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Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We’ll meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Super Heroes: The Beneficial Bugs, for grades 1 to 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Master Gardeners will present a program about beneficial bugs. They are the super heroes of the garden.

This program is designed for children in grades 1 to 3.

Online registration is required and begins July 14.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Unleashing the Power of the Mind   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 - 8:30 pm The mind is an extraordinarily powerful tool that plays an important role in helping us achieve success, yet most people do not tap into that readily available power. Did you know that 75–90% of what you do today, you did yesterday, and you will do again tomorrow? Why is our behavior so mechanical and mindless? Doing the same thing over and over again is not challenging our thought process. This workshop will teach you not only how and why your mind is holding you back, but also what you can do to immediately take control and harness the power of your mind.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 17 spaces available.
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Globetrotters for ages 6-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
    Calling all Globetrotters ages 6-10!

Let's take a trip to the United States.

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

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

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, and August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Classes will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in July and August. Open to those age 16 years and older. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM KIDCRAFT FOR AGES 6 TO 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kidcraft for ages 6-8

Each week children make a different craft. This week's craft is nature prints.

Children participate without a parent in order to foster independence and self confidence.

Weekly registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafty Tweens for ages 9 to 11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafty Tweens is designed for ages 9 to 11. Each week tweens make a different craft. This week's craft is nature prints.

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

Registration is required and begins July 23.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Halloween Play Auditions, ages 11 to 17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Youth Services Department of the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be holding open auditions (no registration necessary) for teens ages 11-17, as well as some adult roles, for our upcoming Halloween Playfest. The auditions will take place on Saturday July 25th and August 1st from 2:30-4:30 pm., and Thursday July 30th and August 6th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Performances on October 23th to 25th will feature a new musical play for actors ~11 to adult, “Abby Marsh is Slightly Dead.” Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts, for singing roles you can choose from a selection of well-known songs. Scripts will be available for inspection at the reference desk, or can be sent by e-mail. Auditions will take place at the West Windsor Branch, 333 North Post Rd., Princeton Junction. Rehearsals will begin in early September. We welcome help with makeup, costumes, choreography, music, and set construction. Please call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or e-mail mkerr@mcl.org with any questions.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rock Band Workshop, teens only   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a fun three-part workshop in which you learn how to play a song (you will vote from five different songs) with other teens in a band! This workshop is led by two well-established rock'n'roll musicians.

Space is limited. You only need to register once in order to be registered for all 3 workshops. Please make sure that you can actually attend all of the dates. Those dates are July 16th, 23rd & 30th.

Pizza will be provided!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

Not only will you sit down but she will have you up and doing the hokey pokey and shaking eggs in her energetic style of entertaining the little ones.

Be prepared to join in with your child and have some fun. There are stickers for everyone at the end of the show.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Walk-in Craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A sample craft and all the materials for a child to make one will be provided.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ethical Hacking, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Program Description:

Are you an avid programmer ready to boast your skills to the world? Consider gaining some skills in ethical hacking, the branch of “hacking” concerned with finding holes in programs and websites before the bad guys do. Join this program to get off the ground with your hacking career! We’re not going to be hacking into Google or anything, but we’re certain you’ll have fun getting yourself ankle-deep into this exciting realm of computer science.

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR PROGRAMMING BEGINNERS. We strongly recommend that if you wish to join this program, you have had significant experience in at least one object-oriented or procedural programming language (Python, Java, C, etc.) and have a solid overall understanding of the basics of how computers function (e.g. the function of RAM, what a CPU does, etc.). If all these terms sound like Greek to you, it would not be advisable to join this program.

The program will run every Friday for 6 weeks, starting July 17th, for two hours from 1 - 3 PM. Below is a schedule of the program.

Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction to the program--what is ethical hacking? Recommendations for getting good at hacking. Cryptography -- Alphabetical and Binary Ciphers, Hashes, RSA, ECC. Some fun with (virtual) Enigma machines.

Week 2: The Internals of a Computer: How x86 Assembly Makes the Modern Computer Work. Linux tutorial and an introduction to reverse engineering.

Week 3: An intro to C and the stack and heap; basic binary exploitation techniques (buffer overflows, ROP, format string attacks)

Week 4: An introduction to the structure of network communications and how the Internet works. Web hacking: SQL injection techniques, cookie stealing, PHP vulnerabilities

Week 5: Explorations in Cyber Forensics: using hex editors, analyzing packet captures and memory dumps, steganography

Week 6: Mock Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition! (No, this isn’t the game involving running played in gym class.) Program members will group in pairs and compete in a small competition designed to test the limits of their hacking skills. May the best hackers win!

Be sure to bring a laptop! We’d also recommend installing the software from the following URL (all of it is free and mostly open-source):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ySjP7xuoGr_xVCVK6NCIuIfg3bzFkqDjWIboPilW9Nw/edit?usp=sharing

We recommend attending every class, though the classes aren’t exactly sequential so its okay to miss one or two. Please contact us if you know in advance that you might miss a session, and only register if you think you’ll be available for most of the sessions. Open to ages 12 - 20!

We recommend that you install the following software on your computer:

-Wireshark

Mac users may have trouble installing this due to compatibility issues, we will help you out in the first session

-A Hex Editor (we recommend HxD for Windows or iHex for Mac)

-A Disassembler of your Choice

Hopper works well for Mac, IDA Disassembler is the industry standard (if you have a Mac, we recommend both)

-Advanced REST client (available from Chrome App Store). This isn’t strictly necessary, we can also use online REST services.

-Code Editor (I recommend Sublime Text)

-Python 2.7 or 3.3 (or preferably both)

pip package manager or easy_install package manager

-C Compiler, e.g. gcc (preinstalled on Mac and Linux, available through Visual Studio or Cygwin on Windows)

We also recommend:

Registering for:

-A Cloud9 Account (https://c9.io): useful for Linux terminals

-A Github Account (https://github.com)

-A PicoCTF Account (https://picoctf.com)

-An HSCTF Account (https://hsctf.com)

-Accounts for other CTFs!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Movie: Disney's The Aristocats, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    On every Friday throughout the summer, we'll have an afternoon movie.

The movie will be DISNEY'S THE ARISTOCATS. G, 78 minutes

You may bring your own snacks.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 2 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Science Saturdays: Demos with DIY Lava Lamps and more, ages 5-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    This week: Demos with DIY Lava Lamps and more!

Hands-on science program for kids interested in science! Join us in the library activity room to discover, create, and learn with fun experiments and cool demos! Parents welcome to participate along with kids.

More cool DIY activities to follow.

Ages 5-8. Online registration required!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Halloween Play Auditions, ages 11 to 17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Youth Services Department of the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be holding open auditions (no registration necessary) for teens ages 11-17, as well as some adult roles, for our upcoming Halloween Playfest. The auditions will take place on Saturday July 25th and August 1st from 2:30-4:30 pm., and Thursday July 30th and August 6th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Performances on October 23th to 25th will feature a new musical play for actors ~11 to adult, “Abby Marsh is Slightly Dead.” Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts, for singing roles you can choose from a selection of well-known songs. Scripts will be available for inspection at the reference desk, or can be sent by e-mail. Auditions will take place at the West Windsor Branch, 333 North Post Rd., Princeton Junction. Rehearsals will begin in early September. We welcome help with makeup, costumes, choreography, music, and set construction. Please call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or e-mail mkerr@mcl.org with any questions.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books & Babies End of Summer Reading Program Party, for ages 1 to 24 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program.

Join us for songs, stories, and a craft designed just for babies.

Siblings are welcome.

Registration is recommended.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of August.

Get a jump start on the math you will study in school this fall.

Space is limited.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tales from the Odyssey Book Club, for ages 7 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    We are reading the series TALES FROM THE ODYSSEY, by Mary Pope Osborne. This title consists of two paperback books, Part 1 and Part 2.

Both books are available to check out from the library (J OSB). Be sure to look in the juvenile paperbacks.

Part 1 contains Books 1, 2, and 3. Part 2 contains Books 4, 5, and 6.

For this program we are reading Part One, Book 3, SIRENS AND SEA MONSTERS.

DISCOVER THE GODS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND TRAVEL WITH ODYSSEUS ON HIS TRAVELS ACROSS THE SEAS.

You don't have to read the book before you come.

Children who volunteer will take turns reading parts of the book.

We’ll end with a craft.

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

Registration is required and begins July 20.

The book club will take place twice a month on a Monday, from 4:00-4:45 pm. Hope to see you there!

PARENTS: Some of the stories may be disturbing to young children. Please look at the book yourselves, and decide if it's appropriate for your child.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

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

No Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

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

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

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
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Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We’ll meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Walten's Acrobatic and Performing Dog Show, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Walten's Acrobatic and Performing Dog Show will take place outside, next to the library.

This variety show is full of surprizes. And the dogs are adorable.

This is a show for the whole family.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This is an encore presentation by Robert J. Lackie, professor-librarian at Rider University and coauthor of Identity Theft: What You Need To Know. Robert will teach you how to detect and protect your digital footprint. Robert runs this workshop all over the country, transforming casual Internet users into savvy consumers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of August.

Get a jump start on the math you will study in school this fall.

Space is limited.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Globetrotters for ages 6-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
    Calling all Globetrotters ages 6-10!

Let's take a trip to the United States.

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

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

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, and August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Classes will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in July and August. Open to those age 16 years and older. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM KIDCRAFT FOR AGES 6 TO 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kidcraft for ages 6-8

Each week children make a different craft. This week's craft is painting and decorating a t-shirt.

Each child need to bring a white or light colored t-shirt with them to paint.

Children participate without a parent in order to foster independence and self confidence.

Weekly registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafty Tweens for ages 9 to 11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafty Tweens is designed for ages 9 to 11. Each week tweens make a different craft. This week's craft is painting and decorating a t-shirt.

Each tween need to bring a white or light colored t-shirt with them to paint.

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

Registration is required and begins July 30.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Class for ages 6 to 10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Learn to play chess with Kimberly and Andrew Ding.

The program will include instruction and playing time.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Halloween Play Auditions, ages 11 to 17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Youth Services Department of the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be holding open auditions (no registration necessary) for teens ages 11-17, as well as some adult roles, for our upcoming Halloween Playfest. The auditions will take place on Saturday July 25th and August 1st from 2:30-4:30 pm., and Thursday July 30th and August 6th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Performances on October 23th to 25th will feature a new musical play for actors ~11 to adult, “Abby Marsh is Slightly Dead.” Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts, for singing roles you can choose from a selection of well-known songs. Scripts will be available for inspection at the reference desk, or can be sent by e-mail. Auditions will take place at the West Windsor Branch, 333 North Post Rd., Princeton Junction. Rehearsals will begin in early September. We welcome help with makeup, costumes, choreography, music, and set construction. Please call director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901 or e-mail mkerr@mcl.org with any questions.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM CANCELLED Reading Practice for ages 4 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

This is for beginning readers.

Join a small group of children and practice your reading.

Children will read aloud to one another.

The tutor is a certified K-12 teacher.

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Mad Science End of Summer Reading Program Celebration for ages 3-7   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    SOUNDS LIKE SCIENCE is designed for ages 3 to 7.

This 40-minute show highlights the sense of sound. Through a combination of demonstrations and audience participation we bring the science of sound to your children.

Among the experiments the students will witness how sound waves travel using both the audience and a Slinky.

They'll participate in creating a rainstorm complete with rain, thunder and lighting.

For a finale they will get to hear the quack of Quacker the Duck, the growl of Terry the Tiger and the roar of Rex the T-Rex.

Please attend only one of the Mad Science programs.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM AND HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SRP REGISTRATION DESK.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ethical Hacking, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Program Description:

Are you an avid programmer ready to boast your skills to the world? Consider gaining some skills in ethical hacking, the branch of “hacking” concerned with finding holes in programs and websites before the bad guys do. Join this program to get off the ground with your hacking career! We’re not going to be hacking into Google or anything, but we’re certain you’ll have fun getting yourself ankle-deep into this exciting realm of computer science.

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR PROGRAMMING BEGINNERS. We strongly recommend that if you wish to join this program, you have had significant experience in at least one object-oriented or procedural programming language (Python, Java, C, etc.) and have a solid overall understanding of the basics of how computers function (e.g. the function of RAM, what a CPU does, etc.). If all these terms sound like Greek to you, it would not be advisable to join this program.

The program will run every Friday for 6 weeks, starting July 17th, for two hours from 1 - 3 PM. Below is a schedule of the program.

Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction to the program--what is ethical hacking? Recommendations for getting good at hacking. Cryptography -- Alphabetical and Binary Ciphers, Hashes, RSA, ECC. Some fun with (virtual) Enigma machines.

Week 2: The Internals of a Computer: How x86 Assembly Makes the Modern Computer Work. Linux tutorial and an introduction to reverse engineering.

Week 3: An intro to C and the stack and heap; basic binary exploitation techniques (buffer overflows, ROP, format string attacks)

Week 4: An introduction to the structure of network communications and how the Internet works. Web hacking: SQL injection techniques, cookie stealing, PHP vulnerabilities

Week 5: Explorations in Cyber Forensics: using hex editors, analyzing packet captures and memory dumps, steganography

Week 6: Mock Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition! (No, this isn’t the game involving running played in gym class.) Program members will group in pairs and compete in a small competition designed to test the limits of their hacking skills. May the best hackers win!

Be sure to bring a laptop! We’d also recommend installing the software from the following URL (all of it is free and mostly open-source):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ySjP7xuoGr_xVCVK6NCIuIfg3bzFkqDjWIboPilW9Nw/edit?usp=sharing

We recommend attending every class, though the classes aren’t exactly sequential so its okay to miss one or two. Please contact us if you know in advance that you might miss a session, and only register if you think you’ll be available for most of the sessions. Open to ages 12 - 20!

We recommend that you install the following software on your computer:

-Wireshark

Mac users may have trouble installing this due to compatibility issues, we will help you out in the first session

-A Hex Editor (we recommend HxD for Windows or iHex for Mac)

-A Disassembler of your Choice

Hopper works well for Mac, IDA Disassembler is the industry standard (if you have a Mac, we recommend both)

-Advanced REST client (available from Chrome App Store). This isn’t strictly necessary, we can also use online REST services.

-Code Editor (I recommend Sublime Text)

-Python 2.7 or 3.3 (or preferably both)

pip package manager or easy_install package manager

-C Compiler, e.g. gcc (preinstalled on Mac and Linux, available through Visual Studio or Cygwin on Windows)

We also recommend:

Registering for:

-A Cloud9 Account (https://c9.io): useful for Linux terminals

-A Github Account (https://github.com)

-A PicoCTF Account (https://picoctf.com)

-An HSCTF Account (https://hsctf.com)

-Accounts for other CTFs!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Mad Science End of Summer Reading Program Celebration for ages 8 - 12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Spin, Pop, Boom for ages 8 - 12

In this 45-minute presentation, the Mad Scientist will use simple but exciting science experiments and demonstrations to involve your group in the discovery process of science.

Included in the event will be such experiments as the "Famous, Flaming Didgeridoo" and the "Fantastic Flying Foam Factory".

There will also be some audience participation.

Children need to be able to attend without parent/adult, unless of special need.

Please attend only one Mad Science Program.

Spectacular experiments spark the children's curiosity and highlight the very best of Mad Science.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM AND HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SRP REGISTRATION DESK.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 2 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Scratch Programming using Raspbery Pi for Grades 1 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids in grades 1 to 6 can develop a foundation for programming by getting get hands on experience with Raspberry Pi.

This 2 part program will take place on August 8 and August 15. Students who register for August 8 are expected to attend the August 15 class.

Registration is required and begins on August 1.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of August. BY REGISTERING ON AUGUST 10, YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CLASSES: August 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26.

PLEASE DON'T REGISTER UNLESS YOU CAN ATTEND ALL THE REMAINING CLASSES

The teacher wants to help students survey their entire math text book, and this will take a series of classes.

Get a jump start on the math you will study in school this fall.

Space is limited.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Teen Volunteer Party, teen volunteers only   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    If you volunteered at the West Windsor Library this summer, please join us for a party celebrating your hard work! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration required. TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS ONLY PLEASE!
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We’ll meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women: Is It a Natural Part of Aging?   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Over a third of women live with a pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse. Nina Bhatia, MD—board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as in urogynecology, and a member of the medical staff of Princeton HealthCare System—will discuss causes and symptoms of this common problem. Nonsurgical and surgical interventions, including da Vinci Robotic Surgery, will also be explored.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Powerpoint   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Time Presented by Beth Chaim Preschool, for ages 2 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for a special story time and craft presented by Beth Chaim Preschool.

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of August. You must have registered on August 10 in order to attend the rest of the classes. These include August 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26.

Get a jump start on the math you will study in school this fall.

Space is limited.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, and August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Classes will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in July and August. Open to those age 16 years and older. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Powerpoint   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Class for ages 6 to 10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Learn to play chess with Kimberly and Andrew Ding.

The program will include instruction and playing time.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Online registration is required and begins August 6.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Costume Jewelry Making: Basic Skills   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Let Cheryl infuse you with her enthusiasm for making costume jewelry. She will teach you how to string beads on stainless steel wire and to finish the piece with a clasp of your choice. Leave the class with a beautiful, wearable piece of your own creation. You will be able to make one of the following: a bracelet, a necklace, or a pair of earrings. Cheryl Kaplan has had a jewelry business since 1986 and has been teaching jewelry making since 1991.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Friday August 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM CANCELLED Reading Practice for ages 4 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

This is for beginning readers.

Join a small group of children and practice your reading.

Children will read aloud to one another.

The tutor is a certified K-12 teacher.

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong Pete for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Singalong Pete plays the guitar and sings favorite children's songs and folk songs.

Everyone is encouraged to sing along.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: Consequences, by Penelope Lively   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This sweeping love story connects the lives of three generations: Lorna and Matt, who experience heartache during World War II; their daughter, Molly; and their granddaughter, Ruth, who begins a journey that takes her back to 1941.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Walk-in Craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A sample craft and all the materials for a child to make one will be provided.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ethical Hacking, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Program Description:

Are you an avid programmer ready to boast your skills to the world? Consider gaining some skills in ethical hacking, the branch of “hacking” concerned with finding holes in programs and websites before the bad guys do. Join this program to get off the ground with your hacking career! We’re not going to be hacking into Google or anything, but we’re certain you’ll have fun getting yourself ankle-deep into this exciting realm of computer science.

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR PROGRAMMING BEGINNERS. We strongly recommend that if you wish to join this program, you have had significant experience in at least one object-oriented or procedural programming language (Python, Java, C, etc.) and have a solid overall understanding of the basics of how computers function (e.g. the function of RAM, what a CPU does, etc.). If all these terms sound like Greek to you, it would not be advisable to join this program.

The program will run every Friday for 6 weeks, starting July 17th, for two hours from 1 - 3 PM. Below is a schedule of the program.

Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction to the program--what is ethical hacking? Recommendations for getting good at hacking. Cryptography -- Alphabetical and Binary Ciphers, Hashes, RSA, ECC. Some fun with (virtual) Enigma machines.

Week 2: The Internals of a Computer: How x86 Assembly Makes the Modern Computer Work. Linux tutorial and an introduction to reverse engineering.

Week 3: An intro to C and the stack and heap; basic binary exploitation techniques (buffer overflows, ROP, format string attacks)

Week 4: An introduction to the structure of network communications and how the Internet works. Web hacking: SQL injection techniques, cookie stealing, PHP vulnerabilities

Week 5: Explorations in Cyber Forensics: using hex editors, analyzing packet captures and memory dumps, steganography

Week 6: Mock Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition! (No, this isn’t the game involving running played in gym class.) Program members will group in pairs and compete in a small competition designed to test the limits of their hacking skills. May the best hackers win!

Be sure to bring a laptop! We’d also recommend installing the software from the following URL (all of it is free and mostly open-source):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ySjP7xuoGr_xVCVK6NCIuIfg3bzFkqDjWIboPilW9Nw/edit?usp=sharing

We recommend attending every class, though the classes aren’t exactly sequential so its okay to miss one or two. Please contact us if you know in advance that you might miss a session, and only register if you think you’ll be available for most of the sessions. Open to ages 12 - 20!

We recommend that you install the following software on your computer:

-Wireshark

Mac users may have trouble installing this due to compatibility issues, we will help you out in the first session

-A Hex Editor (we recommend HxD for Windows or iHex for Mac)

-A Disassembler of your Choice

Hopper works well for Mac, IDA Disassembler is the industry standard (if you have a Mac, we recommend both)

-Advanced REST client (available from Chrome App Store). This isn’t strictly necessary, we can also use online REST services.

-Code Editor (I recommend Sublime Text)

-Python 2.7 or 3.3 (or preferably both)

pip package manager or easy_install package manager

-C Compiler, e.g. gcc (preinstalled on Mac and Linux, available through Visual Studio or Cygwin on Windows)

We also recommend:

Registering for:

-A Cloud9 Account (https://c9.io): useful for Linux terminals

-A Github Account (https://github.com)

-A PicoCTF Account (https://picoctf.com)

-An HSCTF Account (https://hsctf.com)

-Accounts for other CTFs!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Movie: Disney's The Lady and the Tramp, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    On every Friday throughout the summer, we'll have an afternoon movie.

The movie will be DISNEY'S THE LADY AND THE TRAMP. G, 75 minutes

You may bring your own snacks.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 2 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Science Saturdays, ages 5-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Hands-on science program for kids interested in science! Join us in the library activity room to discover, create, and learn with fun experiments and cool demos! Parents welcome to participate along with kids.

More cool DIY activities to follow.

Ages 5-8. Online registration required!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Neil/Frank Show, Part 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Listen to the songs of two of the top recording artists of all time, as sung by Kal Hirsch. Kal’s show consists of ten Neil Diamond songs and six Frank Sinatra songs. Hear Kal sing some of Neil’s biggest hits, such as, “Coming to America,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Cracklin' Rosie,” and “Holly Holy.” Remember Frank Sinatra, a.k.a. “The Voice,” and “Ol’ Blue Eyes”? You’ll hear some of his most beloved tunes, such as “Strangers in the Night” and “My Way.” Of course, a Frank Sinatra tribute must conclude with “New York, New York.” Kal promises a fantastic time!

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Scratch Programming using Raspbery Pi for Grades 1 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids in grades 1 to 6 can develop a foundation for programming by getting get hands on experience with Raspberry Pi.

This 2 part program will take place on August 8 and August 15. Students who register for the August 8 program are expected to attend the August 15 class.

You must attend on August 11 in order to be eligible to attend on August. 15.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of August. You must have registered on August 10 in order to attend the rest of the classes. These include August 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26.

Get a jump start on the math you will study in school this fall.

Space is limited.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We’ll meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of August. You must have registered on August 10 in order to attend the rest of the classes. These include August 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26.

Get a jump start on the math you will study in school this fall.

Space is limited.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Word Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
    In this class, we'll explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. For example, we'll incorporate text boxes and word art into the document. We'll also apply styles to tables. Then we'll experiment with viewing the finished product in various layouts. This program is recommended for users who feel comfortable using basic Word functions. Signup for adults only. Registration begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Word Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
    Resize and reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects, and insert symbols. In this class you will learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word Intermediate functions is required. Registration begins on July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, and August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Classes will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in July and August. Open to those age 16 years and older. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 31 spaces available.
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Class for ages 6 to 10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Learn to play chess with Kimberly and Andrew Ding.

The program will include instruction and playing time.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Online registration is required and begins August 13.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday August 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Ethical Hacking, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Program Description:

Are you an avid programmer ready to boast your skills to the world? Consider gaining some skills in ethical hacking, the branch of “hacking” concerned with finding holes in programs and websites before the bad guys do. Join this program to get off the ground with your hacking career! We’re not going to be hacking into Google or anything, but we’re certain you’ll have fun getting yourself ankle-deep into this exciting realm of computer science.

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR PROGRAMMING BEGINNERS. We strongly recommend that if you wish to join this program, you have had significant experience in at least one object-oriented or procedural programming language (Python, Java, C, etc.) and have a solid overall understanding of the basics of how computers function (e.g. the function of RAM, what a CPU does, etc.). If all these terms sound like Greek to you, it would not be advisable to join this program.

The program will run every Friday for 6 weeks, starting July 17th, for two hours from 1 - 3 PM. Below is a schedule of the program.

Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction to the program--what is ethical hacking? Recommendations for getting good at hacking. Cryptography -- Alphabetical and Binary Ciphers, Hashes, RSA, ECC. Some fun with (virtual) Enigma machines.

Week 2: The Internals of a Computer: How x86 Assembly Makes the Modern Computer Work. Linux tutorial and an introduction to reverse engineering.

Week 3: An intro to C and the stack and heap; basic binary exploitation techniques (buffer overflows, ROP, format string attacks)

Week 4: An introduction to the structure of network communications and how the Internet works. Web hacking: SQL injection techniques, cookie stealing, PHP vulnerabilities

Week 5: Explorations in Cyber Forensics: using hex editors, analyzing packet captures and memory dumps, steganography

Week 6: Mock Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition! (No, this isn’t the game involving running played in gym class.) Program members will group in pairs and compete in a small competition designed to test the limits of their hacking skills. May the best hackers win!

Be sure to bring a laptop! We’d also recommend installing the software from the following URL (all of it is free and mostly open-source):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ySjP7xuoGr_xVCVK6NCIuIfg3bzFkqDjWIboPilW9Nw/edit?usp=sharing

We recommend attending every class, though the classes aren’t exactly sequential so its okay to miss one or two. Please contact us if you know in advance that you might miss a session, and only register if you think you’ll be available for most of the sessions. Open to ages 12 - 20!

We recommend that you install the following software on your computer:

-Wireshark

Mac users may have trouble installing this due to compatibility issues, we will help you out in the first session

-A Hex Editor (we recommend HxD for Windows or iHex for Mac)

-A Disassembler of your Choice

Hopper works well for Mac, IDA Disassembler is the industry standard (if you have a Mac, we recommend both)

-Advanced REST client (available from Chrome App Store). This isn’t strictly necessary, we can also use online REST services.

-Code Editor (I recommend Sublime Text)

-Python 2.7 or 3.3 (or preferably both)

pip package manager or easy_install package manager

-C Compiler, e.g. gcc (preinstalled on Mac and Linux, available through Visual Studio or Cygwin on Windows)

We also recommend:

Registering for:

-A Cloud9 Account (https://c9.io): useful for Linux terminals

-A Github Account (https://github.com)

-A PicoCTF Account (https://picoctf.com)

-An HSCTF Account (https://hsctf.com)

-Accounts for other CTFs!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Movie: Big Hero 6, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    On every Friday throughout the summer, we'll have an afternoon movie.

The movie will be BIG HERO 6. PG, 102 minutes

You may bring your own snacks.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 2 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM New PSAT Test offered by Kaplan, ages 12 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Please join us for this free New PSAT test offered by Kaplan. The test starts at 10 am, please be on time.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Women of New York   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Licensed New York City tour guide Marty Schneit details the history of fourteen women who made significant contributions to New York. Alva Smith Vanderbilt propelled the Vanderbilts into New York society while promoting women’s suffrage and women’s rights. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller established MOMA and held the Rockefeller family together. Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first native-born American—and New Yorker—to be named a saint by the Catholic Church. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, daughter of the richest man in the world, gave up the family riches to become a sculptor with a studio in Greenwich Village, later establishing the Whitney Museum of American Art. Rose Schneiderman did more to upgrade the dignity and living standards of working women than any other American. Marty will talk about the women’s talent and determination, and how their victories have left a lasting imprint on the modern era. Marty typifies pride and passion for the City of New York.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of August. You must have registered on August 10 in order to attend the rest of the classes. These include August 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26.

Get a jump start on the math you will study in school this fall.

Space is limited.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Jane Austen's first novel is the story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn one must strive for a balance of sense and sensibility.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We’ll meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of August. You must have registered on August 10 in order to attend the rest of the classes. These include August 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26.

Get a jump start on the math you will study in school this fall.

Space is limited.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, and August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Classes will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in July and August. Open to those age 16 years and older. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Class for ages 6 to 10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Learn to play chess with Kimberly and Andrew Ding.

The program will include instruction and playing time.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday August 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM Movie: Disney's the Resuers, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    On every Friday throughout the summer, we'll have an afternoon movie.

The movie will be DISNEY'S THE RESUERS. G, 77 minutes

You may bring your own snacks.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Word   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richard Peterson   609-275-8901   
    A tour through the Microsoft Word toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Registration period begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
Saturday September 5, 2015 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 6, 2015 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 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Time Presented by Beth Chaim Preschool, for ages 2 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for a special story time and craft presented by Beth Chaim Preschool.

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Time Presented by Beth Chaim Preschool, for ages 2 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for a special story time and craft presented by Beth Chaim Preschool.

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Tuesday November 3, 2015 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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Wednesday November 11, 2015 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.
Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Time Presented by Beth Chaim Preschool, for ages 2 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for a special story time and craft presented by Beth Chaim Preschool.

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday November 26, 2015 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 27, 2015 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.
Wednesday December 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Hanukkah Story Time Presented by Beth Chaim Preschool, for ages 2 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for a special Hanukkah story time and craft presented by Beth Chaim Preschool.

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday December 24, 2015 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.
Friday December 25, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Thursday December 31, 2015 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.
Friday January 1, 2016 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 18, 2016 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 15, 2016 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 March 25, 2016 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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anim_rabbit 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday May 21, 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.
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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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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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misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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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 17, 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.
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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.
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 5:00pm.
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.
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 5:00pm.
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