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Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build with Wooden Blocks,   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 2-6.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM Passport to Fun   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This is five week program, for children in Grades 3 - 7.  Participants will explore a different country each week either through writing, art, or cooking. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is: All about me!

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

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Rosh Hashanah Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join us for a storytime and craft about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year! For children of all ages.

Presented by the Chabad of Robbinsville & Hamilton

Online registration begins on September 15. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Open Play for Babies & Toddlers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Little ones, ages birth-2.5 years, & caregivers are invited to play with the library’s toys and read board books in the Community Room.

Siblings welcome, too.

No registration required. 

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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

For ages 4-11 years.

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take Out Craft (Ages 10-18): Halloween Scene   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 10-18.

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can stop in to the library and pick up supplies needed to make a crafty Halloween scene with recycled book pages.

While supplies last.

One kit per person, please.

 

 

    Location: Hightstown 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.

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Game Design with Scratch (ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn basic computer programming skills in a free class designed by Google. Classes are composed of a total of 8 sessions. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration begins Saturday, August 6th. Once registered, you will be signed up for all 8 classes. 

Classes will be held 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, and 10/8

STUDENTS MUST BRING OWN LAPTOPS.

Any questions, please email Margit Chelluri at mchellur@mcl.org.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 4-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Create a special craft at the library! Registration is required. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Tweens (Ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Create a special craft at the library! Registration required. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let's all be mathematicians!

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

REGISTRATION ON SEPTEMBER 26TH AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR ALL OCTOBER CLASSES (EVERY SUNDAY)

Sundays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. 

Please only register if you can attend all classes.

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

Registration is monthly. Registration for October begins September 26th. 

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Diwali Celebration (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us as we celebrate Diwali with crafts and snacks! 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
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Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of October is a mask.

The library will supply materials to make Mask.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Make and decorate a cardboard bank.  

For ages 5-12, with a caregiver.

Registration is required and space is limited.

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    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 2-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 will learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Disposible smock aprons will be provided. 

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Pumpkin Painting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

No school today? 
Toddler, kids, tweens and teens are invited to get into the fall spirit and paint a pumpkin.
Please wear old clothes or bring a smock.
Pumpkins are provided.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 19th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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.

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    Location: Hopewell 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, September 19th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club (Ages 11 and Up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 11 and up and their mothers are invited to our monthly book club session to share snacks and good books. 

This month's title is the graphic novel Compass South by Hope Larson:

It's 1860 in New York City. When 12-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra's father disappears, they join the Black Hook Gang and are caught by the police pulling off a heist. They agree to reveal the identity of the gang in exchange for tickets to New Orleans. But once there, Alex is shanghaied to work on a ship that is heading for San Francisco via Cape Horn. Cleo stows away on a steamer to New Granada where she hopes to catch a train to San Francisco to find her brother.

 

No registration required. New members welcome!

Refreshments provided by the Hightstown Library Association.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on September 20. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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

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

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

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM Fall science for ages 5-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Take part in fall-themed science experiments.  Make a static electricity bat and a candy corn catapult.

For ages 5-12, with a caregiver.

Registration is required and space is limited.

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    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Kids Movie Matinee - The Angry Birds Movie (PG)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Running time is 97 minutes. Online registration begins on September 20.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Teen and Tween Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

No school today?
Join us for Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 to 18 years old.
Beginners welcome
Mats are provided.
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 19th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM RoboAha Robotics (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Robotics Class - Children will explore the field of robotics using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics sets.  They will learn the basics of mobile systems, motors, sensors and programming by designing and building different robots.  These robots are themed robots for applying and understanding the social/cultural concepts learned via Intercultural Awareness Classes (see separate event for this).

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Rock painting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join the latest craze Rock(ing)!  Rock(ing) is a treasure hunt for painted rocks.  

Join us to paint a rock and learn about this fun new fad.

For ages 4-11, with caregiver

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

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

 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM Passport to Fun   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This is five week program, for children in Grades 3 - 7.  Participants will explore a different country each week either through writing, art, or cooking. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Miss Amy preschool concert 1-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Online registration is required beginning the previous Thursday.

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

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

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Flex your writing skills, learn new techniques, and share your work with others!

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:30- 5:30 p.m.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids' Art Instruction with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-11 will learn various drawing and painting tips and techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Online registration suggested. 

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child attends the program.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Please dress accordingly. 

For ages 7-11 - please respect age guidelines.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver.

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

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

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play for Babies & Toddlers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Suggested for ages 3 months - 2.5 years with a caregiver.

Babies & Toddlers will enjoy exploring different objects and toys through the senses of touch, sound, sight, and more. 

No registration required.

Siblings welcome, too!

What is Sensory Play?     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

No registration required.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:25 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 11:30 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:35 PM Teen Take Out Craft (Ages 10-18): Halloween Scene   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 10-18.

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can stop in to the library and pick up supplies needed to make a crafty Halloween scene with recycled book pages.

While supplies last.

One kit per person, please.

 

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Creatures of the Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Make a night creature with the provided materials!

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

 

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Meet the Author! (Grades 3 & up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Meet Co-Author of the critically acclaimed, Save Me a Seat, Gita Varadarajan! Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of Save Me a Seat, with the author!

To reserve your copy of the book, please visit www.mcl.org to place a hold or call the library at 799-0462.

Please Register. 

 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Game Design with Scratch (ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn basic computer programming skills in a free class designed by Google. Classes are composed of a total of 8 sessions. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration begins Saturday, August 6th. Once registered, you will be signed up for all 8 classes. 

Classes will be held 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, and 10/8

STUDENTS MUST BRING OWN LAPTOPS.

Any questions, please email Margit Chelluri at mchellur@mcl.org.

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM RoboAha Intercultural Awareness Class (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Intercultural Awareness Class - Children will take a cross-cultural journey by watching a variety of foreign and domestic age-appropriate films.  Through guided discussion and self-reflection, they will gain insights about and appreciation for their own and other cultural groups, increase their self-awareness and self-reflexivity about their cultural identities, develop their ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures, and think critically about the dynamics of intercultural relationships.  (See also Robotics Classes under a separate event.)

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately. Grades 1 - 4.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Star Wars Splatter Art, for ages 5 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 5 and up, with a caregiver.

Celebrate Star Wars Reads month with a fun art project!

Create splatter art with paint and make a masterpiece featuring a TIE fighter, a X-wing Starfighter, or the Millennium Falcon.

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

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

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.

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids in elementary and middle school will develop a foundation for programming as they get hands on with Raspberry Pi's to learn the basics of Scratch and Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration begins October 1st. Once registered, you will be signed up for all three classes: Oct. 8th, Oct. 15th and Oct. 22nd.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Sunday October 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 9:40 AM Take home craft for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 Teen Read Week October 9-15.   This year’s, theme is Read for the Fun of It!” 

Take home craft for teens. 

Pick up a take-out project at the children’s desk during Teen Read Week.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let's all be mathematicians!

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

REGISTRATION ON SEPTEMBER 26TH AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR ALL OCTOBER CLASSES (EVERY SUNDAY)

Sundays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. 

Please only register if you can attend all classes.

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

Registration is monthly. Registration for October begins September 26th. 

 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:40 AM Take home craft for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen Read Week October 9-15.   This year’s, theme is Read for the Fun of It!” 

Take home craft for teens. 

Pick up a take-out project at the children’s desk during Teen Read Week.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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

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

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

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM RoboAha Robotics (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Robotics Class - Children will explore the field of robotics using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics sets.  They will learn the basics of mobile systems, motors, sensors and programming by designing and building different robots.  These robots are themed robots for applying and understanding the social/cultural concepts learned via Intercultural Awareness Classes (see separate event for this).

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:40 AM Take home craft for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 October 9-15.   This year’s, theme is Read for the Fun of It!” 

Take home craft for teens. 

Pick up a take-out project at the children’s desk during Teen Read Week.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Kids Movie Matinee - The Jungle Book (PG)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Running time is 106 minutes. Online registration begins on September 28.

 

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:00 PM Celebrate Diwali   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

 All Ages!

Stories and crafts!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:40 AM Take home craft for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen Read Week October 9-15.   This year’s, theme is Read for the Fun of It!” 

Take home craft for teens. 

Pick up a take-out project at the children’s desk during Teen Read Week.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Online registration is required beginning the previous Thursday.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is: Science of Autumn.

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

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:30- 5:30 p.m.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM Sukkot Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

 

Celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish harvest holiday with a fun and interactive craft, storytime and snack. Please note this program will include food.

For children of all ages with an adult.

Presented by: Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor.

Online registration begins on September 29. Please register each child separately.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids' Art Instruction with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-11 will learn various drawing and painting tips and techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Online registration suggested. 

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child attends the program.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Please dress accordingly. 

For ages 7-11 - please respect age guidelines.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Stretch your imagination and come build with us. For children in grades K and up.

Online registration begins on September 29. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:40 AM Take home craft for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen Read Week October 9-15.   This year’s, theme is Read for the Fun of It!” 

Take home craft for teens. 

Pick up a take-out project at the children’s desk during Teen Read Week.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Fire Truck Visit   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

  Come sit on the West Trenton Fire truck on Friday, October 14, 10:30 a.m. 

Free give-a-ways!

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 98 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Joanne Tyne Family Music Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 1 to 4 years.
Joanne Tyne is offering a free demonstration of her Family Music Class.
In this program, music is learned through playful activities which reflect the learning styles of very young children.
Activities include: singing, movement, rhymes, dance, rhythm instruments and fun for parent and child!
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 19th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Miss Amy Music Concert for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Miss Amy as she incorporates fitness and music, for a fun and interactive concert! 

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:40 AM Take home craft for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Teen Read Week October 9-15.   This year’s, theme is Read for the Fun of It!” 

Take home craft for teens. 

Pick up a take-out project at the children’s desk during Teen Read Week.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing 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.

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Game Design with Scratch (ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn basic computer programming skills in a free class designed by Google. Classes are composed of a total of 8 sessions. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration begins Saturday, August 6th. Once registered, you will be signed up for all 8 classes. 

Classes will be held 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, and 10/8

STUDENTS MUST BRING OWN LAPTOPS.

Any questions, please email Margit Chelluri at mchellur@mcl.org.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM RoboAha Intercultural Awareness Class (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Intercultural Awareness Class - Children will take a cross-cultural journey by watching a variety of foreign and domestic age-appropriate films.  Through guided discussion and self-reflection, they will gain insights about and appreciation for their own and other cultural groups, increase their self-awareness and self-reflexivity about their cultural identities, develop their ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures, and think critically about the dynamics of intercultural relationships.  (See also Robotics Classes under a separate event.)

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately. Grades 1 - 4.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids in elementary and middle school will develop a foundation for programming as they get hands on with Raspberry Pi's to learn the basics of Scratch and Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration begins October 1st. Once registered, you will be signed up for all three classes: Oct. 8th, Oct. 15th and Oct. 22nd.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
Sunday October 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let's all be mathematicians!

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

REGISTRATION ON SEPTEMBER 26TH AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR ALL OCTOBER CLASSES (EVERY SUNDAY)

Sundays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. 

Please only register if you can attend all classes.

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

Registration is monthly. Registration for October begins September 26th. 

 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classical Indian Dance Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 7 to adult.
Join us for an instructional Bharatanatyam workshop and learn the art of this classical Indian dance style.
Registration is required online or at the reference desk. Please register each person individually if both kids and parents plan to participate.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of October is a mask.

The library will supply materials to make Mask.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Kim Yarson (Ages 0-5 yrs)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Please note: This program will now take place on the third MONDAY of each month.

For ages Birth-5 with a caregiver.

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

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers, and older!

Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!

No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

Let your child’s imagination soar (and most importantly, have fun!)

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club Season 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Math and mischief at your library! Grades K-2. Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math

Online registration begins on September 12. Please register each child separately.

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

An interactive, hands-on science program tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, October 3rd.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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

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

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

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM RoboAha Robotics (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Robotics Class - Children will explore the field of robotics using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics sets.  They will learn the basics of mobile systems, motors, sensors and programming by designing and building different robots.  These robots are themed robots for applying and understanding the social/cultural concepts learned via Intercultural Awareness Classes (see separate event for this).

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LEAF SUN CATCHER   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come make a leaf sun catcher for your window

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

For ages 4-11, with caregiver

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Homeschoolers Study Hall   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your student's homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM Passport to Fun   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This is five week program, for children in Grades 3 - 7.  Participants will explore a different country each week either through writing, art, or cooking. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

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

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Online registration is required beginning the previous Thursday.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Adventures, for ages 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers!

Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!

No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

Let your child’s imagination soar (and most importantly, have fun!)

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Reading Genius Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for our first monthly Reading Genius Club (RGC) book group meeting.  Read and bring any Halloween themed or scary story and create your own book of monsters. 

As a special giveaway to celebrate the beginning of this book group, the first 4 people to register for this program (and who attend it) will receive a free copy of the book Edgar & Ellen: Rare beasts by Charles Ogden.

For ages 7-11.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Flex your writing skills, learn new techniques, and share your work with others!

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:30- 5:30 p.m.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids' Art Instruction with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-11 will learn various drawing and painting tips and techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Online registration suggested. 

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child attends the program.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Please dress accordingly. 

For ages 7-11 - please respect age guidelines.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Open Play for Babies & Toddlers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Little ones, ages birth-2.5 years, & their caregivers can socialize and play with the library’s toys in the Community Room.

Siblings welcome, too.

No registration required. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes (recommended ages birth to 5 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes:  Sing and dance to classic children's songs played on live guitar! Parental supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:05 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play (ages birth - 5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

After Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes stay in the activity room and play with old and new friends:  Parental supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM RoboAha Intercultural Awareness Class (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Intercultural Awareness Class - Children will take a cross-cultural journey by watching a variety of foreign and domestic age-appropriate films.  Through guided discussion and self-reflection, they will gain insights about and appreciation for their own and other cultural groups, increase their self-awareness and self-reflexivity about their cultural identities, develop their ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures, and think critically about the dynamics of intercultural relationships.  (See also Robotics Classes under a separate event.)

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately. Grades 1 - 4.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids in elementary and middle school will develop a foundation for programming as they get hands on with Raspberry Pi's to learn the basics of Scratch and Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Registration begins October 1st. Once registered, you will be signed up for all three classes: Oct. 8th, Oct. 15th and Oct. 22nd.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let's all be mathematicians!

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

REGISTRATION ON SEPTEMBER 26TH AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR ALL OCTOBER CLASSES (EVERY SUNDAY)

Sundays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. 

Please only register if you can attend all classes.

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

Registration is monthly. Registration for October begins September 26th. 

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of October is a mask.

The library will supply materials to make Mask.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Halloween Concert with Guitar Bob and Halloween Parade (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come dressed up in your costume and sing along with Guitar Bob as he performs a special Halloween Concert! The concert will be followed by a Halloween Parade around the library as well as Trick or Treating! 

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 2-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 will learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Disposible smock aprons will be provided. 

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Pumpkin Patch   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All Ages!

  Decorate next day. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 98 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club Season 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Math and mischief at your library! Grades K-2. Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math

Online registration begins on September 12. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pencil & Paint: Family Art with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children and adults of all ages are invited to get creative with pencil and paint while learning basic drawing and painting techniques and tips from our resident artist, Miss Barbara.

No registration required.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

Please note: Children ages 0-6 - caregiver must stay with child.

                    Children ages 7-13 - caregiver must remain in library while child is in program. 

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
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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, October 3rd.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Star Wars Splatter Art, for ages 5 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 5 and up, with a caregiver.

Celebrate Star Wars Reads month with a fun art project!

Create splatter art with paint and make a masterpiece featuring a TIE fighter, a X-wing Starfighter, or the Millennium Falcon.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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

Feel free to wear a costume to any Halloween Program for some fun tricks and treats! 

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM RoboAha Robotics (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Robotics Class - Children will explore the field of robotics using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics sets.  They will learn the basics of mobile systems, motors, sensors and programming by designing and building different robots.  These robots are themed robots for applying and understanding the social/cultural concepts learned via Intercultural Awareness Classes (see separate event for this).

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Each child should have a basic knowledge of the game and should bring their own chess board and pieces. There will be no instruction available for beginners. For children ages 6 and up. Presented by: Nandini Rao.

 

Online registration begins on October 25. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Halloween Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Children ages 4 and up are invited to wear their costumes and join us for crafts, games, and treats!

Online registration begins on October 12. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Halloween Fun! (recommended ages 2-11 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Halloween Fun! - Wear your costume and tick-or-treat at the library!  Listen to stories, play some fun games and make a creepy craft!  Ages 2 - 11, siblings welcome.

Please register online.  Adult Supervision Required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
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misc_none 4:45 PM Passport to Fun   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This is five week program, for children in Grades 3 - 7.  Participants will explore a different country each week either through writing, art, or cooking. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Halloween Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Feel free to wear a costume to any Halloween Program for some fun tricks and treats!

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Halloween Parade and Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and bring them in for a trick or treat parade through the library!
Afterwards we will read Halloween stories, sing songs, play games, do a craft and have light refreshments.
Registration is required online starting Monday, October 3rd.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Online registration is required beginning the previous Thursday.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is: Icky, slimy science.

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

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Celebrate Diwali!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

CChildren ages 4 and up are invited to join us for a story, crafts, and treats!

Online registration begins on October 13. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Halloween Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For School-Age Children in grades K-5.

  Come in costume!

Halloween decorations and food!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 49 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Halloween Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 4 to 8 years old.
Bingo with Halloween themed pictures and words.
Small prizes will be given.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:20 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 4:30- 5:30 p.m.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids' Art Instruction with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-11 will learn various drawing and painting tips and techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Online registration suggested. 

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child attends the program.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Please dress accordingly. 

For ages 7-11 - please respect age guidelines.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
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Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Yoga for Kids with Mrs. Lindsey   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Halloween parade for ages 2-6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Wear your costume and join us for fall and Halloween themed stories and crafts, plus trick-or-treating in the library.

For ages 2-6. Siblings welcome.

Registration is required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Halloween Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Feel free to wear a costume to any Halloween Program for some fun tricks and treats!

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

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

Come sing and dance with Miss Pat. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on October 14. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Open Playtime (All ages with an adult)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library any time from 10:30 to 1 to play with toys and create crafts in the Activity Room!

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Halloween Parade   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages birth-5 years.

Wear your costume and parade in the library!

  Staff will be handing out treats!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 99 spaces available.
Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Halloween Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Make a spooky craft with the provided materials!

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

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville 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.

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM RoboAha Intercultural Awareness Class (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Intercultural Awareness Class - Children will take a cross-cultural journey by watching a variety of foreign and domestic age-appropriate films.  Through guided discussion and self-reflection, they will gain insights about and appreciation for their own and other cultural groups, increase their self-awareness and self-reflexivity about their cultural identities, develop their ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures, and think critically about the dynamics of intercultural relationships.  (See also Robotics Classes under a separate event.)

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately. Grades 1 - 4.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
Sunday October 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Let's all be mathematicians!

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

REGISTRATION ON SEPTEMBER 26TH AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR ALL OCTOBER CLASSES (EVERY SUNDAY)

Sundays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. 

Please only register if you can attend all classes.

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

Registration is monthly. Registration for October begins September 26th. 

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Passport to Fun Registration   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Registration for Passport to Fun begins on Monday, October 31. This five week program, for children in Grades 3 - 7, will meet at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesdays starting on Wednesday, November 9. Participants will explore a different country each week either through writing, art, or cooking. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of October is a mask.

The library will supply materials to make Mask.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Halloween Parade, for ages 1 through 6 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Desk   (609) 989-6921   
   

Parade begins at 10am sharp. Arrive early. For preschoolers.

Wear your costume and parade through the Library to collect treats.

A musical concert with Miss Amy will begin after the parade, at 10:20am. 

Online registration is required and will take place on the day of the program, beginning at 7:00am 

Register each child separately.

Preference to participate may be given to patrons holding a valid MCLS library card.

On the day of the program, those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits, while supplies last.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 2-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 will learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Disposible smock aprons will be provided. 

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM RoboAha Robotics (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Robotics Class - Children will explore the field of robotics using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics sets.  They will learn the basics of mobile systems, motors, sensors and programming by designing and building different robots.  These robots are themed robots for applying and understanding the social/cultural concepts learned via Intercultural Awareness Classes (see separate event for this).

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids' Art Instruction with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-11 will learn various drawing and painting tips and techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Online registration suggested. 

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child attends the program.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints. Please dress accordingly. 

For ages 7-11 - please respect age guidelines.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM RoboAha Intercultural Awareness Class (Grades 1 - 4)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

RoboAha TM is a new program that uniquely blends cutting-edge robotics with cultural and communication studies.  It aims to equip children with engineering sense, cultivate their cross-cultural perspectives and global mindedness, and enhance their critical thinking, writing and presentation skills.  Special projects are developed to help children achieve greater intercultural communication competence while catering to their interest in robotics.  

Intercultural Awareness Class - Children will take a cross-cultural journey by watching a variety of foreign and domestic age-appropriate films.  Through guided discussion and self-reflection, they will gain insights about and appreciation for their own and other cultural groups, increase their self-awareness and self-reflexivity about their cultural identities, develop their ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures, and think critically about the dynamics of intercultural relationships.  (See also Robotics Classes under a separate event.)

Note: Children should consider taking BOTH robotics and intercultural awareness classes in order to get the most benefit.  For the robotics part, it is strongly recommended that children take ALL five classes, as it is designed to progressivley increment the level.  For the intercultural awareness part, children can take any one or all five of the classes.

Space is limited! Online registration is required.  Please sign up for each class separately. Grades 1 - 4.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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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 3:00pm.
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holiday_MLK_face.GIF 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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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 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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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
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holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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