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June Programs for the Mercer County Library System

Radio Control Flyers Open House & Show
Saturday, June 1, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
The Washington Crossing Radio Control Flyers Association will have model aircrafts on display throughout the library. Members will be available to answer questions about building and flying model aircrafts, as well as any inquiries about the association in general.

 

Medicare Forum

Saturday, June 1, 10:00 - 11:00 am; 

Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 - 8:00 pm; & 

Thursday, June 20, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Hickory Corner Branch 

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Medicare is complicated, and seniors approaching age 65 must make timely decisions regarding enrolling in the Medicare program. There may be a lifetime penalty for seniors who miss the enrollment deadline. Devin Rubin, licensed health insurance agent, will discuss how Medicare works and explain your options. Devin is the owner of Golden Years Design Benefits, a Medigap and Medicare insurance agency. Registration begins on May 22. Register online atwww.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Yoga for Beginners

Saturday, June 1, 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.

 

Intro to Scratch Coding Workshop 

Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15 & 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Children ages 7-13 will learn computer coding basics with MIT's online coding program, Scratch. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout volunteer and open to the public. 

 

Open Computer Lab 

Monday, June 3, 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.  
  

Active Aging: Fitness with Bob

Tuesdays, June 4 & 11, 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.

 

Summertime Safety: Keeping Kids Safe All Summer Long
Wednesday, June 5, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Pediatrician Eugene Shapiro discusses water safety, sun protection, summer sports safety and insect bites. Registration requested.

 

Retirement Income Planning

Wednesday, June 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm & 7:00 – 8:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Saving for retirement: How much should I save? What type of accounts should I have? This workshop helps attendees learn how to build a strong and adaptable financial strategy and be more confident in saving for retirement.

 

Create a Red-Hot Resume

Thursday, June 6, 10:00 am
Ewing Branch 
61 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments.Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

 

Afternoon Movie

Thursday, June 6, 12:30 pm

Mary Poppins (2018). (Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda). Rated PG; 130 minutes

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. 

 

Grounds for Sculpture: Looking Ahead
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

After celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the 42-acre sculpture park, garden, and museum is looking ahead.  Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director at Grounds For Sculpture, will share what is on the horizon for the evolving non-profit arts organization. Registration required.

 

LaffCon 4
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch 

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-883-8294

Join us for the 4th annual Science Fiction Convention devoted to the work of the renowned author R.A. Lafferty. We will have panels on Lafferty's novel The Reefs of Earth. The Gene Wolfe Podcast will perform a live show at the Con, and there will be lectures on Lafferty's work.  In addition, we will offer an art show and free refreshments. Please register online on EventKeeper starting Wednesday, May 1st, 9:30 am.  For questions, please call 609-883-8294 or e-maillawprogs@mcl.org.

 

Complementary Health Screenings: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield NJ

Saturday, June 8, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive 

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

Maintaining proper accountability of your health statistics is not an easy task.  If you are not properly equipped, you are probably not checking your vitals and numbers in between doctor visits.  The Blue to You program has developed a screening program that is free of charge and offers a variety of screenings to provide a baseline comparison for you. Available tests include:  blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and BMI. Walk-ins welcome.

 

Alternative Approaches to Managing Pain
Monday, June 10, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Learn about the risks of prescription pain medications such as Vicodin, OxyContin, or Codeine. Find alternatives to pain management: acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic methods, massage and meditation. Presented by Prevention Resources, Inc. and Mercer Council. Registration requested.
 
Author Talk: Local Historian David Price Discusses His New Book

Monday, June 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch 

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

The Road to Assunpink Creek: Liberty's Desperate Hour and the Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution, by David Price

Puts a spotlight on what may be the most unappreciated moment of a young nation's revolutionary struggle, when George Washington's army narrowly escaped destruction to keep alive its fight for American independence. David Price is a historical interpreter for the Friends of Washington Crossing Park and leads guided tours focusing on the "Ten Crucial Days" of the American Revolution. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Adult Craft: DIY Notebooks 

Monday, June 10, 7:00 pm
Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

Use scrap book paper and other materials to create a one-of-a-kind, pocket-sized notebook.  All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required at www.mcl.org.

 

How to Find That Special Job
Monday, June 10, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

Come join Lisa Hill, Executive Recruiter and Author and learn about where to look for a job, how to put together a great resume, how to network, and interview tips. Registration required.

 

Excel Basics

Tuesday, June 11, 2:30 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

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

 

The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road

Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Hickory Corner Branch 

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Rock historian and Beatles scholar Vincent Bruno, MPA, will discuss the legendary career of the Beatles, from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg, to their final recording at Abbey Road.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Gluten Intolerance
Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch

42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road

Robbinsville, NJ 08691

609-259-2150

Do you suffer from gluten intolerance or Celiac disease? If so, attend this informative program led by Alyssa Luning, RD, LDN, CSOWM, registered dietitan nutritionist, to learn about healthy, delicious replacements for every day, gluten-filled foods. Registration is required.

 

Senior Educational Learning Series: Diabetes

Thursday, June 13, 11:00 am
Ewing Branch 
61 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148

Presented by Valicia Rafferty, LPN (Community Liaison at LIFE St. Francis). This presentation will cover normal blood sugar and body function without diabetes, insulin, and Type 1 and 2 Diabetes. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

 

Thursday Movie Matinee: On the Basis of Sex

Thursday, June 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

On the Basis of Sex (2018). Rated PG-13; 120 minutes 

An inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals, and overturn a century of gender discrimination. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

Introduction to Composting
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 pm 
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Discover how to turn your yard and kitchen waste into organic matter. Attendees will learn the basics of composting, how to build your own compost system and the benefits of composting. Presented by Mercer County Horticulturist Margaret Pickoff, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County. Registration requested.

 

Tips for Keeping Your Skin Radiant & Healthy
Friday, June 14, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Road
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 requested.

 

Princeton Festival Lecture: Nixon in China

Saturday, June 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

West Windsor Branch

333 North Post Road

Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

609-799-0462

Considered an important opera of the 20th century, both for its subject matter and its music, John Adams's Nixon in China is based on the historic 1972 meeting between US President Richard Nixon and Chairman Mao Tse-Tung of the People's Republic of China.  Understanding this opera's musical styles and their relationship to the story will greatly enhance appreciation of one of the finest examples of late 20th-century American opera.  The lecture will be presented by Timothy P. Urban, PhD, Professor of Music, Rider University. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

History of Antiques

Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Hickory Corner Branch 

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

Rochelle Christopher, executive director of Victorian Vanities, will discuss the appeal of owning a material piece of the past. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Note: This is not an appraisal show; the appraisal show will follow, at 7:30 pm. Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

Financial Look at Senior Housing

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch 
61 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148

Join Hilary Murray, Director of Community Relations at Brandywine Living at Pennington, for a presentation that addresses the services, programs and fees associated with different types of senior housing. A Q&A session will follow, as well as a look at senior housing available in Mercer County. We will also cover the role Medicaid plays in assisted living and long term care, and how it differs from Medicare. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

 

Antiques Appraisal

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Hickory Corner Branch 

138 Hickory Corner Road

East Windsor, NJ 08520

609-448-1330

John Thompson of Victorian Vanities, an antiques dealer who has been in the business for more than 40 years, will appraise a total of 40 items, one per person to start. (Feel free to bring another item, for a possible second round of appraisal.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

If you are bringing items for appraisal, please arrive promptly at 7:00 pm, to allow time for tagging and display. Spectators who are not displaying items may arrive at 7:30 pm.

Victorian Vanities will not appraise gold jewelry, guns, or Nazi memorabilia; please do not bring these items.

The oral appraisal is based on how the piece looks, its condition, whether it is part of a set, what it might sell for in today's antiques market, and several other factors not always immediately apparent at presentation. It is not to be used for insurance or for appraisal that must be done in writing for insurance or estate purposes.

 

Princeton Festival Lecture: Ping Pong Diplomacy
Thursday, June 20, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-883-8294

Was it a ping pong ball that led President Nixon to China? Princeton University Art Museum Docent, Marianne Grey, will review and illustrate events which led to Nixon's unprecedented 1972 trip. She will introduce the nearly one billion Chinese living under Mao's authority: What was their life like? What were they doing? Reading? Creating? What did they know about the rest of the world? What did they learn from President Nixon's visit? Registration is suggested. Call 609-883-8294 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org.

 

Practice PSAT Exam (Grades 8 & up)

Monday, June 22, 10:00 am-1:30 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Complete a practice PSAT exam prepared by C2 Education in Princeton, NJ to prepare yourself for the PSAT.

 

Bubblefest 

Monday, June 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pm  

Hollowbrook Branch

320 Hollowbrook Drive

Ewing, NJ 08638

609-883-5914

For ages 3 and up. Celebrate the first day of our Summer Reading Program with bubbles! Come any time between 2 and 3:30pm to blow bouncing bubbles, do bubble art and create your own bubble wand. Registration is required at www.mcl.org.  

 

Monday Night Book Group: The Witches, Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff
Monday, June 24, 6:30 pm
Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra analyzes the Salem Witch Trials to offer key insights into the role of women in its events while explaining how its tragedies became possible. All are welcome. 

 

Better Read Book Club

Monday, June 24, 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 "Room" by Emma Donoghue. Copies of the book will be available at the library. Registration is suggested at www.mcl.org.  

 

Adult Craft: Dangling Earrings

Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

Use decorative beads to make a cute pair of dangling earrings for pierced ears. For ages 15 & up.  Registration required.

 

Afternoon Movie: They Shall Not Grow Old

Wednesday, June 26, 2:00 pm

Twin Rivers Branch

276 Abbington Drive 

East Windsor, NJ

609-443-1880

They Shall Not Grow Old (2019). Rated R; 99 minutes

This documentary presents the Great War as you've never seen it. State of the art technology was used to restore original 100+ year old archival footage, bringing to life the men who were there. Rated R, 99 minutes. Registration preferred. This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

Bonnie Watson Coleman Community Office Hours

Wednesday, June 26, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch 
61 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148

Staff of Congresswoman Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman will assist individuals with their concerns regarding Social Security, the VA, Medicare, U.S. Immigration Services or any other federal agency and will also discuss issues about their community.

 

Swedes in Space: Become an Astronaut with the American Swedish Historical Museum 

Thursday, June 27, 3:00–4:00 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Children ages 6-10 will participate in STEM related hands-on activities as they learn about astronaut training and the life of Swedish-American astronaut, Buzz Aldrin.

 

Stop the Bleed: Save a Life

Thursday, June 27, 6:30–8:00 pm

Hightstown Branch

114 Franklin Street 

Hightstown, NJ 08520

609-448-1474

Learn the basics of bleeding control in an emergency before the paramedics arrive. "The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding is if that death could have been prevented." Taught by a Capital Health Nurse Practitioner. 

 

Author Event: Veteran Charles Hunt 
Thursday, June 27, 7:00 pm

Lawrence Headquarters Branch 

2751 Brunswick Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

609-883-8294

In his book "Through the Water and the Fire: A Swift Boat Sailors Story", veteran and lifelong Titusville resident Charles Hunt shares his experience of being a young man who joined the Navy in 1969 to avoid close up combat in Vietnam but ended up being a floating target deep in the most remote areas of the Mekong Delta and Ca Mau Peninsula. The story continues with his readjustment to civilian life, his emotional reactions to the trial of Lt. Calley of the Mi Lai massacre, his participation in the relocation of Vietnamese refugees, his involvement in the 2004 Presidential election, as well as the effects of his exposure to Agent Orange. Copies of the book will be available for sale by the Friends of the Library and signing after the PowerPoint presentation. Registration is suggested. Call 609-883-8294 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org.

June Programs for the Mercer County Library System

Alzheimer’s: Effective Communication Strategies
Friday, June 1, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Family members and caretakers of those with Alzheimer’s will learn how to identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
 
Radio Control Flyers Open House & Show
Saturday, June 2, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
The Washington Crossing Radio Control Flyers Association will have model aircrafts on display throughout the library. Members will be available to answer questions about building and flying model aircrafts, as well as any inquiries about the association in general.
 
Guided Meditation
Mondays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 12:30 – 1:00 pm
& Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 8:00 - 8:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Regain the peace lost through our busy days. Come join us for guided meditation and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Facilitated by library staff member Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.
 
Golden Years Medicare Workshop
Monday, June 4, 6:30 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
New to Medicare? Getting ready to retire and not sure which Medigap plan to choose? Golden Years Design Benefits specializes in Medicare solutions, long term care and health insurance. This educational workshop will help you find the best solution to meet your needs. Registration required. Call 609 448-0957 or email hcprogs@mcl.org.
 
New Estate Planning/Estate Tax Laws
Monday, June 4, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Join Robert Morris of Stark & Stark for this informative seminar on nursing care planning and estate planning.  Long-term care topics will include qualifying for Medicaid nursing benefits and long-term care insurance.  Mr. Morris will also address estate and gift taxation issues in estate planning and elder law planning. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.
 
Beginning Spanish Class
Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Learn Spanish with a native speaker.
 
Review for the Citizenship Exam
Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 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.
 
Common Mistakes Families Make as a Loved One Ages
Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive,
East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Common mistakes discussed will include:  gifting the home to children, hiring undocumented home help, assuming Medicare will pay for long-term care, and having a joint account with an adult child.  Using these common mistakes as a springboard for discussion, attendees leave with a better understanding of how decisions they make now could affect their potential eligibility for Medicaid further down the road. Presented by J. Mia Kenton, Esq., of Kenton Law. Registration is preferred.
 
Effective Doctor Visits
Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Learn how to make the best of the time spent with the doctor, so that you leave the appointment feeling “heard.” Presenter Michael Salas is a community health representative at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.
 
Family Resource Network – Autism Resources
Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
The Autism Diagnosis rate continues to rise in New Jersey. Currently the Autism Diagnosis rate is between 1 and 40-45 with a higher rate for boys: 1 in 28. This number has yet to plateau and is only continuing to rise. Over the coming years, the need and opportunity for services will be significant.
 
Afternoon Movie
Thursday, June 7, 12:30 pm           
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Dunkirk (2017). (Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Tom Hardy.). PG-13; 105 minutes
WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat.  Light refreshments will be served. 
 
Improve Your English
Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:30 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive,
East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
In this group for beginners, we’ll work on our written and spoken English, as well as reading.  Students should have some knowledge of English. Registration is required.
 
Common Problems of the Foot and Ankle
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
The health of your feet can have a huge impact on your overall well-being. Learn about treatment options for common orthopedic, dermatologic, vascular, and neurological disorders of the foot and ankle. Ample time will be allowed for questions and answers. Presented by Jennifer Hasan, DPM, board certified in podiatry and foot and ankle surgery, and Chief of Podiatry at the Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Registration is required.
 
LaffCon 3
Saturday, June 9, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Come join us for the world’s only 3rd annual Science Fiction Convention devoted to the work of the renowned author R.A. Lafferty. We will have panels on three of Lafferty’s novels: Not to Mention Camels, Past Master, and Okla Hannali. We will have an art show and free refreshments. Please register online on EventKeeper starting May 1st.  For questions, please call 609-989-6920 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Writers’ Group
Saturdays, June 9 & 23, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive,
East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Bring five pages of a work-in-progress to discuss with other writers.  The June 9 session will feature a presentation by local author Scott Marshall on how to self-publish.Registration is preferred.
 
Internet Security
Saturday, June 9, 11:00 am
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Josh Stone of Digital Doc Princeton will show you how to browse the Internet safely, and how to stay virus and malware free on all your devices Registration is required.Call 609 448-0957 or email hcprogs@mcl.org.
 
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Monday, June 11, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Aromatherapy can be described as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote health of body, mind and spirit. Essential oils have been found to provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly and safety. Presented by certified aroma therapist Robin Kessler. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Registration is required. Call 609 448-0957 or email hcprogs@mcl.org.
 
Crafts for adults: Telephone wire jewelry
Monday, June 11, 7:00 pm
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Make one-of-a-kind jewelry out of upcycled telephone wires. Registration is required.
 
American Sign Language Introductory Workshop
Monday, June 11, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Presented by Suzan Colon from the Katzenbach School for the Deaf. An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), it is the first language of many deaf North Americans and one of the most commonly used languages in the United States. Participants will learn basic vocabulary, history and Deaf culture and to be able to communicate clearly with ASL signers. It also design to effectively teach you ASL at your own pace from anywhere using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.
 
Literature Lovers Book Discussion:  My Brilliant Friend
Tuesday, June 12, 11:00 am
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive,
East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is the story of two women growing up outside Naples, their friendship, and their nation. Registration is preferred.
 
Investing in Real Estate
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
When you look at the net worth of most wealthy people, you will find that real estate comprises a large amount of their wealth. Why do wealthy invest in real estate? Our mission at this workshop is to show you that you don’t have to have a lot of money or be wealthy to invest in real estate and build your wealth and legacy. Registration is requested.
 
Computer class: Email
Wednesday, June 13, 10:00 am 
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Join us in Hollowbrook Community Center's computer lab to learn about email.  Sign up for a gmail account if you don't already have one and learn the basics of using email.  Registration is suggested.
 
Financial Fitness Seminar: Identity Theft
Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 pm
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Presented by the Credit Union of New Jersey. Learn valuable tips about how to protect your Social Security number from fraud, become familiar with the warning signs, become skilled at spotting phony phishing attacks, learn how to shop safely online, and know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.
 
19th Century New Jersey Photographers: Mercer County
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Of the approximately 3,000 different photographers who were active in New Jersey before 1900, more than 250 lived or worked in Mercer County, most of them in Trenton. In a slide lecture Gary D. Saretzky, an archivist and photographer, will profile these pioneers. The lecture is a joint initiative of The Lawrence Historical Society and The Friends of the Lawrence Library.
This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH. Also made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission and the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
How can you save money on groceries and still keep a healthy diet? Learn some tips on how to buy fruits and vegetables at low cost, plan meals that won’t break your budget, and save money on the food you buy to eat at home. Presented by Horizon-Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey.
Registration is required.
 
Brain Games: Keep your mind sharp
Thursday, June 14, 10:30 am 
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Presented by Horizon BCBS, this interactive presentation discusses our brain as the "master computer" and the important topic of brain health. There are routine maintenance activities we can do on a daily basis that helps to keep this master organ healthy and in best working order, even as we age.  Diet, physical exercise and proper rest will be touched upon.  There will also be games and exercises played that stimulate and exercise different areas of our brain to help increase our memory.  A strongly exercised brain can help keep our memory strong! Registration is suggested.
 
The Aging Eye
Thursday, June 14, 11:00 am 
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Joan Miccuci, COMT of Matossian Eye Associates presents a comprehensive overview of the conditions that can affect a person’s vision throughout the natural aging process (cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration).  Joan will discuss prevention and treatment of these conditions with a brief overview of each, followed by a Q & A. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.
 
Brown Bag Book Club
Thursday, June 14, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Elizabeth and Hazel by David Margolick
Bring your lunch. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided.
 
Book Talk
Thursday, June 14, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Still Life, by Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Gamache is called to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal.
 
Wii Bowling
Saturday, June 16, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.
 
Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, June 16, 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. Instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.
 
Investment Protection
Monday, June 18, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
A representative of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities will teach you how to invest your money safely.
 
Reading Nutrition Food Labels
Monday, June 18, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Food coach Verna Dentino will teach you how to decipher nutrition food labels on products at the grocery store so that you can be an informed buyer. Bring a pen and a calculator. Registration is required. Call 609 448-0957 or email hcprogs@mcl.org.
 
Fall Prevention
Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
One of the greatest risks within the senior population, both physically and financially, relates to a fall event. This workshop provides an understanding of the implications and risks for falls in the older adult population. Includes tips on how to create and implement a fall prevention program and demonstrates exercises that promote strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Registration is required. Call 609 448-0957 or email hcprogs@mcl.org.
 
The Healthy Heart
Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
T. John Mercuro, M.D., F.A.C.C. will address heart attack symptoms, myths about preserving heart health, and choices you can make to keep your own heart healthy.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.  Dr. Mercuro earned his medical degree from Rutgers University, U.M.D.M.J. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Presbyterian Philadelphia Heart Institute. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at U.M.D.N.J. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as well as an Adjunct Professor, Cardiology Section at Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA. Registration is requested.
 
Word Basics
Thursday, June 21, 10:30 am
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive,
East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word. Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. Registration is required.
 
The Sinking of the Titanic
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
At 11:40 pm ship’s time, April 14, 1912, the White Star liner Titanic hit an iceberg south of Newfoundland. Only 712 passengers and crew survived, mostly women and children. Inquiries were held, but many questions still remained. Michael A. Hyduk, an amateur historian and PADI Scuba instructor, will address these and other questions in his presentation and describe a stunning conclusion. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
The History of New York City’s Skyscrapers
Monday, June 24, 7:00 pm 
Ewing Branch
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Presented by Kevin Woyce, author, photographer, and lecturer specializing in regional American history. Using original photographs and historic images, he will tell the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers, from the 1890 New York World building to the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings. He will explain how and why they were built, and introduce the architects and businessmen whose visions shaped the world-famous skyline. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Call 882-3148.
 
Super Foods and Cancer Prevention
Monday, June 25, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
A registered dietitian with University Medical Center at Princeton’s Nutrition Program will discuss foods that help promote optimal health by lowering the risk for chronic diseases and cancer in women. Registration is requested.
 
Sphero SPRK+ robot balls
Tuesday, June 26, 2:00 pm 
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
For ages 5-12.  Learn very simple coding on a tablet and make a SPRK robot ball move around the room. Sign up for our summer reading program while you're here and earn prizes for reading!  Registration is required at www.mcl.org.
 
Madama Butterfly Goes to Paris; Isabella Gardner Goes to Japan
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Madama Butterfy is the featured opera in the 2018 edition of the Princeton Festival.
In the five short decades between Admiral Perry's arrival in Yokohama Harbor and Madame Butterfly's first appearance as a character in an American short story, a great wave of enthusiasm for all things Japanese swept the world:  art, fashion, home decor and collecting were all captivated by 'Japonism'.  Marianne Grey, a Docent at the Princeton University Art Museum, will take us traveling with Mark Twain, Henry Adams, Isabella Stewart Gardener, John LaFarge and Lafcadio Hearn as they explore Japan.  We will also eavesdrop on what Japanese visitors to America have to say about their adventures in the New World. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or emaillawprogs@mcl.org.

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