a spiritual force that's very rare in contemporary fiction"- James Woods, NYT 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


Sunday September 27, 2020
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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

Tuesday September 29, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday September 30, 2020
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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 October 1, 2020
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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

Sunday October 4, 2020
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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 October 5, 2020
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7:00 PM
Princeton's Gargoyles and Grotesques

Princeton University’s gargoyles can be found perched on Gothic arches and towers. Most are not true downspouts, but decorative designs ranging from historic, to symbolic, to just plain fun. In this virtual tour, you'll get a bird's eye view of many of the stone creatures adorning the campus. Presented by Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services at the Historical Society of Princeton.

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 System  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Princeton University’s gargoyles can be found perched on Gothic arches and towers. Most are not true downspouts, but decorative designs ranging from historic, to symbolic, to just plain fun. In this virtual tour, you'll get a bird's eye view of many of the stone creatures adorning the campus. Presented by Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services at the Historical Society of Princeton.

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 System
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday October 6, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday October 7, 2020
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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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday October 8, 2020
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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

Sunday October 11, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The History of US Presidential Elections and New Jersey

Lecture about the history of US Presidential elections and how New Jersey voted. Emphasis will be all elections from 1912 to the present discussing the candidates, the issues, the campaigns, and the results. Brian Armstrong, a Political Science major from American University in Washington, DC, is a collector of US presidential election memorabilia and will show some of his favorite campaign buttons and other items during the presentation.

Co-sponsored with the 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: Mercer County Library System  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Lecture about the history of US Presidential elections and how New Jersey voted. Emphasis will be all elections from 1912 to the present discussing the candidates, the issues, the campaigns, and the results. Brian Armstrong, a Political Science major from American University in Washington, DC, is a collector of US presidential election memorabilia and will show some of his favorite campaign buttons and other items during the presentation.

Co-sponsored with the 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:
  Mercer County Library System
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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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 October 12, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Columbus Day

All branches are closed.

Tuesday October 13, 2020
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2:30 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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday October 14, 2020
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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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday October 15, 2020
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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

Sunday October 18, 2020
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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 October 19, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Morning Book Club: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

This month's title is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

Summary: Danny and his older sister Maeve, thrust out of their beloved home and into poverty by their stepmother, try to build a future but find they must first confront their past. "Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature." ~ The Guardian

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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

This month's title is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

Summary: Danny and his older sister Maeve, thrust out of their beloved home and into poverty by their stepmother, try to build a future but find they must first confront their past. "Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature." ~ The Guardian

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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday October 20, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday October 21, 2020