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Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snow 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Weather Closure   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Due to the inclement weather, all branches of the Mercer County Library System are closed January 27 and all events are canceled, please check our website and/or catalog for updates regarding due dates and other important announcements. Mercer County Library Website    
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Canceled - Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  9:00 PM Weather Closure--Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Due to the snow storm, the library will be closed on 1/27/15 and the book sale will also be closed. It will re-open when the library opens. The Friends of Hopewell Branch Library will sell gently used books and media. Items are $1 with children’s paperbacks only 50 cents. Saturday, January 31, is Bag Day when a grocery bag full of books can be purchased for $3. All proceeds benefit library programs.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Canceled - Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Canceled - Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Canceled - Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Canceled - 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 Canceled - 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 Canceled - Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Canceled - Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for children ages 2-4. "Alphabet Bracelet"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Canceled - 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  -  3:30 PM Canceled - 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 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Canceled - 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 Canceled - Little Shop of Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   609-443-1880   
    Hands-On experiments for children ages 4-9. "Water."
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Canceled - 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 Canceled - 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 Canceled - 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 Canceled - Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Canceled - 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  -  7:30 PM Canceled - Free Immigration Legal Clinic   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Canceled - Word 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Work with tables & text boxes; explore WordArt and copy pictures from ClipArt or the Internet.
Take Word 1 & Word 2 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Canceled - New Jersey Writers’ Society Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Canceled - 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 POSTPONED!Understanding the Nutrition Facts Food Label   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 7 PM. Food coach Verna Dentino will explain what to look for on nutrition food labels while shopping including how to determine if a product contains unhealthy ingredients and how to identify hidden sugars in processed foods. Registration required. Bring a pen and a calculator. A minimum attendance of 10 is required or the program may be cancelled.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:35 PM POSTPONED!Understanding the Nutrition Facts Food Label   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 7 PM. Food coach Verna Dentino will explain what to look for on nutrition food labels while shopping including how to determine if a product contains unhealthy ingredients and how to identify hidden sugars in processed foods. Registration required. Please bring a pen and a calculator. A minimum attendance of 10 is required or the program may be cancelled.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Canceled - 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 January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Olaf Sock Snowman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating an Olaf sock snowman. 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  -  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 9:35 AM  -  9:00 PM Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    The Friends of Hopewell Branch Library will sell gently used books and media. Items are $1 with children’s paperbacks only 50 cents. Saturday, January 31, is Bag Day when a grocery bag full of books can be purchased for $3. All proceeds benefit library programs.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga for Beginners   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Michael Rosidivito returns with more morning yoga. Mats provided. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 21 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Newsletters, posters and brochures are a snap with Publisher. Work with text and images.
Strong Word skills required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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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 11:00 AM Toddler Storytime - Cancelled   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PowerPoint 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Add pizzazz to your presentation with animations, music and much more.
Take PowerPoint 1 first! Strong Word skills required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Snowflake Chandelier"
    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 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM FAFSA Application Assistance   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Filling out the FAFSA is no easy task. United Way of Mercer County can help you apply for college financial aid.

Please register in person or by phone.

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

Surprise crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Board Games & Cocoa, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-18.

Beat those winter blues with some classic board games and hot cocoa! Explore the library’s games or bring your own.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

Math - Science - Reading - Writing

Time and Location:

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

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

For more information please contact the West Windsor Branch Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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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 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   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    The group will be discussing The Storied Life of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  9:00 PM Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    The Friends of Hopewell Branch Library will sell gently used books and media. Items are $1 with children’s paperbacks only 50 cents. Saturday, January 31, is Bag Day when a grocery bag full of books can be purchased for $3. All proceeds benefit library programs.
    Location: Hopewell 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 Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM One-on-One Help: eBooks, Audiobooks, Hoopla   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Need help figuring out how to download library eBooks to your iPad, NOOK, Kindle, or another device? Maybe you're interested in getting audiobooks onto your iPad or MP3 player. Want to try Hoopla, our resource for streaming movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks? Register for a time to meet with a librarian for some one-on-one guidance. Remember to bring your library card, your account username and the password associated with your device.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Family Sing-along with Kim Yarson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Local musician Kim Yarson will perform songs the whole family can sing along to!
Suggested for ages 12 months to 5 years.
Registration is required online starting January 5th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
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misc_none 10:30 AM Family Sing-along with Kim Yarson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Local musician Kim Yarson will perform songs the whole family can sing along to!
Suggested for ages 12 months to 5 years.
Registration is required online starting January 5th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
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  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM 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  -  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 2:00 PM Ebooks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to download free ebooks from your library to your mobile device or computer.Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Discover what browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox do. Learn about the security & privacy features in IE 9. Explore more features in Google!
Requires some Internet experience!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Build amazing things with our new Lego kits.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for GRADES 3-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join a fun club to learn math concepts through exciting, hands-on activities.
Registration is required online starting the previous Thursday.
Please register for each session individually.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children in Grades K-2 are invited to join the Crazy 8s Math Club. This eight week program will get kids fired up about math. Each week we will introduce new concepts with fun hands-on activities.

Online registration required. Please sign up for each session.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
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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 Digital Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of the library’s two digital borrowing programs eLibraryNJ and hoopla.

PCs are guaranteed to the first 4 registrants who arrive on time.

If the class is full… Come anyway! You can observe or bring your own laptop with the required software and take the class.

If you have registered and cannot attend, please call to cancel so we can offer the computer to another person.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Digital Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of the library’s two digital borrowing programs eLibraryNJ and hoopla.

PCs are guaranteed to the first 4 registrants who arrive on time.

If the class is full… Come anyway! You can observe or bring your own laptop with the required software and take the class.

If you have registered and cannot attend, please call to cancel so we can offer the computer to another person.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Making a Scene for ages 8 to 12 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Making a Scene is designed for budding actors and actresses aged 8 to 12 years.

Learn fun games to help you develop your own character and then play your character in a scene.

Use your imagination and be someone else for a night.

Online registration is required an begins January 15.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Mindful Eating   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    In today's busy world, even eating has become a stressful task. This workshop will show you how to eat with your senses and understand how food effects your mind, body and soul. You will also learn ancient ayurvedic techniques, how people in ancient times used rituals to eat food with their senses making their lives more peaceful, happy and content. Presented by Anu Puri. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 26 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM The Reading Cafe Book Club: Frindle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This program has been moved to Thursday, January 22nd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  5:00 PM Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    The Friends of Hopewell Branch Library will sell gently used books and media. Items are $1 with children’s paperbacks only 50 cents. Saturday, January 31, is Bag Day when a grocery bag full of books can be purchased for $3. All proceeds benefit library programs.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs with Ms. Christine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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  -  11:30 AM One-on-One Help: eBooks, Audiobooks, Hoopla   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Need help figuring out how to download library eBooks to your iPad, NOOK, Kindle, or another device? Maybe you're interested in getting audiobooks onto your iPad or MP3 player. Want to try Hoopla, our resource for streaming movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks? Register for a time to meet with a librarian for some one-on-one guidance. Remember to bring your library card, your account username and the password associated with your device.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mitten Fun with the MOMS Club®   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and decorate a mitten.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville 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
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misc_none 10:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Infants and toddlers birth through 2.5 years of age and their caregivers are invited to 30 minutes of singing, rhyming, and movement fun!

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  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 CookTalks: Soups to Warm You   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Librarian Donna Wolfe, one of the winners of the Best Home Chef in Jersey Award, will share her tips for making your own healthy and hearty soup and gumbo. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of information.
Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        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 3:00 PM Computer Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Create Your Own Gmail Account. Set up your own e-mail account and practice composing, sending, and receiving messages.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
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
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misc_none 9:35 AM  -  5:00 PM Book Sale-Bag Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    The Friends of Hopewell Branch Library will sell gently used books and media. Items are $1 with children’s paperbacks only 50 cents. Saturday, January 31, is Bag Day when a grocery bag full of books can be purchased for $3. All proceeds benefit library programs.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Storytime with STEAM - School-age storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    School age children will enjoy science experiments and crafts conducted by Girl Scout Cadette Troop # 70538 under the supervision of library staff. Grades K-3.

Registration is required and will begin on January 10.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance & Info   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Representatives will be available to provide individuals and families with help in understanding the affordable health insurance options available through the Healthcare Marketplace.

Please call the West Windsor Health Department at 609-936-8400 to schedule an appointment for enrollment assistance.

Sponsored by Enroll America & the Hightstown Board of Health.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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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 2:00 PM Lego Builder's Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   609-443-1880   
    Meet Dan Harris & Tyler Russo as they show you their motorized Legos. They will also demonstrate how to make stop-action videos of your Legos Ages 4 - 12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Film Workshop, for ages 9-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   mkerr@mcl.org
    This four-part workshop will cover the how to write, make, and edit a short film, with emphasis on practical skills including basic scriptwriting, storyboarding, using camera, lights, and sound equipment, the steps involved in shooting actual film scenes. In the course of this workshop we will shoot a short film which we will show at a special screening at the library.

Participants should make sure they are able to attend all four sessions. Registration to all dates (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22) is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 5 and up!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Frozen/Lego Sticker Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-8, with a caregiver.

Drop in from 1-4pm and decorate a pencil cup holder with either Lego or Frozen stickers. Bring your creativity and LET IT GO wild!!!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: The Fault in Our Stars   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. PG-13, 126 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Movie Series for Ages 18 and Up, 2:00 pm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Begin Again (Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld). A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. Rated R. No admission fee. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Filmmaking Workshop, ages 12 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   mkerr@mcl.org
    This four-part workshop will cover the how to write, make, and edit a short film, with emphasis on practical skills including basic scriptwriting, storyboarding, using camera, lights, and sound equipment, the steps involved in shooting actual film scenes. In the course of this workshop we will shoot a short film which we will show at a special screening at the library.

Participants should make sure they are able to attend all four sessions.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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 22 spaces available.
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Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Groundhog Day Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All Ages!

Let’s find out together whether Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow.

Stories and crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Craft: Chinese New Year Paper Lantern   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can pick up supplies needed to make a paper lantern for Chinese New Year.

Makes a great decoration for your room!

Kits available by the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

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

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a harmonica out of household objects. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it all together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 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 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  -  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 1:30 PM  -  2:00 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 Messy Play Craft Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 2-3

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
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 four week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales Story Time   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 5:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math.

Grades K-2.

Online registration is required and will begin on January 19. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Pajama Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Bedtime stories, songs and dance for children ages 2-8. We will make chocolate s'mores. Wear your pj's.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

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

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 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 January 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 15 spaces available.
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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 & up and their mothers are invited to discuss the graphic novel biography El Deafo by Cece Bell.

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 the graphic novel biography El Deafo, by Cece Bell and enjoy snacks.

No registration required. New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   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 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Google Docs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Part one of a four-part introductory series to Google's web-based productivity suite. This class will provide a general overview of Google Docs (Google's online word processor) and exercises to help you become familiar with creating, editing and sharing text documents. Strong computer and word processing skills required! Please register as seating is limited to 6 participants.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Google Docs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Part one of a four-part introductory series to Google's web-based productivity suite. This class will provide a general overview of Google Docs (Google's online word processor) and exercises to help you become familiar with creating, editing and sharing text documents. Strong computer and word processing skills required! Please register as seating is limited to 6 participants.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
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 16 spaces available.
 
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 January 20. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Music Room   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Music & movement for children ages 2-5.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 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 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Foreign Movie Series: Valentin   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Rated PG-13, Spanish (Argentina); 84 minutes

Valentin is a nine-year-old boy whose feuding parents have left him to be raised by his eccentric grandmother. With his father visiting only occasionally, Valentin is left to look to the neighborhood men for father figures. To replace his absent mother, he warms to Leticia, one of his father’s many short-term girlfriends. When he tells her personal secrets about his father, however, Valentin jeopardizes his father’s relationship with Leticia and his relationship with his father. One of Valentin’s dreams is to be an astronaut. He sets out to discover the harsh realities about his parents while bringing joy to those around him.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on January 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 50 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 Little Shop of Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   609-443-1880   
    Hands-On experiments for children ages 4-9. "Light."
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 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
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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 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
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Word 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 16 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 Turn Your Idea Into a Book, with Shari Nichols   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
    The author of the just-published romance Witch Hunter will share tips and advice for getting your book published!
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 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
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM AARP Tax Help   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Volunteers from AARP will offer Tax Help from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please bring last year's completed forms. Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Yoga for Beginners   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Yoga instructor Michael Rosidivito returns for more beginning yoga sessions. Mats provided.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 14 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 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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
 
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 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Washi Tape Straw Shooters"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club! (for grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Services   609-989-6921   
    For children in grades K-2.

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

Weekly attendance is highly encouraged. Registration will open the Wednesday before each session.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 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
   

This is our last program for the K-2 grade session.

Children in Grades Kindergarten-2 are invited to learn mathematical concepts with hands-on activities at the library!

Online registration required.

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

Math - Science - Reading - Writing

Time and Location:

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

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

For more information please contact the West Windsor Branch Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Manga Club (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you like anime, manga, graphic novels, and/or superheroes? Join us for discussions, snacks, movies, and other activities! No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 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.

Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Class size is limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on January 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 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Rise in Love-Spiritual Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    If you think that love is what you want, You will search for it all over. If you think that love is what you are, You will share it all over.

Presented by Leena Iyengar, who has been studying, practicing and teaching Rajyoga meditation for the past 7 years. Rajyoga meditation is taught by Brahmakumaris, a world spiritual organization. Leena, besides being a librarian at Hightstown library, has a background in computer science and architecture. She delivers youth and adult classes on values and facilitates workshops on different topics such as inner peace, happiness, love and more at different locations for the Brahmakumaris. She has a passion for spirituality and loves to share this spiritual knowledge with others since it has benefited her a great deal.

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

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

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

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 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 12 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
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Mother Goose Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome) No registration required.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM 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  -  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  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Million Dollar Arm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Rated PG; 124 minutes

JB Bernstein is a once-successful sports agent who may have to close his business. To save it, he comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Setting off for Mumbai, JB stages a televised nationwide competition called “Million Dollar Arm,” where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the United States with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on January 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 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  11:00 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 2:05 PM Ipad Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Have a new iPad and not sure how to use it? Want to learn how to do more with your iPad? Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Origami Hour   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn how to make origami animals. Ages 6-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for GRADES 3-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join a fun club to learn math concepts through exciting, hands-on activities.
Registration is required online starting the previous Thursday.
Please register for each session individually.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children in Grades K-2 are invited to join the Crazy 8s Math Club. This eight week program will get kids fired up about math. Each week we will introduce new concepts with fun hands-on activities.

Online registration required. Please sign up for each session.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
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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 5:30 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 5:30-7:00PM 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 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (2013)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    A married man begins to question his sexual orientation as he and his wife consider having another child. Mandarin with English subtitles. Not rated. 106 minutes. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Foot and Ankle Health   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come learn about the treatment options for common orthopedic, dermatologic, vascular, and neurological disorders of the foot and ankle. Presented by Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Sachin Patel, DPM, of Princeton HealthCare System.

Online registration required. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM New Year, New You Through Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Through meditation one can benefit in all aspects of life. Join Umesh and bring in the joys of a New Year embarking on a new path!
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM New Year, New You Through Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Through meditation one can benefit in all aspects of life. Join Umesh and bring in the joys of a New Year embarking on a new path!
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Resume Review, with Lisa Shrager   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
    Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed! Content, grammar, and layout will be reviewed. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There is 1 space 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 Yum Pancakes!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come celebrate National Pancake Month. Enjoy stories, songs and eat a real pancake!

Online registration is required and will begin on January 23. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  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  -  11:45 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 2-5, with adult
    Location: Ewing 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: The Way We Were   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    The romance and marriage of opposites-- the love that binds them together and the differences that tear them apart. A love story from college to Hollywood in the thirties, forties, and fifties. Starring Barbara Streisand & Robert Redford. PG-13. 118 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    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
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Winter–Spring 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
Saturday February 7, 2015 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Free Practice ACT   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Free Practice ACT test for high school students. Come learn exclusive strategies to improve your score, and get a complete analysis of your 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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Valentine Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create your own special valentine.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM NANO Bots DEMO Jr. Robotics for grades 1-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids are introduced to robotics by building and programming a LEGO project, using sensors, motors and LEGO'S playful WeDo software.

Have fun through making.

Registration is required.

Steam Works Studio, www.steamworksstudio.com

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mind & Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448 1474   
    An introduction to Sahaja Meditation. Learn some simple yet powerful breathing-techniques, and experience guided meditation.

Mind & Meditation is a free community service initiative by the Art of Living Foundation.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wooden train track playtime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For 2-6 yr olds, with a caregiver.

Come to the children’s activity room and play with our wooden trains and tracks! Open to children 2-6 years old. Caregivers must remain in the room to supervise.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Mental Well-Being and Inner Peace   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

In this workshop, Himalayan spiritual counselor Acharya Girish Ja will talk about the principles of Eastern psychology and then lead us through guided meditation practices. Acharya will teach us easy yet powerful techniques to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression. Based on ancient texts, the simple exercises are highly effective. Acharya studied with the great masters in the Himalayas for 33 years, has taught 60,000 people worldwide, and is an expert in authentic Yoga, and Yoga philosophy.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 47 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:35 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 2 to 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Sunday February 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Film Workshop, for ages 9-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   mkerr@mcl.org
    This four-part workshop will cover the how to write, make, and edit a short film, with emphasis on practical skills including basic scriptwriting, storyboarding, using camera, lights, and sound equipment, the steps involved in shooting actual film scenes. In the course of this workshop we will shoot a short film which we will show at a special screening at the library.

Participants should make sure they are able to attend all four sessions. Registration to all dates (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22) is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 17 spaces available.
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 5 and up!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wooden train track playtime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For 2-6 yr olds, with a caregiver.

Come to the children’s activity room and play with our wooden trains and tracks! Open to children 2-6 years old. Caregivers must remain in the room to supervise.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon Movie Series for Ages 18 and Up, 2:00 pm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
    Magic in the Moonlight (Jeremy Shamos, Colin Firth, Catherine McCormack). A romantic comedy set in the 1920’s about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. Rated PG-13. No admission fee. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Yarnworks, with Lee Pellegrino   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
    Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started!
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Filmmaking Workshop, ages 12 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   mkerr@mcl.org
    This four-part workshop will cover the how to write, make, and edit a short film, with emphasis on practical skills including basic scriptwriting, storyboarding, using camera, lights, and sound equipment, the steps involved in shooting actual film scenes. In the course of this workshop we will shoot a short film which we will show at a special screening at the library.

Participants should make sure they are able to attend all four sessions. Registration to all dates (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22) is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

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

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Teen & Tween Take-Home Craft: Beaded Valentine Heart Pin   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    For ages 10 and up.
Teens and tweens are busy these days so pick up a craft to do at home!
This month's craft is a Beaded Valentine Heart Pin.
Instructions and most materials are provided in the craft kit.
Supplies are limited and will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit from February 9th-28th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Tax preparation assistance is available FREE as a face-to-face appointment for individuals or families earning $50,000 per year or less.

Call 609-448-1474 for an appointment.

Space is limited.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  9:00 PM Coupon Swap   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Bring coupons to share and take what you need! Coupons available in the library all day.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to Bharatanatyam Dance   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Bharantanatyam is one of the oldest classical dances of Southern India. It is an artistic yoga that involves the movement of body parts in an elegant manner.
    Location: Hopewell 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  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 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 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  -  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 2:00 PM Messy Play Craft Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 2-3

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Words and Pictures (2013)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. Rated PG-13, 111 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 four week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic Tree House Book Club for ages 5-9   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    At each program we’ll read part of a book in the Magic Tree House Series, by Mary Pope Osborne.

THIS MONTH WE ARE READING BOOK NUMBER 26, GOOD MORNING, GORILLAS

You don't have to read the book before you come, but if you do, that's fine.

After reading a portion of the book, we'll explore some non-fiction titles about the place that Jack and Annie have just visited,

We’ll end with a craft.

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

Registration is required.

The book club will take place once a month on a Monday, from 4:00-5:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Valentine 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
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales Story Time   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 5:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math.

Grades K-2.

Online registration is required and will begin on January 26. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Teen Writers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   609-443-1880   
    Share your poems and stories with other teen writers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

We will 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 Pre-school Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This is a hands-on class where children will listen to a story followed by a guided build with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
For ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, January 19th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga Practice   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 26, 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Dates are: February 9, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, March 30.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Google Sheets   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Part two of a four-part introductory series to Google's web-based productivity suite. This class will provide a general overview of Google Sheets (Google's spreadsheet software), and exercises to help you become familiar with creating, editing and sharing spreadsheets. Strong computer and word processing skills required! Please register as seating is limited to 6 participants.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Google Sheets   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Part two of a four-part introductory series to Google's web-based productivity suite. This class will provide a general overview of Google Sheets (Google's spreadsheet software), and exercises to help you become familiar with creating, editing and sharing spreadsheets. Strong computer and word processing skills required! Please register as seating is limited to 6 participants.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 9:35 AM  -  9:00 PM Teen Craft: Chinese New Year Paper Lantern   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can pick up supplies needed to make a paper lantern for Chinese New Year.

Makes a great decoration for your room!

Kits available by the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

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

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

Online registration is required and will begin on January 27. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    A rollicking, rhyming time for you and your baby (6 months-2 years).
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for children ages 2-4. "Valentine Craft"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM Tea and a Book   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come and talk about books.

Refreshments will be served

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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 15 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 Little Shop of Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   609-443-1880   
    Hands-On experiments for children ages 4-9. "Polymers"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 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 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 January 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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 16 spaces available.
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