List of Events

  

Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Science Fiction Book Club

Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg

This 1970 science fiction story is a tale of the quest for transcendence (a frequent Silverberg theme) set on another planet, and includes references to Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad's classic tale of colonialism. Its title references Ecclesiates 3:21 in the Bible.

Next sci-fi book club title is: Nightside the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Library Apps
2:00 PM

Learn how to access free magazines, movies, music and books directly on your device through the Mercer County Library System. This includes ebooks and audiobooks using Overdrive, magazines using Flipster; music on Freegal and movies and books using hoopla. Bring your device, charged and ready to go! and your library card. Limited space.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Word Basics
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration is required. 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There is 1 space 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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Felt and Pinecone Owls
6:00 PM

Use pinecones and felt to make an adorable little owl to sit on your shelf. 

Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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 October 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 17 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 October 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 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.

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 October 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday November 22, 2017
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Computer Basics: Open Lab
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Anime Aficionados -- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us and watch the first three episodes of the action, mecha, Sci-Fi series Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionPlot Summary: The year is 2017 of the Imperial calendar and parts of the world are uner the control of the Holy Britannian Empire. Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled Britannian prince, encounters a strange girl known as C.C., who gifts him with a great and terrible power. The Geass. With this powerful ability, Lelouch can get anyone to do as he wills. But the power of Geass: is it a blessing…or a curse?

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

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Thursday November 23, 2017
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
All branches are closed.
Friday November 24, 2017
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Day After Thanksgiving
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Saturday November 25, 2017
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Attitude of Gratitude Insight Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
It’s not happiness that brings us GRATITUDE. It’s gratitude that brings us HAPPINESS. The root of joy is gratefulness. "To say we feel grateful is not to say that everything in our lives is necessarily great. It just means we are aware of our blessings." ~Dr. Robert Emmons
 
Gratitude helps us realize what we have and this can lessen our need for always wanting more. In this session, facilitated by library staff member Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, we will discuss different ways to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

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

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Sunday November 26, 2017
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Movie: The Big Sick
2:00 PM

Starring Kumail Nanjiani. Rated R. 120 minutes.

Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.
No registration.
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Paterson (2017, R), with Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, and Rizwan Manji. A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. Runtime: 118 min.

No admission fee!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday November 27, 2017
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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.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

The group will be discussing Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard. No registration.

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

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

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Monday Night Book Group: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monday Night Book Group: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. 

When Kathy and her friends leave the safe grounds of the school, they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. 

Join us for our monthly meeting. 

 

Registration preferred.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Yoga
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Eliza Hammer teaches this four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: November 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Registration for each individual class is required.

Registration opens for all classes on Monday, October 30th

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Yoga 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 October 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 16 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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Evening Book Group: Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

Evening Book Group

Jane Austen's first novel is the story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense nor sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
Tuesday November 28, 2017
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Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy and vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Led by certified yoga instructor Anuradha Puri. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 8 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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movies: Wonder Woman (2017)
12:30 PM
 
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
 
PG-13. Starring Gal Gadot. 141 minutes.
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Writers Support Group
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

No reigstration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Free Immigration Legal Clinic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

The American Spirit by David McCullough. 

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

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Movies for Adults -- Silence
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Two 17th-century Jesuit priests travel to Japan to locate their mentor, who has allegedly renounced his faith. There, their devotion is tested when they discover that Japanese Christians are being systematically exterminated. (Rated R; 161 minutes)

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult Craft
2:00 PM

Join us in creating some beautiful hanging snowflakes. Limited space448. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movies for Adults -- Silence
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Two 17th-century Jesuit priests travel to Japan to locate their mentor, who has allegedly renounced his faith. There, their devotion is tested when they discover that Japanese Christians are being systematically exterminated. (Rated R; 161 minutes)

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Embroidery Circle
7:00 PM

Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft knowledge, 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. Ages 14 and up. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Author Visit: Mysterious New Jersey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join New Jersey Author Peggy Erhart on a tour of mystery novels whose settings range from New Jersey’s Pine Barrens and Chesapeake Bay region to the state’s cities, suburbs, and small towns.  Peggy will discuss the work of authors such as Janet Evanovich, Harlan Coben, Robin Hathaway, Chris Grabenstein, and Richard Price. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 43 spaces available.
 
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Gratitude: The Key to Changing Your Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Jyotima Prasad has overcome a life full of challenges, such as Takayasu disease. Born in India and currently living in Princeton, Jyotima has traveled the world, learning to count her blessings along the way. Learn from her life-transforming journey how gratitude has helped her discover the beauty in others and in life, and how gratitude can change your life, too.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
Thursday November 30, 2017
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-Gifted
1:30 PM

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.  Starring Chris Evans, McKenna Grace,Lindsay Duncan, and Octavia Spencer. 
Rated PG-13; 101 minutes, 2017.

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Come Write In: A NaNoWriMo Event
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hopewell Township Branch is participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a project aimed at encouraging would-be novelists to finish their first drafts. The Branch is hosting a series of writer drop-ins on Thursdays in November from 6:30-8:30pm.

Each Thursday, writers are encouraged to visit the drop-in space to work on their drafts in a supportive environment.

Coffee and sustenance provided!

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Movie: Beatriz at Dinner
6:30 PM

A holistic healer attends a wealthy client’s dinner party, where the differing viewpoints of the guests

provoke strong discussions from different viewpoints. 

Rated R (2017).  Running time:  82 minutes.   

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

 

Registration is preferred.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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The Virtuoso Classical Guitar
7:00 PM

Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz will present an evening devoted to Romantic and Contemporary Virtuoso Masterpieces for the classical guitar. Nineteenth Century Virtuoso Guitar works from France, Italy, and Vienna, will be followed by Contemporary compositions by some of America’s greatest living composers.

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

Adult Program

Lynda K. Dillman, FIC, MSM, financial associate at Thrivent Financial, will teach you:

  • Why you need an estate plan
  • Strategies to plan for incapacity, including special healthcare directives
  • Fundamental information about wills, trusts, and life insurance
  • Key tax basics, including an overview of the federal gift tax, estate tax, and generation-skipping transfer tax

You'll also receive a free workbook created just for this presentation. The workbook contains key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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Home Buyers Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Achieve the dream of homeownership! Michael Crismali and Carlos Iglesia of Alterra Home Loans will lead a workshop, giving prospective homebuyers the confidence to get started when the time is right. Topics will cover common misconceptions about obtaining a mortgage, do’s and don’ts once you’ve decided to move forward, as well as a high level overview of the timeline of the home buying process from contract to closing.

Registration is requested.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Friday December 1, 2017
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Gift Wrapping @ the Library
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The library will provide wrapping paper, ribbons, and tape. Come wrap your holiday gifts in peace and quiet while supplies last!

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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First Friday Film -- Everything, Everything
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A sheltered teenage girl develops a relationship with the boy next door, and their romance eventually inspires her to venture into the outside world. (Rated PG-13; 96 minutes)

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday December 2, 2017
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Drum Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Treat yourself to a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.

This is an adult program; children are welcome to accompany their parents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Seeds to Sew: Conscious Buying Impacts Lives
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ellyn Ito, Founder and Executive Director of local nonprofit – a member of the Fair Trade Federation – Seeds to Sew International, will discuss the impact that Seeds to Sew programs have in rural Kenya and how they affect communities here in America. Learn how the programs involve our local communities, encourage local prosperity, challenge the norm, encourage upcycling, and inspire conscious buying.

Seeds to Sew is focused on improving the lives of women and girls in impoverished communities through access to education and economic opportunities. The nonprofit is based in Hopewell, NJ and has operations in 3 subsistence farming villages in rural Kenya. Their programs enable women to learn how to sew, become empowered and independent, and girls bead bracelets or learn local crafts as a way to pay for school tuition.

With the domestic marketing and distribution efforts of the program’s Kenyan-made products, in the latter half of 2018, Seeds to Sew will implement a Mercer County-based program that will provide an opportunity for survivors of domestic violence or those recently released from incarceration to re-enter the workforce.

Registration requested.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Poetry Reading
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Young poets share their poetry along with members from The Cool Women Poets, including Judy Michaels, a Dodge Foundation poet and former poet in residence at Princeton Day School.

Registration is requested.

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Sunday December 3, 2017
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10 Crucial Days: Princeton and the American Revolution
1:30 PM

Presented by Barry Singer of the Princeton Historical Society. Starting with a quick summary of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War, some of the major initial battles, and the Retreat across New Jersey, this talk will feature the extraordinary events of the ten crucial days of the War, starting with Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware and culminating in the Battle of Princeton on January 3rd, 1777.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Movie: The Beguiled
2:00 PM

The Beguiled (2017): (Nicole Kidman). Rated R; 94 minutes

At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday December 4, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Resume Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring your resume on a flash drive or in writing and a librarian will critique it for grammar and content. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Free Gift Wrapping
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yoga for Active Aging
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 November 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Holiday Cookies
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to dress up your cookies with easy, festive & decorative touches with culinary instructor, Sofia Milner. After her demonstrations everyone will have the opportunity to decorate the cookies provided.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Evening Book Group: Holiday Party & Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

Evening Book Group

The group will have a holiday party and talk about favorite books and authors.     

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy and vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Led by certified yoga instructor Anuradha Puri. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 13 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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Free Gift Wrapping
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Oscar's Longevity Stick
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The “Longevity Stick” regimen incorporates a series of 12 movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, breathing capacity and vitality. William Traubel will give a hands-on workshop, showing the mechanics and method behind the Longevity Stick. Sticks will be provided.

Registration is required.

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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Pinecone Elves
6:00 PM

Use pinecones and felt to make cute winter elves.  Ages 15 and up.

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Art of Living Yoga & Meditation
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Travel & Entertainment Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

The group will finalize plans for a Thursday, December 7, trip to Boxwood Hall, Elizabeth, NJ. This historic site has many distinctions, one of which is accommodating George Washington on his journey to his presidential inauguration in NYC, on April 23, 1789. Join your neighbors and brush up on NJ history, have a bite, and socialize a bit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Holiday Movie - A Christmas Carol (1938)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Dickens' classic about miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, and learns the meaning of the true spirit of the holiday. (Not Rated, Running time: 68 minutes)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Papercrafts with Lonie
2:00 PM

Join us in designing cup coasters using ceramic tiles and decorative paper glued on with Modge Podge. Limited seating. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

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. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing Saint Maize by Jami Attenberg. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday December 7, 2017
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Bollywood Workout
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Word Basics
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration is required. 

 

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

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 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 holiday or greeting card. Just bring your imagination—we will provide all supplies. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Free Gift Wrapping
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Free Gift Wrapping
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers 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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Gift Wrapping @ the Library
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The library will provide wrapping paper, ribbons, and tape. Come wrap your holiday gifts in peace and quiet while supplies last!

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult Movie: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
6:30 PM

The sequel to the environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth.  Rated PG. Running time:  100 minutes.    

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

Registration is preferred.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: 1944 (Estonia, 2015)
6:30 PM

Estonia's official Oscar submission for the year 2016, “1944” centers on the bloodiest battle on World War II's Eastern Front. Estonian soldiers find themselves torn between two mighty powers with some heading towards the Red Army and others finding themselves pledging allegiance to the Waffen SS. 100 min. Not rated. Estonia, Russian and German with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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TED Talk: View & Discuss
7:00 PM

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks are short video lectures given by experts in their fields. Join us in our monthly viewing related to a thought-provoking topic. After the lecture there will be a guided discussion among the group. Attendees are not required to participate and are welcome to stay and listen to the thoughts of others. This month's talk is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Résumé Review
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Solar Power
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Greg Zomick of Skyline Solar will conduct an informational seminar on solar panels. He will explain exactly how solar power works, the benefits of having solar power, and the different options available to consumers. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.  

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Friday December 8, 2017
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Resume Review
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Free Gift Wrapping
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Documentary Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
1:00 PM

With Al Gore, George W. Bush, John Kerry. A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Runtime: 92 min.

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

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

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday December 9, 2017
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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. Call 882-3148. 

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

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

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday December 10, 2017
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Holiday Harp Performance
2:00 PM

Presented by Liudmila Ivanova. Join us for a special afternoon of lovely holiday music performed by the former principal harpist with the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre and the Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. Ms. Ivanova, who holds a Master’s degree in Harp from the St. Petersburg Conservatory, has performed in more than 4,000 concerts and possesses over 20 years of experience as a harpist. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Movie: Lady Macbeth
2:00 PM

Lady Macbeth (2017): (Florence Pugh). Rated R; 89 minutes

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday December 11, 2017
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Coupon Swap
9:35 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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 November 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Movie Matinee: The Big Sick (2017)
2:00 PM

A Pakistani-American man falls for a white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents.119 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested. 

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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Senior Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue.

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Animation Monday: Steamboy
6:00 PM

In 19th century England, young Ray Steam receives a steam ball, a mysterious,

powerful device, and finds himself in a murderous conflict over its possession.

Rated PG-13; 103 minutes. 

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

Registration preferred. 

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

No need to register--just walk in.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Adult craft - Gift bags
7:00 PM

Use a variety of materials to design one-of-a-kind gift bags.  Just in time for the holidays!  All materials will be provided.

Registration is suggested, but not required. 

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are many 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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sending Your Child to College
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. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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College Admission: Breaking the Barriers
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Whether you’re interested in attending a selective, a highly selective, an Ivy or a Public Ivy, state or local college, or one of “The Colleges That Change Lives,” this seminar is for you.

Mark Walters, president of IvySmartAmerica (ivysmartamerica.com), will share his 30+ years of experience with parents and students. From transcript to profile to essay, he will show students how to stand out from the crowd, and have control and power over the process. He will identify the five most frequent causes for rejection and empower his audience with the tools and pathways needed to turn rejection into selection! 

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy and vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Led by certified yoga instructor Anuradha Puri. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 13 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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Foreign Film: Stalingrad
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program

Stalingrad, Russian; rated R; 2013; 131 minutes

A band of determined Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to a Russian woman who has been living there. The scale of the battle contrasts dramatically with the human drama of the Russian soldiers, the few remaining civilians, and the invaders. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Reindeer Jars
6:00 PM

Use recycled jars, glitter, and some decorations to make a festive reindeer friend to sit on your shelf.

  Ages 15 and up.

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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 November 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Powerpoint
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Excel Basics
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Word
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Holiday Movie - Holiday Inn
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire musical set in a country roadhouse in Connecticut, where it is turned into a nightclub 15 times a year. With Irving Berlin songs, including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas." (Not Rated, Running Time: 101 minutes)

No registration necessary.

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Basics of Microsoft Excel
7:00 PM

Join Librarian Andrew for a tutorial on the basics of Microsoft Excel. You’ll learn how to crunch numbers and spice up your spreadsheets. No need to feel overwhelmed, we will tackle these features at a comfortable pace. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Achieve the Dream of Homeownership
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

This workshop will give prospective homebuyers the confidence to get started when the time is right. Loan officers from Alterra Home Loans will discuss common misconceptions about obtaining a mortgage, and review some of the do’s and don’ts in moving forward. They will also give an overview of the timeline of the home-buying process, from contract to closing.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Thursday Movie Matinee: Christmas in Connecticut
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Adult Program

In her Smart Housekeeping column, Elizabeth Lane provides festive recipes and homemaking hints. But Elizabeth’s got a secret: she has no cooking skills, no Connecticut farm, no adoring hubby, and no baby-makes-three as depicted in her column. She’d better get them, because Elizabeth’s boss has invited himself and a recently returned war hero to her home for Christmas. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Afternoon Movie
12:30 PM
Christmas in Connecticut (1945). (Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet). NR; 105 minutes.
A housekeeping-magazine columnist, as part of a promotional stunt, welcomes a returning war hero into her country estate, the only problem is she's a klutz in the kitchen.  

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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New program: Brown Bag Book Club
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us as we begin a lunch time book discussion group!

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

Call the library after 11/16 for this month’s book title.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-The Shack
1:30 PM

A grieving man experiences a divine intervention while visiting a nearby shack.
Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 132 minutes, 2017.

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Internet for Beginners
2:00 PM

Learn the basics of searching the Internet with web browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.  Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Adult Movie: Baby Driver (2017)
6:30 PM

A getaway driver falls in love and wants to start over but is coerced into working for a crime boss. 

Rated R. Running time:  113 minutes.     

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

Registration is preferred.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Basics of Microsoft Word
7:00 PM

Join Librarian Andrew for a tutorial on the basics of Microsoft Word. You’ll learn how to navigate through its essential features. This course is for absolute beginners and those in need of a refresher. No need to feel overwhelmed, we will tackle these features at a comfortable pace. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Poetry Circle: John Ashbery
7:00 PM

John Ashbery (1927-2017) was recognized as one of the most important and influential poets of the contemporary American literature. He  won nearly every major American award for poetry. In 2011, he was given a National Humanities Medal and credited with changing “how we read poetry”. Ashbery’s phrases always feel newly minted; his poems emphasize verbal surprise and delight, not the ways that linguistic patterns restrict us. He is an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Retiring 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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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 November 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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African-American Author Spotlight: Kimberla Lawson Roby & Eric Jerome Dickey
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, Kimberla Lawson Roby’s A Christmas Prayer, as well as Naughty or Nice by Eric Jerome Dickey.

Registration is requested.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Résumé Writing & Job Search
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

You know you're good at what you do, but you aren't sure how to showcase your knowledge and valuable experience in a résumé that lands interviews.

Certified trainer, speaker, and coach Kalpana Patel will discuss the résumé from the hiring manager’s perspective and what it takes for you to stand out. You will learn how to craft an effective résumé, including what kinds of information to include and where to place it.  Kalpana will also discuss conducting a successful job search, and will give interviewing tips. 

Take the initiative in your job search!

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Fitness for Dummies
7:05 PM - 8:05 PM

Learn how to set your fitness goals, how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals and how to avoid failure. Presented by Ajani Malik ,owner of Snap Fitness. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Friday December 15, 2017
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Fiction Writing Workshop: Open Mic
10:00 AM

We’ve been writing all year. Now it is time to share. We have room for 8 readers. Please keep the selections to under 12 minutes, so there will be time for questions. This session will be facilitated by librarian Donna Wolfe. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Free Gift Wrapping
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM

Drumming is an ancient multi-cultural tradition that is proven to relieve stress and help you stay healthy. Join musician and teacher Jaclyn DiLouie of Mercer ARC to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required! Drums and instruments provided or feel free to bring your own. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Friday Morning Bookies: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

Marie-Laure goes blind at age six, and her father builds her a model of their Paris neighborhood so she can navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to the Brittany coast.

In Germany, an orphan boy named Werner grows up enchanted by a crude radio he finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. His travels eventually lead him to Brittany, where his path converges with Marie-Laure’s.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Oscar's Longevity Stick
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The “Longevity Stick” regimen incorporates a series of 12 movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, breathing capacity and vitality. William Traubel will give a hands-on workshop, showing the mechanics and method behind the Longevity Stick. Sticks will be provided.

Registration is required.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday December 16, 2017
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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. Call 882-3148. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Drum Circle
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Treat yourself to a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.

This is an adult program; children are welcome to accompany their parents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga for Beginners
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn simple and powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Bring a mat or large towel. Bilingual (Spanish & 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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Yarnworks
2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Gift Wrapping @ the Library
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The library will provide wrapping paper, ribbons, and tape. Come wrap your holiday gifts in peace and quiet while supplies last!

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Sunday December 17, 2017
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Movie: Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
2:00 PM

Christmas in Connecticut (1945): (Barbara Stanwyck). Not Rated; 101 minutes

 Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writer. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on "her" farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do? No registration.

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

Love the Coopers (2016, PG-13) with Diane Keaton, John Goodman and Alan Arkin.  Four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Runtime: 107 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Monday December 18, 2017
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Free Gift Wrapping
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

The group will be discussing The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson. No registration.

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

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

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Monday Night Book Group: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Shares the story of how the author's family moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author,

a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life

and the collective demons of the past.  Join us for our monthly meeting. 

Registration preferred.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Yoga for Active Aging
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 November 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

No need to register--just walk in.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM

The group will be discussing Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy and vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Led by certified yoga instructor Anuradha Puri. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 13 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. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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PowerPoint Basics
2:30 PM

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

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Frosted Pinecones
6:00 PM

Use pinecones glue and glitter to make a trio of eye-catching festive hanging pinecones.  

  Ages 15 and up.

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Alzheimer’s: Legal and Financial Considerations
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Adult Program

This workshop will provide information on:

·         The importance of advance planning

·         Identifying steps to get legal, financial, and future care plans put in place

·         Hands-on tools for making plans now

Presenter Nicolette Vasco is the program coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Association in the greater New Jersey region. She is a certified nonprofit professional who provides compassion in the advocacy and support of those she serves.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Free Immigration Legal Clinic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe
7:00 PM

Inside the giant spaceship known as the Whorl, the gods speak to their worshipers through a complex system of augury and technology until one man discovers the existence of a new god and unwittingly begins a revolution. Next sci-fi book club title is: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Travel & Entertainment Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Adult Craft -- Pine Cone Flowers
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Free Gift Wrapping
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Join us in creating a fun pair of mittens for you or a friend. All supplies provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Limited seating. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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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 Jhumpa Lahiri and her short stories, “A Temporary Matter,” “Mrs. Sen's,” and “This Blessed House.” These stories are available in Lahiri’s published collection, Interpreter of Maladies.

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Communicating and Connecting Effectively with Dementia Patients
7:00 PM

Presented by Nicolette Vasco of Alzheimer’s Association. Learn how to explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of Alzheimer’s disease, decode verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, respond in ways that are helpful, and identify strategies to connect and communication at each stage of the disease. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 49 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Anime Aficionados – Tokyo Godfathers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the annual viewing of Tokyo Godfathers, directed by Satoshi Kon and Shôgo Furyha.

Plot Summary: The story takes place on Christmas Eve in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki are homeless friends who have formed a makeshift family structure bond. That bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a trash dumpster. They try to care for the infant themselves, and travel throughout the city in search of the baby's parents. (PG-13; 91 minutes)

Please Note: Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Thursday December 21, 2017
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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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 November 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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 November 22nd.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Free Gift Wrapping
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Free Gift Wrapping
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers 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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Powerpoint
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Holiday Craft: Book Candle Holders
6:00 PM

Learn how to book fold. Beautiful for all occasions. See how easily and quickly you can make stunning candle holders to use with tea lights from up-cycled old books. Use only battery operated flameless tea lights in the paper candle holder. Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants.  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 22, 2017
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Free Gift Wrapping
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts.  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Saturday December 23, 2017
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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. Call 882-3148. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Gift Wrapping @ the Library
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The library will provide wrapping paper, ribbons, and tape. Come wrap your holiday gifts in peace and quiet while supplies last!

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Holiday Film Screening: Holiday Inn (1942)
1:00 PM

A Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire musical set in a country roadhouse in Connecticut, where it is turned into a nightclub 15 times a year. With Irving Berlin songs, including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas." NR. 101 min. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday December 24, 2017
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Christmas Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will be closed.

Monday December 25, 2017
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday December 26, 2017
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Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy and vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Led by certified yoga instructor Anuradha Puri. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 14 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.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Writers Support Group
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

No reigstration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Movies for Adults – The Zookeeper’s Wife
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A married couple who work as zoo caretakers help save Jews from the Holocaust. (Rated PG-13; 124 minutes)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult Movie: Lady MacBeth (2016)
2:00 PM

A young woman in a loveless marriage has an affair with a servant.  Rated R. Running time:  89 minutes.      

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

Registration is preferred.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults -- The Zookeeper's Wife
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

A married couple who work as zoo caretakers help save Jews from the Holocaust. (Rated PG-13; 124 minutes)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Thursday December 28, 2017
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Kwanzaa Celebration
6:00 PM

Join us for a traditional Kwanzaa celebration that may include a variety of songs, dances, African drumming, storytelling, spoken word, poetry and a film. The Kwanzaa cultural symbols that represent values and concepts of this seven day holiday will be available for viewing. Kwanzaa derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza," means "first fruits" in Ki-Swahili. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (NguzoSaba in Swahili) reflects cultural values: Umoja - unity, Kujichagulia - self determination,Ujima - collective work and responsibility, Ujamaa - cooperative economics, Nia - purpose, Kuumba - creativity, and Imani - faith. Light refreshments will be available. This educational program will be facilitated by Zarinah Shakir - Producer/Host, Perspectives of Interfaith television. Registration is suggested.  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 29, 2017
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday December 31, 2017
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will be closed.

Monday January 1, 2018
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Retrain Your Brain for Success: The Power of Positive Thinking
7:00 PM

Stop listening to the negative tape running in the back of your head. Venture out of your comfort zone. Learn how to change your old behaviors and thoughts; substitute positive for negative and feel empowered! Presented by Diane Lang, MA, Author, Counseling Educator, and Life Coach.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 26 spaces available.
Thursday January 11, 2018
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An Afternoon at the Movies-Wonder Woman
1:30 PM

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.  Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright. Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 21 minutes, 2017. 

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Clear the Clutter – Organize Your Stuff!
7:00 PM

Are you overwhelmed by all your stuff? Professional organizer John Odalen will provide easy tips on getting – and staying! – organized, how to motivate yourself to get started, and how to maximize your space.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
Monday January 15, 2018
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Martin Luther King Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Thursday January 18, 2018
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Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
1:30 PM

Discover the role Medicare and Social Security benefits will play in your retirement.  To make the presentation more personal and meaningful, it is recommended that you register for mySocialSecurity before attending; please see How to Create an Online Account at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10540.pdf.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Bring Balance to your Budget
7:00 PM

Develop a budget, identify your financial goals, and learn how to balance saving, spending, and borrowing.  Presented by Ty Robinson, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
10:00 AM

Do you know the factors that might place you at risk for falling? Discover how Tai Chi can minimize that risk, and how to integrate its movements into everyday life. See a demonstration of Tai Chi and learn a breathing technique for relaxation. Presented by Peter Musgrove, certified by the Tai Chi For Health Institute. 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Admission 201: Highly Selective College Admission
7:00 PM

If you are (or your child is) an Honors Student in 11th grade, come find out how you can improve your chances of admission to the college of your choice. Presented by Vince Valenzuela of Collegewise, former Assistant Director of Admissions at Villanova.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Mindfulness to Reduce Stress
7:00 PM

Mindfulness, or experiencing the present moment without judgement, can improve your quality of life. Learn how mindfulness can stop brain chatter, improve mood and energy, increase mental clarity, deepen enjoyment, and reduce stress.  Presented by Carolyn Schindewolf, Health Educator at Princeton HealthCare System. 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 26 spaces available.
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Stage your House to Sell!
2:00 PM

Get your house ready to sell, and spruce up for springtime (even if you’re not selling)! Join us for a presentation on how to stage or just spruce up your home with ideas on color choices, furniture, and accessories, as well as tips on decluttering, organizing, depersonalizing and updating every room in your house -- on a budget.  Presented by Suzanne Garfield, Real Estate Agent for Gloria Nilson in Robbinsville, Certified Interior Designer. 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Princeton and the American Revolution
7:00 PM

The turning point of the Revolutionary War took place in our own back yard. Learn about the remarkable events of the “Ten Crucial Days” from Christmas 1776 to January 3rd, 1777, and hear the story of how the Continental soldiers’ bravery and perseverance led to victory and freedom.   Presented by Barry Singer, lecturer, author, and expert on Princeton history, through the Historical Society of Princeton. 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday February 19, 2018
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday March 30, 2018
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 1, 2018
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 26, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 27, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday May 28, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday September 1, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Monday November 12, 2018
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Veterans Day Observed
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

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

All branches are closed.

Friday November 23, 2018
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Day After Thanksgiving
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Monday December 24, 2018
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Christmas Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday December 31, 2018
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Tuesday January 1, 2019
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday January 21, 2019
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Martin Luther King Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Monday February 18, 2019
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday April 19, 2019
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 21, 2019
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 25, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

Thursday July 4, 2019
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday August 31, 2019
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 1, 2019
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday September 2, 2019
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday October 14, 2019