List of Events

  
Saturday January 18, 2020
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, January 18, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm through Sunday, January 26, 2020

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 17. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Annual Book Sale
9:35 AM - 4:45 PM

Stop by the library for our annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Branch Library. Peruse our selection of children’s and adult books for some fun finds, or bring home some old favorites. Book sale is open during library hours.

Proceeds go toward funding programs at the Hopewell Branch Library.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Knot Your Stress Away
10:00 AM

Have you been looking for a way to channel your daily stress in a creative and productive way? Join Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, Dr. KnotStressAway, and learn to knit or crochet while connecting with members of your community and making new friends. We will be making a headband! Materials provided but feel free to bring your own!  For the curious, the beginner, and those at intermediate-expert levels.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
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Yoga for Everyone!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This session offers simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. Bring a yoga mat and/or towel.

Open to anyone ages 7 & up!

Taught by an Isha Foundation instructor.

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

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Basic Computer Skills
2:00 PM

Provided by members of the Robbinsville High School’s Project SOL. Do you need help with basic computer skills? Come get one-on-one training and learn how to use the internet, navigate emails, send a job application, access a flash drive, and more!

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Canceled - Estate Planning
2:00 PM

Today’s estate plans must account for a number of factors including societal changes, New Jersey and Federal taxes that affect estates, and the expenses of long-term care. This informational seminar will outline some of the issues and potential ways that an estate plan can evolve to address them.  Presented by Stark & Stark, Attorneys at Law.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.
Sunday January 19, 2020
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019, R), with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Runtime: 161 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Love, Simon (2018). PG-13; 110 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday January 20, 2020
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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.

Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Annual Book Sale
9:35 AM - 8:45 PM

Stop by the library for our annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Branch Library. Peruse our selection of children’s and adult books for some fun finds, or bring home some old favorites. Book sale is open during library hours.

Proceeds go toward funding programs at the Hopewell Branch Library.

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Corner
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

Knit & Crochet Corner

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Are you challenged by going through your “stuff” at home, and deciding what to do with everything? We will create an action plan and talk about common clutter misconceptions, making decisions, motivation, investing time in this process and getting family and kids involved!  Presented by Olga St. Pierre, Keller Williams Real Estate.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Movie & TV Discussion Club
7:00 PM

Talk popular movies & television with Reference Librarian Jamie Anderson in an open and informal discussion. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Annual Book Sale
9:35 AM - 8:45 PM

Stop by the library for our annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Branch Library. Peruse our selection of children’s and adult books for some fun finds, or bring home some old favorites. Book sale is open during library hours.

Proceeds go toward funding programs at the Hopewell Branch Library.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Powerpoint
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Word 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Resize & reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects & insert symbols. In this class you will learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word 2 functions is required. Registration begins December 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Publisher
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Man of La Mancha
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Adult Program

1972; Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco. Rated PG; 135 minutes. A film adaptation of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. The musical was suggested by the classic novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, but more directly based on Wasserman's 1959 non-musical television play I, Don Quixote, which combines a semi-fictional episode from the life of Cervantes with scenes from his novel. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Afternoon at the Movies: Downton Abbey (2019)
2:30 PM

Michelle Dockery. Rated PG; 122 minutes

The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927, experiencing physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the mansion.  

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Fiber Art Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday January 23, 2020
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Annual Book Sale
9:35 AM - 8:45 PM

Stop by the library for our annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Branch Library. Peruse our selection of children’s and adult books for some fun finds, or bring home some old favorites. Book sale is open during library hours.

Proceeds go toward funding programs at the Hopewell Branch Library.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Classic Hollywood Romance: On Screen and Off
7:00 PM

Come learn about the roots of American cinema from the silent screen era through the Golden Age.  This program will review some of the best romantic movies ever made with stories of the on-screen celebrity couples and their off-screen love lives. Presented by Walter Choroszewski, Photographer and Author, Aesthetic Press.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Friends Trivia Night
7:00 PM

Come to the library for a fun night of Friends TV trivia.  Play in teams or individually.  Winners walk out with trivia night bragging rights! 

Preregistration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Citizenship Exam Study Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. No need to register, just stop in. 

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

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

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday January 24, 2020
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Annual Book Sale
9:35 AM - 4:45 PM

Stop by the library for our annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Branch Library. Peruse our selection of children’s and adult books for some fun finds, or bring home some old favorites. Book sale is open during library hours.

Proceeds go toward funding programs at the Hopewell Branch Library.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Intro to Computers
10:00 AM

Learn the basics about computers and how to use them while working in Hollowbrook Community Center’s computer lab with an instructor. 

Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

New year, new projects! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

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

 

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

Adult Program                                              

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). Rated PG-13; 134 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Annual Book Sale
9:35 AM - 4:45 PM

Stop by the library for our annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Branch Library. Peruse our selection of children’s and adult books for some fun finds, or bring home some old favorites. Book sale is open during library hours.

Proceeds go toward funding programs at the Hopewell Branch Library.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Make your Own Decoupage Table Organizer-Adult program
2:00 PM

Come decoupage a table organizer with beautiful paper cutouts and colors. Learn a variety of decoupage techniques including  how to measure, cut and glue the paper, how to remove the creases, and give a wood grain effect. Presented by Anika Mittal, AnRa Crafts. 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Martin Koenig: Sound Portraits from Bulgaria
2:00 PM

Meet ethnographer and cultural documentarian Martin Koenig who made half a dozen trips to Bulgaria between 1966 and 1979 and filmed, recorded, and photographed the lively, yet endangered, aspects of Bulgaria’s traditional village culture. The program will feature the story of a recording of a Bulgarian folk song launched into space in 1977 as part of a NASA project to bring a greeting from Planet Earth, and a film on traditional Bulgarian folk dancing from the period 1966-1979 made by him. Copies of his book “Sound Portraits From Bulgaria”, recently published by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, will be available for sale and signing through the Friends of the Lawrence Library. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library and the Bulgarian Cultural Center of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Registration is suggested.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday January 26, 2020
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Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Widows (2018). Rated R; 129 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday January 27, 2020
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Morning Book Club: Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver
10:00 AM

In her insightful and politically charged new novel, Barbara Kingsolver finds deep resonances between the Victorian era’s attitudes towards science, and our own. This is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

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

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program                                              

The Soul of America, by Jon Meacham

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Social Bridge
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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PTSD Support & Meditation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Book Group: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come, by Richard Preston
The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue.

Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us,

an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses.

Join us for a night of idea sharing and discussion.  

All are welcome.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

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

Adult Program                                              

Lock Every Door, by Riley Sager

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Identity Theft and Fraud: What You Need to Know to Help Protect Yourself
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Identity theft and Online fraud are becoming increasingly common. The threats include using your credit card without your permission, gaining access to your bank accounts, and taking over your email. Merrill wants to educate you about common types of fraud and steps you can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. Join us for an informative seminar during which you'll get a better understanding of: What is identity theft, how to protect your personal information, how to recognize the main types of fraud, and what to do if you're a victim of identity theft.

Presented by Timothy Rossi, Financial Advisor from Merrill Lynch.

Registration requested.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

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

Adult Program                                              

Knit & Crochet Corner

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Financial Fitness Seminar: Understanding Credit
6:30 PM

Presented by Jamie Gangone from the Credit Union of NJ. Come to this seminar to learn: the benefits—and costs—of credit cards, the different types of credit, the difference between your credit report and credit score, how to figure your credit limit and how to build a good credit history. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Free Immigration Legal Clinic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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CANCELLED-From Overwhelmed & Overworked to Peaceful & Productive!
7:00 PM

Today, one of the greatest challenges we face is having more to do and less time to do it in! Come join us for this talk designed to give specific tools and strategies to assist you in managing your day rather than your day managing you.  Presented by Carol Rickard, CEO and Founder of WellYouniversity.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Declutter Your Home Stress-Free
7:00 PM

One of the biggest challenges for many homeowners is going through their “stuff” at home, deciding what to do with everything,

and having the motivation to get through this very dreaded process.

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

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

and getting to the finish line a winner. 

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

Preregistration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

 

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: All Systems Red by Martha Wells
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid – a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Movies for Adults -- The Public (2018)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Rated PG-13, 122 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Paper Craft with Lonie, Session #1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Lonie will help you in creating a lovely piece of paper art.

Registration is required and is limited to 6 people per session. Beginning on December 22, register for either session #1 or #2—not both—at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.    

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Men in Black
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

1997; Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino. Rated PG-13; 98 minutes. New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness
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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Thursday, December 26, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Paper Craft with Lonie, Session #2
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Lonie will help you in creating a lovely piece of paper art.

Registration is required and is limited to 6 people per session. Beginning on December 22, register for either session #1 or #2—not both—at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.    

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults -- The Public (2018)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Rated PG-13, 122 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Art of Therapeutic Stretching-RESCHEDULED
7:00 PM

Stretching keeps the muscles flexible and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Join Chris Blessing, MPT, OCS, CSCS and MS, with Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation, for a look at the physiology of stretching, as well as a demonstration and review of common stretching techniques for various parts of the body.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Preparing for Emergencies
7:00 PM

Presented by Darlene Andes, health educator for Mercer County Division of Public Health and Ewing Township Health Department. No one can predict the next public health emergency. Unfortunately, a natural disaster or act of terrorism could happen at any time. Mercer County Division of Public Health is committed to educating our residents on steps you can take to prepare for an emergency.  This presentation will cover topics including:  natural and man-made emergencies, creating an emergency plan and emergency “go kit”, emergency evacuation and sheltering-in-place, pet preparedness, medication distribution to the public during an emergency, and Register Ready. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Fiber Art Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

Adult Program                                              

Outbreak, by Robin Cook

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Quilting Group
10:00 AM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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What Is The Sandwich Generation?
6:00 PM

Are you caring for your aging parents while still supporting your own children? If so, welcome to the Sandwich Generation. For some, this can be a challenging time which may cause additional stress, depression, illness, and financial burden. Join us for an informative workshop provided by Christopher Kellogg (MSW, LSW) of NIGHTINGALENJ, an Eldercare consulting firm, to gain an insight of how to navigate these years.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

Join us for a series of hand-embroidery workshops designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their embroidery skills. Some materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library; to see a description of the materials you must bring, visit https://embroiderycircle.wixsite.com/stitchathon/materials-list
 
Registration is required, and begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Resume Review
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Reference Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation. 

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

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

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
Friday January 31, 2020
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult English Conversation Class
11:00 AM

Join Reference Librarian Michelle Rodriguez to practice your English with other ESL learners. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

New year, new projects! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

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

 

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

Adult Program                                              

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018). Rated R; 106 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Bucket Book Club: The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, part 1
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Craft Time: Decorative Frames
10:00 AM

Create and design one-of-a-kind picture frames.  Can make a great Valentines keepsake!

Registration is suggested.

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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SCORE: Hands-On LinkedIn Seminar
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

At this month's SCORE Princeton program, participants will:

  • Learn what LinkedIn can do for you and your business;
  • See a live demo of making changes on the platform / improving your profile / creating a business page;
  • See what features are the most beneficial to your business; and
  • Learn how to get the most “reach” from your LinkedIn effort.

Registration requested.

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

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

Activate joints, muscles, and energy with simple, safe UPA yoga.  Please bring a mat and towel or cushion. Presented by the ISHA Foundation.
 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Yoga for Beginners
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of spiritual meditation that results in peace and balance. Each workshop includes explanations of methods and techniques, video presentations, and silent meditations. 

Intended for all those who are seeking a deeper meaning to their lives. 

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Black History Month Film Series -- Glory (1989)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A tribute to the Army's first black regiment, formed during the Civil War. Denzel Washington won his first Oscar, for Best Supporting Actor. R, 122 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Sunday February 2, 2020
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Where’d You Go Bernadette (2019, PG-13), with Billy Crudup, Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig. A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. Runtime: 109 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

Mariannne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019). Rated R; 97 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 3, 2020
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Active Aging Fitness
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

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

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Documentaries @ Your Library -- Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019): (Rated R, 97 minutes).

Summary: The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians.

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Social Bridge
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!

Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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PTSD Support & Meditation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Evening English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Guided Meditation w/ Mira
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)
9:35 AM - 1:30 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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

Adult Program

Make a 20-minute appointment with Reference Librarian Meg Baker to get one-on-one help with your gadget.  Please note: library staff do not repair devices.

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. On or after January 22, visit or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment. Then pick up an intake sheet to complete before your appointment. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return and the completed intake sheet to your appointment.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Foreign Film: Children of Heaven
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

Persian, 1997, Rated PG, 88 minutes. A young boy, Ali, loses his sister Zahra's school shoes. In order to stay out of trouble, the two come up with a plan to share Ali's shoes, but they must keep it a secret from their parents. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Corner
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Breathe, Relax, and Let Go: Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is suggested, but not required.  Registration begins January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Tax Help
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A.

 

 Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
 
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Basic Skills Craft
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Make a Valentine snail. Assistance is available.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Burn After Reading
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

2008; George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovitch. Rated R; 96 minutes. Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. Katie's lover is Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. Chad, an employee of the gym, obtains the disc and ascertains that it contains classified government information. Along with Linda, his fellow employee, he intends to use the disc to blackmail Osbourne. When blackmailing him fails, Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disc over to the Russians, promising that she will give them more information. Linda and Chad don't have any more information, so they decide to break into Cox's house. This brings about a series of events that no one forsees. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series
3:00 PM

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Saturday, January 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Natural Techniques to De-Stress, Re-Balance, and Re-Energize
7:00 PM

Join Siobhan Hutchinson from Next Step Strategies, LLC and learn practical applications for daily living based on traditional Chinese and Energy Medicine.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Fiber Art Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Wealth Management for Same-Sex Couples
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As a same-sex couple, your financial goals are just like everyone else’s though your path to getting there may be a bit different. Having direct access to investment professionals familiar with the challenges you face can make it much easier to pursue the life you want. Whether or not you and your partner are married, it’s important to have a financial strategy in place designed to help protect those you love most. We can work with the two of you to build a strategy designed to address your unique needs and life goals. At this seminar we will discuss: Familiarizing yourself with the legal challenges that may affect you, planning for the retirement you want, taking advantage of tax-efficient investing, and protecting your legacy.

Presented by Timothy Rossi, Financial Advisor from Merrill Lynch.

Registration requested.

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

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

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

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

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Tax Help
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get your taxes done for free.

AARP representatives will be providing help filing taxes by appointment only.  Appointments will be available on Thursday mornings and are open to taxpayers of all ages.  AARP membership is not required.  You must make an appointment in person at the library or call 609-883-5914.  

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Heart Health
1:30 PM

February is American Heart Month. Come learn about cardiovascular health and quality of life through prevention and detection, early identification of risk factors for heart attack, and more. Presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Genèse (Canada, 2018)
6:00 PM

Three teenagers are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free. Not rated. 129 min. English and French with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Excel Beginner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Cooking for People with Lactose Intolerance or Allergies
7:00 PM

Come to this informative program to learn about healthy, delicious dairy-free replacements for everyday foods. Presented by Beth Young, MS, RDN, CSOWM, registered dietician nutritionist, Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

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

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. No need to register, just stop in. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Excel Intermediate
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Powerpoint
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Friday February 7, 2020
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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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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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RideProvide 101
11:00 AM

Presented by Carol Staats, program manager of Greater Mercer RideProvide. Greater Mercer RideProvide is a community-based, nonprofit transportation service for seniors 65 and over and visually impaired adults residing in Mercer County, Plainsboro, and the southern portion of Montgomery, New Jersey. RideProvide helps members maintain their independence and reduces isolation by providing a safe, reliable transportation option. Attend this information session to learn what the program has to offer and how you can take advantage of the benefits. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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First Friday Film -- The Sun is Also a Star (2019)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Sun Is Also a Star (2019): (Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo) Rated PG-13, 120 minutes.

Summary: A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, The Sun Is Also a Star explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

No registration necessary.

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

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

Adult Program

Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

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

 

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

Adult Progam

Blinded by the Light (2019). Rated PG-13; 115 minutes 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday February 8, 2020
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Wii Sports for Adults: Bowling
9:30 AM

Join Reference Librarian Jamie Anderson for an exciting video gaming session of Wii Sports: Bowling using the Nintendo Wii video game console. Adults of all ages are welcome. No prior video gaming experience is necessary. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of spiritual meditation that results in peace and balance. Each workshop includes explanations of methods and techniques, video presentations, and silent meditations. 

Intended for all those who are seeking a deeper meaning to their lives. 

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Black History Month Film Series -- Selma (2014)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Civil-rights activists march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to secure voting rights for black Americans in this docudrama, which focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King Jr. Rated PG-13, 128 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Beginner/Intermediate Card Making Class for Adults
2:00 PM

Learn how to create a unique background for your cards by blending Alcohol Pearl Inks, and design a gatefold card with a twist in time for Valentine’s Day or any occasion. Presented by Alicia Vincelette, Inked Edge Paper Art.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
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Sunday February 9, 2020
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Judy (2019, PG-13), with Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell and Jessie Buckley. Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Runtime: 118 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019). PG-13; 137 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 10, 2020
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Monday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. and Monday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movie Matinee: Southside With You (2016
2:00 PM

Docudrama about Barack Obama’s first date with Michelle Robinson, his future wife, during the summer of 1989 in Chicago. 84 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

All are welcome to discuss this month’s title, Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Social Bridge
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!

Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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PTSD Support & Meditation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Evening English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Guided Meditation w/ Mira
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Alcohol & Drug Use Prevention
7:00 PM

Presented by Darlene Andes (Mercer County Division of Public Health). This program will provide information and education on the risks associated with excessive alcohol use, including binge drinking and education on drug addiction, particularly opioid addiction, and opioid overdose prevention. The 2018 Mercer County Community Health Assessment (CHA) carried out by the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership (GMPHP) noted alcoholism as an area for concern in Mercer County. In New Jersey, drug overdose deaths increased 29.3% from 2016-2017. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Better Read Book Club
7:00 PM

This month we will be discussing "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens.

Copies of the book are available at the library.

Registration is suggested, but not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)
9:35 AM - 1:30 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance.

On or after January 22, visit or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment. Then pick up an intake sheet to complete before your appointment. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return and the completed intake sheet to your appointment.

 
CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Active Aging: Fitness with Bob
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Knit & Crochet Corner
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Breathe, Relax, and Let Go: Yoga with Nila
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration is suggested, but not required.  Registration begins January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
7:00 PM

Karen Ambrose, owner and pastry chef at Sweet Gourmet, will show you how to wash and prepare berries, what kind of chocolate to use, and how to melt it to maintain its shine. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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MCLS Tuesday Book Club on Facebook -- Little Fires Everywhere
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Like to read, but have trouble getting to the library?

Join the MCLS Tuesday Book Club the on MCLS’ Facebook page to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Tom Gardner  609.737.2610  tgardner@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Tax Help
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A.

 

 Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
 
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Adult Crafts
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Triskele Paper Globes: Want to take a flat sheet of paper and make it into a globe? No magic - just folding & glue! All supplies are provided. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins - so feel free to stop by just before 10 am to see if there is room.  Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Online Dating Workshop
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Look for love at your Library! Interested in Online Dating, but not sure where to start? This class will introduce an array of online dating sites and apps, provide tips for making the most out of your profile, and discuss online and offline safety. Participants will have the opportunity to take and upload profile pictures!

Registration requested.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Excel Beginner
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Google Docs Class
2:00 PM

Learn to use Google Docs, an online alternative to Microsoft Word, while working in Hollowbrook Community Center’s computer lab with an instructor. 

Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Paper Craft with Lonie, Session #1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lonie will help you make a lovely paper craft. Registration is required and begins on January 22. Register for either session #1 or session #2—not both.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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The Short of It -- Kate Chopin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author.

This month's author is Kate Chopin and her short stories, “Désirée’s Baby,” “At the ‘Cadian Ball” and “The Storm."

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: The Thomas Crown Affair
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

1999; Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary. Rated R; 113 minutes. Billionaire Thomas Crown loves courting disaster and winning! But when he meets his match in an intelligent, cunning, lady insurance investigator, a game of cat and mouse ensues. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Paper Craft with Lonie, Session #2
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lonie will help you make a lovely paper craft. Registration is required and begins on January 22. Register for either session #1 or session #2—not both.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Powerpoint
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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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Fiber Art Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

Understanding the basics of investing can be central to your financial wellness and goals. This presentation will examine key questions every investor should consider, such as:

  • Why is investing important?
  • What kinds of investments are available?
  • How do I choose and manage my investments?

Presented by Sheldon Boyarski, vice president and senior portfolio advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Tax Help
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get your taxes done for free.

AARP representatives will be providing help filing taxes by appointment only.  Appointments will be available on Thursday mornings and are open to taxpayers of all ages.  AARP membership is not required.  You must make an appointment in person at the library or call 609-883-5914.  

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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CookTalks: Chocolate Truffles
11:00 AM

Join Sweet Gourmet Chef Karen Ambrose and learn to make chocolate truffles for Valentine’s Day. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Afternoon Movie
12:30 PM

Harriet (2019). (Leslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo). Rated PG-13; 125 minutes.

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. 

Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Thursday Movie Matinee: Rocketman
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Adult Program

2019; Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden. Rated R; 121 minutes. A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Yoga for Peace
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn simple but powerful yoga practices that enhance clarity, improve health, and promote a state of peacefulness and joy. Presented by the Isha Foundation.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Poetry Circle: Philip Larkin
7:00 PM

Philip Larkin (1922 — 1985), is considered the most popular poet of the twentieth century’s second half in the British Isles. He is praised for the clarity and precision of his poetry, the careful detailing of descriptions, the ease and meter of his rhymes, the unexpected twists in key lines. Suspicious of optimism, his poems reflect the cynical, worn-down outlook of postwar Britain, but within his disillusioned observations a wistful romanticism can often be felt as a glimpsed light of something not yet entirely lost. He was a complex, contradictory personality, graceful and discerning in his work, maladroit and clotted in his private life, who used  humor—witty, boisterous, occasionally scatological—and dry realism to create the mask of the reasonable man he projected to the world. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to make this time-honored treat, and taste a delicious sample. Presented by Karen Ambrose, pastry chef and owner of Sweet Gourmet, a made-to-order bakery in Princeton.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Sports Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our new book club with a sports twist!  Each month we'll discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! 

This month's book is Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.

No registration necessary.

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

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

Adult Program

Make a 20-minute appointment with Reference Librarian Meg Baker to get one-on-one help with your gadget.  Please note: library staff do not repair devices.

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday February 14, 2020
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Valentine’s Day Movie Screening: Philadelphia Story (NR, 1940)
1:00 PM

With Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage. Runtime: 112 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

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

 

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

Adult Program

The Biggest Little Farm (2018). Rated PG; 91 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Isha Yoga/Meditation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Provided by the Isha Foundation.

No registration necessary.

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

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

This session offers simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. Bring a yoga mat and/or towel.

Open to anyone ages 7 & up!

Taught by an Isha Foundation instructor.

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

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of spiritual meditation that results in peace and balance. Each workshop includes explanations of methods and techniques, video presentations, and silent meditations. 

Intended for all those who are seeking a deeper meaning to their lives. 

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Black History Month Film Series -- Loving (2016)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Interracial couple fight Virginia's miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court. PG-13, 123 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Basic Computer Skills
2:00 PM

Provided by members of the Robbinsville High School’s Project SOL. Do you need help with basic computer skills? Come get one-on-one training and learn how to use the internet, navigate emails, send a job application, access a flash drive, and more!

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Word 1
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Richard Peterson  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Sunday February 16, 2020
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Ad Astra (2019, PG-13), with Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Ruth Negga. Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. Runtime: 123 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program

Angel Has Fallen (2019). Rated R; 121 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 17, 2020
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)
9:35 AM - 1:30 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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

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

Adult Program

Reference Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation. 

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 on or after January 22 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance.

On or after January 22, visit or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment. Then pick up an intake sheet to complete before your appointment. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return and the completed intake sheet to your appointment.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Active Aging: Fitness with Bob
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Knit & Crochet Corner
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Movie & TV Discussion Club
7:00 PM

Talk popular movies & television with Reference Librarian Jamie Anderson in an open and informal discussion. Registration is suggested. 

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

Join us for an evening of trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids 10 and over are welcome to participate, too!

Play alone or form a team (of up to 5 adult members).

Please include team name and number of members when registering via email to tgardner@mcl.org.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Tom Gardner  609.737.2610  tgardner@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Tax Help
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A.

 

 Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
 
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Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Narrative Voice
10:00 AM

Donna Wolfe leads a discussion of Ursula Le Guin’s Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

Registration required.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Excel Advanced
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Word 1
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Word with tabs, groups, & the Microsoft Office ribbon. Use the tools within groups to cut, copy, & paste, format text, add bullets or numbers, set margins, & insert graphics. Learn to quickly navigate through a document. Space is limited. Registration begins January 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Word 2
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, & newsletters. Learn to incorporate text boxes, WordArt, & tables into the document. View the finished product in various layouts. Proficiency with basic Word functions is required. Space is limited. Registration begins January 22nd.

CONTACT:  Meg Baker  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Michael Clayton
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Adult Program

2007; George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton. Rated R; 119 minutes. A "fixer" at a powerful corporate law firm faces a crisis of conscience. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Current Events Chat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Princeton: Then and Now
7:00 PM

Tour the town of Princeton from the comfort of your seat, compare images of the past and present,  and see what has changed over the years and what has stayed the same.  Presented by Eve Mandel, Historical Society of Princeton.
 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Skin Radiance & Skin Care
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join John E. Vine, MD, a board certified dermatologist, for this informative session on skin care. Learn what is new in sun protection, moisturizers, and treatment of skin problems, including prevention of skin cancer. Dr. Vine is a member of the medical staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Fiber Art Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Medicare & You
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anthony Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group, will explain how Medicare works, who is eligible, what is covered, and the costs of coinsurance and deductibles. 

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Tax Help
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get your taxes done for free.

AARP representatives will be providing help filing taxes by appointment only.  Appointments will be available on Thursday mornings and are open to taxpayers of all ages.  AARP membership is not required.  You must make an appointment in person at the library or call 609-883-5914.  

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Quilting Group
10:00 AM

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

No registration necessary.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Toastmasters Club
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has had 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-Judy
1:30 PM

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in swinging London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold out concerts. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on.  Starring Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock and Rufus Sewell.  Rated PG-13 ;  118 minutes


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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Crafty Adults: Duct Tape & Fabric Tote Bag
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make a unique duct-tape and fabric tote with no sewing - no kidding! With a few simple supplies (that we provide), a little time, and no prior experience, you can make your own custom tote bag. Open to any skill level!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Declutter Your Home Stress Free!
7:00 PM

Presented by Olga St. Pierre, Keller Williams Real Estate. One of the biggest challenges for many homeowners is going through their “stuff” at home, and deciding what to do with everything, and having the motivation to get through this very dreaded process. We will create an action plan and talk about common clutter misconceptions, making decisions, motivation, investing time in this process, getting family and kids involved and getting to the finish line a winner! Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Using Online Polish Archives for Genealogical Research
7:00 PM

Amateur genealogist Elana Broch will share the experience she gained while researching the story of  her grandfather, Saul Lichtman, who died in 1941. Her genealogical quest took her to the IAJGS conference in Poland and a visit to the Jewish Historical Society in Warsaw may have provided the missing link to the wealth of information available via Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. Registration is suggested. 

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

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. No need to register, just stop in. 

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

 

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

Adult Program

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Friday February 21, 2020
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Chair Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Friday Morning Bookies: Normal People by Sally Rooney
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. As she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Documentary Screening: Pavarotti (2019, PG-13)
1:00 PM

With Andrea Griminelli, Nicoletta Mantovani and Bono. A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti. Runtime: 114 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

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

 

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

Adult Program

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). Rated PG-13; 97 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday February 22, 2020
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Knot Your Stress Away
10:00 AM

Have you been looking for a way to channel your daily stress in a creative and productive way? Join Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, Dr. KnotStressAway, and learn to knit or crochet while connecting with members of your community and making new friends.  Materials provided but feel free to bring your own!  For the curious, the beginner, and those at intermediate-expert levels.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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The Truth about Human Trafficking
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Human Trafficking is commonly regarded as one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time. New Jersey is a hub of human trafficking because it’s easily accessible via Interstate 95, and is also susceptible because of hosting a major tourist destination, Atlantic City, as well as its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. This program will bring community awareness of the types of trafficking, how we can recognize the signs of a victim, how we can talk to our children about this issue and most importantly what to do if you suspect a person is a victim.

Presened by NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Registration requested.

NJCAHT is a statewide coalition made up of more than 100 diverse organizations and many individuals committed to END SLAVERY IN NJ. For more information about events, donations, or to become a member of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking, visit our website at www.njhumantrafficking.org.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Branch Library  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Toastmasters Club
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has had 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Black History Month Film Series -- 42 (2013)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow. PG-13, 128 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yarnworks
2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Meditation for Beginners
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday February 23, 2020
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Harriet (2019, PG-13), with Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Joe Alwyn. The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Runtime: 125 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Progam

This Boy’s Life (1993). Rated R; 115 minutes

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
Monday February 24, 2020
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Morning Book Club: 1984 by George Orwell
10:00 AM

Winston Smith, a member of the outer Party, spends his days rewriting history to fit the narrative that his government wants citizens to believe. But as the gap between the propaganda he writes and the reality he lives proves too much for Winston to swallow, he begins to seek some form of escape. His desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, tyrannical state illuminates the tendencies apparent in every modern society, and makes vivid the universal predicament of the individual. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Monday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. and Monday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Recycled Arts & Crafts
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Registration required.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

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

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Gardening Book Club -- Miss Jane by Brad Watson
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Miss Jane by Brad Watson.

No registration necessary.

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Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

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

Leadership in Turbulent Times, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Social Bridge
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!

Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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PTSD Support & Meditation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

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

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Evening English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Guided Meditation w/ Mira
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult craft - Wood slice owls
7:00 PM

Make a round wood slice into an adorable owl you can hang anywhere. 

All materials will be provided.   

For ages 13 and up.  Registration is required and space is limited.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

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

The Patient Assassin, by Anita Anand

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 10, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30.  Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)
9:35 AM - 1:30 PM

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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

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

Adult Program

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

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

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tax Assistance
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance.

On or after January 22, visit or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment. Then pick up an intake sheet to complete before your appointment. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return and the completed intake sheet to your appointment.

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

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

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

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Geeks and Gadgets
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Members of the Mercer County Library System’s IT department will answer your questions about PCs and tablets, or library services such as eBooks, audio books, or the catalog. Bring in your electronic devices for troubleshooting, and get consumer tips if you’re considering purchasing a new computer or device.  If you have the manual for your device, please bring that too!

For the best service, please consider e-mailing your questions to support@mcl.org a few days before the event.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

Educated by Tara Westover.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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