Mercer County Library System


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Tuesday March 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz: Women's History Month

Join us for a special Bilingual Story Time program about Women's History Month. Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Miren un video espeical esta semana con cuentos bilingues sobre el Mes de La Historia de La Mujer. Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a special Bilingual Story Time program about Women's History Month. Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Miren un video espeical esta semana con cuentos bilingues sobre el Mes de La Historia de La Mujer. Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's Talk! Adult ESL Conversation Group

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Read Across America w/ MCLS' Youth Services Librarians

March 2nd is National Read Across American Day! This is a special day to encourage the love of reading and the joy found in books. To celebrate, the youth services staff of the Mercer County Library System have teamed up to read a very fun and entertaining book called The NOT So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohora. We hope you enjoy it and we hope to see you in our "not so quiet" libraries soon!

Watch MCLS' Youth Services Librarians Read Across America on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 12:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

March 2nd is National Read Across American Day! This is a special day to encourage the love of reading and the joy found in books. To celebrate, the youth services staff of the Mercer County Library System have teamed up to read a very fun and entertaining book called The NOT So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohora. We hope you enjoy it and we hope to see you in our "not so quiet" libraries soon!

Watch MCLS' Youth Services Librarians Read Across America on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 12:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crochet, Knit & Chat

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

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

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

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids: Peace Makers

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about peace makers

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about peace makers

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Feminism Through the Decades

Feminism isn't about burning bras-it's about equality. Kick off Women's History Month by taking a look back at how the United States' past three women's movements paved the way for today's feminist movement.

Colleen Murphy is an editor and local volunteer who graduated from The College of New Jersey's Women in Learning & Leadership and Women's & Gender Studies programs in 2016.

Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library, Friends of the Ewing Library, Friends of Lawrence Library, and Friends of the West Windsor Library

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

 

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

Feminism isn't about burning bras-it's about equality. Kick off Women's History Month by taking a look back at how the United States' past three women's movements paved the way for today's feminist movement.

Colleen Murphy is an editor and local volunteer who graduated from The College of New Jersey's Women in Learning & Leadership and Women's & Gender Studies programs in 2016.

Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library, Friends of the Ewing Library, Friends of Lawrence Library, and Friends of the West Windsor Library

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

 

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday March 3, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Young Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Early Spring Tasks in the Garden

Margaret Pickoff, County Horticulturist, shares how to prepare your home garden for the warm season ahead. We'll discuss essential spring gardening tasks like soil testing, pruning, fertilizing and seed starting. Participants will also be introduced to useful online resources to help them build their gardening skills all year long.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Margaret Pickoff, County Horticulturist, shares how to prepare your home garden for the warm season ahead. We'll discuss essential spring gardening tasks like soil testing, pruning, fertilizing and seed starting. Participants will also be introduced to useful online resources to help them build their gardening skills all year long.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

One of our librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. Feel free to bring along a cup of coffee or tea!

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
There are 5 spaces available.

One of our librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. Feel free to bring along a cup of coffee or tea!

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday March 4, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Jen

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Women's History Month: Trivia for Teens/Tweens

Join us for a live, virtual Kahoot! trivia session. Show off your Women's History knowledge and learn some interesting facts!  Suggested for ages 9 -14.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a live, virtual Kahoot! trivia session. Show off your Women's History knowledge and learn some interesting facts!  Suggested for ages 9 -14.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Unsung Heroines: The Role of Women in the American Civil War

This program provides a comprehensive, one hour review of the heroic and awesome accomplishments made by women, both North and South. It covers their role as administrators, journalists, nurses, spies and combatants in an age when women were expected to stay home. These remarkable women defied the culture of their time, surpassed all expectations and provided enormous support to the war effort. Sadly, they never received proper historical notice. This program reveals the enormity of their contributions and sacrifices.

Civil War expert Martin Mosho, who has studied the Civil War for over 50 years and toured many of the most famous battlefields. He is a member of a prominent Civil War society and a retired instructor of Mercer County Community College.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

This program provides a comprehensive, one hour review of the heroic and awesome accomplishments made by women, both North and South. It covers their role as administrators, journalists, nurses, spies and combatants in an age when women were expected to stay home. These remarkable women defied the culture of their time, surpassed all expectations and provided enormous support to the war effort. Sadly, they never received proper historical notice. This program reveals the enormity of their contributions and sacrifices.

Civil War expert Martin Mosho, who has studied the Civil War for over 50 years and toured many of the most famous battlefields. He is a member of a prominent Civil War society and a retired instructor of Mercer County Community College.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday March 5, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Christine

Join Miss Christine for stories and songs about wind.  

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Christine for stories and songs about wind.  

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Harry Potter Palooza

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crochet, Knit & Chat

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday March 6, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Rebel (2018)

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

Rebel (2018) -- This is a thrilling PBS documentary about Loreta Janeta Velazquez, an educated Cuban born teenager, who at the outset of the American Civil War fought as an officer in the battle of First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a secret agent for the Confederacy. By 1863, Velazquez was spying for the Union. She chafed against the gender and race restrictions of her time, and her 1876 memoir, ​A Woman in Battle​, caused a sensation.

Find Rebel on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11387682

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

Rebel (2018) -- This is a thrilling PBS documentary about Loreta Janeta Velazquez, an educated Cuban born teenager, who at the outset of the American Civil War fought as an officer in the battle of First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a secret agent for the Confederacy. By 1863, Velazquez was spying for the Union. She chafed against the gender and race restrictions of her time, and her 1876 memoir, ​A Woman in Battle​, caused a sensation.

Find Rebel on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11387682

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday March 7, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create a...” Challenge

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday March 8, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Conversation Café

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
COVID-19 Vaccination: What You Should Know

Tracy Perron, PhD, RN, joined by a selection of Senior Nursing Students from The College of New Jersey, provide an information session focused on the COVID-19 vaccination and its distribution. Dr. Perron and her students, who have been directly involved with administering vaccines, address the development of vaccinations, as well as what to expect throughout the COVID-19 vaccination process.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Tracy Perron, PhD, RN, joined by a selection of Senior Nursing Students from The College of New Jersey, provide an information session focused on the COVID-19 vaccination and its distribution. Dr. Perron and her students, who have been directly involved with administering vaccines, address the development of vaccinations, as well as what to expect throughout the COVID-19 vaccination process.

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday March 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's Talk! Adult ESL Conversation Group

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pokemon Club

Children are invited to join our Pokemon Club! We will discuss trading cards, books, games and more. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Suggested for children, ages 5-11 (with a caretaker).

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Children are invited to join our Pokemon Club! We will discuss trading cards, books, games and more. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Suggested for children, ages 5-11 (with a caretaker).

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids: STEM Pioneers

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about STEM pioneers

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about STEM pioneers

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MCL Tuesday Book Club: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Normal People by Sally Rooney.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Normal People by Sally Rooney.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Citizenship Exam Practice
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  hopeprogs@mcl.org
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday March 10, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Children's Spanish Fiction

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Do Diets Work?

Fad diets draw us in with their promises of shedding pounds easily, but few people actually see positive long-term results. Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, for this informative program and learn how to: modify your eating habits and expectations in a healthy way, no matter what diet you choose; recognize common dieting pitfalls and food triggers; and develop strategies to empower you to succeed.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Fad diets draw us in with their promises of shedding pounds easily, but few people actually see positive long-term results. Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center, for this informative program and learn how to: modify your eating habits and expectations in a healthy way, no matter what diet you choose; recognize common dieting pitfalls and food triggers; and develop strategies to empower you to succeed.

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity: Mini Terrarium Necklaces w/ Miss Jamie

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

This week: Let's explore the terrarium water cycle as Miss Jamie (Twin Rivers) shows you how to make a self-sustaining and wearable terrarium!

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

This week: Let's explore the terrarium water cycle as Miss Jamie (Twin Rivers) shows you how to make a self-sustaining and wearable terrarium!

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

Watch this week's video on our YouTube channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

Watch this week's video on our YouTube channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association, will cover topics, such as the relationship between Alzheimer's disease and dementia, what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer's, the risk factors for and three general stages of Alzheimer's, FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms, what's on the horizon for Alzheimer's research , as well as helpful Alzheimer's Association resources. Join us for this informative presentation.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association, will cover topics, such as the relationship between Alzheimer's disease and dementia, what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer's, the risk factors for and three general stages of Alzheimer's, FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms, what's on the horizon for Alzheimer's research , as well as helpful Alzheimer's Association resources. Join us for this informative presentation.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday March 11, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Elena

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Job Interview Practice by Appointment

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  resreview@mcl.org

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   resreview@mcl.org

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women Justices of the U. S. Supreme Court

It took 191 years after the founding of the Supreme Court for the first woman to be allowed to become part of that august body. Five women have achieved the position of Supreme Court Justice to date. Join Trish Chambers Productions in a fascinating introduction to these accomplished jurists. Meet Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. Learn how their unique personality and determination enabled them to break the glass ceiling to take their place in history, as they vote to clarify the intentions of the founding fathers regarding the United States Constitution. This program also introduces the audience to the traditions and history of the Supreme Court.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

It took 191 years after the founding of the Supreme Court for the first woman to be allowed to become part of that august body. Five women have achieved the position of Supreme Court Justice to date. Join Trish Chambers Productions in a fascinating introduction to these accomplished jurists. Meet Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. Learn how their unique personality and determination enabled them to break the glass ceiling to take their place in history, as they vote to clarify the intentions of the founding fathers regarding the United States Constitution. This program also introduces the audience to the traditions and history of the Supreme Court.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday March 12, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Michelle

Join Miss Michelle for stories and songs about rainbows!

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Michelle for stories and songs about rainbows!

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Middle Grade Book Club

Watch Miss Briana's video when it goes live at 3:30 p.m. to learn about Celia C. Perez and books she's written. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Watch this monh's Middle Grade Book Club video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Watch Miss Briana's video when it goes live at 3:30 p.m. to learn about Celia C. Perez and books she's written. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Watch this monh's Middle Grade Book Club video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 3:30 p.m.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Saturday March 13, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Served Like a Girl (2017)

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

Served Like a Girl (2017) -- A powerful documentary about female veterans who create a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans by entering into a “Miss Veteran America” competition, while bringing to light moving events in their own lives in a quest for healing and hope.

Find Served Like a Girl on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11978095

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

Served Like a Girl (2017) -- A powerful documentary about female veterans who create a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans by entering into a “Miss Veteran America” competition, while bringing to light moving events in their own lives in a quest for healing and hope.

Find Served Like a Girl on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11978095

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday March 14, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create a...” Challenge

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday March 15, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Morning Book Club -- Moment of Lift: Empowering Women Change the World

This month's title is Moment of Lift: Empowering Women Change the World by Miranda Gates.

Summary: A timely call to action for women's empowerment by the influential co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identifies the link between women's equality and societal health, sharing uplifting insights by international advocates in the fight against gender bias. -- Provided by Publisher

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

This month's title is Moment of Lift: Empowering Women Change the World by Miranda Gates.

Summary: A timely call to action for women's empowerment by the influential co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identifies the link between women's equality and societal health, sharing uplifting insights by international advocates in the fight against gender bias. -- Provided by Publisher

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Storytime

Put your PJs on, snuggle up with your favorite blanket and get cozy to join Miss Andrea (Hickory Corner) for this week's PJ Storytime. She is going to read Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Ten in a Bed both by author/illustrator Jane Cabrera. This soothing storytime is the perfect way to get ready for bed. Suggested for children, ages 2-5.

Watch the most recent Pajama Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 6:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Put your PJs on, snuggle up with your favorite blanket and get cozy to join Miss Andrea (Hickory Corner) for this week's PJ Storytime. She is going to read Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Ten in a Bed both by author/illustrator Jane Cabrera. This soothing storytime is the perfect way to get ready for bed. Suggested for children, ages 2-5.

Watch the most recent Pajama Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 6:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Tuesday March 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's Talk! Adult ESL Conversation Group

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids: Athletes

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about athletes.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about athletes.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Irish in the Civil War

The American Civil War is Ireland's forgotten conflict. In 1860, about 1.5 million Irish were living in the United States. During the American Civil War, some 150,000 Irish men fought in the Union Army and about 20,000 joined and fought with the Confederacy. Although there is no exact figure for the Irish fatalities, it is presumed to be in the thousands. Sadly, the contributions and experiences of the great number of Irish soldiers remain relatively unknown. Join historical reenactor and lecturer Michael Jesberger for a presentation on these "Sons of Erin" who played a major role in the American Civil War.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The American Civil War is Ireland's forgotten conflict. In 1860, about 1.5 million Irish were living in the United States. During the American Civil War, some 150,000 Irish men fought in the Union Army and about 20,000 joined and fought with the Confederacy. Although there is no exact figure for the Irish fatalities, it is presumed to be in the thousands. Sadly, the contributions and experiences of the great number of Irish soldiers remain relatively unknown. Join historical reenactor and lecturer Michael Jesberger for a presentation on these "Sons of Erin" who played a major role in the American Civil War.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday March 17, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Juvenile Fiction & Non-Fiction

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday March 18, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Andrea

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey's Role in the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Feickert, New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association President from 1912-1920, to tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for women's suffrage.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Feickert, New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association President from 1912-1920, to tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for women's suffrage.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday March 19, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Elena

Join Miss Elena for stories and songs about rain!

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Elena for stories and songs about rain!

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Harry Potter Palooza

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crochet, Knit & Chat

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday March 20, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
COVID-19 Vaccination: What You Should Know

Tracy Perron, PhD, RN, joined by a selection of Senior Nursing Students from The College of New Jersey, provide an information session focused on the COVID-19 vaccination and its distribution. Dr. Perron and her students, who have been directly involved with administering vaccines, address the development of vaccinations, as well as what to expect throughout the COVID-19 vaccination process.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Tracy Perron, PhD, RN, joined by a selection of Senior Nursing Students from The College of New Jersey, provide an information session focused on the COVID-19 vaccination and its distribution. Dr. Perron and her students, who have been directly involved with administering vaccines, address the development of vaccinations, as well as what to expect throughout the COVID-19 vaccination process.

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Unsung Heroes (2014)

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

Unsung Heroes (2014) -- Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots​ is an inspirational saga of unrecognized courage and sacrifice that touches every community in the nation. Through rare photographs, archival materials, personal memorabilia and on-camera interviews, this documentary produced by Academy Award® Winner Ron Howard illustrates the enormous accomplishments and profound sacrifices of our female patriots.

Find Unsung Heroes on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11282307

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

Unsung Heroes (2014) -- Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots​ is an inspirational saga of unrecognized courage and sacrifice that touches every community in the nation. Through rare photographs, archival materials, personal memorabilia and on-camera interviews, this documentary produced by Academy Award® Winner Ron Howard illustrates the enormous accomplishments and profound sacrifices of our female patriots.

Find Unsung Heroes on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11282307

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday March 21, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create a...” Challenge

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday March 22, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Conversation Café

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday Night Book Group: A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark

All are welcome to read and discuss this  month's Monday Night Book Group book, A Far Cry From Kensington, by Muriel Spark.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to read and discuss this  month's Monday Night Book Group book, A Far Cry From Kensington, by Muriel Spark.

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday March 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's Talk! Adult ESL Conversation Group

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pokémon Club

Gotta catch 'em all! All Pokémon fans are invited to join MCLS Youth Services Librarians for crafts, games, cooking and more with a Pokemon twist.

Watch the most recent Pokemon Club video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 3:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Gotta catch 'em all! All Pokémon fans are invited to join MCLS Youth Services Librarians for crafts, games, cooking and more with a Pokemon twist.

Watch the most recent Pokemon Club video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 3:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids: World Leaders

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about world leaders.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about world leaders.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Working Women of World War II: Rosie and Beyond

Storyteller Madge Powis (Garden State Storytellers) will provide insight into the contributions of women during World War II. One such story will be that of her own Aunt Helen, who worked as a welder. Her stories will be aided by photographs and memorabilia.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Storyteller Madge Powis (Garden State Storytellers) will provide insight into the contributions of women during World War II. One such story will be that of her own Aunt Helen, who worked as a welder. Her stories will be aided by photographs and memorabilia.

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday March 24, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Easy Reader Fiction & Non-Fiction

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Making Self-Care Fun and Easy

Ellen Stewart, a Certified Life and Empowerment Coach, along with Stephanie Thomas from Blue Crest Recovery Center, will speak about creating healthy boundaries, implementing self-care, and maintaining a balance. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the 30-minute presentation.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Ellen Stewart, a Certified Life and Empowerment Coach, along with Stephanie Thomas from Blue Crest Recovery Center, will speak about creating healthy boundaries, implementing self-care, and maintaining a balance. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the 30-minute presentation.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Citizenship Exam Practice
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  hopeprogs@mcl.org
Are you working toward U.S. Citizenship? Effective December 1st, 2020 there is a new - harder - civics test as part of the naturalization interview. Make an appointment for a practice interview session with an MCLS staff member to go through all three sections of the test: reading, writing and the civics questions. This practice session will give you a good idea of what will happen during the interview and how well prepared you are. Please have pencil and paper available for the writing portion of the test. 
 
Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., or the fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30 p.m. You will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer's compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Literary Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Join Reference Librarian, Nita Mathur from our West Windsor Branch to discuss, A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.

"A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel —a beautifully transporting novel.”  -- Provided by publisher

Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by National Public Radio, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Miami Herald.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Reference Librarian, Nita Mathur from our West Windsor Branch to discuss, A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.

"A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel —a beautifully transporting novel.”  -- Provided by publisher

Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by National Public Radio, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Miami Herald.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Women's History Month Who Is/Who Was Trivia

Test your knowledge about famous women from the past & present featured in the "Who Was..." biography series in this trivia video. Play for fun or give yourself one point for each correct question! Then share your new knowledge with friends and family.

Watch this week's Women's History Month "Who Is/Who Was" Trivia video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 4:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Test your knowledge about famous women from the past & present featured in the "Who Was..." biography series in this trivia video. Play for fun or give yourself one point for each correct question! Then share your new knowledge with friends and family.

Watch this week's Women's History Month "Who Is/Who Was" Trivia video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 4:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cunard Steamships and the Quest for the Perfect Coal

At the turn of the 20th century, North Atlantic steamers were prodigious consumers of coal, and not just any coal would do. Moving this precious fuel from the mountains of Appalachia to the docks of Manhattan was a huge undertaking, with great fortunes made and lost in mining and railroads. Dennis Waters tells the story of the search for the perfect coal and how it powered the fleet of the fabled Cunard Line during the Gilded Age.

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

 

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

At the turn of the 20th century, North Atlantic steamers were prodigious consumers of coal, and not just any coal would do. Moving this precious fuel from the mountains of Appalachia to the docks of Manhattan was a huge undertaking, with great fortunes made and lost in mining and railroads. Dennis Waters tells the story of the search for the perfect coal and how it powered the fleet of the fabled Cunard Line during the Gilded Age.

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

 

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday March 25, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Christine

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LEGO® Challenge

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Rescue of Trenton Transit Co. #288

J.R. May presents on the Trenton Trolley #288 Project. This trolley was found embedded in a Hamilton home that was being demolished. It was rescued and is in the process of being restored. The program will include information about: finding the car, the history of the car, moving of the car, efforts to develop drawings of the missing elements of the car and opportunities for the public to volunteer to assist with the effort.

Co-sponsored with Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  hopeprogs@mcl.org

J.R. May presents on the Trenton Trolley #288 Project. This trolley was found embedded in a Hamilton home that was being demolished. It was rescued and is in the process of being restored. The program will include information about: finding the car, the history of the car, moving of the car, efforts to develop drawings of the missing elements of the car and opportunities for the public to volunteer to assist with the effort.

Co-sponsored with Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum.

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday March 26, 2021
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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
What's Cooking @ MCLS

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Saturday March 27, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story (2018)

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

The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story (2018) -- Bessie Coleman (1892 - 1926), a young woman who arose from the poverty of the Texas cotton fields, became the first African-American woman​ to earn a civil aviator’s license. She barnstormed around the country, thrilled audiences and inspired later generations​. This is the story of her remarkable personality.

Find The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12192160

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story (2018) -- Bessie Coleman (1892 - 1926), a young woman who arose from the poverty of the Texas cotton fields, became the first African-American woman​ to earn a civil aviator’s license. She barnstormed around the country, thrilled audiences and inspired later generations​. This is the story of her remarkable personality.

Find The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12192160

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday March 28, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create a...” Challenge

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday March 29, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday March 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Diana

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

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

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's Talk! Adult ESL Conversation Group

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Job Interview Practice by Appointment

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  resreview@mcl.org

Prepare for your upcoming job interview by meeting with an MCLS staff member to sharpen your interview skills. Using GoToMeeting (video conferencing software), you will get the chance to practice interviewing, as well as get feedback to help make your interview stronger. 

Use our online booking system to sign up for a 25-minute appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, or the last Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   resreview@mcl.org

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Biography Shorts for Kids: Artists

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about artists in the performing arts and fine arts.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for more Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women's History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting. This week we will learn about artists in the performing arts and fine arts.

Watch the most recent episode of the Biography Shorts for Kids series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 4:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Book Discussion: The Golden Cage by Camilla Lackberg

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Golden Cage, by Camilla Lackberg. 

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Golden Cage, by Camilla Lackberg. 

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday March 31, 2021
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9:35 AM
Hollowbrook Branch Adult Take-Out Craft: Paint Chip Bookmarks

Reserve a bag of supplies to make a Paint Chip Bookmark offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  A set of craft supplies can be reserved until March 31.  Once reservations are received, staff will reach out to make arrangements for you to pick up the bag of supplies, using their curbside service.

Registration is required to reserve a bag of craft supplies.

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914
There are 9 spaces available.

Reserve a bag of supplies to make a Paint Chip Bookmark offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  A set of craft supplies can be reserved until March 31.  Once reservations are received, staff will reach out to make arrangements for you to pick up the bag of supplies, using their curbside service.

Registration is required to reserve a bag of craft supplies.

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
  

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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9:35 AM
Hollowbrook Branch Children's Take-Out Craft: DIY Whiteboard

Reserve a DIY Whiteboard Take-Out Craft for children, ages three and older, offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  Each kit contains supplies needed to make your own framed whiteboard. Kits can be reserved until March 31.  Once reservations are received, staff will reach out to make arrangements for you to pick up kit, using their curbside service.

Registration is required to reserve a bag of craft supplies.

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914
There are 10 spaces available.

Reserve a DIY Whiteboard Take-Out Craft for children, ages three and older, offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  Each kit contains supplies needed to make your own framed whiteboard. Kits can be reserved until March 31.  Once reservations are received, staff will reach out to make arrangements for you to pick up kit, using their curbside service.

Registration is required to reserve a bag of craft supplies.

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
  

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Picture Books

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
STEAM Activity

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday April 1, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babytime w/ Miss Briana

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Poetry Circle: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

To celebrate National Poetry Month, MCLS' Poetry Circle will host a virtual poetry reading, corresponding with outdoor and indoor poetry displays at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. The display readings will feature our own poets in the group, and some fine poems we have discussed over the years. At the end of the readings, there is an opportunity for an Open Mic portion of the meeting to welcome new poetry friends. Sharon, a librarian from Lawrence Headquarters Branch, will host this event.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

To celebrate National Poetry Month, MCLS' Poetry Circle will host a virtual poetry reading, corresponding with outdoor and indoor poetry displays at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. The display readings will feature our own poets in the group, and some fine poems we have discussed over the years. At the end of the readings, there is an opportunity for an Open Mic portion of the meeting to welcome new poetry friends. Sharon, a librarian from Lawrence Headquarters Branch, will host this event.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday April 2, 2021
Saturday April 3, 2021
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: A Quiet Passion (2016)

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

A Quiet Passion (2016) -- Cynthia Nixon personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of 19th Century American poet Emily Dickinson in this masterful biographical drama.

Find A Quiet Passion on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12255218

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

A Quiet Passion (2016) -- Cynthia Nixon personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of 19th Century American poet Emily Dickinson in this masterful biographical drama.

Find A Quiet Passion on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12255218

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday April 4, 2021
Monday April 5, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Storytime

MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share bedtime stories and soothing songs for children, ages 2-5.

Watch the most recent Pajama Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 6:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share bedtime stories and soothing songs for children, ages 2-5.

Watch the most recent Pajama Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 6:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adventures in Costume Research

Adventures in Costume Research is a slide and video presentation of images from films, plays, musicals, operas, modern dances and ballets throughout Mitchell Bloom's career in Costume Design. The talk also includes backstage stories and anecdotes about many well known performers, directors and designers. Mr. Bloom is currently assistant costume designer at the Metropolitan Opera where he has worked with among others Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming. He was also assistant designer for numerous theatre and musical productions in New York. On film he was assistant to Oscar winner Ann Roth on Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain (Nicole Kidman, Rene Zellwegger and Jude Law), M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody and Bryce Howard) and Robert DeNiro's The Good Shepherd (Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie). He has also assisted Suzy Benzinger on the Woody Allen films: Deconstructing Harry and Celebrity. Mr. Bloom is also an award winning dog costume designer.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library and the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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