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Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.
Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Mother Goose Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome) No registration required.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Jersey Boys   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Christopher Walken, Steven R. Schirippa, and John Lloyd Young

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Meet fellow writers and enjoy experimenting in a supportive environment. Librarian Donna Wolfe leads the class of both beginning writers and published authors through exercises designed to improve their writing. Members are encouraged but not required to share their work. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen & Tween Craft: Decorate a Mini 'Gingerbread' House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Create a mini "gingerbread" house using graham crackers and icing.
Then decorate with candy, cookies and more!
For ages 10 and up.
Registration is required Monday, November 24th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafts, Cooking & Science
"Tissue Paper Wreath"
Ages 8-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM D.I.Y. Art for ages 6-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Children ages 6-11 are welcome to this weekly art program geared to stimulate your child's independent creativity. To achieve this goal, children will pick the medium of their choice (paint, markers, collage, etc.) to create art of their choice. The librarian will provide assistance and instruction as necessary.

Please note that as the children create art parents and guardians are asked to wait in the library.

If your child is under 6 but you believe they can create art independently (without your presence in the art room) please get in touch as it may be possible for them to participate.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Jane Austen Movie Night: Sense and Sensibility   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    In honor of Jane Austen’s birthday on December 16 we will be showing the 1995 film version of her classic novel "Sense and Sensibility". The film directed by Ang Lee received seven Oscar nominations and stars Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman. Rated PG, 136 min. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Jane Austen Movie Night: Sense and Sensibility   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    In honor of Jane Austen’s birthday on December 16 we will be showing the 1995 film version of her classic novel "Sense and Sensibility". The film directed by Ang Lee received seven Oscar nominations and stars Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman. Rated PG, 136 min. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs with Ms. Christine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Tech Talk with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Publisher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Newsletters, posters and brochures are a snap with Publisher. Work with text and images. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Kids' Music Round Free Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Kids' Music Round is a singing, laughing, giggling, jiggling, clapping, dancing, bouncing, fun-filled, award-winning music and movement experience.
It is designed to guide children through the stages of early childhood music development.
Suggested for ages 2 months to 5 years with a caregiver.
Registration is required online starting November 24th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music 'n Movement with Miss Donna for ages 1 to 5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a Music 'n Movement class for ages 1 to 5 years.

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

No registration is necessary.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes (recommended ages birth to 5 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Sing and dance to classic children’s songs played on live guitar! Parental supervision is recommended. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing-Along with Kim Yarson!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Join us for Kim’s high-energy guitar music as she plays classic and original songs for young children.

Suggested for ages 0-5.

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Lady Brett Ashley, and Jake Barnes. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Trucks N Stuff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Creative Play for Toddlers
Ages 2-4 with a caregiver
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CookTalks: Blue Ribbon Winners   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Librarian Donna Wolfe, one of the winners of the Best Home Chef in Jersey Award, will share her secrets for baking yeast breads and rolls. Recipes will include a no-knead artisan bread, a whole wheat concoction, and rich rum sticky buns. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Sing-A-Long with Pat McKinley   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Ages, birth-7, with adult

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Formulas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Do simple calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Word 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Work with tables & text boxes; explore WordArt and copy pictures from ClipArt or the Internet.
Take Word 1 & Word 2 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Holiday Crafts   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Make a gift and wrap it!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Smart - Paint a Masterpiece   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Please feel free to drop in anytime during the program.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Holiday Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Bring your holiday gifts into the library to wrap in peace and quiet. We provide paper, tape and labels. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Storytime with STEAM - School-age storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    School age children will enjoy science experiments and crafts conducted by Girl Scout Cadette Troop # 70538 under the supervision of library staff. Grades K-3.

Registration is required and will begin on December 6.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Rhymes and Play (ages birth to 3; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures will be introduced. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Adult supervision required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Community Office Hours with Hightstown Council Member Rob Thibault   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    A monthly open meeting for Hightstown residents to discuss issues, concerns and views with Hightstown Council Member Rob Thibault.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mind & Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Come to this seminar and learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, and experience guided meditation.

This is a free community service initiative sponsored by The Art of Living Foundation.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Sing along with Pat McKinley for our Extra Special Kids, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This is a Sing along for special needs children and their families. The library is wheel chair accessible and the room is large enough to accomodate strollers and wheel chairs.

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

All ages are welcome.

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

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

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

Online registration required. Grades 3-5 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Canceled: Girls Who Code   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Be part of a new Computer Science & Technology club for 6th-12th grade girls. Our incredible volunteer instructors are trained and supported by Girls Who Code staff.

Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop computer. Some will also be available for participants during the session.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Sunday December 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM Afternoon Movie: Wish I Was Here   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family. Starring Zach Braff. Rated R. 120 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:45 PM Winter Reading Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up with a Good Book.”

Ages 5-12 and teens

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

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

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

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Words and Pictures (PG-13), with Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche and Amy Brenneman. A prep school English teacher challenges an art instructor to a war between words and pictures, and in the process, sparks an unlikely romance. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

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

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Winter Reading Activity   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 5-11 years.

Warm up with a good book!

Record your personal reading now through January 5. You may keep track of books any way you wish, by chapter, date, minutes or title.

You can also include books you listen to or that you read aloud to others. Books you read for school can be counted. Any amount of reading will qualify you for a random prize entry.

5 winners will be randomly chosen to win the paperback Scholastic book “Magic School Bus 3-D: A Journey Through the Solar System.”

Pick up a free book mark and entry form at Lawrence Headquarters anytime, on the Youth program table.

Entries are due at Lawrence Headquarters no later than January 5, 2015.

Winners must have a valid MCLS Library card. The 5 random winners will be chosen on or about January 6th.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Holiday Gift Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Friends of the Library will supply everything you need to wrap your presents!

All Month Long!

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play Group with Stories   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-5, with adult.

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

Storytime includes plenty of fingerplays, songs, and other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skill.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Happy Two’s Activity Time (recommended age 2 years; siblings welcome)

Books, crafts, songs and rhymes for toddlers in motion!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Decorate a Gingerbread House Session 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, & teens ages 2-18 are invited to make and decorate a gingerbread house at the library!

Online registration required beginning December 8.

Please register your child for only one of the sessions.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Decorate a Gingerbread House Session 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, & teens ages 2-18 are invited to make and decorate a gingerbread house at the library!

Online registration required beginning December 8.

Please register your child for only one of the sessions.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic Tree House Book Club for ages 5-9   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    At each program we’ll read part of a book in the Magic Tree House Series, by Mary Pope Osborne.

THIS MONTH WE ARE READING BOOK NUMBER 24, EARTHQUAKE IN THE EARLY MORNING

You don't have to read the book before you come, but if you do, that's fine.

After reading a portion of the book, we'll explore some non-fiction titles about the place that Jack and Annie have just visited,

We’ll end with a craft.

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

Registration is required.

The book club will take place once a month on a Monday, from 4:00-5:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10, with adult.

Read and act out some well-known fairytales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Online registration required beginning December 8.

Please register your child for only one of the sessions.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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

Online registration required beginning December 8.

Please register your child for only one of the sessions.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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

Online registration required beginning December 8.

Please register your child for only one of the sessions.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

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

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Celiac Disease & Irritable Bowel Syndrome   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Local gastroenterologist Dr. Mihai Lupovici will talk about the causes, symptoms and treatments. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 48 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Celiac Disease & Irritable Bowel Syndrome   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Local gastroenterologist Dr. Mihai Lupovici will talk about the causes, symptoms and treatments. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Work with your peers on tasks around the library.
Receive one hour of community service credit.
For ages 13 to 17.
Registration is required Monday, December 1st.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    A rollicking, rhyming time for you and your baby (6 months-2 years).
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read and Play Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read and Play Story Time (recommended ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration is required and begins the Wednesday before each program at 9:30am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie: Elf, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   6097990462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for three days of movies. Here's the schedule:

December 23, Elf, Rated PG, 84 minutes

December 29, Maleficent, Rated PG, 97 minutes

December 30, Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue, Rated PG, 83 minutes

WW-P Schools have early dismissal on December 23rd.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-In Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Walk-In Craft (recommended for children in grades K-5)

Make fun and useful crafts!

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Jersey Writers’ Society Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 3:00pm.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time (recommended ages 3-4 years; sibling welcome)

Listen to stories by Dr. Seuss! Craft included

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Michael Rosidivito returns for more beginning Yoga. Mats provided.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs with Ms. Christine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing & Play for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Ms. Susan for a sing-along program with guitar and CD music.

Action songs, finger plays and musical instruments encourage audience participation.

Playtime with instruments and puppets will follow the musical part of the program.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Walk-in Craft:Kwanzaa for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A sample Kwanzaa craft and all the materials for a child to make one will be provided.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Kids Movie Matinee - Frozen Sing-Along (PG)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Registration begins on December 13.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
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misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Sunday December 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  8:45 PM Winter Reading Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Winter Reading Program, “Warm Up with a Good Book.”

Ages 5-12 and teens

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

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

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

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Animal Skull Identification   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For elementary grades 3+/third grade+

Younger siblings may register, with a parent to supervise.

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

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

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

Registration is required starting one week ahead on December 21.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Animal Skull Identification   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For elementary grades 3+/third grade+

Younger siblings may register, with a parent to supervise.

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

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

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

Registration is required starting one week ahead on December 21.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Million Dollar Arm (PG), with Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin and Bill Paxton. A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Wooden Ornaments   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

Stop by the Library any time in December and pick up a free take-home craft kit.

The Library will provide the ornaments. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it all together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

Kits are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last.

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Winter Reading Activity   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 5-11 years.

Warm up with a good book!

Record your personal reading now through January 5. You may keep track of books any way you wish, by chapter, date, minutes or title.

You can also include books you listen to or that you read aloud to others. Books you read for school can be counted. Any amount of reading will qualify you for a random prize entry.

5 winners will be randomly chosen to win the paperback Scholastic book “Magic School Bus 3-D: A Journey Through the Solar System.”

Pick up a free book mark and entry form at Lawrence Headquarters anytime, on the Youth program table.

Entries are due at Lawrence Headquarters no later than January 5, 2015.

Winners must have a valid MCLS Library card. The 5 random winners will be chosen on or about January 6th.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Holiday Gift Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Friends of the Library will supply everything you need to wrap your presents!

All Month Long!

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play Group with Stories   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-5, with adult.

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

Storytime includes plenty of fingerplays, songs, and other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skill.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Winter Snow Magic Show with Magician Mr. Dennis   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    It's cold outside!
Make sure you wear your earmuffs and gloves as we make a snowman.
Help Mr Dennis find his lost ice skates and talk about other activities we like to do in the snow.
Even mail a snowball to Hawaii.
Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, December 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Happy Two’s Activity Time (recommended age 2 years; siblings welcome)

Books, crafts, songs and rhymes for toddlers in motion!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Magician Jon Cap   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Be amazed as Jon Cap reveals magical mysteries.

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

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kwanzaa Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Stories, crafts and light refreshments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie: Maleficent, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   6097990462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for three days of movies. Here's the schedule:

December 23, Elf, Rated PG, 84 minutes

December 29, Maleficent, Rated PG, 97 minutes

December 30, Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue, Rated PG, 83 minutes

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10, with adult.

Read and act out some well-known fairytales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Teen Writers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Share a poem or story with other teen writers and engage in writing exercises and art to help improve writing.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

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

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, December 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a special craft with the materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult to this open craft session. Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read and Play Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read and Play Story Time (recommended ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Morning Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Rated PG.
Running time 102 minutes.
An adult must remain with their child(ren) for the duration of the movie.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Magic Show with John Carlson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Reference Desk     
    For children ages 4-9 years. Siblings and families are welcome. Strollers to be parked in lobby.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Magic Show with John Carlson   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Reference Desk     
    For children ages 4-9 years. Siblings and families are welcome. Strollers to be parked in lobby.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for children ages 2-4. "Thank You Cards"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Reuse, Recycle, Origami!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you want to learn how to make a variety of origami figures? Join Girl Scout Cadette Saradha Miriyala of Troop # 71514 and learn all about recycling and how to construct origami figures.

For children in grades K and up.

Registration begins on December 15.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Beads, Beads and More Beads   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all Ages!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 74 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie: Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   6097990462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for three days of movies. Here's the schedule:

December 23, Elf, Rated PG, 84 minutes

December 29, Maleficent, Rated PG, 97 minutes

December 30, Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue, Rated PG, 83 minutes

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Build amazing things with our new Lego kits.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-In Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Walk-In Craft (recommended for children in grades K-5)

Make fun and useful crafts!

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Immigration Legal Clinic   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches will close at 3:00pm.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time (recommended ages 3-4 years; sibling welcome)

Listen to stories by Dr. Seuss! Craft included

No registration required.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM New Year’s Eve Countdown   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children of all ages.

Crafts and refreshments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 67 spaces available.
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misc_none 11:30 AM New Year's Countdown Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Can’t stay up until midnight?
Now you don’t have to!
We are going to ring in the New Year at noon!
Decorate a party hat and noise maker.
Light refreshments will be served.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, December 8th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Happy Noon Year Family Storytime (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    We’re counting down for New Year’s Eve!! We'll read books, sing songs and do a fun craft.

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration begins on December 15.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday January 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Olaf Sock Snowman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

Stop by the Library any time in January and pick up a free take-home craft kit.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating an Olaf sock snowman. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it all together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

Kits are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last.

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  9:00 PM Teen Craft: Glittering Icicle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can pick up supplies needed to make hanging glittering icicles to decorate your desk or room.

Makes a decoration for the New Year!

Kits available by the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Trucks N Stuff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Creative Play for Toddlers
Ages 2-4 with a caregiver
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Frozen Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Special Winter Storytime, Frozen,

For all Ages!

Stories, crafts and hot chocolate.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Frozen Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Special Winter Storytime, Frozen,

For all Ages!

Stories, crafts and hot chocolate.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer–Fall Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this beginner’s drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday January 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance & Info   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Representatives will be available to provide individuals and families with help in understanding the affordable health insurance options available through the Healthcare Marketplace.

Please call the West Windsor Health Department at 609-936-8400 to schedule an appointment for enrollment assistance.

Sponsored by Enroll America & the Hightstown Board of Health.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Frozen Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and enjoy crafts, games, and a snack.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Sunday January 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Jersey Boys (R), with Christopher Walken, Steve Schirripa and Vincent Piazza. Jersey Boys The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

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

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Take-Out Project   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all ages.

Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a take-out project.

One bag per child.

Projects are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play Group with Stories   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-5, with adult.

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

Storytime includes plenty of fingerplays, songs, and other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skill.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kelley's Kids for ages 1 to 24 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Miss Kelley for a fun-filled program designed for very young children. Learn new ways to interact with your child. Enjoy music and movement.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Happy Two’s Activity Time (recommended age 2 years; siblings welcome)

Books, crafts, songs and rhymes for toddlers in motion!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM English & Spanish Bilingual Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 will learn English and Spanish vocabulary through stories, songs, and activities.

Siblings welcome, too! No registration required. No knowledge of Spanish necessary.

Niños entre 2 y 6 años de edad aprenderán vocabulario en inglés y español con cuentos, canciones, y actividades.

El conocimiento de inglés no es necesario.La registración no es necesaria.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Chair Yoga: Winter-Spring Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Chair yoga modifies traditional yoga postures that makes it suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Now almost everyone can gain the health and fitness benefits by practicing chair yoga. Yoga master Christine Donahue will teach this series of adaptive chair yoga practice. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10, with adult.

Read and act out some well-known fairytales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Teen Stuff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    We will make "Apple Fritters." Bring your appetites! Ages 10-14
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club   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 discuss Killer Instinct, by Jennifer Lynne Barnes, and enjoy snacks.

No registration required. New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club   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 discuss the mystery/thriller Killer Instincts, by Jennifer Lynne Barnes and enjoy snacks.

No registration required. New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Lakeview Child Center Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

Join Miss Pattijo for music, movement and fun!

This is a special program presented by Lakeview Child Center of Lawrenceville

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Lakeview Child Center Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

Join Miss Pattijo for music, movement and fun!

This is a special program presented by Lakeview Child Center of Lawrenceville

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Enjoy rhymes, songs, and simple stories.

For children ages 6 months to 24 months, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on December 23. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    A rollicking, rhyming time for you and your baby (6 months-2 years).
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read and Play Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read and Play Story Time (recommended ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration is required and begins the Wednesday before each program at 9:30am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for children ages 2-4. "Paper Necklace"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Read with Lucy the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   
Lucy the Therapy Dog will be available for children to practice their reading skills.
Lucy is a great partner for children struggling with reading because she is non-judgmental.
By reading to Lucy, children learn to relax and will build self-confidence.
For independent readers ages 5 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Weird Science, ages 4-8 (siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a program teaching scientific concepts of all kinds. We will cover all things living (plants and animals), weather concepts, space and planets, and environmentally friendly technologies among many others topics!

This program is geared for children ages 4-8, although their siblings are welcome (with your assistance if necessary, of course!).

No registration necessary.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-In Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Walk-In Craft (recommended for children in grades K-5)

Make fun and useful crafts!

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Spanish Language Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    All levels are welcome. Registration is mandatory.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration begins December 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins December 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins December 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Elephant and Piggy Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come celebrate Elephant and Piggy with crafts, games, and a snack.

For children ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on December 24. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time (recommended ages 3-4 years; sibling welcome)

Listen to stories by Dr. Seuss! Craft included

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM One-on-One Help: eBooks, Audiobooks, Hoopla   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Need help figuring out how to download library eBooks to your iPad, NOOK, Kindle, or another device? Maybe you're interested in getting audiobooks onto your iPad or MP3 player. Want to try Hoopla, our resource for streaming movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks? Register for a time to meet with a librarian for some one-on-one guidance. Remember to bring your library card, your account username and the password associated with your device.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
This is the perfect afternoon activity for those children in morning preschool or kindergarten.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Alphabet Soup Collage"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades Kindergarten-2 are invited to learn mathematical concepts with hands-on activities at the library!

Online registration required.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school-age children, grades K-5

Surprise crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Board Games & Cocoa, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-18.

Beat those winter blues with some classic board games and hot cocoa! Explore the library’s games or bring your own.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Bessie, The Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Read your favorite stories to sweet Bessie the dog. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Classes are led by a certified Yoga instructor and are geared towards beginners, but all are welcome regardless of experience.

Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Class size is limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Inner Peace   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448 1474   kluke@mcl.org
    Explore the meaning of peace from a spiritual perspective. We will discover how peace is possible as we learn to awaken to the original innate state of peace within each of us.

Click the Register button, or call the library at 609-448-1474 to register or for information.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
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Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Internet Basics. Learn quick and easy tips for navigating the web, including choosing a browser, printing pages from website, conducting simple searches, and more.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Miss Amy concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit Miss Amy's website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM One-on-One Help: eBooks, Audiobooks, Hoopla   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Need help figuring out how to download library eBooks to your iPad, NOOK, Kindle, or another device? Maybe you're interested in getting audiobooks onto your iPad or MP3 player. Want to try Hoopla, our resource for streaming movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks? Register for a time to meet with a librarian for some one-on-one guidance. Remember to bring your library card, your account username and the password associated with your device.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Painting Fun   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a special painting.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Mother Goose Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome) No registration required.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Saving Mr. Banks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Rated PG-13; 125 minutes

When P. L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian, a woman not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film but also struggling with her own past.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Meet fellow writers and enjoy experimenting in a supportive environment. Librarian Donna Wolfe leads the class of both beginning writers and published authors through exercises designed to improve their writing. Members are encouraged but not required to share their work. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration begins December 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-A Most Wanted Man   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this story about a Chechen Muslim who illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Based on a John leCarré spy novel. Also starring Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, and Willem Dafoe.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins December 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins December 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Origami Hour   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn how to make origami animals. Ages 6-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for GRADES 3-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join a fun club to learn math concepts through exciting, hands-on activities.
Registration is required online starting the previous Thursday.
Please register for each session individually.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM D.I.Y. Art for ages 6-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Children ages 6-11 are welcome to this weekly art program geared to stimulate your child's independent creativity. To achieve this goal, children will pick the medium of their choice (paint, markers, collage, etc.) to create art of their choice. The librarian will provide assistance and instruction as necessary.

Please note that as the children create art parents and guardians are asked to wait in the library.

If your child is under 6 but you believe they can create art independently (without your presence in the art room) please get in touch as it may be possible for them to participate.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM New Year, New You Through Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Umesh Bhatia for this two part meditation workshop. REgistration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Lawrenceville resident Howard Zogott and Librarian Sharon Wang will read their original poems. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday January 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   609-443-1880   
    If you're expecting a baby, have a newborn or have a child under 5 years old, learn about this program that will make your children "language smart." Refreshments. Children welcome.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 5 and under, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Talk with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    By appointment only.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:05 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Infants and toddlers birth through 2.5 years of age and their caregivers are invited to 30 minutes of singing, rhyming, and movement fun!

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

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

For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on December 26. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing & Play for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Ms. Susan for a sing-along program with guitar and CD music.

Action songs, finger plays and musical instruments encourage audience participation.

Playtime with instruments and puppets will follow the musical part of the program.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Music and Movement with Kelley’s Kids   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages birth-7, with adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: The Diving Bell & the Butterfly   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Starring Mathieu Amalric. French dialogue with English subtitles. PG-13 111 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Storytime with STEAM - School-age storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    School age children will enjoy science experiments and crafts conducted by Girl Scout Cadette Troop # 70538 under the supervision of library staff. Grades K-3.

Registration is required and will begin on December 27.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family & Friends CPR   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Child/Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving techniques, including relief of foreign body airway obstruction, choking and injuries.

Sponsored by the Capital Health Community Education/Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Please register in person or by phone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Winter Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create winter themed projects.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Bollywood in Your Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The Bollywood interpretation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" will be shown first (PG-13, 111 minutes). After the film there will be a performance by the Bollywood dancing troupe Aaja Nachale. Uma Kapoor, the troupe’s artistic director, will briefly explain the cultural aspects of the film. The audience will be invited to participate in a short Bollywood dancing workshop. Registration is suggested. Click here for more information about the troupe.    
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Bollywood in Your Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The Bollywood interpretation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" will be shown first (PG-13, 111 minutes). After the film there will be a performance by the Bollywood dancing troupe Aaja Nachale. Uma Kapoor, the troupe’s artistic director, will briefly explain the cultural aspects of the film. The audience will be invited to participate in a short Bollywood dancing workshop. Registration is suggested. Click here for more information about the troupe.    
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Sunday January 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: Gloria   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Starring Paulina Garcia. Spanish dialogue with English subtitles. R 110 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    The Railway Man (R), with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine. A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Legos, for families   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For families / all ages.

A fun opportunity for all ages to play with the library’s Lego collection!

There are a number of very small pieces. For safety reasons, young children must be supervised at all times by the caregiver that brought them.

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
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misc_none 9:30 AM Teen & Tween Take-Home Craft: Sticky Note Mini Book   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    For ages 10 and up.
Teens and tweens are busy these days so pick up a craft to do at home!
This month's craft is a sticky note mini book.
Instructions and most materials are provided in the craft kit.
Supplies are limited and will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit from January 12th-30th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Program - Fun and Prizes, all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Register for the free Winter Reading Program, decorate a snowflake for the board, read and WIN PRIZES!

Registration materials are in children's area on the high table behind the children's catalog computers!

Our Winter Reading Board was inspired by Jane Yolen’s story "Owl Moon"! Come and check it out!

The Winter Reading Program begins Dec. 15th and ends Jan. 15th!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Coupon Swap   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Bring coupons to share and take what you need! Coupons available in the library all day.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Take-Out Project   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all ages.

Stop by the Youth Services Desk for a take-out project.

One bag per child.

Projects are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play Group with Stories   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-5, with adult.

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

Storytime includes plenty of fingerplays, songs, and other participatory activities that help children learn important literacy skill.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Happy Two’s Activity Time (recommended age 2 years; siblings welcome)

Books, crafts, songs and rhymes for toddlers in motion!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM English & Spanish Bilingual Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 will learn English and Spanish vocabulary through stories, songs, and activities.

Siblings welcome, too! No registration required. No knowledge of Spanish necessary.

Niños entre 2 y 6 años de edad aprenderán vocabulario en inglés y español con cuentos, canciones, y actividades.

El conocimiento de inglés no es necesario.La registración no es necesaria.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Draft Day (2014)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. R-rated, 110 minutes. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a four week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Magic Tree House Book Club for ages 5-9   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    At each program we’ll read part of a book in the Magic Tree House Series, by Mary Pope Osborne.

THIS MONTH WE ARE READING BOOK NUMBER 25, STAGR FRIGHT ON A SUMMER NIGHT

You don't have to read the book before you come, but if you do, that's fine.

After reading a portion of the book, we'll explore some non-fiction titles about the place that Jack and Annie have just visited,

We’ll end with a craft.

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

Registration is required.

The book club will take place once a month on a Monday, from 4:00-5:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
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