List of Events

  

Sunday September 24, 2017
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Circle (2017, PG-13), with Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity. Runtime: 110 min.

No admission fee!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday September 25, 2017
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Gardening Guild
10:00 AM

Come and meet others with a passion for gardening and share advice and stories! Relate your experiences, ask questions, give and get advice on matters related to gardens and lawns, annuals and perennials, trees and vegetables, pruning and fertilizing, and any other topic that interests you! Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lunch Time Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Non-Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.  Discussion led by librarian, Jennifer Worringer. New members welcome. Call the library for more information.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Cards & Games
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This program was created for people of all playing levels—yes, even beginners! Play hearts, spades, gin, Sequence, or Scrabble. Let us know if you have other favorites. All are welcome. Snacks are provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Adult Book Discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz

Oscar is an overweight Dominican from the ghetto in New Jersey. He dreams of becoming a writer and finding love, but a curse has haunted his family for generations.  

Registration preferred.

  

 

 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

No need to register--just walk in.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

 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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Heartfulness Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Hatha Yoga: FULL
10:00 AM

With Anuradha Puri, Certified Yoga Instructor

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy & vitality, maintains a  balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movie: Going in Style (2017)
2:30 PM

Three life-long friends decide to rob a bank that has stolen their money.  Rated PG-13.  Running time:  96 minutes. 

Registration required.  Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Tuesday Night Yoga
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Origami Cherry Blossoms
6:00 PM

Use origami paper and folding to make these pretty cherry blossoms.    

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Immigration Workshop on DACA-TPS-CAM
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Information & advise from an immigration lawyer on 3 current issues: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protection Status & the status of Central American Minors.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Pumpkin & Gourd Demonstration
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The “King of Carving” will explain his carving technique, carve a pumpkin, and display his award-winning collection of dried, painted gourds.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Car Seat Safety Checks
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Ensure your child's car seat is correctly installed with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Come if you have an infant or child using a car seat, or even if you’re expecting a baby within the next month. Car seat safety check services provided by Princeton HealthCare System/Community Education & Outreach

Please call 609-737-2610 to register for a half-hour slot (last appointment for the day is at noon).

Registration is limited; please call early!

LOCATION: Hopewell 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.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movies for Adults -- Fences
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. (Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Crafts & Games for Adults
2:00 PM

Come join us for an afternoon of fun playing your favorite card games, Scrabble or Rummikub, or you can work on a fun craft. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movies for Adults -- Fences
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. (Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Fitness for Dummies
7:00 PM

Learn how to correctly set your fitness goals; how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals and why most people fail in reaching their goals. Presented by Ajani Malik, owner of Snap Fitness. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest
7:00 PM

Presented by Martin Mosho. Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices in which large numbers of bodies were dumped, unidentified, into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all and left to rot where they fell. This program covers this issue and shows how after the war, federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter. The presentation contains graphic images and is not suitable for young children. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Relax, Replenish and Revitalize
7:00 PM

This interactive workshop will teach you to improve your sense of physical and emotional well-being with easy, gentle self-care practices, balancing and harmonizing your own natural energy systems.  Presented by Jody Levy of Peak Vitality.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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HC Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing News of the World by Paulette Jiles. No registration. New Member welcome.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday September 28, 2017
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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College: Getting There from Here
7:00 PM

Is there college in your child’s future? Learn what to consider as you establish a college savings goal, learn about saving strategies that will help you reach that goal, and find out the features and benefits of various education savings plans. Presented by training consultant Ty Robinson of Edward Jones.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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National Good Neighbor Day: A History of East Windsor
7:00 PM

In celebration of National Good Neighbor Day, local historian Cappy Stults will talk about the early history of East Windsor and Hightstown. Come learn about your community and how it came to be what it is today. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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TED Talk
7:00 PM

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks are short video lectures given by experts in their fields. Join us in our monthly viewing related to a thought-provoking topic. After the lecture there will be a guided discussion among the group. Attendees are not required to participate and are welcome to stay and listen to the thoughts of others. This month's talk is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “We should all be feminists.” Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Treating Varicose Veins
7:00 PM

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may lead to serious health problems if left untreated.  In fact, you may be at higher risk for other circulatory problems if you have varicose veins.  Kenneth A. Goldman, MD, FACS, double board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, will discuss the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatment options and provide an overview of the Center for Surgical Care at the University Medical Center of Princeton. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tech Help
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Plan Ahead & Rest in Peace
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come hear Laurie Powsner, from the non-profit Funeral Consumers Alliance Princeton chapter, present an informative look at the

funeral industry and give you practical advice on planning for the future.

  • How to Choose a Funeral Home
  • Plan Ahead Without Paying Ahead
  • Save Money on Funeral Plans

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday September 29, 2017
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Relaxing Art Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture Exercises
3:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday September 30, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Create Fidget Quilts!
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Be a part of creating Fidge Quilts!

For this event, please make 6-1/2” squares ahead of time to contribute and/or create fidget quilts.  If possible, please bring a sewing machine and extension cord.

The fidget quilts created at this event will be donated to various local nursing homes and/or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

For more information, please call the Janet Wyckoff at 609-466-2516.

What is a Fidget Quilt?

Sometimes people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other cognitive issues may have restless hands.  Fidget Quilts are made to address this problem. Small square quilts, about 24” x 24”, are made of 6” squares that incorporate fabrics with texture, fabrics with a large motif, squares embellished with ribbons, lace, tucks, etc., and squares with something to manipulate (zippers, pockets, buttons). 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Sunday October 1, 2017
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Movie: Gifted
2:00 PM

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary, in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary..

2017. Starring Octavia Spencer. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. No registration.
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Nice Guys (2016, R), with Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling and Angourie Rice. In 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March and hired enforcer Jackson Healy must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Runtime: 116 min.

No admission fee!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday October 2, 2017
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Lunch Time Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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.

 

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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Medicare Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topics covered include:  What's changed in 2017; The 5 biggest mistakes; Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage plans; How Medicare prescription drug programs work; and more.  Presented by Justin Lubenow and Michael Salum of Senior Advisors in Cranford, NJ. 

Preregistration preferred.  

 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

No need to register--just walk in.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Time Traveler Antiques Appraisals
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tom Petrino of Time Traveler Antiques & Appraisals will be here to evaluate your “treasures”, including jewelry, coins, toys, books, military items, silverware, sports memorabilia and other collectibles. Tom has 35 years of experience in buying and appraising antiques.  Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday October 3, 2017
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Autumn Leaf Prints
6:00 PM

Use leaves and paints to make hand-crafted, leaf-print artwork.

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Estate Planning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Naeem Akhtar, Esq. will provide a description of the fundamentals of preparing wills, healthcare directives, and powers of attorneys.  A description of the of the probate process will also be presented.

Registration is requested.

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

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Travel & Entertainment Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Attendees plan and execute the trips.

The group is planning a Chew Philly Experience. This is a walking and food-sampling tour of iconic Philly foods. The Chew Philly Tours appear on the Travel Channel's list of best things to do in the city.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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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. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Animial Rescue: Do the Right Thing
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thinking of adopting or fostering a dog from an animal shelter or rescue organization?  Have you already opened your home and heart to a rescued dog-if so, thank you as there are so many who wait!  This session will share information, dispel myths and provide helpful connections to start or sustain you on your journey with a great friend.

Pam Morgan, a certified Tellington Touch Practitioner for companion animals, has over 25 years of experience in dog rescue.  Pam is the Executive Director for the Mercer County non-profit organization, Doing Right By Rescues, which provides free customized tutoring to support those on both sides of the leash!

Registration is requested.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Joint Replacement
2:00 PM

Find out what’s involved in a joint replacement, how to know when it’s time to consider it, and what services are available at University Medical Center of Princeton’s Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement. Presented by Victoria Ribsam, RN, BSN, ONC, Orthopaedic Pain Navigator. 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Travel Instruction 101: How to Use the Public Transportation System
2:00 PM

Become a confident and independent traveler. Learn about public transit options in the East Windsor area including bus, train and light rail; how to plan trips, read schedules, pay fares, use accessibility features and take safety precautions while traveling. Provided by Greater Mercer TMA. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Socrates Cafe
7:00 PM

The purpose of Socrates Cafe is to question and discuss philosophical issues – but the questions addressed are not limited to those of a philosophical nature, and you needn't have a background in philosophy. All participants may ask questions which are then voted on. The question with the highest vote is the topic for the evening's discussion. All are welcome, no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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
Thursday October 5, 2017
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Bollywood Workout
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies- Sense of an Ending
1:30 PM

An elderly man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.  Starring Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, and Charlotte Rampling.  Rated PG-13; 108 minutes, 2017.

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Benefits of a Gluten-free Diet
2:00 PM

Do people without a sensitivity to gluten benefit from a gluten free diet? Join Sara Feld, RD, Outpatient & Community Education Dietitian with University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro’s Nutrition Program, to discuss where gluten is found, symptoms that may be caused by gluten and whether a gluten free diet may be of benefit. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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QI Gong
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga
6:00 PM

Presented by Bob Kirby. No experience necessary! Please bring a towel/yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited, register early! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Movie: The Wedding Plan
6:30 PM

A young Israeli woman decides she wants to get married and has faith that nothing can stop her.  Rated PG (2016).  Running time:  110 minutes.  

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

Registration is preferred.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Résumé Review
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Friday October 6, 2017
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Hightstown Library Association Fall Book Sale
9:35 AM

Find literacy treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices!

Come early for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14 only

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM

Drumming is an ancient multi-cultural tradition that is proven to relieve stress and help you stay healthy. Evidence shows that drumming with others boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure and calms the mind by inducing a meditative state. Join Jaclyn Dilouce and Nancy Gale of Mercer ARC  to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required!

Drums and instruments provided or feel free to bring your own. Join us to connect with others through creating sound and rhythm in a fun and relaxed environment and drum away your stress!  Ages 14 and up. No registration.

 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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First Friday Film -- The Shack
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A grieving man experiences a divine intervention while visiting a nearby shack. (Rated PG-13; 132 minutes)

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 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. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 7, 2017
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Hightstown Library Association Fall Book Sale
9:35 AM

Find literacy treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices!

Come early for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14 only

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Paper Crafting Party
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Lonie Leong of Paper Creations will assist you in designing a birthday card. Just bring your imagination—we will provide all supplies. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Princeton SCORE: Writing a Successful Business Plan
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The most common mistake a new business makes is failure to prepare a business plan. A solid business plan is your road map to success and a critical tool for funding. This workshop discusses how to design an effective plan for your business and document that plan for investors/lenders and other interested parties. We will provide you with the details and the components of a business plan and how to ensure that its various parts “fit together." This workshop highlights the multiple uses of the business plan in recruiting competent staff, negotiating with suppliers and major customers, and dealing with other stakeholders.

Presented by SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses)

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Hidden Treasures of the Lawrence Library Walking Tour
2:00 PM

Come join us for an in-depth tour that explores the library’s fantastic resources. We will reveal curiosities found in the collection both on the shelves and virtually, while getting some exercise! Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Word
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Sunday October 8, 2017
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Movie: Tommy's Honour
2:00 PM

Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, TOMMY'S HONOUR is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between "Old" Tom Morris ( Peter Mullan) and "Young" Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden,), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf

2016. Rated PG. 112 minutes. No registration.

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

My Cousin Rachel (2017, R), with Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Iain Glen. The movie is based on the 1951 novel by Daphne Du Maurier and tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. Runtime: 106 min.

No admission fee!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday October 9, 2017
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Columbus Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
All branches are closed.
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Hightstown Library Association Fall Book Sale
9:35 AM

Find literacy treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices!

Come early for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14 only

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Foreign Film: Girl on the Bridge
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program

French; rated R; 1999; 90 minutes

A beautiful waif is prepared to leap to her death in the Seine but is rescued from her grim fate by a raffish carnival knife thrower.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Felt Fox Coffee Mug Cozy
6:00 PM

Use felt and glue to make a cute fox coffee mug cozy.

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Excel Beginner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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 only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins September 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Hightstown Library Association Fall Book Sale
9:35 AM

Find literacy treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices!

Come early for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14 only

 

LOCATION: Hightstown 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. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Adult Program Medicare Info Session
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Medicare health and drug plans make changes each year affecting cost, coverage and preferred (or network) providers. Between October 15 and December 7 each year, people with Medicare have a chance to review and choose their coverage for the coming year. 

Come to this informative session and learn:

  • about key changes for 2018
  • how to make the most of this annual enrollment period
  • what programs are available to help with the costs of Medicare

Presented by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a free and impartial health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers funded through state and federal monies.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Paper Crafts for Adults
2:00 PM

Make a Thanksgiving or Halloween greeting card and matching envelope.  All supplies provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This workshop will examine research on diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive development and social activity to maximize good health. Develop hands-on tools as you plan for healthy aging.

Registration suggested. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Basics of Microsoft Excel
7:00 PM

Join Librarian Andrew for a tutorial on the basics of Microsoft Excel. You’ll learn how to crunch numbers and spice up your spreadsheets. No need to feel overwhelmed, we will tackle these features at a comfortable pace. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Bon Appetit!
7:00 PM

Linda Kenyon presents her one woman show about the famous American cook, Julia Child, author and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to America. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 48 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
Thursday October 12, 2017
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Hightstown Library Association Fall Book Sale
9:35 AM

Find literacy treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices!

Come early for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14 only

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Word Basics
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration is required. 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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CookTalks: How to Hygge - Secrets of the Scandinavian Kitchen
11:00 AM

In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Think candlelight, ski socks, board games, a warm fire and Scandinavian comfort foods like Swedish meatballs and smoked salmon smorrebrod Join Chef Anita Constantine as she teaches us about Scandinavian comfort food. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Thursday Movie Matinee: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Adult Program

Rated PG-13; 133 minutes

In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes, led by daring fugitive Jyn Erso and rebel spy Cassian Andor, band together for a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction, the Death Star.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Excel Beginner
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Balance and Screening Check
1:30 PM

Learn about balance, your risk of falls, and how physical therapy and exercise can contribute to better balance and fall prevention as well as overall wellness. An optional balance screening check will be available. Presented by Linda Lucuski, MPT, Director of UMCP Outpatient Rehabilitation Hamilton.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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QI Gong
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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TED Talk
5:30 PM

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks are short video lectures given by experts in their fields. Join us in our monthly viewing related to a thought-provoking topic. After the lecture there will be a guided discussion among the group. Attendees are not required to participate and are welcome to stay and listen to the thoughts of others. This month's talk is “The power of vulnerability” by Brené Brown. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Movie: All Eyez on Me
6:30 PM

Biopic of famous rapper Tupac Shakur.  Rated R.  Running time:  140 minutes.    G

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

Registration is preferred.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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New to Medicare & What’s New in 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) representative will present a program for those who are getting ready to join Medicare for the first time or want to understand more about their Medicare coverage options. Learn what’s new in Medicare for 2018.

Registration suggested. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest
7:00 PM

750,000 men died in the American Civil War; their remains were often treated with disrespect and buried with indifference. Learn how many were reburied with appropriate ceremony and how the situation ultimately led to the establishment of our national military cemeteries. Presented by Martin Mosho, Civil War expert. 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Circle: Langston Hughes and the Harlem Rennaissance
7:00 PM

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was one of the leading poets of the Harlem Renaissance, a distinctive period of African-American arts and culture that developed in the New York neighborhood following World War I. Hughes' poetry is known for its lyricism and accessibility, detailing African-American identity in early 20th century America. Like many of his contemporaries, Hughes included vernacular, jazz rhythms, and gospel hymn influences in his writing. Hughes contributed to the growth of African-American arts and entertainment during the Roaring 20s while laying the way for future schools of poetry and writing as well as pursuits of civil rights and liberties. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Service and Suffrage: American Women and World War I
7:00 PM

Living history presenter Carol Simon Levin portrays Jeannette Rankin, America's first female member of Congress, and tells the intertwined stories of women’s participation in the war effort, the peace movement, and their fight to finally achieve the vote. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Anime Aficionados -- Tokyo ESP
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us and watch the first three episodes of the action, comedy, Sci-Fi series Tokyo ESP.

No registration necessary.

Plot Summary:: Rinka is a financially struggling high school girl living with her single father in Tokyo. One day, while going home from school, she sees a penguin flying in the sky towards the Tokyo Sky Tree. She chases after it only to find fish swimming in the air! One of the fish goes through Rinka and causes her to pass out. She wakes up to find that she has developed the ability to slip through solid objects.

Please Note: Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Films are for an adult and older teen audience and may include adult (rating of 17+) content.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Friday October 13, 2017
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Hightstown Library Association Fall Book Sale Bag Day!
9:35 AM

Find literacy treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices!

Come early for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14 only

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Resume Review
10:00 AM - 11:20 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.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Special Screening: Friday the 13th (1980, R)
1:00 PM

With Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor. A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. Runtime: 95 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Relaxing Art Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 14, 2017
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Last Day Hightstown Library Association Fall Book Sale Bag Day!
9:35 AM

Find literacy treasures, movies & music for sale at great prices!

Come early for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14 only

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

Bring 5 pages of a work in progress to discuss with other writers. 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday October 15, 2017
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At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present
2:00 PM

Join the Central New Jersey Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America for a talk by Princeton professors Deborah Nord and Maria DiBattista. They will be discussing their book, At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present. They look at the last 200 years of women authors and show that their work is less about domestic concerns and more about the issues of public life and society. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing through the Friends of the Lawrence Library. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Paris Can Wait (2016, PG), with Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin and Arnaud Viard. The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates. Runtime: 92 min.

No admission fee!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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The Intersection of Genealogy & Genetics
2:00 PM

Humans are 99.9% identical in their genetic makeup. Yet, differences in just 0.1% of our DNA answer questions about our recent and deep ancestral origins. DNA testing has recently made some of these answers accessible. This presentation will guide you in selecting the right DNA test, understanding your results in the context of your family tree, and provide examples of big discoveries that may be possible, even for those with little to no knowledge of their direct lineage. Presented by biochemist Anthony May. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
Monday October 16, 2017
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Coupon Swap
9:35 AM

Drop in anytime during the day to bring coupons to share and take what you need!

Coupons will also be available all month under our magazine collection!

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Morning Book Club: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
10:00 AM

Committed to a quiet life in little Enniscorthy, Ireland, the industrious young Eilis Lacey reluctantly finds herself swept up in an unplanned adventure to America.  Just as she begins to settle in with the help of a new love, tragedy calls her home to Enniscorthy, and her separate lives suddenly and painfully merge into one. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Résumé Review
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch 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.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Lunch Time Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Movie Matinee: Loving (2016)
2:00 PM

Interracial couple fight Virginia's miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court. 123 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Windows 10
2:00 PM

Have you struggled with Windows 10? Bring your laptop or tablet and we’ll work on ways to use Windows 10 with less frustration.

If you’d like to use one of our laptops, let us know. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Animation Monday: Millennium Actress
6:00 PM

Past and present collide as a film director discovers a mysterious key that unlocks the secrets of a legendary actress who vanished at the height of her career. Rated PG.  87 minutes. 

Registration preferred. 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

No need to register--just walk in.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Adult craft - Halloween jars
7:00 PM

Make glass jars into seasonal luminaries.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is suggested, but not required. 

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM

The group will be discussing The Black House by Peter May. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Heartfulness Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Craft Circle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Crafters of all skill levels are invited to join the library’s new crafting group! Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting or other project and work on it with other crafters. Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting to work on a project, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments.

For adults & teens ages 14 & up.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday October 17, 2017
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch 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.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Movie: The Lego Batman Movie
12:30 PM

 In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

2017. Animated feature. Rated PG. 104 minutes. No registration
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Hanging Pumpkins
6:00 PM

Use craft paper to make decorative hanging pumpkins for a fun fall decoration.

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: Dawn by Octavia Butler
7:00 PM

Lilith Lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth--but for a price. Next sci-fi book club title is: Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.  

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

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 18, 2017
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PowerPoint Basics
10:00 AM

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Travel & Entertainment Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Attendees plan and execute the trips.

The group is planning a Chew Philly Experience. This is a walking and food-sampling tour of iconic Philly foods. The Chew Philly Tours appear on the Travel Channel's list of best things to do in the city.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Adult Craft
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch 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.

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Powerpoint
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Bollywood Workout
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Word
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Work with tabs and groups. Learn to quickly navigate through the document. Use tools to cut, copy, and paste; format text; add bullets or numbers; set margins; and insert graphics. Signup is for adults only. Registration begins September 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Sell Your Stuff Locally
2:00 PM

Learn how to sell items on the popular e-commerce website, Craigslist, as well as by using popular apps like Letgo, OfferUp and Close 5. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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The Short of It
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our newly formed discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Alice Munro and her short stories, “Walter Brothers Cowboy,” “Day of the Butterfly,” and “Boys and Girls.” This month's stories are available in Munro’s published collection, Dance of the Happy Shades and Other Stories.

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Word Intermediate
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. Insert text boxes, WordArt, and tables into the document. View the finished product in various layouts. Proficiency with basic Word functions is required. Signup is for adults only. Registration begins on Sept. 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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A Virtual Stroll Through the Met's Egyptian Art
7:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Michael Norris, former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This introduction to the Egyptian galleries of the famed New York City art museum will guide you from the banks of the Nile to stunning tombs and temples. Discover ancient Egyptian culture and art through sculpture, jewelry, mummies, and actual Egyptian buildings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Embroidery Circle
7:00 PM

Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft knowledge, ideas and project work, the Embroidery Circle is open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. Bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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History Talk: The Delaware & Raritan Canal
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Did you know that for more than 170 years, the Delaware and Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey? Did you know that the D&R was one of our nation’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the more famous Erie Canal? Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R? And did you know that the canal provides the people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and a premier recreational facility?

Canal author and historian Linda J. Barth will introduce you to the people, the bridges, the locks, and the aqueducts that made the canal work. This waterway, now the centerpiece of a popular state park, transported men and supplies between New York and Philadelphia during three wars. Inventor John Holland used the canal to deliver his Holland VI submarine to Washington for its Navy trials, and luxury yachts, like J .P. Morgan’s Tarantula, cruised the waterway. Come learn more about this gem of central New Jersey.

Registration requested.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Thursday October 19, 2017
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch 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.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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QI Gong
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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State Health Insurance Assistance Program: Information Session
7:00 PM

Join Cathy Forbes and learn about the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a free statewide health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. The SHIP program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with financial assistance through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tech Help
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Friday October 20, 2017
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Fiction Writing Workshop
10:00 AM

Join Reference Librarian Donna Wolfe as she invites local authors to share their insights about writing and publishing. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 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. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 21, 2017
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Robbinsville Branch 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 and DVDs of all kinds for adults and children.

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.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Yoga for Beginners
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn simple & powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Bring a mat or large towel. Instructor, Aruna, is a trained Isha facilitator.

Please note: This yoga class will be presented in bilingually, in Spanish & English.

Registration suggested. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 11 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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African-American Author Spotlight: A.L. Herbert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for our newly formed book club, which celebrates the contemporary African-American author.

This month we'll discuss A.L. Herbert, as well as her Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery series. The first two books, Murder with Fried Chicken & Waffles and Murder with Macaroni & Cheese) are being lauded for their delicious plots and engaging characters. Cozy mystery fans aren't the only readers consuming her books. Join us as we discuss Herbert's tasty whodunits!

Registration is requested.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Sunday October 22, 2017
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Movie: My Cousin Rachel
2:00 PM

The movie is based on the 1951 novel by Daphne Du Maurier and tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian

 
2017. Starring Rachel Weisz. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. No registration.
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Beatriz at Dinner (2017, R), with Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton. A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down. Runtime: 82 min.

No admission fee!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday October 23, 2017
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lunch Time Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Non-Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. New members welcome. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Medicare Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about changes to Medicate in 2017; the five biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries; original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage Plans; Medicare supplement policies and prescription programs. Presented by Senior Advisor. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Medicare
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Cathy Forbes from Family Guidance Center and learn about the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a free statewide health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. The SHIP program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

Registration is required

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. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday October 24, 2017
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Excel Basics
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to input data and format spreadsheets for everyday tasks.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Paper Bag Fall Trees
6:00 PM

Use a paper lunch bag and scraps of tissue paper and fabric to make an interesting 3-D fall tree sculpture.  

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
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.

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 reigstration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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No Brick Walls: Just the Right Key
7:00 PM

So often, genealogy researchers are convinced they’ve hit a brick wall when they only need to find the right key. Learn how to break through those walls with tools such as timelines, and by using different perspectives to look at your research. Presented by local genealogist Cathy Zahn

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 25, 2017
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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. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults -- La La Land
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. (Rated PG-13; 128 minutes)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Crafts & Games for Adults
2:00 PM

Come join us for an afternoon of fun playing your favorite card games, Scrabble or Rummikub, or you can work on a fun craft. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movies for Adults -- La La Land
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. (Rated PG-13; 128 minutes)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Inside the Real World of Ghost Hunting
7:00 PM

Presented by Pat Kibby, co-founder of Paranormal Consulting & Investigations of New Jersey (PCINJ A behind-the-scenes look at paranormal investigations, parapsychology theory, recordings of Electronic Voice Phenomena and other example case studies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Tell Us Your Ghost Story
7:00 PM

Have you ever experienced an inexplicable phenomenon? Have you ever seen or heard or seen a ghost or spirit? Come and share your paranormal experience with others. Registration required.  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 4:15 PM     
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing The Orchard by Theresa Weir. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday October 26, 2017
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies- Going in Style
1:30 PM

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.  Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. Rated PG-13; 96 minutes, 2017.

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Social Security Benefits Seminar
2:00 PM

Presented by David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration District Manager As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever to understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your overall retirement plan. Learn about your Social Security benefits, Medicare and how to manage your mySocialSecurity account. Registration required. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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QI Gong
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Computer Basics: Open Lab
7:00 PM

 If you want to learn how to operate a computer or use certain programs, come to our open computer lab for a stress-free experience. You’ll be able to work on a computer at your own pace and ask any questions you may have (this is not a formal course). Librarian Andrew will be there to guide you and provide information. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Mayhem on the Mountain: the Sourlands, Hopewell, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping
7:00 PM

Less than a year after the Lindberghs moved to the Sourland Mountains, their toddler was kidnapped in one of the most notorious cases in New Jersey history. Learn the details of these events from the time the family moved to New Jersey to the day the child’s remains were found.  Presented by Jim Davidson, local historian, Lindbergh expert, and co-author of New Jersey’s Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial (2012).   

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Rhythm N’ Sound: Musical Review - 40's to 80's
7:00 PM

Rhythm N’ Sound is a trio of musicians whose program will cover a varied genre of Classic Oldies, Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Motown, Disco, and Classical songs from the great American song book. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library celebrating their 25th anniversary. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday October 27, 2017
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Friday Morning Bookies: A Bend in the River, by V. S. Naipaul
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

First published in 1979, A Bend in the River is a novel of the politics and society of postcolonial Africa.

Salim, a young Indian man, moves to a town on a bend in the river of a recently independent nation. As Salim strives to establish his business, he comes to be closely involved with the fluid and dangerous politics of the newly created state, the remnants of the old regime clashing inevitably with the new.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Relaxing Art Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray
2:00 PM

 Years change, handsome Dorian Gray does not. He remains youthful-looking, but a portrait of him tells another story. It changes with the years, revealing the horrific effects of Gray's life of debauchery and evil

1945. Starring Angela Lansbury. Rated NR. 110 minutes
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 28, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Spirituality Insight Session
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Facilitated by library staff member Leena, a 10 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.

Registration suggested. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Make Your Own Holiday Card
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paint one-of-a-kind holiday cards for friends and family with instruction from local artist Bill Farrauto. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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A Taste of Autmn: Apple Pie and the Perfect Pie Crust
2:00 PM

In this class you will learn how to take apples from a local orchard and create a warming sweet and tart Apple Pie Filing that you can enjoy all year with step-by-step “hands on” instructions using a Boiling Water Bath Canning procedure. Class includes also includes learning how to make the perfect pie crust, recipes, tips on food safety, a jar to take home, and an apple pie slice to enjoy. Presented by Mariam Bolum of Farm to Jars.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Estate Planning
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Naeem Akhtar, Esq. will provide a description of the fundamentals of preparing wills, healthcare directives, and powers of attorneys.  A description of the of the probate process will also be presented.

Registration is requested.

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

Bring 5 pages of a work in progress to discuss with other writers. 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday October 29, 2017
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Make Your Own Holiday Card
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paint one-of-a-kind holiday cards for friends and family with instruction from local artist Bill Farrauto. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Big Sick (2017, R), with Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. Runtime: 120 min.

No admission fee!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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What Lies Beneath
2:00 PM
When Claire Spencer begins seeing ghostly images and hearing mysterious voices in her home, her husband Norman suspects it is just her imagination, until the images turn real. Together they uncover the truth.
 2002 . Starring Michele Pfeiffer. Rated PG-13. 130 minutes. No registration.
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday October 30, 2017
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Lunch Time Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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.

 

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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Monday Night Book Group: Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday Night Book Group: Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King 

Discuss the book and share your thoughts. Contact the branch to get a copy. 

 

Registration preferred.

  

 

 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

No need to register--just walk in.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Evening Book Group: Siddartha, by Hermann Hesse
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

This allegorical novel, set in sixth-century India around the time of the Buddha, follows a young man on his search for enlightenment.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday October 31, 2017
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Review
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.

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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney. 

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

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s: The Basics
7:00 PM

Come learn about the symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  Learn how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, its causes and risk factors, the benefits of early detection, and how to address an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday November 2, 2017
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QI Gong
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday November 4, 2017
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Irving Berlin, an American Institution
2:00 PM

Come follow the journey of Irving Berlin from Russian immigrant to great American songwriter. Berlin wrote an estimated 1,500 songs during his career, including classics like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, and White Christmas.  Presented by Marty Schneit, historian, lecturer, and native New Yorker.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday November 6, 2017
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Yoga
7:30 PM

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