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Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Advocating for Mom and Dad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Deb Hallisey, a caregiver knowledge expert, will speak about the ways to advocate for your aging parents on issues of healthcare, caregiving, safety, finances, and legal documents. Deb answers the questions “What do I do?” and “Where do I start”? highlighting her experiences with her father’s illness, death and caregiving for her mother. You will get the opportunity to learn from one another in a group discussion that is designed to share resources and tips for caregivers. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM America the Beautiful: A Celebration of Our National Parks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Park Naturalist Jennifer Bulava. Join us and be inspired by a special program celebrating the National Park Service Centennial with a multimedia presentation on the National Park System. Her high resolution imagery of some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes, flora, and fauna in our country is set to music, and includes information on trip planning with location maps for all sites. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 48 spaces available.
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Pumpkin Painting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

No school today? 
Toddler, kids, tweens and teens are invited to get into the fall spirit and paint a pumpkin.
Please wear old clothes or bring a smock.
Pumpkins are provided.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 19th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club (Ages 11 and Up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 11 and up and their mothers are invited to our monthly book club session to share snacks and good books. 

This month's title is the graphic novel Compass South by Hope Larson:

It's 1860 in New York City. When 12-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra's father disappears, they join the Black Hook Gang and are caught by the police pulling off a heist. They agree to reveal the identity of the gang in exchange for tickets to New Orleans. But once there, Alex is shanghaied to work on a ship that is heading for San Francisco via Cape Horn. Cleo stows away on a steamer to New Granada where she hopes to catch a train to San Francisco to find her brother.

 

No registration required. New members welcome!

Refreshments provided by the Hightstown Library Association.

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Teen and Tween Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

No school today?
Join us for Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 to 18 years old.
Beginners welcome
Mats are provided.
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 19th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Three Documents You and Your Loved Ones Should Always Have   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Legal planning for seniors can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be. It can start with three simple documents: a Will, a Power of Attorney, and a document to handle healthcare decision making. Not having these documents in place can be devastating for your financial affairs, not to mention a drain on your family in a time of crisis. This presentation by Carl Archer, an attorney at Mercer Elder Law, will give you essential information to use when you contact your trusted advisors to get your own plan in place. There will also be an explanation of the VA Aid and Attendance benefit, which can provide a veteran and his/her spouse anywhere from $1,100 a month to more than $2,000 a month in tax-free assistance. This seminar is designed to prepare attendees for the next chapter of their lives, and to help avoid many common planning traps and pitfalls. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Overcoming Fear Insight Session   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Many of us are afraid today, but few know why, and even fewer know how to dilute and dissolve their fear. It is said that love can conquer fear, but that is not so easy when there is also fear and misunderstanding about love. Join us in this insight session to learn to embrace life without fear!

Presented by library staff member Leena Iyengar, a 9 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation. Rajyoga meditation is taught by Brahmakumaris, a world spiritual organization. Leena delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, Many faces of Ego, Art of Forgiveness and many more.

She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

Registration required. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Online registration is required beginning the previous Thursday.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids' Art Instruction with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-11 will learn various drawing and painting tips and techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Online registration suggested. 

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child attends the program.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Please dress accordingly. 

For ages 7-11 - please respect age guidelines.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play for Babies & Toddlers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Suggested for ages 3 months - 2.5 years with a caregiver.

Babies & Toddlers will enjoy exploring different objects and toys through the senses of touch, sound, sight, and more. 

No registration required.

Siblings welcome, too!

What is Sensory Play?     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
Sunday October 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Pumpkin Carving Demonstration   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

“King of Carving” Glen Dalessandro will conduct a pumpkin carving demonstration for ages 7 to adult. Glenn has been painting, carving and crafting pumpkins and gourds professionally since 1991. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please note, this is a demonstration only. Patrons will not be carving pumpkins. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Celebrate Diwali   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Ages!

Stories and crafts!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Burial Practices and Hauntings of Early America   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Presented by Michael Jesberger, historical reenactor. Just in time for Halloween: spooky stories that grew out of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, including the legend of the headless horseman. Also learn how the war between the states transformed America’s views toward death and practices surrounding the treatment and disposal of the corpse.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 49 spaces available.
Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Fire Truck Visit   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come sit on the West Trenton Fire truck on Friday, October 14, 10:30 a.m.

Free give-a-ways!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Joanne Tyne Family Music Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 1 to 4 years.
Joanne Tyne is offering a free demonstration of her Family Music Class.
In this program, music is learned through playful activities which reflect the learning styles of very young children.
Activities include: singing, movement, rhymes, dance, rhythm instruments and fun for parent and child!
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 19th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Education is Power for Girls in India with the Veerni Project   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 14 - adult.

25% of girls in India have never been to school. Of those that have, only 30% have completed high school. 

Hear from Jacqueline de Chollet, the founder of the nonprofit Veerni Project (featured on NPR), which empowers girls in rural Indian villages to get a high school education, gain independence, and avoid becoming child brides.

This program is intended for middle & high school students and adults wishing to learn more about the Veerni Project and its mission.

Online registration suggested.

The Veerni Institute    
    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Mayhem on the Mountain: the Sourlands, Hopewell and the Lindbergh Kidnapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Local historian Jim Davidson will give a talk on the early stages of the Lindbergh case and its effect on the Sourland Mountains and the town of Hopewell: from the time Charles and Anne Lindbergh settled on buying and building their property on the mountain; to the fateful night of March 2, 1932 when Charles Jr. was kidnapped from his crib; to the day in May when the baby was found dead just outside of town. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 49 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM The Women of New York   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Marty Schneit, licensed New York City tour guide, details the history of fourteen women who made significant contributions to New York and the world at large at a time in United States history when full equality for women was not yet recognized. Marty will talk about the many talented and dedicated women of New York City who made a difference then that still affect us all today and have left a lasting imprint on the modern era. Some of the women that Marty will discuss are Rose Schneiderman, Emma Lazarus, Jane Jacobs, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Bess Myerson, Alva Smith Vanderbilt and Mae West. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM The Delaware and Raritan Canal   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Author and historian Linda J. Barth will introduce you to the people, the bridges, the locks, and the aqueducts that made the canal work. This waterway, now the centerpiece of a popular state park, transported men and supplies between New York and Philadelphia during three wars. Inventor John Holland used the canal to deliver his Holland VI submarine to Washington for its Navy trials, and luxury yachts, like J .P. Morgan’s Tarantula, cruised the waterway.  Come learn more about this gem of Central New Jersey. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library and The Lawrence Historical Society. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Pumpkin Patch   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Ages!

  Decorate next day.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 99 spaces available.
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Pumpkin Decorating   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Pumpkin Decorating in the Library.

  Please bring back your pumpkin, which you picked on Monday, October 24.

Library will supply decorations!

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Halloween Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For School-Age Children in grades K-5.

  Come in costume!

Halloween decorations and food!M

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Yoga for Kids with Mrs. Lindsey   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
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misc_none 12:00 PM Halloween Parade   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages birth-5 years.

Wear your costume and parade in the library!

  Staff will be handing out treats!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 100 spaces available.
Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fright Fest Film Festival   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
   

Ready for a scare this Halloween? Three newly released horror films will be shown at 1:00 p.m. (The Green Room (R)), 3:00 p.m. (The Conjuring 2 (R)) and 6:00 p.m. (The Witch (R)). Pick and choose which films you want to see or stay for all three! Halloween treats will be provided. For ages 18 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    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 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 3:00pm.
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 3:00pm.
Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday January 2, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Saturday September 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    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 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
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