List of Events

  

Tuesday June 19, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Literature Lovers' Book Discussion: My Brilliant Friend
11:00 AM

The story of two women growing up outside Naples, their friendship, and their nation. 

Preregistration preferred.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Movie: Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle
12:30 PM

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2018) Starring Dwayne Johnson. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. 

 Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. No registration.

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

One of the greatest risks within the senior population, both physically and financially, relates to a fall event.  This workshop provides an understanding of the implications of and associated risks for falls in the older adult population.  Includes tips on how to create and implement a fall prevention program and demonstrates exercises that promote strength, endurance, balance and flexibility, all necessary to promote safety in the older adult population. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: In the Garden of Iden, by Kage Baker
7:00 PM

In the 24th century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life for profit. It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, and trains them to serve the Company, Dr. Zeus. One of these is Mendoza the botanist. She is sent to Elizabethan England to collect samples from the garden of Sir Walter Iden. But while there, she meets Nicholas Harpole, with whom she falls in love. Next sci-fi book title is Transformation by James Gunn . Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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The Healthy Heart
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

T. John Mercuro, M.D., F.A.C.C. will address heart attack symptoms, myths about preserving heart health, and choices you can make to keep your own heart healthy.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.  Dr. Mercuro earned his medical degree from Rutgers University, U.M.D.M.J. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Presbyterian Philadelphia Heart Institute. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at U.M.D.N.J. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as well as an Adjunct Professor, Cardiology Section at Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA.

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 June 20, 2018
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Adult Craft -- Patriotic Door Hanging
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration required.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Join us in the Kindness Rocks project by painting a happy picture or saying on a smooth rock. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Excel Beginner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Embroidery Circle
7:00 PM

Open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. Bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

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.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Excel Intermediate
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 4 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 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
Thursday June 21, 2018
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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
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Excel Beginner
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Excel Advanced
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Improve Your English
6:30 PM

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

CONTACT:  Twin Circulation  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 PM

All the Money in the World (2017, R), with Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg. The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. Runtime: 132 min.

No admission fee! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 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
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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The Sinking of the Titanic
7:00 PM

At 11:40 pm ship’s time, April 14, 1912, the White Star liner Titanic hit an iceberg south of Newfoundland. Only 712 passengers and crew survived, mostly women and children. Inquiries were held, but many questions still remained. Michael A. Hyduk, an amateur historian and PADI Scuba instructor, will address these and other questions in his presentation and describe a stunning conclusion. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Book Talk: Still Life, by Louise Penny
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program   New program! We meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month. 

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s just a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache knows something isn’t quite right and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless hunter.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on May 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:  mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday June 22, 2018
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Fiction Writing Workshop: Website Design
10:00 AM

Join Donna Wolfe for a continuation of the discussion with Simone Metz in which we explore what we plan to get out of our author’s website. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Excel for Beginners
10:30 AM

Type information into a spreadsheet to organize it. Add and resize columns and rows to improve readability. Merge and center to place the title over your data. Review basic ribbons and different ways to save the file. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Relaxing Art
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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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 May 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
2:30 PM

Perform simple calculations and practice formatting. Save time with the fill handle- it’s easy! Copy data to a new sheet and figure out how sales can be improved using our realistic spreadsheet. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 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  609-989-6920  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
Saturday June 23, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Writers' Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Detached Yet Involved Insight Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Many feel being detached might make them cold or uncaring. But in reality, not only can it save us from emotional disturbance but it also gives others the space to grow and build their self-confidence. Let’s explore together how to be detached yet involved, loving and caring towards others.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

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

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Anime Aficionados – Darling in the FRANXX
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us as we watch the first three episodes of this year’s mecha, sci-fi anime, Darling in the FranXX.

Plot Summary: In the distant future, humanity has been driven to near-extinction by giant beasts known as Klaxosaurs, forcing the surviving humans to take refuge in massive fortress cities called Plantations. Children raised here are trained to pilot giant mechas known as FranXX—the only weapons known to be effective against the Klaxosaurs—in boy-girl pairs. Bred for the sole purpose of piloting these machines, these children know nothing of the outside world and are only able to prove their existence by defending their race. (Source: My Anime List)

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

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 June 25, 2018
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Super Foods and Cancer Prevention
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A registered dietitian with University Medical Center at Princeton’s Nutrition Program will discuss foods that help promote optimal health by lowering the risk for chronic diseases and cancer.

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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CANCELED: Beyond Facebook: Discovering Social Media Sites
11:30 AM

The world is more connected than ever! Facebook is only the tip of the social media iceberg. Join us for an overview of some popular social media websites you may not have heard of. These websites will allow you to keep yourself informed of the latest news and keep yourself connected to like-minded people. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

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

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

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

The group will be discussing Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
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: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
6:30 PM

Bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession:

how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

Join us for our monthly meeting.

Pre-registration preferred. 

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just drop in!

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@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  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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The History of New York City's Skyscrapers
7:00 PM

Presented by Kevin Woyce, author, photographer, and lecturer specializing in regional American history. Using original photographs and historic images, he will tell the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers, from the 1890 New York World building to the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings. He will explain how and why they were built, and introduce the architects and businessmen whose visions shaped the world-famous skyline. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 40 spaces available.
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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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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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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Free Immigration Legal Clinic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

Adult Program

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all are welcome regardless of experience. Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Class size is limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
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 June 27, 2018
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PowerPoint Basics
10:30 AM

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults -- The Big Sick (2017)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Pakistani-American man falls for white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents. R, 119 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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Classic Movie Matinée: The Searchers (1956)
2:00 PM

When Comanches kidnap his two nieces, a rootless, bigoted, Confederate veteran goes after them, accompanied by a young ranch hand, on a perilous quest that lasts five years. 

Rated NR.  Runtime 119 minutes. 

Ages 15 and up. 

This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.  Preregistration preferred.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Summer 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 -- The Big Sick (2017)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Pakistani-American man falls for white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents. Rateed R, 119 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
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg.  No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Quilting Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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Improve Your English
6:30 PM

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

CONTACT:  Twin Circulation  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 PM

The Greatest Showman (2017, PG), with Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron. Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Runtime: 105 min.

No admission fee!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 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
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Madama Butterfly Goes to Paris; Isabella Gardner goes to Japan
7:00 PM

Madama Butterfy is the featured opera in the 2018 edition of the Princeton Festival.

In the five short decades between Admiral Perry's arrival in Yokohama Harbor and Madame Butterfly's first appearance as a character in an American short story, a great wave of enthusiasm for all things Japanese swept the world:  art, fashion, home decor and collecting were all captivated by 'Japonism'.  Marianne Grey, a Docent at the Princeton University Art Museum, will take us traveling with Mark Twain, Henry Adams, Isabella Stewart Gardener, John LaFarge and Lafcadio Hearn as they explore Japan.  We will also eavesdrop on what Japanese visitors to America have to say about their adventures in the New World. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tai Chi
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that provides huge health benefits to people of all ages and all physical capabilities.  Instructor Gang Huang, PhD (chemistry) will share with the audience some general knowledge about Tai Chi and will offer participants ample opportunities to follow along with him as he demonstrates movements. Dr. Huang has learned and practiced Tai Chi for many years under the guidance of Grand Masters Yang Jun, Chen Zhenglei, and Chen Yu in China and has been teaching Tai Chi since 2015. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on May 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
Friday June 29, 2018
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Special Screening: Black Panther (2018, PG-13)
1:00 PM

With Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o. T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. For adults 18 years and up. Runtime: 134 min.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Afternoon Movie: Murder on the Orient Express
2:00 PM

Murder on the Orient Express (2018) Starring Kenneth Branagh. PG-13. 114 minutes.

From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 May 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
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  609-989-6920  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
Saturday June 30, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing 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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Isha Yoga & Meditation
3:00 PM

The Isha Foundation, an international non- profit organization founded by Sadhguru, is offering this Yoga and Meditation workshop. Learn physical postures, breathing methods and meditation techniques to improve your overall wellbeing. No previous knowledge of yoga required. Limited space.Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
Monday July 2, 2018
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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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Jersey Transit Concert
7:00 PM

Performing without instruments, acapella ensemble Jersey Transit sings a repertoire of songs taken from jazz standards to reggae to R&B to today’s pop. The ensemble has been around for more than 25 years, with some of the original members still in the group. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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 June 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:  mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@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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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  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Organize Your Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Attend this open-forum workshop and learn where you can look to create order and establish balance in your life.

Gayle Gunn motivates and empowers others to simplify their lives, reducing disorganization and stress.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Thursday July 5, 2018
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Bollywood Workout
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: The Teacher (Slovakia & Czech Republic, 2016)
6:30 PM

A middle school teacher greets her new students by asking each to announce what his or her parents do for a living. Soon, it becomes apparent that her pupils’ grades are tied to how helpful their families can be with favors, both big and small. 103 min. Not rated. Slovak with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 PM

Hostiles (2018, R), with Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi. In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Runtime: 134 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Résumé Review
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:30 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
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday July 6, 2018
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First Friday Film -- The Dark Tower
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A gunslinger battles the sinister Man in Black in a fantasy world that connects to Earth. PG-13, 95 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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Movie: Walk the Line (2006)
2:00 PM

Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. 

Traces Johnny Cash's childhood, including his distant father to his early attempts at a music career. At this point in his life he marries his girlfriend Vivian. During a tour with singer/musicians Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, he encounters singer June Carter, and his love for her, and her rejection of him through the years, spurs him into drugs, drinking, and depression. June is both a sassy spitfire singer whose charm breaks hearts and eventually becomes a sympathetic friend who tries to help Johnny get over her. A true love story of two country music stars. Rated PG-13. 136 minutes

No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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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Drum Circle: Summer Series
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday July 7, 2018
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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 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Stress Management & Breathing Techniques
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

This guided meditation workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use breath to realize your full potential, manage your emotions, and live a happier life. Sponsored by the Art of Living Foundation.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga for Success
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. These sessions offer simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. Instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.

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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Sahaja Yoga Meditation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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 June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Monday July 9, 2018
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Résumé Review
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

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

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration begins June 11. Call 882-3148.

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

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

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

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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Senior Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All our welcome to attend the monthly Senior Book Club. Please contact Diane Miller at dmiller@mcl.org or 737-2610 to find out this month’s title.

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:  Diane Miller  609.737.2610  dmiller@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sci-Fi Movie: Robocop (1987)
6:00 PM

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force

as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Rated R.  102 minutes.  Preregistration preferred.

This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  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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NJ Marijuana Legalization
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Nick Scalera of NJ Cannabis Consulting will discuss the U.S. legal recreational marijuana market and describe the legalization process currently underway in New Jersey. This informational seminar will identify potential opportunities for various types of organizations and provide interested parties with a set of immediate-action items. Mr. Scalera has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of business management and marketing; he is not an advocate for the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Craft Circle for knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, quilters +
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Bring a current project and work on it 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
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Essential Oils 101: Summer Wellness Guide
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Registration requested.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Literature Lovers' Book Discussion: Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
11:00 AM

The book discussion has been moved to Tuesday, June 19 at 11:00 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Getting the Most of the Library Website & Catalog
2:00 PM

Learn how to navigate the library’s website and catalog effectively to yield the best results. How to place holds, renew items you have checked out, request museum passes, about library apps like hoopla, Overdrive, Flipster and Freegal and much more. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 20 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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Adult Craft: Burlap Flower Wreath
6:00 PM

Use colorful burlap fabric to make a flower wreath for your front door. 

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Libraries Rock Concert
6:00 PM

Celebrate the summer reading program with a concert featuring local band JB Rocks. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the music! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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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Mental Math
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Using visualization, learn to add numbers from left to right to calculate up to 6-digit sums! We’ll then move on to subtraction, multiplication, and division. This method improves your concentration, focus, and memory skills. Deepali Bidwai has more than 5 years’ experience teaching math to adults, both online and in a classroom setting. All adults are welcome.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Brown Bag Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We're back to fiction again! Drop in with your lunch & join our discussion on a fun summer read: "Where'd You Go Bernadette?" by Maria Semple.

Beverages & a light dessert will be provided.
No registration necessary.
Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association
CONTACT:  Kim Luke  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Paper Crafts with Lonie
2:00 PM

Please register. Limited seating.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Summer 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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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. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 11 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  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Socrates Cafe
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Bookworms & Wiggle Worms Book Club & Play Group
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This month's title, "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

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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CookTalks: Small Batch Canning
11:00 AM

Learn how to safely and deliciously can using honey, maple, coconut sugar and other natural sweeteners with Marisa McClelllan.  She’ll show you how to make a small batch of honey-sweetened blueberry jam.  She’ll also demonstrate how to use the boiling water bath method for safe, shelf-stable preservation. Marisa McClellan is a food blogger, cookbook author, and canning teacher based in Center City Philadelphia.  Her books include Food in Jars, Preserving by the Pint, and Naturally Sweet Food in Jars. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Afternoon Movie
12:30 PM
The Black Panther (2018). (Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o). Rated PG-13; 135 minutes.
A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technology advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world.  Now he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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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
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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 June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Improve Your English
6:30 PM

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

CONTACT:  Twin Circulation  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 PM

Game Night (2018, R), Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler. A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. Runtime: 100 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Classical Indian Dance Workshop: an introduction
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us in this introduction to the tradition of classical Indian dance.

We’ll learn a little history, see some clothing & instruments and then learn some simple steps before we’re done.

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 8 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 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
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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African-American Author Spotlight -- Eric Jerome Dickey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our book group, which celebrates the contemporary African-American author. This month we'll discuss Eric Jerome Dickey’s Sleeping with Strangers and Walking with Enemies from the Gideon Series.

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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Book Talk: Educated, by Tara Westover
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program   New program! We meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month. 

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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:  mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Pelvic Floor Disorders
7:05 PM - 8:00 PM

Pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence, frequency, pelvic organ prolapse and constipation, are common conditions faced by both men and women. In many cases physical therapy can help improve quality of live. Join Fatima Shad, PT< DPT and Katrina Health, PT, DPT, both physical therapists specializing in pelvic wellness. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 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 June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Friday July 13, 2018
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Make a Wine Bottle Tag
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program

Join Lonie Leong in making a wine bottle tag and card to match. Wine bottle tag can be used for your next wine gift to family or friends for any occasion. Use your imagination to design your own tag and card. We provide materials. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Relaxing Art
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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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 15 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  609-989-6920  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
Saturday July 14, 2018
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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 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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SCORE Princeton: Small Business Seminar
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.

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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.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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
Monday July 16, 2018
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Morning Book Club: Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout
10:00 AM

These nine linked tales about people who overcome miserable childhoods, severe losses, disheartening marriages, and war trauma to experience moments of amazing grace offer comfort and reassurance. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

No registration 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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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. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 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 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Investment Fraud
2:00 PM

This presentation by Arlene Ferris-Waks with the New Jersey Bureau of Securities, will empower attendees to become safer investors and learn about ways to protect themselves against investment fraud. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Adult Movie: 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
6:00 PM

Inspired by the true story of the Israeli rescue mission after the hijacking

and hostage-taking of Jewish passengers held in Entebbe, Uganda. Rated PG-13.  106 minutes. 

Preregistration preferred.  

This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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End of an Era: The Sinking of the Andrea Doria
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A special two hour presentation by local maritime historian Michael Hyduk with new insights on what happened the night of July 26, 1956 when the Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm in a fog 50 miles off the coast of Nantucket. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Paint-a-Canvas-for adults!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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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Adult craft - Plastic bag baskets
7:00 PM

Upcycle plastic grocery bags by weaving them into a small basket.  All materials will be provided.  For ages 13 and up.

Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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NJ Native Plant Gardening
7:00 PM

Presented by Judith Robinson, co-founder of the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Learn how you can transform your property into a garden that is beautiful, supports our pollinators, and requires less maintenance by using choices of native flowers, bushes, ground covers, and trees. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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The ABCs of DNA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Walter Choroszewski shares his experience with DNA testing and teaches you how to discover the hidden treasures in your DNA. As a former science educator, Walter decodes the confusing science of DNA and translates it into common language. He compares genetic testing companies and shows you how to find your genetic relatives, biogeographical origins, and so much more! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Gardening Book Club *NEW*
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert. 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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@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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Science Fiction Book Club: Transformation, by James Gunn
7:00 PM

Riley and Asha have traveled across the galaxy, found the Transcendental Machine, and been translated into something more than human. They’ve returned to Earth and won over the artificial intelligence which once tried to destroy the Transcendental Machine. Now they must save the fringes of the Federation. Next sci-fi book title is All the Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Senior Moving Workshop
7:00 PM

The idea of downsizing and moving can feel extremely overwhelming. 

This informative workshop will cover topics such as:  where to start, what to do with all your possessions,

and who will handle the actual move.  Participants will leave with concrete,

actionable information to feel in control and less stressed. 

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

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Twin Circulation  609-443-1880  
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness for Depression & Anxiety
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

There are moments in life that are trying, painful and difficult to endure, leaving us with feelings of anxiety and depression. Practicing mindfulness can teach you to turn these challenging emotions into sources of strength. Join Julie Sprotzer, LSW, primary therapist with Princeton House Behavioral Health Women's Program-Eatontown, and learn how to identify and improve your ability to cope with anxiety and depression.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Adult Craft -- Wind Spirals
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration required.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Word Advanced
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Resize and reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects, and insert symbols. Learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word Intermediate functions is required. Signup for adults 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Mary Astarita  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Make a plastic bag dispenser out of vintage fabric. Limited space. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 1:18 PM     
 
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Publisher
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Create documents with an emphasis on design, such as calendars, flyers, greeting cards, resumes, and advertisements. Work with pages, text, text boxes, and pictures. This class is for Publisher beginners and intermediate users who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration begins June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Mary Astarita  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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The Short of It -- Doris Lessing
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Doris Lessing and her short stories, “Through the Tunnel,” “Debbie and Julie,” and “No Witchcraft for Sale.”

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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College Financial Aid Workshop
7:00 PM

Kevin Simme of College Funding Alternatives will walk you through how the admissions and financial aid processes work and how to maximize your financial aid package. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 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  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Medical Marijuana in New Jersey; Who Can Use It? How Do You Get It?
7:00 PM

Presented by Ken Wolski, RN from the Coalition for Medical Marijuana of NJ. Do you, or does a loved one, qualify for medical marijuana in New Jersey? Come learn all about this important alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Come with questions! Ken has worked as a registered nurse for the past 42 years.  His clinical experience includes professional employment in psychiatric hospitals, community hospitals, university hospitals, public health, and the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 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 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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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
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Improve Your English
6:30 PM

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

CONTACT:  Twin Circulation  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 PM

The 15:17 to Paris (2018, PG-13), with Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone. Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Runtime: 94 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 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
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Jazz, Pop & Rock: The New Jersey Connection
7:00 PM

From Sinatra to the Shirelles to Springsteen, from Count Basie to the Four Seasons, New Jersey has had a significant impact on jazz, pop, and rock! Learn about our state’s contributions to 20th century American music. Presented by Walter Choroszewski, author, lecturer, and state pride advocate.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Shingle Me Out
7:00 PM

Almost one out of three people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime with your risk increasing as you age. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles.  However, you can protect yourself against this painful virus.  Join Aubrie J. Nagy, MD, FACP, board certified in internal medicine as she discusses what causes shingles and how to reduce your risk of developing it. Dr. Nagy is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tech Help
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band
7:05 PM - 8:00 PM

If you like exciting, foot-stomping, hand-clapping music, come hear the Ed Goldberg Band returns playing their traditional Klezmer & International melodies. The music is upbeat, with lots of energy!  Limited seating. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 60 spaces available.
Friday July 20, 2018
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Fiction Writing Workshop
10:00 AM

Join us to have a professional author’s photo taken for your press packet. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Friday Morning Bookies: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Mrs. Ali a foreigner?

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Relaxing Art
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: La La Land
2:00 PM

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.Musical about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams. PG-13. 128 minutes. No registration.

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

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Skin Cancer Screening
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

A nurse from St. Peter’s University Hospital will perform the private screening. On or after June 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@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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Drum Circle: Summer Series
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday July 21, 2018
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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 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Wii Bowling
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program    NEW PROGRAM!!!

Join us for fun, exercise, and refreshments with bowling using the Nintendo Wii console. All adults are welcome. No previous experience necessary. Librarian and Wii enthusiast Dennis Beebe will be available to help newcomers. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Monday July 23, 2018
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration begins June 11. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Windows 10: Your Questions Answered
11:30 AM

Windows 10 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. It provides a new interface and features designed to simplify your connected experience. If you have any questions or if you'd just like to learn more about this software, sign up for a session today. There are no wrong questions! Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 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 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Movie Matinee: Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
2:00 PM

A Mexican holistic medicine practitioner is stranded at a client's house and becomes a somewhat unwilling guest at a snooty dinner party that evening. 83 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Non-Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing The Loyal Son by Daniel Mark Epstein. No registration. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
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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Eating Healthy on a Budget
7:00 PM

Tips on how to buy fruits and vegetables at a low cost, how to plan home meals and save money on food commonly consumed at home. Presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.  Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:40 PM     
 
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Grounds for Sculpture Visits the Ewing Branch Library
7:00 PM

Presented by Grounds for Sculpture Executive Director Gary Garrido Schnieder. Grounds for Sculpture passes are always in demand at the Ewing Branch Library. Join us for a presentation on the past and future of this fascinating park and museum. Along with an overview that includes historical photos, Mr. Garrido will provide insight into future projects at Grounds for Sculpture. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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The Fragrance of Wellness: Intro to Essential Oils
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program    

For thousands of years, essential oils have been used to enhance lives as beauty aids and dietary supplements, and to support spiritual and religious practices. These powerful plant extracts are a path to the lifelong wellness we are committed to helping you discover. Learn the various grades, what to use, and what not to use. Experience essential oils that enhance learning, support the body and mind, and clean the environment.

Nancy Orlen Weber, RN, is a certified clinical aromatherapist and medical intuitive in private practice since 1975. Gifted with psychic abilities, she has received two badges for her work with law enforcement and is seen on eighteen documentaries as a psychic detective.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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
There are 4 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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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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Essential Oils 101
7:00 PM

Presented Andrea Carroll, massage therapist. What are essential oils and how do you use them? Find out how essential oils in your home can benefit your life! Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Tai Chi
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that provides huge health benefits to people of all ages and all physical capabilities.  Instructor Gang Huang, PhD (chemistry) will share with the audience some general knowledge about Tai Chi and will offer participants ample opportunities to follow along with him as he demonstrates movements.

Dr. Huang has learned and practiced Tai Chi for many years under the guidance of Grand Masters Yang Jun, Chen Zhenglei, and Chen Yu in China and has been teaching Tai Chi since 2015. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Blood Drive
11:30 AM - 7:25 PM

Sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Movies for Adults -- Baby Driver
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. Rated R, 113 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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Classic Movie Matinée: Rear Window (1954)
2:00 PM

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window,

and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. 

Rated PG.  112 minutes.  Ages 15 and up.  Preregistration preferred.  

This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch.

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Summer 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 -- Baby Driver
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. Rated R, 113 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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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. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday July 26, 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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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 over only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies- All the Money in the World
1:30 PM

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. Starring Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, and Mark Wahlberg.  Rated R; 132 minutes.



Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 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 18 and over only. Space is limited, so please sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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 June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Improve Your English
6:30 PM

In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading. 

Students should have some knowledge of English. Preregistration preferred.

CONTACT:  Twin Circulation  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 PM

The Commuter (2018, PG-13), with Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Runtime: 105 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 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
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday July 27, 2018
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Effective Doctor Visits
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This presentation walks participants through the steps that should be taken in preparation for doctor visits, as well as what to cover in the time spent with the doctor. By preparing and using the simple tools provided, the visit can flow smoothly and the patient will walk away feeling "heard". Post-visit responsibilities and the "contract" that was made with the practitioner will also be covered. Participants will acquire practical tools to help break the communication barrier between patient and physician. Presented by Michael Salas, an experienced community health representative at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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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Blood sugar screenings and effective doctor visits
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Representatives from Horizon BCBS will be here to provide blood sugar screenings from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, followed immediately by a presentation on having effective doctor visits.

Registration is suggested but not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Foreign Film: Loveless (2017, R)
1:00 PM

With Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin and Matvey Novikov. Best Foreign Language Film of the Year nominee. A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Runtime: 127 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Relaxing Art
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:The Greatest Showman
2:00 PM

Musical. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman. Rated PG. 105 minutes. No registration.

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

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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
Saturday July 28, 2018
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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 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Stress Management & Breathing Techniques
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

This guided meditation workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use breath to realize your full potential, manage your emotions, and live a happier life. Sponsored by the Art of Living Foundation.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 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: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga for Beginners
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn simple and powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. Bring a mat or a towel. Instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.

Registration required.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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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 12 spaces available.
 
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Writers' Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

 

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

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

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

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Anime Aficionados – Golden Kamuy
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us as we watch the first three episodes of this year’s historical adventure, Golden Kamuy.

Plot Summary: In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush on the wild frontier of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. (Source: Anime News Network)

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

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 July 30, 2018
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Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Practicing mindfulness; experiencing the present moment without judgment; can help you manage stress and improve your quality of life. Attend this informative session led by Carolyn Schindewolf, Health Educator with Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness, to learn how mindfulness can help reduce or stop brain chatter and habitual reactions, improve mood and energy, increase focus and mental clarity, and deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of life.

Registration requested.

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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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Learn Languages Through MCL Databases
11:30 AM

The Mercer County Library System offers language learning programs through our online databases. Join Librarian Andrew for an instructional on accessing Rosetta Stone, Mango Languages, and Pronounciator. These databases are FREE for all MCL card holders and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Feel free to ask any technical questions!

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Monday Night Book Group: Down the Nile:Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney
6:30 PM

Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat,

even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way.  

Join us for our monthly meeting.

Preregistration preferred.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Protecting Yourself from the Sun
7:00 PM

Local pharmacist Harshav Raval will discuss what to look for in a sunscreen, the difference between waterproof and water resistant sunscreens; learn about types of ultraviolet rays, what SPF means and how to apply correctly. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Evening Book Group: Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

(Continued from June)

This saga follows the fates of five interrelated families—American , German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

Registration is required. Registration begins on June 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:  mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email:  mastarit@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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Adult Craft: Upcycling at the Library-Accordion Book Organizer
6:00 PM

Use an old book and its pages to make a cool new organizer.

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

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 August 1, 2018
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Paper Crafts with Lonie
2:00 PM
CONTACT:    6094480957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 2:13 PM     
Monday August 6, 2018
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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, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Allergies and Asthma
7:00 PM

Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments of common allergy disorders in this informative program led by Neeti Gupta, MD, board certified in allergy and immunology. Dr. Gupta is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday August 13, 2018
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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, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday August 16, 2018
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An Afternoon at the Movies- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
1:30 PM

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.  Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockewell. 
Rated R; 115 minutes, 2017.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 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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Antiques Appraisals
7:00 PM

Have your “treasures” evaluated! Bring in up to two items – coins, jewelry, toys, etc. - and an experienced appraiser will examine them and discuss them with the class.  Presented by Tom Petrino of Time Traveler Antiques and Appraisals, acting appraiser for the New Jersey State Treasury.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday August 17, 2018
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Drum & Percussion Circle
10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:    6094480957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday August 20, 2018
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Heartfulness Meditation
10:00 AM

First of two practical sessions on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Experience simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques. Reduces stress, calms your mind and improves your quality of life. Please register.

CONTACT:    6094480957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:24 PM     
 
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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, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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New York Skyscrapers
7:00 PM

Do you know the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers? With original photographs and historic images, author, lecturer, and photographer Kevin Woyce discusses the 1890 New York World building, Woolworth, Chrysler, Empire State buildings and more.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday August 27, 2018
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Heartfulness Meditation
10:00 AM

Second of two practical sessions on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Experience simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques. Reduces stress, calms your mind and improves your quality of life. Please register.

CONTACT:    6094480957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Writing your College Application Essay
7:00 PM

What makes a college essay stand out from the rest? Discover how to choose a compelling topic, writing tips, and grammar pitfalls to avoid during this essay workshop. To get you started a short writing session will be provided. Presented by Amy Stern, professional editor and former journalist.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Saturday September 1, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 2, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday September 3, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday October 8, 2018
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Columbus Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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.

Monday November 12, 2018
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Veterans Day Observed
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.

Thursday November 22, 2018
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday November 23, 2018