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Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
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
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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, songs, and simple stories.

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

Online registration is required and will begin on June 23. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    443-1880   
    A rollicking, rhyming time for you and your baby (6 months- 2 years)
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read and Play Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read and Play Story Time (recommended ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 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 11:00 AM Morning Family Movie: Dolphin Tale 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    "A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events, Dolphin Tale 2 is written and directed by Charles Martin Smith."
This movie is rated PG.
Running time is 107 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 12:00 PM Beneficial Bugs for grades 1-3 by the Master Gardeners   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children going into first through third grades.

Enjoy hands on activities by the Master Gardeners of Mercer County.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program. Space is limited to 15 children, firm.

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Rescheduled - Matt Schick presents: Magic! (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 pm.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Free Music, Movies & Magazines   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to use the library's newest digital services: hoopla, Freegal and Flipster to stream and download free movies, audiobooks, music and magazines. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for toddlers ages 2-4.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Nature's Superheroes - Beneficial Bugs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Presented by the Master Gardeners.

Grades 1-3.

Online registration is required and will begin on June 25. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Smart For Ages 5-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5-10 can learn artistic techniques and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required. Siblings welcome, too.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Smart For Ages 5-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5-10 can learn artistic techniques and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required. Siblings welcome, too.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Special Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Dream Catcher

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Hero Stories: Graphic Novel & Manga Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Suggested for teens & tweens.
Come read a short graphic novel or excerpt, and discuss your favorites with friends.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Make a Comic Strip, ages 7 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a two hour comic writing workshop! In the workshop, we will write and illustrate our own stories.

Ages 7 & up only please.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
elect_computer1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 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 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Action Figure Sleepover, for ages 2-6 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 2 to 6 years, with a caregiver.

Superman, Transformers, or Barbie! Any action figure will do!

Come dressed in your favorite PJs and slippers for a fun story-time with your favorite action figure. After story-time, we will have a craft and then your plastic friends will get to sleepover in the library.

Stop back on Wednesday, July 8th between 12pm and 9pm to pick up your action figures and see photographs of their overnight adventures!

Note: Action figures must be plastic. No stuffed animals allowed.

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

Space is limited to 20. 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 7:00 PM Controlling & Preventing High Blood Pressure   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent killer. Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for many other health conditions, including heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. Join Maya Mann, MS, PA-C Physician Assistant at Ewing Medical Associates - Princeton Medicine and Jane Schwartz, Outpatient & Community Education Dietitian with University Medical Center of Princeton's Nutrition Program, to learn what you can do to manage your blood pressure, and the important nutritional information you need to know to take control of your health. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 28 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 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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
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 22 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
 
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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3 to 23 months.
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
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  -  11:30 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 11:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Matt Schick presents: Magic! (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Come see this amazing show presented by Magician Matt Schick.

All ages welcome. Adult supervision required.
No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Greek Myths Club (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you like Greek Mythology? Join us for fun crafts, games and activities related to Greek Goddesses, Gods, Heroes and Monsters.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magic of the Mind - Magic Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, and teens ages 8-16 can learn the secrets to mind-reading in this magic workshop.

Online registration required beginning June 22.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magic of the Mind - Magic Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, and teens ages 8-16 can learn the secrets to mind-reading in this magic workshop.

Online registration required beginning June 22.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Magic of the Mind - Magic Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, and teens ages 8-16 can learn the secrets to mind-reading in this magic workshop.

Online registration required beginning June 22.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Suggested for teens and tweens.
All levels welcome.
Bring your own portable chess board.
Registration required online starting Monday, June 22nd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Iron Transfer Sticker Tee Shirt   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all Ages!

Bring your own tee-shirt!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 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!
"Superhero Bookmarks"
    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
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Yoga (ages 6-10)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join Sue Tobert for this new class which will include fun yoga poses, a story, and a group activity.

Ages 6-10.
Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Show Bessie how smart you are and read your favorite stories to her. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Chess   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Challenge Your Wits with Chess Minded Friends

Teens Only!

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
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 Magician Matt Schick   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Be amazed as Matt reveals magical mysteries.

For children ages 6 and up.

Online registration will begin on June 25. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
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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 There Used to Be a Railroad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Michael McCann. Learn about NJ’s once- extensive network of railroads, including those that ran to iron mines, ones that hauled coal and freight and the one whose tracks were laid overnight to bring a dying President Garfield to Long Branch. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 39 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM There Used to Be a Railroad   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Presented by Michael McCann. Learn about NJ’s once- extensive network of railroads, including those that ran to iron mines, ones that hauled coal and freight and the one whose tracks were laid overnight to bring a dying President Garfield to Long Branch. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Timeless: An Acoustic Concert of Songs from the 1920's to the 1970's   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Join musicians John Bastiani and Kim Yarson on a musical journey through time featuring popular songs through the decades by Elvis Presley, Connie Francis, Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, The Temptations and many more. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 48 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Timeless: An Acoustic Concert of Songs from the 1920's to the 1970's   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Join musicians John Bastiani and Kim Yarson on a musical journey through time featuring popular songs through the decades by Elvis Presley, Connie Francis, Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, The Temptations and many more. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 49 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creativity in Watercolors   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Have you ever dreamed of painting with watercolors? Miss Barbara will help you express your creativity with this style of painting even if you’ve never picked up a brush before.

You are welcome to come to one or both of the sessions on July 8 & July 22.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creativity in Watercolors   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Have you ever dreamed of painting is watercolor? Miss Barbara will help you express your creativity with this style of painting even if you’ve never picked up a brush before.

You are welcome to come to one or both of the sessions on July 8 & July 22.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Game Night (ages 6-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Board games! Group games! Snacks! Music!
Feel free to bring your favorite board game and a friend!

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

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, and August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Classes will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in July and August. Open to those age 16 years and older. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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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 Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 12 mths. to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 4 to 6. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Matt Schick Comedy Magic Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5-11 years, with a caregiver present.

Matt Schick combines amazing magic and hilarious comedy in a high-energy, zany show that's fun for children AND their parents!

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. (Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.)

Visit Matt's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Matt Schick Comedy Magic Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 5-11 years, with a caregiver present.

Matt Schick combines amazing magic and hilarious comedy in a high-energy, zany show that's fun for children AND their parents!

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. (Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.)

Visit Matt's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
       
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play Group with Stories   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 Teen and Tween Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Yoga and mindfulness for children ages 9 to 18 years old.
Beginners welcome.
Mats provided.
Registration is required online starting Monday, June 22nd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Super Scientists (ages 6-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you interested in science? Do you wonder how things work? Want to do some fun experiments? Join us this summer to make some super scientific discoveries!

Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM I'm Booked - Summer Book Club (Grades 1-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

NEW!!

Children entering Grades 1-2 in the Fall are invited to our new summer book club: "I'm Booked (Grades 1-2)" to read aloud great books from series like "My Weird School" and "Ivy and Bean" while doing related crafts and activities.

Light refreshments will also be served.

No registration necessary.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM I'm Booked - Summer Book Club (Grades 1-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

NEW!!

Children entering Grades 1-2 in the Fall are invited to our new summer book club: "I'm Booked (Grades 1-2)" to read aloud great books from series like "My Weird School" and "Ivy and Bean" while doing related crafts and activities.

Light refreshments will also be served.

No registration necessary.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Magician   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all Ages!

Matt Schick the Amazing Magician.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 45 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.

You must register for classes. Laptops are first come to registered attendees.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Superheroes: Beneficial Bugs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn all about these miniature Superheros with the Master Gardeners Club. For Grades 1-3. Limited to 15 people.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Paper beads for all ages with a caregiver.
The library is on the second floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center. No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM KIDCRAFT FOR AGES 6 TO 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kidcraft for ages 6-8

Each week children make a different craft. This week's craft is making a giant tissue paper flower.

Children participate without a parent in order to foster independence and self confidence.

Weekly registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I'm Booked - Summer Book Club (Grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

NEW!!

Children entering Grades 3-5 in the Fall are invited to our summer book club: "I'm Booked" to read aloud great books like "Percy Jackson" and "Harry Potter" while doing related crafts and activities.

Light refreshments will also be served.

No registration necessary.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 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.

Thursdays, July 2, 9,16,23,30, 3:30 p.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafty Tweens for ages 9 to 11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafty Tweens is designed for ages 9 to 11. Each week tweens make a different craft. This week's craft is creating a giant tissue paper flower.

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

Registration is required and begins July 2.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 16 spaces available.
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misc_none 3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM Mehndi Tattoos   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For Tweens ages 9-12.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Group (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@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. Don’t wait, have your voice heard at the library and make a difference!

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Babysitting basics ages 9-12 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For preteens ages 9 to 12 years.

This discussion will be presented by Carolyn Schindewolf, a Health Educator and Safe Sitter Instructor with Princeton HealthCare System.

Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

. Staying safe and keeping the children in your care safe.

• How to get ready to be a babysitter.

• How to get and keep babysitting jobs.

• How to care for a new baby.

• Feel free to bring a doll or stuffed animal.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program. Space is limited to 20.

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Thursday Night at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    A Serious Man (R), with Adam Arkin, Katherine Borowitz and Michael Stuhlbarg. Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. No admission fee! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Teen Film Workshop, teens ages 12 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   mkerr@mcl.org
    This three-part workshop will cover the how to write, make, and edit a short film, with emphasis on practical skills including: basic scriptwriting and storyboarding; using camera, lights, and sound equipment; and the steps involved in shooting actual film scenes. In the course of this workshop we will shoot a short film which we will show at a special screening at the library.

You have to attend all the workshop dates in order to participate, however, you only need to register once. The workshop dates are: June 25th, July 2nd and July 9th from 6:30-9pm.

Screening of the film will be on July 14th from 7-8pm, although attendance is optional.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Deco Boxes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come and make a decorative box.

Ages 11 and up.

Online registration is required and will begin on June 25.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Herbal Mindfulness Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Learn to select and use Ayurveda herbs for healing with renowned Himalayan Master Acharya Girish Jha. Participants will also learn mindfulness practices to help achieve mental well-being and inner peace. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Magic of Matt Schick   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Join us for comedy, magic and fun with Matt Schick!
Registration required online starting Monday, June 22nd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 47 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Résumé Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your résumé for content, grammar, layout, and overall presentation. Please come to the appointment with a copy of your completed résumé. We will make notes directly on the copy.

Please call 609-275-8901 to make a 20-minute appointment. Registration begins June 22.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 9:35 AM Movies from Books   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
    "Legend of the guardians"
For all ages, with a caregiver. (Rated PG)
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 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 5 and under, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Microsoft Word: Advanced   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn to work with tables and text boxes; explore WordArt and images. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 11 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 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Teens Teach – Tree Quest   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-8

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 10 a.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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 “Stone Soup” with Youth Stages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Join us for a re-telling of this classic tale. Children will assist with sound effects, physical movements, and lines of dialogue.

For children ages 3 to 9.

Online registration will begin on June 25. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong Pete for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Singalong Pete plays the guitar and sings favorite children's songs and folk songs.

Everyone is encouraged to sing along.

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  -  11:15 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 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  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5, with adult
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Walk-in Craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A sample craft and all the materials for a child to make one will be provided.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 11:30 AM Music and Movement with Kelley’s Kids   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages birth-7, with adult

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Sunburst paining for 7-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11 years.

Channel your creativity painting your own sunburst design, at the place where art and math meet! Using a pattern of converging lines, create your own colorful sunburst painting. Space is limited to 16 participants. Sign up for only one Suburst Painting program.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Space is limited; please be on time. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Call the Youth Desk at 609-989-6921 to cancel. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Viking Heroes & Norse Sagas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Learn about everyday Viking life, create a saga and make rune stones. Grades 1-6
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: American Sniper   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Starring Bradley Cooper. Rated R. 134 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Special Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-9

Make a superhero cape and mask.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    On every Friday throughout the summer, we'll have an afternoon movie.

This week the movie will be ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY. PG, 81 minutes

You may bring your own snacks.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Teen Craft: Duct Tape Dry Erase Board   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Tweens & teens ages 10-16 can make a personal dry erase board from a photo frame decorated with duct tape.

Online registration required beginning June 22.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
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
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misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Spring–Summer Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this beginner’s drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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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  -  11:00 AM Story Time in Mandarin for ages 2 to 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    This program provides a casual and warm environment in which kids are read to in Chinese.

Activities include children's stories and folk songs in Mandarin.

We welcome native Chinese speakers to volunteer to help with the activities. Please talk to the host if you would like to volunteer in a future session.

No registration is required.

http://sites.google.com/site/wwstorytimeinmandarin/

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Vehicle Day for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us in the Library parking lot and climb into a Fire Truck or a police car.

Firemen and policemen will be on hand to show you how things work.

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparenting in the 21st Century   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This fun, interactive class is designed to bring grandparents-to-be and new grandparents up to date on the latest in baby care. Topics range from the changing birth environment to safety considerations, including car seat laws and recommendations, safe sleep, transitioning from parent to grandparent, and newborn characteristics. The discussion will be presented by Carolyn Schindewolf, a health educator with Princeton HealthCare System.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM What Knott Farm Traveling Petting Zoo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come see and pet a variety of animals. Please note this program includes live animals. In case of inclement weather, two indoor animal shows will be presented. Space will be limited and attendees will be taken on a first come first served basis.

For children of all ages.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mad Science Workshop for Preschoolers: Super Powered Polymers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 3-5 will explore, create, and play with the most entertaining and useful molecule known to science in this "Mad Science" workshop. They will discover the molecule's many shapes and forms.

Online registration required beginning June 22.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 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 11:45 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
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Math Advancement Center, grades 5 and up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR GRADES 5 AND UP! CHILDREN IN GRADES LOWER THAN THIS WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS COVERED, SO PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER THEM. Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with CREATIVE ways of learning math!

During the center's hours we may present lessons of individual math concepts, work on sets of problems or practice for various upcoming math competitions. Certain topics may not be covered in school.

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

No registration required, however please show up on time as spots are limited!! Grades 5 and up or equivalent (home-schoolers welcome).

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Word   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richard Peterson   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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Robotics for ages 9 & 10 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 9 and 10 years old. This program is limited to 6 participants.

In this fun, interactive program presented by a local Lawrence High School Senior, children ages 9 & 10 years old will learn robotics behavior with basic programming commands.

Registration is required starting at 7am on Thursday July 9th (2 days before program.)

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Tellers: An Indian Dance Presentation and Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Professional dancer Ruee Gawarikar gives a dance presentation and workshop on Indian classical dance in the Kathak--North Indian style. Ruee, representing Daad Arts dance company, has been performing and teaching dance for more than 10 years in India and the United States. In this presentation you will learn about various styles of Indian classical dance that captivate the world with their beauty, artistry, and storytelling.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on June 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 21 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Twin Rivers Writers' Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Bring 5 pages of a work-in-progress to discuss with other writers.

Prompt: Your last year on earth
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coding using Raspbery Pi for Grades 4 to 7   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids in grades 4 to 7 can develop a foundation for programming by getting get hands on experience with Raspberry Pi.

This 2 part program will take place on July 11 and July 18. Students who register for July 11 are expected to attend the July 18 class.

Registration is required and begins on July 1.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
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 9:50 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 Every Hero Has a Story Art Camp   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Stories and Superhero crafts for children 4 - 8.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Origami games for ages 6-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
    Create origami you can play with. This session we'll be making "frog olympics". For ages 6-12.
The library is located on the 2nd floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center.
No registration required.
    Location: Hollowbrook 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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your résumé for content, grammar, layout, and overall presentation. Please come to the appointment with a copy of your completed résumé. We will make notes directly on the copy.

Please call 609-275-8901 to make a 20-minute appointment. Registration begins June 22.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:25 AM Super Heroes Club (grades K-3)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    There are heroes all around us! Join us for fun crafts, games, books and activities related to Heroes, Sidekicks, and Villains.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Jumpin' Jamie   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    For ages 12 months to 6 years.
Join Jumpin’ Jamie for a "Kindie" rock concert full of songs that will get you up and dancing!
Registration required online starting Monday, June 29th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
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  -  11:00 AM Miss Kelley's Kids (recommended ages birth to 5 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Miss Kelley for a fun-filled program designed for very young children. Learn new ways to interact with your child. Enjoy music and movement.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 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 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Happy Two’s Activity Time (recommended age 2 years; siblings welcome)

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Open Playtime with Craft, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Visit the activity room and find a variety of activities for your child including a craft. From playdough to puzzles, toys to activity sheets, you're bound to find something that will interest your child.

Children must be supervised by an adult, as no librarian will remain in the room.

    Location: West Windsor 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 2:00 PM Movie Matinee   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Rated: PG (98 minutes)

Night at the museum.|pSecret of the tomb /|cTwentieth Century Fox presents ; a 21 Laps/1492 Pictures production ; a Shawn Levy film ; produced by Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe ; story by Mark Friedman and David Guion & Michael Handelman ; screenplay by David Guion & Michael Handelman ; produced and directed by Shawn Levy.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Spare Parts (2015)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club under the leadership of their school’s newest teacher. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champions, MIT. During their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot—they learn to build bonds that will last a lifetime. PG-13, 83 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 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
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM KidCraft: Superhero Wrist Cuffs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 3-8 can drop in anytime during this program to create a pair of superhero wrist cuffs craft.

Online registration required beginning June 29.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM DIY Mondays for Teens: Origami Swans & Other Designs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Learn how to fold paper into a swan and other shapes.
For ages 11 and up.
Registration required online starting Monday, June 29th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Doc McStuffins Stuff Animal Clinic   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For Grades K-5.

Use the library’s stethoscope to examine your stuff animal!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 74 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:55 PM Reading Buddies (recommended grades K-3)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Reading Buddies is a new program designed to give emerging readers extra practice reading aloud. Children are invited to drop-in anytime between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm to be paired with a teen buddy. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
    Homework help by high school students for children in grades K-6.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

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

No Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Teen Stuff   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts & Cooking for teens ages 10-14. "Duct Tape Art"
    Location: Twin Rivers 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 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM English Conversation Class for ESL Students   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM 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, June 29th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM School-age Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children entering first grade and up. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Super Animals with Eyes of the Wild   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 4-10 can meet and learn about some of Mother Nature's superhero animals in this educational and fun program with live animals.

Online registration required beginning June 29.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Superhero Shrinky Dink Necklaces, for ages 4-8 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4 to 8 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun night of shrinky dinks. Design and color your own symbol or pick one from your favorite superheroes.

Watch it shrink down and then make it into a necklace.

Boys and girls are welcome – everyone needs this for their superhero costume!

You can also make a matching pony bead bracelet.

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

Space is limited to 20. 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 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 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 29, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Dates are: July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
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 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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, songs, and simple stories.

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

Online registration is required and will begin on June 30. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
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  -  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
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read and Play Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read and Play Story Time (recommended ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 App Talking with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Learn the best, most useful apps to have on your phone or tablet.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Morning Family Movie: Shrek   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    "Relive every moment of Shrek's daring quest to rescue feisty Princess Fiona, with the help of his lovable loudmouthed Donkey, and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad."
This movie is rated PG.
Running time is 90 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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Sciencetellers presents Super Heroes (all ages; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Sciencetellers will present a collection of twisted tales in which all the teachers at school have superpowers! Join us for this hilarious new adventure where things are launched, transformed and even disappear!

All ages welcome. Adult supervision required.
No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for toddlers ages 2-4.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Bicycle Safety   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All ages!

Capital Health Medical Center of Hopewell will present safety lessons for children on bicycle safety, hand washing, and nutrition.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Smart For Ages 5-10   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 5-10 can learn artistic techniques and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required. Siblings welcome, too.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Hero Stories: Graphic Novel & Manga Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Suggested for teens & tweens.
Come read a short graphic novel or excerpt, and discuss your favorites with friends.
No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Walk-in Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7 and up.

Make a macrodome keychain.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Eyes of the Wild presents Mammalia, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Mammals from around the world will be featured. You might meet a Wallaby, Porcupine, Guinea Pig, or Patagonian Cavy. Learn fun facts about these unique animals.

No registration required

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

    Location: West Windsor 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 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 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Eyes of the Wild presents Nature's Heroes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Batman, Spiderman, Catwoman, Wolverine.. Why do so many superheroes have animal-related names?  Many of Earth's creatures have what seem to be supernatural powers.  Come see some of Nature's true superheroes with the amazing animals from Eyes of the Wild!
Registration required online starting Monday, June 29th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 72 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Science and Art, for ages 3-7 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 3 to 7 years, with a caregiver.

Come and explore as we combine science and art to create masterpieces!

Join us in the activity room and get hands-on with exciting art projects, including marbled milk paper, vinegar/baking soda interactions, and color diffusing paper.

We will then take the fun outside and create bubble paintings and draw with sidewalk chalk.

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 20. 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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Extreme Couponing   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Would you like to have more money for entertainment, or to travel or pay bills? One way to have more money is to hold on to more of your income through extreme couponing. Diana Ruperto—teacher and successful extreme couponer—will teach extreme couponing, an art that anyone can learn. How will you spend your extra money?

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 11 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
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misc_none 10:00 AM Beneficial Bugs!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-883-5914   ccrawfor@mcl.org
    Learn all about bug super-heroes, insects that help us, with Master Gardener Janet Sheppard. For students entering grades 1-3.
The library is located on the 2nd floor of the Hollowbrook Community Center.
Registration is required, space is limited.
    Location: Hollowbrook Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time for children.

For ages 3-4, with adult

Play rhyming games!

    Location: Ewing Branch
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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 8 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  -  11:30 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 11:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Special Movie Presentation: Brooklyn Castle (Documentary, Rated PG).   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    I.S.318 is an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level. It also happens to have the best junior high school chess team in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Carnival of Fun   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all Ages!

Enjoy Face Painting, Crafts, and Games!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 74 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Greek Myths Club (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you like Greek Mythology? Join us for fun crafts, games and activities related to Greek Goddesses, Gods, Heroes and Monsters.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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 June 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Mr. Malcolm, Superhero Storyteller   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Laugh as you help Mr. Malcolm tell stories about Superman, Batman, Spiderman and more. Ages 3 and up.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Play Dough Chefs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Learn to make play dough from scratch, and then have free time to play with it.
For ages 3-8.
Registration required online starting Monday, June 29th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a 3-D Comic for All Ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, & teens can drop in anytime during this program to create their own 3-D comic or picture using blue and red crayons and 3-d glasses.

No registration necessary.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a 3-D Comic for All Ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children, tweens, & teens can drop in anytime during this program to create their own 3-D comic or picture using blue and red crayons and 3-d glasses.

No registration necessary.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown 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 Kids Yoga (ages 6-10)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Join Sue Tobert for this new class which will include fun yoga poses, a story, and a group activity.

Ages 6-10.
Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell 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 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 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM “Block Party”   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children of all ages are invited to this special drop-in event. Come build with our Legos and K’nex! (All creations must stay in the library.) Also enjoy games, crafts, and light refreshments.

Registration is not required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM Computer Coding with (and from!) Scratch, for Teens 12-18 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 12 to 18.

Learn how to write computer code with Scratch, a graphic programming language that can be used to create interactive stories, games, and animations. You will also find out about more advanced projects you can do with Scratch and other online coding tutorials.

Online registration is required, starting @ 7:00 a.m, one week in advance.

Please be on time. Your spot may be given to someone else if you are more than 5 minutes late.

If you need to cancel, please phone us at the Youth Reference Desk at (609) 989-6921. Spaces are limited at each session.

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

Class will be held in the computer lab.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Extreme Couponing   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Diane Ruperto. Learn how to use and combine multiple sources of coupons and sales in order to make the most of your grocery budget; get free or low-cost items by combining sale items and multiple coupon; and create a family “stockpile” of goods. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Extreme Couponing   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Diane Ruperto. Learn how to use and combine multiple sources of coupons and sales in order to make the most of your grocery budget; get free or low-cost items by combining sale items and multiple coupon; and create a family “stockpile” of goods. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle: Spring-Summer 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.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Over a third of women live with a pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse. Nina Bhatia, MD, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, will discuss causes and symptoms of this common problem. Non-surgical and surgical interventions, including da Vinci Robotic Surgery, will also be explored. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 33 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Super Magic show with Mike Rose, for families   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver present.

The show consists of impossible magic tricks, weird mind reading stunts, and off the wall comedy all themed around heroes, the super kind and the everyday kind.

And the show features lots of audience participation, too (Many children will become part of the show!).

Additionally, throughout the show Mike Rose will be referencing various children’s books and promoting library use in a fun and entertaining manner.

Don’t miss it! Registration is required, on the day of the program, beginning at 7am.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

(Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.)

Visit Mike's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Super Magic show with Mike Rose, for families   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver present.

The show consists of impossible magic tricks, weird mind reading stunts, and off the wall comedy all themed around heroes, the super kind and the everyday kind.

And the show features lots of audience participation, too (Many children will become part of the show!).

Additionally, throughout the show Mike Rose will be referencing various children’s books and promoting library use in a fun and entertaining manner.

Don’t miss it! Registration is required, on the day of the program, beginning at 7am.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

(Summer events at most branches are intended to meet the demand of individuals and families residing in member municipalities. While all programs are free, some may require children to pre-register with a valid Mercer County Library System card. Groups or organizations physically located within member municipalities may contact their local branch to find out which months of the year they may best be accommodated with outreach programming, or if any summer programs may be appropriate for larger groups.)

Visit Mike's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Game Night (ages 6-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Board games! Group games! Snacks! Music!
Feel free to bring your favorite board game and a friend!

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

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner Python Classes: Learn to Code!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
    Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, & 29, and August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Learn to write in Python and create your own program. Classes will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in July and August. Open to those age 16 years and older. Before class, visit Python.org and download the free software for Python 3.4.2. Please bring your laptop to class.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

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

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 4 to 6. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM 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 Group with Stories   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 Teen and Tween Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Yoga and mindfulness for children ages 9 to 18 years old.
Beginners welcome.
Mats provided.
Registration is required online starting Monday, June 29th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Super Scientists with the Master Gardners (ages 6-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Learn about beneficial bugs with the Master Gardeners of Mercer County.

Registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM I'm Booked - Summer Book Club (Grades 1-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

NEW!!

Children entering Grades 1-2 in the Fall are invited to our new summer book club: "I'm Booked (Grades 1-2)" to read aloud great books from series like "My Weird School" and "Ivy and Bean" while doing related crafts and activities.

Light refreshments will also be served.

No registration necessary.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Open Computer Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Time for those who may need a little extra help with a social media or Microsoft Office.

You must register for classes. Laptops are first come to registered attendees.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For all Ages!

Make a Coaster from a CD.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM KIDCRAFT FOR AGES 6 TO 8   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kidcraft for ages 6-8

Each week children make a different craft. This week's craft is a nature mobile.

Children participate without a parent in order to foster independence and self confidence.

Weekly registration is required and begins July 9.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner: Spring-Summer 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.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I'm Booked - Summer Book Club (Grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

NEW!!

Children entering Grades 3-5 in the Fall are invited to our summer book club: "I'm Booked" to read aloud great books like "Percy Jackson" and "Harry Potter" while doing related crafts and activities.

Light refreshments will also be served.

No registration necessary.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 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.

Thursdays, July 2, 9,16,23,30, 3:30 p.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafty Tweens for ages 9 to 11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafty Tweens is designed for ages 9 to 11. Each week tweens make a different craft. This week's craft is creating a nature mobile.

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

Registration is required and begins July 9.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Ice Cream Making, for ages 7-11   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 7-11.

Make your own ice cream... using only some simple science and your own 2 hands!

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at noon (12:00pm). Please register each child separately. Space is limited; please be on time. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Call the Youth Desk at 609-989-6921 to cancel. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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. "Chocolate Fondue"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Pre-Ballet for ages 5 to 7   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Students will learn the foundations of Ballet technique in a relaxed setting through creative movement from an experienced teacher.

No experience is necessary.

Online registration is required and begins July 6.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Group (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@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. Don’t wait, have your voice heard at the library and make a difference!

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Intro to Ballet for ages 8 to 12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Students will learn the foundations of Ballet technique in a relaxed setting through creative movement from an experienced teacher.

No experience is necessary.

Online registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Health Education: Common Foot Problems   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Dr. Brad Schaeffer, a podiatrist with Family Foot & Ankle Specialists will present this health education program on common foot problems. The program will be followed by a question and answer period. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Health Education: Common Foot Problems   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Dr. Brad Schaeffer, a podiatrist with Family Foot & Ankle Specialists will present this health education program on common foot problems. The program will be followed by a question and answer period. Registration suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Thursday Night at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    American Sniper (R), with Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Kyle Gallner. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. No admission fee!Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rock Band Workshop, teens only   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Join us for a fun three-part workshop in which you learn how to play a song (you will vote from five different songs) with other teens in a band! This workshop is led by two well-established rock'n'roll musicians.

Space is limited. You only need to register once in order to be registered for all 3 workshops. Please make sure that you can actually attend all of the dates. Those dates are July 16th, 23rd & 30th.

Pizza will be provided!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Getting a Grip on Carpel Tunnel Syndrome   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease of the hand characterized by numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness. Doctor Marc Lamb, orthopedic surgeon with Princeton Orthopedic Associates, will talk about diagnosing and treating carpel tunnel syndrome. Please register.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Mr. Malcolm’s Superhero Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Storyteller Mr. Malcolm will bring Superheroes to life right before your eyes. Come join the fun!

For children ages 6 and up.

Online registration will begin on June 25. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 46 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Scavenger Hunt for 8-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 8-11 years.

Do you like a challenge?! Join us for a scavenger hunt and put your detective reasoning skills to the test! Bring your library card with you and plan to work in pairs as you investigate and hopefully solve the mystery of where our detective hero has gone missing.

Online registration is required. Registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am. Please register each child separately. Register and attend only one Scavenger Hung program. Space is limited to 12 children; please be on time. Your spot may be given to another if you are late. Call the Youth Desk at 609-989-6921 to cancel. Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Whodunnit?   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
    Join the scavenger hunt for clues to solve the library’s mystery.
Suggested for ages 11 and up.
Registration required online starting Monday, June 29th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
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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 Teens Teach – Tree Quest   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 6-8

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 10 a.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Talk with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    By appointment only. Our resident techie will answer your questions. Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just your questions!
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 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 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM “Bam! Pow! Craft!”   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create hero-themed crafts with the materials provided.

For children of all ages.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes (recommended ages birth to 5 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Sing and dance to classic children’s songs played on live guitar! Parental supervision is recommended. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing & Play for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join Miss Susan and sing along as she plays her guitar and then leads motions for many songs.

Play a drum or shake some shakers.

After the program children can stay to play with instruments and puppets.

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing-Along with Kim Yarson!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Join us for Kim’s high-energy guitar music as she plays classic and original songs for young children.

Suggested for ages 0-5.

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead. At the same time, an old friend of hers resurfaces and is obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
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 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  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 2-5, with adult
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Walk-in Craft for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A sample craft and all the materials for a child to make one will be provided.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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