Hopewell Public Library
Upcoming events include:
Every Hero Has a Story! is the summer theme at the Hopewell Public Library.
The library staff has coordinated summer activities for the community and family.
The Summer Reading Program will have Wednesday afternoon crafts and activities.
Through August — Collecting school supplies to donate to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
Book Club — Meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library. Copies of each month’s book are available for checkout. All are welcome.
Cookbook Book Club — The meeting is free, but signup is required. Stop by the library to sign up for the meeting and pick up a copy of the cookbook of the month.
Cookbook Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at the library from 7 to 8 p.m.
Storytime — Every Monday morning at 10:30, preschoolers and their adult companions are invited to gather in the upstairs children’s room for stories, songs and activities.
Hopewell Public Library (466-1625) is at 13 E. Broad St. in Hopewell Borough.
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 Pennington Public Library
Events include:
Knit ‘n’ Chat: third Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Join the group for social time while knitting. Old, young, beginners, skilled, male, female and crocheters are welcome. Bring a current project or start a new one.
This is not a knitting class; no instruction is provided although attendees are welcome to help each other. This is a drop-in group; no registration is required.
English language conversation sessions: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Meeting leader Bambi Hegedus has tutored professionally and on a volunteer basis for 25 years. Participants at these informal sessions should have some knowledge of English. Emphasis will be on learning practical phrases and will be determined by the needs of participants.
“Pennington Comes of Age: An Exhibit of Historic Photographs:” through November.
As part of the celebration honoring the 125th anniversary of Pennington Borough, this exhibit of historic photographs by George H. Frisbie from the collection of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society will tell the story of how Pennington developed and grew between 1890 and 1915.
This monthly rotating exhibit will be grouped by themes. Photographs in July and August will feature photos about transportation in Pennington. These early images will be accompanied by narrative written by local historians Larry Kidder, Jack Davis and David Blackwell.
The curator is Jack Koeppel. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society.
Adult Summer Reading Club: “Escape the Ordinary:” through Aug. 15.
There will be prize drawings throughout the summer. Pick up entry forms at the circulation desk and submit them through Aug. 15. There will be an end-of-the-summer grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.
All books count, including print books, ebooks and audiobooks. Participants must have a Pennington Public Library card to be eligible for prize drawings.
Children’s Summer Reading Club: “Every Hero Has a Story:” through Aug. 5.
Stickers will be awarded to mark progress; collect all 10 to win prizes and an invitation to a special “Reader’s Party” in August.
Earn stickers for attending special summer events. The program is geared toward ages 5-10.
Tail Waggin’ Tutor Giselle: Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. Register for a 15-minute slot.
Come read to reading therapy dog and animal hero Giselle and her owner, Debra Lampert-Rudman. This is a way for readers to develop fluency while gaining confidence and is for ages 5 and up.
To register, call the library at 609-737-0404.
Bedtime math: “Summer of Numbers”: Avoid the “summer slide” in math by signing up at to participate in a summer math program in addition to summer reading.
Visit the library to receive a constellation chart and stickers. Every night, participants will receive a fact along with a math riddle by email, website or free app. Put a star sticker on the constellation chart each time a math riddle is solved.
Bring in the completed star chart at the end of the summer to win a glow-in-the- dark Frisbee. The program is geared toward ages 5-10.
Math Buddies: Be a math hero: Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m.
Build up the inner math hero by joining the math buddies program. Each week, teen volunteers will be available for help with summer math packets or will provide age-appropriate math games and activities. Create math problem and try to stump the award-winning Hopewell Valley mathletes.
To register for a time and date, email
The library is at 30 N. Main St., Pennington. For more information, call 737-0404 or visit
Hopewell Township branch, Mercer County Library
Events include:
Register for a 30-minute session with a librarian for one-on-one guidance in downloading free audio and eBooks from eLibraryNJ or streaming free movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from Hoopla.
Help with Freegal and Flipster also is available.
Call the library at 609-737-2610 for an appointment. Bring your library card as well as the usernames and passwords associated with your device.
Resume reviews are available by appointment. Call Andrea Merrick at 609-737-2610 to register for a convenient time.
Active aging fitness will be offered Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.
Those who have something to put in the display case should contact Karen Taylor-Ogren at 609-737-2610.
If you have old Centralogues you’re thinking of getting rid of, the library will take them for its local history collection.
The branch library is on Pennington-Titusville Road, just east of Central High School. 