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Wednesday December 8, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoor Music and Movement

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 18 spaces available.

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:40 PM
Indoor Three Special Christmas Crafts

Make a Christmas ball, a gingerbread house card and cinnamon ornament. There will be two groups of 15 for this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Make a Christmas ball, a gingerbread house card and cinnamon ornament. There will be two groups of 15 for this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Indoor Three Special Christmas Crafts

Make a Christmas ball, a gingerbread house card and cinnamon ornament. There will be two groups of 15 for this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

Make a Christmas ball, a gingerbread house card and cinnamon ornament. There will be two groups of 15 for this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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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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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Indoor Babytime

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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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


Friday December 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Holiday Gift Wrap Station

Bring in your gifts to wrap at our holiday wrap station! All supplies will be provided, including wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, tags and more! For adults and teens (14+).  Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. One 15 minute time slot per attendee. Time slots will be assigned after registration. Max 5 people per time slot.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Bring in your gifts to wrap at our holiday wrap station! All supplies will be provided, including wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, tags and more! For adults and teens (14+).  Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. One 15 minute time slot per attendee. Time slots will be assigned after registration. Max 5 people per time slot.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Preschool Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM
Indoor Classic Film Screening

All About Eve (1950), with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders. A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. NR; 138 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 14 spaces available.

All About Eve (1950), with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders. A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. NR; 138 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 14 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
MCLS Teen Advisory Board

Join us for the Mercer County Library System Teen Advisory Board meeting. All teens are welcome to join! At this meeting we'll play a few games, get to know each other and talk about what you'll get to do as a TAB member, like helping run library programs, earning community service hours, and getting the opportunity to use your creativity and grow your leadership skills.

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 us for the Mercer County Library System Teen Advisory Board meeting. All teens are welcome to join! At this meeting we'll play a few games, get to know each other and talk about what you'll get to do as a TAB member, like helping run library programs, earning community service hours, and getting the opportunity to use your creativity and grow your leadership skills.

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


Saturday December 11, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Outdoor Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to the Ewing Branch! Santa will read a story. Children will have an opportunity to take a photo with Santa and get candy canes. Sponsored by the Friends of the 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.

Santa Claus is coming to the Ewing Branch! Santa will read a story. Children will have an opportunity to take a photo with Santa and get candy canes. Sponsored by the Friends of the 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 50 spaces available.

Sunday December 12, 2021
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2:00 PM
Indoor Sunday Movie Series

Little Women (2019) With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh. Follow the sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, on their journey from childhood to adulthood. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee, they navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss, and marriage. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, this story is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. Rated PG; 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 14 spaces available.

Little Women (2019) With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh. Follow the sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, on their journey from childhood to adulthood. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee, they navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss, and marriage. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, this story is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. Rated PG; 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 14 spaces available.

Monday December 13, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Outdoor Painting Station

An outdoor craft will be set up on grassy area near parking lot. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

An outdoor craft will be set up on grassy area near parking lot. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Adult Craft: Make a Winter Snow Globe

Join us to make your own winter scene or holiday themed snow globe. Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself! All materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Join us to make your own winter scene or holiday themed snow globe. Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself! All materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Indoor Holiday Gift Wrap Station

Bring in your gifts to wrap at our holiday wrap station! All supplies will be provided, including wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, tags and more! For adults and teens (14+). Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. One 15 minute time slot per attendee. Time slots will be assigned after registration. Max 5 people per time slot.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Bring in your gifts to wrap at our holiday wrap station! All supplies will be provided, including wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, tags and more! For adults and teens (14+). Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. One 15 minute time slot per attendee. Time slots will be assigned after registration. Max 5 people per time slot.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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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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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Toddler Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event.  

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event.  

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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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

Wednesday December 15, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoor Music and Movement

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Indoor Decorate Gingerbread Man

Decorate your own gingerbread man! Materials will be supplied by the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Decorate your own gingerbread man! Materials will be supplied by the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday December 16, 2021
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Indoor Babytime

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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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


Friday December 17, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Preschool Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Sunday December 19, 2021
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2:00 PM
Indoor Sunday Movie Series

Elf (2003) With Will Ferrell, James Caan and Bob Newhar. Raised as an over-sized elf, a human travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit. Rated PG; 97 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.

Elf (2003) With Will Ferrell, James Caan and Bob Newhar. Raised as an over-sized elf, a human travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit. Rated PG; 97 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 December 20, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Outdoor Painting Station

An outdoor craft will be set up on grassy area near parking lot. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

An outdoor craft will be set up on grassy area near parking lot. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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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


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Toddler Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event.  

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event.  

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday December 22, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoor Music and Movement

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday December 23, 2021
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Indoor Babytime

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

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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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Outdoor Painting Station

An outdoor craft will be set up on grassy area near parking lot. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

An outdoor craft will be set up on grassy area near parking lot. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Indoor Paper Folding Snowman

For Tweens/Teens! Supplies will be provided by the library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

For Tweens/Teens! Supplies will be provided by the library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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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 28, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Toddler Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event.  

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event.  

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Indoor Paper Folding Snowman

For Tweens/Teens. Supplies will be provided by the library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

For Tweens/Teens. Supplies will be provided by the library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday December 29, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoor Music and Movement

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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. 
  • 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 canceled. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday December 30, 2021
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Indoor Babytime

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Indoor Countdown to New Year’s Eve

Countdown to New Year’s Eve for School-Age Children. Story, Craft, and Light Refreshments! 

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 Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Countdown to New Year’s Eve for School-Age Children. Story, Craft, and Light Refreshments! 

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 Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

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 (VIRTUAL)

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


Tuesday January 11, 2022
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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 Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon.

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 Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon.

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 January 13, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Benefits of Massage Therapy (VIRTUAL)

In addition to providing relaxation from daily stress, massage has many benefits beyond the spa. Learn how massage is applied to treat neuromuscular dysfunction; support the immune system; allay anxiety and soothe mood disorders; and other applications. This brief presentation will explain: how massage therapy is appropriate for many conditions; how to prepare and what to expect from a massage therapist; and how to maximize the benefits of massage therapy. Presented by Cynthia Sinicropi-Philibosian, LMBT practicing since 1982. 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

In addition to providing relaxation from daily stress, massage has many benefits beyond the spa. Learn how massage is applied to treat neuromuscular dysfunction; support the immune system; allay anxiety and soothe mood disorders; and other applications. This brief presentation will explain: how massage therapy is appropriate for many conditions; how to prepare and what to expect from a massage therapist; and how to maximize the benefits of massage therapy. Presented by Cynthia Sinicropi-Philibosian, LMBT practicing since 1982. 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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Music of the Civil Rights Movement (LIVESTREAM @ BRANCH)

Reserve a seat at the Ewing Branch to attend a livestream of 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.

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 Branch Adult Programs  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Reserve a seat at the Ewing Branch to attend a livestream of 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.

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 Branch Adult Programs
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Music of the Civil Rights Movement (VIRTUAL)

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


Friday January 14, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
MCLS Teen Advisory Board

Join us for the Mercer County Library System Teen Advisory Board meeting. All teens are welcome to join! At this meeting we'll play a few games, get to know each other and talk about what you'll get to do as a TAB member, like helping run library programs, earning community service hours, and getting the opportunity to use your creativity and grow your leadership skills.

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 us for the Mercer County Library System Teen Advisory Board meeting. All teens are welcome to join! At this meeting we'll play a few games, get to know each other and talk about what you'll get to do as a TAB member, like helping run library programs, earning community service hours, and getting the opportunity to use your creativity and grow your leadership skills.

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.

Tuesday January 18, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Plant-based Diets Save Hearts and Homes: Small Actions, Big Changes (VIRTUAL)

The effects of eating more plant-based foods far exceed the well-known nutritional benefits on one’s health. Research shows that eating a more plant-based diet can also lower carbon footprint and global warming. The aim of this session is to discuss why and how we can eat more plant-based foods.

Presented by Het Desai-Shah, who completed her bachelors and graduate school at Rutgers University. She majored in Nutritional Sciences with a focus in dietetics during her undergraduate years. She completed her doctorate work in Nutrition Nutritional Sciences, focusing on increasing community education on healthy eating and physical activity behaviors, especially among those with limited resources.

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 effects of eating more plant-based foods far exceed the well-known nutritional benefits on one’s health. Research shows that eating a more plant-based diet can also lower carbon footprint and global warming. The aim of this session is to discuss why and how we can eat more plant-based foods.

Presented by Het Desai-Shah, who completed her bachelors and graduate school at Rutgers University. She majored in Nutritional Sciences with a focus in dietetics during her undergraduate years. She completed her doctorate work in Nutrition Nutritional Sciences, focusing on increasing community education on healthy eating and physical activity behaviors, especially among those with limited resources.

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 20, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Circle: The Great Short Poems (VIRTUAL)

What are the best short poems to memorize and recite, whether it’s for impressing your guests at a dinner party, or fostering a deeper bond with poetry in the New Year? Join our poetry circle’s January poetry reading and discussion, and choose your favorite poems to recite from a list of great short poems by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Rabindranath Tagore, Edna st. Vincent Millay, William Carlos Williams, Sylvia Plath, Langston Huges, Marina Tsvetaeva,Stephen Crane, Wisława Szymborska, Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, etc. 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

What are the best short poems to memorize and recite, whether it’s for impressing your guests at a dinner party, or fostering a deeper bond with poetry in the New Year? Join our poetry circle’s January poetry reading and discussion, and choose your favorite poems to recite from a list of great short poems by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Rabindranath Tagore, Edna st. Vincent Millay, William Carlos Williams, Sylvia Plath, Langston Huges, Marina Tsvetaeva,Stephen Crane, Wisława Szymborska, Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, etc. 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


Saturday January 22, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Declutter in 2022: Maximize Your Storage and What to Store Where (VIRTUAL)

Make 2022 your most organized year yet! Join best-selling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak for this program when she helps you figure out what to keep and where to keep it. She'll share her most clever storage tips to maximize the storage space in your home. Then join Jamie for a jumpstart when she guides you through a tiny tidy up, live!

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

Make 2022 your most organized year yet! Join best-selling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak for this program when she helps you figure out what to keep and where to keep it. She'll share her most clever storage tips to maximize the storage space in your home. Then join Jamie for a jumpstart when she guides you through a tiny tidy up, live!

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 January 26, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Avoiding Securities Fraud (VIRTUAL)

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period will follow the formal presentation.

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

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period will follow the formal presentation.

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 27, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Money Talk: Clean Up Your Finances for the New Year (VIRTUAL)

Do you live pay check to pay check and wonder where your money goes? Are you tired of credit card debt? During this seminar presented by Valeriya Kolesnikova, a Financial Services Professional with New York Life, you will learn how to stay organized with your money and pay off your debt. We will also discuss strategies to achieve your future financial goals. This will be an informational presentation only. Please consult your own professionals for tax, legal, and accounting advice. Any discussions of investment products will be informational only and not intended as a solicitation of those types of products.

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

Do you live pay check to pay check and wonder where your money goes? Are you tired of credit card debt? During this seminar presented by Valeriya Kolesnikova, a Financial Services Professional with New York Life, you will learn how to stay organized with your money and pay off your debt. We will also discuss strategies to achieve your future financial goals. This will be an informational presentation only. Please consult your own professionals for tax, legal, and accounting advice. Any discussions of investment products will be informational only and not intended as a solicitation of those types of products.

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 February 2, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What to Know about Cryptocurrency (VIRTUAL)

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides a general introduction about cryptocurrency. Her talk focuses on how cryptocurrency works, as well as scams surrounding bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

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

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides a general introduction about cryptocurrency. Her talk focuses on how cryptocurrency works, as well as scams surrounding bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

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 February 3, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836 (VIRTUAL)

Born in Amwell Township to a free Black mother, Jacob Francis lived his 82-year life in a world of revolutionary change. He became caught up in the rising tide of revolution in the 1760s and 70s and served in the Continental Army, including at the Battle of Trenton, and then the New Jersey militia. Establishing himself as a farmer, he married an enslaved woman named Mary, freed her and they raised their eight children in the vicinity of Flemington during a period of rising interest in abolition. The story of Jacob Francis and his family provides us with an inside view of life in New Jersey in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the revolutionary changes affecting the lives of both free and enslaved Black people. Co-sponsored with The Hopewell Museum and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. 

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

Born in Amwell Township to a free Black mother, Jacob Francis lived his 82-year life in a world of revolutionary change. He became caught up in the rising tide of revolution in the 1760s and 70s and served in the Continental Army, including at the Battle of Trenton, and then the New Jersey militia. Establishing himself as a farmer, he married an enslaved woman named Mary, freed her and they raised their eight children in the vicinity of Flemington during a period of rising interest in abolition. The story of Jacob Francis and his family provides us with an inside view of life in New Jersey in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the revolutionary changes affecting the lives of both free and enslaved Black people. Co-sponsored with The Hopewell Museum and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. 

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 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


Tuesday February 8, 2022
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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 Educated by Tara Westover.

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 Educated by Tara Westover.

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 February 9, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Valentine's Greetings

Why do lovers send greeting cards, candy, and roses on February 14? In his newest holiday program, author, photographer, and musician Kevin Woyce explores the romantic history of Valentine's Day, from Saint Valentine, Cupid, and the first Valentine cards to some of the season's most popular songs. The slideshow is illustrated with original photographs and lots of vintage Valentine's Day cards and art.

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

Why do lovers send greeting cards, candy, and roses on February 14? In his newest holiday program, author, photographer, and musician Kevin Woyce explores the romantic history of Valentine's Day, from Saint Valentine, Cupid, and the first Valentine cards to some of the season's most popular songs. The slideshow is illustrated with original photographs and lots of vintage Valentine's Day cards and art.

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 February 11, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
MCLS Teen Advisory Board

Join us for the Mercer County Library System Teen Advisory Board meeting. All teens are welcome to join! At this meeting we'll play a few games, get to know each other and talk about what you'll get to do as a TAB member, like helping run library programs, earning community service hours, and getting the opportunity to use your creativity and grow your leadership skills.

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 us for the Mercer County Library System Teen Advisory Board meeting. All teens are welcome to join! At this meeting we'll play a few games, get to know each other and talk about what you'll get to do as a TAB member, like helping run library programs, earning community service hours, and getting the opportunity to use your creativity and grow your leadership skills.

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 February 17, 2022
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shoulder Problems and Solutions

Do you have problems in and around your shoulder joint? This program addresses techniques to maximize function and minimize pain. Presented by William Rossy, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon with Penn Medicine Princeton Health. 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

Do you have problems in and around your shoulder joint? This program addresses techniques to maximize function and minimize pain. Presented by William Rossy, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon with Penn Medicine Princeton Health. 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


Monday February 21, 2022
Tuesday March 8, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Women in Princeton's History

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Historical Society of Princeton will share the contributions of some of the diverse and influential women in Princeton’s history, including immigrants, enslaved women, working women, and community leaders. These women played key roles in the town’s development through their service to others. 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

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Historical Society of Princeton will share the contributions of some of the diverse and influential women in Princeton’s history, including immigrants, enslaved women, working women, and community leaders. These women played key roles in the town’s development through their service to others. 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


Wednesday March 9, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women Lighthouse Keepers

One of the first government career fields open to females, lighthouse keepers taught their wives and daughters how to tend the light, leading them to become the official or assistant keepers. This program will explore the US Lighthouse Service and look at five remarkable women keepers. Presented by Mary Rasa, a historian, who worked as a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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

One of the first government career fields open to females, lighthouse keepers taught their wives and daughters how to tend the light, leading them to become the official or assistant keepers. This program will explore the US Lighthouse Service and look at five remarkable women keepers. Presented by Mary Rasa, a historian, who worked as a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing 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


Friday March 11, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
MCLS Teen Advisory Board

Join us for the Mercer County Library System Teen Advisory Board meeting. All teens are welcome to join! At this meeting we'll play a few games, get to know each other and talk about what you'll get to do as a TAB member, like helping run library programs, earning community service hours, and getting the opportunity to use your creativity and grow your leadership skills.

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 us for the Mercer County Library System Teen Advisory Board meeting. All teens are welcome to join! At this meeting we'll play a few games, get to know each other and talk about what you'll get to do as a TAB member, like helping run library programs, earning community service hours, and getting the opportunity to use your creativity and grow your leadership skills.

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 March 15, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Talk w/ Dr. Matthew Raidbard: Lead Like a Pro

Former college basketball coach Dr. Matthew Raidbard discusses his new book Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches. Drawing on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and original research conducted on what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful, Lead Like a Pro is designed to teach athletic coaches, at all levels of sports, about leadership practice, and help them to become more intentional and effective leaders for their athletes and teams.

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

Former college basketball coach Dr. Matthew Raidbard discusses his new book Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches. Drawing on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and original research conducted on what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful, Lead Like a Pro is designed to teach athletic coaches, at all levels of sports, about leadership practice, and help them to become more intentional and effective leaders for their athletes and teams.

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 March 23, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge

Storyteller Carol Simon Levin portrays Emily Warren Roebling and presents the history of her contributions to the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Emily Warren Roebling's story is loaded with interesting historical tales and tidbits regarding the construction of possibly the most amazing technological achievement of the 19th century. Come celebrate Women’s History Month and meet one of America’s trailblazing but largely forgotten civil engineers!

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

Storyteller Carol Simon Levin portrays Emily Warren Roebling and presents the history of her contributions to the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Emily Warren Roebling's story is loaded with interesting historical tales and tidbits regarding the construction of possibly the most amazing technological achievement of the 19th century. Come celebrate Women’s History Month and meet one of America’s trailblazing but largely forgotten civil engineers!

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 March 28, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Women's Suffrage in Red Scare America

In this talk Dr. Erica Ryan examines the last years of the push for women’s suffrage in the context of the first Red Scare. Women's political equality looked sinister amidst fears of Bolshevism, free love, and political violence, and the consequences were long lasting. Dr. Ryan explores the ways in which talking about radicalism meant talking about women in Red Scare America.

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

In this talk Dr. Erica Ryan examines the last years of the push for women’s suffrage in the context of the first Red Scare. Women's political equality looked sinister amidst fears of Bolshevism, free love, and political violence, and the consequences were long lasting. Dr. Ryan explores the ways in which talking about radicalism meant talking about women in Red Scare America.

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 April 15, 2022
Sunday April 17, 2022
Saturday May 28, 2022
Sunday May 29, 2022
Monday May 30, 2022
Monday June 20, 2022
Monday July 4, 2022
Saturday September 3, 2022
Sunday September 4, 2022
Monday September 5, 2022
Monday October 10, 2022
Tuesday November 8, 2022
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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.

Friday November 11, 2022
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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.

Wednesday November 23, 2022
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Eve

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

Thursday November 24, 2022
Friday November 25, 2022
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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.

Saturday December 24, 2022
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Christmas Eve

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Sunday December 25, 2022
Monday December 26, 2022
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Christmas Observed

All branches will be closed.

Saturday December 31, 2022
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Eve

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Sunday January 1, 2023
Monday January 2, 2023
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Day Observed

All branches are closed.

Monday January 16, 2023
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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 20, 2023
Friday April 7, 2023
Sunday April 9, 2023
Saturday May 27, 2023
Sunday May 28, 2023
Monday May 29, 2023
Monday June 19, 2023
Tuesday July 4, 2023
Saturday September 2, 2023
Sunday September 3, 2023
Monday September 4, 2023
Monday October 9, 2023
Tuesday November 7, 2023
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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.

Friday November 10, 2023
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Veterans Day Observed

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 22, 2023
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Eve

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

Thursday November 23, 2023
Friday November 24, 2023
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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.

Sunday December 24, 2023
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Christmas Eve

All branches will be closed.

Monday December 25, 2023
Sunday December 31, 2023

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