Mercer County Library System


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Tuesday February 25, 2020
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9:35 AM - 1:30 PM
Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)

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

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature.  Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program.  The content of each story time centers on a different theme.  Each theme is the same all week.  An age-appropriate craft follows story time.  Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings Welcome.  No Registration Required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature.  Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program.  The content of each story time centers on a different theme.  Each theme is the same all week.  An age-appropriate craft follows story time.  Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings Welcome.  No Registration Required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

Ages 3 - 8 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

Ages 3 - 8 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Writers Support Group

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

No registration necessary.

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

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Movies for Adults -- Downton Abbey (2019)

Downton Abbey (2019): (Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith) Rated PG, 122 minutes.

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

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Downton Abbey (2019): (Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith) Rated PG, 122 minutes.

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

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Early Readers Book Club (Grades K-2)

Share your love of books, meet new friends, and have fun with book related games and activities.

Grades K - 2.  No registration required.  

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Share your love of books, meet new friends, and have fun with book related games and activities.

Grades K - 2.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Movies for Adults -- Downton Abbey (2019)

Downton Abbey (2019): (Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith) Rated PG, 122 minutes.

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

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Downton Abbey (2019): (Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith) Rated PG, 122 minutes.

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

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Art Circle

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

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Thursday February 27, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

Ages 12 months - 3 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

Ages 12 months - 3 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Lego Club (grades K-5)

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more! 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

See Youth Program Policy
 

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more! 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

See Youth Program Policy
 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Friday February 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CANCELED: Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Saturday February 29, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

Ages 3-8.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

Ages 3-8.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Black History Month Film Series -- Harriet (2019)

Harriet Tubman's quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. PG-13, 125 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Harriet Tubman's quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. PG-13, 125 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Monday March 2, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Messy Mondays (Ages 2-5)

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Documentaries @ Your Library -- They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). Rated R, 99 minutes.

Summary: On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). Rated R, 99 minutes.

Summary: On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social Bridge

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!
Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!
Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided Meditation w/ Mira

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday March 3, 2020
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9:35 AM - 1:30 PM
Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Time (Ages 0-2)

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday March 4, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Create With Perler Beads (Ages 5-11)

Join us to create a special project each week. The project of the week ...Perler Beads.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us to create a special project each week. The project of the week ...Perler Beads.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Do I Still Need My Gynecologist?

While you may be beyond your childbearing years, your gynecological health is still important. Join Neha Deshpande, MD, member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, for this informative session focusing on your post-menopausal healthcare needs, from doctor visits to pelvic exams. Registration requested.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

While you may be beyond your childbearing years, your gynecological health is still important. Join Neha Deshpande, MD, member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, for this informative session focusing on your post-menopausal healthcare needs, from doctor visits to pelvic exams. Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Art Circle

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Thursday March 5, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Rock (Ages 1-3)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Open House: Mercer Rug Hookers

Come and visit the Mercer Rug Hookers during an Open House! Completed rugs will be on display. You will have the opportunity to learn about the art of traditional rug hooking, and you will have the opportunity to pull a few loops on your own!

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Come and visit the Mercer Rug Hookers during an Open House! Completed rugs will be on display. You will have the opportunity to learn about the art of traditional rug hooking, and you will have the opportunity to pull a few loops on your own!

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Play Dough Hour (Ages 2-5)

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Lego Club (Grades K-5)

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more!

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more!

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Friday March 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga for seniors.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Gentle yoga for seniors.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
First Friday Film -- Judy (2019)

Judy (2019): (Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell) Rated PG-13, 118 minutes. Summary: Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Judy (2019): (Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell) Rated PG-13, 118 minutes. Summary: Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Saturday March 7, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime with Sarah (Ages 2-5)

Join us for a special storytime with Sarah the Reading Dog.  We will read stories, sing songs and visit with our special guest.  Children who would like to read to Sarah may do so at the end of storytime.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for a special storytime with Sarah the Reading Dog.  We will read stories, sing songs and visit with our special guest.  Children who would like to read to Sarah may do so at the end of storytime.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SCORE Princeton: Branding & Marketing for Small Business

About 60% of people prefer to buy new products from brands familiar to them. This workshop will explain why small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs need to work on their brand from day one. You will learn market assessment and be given steps for creating a marketing strategy, plan and campaigns. Registration requested.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

About 60% of people prefer to buy new products from brands familiar to them. This workshop will explain why small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs need to work on their brand from day one. You will learn market assessment and be given steps for creating a marketing strategy, plan and campaigns. Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pokémon Club (Ages 5-11)

Join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Women's History Month Film Series -- Evita (1996)

Madonna as popular Argentine first lady Eva Peron. Rated PG, 134 miuntes.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Madonna as popular Argentine first lady Eva Peron. Rated PG, 134 miuntes.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Monday March 9, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Messy Mondays (Ages 2-5)

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Senior Book Club

Please contact Diane Miller to find out this month’s title.

CONTACT: Diane Miller  609.737.2610  dmiller@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Please contact Diane Miller to find out this month’s title.

CONTACT:
  Diane Miller
  609.737.2610
  dmiller@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social Bridge

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge! Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge! Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
PJ Storytime (Ages 2-5)

Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided Meditation w/ Mira

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday March 10, 2020
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9:35 AM - 1:30 PM
Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Time (Ages 0-2)

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MCLS Tuesday Book Club on Facebook - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

Like to read, but have trouble getting to the library? Join the MCLS Tuesday Book Club the on MCLS’ Facebook page to discuss My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman.

CONTACT: Tom Gardner  609.737.2610  tgardner@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Like to read, but have trouble getting to the library? Join the MCLS Tuesday Book Club the on MCLS’ Facebook page to discuss My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman.

CONTACT:
  Tom Gardner
  609.737.2610
  tgardner@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday March 11, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Short of It – Jamaica Kincaid

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Jamaica Kincaid and her short stories, “Girl,” "What Have I Been Doing Lately,” and “My Mother." Copies are available at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Jamaica Kincaid and her short stories, “Girl,” "What Have I Been Doing Lately,” and “My Mother." Copies are available at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Create With Stencils (Ages 5-11)

Join us to create a special project each week. The project of the week ...Stencils.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us to create a special project each week. The project of the week ...Stencils.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Art Circle

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Thursday March 12, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Rock (Ages 1-3)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Play Dough Hour (Ages 2-5)

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Lego Club (Grades K-5)

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more!

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more!

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Investigating the Invader: Spotted Lanternfly Lecture

You may have heard about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive and destructive insect that has been popping up in Mercer County and around the state. Join Mercer County Park Commission Senior Land Steward, Jillian Stark, to investigate the spotted lanternfly's life history and impact, exploring the latest information from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Insect Lab. Learn what is being done to mitigate the damage done by this pest and what you can do in your own backyard to defend against it. This program is free and suitable for children 10 years and older. Registration requested.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

You may have heard about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive and destructive insect that has been popping up in Mercer County and around the state. Join Mercer County Park Commission Senior Land Steward, Jillian Stark, to investigate the spotted lanternfly's life history and impact, exploring the latest information from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Insect Lab. Learn what is being done to mitigate the damage done by this pest and what you can do in your own backyard to defend against it. This program is free and suitable for children 10 years and older. Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


Friday March 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Saturday March 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.
No registration required.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.
No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.
No registration required.

 

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.
No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tween Craft: Make Your Own Journal

Make your own journal, notebook, or doodle diary! Pick a size, choose a filling (blank, lined paper, doodle pages, and more), and design your own cover. You'll go home with a personalized notebook just for you.

CONTACT: Katie Chase  609 737 2610  kchase@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Make your own journal, notebook, or doodle diary! Pick a size, choose a filling (blank, lined paper, doodle pages, and more), and design your own cover. You'll go home with a personalized notebook just for you.

CONTACT:
  Katie Chase
  609 737 2610
  kchase@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Women's History Month Film Series -- Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

Profiling political activist Angela Davis, who was accused and later acquitted of murder and kidnapping. Not Rated, 97 minutes.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Profiling political activist Angela Davis, who was accused and later acquitted of murder and kidnapping. Not Rated, 97 minutes.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Monday March 16, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Messy Mondays (Ages 2-5)

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social Bridge

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge! Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge! Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
PJ Storytime (Ages 2-5)

Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided Meditation w/ Mira

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday March 17, 2020
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9:35 AM - 1:30 PM
Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Time (Ages 0-2)

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barley and Me: Home Brewer Round Table

Join us for an informal gathering of amateur home brewers! Discuss some of your most effective brewing techniques, favorite recipes, funniest mishaps (we’ve all had ‘em!) and share your insights and expertise in the zymurgical science with like-minded people. What techniques work for you? What ones have not? What sources do you depend on to learn more about brewing? Registration requested.

CONTACT: Tom Gardner  609.737.2610  tgardner@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for an informal gathering of amateur home brewers! Discuss some of your most effective brewing techniques, favorite recipes, funniest mishaps (we’ve all had ‘em!) and share your insights and expertise in the zymurgical science with like-minded people. What techniques work for you? What ones have not? What sources do you depend on to learn more about brewing? Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  Tom Gardner
  609.737.2610
  tgardner@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


Wednesday March 18, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adult Craft -- DIY Travel Mug

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Harry Potter Club (Ages 5-11)

Do you love all things Harry Potter?  Join us to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.
No registration required.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you love all things Harry Potter?  Join us to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.
No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Create With Perler Beads (Ages 5-11)

Join us to create a special project each week. The project of the week ...Perler Beads.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us to create a special project each week. The project of the week ...Perler Beads.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Art Circle

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Thursday March 19, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Rock (Ages 1-3)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Play Dough Hour (Ages 2-5)

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Lego Club (Grades K-5)

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more!

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more!

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Friday March 20, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Toddler Tunes with Pat McKinley (Ages 0-5)

Sing and dance to classic children's songs with Pat McKinley as she plays her guitar!
No registration required.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Sing and dance to classic children's songs with Pat McKinley as she plays her guitar!
No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Open Play & Craft (Ages 0-5)

Join us for Open Play Time-right after Pat McKinley! Toys and coloring supplies will be available for the children.
No registration required.  

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for Open Play Time-right after Pat McKinley! Toys and coloring supplies will be available for the children.
No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Saturday March 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Yoga for Success (Ages 7+)

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. These sessions offer simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. 

Benefits:

  • Can improve memory, concentration, and mental clarity.
  • Can relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Strengthens the spine

Registration requested.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. These sessions offer simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. 

Benefits:

  • Can improve memory, concentration, and mental clarity.
  • Can relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Strengthens the spine

Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pokémon Club (Ages 5-11)

Join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Women's History Month Film Series -- On the Basis of Sex (2018)

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional. Rated PG-13, 120 minutes.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional. Rated PG-13, 120 minutes.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Monday March 23, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Messy Mondays (Ages 2-5)

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for open sensory play. Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore. Projects may be messy. Please wear old clothes.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Establishing Patient Goals in Geriatric Medicine: The POLST Form

The Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm Program benefits those who are seriously ill and improves their quality of care at the end of life. Patient treatment wishes are properly communicated to their healthcare team, which promises to honor those wishes. Barbara Vaning, MHA, EMT Instructor, Princeton Health Community Wellness, will discuss the POLST form. Registration requested.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

The Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm Program benefits those who are seriously ill and improves their quality of care at the end of life. Patient treatment wishes are properly communicated to their healthcare team, which promises to honor those wishes. Barbara Vaning, MHA, EMT Instructor, Princeton Health Community Wellness, will discuss the POLST form. Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social Bridge

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge! Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge! Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
PJ Storytime (Ages 2-5)

Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided Meditation w/ Mira

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday March 24, 2020
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9:35 AM - 1:30 PM
Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Time (Ages 0-2)

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. Each theme is the same all week. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (Ages 3-8)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Writers Support Group

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday March 25, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.
Siblings welcome.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Identity Theft and Fraud: What You Need to Know to Help Protect Yourself

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

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Movies for Adults -- Glass (2019)

David Dunn hunts down the Beast, as Mr. Glass begins to put his own plans into action. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

David Dunn hunts down the Beast, as Mr. Glass begins to put his own plans into action. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM