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Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Celebrate National Library Week with us   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Guess how many in our LEGO® jar & share a favorite book title for a chance to win an Amazon.com gift card!

April 13-18 Only. Winner chosen Monday April 20, 2015.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Memorial Library Friends Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 5-10.

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

One bag per child.

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Rhymes and Play (ages birth to 3; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures will be introduced. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Adult supervision required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Community Office Hours with an Hightstown Council Member   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    A monthly open meeting for Hightstown residents to discuss issues, concerns and views with an Hightstown Council Member.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.
Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop off gently-used books and DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.
    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  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
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 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafty Tweens for ages 8-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Tweens ages 8-11 can join this fun craft program. This time we will be making a pencil and pen flower in honor of spring. Registration is Required.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED - Girls Who Code   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   speretz@peddie.org
   

Today's program is CANCELLED.

The program will resume on Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm.

Be part of a Computer Science & Technology club for 6th-12th grade girls. Volunteer instructors are trained and supported by Girls Who Code staff.

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

To register, send an email to the address above.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM 7th Annual One-Act Playfest   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Damron   609-989-6920   jdamron@mcl.org
    This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited. Registration is required and begins on Monday, March 30, 9:30 am. Please, register online for this event using the registration form below.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 9:00 PM 7th Annual One-Act Playfest   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Damron   609-989-6920   jdamron@mcl.org
    This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited. Registration is required and begins on Monday, March 30, 9:30 am. Please, register online for this event using the registration form below.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 45 spaces available.
 
misc_none 9:35 PM Celebrate National Library Week with us!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Guess how many in our LEGO® jar & share a favorite book title for a chance to win an Amazon.com gift card!

April 13-18 Only. Winner chosen Monday April 20, 2015.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Memorial Library Friends Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Sunday April 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 5 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 7 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 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Native Trees (Walnut, Oak or Cherry), all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Pick up a FREE NATIVE TREE (Walnut, Oak or Cherry) in celebration of Earth and Arbor Day!

This program has been made possible with trees from the NJ State Forestry Nursery, and with funding from the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All ages, no registration or sign up required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Free Native Trees (Walnut, Oak or Cherry), all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Pick up a FREE NATIVE TREE (Walnut, Oak or Cherry) in celebration of Earth and Arbor Day!

This program has been made possible with trees from the NJ State Forestry Nursery, and with funding from the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All ages, no registration or sign up required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Butterfly suncatcher craft 3-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-10 years, with a caregiver.

Drop in from 1-4pm and make a butterfuly suncatcher.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: The Hundred Foot Journey   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite cannot be ignored. Starring Helen Mirren. Rated PG. 122 minutes.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Whiplash (R), with Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist. A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
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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 many spaces available.
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:40 AM Teen & Tween Take-Home Craft: Vinyl Record Bowl   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 vinyl record bowl.
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 April 1st to 30th while supplies last.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Morning Book Club: The Day the Falls Stood Still, by Carrie Marie Buchanan   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Steeped in the intriguing history of Niagara Falls, this epic love story is as rich, spellbinding, and majestic as the falls themselves. Copies of this month’s book selection are available at the Lawrence headquarters Branch Library’s Circulation Desk. Registration suggested.
    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
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Resume Makeover   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Bring a saved copy of your resume to class! Help topics include formatting, writing a cover letter, and various helpful tips that make your resume make professional. Proficiency in MS Word needed!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop off gently-used books and DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.
    Location: Robbinsville 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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
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misc_none 2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

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

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

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

Registration required by phone or in person.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  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 Mystery Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    The group will be discussing No Rest for the Dead by Jeff Abbott
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Off the Page   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) to play one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. We’re saving a place for you at the table! Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Work with your peers on tasks around the library.
Receive one hour of community service credit.
For ages 13 to 17.
Registration is required starting Wednesday, April 1st.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Fitness for Seniors   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 47 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Fitness for Seniors   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop off gently-used books and DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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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 PowerPoint 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Make fabulous presentations. Learn to add new slides, text and images.
Strong Word skills required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 7 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 Crazy Eights Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Explore math in an exciting, new way. For children grades K-2.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 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 Beginning Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Google Tips & Tricks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn some of the best searching tools available through Google, including cloud storage.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM All About Reiki   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Olivia Van Wagner, Reiki Master Teacher. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It’s administered by laying on hands (or just above body) and can be easily learned by anyone. Learn basic Reiki principles and a brief sample of a Reiki session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM All About Reiki   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Olivia Van Wagner, Reiki Master Teacher. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It’s administered by laying on hands (or just above body) and can be easily learned by anyone. Learn basic Reiki principles and a brief sample of a Reiki session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 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 Science Fiction Book Club: Singularity Sky, by Charles Stross   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Four hundred years in the future, time travel has been perfected and groundbreaking developments in Artificial Intelligence have been made. But is this a great step forward for humanity--or its ultimate downfall? Copies of this month’s book selection are available at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library Circulation Desk. Next month’s SciFi Book Club title: Dune by Frank Herbert. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  12:00 PM One-on-One Help: eBooks, Audiobooks, Hoopla   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Register for a 30-minute session with a librarian for some one-on-one guidance in downloading free audio and eBooks from eLibraryNJ or streaming free movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from Hoopla. Remember to bring your library card, as well as the usernames and passwords (Apple ID, Amazon, etc.) associated with your device.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Beginning yoga sessions every Wednesday in April by certified instructor Michael Rosadivito. Mats provided.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop off gently-used books and DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Windows 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Explore the features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about Gadgets, Jump Lists and more.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.
Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 5 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!
"Friendship Bracelets"
    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 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Earth Day Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Make and design your own creation with recycled items provided by the library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    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 5:00 PM Bessie, the Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Show Bessie how smart you are and read your favorite stories to her. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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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 March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Author Appearance: Lisa Begin-Kruysman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Meet Lisa Begin-Kruysman, author of Around the World in 1909: Harriet White Fisher and Her Locomobile. Hear the fascinating story of the Trenton industrialist who, in the summer of 1909, purchased a state-of-the art Locomobile and embarked on a remarkable journey with her driver, maid, butler and dog, exploring places where no man, woman or domesticated house pet had ever ventured. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Author Appearance: Lisa Begin-Kruysman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Meet Lisa Begin-Kruysman, author of Around the World in 1909: Harriet White Fisher and Her Locomobile. Hear the fascinating story of the Trenton industrialist who, in the summer of 1909, purchased a state-of-the art Locomobile and embarked on a remarkable journey with her driver, maid, butler and dog, exploring places where no man, woman or domesticated house pet had ever ventured. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 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
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM 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  -  11:30 AM Job & Career Accelerator   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn how to use a library database to develop a professional resume and cover letter. Obtain important information on different occupations. Learn how to get job listings from over 5 million job postings.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop off gently-used books and DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.
    Location: Robbinsville 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 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 Story-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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Computer Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Internet Basics. Thursday, April 23, 3 p.m. Learn quick and easy tips for navigating the web, including choosing a browser, printing pages from websites, conducting simple searches, and more!
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 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  -  5:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children in Grades K-2 are invited to join the Crazy 8s Math Club. This eight week program will get kids fired up about math. Each week we will introduce new concepts with fun hands-on activities.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Making a Scene for ages 9 to 12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    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.

Registration required and begins April 2.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Identity Theft & You   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Despite the rise in identity theft, many people still are not vigilant in protecting their privacy, identification, and good name. Robert Lackie, professor-librarian at Rider University and an identity theft prevention specialist, will help you analyze identity safety issues and apply safeguards at work, home, and on the road so that you can learn how to detect and protect your digital footprint. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Identity Theft & You   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Despite the rise in identity theft, many people still are not vigilant in protecting their privacy, identification, and good name. Robert Lackie, professor-librarian at Rider University and an identity theft prevention specialist, will help you analyze identity safety issues and apply safeguards at work, home, and on the road so that you can learn how to detect and protect your digital footprint. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Google Calendar   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn how to use Google’s online calendar for effective time management, sharing events, distributing invitations and sending event notifications. Attendees should have a Google account in order to use the online software. Registration is strongly recommended
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Google Calendar   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn how to use Google’s online calendar for effective time management, sharing events, distributing invitations and sending event notifications. Attendees should have a Google account in order to use the online software. Registration is strongly recommended
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM 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 Tech Talk with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Friday, April 10 and 24, 10-11 a.m. By appointment only. Our resident techie will answer your questions. Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just your questions
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM 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  -  11:00 AM Sing & Play for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Ms. Susan for a sing-along program with guitar and CD music.

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

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

No registration required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CookTalks: Pasta Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    In a hands-on workshop, Chef Chris Voightsberger of Acacia Restaurant in Lawrenceville, will demonstrate and instruct home cooks in the preparation of pasta. Bring an apron and join in the floury fun as we roll gnocchi, and stuff and seal the ravioli and tortellini. Registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5, with adult
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Walk-in Craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A sample craft and all the materials for a child to make one will be provided.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dance and Sing Along with Corina   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 1-6 years.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: The Theory of Everything   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of; time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science. Starring Eddie Redmayne. Rated PG-13. 124 minutes.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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 8 spaces available.
Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Pick up some gently-used books and DVDs of all kinds-fiction or non-fiction for adults or children. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 5-10.

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

One bag per child.

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
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misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Poesia & Chanson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    John Padovano, a.k.a. "the Ironbound Crooner," has performed on television and radio and at many cafés, coffee houses, Princeton University, and libraries across New Jersey. Padovano’s new book, From Italy to Baroque Park, tells the story of his life and music. He calls his music and his live concert “Poesia and Chanson,” or poetry and song.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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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 7 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 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rain stick craft 3-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-10 years, with a caregiver.

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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

No registration required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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 Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Chair Yoga: Winter-Spring Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Chair yoga modifies traditional yoga postures that makes it suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Now almost everyone can gain the health and fitness benefits by practicing chair yoga. Yoga master Christine Donahue will teach this series of adaptive chair yoga practice. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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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
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

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

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

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

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

Grades 3-5.

Online registration is required and will begin on April 13. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

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

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

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

Registration required by phone or in person.

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

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

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

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

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

Online registration is required and will begin on April 14. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Finding Health & Consumer Information   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to find reliable health and consumer information using the library's free data bases.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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 7 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
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

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

Make fun and useful crafts!

No registration required.

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

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

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

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

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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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 Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Beginning yoga sessions every Wednesday in April by certified instructor Michael Rosadivito. Mats provided. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    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 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Movies for Adults: The Theory of Everything   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Rated PG-13, this is the story of Jane and Stephen Hawking and his professional success despite receiving a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 21.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of information.
Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club! (for grades 3-5) - Time of Your Life   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Services   609-989-6921   
    For children in grades 3-5.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Science Station for Ages 3-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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

Surprise crafts!

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

Math - Science - Reading - Writing

Time and Location:

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

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

For more information please contact the West Windsor Branch Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Manga Club (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you like anime, manga, graphic novels, and/or superheroes? Join us for discussions, snacks, movies, and other activities! No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults: The Theory of Everything   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Rated PG-13, this is the story of Jane and Stephen Hawking and his professional success despite receiving a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 21.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Writer's Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    A group for writers who provide feedback to one another. Bring a brief sample of your work. Meets every other week.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

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

For ages 3-6 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

For more information:    

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

For ages 3-6 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

For more information:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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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 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

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

No registration required.

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

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Foxcatcher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    An Olympic Wrestling Champion team joins a team led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. Starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum. Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Word 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Develop a character on the fly,

Analyze a scene, and

Quickly prepare for a cold reading.

Space is limited. Online registration is required.

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

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

Online registration required. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Uncover the Hidden Job Market   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    More than half of the open job positions are not actively published. David Schuchman, an information technology professional, will discuss the things you can do to overcome this challenge and increase your access to professional opportunities. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Uncover the Hidden Job Market   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    More than half of the open job positions are not actively published. David Schuchman, an information technology professional, will discuss the things you can do to overcome this challenge and increase your access to professional opportunities. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Coffee Bean Coasters   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

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

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

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

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

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.


    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5, with adult
    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Spring–Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this beginner’s drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Energize Your Spine with Chair Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    One measure of age is the flexibility of your spine. Priscilla Estes, RYT, IKYTA, will guide you as you sit in a chair and, going at your own pace, work all 26 vertebrae from the base of your spine to the top for a burst of energy and perhaps greater mental clarity.

Online registration required. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drum Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please call to register.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Sunday May 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mother's Day gift craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    One craft for ages 3-7 years, with a caregiver, and another for ages 8-14 years with a caregiver.

Make a Mother’s Day gift craft.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Into the Woods   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Starring Meryl Streep. Rated PG.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    The Theory of Everything (PG-13), with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Emma Watson. The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work and together they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:40 AM Teen & Tween Take-Home Craft: Button Bookmarks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    For ages 10 and up.
Teens and tweens are busy these days so pick up a craft to do at home!
This month's craft is a button bookmark.
Instructions and most materials are provided in the craft kit.
Supplies are limited and will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit from May 4th through 30th while supplies last.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   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  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

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

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades K-2.

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

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

Grades 3-5.

Online registration is required and will begin on April 20. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Teen Writers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Share your poetry and stories with other teen writers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM English Conversation Class for ESL Students   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yikes! What's Happening to My Body? (for Girls)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Designed for girls between the ages of 9 and 12.
This program will address the physical, intellectual and emotional changes your child will experience as she enters her teenage years.
Bring your child and join us for an informative and relaxed look at growing up.
The program will be led by Karen Davison, RN, a Health Educator with Princeton HealthCare System.
Registration is required online starting Monday, April 13th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 this month's book. Please call the library beginning Tuesday, April 13th for this month's title.

No registration required. New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 20, 9:30 apm. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Dates are: May 4, May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

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

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

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

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Crazy Eights Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Explore math in an exciting, new way. For children grades K-2.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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