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November Programs for the Mercer County Library System

Mocktails: Non-Alcoholic Mixology

Saturday, November 2, 10:30 – 11:30 am

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Learn how to create flavorful and sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks for entertaining and everyday enjoyment. Try new flavor combinations while we discuss the art of making drinks, syrups, infusions, and edible garnishes. We will even explore how to use herbs and spices to approximate the flavors of popular cocktail spirits. Mocktails are perfect for any occasion, and we will cover how to pair them with food for entertaining. Presented by Thirsty Radish; registration is suggested. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Film Screening: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Saturday, November 2, 2:00 pm

Lawrence Headquarters Branch 

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-883-8294

The Prydonians of Princeton, a local science fiction social group, will be hosting a showing of the fantasy film 20,000 Leagues Under the SeaJules Verne's Captain Nemo sinks a ship and brings survivors aboard his luxury submarine, the Nautilus. Released: 1954; 127 minutes; Rated G. Registration is suggested. Call 609-883-8294 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

 

Open Computer Lab 

Monday, November 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914
 Come and take advantage of Hollowbrook Community Center's computer lab.  Work on your own with a librarian nearby to help as needed.  

 

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Story Time

Mondays, November 4 & 25, 10:30 am

Hightstown Memorial Branch

114 Franklin St.

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Cuentos, juegos, música, y artesanía. Edades 2-5.

Stories, games, music & crafts for ages 2-5 in Spanish & English.

No registration necessary and siblings welcome, too.

 

Medicare Information Session
Monday, November 4, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Learn about the different parts of Medicare, find out when you are eligible, when to apply for Medicare, and how to choose the coverage you need! Presented by: Cathy Forbes, Mercer County State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Registration requested.

 

Kids' Math, Money & Monopoly (Ages 8-12) 

Mondays, November 4, 18 & 25, 6:30 pm 

Hightstown Memorial Branch

114 Franklin St.

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Come practice math skills and learn about money & financial concepts while playing board games like "Monopoly" and "Allowance." Led by a Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Registration suggested at www.mcl.org, but walk-ins are welcome.

 

Gerrymandering and Redistricting in NJ: Draw Your Own Congressional Map 

Monday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

In this interactive class, we will discuss the basics of redistricting and will draw our own congressional maps for New Jersey using a free online program. Learn the criteria for producing fair districts, and receive feedback on your map. No prior knowledge of redistricting or politics is necessary. Those who attended the September Gerrymandering presentation will find new material in this session. Please bring a laptop if you have one; the redistricting software does not work on mobile devices. Registration begins on October 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Kick the Sugar Habit

Monday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Alyssa Luning, RD, LDN, CSOWM, registered dietitian with Princeton Medical Center, will discuss the risks of consuming food and beverages high in sugar, and alternatives that offer flavor as well as nutritional value. Registration begins on October 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Better Read Book Club

Monday, November 4, 7:00 pm

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914
Join us for the monthly meeting of the "Better Read" book club for adults. We will be discussing "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. Copies of the book will be available at the library. Registration is suggested at www.mcl.org  

 

Calico Corn Drop-in Craft

Thursday, November 7, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914
 For ages 3 and up.  Drop in any time between 1pm and 5pm to create some Calico corn using beads and pipe cleaners.  It makes a great Thanksgiving decoration!  While you're here, enter our DINOVEMBER dinosaur contest. 

 

Medicare 2020

Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

A representative from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will explain what Medicare will offer in 2020.   Learn what to consider when reviewing coverage, questions to ask, and tools to use, plus programs available to help with Medicare costs.  SHIP is a statewide program funded in part by the ACL to provide Medicare beneficiaries, their friends, and family access to local, free, unbiased information about Medicare. Registration preferred.

 

The Lorax and Peace Through Sustainability

Saturday, November 9, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

West Windsor Human Relations Council invites everyone to celebrate Belated Peace Day. This community and family event will address the importance of combatting climate change to protect and promote peace, here and throughout the world. There will be speakers, a showing of the 2012 film The Lorax, and popcorn. The HRC asks you to bring a sustainable container to enjoy the popcorn. No registration required.

 

Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Saturday, November 9, 2:00 pm

Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

What are the common signs of Alzheimer's and dementia? Come learn about the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis, explore typical age-related changes, and more! Presented by Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association.

Registration is required.

 

Active Aging: Fitness with Bob

Tuesdays, November 12 & 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Want to exercise? Come and enjoy a stretching, low-impact, balance-oriented program designed by Certified Fitness instructor Bob Kirby. Bob's program incorporates music, yoga and FUN while focusing on posture, mobility, flexibility, strength and meditation. Please bring a water bottle and let's get MOVING! As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider to make sure you are able to participate. Registration is suggested, but not required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

 

Review for the Citizenship Exam

Tuesdays, November 12 & 26, 6:00 pm

Hightstown Memorial Branch

114 Franklin St.

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

If you are interested in becoming a citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study and practice for your citizenship exam. Register by telephone or at the library.

 

Breathe, Relax, and Let Go: Yoga with Nila

Tuesdays, November 12 & 19, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all adults are welcome regardless of experience. Registration is suggested, but not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Top 10 Cost Effective Renovation Projects for Your Home
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
 Find out the top ten renovation projects that will bring you the most return on your investment, as well as the best places to shop for amazing things for your home.  Registration requested.

 

Toastmasters Club

Thursday, November 14, & Saturday, November 23, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome. Registration begins on October 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Afternoon Movie: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Thursday, November 14, 12:30 pm

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). (Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya). Rated PG-13; 130 minutes. 

Peter Parker is on a trip to Europe with his classmates when elementals start wreaking havoc across the continent.  Nick Fury enlists his help to fight the new threats, alongside master illusionist Mysterio.   Light refreshments will be served.

 

Medicare: What's New in 2020

Thursday, November 14, 6:30 pm

Hightstown Memorial Branch

114 Franklin St.

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

It's that time again! Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15. Plans change every year and perhaps your medical needs have changed too. Cathy Forbes, Mercer County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Supervisor will present a Medicare overview and answer your questions. Registration required at www.mcl.org.

 

Discover your Entertaining Style

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm

Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

Come learn practical tips for planning holidays, events, and other gatherings that infuse your personal touch into the celebration and pave the way for more enjoyable, less stressful entertaining! Presented by Vanessa Young, Recipe Developer, Thirsty Radish.
 
Registration is required.

 

Dealing with the Loneliness Epidemic via Active Listening
Friday, November 15, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
 Loneliness is more than physically being alone, it is a state of mind. The practice of active listening can help improve the emotional state of our family, our community, and our world. Attend an interactive presentation about the loneliness epidemic, as well as how you can employ active listening to help relieve feelings of loneliness of those around us.   Registration requested.

 

Professional Résumé Help 

Friday, November 15, 2:00 pm

Hightstown Memorial Branch

114 Franklin St.

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Turn your résumé into one that will get noticed! Content, grammar and layout will be reviewed. Bring your résumé (a rough draft is fine) on a flash drive, saved in your email or on paper. Provided by Chris Lu from Paramount Staffing. Register at www.mcl.org for a 30 minute appointment.

 

Every Button Has a Story
Saturday, November 16, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
 Come celebrate the "world's smallest antiques" on National Button Day!  Executive members, Barbara Figge Fox and Sara Howell, from the New Jersey State Button Society (NJSBS) provide an opportunity for you to learn about the possible gems you may have in your own button collection, as well as to get hands-on experience with collectible buttons made of bone, shell, glass, horn, and dozens of other materials. Registration requested.

 

Depression: Dealing with Holiday Blues

Monday, November 18, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Learn strategies to help prevent sadness through the holidays and beyond. This workshop will cover various types of depression, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, and more. Hear uplifting stories about depression that can help to brighten the holidays and your life. Presented by Edmonia (Edie) Glover, LSW, trainer-therapist for Personal Consulting Services (PCS) in Robbinsville. Registration begins on October 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Learn How to Compost

Monday, November 18, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Margaret Pickoff, MS, county horticulturist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, will discuss the importance of composting and describe composting methods. Registration begins on October 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Adult Craft: Beaded Bookmarks

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914
Use string and beads to create a beautiful bookmark.  All materials will be provided.    Registration is required at www.mcl.org and space is limited.

 

Classic Movie Matinée:  Cool Hand Luke

Tuesday, November 19, 2:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

Cool Hand Luke (1967): (Paul Newman, George Kennedy). Rated PG; 126 minutes
When Luke Jackson is sentenced to a Southern prison for a minor infraction, his intelligence, calm under pressure, and inability to accept defeat soon earn him the respect of his fellow inmates on the chain gang, and the nickname of Cool Hand Luke.  But they also earn Luke the enmity of the warden, who cannot allow any inmate to challenge his authority. Registration preferred. This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

Card-making Workshop with Alicia

Wednesday, November 20, 10:00 – 11:00 am

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Alicia Vincelette returns to help you make a card for the Holidays! Materials will be provided. Registration is suggested, but not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

College Funding Demystified
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
 ABMM Financial Advisors, Paul Siock and Michael Kochersperger will cover important concepts to consider while going through college preparation and demystify aspects of the college funding. Participants will gain a better understanding of the right way to select a college, how to determine cost of State and Private College, and the best approach to maximize potential to receive "Gift Aid" funds.  Registration requested.

 

60 Seconds to Less Stress
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm

Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

Carol Rickard, LCSW reveals simple and practical tools from her book for reducing and managing stress. You'll walk away being able to use these tools immediately.

Registration is required.

 

The Affirming Way of Life Author Talk
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

Author Gail Siggelakis will discuss her recently published book, The Affirming Way of Life, and show how we can transform our relationships for the better by focusing on what's right in others and telling them. Discover how to bring more positivity to all your relationships. Registration preferred.

 

Monday Night Book Group

Monday, November 25, 6:30 pm 

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
 Introverts are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. All are welcome. 

November Programs for the Mercer County Library System

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s: The Basics
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Learn about the symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  Learn how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, its causes and risk factors, the benefits of early detection, and how to address an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration required.
 
Irving Berlin, an American Institution
Saturday, November 4, 2:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Follow the journey of Irving Berlin from Russian immigrant to great American songwriter. Berlin wrote an estimated 1,500 songs during his career, including classics like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, and No Business Like Show Business.  His was the ultimate Ragtime to Riches story!  Presented by Marty Schneit, historian, lecturer, and native New Yorker. Registration required.
 
Princeton and the American Revolution
Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Learn about local history and the remarkable events of the "Ten Crucial Days," which took place in our own back yard, from Christmas 1776 to January 3, 1777, and marked the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Presented by Barry Singer, who has taught the five session course, “Princeton and the American Revolution” at Rutgers Continuing Ed. (OLLI). Registration requested.
 
African-American Author Spotlight: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Join us for our newly formed group, which celebrates the African-American author. This month we'll discuss contemporary African-American author, Kimberla Lawson Roby. Roby is best known for her Reverend Curtis Black Series. Roby has been recognized for her work numerous times over, including the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, as well as the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 the Author of the Year – Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York. Registration is requested.
 
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
In addition to learning the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, participants will learn how to be prepared if warning signs occur, why early detection is important, the risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer's, as well as how a healthy lifestyle and brain health are related. Registration is required.
 
Opioid Prevention: Help Save a Life
Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Education will be provided on how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose.  Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. Free Narcan® Nasal Spray kits for the first 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Professional and community partners are welcome to attend. No registration necessary.
 
Homebuyers Workshop
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Achieve the dream of homeownership! Michael Crismali and Carlos Iglesia of Alterra Home Loans will lead a workshop, giving prospective homebuyers the confidence to get started when the time is right. Topics will cover common misconceptions about obtaining a mortgage, do’s and don’ts once you’ve decided to move forward, as well as a high level overview of the timeline of the homebuying process from contract to closing. Registration is requested.
 
Fugitive Slave Escape on the Louisiana-Texas Borderlands, 1804-1806
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Mekala Audain, Ph.D candidate (TCNJ) will discuss the experiences of fugitive slaves from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Nacogdoches Spanish Texas in the early nineteenth century.
Registration required.
 
Financial Fitness Seminar: the Psychology of Spending
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Roy Angus (Credit Union of New Jersey) will discuss the factors than can influence spending decisions. Registration required.
 
EFT Tapping, with Carol Bemmels
Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Carol Bemmels will discuss EFT, the fastest growing, most popular stress release tool in the emerging field of Energy Psychology!  It was made available on the internet in the late nineties, and millions of people around the world are using it in their personal and professional lives.  It’s simple, safe, and fast! Registration required. 
 
Mindful Eating, with R. Raymond Hadley (Array of Life)
Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
The presentation will focus on the benefits of eating healthy and mindful eating during the holiday season. Registration required.
 
Author Presentation:  Mysterious New Jersey
Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
New Jersey author Peggy Erhart will take you on a tour of mystery novels whose settings range from New Jersey’s Pine Barrens and Chesapeake Bay region to the state’s cities, suburbs, and small towns. She will discuss the work of authors such as Janet Evanovich, Harlan Coben, Robin Hathaway, Chris Grabenstein, and Richard price! Registration required.
 
Fiction Writing Workshop: Part I
Friday, November 3, 10:00 am
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Lauren B. Davis: Writing from the Senses and Creating Believable Fiction
Our job as writers is to create emotion in our readers. We aren’t trying to reveal what our characters are feeling, but rather to make our readers feel right along with them, and to believe in the characters and their world. This workshop explains what concrete, significant details are, and how to use them to make your reader feel as though they’re dreaming with eyes wide open. Lauren will use a combination of lecture and writing exercises, so be sure to bring pen and paper.  The lessons will be reviewed and implemented during the second part of the workshop on November 17, without Lauren being present. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
One-on-one Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Assistance
Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, November 16, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Schedule a one-on-one appointment to enroll or update your Affordable Care Act benefits for the year 2018. Provided by Family Resource Network. To schedule an appointment, call 609-989-6920 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Film Screening: The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Saturday, November 4, 2:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
The Prydonians of Princeton, a local science fiction social group, will be hosting a showing of the fantasy film “The Time of Their Lives” an Abbott and Costello farce about a Revolutionary War ghost at large in 1946. With Marjorie Reynolds, John Shelton, Binnie Barnes. Directed by Charles Barton. 82 min. Not rated. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Arias, Songs, and Solos for Voice & Guitar
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Internationally renowned artists Dominika Zamara (soprano) and Stanley Alexandrowicz (classical guitar) join forces to perform a recital of arias, songs, and solos for voice and classical guitar. Their program consists of famous operatic arias by Vincenzo Bellini, Antonín Dvorák, Gioachino Rossini, Georges Bizet; songs by Mauro Giuliani—Italy’s leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century; and solo guitar works by Napoleon Coste and Johann Dubez—two of the late Romantic Period’s greatest virtuoso composer-guitarists! Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley
Friday, November 10, 10:00 am
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.
Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.
Action songs encourage audience participation. No registration required.
 
Nutrition to Manage Prediabetes and Diabetes
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Attend an informative session presented by diabetes clinician Sandra Byer-Lubin, MS, RD, CDE. Sandra will discuss using nutrition to control your diabetes and reduce your risk for developing diabetes and prediabetes. Registration is recommended.
 
Tapping: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
EFT combines acupuncture with modern psychology—without the needles! By gentle tapping on acupressure points while targeting a problem, the distress subsides and you’re left with a new sense of emotional freedom. Registration is recommended.
 
Personal Growth
Thursdays, November 9 & 16, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Kalpana Patel will help you clarify your goals so that you may begin the journey to reach them.
Registration is recommended.
 
Hallowed Ground: Putting the U.S. Civil War Dead to Rest
Monday, November 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, a tragedy magnified by disrespectful burial practices whereby large numbers of bodies were dumped into trenches. This program shows how federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter.
This is a graphic program and is not suitable for young children. Registration is recommended.
 
Gratitude: The Key to Changing Your Life
Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Jyotima Prasad has overcome a life full of challenges, such as Takayasu disease, learning to count her blessings along the way. Learn how gratitude can change your life, too.
Registration is recommended.
 
November Art Display
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Over forty pieces by the Four Seasons Art Group will be displayed from November 1 through December 27 during regular library hours.
 
Sleep Disorders: How Did You Sleep Last Night?
Monday, November 6, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than 100 million Americans have difficulty falling or staying asleep, which can negatively affect health and mood. Join Tara Scoles, a registered polysomnographic technologist with University Medical Center of Princeton, for an eye-opening discussion on sleep disorders and whether a sleep study could help diagnose your condition. 
 
Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s: The Basics
Thursday, November 9, 2:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Learn about the symptoms, cause, risk factors and effects of Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection and how to deal with a diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey. 
 
Craft Circle
Monday, November 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Crafters of all skill levels are invited to join the library’s new crafting group. Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, paper or other project and work on it with other crafters. Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting to work on a project, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments. Teens welcome!
 
Beginning Spanish Class
Tuesdays, November 14, 21 & 28, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
 
Review for the Citizenship Exam
Tuesdays, November 14, 21 & 28, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
If you are interested in becoming a citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study and practice for your citizenship exam.
 
Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, November 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. Bilingual (Spanish & English) instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.
 
A History of Hightstown
Monday, November 20, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Local historian Cappy Stults will talk about the early history of Hightstown. Come learn about your community and how it came to be what it is today.
 
Be Prepared with the American Red Cross
Thursday, November 2, 2:00 pm
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Learn about personal preparedness when faced with natural disasters and emergencies at home or at work.  This program will provide suggestions, checklists and examples to help you become Red Cross ready.
 
Afternoon Movie
Monday, November 20, 12:30 pm
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
The Book of Henry (2017): (Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay). Rated PG-13; 105 minutes.
A single mother discovers a scheme in her son's book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.  Refreshments will be served. 
 
Shrinky Dinks
Thursday, November 9, 10:00 am
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Design your own shrinky dink and watch it shrink! (For ages 4-12) 
 
Family Movie
Thursday, November 9, 2:00 pm
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Beauty and the Beast (2017): (Emma Watson, Kevin Kline). Rated PG; 129 minutes.
For families. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
 
Movie:  The Wedding Plan (2nd Showing)
Thursday, November 9, 6:30 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
A young Israeli woman decides she wants to get married and has faith that nothing can stop her.  Rated PG (2016). Running time: 110 minutes.  Registration preferred. Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 
Animation Monday: Metropolis
Monday, November 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. Tima is beginning a friendship with the nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima's life--and the fate of the universe--is dangerously at stake. Rated PG-13; 108 minutes. Registration preferred. Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 
The Alzheimer’s Association Presents Healthy Habits for a Healthy You
Tuesday, November 14, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
As we age, many of us worry about our health and have concerns about conditions like Alzheimer's.  Learn the reasons it is important to take care of yourself as you age.  Learn strategies for aging well in the following areas:  physical health and exercise, cognitive function, diet and nutrition, and socializing. Preregistration preferred. 
 
Scrapbook Turkeys
Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Use scrapbooking supplies to make a cute hanging turkey. (Ages 15 and up.) Preregistration is required.
 
Movie:  Beatriz at Dinner
Thursday, November 30, 6:30 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
A holistic healer attends a wealthy client’s dinner party, where the differing viewpoints of the guests provoke strong discussions from different viewpoints. Rated R (2017). Running time: 82 minutes. Registration preferred. Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

November Programs for the Mercer County Library System

The Secrets to Healthy Skin
Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Taking care of your skin is important year round. Jessica Simon, MD, board certified in dermatology, and a member of the medical staff of Princeton Healthcare System will review important skin care techniques and discuss how to evaluate abnormal growth as well as what to do if you are concerned about changes in your skin.
 
Introduction to Ayurveda
Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Ayurveda is the ancient way of healing the body, mind and soul. According to Ayurveda each individual and all of nature is made up of a certain combination of the five fundamental elements: space, air, fire, water and earth. The elements are uniquely designed in each one of us creating a distinct blueprint known as our doshas. Knowing your doshas will help you determine lifestyle choices and the nutritional needs that will benefits you most on the quest to create optimal wellness and beauty.
 
Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Book Sale
Thursday, November 17, 4:00 - 8:30 pm (4:00 - 6:00 pm for Friends Members Only!)
Friday, November 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 20, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Bag Sale
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Browse through thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs! Proceeds are used to purchase materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program.
 
Rescuing the Revolution
Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Local author David Price will discuss his new book, Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America's War for Independence.  The book offers a fresh perspective on the "ten crucial days" of the American Revolution and the exploits of nine men and one woman including Joseph Trumbell, Edward Hand, Charles Scott and the Mysterious Widow of Mount Holly who distinguished themselves in "the glorious cause." Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.
 
Fall Storytime Registration
Tuesday, November 1
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Toddler and Pre-school children will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts under the supervision of Youth Services Librarian Michelle Cromwell. Please call the library for more information. Registration required.
 
Painting Fun
Wednesday, November 2
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to drop in and create a special painting.
 
An Afternoon at the Movies
Thursday, November 3, 1:30 pm
Money Monster (2016). (George Clooney, Julia Roberts). Rated R; 95 minutes
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
In this 2016 release Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. Registration required.
 
Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
Thursday, November 17, 1:30 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Discover the role Medicare and Social Security benefits play in your retirement. Presented by a representative of the Social Security Administration. Registration required.
 
Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Tuesdays, November 1, 22, & 29, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation based on self-realization. This type of meditation is practiced in over 90 countries. Experience the peace and joy you can derive from this state of self-realization, and feel its benefits in your life. Registration recommended.
 
Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series
Thursday, November 10, Monday, November 14, & Thursday, November 17, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Join us for a practical workshop on Heartfulness Meditation with Yogic Transmission. You'll experience simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life. Registration recommended.
 
P.M. English Conversation Group
Mondays, November 14 & 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. No registration required.
 
Foreign Film
Tuesday, November 15, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
The Son's Room (Italian). Rated R; 99 minutes
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
A family struggles with the devastating loss of their son, Andrea. A surprise visit from Arianna, who had enjoyed a summer romance with Andrea, forces the family to confront their feelings about him. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. Registration recommended.
 
Bharatanatyam Dance Workshop
Wednesday, November 23, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance form. The workshop aims to introduce this ancient dance form to people of all ages. Dancer Veena Dinesh will teach participants to use hand gestures to tell a story. Registration recommended.
 
Yoga
Monday, November 14, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
No experience necessary! Participants should bring a towel/yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Class size is limited. Registration required.
 
Know Your Rights in the Workplace
Thursday, November 10, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
The presentation will cover recently added job protections available under NJ and federal law.
Registration required.
 
Recognizing the Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia
Monday, November 28, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Learn the facts and myths regarding aging, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Registration required.
 
Resume Review
Friday, November 11, 10:00 am
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed!
Registration required. (By 20 minute appointment only.)
 
Booktalking:  Adult Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-88203148
The last painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith will be discussed.
Registration required.
 
NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month!
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ, 08534
609-737-2610
The Hopewell Branch Library will be participating in NaNoWriMo during the month of November during which all writers are encouraged to write a 50,000 world novel.  The Library will offer Writers Check-In critique sessions throughout the month, and will be set up as a Come Write In location with a space set aside for writers to buckle down and focus on getting started (and following through!) with this ambitious and gratifying activity. We'll be hosting a Kickoff Party on Saturday, October 29th at 10am and an End-of-Project Celebration on Saturday, December 3rd at 10am.  Please contact Kristin at krainey@mcl.org the library or see the NaNoWriMo website at www.nanowrimo.org/about for additional information.
 
Understanding the Aging Eye
Wednesday, November 2, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ, 08534
609-737-2610
Learn about the age-related vision changes including refractive cataract surgery, glaucoma prevention and macular degeneration prevention that could be affecting your quality of life at this informative presentation. This program will be presented by Colleen Coleman, MD, board certified in ophthalmology and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System.
 
Anime Aficionados
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ, 08534
609-737-2610
Join local otakus as we binge watch the first three episodes of this summer's anime hit, 91 Days.
Plot Summary: During the Prohibition era, in the Lawless district the law has no power, the mafia rule the streets, and the illegally made liquor flows freely. At one time Avilio lived in this district, but after a mafia dispute ended in the murder of his family, he went into hiding. Later, Avilio receives a letter from a mysterious person that ignites his passion for revenge and leads him to return to Lawless. (Source: Anime News Network)
Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Films are for an adult and older teen audience and may include adult (rating of 17+) content.
 
Brain Food and Gut Flora: An Experiential Workshop
Saturday, November 19, 1:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ, 08534
609-737-2610
How can you tell if your memory and concentration relate to what's going on in your gut?  Is brain fog related to your digestion?  Are your cravings coming from you yourself or are the trillions of organisms inside you influencing your eating decisions?
Join Dorothy Mullen, the Founder of the local nutritional eating group The Suppers Programs, for an experiential workshop in which you will learn hints and tips on how to support a healthy gut micro-biome and boost brain power.
 
Relaxing Art Fridays
Fridays, November 4 & 18, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ, 08534
609-737-2610
Join this welcoming group for some friendly chit chat and work on a nice, relaxing project.  Color a beautiful picture, create a unique art journal, or bring a soothing hobby of your own (knitting, perhaps?). You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or snack as well.
 
CookTalks: Dinner in a Box
Tuesday, November 1, 11:00 am
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Companies like Hello Fresh, Green Chef, Plated, Purple Carrot, Blue Apron, and PeachDish deliver ingredients for a complete dinner in a box to your door. Let's see how they stack up.
Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Film Screening: The Masque of Red Death (1964)
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
The Prydonians of Princeton, a local science fiction social group, will be hosting a showing of the British-American horror film "The Masque of the Red Death". The film is directed by Roger Corman and stars Vincent Price. The story follows a prince who terrorizes a plague-ridden peasantry while merrymaking in a lonely castle with his jaded courtiers. The screenplay, written by Charles Beaumont and R. Wright Campbell, was based upon the 1842 short story of the same name by American author Edgar Allan Poe, and incorporates a sub-plot based on another Poe tale, "Hop-Frog". Another sub-plot is drawn from "Torture by Hope" by Auguste Villiers de I'Isle Adam. Not rated. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
Sundays, November 6 - 27, 1:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words (the minimum number of words for a novel) from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59 pm on November 30. Every Sunday throughout November, Donna Wolfe will lead a writer's workshop to help library patrons meet their NaNoWriMo goals. Registration is suggested. Call (609) 989-6920 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org
 
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Thursday, November 17, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a cutting-edge stress relief tool that is now being used by all kinds of professionals and non-professionals with families, friends and at work. Most people just call it "tapping" and it works like acupuncture except there are no needles — just a gentle tapping routine on the hand, head and body while thinking about whatever is bothering you. This hour-long presentation includes the history and science of tapping and entertaining stories of real people eliminating phobias and anger, and it will be offered by Carol Bemmel – a counselor with 40 years of experience, trained and certified in EFT.  Registration is suggested.  Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Stuffed Up: Can't Breathe?
Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
If you suffer from congestion or a stuffy nose, sinus or allergy issues, nasal blockage, or post nasal drip, join us for this informative lecture presented by Michael Lupa, board certified otolaryngologist and rhinologist and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System.  Learn more about common sinus problems, including nasal blockage, nasal polyps and sinus infections, as well as treatment options. Registration suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
How Did You Sleep Last Night?
Thursday, November 10, 2:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than 100 million Americans have difficulty falling or staying asleep, which can negatively affect health and mood. Join Tara Scoles, a registered polysomnographic technologist with University Medical Center of Princeton, for an eye-opening discussion on sleep disorders and whether a sleep study could help diagnose your condition.  Preregistration preferred.
 
Review for the Citizenship Exam
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
 
One-on-one Medicare Annual Enrollment Assistance
Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Schedule a private appointment with a Medicare counselor who has been trained to assist with applications, educate and help problem-solve. Provided by Mercer County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). To schedule an appointment call the office at (609) 393-1626.
 
Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, November 12, 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. Anu, is a trained Isha facilitator.
 
Family Art in Pencil & Paint with Miss Barbara
Monday, November 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
For all ages! Miss Barbara will help you express your creativity by drawing in pencil or painting in watercolors (even if you've never before picked up a brush). You & your children are welcome to join us.
 
Free Immigration Legal Clinic
Tuesday, November 22, 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.
 

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