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Monday October 21, 2019
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Morning Book Club: Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata
10:00 AM

This is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura who has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at a convenience store, she finds peace and purpose in her life – until a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Accepting Donations for Fall Book Sale
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.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
 
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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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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 12-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: Five Feet Apart (2019)
2:00 PM

Stella Grant is every bit a seventeen-year-old. She's attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control, all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow patient named Will Newman. 116 min. 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 Club -- Before We Were Yours
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All are welcome to discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

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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Monthly Blood Pressure Checks
4:30 PM - 5:30 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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Adult craft - Pumpkin decorating
7:00 PM

Decorate a real pumpkin using a variety of craft materials.

All materials will be provided.

For ages 13 and up.

Registration is required and space is limited.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Meditation in the 21st Century: Why Meditation Matters Even More
7:00 PM

Presented by Jim Rose. Although people have been practicing meditation for centuries, there has been a surge in its popularity due to the discovery of new benefits. There has never been a better time to learn a simple technique that can help you in all aspects of your life. Jim Rose is a long-time meditator and has been speaking on the topic for more than 30 years. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 38 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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Pumpkin-Carving Demo
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

The “King of Carving” will carve a face into a Halloween pumpkin. Will it be a scary face? A goofy one? Come and find out! All ages are welcome.

Glen Dalessandro, professional carver and painter, will also display his award-winning collection of painted gourds.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Guided Meditation w/ Mira
7:00 PM - 8:30 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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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 Monday, September 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 7, 21, 28 & November 4, 18, 25. 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 15 spaces available.
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to manage your photos or download an e-book. Reference librarian Meg Baker will give you one-on-one help with your gadget. When you call to make the appointment, let us know the make and version of your device, and the function you want to learn. 

Please note: library staff do not repair devices.

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

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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Knit & Crochet Corner
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program                                              

We meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

Registration begins on September 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 12 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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Accepting Donations for Fall Book Sale
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.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
 
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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 October 23, 2019
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Accepting Donations for Fall Book Sale
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.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
 
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Current State of Cybercrime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation provides an overview of the different types of profit-motivated cybercrimes targeting consumers. Tactics and trends in cybercrime, including, but not limited to, ransomware, business email compromise, data theft, skimming devices, point-of-sale malware, malicious advertising, and other extortion tactics will be covered. A Q&A session with attendees will conclude the presentation.

Presented by the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell.

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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Craft Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Enjoy the company of other crafters while making a tasseled bookmark for yourself and for a friend.

Registration begins on September 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 10 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 Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean.

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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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

Registration begins on September 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 12 spaces available.
 
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Room At The Table
7:00 PM

Mystery! Romance! Drama! Members of the local published authors’ group Room at the Table will perform their work in a free event at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library, Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested.

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

Adult Program                                              

Enjoy the company of other crafters while making a tasseled bookmark for yourself and for a friend.

Registration begins on September 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 16 spaces available.
 
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Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, 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 12-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 October 24, 2019
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Accepting Donations for Fall Book Sale
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.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
 
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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 September 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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A Feast of Popular Opera Arias and Musicals
7:00 PM

Praised for "her bright, incisive voice" in the New York Times, Soprano Sungji Kim will perform popular opera arias and musicals by Rossini, Puccini, Gershwin, and other composers. She will be accompanied by Mr. Joseph Krupa. 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 preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. 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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Seniors: Preparing for a Move
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sixty years and better represents a whole new set of priorities, choices and challenges to consider. Your children have left the nest and now have children of their own, your home starts to feel oversized and daily maintenance of your home becomes daunting and challenging. Your daily routine becomes more difficult and you sometimes find yourself feeling lonely and isolated.

The idea of downsizing and moving can feel extremely overwhelming. Moving is stressful at any age. It is one of the top most stressful life events for anyone. Where to start? What am I going to do with all my possessions? Who will handle the actual move? Where would I go? I don’t want to bother my children. Who can help me with the planning and the process?

Our informative workshop will cover all of these topics and will provide concrete, actionable information that will help you feel in control and less stressed. Learn about:

  • Downsizing to a house/condo/retirement community.
  • De-cluttering.
  • Planning and managing your overall move.
  • Navigating the current real estate market.
  • Adding value to your home.
  • Identifying repairs make the most impact.
  • Selling your home for top dollar.
  • Finding someone to help you with your move from start to finish.

Q & A session to follow.

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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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 September 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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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday October 25, 2019
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Horror Film Double Feature
12:30 PM

12:30 PM: Hide and Seek (2005, R), with Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen. As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend. Runtime: 101 min.

2:30 PM: Scream (1996, R), with Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game. For adults aged 18 and up.

LOCATION: Ewing 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 10 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

Winter is coming! Break out the wool! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. 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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Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pet Sematary (2019; R; 133 minutes)

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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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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Bucket Book Club: The Master and Margarita, Part 1, by Mikhail Bulgakov
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. 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
 
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West Windsor Library Annual Halloween Playfest
8:00 PM

The Mercer County Library System, West Windsor Branch will be presenting two new Halloween-themed short plays written by Michael Kerr: "The Horror at Camp Happy Swamp" and a short musical play, "Bad Riddance," with music by Laura Liao. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 25th at 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 26th at 3 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 27th at 3 PM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. All performances will take place at the Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 N. Post Rd., Princeton Junction.

Admission is free.

Doors open 20 minutes before show time. Appropriate for ages 10 and above. For more information call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or email: mkerr@mcl.org

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Fall Book Sale
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Come to the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee’s book sale to pick up some gently- used books, DVDs, and music CDs of all kinds. 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville 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
 
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Yoga for Success
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. These sessions offer simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Anyone ages 7+ can attend.

Benefits:

  • Can improve memory, concentration, and mental clarity
  • Can relieve stress and anxiety
  • Strengthens the spine

Provided by the Isha Foundation.

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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Toastmasters Club
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

ADULT PROGRAM

Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has had 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome.

Registration begins on September 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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Paint-a-Canvas
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Together we’ll be instructed step-by-step to create our own paintings in acrylics on canvas. Everyone’s painting will be based on a similar design, but all will be unique. All supplies provided.

Taught by art instructor Sweety Mehta.
Open to adults & teens age 14 & up at any skill level!

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

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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West Windsor Library Annual Halloween Playfest
3:00 PM

The Mercer County Library System, West Windsor Branch will be presenting two new Halloween-themed short plays written by Michael Kerr: "The Horror at Camp Happy Swamp" and a short musical play, "Bad Riddance," with music by Laura Liao. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 25th at 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 26th at 3 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 27th at 3 PM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. All performances will take place at the Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 N. Post Rd., Princeton Junction.

Admission is free.

Doors open 20 minutes before show time. Appropriate for ages 10 and above. For more information call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or email: mkerr@mcl.org

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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West Windsor Library Annual Halloween Playfest
8:00 PM

The Mercer County Library System, West Windsor Branch will be presenting two new Halloween-themed short plays written by Michael Kerr: "The Horror at Camp Happy Swamp" and a short musical play, "Bad Riddance," with music by Laura Liao. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 25th at 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 26th at 3 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 27th at 3 PM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. All performances will take place at the Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 N. Post Rd., Princeton Junction.

Admission is free.

Doors open 20 minutes before show time. Appropriate for ages 10 and above. For more information call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or email: mkerr@mcl.org

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday October 27, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Shattered (2007, R), with Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello and Gerard Butler. A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot. Runtime: 95 min.

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

Hocus Pocus (1993; PG; 95 minutes)

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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West Windsor Library Annual Halloween Playfest
3:00 PM

The Mercer County Library System, West Windsor Branch will be presenting two new Halloween-themed short plays written by Michael Kerr: "The Horror at Camp Happy Swamp" and a short musical play, "Bad Riddance," with music by Laura Liao. Performances will be on Friday, Oct. 25th at 8 PM; Saturday, Oct. 26th at 3 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday, Oct. 27th at 3 PM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. All performances will take place at the Mercer County Library, West Windsor Branch, 333 N. Post Rd., Princeton Junction.

Admission is free.

Doors open 20 minutes before show time. Appropriate for ages 10 and above. For more information call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or email: mkerr@mcl.org

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 28, 2019
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Active Aging Fitness
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
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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 12-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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Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ADULT PROGRAM

Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery, by Scott Kelly

Registration begins on September 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.
 
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Monday Night Book Group: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, by Caitlin Doughty

Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work.  Join us for a night of idea sharing and discussion as we explore a nonfiction title each month.

All are welcome. 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers 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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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ADULT PROGRAM

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delilah Owens

Registration begins on September 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.
 
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Guided Meditation w/ Mira
7:00 PM - 8:30 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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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 Monday, September 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 7, 21, 28 & November 4, 18, 25. 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 18 spaces available.
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Knit & Crochet Corner
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program                                              

We meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

Registration begins on September 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 12 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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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 September 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 9 spaces available.
 
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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 yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: September 17, October 1, 8, 15 & 29, November 12 & 19, and December 3.

All eight classes open for registration on Thursday, September 5 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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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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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Screening: Robbery of the Heart
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kristallnacht, the day that forever changed Jewish Life, refers to the night of November 9–10, 1938, when German Nazis attacked Jewish persons and property. Robbery Of The Heart is a documentary that delves into the story of that night from holocaust survivors and German citizens alike, told from different perspectives but ultimately leading to the same result: the pogroms (66 minutes).

Registration requested; space is limited.

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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
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died. Maria's vat was in the front of six vats, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it could awaken. And Maria wasn't the only one to die recently....

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 October 30, 2019
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Learn to Play Canasta
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Florence Nitti will teach you how to play canasta, an easy-to-learn card game in the rummy family. Florence has experience teaching canasta to people living in adult communities. Come and get in on the fun!

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults -- It (2017)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Seven bullied kids battle a child-murdering clown in 1989 small-town Maine. Rated 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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Wednesday Film Festival: Children of Men
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

2006; Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Rated R; 110 minutes. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to protect a young pregnant woman. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Based on the novel by P. D. James. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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
 
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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

Registration begins on September 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 10 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness
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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and began Wednesday, September 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Book Talk: The Ride, by Nancy Cathers Demme
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Diego Ramirez, 15, flees his home in 1952 El Paso after setting fire to the barn where his abusive stepfather is working. He steals his mother’s life savings, flees the ranch, and hitchhikes through Texas. He accepts rides from a bigoted truck driver, a woman who gives rides only to children of crippled spirit, a ball bearing salesman who feeds Diego’s dreams of success, and others who help Diego unravel his crimes and abuse.

Nancy Cathers Demme is a retired children’s librarian. She teaches ESL “Writing in English” to adults and is an active member of the Garden State Storyteller’s League. The Ride, a young adult crossover novel, was recently published by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press.

Drop in to meet the author and hear her talk about this engaging book.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Movies for Adults -- It (2017)
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Seven bullied kids battle a child-murdering clown in 1989 small-town Maine. Rated 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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Princeton Cemetery
7:00 PM

Come take a virtual tour of Princeton Cemetery and hear the fascinating stories, accompanied by images of the final resting places of many of Princeton’s prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, vice president, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Presented by the Historical Society of Princeton.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Stop the Bleed® Course
7:00 PM

Presented by BMS Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 14 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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Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, 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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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz

Registration begins on September 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 12 spaces available.
 
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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 12-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 October 31, 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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Adult Craft: Burlap Book Page Pumpkin
6:00 PM

Use burlap, recycled book pages, and other bits and pieces to make a cute pumpkin decoration.

Ages 15 and up. Preregistration required.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers 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 preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. 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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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is the 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 begins on September 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 16 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 September 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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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday November 1, 2019
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First Friday Film -- Thank You for Your Service (2017)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Thank You for Your Service (2017): (Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole)

Rated R, 108 minutes.

Summary: A group of U.S. soldiers attempt to reintegrate into civilian life after serving in Iraq.

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

How many knitting days until Christmas?! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. 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: Fall 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 November 2, 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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SCORE Princeton -- Starting a Small Business in New Jersey
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will focus on the questions most frequently asked by entrepreneurs when starting a small business. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • factors that contribute to small business success
  • start-up options (creating a business, buying a business, franchise)
  • common business structures (Sole Proprietorship, LLC, and Corporation)
  • fundamentals of a business plan
  • basics of financial management for small business
  • potential sources of funds

This is an interactive workshop for attendees to obtain expert advice about their main start up questions.

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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Mocktails: Non-Alcoholic Mixology
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Learn how to create flavorful and sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks for entertaining and everyday enjoyment. Try new flavor combinations while we discuss the art of making drinks, syrups, infusions, and edible garnishes. We will even explore how to use herbs and spices to approximate the flavors of popular cocktail spirits. Mocktails are perfect for any occasion, and we will cover how to pair them with food for entertaining. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration begins on October 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 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Film Screening: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
2:00 PM

The Prydonians of Princeton, a local science fiction social group, will be hosting a showing of the fantasy film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Jules Verne's Captain Nemo sinks a ship and brings survivors aboard his luxury submarine, the Nautilus. Released: 1954; 127 minutes; Rated G. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday November 3, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

A Dog’s Journey (2019, PG), with Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and Kathryn Prescott. A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. Runtime: 109 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday November 4, 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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Medicare Information Session
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn about the different parts of Medicare, find out when you are eligible, when to apply for Medicare, and how to choose the coverage you need!

Presented by: Cathy Forbes, Mercer County State Health Insurance Assistance Program

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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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 12-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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Documentaries @ Your Library – The Cove (2009)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Cove (2009): Rated PG-13, 92 minutes.

Summary: Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and former dolphin trainer Richard O'Barry expose the abuse of dolphins by fishermen in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji. Formerly an animal trainer, O'Barry has dedicated his life to exposing the slaughter of dolphins.

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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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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Monday Night Movie: The Dead Don't Die (2019)
6:00 PM

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Preregistration preferred.

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

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 "My Antonia" by Willa Cather.  Copies of the book are available in the library.

Book Summary:In this powerful and astonishing novel, Willa Cather created one the most thoroughly convincing heroines in American fiction. Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants, not only survives her father's suicide, poverty, and failed romance, she triumphs with high spirits.

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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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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Medicare Open Enrollment for 2020
7:00 PM

The annual enrollment period for people with Medicare to review their coverage for 2020 will be from October 15 through December 7th.  Find out what will be offered, the right questions to ask, and what to consider when reviewing coverage. Presented by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program Coordinator.


 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 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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Guided Meditation w/ Mira
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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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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 Monday, September 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 7, 21, 28 & November 4, 18, 25. 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 22 spaces available.
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

 
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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
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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How to Stay On Top of Your Tennis Game
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

While tennis can be a fun exercise, incorrect strokes can injury you. Join Chris Blessing, MPT, OCS, CSCS, and MS in exercise physiology, with Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation who will discuss injury prevention, sports specific training tips, and exercises for a tennis exercise program.

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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Active Aging Fitness
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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Friday, October 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence 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 October 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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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Victory or Death – Washington’s Crossing and The Battle of Trenton
7:00 PM

Presented by historical lecturer Michael Jesberger. Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River and The Battle of Trenton is seen as a major turning point in the Revolutionary War. The Continental Army captured most of the Hessian force that was garrisoned in Trenton with only minimal losses to American forces, providing a dramatic victory that boosted the morale of the battered army. This program will include maps, reproduction uniforms and equipment for both the American and Hessian soldiers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 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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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 October 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, 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 12-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 October 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday November 7, 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 October 22nd.

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 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 October 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Styx (Germany, Austria, 2018)
6:30 PM

ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision.  Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is riveting as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological and moral limits. Registration is suggested. Not rated. 94 min. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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EFT “Tapping”
7:00 PM

Join Carol Bemmels for a presentation and demonstration of EFT (“tapping”), the fastest growing, most popular stress release tool in the emerging field of Energy Psychology. It involves tuning into a distressing thought/feeling while tapping on head and upper body acupuncture meridian points. It was made available on the internet in the late nineties and by now, millions of people around the world are using it in their personal and professional lives. It’s simple, safe, and fast. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Medicare 2020
7:00 PM

A representative from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will explain what Medicare will offer in 2020. 

Learn about what to consider when reviewing coverage, questions to ask, and tools to use, plus programs available to help with Medicare costs. 

SHIP is a statewide program funded in part by the ACL to provide Medicare beneficiaries, their friends, and family access to local, free, unbiased information about Medicare. 

Preregistration preferred.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday November 8, 2019
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POLST – Practioners Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm Program benefits those who are seriously ill and improves their quality of care at the end of life. Patient treatment wishes are properly communicated to their healthcare team, which promises to honor those wishes. Barbara Vaning, MHA, EMT Instructor, Princeton Health Community Wellness, will discuss the POLST form. Presented as part of the Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness Program.

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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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

How many knitting days until Christmas?! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. 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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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 November 9, 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
 
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The Lorax and Peace Through Sustainability
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

West Windsor Human Relations Council invites everyone to celebrate Belated Peace Day. This community and family event will address the importance of combatting climate change to protect and promote peace, here and throughout the world. There will be speakers, a showing of the 2012 film The Lorax, and popcorn. The HRC asks you to bring a sustainable container to enjoy the popcorn.

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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Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
2:00 PM

What are the common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia? Come learn about the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis, explore typical age-related changes, and more! Presented by Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday November 10, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Yesterday (2019, PG-13), with Himesh Patel, Lily James and Sophia Di Martino. A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. Runtime: 116 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday November 11, 2019
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Veterans Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

 
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Life After Caregiving: Facing the Holidays
10:00 AM

Embracing the holidays after caregiving ends is challenging. Come receive support with the natural process of grieving, coping with new-found time, re-building social networks, discovering new activities, and taking small steps to take care of YOU. Greenwood Hospice team will facilitate discussion. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday November 12, 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 October 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 Tuesday, October 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 yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: September 17, October 1, 8, 15 & 29, November 12 & 19, and December 3.

All eight classes open for registration on Thursday, September 5 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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Breathe, Relax, and Let Go: 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 suggested, but not required.  Registration begins October 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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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The McKenzie Method for Back and Neck Pain
7:00 PM

The McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, uses specific, repeated movements and appropriate prevention measures to decrease back and neck pain. Join Linda Lucuski, MPT, Director of Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation in Hamilton and Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist, to learn if this form of physical therapy is right for you.


 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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MCLS Tuesday Book Club on Facebook
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to read, but have trouble getting to the library?

Join the MCLS Tuesday Book Club the on MCLS’ Facebook page to discuss The Leftovers by Tom Perotta.

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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:  Tom Gardner  609.737.2610  tgardner@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 November 13, 2019
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The Short of It -- Katherine Anne Porter
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 Katherine Anne Porter and her short stories, “Flowering Judas,” "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” and “He."

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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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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Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, 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 Cost Effective Renovation Projects for Your Home
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Many of us dream of doing the upgrades featured on HGTV and TLC, and most often, the idea of costly expenses of these renovations scares many people away. The truth is, you CAN have an HGTV perfect home! In this workshop we go over the tips and tricks that you can implement immediately the next day, if you want to, by shopping in Home Depot or Lowes.

Learn about: Top ten renovation projects that will bring you the most return on your investment. Top 10 inexpensive tips and tricks that will make you plan more “staycations”! Best places to shop for amazing things for your home. See actual products and “before and after” amazing results! Top current trends in paints, kitchens and baths, flooring and more, for 2020.

Opportunity for Question and Answer time.

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 12-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 November 14, 2019
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CookTalks: Thanksgiving Dinner
11:00 AM

Chef Anita Constantine demonstrates how to make her favorite cranberry sauce while she discusses defrosting the bird, setting the table, the timing of the turkey dinner and some make ahead ideas. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-Yesterday
1:30 PM

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles.  Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Starring Himesh Patel and Lily James. Rated PG-13; 116 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 25 spaces available.
 
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Managing Diabetes with a Healthy Diet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A RN & nutritionist from Penn Med Princeton Health will present a talk on evidence-based nutrition guidelines for diabetes prevention and management and will answer your questions.

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

 

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Medicare: What’s New in 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It’s that time again! Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15. Plans change every year and your medical needs may have changed too. Cathy Forbes, Mercer County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Supervisor will present a Medicare overview and answer your questions.

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

 

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Discover your Entertaining Style
7:00 PM

Come learn practical tips for planning holidays, events, and other gatherings that infuse your personal touch into the celebration and pave the way for more enjoyable, less stressful entertaining!  Presented by Vanessa Young, Recipe Developer, Thirsty Radish.
 


 

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

The French poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1891) occupies a truly unique place in world literature. During a five-year period he wrote an amazing variety of poems. As an adolescent, he showed complete mastery over strict forms, and he also wrote prose poems in which he cast out all the rules. His virtuosity greatly impressed his contemporaries, and yet, at the age of twenty, he renounced poetry and lived the life of a restless wanderer, oblivious to the fame his poems were gaining. After his death at the age of thirty-seven, his legend emerged, that of a young rebellious genius who astounded everyone with his masterpieces, and then just as unexpectedly left the scene. Registration suggested.

 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Read to Me: Adult Story Hour
7:00 PM

Enjoy a story read aloud. 

This week’s selection is Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Body Snatchers. 

Preregistration preferred.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Sports Book Group *New Program*
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our new book club with a sports twist! Each month we'll discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game!

This month's book is Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger.

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday November 15, 2019
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Dealing with the Loneliness Epidemic via Active Listening
9:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Loneliness is more than physically being alone, it is a state of mind. The practice of active listening can help improve the emotional state of our family, our community, and our world. Attend an interactive presentation about the loneliness epidemic, as well as how you can employ active listening to help relieve feelings of loneliness of those around us.

Registration requested.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Documentary Screening: Maiden (2018, PG)
2:00 PM

With Frank Bough, John Chittenden and Bruno Du Bois. The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

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

Adult Program

How many knitting days until Christmas?! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. 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: Fall 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 November 16, 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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How to Talk Across the Political Divide: Better Angels Skills Workshop
10:00 AM

There’s a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically. Learn skills for respectful conservations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of the relationship—just in time for holiday gatherings with family! Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Yoga for Beginners
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. These sessions offer simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Anyone ages 7+ can attend. No registration necessary.

Benefits:

  • Can improve memory, concentration, and mental clarity
  • Can relieve stress and anxiety
  • Strengthens the spine

Provided by the Isha Foundation.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

 

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yoga for Everyone!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This session offers simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. Open to all, ages 7 & up! Bring a yoga mat and/or towel. Taught by a Isha Foundation instructor.

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

 

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Every Button Has a Story
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come celebrate the “world’s smallest antiques” on National Button Day! Executive members, Barbara Figge Fox and Sara Howell, from the New Jersey State Button Society (NJSBS) provide an opportunity for you to learn about the possible gems you may have in your own button collection, as well as to get hands-on experience with collectible buttons made of bone, shell, glass, horn, and dozens of other materials.

Registration requested.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Word 1
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 October 22nd.

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Sunday November 17, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Breakthrough (2019, PG), with Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, and Chrissy Metz. When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. Based on the novel by Joyce Smith. Runtime: 116 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday November 18, 2019
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Morning Book Club: Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate
10:00 AM

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals - in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country - Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. 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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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 12-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: The Public (2018)
2:00 PM

When a brutal blast of cold hits Cincinnati, the public library transforms from a safe haven for the homeless into a potential war zone. Those who have no place of retreat to evade the cold stage a sit-in in the library where they are tended by members of the library's staff. Soon the police arrive and a stand-off threatens to bring tragedy to the homeless individuals and those who care about their well-being. An eye-opening exploration of the basic values of humanity plays out as the cold rages outside. 122 min. 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 Club -- Maine
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All are welcome to discuss this month’s title, Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan.

No registration necessary.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell 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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Guided Meditation w/ Mira
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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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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 Monday, September 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 7, 21, 28 & November 4, 18, 25. 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 28 spaces available.
Tuesday November 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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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 October 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 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Card Making Workshop
1:30 PM - 2:30 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, anniversaries, or birthdays! All supplies will be provided.

Registration required; space is limited.

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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  609.730.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Classic Movie Matinée: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
2:00 PM

Cool Hand Luke (1967):  (Paul Newman, George Kennedy). PG; 126 minutes
When Luke Jackson is sentenced to a Southern prison for a minor infraction his intelligence, calm under pressure, and inability to accept defeat soon gain him the respect of his fellow inmates on the chain gang, and the nickname of Cool Hand Luke.  But they also earn Luke the enmity of the warden, who cannot allow any inmate to challenge his authority. 

Registration preferred. 

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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CANCELLED: Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This week's class has been cancelled.

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 yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: September 17, October 1, 8, 15 & 29, November 12 & 19, and December 3.

All eight classes open for registration on Thursday, September 5 at 9:30 am.

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

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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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CANCELLED: Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This week's class has been cancelled.

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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Breathe, Relax, and Let Go: 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 suggested, but not required.  Registration begins October 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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PROFESSIONAL RESUME HELP
6:30 PM - 8:30 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.

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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The Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This talk tells the story of the battles of Trenton and Princeton that took place between December 25, 1776 and January 3, 1777 and why they are so important in the history of the American Revolution. In many ways the talk focuses on the people of New Jersey, especially Hopewell Township, and how their lives were influenced by the events discussed. The talk is based on Mr. Kidder’s research for his recent book entitled The Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds (The Knox Press).

Mr. Kidder is a retired history teacher who has been involved as a volunteer historian and public speaker for many years with several New Jersey historic sites and historical societies, including the Hopewell Valley Historical Society (Past President). He is the author of three books on the Revolution as it affected people in today’s Hopewell, Lawrence, and Ewing Townships and the city of Trenton.

Co-sponsored with the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the Hopewell Museum.

Registration requested.

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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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CANCELLED: Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This week's class has been cancelled.

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 November 20, 2019
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Fiction Writing Workshop
10:00 AM

Tony Athmejvar leads the first of a new series called Craft Talks on Voice. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Adult Craft -- 'Joy' Canvas
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration required.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 4 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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Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, 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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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 12-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 November 21, 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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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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Crafty Adults: Maple Leaf Mason Jar Luminaries
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come make a decorative autumn themed candle holder using a mason jar and seasonally colored paint. All supplies provided.

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

 

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 11 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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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 October 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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60 Seconds to Less Stress
7:00 PM

Carol Rickard, LCSW reveals simple and practical tools from her book for reducing and managing stress.  You’ll walk away being able to use these tools immediately!
 


 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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The Affirming Way of Life Author Talk
7:00 PM

Author Gail Siggelakis will discuss her recently published book, The Affirming Way of Life, and show how we can transform

our relationships for the better by focusing on what’s right in others and telling them.

Discover how to bring more positivity to all your relationships.

Preregistration preferred

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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College Funding Demystified
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

ABMM Financial Advisors, Paul Siock and Michael Kochersperger will cover important concepts to consider while going through college preparation and demystify aspects of the college funding. Participants will gain a better understanding of the right way to select a college, how to determine cost of State and Private College, and the best approach to maximize potential to receive "Gift Aid" funds.

Registration is requested.

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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
Friday November 22, 2019
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Resume Review
10:00 AM

Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed! Content, grammar, and layout will be reviewed by staff wordsmith Lisa Shrager. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Dementia Conversations
11:00 AM

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 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Recyclable Arts & Crafts – Decorate a Pillowcase or T-Shirt
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. Bring a pillow case or a t-shirt; all other 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 9 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

How many knitting days until Christmas?! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. 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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Bucket Book Club: The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov, Part 2
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 November 23, 2019
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NaNoWriMo: Monkey in a Box
9:35 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a day-long writing marathon. National Novel Writing Month NJ Central West Co-Muncipal Liaison, Bill Patterson, will project his writing -- live -- for all library patrons to see. Join him for an hour or for the whole day. Take the time to work on your own novel while having fun at the same time.

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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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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Knot Your Stress Away
10:00 AM

Have you been looking for a way to channel your daily stress in a creative and productive way? Join Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, Dr. KnotStressAway, and learn to knit or crochet while connecting with members of your community and making new friends. Materials provided but feel free to bring your own! We will be using 5mm or 5.5 mm crochet hooks to make a coffee sleeve/cozy. For the curious, the beginner, and those at intermediate-expert levels.
 

 

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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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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Stuffed Owl Toy Craft
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Come join us to make a small felt stuffed toy owl to keep or give as a gift! There will be some simple hand-sewing in this fiber arts craft. All supplies provided.

Taught by art instructor Poonam Singh.
Open to adults & teens age 14 & up at any skill level!

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

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday November 24, 2019
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Medieval Dress-Up: Fashion in Art
2:00 PM

Join Dr. Michael Norris, former educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for a look at styles from hats to heels, and from unmentionables to the gaudiest outer layers, to get a sense of everyday fashion for noblewomen, peasants, and everyone in between. Medieval paintings, sculptures, and tapestries will guide our eye, especially examples from the Met. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
Monday November 25, 2019
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Life After Caregiving: Facing the Holidays
10:00 AM

Embracing the holidays after caregiving ends is challenging. Come receive support with the natural process of grieving, coping with new-found time, re-building social networks, discovering new activities, and taking small steps to take care of YOU. Greenwood Hospice team will facilitate discussion. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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 12-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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Monday Night Book Group: Quiet: The Power of Introverts...
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain  

Introverts are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion,

who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.

All are welcome. 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers 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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Guided Meditation w/ Mira
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mira Desai teaches this fall's guided meditation series. 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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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 Monday, September 23, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 7, 21, 28 & November 4, 18, 25. 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 24 spaces available.
Tuesday November 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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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 October 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Word 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Resize & reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects & insert symbols. In this class you will learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word 2 functions is required. Registration begins October 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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 the mouse and keyboard. Registration begins October 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 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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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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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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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. 

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

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

 
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Movies for Adults -- Ocean's 8 (2018)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Debbie Ocean recruits seven women to help her steal a $150 million necklace at the Met Gala. Rated PG-13, 120 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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Active Aging Fitness
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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Friday, October 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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CANCELLED: Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This week's session has been cancelled.

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 12-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 November 28, 2019
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday November 29, 2019
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Day After Thanksgiving
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

How many knitting days until Christmas?! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. 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
Saturday November 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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Gift Wrapping @ Your Library
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The library will provide wrapping paper, ribbons, and tape. Come wrap your holiday gifts in peace and quiet while supplies last!

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
Sunday December 1, 2019
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Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                      

Men in Black: International (2019). Rated PG-13; 114 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday December 2, 2019
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Medicare and You
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Anthony Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group, will explain how Medicare works, who is eligible, what is covered, and the costs of coinsurance and deductibles. 

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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PTSD Support & Meditation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Medicare and You
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Anthony Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group, will explain how Medicare works, who is eligible, what is covered, and the costs of coinsurance and deductibles. 

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Knit & Crochet Corner
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program                                         

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Basic Skills Craft
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Adult Program                                              

Make a project to display or give away. Assistance is available. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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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 yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: September 17, October 1, 8, 15 & 29, November 12 & 19, and December 3.

All eight classes open for registration on Thursday, September 5 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
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Learn to Play Canasta
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program                                           

An experienced instructor will teach you how to play canasta, a card game in the rummy family.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program                                      

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Stitchathon Extra Help
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

This program is an extension of Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon. We will review and practice the following hand embroidery stitches: straight stitch, back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch and chain stitch.

Please bring the following materials with you:

  • 8½  x 11-inch piece of white, cotton fabric
  • 6-inch embroidery hoop
  • embroidery needle 
  • 6-strand, cotton embroidery floss 

For additional information, please visit: https://embroiderycircle.wixsite.com/stitchathon/extra-help-sessions

Feel free to bring along any of your Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon embroidery kit(s) with you. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

This is a drop-in program; call 609-448-0957 with any questions.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                    

Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Christmas Traditions
7:00 PM

‘Tis the Season for a joyous new historical slideshow by author, photographer, and musician Kevin Woyce.  Explore favorite Christmas traditions from the First Christmas to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.  Learn how historical figures like Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens helped shape the way we celebrate the season.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday December 6, 2019
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Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                      

Pavarotti (2019). Rated PG-13; 115 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Sunday December 8, 2019
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Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                      

The Sun Is Also a Star (2019). Rated PG-13; 120 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday December 9, 2019
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First Aid for Bleeding Injuries
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop the Bleed® is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. The course educates the general public so they can help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Presented by BMS Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

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.
 
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PTSD Support & Meditation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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First Aid for Bleeding Injuries
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Stop the Bleed® is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. The course educates the general public so they can help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Presented by BMS Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Knit & Crochet Corner
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program                                         

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Battle of the Bulge, December 1944: Greatest American Battle
7:00 PM

Adolf Hitler’s final counter surprised the Allies and caused an immediate command crisis.  This presentation will cover how the crisis was overcome, how the offensive was thwarted and why the battle was called by Winston Churchill the “greatest American battle of the war.”  Presented by Paul Zigo, Military Historian and Founder of the World War II Era Studies Institute.
 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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MCLS Tuesday Book Club on Facebook
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to read, but have trouble getting to the library?

Join the MCLS Tuesday Book Club the on MCLS’ Facebook page to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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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:  Tom Gardner  609.737.2610  tgardner@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Learn to Play Canasta
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program                                           

An experienced instructor will teach you how to play canasta, a card game in the rummy family.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program                                      

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Learn about typical age-related changes versus common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis; available tests and assessments for the diagnostic process; and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Presented by Nicolette Vasco, program coordinator at Alzheimer's Association.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Toastmasters Club
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Adult Program                                      

Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has had 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-The Family Stone
1:30 PM

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.  Starring Diane Keaton, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Dermot Mulroney.  Rated PG-13; 103 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 25 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 November 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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The Latest in Laser Vision Correction Surgery and Eye Health
7:00 PM

Colleen Coleman, MD, board certified in ophthalmology and a member of the Medical Staff at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, will discuss all aspects of corrective eye surgery and answer your questions about Lasik and cataract surgery. Prevention methods including general eye health will also be discussed.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday December 13, 2019
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Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                      

The Hustle (2019). Rated PG-13; 94 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday December 14, 2019
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Knot Your Stress Away
10:00 AM

Have you been looking for a way to channel your daily stress in a creative and productive way? Join Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, Dr. KnotStressAway, and learn to knit or crochet while connecting with members of your community and making new friends. Materials provided but feel free to bring your own! We will be using 5mm or 5.5 mm crochet hooks to make a coffee sleeve/cozy.
For the curious, the beginner, and those at intermediate-expert levels.
 

 

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
Sunday December 15, 2019
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Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                      

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). Rated PG-13; 132 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday December 16, 2019
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PTSD Support & Meditation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Substance Abuse Info for Parents
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                          

The 15 Minute Child Break presentation is a one-hour multimedia program that informs, encourages, and empowers parents, grandparents, educators, coaches, and other adult caregivers about how to communicate effectively with children about the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

The following topics are covered in the presentation:

  • Vaping and e-cigarettes
  • Marijuana use
  • Opioids and prescription medication
  • Underage Drinking

Presented by Bill Lillis of Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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Knit & Crochet Corner
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program                                           

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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BONUS MCLS Tuesday Book Club on Facebook
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to read, but have trouble getting to the library?

Join the MCLS Tuesday Book Club on MCLS’ Facebook page as we revisit A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

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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:  Tom Gardner  609.737.2610  tgardner@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Learn to Play Canasta
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program                                           

An experienced instructor will teach you how to play canasta, a card game in the rummy family.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957