MCLS Events and Programs

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Wednesday April 21, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Juvenile Fiction

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch this week's Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gardening Book Group: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's book, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.

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: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's book, A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.

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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Canceled - STEAM Activity

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch this week's STEAM Activity video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Outdoor Current Events Chat

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • All participants must wear masks during the program.
  • Please maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other patrons during the program.
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building to use the restroom.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
CONTACT: Hickory Corner Adult Programs  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 8 spaces available.

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • All participants must wear masks during the program.
  • Please maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other patrons during the program.
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building to use the restroom.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Adult Programs
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Math Activity Kit

Children, ages 5 though 10 are invited to stop by the Hickory Corner Branch to pick up a Math  Activity Kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Branch.

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • There will be a table set up outside for kit pick-up. In case of rain, you can pick up a kit inside at the Youth Services Desk. 
  • Adults and children over the age of 2 must wear masks when approaching the table or entering the library. 
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building to use the restroom.

This is a walk-up program; no prior registration is required.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330

Children, ages 5 though 10 are invited to stop by the Hickory Corner Branch to pick up a Math  Activity Kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Branch.

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • There will be a table set up outside for kit pick-up. In case of rain, you can pick up a kit inside at the Youth Services Desk. 
  • Adults and children over the age of 2 must wear masks when approaching the table or entering the library. 
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building to use the restroom.

This is a walk-up program; no prior registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  


 

Join us outdoors for a fun evening of creative-thinking party games.

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • All participants must wear masks during the program.
  • Please maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other patrons/family units during the program.
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the building's capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building & use the restroom.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Adult Programs  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Join us outdoors for a fun evening of creative-thinking party games.

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • All participants must wear masks during the program.
  • Please maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other patrons/family units during the program.
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the building's capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building & use the restroom.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Adult Programs
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday April 22, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Chetna

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch this week's Babytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch this week's Babytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Creation Station

Children, ages 2 and up, are welcome for a safe, outdoor, socially distanced activity at the Hickory Corner Branch

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • Upon arrival groups/families will be assigned a creation station and materials to create an art or craft project. 
  • Adults and children over age 2 must wear masks during the program.
  • Groups must stay (6 feet) socially distanced from other groups during the activity.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to bathrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330
There are 6 spaces available.

Children, ages 2 and up, are welcome for a safe, outdoor, socially distanced activity at the Hickory Corner Branch

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • Upon arrival groups/families will be assigned a creation station and materials to create an art or craft project. 
  • Adults and children over age 2 must wear masks during the program.
  • Groups must stay (6 feet) socially distanced from other groups during the activity.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to bathrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  


There are 6 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
An Overview of ABA Therapy for Children with Autism

Rebecca Zegas, M.A., BCBA, provides an information session on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Join us for an overview of ABA, as well as the opportunity to get answers to questions about ABA therapy and the process of behavior change. Ms. Zegas received her Masters Degree in Special Education from Rider University and completed her ABA coursework at Penn State World Campus. Her diverse and extensive experience includes providing early intervention services, teaching in the classroom, and consulting for school districts. She is the founder of Limitless Behavioral Services and Consulting.

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: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Rebecca Zegas, M.A., BCBA, provides an information session on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Join us for an overview of ABA, as well as the opportunity to get answers to questions about ABA therapy and the process of behavior change. Ms. Zegas received her Masters Degree in Special Education from Rider University and completed her ABA coursework at Penn State World Campus. Her diverse and extensive experience includes providing early intervention services, teaching in the classroom, and consulting for school districts. She is the founder of Limitless Behavioral Services and Consulting.

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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday April 23, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Canceled - Storytime w/ Miss Lauren

Join Miss Lauren for stories and songs about pets!

Watch this week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Lauren for stories and songs about pets!

Watch this week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Outdoor Dance Party

Children are invited to join us for an Outdoor Dance party at the Hickory Corner Branch!

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • Upon arrival, your group will be assigned your own personal dance space. 
  • Groups must remain socially distanced from each other for the duration of the program.
  • Please bring your own shakers and instruments.
  • Adults and children over the age of 2 must wear masks when approaching the table or entering the library. 
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building to use the restroom.

Registration is required prior to this event. Please complete one registration for the entire family/group attending together.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330

Children are invited to join us for an Outdoor Dance party at the Hickory Corner Branch!

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • Upon arrival, your group will be assigned your own personal dance space. 
  • Groups must remain socially distanced from each other for the duration of the program.
  • Please bring your own shakers and instruments.
  • Adults and children over the age of 2 must wear masks when approaching the table or entering the library. 
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building to use the restroom.

Registration is required prior to this event. Please complete one registration for the entire family/group attending together.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  



 
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
What's Cooking @ MCLS

Join MCLS Staff as they share recipes from books in our collection or a tried and true favorite!

Watch this week's What's Cooking @ MCLS video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 12:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Lockdown Living

How has lockdown affected your life? Are you doing online shopping or curbside pickup? Are you guiding children through the online school experience? Maybe you're telecommuting or meeting with friends and family via Zoom. Join us for a thoughtful discussion of managing pandemic restrictions. Maybe you can pick up some tips for making life a bit easier.

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • All participants must wear masks during the program.
  • Please maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other patrons during the program.
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building to use the restroom.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Adult Programs  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 12 spaces available.

How has lockdown affected your life? Are you doing online shopping or curbside pickup? Are you guiding children through the online school experience? Maybe you're telecommuting or meeting with friends and family via Zoom. Join us for a thoughtful discussion of managing pandemic restrictions. Maybe you can pick up some tips for making life a bit easier.

We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please note the following:

  • All participants must wear masks during the program.
  • Please maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other patrons during the program.
  • Restrooms inside the library will be available as the capacity limit allows. If the building's capacity is reached, patrons will need to wait to enter the building to use the restroom.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Adult Programs
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 12 spaces available.

Saturday April 24, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Young Goethe in Love (2011)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Young Goethe in Love (2011) -- Germany 1772 - the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe aspires to be a poet, but after failing his law exams, he is sent by his father to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. Unsure of his talent and eager to prove himself, Goethe soon wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner. But then Lotte enters his life and nothing is the same as before.

Find Young Goethe in Love on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10979712

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Young Goethe in Love (2011) -- Germany 1772 - the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe aspires to be a poet, but after failing his law exams, he is sent by his father to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. Unsure of his talent and eager to prove himself, Goethe soon wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner. But then Lotte enters his life and nothing is the same as before.

Find Young Goethe in Love on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10979712

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday April 25, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create a...” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday April 26, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join Miss Andrea from the Hickory Corner Branch for our latest author study video featuring Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Learn some things about Ms. Jacobson's life, find out which of her books we have in the Mercer County Library System and listen to Ms. Jacobson herself read from Quiet Please!, the latest book in her Twig and Turtle series.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Andrea from the Hickory Corner Branch for our latest author study video featuring Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Learn some things about Ms. Jacobson's life, find out which of her books we have in the Mercer County Library System and listen to Ms. Jacobson herself read from Quiet Please!, the latest book in her Twig and Turtle series.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


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