LAWRENCE: Calendar

Thurs., Nov. 7
   ”Shun Li and the Poet” (2011) screening at 6:30 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. An unlikely friendship forms between a Chinese women, who is working as a bartender in a Venetian pub and a transplanted Yugoslavian known as “The Poet.” Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Thurs., Nov. 14
   How to Get the Most Out of Your Older Years: Keeping Yourself Physically, Emotionally & Spiritually Healthy, featuring The New York Times Personal health columnist Jane E. Brody, 10 a.m., Greenacres Country Club, 2170 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Sponsored by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County and Greenwood House, provider of senior healthcare services. Cost: Breakfast Buddy, $25; Breakfast Benefactor (includes breakfast and centerpiece sponsorship), $72; Jane Brody’s book: “Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond,” $21. Register by Nov. 8 at www.jfcsonline.org or contact Beth Englezos at 609-987-8100, ext. 126 or bethe@jfcsonline.org.
   Digital TV and How it Works at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Do you know why televisions changed shape? Did you know that you can watch TV at 65 miles per hour? In 2009, the United States switched from analog to digital television. Rich Chernock, who works in the digital TV industry, will provide a nontechnical overview of how digital television works. Find out the how and why that makes digital television possible. There will also be a peek at what the future of TV is likely to offer. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org to register.
   Poetry Circle at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Sharon Olds is one of contemporary poetry’s leading voices. Winner of several prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, Olds is known for writing intensely personal, emotionally scathing poetry that graphically depicts family life as well as global political events. Seating is limited, please call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org to reserve your space.
Fri., Nov. 15
   Drum Circle at 4:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Ange Chianese of Mercer County’s Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Entertainers will facilitate this beginner’s drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Sat., Nov. 16
   Jersey Transit at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Jersey Transit performs without instruments, using only their voices and assorted claps, grunts and aboriginal clicking noises to augment the pure interaction of complex vocal harmonies. Their contemporary style spans a wide variety of influences—from jazz standards, to reggae, to modern pop, gospel, with a little comedy thrown in too.. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Visit jerseytransit.org. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Mon., Nov. 18
   ”Field of Dreams” (1989) will be screened at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
   Morning Book Club discusses “Secret Keeper” by Kate Mortonat 10 a.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. It explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. Copies of this month’s book selection are available at the Circulation Desk. Registration required. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Tues., Nov. 19
   The Science Fiction Book Club discusses “Jack Glass” by Adam Roberts at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Jack Glass is the murderer—we know this from the start. Yet as the novel unfolds, readers will be astonished to learn how he committed the murders and by the end of the book, their sympathies for the killer will be fully engaged. Copies of this month’s book selection are available at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
Thurs., Nov. 21
   Crochet Corner 3 –5 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
   Fiction Writing Workshop at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Join librarian Donna Wolfe for the monthly meeting of this fiction writing group in this encouraging and supportive environment in which to share our writing. Members are encouraged but not required to submit their work. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
   Indians of Central New Jersey at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence. Take a journey back in time and discover the original Indian inhabitants who once lived in our towns, and uncover the hidden presence of the Indians who once hunted, fished and gathered wild plants throughout the Central New Jersey region and maybe right in our own backyards! Historian Jim Wade, an archaeology archivist who has worked on Indian excavation sites in New Jersey, speaks frequently about the Indians of New Jersey at Washington Crossing State Park. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library and the Lawrence Historical Society. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. Call 609-989-6920 or email lawprogs@mcl.org.
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