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Mercer County Library System Adult Virtual Events for November 2020

Socrates Cafe

Monday, November 2, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy is not required; no preparation is necessary.

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

 

Non-Fiction Book Club -- Lost Feast by Lenore Newman

Wednesday, November 4, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us this month to discuss a non-fiction book. This month we will discuss Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food by Lenore Newman.

eBook and audiobook are available in hoopla.

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

 

Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Wednesday, November 4 & 18, 7:00 PM  -  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  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

 

Short Story Discussion: 'The Embassy of Cambodia' by Zadie Smith

Wednesday, November 4, 8:00 PM - 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 "The Embassy of Cambodia" by Zadie Smith.

Direct link to story's full text at https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort22.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

 

Poetry Circle: 'Great Poems for Times of Turmoil'

Thursday, November 5, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

All are welcome to attend the Lawrence Poetry Circle to examine and discuss great poems by W. H. Auden, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rudyard Kipling, Derek Walcott, William Butler Yeats, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shihab Nye, etc. The selected poems may sprout from difficult circumstances, but thrive to reach toward solace in times of turmoil. Sharon, a librarian from 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

 

Saturday Night @ the Movies: 

RBG (2018)

Saturday November 7, 8:00 PM

Life is Beautiful (1999)

Saturday, November 14, 8:00 PM

Me and Orson Welles (2009)

Saturday, November 21, 8:00 PM

Becoming Astrid (2018)

Saturday, November 28, 8:00 PM

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!

Find RBG on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12209296

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

 

Crochet, Knit & Chat

Tuesday, November 10, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Friday, November 13, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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

 

TED Talks Discussion w/ Jennifer

Thursday, November 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We invite you to join us on MCLS' Facebook page for a discussion of a TED Talk with Jennifer from our administration department. At 7:00 pm, we will post the link to a TED Talk video and start the discussion on Facebook. For those who are new to them, TED Talks are short, powerful, and engaging talks that span a variety of subjects. "Do Schools Kill Creativity?", "The Power of Introverts", and "The Danger of a Single Story" are just a few of the impactful talks that TED offers.

Please join us to discuss this month's TED Talk -- "Between Music and Medicine".

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj

 

Monday Morning Book Club: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Monday, November 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This month's title is Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.

Summary: In 13 interconnected stories, the author brings back Olive Kitteridge, her cranky, truth-telling heroine and a cast of characters from Crosby, Maine, who deal with a rapidly changing world of social problems and economic loss. "We see Olive acquiring a view of herself and coming to recognize as valuable the other people who grant that vision. In the process, she shares in the alchemy that she continues to perform for us and elicits our unexpected, abiding love." ~ The Boston Globe

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

 

Monday Night Book Group: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Monday, November 16, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

All are welcome to read and discuss A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.

Summary: The classic novel follows Stephen Dedalus from his days as a student at the Clongowes Wood School, to the deep religious conflict he experiences at a day school in Dublin, to his college years during which he challenges the conventions of his upbringing.

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

 

Medicare Information Session

Tuesday, November 17, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cathy Forbes of New Jersey State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) covers Medicare basics including eligibility, enrolling, Medicare Parts A, B, C, Medicare prescription drug coverage and costs.

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

 

Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

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

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

 

Sports Book Group: The Legends Club

Wednesday, November 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for our book club with a sports twist! Each meeting we'll discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! This session's book is The Legends Club by John Feinsten.

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

 

Bucket List Book Club: The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

Friday, November 20, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This month's titles is The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy.

Summary: An aristocrat named Pozdnyshev tells a stranger on a train the story of his unhappy marriage and the tragedy that occurred when he suspected his wife was unfaithful. A classic novella.

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

 

 

 

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