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Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Swirly Paper Lantern   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a fun, colorful, swirly paper lantern (for decoration only). Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it all together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Juggling Hoffmans   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For 2-10 years, and all ages, with a caregiver.

You'll be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-a-long, laugh-a-long interactive good time for all ages.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM Juggling Hoffmans   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For 2-10 years, and all ages, with a caregiver.

You'll be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-a-long, laugh-a-long interactive good time for all ages.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit their website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Messy Play Craft Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 2-3

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts! Bring a smock or old tee-shirt.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinees   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Puss in Boots (90 minutes) Rated: PG

A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends. Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive.

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

Register in person or by phone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM 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, August 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Book Covers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Design your own book cover.
Great for school textbooks and favorite novels.
For ages 10 & up.
Ask the reference desk for your craft kit. First come, first serve.
No registration necessary.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM 9/11 Remembrance   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades 3-5

Bring in a poem, story, or artwork and have it displayed in the children’s section. Submissions will be accepted starting September 1 and will be displayed through September 18.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs with Ms. Christine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Easy-Sew Minion Bookmark   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a Minion Bookmark who can help hold your page. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it all together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We’ll meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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
        There are 4 spaces available.
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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 Sidewalk Chalk   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    For ages 2 and up.
Come decorate the library’s sidewalks with your chalk art.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school age children, K-5

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning 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
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM 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 Teen Driver Safety Program   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    New Jersey Manufacturer’s Teen Driver Safety Program.

Topics include driving and distractions, NJ laws and real life examples.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 74 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Funding Solutions   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Geared toward parents of college-bound high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this seminar will explore the possibilities of funding college expenses. Topics discussed will be ways of paying for college, choosing colleges for money, and the financial aid paper trail.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 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 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Read to Rocco   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Rocco is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Children in grades K-5 may sign up for one 15 minute session with Rocco and his owner Alan.

Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned time and have a book picked out to read aloud to Rocco.

Space is limited and registration is required! Call us at 259-2150 to register
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 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 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 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Rosh Hashanah Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Join us for a storytime and craft about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year! Fun for the whole family!

Presented by the Chabad of Robbinsville & Hamilton

Online registration begins on Aug. 19.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
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!
"Sparkly Barrettes"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Origami Club, for ages 10-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-12.

Expand your origami skills and repertoire! Each meeting will have one piece for everyone to do together, then students will have free time to work on their own projects. The library will offer a number of origami books from which to work, and students may also bring in books to use.

Origami Club will meet every Wednesday in September from 4-5pm. Some experience with origami (paper folding) is recommended but not required.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school-age children, grades K-5

Surprise crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Bessie, the Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read your favorite stories to Bessie. She's a great listener. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Power of Concentration Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    The mind is a great tool, but it requires discipline. A trained mind is able to focus, without being distracted by thoughts, noises or anything else. This discipline in concentration helps you regain your inner peace, improve your memory, improve your ability to study, focus and conserve your energies, work more efficiently and strengthen your intuition. Please join us in this interactive workshop.

Presented by library staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 7 year practioner of Rajyoga meditation. Rajyoga meditation is taught by Brahmakumaris, a world spiritual organization. Leena delivers youth and adult classes on values and facilitates workshops on different topics such as inner peace, happiness, love and more at different locations for the Brahmakumaris

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Power of Concentration Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    The mind is a great tool, but it requires discipline. A trained mind is able to focus, without being distracted by thoughts, noises or anything else. This discipline in concentration helps you regain your inner peace, improve your memory, improve your ability to study, focus and conserve your energies, work more efficiently and strengthen your intuition. Please join us in this interactive workshop.

Presented by library staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 7 year practioner of Rajyoga meditation. Rajyoga meditation is taught by Brahmakumaris, a world spiritual organization. Leena delivers youth and adult classes on values and facilitates workshops on different topics such as inner peace, happiness, love and more at different locations for the Brahmakumaris

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all are welcome regardless of experience. Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Class size is limited. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on August 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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle: Fall-Winter Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence 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 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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM DIY Minion T-Shirts, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 11-16.

Paint a Minion t-shirt! Carl, Kevin, Jerry, Dave… the look is up to you. Don’t forget to check out a Minion movie or book before you leave!

Note: Paint will be used; please dress appropriately.

Online registration is required.

Registration opens the morning of the program at 7am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Traditional Okinawan Karate and Self-Defense   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Bill Lowe teaches this introductory course, open to adults and teenagers. Please register.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Concert with Miss Amy for toddlers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Vist Miss Amy's website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Create a word document. Learn to format and edit, type, preview and learn to print a simple document.
Strong mouse skills are essential!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 2 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  -  10:50 AM Mother Goose Story-time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome) No registration required.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  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 2:00 PM Facebook 101   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of Facebook.

Must have an email account to sign up for Facebook.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Facebook 101   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of Facebook.

Must have an email account to sign up for Facebook.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner: Fall-Winter Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Build amazing things! Ages 4-12.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: If You Don’t, I will (2014)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    What happens to a marriage once the early ardor cools? That's the central question in this drama about a husband and wife who reach a crossroads. French with English subtitles. Not rated. 102 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Suggested for teens and tweens.
All levels welcome.
Registration required online starting the previous Thursday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM Resume Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed! Content, grammar, and layout will be reviewed by staff wordsmith Lisa Shrager. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell 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 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Bilingual Bebes - English/Spanish Baby & Toddler Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children from birth to 2.5 years old will learn Spanish & English vocabulary during 30 minutes of songs and rhymes.

Siblings welcome.

No knowledge of Spanish necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Bilingual Bebes - English/Spanish Baby & Toddler Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children from birth to 2.5 years old will learn Spanish & English vocabulary during 30 minutes of songs and rhymes.

Siblings welcome.

No knowledge of Spanish necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:25 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Trucks 'N Stuff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Creative play for children ages 2-5.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5, with adult
    Location: Ewing 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 Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 5 and under, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: 5 Flights Up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Starring Diane Keaton & Morgan Freeman. Rated PG-13, 92 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@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!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Movie and Popcorn   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
    "Monsters University"
For all ages, with a caregiver. (Rated G)
Watch the movie and enjoy some popcorn.
The library is located on the 2nd floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center.
No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
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misc_none 9:30 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Book Covers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Design your own book cover.
Great for school textbooks and favorite novels.
For ages 10 & up.
Ask the reference desk for your craft kit. First come, first serve.
No registration necessary.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 9:35 AM 9/11 Remembrance   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades 3-5

Bring in a poem, story, or artwork and have it displayed in the children’s section. Submissions will be accepted starting September 1 and will be displayed through September 18.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs with Ms. Christine   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Music Room   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Music & movement for children ages 2-5.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 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  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:25 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Rosh Hashanah Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
This storytime will be presented by the Shalom Heritage Center.
The program is open to all faiths.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
Registration required online starting Monday, August 24th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Movie Series: Gloria   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Spanish; rated R; 110 minutes

A story about a middle-aged woman who gets caught up in a passionate whirlwind romance with a retired naval officer who she meets at a dance club for singles.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on August 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 30 spaces available.
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misc_none 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Build amazing things! Ages 4-12.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Bessie, the Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Read your favorite stories to Bessie. She's a great listener. For emerging readers.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school age children, K-5

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning 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, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PC Essentials   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Work with the Windows environment. Use the many features of the Start Screen. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 8.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Unsung Heroines: The Role of Women in the American Civil War   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Martin Mosho. Learn about the remarkable, but little known, accomplishments made by women in both the north and south during the War. Hear about their heroic role as volunteers, nurses, spies and combatants in an age when women were expected to stay home. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 34 spaces available.
 
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 Concussion in Sports & Life Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

A head injury can have serious repercussions, even if there are no visible signs of bleeding or swelling. Join Adam Redlich, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist for a discussion on symptoms and treatments of external and internal sports-related head injuries, signs that may indicate a possible concussion, and how to decrease chances of concussion.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 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 30 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, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
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misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 35 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Got Sugar?: Taking Control of Your Diabetes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    A free diabetes self-management workshop designed to give people with diabetes and their caregivers the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a more active role in their health care. Learn how to deal with symptoms like fatigue and pain; exercises for maintaining strength & endurance; appropriate use of medication and preventing complications. Presented by United Way of Greater Mercer County. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Essentials   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Work with the Windows environment. Use the many features of the Start Screen. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 8.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 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  -  11:25 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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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
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites.
Requires some Internet experience!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
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!
"Caramel Apples"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Origami Club, for ages 10-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-12.

Expand your origami skills and repertoire! Each meeting will have one piece for everyone to do together, then students will have free time to work on their own projects. The library will offer a number of origami books from which to work, and students may also bring in books to use.

Origami Club will meet every Wednesday in September from 4-5pm. Some experience with origami (paper folding) is recommended but not required.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Read to Rocco   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Rocco is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Children in grades K-5 may sign up for one 15 minute session with Rocco and his owner Alan.

Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned time and have a book picked out to read aloud to Rocco.

Space is limited and registration is required! Call us at 259-2150 to register
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school-age children, grades K-5

Surprise crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM S4S, Student for Student Tutoring for grades K-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is designed to help students from kindergarten to 8th grade complete their homework.

Volunteer students from local high schools lead this tutoring program.

No registration is necessary.

    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.
    Location: Hopewell 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 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Traditional Okinawan Karate and Self-Defense   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Bill Lowe teaches this introductory course, open to adults and teenagers. Please register.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Kids Music Round free demo class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Recommended for ages 6 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

Visit their website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to work with Tabs and the Office Ribbon. Explore the many extra features that can help you create a professional-looking document.
Take Word 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

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

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  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 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Thursday Morning Matinee: Unbroken   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Rated PG-13; 137 minutes

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 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 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Meet fellow writers and enjoy experimenting in a supportive environment. Librarian Donna Wolfe leads the class of both beginning writers and published authors through exercises designed to improve their writing. Members are encouraged but not required to share their work. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Special Documentary Presentation: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (PG-13)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary—the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Excel Beginner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
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misc_none 1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-American Sniper   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This film is about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, whose pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Microsoft Office for Beginners   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel while preparing simple documents.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
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
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tween Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts, cooking & Science for children 8-12 years old. "Jewelry Making"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades 1-3 may sign up for 15 minute session.

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Windows 8 and Beyond: An Overview   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Windows 8 brought an entirely new interface to its users. Participants learn about and interact with the Modern interface, Charms, and Apps. We'll also discuss what to expect if you decide to upgrade to Windows 10. Feel free to bring your Windows 8 laptop. Strong computer skills required. Please register as seating is limited to 10 participants.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bokwa Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Elizabeth Koch. Bokwa is a revolutionary new group exercise program that uses letters and numbers at its foundation to provide participants with a fun, addictive and energizing workout. Bokwa movements are also a blend of hip-hop and step aerobics that taps into South African-style dance.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Suggested for teens and tweens.
All levels welcome.
Registration required online starting the previous Thursday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Circle: Maya Angelou   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    American poet Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was a prolific and widely-read poet, storyteller, activist and autobiographer. Her poetry has often been lauded more for its depictions of black beauty, the strength of women, and the human spirit than for its poetic virtue. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Downloading Ebooks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to download free eBooks from eLibraryNJ with your library card. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Resume Makeover   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Bring a saved copy of your resume to class! Help topics include formatting, writing a cover letter, and various helpful tips that will make your resume look professional.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby and Toddler Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Infants and toddlers birth through 2.5 years of age and their caregivers are invited to 30 minutes of singing, rhyming, and movement fun!

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

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

For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration is required and will begin on August 28. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:25 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Trucks 'N Stuff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Creative play for children ages 2-5.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5, with adult
    Location: Ewing 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 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Kingsman: the Secret Service   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Starring Colin Firth. Rated R 128 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Laughter Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Laughter Yoga, developed by an Indian medical doctor and his Yoga teacher wife, combines laughter exercises with Yogic breathing, no yoga poses are involved. Beverly Burns, M.Ed., a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher incorporates gentle stretching, repetitive clapping and cheers with breathing and stress reducing laughter. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft- Miscellaneous Items designed for School Lockers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    *Available all month! *

For ages Tween/Teen.

Stop by the Library any time in September and pick up a free take-home craft kit. Miscellaneous items will be in a paper bag to decorate your school locker.

Must come in person to receive a kit. One bag per child. Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Board Games in the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Drop in, meet others to play cards, chess and checkers. A variety of games will be available for players to use.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Rhymes and Play (ages birth to 3; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures will be introduced. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Adult supervision required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Let's all be mathematicians!

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

Registration today automatically registers you for the three September classes: Sept. 12, Sept. 19, and Sept. 26.

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

Registration is monthly. Classes will also be offered in October, November and December, so if the September classes fill up you will have other chances to participate.

Registration for the September classes begins on August 31.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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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 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM EV3 Robotics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For grades 4-8

Kids will be introduced to the EV3 Robotics platform. In the class, students will learn how to program a color sensor to meet several different Line-Following Challenges!

Space is Limited to 16 participants.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:40 PM National Grandparents Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10

Make a special craft for grandma or grandpa!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Woman in Gold   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Starring Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds. Rated PG-13 108 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM The Divine Hand Theremin Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
    Mano Divina, a professional concert thereminist performing classical compositions, chamber music, opera arias and sacred choral music with his 8 piece string ensemble, will be performing a spectacular solo concert at the Ewing Branch library. A theremin is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact. Theremins were used memorably in movie soundtracks (e.g. Spellbound, The Lost Weekend, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Mars Attacks!) and are commonly associated with having a very eerie sound (think “ flying saucers ”). Theremins are also used in concert music (especially avant-garde and 20th- and 21st-century new music) and in popular music genres such as rock.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM The Divine Hand Theremin Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    6098823148   
    Mano Divina, a professional concert thereminist performing classical compositions, chamber music, opera arias and sacred choral music with his 8 piece string ensemble, will be performing a spectacular solo concert at the Ewing Branch library. A theremin is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact. Theremins were used memorably in movie soundtracks (e.g. Spellbound, The Lost Weekend, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Mars Attacks!) and are commonly associated with having a very eerie sound (think “ flying saucers ”). Theremins are also used in concert music (especially avant-garde and 20th- and 21st-century new music) and in popular music genres such as rock.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 39 spaces available.
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misc_none 9:30 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Book Covers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Design your own book cover.
Great for school textbooks and favorite novels.
For ages 10 & up.
Ask the reference desk for your craft kit. First come, first serve.
No registration necessary.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Coupon Swap   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Bring coupons to share and take what you need! Coupons available in the library all day.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Fall Storytime Registration Begins   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    • Toddler storytime is a half hour program for children, ages 2 and 3, accompanied by an adult, on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., or Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

• Pre-school storytime is a half hour program for children, ages 4 and 5, on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. or Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

Classes begin the week of September 21 and will run through the week of October 26.

Registration is required. Please call 609-259-2150 to register.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Get your own library card!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    September is Library Sign-up Month.

The most important school supply is a library card! Every child will get a bookmark, picture of themselves, and certificate for signing up.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Passport to Fun Registration Begins   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This five week program, for children in grades 4 - 8, will meet at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. Participants will explore a different country each week either through writing, art, or cooking. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

Registration is required. Please call 609-259-2150 to register.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft- Miscellaneous Items designed for School Lockers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    *Available all month! *

For ages Tween/Teen.

Stop by the Library any time in September and pick up a free take-home craft kit. Miscellaneous items will be in a paper bag to decorate your school locker.

Must come in person to receive a kit. One bag per child. Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough play time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Get creative during free play time with play dough. Come any time between 9:30 and 11:30am, for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.
The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM eBay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn how to sign up for an eBay account. Discover how to sell and buy on the popular Internet auction site.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 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  -  11:25 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Dance Movement Therapy (all ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Through this program we will engage in different dance movements to relax the body and strive to create the synergy in the body, mind and soul.

This program is suitable for all age groups. Children under 5 must be accompanied by the parents. You can bring personal items as a prop for the dance—e.g. scarves, soft balls, soft toys, hula hoop ( to be used only to dance) etc.

Cecilia Jackson is trained in Indian Classical Dances of Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam, both are based on the principles of Yoga. For the purpose of delivery of this program for children, she is working closely with the Association of Dance Movement Therapy of New Jersey. Cecilia is not a certified Dance Movement Therapist. This is only a dance movement class using the principles of dance movement therapy.

Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two's   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 12:00 PM Autumn Tree Dot Craft, for ages 3-8 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-8 years, with a caregiver.

Drop in today between 12-8pm and celebrate International Dot Day, inspired by the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. Create an autumn tree craft with lots of dots!

No registration is necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Active Aging Fitness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Movie Matinees : BoxTrolls   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Rated:PG

A community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, 'into the light,' where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM Messy Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 2-3

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts! Bring a smock or old tee-shirt.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Child 44 (2015)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. The film was based upon Tom Rob Smith’s thrilling novel of the same title. Rated R, 137 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Back to School Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    For ages 4-8 years old.
Small prizes will be given.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mehndi Tattoos   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Magic Tree House Book Club for ages 6 to 9   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Magic Tree House Book Club is starting up again. Join us and enjoy this entertaining and educational series.

We will read all the Magic Tree House Books in order. This month we'll read the first one, Dinosaurs Before Dark.

You don't have to read the book before you come. IF YOU HAVE THE BOOK, PLEASE BRING IT WITH YOU.

During the club children can volunteer to read, but only if they want to.

We'll end with a craft.

Registration is required and begins on September 2.

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

Register in person or by phone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Bedtime Math Crazy 8s club For children in grades 3-5

Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you will build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…It’s a totally new kind of math club.

Registration required.

Please sign up for each session.

Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, 4:45 p.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Teen Writers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Bring poems or stories to share with other teen writers. Ages 12 and up.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Dot Art Program, for ages 4-8 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 4-8 years, with a caregiver.

Celebrate creativity and courage for International Dot Day!

Miss. Lauren will read the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds and then you’ll let your creativity go wild with several dot-inspired art crafts. We will also do a collaborative project that everyone will get to add their mark to.

Weather permitting, we will take the fun outside and decorate our sidewalks with chalk.

Make your mark and see where it takes you! Come create a masterpiece or two!

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM English Conversation Class   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 basic knowledge of English.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Pre-school Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This is a hands-on class where children will listen to a story followed by a guided build with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
For ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, Aug. 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 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.

Please call or e-mail us if you need to cancel.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
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misc_none 9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We’ll meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Enjoy rhymes and songs with Miss Cathy!

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

Online registration is required and will begin on September 1. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Movie Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Animated stories for children ages 2-5. "Knuffle Bunny"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 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  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:25 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Morning Family Movie: Home   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    "A lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip.
The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time."
This movie is rated PG.
Running time is 94 minutes.
An adult must remain in the room with the child(ren) for the duration of the movie.
A small snack will be served.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Little Shop of Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Hands on experiments in Microbiology for children 4-8 years.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school age children, K-5

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning 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 Subversive Cross Stitch (ages 13 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us as we create fun cross stitch projects. No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. Must be able to safely handle a needle and thread.
    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 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Pelvic Pain   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come learn how you can find relief from this chronic condition which can be caused by a number of health-related conditions, including reproductive or urinary tract issues and other problems. Presented by Christopher A. Naraine, MD, FACOG, board certified OB/GYN and member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System.

Online registration required. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
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 Science Fiction Book Club: The Forever War, by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    "The Forever War", currently being adapted by director Ridley Scott into a film, chronicles the life of William Mandella. Due to the time distortion associated with deep space travel, Mandella is present during both the first and the last battle of a thousand year old conflict with the alien Taurans. Copies of this month’s book selection are available at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library Circulation Desk. Next month’s SciFi Book Club title: "Diaspora" by Greg Egan. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

During guided meditation, you will learn two simple yet powerful breathing techniques that will dissolve your stress and leave you with a smile! The workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use your breath to live in the present moment, break through barriers and realize your full potential, manage your emotions, and live a happier life. Sponsored by The Art of Living Foundation.

This workshop is a series, meeting on June 15, June 20, July 7, July 13, July 20, & July 25. Feel free to come to any or all sessions.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration for the June sessions 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 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 10 Unsung Heroes of Colonial America   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn about unknown men and women who contributed to the making of America. Presented by Victorian Vanities. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Adult Craft: Painted Candlesticks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Please register as space is limited.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Got Sugar?: Taking Control of Your Diabetes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    A free diabetes self-management workshop designed to give people with diabetes and their caregivers the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a more active role in their health care. Learn how to deal with symptoms like fatigue and pain; exercises for maintaining strength & endurance; appropriate use of medication and preventing complications. Presented by United Way of Greater Mercer County. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to work with Windows 8. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about Gadgets, Jump Lists and more.
Strong computer skills necessary!

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 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  -  11:25 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 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
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Powerpoint   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Word   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
    A tour through the Microsoft Word toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Registration period begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Word Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
    In this class, we'll explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. For example, we'll incorporate text boxes and word art into the document. We'll also apply styles to tables. Then we'll experiment with viewing the finished product in various layouts. This program is recommended for users who feel comfortable using basic Word functions. Signup for adults only. Registration begins August 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Discover what browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox do. Learn about the security & privacy features in Internet Explorer. Explore more features in Google!
Requires some Internet experience!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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!
"Paper Bag Scarecrow"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Globetrotters for ages 6-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
    Calling all Globetrotters ages 6-10!

Let's take a trip to the United States.

Every program we will visit and learn about a different State through books, crafts, sometimes snacks and games.

Don't forget to get your Globetrotter passport stamped so you can earn prizes.

Registration is required.

Please note that sometimes we will have snacks and or drinks in this program. Please email me if there are any food allergies.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Origami Club, for ages 10-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 10-12.

Expand your origami skills and repertoire! Each meeting will have one piece for everyone to do together, then students will have free time to work on their own projects. The library will offer a number of origami books from which to work, and students may also bring in books to use.

Origami Club will meet every Wednesday in September from 4-5pm. Some experience with origami (paper folding) is recommended but not required.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Read to Rocco   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Rocco is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Children in grades K-5 may sign up for one 15 minute session with Rocco and his owner Alan.

Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned time and have a book picked out to read aloud to Rocco.

Space is limited and registration is required! Call us at 259-2150 to register
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school-age children, grades K-5

Surprise crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM S4S, Student for Student Tutoring for grades K-8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program is designed to help students from kindergarten to 8th grade complete their homework.

Volunteer students from local high schools lead this tutoring program.

No registration is necessary.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Bessie, the Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read your favorite stories to Bessie. She's a great listener. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers 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.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM ID Theft & You   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Despite the rise in identity theft, many people still are not vigilant in protecting their privacy, identification, and good name. Robert Lackie, professor-librarian at Rider University and an identity theft prevention specialist, will help you analyze identity safety issues and apply safeguards at work, home, and on the road. This hands-on program will be held in the Computer Lab. Registration is required and limited to 20 people. Participants must register online.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Classes are led by a certified yoga instructor and are geared toward beginners, but all are welcome regardless of experience. Please come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel. Class size is limited. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Please register. Registration begins on August 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
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misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle: Fall-Winter Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence 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
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM Kid’s Music Round   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages birth-7, with adult

Music activities that help to develop motor skills - such as dancing, clapping and bouncing.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 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 1:30 PM Understanding Your Social Security Benefits   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come learn about Social Security benefits, about Medicare, and about creating a mySocialSecurity online account. It is highly recommended that you register for mySocialSecurity before attending the program. Please see How to Create an Online Account at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10540.pdf.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 26 spaces available.
 
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
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner: Fall-Winter Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Advisory Group (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Jacobsen   609-737-2610   ajacobse@mcl.org
    We need your help at the library! The Teen Advisory Group will help us order great books/ movies/magazines and music; plan future teen and children’s programs; and set up displays. You will earn community service hours for each meeting. Don’t wait, have your voice heard at the library and make a difference!

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tween Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts, cooking & Science for children 8-12 years old. "Make delicious apple fritters."
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children in grades 1-3 may sign up for 15 minute session.

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Twitter 101   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of Twitter.

Must have an email account to sign up for Twitter.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Twitter 101   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of Twitter.

Must have an email account to sign up for Twitter.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
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