List of Events

  

Friday February 23, 2018
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Monday February 26, 2018
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after January 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Evening Book Group: The Great Bridge, by David McCullough
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

First published in 1972, The Great Bridge is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time—the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. 

Registration required.  Registration begins on January 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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CANCELED Bollywood Dance
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Dancing is an expression of art, as well as being a great way to get and stay healthy and happy. Choreographer Pooja Bindal will lead you in dancing to Bollywood tunes. Pooja has choreographed and performed at Naach Revolution, India Fair, Discover India, WWP’s Got Talent, HindiUSA and others.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 26 spaces available.
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Bollywood Workout
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is a full-body workout designed to increase core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating.

Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Résumé Review
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your printed résumé for grammar, layout, and overall presentation.

Appointment is required. On or after February 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Friday March 2, 2018
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This circle meets every Friday.

Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out.

Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Monday March 5, 2018
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Résumé Review
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your printed résumé for grammar, layout, and overall presentation.

Appointment is required. On or after February 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is encouraged, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22.

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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The Five Wishes: A Discussion of End-of-Life Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

It can be challenging to make sound decisions during difficult times, but understanding the choices that are available can help reduce the stress and anxiety. Learn how hospice and palliative care programs provide help and support; their similarities and differences; and how they can make a positive difference.

Liz Cohen, LCSW, Hospice Social Worker with the Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare, will present this invaluable program, which will include ample time to answer your questions.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Yoga for Success
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Learn this simple yoga practice in just 15 minutes. Practice it daily for 5 minutes—in your home, office, or anywhere!

You will also learn Meditation for Success, a 20-minute guided meditation designed by Sadhguru, founder of the international non-profit Isha Foundation. Learn to use the power of your mind to “enhance your focus and clarity, and hardwire you with the confidence to succeed in everything you do."

This program is open to all adults and does not require any fitness level or yoga experience.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Paper Crafting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

Lonie Leong of Paper Creations will assist you in designing a beautiful, artistic greeting card. Just bring your imagination—we will provide all supplies. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Thursday Movie Matinee: Wonder Woman
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Adult Program

 

Rated PG-13; 141 minutes

Diana, princess of the Amazons, was raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

When a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat.

Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. — IMDB.com

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-700-0462 for information or to register. 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Excel Beginner
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Book Talk: Atonement, by Ian McEwan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Book Talk  New program!

Atonement, by Ian McEwan

Join us to discuss books of interest to you! For the first session, March 8, we’ll discuss Atonement, selected by librarian Mary Astarita.

Come ready to discuss the book and to suggest book titles for the next Book Talk meeting, on April 12. We’ll take a poll to determine the next month’s read.

Book Talk will meet monthly, on the second Thursday of the month.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday March 9, 2018
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Monday March 12, 2018
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Fitness with Bob
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, of Bob's Fun Fitness LLC, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob’s program incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, strength, and relaxation.

Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just walk in.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Foreign Film: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program

Italian; PG-13; 2007; 118 minutes

 A Sicilian farmer falls in love with a worldly British woman while both are attempting to emigrate to America. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-700-0462 for information or to register. 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Bollywood Dance Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Bollywood Dance Class

Dancing is an expression of art, as well as being a great way to get and stay healthy and happy. Choreographer Pooja Bindal will lead you in dancing to Bollywood tunes. Pooja has choreographed and performed at Naach Revolution, India Fair, Discover India, WWP’s Got Talent, HindiUSA and others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Excel Beginner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday March 15, 2018
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Tech Help
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after February 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Bollywood Workout
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is a full-body workout designed to increases core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating.

Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday March 16, 2018
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Friday Morning Bookies: The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Friday Morning Bookies

Sisters Miranda and Annie quite unexpectedly find themselves the middle-aged products of a broken home when their mother, Betty, is dumped by her husband of nearly fifty years.

Exiled from her elegant New York apartment by her husband's new mistress, Betty is forced to move to a small, run-down beach cottage in Westport, Connecticut, owned by her wealthy and generous Cousin Lou. Joining her are Miranda, who is escaping scandal, and Annie, who dutifully comes along to keep on eye on her capricious mother and sister.

As the sisters mingle with the suburban aristocracy, love starts to blossom for both of them, and they find themselves struggling with the dueling demands of reason and romance.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Saturday March 17, 2018
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Wii Bowling
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

 

NEW PROGRAM!!!

Join us for fun, exercise, and refreshments with bowling using the Nintendo Wii console. All adults are welcome. No previous experience necessary. Librarian and Wii enthusiast Dennis Beebe will be available to help newcomers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Word
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A tour through the Microsoft Word toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Registration period begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday March 19, 2018
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after February 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just walk in.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Financial Planning for Higher Ed
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Nama Soukouna, financial advisor at Edward Jones, will discuss the features and benefits of 529 higher education savings plans, questions to consider as you establish goals for a college savings plan, and how to get started.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all are welcome regardless of experience. Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Class size is limited. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register. Please call if you must cancel.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Powerpoint
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Word Advanced
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Resize and reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects, and insert symbols. Learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word Intermediate functions is required. Signup for adults only, Space is limited. Registration begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Mary Astarita  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Publisher
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Create documents with an emphasis on design, such as calendars, flyers, greeting cards, resumes, and advertisements. Work with pages, text, text boxes, and pictures. This class is for Publisher beginners and intermediate users who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Mary Astarita  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Thursday March 22, 2018
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Healthy Habits for a Healthy You
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

 

Learn the benefits of taking good care of yourself as you age, and learn strategies to age well in the following areas:

·         cognitive activity

·         physical health and exercise

·         diet and nutrition

·         social

 

The presentation will be given by Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association, Marlton, NJ.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register. Please call if you must cancel.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Medicare Basics
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Anthony Williams, licensed insurance broker for BGA Insurance, will discuss what is—and is not—covered by Medicare Part A and Part B. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register. Please call if you must cancel.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday March 23, 2018
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Saturday March 24, 2018
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation based on a self-realization experience called Kundalini awakening. This type of meditation is practiced in more than 90 countries. Experience the peace and joy you can derive from this state of self-realization, and feel its benefits in your life.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register. 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Monday March 26, 2018
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just walk in.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Evening Book Group: Tapestry of Fortunes, by Elizabeth Berg
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

Evening Book Group

Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen--and three roommates.

The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a road trip to find again the people and things they miss. One woman wants to connect with a daughter she gave away at birth; another wants to visit her long-absent ex-husband; a third woman, a professional chef, is seeking new inspiration from the restaurants along the way. And Cecilia is looking for Dennis Halsinger, the man she never got over, who recently sent her a postcard out of the blue.—Provided by publisher

Registration required. Registration begins on February 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Bollywood Dance Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Bollywood Dance Class

Dancing is an expression of art, as well as being a great way to get and stay healthy and happy. Choreographer Pooja Bindal will lead you in dancing to Bollywood tunes. Pooja has choreographed and performed at Naach Revolution, India Fair, Discover India, WWP’s Got Talent, HindiUSA and others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Thursday March 29, 2018
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Women’s Movement: Current Trend & Its Roots
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Colleen Murphy, local journalist and graduate of TCNJ’s WILL (Women in Learning & Leadership) program, will discuss the current women’s movement and its roots.

Registration recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday March 30, 2018
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday March 31, 2018
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Intro to Mindfulness
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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The French in America, from Fighting to Fashion
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

Why did the French journey to North America in the 1600s? What were they looking for, and what did they find? Why did their efforts to establish a colony end in disaster—and set the stage for the American Revolution? 

Join historical novelist Jeff Heller as he uses slides and commentary to present the fascinating story of how fighting, folkways, and even fashion influenced the actions taken by the French in their bold quest to claim a continent.

The author’s book, A False Dawn, will be available for purchase.

Registration recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
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.

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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