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Friday July 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come any time between 10am and 12pm for a self-directed craft.

For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver.

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    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Dance Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Children of all ages and their parents too are invited to come dance with Miss Andrea to some of her favorite songs that are guaranteed to get you up and moving! 
No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

No registration required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Walk in Craft (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library and create a craft! No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Harry Potter Book Club (ages 9-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us this summer to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do otherfun activities inspired by the series. Each week we'll do a new activity. Ages 9 - 13. No registration necessary.



 

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

An array of board games will be available for kids, tweens and teens to play.
Younger children welcome with assistance from an adult.
Walk-in. No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:15 PM Dot paint fish   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come decorate a giant fish using dot paints.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

All ages welcome with caregiver.

Library staff will not be present in room.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

No registration required.

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego/STEM Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. Each week we will try a new building challenge with and without Legos.

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us every week as we create a fun and interesting craft!

This week is a red, white, and blue necklace.

Registration is REQUIRED. Registration begins one week before program.

 

Please Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft.

 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Activity Color Run   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 7-11.

Limit to the first 20 participants.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us every week as we create a fun and interesting craft!

This week make a red, white and blue pin using multiple pins and beads.

 

Registration is REQUIRED. Registration begins one week before program.

Please Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has ended.
Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sports Crafts, for ages 6-10 yrs, with caregiver   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 6 to 10 years, with a caregiver.

On your mark, get set, CREATE!

Join us for a fun afternoon making sports-themed crafts.

Crafts include mini skateboards, paper plate Frisbees, a mini hockey game, and creating art work with golf balls.

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

This program is identical to the one being held on June 28th. Please sign up for one.

Space is limited to 15. 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.

 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Yoga with Lindsey   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3-10,.

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, at 9:30 AM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Museums in Motion Presents: African Americans and Me (Ages 8-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Come and learn about incredible African Americans and their accomplishments throughout history! 
 
Discover who was the first self-made black woman millionaire, participate in fun games, create a time-line.
 
History class was never this much fun!  
 
Please Register
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Kids Can Cook 4 week series 6-10 years *Savvy Snacks*   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Presented by Princeton Healthcare System.

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mike Rose Magician (All ages - with caregivers)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

You will witness impossible magic tricks, weird mind reading stunts and off the wall comedy all themed around sports and fitness.  
All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  No registration is necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Make a Game   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn to make an origami jumping frog and launch it at a target.

For children ages 5 to 12, with a caregiver.

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    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
Suggested for ages 5 and up.
This program is for experienced players only. There will be no instruction available for beginners.
No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Decorate a Hula Hoop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Ages!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Bessie, the Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 9 and Up Craft (recommended ages 9-12 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children 9 years old and up may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:30 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess: Learn and Play with Ian Prevost for ages 7-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
   

Chess: Learn and Play with Ian Prevost.

For age 7-11.

Registration is Required. (starts June 29, 2016)

This class starts with a 30 minute lesson followed by practice games.  Each child should know the rules of chess.

 Ian Prevost, a Princeton University alum, is a chess expert and experienced chess instructor.  He has previously taught at Riverside, Littlebrook, Johnson Park, and Charter Elementary schools as well as privately.

Please bring a chess board and pieces.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Science of the Sea, for ages 6 to 10 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 6 to 10 years, with a caregiver.

Shark week may be over but we are still celebrating the seas! Join us for this hands-on science and art program!

Explore the differences between freshwater and saltwater, learn the zones of the ocean, and create your own jellyfish in a bottle.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding Club (recommended ages 9 - 13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Learn how to make computer games, animations, and artwork, using Scratch, a computer language that works like puzzle pieces. Or just come in and share your love for coding! Weekly meetings will include structured lessons, as well as time for participants to help each other with coding techniques and tips. Ages 9 - 13. Online registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
Wednesday July 6, 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 11:30 AM Karate Fit with Master Brooks from CMB Karate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Master Brooks from CMB Karate will teach some karate workouts.
Suggested for 3-12. Caregivers of ages 3-5 may be asked to participate with your child.
Registration is required online starting Monday, June 20th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Fencing Demonstration with John Friedberg   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This demonstration will provide an introduction to the basic rules of fencing. Everyone will have a chance to learn and practice basic footwork and have the opportunity to practice scoring points on the coach. John Friedberg is a former Olympian and the coach at Fencing Club of Mercer County (FCMC) in Robbinsville.

For children ages 7 and up, accompanied by an adult.                                    
Online registration begins on June 24.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Perler bead craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come create a craft out of perler beads.

All ages welcome with caregiver.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

Online registration is required. Registration opens at 7AM on day of event.

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

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Duct Tape Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-10

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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.

REGISTRATION ON JUNE 24  AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR THE SEVEN JULY CLASSES (EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Please only register if you can attend all seven classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

Registration is monthly.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Afternoon Adventures (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join our weekly book club.  Each week we'll read books by a new author and then do some related activities.  For children who have completed grades K-2.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Mini Clay Ice Cream Sundaes, for ages 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

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

This class was canceled due to supply issues with the presenter. (canceled as of 6.28.16) 

Presenter: Tim Lingle.

 

 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

On your mark, get set and have some fun! Join us each week for an hour of family fun at the library. We will have hands-on activities, games and more. Intended for children ages 5-11 with their parents or caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Online registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Dimensional Paint craft 6-11yr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program was not originally on the printed Lawrence July youth calendar. It was added as of 6.28.16.

For ages 6-11yr, with an adult.

Use dimensional dot paint to decorate assorted items as available, first come, first served.  One project per child. Project will take 15+ minutes to complete.

Caregiver must supervise.

Project supplies will be cleaned up about 45 minutes after start time.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Henna Tattoo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For Teens

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Pencil & Paint Family Art with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children of all ages and their parents are vinited to learn basic drawing and painting techniques with Hightstown Library's favorite artist, Miss Barbara. 

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Thursday July 7, 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  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM A Visit From the Farm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Enjoy farm-themed stories, learn about healthy eating from Miss Lori, co-owner of Appelget Farm, followed by a visit with a chicken and painting with veggies.

No registration required. Siblings welcome.

Appelget Farm    
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Marionette Show 3-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff     
   

For ages 3-10 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 1:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our new loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Fused Bead Coaster   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Special Craft: Fused Bead Coaster

For children ages 6-11

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Study Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local high school student will provide homework help and tutoring for students in history, language arts, math, science and more.

Grades K - 8. Registration required. Please call to sign up. 

Please review Youth Program Policy.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Family Movie: Norm of the North   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Norm of the North. Rated PG. Runtime: 86 minutes. 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Tween Time: Paper Airplanes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For tweens ages 8-12.

We will make and test different paper airplane styles to see which flies the farthest!

No registration required.

A parent/guardian must remain in the library during this program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Writer's Workshop (entering Grades 2 - 6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Unleash your creativity! Come work on your writing with creative writing prompts. Share your stories, journals, poetry and songs.

Entering Grades 2 - 6.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Ninja Sleepover   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Ever wonder what happens in the library when the doors are locked?

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult are invited to come and create a ninja puppet. After the program, the ninja puppets are invited to spend the night at the library. Children may pick up their ninja friends starting at 9:30 am on July 8th.

Participants are welcome to wear their pajamas!

Light snacks will be served.

                            
Online registration begins on June 24.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For Children, ages 5-10

Thursdays at 7 PM, July 7, 14, 21, 28.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Puppet Show presented by Mock Turtle Marionette Theater   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This program features the puppet play, Book, Beast and Puppet, where the children will see a parade of animal characters such as, Brer Rabbit, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Bremantown musicians and many others.
Through puppetry, storytelling and audience participation, they learn just what makes books so wonderful and important.
When the play comes to its conclusion, we will make lion puppets in the puppet-making workshop. 
Suggested for ages 4 years and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, June 20th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Scavenger Hunt 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

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

Bring your library card with you and plan to work in pairs to search & find the priceless missing Babe Ruth autographed baseball!  Prizes!

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 7:15 PM Ninja Sleepover   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Ever wonder what happens in the library when the doors are locked?

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult are invited to come and create a ninja puppet. After the program, the ninja puppets are invited to spend the night at the library. Children may pick up their ninja friends starting at 9:30 am on July 8th.

Participants are welcome to wear their pajamas!

Light snacks will be served.

                            
Online registration begins on June 24.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come any time between 10am and 12pm for a self-directed craft.

For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Uncle John's Puppet Show (Ages 3 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come and have fun at the Uncle John's Magic Puppet Show! You will meet puppets from television and movies, see a little magic and have a cool dance party. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Who's In Rabbit's House? with Youth Stages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This is the story of Rabbit and the many animals who pass by her house. The audience-participants will practice various voices and movements.

For children ages 3-9, accompanied by an adult.                                    
Online registration begins on June 24.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 31 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Walk in Craft (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library and create a craft! No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Harry Potter Book Club (ages 9-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us this summer to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do otherfun activities inspired by the series. Each week we'll do a new activity. Ages 9 - 13. No registration necessary.



 

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

An array of board games will be available for kids, tweens and teens to play.
Younger children welcome with assistance from an adult.
Walk-in. No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:15 PM Perler Bead craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come create a craft out of perler beads.

All ages welcome with caregiver.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

Online registration is required. Registration open at 7AM on day of event.

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

 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego/STEM Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. Each week we will try a new building challenge with and without Legos.

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us every week as we create a fun and interesting craft!

This week make sand jewelry.

Registration is REQUIRED. Registration begins one week before program.

 

Please Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft.

 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM STEAM PROGRAM: Marshmallow Tower   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 7-11

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 21 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Art of Speaking for Ages 9-14   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Tweens & Teens ages 9-14 can gain confidence & learn the fundamentals of public speaking through fun and engaging activties such as making a commercial, presenting a news report, etc.

We will feature a different activity and topic each week. 

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us every week as we create a fun and interesting craft!

This week make sand jewelry.

Registration is REQUIRED. Registration begins one week before program.

Please Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Art of Improvisation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn the art of comedic improvisation with the Robbinsville High School Improv Team through a series of fun, simple games! Grades 5-8.

Online registration begins on June 24.
 

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Canceled: Plastic Modeling for Kids ages 8-13 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This class is canceled due to supply issues with the presenter.  (canceled as of 6.28.16) 

Presenter: Tim Lingle.

 

 

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Magic Conductor Show (Ages 4 & up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come see Steve the Magic Conductor in "The Magic Conductor's Reading Adventure: The Caboose Mystery." This high-energy train themed family MAGIC show promotes reading in a fun and magical way. We will be searching for clues to help Steve the Magic Conductor solve a mystery. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The library will supply materials to make a CD Art

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build a machine out of LEGO® bricks. 
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. 

For children ages 5 to 11, with a caregiver.

Space is limited.  Online registration is required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Juggling Hoffmans Performance 3-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-11 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

 

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

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

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids Zumba (Ages 6 & up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get your kids moving and dancing to upbeat music at our fun Kids Zumba class, led by an exercise instructor from Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. 

Children should dress in comfortable clothes and sneakers.  

Please Register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 46 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Open Playtime (All ages with an adult)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Activity Room will be open for children to play and socialize. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Science (ages 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Interact with books, crafts and experiments while exploring the skills of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3-5.

Online registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinees :Peanut Movie   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Rated: G, 88 minutes. Starring: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Trombone Shorty, Rebecca Bloom, Anastasia Bredikhina, Alexander Garfin. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang make their big-screen debut, like they've never been seen before, in state-of-the-art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 48 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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.

REGISTRATION ON JUNE 24  AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR THE SEVEN JULY CLASSES (EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Please only register if you can attend all seven classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

Registration is monthly.

 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Reading with Ms. Connie (Grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Ms. Connie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Grades K-5. Registration required. Please call to make an appointment.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Happy Birthday, Turtle! (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wish Yoda a Happy Birthday!

Join us for a special turtle storytime followed by crafts and snacks! 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For Children in Grades K-5

   Have fun building a catapult! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Investigating Insects, for ages 6 to 10 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 6 to 10 years, with a caregiver.

Explore the world of bugs and butterflies! Join us for this hands-on science and art program!

Observe our live Painted Lady butterflies (who have transformed from caterpillars), construct a beehive out of cardboard, and use art supplies to build the strongest ant possible.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Pre-school Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This is a hands-on class where children will listen to a story followed by a guided build with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
For ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, June 27th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Yoga with Lindsey   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3-10,.

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, at 9:30 AM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on June 24. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Mad Science Wacky Science Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This 45-minute special event features several different aspects of science.
The audience will learn what a polymer is and will get to watch a brave volunteer make a giant batch of Slime with their bare hands!
They will also be amazed as the Mad Scientist uses science to melt the “Wicked Witch of the West” right before their eyes.
Next, the children will learn about static electricity from demonstrations with a Van der Graaf generator.
The show finishes with exciting Dry Ice demonstrations. 
Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, June 27th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Waltens Acrobatic and Performing Dog Show,   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Fun for All Ages!  

The performance will be outdoors.

 Please bring a chair or a blanket.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 66 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM The Lizard Guys (All ages - with caregivers)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Come check out this amazing live animal show featuring "a main course of reptiles and amphibians sprinkled with tasty tidbits of fun and a side of giggle soup".


All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  No registration is necessary.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
Suggested for ages 5 and up.
This program is for experienced players only. There will be no instruction available for beginners.
No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Olympic Crafts   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 For Children, ages 6 and up,.

   Easy and fun crafts to make.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 35 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Balloon Animals   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Listen to a balloon story and decorate your balloon animal.

For children ages 3 to 6, with a caregiver.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 21 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Balloon Animals   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to make balloon animals and bring one home.

For children ages 7 to 12, with a caregiver in the building.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 26 spaces available.
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 9 and Up Craft (recommended ages 9-12 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children 9 years old and up may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:30 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess: Learn and Play with Ian Prevost for ages 7-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
   

Chess: Learn and Play with Ian Prevost.

For age 7-11.

Registration is Required. (starts July 6, 2016)

This class starts with a 30 minute lesson followed by practice games.  Each child should know the rules of chess.

 Ian Prevost, a Princeton University alum, is a chess expert and experienced chess instructor.  He has previously taught at Riverside, Littlebrook, Johnson Park, and Charter Elementary schools as well as privately.

Please bring a chess board and pieces.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding Club (recommended ages 9 - 13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Learn how to make computer games, animations, and artwork, using Scratch, a computer language that works like puzzle pieces. Or just come in and share your love for coding! Weekly meetings will include structured lessons, as well as time for participants to help each other with coding techniques and tips. Ages 9 - 13. Online registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Giant Candyland, for families   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

Back by popular demand!!

Grab your family & friends and join us for a fun board game – and you are the pieces!

Our meeting rooms will be transformed into a giant, life-sized Candy land board.

Play as a family (groups of 2-5 people) and travel through the board visiting locations from this childhood classic. Work together until you reach the Candy Castle!

All children will get small treats along the way.

Please come any time between 6:30pm and 8pm (no rounds will start after 8pm). Crafts and coloring sheets will be available for those waiting to play.

All ages are welcome – parents must stay and are encouraged to play through with their children.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program. Only children need to be registered.

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.
Wednesday July 13, 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 11:30 AM Karate Kids with Master Brooks from CMB Karate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Master Brooks from CMB Karate will teach self defense.
Suggested for 3-12. Caregivers of ages 3-5 may be asked to participate with your child.
Registration is required online starting Monday, June 27th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Scratch art   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and find your inner artist.

Children 9-13 years old welcome with caregiver. Library staff will not be present in room.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

Online registration is required.

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

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Library Garden (Ages 4 & up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us as we spruce-up and re-plant the library's garden. Make sure to dress appropriately!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Registration begins one week before program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children, ages 6-10,

 

 

You can bring your own games to play with your friend.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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.

REGISTRATION ON JUNE 24  AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR THE SEVEN JULY CLASSES (EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Please only register if you can attend all seven classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

Registration is monthly.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Lizard Guys' Reptile Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

 For children ages 5-10 with a caregiver.

Learn about lizards, snakes, frogs, & more in this interactive & educational show featuring real reptiles!

Online registration required beginning June 27. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Children ages 5-6: Adult must remain in room with child.

Children ages 7-10: Adult must remain in library during program. 

Lizard Guys Website     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Afternoon Adventures (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join our weekly book club.  Each week we'll read books by a new author and then do some related activities.  For children who have completed grades K-2.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

On your mark, get set and have some fun! Join us each week for an hour of family fun at the library. We will have hands-on activities, games and more. Intended for children ages 5-11 with their parents or caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Online registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM DIY Paper Bag Inspiration Journal 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Mr. Malcolm presents The Wizard of Oz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Storyteller Mr. Malcolm will bring The Wizard of Oz to life right before your eyes. Come join the fun!

For children ages 6 and up.                                    
Online registration begins on June 24.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 52 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Readers' Theater   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Act out a book.  Children will practice performing, create costumes and put on a performance.  Attendance at all 3 sessions (July 13, July 20, July 27) is recommended.  Plays will be performed for family and friends on July 27th at 7:30pm.

For children ages 6 and up, with a caregiver.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
Thursday July 14, 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  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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: Bugs and Butterflies.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our new loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Study Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local high school student will provide homework help and tutoring for students in history, language arts, math, science and more.

Grades K - 8. Registration required. Please call to sign up. 

Please review Youth Program Policy.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Family Movie: Open Season: Scared Silly   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Open Season: Scared Silly. Rated PG. Runtime: 96 minutes.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM Tween Time: Bike License Plate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For tweens ages 8-12.

We will make unique bike license plates to display on your bike or in your room!

No registration required.

A parent/guardian must remain in the library during this program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Flex your writing skills, learn new techniques, and share your work with others! [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Writer's Workshop (entering Grades 2 - 6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Unleash your creativity! Come work on your writing with creative writing prompts. Share your stories, journals, poetry and songs.

Entering Grades 2 - 6.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For Children, ages 5-10

Thursdays at 7 PM, July 7, 14, 21, 28.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Desires to Design public speaking workshop 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit their website for more information     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Power & Energy with Sciencetellers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Throw on your lab coat and buckle in - you are about to experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have the audience laughing, learning and having fun! Enjoy this energetic adventure as we discover what makes us move and what powers the world!

For children ages 6 and up.                                    
Online registration begins on June 24.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 52 spaces available.
Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come any time between 10am and 12pm for a self-directed craft.

For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mini Makers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Create a button, a sticker, and other projects with the materials provided. For children of all ages, accompanied by adult.  Registration is not required.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sing-Along Pete (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sing-Along Pete is back! This concert is a sing along favorite with songs your children love, shakers and everyone's favorite train songs! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes (recommended ages birth to 5 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sing and dance to classic children’s songs played on live guitar! Parental supervision is recommended. No registration necessary.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Kim Yarson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages Birth-5 with a caregiver.

Join us for Kim’s high-energy guitar music as she plays classic and original songs for young children.

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Open Play & Craft (ages birth - 5 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Join us in the Children's Activity Room for Open Play Time—right after Pat McKinley!

This is a time for parents/caregivers and children to socialize. Toys and coloring supplies will be available for the children.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Walk in Craft (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library and create a craft! No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Harry Potter Book Club (ages 9-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us this summer to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do otherfun activities inspired by the series. Each week we'll do a new activity. Ages 9 - 13. No registration necessary.



 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

An array of board games will be available for kids, tweens and teens to play.
Younger children welcome with assistance from an adult.
Walk-in. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:15 PM Paper weave craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and weave a paper animal.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

All ages welcome with caregiver. Library staff will not be present in room.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

No registration required.

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

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego/STEM Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. Each week we will try a new building challenge with and without Legos.

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us every week as we create a fun and interesting craft!

Registration is REQUIRED. Registration begins one week before program.

Please Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Art of Speaking for Ages 9-14   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Tweens & Teens ages 9-14 can gain confidence & learn the fundamentals of public speaking through fun and engaging activties such as making a commercial, presenting a news report, etc.

We will feature a different activity and topic each week. 

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us every week as we create a fun and interesting craft!

Registration is REQUIRED. Registration begins one week before program.

Please Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Butterfly Life Cycle Craft, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop in today between 10am and 4pm for a fun art project.

Create a butterfly life cycle craft and learn how a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly.

You can also check out our live Painted Lady butterflies at the Youth Reference desk before they are released outside!

No registration is necessary.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Vehicle Day (All ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Climb into a fire truck, police car and ambluance! Rain or shine!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM What Knott Farm Traveling Petting Zoo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come see and pet a variety of animals. Please note: this program includes live animals. In case of inclement weather, 2 indoor shows will be presented. Space will be limited and attendees will be taken on a first come first served basis.

 For children of all ages, accompanied by adult.  Registration is not required.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Desires to Design: Creative Drama & Public Speaking for ages 5-7   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

There is fun in everything we do.

Children who attend this program will be involved in a variety of activities: creative drama; creative storytelling; improv games; voice modulation exercises, and persuasive speeches.

The broad aim is to make children comfortable with expressing themselves through their thoughts and emotions.

Registration is required.

For additional information: www.desirestodesign.com

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Desires to Design: Creative Drama & Public Speaking for ages 8-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

There is fun in everything we do.

Children who attend this program will be involved in a variety of activities: creative drama; creative storytelling; improv games; voice modulation exercises, and persuasive speeches.

The broad aim is to make children comfortable with expressing themselves through their thoughts and emotions.

Registration is required.

For additional information: www.desirestodesign.com

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The library will supply materials to make a CD Art

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids Zumba (Ages 6 & up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get your kids moving and dancing to upbeat music at our fun Kids Zumba class, led by an exercise instructor from Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. 

Children should dress in comfortable clothes and sneakers.  

Please Register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 48 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Science (ages 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Interact with books, crafts and experiments while exploring the skills of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3-5.

Online registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Playtime (All ages with an adult)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Activity Room will be open for children to play and socialize. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Stamping craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come make a picture using stampers.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

All ages welcome with caregiver. Library staff will not be present in room.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

No registration required.

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

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinees :Norm of the North   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Rated: PG, 90 minutes.

Features the voices of Rob Schneider as the title character, Heather Graham. Norm and his 3 lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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.

REGISTRATION ON JUNE 24  AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR THE SEVEN JULY CLASSES (EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Please only register if you can attend all seven classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

Registration is monthly.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Reading with Ms. Connie (Grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Ms. Connie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Grades K-5. Registration required. Please call to make an appointment.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Little Gym Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 For children, ages 2-5.

. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Art (Ages 6-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Draw, paint, and use your imagination to create your very own piece of art! Materials provided.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Ice cream story-time, for ages 3-7 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3 to 7 years.

Join Miss. Lauren for stories and songs featuring our favorite dessert – ice cream!

Story-time will be followed by a craft and (of course, ice cream!)

Weather permitting, our story-time will be held outside.  Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM School-age Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

An interactive, hands-on science program tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting 2 weeks prior to the program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Yoga with Lindsey   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3-10,.

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, at 9:30 AM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 31 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on July 8. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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. 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Museums in Motion Presents: African Americans and Me (Ages 8-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Come and learn about incredible African Americans and their accomplishments throughout history! 
 
Discover who was the first self-made black woman millionaire, participate in fun games, create a time-line.
 
History class was never this much fun!
 
Please Register 
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
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misc_none 1:00 PM Kids Can Cook 4 week series 6-10 years *Fun with Fruits & Veggies*   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Presented by Princeton Healthcare System.

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

 

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

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

 

Registration is required,(only once) beginning at 7am on June 20th.

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

 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sciencetellers (All ages - with caregivers)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Sciencetellers Presents Race Against Time.  Sciencetellers will present a fast-paced summer adventure where things fly, bounce, transform and soar while telling a series of stories bound to energize and engage! 

All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  No registration is necessary.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Bicycle Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 For Children, ages 4-8.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Make a Game   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Create your own marble maze.

For children ages 5 to 12, with a caregiver.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
Suggested for ages 5 and up.
This program is for experienced players only. There will be no instruction available for beginners.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sciencetellers Science Show (ages 5 & up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sciencetellers combines storytelling and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented theatrical learning experience!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Bessie, the Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 9 and Up Craft (recommended ages 9-12 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children 9 years old and up may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:30 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess: Learn and Play with Ian Prevost for ages 7-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
   

Chess: Learn and Play with Ian Prevost.

For age 7-11.

Registration is Required. (starts July 13, 2016)

This class starts with a 30 minute lesson followed by practice games.  Each child should know the rules of chess.

 Ian Prevost, a Princeton University alum, is a chess expert and experienced chess instructor.  He has previously taught at Riverside, Littlebrook, Johnson Park, and Charter Elementary schools as well as privately.

Please bring a chess board and pieces.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding Club (recommended ages 9 - 13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Learn how to make computer games, animations, and artwork, using Scratch, a computer language that works like puzzle pieces. Or just come in and share your love for coding! Weekly meetings will include structured lessons, as well as time for participants to help each other with coding techniques and tips. Ages 9 - 13. Online registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Power & Energy show 5-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM The Great Holtzie: Stand-up Comedy for Kids   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

From the absurd to classic slapstick, The Great Holtzie's jokes captivate everyone, from preschoolers to parents.
Whether he is arguing with a See n’ Say or taking a bite out of a “worm burger,” his hysterical routine keeps even the most active children glued to their seats.
Suggested for ages 4 years and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 4th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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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.  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 1:00 PM Felt pennant   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come use your imagination and create a pennant to hang on your wall.

Children 9-13 years old welcome with caregiver. Library staff will not be present in room.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

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

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

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Zumba for Kids presented by Princeton Healthcare   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 6 and up.
A fitness instructor from Princeton Healthcare will teach a Zumba class tailored for kids.
Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers and bring a water bottle.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 4th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Waltens' Acrobatic & Performing Dog Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

 For children ages 4-12 with a caregiver.

Be amazed by balancing feats, juggling, magic, & 4 performing poodles in this mini-circus program!

Online registration required beginning July 4. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Children ages 4-6: Adult must remain in room with child.

Children ages 7-12: Adult must remain in library during program. 

Waltens Acrobatics Website     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children, ages 6-10

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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.

REGISTRATION ON JUNE 24  AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR THE SEVEN JULY CLASSES (EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Please only register if you can attend all seven classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

Registration is monthly.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Afternoon Adventures (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join our weekly book club.  Each week we'll read books by a new author and then do some related activities.  For children who have completed grades K-2.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Waltens Acrobatic and Performing Dog Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come enjoy this outdoor acrobatic variety show. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket.  Please note: this program includes live animals. In case of inclement weather, this show will be cancelled.

 For children of all ages, accompanied by adult.  Registration is not required.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

On your mark, get set and have some fun! Join us each week for an hour of family fun at the library. We will have hands-on activities, games and more. Intended for children ages 5-11 with their parents or caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Online registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Neon Sun Catchers, for ages 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Readers' Theater   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Act out a book.  Children will practice performing, create costumes and put on a performance.  Attendance at all 3 sessions (July 13, July 20, July 27) is recommended.  Plays will be performed for family and friends on July 27th at 7:30pm.

For children ages 6 and up, with a caregiver.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 26 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM Acrobatic & Performing Dog Show 3-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Bring your own seating!

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our new loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Study Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local high school student will provide homework help and tutoring for students in history, language arts, math, science and more.

Grades K - 8. Registration required. Please call to sign up. 

Please review Youth Program Policy.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Family Movie: The Mighty Ducks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Mighty Ducks. Rated PG. Runtime: 100 minutes. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Waltens Acrobatic and Dog show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

For all ages.

An acrobatic show with performing dogs.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Minecraft Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For Children, ages 6 and up.

  Make a creeper keychain. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Tween Time: Balance Robots & Cool Handwriting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For tweens ages 8-12.

We will conduct 2 science experiements during this session. One deals with balance and the other will help us create "cool" handwriting!

No registration required.

A parent/guardian must remain in the library during this program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Writer's Workshop (entering Grades 2 - 6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Unleash your creativity! Come work on your writing with creative writing prompts. Share your stories, journals, poetry and songs.

Entering Grades 2 - 6.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For Children, ages 5-10

Thursdays at 7 PM, July 7, 14, 21, 28.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Desires to Design public speaking workshop 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit their website for more information     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come any time between 10am and 12pm for a self-directed craft.

For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM On Your Mark, Get Set... Craft!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in to create sports-themed crafts with the materials provided.

 For children of all ages, accompanied by adult.  Registration is not required.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
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.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Walk in Craft (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library and create a craft! No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Harry Potter Book Club (ages 9-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us this summer to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do otherfun activities inspired by the series. Each week we'll do a new activity. Ages 9 - 13. No registration necessary.



 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

An array of board games will be available for kids, tweens and teens to play.
Younger children welcome with assistance from an adult.
Walk-in. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:15 PM Stamping craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come make a picture using stampers.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

All ages welcome with caregiver. Library staff will not be present in room.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

No registration required.

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

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Lego/STEM Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. Each week we will try a new building challenge with and without Legos.

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us every week as we create a fun and interesting craft!

Registration is REQUIRED. Registration begins one week before program.

Please Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Olympic Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Olympic Games, Crafts and Face Painting

For All Ages! 

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 36 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Art of Speaking for Ages 9-14   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Tweens & Teens ages 9-14 can gain confidence & learn the fundamentals of public speaking through fun and engaging activties such as making a commercial, presenting a news report, etc.

We will feature a different activity and topic each week. 

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us every week as we create a fun and interesting craft!

Registration is REQUIRED. Registration begins one week before program.

Please Note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM On Your Mark, Get Set... Craft!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in to create sports-themed crafts with the materials provided.

 For children of all ages, accompanied by adult.  Registration is not required.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Art of Improvisation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn the art of comedic improvisation with the Robbinsville High School Improv Team through a series of fun, simple games! Grades 5-8.

Online registration begins on June 24.
 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The library will supply materials to make a CD Art

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Concert with Jumpin' Jamie   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Jumpin' Jamie plays "kindie rock" for all ages!
Best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at Field Station Dinosaur, he has played everything from birthday parties for a crowd of 12, to a stadium for a crowd of 12,000 and everything in between.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 11th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Open Playtime (All ages with an adult)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Activity Room will be open for children to play and socialize. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Science (ages 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Interact with books, crafts and experiments while exploring the skills of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3-5.

Online registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 12:00 PM African mask craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come to decorate a paper African Mask using markers or glue.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

All ages with caregiver welcome.

Library staff will not be present in room.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

No registration required.

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

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinees : Alvin and Chipmunks: Road Chip,   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Rated: PG, 92 minutes.

Starring: Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Josh Green with the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley McCartney, Anna Faris, and Christina Applegate. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, along with The Chipettes - Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor - set up a surprise birthday bash for Dave that also serves as a good luck party for The Chipettes, who are scheduled to be guest judges on a television show.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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.

REGISTRATION ON JUNE 24  AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR THE SEVEN JULY CLASSES (EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Please only register if you can attend all seven classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

Registration is monthly.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Reading with Ms. Connie (Grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Ms. Connie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Grades K-5. Registration required. Please call to make an appointment.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For Children in Grades K-5

   Have fun building a catapult! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 26 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 11th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Pajama story-time, for ages 3-7 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 3 to 7 years, with a caregiver.

Wear your pajamas and bring your flashlights for this special story-time in the dark!

Enjoy bedtime stories and songs around our indoor campfire (flameless, of course!). Story-time will be followed by a craft.

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 July 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Yoga with Lindsey   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3-10,.

Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, at 9:30 AM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Presley & Melody's Interactive Musical (All ages - with caregivers)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Get your game on this summer with Presley and Melody's Interactive Musical.  Their lively musical production will inspire everyone to be a winner and read! Children become stars on stage as they engage with a wide assortment of props.  Get set for a captiviting concert experience. 

All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  No registration is necessary.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on July 8. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Museums in Motion Presents: African Americans and Me (Ages 8-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   
Come and learn about incredible African Americans and their accomplishments throughout history! 
 
Discover who was the first self-made black woman millionaire, participate in fun games, create a time-line.
 
History class was never this much fun!  
 
Please Register
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Live Reptile Animal Diets Show 4-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Kids Can Cook 4 week series 6-10 years *Delicious Drinks*   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver. Presented by Princeton Healthcare System.

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sports Crafts   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

  All Ages!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
Suggested for ages 5 and up.
This program is for experienced players only. There will be no instruction available for beginners.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 9 and Up Craft (recommended ages 9-12 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children 9 years old and up may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:30 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Olympics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Children of all ages are invited to this special drop-in event. Come test your skills at our Olympic games! Also enjoy crafts and light refreshments.

Registration is not required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Family Night - Coloring and Cookies   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

Bring your family and creativity and join us for a cool, relaxing night at the library.

We will provide the coloring sheets, art supplies, and refreshments!

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding Club (recommended ages 9 - 13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Learn how to make computer games, animations, and artwork, using Scratch, a computer language that works like puzzle pieces. Or just come in and share your love for coding! Weekly meetings will include structured lessons, as well as time for participants to help each other with coding techniques and tips. Ages 9 - 13. Online registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mango Tango (Ages 6-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Cool down this summer with the Mango Tango workshop. You will learn to make the popular cool drink mango lassi. Listen to the famous Jataka story that revolves around this delicious fruit and make a craft using the ‘keri’ motif inspired by the mango shape. This exotic fruit’s contribution to the culture of India and the world will indeed surprise you. So join us to explore the “Mango Connection” as we drink a delicious glass of Mango Lassi! 

 Registration Required. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 21 spaces available.
Wednesday July 27, 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
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misc_none 1:00 PM Kids Cook: How to Make Healthy Snacks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Learn how to make some delicious snacks that are also good for you!
This program may require children to use knives for cutting so caregivers must remain present for the duration of the program to assist their children.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 11th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Paint a shell   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and find your inner artist decorate a sea shell using paints.

Children 9-13 years old welcome with caregiver. Library staff will not be present in room.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

Online registration is required.

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

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Library Garden (Ages 4 & up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us as we spruce-up and re-plant the library's garden. Make sure to dress appropriately!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Registration begins one week before program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM One Minute Challengers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 For Children, ages 6-10.

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 35 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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.

REGISTRATION ON JUNE 24  AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR THE SEVEN JULY CLASSES (EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

Mondays, July 11, 18 & 25

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Please only register if you can attend all seven classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

Registration is monthly.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM MadScience For Ages 6-12: Moving Motion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

 For children ages 6-12 with a caregiver.

Catapult into Newton's three laws of motion! 

See action-reaction forces at work as a fan cart races across the room and mini-rockets launch through the air!

Online registration required beginning July 11. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Children age 6: Adult must remain in room with child.

Children ages 7-12: Adult must remain in library during program. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Afternoon Adventures (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join our weekly book club.  Each week we'll read books by a new author and then do some related activities.  For children who have completed grades K-2.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Computer Coding with (and from!) Scratch, for Kids   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 7 to 11 years.

Learn how to write computer code with Scratch, a graphic programming language that can be used to create interactive stories, games, and animations. You will also find out about more advanced projects you can do with Scratch and other online coding tutorials.

This two-hour class will be held in the computer lab.

Online registration is required. Registration opens on Wednesday, July 20 at 9:30am.

Space is limited; please register each child separately. Please be on time; your spot may be given to another if you are late. Call the Youth Desk at 609-989-6921 to cancel. Children ages 7-13 must have a parent present in the library during programs. Preference may be given to MCLS library card holders.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

On your mark, get set and have some fun! Join us each week for an hour of family fun at the library. We will have hands-on activities, games and more. Intended for children ages 5-11 with their parents or caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Online registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Pencil & Paint Family Art with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children of all ages and their parents are vinited to learn basic drawing and painting techniques with Hightstown Library's favorite artist, Miss Barbara. 

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Sand Art, for ages 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-10 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:25 PM Meet and Greet with Trenton Thunder Mascot “Boomer”   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Don’t forget your camera! Children will have the opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with “Boomer” the Trenton Thunder Mascot. Also enjoy crafts and snacks.

For children of all ages, accompanied by adult.                      
Online registration begins on July 8.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Readers' Theater   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Act out a book.  Children will practice performing, create costumes and put on a performance.  Attendance at all 3 sessions (July 13, July 20, July 27) is recommended.  Plays will be performed for family and friends on July 27th at 7:30pm.

For children ages 6 and up, with a caregiver.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  7:55 PM Meet and Greet with Trenton Thunder Mascot “Boomer”   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Don’t forget your camera! Children will have the opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with “Boomer” the Trenton Thunder Mascot. Also enjoy crafts and snacks.

For children of all ages, accompanied by adult.                      
Online registration begins on July 8.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday July 28, 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  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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: Oceans.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our new loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Study Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Local high school student will provide homework help and tutoring for students in history, language arts, math, science and more.

Grades K - 8. Registration required. Please call to sign up. 

Please review Youth Program Policy.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Family Movie: Air Bud   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Air Bud. Rated PG. Runtime: 97 minutes. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Tween Time: Spicy Art   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For tweens ages 8-12.

We will create fragrant masterpieces using colorful herbs and spices. 

No registration required.

A parent/guardian must remain in the library during this program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Flex your writing skills, learn new techniques, and share your work with others! [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Writer's Workshop (entering Grades 2 - 6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Unleash your creativity! Come work on your writing with creative writing prompts. Share your stories, journals, poetry and songs.

Entering Grades 2 - 6.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For Children, ages 5-10

Thursdays at 7 PM, July 7, 14, 21, 28.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Desires to Design public speaking workshop 6-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit their website for more information     [Youth Program Policy]

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Survival of the Fittest with Eyes of the Wild   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

On Your Mark, Get Set…  join Eyes of the Wild to learn about how an animal’s strength, agility, speed, stamina, or flexibility can help them survive! Please note this presentation will include live animals.

For children ages 6 and up.                     
Online registration begins on July 8.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come any time between 10am and 12pm for a self-directed craft.

For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sing-Along Pete (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Sing-Along Pete is back! This concert is a sing along favorite with songs your children love, shakers and everyone's favorite train songs! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Tot Tunes +   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come sing and dance with Tot Tunes +. For children up to age 5, accompanied by an adult.                                          
Online registration begins on July 8.

    Location: Robbinsville 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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Walk in Craft (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library and create a craft! No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Harry Potter Book Club (ages 9-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us this summer to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do otherfun activities inspired by the series. Each week we'll do a new activity. Ages 9 - 13. No registration necessary.



 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

An array of board games will be available for kids, tweens and teens to play.
Younger children welcome with assistance from an adult.
Walk-in. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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