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August Programs for the Mercer County Library System

Meet a Beekeeper 

Thursday, August 1, 2:00 pm
Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

Meet a beekeeper and safely see live bees.  Participants will receive a craft and honey stick.  For ages 4 to adult. Registration is required at www.mcl.org.

 

Gluten Intolerance

Thursday, August 1, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Attend this informative program led by Alyssa Luning, RD, LDN, CSOWM, registered dietitian nutritionist, to learn about healthy, delicious replacements for common, gluten-based foods.

Registration begins on July 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Train Play

Friday, August 2, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

Free play with wooden trains and tracks with a caregiver. For all ages.

 

Tips for Keeping Your Skin Radiant & Healthy
Friday, August 2, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Discover the newest techniques that can help you keep your skin healthy and looking radiant. Learn how to take proper care of your skin to prevent and reduce the unwanted signs of aging. Dermatologic products and procedures, including sun protection, Botox and microdermabrasion will also be discussed. Presented as part of the Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness program. Registration is requested.
 

Math Mania: Facts

Fridays, August 2, 16 & 30, 2:00 - 3:00 pm 

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Children ages 8-12 will get ready to go back to school by practicing and reviewing math facts with worksheets, concept review, and help from teen Girl Scout volunteer, Ria. Online registration is suggested.

 

SCORE Princeton: Protecting IP and Patents
Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
To maintain competitive advantage every business must protect its intellectual property. This workshop will introduce how to protect intellectual property and especially how to patent inventions. Emphasis will be on how startups and small businesses can utilize the available legal tools to protect and leverage their intellectual assets at a reasonable cost. Where possible, examples drawn from personal experience will be used to illustrate the topics. Registration is requested.

 

Medicare & You

Monday, August 5, 2:00 - 3:00 pm & 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Anthony Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group, will explain how Medicare works, who is eligible, what is covered, and the costs of coinsurance and deductibles. 

Registration begins on July 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Monday Night Movie: A Walk on the Moon (1999)

Monday, August 5, 6:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free spirited blouse salesman. Rated R; 110 minutes. Registration is preferred. This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

Current Affairs Club

Mondays, August 5, 12 & 26, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Children & teens ages 9-13 will learn about and discuss current events while learning basic public speaking skills. Led by teen volunteers Aarushi & Shreya. No registration required.

 

Knit & Crochet Corner

Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:00 - 11:30 am 

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

We meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters. Registration begins on June 22. Register online at www.mcl.org(Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Excel Basics

Wednesday, August 7, 10:30 am

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

Learn how to input data and format spreadsheets for everyday tasks. Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. Registration is required. 

 

Toastmasters Club

Thursday, August 8, & Saturday, August 24, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders.  

In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has helped 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Afternoon Movie

Thursday, August 8, 12:30 pm
Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

The Public (2018). (Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone). Rated PG-13; 122 minutes. 

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night.  Light refreshments will be served.
 

Bollywood Fusion Dance Workshop

Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Join us for another fun summer of Bollywood Dance! Children ages 6+ will learn basic Bollywood dance moves set to hit Bollywood & American songs in this fun and energetic workshop led by a seasoned Indian dance instructor.

 

Adult Craft:  Sun Catchers

Thursday, August 8, 6:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

Make a hanging sun catcher out of your own colorful art, using coloring pages and Mason jar lids. For ages 15 and up. Registration required.

 

Foreign Film: Capernaum (2018)

Friday, August 9, 1:00 pm
Ewing Branch 
61 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film (Academy Awards). With Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole. Rated R; 126 minutes. 

 

Adult Craft: Pressed Flower Art

Monday, August 12, 7:00 pm
Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

Used pressed flowers to create a unique piece of artwork. All materials will be provided. Registration is required at www.mcl.org.

 

Active Aging: Fitness with Bob

Tuesdays, August 13 & 20, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

UrbEx 101: Investigating Abandoned New Jersey

Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch 
61 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148

Presented by Luke Boyd, public historian, actor, and museum professional. When many think of adventure and exploration, exotic locations and ancient civilizations may come to mind. However, urban exploration, or "UrbEx," can happen in our backyards. There's a lot that can be learned from uninhibited and abandoned landscape. In this session, through case studies from the tristate area, participants will examine abandoned properties and the narratives that accompany them. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.

 

Adult Crafts

Wednesday, August 14, 10:00 – 11:00 am

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Join us and learn how to make Marbled Paper. This one is a lot of fun, but could get messy - aprons & gloves recommended (but not provided)! All materials will be provided. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins -- so feel free to stop by just before 10 am to see if there is room. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

 

Adult Summer Reading Program Wrap-up Party

Wednesday, August 14, 2:00 - 3:00 pm & 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Join us for food and fun. Meet some new people, discuss the books we read and share our recommendations. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on July 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Crafty Adults: Galaxy Pendant

Thursday, August 15, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

This month we'll make galaxy pendants using glass cabochons and layers of nail polish and glitter. Open to any skill level. All supplies provided.

 

Friday Morning Bookies

Friday, August 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James. Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered.

 

Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, August 17, 10:30 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Representatives from the Isha Foundation will provide an introduction to yoga and its benefits. They will also guide participants, teaching them simple yoga postures. No registration necessary.

 

SAT vs. ACT Presentation

Monday, August 19, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

For teens ages 13+ and their parents/guardians. Learn about the differences between the SAT and ACT standardized tests in this presentation from C2 Education from Princeton.

 

Classic Movie Matinée: Vertigo (1958)

Tuesday, August 20, 2:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

A retired cop, afflicted with acrophobia, agrees to shadow the wife of an old acquaintance, who fears that she may be suicidal. Rated PG; 128 minutes. Registration is preferred. This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.  

 

Family-Friendly Trivia
Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Join us for an evening of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids 10 and over are welcome to participate, too!  Play alone or form a team (of up to 5 adult members). A prize goes to the team that finishes first! Please include team name and number of members when registering via email at tgardner@mcl.org.

 

Dementia Conversations

Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch 
61 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148

Presented by Nicolette Vasco, Alzheimer's Association. This workshop offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members, who have Alzheimer's or dementia, about topics like going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal & financial plans. Registration is required. Call 609-882-3148.

 

How to Spot Fake News

Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Librarian Jennifer Worringer will teach you how to tell the difference between news that's well researched and news that's false or misleading. Learn several techniques for evaluating the credibility of news stories. Registration begins on July 22. Register online atwww.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Putting Sleep Disorders to Rest

Thursday, August 22, 7:00 pm

Lawrence Headquarters Branch 

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-883-8294

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more that 100 million Americans have difficulty falling or staying asleep, which can negatively affect health and mood.

Join Robert G. Mignone, DO, board certified in otolaryngology, for a discussion on new advances in the treatment of common sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. Dr. Mignone is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Registration is suggested. Call 609-883-8294 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

 

Yoga for Beginners

Saturday, August 24, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

The Isha Foundation will present an introduction to yoga and its benefits, guided practices with instructions, and a question & answer session.

 

Monday Night Book Group: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Monday, August 26, 6:30 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive, 

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-443-1880

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together.  All are welcome.

 

Better Read Book Club

Monday, August 26, 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 "A study in Scarlet Women" by Sherry Thomas. Copies of the book will be available at the library. Registration is suggested at www.mcl.org.   

 

Writers Support Group
Tuesday, August 27, 6:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer's block and perfecting the craft.

 

Understanding Knee Injuries
Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

Regardless of your age and activity level, knee injuries can be debilitating. Join Chris Blessing, MPT, OCS, CSCS, and MS in exercise physiology, with Princeton Medical Center Princeton Rehabilitation, as he discusses reducing pain in your knee, flexibility and strength training exercises, and how post-surgical physical therapy can improve outcomes.

Registration is required.

 

Science Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm 

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Invisible Planets edited and translated by Ken Liu. The thirteen stories in this collection are a strong and diverse representation of Chinese SF. Some have won awards in translation, some have garnered serious critical acclaim, some have been selected for Year's Best anthologies, and some are simply Ken Liu's personal favorites. To round out the collection, there are several essays from Chinese scholars and authors.

 

Forks and Fears: Eat Healthfully and Enjoy it!
Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

Learn how, with a little preparation, you can still have fun with your loved ones or eat out without being worried for your diet. This presentation discusses real life dining scenarios and easy methods to stay on track to getting and staying healthy. Presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Registration is required.

 

The Sixties: The British Invasion

Thursday, August 29, 6:30 pm

Lawrence Headquarters Branch 

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-883-8294

In this lecture rock historian Vincent Bruno will focus on the phenomenal rise of the British pop and rock acts that invaded our shores in the 1960s – from pop groups (The Beatles, The Dave Clark 5, The Animals, The Kinks) to the psychedelic and progressive bands (The Who, Pink Floyd, Cream, Traffic). He will explore highlights from landmark recordings that clearly defined this British pop renaissance era. This journey will also include aspects of British popular culture (cinema, fashion, TV and UK underground) whose influence added to the impact of this remarkable decade. Registration is suggested. Call 609-883-8294 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

August Programs for the Mercer County Library System

Family & Friends CPR Training

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Child/Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving techniques, including relief of foreign body airway obstruction, choking and injuries.

 

Effective Doctor’s Visits

Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 pm

Ewing Branch Library

61 Scotch Rd.

Ewing, NJ 08628

609-882-3148

Presented by Community Health Representative Michael Salas from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. This presentation will walk you through the steps we should take in preparation for our doctor visits.  The time spent with the doctor is also discussed and shows how, by preparing and using the simple tools provided, the visit can flow smoothly and the patient will walk away feeling "heard". Registration is required. Call 882-3148. 

 

Common Application Workshop (for Rising Seniors Only)

Thursday, August 2, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Hopewell Branch

245 Pennington Titusville Rd

Pennington, NJ 08534

609-737-2610

In this free workshop, students will complete the answers to the nearly 50 questions included on the Common Application: Profile, Family, Education, Testing, and Activities. Add up to (10) schools and answer institution-specific questions. See if there are additional essays and short essays required by each of your ten schools.  Vince Valenzuela is an independent college counselor (via Collegewise) and a former admissions officer at Villanova University. Registration is required. 

 

Brain Games

Thursday, August 2, 7:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

An interactive presentation on the important topic of brain health. Learn about routine maintenance activities you can do daily to help keep your brain healthy, even as you age. There will also be games and exercises designed to stimulate and exercise different areas of the brain to help increase memory. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ. Please call 609 448-0957 or email hcprogs@mcl.org to register.

 

Paranthas Cooking Workshop

Saturday, August 4, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Join culinary instructor, Sofia Milner in this Indian bread making workshop. Stuffed Paranthas are a complete meal in themselves. After her demonstration everyone will have the opportunity to try their hand at preparing them.

 

Review for the Citizenship Exam

Tuesdays, August 7, 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.

 

Benefits of Fermented Food

Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 pm  

Ewing Branch Library

61 Scotch Rd.

Ewing, NJ 08628

609-882-3148

Seeing or hearing about probiotics?  These “good” bacteria help the digestive system in many ways including easier digestion, and more vitamin & mineral production and absorption.  Probiotics are rich in fermented foods. Please join Agnes Kozak, home fermenter, as she discusses the history of fermenting, benefits of fermented foods, fermenting at home, and a sampling! Registration is required. Call 882-3148.

 

Medicare Basics

Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Anthony Williams, licensed insurance broker for BGA Insurance, will discuss what is—and is not—covered by Medicare Parts A and B. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22.

 

Balloon Animals

Wednesday, August 8, 3:00 pm

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Trenton, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

For ages 7-16.  Learn how to make simple balloon animals.  Registration is required at www.mcl.org.

 

Yoga 

Wednesday, August 8, 6:00 pm

Ewing Branch Library

61 Scotch Rd.

Ewing, NJ 08628

609-882-3148

No experience necessary! Please bring a towel/yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited, register early! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.

 

Allergies and Asthma

Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 pm

Robbinsville Branch,

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments of common allergy disorders in this informative program led by Neeti Gupta, MD, board certified in allergy and immunology. Dr. Gupta is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Registration is required.

 

Allergies & Asthma

Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Join us for this informative program led by Sandy Yip, MD, of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, who is board certified in allergy and immunology. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of common allergy disorders. Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22.

 

Introduction to Pixlr for the Web

Thursday, August 9, 2:30 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive,

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

Learn the basics of using Pixlr, a free online photo-editing software. Learn how to crop and resize, as well as make adjustments and add effects to photos you upload or find on the Internet. Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. Registration is required.

 

Yoga for Success

Saturday, August 11, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Hopewell Branch

245 Pennington Titusville Rd

Pennington, NJ 08534

609-737-2610

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. These sessions offer simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. Instruction by a trained Isha facilitator. No registration necessary.

 

Paint-a-Canvas for Adults

Saturday, August 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

All participants will be instructed step-by-step to create your own piece of art in acrylics on canvas. Everyone’s painting will be based on a similar design, but all will be unique. Open to all skill levels, everyone’s painting will look great! All supplies provided.

 

Sci-Fi Movie Night: 10 Cloverfield Way

Monday, August 13, 6:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive,

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

After a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. Rated PG-13; 103 minutes. This program was made possible by generous funding from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

Medicare Basics

Monday, August 13, 7:00 pm

Ewing Branch Library

61 Scotch Rd.

Ewing, NJ 08628

609-882-3148

Join Anthony Williams, licensed insurance broker from BGA Insurance Group, for an overview of Medicare Parts A and B and have your questions answered. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.

 

Children’s Eye Health

Monday, August 13, 7:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

August is designated as Children's Eye Health and Safety Month! Learn warning signs that may indicate that your child has a vision problem including wandering or crossed eyes, family history, or disinterest in reading. Keeping your children's eyes safe is a part of maintaining healthy vision, as eye injuries are the leading cause of vision loss in children. Help your child avoid being one of the more than 12 million children who suffer from vision impairment by remembering a few basic safety rules. Presented by Colleen Coleman, MD, board certified in ophthalmology, member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Please call 609 448-0957 or email hcprogs@mcl.org to register.

 

Craft Circle: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, quilters +

Monday, August 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Crafters of all skill levels are invited! Bring a current project & work on it in the company of other crafters. Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments. Teens welcome!

 

Financing College

Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive,

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

Funding a college education can be as expensive as the mortgage on your home, arguably one of the largest financial investments of a family’s lifetime.  Now imagine funding two or three!  Learn why picking the right college matters.  This comprehensive seminar will walk you through how the admissions and financial aid processes are interrelated for both public and private institutions, and how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes most families make.  Registration preferred.

 

Afternoon Movie

Thursday, August 16, 12:30 pm

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Trenton, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

An American in Paris (1951). (Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron.). Not Rated; 115 minutes.

A former GI who remained in France to study painting is discovered by a wealthy benefactor, but he betrays her by romancing a woman who turns out to already be in a relationship with his best friend. Refreshments will be served. 

 

Tai Chi

Thursday, August 16, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that provides huge health benefits to people of all ages and all physical capabilities. Instructor Gang Huang, PhD (chemistry) will share with the audience some general knowledge about Tai Chi and guide participants as he demonstrates movements. Dr. Huang has learned and practiced Tai Chi for many years under the guidance of Grand Masters Yang Jun, Chen Zhenglei, and Chen Yu. Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Wii Bowling

Saturday, August 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Join us for fun, exercise, and refreshments with bowling using the Nintendo Wii console. All adults are welcome. No previous experience necessary. Librarian and Wii enthusiast Dennis Beebe will be available to help newcomers. Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

NOVA’s Decoding the Weather Machine

Tuesday, August 21, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this 2-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change. The screening will be followed by discussion; audience participation is encouraged. Be prepared to brainstorm about strategies to protect the earth.

 

Job Hunting: The Résumé; Social Media; & The Interview

Tuesday, August 21, & Thursday, August 23, 7:00 - 8:00 pm; & Saturday, August 25, 10:00 - 11:00 am

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Lisa Hill, author of Help! I Need a Job Now!, will give strategies for writing a winning résumé; using social media to land a job; and impressing the the hiring committee during the interview. Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

New York Skyscrapers

Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm

Robbinsville Branch,

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

Do you know the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers? With original photographs and historic images, author, lecturer, and photographer Kevin Woyce discusses the 1890New York World building, Woolworth, Chrysler, Empire State buildings and more. Registration is required.

 

Fit for a King: Archaeology of Joseph Bonaparte’s Point Breeze Estate

Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 pm

Ewing Branch Library

61 Scotch Rd.

Ewing, NJ 08628

609-882-3148

Presented by Michael J. Gall, Principal Senior Archaeologist at RGA, Inc. and Richard Viet, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University. Joseph Bonaparte, former King of Naples and Spain, fled to America in 1816 and created a lavish estate at Point Breeze in Bordentown, New Jersey.  A mysterious fire destroyed the structure in 1820 and Joseph rebuilt on a different site. Join us for a look into this collection to discover how one of North America’s finest houses looked and how Joseph utilized the estate as a public stage as he sought to manage his image as a king in exile. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.

 

Yoga for Beginners

Saturday, August 25, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Hopewell Branch

245 Pennington Titusville Rd

Pennington, NJ 08534

609-737-2610

Learn simple and powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. Bring a mat or a towel. Led by a trained Isha facilitator. No registration necessary.

 

Hopewell Fantasy Football League: Draft Pizza Party

Saturday, August 25, 1:00 pm

Hopewell Branch

245 Pennington Titusville Rd

Pennington, NJ 08534

609-737-2610

Join the Hopewell Branch librarians for Fantasy Football at the library! Team “Co-owners” (e.g., Mother/son, Father/son, etc.) are welcome! Space is limited. Registration is required.

 

Monday Night Book Group: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Monday, August 27, 6:30 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive,

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, train, or plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe. Join us for our monthly meeting. Registration preferred.

 

College Admissions 201: Highly Selective Colleges

Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Hopewell Branch

245 Pennington Titusville Rd

Pennington, NJ 08534

609-737-2610

Presented by Vince Valenzuela, Director of College Counseling at Collegewise. Grades, test scores and impressive activities alone won't get a student admitted to schools that reject almost all of their applicants. Learn Collegewise's strategies to improve a student's chances of admission at the most selective schools. Make college admissions less stressful and get straight answers about what it will really take to have a shot at getting in. Perfect for sophomores, juniors and parents. Mr. Valenzuela is the Director of College Counseling at Collegewise and was the former assistant Director of Admission at Villanova University. Registration requested.

 

Upcycling at the Library: Fringe T-Shirt Scarf

Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive,

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

Use an old t-shirt to make a cute fringe scarf.  Please bring a plain t-shirt to craft with. For ages 15 and up. Registration is required.

 

Adult Craft Workshop: Paper Quilling

Wednesday, August 29, 6:00 pm

Lawrence Headquarters Branch

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-989-6922

Create beautiful flowers out of paper through the process of quilling. Strips of paper are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative floral designs. Registration is suggested and limited to 15 participants. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

 

Writing your College Application Essay

Wednesday, August 29, 7:00 pm

Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

What makes a college essay stand out from the rest? Discover how to choose a compelling topic, writing tips, and grammar pitfalls to avoid during this essay workshop. To get you started a short writing session will be provided. Presented by Amy Stern, professional editor and former journalist. Registration required.

 

The Boys in Blue and Gray - Civil War Baseball

Thursday, August 30, 7:30 pm

Lawrence Headquarters Branch

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-989-6922

Long considered America’s National Pastime, and much more than a typical sporting event, baseball has evolved to become a significant part of the American experience. During the American Civil War, Americans from the home front to the battlefront, Union and Confederate, played this wonderful game while great armies met and fought each other on the battlefield to decide the Country’s fate. Join Historical Reenactor, Lecturer and Tour Guide Michael Jesberger for a discussion on the evolution of the game and how it impacted the soldiers who fought during the American Civil War. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.

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