Mercer County Library System


Please note this page is updated frequently and new events may be added daily.
Visit your local branch's webpage for more information about ongoing programs and subscribe to their newsletter to receive monthly emails on events.

Monday November 30, 2020
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9:35 AM
Hollowbrook Branch Adult Take Out Craft: Fall Banner

Reserve a bag of supplies to make a Fall Banner offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  A set of craft supplies can be reserved until November 30.  Once reservations are recieved, 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: Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
There are 4 spaces available.

Reserve a bag of supplies to make a Fall Banner offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  A set of craft supplies can be reserved until November 30.  Once reservations are recieved, 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:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
   ccrawfor@mcl.org

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Literary Book Club: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Join Reference Librarian, Nita Mathur from our West Windsor Branch to discuss State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.

"Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest. Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder—a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love." -- 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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Reference Librarian, Nita Mathur from our West Windsor Branch to discuss State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.

"Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest. Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder—a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love." -- 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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday December 1, 2020
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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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Author Talk w/ Nev March

Please join author, Nev March, as she discusses her debut novel Murder in Old Bombay. March, a resident of New Jersey, is the recent winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Award for Best First Crime Fiction. After a long career in business analysis, in 2015 she returned to her passion, writing fiction and now teaches creative writing at Rutgers-Osher Institute.

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

Please join author, Nev March, as she discusses her debut novel Murder in Old Bombay. March, a resident of New Jersey, is the recent winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Award for Best First Crime Fiction. After a long career in business analysis, in 2015 she returned to her passion, writing fiction and now teaches creative writing at Rutgers-Osher Institute.

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 December 2, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Recipe Swap

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

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.

See the video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  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.

See the video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Strategies for Beating the Blues

Experiencing increased stress and anxiety, especially during the holiday season, can negatively impact your emotional and physical health. Join Jamie Winters, LSW, Primary Therapist, Senior Link Program with Princeton House Behavioral Health, for an uplifting program on recognizing the signs of depression and learning ways to cope with life’s stressors in a healthier way.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experiencing increased stress and anxiety, especially during the holiday season, can negatively impact your emotional and physical health. Join Jamie Winters, LSW, Primary Therapist, Senior Link Program with Princeton House Behavioral Health, for an uplifting program on recognizing the signs of depression and learning ways to cope with life’s stressors in a healthier way.

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

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Short Story Discussion: 'A Burglar's Christmas' by Willa Cather

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on a different short story the first Wednesday of every month. This month's story is "A Burglar's Wife" by Willa Cather.

eBook and audiobook available in hoopla.

Direct link to story's full text at https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort23.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on a different short story the first Wednesday of every month. This month's story is "A Burglar's Wife" by Willa Cather.

eBook and audiobook available in hoopla.

Direct link to story's full text at https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort23.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday December 3, 2020
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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

Saturday December 5, 2020
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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!

Find Fiddler on the Roof on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11080314

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!

Find Fiddler on the Roof on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11080314

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Club -- My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me by Jason B. Rosenthal

Join us this month to discuss a non-fiction book. This month we will discuss My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me by Jason B. Rosenthal.

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 this month to discuss a non-fiction book. This month we will discuss My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me by Jason B. Rosenthal.

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
Common Winter Skin Ailments

Join Dr. Parmvir Singh, a dermatologist at Aura Dermatology in Robbinsville, for a discussion on common winter skin ailments. The discussion will focus on xerosis, eczema, hand dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, and other disorders. Come learn Dr. Singh’s tricks for prevention and management of these conditions.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Dr. Parmvir Singh, a dermatologist at Aura Dermatology in Robbinsville, for a discussion on common winter skin ailments. The discussion will focus on xerosis, eczema, hand dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, and other disorders. Come learn Dr. Singh’s tricks for prevention and management of these conditions.

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
MCL Tuesday Book Club: Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

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 Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday December 9, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Recipe Swap

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday December 10, 2020
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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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Poetry Circle: Louise Glück

All are welcome to join our program focused on American poet Louise Glück (rhymes with click) who won this year’s Nobel prize in literature "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." To celebrate this great news, Lawrence Poetry Circle will have a reading and discussion on Louise Glück’s poetry. Sharon, a librarian for the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

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

 

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to join our program focused on American poet Louise Glück (rhymes with click) who won this year’s Nobel prize in literature "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." To celebrate this great news, Lawrence Poetry Circle will have a reading and discussion on Louise Glück’s poetry. Sharon, a librarian for the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

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

 

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday December 12, 2020
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Northanger Abbey (2008)

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!

Find Northanger Abbey on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10084465

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!

Find Northanger Abbey on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10084465

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday December 14, 2020
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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 share 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 share 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

Tuesday December 15, 2020
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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  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday December 16, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gardening Book Group: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Recipe Swap

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday December 17, 2020
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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

Friday December 18, 2020
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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 December 19, 2020
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Christmas on the Bayou (2013)

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!

Find Christmas on the Bayou (2013) on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12612984

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!

Find Christmas on the Bayou (2013) on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12612984

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday December 23, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Recipe Swap

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday December 24, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Christmas Eve

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

 
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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

Friday December 25, 2020
Saturday December 26, 2020
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Beyond Christmas (1940)

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!

Find Beyond Christmas (1940) on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11660444

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!

Find Beyond Christmas (1940) on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11660444

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday December 28, 2020
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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

Wednesday December 30, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Recipe Swap

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Each week on MCLS' Facebook page at 3:00 p.m., Megan, from the Twin Rivers Branch, shares a recipe to get the conversation going.  We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas you may have about this week's recipe.  Of course, we'd love for you to share your own recipes, too!  Join us today to see what's cooking in the kitchen!

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  609.737.2610  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
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday December 31, 2020
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Eve

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

 
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9:35 AM
Hollowbrook Branch Adult Take Out Craft: Crayon Shaving Ornament

Reserve a bag of supplies to make a Crayon Shaving Ornament offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  A set of craft supplies can be reserved until December 31.  Once reservations are recieved, 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: Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
There are 16 spaces available.

Reserve a bag of supplies to make a Crayon Shaving Ornament offered at the Hollowbrook Branch.  A set of craft supplies can be reserved until December 31.  Once reservations are recieved, 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:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
   ccrawfor@mcl.org

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Friday January 1, 2021
Tuesday January 5, 2021
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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

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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Benign vs. Malignant Skin Growths

Join Dr. Parmvir Singh, a dermatologist at Aura Dermatology in Robbinsville, for a discussion on common skin growths. The talk will focus on prevalent benign growths and moles versus skin malignancies. Skin growths can be very distressing! Learn what does and what does not require a visit to the dermatologist.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Dr. Parmvir Singh, a dermatologist at Aura Dermatology in Robbinsville, for a discussion on common skin growths. The talk will focus on prevalent benign growths and moles versus skin malignancies. Skin growths can be very distressing! Learn what does and what does not require a visit to the dermatologist.

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
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

Thursday January 7, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sports Book Group: Bleachers

Join us for our book club with a sports twist! Each meeting we'll discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! This session's book is Bleachers by John Grisham.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for our book club with a sports twist! Each meeting we'll discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! This session's book is Bleachers by John Grisham.

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


Monday January 11, 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 share 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 share 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

Tuesday January 12, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Non-Fiction Book Club -- I Want You to Know We're Still Here by Ester Safran Foer

Join us this month to discuss a non-fiction book. This month we will discuss I Want You to Know We're Still Here by Ester Safran Foer.

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 this month to discuss a non-fiction book. This month we will discuss I Want You to Know We're Still Here by Ester Safran Foer.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday January 13, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Healthy Ways to Manage Eating

Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who will discuss ways you can eat healthy in the new year while learning ways to manage the inevitable challenges that arise. Heather Bainbridge is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center.

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Heather Bainbridge, EdM, MA, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who will discuss ways you can eat healthy in the new year while learning ways to manage the inevitable challenges that arise. Heather Bainbridge is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Princeton Medical Center.

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 January 15, 2021
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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


Monday January 18, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Martin Luther King Day

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

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

Tuesday January 19, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Talk with Abby Stein - Activist, Educator & Author of Becoming Eve

Becoming Eve tells the story of an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman. In this virtual live-stream event, Abby will discuss her experiences in the Ultra-Orthodox community and as an activist for trans rights and gender equality. How far would you go to become the person you were meant to be?

Teens (ages 14 and up) and adults are invited to join us for this important conversation about openness, honesty and personal integrity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Branch, Hightstown Library Association, Friends of the Lawrence Library, and Friends of the West Wiindsor Lilbrary.

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

Becoming Eve tells the story of an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman. In this virtual live-stream event, Abby will discuss her experiences in the Ultra-Orthodox community and as an activist for trans rights and gender equality. How far would you go to become the person you were meant to be?

Teens (ages 14 and up) and adults are invited to join us for this important conversation about openness, honesty and personal integrity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Branch, Hightstown Library Association, Friends of the Lawrence Library, and Friends of the West Wiindsor Lilbrary.

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
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

Thursday January 21, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Revolutionary Princeton, 1774-1783: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War

The story of Princeton between 1774 and 1783 is a microcosm of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans during the Revolution, struggles intensified by Princeton’s geographic location within the State which saw more military activity than most and on a road constantly used to move troops and their supplies. Life in Princeton connected to just about every aspect of the Revolution. The stories of people who lived in Princeton, or who spent time there because of the Revolution, helps us better understand the hitherto untold importance of this town beyond the one, well-known, day of battle. This case study of a small New Jersey town located at the crossroads of the Revolution reveals the very human consequences, costs, and benefits of the war experienced by “ordinary” people.

Presented by Larry Kidder, a retired history teacher who taught for 40 years, including 32 years at The Hun School of Princeton. Larry has been a volunteer historian and historical interpreter for the Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell for over 30 years and is a member of the board of the Princeton Battlefield Society. The author of two books on rural New Jersey history and three on aspects of the American Revolution in Mercer County, Larry is a frequent speaker throughout New Jersey.

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

The story of Princeton between 1774 and 1783 is a microcosm of the struggles faced by ordinary Americans during the Revolution, struggles intensified by Princeton’s geographic location within the State which saw more military activity than most and on a road constantly used to move troops and their supplies. Life in Princeton connected to just about every aspect of the Revolution. The stories of people who lived in Princeton, or who spent time there because of the Revolution, helps us better understand the hitherto untold importance of this town beyond the one, well-known, day of battle. This case study of a small New Jersey town located at the crossroads of the Revolution reveals the very human consequences, costs, and benefits of the war experienced by “ordinary” people.

Presented by Larry Kidder, a retired history teacher who taught for 40 years, including 32 years at The Hun School of Princeton. Larry has been a volunteer historian and historical interpreter for the Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell for over 30 years and is a member of the board of the Princeton Battlefield Society. The author of two books on rural New Jersey history and three on aspects of the American Revolution in Mercer County, Larry is a frequent speaker throughout New Jersey.

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


Monday January 25, 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

Friday January 29, 2021
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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


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Sunday July 4, 2021
Monday July 5, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Fourth of July Observed

All branches are closed.

Saturday September 4, 2021
Sunday September 5, 2021
Monday September 6, 2021
Monday October 11, 2021
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Election Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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

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

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

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

All branches will be closed.

Saturday December 25, 2021
Friday December 31, 2021
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Observed

All branches will be closed.


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