List of Events

  

Monday March 18, 2019
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Morning Book Club: Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
10:00 AM

The novel is based on the true story of a labor and delivery nurse who was prohibited from caring for a newborn because the father requested that no African-American nurses tend to his baby. In the fictional version, Ruth, the African-American nurse in question, finds herself on trial for events related to the same request made by a white supremacist father. Using the narratives of Ruth, the baby’s father, and the female public defender who takes Ruth’s case, Picoult examines multiple facets of racism. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Excel for Beginners
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Learn parts of the spreadsheet. Perform a simple calculation, insert data, and practice formatting. 

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
 
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Guided Meditation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the winter. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Excel for Intermediates
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Adult Program

Learn how to insert charts and graphs to highlight your document’s most important information. Registration begins on February 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

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
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Adult craft - Water bottle wind spirals
7:00 PM

Upcycle plastic bottles into a beautiful hanging wind spiral.

All materials will be provided.

For ages 13 and up.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Run Boy Run, by Uri Orlev

Based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must survive the war in Nazi-occupied Poland. 

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
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: February 4, 11, 25 & March 4, 11, 18. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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 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

All appointments are booked. You may call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to have your name put on the waiting list in case of a cancellation.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required. Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Active Aging: Fitness with Bob
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program

Want to exercise? Come and enjoy a stretching, low-impact, balance-oriented program designed by Certified Fitness instructor Bob Kirby. Bob's program incorporates music, yoga and FUN while focusing on posture, mobility, flexibility, strength and meditation. Please bring a water bottle and let's get MOVING! As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider to make sure you are able to participate. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Classic Movie Matinée: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
2:00 PM

In World War I, battle-hungry young German soldiers become disillusioned with combat,

which has turned into a hellish fight for survival.  A Best Picture winner, based on Erich Maria Remarque’s novel. 

NR, 140 minutes.  Ages 15 and up.     Preregistration preferred.  

This program was made possible by the generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt
7:00 PM

 It’s Women’s History Month! Watch Linda Kenyon, actor and narrator, embody the voice, gestures, and engaging personal touches of Eleanor Roosevelt! This play illuminates how she was an inspiration to people all over the world.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Tax Help
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609) 259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Adult Craft – Decorative Photo Frame
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for this month’s Adult Craft. Materials will be provided.

Registration required.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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PowerPoint Basics
10:30 AM

Learn how to create basic presentations, format text and insert images.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Estate Planning Basics
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Adult Program

Learn why you need an estate plan, strategies to plan for incapacity including special health care directives, key tax basics, and more. Presented by Lynda Dillman, FIC, MSM, of Thrivent Financial. 

Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
12:00 PM - 1:00 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 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Author Terri Huggins
1:00 PM

If you've got a story in your heart and are ready to share it with the world but are not sure how, this workshop is for you. Local writer and journalist Terri Huggins will demystify the publishing process as she explains basic steps to getting your work seen in various outlets. Registration suggested.

 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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. In this class you will learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word Intermediate functions is required. Space is limited. Registration begins on February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Gardening Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng. No registration necessary.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Publisher
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Create documents that emphasize design - such as calendars, flyers, greeting cards, and advertisements. Work with pages, text, text boxes and images. This class is appropriate for Publisher beginners and intermediate users who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Space is limited. Registration begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: The Shining
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2007, rated R, 144 minutes.

A writer and his family are snowbound in a hotel and are haunted by either the hotel itself or the writer's dementia. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Estate Planning Basics
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Learn why you need an estate plan, strategies to plan for incapacity including special health care directives, key tax basics, and more. Presented by Lynda Dillman, FIC, MSM, of Thrivent Financial. 

Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting (or crocheting...or need-craft of your choice!).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Top 10 Home Renovation Tips & 2019 Trends
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Learn about the renovation projects that will bring you the most return on your investment, inexpensive tips and tricks that will make you plan more staycations, best places to shop for amazing home-decorating items, and 2019 trends in paints, kitchens, and baths.  

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
There are 14 spaces available.
Thursday March 21, 2019
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End of Life Planning
10:00 AM
"Have the Talf of a Lifetime"
 
Franklin H Rainear Jr., owner/manager of Franklin H Rainear Jr, Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation in Ewing will be here to discuss both the practical side of end of life planning for yourself or a loved one, as well as how to make the difficult conversation with your loved ones a dialogue and shared experience.  
 
All are welcome.  
Registration is suggested but not required.  
CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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CANCELED - Family & Community Health Talk: Are You Sitting Too Much?
11:00 AM

Most adults in America are sitting about eight hours each day. Sitting too much is related to serious health problems. Join Michelle Brill, Family & Community Health Sciences Educator from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County to learn what you can do to change this routine. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Crafty Adults: Origami Bookmarks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we'll learn to make folded paper bookmarks in a variety of styles. All materials will be provided while supplies last.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Women’s History Month Presentation: Women, Feminism and Islam
7:00 PM

Rutgers University scholar Sylvia Chan-Malik will present this session where the common notion of the oppression of Islamic women and the movement of Islamic feminism, as well as a general discussion of gender and women’s rights, will help participants further their understanding of Islam and feminism. This program is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 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 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
There are 14 spaces available.
Friday March 22, 2019
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Professional Resume Review
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chris Lu from Paramount Staffing will help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed!

Content, grammar and layout will be reviewed. Bring your resume (a rough draft is fine) on a flash drive, saved in your email or on paper.

Register online for a 30 minute appointment. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Recycled Arts & Crafts
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for our program where recycled goods become arts and crafts. Let your creative juices flow while doing something to save the planet. Supplies will be provided.

Registration required.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday March 23, 2019
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
10:00 AM

Do you know the factors that might place you at risk for falling? Discover how Tai Chi can minimize that risk, and how to integrate its movements into everyday life. See a demonstration of Tai Chi and learn a breathing technique for relaxation. Presented by Peter Musgrove, certified by the Tai Chi For Health Institute. 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Saturday Learning English
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yarnworks
2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Writers' Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring five pages of a work-in-progress to discuss with other writers.

Please Note:  the March 23 meeting will be a book signing by local author Nancy Demme.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday March 24, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Mary, Queen of Scots (2018, R), with Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Jack Lowden. Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Runtime: 124 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movie: BlacKkKlansman
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                             

2018; rated R; 135 minutes

In 1978 detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, answered an ad recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan. A few weeks later, his office phone rang and the man on the other end of the line asked, "Do you want to join our cause?" This launched Ron into an incredible undercover investigation, with his white partner playing "Ron" in person, while he took the phone calls, eventually befriending David Duke himself.

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
There are 29 spaces available.
Monday March 25, 2019
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Guided Meditation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the winter. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration is required.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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CANCELLED: Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Today's class has been cancelled.

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York, by Peter Tomasi

Shines a light on the incredible triumphs and tragedies that went into building the Brooklyn Bridge. 

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
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Book Group: What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
6:30 PM

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz

Explore the secret lives of various plants, from the colors they see to whether or not they really like classical music to their ability to sense nearby danger. Join us for a new year of idea sharing and discussion as we explore a nonfiction title each month. 

All are welcome.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Better Read Book Club
7:00 PM

Join us for the "Better Read" book club for adults at the Hollowbrook Library  

This month we are reading "Tenth of December: stories" by George Saunders.  Copies of the book are available in the library.

Refreshments will be served.

For ages 15 and up.

Registration is suggested but not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Child Fevers
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join Julianne Prasto, MD, pediatrician with CHOP Newborn and Pediatric Care at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, will discuss treatment options and when to call the doctor. Dr. Prasto is a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton Health. 

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
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn mindfulness through a series of lectures, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Each class is comprised a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussion.

Registration requested.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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 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

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 Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required. Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Tuesday Night Yoga
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: February 5, 12, 19 & 26, March 5, 12 & 26, and April 9.

All eight classes open for registration on Wednesday, January 23rd at 9:30 am.

Registration is required for each class in the eight-week series.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Adult Craft: Scrapbook-Paper Hanging Easter Egg
6:00 PM

Use scrapbook paper to make a cute hanging Easter egg decoration. 

Ages 15 and up.  Preregistration required.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Writers Support Group
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft.

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Free Immigration Legal Clinic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown 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 adults are welcome regardless 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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: Pastwatch by Orson Scott Card
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

In the 23rd Century, a trio of time travelers journey back to the 15th Century in order to prevent Christopher Columbus from colonizing America. The trip is part of a project by an organization to change history, thereby improving life on Earth.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Tax Help
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609) 259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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The Big Read: True Grit
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Partnering with the Pennington Public Library's involvement with The Big Read, the Hopewell Township Branch is holding a book discussion, focusing on The Big Read title, True Grit, by Charles Pontis.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Movies for Adults – Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018)
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. PG-13, 94 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Craft Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Make a stained glass tea light. Supplies are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Gosford Park
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2001, rated R, 131 minutes.

In 2001, Robert Altman took the unexpected step into Agatha Christie territory with Gosford Park, a murder-mystery whodunit set in an English country house starring a host of British acting greats and with an Oscar winning screenplay by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. It would become a huge success with audiences and critics alike. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness: 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
7:00 PM

Presented by Nicolette Vasco from the Alzheimer’s Association. Attendees will learn the difference between typical age-related changes and common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia. This program will offer tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns and will explain the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis. Learn about possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process and how to find helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Secrets of the Chocolatier
7:00 PM

Come join Joan Carella of Carella’s Chocolates who will share samples and divulge tips on how she creates her delicious confections.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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CANCELED: Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting (or crocheting...or need-craft of your choice!).

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Build Your Wealth: Investing in Real Estate
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

You don’t need a lot of money to invest in real estate and build your wealth and legacy. Learn about different investment strategies, where to get the money/funding to finance purchases, how to build your team network, how to use your retirement accounts to acquire real estate, where to get started, and real-life examples of investors making money.

Presented by Olga St. Pierre of Keller Williams Real Estate.

Registration requested.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Fly Girls, by Keith O’Brien

Traces the story of five women, including Amelia Earhart, who successfully fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s. 

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
There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday March 28, 2019
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Quilting Group
10:00 AM

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-Green Book
1:30 PM

A white bouncer bonds with a black musician while chauffeuring him around the Jim Crow South.  Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.  Rated PG-13; 130 minutes.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at (609)259-2150. Please register each person separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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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 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
There is 1 space available.
 
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Delaware River Bridges in Mercer County: A History
7:00 PM

Joe Donnelly, a Deputy Executive Director of Communications at the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will talk about the history of our county’s Delaware River bridges in this lecture illustrated with historic photographs, news items, documents, and maps. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Citizenship Exam Study Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free Citizenship preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins -- so feel free to stop by just before 7 pm to see if there is room.

Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

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.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 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 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
There are 14 spaces available.
Friday March 29, 2019
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Card Making Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn the basics of greeting card making. Using rubber stamped images and interesting folding and layering techniques, you can create one-of-a-kind cards for any occasion. Create unique cards for the holidays, birthdays, or other special occassions!  Presented by Alicia Vincelette, card maker for 22 years.  All supplies will be provided.

Registration required; seating is limited.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Zentangle
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                                 

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

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
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Bucket Book Club:One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
4:30 PM

The world literary tradition is thousands of years old, extraordinary diverse, and energized by creative genius. Novels, short stories, essays, and poetry written prior to the Twenty-First century provide a rich soil worth exploring. For the first year the books discussed will be limited to books published since 1900 – originally published in English and translations from elsewhere in the world. The intent is to focus on works recognized to have a lasting impact on generations of readers and writers. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday March 30, 2019
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Saturday Learning English
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Need Help with Basic Computer Skills?
2:00 PM

Whether you are an absolute beginner or just need to develp a little confidence, you can learn the tools that will help you use your computer or laptop more efficiently. The members of the Robbinsville High School's Project SOL will be here for one-on-one hour-long training.

Register online at www.mcl.org or call (609)259-2150 for an appointment.

 

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Women’s History Month Film Series: Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Musical drama chartering the life of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday (Diana Ross). R, 144 minutes..

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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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. Signup for adults over 18 only. Registration period begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
Sunday March 31, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

A Star is Born (2018, R), with Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott. A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Runtime: 136 min

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movie: The Iron Lady
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                             

2012; rated PG-13; 105 minutes

Dramatizes the life of Margaret Thatcher, the controversial woman who became the first and only Prime Minister of England, with a focus on the affects of her success and accomplishments on her life.

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
There are 29 spaces available.
Monday April 1, 2019
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Active Aging Fitness
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration is required.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Documentary -- Dinosaur 13 (2014)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A paleontologist discovers the most-well-preserved fossil of a T. rex in history (PG, 95 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Family & Friends CPR: CPR for Adults and Children Over 1 Year
6:30 PM

Learn how to perform CPR and how to handle choking in adults and children over one year old. This course is designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR, and who do not need a course completion card. Presented by Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness.   

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Adult & Child CPR
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Family & Friends CPR program at Penn Medicine Princeton Health teaches you how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. Registration is required and is limited to 30

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mindfulness Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn mindfulness through a series of lectures, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Each class is comprised a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussion.

Registration requested.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Brain Games for Seniors
10:00 AM

Presented by LaDonia Carroll-Moultrie, LPN from Horizon BCBSNJ. Join us for a fun and interactive presentation; keep your mind sharp!  This presentation offers tips and tools to keep your brain humming along. We will be playing games and have exercise sessions that stimulate different areas of your brain to help increase your memory. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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 March 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 Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required. Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Family & Friends CPR: CPR for Infants up to 1 Year Old
6:30 PM

Learn how to perform CPR and how to handle choking in infants up to 1 year old. This course is designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR, and who do not need a course completion card. Presented by Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness.   

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Allergies & Asthma
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

April showers, bring May flowers….and allergies! Do you or someone you know suffer from an allergy or asthma? Join our interactive class to learn about triggers, symptoms, and easy treatments, tailored to your specific needs!  This presentation will be given by Dr. Harshav Raval, Pharm.D. from Hickory Pharmacy in East Windsor, NJ.

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday April 3, 2019
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Tax Help
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609) 259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: An American in Paris
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

1951, rated G, 113 minutes.

An ex-G.I. stays in Paris after the war to study painting, supported by a rich American. The young soldier falls in love, but unfortunately, she is engaged to an older man. Starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Spring 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Practicing mindfulness - experiencing the present moment without judgment - can help you manage stress and improve your quality of life. Attend this informative session to learn how mindfulness can help reduce or stop brain chatter and habitual reactions, improve mood and energy, increase focus and mental clarity, and deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of life.

Registration requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting (or crocheting...or need-craft of your choice!).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday April 4, 2019
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Foreign Film: I Am Not a Witch (2017)
6:30 PM

In her BAFTA award-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairy-tale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year old orphan Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and the adults around her exploit her supposed powers for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom. 93 minutes, not rated. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Three Centuries of African-American History in Trenton
7:00 PM

Learn about the people and places associated with Trenton's African-American community from its founding to the mid-twentieth century. Presented by Jennifer B. Leynes, author of Three Centuries of African-American History in Trenton: Significant People and Places, which was published by the Trenton Historical Society with support from the New Jersey Historical Commission. She serves on the Trenton Landmarks Commission and is employed as a Historic Preservation Specialist by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Tech Help
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program    

Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Meg Baker to get one-on-one help with your gadget. Please note: library staff do not repair devices. Appointment is required. Call the Reference Desk at 609-275-8901 on or after March 22.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Preparación de Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday April 5, 2019
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VITA Free Tax Help
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax help sessions are available at the Twin Rivers Library for households with total income below $65,000.

Get free help preparing your tax return from a trained tax volunteer.

Appointment required.  Please call us at 609-443-1880 or visit the Circulation Desk to register.

This program is cosponsored by United Way of Greater Mercer County and the Twin Rivers Library.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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First Friday Film – BlacKkKlansman (2018)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A black detective sets out to infiltrate the Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan with the help of his Jewish colleague. In the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, they risk their lives to obtain insider information on the violent organization (R, 135 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drum Circle: Spring Series
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday April 6, 2019
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VITA Super Tax Day
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation to people with lower incomes, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Registration is required in person or by phone at 609-448-1474.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Hydroponics in Robbinsville
10:00 AM

Have you wondered about the huge green and white container parked on the grounds of the Robbinsville Senior Center? It’s the Leafy Green Machine, our town’s very own hydroponic farm! Learn the basics of hydroponics, take a virtual tour of the Machine, and make your own mini-hydroponic planter to take home. Presented by Kyle H. Clement, Hydroponic Farm Coordinator.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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SCORE Small Business Seminar – Protecting IP and Patents
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop introduces how to protect intellectual property and especially how to patent inventions. Emphasis will be on how startups and small businesses can utilize the available legal tools to protect and leverage their intellectual assets at a reasonable cost.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult and Child CPR
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR and how to help an adult and child who is choking. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. Due to course curriculum, participants who arrive more than 15 minutes late to class will not be permitted to attend and must reschedule.

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yarnworks
2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Sunday April 7, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Green Book (2018, PG-13), with Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Runtime: 130 min

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday April 8, 2019
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the winter. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Movie Matinee: Searching (2018)
2:00 PM

After David Kim's sixteen-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Senior Book Group – Little Fires Everywhere
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All are welcome to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Evening 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. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Hudson River Lighthouses
7:00 PM

Join Kevin Woyce, author, photographer, and lecturer specializing in New Jersey and New York Regional History, for a tour of the Hudson River's lighthouses, past and present—from the long lost lights at Coxsackie and Stuyvesant to New York City's beloved "Little Red Lighthouse." Discover how and why these lighthouses were built, and hear the stories of the brave men and women who kept them shining. The program is illustrated with original photographs of Hudson River lighthouses and landmarks, plus vintage images of historic people, places, and events. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mindfulness Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn mindfulness through a series of lectures, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Each class is comprised a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussion.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Planning for the Unexpected: Wills/Power of Attorney
10:00 AM
Pesented by the Mercer Vicinage Superior Court, in partnership with Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. Join Kalea Edmundo, Esq. from Central Jersey Legal Services for a presentation that will provide participants with information about having a Last Will & Testament, General Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive for Health Care, and Some Scams aimed at Seniors.
 
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program    

Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Meg Baker to get one-on-one help with your gadget. Please note: library staff do not repair devices. Appointment is required. Call the Reference Desk at 609-275-8901 on or after March 22.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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 March 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 Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required. Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Active Aging: Fitness with Bob
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program

Want to exercise? Come and enjoy a stretching, low-impact, balance-oriented program designed by Certified Fitness instructor Bob Kirby. Bob's program incorporates music, yoga and FUN while focusing on posture, mobility, flexibility, strength and meditation. Please bring a water bottle and let's get MOVING! As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider to make sure you are able to participate. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Foreign Film: Beloved
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program    

French, 2011, NR, 139 min.

A mother and daughter experience the highs and lows of romance over the course of three decades. Madeleine works as a call girl in 1960s Paris, and eventually marries a regular customer. Years later, her daughter Vera falls for a gay musician. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Tuesday Night Yoga
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: February 5, 12, 19 & 26, March 5, 12 & 26, and April 9.

All eight classes open for registration on Wednesday, January 23rd at 9:30 am.

Registration is required for each class in the eight-week series.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Monthly Blood Pressure Checks
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in for a blood pressure check from our local public health nurse.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Tax Help
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609) 259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Adult Crafts
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Decorating Notebooks with Washi Tape. Whether you keep a bullet journal, or a travel log, or just a book of lists -  it's great to be able to make a notebook your own!  All materials will be provided. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins -- so feel free to stop by just before 10 am to see if there is room.  Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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The Short of It – John Steinbeck
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Each month we read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is John Steinbeck and his short stories, “The Chrysanthemums,” "Flight,” and “The Gift."

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Catch Me If You Can
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2002, rated PG-13, 141 minutes.

Based on the autobiography of a brilliant young master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail. Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. passed himself off as a pilot, a lawyer, and a doctor all before his 21st birthday. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman Community Office Hours
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Staff of the Congresswoman will assist individuals with their concerns and discuss issues about their community.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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 18 and up only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Infant-specific CPR
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Designed for family members, friends and the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. This class will be focussed specifically on the needs of an infant. An infant is defined here as a child 1 year of age or younger.

Taught by a Penn Medicine Princeton Health trained instructor.

Registration is required and each participant must register separately. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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 over 18 only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Infant CPR
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR and how to help an infant who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. Due to course curriculum, participants who arrive more than 15 minutes late to class will not be permitted to attend and must reschedule. 

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting (or crocheting...or need-craft of your choice!).

No registration necessary.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sellers: Plan Your Perfect (and Stress Free) Move
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Moving is one of the top life stressors for many people. It involves making decisions about one of the most financial assets in our lives, packing everything, finding a new place and then moving. With proper planning and execution, working together with a team of experts, this process CAN be less intimidating and stressful.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday April 11, 2019
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CookTalks: Instant Pot Cooking with Valerie Gray
11:00 AM
CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Thursday Movie Matinee: A Star Is Born
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Adult Program    

2018; rated R; 136 minutes

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-A Star is Born
1:30 PM

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Rated R; 135 minutes.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at (609)259-2150. Please register each person separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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How to Stop Stress Eating
7:00 PM

It’s Emotional Overeating Awareness Month!  Do you find yourself craving certain types of food and eating when you’re not hungry? Join author and lecturer Carol Rickard who will give you the tools you need to take control of your stress eating behaviors.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Circle: Ezra Pound
7:00 PM

Ezra Pound (1885–1972) was not only a major literary figure in the twentieth century, but also a restless poet of a myriad of voices, a sharp-eyed magpie sifting through several thousand years of western and oriental poetry in an octave of  languages, a free-spirited translator,  haphazard scholar, the better fabricator with scissors insisting on the direct and the concrete, a crusader crying “Make it new” while smashing idols in creaky literary traditions, a modern poetry’s roman candle, a lost troubadour wandering forked paths in a world at war,  an idealist peddling a corkscrew economic theory to drive thieves from the temple, a warped drum-thumping bigot, a traitor caged, a madman cast into an asylum and cast out as merely an old poet, an undiminished spirit working to the end to recapture thousands of fragmentary memories within his epic vortex of voices in and beyond time. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Can I Recycle That?
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Just because a product has the recycle symbol on it doesn't mean it can be recycled by Mercer County. Become more knowledgeable about what can and cannot be curbside recycled, as well as alternate resources available to maximize your recycling habits.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Citizenship Exam Study Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free Citizenship preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins -- so feel free to stop by just before 7 pm to see if there is room.

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Preparación de Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday April 12, 2019
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Friday Morning Bookies: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Special Screening: At Eternity’s Gate (PG-13)
1:00 PM

With Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend and Oscar Isaac. A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Runtime: 111 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Women’s Discussion Group
4:30 PM

Join a conversation group for women led by reference librarians Ann Kerr, Shilpa Shanbhag and blogger Raj Vora to discuss topics of interest such as friendship, relationships, parenting, health, careers and spirituality. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday April 13, 2019
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Wii Sports for Adults: Bowling
9:30 AM

Come join us for an exciting video gaming session of Wii Sports using the Nintendo Wii video game console. Led by librarian Jamie Anderson, this month's program will feature Wii Bowling. Adults of all ages are welcome. No prior video gaming experience is necessary. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Adult/Child CPR
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Designed for family members, friends and the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. Taught by a Penn Medicine Princeton Health trained instructor.

Registration is required and each participant must register separately. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Adult/Child CPR
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Designed for family members, friends and the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. Taught by a Penn Medicine Princeton Health trained instructor.

Registration is required and each participant must register separately. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Sunday April 14, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018, R), with Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant and Dolly Wells. Celebrity biographer Lee Israel makes her living profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Runtime: 106 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday April 15, 2019
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Morning Book Club: The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
10:00 AM

Wilkie Collins’s fifth published novel, “The Woman in White”, first published serially between 1859 and 1860, is considered one of the earliest examples of the mystery genre, an early work of detective fiction, and one of the finest examples of sensationalist literature. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the winter. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration is required.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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CANCELLED: Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Today's class has been cancelled.

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Evening 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. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Mindfulness Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn mindfulness through a series of lectures, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Each class is comprised a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussion.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday April 16, 2019
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Active Aging: Fitness with Bob
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program

Want to exercise? Come and enjoy a stretching, low-impact, balance-oriented program designed by Certified Fitness instructor Bob Kirby. Bob's program incorporates music, yoga and FUN while focusing on posture, mobility, flexibility, strength and meditation. Please bring a water bottle and let's get MOVING! As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider to make sure you are able to participate. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Tuesday Night Yoga
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: February 5, 19 & 26, March 5, 12 & 26, and April 9 & 16

All eight classes open for registration on Wednesday, January 23rd at 9:30 am.

Registration is required for each class in the eight-week series.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown 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 adults are welcome regardless of experience. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Fiction Writing Workshop: Setting the Mood
10:00 AM

Join Hester Young, author of The Burning Island, to learn how to use setting to create  mood. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Adult Craft – Butterfly Houses
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for this month’s Adult Craft. Materials will be provided.

Registration required.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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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 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration period begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Word
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Work with tabs, groups, and the Microsoft Office ribbon. Use the tools within groups to cut, copy and paste, format text, add bullets or numbers, set margins, and insert graphics. Learn to quickly navigate through a document. Space is limited. Registration begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Gardening Book Club – The Triumph of Seeds
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Word Intermediate
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. Learn to incorporate text boxes, WordArt, and tables into the document. View the finished product in various layouts. Proficiency with basic Word functions is required. Space is limited. Registration begins on March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: The Hitman's Bodyguard
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2017, rated R, 118 minutes.

The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Home Buying A to Z Workshop
7:00 PM

Presented by Olga St. Pierre, a real estate agent from Keller Williams Real Estate. Buying a home can sound like a complicated, expensive, stressful and impossible venture. It does not have to be this way! The mission of this workshop is to break down the process into smaller, realistic steps, and help you understand what’s involved, how to put an action plan together and provide you with actionable tips and tricks to get your excited about the prospect of American Dream coming true: owning your own home! Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Kick the Sugar Habit
7:00 PM

Join Alyssa Luning, RD, LDN, CSOWM, a registered dietitian with Penn Medicine Princeton Health, to learn the risks of consuming food and beverages high in sugar, and alternatives that offer flavor as well as nutritional value.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 26 spaces available.
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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TrashedArt Reception
7:00 PM

A reception will be held to honor the winners and the participants of the eighth annual TrashedArt Contest. The public is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served. Registration suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting (or crocheting...or need-craft of your choice!).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday April 18, 2019
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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 18 and up only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Understanding your Social Security Benefits
1:30 PM

Discover the role Medicare and Social Security benefits will play in your retirement.  To make the presentation more personal and meaningful, it is recommended that you register for mySocialSecurity before attending; please see How to Create an Online Account at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10540.pdf.  Presented by the Social Security Administration.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Crafty Adults: Coloring Page Bookmarks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we’ll do some relaxing coloring to create eye-catching sun catchers in a window.

Open to any skill level. All supplies provided.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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 over 18 only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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 March 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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Top 10 Renovation Tips and 2019 Trends
7:00 PM

In this seminar presented by Olga St. Pierre of Keller Williams Real Estate (NJ & PA), learn about the top ten renovation projects that will bring you the most return on your investment and the top ten inexpensive tips and tricks that will make you plan more “staycations”! Registration suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Resume Review
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program    

Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation, 20 minutes. Appointment is required. Call the Reference Desk at 609-275-8901 on or after March 22.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Friday April 19, 2019
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday April 20, 2019
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
Sunday April 21, 2019
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday April 22, 2019
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Guided Meditation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the winter. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Evening 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. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mindfulness Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn mindfulness through a series of lectures, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Each class is comprised a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussion.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Resume Review
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program    

Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation, 20 minutes. Appointment is required. Call the Reference Desk at 609-275-8901 on or after March 22.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Writers Support Group
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Movies for Adults – Measure of a Man (2018)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Bullied on his summer vacation, a teen turns to his rich, obscure employer for life guidance (PG-13, 100 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Movies for Adults – Measure of a Man (2018)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bullied on his summer vacation, a teen turns to his rich, obscure employer for life guidance (PG-13, 100 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Dementia Conversations
7:00 PM

Presented by Nicolette Vasco, Alzheimer’s Association. This workshop offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members, who have Alzheimer’s or dementia, about topics like going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal & financial plans. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting (or crocheting...or need-craft of your choice!).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday April 25, 2019
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Quilting Group
10:00 AM

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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CANCELLED: Instant Pot Cookery
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This multi-cooker is all the rage! Join us to learn how to make quick, easy & tasty meals. We’ll review tips, buttons and programs and share simple recipes to get you started. Enjoy samples of what we make before you go.

Taught by Marian Bolum of Farm to Jar.

Registration is required. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Citizenship Exam Study Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free Citizenship preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins -- so feel free to stop by just before 7 pm to see if there is room.

Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Friday April 26, 2019
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Recycled Arts & Crafts
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for our new monthly program where recycled goods become arts and crafts. Let your creative juices flow while doing something to save the planet. Supplies will be provided.

Registration required.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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FHCL Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Hickory Corner Library are having a book sale beginning Saturday, April 27. Browse through thousands of fiction and nonfiction books for children, young adults, and adults, as well as DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks. 

Adult

  • Hardcovers: $1.50
  • Paperbacks: 50¢ - $1.00


Young Adult & Children

  • Hardcovers: 2/$1.00
  • Paperbacks: 3/$1.00

Proceeds are used to purchase new materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program. 

Questions? email us at friendshclibrary@gmail.com

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Slae
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Black Out Poetry
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Bring out your inner poet using a page from a book and sharpies. All supplies provided.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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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. Signup for adults over 18 only. Registration period begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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11th Annual One-Act PlayFest
6:30 PM

This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited and registration is required online beginning Monday, April 8, 9:30 am. 

CONTACT:  James Damron  609-883-8291  jdamron@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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11th Annual One-Act PlayFest
8:30 PM

This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited and registration is required online beginning Monday, April 8, 9:30 am. 

CONTACT:  James Damron  609-883-8291  jdamron@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Sunday April 28, 2019
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FHCL Book Sale
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Hickory Corner Library are having a book sale beginning Saturday, April 27. Browse through thousands of fiction and nonfiction books for children, young adults, and adults, as well as DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks. 

Adult

  • Hardcovers: $1.50
  • Paperbacks: 50¢ - $1.00


Young Adult & Children

  • Hardcovers: 2/$1.00
  • Paperbacks: 3/$1.00

Proceeds are used to purchase new materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program. 

Questions? email us at friendshclibrary@gmail.com

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, PG-13), with Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee. The story of the legendary rock music band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Runtime: 134 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday April 29, 2019
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Slae
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the winter. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

No registration necessary.

**********
Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Evening 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. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

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CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Mindfulness Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn mindfulness through a series of lectures, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Each class is comprised a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussion.

Registration requested.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch