List of Events

  

Saturday April 20, 2019
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Sunday April 21, 2019
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program  

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, by Brian Kilmeade.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Book Group: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca
6:30 PM

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the lawyer, detective, and first female

US district attorney who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the

nation's greatest crime fighters during an era when women were still not allowed to vote.

All are welcome.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Evening English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Let's Plant!
7:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day by dropping into the library to plant a flower seed in a biodegradable pot.  

Take your pot home and get ready to sprout a beautiful flower to plant in your garden or pot.  

Open to everyone while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

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

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

Registration requested.

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

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

Adult Program    

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

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Planning for Retirement
7:00 PM

A presentation for older adults that focuses on ways that investors can prepare for retirement. 

Included are considerations for retirement, and ways to invest more safely.

The program will include a slide presentation, handouts, and a 15-minute question-and-answer period. 

Presented by Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director, Complaints and Investor Outreach, New Jersey Bureau of Securities. 

Preregistration required.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

Adult Program  

Make a lovely fabric wreath to welcome spring! Bring a few plastic flowers or fruit, and Jennifer will bring embellishments, too. Supplies are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults – Measure of a Man (2018)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

Adult Program  

A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline

Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World,” describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday April 26, 2019
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Recycled Arts & Crafts
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Kelly and Katie for our new monthly program where recycled goods become arts and crafts. Let your creative juices flow while doing something to save the planet. Supplies will be provided.  For ages middle school and up.

Registration required.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring 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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FHCL Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Adult

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


Young Adult & Children

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

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

Questions? email us at friendshclibrary@gmail.com

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Blackout Poetry
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration requested.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Saturday Learning English
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Writers' Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Word
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A tour through the Microsoft Word toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Signup for adults over 18 only. Registration period begins March 22nd.

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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11th Annual One-Act PlayFest
6:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  James Damron  609-883-8291  jdamron@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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11th Annual One-Act PlayFest
8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  James Damron  609-883-8291  jdamron@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 45 spaces available.
Sunday April 28, 2019
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FHCL Book Sale
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Adult

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


Young Adult & Children

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

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

Questions? email us at friendshclibrary@gmail.com

 

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday April 29, 2019
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book 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. Call 609-882-3148.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Evening English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Better Read Book Club
7:00 PM

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

This month we are reading "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith.  Copies of the book are available in the library.

Refreshments will be served.

For ages 15 and up.

Registration is suggested but not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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The Lost Cause: How the South Saw the U.S. Civil War
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program  

The Lost Cause was a movement created by the South to justify their guilt in starting the war. It was built on dishonest and badly distorted historical claims. Several generations of Southerners were raised to believe it. It even attained a status of believability in the North.

The Lost Cause creates a romanticized, mythical view of the old South that never existed. The result was a racist, frequently violent culture that lasted until modern times. Northern media, including the movie and TV industries, contributed to this illusion.

Presented by local historian Martin Mosho.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Registration requested.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring 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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Mental Health, Hope, & Healing: A Personal Journey
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program  

Statistics tell us that 1 in 5 Americans have a diagnosable mental health condition; still more experience mental health challenges. What do we need to know in order to better understand the issues and find support for ourselves and/or family members, friends, neighbors, and colleagues? Join Janet Haag, Executive Director of NAMI Mercer, and Emma Preslar, graduate student, NAMI Mercer intern, and courageous young woman with a compelling story to share, to learn more.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Free Immigration Legal Clinic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all adults are welcome regardless of experience. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Facilitator Training: Alzheimer's Support Group
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, is looking for Support Group Facilitators. The goal of the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups is to provide emotional, social and/or educational support to group members.

Registration requested.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Stitchathon: Extra Help
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

 
This program is an extension of Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon. We will review and practice the following hand embroidery stitches: straight stitch, back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch and chain stitch.
 
Please bring the following materials with you:
  • 8½  x 11-inch piece of white, cotton fabric
  • 6-inch embroidery hoop
  • embroidery needle 
  • 6-strand, cotton embroidery floss 

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

Feel free to bring along any of your Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon embroidery kit(s) with you.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day. Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Teen Take-out Craft
9:30 AM

Stop by the circulation desk and pick up a kit to make Mom a Mothers' Day flower.

While supplies last. Ages 10-18.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday - Saturday, May 1 – 4, during library hours

Please support the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library at their spring fundraiser.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Zentangle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program                                              

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

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring 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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Make a Spring Greeting Card
10:30 AM

Presented by Alicia Vincelette of Inked Edge Paper Art. Use rubber stamped images and interesting folding and layering techniques to create a one-of-a kind greeting card! This is a hands-on class where you'll use various tools to create a card that can be used for whatever occasion you'd like. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Gardening Book Club – The Triumph of Seeds
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: A Beautiful Mind
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2001, rated PG-13, 136 minutes.

The true story of a troubled Princeton mathematician who is able to overcome years of suffering from schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Spring Series
3:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

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

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday May 2, 2019
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday - Saturday, May 1 – 4, during library hours

Please support the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library at their spring fundraiser.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring 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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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Blood Pressure Screening and Stroke Information
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

May is the National Stroke Awareness Month. In regard to it, members of the Capital Health medical staff will conduct free blood pressure screening and staff a stroke information table. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: The Third Murder (Japan, 2018)
6:00 PM

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all. 124 min. Japanese with English subtitles. Not rated. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quit Smoking!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Join this interactive session to learn about the benefits of quitting cigarette smoking, understanding the possible challenges, and the medication and support options that are available. The seminar will be presented by Harshav Raval, Pharm.D., from Hickory Pharmacy. 

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Resume Review
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program    

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

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday May 3, 2019
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Meditation Circle

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday - Saturday, May 1 – 4, during library hours

Please support the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library at their spring fundraiser.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Mosquito Control: Information and Answers
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop in to find out about the Mercer County Mosquito Control operation including how they protect public health. You can learn about the mosquito life cycle, what they look like at different points throughout their development and different ways to maintain a MOSQUITO FREE yard! Staff will have insect displays as well as live (caged) mosquitoes so the public could see them up close. Stop in and bring your questions!

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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First Friday Film -- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A woman grapples with running her mother's villa while also expecting her first child and worries that she won't be able to handle everything on her own, so she enlists two of her mother's friends for assurance, help and guidance (PG-13, 114 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Safe Investing and Avoiding Fraud
2:00 PM

Learn how to protect yourself against investment fraud. Presented by Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Complaints and Investor Outreach, Office of the New Jersey Attorney General. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movie: Tully
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                 

2018; rated R; 95 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 4, 2019
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Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday - Saturday, May 1 – 4, during library hours

Please support the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library at their spring fundraiser.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale
9:35 AM - 4:00 PM

Love books? Love a bargain? Come to the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee’s book sale to pick up some gently-used books of all kinds.  Please call 609-259-2150 with any questions.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Paint-a-Canvas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

All participants will be instructed step-by-step to create your own piece of art in acrylics on canvas. Everyone’s painting will be based on a similar design, but all will be unique.

Open to all skill levels & all supplies provided.

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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SCORE Princeton: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Having the knowledge and resources to start a business is critical to the new entrepreneur. This Q&A session will help provide you with a step-by-step on how to get your organization started and will allow you to get your questions answered.

At this workshop you will learn:

  • how to navigate through the NJ business portal
  • how to obtain a federal ID
  • how to register for taxes with the NJ Department of Revenue
  • the basics and importance of a business plan
  • an overview of financial funding for your small business.

Registration requested.

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

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

Adult Program

The Isha Foundation will present an introduction to yoga and its benefits, guided practices with instructions, and a question & answer session.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Film Screening: War of the Worlds (1953)
2:00 PM

The Prydonians of Prynceton, a local science fiction social group, will be hosting a showing of the fantasy film “War of the Worlds.” A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion. 85 minutes; Rated G. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Writers' Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday May 5, 2019
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Child ID Cards
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program  

In only three to five minutes, a child ID card is printed for each parent or guardian. Child ID cards feature a child’s photo, fingerprints, contact information, and other pertinent data needed by the police in case of an emergency. Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No child’s information or pictures are electronically retained; all data are automatically erased after the child ID is printed. 

First come, first served; call 609-448-0957 with any questions.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
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

Vice (2018, R), with Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carell. The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards. Runtime: 132 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday May 6, 2019
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

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

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Documentary – The September Issue (2009)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Filmmaker R.J. Cutler chronicles the making of Vogue's now-infamous September 2007 issue, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the world of fashion maven and Vogue editor Anna Wintour (PG-13, 90 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Stroke Awareness Blood Pressure Checks
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Capital Health Medical Center’s annual National Stroke Awareness visit includes blood pressure checks & heart healthy information.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Hitchcock Film Series
6:30 PM

Notorious (1946, NR, 102 min.), with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Basic Heart Health
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Adult Program  

Heart disease is a major illness, affecting 48% of the U.S. population. Taking control of your health as soon as possible can prevent you from becoming a statistic. Join Medina Community Clinic, a nonprofit organization providing free specialty healthcare for adults without health insurance, as we go through some very basic steps to improving your heart health and overall quality of life. We will provide more information on our organization and connect the community with the resource of free medical services through Medina Clinic. 

Sameen Butt, BS, serves as Medina Community Clinic’s program and outreach director.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Evening English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Salud Cardíaca Básica (en Español)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program  

Los ataques cardíacos son una enfermedad seria. Esta afecta al 48% de la población adulta en los EE. UU. Medina Community Clinic es una organización sin fines de lucro que provee cuidados especializados gratis para adultos sin seguro médico. Acompáñanos en nuestra conferencia acerca de los pasos básicos para mejorar tu salud cardíaca y tu calidad de vida en general. Presentado por César Marroquín, coordinador de alcance. 

La registración comienza el 22 de abril. Regístrate en línea en www.mcl.org (programa para adultos), o llama al 609-448-0957 si necesita ayuda para registrarse.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Meditation for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program  

Learn Isha Kriya, a simple and powerful meditation that you can do anytime, anywhere. Benefits of Isha Kriya include:

  • Increased energy and health
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Heightened focus and memory
  • A deep sense of peacefulness and joy

Participants will take home a 12-minute meditation to use for daily practice. No prior meditation experience is required, and the meditation is learned sitting comfortably in a chair. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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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, April 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 6, 13, 20 & June 3, 10, 17. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Current Events Discussion Club

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mind & Body Spring Cleaning
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This 90-minute workshop will offer unique, simple tips to create a sustainable system in the area of mindfulness, food choices, physical activity, and the way you live your life. Presented by Trish Ryan, Health Coach -- CORE Health Coaching and Lesley Geller, Life/Business Coach -- Geller Coaching.

Registration requested.

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Basic Skills Craft
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Adult Program  

Turn a forgotten old book into a paper hedgehog or mouse. Assistance will be available. The program is designed for adults who enjoy making crafts but have limited skills or require assistance. Participants can make their own craft or work with others. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Adult Craft: Button and Bell Wind Chime
6:00 PM

Use old buttons and bells to make a wind chime for your garden. 

Ages 15 and up.  Preregistration required.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all adults are welcome regardless of experience. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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Adult Crafts
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

This month, make a Felt Bead Necklace. Join us in making some colorful, wearable art! All materials will be provided. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins -- so feel free to stop by just before 10 am to see if there is room.  Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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The Short of It -- Agatha Christie
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Each month we read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Agatha Christie and her short stories, “Wasps' Nest,” "The Golden Ball,” and “Witness for the Prosecution."

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Baby Driver
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2017, rated R, 113 minutes.

A talented young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Excel Beginner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults 18 and up only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins April 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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How to Make a Shaped Card
7:00 PM

Come learn about making shaped cards and embellishing them using a dry embossing technique. We'll repurpose some items you may have around your house to create a one-of-a kind card that can be used for many different occasions including Mother's Day. Presented by Alicia Vincelette, card maker for 22 years.

*Please note this is for adults over the age of 16.


 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Planning Your Perfect Move
7:00 PM

Presented by Olga St. Pierre, Senior Move Specialist, Keller Williams Real Estate. This workshop will teach you how the moving process can be less intimidating and stressful with the proper planning and execution and by working together with a team of experts. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 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 over 18 only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins April 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Making Medical Decisions for Others
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Are you prepared to make medical decisions for an elderly parent or someone with cognitive impairment or dementia? Join David Barile, MD, board certified in hospice, palliative, geriatric, and internal medicine, to learn what you need to know in order to make informed decisions for your loved ones. Dr. Barile is a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton Health.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Mind & Body Spring Cleaning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This 90-minute workshop will offer unique, simple tips to create a sustainable system in the area of mindfulness, food choices, physical activity, and the way you live your life. Presented by Trish Ryan, Health Coach -- CORE Health Coaching and Lesley Geller, Life/Business Coach -- Geller Coaching.

Registration requested.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Powerpoint
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration period begins April 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday May 9, 2019
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Nonviolent Communication
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program  

Learn about nonviolent communication (NVC), a process of communication that will give you more effective and satisfying outcomes in conversations with others and within yourself. The process was developed by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, in the last half of the 20th century and is now used around the world. NVC teaches us how to speak from the heart, both with empathy and authenticity.

Eliane Geren, a certified trainer in NVC and cofounder of a Princeton-based NVC group, will give a brief description of NVC and then give participants a chance to practice it with short exercises.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Word Basics
10:30 AM

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word. Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. Preregistration required.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Lawrence Library will host an open house that includes a program by Honorable Nelson Johnson, J.S.C.(Ret.) who will discuss his books including Boardwalk Empire which inspired the hit HBO series and his time on the bench in New Jersey. Signed copies of his book will be raffled off. Light refreshments to follow. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Thursday Movie Matinee: Green Book
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2018; rated PG-13; 130 minutes

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.  Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Acid Reflux-The Burning Questions
7:00 PM

Do you suffer from GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)? Learn about its causes, symptoms and options for treatment, as well as therapy options for Barret’s esophagus. Presented by Anish A. Sheth, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Co-Director of the Center for Digestive Health.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Circle: French Poetry and Gastronomy
7:00 PM

Poetry and gastronomy are very closely related in many ways: both call for beauty, have certain rules, written and unwritten, and offer a memorable experience both for an individual, and for a group of people who find pleasure in the conviviality of a shared meal, or of a poetry reading. Poets of every language have picked up on this relationship, finding inspiration for their literary works in the sensory act of tasting food and drink.  Much like the theme of love, food and drink call to mind the most vivid and intense events in a person’s life. Registration is suggested. 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Declutter Your Home!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

One of the biggest challenges for many homeowners is going through their “stuff” at home, and deciding what to do with everything, and having the motivation to get through this very dreaded process. We will create an action plan and talk about common clutter misconceptions, making decisions, motivation, investing time in this process, getting family and kids involved and getting to the finish line a winner!

Registration requested.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Transcontinental Railroad History with John Kilbride
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Commemorating its 150th anniversary, join us for a slide presentation and talk on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday May 10, 2019
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Meditation Circle

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale Begins!
9:35 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices! Come early for the best selection!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Dealing with Dizziness & Vertigo
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn more about the anatomy and physiology of the inner ear, common causes of dizziness, vertigo and loss of balance, as well as how vestibular rehabilitation can help. This session will be presented by Eileen Kast, PT, OCS, physical therapist and Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist at Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation.

Registration required.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Paper Crafts w/ Kelly
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Joins us for our new monthly program, highlighting the amazing versatility of using paper to create beautiful crafts. Supplies will be provided.

Space is limited; registration required.

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movie: The Kids Are All Right
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                 

2010; rated R; 106 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale: Preview Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, May 10. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Wii Sports for Adults: Bowling
9:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday, May 10, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am –4:30 pm through Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, May 10. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale
9:35 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices! Come early for the best selection!

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Saturday Learning English
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Boys in Blue and Gray: Civil War Baseball
2:00 PM

Join Historical Reenactor, Lecturer and Tour Guide Mike Jesberger for a discussion on the evolution of the game and how it impacted the soldiers who fought during the American Civil War.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Need Help with Basic Computer Skills?
2:00 PM

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
Sunday May 12, 2019
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Mule (2018, R), with Clint Eastwood, Cesar De León and Bradley Cooper. A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel. Runtime: 116 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movie: Life of the Party
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                               

2018; rated PG-13; 105 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday May 13, 2019
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale
9:35 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices! Come early for the best selection!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
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. Call 609-882-3148.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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PowerPoint for Beginners
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program  

This Microsoft program became well known for making presentations. It’s still a great program for learning how to manipulate images and text boxes. This is a good course to prepare for using Publisher.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. 130 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Monday Movie: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
6:00 PM

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to

track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Rated R. 164 minutes. Preregistration preferred.

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

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Hitchcock Film Series
6:30 PM

Vertigo (1958, PG, 128 min.), with James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes. A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Transcontinental Railroad: “Done”
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program  

Local historian John Kilbride will present a slide presentation on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, currently celebrating its 150th anniversary. Upon the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Point (UT) on May 10, 1869, the telegraph message “DONE” was sent out, signaling the completion of our nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Stretching 1,756 miles between Omaha, Nebraska, and Sacramento, California, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads worked toward each other in an effort to lay the most track and thereby receive government monies based on their production.

The six-year effort, aiding in the healing of and uniting a nation torn apart by the U.S. Civil War, is a tale of investors who risked their businesses and money, politicians who understood its importance, engineers and surveyors who risked their lives, Irish and Chinese immigrants, defeated Confederate soldiers, and other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.

Considered one of the greatest American technological feats of the 19th century, the completed line served as a vital link for trade, commerce, and travel, and opened up the vast western regions of the United States for settlement.

Now retired from a 34-year (Amtrak) railroad career, John Kilbride is the moderator of the Camden & Amboy Railroad Historians and Railroads of Trenton (Facebook) groups, studying the C&A since moving to New Jersey in 1979. He advises local historians on specific historical aspects of both the C&A and the Pennsylvania Railroad in New Jersey.           

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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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, April 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 6, 13, 20 & June 3, 10, 17. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale
9:35 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices! Come early for the best selection!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Stroke Awareness Month: Blood Pressure Screening
10:00 AM

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Capital Health will offer free blood pressure screenings with stroke awareness information. Early intervention can help prevent strokes. Get screened and receive information on how to lower your stroke risk.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Mercer County Extension
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chad Ripberger will provide an overview of the services provided to county residents through Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County. Come learn about Extension’s key programs and opportunities in 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources (including Master Gardeners and Environmental Stewards), and Family and Community Health Sciences.

Registration requested.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Resume Review
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program    

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

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Classic Movie Matinée: Rosemary's Baby (1968)
2:00 PM

A young woman in New York City fears she is beset by evil during a bizarre pregnancy. 

As she falls increasingly ill, she grows terrified at the prospect that her own outwardly benevolent

neighbors aren’t who they appear to be. 

Rated R.  137 minutes.  Preregistration preferred. 

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

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Foreign Film: Baran
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program    

Farsi, 2001, PG, 94 min.

An Iranian construction worker falls in love with an Afghan refugee. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

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

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Teen Take-out Craft
9:30 AM

Stop by the circulation desk and pick up a kit to make Mom a Mothers' Day flower.

While supplies last. Ages 10-18.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale
9:35 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices! Come early for the best selection!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Fiction Writing Workshop: Hester Young
10:00 AM

Hester Young, author of the Gates of Evangeline, The Shimmering Road and The Burning Island will teach about using setting to create mood in fiction. Registration suggested. 

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

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

Space is limited; registration required.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins April 22nd.

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

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

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Essential Oils 101: Summer Wellness Guide
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn about replacing typical summer products with powerful non-toxic, essential oil based options! Child-friendly program.

Registration requested.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Rebecca
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

1947, not rated, 130 minutes.

A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Excel Basics
2:30 PM

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Navigating Difficult Health Care Decisions
7:00 PM

Learn how to have the important conversations with your loved ones and doctors and how to prepare documents that will ensure you will receive a level of care consistent with your wishes and best interests. Presented by Lisa Mihalyi, LPN, from Holy Redeemer Homecare & Hospice.
 

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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The College Admissions Process
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Whether you want to go to an Ivy, or a highly selective school, or a state school--or any college of your choice--learn how you can become one of the select few. Learn the truth about just what those admission folks are looking for--from transcript to essay. Mark Walters, former Director of Guidance and College Admissions and retired counselor at a high school where a very high percentage of seniors went to some of the country's most selective and competitive colleges, will dispel the many myths about college admissions and teach you how to take control of your own admissions process.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday May 16, 2019
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale
9:35 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices! Come early for the best selection!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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10 Most Useful Websites
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program  

The Internet can be overwhelming! Librarian Jennifer Worringer will give you a concrete list of websites that folks find most useful. During class, we will visit the sites you choose to investigate. Here is a small sample:

• Medline plus
• Nomorobo
• Consumer Reports
• Factcheck

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

        

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Excel Beginner
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults 18 and up only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins April 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-Vice
1:30 PM

The story of Dick Cheney unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.  Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carrell. Rated R; 132 minutes.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Crafty Adults: Painted Rock Photo Holders
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we’ll make photo holders with wire and rocks for a fun DIY décor project.

Open to any skill level. All supplies provided.

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

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

We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults over 18 only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins April 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Powerpoint
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration period begins April 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Blood Pressure Screening/Stroke Awareness
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition that can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Get screened by a registered nurse and learn about what you can do to help lower your risk. Presented by Mary Rosner, RN, MSN, Community Health Educator with Capital Health.

This is a drop-in program; no registration is necessary.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

Join us for a series of hand-embroidery workshops designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their embroidery skills. Some materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library; to see a description of the materials you must bring, visit https://embroiderycircle.wixsite.com/stitchathon/materials-list

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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American Sign Language Introductory Workshop
7:00 PM

Presented by Suzan Colon from the Katzenbach School for the Deaf. An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), it is the first language of many deaf North Americans and one of the most commonly used languages in the United States. Participants will learn basic vocabulary, history and Deaf culture and to be able to communicate clearly with ASL signers. It also design to effectively teach you ASL at your own pace from anywhere using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Registration is suggested. 

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

Adult Program    

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

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Friday May 17, 2019
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Meditation Circle

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale
9:35 AM

Bag Sale Days: $3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18 only!

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices! Come early for the best selection!

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Adult Program  

Create simple rhythms using hand-held drums and various percussion instruments. Drums and instruments provided by The Arc of Mercer.  

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Friday Morning Bookies: The Gathering by Anne Enright
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him--something that happened in their grandmother's house in the winter of 1968.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Professional Resume Review
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movie: Johnny English Strikes Again
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                             

2018; rated PG; 88 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 18, 2019
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale
9:35 AM

Bag Sale Days: $3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18 only!

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices! Come early for the best selection!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Craft Time: Owl Necklaces
10:00 AM

Join Reference Librarian Dana Sessa to create beautiful owl necklaces through the process of quilling. Strips of paper are rolled, shaped and glued together to create unique owl designs. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Meditation for Beginners
10:30 AM

Attain health, clarity, and joy with Isha Kriya, a simple and powerful meditation technique. In this one-hour session, you will learn a simple meditation practice that you can use at home. No previous experience is necessary. Presented by the Isha Foundation. 

Please bring a yoga mat and towel.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Yoga for Everyone!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Writers' Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Word Beginner
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A tour through the Microsoft Word toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Signup for adults over 18 only. Registration period begins April 22nd.

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Sunday May 19, 2019
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Photo Workshop
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the West Windsor Library’s Annual Amateur Photo Contest, the Library is pleased to present an exciting Photo Workshop conducted by accomplished photographer, Dave Burwell. In this two-hour workshop Dave will share tips and tools to create beautiful photographs. Dave will also answer questions you might have on the art and techniques of digital photography. More information about the artist can be found on https://www.daveburwell.com . Please bring your camera or smartphone with you. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Movie: Boy Erased
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                             

 2019; rated R; 115 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Monday May 20, 2019
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Morning Book Club: The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
10:00 AM

Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive in the unforgiving wild of their new home on the Kenai Peninsula. With the help of the small-knit community of endearing fellow homesteaders, the Allbrights manage to just barely stay afloat. But Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. Registration is suggested.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program  

Bury My Heat at Wounded Knee, by Dee Alexander Brown.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Book Group: The Honest Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves
6:30 PM

The Honest Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely
This groundbreaking look at the way we behave examines the contradictory

forces that drive us to cheat and keep us honest.

Join us as we explore a nonfiction title each month.  

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Hitchcock Film Series
6:30 PM

The Trouble with Harry (1955, PG, 99 min.), with John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine and Edmund Gwenn. The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what should be done with his body.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program  

IQ, by Joe Ide.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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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, April 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 6, 13, 20 & June 3, 10, 17. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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A Day in the Life of a State Trooper
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us as we learn about the general mission of the NJ State Police, as well as how the variety of services and resources they provide contribute to New Jersey residents' safety and protection. Presented by Trooper Charles Marchan of the New Jersey State Police's Public Information Bureau.

Registration requested.

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga for Beginners
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program  

This workshop offers simple yoga postures to bring stability and balance to the system. The class also includes invigorating physical postures, breathing methods, and meditation. It does not require any fitness level or previous yoga experience. Yoga can help to:

  • Enhance focus, memory, and productivity
  • Relieve chronic ailments and improve overall health
  • Enhance team work and communication
  • Relieve back-pain, stress, anxiety, and tension
  • Impart a lasting sense of joy, peace, and fulfillment

Participants will take home a yoga practice to experience the benefits of yoga on a daily basis. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Blood Pressure Screening & Stroke Information
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Adult Program  

High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition that increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. Be proactive and take advantage of this free screening. 

A registered nurse from Capital Health will conduct the screenings and provide valuable information.

First come, first served.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Declutter Your Home Stress Free
7:00 PM

One of the biggest challenges for many homeowners is going through their “stuff” at home,

deciding what to do with everything, and having the motivation to get through this very dreaded process.

In this workshop we will create an action plan and talk about common clutter misconceptions,

making decisions, motivation, investing time in this process, getting family and kids involved,

and getting to the finish line a winner.  Presented by Olga St. Pierre of Keller Williams Real Estate. 

Preregistration required.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Blood Pressure Screening and Stroke Awareness
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Capital Health will offer free blood pressure screenings in the community. Get screened by a registered nurse and receive information on things you can do to help lower your risk for stroke.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Andrea Merrick  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Craft Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program  

Make a small bunch of spring flowers to decorate your home. We’ll use brightly colored papers so you can choose what you like. Supplies are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Lost in Translation
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2001, rated R, 102 minutes.

A middle-aged actor and the wife of a photographer meet while on business in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Stitchathon: Extra Help
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

 
This program is an extension of Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon. We will review and practice the following hand embroidery stitches: straight stitch, back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch and chain stitch.
 
Please bring the following materials with you:
  • 8½  x 11-inch piece of white, cotton fabric
  • 6-inch embroidery hoop
  • embroidery needle 
  • 6-strand, cotton embroidery floss 

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

Feel free to bring along any of your Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon embroidery kit(s) with you.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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D Day June 6, 1944: Why did it succeed?
7:00 PM

Operation Overlord was the largest seaborne assault ever conducted. This presentation will review the details of this crucial invasion and the critical role played by the 29th US Infantry Division across Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. Presented by Paul Zigo, Military Historian and Founder of the World War II Era Studies Institute.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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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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Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday May 23, 2019
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PowerPoint Basics
10:30 AM

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Drawing Caricatures
7:00 PM

This workshop facilitated by artist Marty Mayo is for anyone who may be interested in the art of drawing faces. Marty has been drawing people ever since he could hold a pencil. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School Of Design and has been drawing professionally for more than 30 years. His drawings have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Paper and pencils for the attendants will be provided. Registration is required and limited to 30 people. 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday May 24, 2019
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Meditation Circle

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Recycled Arts & Crafts
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Space is limited; registration required.

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movie: The Color Purple
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                             

1985; rated PG-13; 152 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 25, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 26, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday May 27, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program    

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

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

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

Adult Program

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

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