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Saturday May 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@hotmail.com
    Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Silly Putty"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Math Club! (for grades 3-5) - Bouncy Dice Explosion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Services   609-989-6921   
    For children in grades 3-5.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Science Station for Ages 3-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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

Math - Science - Reading - Writing

Time and Location:

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

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

For more information please contact the West Windsor Branch Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Origami Hour   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn the art of folding paper. Ages 5-9.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Storybooks in Action   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come watch the animated version of a storybook and make a craft.

Ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on May 15. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

No registration required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Intro to Programming Using Raspbery Pi for ages 8 to 12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids in elementary and middle school can develop a foundation for programming by getting get hands on with Raspberry Pi.

Why not take this an opportunity to learn the basics of Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work.

This 4-week program will take place on May 2, 9, 16, and 30. Students who register for May 2, are expected to attend all 4 classes.

Space is limited.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Traveling Lego League   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-13 years. .

Develop team work and social skills in a fun and educational setting.

Presented by Judy David of Lawrence Township.

Adult caregiver should remain in the room/nearby vicinity of program.

Younger siblings are welcome to work separately with larger blocks.

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

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:35 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 4 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

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

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

Grades 3-5.

Online registration is required and will begin on May 18. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@hotmail.com
    Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Decorative Picture Frames"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Student4Student Tutoring, Grades K-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Tutoring in all subjects - grades k-8

Math - Science - Reading - Writing

Time and Location:

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

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

For more information please contact the West Windsor Branch Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Miss Amy concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit Miss Amy's website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club (ages 4-9)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us to imagine, design and build with the library’s LEGO® collection. Each week we will explore a new theme and building challenge. We will read a story to spark our creativity and then play, tinker and construct.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

No registration required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Creation Station   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 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Miss Kelley's Kids (recommended ages birth to 5 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Miss Kelley for a fun-filled program designed for very young children. Learn new ways to interact with your child. Enjoy music and movement.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

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

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

Grades 3-5.

Online registration is required and will begin on May 25. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read with a Bark Buddy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5-12 who can read independently are invited to practice their reading skills while reading out loud to a certified therapy dog for 20 minutes.

Registration required by phone or in person.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@hotmail.com
    Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Berry Drawing"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club (ages 4-9)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us to imagine, design and build with the library’s LEGO® collection. Each week we will explore a new theme and building challenge. We will read a story to spark our creativity and then play, tinker and construct.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Friday June 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 5 and under, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sing Along with Miss Amy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come sing and dance with Miss Amy.

For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on May 29. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Programming Fun with Scratch, for grades 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a Stem Education Demo Class: Programming Fun with Scratch.

Kids learn basic programming concepts and create an interactive animated game called PONG!

Registration is required.

Conducted by STEAM Works Studio http://www.steamworksstudio.com    

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:35 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 4 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kelley's Kids for ages 1 to 24 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Miss Kelley for a fun-filled program designed for very young children. Learn new ways to interact with your child. Enjoy music and movement.

No registration required.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Father’s Day Open Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Make a surprise craft and Card for Dad.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 30 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.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Father's Day Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Join us for a fun game of bingo with a holiday twist.
Small prizes will be awarded to all who participate.
This program is for children ages 4 to 8 years old.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

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

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

Grades 3-5.

Online registration is required and will begin on June 1. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read with a Bark Buddy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5-12 who can read independently are invited to practice their reading skills while reading out loud to a certified therapy dog for 20 minutes.

Registration required by phone or in person.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
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 1st.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Origami Hour   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn the art of folding paper. Ages 5-9.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Origami Suncatcher Craft with Miss April, for ages 6-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Create a beautiful origami suncatcher.

This craft is designed for ages 6 to 10,

All materials are provided.

Registration is required and begins June 1.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Play Dough Chefs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children ages 2 to 5 accompanied by an adult are invited to come help make and play with play dough.

Online registration begins on June 3.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Play Dough Chefs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children ages 2 to 5 accompanied by an adult are invited to come help make and play with play dough.

Online registration begins on June 3.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Ladybug Paperweight"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Father’s Day Open Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Make a surprise craft and Card for Dad.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Storybooks in Action   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come watch the animated version of a storybook and make a craft.

Ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on June 5. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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.
    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
    Join us for Kim’s high-energy guitar music as she plays classic and original songs for young children.

Suggested for ages 0-5.

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club (ages 4-9)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us to imagine, design and build with the library’s LEGO® collection. Each week we will explore a new theme and building challenge. We will read a story to spark our creativity and then play, tinker and construct.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Saturday June 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM A Card for Dad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a special card for Dad.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mr. Malcolm-Little Heroes-Storytelling for Ages 3-6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 3-6 will enjoy heroic tales of well-loved characters like Dora & Diego with interactive storytelling from our favorite storyteller, Mr. Malcolm!

Online registration required beginning June 1.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Open craft 4-9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 4-9 years, with a caregiver.

Make a straw bead necklace.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Fit 4 Kids   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Fit 4 Kids Sports- Show Spectacular with Superhero Muscle Man Mike and Hooper Hoops.

For children ages 2-9 with their caregivers.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lizard Guys: Reptile Show - Summer Reading Kick Off   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Kick off the summer to an exciting start with a visit from The Lizard Guys and get up close and personal with lizards, snakes, and reptiles!

Suggested for ages 4-10.

Online registration required beginning June 1.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday June 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Kurt Gallagher Outdoor Music Concert, for the whole family   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us outdoors, on the library lawn, for a musical concert by the one and only Kurt Gallagher!

Bring a blanket or chair, sunscreen, and water.

We'll supply the rest.

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

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM Morning Family Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day.
This movie is rated PG.
Running time is 81 minutes.
An adult must remain in the room with the child(ren) for the duration of the movie.
A small snack will be served.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us at the library for some fun games and crafts! Register for the Summer Reading Program! Enjoy a balloon art presentation and win prizes. Cool off at the end with a delicious treat!

No registration required.
All ages welcome (under 13 must be accompanied by adult).
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Library Scavenger Hunt, for ages 5-9 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5 to 9 years.

Join us for a scavenger hunt and see how much you know about the library.

Work in teams with family and friends, or by yourself, and search for clues hidden throughout the library.

Find them all and solve the puzzle for a small prize!

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM The Lizard Guys   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Back for another informative and entertaining show, "The Lizard Guys" will bring 5-7 different reptiles and amphibians.
Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Registration required online starting Monday, June 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children can register for this year's Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” at the Kick-Off Party and enjoy the strolling magic of Bob Lloyd, crafts, and prizes. Come and join the fun!
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids' MusicRound Class for ages birth to 4 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids' MusicRound offers varied fun-filled music education activities that assure something for everyone. KMR addresses the different learning styles and music development levels of individual children.

No registration is necessary.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM City winds Trio Carnival of the Animals 4-10 yr.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-10 years.

City Winds Trio has been introducing children to classical music for the past 15 years.

This program includes live music, an instrument identification game, conducting and drawing an art project.

This piece follows a zoological program from lions, elephants, donkeys and more.

The trio will perform this music seeing if the children can guess what animal the music is depicting.

This section will also include an art project of the children drawing pictures while listening to the music. Registration is required, on the day of the program, beginning at 7am.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

(Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.)

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Greek Myths Club (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you like Greek Mythology? Join us for fun crafts, games and activities related to Greek Goddesses, Gods, Heroes and Monsters.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Make Lemonade"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Superhero Mask Making for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Decorate a mask for your favorite super hero or create your own super hero.

Let your imagination soar!

All materials provided.

Online registration is necessary.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Preschool Science Station for Ages 3-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz    609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 7:00 PM Babysitting Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Babysitting Basics presented by 4-H Program- Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County.

For ages 11-14.

Babysitting is often a teenager’s first job! Come and see if being a babysitter is the job for you! In this mini session you will learn tips to help prepare you for handling emergencies, meal time, play time and more!

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Game Night (ages 6-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Board games! Group games! Snacks! Music!
Feel free to bring your favorite board game and a friend!

All ages welcome!
We’ll split into two groups as needed:
Grades K-2 / Grades 3 and up

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Concert with Miss Amy   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Join us for a concert with Miss Amy.
Local favorite, Miss Amy is back for a concert to kick off the summer reading program for the younger set.
Suggested for ages 12 months to 6 years, but all are welcome.
Registration is required starting Monday, June 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Kids’ Music Round   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This music and movement program is for children ages 6 months and up accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on June 11.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Open Playtime for ages 2 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Visit the activity room and find a variety of activities for your child. From playdough to puzzles, toys to activity sheets, you're bound to find something that will interest your child.

Children must be supervised by an adult, as no librarian will remain in the room.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Super Scientists (ages 6-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you interested in science? Do you wonder how things work? Want to do some fun experiments? Join us this summer to make some super scientific discoveries!

Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Coffee filter butterflies for all ages with a caregiver.
The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Read to the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades 1-3 may sign up for 15 minute session.

Children can read their own book or come early to pick the book.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bingo with prizes for ages 8 to 11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is designed for children ages 8 to 11 years.

Join your friends to enjoy an afternoon of BINGO.

Everyone will win a prize.

Registration is required and begins June 1.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Zoe's Tales *Respect your furry friends!* ages 4-7 yr.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-7 years, with a caregiver present.

Lawrence seventh grader Zoe Lang will read a few stories about being kind to animals, adopting pets, and how to care for pets.

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

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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Friday June 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Movies from Books   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
    "Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day"
For all ages, with a caregiver. (Rated PG)
Watch the movie and enjoy some popcorn.
The library is located on the 2nd floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center.
No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Kids Music Round Free Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    A music and movement class for infants, toddlers and preschoolers that includes activities designed to promote musical learning across ages.
Activities include playing rhythm instruments, having fun with finger plays, and singing and dancing to music of different meters and tonalities.
Recommended for ages 2 months through 5 years.
Registration is required starting Monday, June 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Miss Amy Concert for Preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a musical concert with the legendary "Miss Amy."

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

No registration required

http://www.missamykids.com/    

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Tunes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come sing and dance with Miss Pat.

For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on June 12. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Reader's Theater for ages 8 -11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 8-11 years.

Do you have the acting bug?! Enjoy picturing what the characters sound like in your head while you’re immersed in reading a great book?!

Well here’s your chance! We’ll provide the script…you provide the voices as we ‘perform’ our own Reader’s Theater play. Reader’s Theater involves each person reading aloud their part, without costumes or props, similar to the way famous actors dub the voices of their characters in animated movies.

Come help bring our characters to life and enjoy refreshments at our very own ‘wrap party’.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Register and attend only one Reader’s Theater program. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Bricks4Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 6-10.

This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other motorized models out of LEGO Bricks using one of a kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz. Problem solving and critical thinking skills, teamwork, and self-esteem are emphasized and enhanced.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club (ages 4-9)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us to imagine, design and build with the library’s LEGO® collection. Each week we will explore a new theme and building challenge. We will read a story to spark our creativity and then play, tinker and construct.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Superhero Stories by Mr. Malcolm (Ages 5+)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    For ages 5-10.

Become part of the story as Mr. Malcolm regales us with wonderful tales of favorite super heroes full of audience participation.

Online registration required beginning June 15.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge out of water, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    On every Friday throughout the summer, we'll have an afternoon movie.

The first movie will be THE SPONGE BOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER. PG, 92 minutes

You may bring your own snacks.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday June 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Petting Zoo and Family Fair   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for our annual Family Fair and Petting Zoo.

What-Knott Farm will bring a variety of animals. You might meet a pot bellied pig, a calf, or a giant rabbit.

Enjoy activities like magnet fishing, bubble blowing and popsicles.

Cool off in the sprinkler. Bring your bathing suit if you want to get wet.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Indian Dance Workshop for Ages 5-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children and tweens ages 5-12 can bring their best dance moves to this workshop about Indian dance! Learn about the country and cultures of India through this fun and interactive program.

Online registration required beginning June 15.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Lego League for 4-13 yr.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-13 years.

Develop team work and social skills in a fun and educational setting.

Presented by Judy David of Lawrence Township.

Adult caregiver should remain in the room/nearby vicinity of program.

Younger siblings are welcome to work separately with larger blocks.

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

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Storytime with Kumon 4-10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-10 years. Adult caregivers are encouraged to participate.

Demonstration story-time followed by a craft will be presented by a Kumon instructor and students.

Registration is required, beginning at 7am on the day of the program. Space is limited to 20.

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.

For more information about Kumon of Lawrence:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:35 PM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 4 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

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

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Origami games for ages 6-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
    Create origami you can play with. This session we'll be making "dragon launchers". For ages 6-12.
The library is located on the 2nd floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center.
No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Superhero Training Camp   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 3-6 can discover what it’s like to be a true superhero with an obstacle course and fun games.

Online registration required beginning June 15.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM The Juggling Hoffmans for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    You'll be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-a-long, laugh-a-long interactive good time for all ages.

It's a kid's show the adults will love, too!

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

No registration is required. http://www.jugglinghoffmans.com    

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Open craft 4-9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 4-9 years, with a caregiver.

Make an ice cream cone.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Big Hero 6

Rated: PG.

Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Genesis Rodriguez. Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius, thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM KidCraft: Superhero Scratch Art   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 3-10 can drop in anytime during this one hour session to create their own rainbow colored superhero using special Scratch Art paper.

Online registration required beginning June 15.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Superhero ID card and puppet craft, for ages 4-8 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4 to 8 years, with a caregiver.

Ever want to be a superhero? What power would you choose?

Join us in the activity room and make it happen! You’ll get to design a Superhero ID card with your new superhero name and power.

Then use your creativity to make a stick puppet of your superhero self!

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

Space is limited to 20. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Morning Family Movie: Annie   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
This movie is rated PG.
Running time is 118 minutes.
An adult must remain in the room with the child(ren) for the duration of the movie.
A small snack will be served.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Open craft 4-9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 4-9 years, with a caregiver.

Make an ice cream cone.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Master Gardeners Presents: Super Bugs!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 6-10 can learn about the beneficial role bugs play in gardening, listen to a story, and more from the Master Gardeners of Mercer County.

Online registration required beginning June 15.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Super Magic with Magician, Mike Rose   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Be dazzled with Mike Rose's Super Magic. Ages 3 and up.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Fire truck visit and story-time, for ages 2 to 10 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 2 to 10 years, with a caregiver.

Not all heroes wear capes! Join us for a special story-time about fire trucks, followed by crafts.

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

Refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM The LIzard Guys live animal show for 5 years and above   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 5 and up. Siblings welcome with a caregiver.

The Lizard Guys provide live animal presentations with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs & various bugs. The audience is introduced to each animal one at a time by one of The Lizard Guys.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

(Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.)

Visit their website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Zoe's Tales *Respect your furry friends*   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-7 years, with a caregiver present.

Lawrence seventh grader Zoe Lang will read a few stories about being kind to animals, adopting pets, and how to care for pets.

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

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:25 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Matt Schick Comedy Magic Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5-11 years, with a caregiver present.

Matt Schick combines amazing magic and hilarious comedy in a high-energy, zany show that's fun for children AND their parents!

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

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. (Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.)

Visit Matt's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Superhero Masks and Cuffs, for ages 4-8 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4 to 8 years, with a caregiver.

Design and create your own superhero mask and cuffs.

Pick your favorite colors and decorate with markers, crayons, rhinestones, glitter, stickers, and foam.

The perfect accessories for your superhero costume!

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

Space is limited to 20. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  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
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misc_none 7:00 PM Action Figure Sleepover, for ages 2-6 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 2 to 6 years, with a caregiver.

Superman, Transformers, or Barbie! Any action figure will do!

Come dressed in your favorite PJs and slippers for a fun story-time with your favorite action figure. After story-time, we will have a craft and then your plastic friends will get to sleepover in the library.

Stop back on Wednesday, July 8th between 10am and 9pm to pick up your action figures and see photographs of their overnight adventures!

Note: Action figures must be plastic. No stuffed animals allowed.

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

Space is limited to 20. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Babysitting basics ages 9-12 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For preteens ages 9 to 12 years.

This discussion will be presented by Carolyn Schindewolf, a Health Educator and Safe Sitter Instructor with Princeton HealthCare System.

Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

. Staying safe and keeping the children in your care safe.

• How to get ready to be a babysitter.

• How to get and keep babysitting jobs.

• How to care for a new baby.

• Feel free to bring a doll or stuffed animal.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program. Space is limited to 20.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 5 and under, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Sunburst paining for 7-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11 years.

Channel your creativity painting your own sunburst design, at the place where art and math meet! Using a pattern of converging lines, create your own colorful sunburst painting. Space is limited to 16 participants. Sign up for only one Suburst Painting program.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Robotics for ages 9 & 10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 9 and 10 years old. This program is limited to 6 participants.

In this fun, interactive program presented by a local Lawrence High School Senior, children ages 9 & 10 years old will learn robotics behavior with basic programming commands.

Registration is required starting at 7am on Thursday July 9th (2 days before program.)

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Superhero Shrinky Dink Necklaces, for ages 4-8 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4 to 8 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun night of shrinky dinks. Design and color your own symbol or pick one from your favorite superheroes.

Watch it shrink down and then make it into a necklace.

Boys and girls are welcome – everyone needs this for their superhero costume!

You can also make a matching pony bead bracelet.

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

Space is limited to 20. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  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 7:00 PM Science and Art, for ages 3-7 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 3 to 7 years, with a caregiver.

Come and explore as we combine science and art to create masterpieces!

Join us in the activity room and get hands-on with exciting art projects, including marbled milk paper, vinegar/baking soda interactions, and color diffusing paper.

We will then take the fun outside and create bubble paintings and draw with sidewalk chalk.

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some art projects will get messy!

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

Space is limited to 20. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Super Magic show with Mike Rose, for families   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver present.

The show consists of impossible magic tricks, weird mind reading stunts, and off the wall comedy all themed around heroes, the super kind and the everyday kind.

And the show features lots of audience participation, too (Many children will become part of the show!).

Additionally, throughout the show Mike Rose will be referencing various children’s books and promoting library use in a fun and entertaining manner.

Don’t miss it! Registration is required, on the day of the program, beginning at 7am.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

(Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.)

Visit Mike's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Ice Cream Making, for ages 7-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11.

Make your own ice cream... using only some simple science and your own 2 hands!

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at noon (12:00pm). Please register each child separately. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Scavenger Hunt for 8-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 8-11 years.

Do you like a challenge?! Join us for a scavenger hunt and put your detective reasoning skills to the test! Bring your library card with you and plan to work in pairs as you investigate and hopefully solve the mystery of where our detective hero has gone missing.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Register and attend only one Scavenger Hung program. Space is limited to 12 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Scavenger Hunt for 8-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 8-11 years.

Do you like a challenge?! Join us for a scavenger hunt and put your detective reasoning skills to the test! Bring your library card with you and plan to work in pairs as you investigate and hopefully solve the mystery of where our detective hero has gone missing.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Register and attend only one Scavenger Hung program. Space is limited to 12 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Superhero cape making, for ages 4-8 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4 to 8 years, with a caregiver.

Bring your imagination and create a superhero cape.

Design your own symbol or pick one from your favorite superhero. Decorate it with rhinestones, fabric paint, markers, and more.

Fly home with your very own cape!

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

Space is limited to 20. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Life-Sized Candyland, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

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 Candyland 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 7pm 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Penny and the Puppettes for families   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 1-10 years, with a caregiver present.

Penny and the Puppettes® is a Brooklyn-based theater troupe that performs live, interactive, musical-comedy puppet shows designed for kids ages 1-10 years.

BRING YOUR OWN SEATING.

Show will be indoors in case of rain and space will be limited.

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

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

(Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.) Visit their website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM All Things Bubbles, for ages 7-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11.

Make and try 3 different bubble solutions (including bouncing bubbles!) as well as an array of bubble wands to find the best combination.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at noon (12:00pm). Please register each child separately. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Sunburst painting for 7-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11 years.

Channel your creativity painting your own sunburst design, at the place where art and math meet! Using a pattern of converging lines, create your own colorful sunburst painting. Space is limited to 16 participants. Sign up for only one Suburst Painting program.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Tunes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come sing and dance with Miss Pat.

For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 10. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Sunburst paining for 7-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11 years.

Channel your creativity painting your own sunburst design, at the place where art and math meet! Using a pattern of converging lines, create your own colorful sunburst painting. Space is limited to 16 participants. Sign up for only one Suburst Painting program.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Concert with Presely & Melody for 3-8 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-8 years with a caregiver. Siblings and families are welcome.

Presley and Melody interactive concerts provide a high energy, interactive musical experience that captivates audiences of all ages.

Their musical production includes original and catchy pop tunes, along with visually creative props which engage the audience, as children eagerly await their turn.

From whimsical rainbows to dream-catchers, magical wands, hobby horses, maracas and guitars - children are fascinated with the music, dance collaborations, and visuals.

Presley and Melody’s Interactive Musicals promote reading literacy as children and parents love to read and sing along!

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

Seating capacity is limited to 100. Preference may be give to patrons with a valid MCLS library card. On the day of the show, patrons who have not registered may be admitted if space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Superhero BINGO costume night, for ages 4-8 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4 to 8 years, with a caregiver.

Come dressed as your favorite superhero and join us for a fun night of superhero BINGO.

Wear your own costume, or if you’ve attended our weekly Superhero costume making nights, come dressed as your new Superhero self!

Refreshments will be served. Small prizes will be awarded to all who participate.

Parents: bring your camera! We will have a city skyline background great for photos of your superhero.

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

Space is limited to 20. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  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 6:30 PM Elephant and Piggie Story-time and Craft, for ages 2-6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 2 to 6 years, with a caregiver.

We are in a book! We are being read!

If you love Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie, please join us for a special story-time featuring our favorite elephant and pig.

We will read books, sing songs and end with crafts.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Computer Coding with (and from!) Scratch, for Kids ages 7-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 12 to 18.

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.

Online registration is required, starting @ 7:00a.m., one day before the program on July 28th.

Please be on time. Your spot may be given to someone else if you are more than 5 minutes late.

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

Space is limited. Preference may be given to MCLS library card holders.

Class will be held in the computer lab.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 4:00 PM Balloon-Powered Cars, for ages 7-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11.

Test your skills at making a balloon-powered car using nothing but cardboard, skewers, straws, duct tape, and balloons!

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at noon (12:00pm). Please register each child separately. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Reader's Theater for ages 8 -11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 8-11 years.

Do you have the acting bug?! Enjoy picturing what the characters sound like in your head while you’re immersed in reading a great book?!

Well here’s your chance! We’ll provide the script…you provide the voices as we ‘perform’ our own Reader’s Theater play. Reader’s Theater involves each person reading aloud their part, without costumes or props, similar to the way famous actors dub the voices of their characters in animated movies.

Come help bring our characters to life and enjoy refreshments at our very own ‘wrap party’.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Register and attend only one Reader’s Theater program. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Reader's Theater for ages 8 -11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 8-11 years.

Do you have the acting bug?! Enjoy picturing what the characters sound like in your head while you’re immersed in reading a great book?!

Well here’s your chance! We’ll provide the script…you provide the voices as we ‘perform’ our own Reader’s Theater play. Reader’s Theater involves each person reading aloud their part, without costumes or props, similar to the way famous actors dub the voices of their characters in animated movies.

Come help bring our characters to life and enjoy refreshments at our very own ‘wrap party’.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Register and attend only one Reader’s Theater program. Space is limited; 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Thursday November 26, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
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holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
Friday January 1, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday January 18, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Monday February 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday March 25, 2016 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday March 27, 2016 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday May 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday May 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday May 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
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