List of Events

  

Monday November 20, 2017
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Morning Book Club
10:00 AM

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J. D. Vance

The decline of white working-class Americans, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

Tentative dates for next series of Yoga classes: February 5, 12, 26 and March 5, 12, 19.

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Science Fiction Book Club

Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg

This 1970 science fiction story is a tale of the quest for transcendence (a frequent Silverberg theme) set on another planet, and includes references to Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad's classic tale of colonialism. Its title references Ecclesiates 3:21 in the Bible.

Next sci-fi book club title is: Nightside the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday November 23, 2017
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
All branches are closed.
Friday November 24, 2017
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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.
Monday November 27, 2017
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday November 30, 2017
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The Virtuoso Classical Guitar
7:00 PM

Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz will present an evening devoted to Romantic and Contemporary Virtuoso Masterpieces for the classical guitar. Nineteenth Century Virtuoso Guitar works from France, Italy, and Vienna, will be followed by Contemporary compositions by some of America’s greatest living composers.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 1, 2017
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drum Circle: Winter Series
4:30 PM

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday December 4, 2017
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news.  We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday December 7, 2017
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: 1944 (Estonia, 2015)
6:30 PM

Estonia's official Oscar submission for the year 2016, “1944” centers on the bloodiest battle on World War II's Eastern Front. Estonian soldiers find themselves torn between two mighty powers with some heading towards the Red Army and others finding themselves pledging allegiance to the Waffen SS. 100 min. Not rated. Estonia, Russian and German with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 8, 2017
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday December 11, 2017
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Movie Matinee: The Big Sick (2017)
2:00 PM

A Pakistani-American man falls for a white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents.119 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Poetry Circle: John Ashbery
7:00 PM

John Ashbery (1927-2017) was recognized as one of the most important and influential poets of the contemporary American literature. He  won nearly every major American award for poetry. In 2011, he was given a National Humanities Medal and credited with changing “how we read poetry”. Ashbery’s phrases always feel newly minted; his poems emphasize verbal surprise and delight, not the ways that linguistic patterns restrict us. He is an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 15, 2017
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Fiction Writing Workshop: Open Mic
10:00 AM

We’ve been writing all year. Now it is time to share. We have room for 8 readers. Please keep the selections to under 12 minutes, so there will be time for questions. This session will be facilitated by librarian Donna Wolfe. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Science Fiction Book Club: Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe
7:00 PM

Inside the giant spaceship known as the Whorl, the gods speak to their worshipers through a complex system of augury and technology until one man discovers the existence of a new god and unwittingly begins a revolution. Next sci-fi book club title is: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday December 21, 2017
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Holiday Craft: Book Candle Holders
6:00 PM

Learn how to book fold. Beautiful for all occasions. See how easily and quickly you can make stunning candle holders to use with tea lights from up-cycled old books. Use only battery operated flameless tea lights in the paper candle holder. Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants.  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday December 23, 2017
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Holiday Film Screening: Holiday Inn (1942)
1:00 PM

A Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire musical set in a country roadhouse in Connecticut, where it is turned into a nightclub 15 times a year. With Irving Berlin songs, including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas." NR. 101 min. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday December 24, 2017
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Christmas Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will be closed.

Monday December 25, 2017
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Thursday December 28, 2017
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Kwanzaa Celebration
6:00 PM

Join us for a traditional Kwanzaa celebration that may include a variety of songs, dances, African drumming, storytelling, spoken word, poetry and a film. The Kwanzaa cultural symbols that represent values and concepts of this seven day holiday will be available for viewing. Kwanzaa derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza," means "first fruits" in Ki-Swahili. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (NguzoSaba in Swahili) reflects cultural values: Umoja - unity, Kujichagulia - self determination,Ujima - collective work and responsibility, Ujamaa - cooperative economics, Nia - purpose, Kuumba - creativity, and Imani - faith. Light refreshments will be available. This educational program will be facilitated by Zarinah Shakir - Producer/Host, Perspectives of Interfaith television. Registration is suggested.  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 29, 2017
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday December 31, 2017
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will be closed.

Monday January 1, 2018
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday January 15, 2018
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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 19, 2018
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday March 30, 2018
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 1, 2018
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 26, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 27, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday May 28, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday September 1, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 2, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday September 3, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday October 8, 2018
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Columbus Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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.

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.

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.

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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