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Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Pick up some gently-used books and DVDs of all kinds-fiction or non-fiction for adults or children. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 5-10.

Stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick-up a take home bag filled with words and create a poem!

One bag per child.

Projects are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Lego Creation Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 and up are invited to use the library's Lego collection to make their own Lego creations.

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Lego Creation Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 and up are invited to use the library's Lego collection to make their own Lego creations.

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Rhymes and Play (ages birth to 3; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures will be introduced. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Adult supervision required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drum Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Join us for a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome.

Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Poesia & Chanson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    John Padovano, a.k.a. "the Ironbound Crooner," has performed on television and radio and at many cafés, coffee houses, Princeton University, and libraries across New Jersey. Padovano’s new book, From Italy to Baroque Park, tells the story of his life and music. He calls his music and his live concert “Poesia and Chanson,” or poetry and song.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 49 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Poesia & Chanson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    John Padovano, a.k.a. "the Ironbound Crooner," has performed on television and radio and at many cafés, coffee houses, Princeton University, and libraries across New Jersey. Padovano’s new book, From Italy to Baroque Park, tells the story of his life and music. He calls his music and his live concert “Poesia and Chanson,” or poetry and song.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM CANCELED: Concert: Voices of Mt Olivet Church   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    A musical performance by this dynamic local choir from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church of Hightstown. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM CANCELED:Concert: Voices of Mt Olivet Church   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    A musical performance by this dynamic local choir from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church of Hightstown. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:35 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 4 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

Activities include children's stories and folk songs in Mandarin.

We welcome native Chinese speakers to volunteer to help with the activities. Please talk to the host if you would like to volunteer in a future session.

No registration is required.

http://sites.google.com/site/wwstorytimeinmandarin/

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:40 PM  -  4:20 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 4 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

Activities include children's stories and folk songs in Mandarin.

. Properly supervised kids of ages 4 to 8 years are encouraged to read stories to the group.

We welcome native Chinese speakers to volunteer to help with the activities. Please talk to the host if you would like to volunteer in a future session.

No registration is required.

http://sites.google.com/site/wwstorytimeinmandarin/

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 5 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

During the center's hours we may present lessons of individual math concepts, work on sets of problems or practice for various upcoming math competitions. Certain topics may not be covered in school.

Math Competition Training: MathCounts, AMC 8, AMC 10 and other Math competitions.

Online Registration Required. Grades 5 and up or equivalent (home-schoolers welcome).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 5 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

During the center's hours we may present lessons of individual math concepts, work on sets of problems or practice for various upcoming math competitions. Certain topics may not be covered in school.

Math Competition Training: MathCounts, AMC 8, AMC 10 and other Math competitions.

Online Registration Required. Grades 5 and up or equivalent (home-schoolers welcome).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rain stick craft 3-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-10 years, with a caregiver.

Drop in from 1-4pm and make a rain stick craft.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Birdman (R), with Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Zach Galifianakis. A darkly comic story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM CANCELLED Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Improve your chess skills.

You must know the basics of chess, moving pieces, checkmates, draws.

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

On the day of the class registration for the following week's class begins.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play Group with Stories   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-5, with adult.

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

Storytime includes plenty of fingerplays, songs, and other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skill.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two's   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Happy Two’s Activity Time (recommended age 2 years; siblings welcome)

Books, crafts, songs and rhymes for toddlers in motion!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM CANCELLED - English & Spanish Bilingual Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

This program is CANCELLED.

Children ages 2-6 will learn English and Spanish vocabulary through stories, songs, and activities.

Siblings welcome, too! No registration required. No knowledge of Spanish necessary.

Cancelamos este programa.

Niños entre 2 y 6 años de edad aprenderán vocabulario en inglés y español con cuentos, canciones, y actividades.

El conocimiento de inglés no es necesario.La registración no es necesaria.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Messy Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 2-3

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts! Bring a smock or old tee-shirt.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Chair Yoga: Winter-Spring Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Chair yoga modifies traditional yoga postures that makes it suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Now almost everyone can gain the health and fitness benefits by practicing chair yoga. Yoga master Christine Donahue will teach this series of adaptive chair yoga practice. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Pen and paper, grades 4-7   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    This program is for 4th-7th graders looking to develop writing skills needed for schoolwork.

Bring schoolwork, assignments, independent projects, and any material that you're interested in working on!

Online registration required. Please do not register unless you are certain that you can make it. Registration for each subsequent week opens on Monday at 12 am.

This program is led by Doria Pei who leads the Writer's Club program (which meets once a month on Thursdays).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

Register in person or by phone for a 60 minute session.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:35 PM  -  5:15 PM Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades K-2.

Hands-on games that get kids fired up about math!

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math.

Grades 3-5.

Online registration is required and will begin on April 13. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

Each evening we will focus on one letter of the alphabet.

We will here stories, play games, songs and a craft.

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read with a Bark Buddy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5-12 who can read independently are invited to practice their reading skills while reading out loud to a certified therapy dog.

Registration required by phone or in person.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read with a Bark Buddy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5-12 who can read independently are invited to practice their reading skills while reading out loud to a certified therapy dog.

Registration required by phone or in person.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED English Conversation Class for ESL Students   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have some basic knowledge of English.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELED: Excel Graphics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to insert charts and graphs to highlight your document's most important information.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, April 6th
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration is required and begins the Wednesday before each program at 9:30am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Enjoy rhymes, songs, and simple stories.

For children ages 6 months to 24 months, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on April 14. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read and Play Story-time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read and Play Story Time (recommended ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Finding Health & Consumer Information   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to find reliable health and consumer information using the library's free data bases.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PowerPoint 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Add pizzazz to your presentation with animations, music and much more.
Take PowerPoint 1 first! Strong Word skills required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@hotmail.com
    Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM CANCELLED TODAY: Read with Lucy the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Lucy the Therapy Dog will not be there today.
Please join us next Tuesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Walk-In Craft (recommended for children in grades K-5)

Make fun and useful crafts!

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read with Rocco   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Rocco is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Children in grades K-5 may sign up for one 15 minute session with Rocco and his owner Alan.

Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned time and have a book picked out to read aloud to Rocco.

Please call to register.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Jersey Writers’ Society Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Immigration Legal Clinic   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Disco Ball Earrings   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

Stop by the Library any time in April and pick up a free take-home craft kit.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a pair of dangly disco ball earrings. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it all together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

Kits are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last.

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Beginning yoga sessions every Wednesday in April by certified instructor Michael Rosadivito. Mats provided. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Movies for Adults: The Theory of Everything   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Rated PG-13, this is the story of Jane and Stephen Hawking and his professional success despite receiving a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 21.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of information.
Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club! (for grades 3-5) - Time of Your Life   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Services   609-989-6921   
    For children in grades 3-5.

Join Crazy 8s Math Club, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… It’s math gone wild! With hands-on games that get kids fired up about math PLUS over-the-top fun with friends, this club makes math the cool thing to do after school.

Weekly attendance is highly encouraged for this 7-week program. Registration will open the Wednesday before each session.

Registration is required.
Space is limited. Please call to cancel if you are unable to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library and Bedtime Math (www.bedtimemath.org).

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Science Station for Ages 3-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 3-5 will explore science concepts with hands-on activities using everyday household items.

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Science Station for Ages 3-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 3-5 will explore science concepts with hands-on activities using everyday household items.

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school-age children, grades K-5

Surprise crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Student4Student Tutoring, Grades K-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Tutoring in all subjects - grades k-8

Math - Science - Reading - Writing

Time and Location:

Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:30 at the West Windsor Library

High school students will be available to help students in grades k-8 with their homework and studies.

For more information please contact the West Windsor Branch Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Manga Club (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you like anime, manga, graphic novels, and/or superheroes? Join us for discussions, snacks, movies, and other activities! No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults: The Theory of Everything   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Rated PG-13, this is the story of Jane and Stephen Hawking and his professional success despite receiving a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 21.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Writer's Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    A group for writers who provide feedback to one another. Bring a brief sample of your work. Meets every other week.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Super Silly Sing Along Variety Show, ages 3-6 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-6 years, with a caregiver.

SUPER-SILLY SING-A-LONG! show is a real Variety Show--The children will enjoy the comedy skits and bits, with volunteers, and a lot of improv.

Ron Albanese/POLKA DOT! is an aclaimed, unique children's and family entertainment personality in the greater New Jersey area.

Registration is required, and will begin at 7am on the day of the program.

Please note that a school group will be present at this event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

This program is presented in celebration of National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015: "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®

For more information:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Super Silly Sing Along Variety Show, ages 3-6 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-6 years, with a caregiver.

SUPER-SILLY SING-A-LONG! show is a real Variety Show--The children will enjoy the comedy skits and bits, with volunteers, and a lot of improv.

Ron Albanese/POLKA DOT! is an aclaimed, unique children's and family entertainment personality in the greater New Jersey area.

Registration is required, and will begin at 7am on the day of the program.

Please note that a school group will be present at this event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

This program is presented in celebration of National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015: "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®

For more information:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Newsletters, posters and brochures are a snap with Publisher. Work with text and images.
Strong Word skills required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Mother Goose Story-time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome) No registration required.
    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Foxcatcher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    An Olympic Wrestling Champion team joins a team led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. Starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum. Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Word 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Create a letterhead and a document template. Use Mail Merge to create labels and form letters.
Take Word 1, Word 2,& Word 2 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children in Grades K-2 are invited to join the Crazy 8s Math Club. This eight week program will get kids fired up about math. Each week we will introduce new concepts with fun hands-on activities.

Online registration required. Please sign up for each session.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

Sessions run from 4:30-5:00pm or 5:00-5:30pm.

Readers can bring their own books or choose from the library.

Registration required in person or by calling 609-448-1474.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Into Character Acting Workshop, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-275-8901   mkerr@mcl.org
    Through playing exciting and fun acting games, we will learn how to:

Develop a character on the fly,

Analyze a scene, and

Quickly prepare for a cold reading.

Space is limited. Online registration is required.

Call the Reference Desk @ 609.275.8901 if you have questions or need help registering

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Ten Unforgettable Stories that History Forgot   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come learn about some important stories largely forgotten because other news crowded them out. Did you know about the other fire that burned on the same day as the Chicago Fire? Was the Titanic the largest naval disaster in history? We all know about Paul Revere; but who, exactly, sent him on his famous ride? Presented by independent historian Rochelle Christopher.

Online registration required. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Uncover the Hidden Job Market   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    More than half of the open job positions are not actively published. David Schuchman, an information technology professional, will discuss the things you can do to overcome this challenge and increase your access to professional opportunities. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Uncover the Hidden Job Market   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    More than half of the open job positions are not actively published. David Schuchman, an information technology professional, will discuss the things you can do to overcome this challenge and increase your access to professional opportunities. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Craft: Mother's Day Gift Box   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Beginning today-Tweens & Teens ages 10-18 can pick up the supplies needed to make a Mother’s Day Gift Box.

Kits available by the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Coffee Bean Coasters   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

Stop by the Library any time in May and pick up a free take-home craft kit.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a coffee bean coaster. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it all together! (Tip: Might make a nice Mother's Day or Father's Day present.)

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

Kits are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last.

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs with Ms. Christine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mouse Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to click, highlight text, scroll, cut & paste and click & drag. These skills are essential to all subsequent classes.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.


    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Bilingual Bebés Spanish & English Baby & Toddler Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children from birth to 2.5 years old will learn Spanish & English vocabulary during 30 minutes of songs and rhymes.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Lei Day Story & Craft, ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a Hawaii themed story & craft in celebration of Lei day. Ages 3 & up only please, although siblings are welcome. This program is going to include either a flower cutting craft (using scissors) or a simpler coloring craft.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5, with adult
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM Friday Morning Movie: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a special presentation of Disney's Alice in Wonderland! Rated G, 75'
    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Adobe Creative Suite: Lightroom Demo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a demo of Adobe's Lightroom. Although it is not required, please bring your own laptop. Teens only please.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Spring–Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this beginner’s drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Energize Your Spine with Chair Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    One measure of age is the flexibility of your spine. Priscilla Estes, RYT, IKYTA, will guide you as you sit in a chair and, going at your own pace, work all 26 vertebrae from the base of your spine to the top for a burst of energy and perhaps greater mental clarity.

Online registration required. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drum Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Join us for a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome.

Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on April 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 48 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Programming Using Raspbery Pi for ages 8 to 12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids in elementary and middle school can develop a foundation for programming by getting get hands on with Raspberry Pi.

Why not take this an opportunity to learn the basics of Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work.

This 4-week program will take place on May 2, 9, 16, and 30. Students who register for May 2, are expected to attend all 4 classes.

Space is limited.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Read with Rocco   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Rocco is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Children in grades K-5 may sign up for one 15 minute session with Rocco and his owner Alan.

Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned time and have a book picked out to read aloud to Rocco.

Please call to register.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:35 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 4 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

Activities include children's stories and folk songs in Mandarin.

We welcome native Chinese speakers to volunteer to help with the activities. Please talk to the host if you would like to volunteer in a future session.

No registration is required.

http://sites.google.com/site/wwstorytimeinmandarin/

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:40 PM  -  4:20 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 2 to 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

Activities include children's stories and folk songs in Mandarin.

. Properly supervised kids of ages 4 to 8 years are encouraged to read stories to the group.

We welcome native Chinese speakers to volunteer to help with the activities. Please talk to the host if you would like to volunteer in a future session.

No registration is required.

http://sites.google.com/site/wwstorytimeinmandarin/

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mother's Day gift craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    One craft for ages 3-7 years, with a caregiver, and another for ages 8-14 years with a caregiver.

Make a Mother’s Day gift craft.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Into the Woods   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Starring Meryl Streep. Rated PG.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    The Theory of Everything (PG-13), with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Emma Watson. The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work and together they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

You must know the basics of chess, moving pieces, checkmates, draws.

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

On the day of the class registration for the following week's class begins.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
       
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misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Craft: Mother's Day Gift Box   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Beginning today-Tweens & Teens ages 10-18 can pick up the supplies needed to make a Mother’s Day Gift Box.

Kits available by the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:40 AM Teen & Tween Take-Home Craft: Button Bookmarks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    For ages 10 and up.
Teens and tweens are busy these days so pick up a craft to do at home!
This month's craft is a button bookmark.
Instructions and most materials are provided in the craft kit.
Supplies are limited and will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit from May 4th through 30th while supplies last.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play Group with Stories   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-5, with adult.

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

Storytime includes plenty of fingerplays, songs, and other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skill.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Happy Two’s Activity Time (recommended age 2 years; siblings welcome)

Books, crafts, songs and rhymes for toddlers in motion!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Star Wars Day Yoda puppet craft 3-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-10 years, with a caregiver.

Drop in today between 12-8pm and "May the 4th be with you"! Celebrate Star Wars Day with us by making a Yoda stick puppet and check out our collection of juvenile Star Wars books.

No registration is necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses, done to music and includes some chair yoga.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Messy Play Craft Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 2-3

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts! Bring a smock or old tee-shirt.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Get familiar with Microsoft Windows. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Armadillo Story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Book Discussion and Food Bonanza for preschoolers. “If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant” by Ellen Fischer will be read. Slurp, munch, crunch to the words!

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Mother's Day Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct a special craft for Mother's Day. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Pen and paper, grades 4-7   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    This program is for 4th-7th graders looking to develop writing skills needed for schoolwork.

Bring schoolwork, assignments, independent projects, and any material that you're interested in working on!

Online registration required. Please do not register unless you are certain that you can make it. Registration for each subsequent week opens on Monday at 12 am.

This program is led by Doria Pei who leads the Writer's Club program (which meets once a month on Thursdays).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Friends of the Library, teens ages 14 and up only   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Come to our monthly meetings to find out how you can get involved at the library. During this program you will work with a librarian to develop your own programs and projects at the library.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades K-2.

Hands-on games that get kids fired up about math!

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

Register in person or by phone for a 60 minute session.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math.

Grades 3-5.

Online registration is required and will begin on April 20. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Teen Writers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Share your poetry and stories with other teen writers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

Each evening we will focus on one letter of the alphabet.

We will hear stories, play games, songs and a craft.

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM English Conversation Class for ESL Students   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have some basic knowledge of English.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yikes! What's Happening to My Body? (for Girls)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Designed for girls between the ages of 9 and 12.
This program will address the physical, intellectual and emotional changes your child will experience as she enters her teenage years.
Bring your child and join us for an informative and relaxed look at growing up.
The program will be led by Karen Davison, RN, a Health Educator with Princeton HealthCare System.
Registration is required online starting Monday, April 13th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Socrates Café is a gathering where participants pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy is not required; no preparation is necessary.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   (609) 448 1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 11-18 and their mothers are invited to discuss the dystopian/sci-fi novel In A Split Second, by Sophie McKenzie and enjoy snacks.

No registration required. New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 11-18 and their mothers are invited to discuss the dystopian/sci-fi novel In A Split Second, by Sophie McKenzie and enjoy snacks.

No registration required. New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 20, 9:30 apm. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Dates are: May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
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misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration is required and begins the Wednesday before each program at 9:30am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Fitness for Seniors   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read and Play Story-time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read and Play Story Time (recommended ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for toddlers ages 2-4.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@hotmail.com
    Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Crazy Eights Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Explore math in an exciting, new way. For children grades K-2.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Cinco de Mayo Fiesta   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For All ages!

chips and salsa, music and craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Read with Lucy the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   
Lucy the Therapy Dog will be available for children to practice their reading skills.
Lucy is a great partner for children struggling with reading because she is non-judgmental.
By reading to Lucy, children learn to relax and will build self-confidence.
For independent readers ages 5 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  4:50 PM Library Garden, ages 5 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Please join us for a library garden planting. We will plant directly into the garden. This program is broken down into two sessions, please register for only one.

For ages 5 & up only please.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read with Rocco   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Rocco is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Children in grades K-5 may sign up for one 15 minute session with Rocco and his owner Alan.

Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned time and have a book picked out to read aloud to Rocco.

Please call to register.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  5:20 PM Library Garden, ages 5 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Please join us for a library garden planting. We will plant directly into the garden. This program is broken down into two sessions, please register for only one.

For ages 5 & up only please.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration begins April 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Swap   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Book Exchange for Grades 5-8.

Bring a book from your home library, and exchange it for a new book to read.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins April 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Managing Relationships   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Manage your relationships more effectively by managing your mind using body, breath and meditation.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hypertension and the DASH Diet   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent killer, putting you at risk for serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. Join Maya Mann, PA-C, and member of the Allied Professional Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, and Jane Schwartz, RD, Outpatient & Community Education Dietitian with University Medical Center of Princeton’s Nutrition Program, to learn what you can do to manage your blood pressure and the important nutritional information you need to know to take control of your health.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on April 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 47 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins April 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Clay Play"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club! (for grades 3-5) - Toilet Paper Olympics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Services   609-989-6921   
    For children in grades 3-5.

Join Crazy 8s Math Club, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… It’s math gone wild! With hands-on games that get kids fired up about math PLUS over-the-top fun with friends, this club makes math the cool thing to do after school.

Weekly attendance is highly encouraged for this 7-week program. Registration will open the Wednesday before each session.

Registration is required.
Space is limited. Please call to cancel if you are unable to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library and Bedtime Math (www.bedtimemath.org).

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school-age children, grades K-5

Surprise crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Origami with Miss April for ages 6 to 10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Miss April and learn how to make simple origami creations.

No prior experience is necessary.

All materials will be provided.

Online registration is required.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Student4Student Tutoring, Grades K-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Tutoring in all subjects - grades k-8

Math - Science - Reading - Writing

Time and Location:

Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:30 at the West Windsor Library

High school students will be available to help students in grades k-8 with their homework and studies.

For more information please contact the West Windsor Branch Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Manga Club (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you like anime, manga, graphic novels, and/or superheroes? Join us for discussions, snacks, movies, and other activities! No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Developing Self Esteem workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Everyone in the world wants to lead a happy and peaceful life. Instead, we find ourselves influenced by situations and circumstances, which can create feelings of sorrow, stress, burden and despair. We all must empower ourselves and learn to realign with the changing environment by nurturing our self-esteem and self-control. Please come on time to best avail yourself of the program.

Presented by library staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 7 year practioner of Rajyoga meditation. Rajyoga meditation is taught by Brahmakumaris, a world spiritual organization. Leena delivers youth and adult classes on values and facilitates workshops on different topics such as inner peace, happiness, love and more at different locations for the Brahmakumaris

Click the Register button, or call the library at 609-448-1474 to register or for information.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Developing Self Esteem workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Everyone in the world wants to lead a happy and peaceful life. Instead, we find ourselves influenced by situations and circumstances, which can create feelings of sorrow, stress, burden and despair. We all must empower ourselves and learn to realign with the changing environment by nurturing our self-esteem and self-control. Please come on time to best avail yourself of the program.

Presented by library staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 7 year practioner of Rajyoga meditation. Rajyoga meditation is taught by Brahmakumaris, a world spiritual organization. Leena delivers youth and adult classes on values and facilitates workshops on different topics such as inner peace, happiness, love and more at different locations for the Brahmakumaris

Click the Register button, or call the library at 609-448-1474 to register or for information.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
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misc_none 7:00 PM Estate Planning   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    A free, informational seminar with Attorney Rob Morris, covers the basic taxation and probate issues including: New Jersey and Federal estate and gift taxes, potential changes in the Federal estate tax laws, guardianships and transfers to minor and the probate process. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle: Spring-Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother’s Day craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For Teens.

Make a Mother’s Day craft!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Can You Hear Me Now?   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Olivia Van Wagner, audiologist and hearing aid specialist. Learn the basics of how we hear and understand speech, how to promote understanding, and how to know when you need to have your hearing evaluated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Can You Hear Me Now?   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Olivia Van Wagner, audiologist and hearing aid specialist. Learn the basics of how we hear and understand speech, how to promote understanding, and how to know when you need to have your hearing evaluated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM Miss Amy concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

Enjoy this musical entertainment concert showcasing Miss Amy’s warm engaging manner and “positively enriching original music.”

Miss Amy is a singer/songwriter, an accredited music educator and a fitness instructor.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit Miss Amy's website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations.
Strong mouse skills are essential!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Family Sing-along with Kim Yarson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Join us for a sing-along with local musician Kim Yarson.
Suggested for ages 12 months to 5 years.
Registration is required starting Monday, April 13th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 43 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Mother Goose Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome) No registration required.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration begins April 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Unbroken   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    The true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Directed by Angelina Jolie, and starring Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, and Finn Wittrock.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins April 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner: Spring-Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins April 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Mother’s Day Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades K-5

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Build amazing things with our new Lego kits.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children in Grades K-2 are invited to join the Crazy 8s Math Club. This eight week program will get kids fired up about math. Each week we will introduce new concepts with fun hands-on activities.

Online registration required. Please sign up for each session.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM D.I.Y. Art for ages 6-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Children ages 6-11 are welcome to this weekly art program geared to stimulate your child's independent creativity. To achieve this goal, children will pick the medium of their choice (paint, markers, collage, etc.) to create art of their choice. The librarian will provide assistance and instruction as necessary.

Please note that as the children create art parents and guardians are asked to wait in the library.

If your child is under 6 but you believe they can create art independently (without your presence in the art room) please get in touch as it may be possible for them to participate.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bad Kitty Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades K-2.

Books, crafts and refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

Sessions run from 4:30-5:00pm or 5:00-5:30pm.

Readers can bring their own books or choose from the library.

Registration required in person or by calling 609-448-1474.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2013)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. French with English subtitles. Not rated. 93 minutes. Not rated. 11 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Keeping Your Skin Healthy All Year Long   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come learn important skin care techniques and discuss how to evaluate abnormal growths and changes in your skin. Presented by dermatologist Brian R. Keegan, MD, board certified in dermatology and member of the medical staff of Princeton HealthCare System. This program is presented in association with Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach.

Online registration required. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
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misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Talk with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    By appointment only. Our resident techie will answer your questions. Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just your questions!
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Open craft for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Felt bookmarks for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Create a word document. Learn to format and edit, type, preview and learn to print a simple document.
Strong mouse skills are essential!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Infants and toddlers birth through 2.5 years of age and their caregivers are invited to 30 minutes of singing, rhyming, and movement fun!

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storybooks in Action   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come watch the animated version of a storybook and make a craft.

Ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on April 24. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing & Play for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Ms. Susan for a sing-along program with guitar and CD music.

Action songs, finger plays and musical instruments encourage audience participation.

Playtime with instruments and puppets will follow the musical part of the program.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5, with adult
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Walk-in Craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A sample craft and all the materials for a child to make one will be provided.

An adult must supervise this activity as no librarian will be present.

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Music and Movement with Kelley’s Kids   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages birth-7, with adult

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: The Homesman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs to join her. Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank. Rated R. 122 minutes
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Email 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Sign up for free email service with Yahoo. Send your first message!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Board Games in the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Drop in, meet others to play cards, chess and checkers. A variety of games will be available for players to use.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Rhymes and Play (ages birth to 3; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures will be introduced. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Adult supervision required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Programming FUN with SCRATCH   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids will learn basic programming concepts and create an engaging and interactive animated game called, “PONG”, with SCRATCH, a software developed by MIT Media Lab. *Space is Limited. For children in grades 2-5.
Presented by: STEAM Works Studio
Online registration begins on April 25.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Civil War Encampment   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    A Civil War reenactor will create a small military encampment with flags, tents, equipment and gear, uniforms, weapons, and camp kitchen items and talk about those items and the life of a soldier. You can try on the uniform and the presenter will demonstrate firing the musket if requested. Weather permitting, this program will be held outdoors near the back of the library parking lot. Inclement weather will move the demonstration inside to the children’s area. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Civil War Encampment   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    A Civil War reenactor will create a small military encampment with flags, tents, equipment and gear, uniforms, weapons, and camp kitchen items and talk about those items and the life of a soldier. You can try on the uniform and the presenter will demonstrate firing the musket if requested. Weather permitting, this program will be held outdoors near the back of the library parking lot. Inclement weather will move the demonstration inside to the children’s area. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM A Card for Mom   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a special card for Mom.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Programming Using Raspbery Pi for ages 8 to 12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids in elementary and middle school can develop a foundation for programming by getting get hands on with Raspberry Pi.

Why not take this an opportunity to learn the basics of Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work.

This 4-week program will take place on May 2, 9, 16, and 30. Students who register for May 2, are expected to attend all 4 classes.

Space is limited.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:35 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 4 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

Activities include children's stories and folk songs in Mandarin.

We welcome native Chinese speakers to volunteer to help with the activities. Please talk to the host if you would like to volunteer in a future session.

No registration is required.

http://sites.google.com/site/wwstorytimeinmandarin/

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 3:40 PM  -  4:20 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 2 to 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

Activities include children's stories and folk songs in Mandarin.

. Properly supervised kids of ages 4 to 8 years are encouraged to read stories to the group.

We welcome native Chinese speakers to volunteer to help with the activities. Please talk to the host if you would like to volunteer in a future session.

No registration is required.

http://sites.google.com/site/wwstorytimeinmandarin/

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 5 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

During the center's hours we may present lessons of individual math concepts, work on sets of problems or practice for various upcoming math competitions. Certain topics may not be covered in school.

Math Competition Training: MathCounts, AMC 8, AMC 10 and other Math competitions.

Online Registration Required. Grades 5 and up or equivalent (home-schoolers welcome).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tissue paper flower craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-10 years, with a caregiver.

Make a tissue paper flower craft.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Wild (R), with Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

You must know the basics of chess, moving pieces, checkmates, draws.

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

On the day of the class registration for the following week's class begins.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:35 AM Coupon Swap   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Bring coupons to share and take what you need! Coupons available in the library all day.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:40 AM Teen & Tween Take-Home Craft: Button Bookmarks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    For ages 10 and up.
Teens and tweens are busy these days so pick up a craft to do at home!
This month's craft is a button bookmark.
Instructions and most materials are provided in the craft kit.
Supplies are limited and will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit from May 4th through 30th while supplies last.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play Group with Stories   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-5, with adult.

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

Storytime includes plenty of fingerplays, songs, and other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skill.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

The children’s activity room will be open for children ages 5 and under. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

(Library staff will not be present in the room.)

Children and caregivers may play and socialize. Toys, chalkboards, magnet board, puzzles, crayons and a variety of rotating educational items are housed in this room.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Happy Two’s Activity Time (recommended age 2 years; siblings welcome)

Books, crafts, songs and rhymes for toddlers in motion!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses, done to music and includes some chair yoga.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Special Movie Presentation: Life Itself (Documentary, Rated R)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Special Movie Presentation: Life Itself (Documentary, Rated R).   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: The Theory of Everything (2014)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    A biographical drama about the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. Refreshments will be served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Messy Play Craft Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 2-3

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts! Bring a smock or old tee-shirt.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Essentials   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Work with the Windows environment. Use the many features of the Start Screen. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 8.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dizziness & Vertigo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Any number of things can cause dizziness, but when the condition begins to limit your ability to function, finding relief becomes extremely important. Erin Mee, PT, DPT, who specializes in vestibular rehabilitation at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Network, will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the inner ear; common causes of dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance; and the benefits of vestibular rehabilitation.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on April 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 45 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego open play for ages 4-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
    Come create with Legos. Work alone or bring a friend! No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic Tree House Book Club for ages 5-9   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    We are reading the Magic Tree House Series, by Mary Pope Osborne.

THIS MONTH WE ARE READING BOOK NUMBER 29, Christmas in Camelot

You don't have to read the book before you come.

We will take turns reading parts of the book. Children only read if they volunteer.

We’ll end with a special activity or craft.

IF YOU HAVE A COPY OF THE BOOK WE ARE READING, PLEASE BRING IT ALONG.

Registration is required.

The book club will take place once a month on a Monday, from 4:00-4:45 pm. Hope to see you there!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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