The Jazz Age and the Dawn of American’s Culture Wars
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.
Behind the Scenes of Paranormal Investigations: Help for the Haunted.
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.
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.
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. Registrationrequired.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.