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Thursday July 24, 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. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 2 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:15 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 Kid Craft: Jeweled Picture Frame   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 3-8 can make their own jeweled picture frame using the library's craft supplies.

Online registration required beginning July 7.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Miss Penny Fun on a String Puppet Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Miss Penny combines various types of puppets into a fun variety show with audience participation.
This program is suggested for ages 3 and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 7th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Miss Penny Fun on a String Puppet Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Miss Penny combines various types of puppets into a fun variety show with audience participation.
This program is suggested for ages 3 and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 7th.
    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)

Lap-sitters and walkers have fun learning and singing nursery rhymes and finger plays!

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 - 5   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 Healthy Ideas for Seniors: Coping with Memory Loss   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Having a senior moment? Jo-Carolyn Dent-Clark with Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare will facilitate a discussion on how to deal with memory loss. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 4 to 6. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 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 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Interactive Public Speaking, Novice Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    YOU MUST REGISTER & ATTEND ALL WORKSHOPS IN THE SERIES! PLEASE CHECK DATES BELOW AND REGISTER FOR ALL. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR NOVICE AND NOT FOR ADVANCED.

Interactive Public Speaking

… at the West Windsor Public Library

A free program offered by Jaidev Phadke and Jordon DeGroote, members of the local High School South Model United Nations team, ranked top 4 in the nation. The novice course will cover the purpose and basics of speaking, and will cater to students less comfortable to public speaking, while the advanced course will serve a more experienced crowd with a deeper analysis of the skill. Whether a beginner or a seasoned veteran, public speaking is an invaluable tool for every walk of life, and a key ingredient to success in the 21st Century.

Novice Class Schedule: July 23, 24, 30, 31

1st Class: 6pm-7:30 (23rd)

2nd Class: 12:30-2pm (24th)

3rd Class: 12:30-2pm (30th)

4th Class: 12:30-2pm (31st)

Advanced Class Schedule: August 13, 14, 20, 21

1st Class: 4pm-5:30 (13th)

2nd Class: 2:30-4pm (14th)

3rd Class: 5pm-6:30 (20th)

4th Class: 6pm-7:30 (21st)

Registration and Information:

For ages 12-18 only please.

Online registration at www.mcl.org is required.

Program Website: https://sites.google.com/site/interactivepublicspeaking/home

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations. Strong mouse skills are essential. Registration required. Call 448-1330.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Super Scientists (ages 5-10)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you interested in science? Do you wonder how things work? Want to do some fun experiments? Join us this summer to make some super scientific discoveries!

Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Movie: Meet the Robinsons, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for this week's family movie, Meet the Robinsons.

Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the world of 2037, hip-hoppin' frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can't save it alone. He meets the wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.

G, 96 minutes

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Decorate a Pencil Holder, for ages 7-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff   609-989-6921   
    For ages 7 to 10.

Transform a Twinings tea can into a lovely – and functional – decoration for your desk using tissue paper, sequins, rhinestones, glitter, stickers, and other craft supplies!

Online registration is required, starting July 17th @ 9:30a.m.

Please be on time. Your spot may be given to someone else if you are more than 15 minutes late.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Mathemagical Games with Ben   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 8-14.

Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Art in Nature   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Nature By the Yard biologist, Pam Newitt presents Art in Nature. Create your own works of art using things you find in nature.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Loom Bracelet Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5-9,

Make a simple loom bracelet.

The library has limited quantities.

Please bring your own materials!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Play Chess!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 8-18.

Learn chess with a master, Mr. Bong Ortiz!

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ODD ACT: FILM MAKING WORKSHOP   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Students will explore their favorite genres of film and create their own original plot. Professional film and theatre actor Rob Cousins will direct students in creating their own film. Come out, share your creative voice, & become the star of your own movie!

Ages 12—18 Registration begins Monday, June 23rd Please register for ALL THREE parts

ROBERT COUSINS has served as Odd Act Theatre Group's resident playwright since the company’s founding. His first full-length play, All the Rabbits, debuted in central New Jersey in 2007 and was also produced at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Maryland. How the Money Goes, his second full-length, opened the following year and has since appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. His work has won awards on tour in Canada and will be featured this summer in Philadelphia. He holds a PhD in performance studies and teaches courses in public speaking and the humanities.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Inequality for All (PG). A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM “The Science of Survival” with Eyes of the Wild   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Learn about how animals use the principles of physics to detect and escape danger, their chemical defenses, and how they use their hearing to track sound. Please note this program includes live animals.

For children ages 6 and up.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 7. Please register each child separately.

Our school-age events are intended for children ages 6 and up. In order to accommodate the maximum number of children during these events, we may ask that parents remain in the building but refrain from attending the program unless your child is in need of assistance. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Cover 2 Cover   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Please contact branch for book title.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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 The Science of Ice, for Teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff   609-989-6921   
    For ages 10 to 18.

“Spark a reaction” with cold, cold ice. Test your endurance in the ice water plunge, and learn the beauty of blubber. Finish the night by making your own ice cream!

Online registration is required, starting July 17th @ 9:30a.m.

Please be on time. Your spot may be given to someone else if you are more than 15 minutes late.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Wine Appreciation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wine consultant and educator Bruce Smith will discuss the world’s wine regions, grape varietals, food and wine pairings, how to understand labels and more. He has taught wine appreciation and specialized courses at Mercer County Community College and is a member of the American Wine Society, German Wine Society and Society of Wine Educators. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Read with Mulligan the Therapy Dog for ages 5 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    FOR INDEPENDENT READERS AGES 5 & UP

Mulligan will be available for children to practice their reading skills.

Mulligan is a great partner for children struggling with reading because she is non-judgmental. By reading to Mulligan children learn to relax and build their self-confidence.

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Friday July 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Garden Club for families   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth staff   609-989-6921   
    Registration is suggested.

For families with children of all ages.

Help harvest tomatoes from our library garden and make salsa.

Come back every two weeks for more garden-related activities including planting, tending, harvesting, cooking and crafting.

We will be working in the dirt, so please dress accordingly.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Tech Talk with Jay
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    All ages are invited to stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project. No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    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 Toddler Tunes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come sing and dance with Miss Pat.

For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 7. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong Pete for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Singalong Pete plays classic and contemporary folk songs.

He specializes in entertaining young children with a fun, engaging and interactive show.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Friday Morning Bookies: The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin

Despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life's infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

Registration recommended. Registration begins on June 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 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Friday Morning Bookies: The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin

Despite her own major achievements--she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States--Anne Morrow Lindbergh is viewed merely as Charles Lindbergh's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life's infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

Registration recommended. Registration begins on June 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
 
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 Cook Talks: Dishin’ with Donna   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Chinese cuisine is flavorful, healthy and often fairly simple to prepare if you use fresh ingredients and understand some basic techniques. Librarian Sharon Wang will join us to share her passion introduce the basic and essential ingredients for authentic and nutritious Chinese cooking. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fun and Games (all ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Stop by the library for fun & games! You can do a craft, play board games, listen to music & enjoy some snacks. Feel free to bring your favorite board game(s) and your friends!

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Thor: the Dark World   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Starring Chris Hemsworth, 112 minutes, Rated PG-13. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Amateur Astronomers of Princeton   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Tweens & teens ages 11-18 will be able to view sunspots using the AAAP telescope (weather permitting).

Learn about observational astronomy, cosmology, & more. Online registration required beginning July 7.

Online registration required beginning July 7.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
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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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM D.I.Y. Fridays for Teens: No-sew Bandanna Tote   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.) Fridays for Teens.
Each week we will make a different art or craft project.
This week we will make a tote using only 2 bandannas and pair of scissors.
Bandannas provided by the library.
This program is for ages 11 and up.
Registration is required online.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jewelry Making   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All ages.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Crafts, Kidcraft for ages 6 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Friday afternoon is craft time at the library.

Kidcraft is designed for children from ages 6 to 8.

This week we will make nature prints. You can create a lovely card or picture to hang.

You must be registered in the Summer Reading Program to attend.

This is a STAR PROGRAM. By attending this program you may earn a raffle ticket for one of 3 grand prizes: Kindle Fire; Leap Frog; Target Gift card. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the SRP.

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

If you are more than 10 minutes late for this program, you may forfeit your spot to someone on the waiting list.

    Location: West Windsor 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 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friday Crafts, Crafty Tweens for ages 9-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Friday afternoon is craft time at the library.

Crafty Tweens is designed for children from ages 9 to 11.

This week we will make nature prints. Create a beautiful card, or a picture to hang on the wall.

You must be registered in the Summer Reading Program to attend.

This is a STAR PROGRAM. By attending this program you may earn a raffle ticket for one of 3 grand prizes: Kindle Fire; Leap Frog; Target Gift card. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the SRP.

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

If you are more than 10 minutes late for this program, you may forfeit your spot to someone on the waiting list.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday July 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM CANCELLED Scratch: Learn to Code, Code to Learn, Part 1, for grades 3 to 5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. ANOTHER SCRATCH INTRODUCTORY CLASS WILL BE OFFERED ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 3-4:30 PM. PLEASE REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THIS CLASS.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mad Science for Preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lix   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 3-5 can explore the world of chemistry through hands-on experiments and even make a batch of play-dough to take home!

Online registration required beginning July 7.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Upcycle That!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinrprogs@mcl.org
   

Each week during the Summer Reading Program we’ll be doing a craft that either upcycles something you already have at home or present you with a green alternative to cleaning or other household item.

The program will be held twice a week, Monday nights and Saturday afternoons .

Week of July 21- Bring in an old pair of jeans to repurpose into a number of things.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Yoga for Kids with Youth Stages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 6-8.

Limit to 18 children.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Please note the change in time to 2:00 pm.

Children ages 2 and up are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Auditions for 2014 Halloween Play for ages 9-17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Announcing Auditions for the 2014 Halloween Playfest at the West Windsor Branch Library.

The West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library Youth Services Department will be auditioning for a new musical play, "The Midnight Girl" to be performed in October.

Needed: Children and teens ages 9-17 and some adult roles.

AUDITION TIMES ARE:

Saturday, July 26, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, August 2, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Rehearsals begin in early September.

No acting experience necessary, but bring your resume and headshot if you have them. Auditions will consist of readings from the play scripts and, for singing roles, a selection of very well-known songs.

WE ALSO NEED HELP WITH MAKEUP, COSTUMES, MUSIC SET CONSTRUCTION, AND CHOREOGRAPHY.

Contact director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901, or email mkerr@mcl.org. for more details.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Auditions for 2014 Halloween Play for ages 9-17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Announcing Auditions for the 2014 Halloween Playfest at the West Windsor Branch Library.

The West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library Youth Services Department will be auditioning for a new musical play, "The Midnight Girl" to be performed in October.

Needed: Children and teens ages 9-17 and some adult roles.

AUDITION TIMES ARE:

Saturday, July 26, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, August 2, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Rehearsals begin in early September.

No acting experience necessary, but bring your resume and headshot if you have them. Auditions will consist of readings from the play scripts and, for singing roles, a selection of very well-known songs.

WE ALSO NEED HELP WITH MAKEUP, COSTUMES, MUSIC SET CONSTRUCTION, AND CHOREOGRAPHY.

Contact director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901, or email mkerr@mcl.org. for more details.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday July 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Fizz, Boom, Read Art Camp   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Stories and crafts for children ages 4-8.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Word 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn to work with a Word document. Format and edit, then type, preview and print a simple document. Strong mouse skills are essential! Registration required. Call 448-1330.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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
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misc_none 1:00 PM Movie Matinee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Walking with Dinosaurs. Rated: PG

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Meet dinosaurs more real than anyone has ever seen and take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children ages 2–6 will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes & a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles for ages 3 to 6 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Discover the fascinating world of sea turtles through storytelling, interactive play and hands-on artifacts.

Registration is required.

Sea Turtles is presented by the The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a private, non-profit organization, started in 1978 with a handful of volunteers and a C.E.T.A. grant, was founded, and is still directed by Robert Schoelkopf! With a permit and authorization from the state and federal governments, the Center has responded to over 3900 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore over the years.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Our Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles, for grades 1-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles for grades 1-8.

Registration is required. TEENS REGISTER ON THE YOUTH SERVICES POSTING FOR THIS EVENT.

Discover what makes a marine mammal different than a fish, which types of marine mammals and sea turtles come to New Jersey and the dangers they face while they are here. Learn how and why the Marine Mammal Stranding Center helps our marine friends.

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles is presented by the The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a private, non-profit organization, started in 1978 with a handful of volunteers and a C.E.T.A. grant, was founded, and is still directed by Robert Schoelkopf! With a permit and authorization from the state and federal governments, the Center has responded to over 3900 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore over the years.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Our Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles, for grades 1-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles for grades 1-8.

Registration is required.

Discover what makes a marine mammal different than a fish, which types of marine mammals and sea turtles come to New Jersey and the dangers they face while they are here. Learn how and why the Marine Mammal Stranding Center helps our marine friends.

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles is presented by the The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a private, non-profit organization, started in 1978 with a handful of volunteers and a C.E.T.A. grant, was founded, and is still directed by Robert Schoelkopf! With a permit and authorization from the state and federal governments, the Center has responded to over 3900 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore over the years.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM First Choice Bank Star Savers' Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Representatives from First Choice Bank in East Windsor will teach kids about starting a savings account and tips on how to save money.
This program is suggested for ages 4 to 9 years.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 14th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Science Fun   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5 and up.

Volcano and Twister in a Jar.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Oh My!, grades 3-6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Oh My! for grades 3-6.

Registration is required. TEENS REGISTER ON THE YOUTH SERVICES POSTING FOR THIS EVENT.

Learn about the different types of cetaceans through a variety of mystery items revealed by your students. Filled with artifacts, suspense and fascinating facts, this program will open up the world of these mysterious mammals.

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Oh My! is presented by the The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a private, non-profit organization, started in 1978 with a handful of volunteers and a C.E.T.A. grant, was founded, and is still directed by Robert Schoelkopf! With a permit and authorization from the state and federal governments, the Center has responded to over 3900 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore over the years.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Oh My!, grades 3-6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dragana Drobnjak   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Oh My! for grades 3-6.

Registration is required.

Learn about the different types of cetaceans through a variety of mystery items revealed by your students. Filled with artifacts, suspense and fascinating facts, this program will open up the world of these mysterious mammals.

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Oh My! is presented by the The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a private, non-profit organization, started in 1978 with a handful of volunteers and a C.E.T.A. grant, was founded, and is still directed by Robert Schoelkopf! With a permit and authorization from the state and federal governments, the Center has responded to over 3900 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore over the years.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Teen Stuff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts, cooking and science for teens ages 10-14.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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 17 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM nineAbove Craft (ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Each week we’ll be make a cool craft project. Projects are a little longer and may take the whole time to complete.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM English Conversation Class for ESL Students   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have some basic knowledge of English.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 14th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Science projects, for ages 4-6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 4 to 6, with a caregiver.

Join us for simple science experiments with magnets. Find out what objects are magnetic - pipe cleaners? money? breakfast cereal??

Online registration is suggested, starting July 21st @ 9:30a.m.

Please arrive on time to ensure a space.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Storytime with STEAM - School-age storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children, entering first grade and up. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Upcycle That!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinrprogs@mcl.org
   

Each week during the Summer Reading Program we’ll be doing a craft that either upcycles something you already have at home or present you with a green alternative to cleaning or other household item.

The program will be held twice a week, Monday nights and Saturday afternoons .

Week of July 28 -Make cleaning slime.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Craft (ages 12 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Each week we’ll offer a fun craft for teens. We’ll listen to music and enjoy snacks. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Two brothers bound by tragedy. A fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past. A country torn by revolution. A love that lasts long past death. An extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: the best-selling author of The Namesake and Unaccustomed Earth.

Registration recommended. Registration begins on June 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 7:30 PM Yoga Practice   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of six yoga classes scheduled for July 14, July 21, July 28 and August 11, August 18, August 25. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 30, 9:30am. Participants must register online for each individual class date.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday July 29, 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. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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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 July 15. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
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 Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–5 years will enjoy 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gentle Stretch and Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Moms, come take a break from your perpetual giving and focus on yourself in this whole-body wellness class designed to loosen tight muscles through gentle stretching and relax your mind and nourish your spirit through guided meditation. No registration required but please bring a yoga mat.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff   609-989-6921   
    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 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Morning Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
Rated PG. 95 minutes.
An adult must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.
Small snack provided.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Salad Science 4-9 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-9 years. Please note that registration for this program has been moved. It will begin at 7am on the day of the program.

Space is limited to 15 children.

The Children's Bureau of the Master Gardeners will present “Salad Science”, a one hour program.

We will explore the parts and functions of plants, make a salad that is comprised of different plant parts - stems, roots, leaves, flowers and seeds and read Tops and Bottoms, a story about the tops and bottoms of plants.

Registration is required, starting 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.

Please phone the Library if you are unable to attend so that we may make space available for another child. (609) 989-6921

Please be on time or you may forfeit your space.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories and crafts for the very young
For ages 2-4 with a caregiver
"My Five Senses"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Canceled: Reader's Theater   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth staff   (609) 989-6921   
    This program has been canceled.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Origami Craft with Nobo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades 3 and up.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PowerPoint 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Add pizzazz to your presentation with animations, music and much more.
Take PowerPoint 1 first! Strong Word skills required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:15 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 3:00 PM Read with Lucy the Therapy Dog (New time for summer)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Please note new start time for summer.
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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bricks4Kidz (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Bricks4Kidz is an exciting program that introduces children to S.T.E.M concepts. Bricks4Kidz provides curriculum that introduces children to engineering, architecture and scientific principles. This is a hands-on class where students will build a project out of LEGO Bricks using one of a kind model plans designed by Bricks4Kidz. Problem solving and critical thinking skills, teamwork, and self-esteem are emphasized and enhanced.

The project in this program will be tailored to students in grades K-2.

Space is limited. Please register.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Open Craft: Saucer Fling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5 and up.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Skull Identification   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn to identify the skulls of various animals with biologist, Pam Newitt from Nature By the Yard.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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 Bricks4Kidz (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Bricks4Kidz is an exciting program that introduces children to S.T.E.M concepts. Bricks4Kidz provides curriculum that introduces children to engineering, architecture and scientific principles. This is a hands-on class where students will build a project out of LEGO Bricks using one of a kind model plans designed by Bricks4Kidz. Problem solving and critical thinking skills, teamwork, and self-esteem are emphasized and enhanced.

The project in this program will be tailored to students in grades 3-5.

Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell 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  -  7:30 PM Citizenship Today and Immigration Issues   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Registration in person or by phone is required for consultation with the lawyer after meeting.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Canceled: Decorate a T shirt craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth staff   (609) 989-6921   
    This program has been canceled.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Eyes of Wild Mammal Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Come see a variety of live mammals and learn about their behaviors, habitats, survival strategies and more!
This program is suggested for ages 4 and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 14th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Felt Coin Purse   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Learn how to sew a felt coin purse

For teens ages 11 and up.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 7.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English   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 July 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville 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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga for Beginners   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Michael Rosidivito returns for another round of weekly yoga sessions. Bring a yoga mat or towel and bottled water. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Circle collage craft 2-11 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This craft will be available from 10am through 12pm at a library table in the youth department.

Decorate a cardboard circle with collage materials.

For children ages 2-11 years. Adult must be present at the table to supervise their child.

This craft is to be completed by children while in the library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Baby Time is a half hour program for ages 3-23 months with a caregiver.
Included are music and movement activities, fingerplays and short books designed to promote early literacy.
Registration is required online and begins on the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–5 years will enjoy 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 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
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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 Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Interactive Public Speaking, Novice Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    YOU MUST REGISTER & ATTEND ALL WORKSHOPS IN THE SERIES! PLEASE CHECK DATES BELOW AND REGISTER FOR ALL. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR NOVICE AND NOT FOR ADVANCED.

Interactive Public Speaking

… at the West Windsor Public Library

A free program offered by Jaidev Phadke and Jordon DeGroote, members of the local High School South Model United Nations team, ranked top 4 in the nation. The novice course will cover the purpose and basics of speaking, and will cater to students less comfortable to public speaking, while the advanced course will serve a more experienced crowd with a deeper analysis of the skill. Whether a beginner or a seasoned veteran, public speaking is an invaluable tool for every walk of life, and a key ingredient to success in the 21st Century.

Novice Class Schedule: July 23, 24, 30, 31

1st Class: 6pm-7:30 (23rd)

2nd Class: 12:30-2pm (24th)

3rd Class: 12:30-2pm (30th)

4th Class: 12:30-2pm (31st)

Advanced Class Schedule: August 13, 14, 20, 21

1st Class: 4pm-5:30 (13th)

2nd Class: 2:30-4pm (14th)

3rd Class: 5pm-6:30 (20th)

4th Class: 6pm-7:30 (21st)

Registration and Information:

For ages 12-18 only please.

Online registration at www.mcl.org is required.

Program Website: https://sites.google.com/site/interactivepublicspeaking/home

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Learn to Knit, for ages 8-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Have fun learning to knit!! Join us for this basic class, which is intended for beginners who want to learn how to knit or crochet. Materials required: yarn, and any size knitting needles.

YOU MUST ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS IF YOU WISH TO CONTINUE WITH THE CLASS.

This class includes a series of six classes: July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug. 6, and Aug. 20, and Aug. 27. When you register for July 16, you are automatically registered for all five classes.

Registration is CLOSED.

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

Susan Flacks, sflacks@mcl.org, 609-799-0462

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:55 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@hotmail.com
    Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Bookworms Book Club (grades K-3)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Each week we'll discuss a new theme and then do an activity. Bring your favorite book (fiction or non-fiction) about the weekly theme to share with the group. Librarian and book club members will make book recommendations. A suggested reading list for each theme will be available prior to the weekly meeting.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Movies for Adults: Dallas Buyers Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career as a Texas cowboy diagnosed HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. He takes matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments both legal and illegal. and establishes a hugely successful “buyers’ club”. Based on a true story. Rated R. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Harry Potter Book Club (grades 3-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us this summer to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Duct Tape Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For Teens/Tweens.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Simple Summer Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Watch and participate in simple science experiments using everyday items while learning basic science concepts.
This program is suggested for ages 4 to 9 years.
Registration is required online starting the Wednesday before each session.
    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!
"Macaroni Fossils"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Craft: Galaxy Bracelet   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Tweens & teens ages 11-18 can make their own galaxy print bracelet.

Online registration required beginning July 7.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Picirrillo Science telling presents POTIONS, for ages 4 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Picirrillo Science telling focuses on the fun of science.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Manga Club (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you like anime, manga, graphic novels, and/or superheroes? Join us for discussions, snacks, movies, and other activities! No registration required.

This week: Otaku Pictionary!

Whichever you choose to show off -- your drawing skills, your anime and manga knowledge, or just your great guessing ability -- tonight is YOUR night. Join us this evening for "Otaku Pictionary" and snacks.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Windows 8.1 Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Learn all about the new Microsoft Windows operating system including how to use new features and apps and how to navigate the start screen. Feel free to bring your Windows 8.1 laptop or tablet to follow along in class. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 12 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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Auditions for 2014 Halloween Play for ages 9-17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Announcing Auditions for the 2014 Halloween Playfest at the West Windsor Branch Library.

The West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library Youth Services Department will be auditioning for a new musical play, "The Midnight Girl" to be performed in October.

Needed: Children and teens ages 9-17 and some adult roles.

AUDITION TIMES ARE:

Saturday, July 26, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, August 2, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Rehearsals begin in early September.

No acting experience necessary, but bring your resume and headshot if you have them. Auditions will consist of readings from the play scripts and, for singing roles, a selection of very well-known songs.

WE ALSO NEED HELP WITH MAKEUP, COSTUMES, MUSIC SET CONSTRUCTION, AND CHOREOGRAPHY.

Contact director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901, or email mkerr@mcl.org. for more details.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Auditions for 2014 Halloween Play for ages 9-17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Announcing Auditions for the 2014 Halloween Playfest at the West Windsor Branch Library.

The West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library Youth Services Department will be auditioning for a new musical play, "The Midnight Girl" to be performed in October.

Needed: Children and teens ages 9-17 and some adult roles.

AUDITION TIMES ARE:

Saturday, July 26, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, August 2, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Rehearsals begin in early September.

No acting experience necessary, but bring your resume and headshot if you have them. Auditions will consist of readings from the play scripts and, for singing roles, a selection of very well-known songs.

WE ALSO NEED HELP WITH MAKEUP, COSTUMES, MUSIC SET CONSTRUCTION, AND CHOREOGRAPHY.

Contact director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901, or email mkerr@mcl.org. for more details.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults: Dallas Buyers Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career as a Texas cowboy diagnosed HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. He takes matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments both legal and illegal. and establishes a hugely successful “buyers’ club”. Based on a true story. Rated R. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM “Dragons & Dreams” with Sciencetellers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Wouldn't dragon's breath be an amazing sight to see?! Well, get ready to see it ... feel it ... smell it ... maybe even taste it! This story features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles, and much more.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 7. Please register each child separately.

Our school-age events are intended for children ages 6 and up. In order to accommodate the maximum number of children during these events, we may ask that parents remain in the building but refrain from attending the program unless your child is in need of assistance. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Robotics by Touch Tech Labs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-17.

Limited to 25 teens.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Craft Stick Box, for 8-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff   609-989-6921   
    For ages 8 to 12.

Build your own jewelry box.

Online registration is required, starting July 23rd @ 9:30a.m.

Please be on time. Your spot may be given to someone else if you are more than 15 minutes late.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Diabetes Info Session   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Learn how to lower your risks of pre-diabetes & type 2 diabetes, reduce diabetes complications & incorporate low-glycemic level foods into your diet. Sponsored by Princeton Healthcare System Community Education and Outreach.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Diabetes Info Session   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Learn how to lower your risks of pre-diabetes & type 2 diabetes, reduce diabetes complications & incorporate low-glycemic level foods into your diet. Sponsored by Princeton Healthcare System Community Education and Outreach.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    The group will be discussing The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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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. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 2 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of information.
Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:15 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 Kid Craft: Sand Art Bottle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 3-8 can make their own sand art bottle using the library's craft supplies.

Online registration required beginning July 7.

    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)

Lap-sitters and walkers have fun learning and singing nursery rhymes and finger plays!

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 - 5   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 Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 4 to 6. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM 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 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 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Interactive Public Speaking, Novice Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    YOU MUST REGISTER & ATTEND ALL WORKSHOPS IN THE SERIES! PLEASE CHECK DATES BELOW AND REGISTER FOR ALL. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR NOVICE AND NOT FOR ADVANCED.

Interactive Public Speaking

… at the West Windsor Public Library

A free program offered by Jaidev Phadke and Jordon DeGroote, members of the local High School South Model United Nations team, ranked top 4 in the nation. The novice course will cover the purpose and basics of speaking, and will cater to students less comfortable to public speaking, while the advanced course will serve a more experienced crowd with a deeper analysis of the skill. Whether a beginner or a seasoned veteran, public speaking is an invaluable tool for every walk of life, and a key ingredient to success in the 21st Century.

Novice Class Schedule: July 23, 24, 30, 31

1st Class: 6pm-7:30 (23rd)

2nd Class: 12:30-2pm (24th)

3rd Class: 12:30-2pm (30th)

4th Class: 12:30-2pm (31st)

Advanced Class Schedule: August 13, 14, 20, 21

1st Class: 4pm-5:30 (13th)

2nd Class: 2:30-4pm (14th)

3rd Class: 5pm-6:30 (20th)

4th Class: 6pm-7:30 (21st)

Registration and Information:

For ages 12-18 only please.

Online registration at www.mcl.org is required.

Program Website: https://sites.google.com/site/interactivepublicspeaking/home

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Super Scientists (ages 5-10)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you interested in science? Do you wonder how things work? Want to do some fun experiments? Join us this summer to make some super scientific discoveries!

Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join librarian Donna Wolfe to discuss this month’s topic: writing dialogue. The monthly meeting of this fiction writing group is an encouraging and supportive environment in which to share your writing. Members are encouraged but not required to submit their work. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Salad Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Make a salad with Master Gardener, Janet Sheppard. Ages 5-12. Space is limited.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nail Art   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5 and up. font>

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM The Science of Caterpillars and Butterflies   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Learn all about caterpillars and butterflies, hear a story and make a craft.
Live specimens may be available for display.
This program is suggested for ages 4 to 9 years.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 14th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Family Movie: Free Willy 2, The Adventure Home, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for this week's family movie, Free Willy 2, the Adventure Home.

Willy has been reunited with his family, but an oil spill is threatening his life.

PG, 98 minutes

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Art Aliens Invade, for ages 7-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff   609-989-6921   
    For ages 7 to 10.

Construct an alien out of recycled objects and craft supplies! Flippers, 200 eyes, pointy ears, funky antennae … it’s up to you. As a group, we will then discuss the habitat and physical requirements each creature needs to survive.

Online registration is required, starting July 24th @ 9:30a.m.

Please be on time. Your spot may be given to someone else if you are more than 15 minutes late.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Mathemagical Games with Ben   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 8-14.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafts, Cooking & Science
"Dirt Cake"
Ages 8-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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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  -  5:15 PM Loom Bracelet Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5-9,

Make a simple loom bracelet.

The library has limited quantities.

Please bring your own materials!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    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  -  7:30 PM Play Chess!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 8-18.

Learn chess with a master, Mr. Bong Ortiz!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    The Monuments Men (PG-13), with George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Matt Damon. An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Mozart Masterpieces   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    This multi-media program will cover ten of the most important works of Mozart, including The Marriage of Figaro, Jupiter Symphony, Clarinet Quintet, D minor Piano Concerto and the Requiem. The program will be presented by Catherine Sprague, a pianist with musical training at Mount Holyoke College and Indiana University. Ms. Sprague has lectured on classical music throughout New Jersey and is a member of the Mozart Society of America. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Mozart Masterpieces   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    This multi-media program will cover ten of the most important works of Mozart, including The Marriage of Figaro, Jupiter Symphony, Clarinet Quintet, D minor Piano Concerto and the Requiem. The program will be presented by Catherine Sprague, a pianist with musical training at Mount Holyoke College and Indiana University. Ms. Sprague has lectured on classical music throughout New Jersey and is a member of the Mozart Society of America. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Picture Book Re-Write: Make it Your Story! - Part 1, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Youth Staff   609-989-6921   
    For ages 12 to 18.

“Spark a Reaction” by transforming an old picture book into a new story – written by you! Using a book’s pre-existing artwork as a framework, participants will write new text to match. See Jon Scieszka’s hilarious book Battle Bunny for inspiration. Note: This program is intended as a two-week session.

Online registration is required, starting July 24th @ 9:30a.m.

Please be on time. Your spot may be given to someone else if you are more than 15 minutes late.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
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  -  8:30 PM Get Your Gmail On!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    If you’re not using Gmail, come see what all the fuss is about. Even if you ARE using Gmail, the mail service continues to evolve, complete with new features. All participants must be experienced and comfortable with the computer, keyboard and mouse. Registration is limited to six participants.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Your Gmail On!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    If you’re not using Gmail, come see what all the fuss is about. Even if you ARE using Gmail, the mail service continues to evolve, complete with new features. All participants must be experienced and comfortable with the computer, keyboard and mouse. Registration is limited to six participants.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Friday August 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take Out Craft: Earbud Holder   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Tweens & Teens ages 11-18 can pick up the supplies to make an earbud holder at the Circulation Desk.

While supplies last.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Class: Tech Talk Fridays with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    All ages are invited to stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project. No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM American Girl Tea Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Join us for crafts, food, and special games. Moms and special dolls are invited also!

Children, ages 5 and up.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 7. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM English & Spanish Baby Time - Blingual Bebes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children from Birth - 2.5 years old and their caregivers will learn Spanish & English vocabulary through songs and rhymes.

No knowledge of Spanish necessary.

Registration is not required.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 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 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Play dough creations/ lego Storytime   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 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fun and Games (all ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Stop by the library for fun & games! You can do a craft, play board games, listen to music & enjoy some snacks. Feel free to bring your favorite board game(s) and your friends!

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Lone Survivor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Starring Mark Wahlberg, 162 minutes, Rated R. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM American Girl Tea Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Join us for crafts, food, and special games. Moms and special dolls are invited also!

Children, ages 5 and up.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 7. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nail Art   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 11-15.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing 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 and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM D.I.Y. Fridays for Teens: Chocolate Dipping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.) Fridays for Teens.
Each week we will make a different art or craft project.
This week we will dip pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows, strawberries and more in chocolate.
This program is for ages 11 and up.
Registration is required online.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Monopoly Tournament   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-11
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Friday Crafts, Kidcraft for ages 6 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Friday afternoon is craft time at the library.

Kidcraft is designed for children from ages 6 to 8.

This week we will create sand art.

You must be registered in the Summer Reading Program to attend.

This is a STAR PROGRAM. By attending this program you may earn a raffle ticket for one of 3 grand prizes: Kindle Fire; Leap Frog; Target Gift card. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the SRP.

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

If you are more than 10 minutes late for this program, you may forfeit your spot to someone on the waiting list.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friday Crafts, Crafty Tweens for ages 9-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Friday afternoon is craft time at the library.

Crafty Tweens is designed for children from ages 9 to 11.

This week we will make sand art.

You must be registered in the Summer Reading Program to attend.

This is a STAR PROGRAM. By attending this program you may earn a raffle ticket for one of 3 grand prizes: Kindle Fire; Leap Frog; Target Gift card. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the SRP.

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

If you are more than 10 minutes late for this program, you may forfeit your spot to someone on the waiting list.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday August 2, 2014 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  -  12:30 PM PSAT Practice Test presented by Kaplan   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    For students entering 10th and 11th grades in September.
Bring a snack, scientific calculator and two number 2 pencils.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 14th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Pleease note the return to 11:00 am program time.

Children ages 2 and up are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Explore Bharatnatyam, Classical Indian Dance, for ages 6 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Children will explore different movements of Bharatnatyam Dance in this workshop.

Teacher Kinnari Hundiwala has more than 20 years experience teaching this Indian classical dance style, as well as Indian folk dances.

No knowledge of dance is necessary.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Upcycle That!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinrprogs@mcl.org
   

Each week during the Summer Reading Program we’ll be doing a craft that either upcycles something you already have at home or present you with a green alternative to cleaning or other household item.

The program will be held twice a week, Monday nights and Saturday afternoons .

Week of July 28 -Make cleaning slime.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Auditions for 2014 Halloween Play for ages 9-17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Announcing Auditions for the 2014 Halloween Playfest at the West Windsor Branch Library.

The West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library Youth Services Department will be auditioning for a new musical play, "The Midnight Girl" to be performed in October.

Needed: Children and teens ages 9-17 and some adult roles.

AUDITION TIMES ARE:

Saturday, July 26, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, August 2, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Rehearsals begin in early September.

No acting experience necessary, but bring your resume and headshot if you have them. Auditions will consist of readings from the play scripts and, for singing roles, a selection of very well-known songs.

WE ALSO NEED HELP WITH MAKEUP, COSTUMES, MUSIC SET CONSTRUCTION, AND CHOREOGRAPHY.

Contact director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901, or email mkerr@mcl.org. for more details.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Auditions for 2014 Halloween Play for ages 9-17   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Announcing Auditions for the 2014 Halloween Playfest at the West Windsor Branch Library.

The West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library Youth Services Department will be auditioning for a new musical play, "The Midnight Girl" to be performed in October.

Needed: Children and teens ages 9-17 and some adult roles.

AUDITION TIMES ARE:

Saturday, July 26, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, August 2, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Rehearsals begin in early September.

No acting experience necessary, but bring your resume and headshot if you have them. Auditions will consist of readings from the play scripts and, for singing roles, a selection of very well-known songs.

WE ALSO NEED HELP WITH MAKEUP, COSTUMES, MUSIC SET CONSTRUCTION, AND CHOREOGRAPHY.

Contact director Michael Kerr at (609) 275-8901, or email mkerr@mcl.org. for more details.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Music Recital   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Students of local music teacher Sharon Seeman, ages 5 to 18, will perform pieces by a variety of composers including Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Scott Joplin and more. Students will perform on the clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone , piano, violin and guitar. Registration required. All ages.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 34 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Twin Rivers Writers' Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Bring 5 pages of a work-in-progress to discuss with other writers.

This week's writing prompt: Describe your favorite sound.
Writing prompts are optional.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Introduction to Scratch: Learn to Code, Code to Learn, for grades 3 to 5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Learn to Code, Code to Learn, will introduce children to Scratch.

Children can learn about computational thinking via Scratch, a fun interactive computer programming language.

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

YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP COMPUTER FOR THIS CLASS.

MCLS and library staff are not responsible for computers.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
Monday August 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids Yoga (recommended ages 2 to 4 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join Louise Profit for this new class. Using simple animal poses and creative stories your child will discover greater body awareness and develop techniques for self-control and calming. The class will include fun Yoga poses, a story, group activity and singing. Children and caregivers can learn how to practice together. No previous experience is required. Adult Supervision Required.

It's important to start class with everyone together. Please arrive in good time to settle you and your child.

Space is limited. Please register.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Jumpin' Jamie Concert   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Join Jumpin' Jamie for a concert full of kids songs that will get you up and dancing!
This program is suggested for ages 12 months to 6 years.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 21st.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM End of Summer Reading Program Singalong for ages 1 mo. to 2 years.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for the End of Summer Reading Program Celebration for Babies, ages 1 month to 2 years.

First we'll have a singalong and then we'll have a craft.

Please register for the Summer Reading Program before you attend this program.

No registration for this celebration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 1:00 PM Movie Matinee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Free Bird

Animated Film, Rated: PG

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Boot Camp with Scratch & More, for ages 12 to 15 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program requires absolutely no programming experience, and in fact, encourages those with no experience to come. We intend to teach students basic computer science principles using Scratch, and as time permits, move on to the basics of Java.

Through the course of the "camp," we will be designing games and other programs, culminating with a day of designing a final game with a team and showcasing it!

The camp lasts for five days: Monday,August 4; Tuesday, August 5, Wednesday, August 6; Friday, August 8; and Saturday, August 9. Students who sign up for the program are expected to come for all the days of the "camp," with Saturday being optional.

STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP COMPUTER EVERY DAY.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are many spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children ages 2–6 will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes & a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Certified yoga instructor Michael Rosidivito returns for more weekly yoga sessions. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Play Group   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 3:00 PM Sidewalk Chalk   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Come decorate the library's sidewalks with your chalk art.
This program is suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mad Science Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-11.

Limited to 25 children.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM nineAbove Craft (ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Each week we’ll be make a cool craft project. Projects are a little longer and may take the whole time to complete.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Lost in Space   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Explore the universe with space captain, Miss Nancy, as we travel in our imaginary spaceship around the galaxy.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Storytime with STEAM - School-age storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children, entering first grade and up. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Upcycle That!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinrprogs@mcl.org
   

Each week during the Summer Reading Program we’ll be doing a craft that either upcycles something you already have at home or present you with a green alternative to cleaning or other household item.

The program will be held twice a week, Monday nights and Saturday afternoons.

Week of August 4 - Turn a t-shirt into a pillow.

Please bring in an old t-shirt, other materials will be provided.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Graphic Novel Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Tweens and teens ages 11-18 will learn how to write and draw their own graphic novel.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Craft (ages 12 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Each week we’ll offer a fun craft for teens. We’ll listen to music and enjoy snacks. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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.

Registration recommended. Registration begins on July 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 15 spaces available.
 
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 August 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mouse Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to click, highlight text, scroll, cut & paste and click & drag. These skills are essential to all subsequent classes.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.


    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 July 22. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–5 years will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Music Room   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    A music and movement program with musical instruments.
Ages 2-5
    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
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Gentle Movement & Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Jackie Gibson leads this class designed to loosen tight muscles through gentle yoga poses. No registration required but please bring a yoga mat.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM Morning Movie: Wall-E   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Rated G. 98 minutes.
An adult must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.
Small snack provided.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 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 Party & Country Hoedown   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 2-10 years, siblings welcome.

1pm through 1:45pm: crafts, pizza and Rita’s Ice.

2:00pm- Country Hoedown with Richard Stillman.

Enjoy banjo playing, square dancing, clog dancing, cowboy rope tricks, and more in this exciting western program filled with fun and participation.

Registration is required, on the day of the program STARTING AT 7AM.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Party & Country Hoedown   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 2-10 years, siblings welcome.

1pm through 1:45pm: crafts, pizza and Rita’s Ice.

2:00pm- Country Hoedown with Richard Stillman.

Enjoy banjo playing, square dancing, clog dancing, cowboy rope tricks, and more in this exciting western program filled with fun and participation.

Registration is required, on the day of the program STARTING AT 7AM.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Boot Camp with Scratch & More, for ages 12-15 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program requires absolutely no programming experience, and in fact, encourages those with no experience to come. We intend to teach students basic computer science principles using Scratch, and as time permits, move on to the basics of Java.

Through the course of the "camp," we will be designing games and other programs, culminating with a day of designing a final game with a team and showcasing it!

The camp lasts for five days: Monday,August 4; Tuesday, August 5, Wednesday, August 6; Friday, August 8; and Saturday, August 9. Students who sign up for the program are expected to come for all the days of the "camp," with Saturday being optional.

STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP EVERY DAY.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Get familiar with Microsoft Windows. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Play Group   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 2:30 PM  -  3:15 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 3:00 PM Read with Lucy the Therapy Dog (New time for summer)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Please note new start time for summer.
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 4:00 PM Fizz! Boom! Read! Science Fair   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Bring your completed science projects to be judged for prizes by Ira Zolan.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Library Garden, ages 4-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Learn how to garden organically, who the beneficial garden insects are, why pollination is important, how vegetables grow and mature, as well as about many other day-to-day garden happenings!

Please wear clothing/footwear that you don't mind getting dirty in the garden! It may also help to wear sunblock and a hat, and to bring along water!

For boys and girls ages 4-11! Siblings are welcome too!

If it is too hot or rainy outside, we will stay indoors, read books and make a craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Make a Thaumatrope   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 5 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    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  -  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. Registration begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 6-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 6 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 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 College Search: Finding a school that fits   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

7-8 p.m.

Online Registration Required

High school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to join Barbara Rapaport for a look into the process of matching students to good fit colleges.

As the founder and principal consultant of Rapaport Consulting, Barbara brings over twenty years of experience supporting families on their educational journeys. She holds a BA in American Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University and the Post Graduate Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. Barbara is the central NJ community representative for the Higher Education Consultants Association and belongs to the National and NJ Associations for Admission Counseling.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 47 spaces available.
 
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. Registration period begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Game Night! (ages 6-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Board games! Group games! Snacks! Music!
Feel free to bring your favorite board game and a friend!

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

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting and Crochet Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    For all skill levels. Beginners welcome.
Knit hats for newborns or work on your own project.
Must bring your own needles and yarn.
This program is suggested for ages 8 and up including adults.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English   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. Registration begins July 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
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misc_none 1:00 AM  -  3:00 AM Computer Boot Camp with Scratch & More, ages 12-15 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program requires absolutely no programming experience, and in fact, encourages those with no experience to come. We intend to teach students basic computer science principles using Scratch, and as time permits, move on to the basics of Java.

Through the course of the "camp," we will be designing games and other programs, culminating with a day of designing a final game with a team and showcasing it!

The camp lasts for five days: Monday,August 4; Tuesday, August 5, Wednesday, August 6; Friday, August 8; and Saturday, August 9. Students who sign up for the program are expected to come for all the days of the "camp," with Saturday being optional.

STUDENTS MUST BRING A LAPTOP EVERY DAY.

Online registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
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 Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville 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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Hopewell Seniors Connect: Computing in the Clouds   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Cloud computing is not as mysterious as you may think. Let the cloud take the hassle out of computing while you relax and get stuff done. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Baby Time is a half hour program for ages 3-23 months with a caregiver.
Included are music and movement activities, fingerplays and short books designed to promote early literacy.
Registration is required online and begins on the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–5 years will enjoy 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 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 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 Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Learn to Knit, for ages 8-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Have fun learning to knit!! Join us for this basic class, which is intended for beginners who want to learn how to knit or crochet. Materials required: yarn, and any size knitting needles.

YOU MUST ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS IF YOU WISH TO CONTINUE WITH THE CLASS.

This class includes a series of six classes: July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug. 6, and Aug. 20, and Aug. 27. When you register for July 16, you are automatically registered for all six classes.

Registration is CLOSED.

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

Susan Flacks, sflacks@mcl.org, 609-799-0462

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 12:55 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@hotmail.com
    Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Bookworms Book Club (grades K-3)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Each week we'll discuss a new theme and then do an activity. Bring your favorite book (fiction or non-fiction) about the weekly theme to share with the group. Librarian and book club members will make book recommendations. A suggested reading list for each theme will be available prior to the weekly meeting.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM “Water Works” with Mad Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This science class is definitely not dry!  This hands-on class will let your child learn about what floats, what doesn't and why. They'll take a plunge into the science behind liquids, absorption, and surface tension.  Each child will get to go home with a shimmering water tube.

For children ages 4-6.
Online registration is required and will begin on July 7. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Harry Potter Book Club (grades 3-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us this summer to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM “Water Works” with Mad Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This science class is definitely not dry!  This hands-on class will let your child learn about what floats, what doesn't and why. They'll take a plunge into the science behind liquids, absorption, and surface tension.  Each child will get to go home with a shimmering water tube.

For children ages 4-6.
Online registration is required and will begin on July 7. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM One Minute Game Contest   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For tweens and teens.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Simple Summer Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Watch and participate in simple science experiments using everyday items while learning basic science concepts.
This program is suggested for ages 4 to 9 years.
Registration is required online starting the Wednesday before each session.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Marshmallow Launcher"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Volunteers Thank You Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Teens that helped with the summer reading program only!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Ice Cream Social for ages 8 to 11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    If you are ages 8, 9, 10, or 11, celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program by attending an ice cream social just for you.

We'll play games, have relay races, and then top it off by making our own ice cream sundaes.

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

IN PERSON REGISTRATION and PICK UP OF TICKETS BEGINS ON JULY 28 AT THE SUMMER READING REGISTRATION DESK IN THE CHILDREN'S AREA.

By attending this program you may earn a raffle ticket for one of 3 prizes: Kindle Fire; Leap Frog;or Gift card.

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

You must be registered in the Summer Reading Program in order to attend this program.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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