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Tuesday August 30, 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. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
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. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Paper book mark craft 4-11yr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

Make a paper book mark ornament. Project will take about 10 minutes to complete.

Cleanup will begin 45 minutes after the program begins.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Paper book mark craft 4-11yr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

Make a paper book mark ornament. Project will take about 10 minutes to complete.

Cleanup will begin 45 minutes after the program begins.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Football 'Field Goal' Game!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a field goal game.  Your job is to take a kit home, have fun putting it together, and see if you can swing the ball through the goal posts! 

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 10:00 AM Miss Amy preschool concert f-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Beaded Locker Light, for ages 10-15   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 10-15 years.

Personalize your locker with a glamorous beaded locker light!  It’s magnetic, so it won’t damage your locker and can be moved easily.  Beading (and patience!) is required.  We will be using needles to string the tinier beads.

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 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Second Coming (UK, 2014)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

As busy, working parents, Jackie and Mark haven't been intimate in quite some time. However, Jackie abruptly discovers she is pregnant. She knows it's not her husband Mark's, but claims she hasn't been with anyone else. The unnerving side effects of her pregnancy begin to affect her mental state, creating turmoil within the family that is only made worse by Mark's fury. Second Coming follows the close knit family over the course of a year as they navigate their way through family life and cope with an unexplainable pregnancy.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday September 2, 2016 Go To Top
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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Discover what browsers like Microsoft's new browser Edge do. Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.
 

 

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall – Winter 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 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.
Tuesday September 6, 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CookTalks: Ramen and Pho Bowls   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

These are not your 10 packs for $1 graduate school ramen bowls. No, these are crave-worthy Japanese craft ramen bowls and Vietnamese pho. This session will be facilitated by reference librarian and award-winning cook Donna Wolfe. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Internet 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Discover what browsers like Microsoft's new browser Edge do. 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 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:55 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
 
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
Wednesday September 7, 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
        There are 12 spaces available.
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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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Get familiar with Microsoft Windows 10. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!
Strong mouse skills are essential!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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 September 8, 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 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: Investigating liquids.

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.  Please register each child separately.

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.
 
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
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Circle: Robert Frost (1874-1963)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet born in San Francisco, California. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday September 9, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Legal Resouces Online   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

This class provides an overview of various types of legal materials available online.  Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 14 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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
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 11 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. 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 Exercise   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 September 10, 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 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    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 September 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Library Catalog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Become a savvy library patron! Find anything in our catalog: book, DVD, CD, or electronic materials. Find out how to place an interlibrary loan, have materials shipped from another branch, and suggest an item for purchase.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

In this sequel to the 2002 sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Toula (Nia Vardalos) finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married -- which, of course, requires an even bigger Greek wedding so they can officially tie the knot. Meanwhile, Toula struggles to spice up her marriage to Ian (John Corbett), and is heartbroken when her daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) says she wants to go to a distant college in order to get away from her overbearing clan. 94 min. PG-13. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.

    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 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Pokemon Pikachu duct tape pencil bag, for ages 6 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6 and up, with a caregiver.

Create a Pikachu pencil bag out of duct tape – perfect for school!

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.
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Kids Music Round free demo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Recommended for ages 6 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

Registration is required.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 30 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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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 11 spaces available.
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Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
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 13 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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Shared Wisdom   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a conversation group for women led by reference librarian Ann Kerr to discuss topics of interest such as friendship , relationships, parenting, health, careers and spirituality. Registration is suggested.

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

Work with the Windows 10 environment. Use the many features of the Start Menu. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 10.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer1 2:00 AM  -  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 13 spaces available.
 
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.

[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 7:00 PM New Jersey Base Ball in The Civil War Era   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Author and baseball historian John G. Zinn will discuss New Jersey Base Ball during the Civil War Era: 1855-1870.  Legend has it that base ball (two words in the 19th century) was invented in 1839 in Cooperstown, NY by Abner Doubleday. In fact, the direct ancestor of today’s game started in New York City and New Jersey played an important role in the early days of our “national pastime.”  Zinn will discuss how New Jersey might justly be called base ball’s “incubator,” how the game developed and spread throughout the state and the major differences between the game then and now. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM New Jersey Base Ball in The Civil War Era   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Author and baseball historian John G. Zinn will discuss New Jersey Base Ball during the Civil War Era: 1855-1870.  Legend has it that base ball (two words in the 19th century) was invented in 1839 in Cooperstown, NY by Abner Doubleday. In fact, the direct ancestor of today’s game started in New York City and New Jersey played an important role in the early days of our “national pastime.”  Zinn will discuss how New Jersey might justly be called base ball’s “incubator,” how the game developed and spread throughout the state and the major differences between the game then and now. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop: Dialogue with Hester Young   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Dialogue can breathe life into characters, control the pace of a scene, and advance plot. Learn how to effectively write and incorporate dialogue into your own work.

Hester Young is a Lawrenceville resident and author of The Gates of Evangeline (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015), and The Shimmering Road (coming soon).

Registration suggested. 

Click here to learn more about Hester Young.    
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Resume Makeover   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Bring a saved copy of your résumé  to class!  Help topics include formatting, writing a cover letter, and various helpful tips that will make your résumé  look professional.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 16 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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn about browsers like Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.  Discover the security & privacy features in Edge. Explore more features in Google! 

Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 14 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. Join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Exercise   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: Fall – Winter 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 September 17, 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 Mouse Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Jersey Transit Concert   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Performing without instruments, a capella ensemble Jersey Transit sings a repertoire of songs taken from jazz standards to reggae to R&B to today’s pop. The ensemble has been around for more than 25 years, with some of the original members still in the group. Registration is suggested. 

Click here to learn more about Jersey Transit.    
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Jersey Transit Concert   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Performing without instruments, a capella ensemble Jersey Transit sings a repertoire of songs taken from jazz standards to reggae to R&B to today’s pop. The ensemble has been around for more than 25 years, with some of the original members still in the group. Registration is suggested. 

Click here to learn more about Jersey Transit.    
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Get familiar with Microsoft Windows 10. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!
Strong mouse skills are essential!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
Monday September 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Morning Book Club: The Nightingale, by Kristen Hannah   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.

Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Off the Page   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) 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
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Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    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 7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: Solar Express, by L.D. Modesitt   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The discovery of a strange artifact by Dr. Alayna Wong precipitates a crisis. What appears to be a hitherto undiscovered comet is soon revealed to be an alien structure on a cometary trajectory toward the sun. Now there is a race between countries to see who can study and control the artifact dubbed the "Solar Express" before it perhaps destroys itself. Next sci-fi book club title is: Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Medication Therapy Management - CANCELED   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Deepika Choudhri, a pharmacist at RxCare who has consulted for Long Term Care facilities, will facilitate an informal discussion on taking medications correctly.

Registration is 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 12 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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn more about working with Windows 10. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about the Start Menu, Jump Lists, and more.  Take PC Basics, PC Essentials, and Word 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
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 September 22, 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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 16 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.

Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Medicare Presentation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This presentation of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) - a free and impartial health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers, will cover common questions, such as: I am retiring, what kind of health insurance do I need?  Do I need a Medicare supplemental policy?  What prescription drug assistance is available? Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Medicare Presentation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This presentation of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) - a free and impartial health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers, will cover common questions, such as: I am retiring, what kind of health insurance do I need?  Do I need a Medicare supplemental policy?  What prescription drug assistance is available? Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:25 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 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. Join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Exercise   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  -  8:30 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
   

Friday, September 23, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Preview Night

Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale

Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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, September 23. 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 September 24, 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, September 23. 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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Pokemon Pikachu duct tape pencil bag, for ages 6 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6 and up, with a caregiver.

Create a Pikachu pencil bag out of duct tape – perfect for school!

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 September 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
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 14 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Curtain Up: So You Want to Direct!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Ever wonder how all that stage magic happens?  Are you ready to be at the center of a theatrical production?  Glory, applause.....ulcers--then it's the director's role for you!  

In this active two-part workshop scheduled for September 26 and October 3, professional stage director Julie Ellen Prusinowski will take us through the role of the director from script selection to casting, rehearsal, opening night and all the way to the final curtain call.  Perfect for directors, actors and teachers who have been drafted for the spring musicale, and all those who ever wondered how theatre productions are put together.  No experience is necessary, but the workshop is best suited for participants college age or older. Space may be limited so register early. Registration for both parts of the workshop is highly recommended.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Curtain Up: So You Want to Direct!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Ever wonder how all that stage magic happens?  Are you ready to be at the center of a theatrical production?  Glory, applause.....ulcers--then it's the director's role for you!  

In this active two-part workshop scheduled for September 26 and October 3, professional stage director Julie Ellen Prusinowski will take us through the role of the director from script selection to casting, rehearsal, opening night and all the way to the final curtain call.  Perfect for directors, actors and teachers who have been drafted for the spring musicale, and all those who ever wondered how theatre productions are put together.  No experience is necessary, but the workshop is best suited for participants college age or older. Space may be limited so register early. Registration for both parts of the workshop is highly recommended.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Football 'Field Goal' Game!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a field goal game.  Your job is to take a kit home, have fun putting it together, and see if you can swing the ball through the goal posts! 

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 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Internet 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn about browsers like Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.  Discover the security & privacy features in Edge. 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.
Wednesday September 28, 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. Proficiency in Word 1, Word 2, and Word 3 needed!  

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 12 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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall - Winter 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
Thursday September 29, 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 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: All about me!

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.  Please register each child separately.

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.
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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.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Advocating for Mom and Dad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Deb Hallisey, a caregiver knowledge expert, will speak about the ways to advocate for your aging parents on issues of healthcare, caregiving, safety, finances, and legal documents. Deb answers the questions “What do I do?” and “Where do I start”? highlighting her experiences with her father’s illness, death and caregiving for her mother. You will get the opportunity to learn from one another in a group discussion that is designed to share resources and tips for caregivers. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Advocating for Mom and Dad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Deb Hallisey, a caregiver knowledge expert, will speak about the ways to advocate for your aging parents on issues of healthcare, caregiving, safety, finances, and legal documents. Deb answers the questions “What do I do?” and “Where do I start”? highlighting her experiences with her father’s illness, death and caregiving for her mother. You will get the opportunity to learn from one another in a group discussion that is designed to share resources and tips for caregivers. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
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 12 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.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*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.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:35 AM  -  4:00 PM Assorted Crafts for 4-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 4-11 years.

Assorted crafts will be out for children to make, with a caregiver. 

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. Join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Exercise   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
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Ball-in-a-Maze Puzzles!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a maze game. 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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Curtain Up: So You Want to Direct!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Ever wonder how all that stage magic happens?  Are you ready to be at the center of a theatrical production?  Glory, applause.....ulcers--then it's the director's role for you!  

In this active two-part workshop scheduled for September 26 and October 3, professional stage director Julie Ellen Prusinowski will take us through the role of the director from script selection to casting, rehearsal, opening night and all the way to the final curtain call.  Perfect for directors, actors and teachers who have been drafted for the spring musicale, and all those who ever wondered how theatre productions are put together.  No experience is necessary, but the workshop is best suited for participants college age or older. Space may be limited so register early. Registration for both parts of the workshop is highly recommended.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall - Winter 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
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall – Winter 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
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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 October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM Spooky Bookmark Craft, for teens ages 10+   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 10 and up.

Create a spooky googly-eyed bookmark to celebrate Teen Read Week (Oct. 9-15)!  The craft will be out during the whole week, so drop in any time.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM Haunted House Candle Holders, for ages 9-13   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 9-13.

Create a creepy haunted house OR an elegant gothic mansion candle holder.  These will look great on a dark October night!

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.
Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall – Winter 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
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall - Winter 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
Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Ball-in-a-Maze Puzzles!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a maze game. 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
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall - Winter 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
Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall – Winter 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
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.
Friday November 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall – Winter 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
Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall - Winter 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 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.
Friday December 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall – Winter 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
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall - Winter 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
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.
Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall - Winter 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
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.
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Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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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.
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.
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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.
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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