MCLS Events and Programs

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Thursday October 21, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Princeton Graveyard Tour

Get into the Princeton spirit with a virtual tour of Princeton Cemetery, referred to as the "Westminster Abbey of the United States." Hear the fascinating stories, accompanied by images of the final resting places, of many of Princeton's prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, vice president, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Presented by Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services for Society of Princeton (HSP).  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Get into the Princeton spirit with a virtual tour of Princeton Cemetery, referred to as the "Westminster Abbey of the United States." Hear the fascinating stories, accompanied by images of the final resting places, of many of Princeton's prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, vice president, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Presented by Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services for Society of Princeton (HSP).  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

Friday October 22, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Canceled - Outdoor Literary Themed Pumpkin Carving Contest
Carve your own pumpkin based on a book or literary character! All creations will be displayed in the library for a week, to be voted on by patrons and staff, and the winner will receive a special prize. All materials will be provided, just bring your imagination!
 
COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:
  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to 10/25.
Registration is required prior to the event.
CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Carve your own pumpkin based on a book or literary character! All creations will be displayed in the library for a week, to be voted on by patrons and staff, and the winner will receive a special prize. All materials will be provided, just bring your imagination!
 
COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:
  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to 10/25.
Registration is required prior to the event.
CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Sunday October 24, 2021
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2:00 PM
Indoor Sunday Movie Series

Here Today (2021) With Billy Crystal, Chad Jennings and Dierdre Friel. When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge, they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Rated PG-13; 117 min. Seating is limited.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Here Today (2021) With Billy Crystal, Chad Jennings and Dierdre Friel. When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge, they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Rated PG-13; 117 min. Seating is limited.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday October 25, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday October 27, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Be SMART Heading into the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is around the corner. If you’re visiting family or friends this year, there’s one important thing you need to add to your holiday checklist: talking about responsible gun storage. Gun ownership is a personal decision, but responsible storage is a public safety issue. Be SMART for Kids is an educational campaign created by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to protect children by promoting responsible gun ownership and reducing child gun deaths. The campaign focuses on education and awareness about unintentional injuries or deaths of children caused by unsecured firearms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is around the corner. If you’re visiting family or friends this year, there’s one important thing you need to add to your holiday checklist: talking about responsible gun storage. Gun ownership is a personal decision, but responsible storage is a public safety issue. Be SMART for Kids is an educational campaign created by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to protect children by promoting responsible gun ownership and reducing child gun deaths. The campaign focuses on education and awareness about unintentional injuries or deaths of children caused by unsecured firearms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor Program: The True Story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The residents of Sleepy Hollow believed the Headless Horseman to have been a Hessian. The Hessians were soldiers from Northern Germany who were leased from German princes to fight for the British in the Revolutionary War. Although six German princes rented out their troops to the British, the Hessians, from Hesse-Kassel in Hesse were the most numerous and most important, making up about 17,000 of the 30,000 total troops sent. Join Historical Reenactor and lecturer Michael Jesberger for a program on one of America’s oldest short stories based on real events that took place in the Hudson Valley of New York during the American Revolution. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Branch Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There is 1 space available.

The residents of Sleepy Hollow believed the Headless Horseman to have been a Hessian. The Hessians were soldiers from Northern Germany who were leased from German princes to fight for the British in the Revolutionary War. Although six German princes rented out their troops to the British, the Hessians, from Hesse-Kassel in Hesse were the most numerous and most important, making up about 17,000 of the 30,000 total troops sent. Join Historical Reenactor and lecturer Michael Jesberger for a program on one of America’s oldest short stories based on real events that took place in the Hudson Valley of New York during the American Revolution. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Branch Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There is 1 space available.

Thursday October 28, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pivotal Events and Key Activists in New Jersey LGBTQ+ History

October is LGBTQ+ History Month. We'll focus on our own state's LGBTQ+ history with Dr. Christopher Mitchell (he/his). Dr. Mitchell will lead a talk on the history of New Jersey’s queer institutions and activists during a pivotal time in LGBTQ+ history -- the 1960s and 1970s.

As an adjunct professor, Dr. Mitchell teaches History, as well as Women's and Gender Studies, at Rutgers University-Newark and Hunter College. He is currently working on a book, From Gay Ghetto to Free Market: The Economic Transformation of Queer Life in New York City (University of Pennsylvania Press), which outlines New York City’s queer economic and cultural history from the 1940s to 1980.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

October is LGBTQ+ History Month. We'll focus on our own state's LGBTQ+ history with Dr. Christopher Mitchell (he/his). Dr. Mitchell will lead a talk on the history of New Jersey’s queer institutions and activists during a pivotal time in LGBTQ+ history -- the 1960s and 1970s.

As an adjunct professor, Dr. Mitchell teaches History, as well as Women's and Gender Studies, at Rutgers University-Newark and Hunter College. He is currently working on a book, From Gay Ghetto to Free Market: The Economic Transformation of Queer Life in New York City (University of Pennsylvania Press), which outlines New York City’s queer economic and cultural history from the 1940s to 1980.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday October 29, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Understanding Nonverbal Communication via The Great Courses

The Great Courses are now available on hoopla for Mercer County Library members. Do you want to understand the mysteries of body language? Join us for a discussion on Understanding Nonverbal Communication by The Great Courses. This course is presented by Dr. Mark G. Frank, recorded for The Great Courses. Access Understanding Nonverbal Communication at https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11716650. Watch as many episodes as you like, on a time convenient for you, then join a lively in-person discussion facilitated by librarian Andrew of the Lawrence Branch. Sign up for hoopla today! Visit www.hoopladigital.com or find it in your app store!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The Great Courses are now available on hoopla for Mercer County Library members. Do you want to understand the mysteries of body language? Join us for a discussion on Understanding Nonverbal Communication by The Great Courses. This course is presented by Dr. Mark G. Frank, recorded for The Great Courses. Access Understanding Nonverbal Communication at https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11716650. Watch as many episodes as you like, on a time convenient for you, then join a lively in-person discussion facilitated by librarian Andrew of the Lawrence Branch. Sign up for hoopla today! Visit www.hoopladigital.com or find it in your app store!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Sunday October 31, 2021
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2:00 PM
Indoor Sunday Movie Series

A Quiet Place Part II (2021) With Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Cillian Murphy. Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path. Rated PG-13; 97 min. Seating is limited.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

A Quiet Place Part II (2021) With Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Cillian Murphy. Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path. Rated PG-13; 97 min. Seating is limited.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday November 1, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday November 2, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Election Day

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.

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.

Wednesday November 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Indoor Program: Create a Red-Hot Resume
A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Presented by volunteer Paul Martinetti, MD who has led numerous workshops at TCNJ's career center. 
 
COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:
  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.
Registration is required prior to the event
CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Presented by volunteer Paul Martinetti, MD who has led numerous workshops at TCNJ's career center. 
 
COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:
  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.
Registration is required prior to the event
CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

Thursday November 4, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We Are Still Here: The History and Continuing Culture of New Jersey’s Indigenous Tribal Communities

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Rev. Dr. J. R. Norwood Jr. is a tribal historian who served as the Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court and Councilman-at-Large for the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation in South Jersey. He will offer a presentation on the history and current work of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, the largest American Indian Tribe in New Jersey, followed by a question and answer session. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library, Friends of the West Windsor Library, the Hightstown Library Association and the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Rev. Dr. J. R. Norwood Jr. is a tribal historian who served as the Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court and Councilman-at-Large for the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation in South Jersey. He will offer a presentation on the history and current work of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, the largest American Indian Tribe in New Jersey, followed by a question and answer session. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library, Friends of the West Windsor Library, the Hightstown Library Association and the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Sunday November 7, 2021
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2:00 PM
Indoor Sunday Movie Series

Promising Young Woman (2020) With Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Alison Brie. A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path. Rated R; 114 min. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Promising Young Woman (2020) With Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Alison Brie. A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path. Rated R; 114 min. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday November 8, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Alzheimer's Awareness Month: Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body (VIRTUAL)

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Join Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, as she presents Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body. Attendees will learn the importance of taking care of themselves as they age, as well as strategies to age well in the following areas: 1) Cognitive Activity; 2) Physical Health and Science; 3) Diet and Nutrition; and 4) Social Engagement.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Join Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, as she presents Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body. Attendees will learn the importance of taking care of themselves as they age, as well as strategies to age well in the following areas: 1) Cognitive Activity; 2) Physical Health and Science; 3) Diet and Nutrition; and 4) Social Engagement.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday November 9, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MCL Facebook Book Club: The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What's Next for Human Space Travel?

Presented by Paul Cirillo of the New Jersey Astronomical Association. Learn about the upcoming human space programs planned by the United States, China, Russia and four U.S. commercial companies. Find out what's in store for space stations and gateways, moon bases, a journey to Mars and even space tourism. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Branch Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Presented by Paul Cirillo of the New Jersey Astronomical Association. Learn about the upcoming human space programs planned by the United States, China, Russia and four U.S. commercial companies. Find out what's in store for space stations and gateways, moon bases, a journey to Mars and even space tourism. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Branch Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday November 11, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Veterans Day

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.

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.

Friday November 12, 2021
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2:00 PM
Indoor Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Film Screening

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Film Screening: Away From Her (2007). With Julie Christie, Michael Murphy and Gordon Pinsent. A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. 110 min. PG-13. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Film Screening: Away From Her (2007). With Julie Christie, Michael Murphy and Gordon Pinsent. A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. 110 min. PG-13. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Sunday November 14, 2021
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2:00 PM
Indoor Sunday Movie Series

In the Heights (2021) With Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins and Leslie Grace. Film version of the Broadway musical in which the likeable, magnetic, bodega owner Usnavi saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life. Meanwhile, his tight-knit community faces the challenge of gentrification, losing their homes while trying to better themselves and hold on to their cultures. Rated PG-13; 143 min. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

In the Heights (2021) With Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins and Leslie Grace. Film version of the Broadway musical in which the likeable, magnetic, bodega owner Usnavi saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life. Meanwhile, his tight-knit community faces the challenge of gentrification, losing their homes while trying to better themselves and hold on to their cultures. Rated PG-13; 143 min. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday November 15, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday Night Book Group: The Midnight Library: A Novel

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
There are 19 spaces available.

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

There are 19 spaces available.

Tuesday November 16, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Diabetes — What's New?

November is American Diabetes Month. Join us for an informative session presented by diabetes clinicians and certified diabetes educators Louise Gross, RN, and Sandra Byer-Lubin, MD, RD, CDE, from the Princeton Medical Center Diabetes Management Program, to learn new information about diabetes. This program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

November is American Diabetes Month. Join us for an informative session presented by diabetes clinicians and certified diabetes educators Louise Gross, RN, and Sandra Byer-Lubin, MD, RD, CDE, from the Princeton Medical Center Diabetes Management Program, to learn new information about diabetes. This program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday November 17, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Medicare Information Session (VIRTUAL)

Cathy Forbes of New Jersey State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) covers Medicare basics including eligibility, enrolling, Medicare Parts A, B, C, Medicare prescription drug coverage and costs.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Cathy Forbes of New Jersey State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) covers Medicare basics including eligibility, enrolling, Medicare Parts A, B, C, Medicare prescription drug coverage and costs.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM
Indoor Wednesday Night Book Group

Join us as we read and discuss I Am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. This Book Group will meet monthly on Wednesday evenings at the Ewing Branch and discuss primarily Non-fiction books, but we may also read some fiction books at times. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Join us as we read and discuss I Am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. This Book Group will meet monthly on Wednesday evenings at the Ewing Branch and discuss primarily Non-fiction books, but we may also read some fiction books at times. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

Friday November 19, 2021
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10:30 AM
Indoor Adult Craft: Acorn Leaf Napkin Rings

Join us and make decorative fall napkin rings out of repurposed paper towel rolls. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Branch Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Join us and make decorative fall napkin rings out of repurposed paper towel rolls. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Branch Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

Sunday November 21, 2021
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2:00 PM
Indoor Sunday Movie Series

Knives Out (2019) With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. A tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie and a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Rated PG-13; 130 min. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Knives Out (2019) With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. A tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie and a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Rated PG-13; 130 min. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday November 22, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday November 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual ESL Conversation Group

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join a librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join a librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday November 24, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Eve

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

Thursday November 25, 2021
Friday November 26, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Day After Thanksgiving

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.

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

Monday November 29, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CANCELED: Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday December 1, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Circle: Jorge Luis Borges (VIRTUAL)

All are welcome to join MCL poetry circle group to read and discuss Jorge Luis Borges’s poetry. Borges (1899 – 1986), is one of the most important writers of the 20th Century, a major Latin American poet and librarian who once wrote, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Argentine by birth, but nurtured on universal literature, Borges has effectively influenced the destiny of literature. Borges cultivated three genres: the essay, the poem, and the short story. In creating the most original writing of his time, Borges taught us that creation is recreation, that we are all one contradictory mind, connected amongst each other through time, space and poetry. Sharon, a librarian for the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to join MCL poetry circle group to read and discuss Jorge Luis Borges’s poetry. Borges (1899 – 1986), is one of the most important writers of the 20th Century, a major Latin American poet and librarian who once wrote, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Argentine by birth, but nurtured on universal literature, Borges has effectively influenced the destiny of literature. Borges cultivated three genres: the essay, the poem, and the short story. In creating the most original writing of his time, Borges taught us that creation is recreation, that we are all one contradictory mind, connected amongst each other through time, space and poetry. Sharon, a librarian for the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday December 2, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Civil War Christmas

This presentation accompanied by a slideshow, discusses the experiences of the Civil War soldier during the Christmas seasons of 1861 - 1865. Away from home, soldiers celebrated the season in different ways together in camp on the march and on the battlefield. The program will also discuss how Christmas was celebrated in the Civil War period on the home-front and the many differences in relation to how the holiday is celebrated today. Come join historical reenactor, lecturer and tour guide Michael Jesberger for a discussion on one of our favorite holidays and traditions.

Co-ponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch, Friends of the West Windsor Branch, Friends of the Hopewell Branch, Friends of the Hickory Corner Branch, and the Hightstown Library Association.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

This presentation accompanied by a slideshow, discusses the experiences of the Civil War soldier during the Christmas seasons of 1861 - 1865. Away from home, soldiers celebrated the season in different ways together in camp on the march and on the battlefield. The program will also discuss how Christmas was celebrated in the Civil War period on the home-front and the many differences in relation to how the holiday is celebrated today. Come join historical reenactor, lecturer and tour guide Michael Jesberger for a discussion on one of our favorite holidays and traditions.

Co-ponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch, Friends of the West Windsor Branch, Friends of the Hopewell Branch, Friends of the Hickory Corner Branch, and the Hightstown Library Association.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday December 7, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mindfulness and Holiday Stress

Daily stressors can become cumulative and reduce our quality of life. For many people, the holidays can be a time of additional stress compounded by relationships, monetary concerns and social obligations. Practicing mindfulness- experiencing the present moment without judgment – can help you manage stress and improve your quality of life. Join Carolyn Schindewolf, Health Educator with Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness, for a discussion and practice on using mindfulness to stop brain chatter and habitual reactions, improve mood and energy, increase focus and mental clarity, and deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of life.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Daily stressors can become cumulative and reduce our quality of life. For many people, the holidays can be a time of additional stress compounded by relationships, monetary concerns and social obligations. Practicing mindfulness- experiencing the present moment without judgment – can help you manage stress and improve your quality of life. Join Carolyn Schindewolf, Health Educator with Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness, for a discussion and practice on using mindfulness to stop brain chatter and habitual reactions, improve mood and energy, increase focus and mental clarity, and deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of life.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday December 8, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Side Effects of Cancer Therapies: Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy, and Immunotherapy

Drs. Maqsood Amjad and Philip A. Pancari, from Astera Cancer Care, address the toxicities and side effects of cancer therapies, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, target treatments, and oral cancer drugs. Participants will learn what to look for with these therapies and how to lessen these toxicities.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Drs. Maqsood Amjad and Philip A. Pancari, from Astera Cancer Care, address the toxicities and side effects of cancer therapies, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, target treatments, and oral cancer drugs. Participants will learn what to look for with these therapies and how to lessen these toxicities.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday December 9, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Quilting Through the Centuries: Women’s Life and History in America

Quilting is one of the oldest forms of women’s crafting. Discover how the history of quilting in the United States mirrors the history of women from colonial times to today. Learn about Liberty Hall’s women and view some of Liberty Hall’s oldest quilts. This program will be presented by Hannah Gaston, a Coordinator of School Programs at Kean University's Liberty Hall Museum.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Quilting is one of the oldest forms of women’s crafting. Discover how the history of quilting in the United States mirrors the history of women from colonial times to today. Learn about Liberty Hall’s women and view some of Liberty Hall’s oldest quilts. This program will be presented by Hannah Gaston, a Coordinator of School Programs at Kean University's Liberty Hall Museum.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Monday December 13, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Christmas and the Winter Solstice

Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals. The pagan Scandinavian and Germanic people of northern Europe celebrated a twelve-day "midwinter" (winter solstice) holiday called Yule (also called Jul, Julblot, jólablót, midvinterblot, julofferfest). Join Jeff Kampf from Lifelong Cognition, as he enthusiastically teaches attendees about the evolution of Christmas and winter holiday traditions through history, music, and travel.

Sponsored by Friends of the Hopewell Library, Friends of the West Windsor Library, the Hightstown Library Association, and Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals. The pagan Scandinavian and Germanic people of northern Europe celebrated a twelve-day "midwinter" (winter solstice) holiday called Yule (also called Jul, Julblot, jólablót, midvinterblot, julofferfest). Join Jeff Kampf from Lifelong Cognition, as he enthusiastically teaches attendees about the evolution of Christmas and winter holiday traditions through history, music, and travel.

Sponsored by Friends of the Hopewell Library, Friends of the West Windsor Library, the Hightstown Library Association, and Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday December 14, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MCL Facebook Book Club: The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday December 16, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Easy Home Ideas, DIY, and More for 2022

No need to get overwhelmed when you start thinking about home projects for 2022! Olga. St. Pierre will share tips on home renovation projects, quick decluttering and organization tactics, as well as Do-It-Yourself ideas for you to delve into for the coming year!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

No need to get overwhelmed when you start thinking about home projects for 2022! Olga. St. Pierre will share tips on home renovation projects, quick decluttering and organization tactics, as well as Do-It-Yourself ideas for you to delve into for the coming year!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Monday December 20, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday December 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual ESL Conversation Group

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join a librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join a librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday December 24, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Christmas Observed

All branches will be closed.

Saturday December 25, 2021
Monday December 27, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday December 31, 2021
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Observed

All branches will be closed.

Saturday January 1, 2022
Thursday January 6, 2022
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cannabusiness (Cannabis Business) Information Session

Join this one-hour virtual session to learn about the history of the medical marijuana program in New Jersey, the summary of the rules and regulations that were released by the Cannabis Regulatory Commission, and what residents can expects when/with legal adult cannabis use in the State.

Presenter Sarah Trent practiced law as a public defender working at the Legal Aid Society before founding Valley Wellness - a company that applied for a medical dispensary permit in the August, 2019 Request for Application from the New Jersey Department of State. In 2020, Sarah founded New Jersey Cannabis Certified - a NJ specific cannabis education and job training program through a partnership with Raritan Valley and Mercer County and Atlantic Cape Community Colleges. She is the Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Cannabis Law Committee, is a NORML Legal Committee Member, and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association. She graduated from the University of Miami, Florida, obtaining both her B.A. and J.D. She grew up in West Windsor, NJ, and currently lives in Morris County.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join this one-hour virtual session to learn about the history of the medical marijuana program in New Jersey, the summary of the rules and regulations that were released by the Cannabis Regulatory Commission, and what residents can expects when/with legal adult cannabis use in the State.

Presenter Sarah Trent practiced law as a public defender working at the Legal Aid Society before founding Valley Wellness - a company that applied for a medical dispensary permit in the August, 2019 Request for Application from the New Jersey Department of State. In 2020, Sarah founded New Jersey Cannabis Certified - a NJ specific cannabis education and job training program through a partnership with Raritan Valley and Mercer County and Atlantic Cape Community Colleges. She is the Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Cannabis Law Committee, is a NORML Legal Committee Member, and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association. She graduated from the University of Miami, Florida, obtaining both her B.A. and J.D. She grew up in West Windsor, NJ, and currently lives in Morris County.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Monday January 10, 2022
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Apps, Tools, and Tips: Efficiency in 2022

Join Olga St. Pierre to learn great tips on how to work smarter not harder. From the office to the kitchen, we’ll cover how you can save time and reduce stress. We’ll even throw in a few tips that can help your wallet! Kick off 2022 the right way!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Olga St. Pierre to learn great tips on how to work smarter not harder. From the office to the kitchen, we’ll cover how you can save time and reduce stress. We’ll even throw in a few tips that can help your wallet! Kick off 2022 the right way!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday January 13, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Music of the Civil Rights Movement

Mercer County Library System invites you on a musical tour of Civil Rights history in America. John Clark, music historian, will cover the historical relevance and back stories of 1950s and 1960s anthems and songs that were popular through the Civil Rights Movement.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Mercer County Library System invites you on a musical tour of Civil Rights history in America. John Clark, music historian, will cover the historical relevance and back stories of 1950s and 1960s anthems and songs that were popular through the Civil Rights Movement.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Monday January 17, 2022
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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.

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

Monday February 7, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Harlem Renaissance: Courage, Grace, and Vision

The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of an explosion in creativity that transformed African American identity and history, but it also transformed American culture in general. Never before had so many people of all backgrounds read the thoughts of African Americans and embraced the black community’s productions, expressions, and style in art, literature, music, dance, and theater. This talk will introduce you to many of the inspired artists who produced astonishing and ground-breaking works.

This evening's presenter, Janet Mandel, taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, educating students in English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of an explosion in creativity that transformed African American identity and history, but it also transformed American culture in general. Never before had so many people of all backgrounds read the thoughts of African Americans and embraced the black community’s productions, expressions, and style in art, literature, music, dance, and theater. This talk will introduce you to many of the inspired artists who produced astonishing and ground-breaking works.

This evening's presenter, Janet Mandel, taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, educating students in English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


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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.

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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.

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