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November Programs for the Mercer County Library System

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s: The Basics
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Learn about the symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  Learn how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, its causes and risk factors, the benefits of early detection, and how to address an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration required.
 
Irving Berlin, an American Institution
Saturday, November 4, 2:00 pm
Robbinsville Branch
42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-2150
Follow the journey of Irving Berlin from Russian immigrant to great American songwriter. Berlin wrote an estimated 1,500 songs during his career, including classics like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, and No Business Like Show Business.  His was the ultimate Ragtime to Riches story!  Presented by Marty Schneit, historian, lecturer, and native New Yorker. Registration required.
 
Princeton and the American Revolution
Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Learn about local history and the remarkable events of the "Ten Crucial Days," which took place in our own back yard, from Christmas 1776 to January 3, 1777, and marked the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Presented by Barry Singer, who has taught the five session course, “Princeton and the American Revolution” at Rutgers Continuing Ed. (OLLI). Registration requested.
 
African-American Author Spotlight: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Join us for our newly formed group, which celebrates the African-American author. This month we'll discuss contemporary African-American author, Kimberla Lawson Roby. Roby is best known for her Reverend Curtis Black Series. Roby has been recognized for her work numerous times over, including the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, as well as the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 the Author of the Year – Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York. Registration is requested.
 
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 am
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
In addition to learning the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, participants will learn how to be prepared if warning signs occur, why early detection is important, the risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer's, as well as how a healthy lifestyle and brain health are related. Registration is required.
 
Opioid Prevention: Help Save a Life
Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Education will be provided on how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose.  Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. Free Narcan® Nasal Spray kits for the first 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Professional and community partners are welcome to attend. No registration necessary.
 
Homebuyers Workshop
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-2610
Achieve the dream of homeownership! Michael Crismali and Carlos Iglesia of Alterra Home Loans will lead a workshop, giving prospective homebuyers the confidence to get started when the time is right. Topics will cover common misconceptions about obtaining a mortgage, do’s and don’ts once you’ve decided to move forward, as well as a high level overview of the timeline of the homebuying process from contract to closing. Registration is requested.
 
Fugitive Slave Escape on the Louisiana-Texas Borderlands, 1804-1806
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Mekala Audain, Ph.D candidate (TCNJ) will discuss the experiences of fugitive slaves from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Nacogdoches Spanish Texas in the early nineteenth century.
Registration required.
 
Financial Fitness Seminar: the Psychology of Spending
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Roy Angus (Credit Union of New Jersey) will discuss the factors than can influence spending decisions. Registration required.
 
EFT Tapping, with Carol Bemmels
Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
Carol Bemmels will discuss EFT, the fastest growing, most popular stress release tool in the emerging field of Energy Psychology!  It was made available on the internet in the late nineties, and millions of people around the world are using it in their personal and professional lives.  It’s simple, safe, and fast! Registration required. 
 
Mindful Eating, with R. Raymond Hadley (Array of Life)
Monday, November 20, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
The presentation will focus on the benefits of eating healthy and mindful eating during the holiday season. Registration required.
 
Author Presentation:  Mysterious New Jersey
Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Ewing Branch Library
61 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-882-3148
New Jersey author Peggy Erhart will take you on a tour of mystery novels whose settings range from New Jersey’s Pine Barrens and Chesapeake Bay region to the state’s cities, suburbs, and small towns. She will discuss the work of authors such as Janet Evanovich, Harlan Coben, Robin Hathaway, Chris Grabenstein, and Richard price! Registration required.
 
Fiction Writing Workshop: Part I
Friday, November 3, 10:00 am
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Lauren B. Davis: Writing from the Senses and Creating Believable Fiction
Our job as writers is to create emotion in our readers. We aren’t trying to reveal what our characters are feeling, but rather to make our readers feel right along with them, and to believe in the characters and their world. This workshop explains what concrete, significant details are, and how to use them to make your reader feel as though they’re dreaming with eyes wide open. Lauren will use a combination of lecture and writing exercises, so be sure to bring pen and paper.  The lessons will be reviewed and implemented during the second part of the workshop on November 17, without Lauren being present. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
One-on-one Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Assistance
Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, November 16, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Schedule a one-on-one appointment to enroll or update your Affordable Care Act benefits for the year 2018. Provided by Family Resource Network. To schedule an appointment, call 609-989-6920 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Film Screening: The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Saturday, November 4, 2:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
The Prydonians of Princeton, a local science fiction social group, will be hosting a showing of the fantasy film “The Time of Their Lives” an Abbott and Costello farce about a Revolutionary War ghost at large in 1946. With Marjorie Reynolds, John Shelton, Binnie Barnes. Directed by Charles Barton. 82 min. Not rated. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Arias, Songs, and Solos for Voice & Guitar
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
Internationally renowned artists Dominika Zamara (soprano) and Stanley Alexandrowicz (classical guitar) join forces to perform a recital of arias, songs, and solos for voice and classical guitar. Their program consists of famous operatic arias by Vincenzo Bellini, Antonín Dvorák, Gioachino Rossini, Georges Bizet; songs by Mauro Giuliani—Italy’s leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century; and solo guitar works by Napoleon Coste and Johann Dubez—two of the late Romantic Period’s greatest virtuoso composer-guitarists! Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
 
Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley
Friday, November 10, 10:00 am
Lawrence Headquarters Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-989-6922
For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.
Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.
Action songs encourage audience participation. No registration required.
 
Nutrition to Manage Prediabetes and Diabetes
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Attend an informative session presented by diabetes clinician Sandra Byer-Lubin, MS, RD, CDE. Sandra will discuss using nutrition to control your diabetes and reduce your risk for developing diabetes and prediabetes. Registration is recommended.
 
Tapping: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
EFT combines acupuncture with modern psychology—without the needles! By gentle tapping on acupressure points while targeting a problem, the distress subsides and you’re left with a new sense of emotional freedom. Registration is recommended.
 
Personal Growth
Thursdays, November 9 & 16, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Kalpana Patel will help you clarify your goals so that you may begin the journey to reach them.
Registration is recommended.
 
Hallowed Ground: Putting the U.S. Civil War Dead to Rest
Monday, November 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, a tragedy magnified by disrespectful burial practices whereby large numbers of bodies were dumped into trenches. This program shows how federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter.
This is a graphic program and is not suitable for young children. Registration is recommended.
 
Gratitude: The Key to Changing Your Life
Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-799-0462
Jyotima Prasad has overcome a life full of challenges, such as Takayasu disease, learning to count her blessings along the way. Learn how gratitude can change your life, too.
Registration is recommended.
 
November Art Display
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Over forty pieces by the Four Seasons Art Group will be displayed from November 1 through December 27 during regular library hours.
 
Sleep Disorders: How Did You Sleep Last Night?
Monday, November 6, 7:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than 100 million Americans have difficulty falling or staying asleep, which can negatively affect health and mood. Join Tara Scoles, a registered polysomnographic technologist with University Medical Center of Princeton, for an eye-opening discussion on sleep disorders and whether a sleep study could help diagnose your condition. 
 
Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s: The Basics
Thursday, November 9, 2:00 pm
Hickory Corner Branch
138 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-1330
Learn about the symptoms, cause, risk factors and effects of Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection and how to deal with a diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey. 
 
Craft Circle
Monday, November 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Crafters of all skill levels are invited to join the library’s new crafting group. Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, paper or other project and work on it with other crafters. Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting to work on a project, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments. Teens welcome!
 
Beginning Spanish Class
Tuesdays, November 14, 21 & 28, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
 
Review for the Citizenship Exam
Tuesdays, November 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.
 
Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, November 18, 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. Bilingual (Spanish & English) instruction by a trained Isha facilitator.
 
A History of Hightstown
Monday, November 20, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Hightstown Branch
114 Franklin Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-448-1474
Local historian Cappy Stults will talk about the early history of Hightstown. Come learn about your community and how it came to be what it is today.
 
Be Prepared with the American Red Cross
Thursday, November 2, 2:00 pm
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Learn about personal preparedness when faced with natural disasters and emergencies at home or at work.  This program will provide suggestions, checklists and examples to help you become Red Cross ready.
 
Afternoon Movie
Monday, November 20, 12:30 pm
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
The Book of Henry (2017): (Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay). Rated PG-13; 105 minutes.
A single mother discovers a scheme in her son's book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.  Refreshments will be served. 
 
Shrinky Dinks
Thursday, November 9, 10:00 am
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Design your own shrinky dink and watch it shrink! (For ages 4-12) 
 
Family Movie
Thursday, November 9, 2:00 pm
Hollowbrook Branch
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-883-5914
Beauty and the Beast (2017): (Emma Watson, Kevin Kline). Rated PG; 129 minutes.
For families. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
 
Movie:  The Wedding Plan (2nd Showing)
Thursday, November 9, 6:30 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
A young Israeli woman decides she wants to get married and has faith that nothing can stop her.  Rated PG (2016). Running time: 110 minutes.  Registration preferred. Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 
Animation Monday: Metropolis
Monday, November 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. Tima is beginning a friendship with the nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima's life--and the fate of the universe--is dangerously at stake. Rated PG-13; 108 minutes. Registration preferred. Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.
 
The Alzheimer’s Association Presents Healthy Habits for a Healthy You
Tuesday, November 14, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
As we age, many of us worry about our health and have concerns about conditions like Alzheimer's.  Learn the reasons it is important to take care of yourself as you age.  Learn strategies for aging well in the following areas:  physical health and exercise, cognitive function, diet and nutrition, and socializing. Preregistration preferred. 
 
Scrapbook Turkeys
Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
Use scrapbooking supplies to make a cute hanging turkey. (Ages 15 and up.) Preregistration is required.
 
Movie:  Beatriz at Dinner
Thursday, November 30, 6:30 pm
Twin Rivers Branch
276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ
609-443-1880
A holistic healer attends a wealthy client’s dinner party, where the differing viewpoints of the guests provoke strong discussions from different viewpoints. Rated R (2017). Running time: 82 minutes. Registration preferred. Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

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