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Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
 
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  -  12:00 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 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Book Discussion for Children, ages 8-10.

The book, “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” by Tom Angleberger will be discussed. Excerpts from the book will be read.

Fun origami activities.

Light refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 74 spaces available.
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Straw Hat Turkeys   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a turkey from a mini straw hat. 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
Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
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   
    Fill the Void (PG), with Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein and Irit Sheleg. After her sister dies in childbirth, a young orthodox Jewish woman's family pressures her to marry her brother-in-law rather than entering into an arranged marriage with a man closer to her age.No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
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
        There are 50 spaces available.
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Wooden Ornaments   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide the ornaments. 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 9:35 AM  -  8:45 PM Winter Reading Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up with a Good Book.”

Ages 5-12 and teens

Pick up a journal at the children’s desk beginning December 1, 2014 through December, 2014.

Participants need to read at least one book during these weeks and bring back their journals to the library on or before December 31, 2014.

The participant who reads the most books and records them will be awarded a gift certificate from Barnes and Noble.

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Holiday Gift Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Friends of the Library will supply everything you need to wrap your presents!

All Month Long!

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 10:00 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 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 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 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 1:30 PM English & Spanish Bilingual Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    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.

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 Chanukah Storytime and Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    The Shalom Heritage Center, a Jewish Outreach organization based in East Windsor, will present a Chanukah Storytime!
Chanukah begins at sundown on December 16th.
Come learn about the holiday, its meaning and traditions followed by a craft.
This program is open to families of all faiths.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Chanukah Storytime and Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    The Shalom Heritage Center, a Jewish Outreach organization based in East Windsor, will present a Chanukah Storytime!
Chanukah begins at sundown on December 16th.
Come learn about the holiday, its meaning and traditions followed by a craft.
This program is open to families of all faiths.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner 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 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 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10, with adult.

Read and act out some well-known fairytales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    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 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.
 
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  -  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.

Please register. Registration begins on October 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 23 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 and up and their mothers are invited to discuss Half a World Away , by Cynthia Kadohata, 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 and up and their mothers are invited to discuss Half a World Away, by Cynthia Kadohata, 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 size limited to 25. Registration is required and begins, Monday, October 6, 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates: Mondays, October 20 and 27, and November 3-24. The class on December 1 is a make-up class for the cancelation on November 17.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 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
 
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 12 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 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 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 November 18. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 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 stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown 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 Santa Visits the Library, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Santa is visiting the library!

He'll lead us in songs, tell us stories, and invite everyone to sit on his lap.

Don't miss the chance to tell Santa what you want for the holidays.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 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 14 spaces available.
 
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 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
 
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 6 spaces available.
 
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 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 4:00 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
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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  -  5:00 PM Weird Science, ages 4-8 (siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a program teaching scientific concepts of all kinds. We will cover all things living (plants and animals), weather concepts, space and planets, and environmentally friendly technologies among many others topics!

This program is geared for children ages 4-8, although their siblings are welcome (with your assistance if necessary, of course!).

No registration necessary.

    Location: West Windsor 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 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM 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 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    All levels are welcome. Registration is mandatory.
    Location: Hopewell 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
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 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 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 Powerpoint   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 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 10:00 AM Toddler 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 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 Story Time (recommended ages 3-4 years; sibling welcome)

Listen to stories by Dr. Seuss! Craft included

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Michael Rosidivito returns for more beginning Yoga. Mats provided.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
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 9 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
       
 
misc_none 10:30 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 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 10:45 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 1:00 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for children ages 2-4. "Bells"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Gentle Yoga & Movement   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Jackie Gibson leads this class designed to loosen tight muscles through gentle yoga poses. All ages and fitness levels. No registration required but please bring a yoga mat.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM 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.
This is the perfect afternoon activity for those children in morning preschool or kindergarten.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Craft (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Each week we’ll offer a fun craft for teens. Teens may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to participate. We’ll listen to music and enjoy snacks. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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!
"Puzzle Piece Wreaths"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Harry Potter Book Club (grades 3-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades Kindergarten-2 are invited to learn mathematical concepts with hands-on activities at the library!

Online registration required.

    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  -  5:30 PM Teen Friends of the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Come to this meeting to help the library with different projects and programming. Is there a program that you wish to develop to offer to the public? Bring your ideas to the meeting! Is there a particular collection that you wish to request books for and care for? come to the meeting!

All participants will receive volunteer hour credits when attending the Teen Friends meetings!

Come to either the 4:30-5:30 or 6-7:00 meeting time!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Bessie, The Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Read your favorite stories to sweet Bessie the dog. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Friends of the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Come to this meeting to help the library with different projects and programming. Is there a program that you wish to develop to offer to the public? Bring your ideas to the meeting! Is there a particular collection that you wish to request books for and care for? come to the meeting!

All participants will receive volunteer hour credits when attending the Teen Friends meetings!

Come to either the 4:30-5:30 or 6-7:00 meeting time!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Teen Advisory Board   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Teen Advisory Group forming at the Ewing Branch Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle   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 with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers *NEW NIGHT*   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.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY MOVED TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Constant Happiness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448 1474   kluke@mcl.org
    Happiness is a decision. Let’s create Happiness & share it with others!

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
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Constant Happiness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448 1474   kluke@mcl.org
    Happiness is a decision. Let’s create Happiness & share it with others.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    The group will be discussing Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
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 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 five 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 3 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 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
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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 five 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Holiday Cheer: Music and Merriment for Adults with Ian Gallagher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Adults are invited to a special musical afternoon. Singer/guitarist Ian Gallagher will entertain you with a wonderful mix of holiday tunes, oldies, and popular songs. There will even be some sing-alongs!

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 26 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Holiday Cheer: Music and Merriment for Adults with Ian Gallagher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Adults are invited to a special musical afternoon. Singer/guitarist Ian Gallagher will entertain you with a wonderful mix of holiday tunes, oldies, and popular songs. There will even be some sing-alongs!

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 26 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   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. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Powerpoint   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafts, Cooking & Science
"Holiday Ornament"
Ages 8-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Gingerbread Ornament   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Gingerbread Ornament

For all ages!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
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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 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Writer's Club, for grades 4-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Do you want to …

Develop skills in formal and informal writing?

Get comfortable sharing ideas with peers?

Have fun while writing?

Then join the Writer’s Club! Meeting (almost) every first Thursday of the month from 6-7:00PM at the West Windsor Public Library.

Online registration is limited, so please make sure that you can actually attend if you register!!!

Upcoming Meetings:

October 2nd- Mulling over Mood (explore different moods in writing)

November 6th- Please People Persuasively (writing persuasive essays)

December 4th- Finding out Fairy Tales (explore cultural fairy tales)

January 2015- Personal Plots and Plights (Personal narratives)

February 2015- Chatter to Convince (persuasive speaking/speech writing)

March 2015- Power in Poetry (explore poetry and song lyrics)

April 2015- Notable News (explore news and informative writing)

For 4th and 5th graders only please.

Online registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Ilo Ilo (2013)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    "Ilo Ilo" examines the life of a middle class family in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. The day-to-day drama reveals the tense undercurrents within the Lim family when they face economic uncertainty. Mandarin and Tagalog with English subtitles. Not rated. 99 minutes. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Cover 2 Cover   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

We will be discussing:
The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris

This is the last meeting for 2014.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 10:00 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 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.

Registration begins on November 21.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM English & Spanish Baby Time - Bilingual Bebes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children from Birth - 2.5 years old and their caregivers will learn Spanish & English vocabulary through songs and rhymes.

No knowledge of Spanish necessary.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hightstown 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
 
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 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids MusicRound   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Ages birth-7 years

Music activities that help to develop motor skills - such as dancing, clapping and bouncing.

    Location: Ewing 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   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 7 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 is 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 some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer–Fall 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 is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Author Visit with Dan Gutman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades 2 and up are invited to meet the funny mastermind behind series like My Weird School and The Genuis Files.

Learn what it's like to be an author and get a chance to meet Dan Gutman himself and get a book signed!

Books will be for sale from the author.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Author Visit with Dan Gutman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades 2 and up are invited to meet the funny mastermind behind series like My Weird School and The Genuis Files.

Learn what it's like to be an author and get a chance to meet Dan Gutman himself and get a book signed!

Books will be for sale from the author.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
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 is suggested.
    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 10:30 AM A Visit With Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children of all ages are invited to come listen to Santa as he brings ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to life. Don’t forget your wish list because, when the story is finished, you can share it with him.

Online registration begins on Nov. 22.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mind & Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Come to this seminar and learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, and experience guided meditation.

This is a free community service initiative sponsored by The Art of Living Foundation.

Please register. Registration begins on November 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 25 spaces available.
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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 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Reuse, Recycle Origami! (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

Online registration required. Grades K-2 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Word   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richard Peterson   609-275-8901   
    A tour through the Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Registration period begins November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM A Visit With Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children of all ages are invited to come listen to Santa as he brings ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to life. Don’t forget your wish list because, when the story is finished, you can share it with him.

Online registration begins on Nov. 22.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Reuse, Recycle, 3D Origami! (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various 3D origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

Saturdays, Dec. 6th, Dec. 13th, and Dec. 20th 1 to 2:30pm

Online registration required. Grades 3-5 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Christmas Carol: A Staged Radio Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adapted from Charles Dickens’s classic novella, the story tells of a misanthropic pinchpenny named Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Presented by Raconteur Radio, this production features theatrical lighting, vintage commercials, Victorian carols, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration required. Registration begins on November 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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Christmas Carol: A Staged Radio Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adapted from Charles Dickens’s classic novella, the story tells of a misanthropic pinchpenny named Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Presented by Raconteur Radio, this production features theatrical lighting, vintage commercials, Victorian carols, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration required. Registration begins on November 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 55 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Twin Rivers Writers' Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bring 5 pages of a work-in-progress to discuss with other writers.

Writing prompt: Find a photograph. Write a story about what's happening outside the frame.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Visit with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Come listen to stories and sing songs with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library. Get a chance to meet Santa and talk with him too!

Suggested for children ages 18 months and up.

If you wish, you may bring a non-perishable food item for the East Windsor/Hightstown Food Pantry.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Visit with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Come listen to stories and sing songs with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library. Get a chance to meet Santa and talk with him too!

Suggested for children ages 18 months and up.

If you wish, you may bring a non-perishable food item for the East Windsor/Hightstown Food Pantry.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
Sunday December 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

Available topics include: Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Advanced Algebra II, Pre-Calc, SSAT/PSAT/SAT Math

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

Online Registration Required. Grades 3 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 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

Available topics include: Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Advanced Algebra II, Pre-Calc, SSAT/PSAT/SAT Math

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

Online Registration Required. Grades 3 and up or equivalent (home-schoolers welcome).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Holiday Open House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Friends of the Library Holiday Open House and Mini Book Sale.

For all Ages!

Holiday Sing-a-Long with Pat McKinley, Sunday, December 7, 1 p.m.

Children’s Holiday Craft Table, Sunday, December 7, 2-4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Jersey Boys   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Rated R. 134 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Decorate a GIANT Clothespin, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For young adults ages 12-18.

Come to the library to decorate a GIANT wooden clothespin/clip. Use pom-poms, sequins, glitter, duct tape, buttons … any exciting supplies we find in our craft closet.

Online registration is required. Registration opens 12/1.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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   
    A Most Wanted Man Man (R), with Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams. A German intelligence agent must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who's surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge, or a terrorist seeking revenge? No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Harp Concert   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Please join us for some heavenly harp music to celebrate the holiday season. Students from local music studio Harp4You will entertain us with an open concert, including pieces by Bach, Handel, and Mozart, as well as traditional Christmas music and contemporary songs. The music portion of the program will be followed by light refreshments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on November 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 19 spaces available.
 
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
        There are 16 spaces available.
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
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 10:00 AM Holiday Gift Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Friends of the Library will supply everything you need to wrap your presents!

All Month Long!

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 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 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 Breakfast with Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Listen to Santa read stories and sing holiday songs.
Each child will get a turn to visit with Santa individually.
Please bring your own camera for photos and your child's wish list.
This program also includes a craft and light breakfast refreshments.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
Younger children are welcome to come for photos.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Breakfast with Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Listen to Santa read stories and sing holiday songs.
Each child will get a turn to visit with Santa individually.
Please bring your own camera for photos and your child's wish list.
This program also includes a craft and light breakfast refreshments.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
Younger children are welcome to come for photos.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids Music Round Demo for ages birth to 5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids Music Round Demo Class for ages birth to 5 years

Enjoy a class of music and movement for young children.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Miss Kelley's Kids (recommended ages birth to 5 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Miss Kelley for a fun-filled program designed for very young children. Learn new ways to interact with your child. Enjoy music and movement.
    Location: Hopewell 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 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 1:30 PM English & Spanish Bilingual Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    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.

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 Movie Matinee: Heaven Is For Real (2014)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. PG, 99 minutes. Refreshments served. Registration is 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 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 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10, with adult.

Read and act out some well-known fairytales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
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 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.
 
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
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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 Pre-School Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    During this program children will listen to a story and then do a guided build with Duplo® bricks.
This program is for ages 2 to 5 years.
Registration is required online starting Monday, November 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
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
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM mr. RAY concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A School will be present at this performance. For preschoolers.

Mr. Ray writes music which parents and children can enjoy together. Singing about friendship, dinosaurs and rainbows Mr. Ray’s clever lyrics and witty melodies inspire the imagination and encourage play.

Known for his trademarked black glasses, and eye catching colorful stickered guitar, Mr. Ray is the most ‘parent friendly’ children’s artist to date, offering ‘Music for the child in all of us’. Enjoy a great family music event!

Registration is required starting at 7pm on the day of the show.

Seating is limited. Strollers to be parked in lobby area.

Preference at the door may be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit mr. RAY's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM mr. RAY concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A School will be present at this performance. For preschoolers.

Mr. Ray writes music which parents and children can enjoy together. Singing about friendship, dinosaurs and rainbows Mr. Ray’s clever lyrics and witty melodies inspire the imagination and encourage play.

Known for his trademarked black glasses, and eye catching colorful stickered guitar, Mr. Ray is the most ‘parent friendly’ children’s artist to date, offering ‘Music for the child in all of us’. Enjoy a great family music event!

Registration is required starting at 7pm on the day of the show.

Seating is limited. Strollers to be parked in lobby area.

Preference at the door may be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit mr. RAY's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 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 10:30 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 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 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 1:00 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for children ages 2-4. "Christmas Trees"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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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
 
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 button. 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 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Foreign Movie Series: The Chorus   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Rated PG-13; 96 minutes

Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. What he discovers disconcerts him: the current situation is repressive. Through the power of song, Clement will try to transform the students.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on November 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 25 spaces available.
 
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 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  -  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 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM 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 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    All levels are welcome. Registration is mandatory.
    Location: Hopewell 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 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 Managing Holiday Overwhelm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Too often the holidays slam us with busy schedules, overwhelming expectations, financial crises and family feuds. Take an hour to commit to doing the holidays differently this year. Presented by Catherine Wetzell LPC.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Managing Holiday Overwhelm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Too often the holidays slam us with busy schedules, overwhelming expectations, financial crises and family feuds. Take an hour to commit to doing the holidays differently this year. Presented by Catherine Wetzell LPC.
    Location: Hopewell 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 December 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 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 10:00 AM Toddler 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 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 Story Time (recommended ages 3-4 years; sibling welcome)

Listen to stories by Dr. Seuss! Craft included

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Michael Rosidivito returns for more beginning Yoga. Mats provided.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites.
Requires some Internet experience!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 6 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 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 stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Beth Chaim Preschool presents a Hanukkah story & craft for ages 2-6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for Hanukkah stories and a craft designed for ages 2 to 6 years.

A snack will be served.

Siblings are welcome!

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 10:45 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
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel for Beginners   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program, including how to input and edit data. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Gentle Yoga & Movement   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Jackie Gibson leads this class designed to loosen tight muscles through gentle yoga poses. All ages and fitness levels. No registration required but please bring a yoga mat.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Word Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
    In this class, we'll explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. For example, we'll incorporate text boxes and word art into the document. We'll also apply styles to tables. Then we'll experiment with viewing the finished product in various layouts. This program is recommended for users who feel comfortable using basic Word functions. Signup for adults only. Registration begins November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Get Balanced: Avoiding Falls   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to improve your balance and prevent falls in the home. Presented by Princeton Healthcare. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM 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.
This is the perfect afternoon activity for those children in morning preschool or kindergarten.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Word Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
    In Word Advanced, we aim for a more polished document. We will further explore text boxes by resizing and repositioning them on the document. We will do similar work with Word objects and shapes. We’ll tweak tables by changing the size of rows, columns, and cells, as well as by adding and removing borders. Inserting Clip Art and images from the Internet will provide an added to dimension to our documents. This class builds on Word Intermediate and assumes intermediate skill level. Signup for adults only. Registration begins November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
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 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Frozen Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Enjoy craft making, games and refreshments! Ages 2-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Globetrotters for ages 6-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
    Calling all Globetrotters ages 6-10!

Join us for a trip around the globe.

Every program we will visit and learn about a different country through books, crafts, sometimes snacks and games.

Don't forget to get your Globetrotter passport stamped so you can earn prizes.

Registration is required.

Please note that sometimes we will have snacks and or drinks in this program. Please email me if there are any food allergies.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades Kindergarten-2 are invited to learn mathematical concepts with hands-on activities at the library!

Online registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Build a Gingerbread House Session 1 (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us to make and decorate a gingerbread house. Materials will be provided. All ages are welcome. Adult supervision is required for those under 6 years.

Online registration is required.

Please register for just one session.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
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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 5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Build a Gingerbread House Session 2 (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us to make and decorate a gingerbread house. Materials will be provided. All ages are welcome. Adult supervision is required for those under 6 years.

Online registration is required.

Please register for just one session.
    Location: Hopewell 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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Classes are led by a certified Yoga instructor and are geared towards beginners, but all are welcome regardless of experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on November 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 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Arduino: Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Arduino is an open-source platform used for building electronics projects.

It consists of a programmable circuit board and software that runs on a computer.

Working in small groups, we’ll use the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit. This kit includes everything needed to complete 15 circuits. We will learn how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more.

Previous programming or electronics experience is not necessary.

For ages 12-18 with registration.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Jewelry craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For Teens.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers *NEW NIGHT*   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.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY MOVED TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 10:00 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 10:00 AM Toddler 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 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 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 5 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 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 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 five 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 11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: The Holiday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Rated PG-13; 136 minutes

Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England, and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but are dealing with the same problem: men. They both come upon a website that advocates home exchange, and the two swap houses for two weeks at Christmas--both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyway.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on November 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 24 spaces available.
 
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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Gingerbread House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 4 and up!

Make and decorate a gingerbread house!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 47 spaces available.
 
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  -  5:30 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 6:00 PM Guitar Music with Ken Hyman and Friends   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come and enjoy the music of these talented musicians.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM Guitar Music with Ken Hyman and Friends   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come and enjoy the music of these talented musicians.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM CANCELLED-Fun Ways to Communicate for a Happier Life   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come learn about the different ways we communicate, how to make communication more useful, and how to make yourself better understood. Have fun while you discover the power of good communication! Presented by Edie Glover, MSW, LSW, a licensed social worker with an extensive background in training and counseling.

Online registration required. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM College Planning Seminar   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Learn about hidden sources for college money and about the financial aid process. Presented by United Way of Mercer County. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Carol Ann Duffy (1955–) is the first female, Scottish Poet Laureate in the role’s 400 year history. Duffy’s combination of tenderness and toughness, humor and lyricism, unconventional attitudes and conventional forms, has won her a very wide audience of readers and listeners. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Open House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    We've moved! Drop in any time during our open hours to see our new location on the 2nd floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center in Ewing Township. NOTE: The library closes from 12pm - 1pm for lunch.

Refreshments will be served.

Every visitor can enter a raffle to win a hand-made library bag to carry your books and library card or for free admission and rental at Mercer County Skating Center.

Activities will also include:
10am Storytime for ages 2-5 Stories and a craft with Ms. Christine
2pm-4pm Open craft for all ages including button-making, a collaborative bulletin board and more.

The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Resume Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed! Content, grammar, and layout will be reviewed by staff wordsmith Lisa Shrager. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
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
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Files & Folders   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how computer files and folders are organized in Windows. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 10:00 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 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 Sing Along with Miss Amy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come sing and dance with Miss Amy.

For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on Nov 28. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville 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 10:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Trucks N Stuff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Creative Play for Toddlers
Ages 2-4 with a caregiver
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Bring your holiday gifts into the library to wrap in peace and quiet. We provide paper, tape and labels. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Beginners iPad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Want to learn how to use your new iPad more effectively? This class is for you. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Do-it-yourself crafts will be available for all ages. These will include button-making, a collaborative bulletin board and more.

The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Word 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to work with Tabs and the Office Ribbon. Explore the many extra features that can help you create a professional-looking document.
Take Word 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 5 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 is 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 some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Smart - Paint a Masterpiece   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Please feel free to drop in anytime during the program.

Children in Grades K-5 are invited to learn about art movements and techniques from Miss Barbara and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hour of Code (grades 4-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Learn the basics of computer science in this one-hour introduction. Demystify code and programming concepts. Hands on activities will be introduced.

Online registration suggested.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SAT/ACT Practice Test (provided by Kaplan)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Take a practice SAT/ACT test as administered by a Kaplan proctor. Even though this is a practice test it is to be respectfully treated as an actual test so please be on time.

The test starts right at 10 am, after which the doors will be closed.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Free Practice SAT   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Free Practice SAT test for high school students. Students will receive a complete analysis of their results. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil.

Online registration is required. Open to high school students only. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mind & Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Come to this seminar and learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, and experience guided meditation.

This is a free community service initiative sponsored by The Art of Living Foundation.

Please register. Registration begins on November 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 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Family Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts, games, stories, song and dance for children ages 2-5.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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 Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, for grades 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join the Hour of Code, based on Scratch, during Computer Science Education Week.

Two programs: December 13, 11-12 noon, and December 14, 1 to 2 pm. You may attend one or both programs.

No prior computer knowledge is required.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP COMPUTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

A parent/guardian must stay with each child during the workshop.

MCLS and the library staff are not responsible for laptop computers brought to the workshop.

Registration is recommended.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Reuse, Recycle, 3D Origami! (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various 3D origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

Saturdays, Dec. 6th, Dec. 13th, and Dec. 20th 1 to 2:30pm

Online registration required. Grades 3-5 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM New Jersey Facts and Firsts   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    New Jersey began in 1664 as a royal gift. This program, developed by the Historical Society of Princeton to commemorate the 350th anniversary of our state, highlights the Lenape Indians and early European settlers, the development of cities and suburbs, as well as technology and inventions. This lively and interactive presentation concludes with a multiple choice game to identify N.J. facts, symbols and local celebrities. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM New Jersey Facts and Firsts   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    New Jersey began in 1664 as a royal gift. This program, developed by the Historical Society of Princeton to commemorate the 350th anniversary of our state, highlights the Lenape Indians and early European settlers, the development of cities and suburbs, as well as technology and inventions. This lively and interactive presentation concludes with a multiple choice game to identify N.J. facts, symbols and local celebrities. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sam's Gems   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn how to make jewelry with Samantha! Ages 6-12.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sam's Gems   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to make jewelry. All ages are welcome to attend!

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sam's Gems   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to make jewelry. All ages are welcome to attend!

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Crafty Tweens for ages 8 to 11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us to create a craft.

Saturday afternoon is a great time to be creative.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Be part of a new Computer Science & Technology club for 6th-12th grade girls. Our incredible volunteer instructors are trained and supported by Girls Who Code staff.

Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop computer. Some will also be available for participants during the session.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Sunday December 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  8:45 PM Winter Reading Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up with a Good Book.”

Ages 5-12 and teens

Pick up a journal at the children’s desk beginning December 1, 2014 through December, 2014.

Participants need to read at least one book during these weeks and bring back their journals to the library on or before December 31, 2014.

The participant who reads the most books and records them will be awarded a gift certificate from Barnes and Noble.

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, for grades 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join the Hour of Code, based on Scratch, during Computer Science Education Week.

Two programs: December 13, 11-12 noon, and December 14, 1 to 2 pm. You may attend one or both programs.

No prior computer knowledge is required.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP COMPUTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

A parent/guardian must stay with each child during the workshop.

MCLS and the library staff are not responsible for laptop computers brought to the workshop.

Registration is recommended.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Make a Pinhole Camera, ages 11 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a special workshop where you will learn how to make your own pinhole camera! We will provide you with all of the supplies and you will take home the camera you made PLUS a print!

For teens and tweens ages 11 and up. Online registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Listen to Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Traveling Literary Theater. Listen to professional actors read classic and modern Christmas stories, including The Gift of the Magi, Holiday, and Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
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  -  12:00 PM Holiday Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Bring your holiday gifts into the library to wrap in peace and quiet. We provide paper, tape and labels. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Holiday Gift Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Friends of the Library will supply everything you need to wrap your presents!

All Month Long!

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Kids Music Round demonstration class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Recommended for ages 6 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

A music and movement class for infants, toddlers and preschoolers that includes activities designed to promote musical learning across ages.

Activities include playing rhythm instruments, having fun with finger plays, and singing and dancing to music of different meters and tonalities.

Registration is required, beginning on Thursday December 11.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Kids Music Round demonstration class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Recommended for ages 6 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

A music and movement class for infants, toddlers and preschoolers that includes activities designed to promote musical learning across ages.

Activities include playing rhythm instruments, having fun with finger plays, and singing and dancing to music of different meters and tonalities.

Registration is required, beginning at 7am on day of program.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 11 spaces available.
 
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 Kelley's Kids for ages 1 to 24 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Miss Kelley for a fun-filled program designed for very young children. Learn new ways to interact with your child. Enjoy music and movement.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor 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 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 1:30 PM English & Spanish Bilingual Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    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.

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 4:00 PM Visit with Santa Claus   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Bring your children to visit with Santa Claus! All ages.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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 4:15 PM Christmas & Chanukah Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Join us for a fun game of bingo with a seasonal twist.
Small prizes will be awarded to all who participate.
This program is for ages 4 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10, with adult.

Read and act out some well-known fairytales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
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 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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