List of Events

  

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.

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Craft Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

Librarian Jennifer Worringer will guide you in watercolor painting on book pages. Supplies are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on November 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Creating Teachable Moments
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Greg Seals, Senior Education Consultant with Rides Over Mountains, will discuss his book Teachable Moments and the Science of Education.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 38 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
Sunday January 27, 2019
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Movie: The Children Act
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program   

Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London, ruling with wisdom and kindness over ethically complicated cases of family law. Fiona is tasked with ruling on the case of Adam, an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. He is three months from his eighteenth birthday and legally still a child. Fiona visits Adam in the hospital, and it has an extreme emotional impact on them both.                                           

2018; rated R; 106 minutes

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 40 spaces available.
Monday January 28, 2019
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Nonfiction Book Club: Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                               

He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. 

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Gentle Yoga
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Meghana Karanjkar, certified as a yoga teacher (RYT 200) by Yoga Alliance, will lead a series of gentle yoga classes. The class is appropriate for all adults, including beginners. Bring a yoga mat or towel, and a bottle of water. Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mystery Book Club: The Woman in the Window, by A. J. Finn
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                               

An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.  

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Pediatric Asthma
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

Childhood asthma is a common, chronic disease in infants and children, yet is hard to diagnose. Join Alicia Brennan, MD, medical director of CHOP Pediatric Care at Princeton Medical Center, to learn the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of pediatric asthma. Dr. Brennan is a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton Health. 

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 40 spaces available.
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion: Please Look after Mom, by Kyung-sook Shin
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                               

The story of a family's search for their mother, who goes missing one afternoon amid the crowds of the Seoul Station subway. As her children argue over how to find her and her husband returns to their countryside home to wait for her, they each recall their lives with her, their memories often more surprising than comforting.  

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Join us at Embroidery Circle Stitchathon, an ongoing series of monthly, hand-embroidery workshops designed for beginners or anyone wishing to brush up on their embroidery skills. Each month you will learn a new embroidery stitch and have the opportunity to create something beautiful: your own, hand-embroidered wall hanging showcasing all the stitches you’ve mastered. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Some materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library; see https://embroiderycircle.wixsite.com/stitchathon/materials-list for a description of the materials that you must bring.

Registration begins on December 22. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
Friday February 1, 2019
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Movie: The Maltese Falcon
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                             

1941; rated PG; 101 minutes

Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) goes in search of a priceless statuette after the death of his partner. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday February 3, 2019
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Heartfulness Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Take a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will teach simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 4, 2019
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Gentle Yoga
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Meghana Karanjkar, certified as a yoga teacher (RYT 200) by Yoga Alliance, will lead a series of gentle yoga classes. The class is appropriate for all adults, including beginners. Bring a yoga mat or towel, and a bottle of water.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring the following items:

Prior year’s tax return

Income

  • Wages (W-2)
  • Retirement (1099-R)
  • Social Security Statement
  • Interest and Dividends (1099-INT and 1099-DIV)
  • Brokerage Statements (1099-B)
  • Gambling winnings (W-2G)
  • Unemployment statements
  • Alimony

Deductions

  • Medical expenses
  • Real Estate taxes 
  • Child care
  • Student loan interest
  • Education expenses

Miscellaneous

  • Estimated taxes
  • NJ refunds in 2017

On or after January 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Basic Skills Craft
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Adult Program                                                 

Make a Valentine heart. Assistance will be available. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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IT Project Management
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Rupali Gosain, experienced Scrum Master, will discuss everyday use of Agile software. Rupali is a long-time practitioner of Agile software development; she has led numerous teams and managed dozens of Agile projects. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday February 6, 2019
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Hygge: The Danish Prescription to Happiness in Winter
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Hygge is a Scandinavian word for comfort and warmth combined. It’s how the Danes remain happy in the worst weather and a very long winter. Librarian Jennifer, who hates being cold, will give you at least six ways to promote Hygge for yourself, based on The Little Book of Hygge. There will be a prize for best funny winter sweater; tea and hot chocolate will be served. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Hygge: The Danish Prescription to Happiness in Winter
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Hygge is a Scandinavian word for comfort and warmth combined. It’s how the Danes remain happy in the worst weather and a very long winter. Librarian Jennifer, who hates being cold, will give you at least six ways to promote Hygge for yourself, based on The Little Book of Hygge. There will be a prize for best funny winter sweater; tea and hot chocolate will be served. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Socrates Café is a gathering where participants pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy not required; no preparation necessary. Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday February 7, 2019
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday February 8, 2019
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Yoga for Beginners
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

This workshop offers simple yoga postures to bring stability and balance to the system. The class also includes invigorating physical postures, breathing methods, and meditation. It does not require any fitness level or previous yoga experience. Yoga can help to:

  • Enhance focus, memory, and productivity
  • Relieve chronic ailments and improve overall health
  • Enhance team work and communication
  • Relieve back-pain, stress, anxiety, and tension
  • Impart a lasting sense of joy, peace, and fulfillment

Participants will take home a yoga practice to experience the benefits of yoga on a daily basis. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation. Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday February 10, 2019
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Movie: Her
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                             

2013; rated R; 126 minutes

Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, Theodore, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha", a bright, female voice who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 11, 2019
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Gentle Yoga
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Meghana Karanjkar, certified as a yoga teacher (RYT 200) by Yoga Alliance, will lead a series of gentle yoga classes. The class is appropriate for all adults, including beginners. Bring a yoga mat or towel, and a bottle of water.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring the following items:

Prior year’s tax return

Income

  • Wages (W-2)
  • Retirement (1099-R)
  • Social Security Statement
  • Interest and Dividends (1099-INT and 1099-DIV)
  • Brokerage Statements (1099-B)
  • Gambling winnings (W-2G)
  • Unemployment statements
  • Alimony

Deductions

  • Medical expenses
  • Real Estate taxes 
  • Child care
  • Student loan interest
  • Education expenses

Miscellaneous

  • Estimated taxes
  • NJ refunds in 2017

On or after January 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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IT Project Management
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Rupali Gosain, experienced Scrum Master, will discuss everyday use of Agile software. Rupali is a long-time practitioner of Agile software development; she has led numerous teams and managed dozens of Agile projects. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Paper Craft with Lonie
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Lonie will assist you in creating a Valentine’s Day card. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Hygge: Making Scandinavian Hearts and Birds
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program                                       

To beat the winter blues, we'll make Danish woven hearts and birds to decorate our homes with more Hygge (warmth & comfort). Open to ages 14 through adult. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Hygge: Making Scandinavian Hearts and Birds
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                       

To beat the winter blues, we'll make Danish woven hearts and birds to decorate our homes with more Hygge (warmth & comfort). Open to ages 14 through adult. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Investing in Real Estate: Build Your Wealth!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                       

You don’t have to be wealthy to invest in real estate and build your wealth and legacy. In this workshop Olga St. Pierre will discuss:

  • Different investment strategies
  • Where to get the money/funding to finance the purchases
  • Building your Team Network
  • How to use your retirement accounts to acquire real estate
  • Where to get started
  • Real-life examples of investors making money

Olga and her team have been in the real estate industry for over 10 years. Licensed in NJ and PA, Olga began her career as a real estate investor and then obtained her real estate license. Her focus for the last year has been to become a resource of local information for the community, through seminars and workshops. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
Thursday February 14, 2019
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Meditation for Beginners
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                       

Learn Isha Kriya, a simple and powerful meditation that you can do anytime, anywhere. Benefits of Isha Kriya include:

  • Increased energy and health
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Heightened focus and memory
  • A deep sense of peacefulness and joy

Participants will take home a 12-minute meditation to use for daily practice. No prior meditation experience is required, and the meditation is learned sitting comfortably in a chair. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation. Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Friday February 15, 2019
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Adult Program

Join musician and teacher Jaclyn DiLouie of The Arc of Mercer to create simple rhythms using hand-held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required! Drums and instruments are provided, or feel free to bring your own. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Movie: It Happened One Night
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                             

1934; not rated; 105 minutes

When her father threatens to annul her marriage to a fortune-hunting playboy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews hops a cross-country bus to New York, where she plans to live happily ever after with her handsome new hubby. Romantic complications soon arise, however, when she's befriended by fellow passenger Peter Warne, a brash and breezy reporter who offers his help in exhange for her exclusive story.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday February 17, 2019
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Movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                             

2018; rated PG-13; 118 minutes

As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds Ant-Man fighting alongside the Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 18, 2019
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring the following items:

Prior year’s tax return

Income

  • Wages (W-2)
  • Retirement (1099-R)
  • Social Security Statement
  • Interest and Dividends (1099-INT and 1099-DIV)
  • Brokerage Statements (1099-B)
  • Gambling winnings (W-2G)
  • Unemployment statements
  • Alimony

Deductions

  • Medical expenses
  • Real Estate taxes 
  • Child care
  • Student loan interest
  • Education expenses

Miscellaneous

  • Estimated taxes
  • NJ refunds in 2017

On or after January 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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IT Project Management
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Rupali Gosain, experienced Scrum Master, will discuss everyday use of Agile software. Rupali is a long-time practitioner of Agile software development; she has led numerous teams and managed dozens of Agile projects. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Craft Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

We'll make paper flowers to brighten spirits in the middle of winter. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Hygge: Warm & Fuzzy Movie
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

The Princess Bride. Westley, a farm boy, goes off to seek his fortune shortly after declaring his love for Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, but their relationship is put to the test when his ship is captured by pirates and she is summoned to become the bride of the evil prince. Hot chocolate and a light snack will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday February 21, 2019
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Friday February 22, 2019
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Movie: Skyscraper
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                             

2018; rated PG-13; 128 minutes

Global superstar Dwayne Johnson leads the cast as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong he finds the tallest, safest building in the world, The Pearl, suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building, above the fire line. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday February 24, 2019
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Meditation for Beginners
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Adult Program                                       

Learn Isha Kriya, a simple and powerful meditation that you can do anytime, anywhere. Benefits of Isha Kriya include:

  • Increased energy and health
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Heightened focus and memory
  • A deep sense of peacefulness and joy

Participants will take home a 12-minute meditation to use for daily practice. No prior meditation experience is required, and the meditation is learned sitting comfortably in a chair. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation. Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Yoga for Beginners
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Adult Program                                                 

This workshop offers simple yoga postures to bring stability and balance to the system. The class also includes invigorating physical postures, breathing methods, and meditation. It does not require any fitness level or previous yoga experience. Yoga can help to:

  • Enhance focus, memory, and productivity
  • Relieve chronic ailments and improve overall health
  • Enhance team work and communication
  • Relieve back-pain, stress, anxiety, and tension
  • Impart a lasting sense of joy, peace, and fulfillment

Participants will take home a yoga practice to experience the benefits of yoga on a daily basis. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation. Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 25, 2019
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Nonfiction Book Club: The Guns of August, by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

"Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to Worl War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, The Guns of August will not be forgotten. A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris."

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Gentle Yoga
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Meghana Karanjkar, certified as a yoga teacher (RYT 200) by Yoga Alliance, will lead a series of gentle yoga classes. The class is appropriate for all adults, including beginners. Bring a yoga mat or towel, and a bottle of water.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Mystery Book Club: The Wife between Us, by Greer Hendricks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

The divorce has just become final, and Richard is already engaged to someone. One woman is determined to change that situation--no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancée. A tangle of lies-- that hide some dangerous truths.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday February 26, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring the following items:

Prior year’s tax return

Income

  • Wages (W-2)
  • Retirement (1099-R)
  • Social Security Statement
  • Interest and Dividends (1099-INT and 1099-DIV)
  • Brokerage Statements (1099-B)
  • Gambling winnings (W-2G)
  • Unemployment statements
  • Alimony

Deductions

  • Medical expenses
  • Real Estate taxes 
  • Child care
  • Student loan interest
  • Education expenses

Miscellaneous

  • Estimated taxes
  • NJ refunds in 2017

On or after January 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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IT Project Management
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Rupali Gosain, experienced Scrum Master, will discuss everyday use of Agile software. Rupali is a long-time practitioner of Agile software development; she has led numerous teams and managed dozens of Agile projects. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion: Salt Houses, by Haya Alayna
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

The divorce has just become final, and Richard is already engaged to someone. One woman is determined to change that situation--no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancée. A tangle of lies--that hide some dangerous truths.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday February 28, 2019
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Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

Join us for a series of hand-embroidery workshops designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their embroidery skills. Some materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library; to see a description of the materials you must bring, visit https://embroiderycircle.wixsite.com/stitchathon/materials-list

Registration is required, and begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return. On or after February 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Socrates Café is a gathering where participants pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy not required; no preparation necessary. 

Registration begins on February 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return. On or after February 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return. On or after February 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return. On or after February 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return. On or after February 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return. On or after March 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                         

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return. On or after March 22, call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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.

Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Thanksgiving Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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.

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Thanksgiving Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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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