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December 2020 Virtual Events List for Adults - MCLS

MCL's library branches are now open to the public with a hybrid service model, limited occupancy, services, and hours of operation. Please see www.mcl.org for more details. At this time, our Hollowbrook branch will be participating in Curbside Pick-Up only. Go to the Hollowbrook Branch page on our website for more information.

We will continue to offer virtual programming through a combination of prerecorded videos, online programs and contests, live virtual events, and some limited outdoor events at our branches. Check out what we have planned on our online event calendar.

 

Crochet, Knit & Chat

Tuesday, December 1, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Friday, December 18, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

Tuesdays, December 1 & 15, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do! (December 15th will be a special holiday edition of Trivia Tuesdays!)

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Author Talk w/ Nev March 

Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Virtual Recipe Swap 

Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6:00 - 7:00 PM 

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org 

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's Facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Strategies for Beating the Blues 

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Short Story Discussion: 'A Burglar's Christmas' by Willa Cather

Wednesday, December 2, 8:00 - 9:00 PM

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

eBook and audiobook available in hoopla.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Adult Coloring

Thursdays, December 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Saturday Night @ the Movies: 

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Saturday, December 5, 8:00 - 10:00 PM 

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

Northanger Abbey (2008) 

Saturday, December 12, 8:00 – 10:00 PM

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

Christmas on the Bayou (2013) 

Saturday, December 19, 8:00 – 10:00 PM

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

Beyond Christmas (1940)

Saturday, December 26, 8:00 – 10:00 PM

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

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org 

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Non-Fiction Book Club -- My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me by Jason B. Rosenthal 

Tuesday, December 8, 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Common Winter Skin Ailments

Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

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

 

MCL Tuesday Book Club: Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

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

Boys by Colson Whitehead.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the MCLS Tuesday Book Club on Facebook prior to the discussion.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj

 

Poetry Circle: Louise Glück

Thursday, December 10, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Gardening Book Group: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Wednesday, December 16, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

 

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