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March Programs for the Mercer County Library System

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Effective Communication with People with Alzheimer's Disease
Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Find out how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages your loved one is delivering and how to respond in a helpful manner. You will also learn about how communication changes through the course of the disease. Presented by Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association
Registration required.
 
The Irish in the American Civil War
Saturday, March 11, 2:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Discover the stories of these brave sons of Erin.  Presented by Michael Jesberger, Historical Reenactor, Lecturer, and Tour Guide
Registration required.
 
Ziegfeld Girls
Saturday, March 18, 2:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
From 1907 to 1931, Florenz Ziegfeld's famous "Ziegfeld Girls" became an American institution.  Learn about these symbols of the modern, independent woman and hear about individuals such as Irving Berlin, Fanny Brice, Ruth Etting, and others. Presented by New York lecturer, historian, and licensed New York City tour guide, Marty Schneit.
Registration required.
 
Keep This, Toss That
Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Jamie Novak, best-selling author of Keep This, Toss That, will present an informative and humorous program to show you how to clean out your closets, organize your space, make your piles of paper disappear, and stay motivated!
Registration required.
 
The Irish in the Civil War
Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Michael Jesberger will discuss the Irish presence in the American Civil War, many of whom fought in the Union Army and fought with the Confederacy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
Registration required.
 
Anne and Charles Lindbergh- Couple for an Age (Part 1)
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Local East Amwell historian and author Jim Davidson will chronicle the early lives of Anne Morrow and Charles Lindbergh:  their marriage, early flights together, and the planning and construction of their Sourland Mountains home-from which their first born was kidnapped, setting off the greatest manhunt in history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing library.
Registration required. 
 
Conquer the Clutter
Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
John Odalen (Organize and Maintain) will give tips on saving time and money by cleaning up the clutter and organizing your home/office/business.  Discover new ways of looking at your stuff, assess the real value, and decide what you really need to keep.
Registration required.
 
Anne and Charles Lindbergh-Couple for an Age (Part 2)
Thursday, March 30, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Local East Amwell historian and author Jim Davidson continues his discussion on the lives of Anne and Charles Lindbergh:  baby kidnapping, the ransom payment, discovery of the body, arrest of Bruno Hauptmann, and the subsequent Trial of the Century, flowed by an in-depth discussion of the couple's post-trial lives. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
Registration required.
 
Rhythm N' Sound: "Musical Review - 40's to 80's"
Saturday, March 11, 2:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Rhythm N' Sound is a trio of musicians whose program will cover a varied genre of Classic Oldies, Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Motown, Disco, and Classical songs from the great American song book. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Registration suggested.
 
Emerald Ash Borer: Treatment Options for Homeowners
Thursday, March 16, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
The dreaded emerald ash borer is in our community and thousands of ash trees are now under threat. What can you do?  Pam Zipse, Outreach Coordinator of the Rutgers Urban Forestry Program of the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and Nicholas Polanin, Agricultural Agent for Somerset County, will walk you through your options, including a mechanism for evaluating the costs of treatment versus removal. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Registration suggested.
 
Pinelands: New Jersey's Suburban Wilderness
Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Join photographer Albert Horner in this presentation on the beauty of the Pinelands National Reserve. Copies of his book "Pinelands: New Jersey's Suburban Wilderness" will be available through the Friends of the Lawrence Library for sale and signing. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Registration suggested.
 
Author Talk: David Price
Thursday, March 30, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Lawrenceville resident and Historical Interpreter at Pennsylvania's Washington Crossing Historic Park David Price will present his book "RESCUING THE REVOLUTION: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America's War for Independence." Copies of his book will be available through the Friends of the Lawrence Library for sale and signing. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Registration suggested.
 
Learning Express and Job and Career Accelerator  
Thursday, March 16, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Come to the library computer lab and learn about Job and Career Accelerator which will help you develop a professional resume, create a cover letter, and explore employment options and opportunities.  Learning Express Library is a powerhouse of instructional material for elementary school through graduate school, entrance exams, and career assessments.  Learning Express Library offers classes on a wide range of computer topics and can help prepare you for your next job.  Sign up for the class at www.mcl.org.
Registration required, walk-ins welcome.
 
Islam: Perspectives and Understanding from Within the Religion
Monday, March 6, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Dr. Sheikh Mateen Khan from the Islamic Center of Mercer County (ICMC) will present an introduction to basic Muslim beliefs and practices with the goal of deepening our shared understanding of the religion. Followed by a question and answer period.
 
Utilizing Social Media in Your Genealogical Research
Sunday, March 12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Many people are turning to different forms of Social Media to discover genealogical clues. Come and learn how to use blogs, videos, and other types of social media to make new connections in your genealogical research. Presented by Cathy Zahn of the Central Jersey Genealogical Society. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.
 
Jewish New York
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
New York tour director Marty Schneit details how Jewish America started in New York.   Marty will talk about the Brownsville Girls, Shearith Israel, Temple Emanuel, Jews of Brighton Beach, the Andrew Freedman House, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Rebbe Schneerson, Washington Heights (Frankfurt on the Hudson), Zabars, the egg cream and Henny Youngman. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.
 
For Adults and Families: Saint Patrick's Day Shamrock Banner
Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Make a St. Patrick's Day banner out of old book pages as a festive March decoration for your home. 
Registration required.
 
Guided Meditation and Gentle Stretching
Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Participate in a half-hour guided meditation session to relieve daily stress and anxiety, followed by gentle stretching to help relieve your body's tension.  Please bring an exercise/yoga mat or a large towel as portions of the program will take place on the floor. For adults. 
Registration required.
 
PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, March 22, 10:30 am
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Learn how to create basic presentations, format text, and insert images. 
Registration required.
 
Résumé Review
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Need someone to look over your résumé and give you tips for improvement?  Call the branch at 609-443-1880 to make an appointment for a 30-minute one-on-one review.
Registration required.
 
Adult Craft:  Popsicle Stick Plant Hanger
Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Use popsicle sticks and twine to make a creative hanging holder for a potted plant, just in time for spring. 
Registration required.
 
Celtic Music with Ian Gallagher
Saturday, March 4, 1:30 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Rd.
Pennington, NJ 08520
609-737-2610
Get in the spirit for St. Patrick's Day as Ian Gallagher returns with more of his spritely Celtic music.
 
Life Coaching Workshop for Immigrants
Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Rd.
Pennington, NJ 08520
609-737-2610
Join this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map."
Registration suggested.
 
Getting Your Bicycle Ready for the Season
Saturday, March 11, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Rd.
Pennington, NJ 08520
609-737-2610
Mike Gray of Sourland Cycles in Hopewell Borough will share hints and tips on getting your bike ready for the warm weather.  Mike will do a live presentation on demo bikes and be available to answer questions. 
Registration suggested.
 
Agents of Change: Famous Women New Jersey Women
Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Rd.
Pennington, NJ 08520
609-737-2610
Down the alphabet, from Dr. Virginia Apgar, inventor of the Apgar score, to legendary Revolutionary War heroine Temperance Wick, New Jersey women have been integral to American history. While the lives and contributions of these pioneers don't fit a specific category, what they do have in common is both their energy and the sense of purpose they brought to their lives. In this lecture, New Jersey photojournalist Jim DelGiudice will examine the stories of these passionate individuals as well as the social context of the times they lived in.
Registration suggested.
 
Board Games & Cocoa
Saturday, March 25, 2:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Rd.
Pennington, NJ 08520
609-737-2610
Stop by the Hopewell Branch Library with some friends and join our newly forming Board Gaming Group!  Come in out of the chilly weather and learn a new game, meet some new friends, and sip on some cozy cocoa. The library has some of the basics, but we encourage you to bring some of your favorite games!  This project is aimed towards adults and youth old enough to run their own games.
 
Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Behavior often takes the place of language in persons with dementia. Learn new ways to decode behavioral messages, identify behavior triggers & intervene in positive ways to challenges. Workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
 
Lunch Time Meditation
Mondays, March 6, 13 & 20, 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get smoothly through the rest of our day. Presented by library staff member Leena, a 9 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.
 
Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, March 18, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Learn simple and powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Bring a mat or large towel. Instructor. Aruna, is a trained Isha facilitator.
 
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Learn about EFT ("tapping"), a fast growing, popular stress release tool in the emerging field of Energy Psychology. It involves tuning into a distressing thought/feeling while tapping on head and upper body acupuncture meridian points.  It was made available on the internet in the late nineties and by now, millions of people around the world are using it in their personal and professional lives.  It's simple, safe, and fast.  
 
Free Immigration Legal Clinic
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.
Registration required.
 
Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series
Thursdays, March 2 & 9, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Attend a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will guide you in meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.
Registration suggested, walk-ins welcome.
 
Residential Home Buying and Selling: Session #2
The Home-Buying Process
Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Lisa Weil, sales associate at the Princeton location of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, will give a detailed review of the home-buying process. A real estate attorney will participate as a guest speaker.
Registration suggested, walk-ins welcome.
 
Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Sunday, March 12, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Experience the peace and joy you can derive from Kundalini awakening, and feel its benefits in your life. Note that this is a meditation workshop; exercise clothing is not necessary.
Registration suggested, walk-ins welcome.
 
Estate Planning Basics
Thursday, March 16, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Lynda K. Dillman, FIC, MSM, financial associate at Thrivent Financial, will teach you: why you need an estate plan; strategies to plan for incapacity, including special healthcare directives; fundamental information about wills, trusts, and life insurance; and key tax basics, including an overview of the federal gift tax, estate tax, and generation-skipping transfer tax. You'll also receive a free workbook created for this presentation.
Registration suggested, walk-ins welcome.
 
American Heart Association Adult/Child Family and Friends CPR 
Thursday, March 30, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Learn to perform CPR on adults or children (1 year or older) and how to help an adult or child who is choking. The class is designed for members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.
Registration suggested, walk-ins welcome.
 




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