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Lecture: What the World Needs Now – More Empathy (virtual)

On Tuesday, May 17, 7pm, Lynne Azarchi, executive director of Kidsbridge Youth Center, will lead this webinar designed for parents, caregivers, and educators about how to nurture empathy in children. She will be joined by Danielle Yansick, Kidsbridge education director, who will show how empathy and mental health are related. She will share ways for both children […]

Lecture: Hava Nagila – How a Song Defines a People

The song "Hava Nagila" is instantly recognizable; musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future. In its own believe-it-or-not way, "Hava Nagila" encapsulates the […]

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research (virtual)

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and body are connected. Now science can provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices. On Thursday, June 2, 2pm, learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and how to incorporate these recommendations into a plan […]

Be SMART: Discussing Safe Gun Storage (virtual)

As parents and guardians, we’re responsible for keeping our children safe. The Be SMART program teaches five simple steps we can all take to keep our families safe by keeping firearms responsibly stored, including strategies to initiate conversations with family and friends about responsible firearms storage. Join this event on Monday, June 6, 6:30 pm, […]

The Life and Work of Georgia O’Keeffe, “Mother of American Modernism” (virtual)

Join the Mercer County Library System on Tuesday, June 7, 7pm, as Jeanne Johnson, famed for her hour-long-in-depth studies of artists, guides participants through the life and work of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), “Mother of American Modernism”. O’Keeffe is mostly known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, however, throughout her long career she painted a range of […]

Stories of Slavery in New Jersey (virtual)

On Monday, June 13, 7pm, author Rick Geffken reveals stories from New Jersey’s history of slavery. June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, is the oldest known holiday that commemorates the end of slavery. It marks the date in 1865 when the last group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free under […]

Lecture: American Carousels (virtual)

On Tuesday, June 14, 7pm, join the Mercer County Library system virtually as Perdita Buchan speaks about the history and artistry of American carousels. As the author of The Carousel Carver, Buchan has deep knowledge about the golden age of carousel carving in the early 20th Century, and of the immigrants who brought their skills to […]

What’s in Your Grocery Cart? (virtual)

What are the good fats? What is a slow carb? Why is it important to “eat the rainbow” and have fewer ingredients listed on a nutrition label? Come away from this webinar, on Wednesday, June 22, 7pm, with a new perspective on what you’re putting in your grocery cart and ultimately, what you’re putting in […]

What the World Needs Now: More Empathy (virtual)

On Thursday, June 23, 7pm, join the Mercer County Library System, as Lynne Azarchi, executive director of Kidsbridge Youth Center, leads this webinar designed for parents, caregivers, and educators about how to nurture empathy in children. Azarchi will be joined by Danielle Yansick, Kidsbridge education director, who will show how empathy and mental health are related. […]

Discover Biscayne National Park (virtual)

Biscayne National Park, located in southern Florida, spans over 173,000 acres. What makes this park amazingly unique? It is comprised of 95% water, making it a watery wonderland. Hosted by Mercer County Library System, on Tuesday, June 28, 2pm, take the opportunity to virtually travel to Biscayne National Park and learn about its four ecosystems: […]