List of Events

  

Thursday February 22, 2018
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VITA Super Tax Day
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people with lower incomes, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Beginning January 22, schedule an appointment in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Learn how to improve your English speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency.. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Word Beginner:CANCELED
1:00 PM
CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-The Glass Castle
1:30 PM

A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values.  Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.  Rated PG-13; 127 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
The registration period has ended.
 
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Word Intermediate:CANCELED
2:30 PM

Learn to work with several important ribbons (menus) including margins, inserting pictures and page breaks. Please register. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Medicare Workshop
3:00 PM

New to Medicare or wondering what’s new with Medicare in 2018? Come to learn about the different parts of Medicare, what you need to do when and how to get the most out of your Medicare. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers free, local information on how to navigate Medicare and the programs to help with the costs.  Please register. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Adult Movie: Dunkirk (2017)
6:30 PM

World War II film about the rescue of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France. 

Rated PG-13.  Running time:  120 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 29 spaces available.
 
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Alzheimer's Association Seminar
7:00 PM

For centuries, we've know that the health of the brain and the body are connected.  But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.  Join Nicolette Vasco from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Black Lives Matter: The John Woolman Effect
7:00 PM

John Woolman, an abolitionist and a Quaker preacher, was born in 1720 and his family’s estate was located between Burlington City and Mount Holly. In this presentation Al Corbett, a researcher and history buff, particularly in the areas of African-American and 20th-century African history, will discuss how Woolman’s essay “Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negros” and his road from New Jersey to North Carolina helped create the moral environment to abolish slavery. Registration 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 January 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.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Internet Security
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Joshua Stone, owner of Princeton Tiger Tech, will teach you how to browse the Internet safely while taking the necessary precautions to stay virus- and malware-free on all your devices. 

PrincetonTigerTech.webs.com 

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
Friday February 23, 2018
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

Class dates are: January 26, February 2, 9, 16 & 23.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Afternoon Movie: The Mountain Between US (2017)
2:00 PM

Oscar Winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba star in this suspense drama about two strangers who become stranded on a remote, snow covered mountain following a plane crash. Forced to trust each other to survive the extreme elements, they begin a perilous journey through hundreds of miles of wilderness. Rated PG-13.  112 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 January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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 February 24, 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.

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

Please bring 5 pages of a work in progress to discuss.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers 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. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Rise In Love Insight Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

When we think of love we mostly think of receiving it from outside. Let’s try to shift our focus from receiving to giving and see how our life changes for the better. Many times we put conditions on our love. Other times we give our love in measures. We give more to some and less to others. Of course we have our reasons for behaving in such a manner but is it really for the best? Join us as we explore together what love really is and how to create loving relationships with everyone at home, work or anywhere else.

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

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Sunday February 25, 2018
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Black Hickory Month Movie: Hidden Figures (2016)
2:00 PM

 As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.  Starring Octavia Spencer and Taraji Henson. Rated PG. 127 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Mountain Between Us (PG-13), with Idris Elba, Kate Winslet and Beau Bridges. Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Runtime: 112 min.

No admission fee!

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday February 26, 2018
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Morning Book Club
10:00 AM

"Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly

The true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Registration is suggested. 

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Open Computer Lab
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and take advantage of Hollowbrook Community Center's re-opened computer lab.  Work on your own with a librarian nearby to help as needed.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Computer Basics: Open Lab
11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Lunch Time 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 American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
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: Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
6:30 PM

Follow Chef Gabrielle Hamilton's extraordinary journey through the places she has inhabited over the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, and the kitchen of her beloved Italian mother-in-law. 

Preregistration is preferred.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM

The group will be discussing Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

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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Evening Book Group: The Great Bridge, by David McCullough
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

First published in 1972, The Great Bridge is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time—the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. 

Registration required.  Registration begins on January 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, 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: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Beginning Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 

Mira Desai has been teaching yoga for more than 30 years. Join her for a 1 1/2 hour session that includes breathing exercises  and meditation. Please register.

 
CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appoinment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide at Hopewell Branch of Mercer County Library; call 609.737.2610 for appointments: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, February 6 to April 17, 2018.

AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but we can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines.

We e-file Federal and state returns; also we fill out PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence 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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Tuesday Night Yoga -- CANCELED
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a towel. Class is limited to 15 participants. (Please Note: This class will be made up on Tuesday, March 27th.)

All eight classes open for registration on Wednesday, January 17th. Registration is required for each class in the eight-week series.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Upcycling at the Library: Infinity T-Shirt Scarf
6:00 PM

Use an old t-shirt to make an infinity scarf. 

Please bring an old t-shirt to craft with. 

Ages 15 and up.  Preregistration is required.

 

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 5 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

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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CANCELED Bollywood Dance
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Dancing is an expression of art, as well as being a great way to get and stay healthy and happy. Choreographer Pooja Bindal will lead you in dancing to Bollywood tunes. Pooja has choreographed and performed at Naach Revolution, India Fair, Discover India, WWP’s Got Talent, HindiUSA and others.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor 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 February 28, 2018
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Black History Month Film Festival: Loving (2016)
11:00 AM

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage

in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. 

Rated PG-13. Running time:  123 minutes. Pre-registration is 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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Movies for Adults -- Dean
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Dean is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans. (94 minutes, Rated PG-13.)

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Novelist Plus: What do I Read Next?
2:00 PM

Learn how to use this library database for book recommendations and reading lists. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Movie
3:00 PM
Despicable Me 3 (2017). (Steve Carrell, Kristen Wigg, Trey Parker). PG; 90 minutes.
Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

Popcorn will be served.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Movies for Adults -- Dean
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dean is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans. (94 minutes, Rated PG-13.)

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 26 spaces available.
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Evening Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Come join us in the evening for guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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 March 1, 2018
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Book Worms & Wiggle Worms
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and young children can join us for a book club for adults and play time for little ones in Hightstown Library's Community Room.

Adults will discuss this month's book Visible City by Tova Mirvis.

While spying on her neighbors with her son's toy binoculars, Nina becomes entranced with the subjects of her secret vigils until she encounters them in the real world and must decide whether to let them into her life or not.

No registration required.

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

Adult Program

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:30 PM     
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 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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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Glory (Bulgaria, 2016)
6:30 PM

Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity. Not rated. 101 min. Bulgarian with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence 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 February 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Friday March 2, 2018
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Tax Prep
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Free face-to-face tax preparation for individuals and families with income of less than $60,000 a year. Provided by United Way of Greater Mercer County. Call 609 448-0957 for an appointment.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Get Balanced: Don't Fall (balance screening following lecture)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Each year, one in three people over the age of 60 experience a fall. Many of these accidents can be prevented with the right exercises and some simple changes in habits and environment. Join Patricia O’Shea, PT, DPT, MSPT, CEAS, and Physical Therapist with University Medical Center of Princeton’s Outpatient Rehabilitation to learn how to improve your balance and what you can do to prevent falls. A balance screening with limited space will be provided after the lecture.

Registration required for Balance Screening following presentation.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Women's History Month Film Series
1:00 PM

Norma Rae (1979, PG, 104 min.), with Sally Field, Beau Bridges and Ron Leibman.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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First Friday Film -- Nocturnal Animals (2016)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A woman reads a disturbing novel by her ex-husband, and believes it was inspired by their marriage. (116 minutes, Rated R)

No registration necessary.

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 circle 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 February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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
 
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Drum Circle: Winter 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 March 3, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Hand Embroidery for Beginners
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get acquainted with the basic materials and techniques then dive into learning a variety of basic stitches. Your first embroidery project will be a small stitch sampler. All materials will be supplied.

Ages 14 & up.

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

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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SCORE Princeton
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Registration requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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New York City During World War 2
2:00 PM

Learn how the city and its inhabitants coped during wartime, and about the German American Bund, the troop ships Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, the Manhattan Project, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Stage Door Canteen, and more.  Presented by Marty Schneit, New York City tour guide, lecturer, and native New Yorker. 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Women's History Month Film: Suffragette (2015)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A working-class laundress in 19th-century London joins the fight for women's suffrage. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Brendan Gleeson, and Anne-Marie Duff. (106 minutes, Rated PG-13.)

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Sunday March 4, 2018
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Movie: Battle of the Sexes
2:00 PM

Rated PG-13; 121 minutes.  2017

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around theworld. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Starring Emma Stone & Bill Pullman. No registration.
CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Wonder Woman (2017, PG-13), with Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Runtime: 141 min.

No admission fee!  

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday March 5, 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 February 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Basics of Microsoft Excel
11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Lunch Time 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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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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The World of St. Patrick
7:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Michael Norris, former educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through art and archaeology, you'll meet the historical Saint Patrick and the Ireland he knew. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing 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 encouraged, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22.

 

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

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, 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: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Beginning Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Instructor Mira Desai has 30 years of experience in yoga. Join her for an introduction to basic yoga and meditation. Class is ½ hours. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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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! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appoinment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide at Hopewell Branch of Mercer County Library; call 609.737.2610 for appointments: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, February 6 to April 17, 2018.

AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but we can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines.

We e-file Federal and state returns; also we fill out PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence 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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Tuesday Night Yoga
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a towel. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, and March 6 & 20.

All eight classes open for registration on Wednesday, January 17th. Registration is required for each class in the eight-week series.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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DIY Vanilla Sugar Coconut Body Scrub
6:00 PM

Use household ingredients to learn to make a luxurious in shower body scrub to pamper yourself with. 

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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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The Five Wishes: A Discussion of End-of-Life Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

It can be challenging to make sound decisions during difficult times, but understanding the choices that are available can help reduce the stress and anxiety. Learn how hospice and palliative care programs provide help and support; their similarities and differences; and how they can make a positive difference.

Liz Cohen, LCSW, Hospice Social Worker with the Hospice Program of Princeton HomeCare, will present this invaluable program, which will include ample time to answer your questions.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Yoga for Success
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Learn this simple yoga practice in just 15 minutes. Practice it daily for 5 minutes—in your home, office, or anywhere!

You will also learn Meditation for Success, a 20-minute guided meditation designed by Sadhguru, founder of the international non-profit Isha Foundation. Learn to use the power of your mind to “enhance your focus and clarity, and hardwire you with the confidence to succeed in everything you do."

This program is open to all adults and does not require any fitness level or yoga experience.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Paper Crafts for Adults
11:30 AM

New time!

Join Lonie Leong in creating a spring flowers card and envelope. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Paper Crafting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

Lonie Leong of Paper Creations will assist you in designing a beautiful, artistic greeting card. Just bring your imagination—we will provide all supplies. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Innovations that Changed the World: An Introduction to the David Sarnoff Collection
7:00 PM

Presented by Florencia Pierri, assistant curator of the Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey. Long before the rise of Silicon Valley, New Jersey scientists and engineers formed the core of the nation's electronics industry. This talk will explore the evolution of some of the fascinating technologies developed in the Garden State, and the role played by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in their production and promotion.  Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Julia Child Says . . . Bon Appetit!
7:00 PM

Julia Child was an American cook, author, and TV personality who introduced French cuisine to America. While her public persona is familiar to all of us, this one-woman play is a love story that focuses on her private side, and her relationship with her husband, Paul. Presented by Linda Kenyon, actor and professional narrator.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 20 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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Understanding Nutrition Fact Food Labels
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Food coach Verna Dentino will teach you how to decipher nutrition food labels on products at the grocery store so that you can be an informed buyer. Bring a pen and a calculator.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Evening Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Come join us in the evening for guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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 March 8, 2018
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Word Basics
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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CookTalks: Sauté Your Way to Perfection
11:00 AM

Prepare a chicken breast, salmon fillet or rib or tenderloin steak in less than 8 minutes. Chef Anita Constantine will teach us how to sauté to perfection. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Thursday Movie Matinee: Wonder Woman
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Adult Program

 

Rated PG-13; 141 minutes

Diana, princess of the Amazons, was raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

When a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat.

Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. — IMDB.com

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Brown Bag Book Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy.

Join us for a lunch time book discussion!

Bring your lunch. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown 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 only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins February 22nd.

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

WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat.  Starring Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, and Aneurin Bonnard.  Rated PG-13; 105 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 24 spaces available.
 
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Drawing from your Imagination
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Three part series of lessons. Additional lessons March 15 and 22. Learn to draw your own picture using felt-tip pens with the guidance of local artist Marge Rosen. All materials provided. Please register. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 14 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 February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Divorce Workshop
6:00 PM

Join Kathleen Wood, Esq. of Altman, Legband & Mayrides and Noël Capuano, CPA/CFF,CVA of Friedman, LLP for an interactive discussion about the emotional, legal and financial issues of divorce. Member of the Second Saturday® Network. Registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Keep This, Toss That
7:00 PM

Are you dreading spring cleaning?  Jamie Novak, best-selling author of Keep This Toss That, will present an informative and humorous program to show you how to clean out your closets, organize your space, make your piles of paper disappear, and stay motivated!

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Circle: Margaret Atwood
7:00 PM

Regarded as one of Canada’s great living writers, Margaret Atwood is a poet, novelist, and humanist. Atwood first came to public attention as a poet in the 1960s with several important poetry awards. Over the years, she published more than fifteen books of poetry. Her poems are always written in a fluent free verse, in robust, clear language, addressing the central tension between opposites-self and other, subject and object, male and female, nature and man. In her later poems, Atwood uses grief and loss to move even more deeply into survival territory, and allows the readers greater latitude in interpretation. Her poetry was praised for its lean, symbolic, thoroughly Atwoodesque prose honed into elegant columns. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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African-American Author Spotlight
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our newly formed group, which celebrates the African-American author. This month we'll discuss contemporary African-American author, Terry McMillan's The Interruption of Everything.

Registration is requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Book Talk: Atonement, by Ian McEwan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Book Talk  New program!

Atonement, by Ian McEwan

Join us to discuss books of interest to you! For the first session, March 8, we’ll discuss Atonement, selected by librarian Mary Astarita.

Come ready to discuss the book and to suggest book titles for the next Book Talk meeting, on April 12. We’ll take a poll to determine the next month’s read.

Book Talk will meet monthly, on the second Thursday of the month.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday March 9, 2018
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Free Tax Help
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Get your tax return done for free with trained volunteers from the United Way of Mercer County. 
This program is for households with income under $65,000. 
Appointment is required—please call 609-443-1880.
 

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Resume Review
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Medicare Workshop
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Key Topics Covered:

  • What's Changed for 2018?
  • 5 Biggest Mistakes Made by Most Medicare Beneficiaries.
  • Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage Plans.
  • How do Medicare Supplement Policies Work?
  • How do Medicare Prescription Drug programs work?
  • When must you sign-up for Medicare to avoid late enrollment penalties and coverage gaps?
  • What are the legislative changes being proposed to Medicare in the future?

Presented by Lauren Marie Orlosky, Medicare Insurance Specialist, from Seniors Advisors.

Registration suggested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Women's History Month Film Series
1:00 PM

Frida (2002, R, 123 min.), with Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina and Geoffrey Rush.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing 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 February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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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Laugh Yoga:CANCELED
3:00 PM

Laugh yoga has many health benefits. The yoga breathing, in combination with laughter exercises, brings more oxygen to the body and makes you feel energetic and stay healthy. Presented by Atrium Health and Senior Living. Please register. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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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 March 10, 2018
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VITA Super Tax Day
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people with lower incomes, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Schedule an appointment in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
2:00 PM

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

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

Please bring 5 pages of a work in progress to share with other writers.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday March 11, 2018
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Movie: Marshall
2:00 PM
 
About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases. Starring Chadwick Boseman. No registration.
 
2018. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes 
CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Albert Nobbs (2011, R), with Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. Runtime: 113 min.

No admission fee!  

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday March 12, 2018
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Lunch Time 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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Special Movie Presentation: In America (2002, PG-13)
1:00 PM

With Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou. A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child. Runtime: 105 min.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movie Matinee: Dunkirk (2017)
2:00 PM

WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat. 105 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sci-Fi Movie Night: Escape from New York (1981)
6:00 PM

In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding,

and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison.

When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president is taken hostage by a group of inmates.

Rated R; 106 minutes.

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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Fitness with Bob
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

Come and enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, of Bob's Fun Fitness LLC, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob’s program incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, strength, and relaxation.

Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

No need to register--just walk in.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Art of Living Yoga & Meditation
7:00 PM

Discover how to relax and recharge your mind and unlock your full potential through gentle stretches, breathing and guided meditation. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 19 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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Into the West: The Irish Come to New Jersey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Thomas Callahan, Jr., Professor of History emeritus at Rider University in Lawrenceville, will discuss his findings about Irish emigration to New Jersey, which he discovered while researching his own Irish ancestry. Dr. Callahan authored I’m Sending a Shamrock to Remind You of Home: Roscommon Families and the Irish Diaspora 1860-1950 (Dublin: Glasnevin, 2013), and his research interests center on late-19th and early-20th century Ireland and Irish emigration to the United States.

Registration requested.

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

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

For adults & teens ages 14 & up.

 

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

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, 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: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Beginning Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Instructor Mira Desai has 30 years of experience in yoga. Join her for an introduction to basic yoga and meditation. Class is ½ hours. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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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! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appoinment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide at Hopewell Branch of Mercer County Library; call 609.737.2610 for appointments: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, February 6 to April 17, 2018.

AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but we can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines.

We e-file Federal and state returns; also we fill out PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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PowerPoint Basics
2:30 PM

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration required. 

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Understand Your Social Security Benefits
3:00 PM

As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever to understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your retirement plans. This informative seminar will show you how and when to apply for Medicare, Social Security and other topics. Please register. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Foreign Film: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program

Italian; PG-13; 2007; 118 minutes

 A Sicilian farmer falls in love with a worldly British woman while both are attempting to emigrate to America. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Upcycling: Scrap Fabric Rag Doll
6:00 PM

Use left-over scraps of fabric to make a cute little rag doll for a little someone in your life. 

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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.

There will also be health information & activities for children.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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CANCELLED-What Are Your Symptoms Trying to Tell You? Decoding the Language of the Body
7:00 PM

Come learn how to understand what your body is telling you through your emotional and physical symptoms, and how to tap into your own energy reserves to return to a state of harmony and balance.  Presented by Jody Levy, transformative coach and advanced Reiki III Practitioner.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Home Composting
7:00 PM

Join Rutgers Landscape & Nursery for a home composting program.  Learn what composting is, the science behind it, how to start a pile, and a recipe for composting.  Come and discover the importance of this sustainable and environmentally meaningful step you can take in your own home! Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Bollywood Dance Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Bollywood Dance Class

Dancing is an expression of art, as well as being a great way to get and stay healthy and happy. Choreographer Pooja Bindal will lead you in dancing to Bollywood tunes. Pooja has choreographed and performed at Naach Revolution, India Fair, Discover India, WWP’s Got Talent, HindiUSA and others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Celtic Music w/ Ian Gallagher
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day as Ian Gallagher returns with more of his spritely Celtic music.

No registration necessary.

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 March 14, 2018
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Adult Movie: Marshall (2017)
2:00 PM

Biopic of Thurgood Marshall. 

Rated PG-13.  Running time:  118 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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The Short of It
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our newly formed discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Frank O’Connor and his short stories, “Guests of the Nation,” “First Confession,” and “The Mad Lomasneys.”

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Excel Beginner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Women's History Month Program. Eleanor Roosevelt
7:00 PM

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States.

Linda Kenyon is back with her one woman play about this famous woman. Dressed in period costume, Linda will tell the story of her life. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 35 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 February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Evening Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Come join us in the evening for guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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 February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday March 15, 2018
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Afternoon Movie
12:30 PM
Victoria & Abdul (2017). (Judi Dench, Ali Fazal). PG-13; 112 minutes.
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road
6:30 PM

This lecture presented by Rock Historian Vincent Bruno will follow in the steps of The Beatles as they embark on their historic journey starting with their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, progressing to the excitement of Beatlemania, and ending with their remarkable recordings at Abbey Road Studios.  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 February 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.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Bollywood Workout
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday March 16, 2018
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Fiction Writers’ Workshop: John Altman: Rules for Writers
10:00 AM

Join thriller writer John Altman for a discussion of rules for writing suspense fiction. You may or may not choose to follow these rules, but they are good tools to have at your disposal! John Altman is the author of seven spy thrillers that have sold over a quarter million copies around the world. Registration suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Friday Morning Bookies: The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Friday Morning Bookies

Sisters Miranda and Annie quite unexpectedly find themselves the middle-aged products of a broken home when their mother, Betty, is dumped by her husband of nearly fifty years.

Exiled from her elegant New York apartment by her husband's new mistress, Betty is forced to move to a small, run-down beach cottage in Westport, Connecticut, owned by her wealthy and generous Cousin Lou. Joining her are Miranda, who is escaping scandal, and Annie, who dutifully comes along to keep on eye on her capricious mother and sister.

As the sisters mingle with the suburban aristocracy, love starts to blossom for both of them, and they find themselves struggling with the dueling demands of reason and romance.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Women's History Month Film Series
1:00 PM

Frida (2002, R, 123 min.), with Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina and Geoffrey Rush.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movie: American Made
2:00 PM
 
A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s. Starring Tom Cruise. No registration.
 
2017. Rated R. 115 minutes
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 February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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
 
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Drum Circle: Winter 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 March 17, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Women's History Month Read-In
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month by sharing or listening to excerpts by female novelists, activists, poets, etc. of your choice. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yoga for Beginners
2:30 PM - 4:00 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 suggested. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Word
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
Sunday March 18, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

American Made (2017, R), with Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson and Sarah Wright. The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. Runtime: 115 min.

No admission fee!  

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday March 19, 2018
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Morning Book Club: Nora Webster, by Colm Toibin
10:00 AM

Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Toibin’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it. Registration is suggested. 

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lunch Time Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. 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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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

No need to register--just walk in.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Adult craft - Spring button art
7:00 PM

Make a spring tree on canvas with paint and buttons.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation
7:00 PM

Presented by Jim Rose. Life in today’s world is stressful.  People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind.  Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life. This lecture includes a short meditation sitting. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Sending Your Child to College: How to Pay for It
7:00 PM

This workshop will help you define a college saving goal that’s right for you, determine today’s cost and payment options, and navigate the complex financial aid landscape. Presented by Brian Reiss, CFP®, CMFC® of Three Bridges Wealth Advisors-Ameriprise Financial. Please register. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Financial Planning for Higher Ed
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Nama Soukouna, financial advisor at Edward Jones, will discuss the features and benefits of 529 higher education savings plans, questions to consider as you establish goals for a college savings plan, and how to get started.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Mystery Book Club
7:05 PM - 8:00 PM

The group will be discussing The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
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. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, 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: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday March 20, 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! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appoinment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide at Hopewell Branch of Mercer County Library; call 609.737.2610 for appointments: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, February 6 to April 17, 2018.

AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but we can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines.

We e-file Federal and state returns; also we fill out PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell 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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Tuesday Night Yoga
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a towel. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, and March 6 & 20.

All eight classes open for registration on Wednesday, January 17th. Registration is required for each class in the eight-week series.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Adult Craft: Salt Dough Hearts
6:00 PM

Use salt dough and paint to make a pretty hanging decoration for your home. 

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Geeks & Gadgets
6:30 PM

Members of the Mercer County Library System’s IT department will answer your questions about PCs and tablets, or library services such as eBooks, audio books, or the catalog. Bring in your electronic devices for troubleshooting, and get consumer tips if you’re considering purchasing a new computer or device.  If you have the manual for your device, please bring that too! We suggest you email your questions to support@mcl.org at least a few days before the event. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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 February 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.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: Abbadon’s Gate, by James S.A. Corey
7:00 PM

For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark.  As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them. Next sci-fi book club title is: Hominds by Robert J. Sawyer. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence 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 March 21, 2018
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Adult Craft
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Powerpoint
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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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 only, Space is limited. Registration begins February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Mary Astarita  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Create a colorful bouquet using twigs and baubles. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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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 February 22nd.

CONTACT:  Mary Astarita  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Excel Basics
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Embroidery Circle
7:00 PM

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

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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Medicare and You
7:00 PM

Find out what you need to know about Medicare! Who qualifies, what’s covered, what are the costs? Learn about Medicare A, B, and Part D, and how Medicare Supplements differ from Medicare Advantage Plans. Presented by Anthony J. Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group and licensed broker specializing in the senior market.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Melting in the Pot
7:05 PM

Raj Vora, author of the “Melting in the Pot” blog, will lead a discussion group to share relevant tips, strategies and information to help immigrants adjust more easily to life in the United States. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Evening Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Come join us in the evening for guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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 March 22, 2018
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VITA Super Tax Day
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people with lower incomes, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Schedule an appointment in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-Victoria and Abdul
1:30 PM

Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.  Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, and Eddie Izzard. Rated PG-13; 112 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 24 spaces available.
 
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Healthy Habits for a Healthy You
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

 

Learn the benefits of taking good care of yourself as you age, and learn strategies to age well in the following areas:

·         cognitive activity

·         physical health and exercise

·         diet and nutrition

·         social

 

The presentation will be given by Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association, Marlton, NJ.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 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.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Adult Movie: Stronger (2017)
6:30 PM

Based on the true story of one of the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. 

Rated R.  Running time:  116 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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Women of Peace and Preparedness: The Use of Motherhood and Maternalism in World War I
6:30 PM

Lisa Mastrangelo, Professor of English at Centenary University, will look at how the idea of Maternalism was used to restrict women from being actively involved in World War I. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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12 Theories of Who Kidnapped the Lindbergh Baby
7:00 PM

Bruno Hauptmann was convicted and executed for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr; but did he do it? As more sources have become available, some serious questions have come up. Was Hauptmann part of a gang? Was Lindbergh himself involved? Did Al Capone engineer the crime?    Presented by Jim Davidson, historian, researcher, and Lindbergh expert.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Retirement on Your Own Terms
7:00 PM

This workshop will help you make your retirement dreams/goals a reality. Learn about important dates and deadlines with your retirement plans; how to prioritize your retirement saving and spending plans; identify risks and create a meaningful legacy. Presented by Brian Reiss, CFP®, CMFC® of Three Bridges Wealth Advisors-Ameriprise Financial. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Animal Rescue
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Registration is requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Medicare Basics
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Anthony Williams, licensed insurance broker for BGA Insurance, will discuss what is—and is not—covered by Medicare Part A and Part B. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 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.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday March 23, 2018
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Women's History Month Film Series
1:00 PM

The Rosa Parks Story (2002, NR, 97 min.), with Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James and Tonea Stewart

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Ten Best Informational Websites
1:30 PM

Have you ever needed a Consume Reports review of washers and dryers or information about a medication you’ve been prescribed? Learn about some trusted websites you can use to find the information you need. Please register. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Movie: Only the Brave
2:00 PM
 
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. No registration.
 
2017. Rated PG-13. 133 minutes
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 February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Saturday March 24, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 more than 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 February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register. 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Writers' Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please bring 5 pages of a work in progress to share 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 suggested. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Sunday March 25, 2018
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Grey Lady (2017, R), with Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan. A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, but he finds more than he bargained for. Runtime: 107 min.

No admission fee!  

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday March 26, 2018
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Google: Unknown Features
11:30 AM

Google is a great search engine, but it also has a cool collection of tools and features that aren’t immediately obvious. Join Librarian Andrew for a presentation on the services other than web searching that Google offers. You will learn how to explore space, plan flights, and make use of the many other handy tools that are available. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Lunch Time 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 The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris 1830 to 1900 by David McCullough. 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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Family Movie
3:00 PM
Coco (2017). (Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt). PG; 109 minutes.
A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

Popcorn will be served.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Breast Cancer Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center offers an informal presentation and Q&A on how to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Registration requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Monday Night Book Group: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
6:30 PM

For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Azar Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every

Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature.

Join us for our monthly meeting to discuss this fascinating book.  

Preregistration 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 walk in.

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 Sinking of the Titanic
7:00 PM

There are many questions surrounding the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Why was the ship speeding through an ice field? Why did the “unsinkable” ship sink in only 2.5 hours? Why didn’t a nearby ship respond to their distress call?  Whey were so many life boats launched at less than capacity? Join maritime historian Michael A. Hyduk who will address these and many other questions based on his research and analysis and describe a stunning conclusion! Sponsored by 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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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Evening Book Group: Tapestry of Fortunes, by Elizabeth Berg
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

Evening Book Group

Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen--and three roommates.

The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a road trip to find again the people and things they miss. One woman wants to connect with a daughter she gave away at birth; another wants to visit her long-absent ex-husband; a third woman, a professional chef, is seeking new inspiration from the restaurants along the way. And Cecilia is looking for Dennis Halsinger, the man she never got over, who recently sent her a postcard out of the blue.—Provided by publisher

Registration required. Registration begins on February 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday March 27, 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! 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appoinment only)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide at Hopewell Branch of Mercer County Library; call 609.737.2610 for appointments: Tuesdays, 10am-1pm, February 6 to April 17, 2018.

AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but we can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines.

We e-file Federal and state returns; also we fill out PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Classic Movie Matinée: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
2:00 PM

Come for an afternoon matinee and watch and Old Hollywood classic. 

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 30 spaces available.
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Tuesday Night Yoga
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a towel. Class is limited to 15 participants. (Please Note: This is a make up class for February 27th.)

All eight classes open for registration on Wednesday, January 17th. Registration is required for each class in the eight-week series.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell 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.

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

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

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

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Bollywood Dance Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Bollywood Dance Class

Dancing is an expression of art, as well as being a great way to get and stay healthy and happy. Choreographer Pooja Bindal will lead you in dancing to Bollywood tunes. Pooja has choreographed and performed at Naach Revolution, India Fair, Discover India, WWP’s Got Talent, HindiUSA and others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Movies for Adults -- The Glass Castle (2017)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values. (127 minutes, Rated PG-13) 

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, this workshop will cover:

  • The facts and myths regarding aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia;
  • The common risk factors and causes; and
  • The stages of the disease and current treatments.

Preregistration required.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movies for Adults -- The Glass Castle (2017)
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values. (127 minutes, Rated PG-13) 

No registration necessary.

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

Learn how to handle difficult conversation around some of the most common issues that arise regarding Alzheimer’s or Dementia.; how to plan ahead to reduce stress and about helpful resources to enhance quality of life for people suffering from the disease. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey. Please register. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • Mindfulness of breathing, body, thoughts, and emotions
  • Cultivating self-awareness, loving kindness, and compassion skills
  • Managing stress and controlling negative impulses and thoughts
  • How mindfulness can contribute to a greater sense of well-being
  • The science behind mindfulness
  • How you can improve emotional intelligence through mindfulness
  • How mindfulness can boost your workplace performance
  • How mindfulness can improve relationships

Each class includes a 1-hour learning session followed by an optional 30-minute practice session and group discussions.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Evening Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Come join us in the evening for guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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 March 29, 2018
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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PowerPoint for Beginners
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn how to create a basic presentation, how to add new slides, text and images. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 4:27 PM     
 
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Adult Movie: Get Out (2017)
6:30 PM

When a young African American man visits his white girlfriend’s family,

he discovers a sinister reason for the invitation. 

Rated R.  Running time:  103 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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Required Minimum Distribution
7:00 PM

Timely for the tax season, Tracey Lacatos, a Financial Advisor at David Lerner Associates, will talk about what is a required minimum distribution, why is it necessary to take it at 70 ½, why it goes up each year, how to plan for it and if it is possible to convert the IRA to a Roth. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Women’s Movement: Current Trend & Its Roots
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Colleen Murphy, local journalist and graduate of TCNJ’s WILL (Women in Learning & Leadership) program, will discuss the current women’s movement and its roots.

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

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
Friday March 30, 2018
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday March 31, 2018
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Mindfulness
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Why is everyone talking about mindfulness? In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness through a series of lecture, guided mindfulness practices, reflections, and group discussions. Whether you are new to mindfulness or very skilled at it, you can benefit from this class. This course will teach mindfulness topics such as:

  • What mindfulness is
  • <