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Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 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 Thanksgiving Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Join us for a fun game of bingo with a seasonal twist.
Small prizes will be awarded to all who participate.
This program is for ages 4 and up.
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 7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Turkey Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a special turkey.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville 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 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Build amazing things with Legos.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  7:00 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
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 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!
"Challah Grilled Cheese Sandwiches"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Decorate a Placemat, for ages 9-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 9-12.

Add a little pizazz to your kitchen table with a hand-painted placemat!

*Note: Paint is involved, so please dress appropriately.

Online registration is required.

Registration opens on 11/25 at 9:30am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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Thursday November 27, 2014 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 28, 2014 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.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 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  -  1:45 PM Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Book Discussion for Children, ages 8-10.

The book, “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” by Tom Angleberger will be discussed. Excerpts from the book will be read.

Fun origami activities.

Light refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  8:45 PM Winter Reading Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up with a Good Book.”

Ages 5-12 and teens

Pick up a journal at the children’s desk beginning December 1, 2014 through December, 2014.

Participants need to read at least one book during these weeks and bring back their journals to the library on or before December 31, 2014.

The participant who reads the most books and records them will be awarded a gift certificate from Barnes and Noble.

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 Chanukah Storytime and Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    The Shalom Heritage Center, a Jewish Outreach organization based in East Windsor, will present a Chanukah Storytime!
Chanukah begins at sundown on December 16th.
Come learn about the holiday, its meaning and traditions followed by a craft.
This program is open to families of all faiths.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner 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
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Santa Visits the Library, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Santa is visiting the library!

He'll lead us in songs, tell us stories, and invite everyone to sit on his lap.

Don't miss the chance to tell Santa what you want for the holidays.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor 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
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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 Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Build amazing things with our new Lego kits.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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 December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 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!
"Puzzle Piece Wreaths"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Harry Potter Book Club (grades 3-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades Kindergarten-2 are invited to learn mathematical concepts with hands-on activities at the library!

Online registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Bessie, The Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Read your favorite stories to sweet Bessie the dog. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
Thursday December 4, 2014 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 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Gingerbread Ornament   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Gingerbread Ornament

For all ages!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing 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
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Writer's Club, for grades 4-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Do you want to …

Develop skills in formal and informal writing?

Get comfortable sharing ideas with peers?

Have fun while writing?

Then join the Writer’s Club! Meeting (almost) every first Thursday of the month from 6-7:00PM at the West Windsor Public Library.

Online registration is limited, so please make sure that you can actually attend if you register!!!

Upcoming Meetings:

October 2nd- Mulling over Mood (explore different moods in writing)

November 6th- Please People Persuasively (writing persuasive essays)

December 4th- Finding out Fairy Tales (explore cultural fairy tales)

January 2015- Personal Plots and Plights (Personal narratives)

February 2015- Chatter to Convince (persuasive speaking/speech writing)

March 2015- Power in Poetry (explore poetry and song lyrics)

April 2015- Notable News (explore news and informative writing)

For 4th and 5th graders only please.

Online registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 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.

Registration begins on November 21.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 15 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 6:00 PM Author Visit with Dan Gutman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades 2 and up are invited to meet the funny mastermind behind series like My Weird School and The Genuis Files.

Learn what it's like to be an author and get a chance to meet Dan Gutman himself and get a book signed!

Books will be for sale from the author.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM A Visit With Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children of all ages are invited to come listen to Santa as he brings ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to life. Don’t forget your wish list because, when the story is finished, you can share it with him.

Online registration begins on Nov. 22.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Reuse, Recycle Origami! (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

Online registration required. Grades K-2 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM A Visit With Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children of all ages are invited to come listen to Santa as he brings ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to life. Don’t forget your wish list because, when the story is finished, you can share it with him.

Online registration begins on Nov. 22.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 37 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Reuse, Recycle, 3D Origami! (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various 3D origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

Saturdays, Dec. 6th, Dec. 13th, and Dec. 20th 1 to 2:30pm

Online registration required. Grades 3-5 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Visit with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Come listen to stories and sing songs with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library. Get a chance to meet Santa and talk with him too!

Suggested for children ages 18 months and up.

If you wish, you may bring a non-perishable food item for the East Windsor/Hightstown Food Pantry.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday December 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Holiday Open House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Friends of the Library Holiday Open House and Mini Book Sale.

For all Ages!

Holiday Sing-a-Long with Pat McKinley, Sunday, December 7, 1 p.m.

Children’s Holiday Craft Table, Sunday, December 7, 2-4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

You must know the basics of chess, moving pieces, checkmates, draws.

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

On the day of the class registration for the following week's class begins.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 17 spaces available.
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Breakfast with Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Listen to Santa read stories and sing holiday songs.
Each child will get a turn to visit with Santa individually.
Please bring your own camera for photos and your child's wish list.
This program also includes a craft and light breakfast refreshments.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
Younger children are welcome to come for photos.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids Music Round Demo for ages birth to 5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids Music Round Demo Class for ages birth to 5 years

Enjoy a class of music and movement for young children.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
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 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 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 Pre-School Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    During this program children will listen to a story and then do a guided build with Duplo® bricks.
This program is for ages 2 to 5 years.
Registration is required online starting Monday, November 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM mr. RAY concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A School will be present at this performance. For preschoolers.

Mr. Ray writes music which parents and children can enjoy together. Singing about friendship, dinosaurs and rainbows Mr. Ray’s clever lyrics and witty melodies inspire the imagination and encourage play.

Known for his trademarked black glasses, and eye catching colorful stickered guitar, Mr. Ray is the most ‘parent friendly’ children’s artist to date, offering ‘Music for the child in all of us’. Enjoy a great family music event!

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

Seating is limited. Strollers to be parked in lobby area.

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.

Visit mr. RAY's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 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 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
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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 December 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 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 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Beth Chaim Preschool presents a Hanukkah story & craft for ages 2-6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for Hanukkah stories and a craft designed for ages 2 to 6 years.

A snack will be served.

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Frozen Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Enjoy craft making, games and refreshments! Ages 2-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades Kindergarten-2 are invited to learn mathematical concepts with hands-on activities at the library!

Online registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Build a Gingerbread House Session 1 (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us to make and decorate a gingerbread house. Materials will be provided. All ages are welcome. Adult supervision is required for those under 6 years.

Online registration is required.

Please register for just one session.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Build a Gingerbread House Session 2 (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join us to make and decorate a gingerbread house. Materials will be provided. All ages are welcome. Adult supervision is required for those under 6 years.

Online registration is required.

Please register for just one session.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
Thursday December 11, 2014 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  -  5:30 PM Gingerbread House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 4 and up!

Make and decorate a gingerbread house!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 47 spaces available.
 
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 December 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Open House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    We've moved! Drop in any time during our open hours to see our new location on the 2nd floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center in Ewing Township. NOTE: The library closes from 12pm - 1pm for lunch.

Refreshments will be served.

Every visitor can enter a raffle to win a hand-made library bag to carry your books and library card or for free admission and rental at Mercer County Skating Center.

Activities will also include:
10am Storytime for ages 2-5 Stories and a craft with Ms. Christine
2pm-4pm Open craft for all ages including button-making, a collaborative bulletin board and more.

The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 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 Nov 28. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Smart - Paint a Masterpiece   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Please feel free to drop in anytime during the program.

Children in Grades K-5 are invited to learn about art movements and techniques from Miss Barbara and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Hour of Code (grades 4-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Learn the basics of computer science in this one-hour introduction. Demystify code and programming concepts. Hands on activities will be introduced.

Online registration suggested.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Family Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts, games, stories, song and dance for children ages 2-5.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, for grades 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join the Hour of Code, based on Scratch, during Computer Science Education Week.

Two programs: December 13, 11-12 noon, and December 14, 1 to 2 pm. You may attend one or both programs.

No prior computer knowledge is required.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP COMPUTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

A parent/guardian must stay with each child during the workshop.

MCLS and the library staff are not responsible for laptop computers brought to the workshop.

Registration is recommended.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Reuse, Recycle, 3D Origami! (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various 3D origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

Saturdays, Dec. 6th, Dec. 13th, and Dec. 20th 1 to 2:30pm

Online registration required. Grades 3-5 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sam's Gems   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn how to make jewelry with Samantha! Ages 6-12.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
Sunday December 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  8:45 PM Winter Reading Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up with a Good Book.”

Ages 5-12 and teens

Pick up a journal at the children’s desk beginning December 1, 2014 through December, 2014.

Participants need to read at least one book during these weeks and bring back their journals to the library on or before December 31, 2014.

The participant who reads the most books and records them will be awarded a gift certificate from Barnes and Noble.

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, for grades 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join the Hour of Code, based on Scratch, during Computer Science Education Week.

Two programs: December 13, 11-12 noon, and December 14, 1 to 2 pm. You may attend one or both programs.

No prior computer knowledge is required.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP COMPUTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

A parent/guardian must stay with each child during the workshop.

MCLS and the library staff are not responsible for laptop computers brought to the workshop.

Registration is recommended.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

You must know the basics of chess, moving pieces, checkmates, draws.

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

On the day of the class registration for the following week's class begins.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Kids Music Round demonstration class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Recommended for ages 6 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

Registration is required, beginning on Thursday December 11.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 4:00 PM Visit with Santa Claus   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Bring your children to visit with Santa Claus! All ages.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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 4:15 PM Christmas & Chanukah Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Join us for a fun game of bingo with a seasonal twist.
Small prizes will be awarded to all who participate.
This program is for ages 4 and up.
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
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:40 PM Spin the Dreidel Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all Ages!

Homemade latkes and applesauce!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 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 10:30 AM Kids MusicRound   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come sing and dance with Miss Diane.

Ages 6 months and up accompanied by an adult.

Registration begins on December 3.

Please register each child separately.
    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!
"Coffee Filter Trees"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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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. Please register each child separately.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Bessie, The Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Read your favorite stories to sweet Bessie the dog. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
Thursday December 18, 2014 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
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Music 'n Movement with Miss Donna for ages 1 to 5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a Music 'n Movement class for ages 1 to 5 years.

Miss Donna combines music, movement and stories in a delightful combination of activities for preschoolers.

No registration is necessary.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 10:30 AM Kids' Music Round Free Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Kids' Music Round is a singing, laughing, giggling, jiggling, clapping, dancing, bouncing, fun-filled, award-winning music and movement experience.
It is designed to guide children through the stages of early childhood music development.
Suggested for ages 2 months to 5 years with a caregiver.
Registration is required online starting November 24th.
    Location: Hickory Corner 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 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Smart - Paint a Masterpiece   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Please feel free to drop in anytime during the program.

Children in Grades K-5 are invited to learn about art movements and techniques from Miss Barbara and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Saturday December 20, 2014 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 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Sing along with Pat McKinley for our Extra Special Kids, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This is a Sing along for special needs children and their families. The library is wheel chair accessible and the room is large enough to accomodate strollers and wheel chairs.

Pat McKinley has been performing childrens' music for the past 26 years. Pat works full time as an Early Intervention Practitioner for Children's Specialized Hospital. Her specialties are working with the visually impaired and the hearing impaired.

All ages are welcome.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Reuse, Recycle, 3D Origami! (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various 3D origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

Saturdays, Dec. 6th, Dec. 13th, and Dec. 20th 1 to 2:30pm

Online registration required. Grades 3-5 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
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Sunday December 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:45 PM Winter Reading Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up with a Good Book.”

Ages 5-12 and teens

Pick up a journal at the children’s desk beginning December 1, 2014 through December, 2014.

Participants need to read at least one book during these weeks and bring back their journals to the library on or before December 31, 2014.

The participant who reads the most books and records them will be awarded a gift certificate from Barnes and Noble.

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

Available topics include: Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Advanced Algebra II, Pre-Calc, SSAT/PSAT/SAT Math

Math Competition Training: MathCounts, AMC 8, AMC 10 and other Math competitions

Online Registration Required. Grades 3 and up or equivalent (home-schoolers welcome).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

You must know the basics of chess, moving pieces, checkmates, draws.

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

On the day of the class registration for the following week's class begins.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 Decorate a Gingerbread House Session 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, & teens ages 2-18 are invited to make and decorate a gingerbread house at the library!

Online registration required beginning December 8.

Please register your child for only one of the sessions.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown 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 6:00 PM Decorate a Gingerbread House Session 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, & teens ages 2-18 are invited to make and decorate a gingerbread house at the library!

Online registration required beginning December 8.

Please register your child for only one of the sessions.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday December 24, 2014 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.
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 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 December 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 December 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Kids Movie Matinee - Frozen Sing-Along (PG)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Registration begins on December 13.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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Sunday December 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:45 PM Winter Reading Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up with a Good Book.”

Ages 5-12 and teens

Pick up a journal at the children’s desk beginning December 1, 2014 through December, 2014.

Participants need to read at least one book during these weeks and bring back their journals to the library on or before December 31, 2014.

The participant who reads the most books and records them will be awarded a gift certificate from Barnes and Noble.

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

Available topics include: Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Advanced Algebra II, Pre-Calc, SSAT/PSAT/SAT Math

Math Competition Training: MathCounts, AMC 8, AMC 10 and other Math competitions

Online Registration Required. Grades 3 and up or equivalent (home-schoolers welcome).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Animal Skull Identification   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For elementary grades 3+/third grade+

Younger siblings may register, with a parent to supervise.

After a brief lesson on the characteristics of animal teeth and their function, the kids will discover how the different teeth aid in the animals’ survival and are adapted to their particular diet.

A discussion of herbivore, carnivore and omnivore will help the kids understand that an animals’ diet is reflected in the types of teeth they have.

The children will then learn the basic principles behind using a dichotomous key on some familiar evergreen trees, then put these skills to work to identify 7 common animal skulls.

Registration is required starting one week ahead on December 21.

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Winter Snow Magic Show with Magician Mr. Dennis   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    It's cold outside!
Make sure you wear your earmuffs and gloves as we make a snowman.
Help Mr Dennis find his lost ice skates and talk about other activities we like to do in the snow.
Even mail a snowball to Hawaii.
Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, December 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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 Magician Jon Cap   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Be amazed as Jon Cap reveals magical mysteries.

For children ages 4 and up. Registration begins on December 15.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kwanzaa Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Stories, crafts and light refreshments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
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 Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, December 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a special craft with the materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult to this open craft session. Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Morning Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Rated PG.
Running time 102 minutes.
An adult must remain with their child(ren) for the duration of the movie.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Magic Show with John Carlson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Reference Desk     
    For children ages 4-9 years. Siblings and families are welcome. Strollers to be parked in lobby.

Show includes magic, ventriloquism, comedy and even a rabbit!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 2:00 PM Reuse, Recycle, Origami!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you want to learn how to make a variety of origami figures? Join Girl Scout Cadette Saradha Miriyala of Troop # 71514 and learn all about recycling and how to construct origami figures.

For children in grades K and up.

Registration begins on December 15.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Beads, Beads and More Beads   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all Ages!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Build amazing things with our new Lego kits.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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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.
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 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 New Year’s Eve Countdown   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children of all ages.

Crafts and refreshments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM New Year's Countdown Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Can’t stay up until midnight?
Now you don’t have to!
We are going to ring in the New Year at noon!
Decorate a party hat and noise maker.
Light refreshments will be served.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, December 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Happy Noon Year Family Storytime (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    We’re counting down for New Year’s Eve!! We'll read books, sing songs and do a fun craft.

Online registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:45 AM Countdown to 2015   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come and create special crafts with the materials provided. Then we’ll count down to 12 pm and celebrate with juice and a snack!

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration begins on December 15.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday January 1, 2015 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 19, 2015 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 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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
    All branches are closed.
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.
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Thursday November 26, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 27, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Thursday December 24, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
Friday December 25, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 5:00pm.
Friday January 1, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday January 18, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Monday February 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday March 25, 2016 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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.
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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.
Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday September 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday October 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.
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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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