List of Events

  

Monday September 24, 2018
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Job Hunting and Preparation
11:30 AM

The Mercer County Library System provides access to online databases such as Job and Career Accelerator and Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. These tools can help you build resumes, research careers, search for jobs and more. Join Librarian Andrew for an overview of these beneficial databases that can be accessed from your home. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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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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Hispanic Heritage Month Film - Like Water for Chocolate
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Culinary magic and forbidden love, based on Laura Esquivel's novel of the same name. Starring Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leonardi, Regina Torne, and Mario Ivan Martinez. R, 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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Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Monday Night Book Group: The Professor and the Madman: by Simon Winchester
6:30 PM

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

An extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two

remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. 

Join us for our monthly meeting. Preregistration preferred.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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John Hart: Portrait of a Patriot
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a screening of John Hart: Portrait of a Patriot, a documentary on the Hopewell farmer who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A Q & A with the producer, Dave Hart, will follow the screening.

Limited space; 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
The registration period has ended.
 
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American Sign Language Introductory Workshop
7:00 PM

Suzan Colon of the Katzenbach School for the Deaf will present this informative, interactive introduction to American Sign Language. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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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  609-989-6920  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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Evening Book Group: Summer, by Edith Wharton
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Adult Program

A New England girl, contemptuous of and bored by the petty interests of her peers, defies the moral strictures of the village to which she has been taken, living with a degenerate group of outlaws and surrendering to clandestine love.

Registration is required. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Essential Oils 101: Your First Defense for a More Toxin Free Life
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Learn what essential oils are, why to implement them into daily life and how food labeling laws become misleading about essential oil purity. Walk away with an understanding of how simple it can be to use essential oils to swap chemical-based, toxic products that have shown to disrupt hormones and create illness, and boost you and your family’s immunity for this coming winter.

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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A.M. 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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Register to Vote!
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote on National Voter Registration Day!

To register in New Jersey you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years of age by the time of the next election (Tuesday, November 6)
  • be a resident of NJ and your county and at your address at least 30 days before the next election (Tuesday, November 6)
  • not be serving a sentence or on parole or probation as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States
  • not be declared mentally incompetent by a court

Bring a photo ID or a document with your name and address; look for the National Voter Registration Day table near the reference desk.

Find more information on the National Voter Registration Day website. Or check out #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Tenemos aplicaciones para votar en español.

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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Scrap Can Pumpkin
6:00 PM

Use recycled cans and some other scraps to make this fun pumpkin decoration. 

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group.
7:00 PM

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Movies for Adults – Wonder Woman (2017)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict. PG-13, 141 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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Paper Crafts with Lonie
2:00 PM

Join us in creating a fun craft from paper. All supplies provided. Limited space. Please register.

CONTACT:    6094480957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall 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  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movies for Adults – Wonder Woman (2017)
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict. PG-13, 141 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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Financial Fitness Seminar: Managing Debt So It Doesn't Manage You
6:30 PM

Presented by the Credit Union of NJ. Join us for a seminar that will cover the types of debt, good and bad debt, the warning signs of having too much debt, how to manage your debt by avoiding common pitfalls, and improving your credit. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Estate Planning
7:00 PM

This informational seminar will cover New Jersey inheritance and estate taxes, New Jersey probate procedures, and a discussion on how the basic estate planning documents work. Robert Morris with Stark & Stark will present.  Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Goodbye Things
7:00 PM

Too many material things we don’t need can make us feel trapped, increase stress, and burden our lives.  Come laugh and learn at a fun-filled seminar that can show you how the minimalist viewpoint can help you say “Goodbye, things!”  Presented by Edie Glover, MSW, LSW.
 

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

The group will be discussing Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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CANCELLED: 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 September 27, 2018
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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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Fall Prevention
1:30 PM

Falls can be devastating, both physically and financially, to a senior citizen. Learn the risks and implications of falls in older adults, tips on fall prevention, and how to promote strength, balance, and flexibility through exercise. Presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. 


 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Join us in creating a fun Autumn craft. All supplies provided. Limited space. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Evening Drum Circle
6:00 PM

Allison Malnak of Neighbors Inc will lead a drum circle followed by a self advocacy session for people with disabilities and their parents. No registration..

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Bollywood Dance Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come learn some fun dance moves set to Bollywood movie music!

We’ll be led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

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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Seniors: Preparing for a Move
7:00 PM

This informative workshop will cover the topics of downsizing and moving and will provide concrete, actionable information that will help you feel in control and less stressed. Presented by Olga Pierre of Olga St. Pierre Real Estate Team – a real estate agent licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
Friday September 28, 2018
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Special Screening: Ready Player One (2018, PG-13)
1:00 PM

With Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline. For ages 18 and up. Runtime: 140 min.

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

Take a cool break at the library on a peaceful Friday afternoon – bring some knitting, coloring, quilting, or other relaxing craft, and share the company of other fellow craft enthusiasts. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or snack.

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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Movie: Brad's Status
2:00 PM

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices. Starring Ben Stiller. Rated R. 102 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@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  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Bucket Book Club: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  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

Friday, September 28, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am –4:30 pm through Sunday, October 7, 2018

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, September 28. 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  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale
9:30 AM

Friday, September 28, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am –4:30 pm through Sunday, October 7, 2018

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, September 28. 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  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Meeting
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Open to any of our library patrons who’d like to get more involved with the library branch.

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Hydroponics in Robbinsville
10:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Bullying Stops—Today!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Would you know if your child were being bullied? Would you know if your child were bullying another child? As a school principal and director of guidance, Mark Walters has regularly spoken out against the evils of bullying—in schools as well as in society in general. His time-proven strategy will give parents and students a way to deal with the bullying issue that is seen in the typical community. Visit Mark’s website at www.Bullyingstopstoday.com

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

 

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Isha Yoga for Beginners
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. This session offers simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance.

Benefits:

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

Open to all! Please bring yoga mat and/or towel.

This session is brought to you by Isha Foundation, aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the fall. 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
Sunday September 30, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

On Chesil Beach (2018, R), with Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson and Anne-Marie Duff. Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. Runtime: 110 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday October 1, 2018
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Teen Take-out Craft: Spider web decoration

Stop by the circulation desk and pick up a kit to make fun spider web decoration.

Ages 10-18

While supplies last

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Computer Basics: Open Lab
11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148  
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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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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Yoga for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jackie George, certified yoga instructor, RYT 200, teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. If you would like to learn the basic poses typically performed in a yoga class and have them explained to you so you feel more comfortable taking yoga, this series is for you! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each class in the series. Class dates are: Mondays, September 17, October 1, 15, 22 & 29, and November 5, 19 & 26.

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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  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.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Diabetes Management
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join local pharmacist Harshav Raval to learn about blood sugar, types of diabetes, and the symptoms, goals, treatments, and complications related to diabetes.  

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 40 spaces available.
 
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is required. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register..

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 17, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 1, 15, 22 & November 5, 19, 26. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Essential Oils 101: Your First Defense for a More Toxin Free Life
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Learn what essential oils are, why to implement them into daily life and how food labeling laws become misleading about essential oil purity. Walk away with an understanding of how simple it can be to use essential oils to swap chemical-based, toxic products that have shown to disrupt hormones and create illness, and boost you and your family’s immunity for this coming winter.

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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A.M. 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

 

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 Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Funeral Planning
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kevin Latham, a licensed funeral director in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will cover pre-planning, pre-funding funeral or cremation services and veteran services. Latham and a local attorney will touch on basic legal issues of cremation and wide varying services concerning cremation.

Latham is a member of the Pennington Business and Professionals Association (PBPA), Hopewell Business Association (HBA), Mercer County Funeral Directors Association (current President), New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Funeral Ethics Organization and American Society of Embalmers. Kevin received his mortuary education with Mercer County Community College. He has a wide varying experience in the funeral business, working in both family owned and corporate settings. Kevin is a former investigator with the Mercer County Medical Examiner's Office (until its closing March 2017).

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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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Take Better Photos with Your Digital Cameras
7:00 PM

Presented by the Princeton Photo Workshop.  Learn how to use camera settings (including the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO) and how to effectively compose shots in order to get better results. No camera? No problem. Smartphone users will learn about the basics needed to take pictures to be proud of! Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Early Modern Era & its Impact on Western Society
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Vijay Joshi will speak about the history of the Renaissance, Reformation, & Enlightenment as it relates to ideas in Western society. Vijay is a retired medical school professor whose hobby is study of Western civilization, with a focus on historical and philosophical aspects.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Using Craigslist
10:30 AM

Learn how to use Craigslist—the largest online classified ad Web site—

to search, buy, and sell anything, from books to bikes and trading cards to cars.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration required.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall 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  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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College Admissions and Financial Aid Workshop
7:00 PM

Presented by author and nationally known expert Kevin Simme and James Gindhart from College Funding Alternatives, Inc. Learn why picking the right college matters. Find out what the financial aid officers do not want you to know! Discover how to receive all the money you are entitled to, what the ill-advised “prior-prior’ year means to your family and how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes most families make. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Knitting Group *NEW*
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 - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

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 October 4, 2018
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Drawing from Your Imagination
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Learn to draw your own picture using felt-tip pens, with the guidance of local artist Marge Rosen. This program is part 1 of a three-part series.

All materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Bookworms & Wiggle Worms Book Club & Play Group
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This month's title is The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this monthly book club for adults/play group for children. 

Adults will discuss this month's book while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. New members always welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Elder Investment Fraud
1:30 PM

Become better informed about safer investment decisions. Discover how to identify the red flags of investment fraud, and the services provided by the State securities regulator. Presented by Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Complaints and Investor Outreach, New Jersey Bureau of Securities.

 

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Excel Beginner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: In Syria (Belgium, France and Lebanon, 2017)
6:30 PM

Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death. Not rated. Contains some graphic violence. 86 min. Arabic with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Golden Years Medicare Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

Are you new to Medicare? Perhaps you're getting ready to retire and are not sure which Medigap plan to choose. Golden Years Design Benefits specializes in Medicare solutions, long-term care, and health insurance. This educational workshop will help you find the best solution to meet your needs.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 40 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 September 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 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 is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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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 September 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
Friday October 5, 2018
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Hightstown LIbrary Association Fall Book Sale
9:30 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices!

Come early for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 only!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Zentangle Drawing
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

This is class #1 of two classes; class #2 is scheduled for October 12. Register for one or both classes. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Crocheting for Beginners and Beyond
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This introductory class will get you well on your way to making warm & cozy things for you and your loved ones. For adults & teens, ages 14 & older. All materials will be provided.

Registration is required.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Documentary Screening: Won't You Be My Neighbor?
1:00 PM

With Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin and David Bianculli. An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. Runtime: 96 min.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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First Friday Film -- Victoria and Abdul (2017)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. PG-13, 112 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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

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

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drum Circle: Fall Series
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 6, 2018
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Hightstown LIbrary Association Fall Book Sale
9:30 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices!

Come early - during the Hightstown Harvest Fair - for the best selection!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 only!

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 Sahaja Yoga meditation program.  Please wear comfortable clothing.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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SCORE
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the library for our monthly small business themed seminar presented by SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses). Please call the library for this month’s presentation topic at 609-737-2610.

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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Yarnworks
2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the fall. 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
Sunday October 7, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Book Club (2018, PG-13), with Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen. Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Runtime: 104 min.

No admission fee!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movie: The Other
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

Rated PG; 1972; 108 minutes

The twisted story of 12-year-old twins whose devotion to each other is played out in a macabre game of murder.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 39 spaces available.
Monday October 8, 2018
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Columbus Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Hightstown LIbrary Association Fall Book Sale
9:30 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 only!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Essential Oils 101: Your First Defense for a More Toxin Free Life
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Learn what essential oils are, why to implement them into daily life and how food labeling laws become misleading about essential oil purity. Walk away with an understanding of how simple it can be to use essential oils to swap chemical-based, toxic products that have shown to disrupt hormones and create illness, and boost you and your family’s immunity for this coming winter.

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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Classic Movie Matinée: It Happened One Night (1934)
2:00 PM

Oscar winner about a runaway heiress on the run from her father, and the reporter on her trail. 

As they travel northward and engage in a series of misadventures,

the gruff newspaperman and the spoiled young lady begin to fall for one another. 

Ages 15 and up.  This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library. 

Preregistration preferred.

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

Adult Program    

French; 2003; rated R; 99 minutes

Examines the varying personal politics--economic and sexual--at play among an aging group of friends, lovers, and ex-spouses. Remy and Louise are divorced. Their son Sebastien lives in capitalist splendor in London. Their estranged daughter sails boats throughout the world. But the slightly estranged family is brought together by Remy's losing battle with terminal cancer, and the hedonistic, ex-radical father and straight-laced son have to overcome their differences. 

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

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 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 Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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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Family Law: Child Custody Q & A
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Many questions may arise when facing a child custody issue. Keith Hofmann, managing attorney for the Hofmann Law Firm, located in Princeton, NJ, will help participants understand how New Jersey handles child custody issues, as well as other topics regarding family law.

Hofmann has been practicing law since 2004. Before opening his own firm, he worked for many years at a prominent Princeton firm where he specialized in family matters including adoptions, child custody, divorce, mediation, and domestic violence. Mr. Hofmann is a volunteer panelist for the Mercer County Family Court’s Early Settlement Panel (ESP), during which independent, experienced family law attorneys provide impartial income related recommendations to divorcing parties. Mr. Hofmann is a member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section; New Jersey Bar Association, Family Law Section; the Mercer County American Inn of Court; and the Mercer County Bar Association. As part of the New Jersey Bar, Mr. Hofmann provides pro bono representation to troubled youth in the juvenile court system, and family counsel to active duty military and veterans. Mr. Hofmann has spoken before various professional organizations and Albert Einstein College on the topics of search and seizure, family law, and constitutional rights.

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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Reducing Stress Naturally
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Learn how to reduce stress naturally and discover how to use mindfulness and emotional intelligence to improve your quality of life, promote wellness, and increase overall happiness.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Hightstown LIbrary Association Fall Book Sale
9:30 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 only!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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 September 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Adult Program

It is estimated that 8-20% of women of reproductive age have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Most women are diagnosed during their 20s or 30s, but PCOS may affect girls as young as 11. Learn about the signs and symptoms, health issues, fertility challenges, and treatment options for women with PCOS at this informative program. Presented by Shyama S. Mathews, MD, board certified in gynecology and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton Health.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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The Short of It -- Edgar Allan Poe
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our newly formed discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Edgar Allan Poe and his short stories, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” "The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Masque of the Red Death.”

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Yoga
6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Evening Movie: Oceans 8 (2018)
6:30 PM

A group of women plans a jewel heist at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala. 

Ages 13 and up.  Rated PG-13.  110 minutes. 

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

Preregistration preferred.

 

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

Did you know that high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke? Learn what affects your cholesterol and how to manage it. Presented by Maya Mann, PA-C, with Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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What Did We Learn and When Did We Learn It? - The History of Public Education in Lawrence Township
7:00 PM

Two hundred years ago the world of Lawrence Township schoolchildren was nothing like it is today. But many of the education questions their parents faced sound familiar: where should schooling happen, who should be educated, and who should pay for it? At this free public lecture, you will learn how different generations of Lawrence citizens answered these questions and how our public schools coped with rapid suburbanization and a changing society. Plus, you’ll take a visual tour of all of the schools, past and present. Presented by former Lawrence Township Historian Dennis P. Waters. Co-sponsored by the Lawrence Historical Society. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Knitting Group *NEW*
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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Saving on Your Taxes: An Overview of the New Tax Reform
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Jonathan Barrett, certified financial planner from AXA Advisors, will host a program focusing on the recent tax reform changes, social security planning, and other financial topics. Get a better understanding of the tax code changes and how they will affect your income and lifestyle. Jonathan has over 10 years’ experience in the financial industry and attended both the Harvard and Wharton Schools of Business.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 39 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 October 11, 2018
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Hightstown LIbrary Association Fall Book Sale
9:30 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 only!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Drawing From Your Imagination
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Learn to draw your own picture using felt-tip pens, with the guidance of local artist Marge Rosen. This program is part 2 of a three-part series.

All materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Excel Basics
10:30 AM

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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CookTalks: Moroccan Cuisine and the Tagine with Anita Costantine
11:00 AM

Join Chef Anita Constantine as she shares her appreciation for Moroccan cuisine. Learn the benefits of cooking in the tagine and the foods one might find in Marrakesh’s medina amid souks selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Thursday Movie Matinee: Book Club
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Adult Program    

2018; rated PG-13; 103 minutes

Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-The Greatest Showman
1:30 PM

Celebrating the birth of show business, this movie tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron.  2017; Rated PG; 105 minutes.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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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 September 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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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 September 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Circle: Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)
7:00 PM

Leonard Norman Cohen (1934 – 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and personal relationships. Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s; he did not launch a music career until 1967, at the age of 33. For six decades, Leonard Cohen revealed his soul to the world through poetry and song—his deep and timeless humanity touching our very core. Simply brilliant. His music and words will resonate forever. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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The Dark Side of the Sourlands
7:00 PM

The Sourland Mountains have long been known as a hideaway from the law. Come listen to wild tales of grisly murders, missing persons, bootlegging and more. Presented by East Amwell historian and author Jim Davidson.
 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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African-American Author Spotlight -- Terry McMillan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our newly formed group, which celebrates the contemporary African-American author. This month we'll discuss Terry McMillan’s I Almost Forgot about You.

Registration requested.

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

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

Adult Program

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

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday October 12, 2018
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Hightstown LIbrary Association Fall Book Sale - BAG DAY!
9:30 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 only!

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Resume Review
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Zentangle Drawing
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

This is class #2 of two classes; class #1 is scheduled for October 5. Register for one or both classes. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 24 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! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Movie: Arsenic and Old Lace
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

Not rated; 1944; 118 minutes

A young man is shocked when he learns that his aunts like to serve men elderberry wine with arsenic, and then bury their bodies in the cellar.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 39 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Hightstown LIbrary Association Fall Book Sale - LAST DAY!
9:30 AM

Come find literary treasures, movies & music at great prices!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 only!

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 Sahaja Yoga meditation program.  Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

 
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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 September 22nd.

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Guided Meditation
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the fall. 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
Sunday October 14, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Adrift (2018, PG-13), with Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Thomas. A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Runtime: 94 min.

No admission fee!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday October 15, 2018
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Teen Take-out Craft: Spider web decoration
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Stop by the circulation desk and pick up a kit to make fun spider web decoration.

Ages 10-18

While supplies last

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Morning Book Club: The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
10:00 AM

In this epic masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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

 
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MCL's Virtual Library
11:30 AM

Join us for an overview on how you can use and access these major apps (Hoopla, Flipster, Freegal and ELibraryNJ) to download books, movies, TV shows and music. It costs nothing to use these services. It’s all part of the benefits of being a Mercer County Library patron! They can be used on your PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148  
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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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: Hostiles (2017)
2:00 PM

An Army captain helps transport a Native American chief and his family from Arizona to Montana. Along the way, the group of soldiers and Native Americans must learn to work together in order to make their way through dangerous territory. 133 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  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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Sci-Fi Movie: Future World (2018)
6:00 PM

A young boy's mother is dying and beyond the capabilities of any local medicine.

Desperate for an answer, the boy travels across the barren future world wasteland,

scavenging for a cure that is only rumored to exist. Rated R. 90 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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Yoga for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jackie George, certified yoga instructor, RYT 200, teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. If you would like to learn the basic poses typically performed in a yoga class and have them explained to you so you feel more comfortable taking yoga, this series is for you! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each class in the series. Class dates are: Mondays, September 17, October 1, 15, 22 & 29, and November 5, 19 & 26.

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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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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Adult craft - Pumpkin decorating
7:00 PM

Join us to decorate Pinterest-inspired pumpkins.

One pumpkin per person and all materials will be provided.

For ages 18 and up.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook 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  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mystery Book Club: The Surgeon, by Tess Gerritsen
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

A female heart surgeon, terrorized by a serial killer in Boston using the same MO as a killer who attacked her during her internship years in Savannah, works with a detective to solve the crime while trying to stay alive.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Pumpkin Carving & Gourd Display
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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For the Love of Crafting!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Crafters of all skill levels are invited to join our crafting group!

Work on a current project in the company of other crafters.

Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting to work on a project, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments.

Teens welcome!

CONTACT:  Kim Luke  (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 17, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 1, 15, 22 & November 5, 19, 26. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Elder Investment Fraud & Preparing for Retirement
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The New Jersey Bureau of Securities presents a lecture about learning to spot fraudulent investment activities and how to prepare for retirement.

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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A.M. 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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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

 
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Introduction to Pixlr for the Web
2:30 PM

Learn the basics of using Pixlr, a free photo editing software available on the Web.

Learn how to crop and resize, as well as make adjustments and add effects to photos.  

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration required.

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Upcycling: Glittered Book Page Leaves
6:00 PM

Use old book pages and glitter to make fun sparkling leaves for fall.  Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang
7:00 PM

This short story collection delivers dual delights of the very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—with some sense of normalcy. Next sci-fi book title is: Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Early Modern Era & its Impact on Western Society
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Vijay Joshi will speak about the history of the Renaissance, Reformation, & Enlightenment as it relates to ideas in Western society. Vijay is a retired medical school professor whose hobby is study of Western civilization, with a focus on historical and philosophical aspects.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Top 10 Cost Effective Home Renovation Projects
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

You can have an HGTV-perfect home! Discover renovation projects that will bring you the most return on your investment, the best places to shop for amazing things for your home, current trends in paints, kitchens, and baths, and some inexpensive tips and tricks you can implement right away. Presented by Olga St. Pierre, Keller Williams Real Estate.

Registration requested.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Adult Craft -- Pumpkin Wine Glass
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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

 
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Fall prevention and awareness
10:30 AM

Home safety in and around your house: fall prevention and awareness

In the world of computers, tablets and smartphones, one must always step back and remember the fundamentals of everyday living. By reinforcing the potential dangers in your own home that could possibly cause injury, experts at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center will help you learn about the simple mishaps at home that may end or severely limit your independence. They will also provide tips on how to prevent these mishaps, which will keep you safe and improve your quality of life for many years to come.

Presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

Registration is suggested but not required.

 

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are many spaces available.
 
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Gardening Book Club *NEW*
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 Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Green thumb not required.

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  609.737.32610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Paper Crafts with Lonie
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

Lonie Leong of Paper Creations will guide you in creating a craft using paper and other materials.

All materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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The Jazz Age and the Dawn of American’s Culture Wars
7:00 PM

America is more divided than ever before...or is it?  In fact, the culture wars raging around us are not new. They have a history, and it is one that goes farther back than you might think. Come hear Dr. Erica Ryan, Associate Professor of History at Rider University, discuss the deep divides of the Jazz Age as she presents timely information from her new book The World Broke in Two: The Roaring Twenties and the Dawn of America’s Culture Wars. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Embroidery Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

The Embroidery Circle is open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. Bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiderers.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Group *NEW*
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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Yarnworks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing 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 October 18, 2018
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Drawing From Your Imagination
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Learn to draw your own picture using felt-tip pens, with the guidance of local artist Marge Rosen. This program is part 3 of a three-part series.

All materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Fall Book Sale
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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

 
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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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Afternoon Movie
12:30 PM
Won't You Be My Neighbor (2018). (Fred Rogers). Rated PG-13; 94 minutes.
This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."  A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook 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  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Famous, and Not-So-Famous, Patents
7:00 PM

The talk presented by Ronald J. Campbell, Ph.D., Esq. will cover a wide variety of patents, ranging from a few really bizarre and/or humorous patents, as well as some of the more significant patents, especially those that have had the most extensive commercial and socioeconomic impact.  Having had two 25-year careers, the first as an industrial-R&D, Ph.D. scientist, and then as a patent attorney, with technological innovation being the common thread of these two careers, the presenter’s own personal stories relating to some of the patents will also be covered. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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College Financial Aid Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Kevin Simme of College Funding Alternatives will discuss the admissions and financial aid processes and how to maximize your financial aid package.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 40 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 is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday October 19, 2018
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Ten Best Informational Websites
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Have you ever needed a reliable review of a product or information about a medication you’ve been prescribed? Learn about some trusted websites you can use to find the information you need.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Join musician and teacher Jaclyn DiLouie of Mercer ARC to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required! Drums and instruments provided or feel free to bring your own. No registration is necessary.

Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Friday Morning Bookies: Forty Autumns by Nina Willner
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 Adult Program

A former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family--of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Independent Film Screening: The Rider (2018, R)
1:00 PM

With Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau and Lilly Jandreau. After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. Runtime: 104 min.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drum Circle: Fall Series
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Fall Book Sale
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Isha Yoga for Beginners
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. This session offers simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance.

Benefits:

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

Open to all! Please bring yoga mat and/or towel.

This session is brought to you by Isha Foundation, aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

No registration necessary.

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

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

Learn simple and powerful yoga postures to improvestability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Bring a mat or large towel. English instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.

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
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Guided Meditation
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the fall. 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
Sunday October 21, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Dinner (2017, R), with Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Steve Coogan. Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed. Runtime: 120 min.

No admission fee!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday October 22, 2018
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Basics of Microsoft Excel
11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148  
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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: Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program 

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Yoga for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jackie George, certified yoga instructor, RYT 200, teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. If you would like to learn the basic poses typically performed in a yoga class and have them explained to you so you feel more comfortable taking yoga, this series is for you! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each class in the series. Class dates are: Mondays, September 17, October 1, 15, 22 & 29, and November 5, 19 & 26.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 17, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 1, 15, 22 & November 5, 19, 26. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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A.M. 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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Geeks and Gadgets
2:00 PM

Members of the MCLS IT department will answer your questions about PCs and tablets,

or library services such as eBooks and audio books. Bring in your electronic devices for troubleshooting,

and get consumer tips if you’re considering purchasing a new computer or device. 

If you have the manual for your device, please bring that, too. 

For best service, we suggest you email your questions to support@mcl.org at least a few days before the event.

Preregistration required.

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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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Medicare Open Enrollment: Changes for 2019
7:00 PM

Learn how to how to choose the right 2019 plans for your needs. This program will help you understand the Medicare cost and coverage options, and save money. Presented by Mary McGeary, director of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), NJ Division of Aging Services.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Movies for Adults -- Amityville Horror (1979)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A family move into a Long Island house that seems to be haunted by its previous owners. R, 117 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 Craft Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program 

Join us in creating an autumn decoration for your home. Materials provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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PowerPoint Basics
2:30 PM

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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Evening Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
6:30 PM

A group of women plans a jewel heist at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala. 

Ages 13 and up.  Rated PG-13.  110 minutes. 

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

Preregistration preferred.

 

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We know that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

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 15 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults -- Amityville Horror (1979)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A family move into a Long Island house that seems to be haunted by its previous owners. R, 117 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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Behind the Scenes of Paranormal Investigations: Help for the Haunted
7:00 PM

Presented by Joanne Emmons, founder of Paranormal Consulting & Investigations of New Jersey. Come behind the scenes with PCINJ to learn what they do when they get called in on a case. Learn what they do to help the haunted by spending a little time in our world – one where things really do go bump in the night! Discover the history and ghostly stories of the spirited Gladstone Tavern, and the results of their amazing investigation.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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College Admissions
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program 

Learn about the college admissions process. Presented by C2 Education of Princeton.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 40 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Group *NEW*
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 October 25, 2018
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HV Quilters
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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An Afternoon at the Movies-Only the Brave
1:30 PM

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.  Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, and Jeff Bridges.  2017; Rated PG-13; 140 minutes.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Are You at Risk of Breast Cancer?
7:00 PM

Breast cancer occurs more frequently in women, but that doesn’t mean men are completely in the clear. Both men and women are invited to this invaluable presentation by Mary Kiensicki, RN, CBCN, Breast Health Navigator at Princeton Medical Center’s Breast Health Center. Learn about breast cancer prevention as a man or woman, including: risk factors, how to reduce your risk, early detection and screening recommendations. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Historic Haunts of Central Jersey
7:00 PM

What ghosts roam within the historic sites and buildings of central New Jersey? Gordon Thomas Ward, author of Ghosts of Central Jersey, will entertain you with historical facts and ghostly phenomena that entwine the past with the present. 

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday October 26, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Only the Brave (2017, PG-13), with Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Runtime: 134 min.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have materials on hand for those just starting out.  All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Movie: Strangers on a Train
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

Rated PG; 1951; 101 minutes

Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other’s victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders, save the casual meeting of strangers on a train. Haines doesn’t take the plan seriously, however, until his wife is suddenly murdered, and Anthony appears to demand that Haines keep his part of the bargain.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 40 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Paper Crafts with Kelly *NEW*
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Registration requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Bucket Book Club: Blindness, by Jose Saramago
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Guided Meditation

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Paint-a-Canvas-for adults!
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 15 spaces available.
 
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Posture for a Pain-Free Back
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gokhale Method Teacher, Roberta Cooks, MD, offers a free posture workshop, including techniques to reduce back pain, neck pain, and other muscle or joint pain. Dr. Cooks' hands-on workshop offers techniques to help prevent muscle and joint degeneration and injury, increase your energy, stamina, and flexibility, and reduce stress and improve your appearance.

Registration requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell 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
 
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Guided Meditation
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the fall. 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
Monday October 29, 2018
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Library Apps
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program 

Learn how to use library apps for downloading ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, and magazines to your tablet, laptop, or smartphone.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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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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Yoga for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jackie George, certified yoga instructor, RYT 200, teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. If you would like to learn the basic poses typically performed in a yoga class and have them explained to you so you feel more comfortable taking yoga, this series is for you! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each class in the series. Class dates are: Mondays, September 17, October 1, 15, 22 & 29, and November 5, 19 & 26.

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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 Night Book Group: Devil in the white City by Erik Larson
6:30 PM

Erik Larson intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer

who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.

Preregistration preferred. 

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Princeton Cemetery: Virtual Tour
7:00 PM

Presented by Eve Mandel of the Historical Society of Princeton. Get into the Princeton spirit with a virtual tour of Princeton Cemetery, referred to as the “Westminster Abbey of the United States.”  Hear the fascinating stories, accompanied by images of the final resting places, of many of Princeton’s prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, a vice president, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 46 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.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Evening Book Group: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 Adult Program

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

Registration is required. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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A.M. 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

 

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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Scrapbook Paper Pumpkin
6:00 PM

Use scrapbook pages to make a 3-D pumpkin decoration.  Ages 15 and up.  Preregistration required.

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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College Funding Workshop
7:00 PM

Discover how to take control of the financial aid process and why picking the right college matters. This seminar will teach you how to receive all the money you are entitled to, and how to avoid costly mistakes. Presented by Kevin Simme, author, and founder of College Funding Alternatives.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Early Modern Era & its Impact on Western Society
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Vijay Joshi will speak about the history of the Renaissance, Reformation, & Enlightenment as it relates to ideas in Western society. Vijay is a retired medical school professor whose hobby is study of Western civilization, with a focus on historical and philosophical aspects.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Making the Most of Special Education for Your Child
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Erica Twitchell M.B.A., a local special education advocate, leads the second part of this two-part session for parents with children in special education. This hands-on second session focuses on guiding parents in creating an organized master file related to their child's journey in special education. At the end of this workshop, the parent will feel better able to advocate on their child's behalf.

The series may also be beneficial for parents, who are interested in the process of special education.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall 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  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Halloween Movie – The Birds (1963)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Director Alfred Hitchcock's thriller centers on a California coastal town under avian assault. PG-13, 120 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion: Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program 

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family with the Great Depression underway. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 for information or to register.

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
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Brooklyn Bridge-Brooklyn Heights
2:00 PM

Discover the history of these two iconic areas of New York. Learn about one of the greatest battles of the American Revolution that took place in Brooklyn Heights, how the Brooklyn Bridge came to symbolize modern America, and more. Presented by Marty Schneit, born and bred New Yorker, historian and licensed NYC tour guide.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Sunday November 4, 2018
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Take the Trolley
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A presentation by Lawrence Township Historian, Dennis Waters on the early 20th century trolleys in the Princeton/Trenton/Lawrence/Hopewell area, with a concentration on Hopewell and Pennington.

Co-sponsored with The Hopewell Valley Historical Society & Hopewell Museum.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Monday November 5, 2018
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Yoga for Beginners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jackie George, certified yoga instructor, RYT 200, teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. If you would like to learn the basic poses typically performed in a yoga class and have them explained to you so you feel more comfortable taking yoga, this series is for you! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each class in the series. Class dates are: Mondays, September 17, October 1, 15, 22 & 29, and November 5, 19 & 26.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, September 17, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: October 1, 15, 22 & November 5, 19, 26. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-882-9246  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Saturday November 10, 2018
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Holiday Card Making Class
10:00 AM

Learn to make a winter scene card that can be used for many occasions. Class participants will create a card using creative folding, rubber stamping, wet embossing, die cutting shapes, sponging edges and masking. Presented by Alicia Vincelette, card maker for 22 years.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday November 12, 2018
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Veterans Day Observed
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM