List of Events

  

Monday October 15, 2018
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MCL's Virtual Library
11:30 AM

Join us for an overview on how you can use and access these major apps (Hoopla, Flipster, Freegal and ELibraryNJ) to download books, movies, TV shows and music. It costs nothing to use these services. It’s all part of the benefits of being a Mercer County Library patron! They can be used on your PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148  
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There is 1 space available.
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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The Jazz Age and the Dawn of American’s Culture Wars
7:00 PM

America is more divided than ever before...or is it?  In fact, the culture wars raging around us are not new. They have a history, and it is one that goes farther back than you might think. Come hear Dr. Erica Ryan, Associate Professor of History at Rider University, discuss the deep divides of the Jazz Age as she presents timely information from her new book The World Broke in Two: The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America’s Culture Wars. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 42 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There is 1 space available.
Friday October 19, 2018
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Independent Film Screening: The Rider (2018, R)
1:00 PM

With Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau and Lilly Jandreau. After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. Runtime: 104 min.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our Sahaja Yoga meditation program.  Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
Sunday October 21, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Dinner (2017, R), with Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Steve Coogan. Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed. Runtime: 120 min.

No admission fee!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday October 22, 2018
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Basics of Microsoft Excel
11:30 AM

Join Librarian Andrew for a tutorial on the basics of Microsoft Excel. You’ll learn how to crunch numbers and spice up your spreadsheets. No need to feel overwhelmed, we will tackle these features at a comfortable pace. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148  
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Behind the Scenes of Paranormal Investigations: Help for the Haunted
7:00 PM

Presented by Joanne Emmons, founder of Paranormal Consulting & Investigations of New Jersey. Come behind the scenes with PCINJ to learn what they do when they get called in on a case. Learn what they do to help the haunted by spending a little time in our world – one where things really do go bump in the night! Discover the history and ghostly stories of the spirited Gladstone Tavern, and the results of their amazing investigation.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 45 spaces available.
Friday October 26, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Only the Brave (2017, PG-13), with Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Runtime: 134 min.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Guided Meditation

Relax and find your inner calm with our Sahaja Yoga meditation program.  Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday October 29, 2018
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Princeton Cemetery: Virtual Tour
7:00 PM

Presented by Eve Mandel of the Historical Society of Princeton. Get into the Princeton spirit with a virtual tour of Princeton Cemetery, referred to as the “Westminster Abbey of the United States.”  Hear the fascinating stories, accompanied by images of the final resting places, of many of Princeton’s prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, a vice president, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 39 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Yarnworks
2:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Sunday November 4, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Ocean’s 8 (2018, PG-13), with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway. Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Runtime: 110 min.

No admission fee!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday November 5, 2018
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Computer Basics: Open Lab
11:30 AM

If you want to learn how to operate a computer or use certain programs, come to our open computer lab for a stress-free experience. You’ll be able to work on a computer at your own pace and ask any questions you may have (this is not a formal course). Librarian Andrew will be there to guide you and provide information. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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EFT Tapping
7:00 PM

Join Carol Bemmels for a presentation and demonstration of EFT (“tapping”), the fastest growing, most popular stress release tool in the emerging field of Energy Psychology. It involves tuning into a distressing thought/feeling while tapping on head and upper body acupuncture meridian points. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 49 spaces available.
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Stealing Lincoln's Body
7:00 PM

Years after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, a band of criminals failed in an attempt to steal Lincoln’s body from his tomb in Springfield, IL. Historical Lecturer Michael Jesberger will present a program on this strange and often overlooked story of our 16th President. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Child Custody and Questions in Family Law
7:00 PM

Local attorney Keith Hofmann will address such issues as types of custody, parenting time, and how the child custody process works. Before opening his own firm, Mr. Hofmann worked for many years at a prominent Princeton firm where he specialized in family matters including adoptions, child custody, divorce, mediation, and domestic violence. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
Friday November 9, 2018
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Resume Review
10:00 AM

Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed! Content, grammar, and layout will be reviewed by staff wordsmith Lisa Shrager. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Documentary Screening: Three Identical Strangers (2018, PG-13)
1:00 PM

With Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland and Ron Guttman. In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why. Runtime: 94 min.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Saturday November 10, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Sunday November 11, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Crooked House (2017, PG-13), with Max Irons, Gillian Anderson and Glenn Close. A private detective heads to an English manor to investigate the murder of a wealthy patriarch, but soon realizes that everyone is a suspect—including his former lover. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Runtime: 115 min.

No admission fee!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday November 12, 2018
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Veterans Day Observed
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Meditation as a Antidote to Stress
7:00 PM

Explore the healing power of meditation and learn how to create peace in your life in spite of the stress around you. The stresses and tensions of life do not just affect our mind. This simple technique can be practiced daily for health, serenity and joy. During this program you will be able to have a firsthand demonstration facilitated by Jim Rose, long time meditator. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Yoga
6:00 PM

No experience necessary! Please bring a towel/yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited, register early! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
Saturday November 17, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Yarnworks
2:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Sunday November 18, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Damsel (2018, R), with Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and David Zellner. It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. Runtime: 113 min.

No admission fee!

Monday November 19, 2018
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Avoiding Fake News
11:30 AM

With so much information coming at us, it can be hard to determine what news is real or fake. Join Librarian Andrew for a computer lab session that will help you understand and identify fake news. This problem has been around longer than you may think, and emerging technologies are giving it a resurgence. No computer skill required!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Benefits of Fermented Food
7:00 PM

Have you been seeing or hearing a lot about probiotics?  These “good” bacteria help the digestive system in many ways including easier digestion, and more vitamin & mineral production and absorption.  Probiotics are rich in fermented foods.  Please join Agnes Kozak, home fermenter, as she discusses the history of fermenting, benefits of fermented foods and fermenting at home. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday November 22, 2018
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

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

Saturday November 24, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Sunday November 25, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (2018, PG-13), with Lily James and Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep. Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. Runtime: 116 min.

No admission fee!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday November 26, 2018
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Learn Languages Through MCL Databases
11:30 AM

The Mercer County Library System offers language learning programs through our online databases. Join Librarian Andrew for an instructional on accessing Rosetta Stone, Mango Languages, and Pronounciator. These databases are FREE for all MCL card holders and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Feel free to ask any technical questions!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday December 24, 2018
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Christmas Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

 
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday January 20, 2020
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Martin Luther King Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Monday February 17, 2020
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday April 10, 2020
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 12, 2020
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 23, 2020
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 24, 2020
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday May 25, 2020
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday July 3, 2020
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Fourth of July Observed
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday July 4, 2020
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 3, 2020
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Veterans Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Thursday November 26, 2020
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday November 27, 2020
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Day After Thanksgiving
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Thursday December 24, 2020
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Christmas Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Friday December 25, 2020
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Thursday December 31, 2020
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Weather Closure
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

Due to the inclement weather, all branches of the Mercer County Library System are closing at 4:00pm today and all events are cancelled, please check our website and/or catalog for updates regarding due dates and other important announcements.

 
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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