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Mercer County Library System Virtual Summer Events

Mercer County Library System Virtual Summer Events for Adults

 

Trivia Tuesdays

Tuesdays, June 16, 23 & 30; & July 7, 21 & 28, 7:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday night, except the second Tuesday of the month, on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

What Are You Reading?

Wednesdays, June 17 & 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; & August 5, 12, & 19, 4:30 pm

We talk about what we're reading - let us know what you're reading!

Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Library Drawing Party

Wednesdays, June 17 & 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; & August 5, 12, & 19, 7:00 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 for all ages.

Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Short Story Discussion

Wednesdays, June 17 & 24, July 1 & August 5, 8:00 pm

We will read and discuss a different Short Story during each session. The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Links and access to each short story are posted on the library's Events Page on www.mcl.orgLed by Anna Van Scoyoc, Hopewell Branch.

Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

TED Talks Discussion

Thursdays, June 18 & 25, July 9 & August 13, 7:00 pm 

On Thursdays at 7:00 pm, we invite you to join us for a discussion of a TED Talk. For those who are new to them, TED Talks are short, powerful, and engaging talks that span a variety of subjects. Each week, we will post the link to a TED Talk video, and on Thursday at 7:00 pm, please join us on MCL's Facebook page for a discussion of the talk.

Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Saturday Night Movie

Saturdays at 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! Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 "Chicago" (2003)

Saturday, June 20, 8:00 pm

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183092

 "Emma" (1996)

Saturday, June 27, 8:00 pm

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183171

"Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway" (2017) 

Saturday, July 4, 8:00 pm

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11966773 

This documentary tells the story of the hit musical that changed Broadway forever and brought the genius of Lin Manuel Miranda to the attention of legions of fans across the world. Featuring interviews with Miranda, as well as the cast and crew of Hamilton. 

"Bel Canto" (2018) 

Saturday, July 11, 8:00 pm

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13223639 

Based on the best-selling novel by Ann Patchett. A famous opera singer (Julianne Moore) is held hostage in an unspecified country in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman's lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues. 

"Like Water for Chocolate" (1993) 

Saturday, July 18, 8:00 pm

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183232 

Based on the best-selling book by Laura Esquivel. Unable to marry, Tita expresses her passion for her beloved Pedro through food. Ordinary spices become a recipe for passion and her creations bring on tears of longing, heated desire or chronic pain in those who eat them.  

"Ladies in Lavender" (2005) 

Saturday, July 25, 8:00 pm

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11890730 

Two aging sisters have their peaceable Cornwall existence disrupted in 1936 when they take a young Polish violinist into their care. They slowly discover that he is a Jew hoping to find his way to America. But their village isn't used to visitors and everyone, with the exception of the sisters, is full of suspicions. Starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

 

Create a... Challenge 

Sundays, June 21 & 28; July 5, 12, 19 & 26; & August 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2:30 pm

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items?
If so, you will love our weekly "Create a..." Craft Challenge!

Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Nonfiction Book Club

Tuesdays, July 2 & August 4, 2:30 pm

Join us the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a nonfiction book.

On July 2nd we're discussing: "The Rise of Wolf 8" by Rick McIntyre.

Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

MCL Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesdays, July 14, 7:00 pm; & August 11, 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook the second Tuesday of every month to discuss some of our favorite titles. Visit the Tuesday Night Book Club page and ask to join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2276798629026097/?

On July 14th we'll be discussing: Book of Job from the King James Version Bible.

Read it here: https://tinyurl.com/mcltnbc714 

 

Understanding How to Use Iras in Retirement

Thursday, July 16, 6:30 pm

This workshop will be a primer on using IRAs during your retirement. You will learn the difference between a Traditional. a Rollover, and a Roth IRA, and when to utilize each one. You will also learn proper ways to list beneficiaries, how to plan for Required Minimum Distribution, how to make this money last a lifetime, and the new rules in place during this period of economic stress. Presented by William M. Greenfield of Wealth Bridge Advisory Services. LLC. 

Registration is required. Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

 

 

 

Mercer County Library System Virtual Summer Events for Children and Teens

 

Storytime

Wednesdays, June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; & August 5, 12, & 19, 10:00 am

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for a link to the videos each week.

Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily! https://www.youtube.com/c/MercerCountyLibrarySystem

 

Fractured Fairy Tale

Fridays, June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; & August 7, 14, & 21, 10:30 am

Join us as we retell the original story of some of your favorite fairy tales and learn about fractured fairy tales that give these old tales a new spin. After the story, you will find out about more activities you can do at home. Ages pre-K-2.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for a link to the videos each week.

Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily! https://www.youtube.com/c/MercerCountyLibrarySystem

 

Music and Movement 

Saturdays, June 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; & August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 10:30 am

Music and Movement programs are a combination of dancing, singing, yoga poses and play with scarves, shakers, instruments and more.   These programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with our youth services librarians!  Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for a link to the videos each week.

Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily! https://www.youtube.com/c/MercerCountyLibrarySystem

 

"Jumpin' Jamie" 

Monday June 22, 10:30 am

Jumpin' Jamie plays "kindie rock" for kids of all ages! He was named one of "New Jersey's Top Kids Rock Acts" by Mommy Poppins. Please join us for this fun, high-energy, interactive music show! Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Branch Library.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for a link to the videos each week.

Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily! https://www.youtube.com/c/MercerCountyLibrarySystem

 

Children's Author Study

Mondays, June 22 & 29; July 6, 13, 20 & 27; & August 2, 10, 17 & 24, 2:30 pm

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written.  In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.  At the end you will see a special video generously provided by the author of the week for our Summer Reading Program! 

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for a link to the videos each week.

Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily! https://www.youtube.com/c/MercerCountyLibrarySystem

 

Teen Craft With Poonam Singh

Thursday, June 25, 3:00 pm

Join local art instructor, Miss Poonam, for a live-stream program and learn how to make tissue paper flower blossoms with supplies you have around your home! Make a new wall hanging for your room or give it as a gift! For tweens & teens ages 9-14. Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association. Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

Mike Rose Magic: "Once Upon a Magic Show" 

Fridays, June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; & August 7, 1:30 pm 

Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show that is not like other magic shows. Mike's new show, "Once Upon a Magic Show" is created specifically for libraries and is designed to perfectly complement the 2020 Summer Reading theme "Imagine Your Story." The online performance is made up of seven separate episodes so be sure to check back for each installment! The seven performances consist of impossible magic tricks and off the wall comedy all themed around fairy tales. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for a link to the videos each week.

Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily! https://www.youtube.com/c/MercerCountyLibrarySystem

 

Jim Gaven Music Show

Monday, June 29, 9:30 am

Rock out with Mr. Jim from Key of Awesome Music in this interactive virtual concert geared towards children ages 0-6 but open to all ages. Learn music vocabulary while singing great tunes! Key of Awesome Music is a music service company based in Mount Holly, NJ, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for adults & children through music. Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

Mr. Malcolm

Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 am

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for a link to the video.

Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily! https://www.youtube.com/c/MercerCountyLibrarySystem

 

Tom Hoh Music for Kids

Monday, July 6, 10:30 am

Mercer County Library System's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

Join us as local Mercer County performer, "Mr. Tim" entertains you with fun, "Dad-driven" children's rock music geared towards ages 0-7. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Branch Library. 

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for a link to the video.

Subscribe to Mercer County Library System's YouTube Channel for new content, added daily! https://www.youtube.com/c/MercerCountyLibrarySystem

 

Mr. Ray

Thursday, July 9, 10:30 am

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for more information.

 

Kim Yarson Concert

Monday, July 13, 10:30 am

Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

Tuckers Tales Puppets

Tuesday, July 14, 5:00 pm

Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

Dennis The Magician

Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 pm

Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

Unique Creatures

Thursday, July 23, 10:30 am

Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

Yosi's Music Show

Monday, July 27, 6:30 pm

Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

So Magic

Thursday, August 6, 4:00 pm

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org for more information.

 

Penn Medicine: Holistic Approach to Anxiety

Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm

Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

Hickory Corner's Chick Hatching

Tuesday, August 18, 10:30 am

Online registration required.

Visit MCL's Events Page on www.mcl.org to register.

 

MCL Ongoing Virtual Programs

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program which encourages parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books to their children before entering kindergarten. The goal is to spark an early love of reading which will benefit children when they enter school. You may participate at any time by downloading the reading log online! 

Visit https://www.mcl.org/1000-books-kindergarten to get started.

 

Virtual Amateur Photo Contest

Do you have a talent for photography? Take part in MCL's first Virtual Amateur Photo Contest! Submit a photo entry for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  Each participant may submit ONE photo. The theme is "People and Places."

Photo Submission deadline: August 15, 2020.

For more details visit: https://www.mcl.org/virtual-amateur-photo-contest 

 

MCL Virtual Services

College Application Essay Review

MCL staff will read and review your college application essay and offer recommendations that concentrate on the content, focus, and direction of the essay. To participate, email a draft of your college application essay as well as the prompt to which you are responding to email. Feel free to send the essay in the body of the collegeapps@mcl.org, as a Microsoft Word attachment, or as a Google Doc link.

 

Resume & Cover Letter Review

Our librarians will review and proofread your resume or cover letter and offer feedback on recommended edits and changes, including grammar, formatting, and overall layout. Please email a draft of your resume or cover letter (as a Microsoft Word Document) to resreview@mcl.org including a short description of the job you are targeting.

 

Personalized Picks

The Mercer County Library System is offering a new virtual Reader's Advisory Service. Patrons can fill out a short questionnaire and a librarian will create a personalized list of recommend titles available in MCL's collection. Visit https://www.mcl.org/personalized-picks to fill out the survey and receive recommendations for your next book!

 

Digital Content on MCL's Virtual Branch

eLibrary NJ

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks through eLibraryNJ. Patrons are allowed 5 borrows at a time. Download the OverDrive or Libby app; or visit https://elibrarynj.overdrive.com/ to get started.

 

Hoopla

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone – and even your TV! Download the hoopladigital app; or visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/ to get started.

 

Freegal

Access over 15 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. Create playlists, stream music for up to 3 hours per day, and get three downloads per week with your MCL library card. Download the Freegal app; or visit https://mclnj.freegalmusic.com/ to get started.

 

Flipster

Instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format. Download the Flipster app; or visit www.mcl.org to get started.

 

New and Noteworthy Databases

The Mercer County Library System has a large selection of databases for patrons, most of which can be accessed from home. Database topics include job and career resources, test prep, finance, research, consumer information, health and wellness, reader's advisory, genealogy, and much more!

 

Brainfuse – HelpNow

HelpNow offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. The Adult Learning Center provides comprehensive academic support from trained adult education specialists in areas such as US Citizenship testing, resume and cover letter assistance, and core skills building.

 

Brainfuse – JobNow

JobNow provides live online assistance and powerful tools and resources for job-seekers. JobNow features Live Interview Coaching, a Resume Lab, 24/7 access to Career Resources, and an Adult Learning Center.

 

EBSCO

Scavenger hunts, lesson plans and other free content to support distance learning. Study guides and flash reviews in PDF format to help students prepare for ACT®, SAT®, AP® and GED® exams. Activities to keep kids (and their parents) busy while in quarantine.

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