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Monday May 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Woven Bookmark   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 fancy woven bookmark. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mouse Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.


    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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  -  8:15 PM Young Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For teens ages 10+ and their parents.

Do you enjoy YA science fiction and fantasy? Do you like talking about what you read? Join us each month as we discuss a different great YA sci-fi/fantasy book!

This month’s award-winning book is Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (2015). Set in a medieval-meets-modern kingdom, this award-winning fantasy pairs an ex-knight supervillain (Ballister Blackheart) with a shape-shifting girl (Nimona) in order to expose the evil of the so-called Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics! Stevenson has created a humorous sword-and-sorcery adventure with a dash of mad scientist thrown in. While all ages are welcome to attend, Kirkus Reviews suggests that Stevenson’s novel is most appropriate for readers 13 years and older.

The book club will be held in the Children's Activity Room. It is open to teens and their parents, though teens may also come on their own.

Online registration is required.

Presenters are Jessi Cole Jackson, Jean Graham, and Karen LeMorvan. Jessi Cole Jackson is currently studying for an MFA in children's literature at Hollins University. She has published short stories in Crossed Genres Magazine, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and in the MG/YA anthology 2016 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, among others. In addition to her work at Hollins University, she has taken workshops with Orson Scott Card and Mary Robinette Kowal.

Jean Graham is Professor of English at TCNJ and one of the teachers of TCNJ's young adult literature course. She is currently interim coordinator of English Secondary Education, and sometime supervisor of student teachers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
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 six 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 4, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: April 18 & 25, and May 2-23.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday May 3, 2016 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 opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CookTalks: Tapas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us as Williams-Sonoma’s Executive Chef Anita Constantine demonstrates how to make tapas, the snacks, canapés, and finger food essential to the social life and culture of Spain. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mouse Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.


    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Current Events Discussion Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news. We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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Wednesday May 4, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Get familiar with Microsoft Windows. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Mother’s Day Photo Frame, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-18.

Decorate a small frame, then have your picture taken right during the program so you can slip it inside! Moms are welcome to join in, too.

Online registration is required.

Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday May 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Concert with Miss Amy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is for toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

No registration is required.

Visit Miss Amy's website:     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: God’s Slave (2013)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, this film follows Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist now assigned to execute a suicide bombing at a synagogue, and David, the cold-blooded Israeli special agent who will stop at nothing to prevent the attack. But neither man is defined solely by their extremist views. Not rated. 90 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday May 6, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Create a word document. Learn to format and edit, type, preview and learn to print a simple document.
Strong mouse skills are essential!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 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 Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be provided. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Monday May 9, 2016 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: The Intern (2015)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    A retired successful business owner and widower (Robert De Niro) lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman (Anne Hathaway) in this Warner Bros. comedy from writer/director Nancy Meyers. 121 min. PG-13. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of six 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 4, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: April 18 & 25, and May 2-23.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday May 10, 2016 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 opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations.
Strong mouse skills are essential!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PC Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Get familiar with Microsoft Windows. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Essentials   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Work with the Windows environment. Use the many features of the Start Screen. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 8.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Thursday May 12, 2016 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
 
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 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is: Food Science.

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Open House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments and meet Friends’ members to learn about their efforts in supporting the programs and services of our community library. Kicking off the event will be History on the Hoof’s “Greasy Luck: Stories of a New England Whalerman” program, to be followed by the recognition of library volunteers and recepients of the Friends’ annual scholarships. Two Lawrenceville seniors, who will be chosen on the basis of their scholarship, character and service to their schools and community, will be awarded scholarships by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Open House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments and meet Friends’ members to learn about their efforts in supporting the programs and services of our community library. Kicking off the event will be History on the Hoof’s “Greasy Luck: Stories of a New England Whalerman” program, to be followed by the recognition of library volunteers and recepients of the Friends’ annual scholarships. Two Lawrenceville seniors, who will be chosen on the basis of their scholarship, character and service to their schools and community, will be awarded scholarships by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Circle: French Songs and Poetry   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    In France there exists a close relationship between poetry and songs. The interplay of a poem’s musicality, words, and rhythm has acted as a catalyst for many composers’ creative achievements. In this presentation we are going to consider the relationship between poetry and music in French culture, and we will discuss some poems by famous poets that have been set to music and interpreted by lyric singers. We will also consider English language songs that have their origins in the French tradition of poetry and songwriting. When you have a popular song on the radio, you might not know that it originated with a French poet and singer. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday May 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 5 and under, with a caregiver.

Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to work with Tabs and the Office Ribbon. Explore the many extra features that can help you create a professional-looking document.
Take Word 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence 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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale: Preview Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special Preview Night will be held Friday, May 13. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special Preview Night will be held Friday, May 13. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.
    Location: Lawrence 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 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Monday May 16, 2016 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 Morning Book Club: The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    This is the story of two young boys, one a prince and the other a pauper, who look identical. They meet and on a whim trade places. Unfortunately each ends up trapped in the other's world. The result is a great adventure story told by the master storyteller Mark Twain. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 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) playing 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. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of six 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 4, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: April 18 & 25, and May 2-23.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday May 17, 2016 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 opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: Past Master, by R.A. Lafferty   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The golden planet of Astrobe, made in the image of Utopia, now faced a crisis which could destroy it forever; and yet, no one could understand it: In a world where wealth & comfort were free to everyone, why did so many desert the golden cities for the slums of Cathead and the Barrio? Why did they turn away from the Astrobe dream and seek lives of bone-crushing work, squalor and disease? The rulers of Astrobe didn't know, so they sought in humankind's past for a leader who could give them the answers. Next month’s SciFi Book Club title: The Uplift War, by David Brin. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to work with Windows 8. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about Gadgets, Jump Lists and more.
Strong computer skills necessary!

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Thursday May 19, 2016 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
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mango Languages & Pronunciator   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Have fun learning to use these easy online language-learning systems. Mango Languages teaches conversation skills for 6 different languages including English as a second language for speakers of Spanish and Polish, while Pronunciator offers reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in a choice of 75 different languages.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites.
Requires some Internet experience!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Author Event: Robert Starosciak presents “The Bobby Fulton Story”   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Bobby Fulton is a boy who grows up in small town America in the 1960s, attends Princeton University, and dares to run for a seat in a New Jersey congressional district. His story helps us look back to a much simpler time in our country, and is also an intimate portrayal of the inner workings of a real political campaign. The Bobby Fulton Story is now available at leading retailers nationwide. Bring in your copy to have the author sign it at the event. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Author Event: Robert Starosciak presents “The Bobby Fulton Story”   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Bobby Fulton is a boy who grows up in small town America in the 1960s, attends Princeton University, and dares to run for a seat in a New Jersey congressional district. His story helps us look back to a much simpler time in our country, and is also an intimate portrayal of the inner workings of a real political campaign. The Bobby Fulton Story is now available at leading retailers nationwide. Bring in your copy to have the author sign it at the event. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday May 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Robert Hebditch, published author and frequent contributor to U.S. #1, will discuss story and character arcs and how to satisfactorily shape a short story. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence 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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations.
Strong mouse skills are essential!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
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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 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Angry Bird Catapult, for ages 7-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11 years, with a caregiver.

Join us and build your own mini angry birds game.

Make a catapult out of popsicle sticks and angry birds and pigs out of pom-poms.

Take home a real life version of the popular game!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday May 23, 2016 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
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Angry Bird Catapult, for ages 7-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11 years, with a caregiver.

Join us and build your own mini angry birds game.

Make a catapult out of popsicle sticks and angry birds and pigs out of pom-poms.

Take home a real life version of the popular game!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 six 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 4, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: April 18 & 25, and May 2-23.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There is 1 space available.
Tuesday May 24, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 AM  -  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 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PC Essentials   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Work with the Windows environment. Use the many features of the Start Screen. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 8.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
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Wednesday May 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Woven Bookmark   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 fancy woven bookmark. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Shared Wisdom   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join a conversation group for women of all ages led by reference librarian Ann Kerr to discuss topics of interest such as friendship, relationships, parenting, health, careers and spirituality. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Thursday May 26, 2016 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
 
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 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is: Birds.

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 Internet Explorer. Explore more features in Google!
Requires some Internet experience!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Military Recruitment Posters   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    All countries have their own style when it comes to military recruitment posters, and even within one country, the style will change drastically depending on the specific branch looking for volunteers. Join Historical Reenactor, Tour Guide and Lecturer, Michael Jesberger for a program on the Patriotism and Propaganda behind the recruiting posters of the numerous countries involved in the American Revolution, American Civil War, World War I and World War II. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Military Recruitment Posters   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    All countries have their own style when it comes to military recruitment posters, and even within one country, the style will change drastically depending on the specific branch looking for volunteers. Join Historical Reenactor, Tour Guide and Lecturer, Michael Jesberger for a program on the Patriotism and Propaganda behind the recruiting posters of the numerous countries involved in the American Revolution, American Civil War, World War I and World War II. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday May 27, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday May 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday May 31, 2016 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 opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For children under 5 years old. For safety reasons, the caregiver that brings the child must remain in the room to supervise.

The children’s activity room will be open to families. A variety of rotating fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning. There are tables, a rug and a sink for washing up. Light snacking is permitted. Chatting and socializing in low voices is encouraged.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels; Children or babies who are upset or distraught should be taken out of the area if the noise becomes ongoing or disruptive to others in the library.

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 how to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information.
Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, and Excel 3 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PC Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to work with Windows 8. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about Gadgets, Jump Lists and more.
Strong computer skills necessary!

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring - Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Concert with Miss Amy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is for toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

No registration is required.

Visit Miss Amy's website:     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library:Wondrous Boccaccio (2015)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Legendary directing team Paolo and Vitorio Taviani ("The Night of the Shooting Stars", "Caesar Must Die") offer an evocative new take on the classic work The Decameron. Ten young men and women escape plague-stricken Florence for a countryside estate where they regale each other with bawdy tales of love, destiny and desire. This story about storytelling is a beautiful paean to Italian history, art and the imagination. Italian with English subtitles. 120 min. Not rated. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday June 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 years with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Spring – Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday June 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM LAFFCON 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for the first Science Fiction Convention dedicated to the author R.A. Lafferty! Panels will include "Those Misshapen Waves: Lafferty and The New Wave," "Of Bums and Impoverished Scholars: The State of Lafferty Studies," "Biographical Notes: Document Lafferty," "Whatever Happened to Painting? Lafferty and the Visual Arts," and Several Steps Removed from Original: Reading Lafferty." Guests will include Michael Swanwick, Lissanne Lake, and Mary Mondo. Registration is preferred, and refreshments will be served.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are many spaces available.
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for ages 2-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 years 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 4:30 PM Duct Tape ID Holder, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-14.

Worried about losing your luggage? Tired of having to hunt through your backpack for your ID? Make a duct tape ID card holder or luggage tag! These will keep your ID card handy and your bags from being misplaced.

Online registration is required.

Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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
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Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for ages 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 opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for ages 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 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation (Lawrence Branch)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For approved applicants only.

Register for this program ONLY if you were accepted as a Lawrence Headquarters Teen Summer Reading Volunteer for 2016. (Applications were made available in May, and were due by Wednesday, June 1.)

At this orientation you will gain a brief overview of your summer duties and choose your schedule.

(An adult caregiver or parent must be present to sign off on the student’s chosen schedule.)

Please sign up for only one orientation session.

If you need to cancel, please call the Youth Reference Desk at (609) 989-6921. Spaces are limited at each volunteer session.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Current Events Discussion Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news. We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM Duct Tape ID Holder, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-14.

Worried about losing your luggage? Tired of having to hunt through your backpack for your ID? Make a duct tape ID card holder or luggage tag! These will keep your ID card handy and your bags from being misplaced.

Online registration is required.

Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation (Lawrence Branch)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For approved applicants only.

Register for this program ONLY if you were accepted as a Lawrence Headquarters Teen Summer Reading Volunteer for 2016. (Applications were made available in May, and were due by Wednesday, June 1.)

At this orientation you will gain a brief overview of your summer duties and choose your schedule.

(An adult caregiver or parent must be present to sign off on the student’s chosen schedule.)

Please sign up for only one orientation session.

If you need to cancel, please call the Youth Reference Desk at (609) 989-6921. Spaces are limited at each volunteer session.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation (Lawrence Branch)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For approved applicants only.

Register for this program ONLY if you were accepted as a Lawrence Headquarters Teen Summer Reading Volunteer for 2016. (Applications were made available in May, and were due by Wednesday, June 1.)

At this orientation you will gain a brief overview of your summer duties and choose your schedule.

(An adult caregiver or parent must be present to sign off on the student’s chosen schedule.)

Please sign up for only one orientation session.

If you need to cancel, please call the Youth Reference Desk at (609) 989-6921. Spaces are limited at each volunteer session.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Circle: Poetry Reading Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Come and join us for readings by local poets from our regular discussion group. After their readings, there will be open mic for anyone interested in sharing their original or favorite poems. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation (Lawrence Branch)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For approved applicants only.

Register for this program ONLY if you were accepted as a Lawrence Headquarters Teen Summer Reading Volunteer for 2016. (Applications were made available in May, and were due by Wednesday, June 1.)

At this orientation you will gain a brief overview of your summer duties and choose your schedule.

(An adult caregiver or parent must be present to sign off on the student’s chosen schedule.)

Please sign up for only one orientation session.

If you need to cancel, please call the Youth Reference Desk at (609) 989-6921. Spaces are limited at each volunteer session.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday June 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence 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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
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
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Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for ages 2-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 years with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Everest (2015)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    In this adventure docudrama set in 1996, several groups of professional climbers successfully scale Mount Everest only to be faced with tragedy when a monster storm surprises them as they attempt to make their descent. Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, and John Hawkes co-star. 121 min. PG-13. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for ages 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 opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for ages 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 11:00 AM Cook Talks: The Kitchen Twins   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join Emily & Lyla, The Kitchen Twins, for a cooking demonstration of some of their favorite foods. Also, learn about their experience on Chopped Junior, Rachael Ray, how to start a blog and much more. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday June 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation (Lawrence Branch)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For approved applicants only.

Register for this program ONLY if you were accepted as a Lawrence Headquarters Teen Summer Reading Volunteer for 2016. (Applications were made available in May, and were due by Wednesday, June 1.)

At this orientation you will gain a brief overview of your summer duties and choose your schedule.

(An adult caregiver or parent must be present to sign off on the student’s chosen schedule.)

Please sign up for only one orientation session.

If you need to cancel, please call the Youth Reference Desk at (609) 989-6921. Spaces are limited at each volunteer session.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Princeton Festival Lecture: The Enduring Tale of Peter Grimes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    In 1940, Benjamin Britten was living in California when a friend sent him an essay by E.M. Forster on George Crabbe’s 18th poem “The Borough” about life in a Suffolk fishing village near where Britten himself had lived. Coincidentally, another friend gave him a copy of Crabbe’s work whereupon Britten made two resolutions: to write an opera about Crabbe’s tragic character Peter Grimes and to return to his native England and rejoin his countrymen to face the impending war. This talk presented by Marianne Grey, Princeton University Art Museum Docent, will include literary and artistic examples of how WWII changed the arts of the mid-20th century. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday June 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 years 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 Fiction Writing Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence 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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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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 drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 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
Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for ages 2-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 years 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: Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    In this ambitious fourth novel from Whitbread winner Atkinson ("Behind the Scenes at the Museum"), private detective Jackson Brodie — ex-cop, ex-husband and weekend-dad takes on three cases involving past crimes that occurred in and around London. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Discover Dinosaurs, for ages 6 to 10 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 6 to 10 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for this hands-on program exploring dinosaurs and become a paleontologist in training!

As you rotate through our dinosaur science stations, you will dig for dinosaur bones, create dinosaur fossils, and design your own dinosaur skeleton using pasta.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Space is limited to 25. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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) playing 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. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for ages 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 opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for ages 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 6:30 PM Fire truck visit, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children all ages.

Do you want to be a firefighter when you grow up?

Come try out our firefighter obstacle course and see if you have what it takes to earn the badge.

Afterwards, see a real fire engine up close and meet the amazing firefighters from the Slackwood Fire Company.

Refreshments will be served.

**Note: In case of an emergency, the fire engine and crew may need to cancel or leave abruptly.**

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: The Uplift War, by David Brin   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind? Next month’s SciFi Book Club title: "Leviathan Wakes" by James S.A. Corey. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Plastic Modeling for Kids 8-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Staff     
   

For ages 8-13 years, with a caregiver.

Younger siblings will not be permitted to attend. Please arrive early to begin on time, or your space may be forfeited.

There will be no waiting list for these programs.

Presenter: Tim Lingle.

Presentation will last 2.5 hours.

Adults are welcome to attend with their child.

The purpose of this program is to introduce young people to the hobby of plastic model building. Class size will be limited to 6 participants. To achieve this purpose the program is designed to:

-Give students a basic understanding of what scale modeling is about and then show them the wide range model kits which are commercially available to them.

-Teach students basic modeling skills by providing them with a hands-on learning opportunity

Students will learn about the terminology, tools, and techniques which are required to understand and participate in the hobby of plastic models.

They will learn about the hobby through a combination method of classroom instruction and individual hands on participation.

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

Class size will be strictly limited to 6 registrants. You may register and participate in only ONE of these 4 programs.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring - Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Peace & Prosperity: The 7 Required Factors   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sutinder Dhanjal, a recently retired aerospace engineer, has discovered that seven major factors must be present—in a certain sequence—for peace and prosperity to prevail in a community, a country, and indeed the world. Sutinder demonstrates how these factors have played a role in establishing peace in certain countries. Sutinder has researched this topic for years and continues the research as he develops the presentation. He has given this talk as a keynote speaker at the NJ Department of Transportation, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Princeton University, and various high schools. Listen to the talk and gain a deeper understanding of the way to peace and prosperity. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 years 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 The Lizard Guys Show for 5-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff     
   

For ages 5-11 years, with a caregiver.

Younger siblings are permitted if closely supervised.

The Lizard Guys provide live animal presentations with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs & various bugs.

The audience is introduced to each animal one at a time by one of The Lizard Guys.

They explain where the animal comes from, its normal diet, its life expectancy and answer any other questions thrown their way.

Silly Billy will be the presenter for this program.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM The Lizard Guys Show for 5-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff     
   

For ages 5-11 years, with a caregiver.

Younger siblings are permitted if closely supervised.

The Lizard Guys provide live animal presentations with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs & various bugs.

The audience is introduced to each animal one at a time by one of The Lizard Guys.

They explain where the animal comes from, its normal diet, its life expectancy and answer any other questions thrown their way.

Silly Billy will be the presenter for this program.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Coloring for Adults   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be provided. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Plastic Modeling for Kids 8-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Staff     
   

For ages 8-13 years, with a caregiver.

Younger siblings will not be permitted to attend. Please arrive early to begin on time, or your space may be forfeited.

There will be no waiting list for these programs.

Presenter: Tim Lingle.

Presentation will last 2.5 hours.

Adults are welcome to attend with their child.

The purpose of this program is to introduce young people to the hobby of plastic model building. Class size will be limited to 6 participants. To achieve this purpose the program is designed to:

-Give students a basic understanding of what scale modeling is about and then show them the wide range model kits which are commercially available to them.

-Teach students basic modeling skills by providing them with a hands-on learning opportunity

Students will learn about the terminology, tools, and techniques which are required to understand and participate in the hobby of plastic models.

They will learn about the hobby through a combination method of classroom instruction and individual hands on participation.

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

Class size will be strictly limited to 6 registrants. You may register and participate in only ONE of these 4 programs.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday June 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for ages 2-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 years 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 7:00 PM Shrinky Dink Necklaces, for ages 3-7 yrs, with caregiver   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 3 to 7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun night of shrinky dinks. Get creative and design your own or use a template.

Watch it shrink down then make it into a necklace.

You can also make a matching pony bead bracelet.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Space is limited to 25. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for ages 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 opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for ages 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 1:00 PM Kids Can Cook 4 week series 6-10 years *Bring on Breakfast*   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Presented by Princeton Healthcare System.

Caregivers are encouraged to participate. There will not be a waiting list for this program. If a space becomes available due to a cancelation, we will make an electronic space available at that time.

Register once, beginning June 20. Program is intended for participants who can attend all 4 weeks. the presenter will provide an incentive for those patrons who do so.

In response to Princeton Healthcare System’s recent community needs assessment, this program was developed to help combat obesity. This program is presented thanks to the generous support of Scott and Tracy Sipprelle and Novo Nordisk. "Bring on Breakfast" is the theme for June 28. Participants will be able to identify the importance of eating breakfast. Participants will also learn about healthier breakfast options and be able identify sugar on a nutrition label.

Registration is required, beginning at 7am on June 20th.

Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Participants must arrive in time to start the program or their place may be forfeited. A patron who does not attend a class, will have their name removed from the remaining sessions to allow space for another interested patron to attend. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Party for Teen Summer Reading Volunteers (Lawrence Branch)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For teen Summer Reading volunteers only.

Please RSVP to Miss Jen’s e-vite by 6/28. This will be a fun get-together based on this year’s Summer Reading theme.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Shared Wisdom   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join a conversation group for women of all ages led by reference librarian Ann Kerr to discuss topics of interest such as friendship, relationships, parenting, health, careers and spirituality. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paper bird mini-kite craft 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff     
    For children ages 6-10 years. This project will require hands-on assistance from the caregiver who brings the child. You may come and start your project anytime between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Project will be cleaned up at 8:00pm.

Assemble and paint a paper bird mini-kite. Project will take about 25 minutes.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Space is limited to 29 participants.

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

View the project here:     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Kids Can Cook 4 week series 6-10 years *Savvy Snacks*   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Presented by Princeton Healthcare System.

Caregivers are encouraged to participate. There will not be a waiting list for this program. If a space becomes available due to a cancelation, we will make an electronic space available at that time.

Register once, beginning June 20. Program is intended for participants who can attend all 4 weeks. the presenter will provide an incentive for those patrons who do so.

In response to Princeton Healthcare System's recent community needs assessment, this program was developed to help combat obesity. This program is presented thanks to the generous support of Scott and Tracy Sipprelle and Novo Nordisk. "Savvy snacks" is the theme for July 5. Participants will learn the importance of healthier snacking. They will learn which snacks to limit due to unhealthy ingredients and will be able to identify healthier snack options.

Registration is required, beginning at 7am on June 20th.

Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Participants must arrive in time to start the program or their place may be forfeited. A patron who does not attend a class, will have their name removed from the remaining sessions to allow space for another interested patron to attend. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Mini Clay Ice Cream Sundaes, for ages 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

Make a trio of mini ice cream sundaes out of modeling clay! Perfect as a cute summer decoration or as doll food.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7a.m. Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Please register each child separately. Space is limited. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Plastic Modeling for Kids 8-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Staff     
   

For ages 8-13 years, with a caregiver.

Younger siblings will not be permitted to attend. Please arrive early to begin on time, or your space may be forfeited.

There will be no waiting list for these programs.

Presenter: Tim Lingle.

Presentation will last 2.5 hours.

Adults are welcome to attend with their child.

The purpose of this program is to introduce young people to the hobby of plastic model building. Class size will be limited to 6 participants. To achieve this purpose the program is designed to:

-Give students a basic understanding of what scale modeling is about and then show them the wide range model kits which are commercially available to them.

-Teach students basic modeling skills by providing them with a hands-on learning opportunity

Students will learn about the terminology, tools, and techniques which are required to understand and participate in the hobby of plastic models.

They will learn about the hobby through a combination method of classroom instruction and individual hands on participation.

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

Class size will be strictly limited to 6 registrants. You may register and participate in only ONE of these 4 programs.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM Marionette Show 3-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff     
   

For ages 3-10 years, with a caregiver.

In Book, Beast and Puppet presented by Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre, the program begins with a play using a parade of animal characters including Brer Rabbit, the Cat and the Fiddle and the Bremen Town musicians.

Through puppetry, storytelling and audience participation, children will learn just what makes books so wonderful- and important. A hands-on puppet craft will conclude the program.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Charm Bracelet-Making, for ages 9-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For young adults ages 9-13 years.

Make a pretty beaded charm bracelet! Use it as a lovely addition to your summer wardrobe or as a nice gift for a friend!

Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7a.m. Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Please register each child separately. Space is limited. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Scavenger Hunt 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

Do you like a challenge?! Join us for a scavenger hunt and put your detective reasoning skills to the test!

Bring your library card with you and plan to work in pairs as you investigate and hopefully solve the mystery of where our detective hero has gone missing. Prizes!

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Space is limited to 16 children; please be on time. Your spot may be given to another if you are late.

Call the Youth Desk at 609-989-6921 to cancel. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday July 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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Saturday July 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Plastic Modeling for Kids ages 8-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 8-13 years, with a caregiver.

Younger siblings will not be permitted to attend. Please arrive early to begin on time, or your space may be forfeited.

There will be no waiting list for these programs.

Presenter: Tim Lingle.

Presentation will last 2.5 hours.

Adults are welcome to attend with their child.

The purpose of this program is to introduce young people to the hobby of plastic model building. Class size will be limited to 6 participants. To achieve this purpose the program is designed to:

-Give students a basic understanding of what scale modeling is about and then show them the wide range model kits which are commercially available to them.

-Teach students basic modeling skills by providing them with a hands-on learning opportunity

Students will learn about the terminology, tools, and techniques which are required to understand and participate in the hobby of plastic models.

They will learn about the hobby through a combination method of classroom instruction and individual hands on participation.

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

Class size will be strictly limited to 6 registrants. You may register and participate in only ONE of these 4 programs.

[Youth Program Policy]

    The registration period has not begun.
Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM Juggling Hoffmans Performance 3-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-11 years, with a caregiver.

The Juggling Hoffmans have been dazzling audiences for over a decade.

Attention-grabbing tricks and silly stunts, as well as the use of audience volunteers will keep even the most fidgety amused.

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

Those who have not registered may be permitted to attend, as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM DIY Paper Bag Inspiration Journal 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

What’s an inspiration journal? A place where you can collect your favorite things – pictures, stickers, artwork, poems, writing – whatever inspires YOU!

Decorate your own paper bag inspiration journal and begin filling it with some inspirational quotes, stamps and stickers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Felt Food Pillows, for ages 9-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For young adults ages 9-13 years.

Make some yummy-looking felt pillows! Sewing skills not required.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7a.m. Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Please register each child separately. Space is limited. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Desires to Design public speaking workshop 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Space is limited to 16 participants.

EMPOWER your child with CONFIDENCE through public speaking! Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities.

Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities.

This is a free demonstration workshop presented by Desires by Design, in partnership with the Library.

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

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

Please arrive on time or your space may be given to another participant. Phone us if you need to cancel: (609) 989-6921.

You may register for more than one of the Desires to Desgin programs being offered this summer.

Visit their website for more information     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Kids Can Cook 4 week series 6-10 years *Fun with Fruits & Veggies*   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Presented by Princeton Healthcare System.

Caregivers are encouraged to participate. There will not be a waiting list for this program. If a space becomes available due to a cancelation, we will make an electronic space available at that time.

Register once, beginning June 20. Program is intended for participants who can attend all 4 weeks. the presenter will provide an incentive for those patrons who do so.

In response to Princeton Healthcare System's recent community needs assessment, this program was developed to help combat obesity. This program is presented thanks to the generous support of Scott and Tracy Sipprelle and Novo Nordisk. "Fun with Fruits and Veggies" is the theme for July 26. Participants will learn the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. They will learn how many fruits and vegetables they should eat in a day and will be able to identify ways to include more fruits and vegetables into their everyday meals and snacks.

Registration is required, beginning at 7am on June 20th.

Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Participants must arrive in time to start the program or their place may be forfeited. A patron who does not attend a class, will have their name removed from the remaining sessions to allow space for another interested patron to attend. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Power & Energy show 5-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Sciencetellers. For ages 5-11 years, with a caregiver. Siblings permitted if closely supervised, and attentive.

Join us this summer as we make things fly, spin, move and soar while telling you a series of stories that will energize your summer

Throw on your labcoat and buckle in — you are about to experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have the audience laughing, learning and having fun!

Enjoy this energetic adventure as we discover what makes us move and what powers the world!

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Neon Sun Catchers, for ages 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

Make stunning window art! Create two types of sun catchers out of simple household materials.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7a.m. Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Please register each child separately. Space is limited. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Acrobatic & Performing Dog Show 3-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-11 years, with a caregiver. Siblings permitted.

Willy and Tinkerbelle, now 36 years together as The Waltens Acrobatic Show have performed around the world with a variety show of hand balancing, foot balancing, juggling, rola bola and rolling globe. The dogs, Einstein, Lizzy and Toby steal the show with their amazing tricks and comedy. Bring your own seating!

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM DIY Ball-in-a-Maze Puzzle, for ages 9-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For young adults ages 9-13 years.

Create your own maze game! Great fun for summer traveling or during those long days of summer.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7a.m. Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Please register each child separately. Space is limited. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Desires to Design public speaking workshop 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Space is limited to 16 participants.

EMPOWER your child with CONFIDENCE through public speaking! Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities.

Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities.

This is a free demonstration workshop presented by Desires by Design, in partnership with the Library.

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

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

Please arrive on time or your space may be given to another participant. Phone us if you need to cancel: (609) 989-6921.

You may register for more than one of the Desires to Desgin programs being offered this summer.

Visit their website for more information     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM Live Reptile Animal Diets Show 4-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

Eating is one of the primary supports of life. There is no choice, it must be accomplished. Eating to live involves eating something else that is living, so the whole operation is both dangerous and complicated. All animals, including ourselves, have evolved specific dietary needs, so each species must eat certain foods, but in the right combinations.

Obtaining these foods from their sources can be as simple as clipping a blade of grass or as difficult as pulling down a deer. This program looks at animal diets; how they are acquired, the difficulty in doing so, how animals find and catch their food and how they avoid becoming part of another’s diet.

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

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

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 1:00 PM Kids Can Cook 4 week series 6-10 years *Delicious Drinks*   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Presented by Princeton Healthcare System.

Caregivers are encouraged to participate. There will not be a waiting list for this program. If a space becomes available due to a cancelation, we will make an electronic space available at that time.

Register once, beginning June 20. Program is intended for participants who can attend all 4 weeks. the presenter will provide an incentive for those patrons who do so.

In response to Princeton Healthcare System's recent community needs assessment, this program was developed to help combat obesity. This program is presented thanks to the generous support of Scott and Tracy Sipprelle and Novo Nordisk. "Delicious Drinks" is the theme for July 26. Participants will learn which drinks to limit due to excess sugar or artificial sweeteners. They will learn which store bought drinks are healthier options as well as how to prepare healthier drinks at home.

Registration is required, beginning at 7am on June 20th.

Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Participants must arrive in time to start the program or their place may be forfeited. A patron who does not attend a class, will have their name removed from the remaining sessions to allow space for another interested patron to attend. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Sand Art, for ages 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

Have fun creating sand art! This classic summertime activity will produce a lovely, sandy decoration for your room or window sill.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7a.m. Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Please register each child separately. Space is limited. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Fashion Design for Wooden Peg Dolls, for ages 9-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For young adults ages 9-13 years.

Design outfits and hairstyles for a family of tiny dolls! Practice your fashion design skills.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7a.m. Preference at the door will be given to patrons who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Please register each child separately. Space is limited. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision. Please phone us at 989-6921 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Desires to Design public speaking workshop 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Space is limited to 16 participants.

EMPOWER your child with CONFIDENCE through public speaking! Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities.

Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities.

This is a free demonstration workshop presented by Desires by Design, in partnership with the Library.

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

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

Please arrive on time or your space may be given to another participant. Phone us if you need to cancel: (609) 989-6921.

You may register for more than one of the Desires to Desgin programs being offered this summer.

Visit their website for more information     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 3:00pm.
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 3:00pm.
Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday January 2, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday September 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
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