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Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 3 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 five week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (for ages 2 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  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 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Concert with Jumpin' Jamie   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Jumpin' Jamie performs "kindie rock music that kids and adults can enjoy together."
Suggested for ages 12 months to 6 years.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Concert with Jumpin' Jamie   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Jumpin' Jamie performs "kindie rock music that kids and adults can enjoy together."
Suggested for ages 12 months to 6 years.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Paint a Story with Miss Barbara   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children ages 2-6 are invited to listen to a story and unleash their inner artist while painting with watercolors.

Siblings welcome, too!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Mother Goose Activity Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)

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

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & 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 five week session for children ages 4 and 5. 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. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel Numbers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  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 October 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    This month’s class will focus on style. Through a combination of lecture and writing exercises, participants will develop understanding and practice such techniques as: avoiding jump shifts, employing dialogue and action to carry meaning to the reader, deleting adverbs and utilizing stronger verbs.The monthly meeting of this fiction writing group is an encouraging and supportive environment in which to share your writing. Members are encouraged but not required to submit their work. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  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 October 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Discover what browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox do. Learn about the security & privacy features in IE 9. Explore more features in Google!
Requires some Internet experience!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 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 October 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED -Read to Rocco the dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Meet Rocco the Therapy Dog! Rocco is a nine year old therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Emerging readers can drop by to practice reading aloud to Rocco in a non-judgmental environment. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafts, Cooking & Science
"Cheese Quesadillas"
Ages 8-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8's Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Math and mischief at your library!
Hands-on games that get kids fired up about math.
Make math the cool thing to do after school.
For children in grades K-2.
Registration is required starting on the previous Thursday.
Please sign up for each session.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Block Printing for Beginners, ages 7 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Learn how to Block Print using the linoleum carving method. The carved linoleum image will be printed on nice printmaking paper after which you can use it as a greeting card or an art print.

This program is for children and tweens ages 7 and up.

Please register for one session only.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Branch Library.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Block Printing for Beginners, teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Learn how to Block Print using the linoleum carving method. The carved linoleum image will be printed on nice printmaking paper after which you can use it as a greeting card or an art print.

This program is for tweens and teens ages 11 and up.

Please register for one session only.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Branch Library.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Buddies at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Independent readers ages 5-12 are invited to practice reading aloud to a teen buddy at the library for 30 minutes.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  6:45 PM Block Printing for Beginners, ages 7 & up   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Learn how to Block Print using the linoleum carving method. The carved linoleum image will be printed on nice printmaking paper after which you can use it as a greeting card or an art print.

This program is for children and tweens ages 7 and up.

Please register for one program only.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Branch Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  6:45 PM Block Printing for Beginners, teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Learn how to Block Print using the linoleum carving method. The carved linoleum image will be printed on nice printmaking paper after which you can use it as a greeting card or an art print.

This program is for tweens and teens ages 11 and up.

Please register for one program only.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Branch Library.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    If you or someone you know have concerns about memory loss or other symptoms of Alzheimer's join Dr. Jeffrey Apter to learn more about the early signs and symptoms of the disease. Dr. Apter practices psychiatry and is an attending physician at the University Medical Center at Princeton and a research collaborator in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Miss Amy concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit Miss Amy's website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Talk with Jay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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-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: We Were the Mulvaneys, by Joyce Carol Oates   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

The Mulvaneys of High Point Farm in Mt. Ephraim, New York, are a large and fortunate clan, blessed with good looks, abundant charisma, and boundless promise. But over the twenty-five-year span of this ambitious novel, the Mulvaneys will slide, almost imperceptibly at first, from the pinnacle of happiness, transformed by the vagaries of fate into a scattered collection of lost and lonely souls.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Sing-A-Long with Pat McKinley   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Ages, birth-7, with adult

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie: Edge of Tomorrow   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
    Starring Tom Cruise. PG-13. 113 minutes.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM International Folk Dance Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Boël Denne-Hinnov, a member of the Princeton Folk Dance Group, will teach some traditional Israeli folk dances. Most of the dances are line dances and don’t require a partner to participate. Wear comfortable clothing and flat, soft-soled shoes. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM International Folk Dance Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Boël Denne-Hinnov, a member of the Princeton Folk Dance Group, will teach some traditional Israeli folk dances. Most of the dances are line dances and don’t require a partner to participate. Wear comfortable clothing and flat, soft-soled shoes. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Smart - Paint a Masterpiece   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades K-5 are invited to learn about art movements and techniques from Miss Barbara and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Smart - Paint a Masterpiece   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades K-5 are invited to learn about art movements and techniques from Miss Barbara and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer–Fall Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this beginner’s drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Storytime with STEAM - School-age storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    School age children will enjoy science experiments and crafts conducted by Girl Scout Cadette Troop # 70538 under the supervision of library staff. Grades K-3.

Registration is required and will begin on November 8.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:30 PM SAT Practice Test (provided by Kaplan)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Take a practice SAT test as administered by a Kaplan proctor. Even though this is a practice test it is to be respectfully treated as an actual test so please be on time.

The test starts right at 10 am, after which the doors will be closed.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mind & Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

Please register. Registration begins on October 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 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. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Scratch: Learn to Code, Code to Learn, for grades 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Learn to Code, Code to Learn, will introduce children to Scratch.

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

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

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

MCLS and library staff are not responsible for computers.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Eating with Your 5 Senses   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn simple ways to fully enjoy food and prevent yourself from overeating. Hosted by Anuradha Puri, certified Ayurveda yoga teacher. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 49 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Eating with Your 5 Senses   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to use your senses of smell, taste, touch vision and hearing to create a harmonious relationship with the food you eat. Learn simple ways to fully enjoy food and stop your self from overeating. Facilitated by Anu Pur, certified Ayurveda Yoga instructor. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Be part of a new Computer Science & Technology club for 6th-12th grade girls. Our incredible volunteer instructors are trained and supported by Girls Who Code staff.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
Sunday November 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Thanksgiving take home craft for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Pick up a take-out project at the children’s desk. During the month of November.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13), with Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Laura Dern. Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Thanksgiving Adventure with Don Dougherty for the whole family   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and be part of the story!

Local children's author and professional storyteller, Don Dougherty of Classroom Adventure Stories, will enthrall us with a magical tale! He'll transport all of us back to the days of the Pilgrims (1621).

Come early so that your child's name can be placed in the story. And be ready to actively participate in the adventures!

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Play Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 3-5, with adult.

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
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elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Email 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to attach a resume or a picture file.
Please take Email 1 first. Remember to bring your email address & password!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Making Graphs in Excel   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Learn how to insert charts and graphs to highlight your document's most important information. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Word 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Create a letterhead and a document template. Use Mail Merge to create labels and form letters.
Take Word 1, Word 2,& Word 2 first!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney's 101 Dalmations, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for three days of classic Disney movies. Here's the schedule:

November 24, 101 Dalmations, Rated G, 79 minutes

November 25, Pinocchio, Rated G, 88 minutes

November 26, Sleeping Beauty, Rated G, 75 minutes

WW-P Schools have early dismissal.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  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 4:15 PM Thanksgiving Bingo   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Join us for a fun game of bingo with a seasonal twist.
Small prizes will be awarded to all who participate.
This program is for ages 4 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Science Fun   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10, with adult.

Hands-on experiments with a list of suggested websites and books.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Teen Writers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Do you have a poem or story to share? The join us as we read, discuss and comment on your creative fiction. For teens 12 and up. This will be an ongoing monthly program.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Alphabet Time for ages 3 to 6   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Come and learn the alphabet.

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

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

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM English Conversation Class for ESL Students   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Questions about using your laptop? E-reader? Ipad? Or other electronic device? Bring in your device for instruction ot troubleshooting. Also library laptops will be set up for computer assistance or practice. Assistance provided in English or Spanish.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Questions about using your laptop? E-reader? Ipad? Or other electronic device? Bring in your device for instruction ot troubleshooting. Also library laptops will be set up for computer assistance or practice. Assistance provided in English or Spanish.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

In the mid-1930s two well-educated sisters from Shanghai go to Los Angeles to become brides of the "Gold Mountain men" as the sisters' family faces bankruptcy. When they arrive in the United States, they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months. When the sisters learn that one of them is pregnant, they vow that no one will ever know the truth.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Yoga   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 size limited to 25. Registration is required and begins, Monday, October 6, 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates: Mondays, October 20 and 27, and November 3-24
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration required.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Turkey Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Drop in and create a special turkey.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
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 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PowerPoint   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Create a basic presentation. Learn to add new slides, text and graphics. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PowerPoint 2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Add pizzazz to your presentation with animations, music and much more.
Take PowerPoint 1 first! Strong Word skills required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney's Pinocchio, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for three days of classic Disney movies. Here's the schedule:

November 24, 101 Dalmations, Rated G, 79 minutes

November 25, Pinocchio, Rated G, 88 minutes

November 26, Sleeping Beauty, Rated G, 75 minutes

WW-P Schools have early dismissal.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Build amazing things with Legos.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  7:00 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 4:15 PM Read with Lucy the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Please note new start time for the school year.
Lucy the Therapy Dog will be available for children to practice their reading skills.
Lucy is a great partner for children struggling with reading because she is non-judgmental.
By reading to Lucy, children learn to relax and will build self-confidence.
For independent readers ages 5 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-In Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Walk-In Craft (recommended for children in grades K-5)

Make fun and useful crafts!

No registration required.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Jersey Writers’ Society Support Group   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    You Disappear by Christian Jungersen.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 50 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
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misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

Listen to stories by Dr. Seuss! Craft included

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Join Michael Rosadivito for this beginning yoga class. Mats provided. Registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 17 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
       
 
misc_none 10:30 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 stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Movies for Adults: A Most Wanted Man   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, shows his mastery of the acting craft as Gunther Bachmann, leader of a small spy unit of the German government. Assigned to Hamburg against the United States, Bachman and his squad are charged with watching for evil doers within the Muslim community. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
This is the perfect afternoon activity for those children in morning preschool or kindergarten.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 4   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Learn to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of information.
Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney's Sleeping Beauty, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for three days of classic Disney movies. Here's the schedule:

November 24, 101 Dalmations, Rated G, 79 minutes

November 25, Pinocchio, Rated G, 88 minutes

November 26, Sleeping Beauty, Rated G, 75 minutes

WW-P Schools have early dismissal.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Challah Grilled Cheese Sandwiches"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Decorate a Placemat, for ages 9-12   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For ages 9-12.

Add a little pizazz to your kitchen table with a hand-painted placemat!

*Note: Paint is involved, so please dress appropriately.

Online registration is required.

Registration opens on 11/25 at 9:30am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For school-age children, grades K-5

Surprise crafts!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults: A Most Wanted Man   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, shows his mastery of the acting craft as Gunther Bachmann, leader of a small spy unit of the German government. Assigned to Hamburg against the United States, Bachman and his squad are charged with watching for evil doers within the Muslim community. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers *NEW NIGHT*   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.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY MOVED TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday November 27, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
 
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  -  12:00 PM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Book Discussion for Children, ages 8-10.

The book, “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” by Tom Angleberger will be discussed. Excerpts from the book will be read.

Fun origami activities.

Light refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 75 spaces available.
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Straw Hat Turkeys   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a turkey from a mini straw hat. Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it all together.

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Fill the Void (PG), with Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein and Irit Sheleg. After her sister dies in childbirth, a young orthodox Jewish woman's family pressures her to marry her brother-in-law rather than entering into an arranged marriage with a man closer to her age.No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
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misc_none 9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Wooden Ornaments   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    * Available all month! *

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

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

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

Ages 5-12 and teens

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

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

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

Each participant receives a bookmark.

Fold and place your reading log into the box.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

All Month Long!

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

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

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

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Chanukah Storytime and Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    The Shalom Heritage Center, a Jewish Outreach organization based in East Windsor, will present a Chanukah Storytime!
Chanukah begins at sundown on December 16th.
Come learn about the holiday, its meaning and traditions followed by a craft.
This program is open to families of all faiths.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Chanukah Storytime and Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    The Shalom Heritage Center, a Jewish Outreach organization based in East Windsor, will present a Chanukah Storytime!
Chanukah begins at sundown on December 16th.
Come learn about the holiday, its meaning and traditions followed by a craft.
This program is open to families of all faiths.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 3rd.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
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misc_none 2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

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

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

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

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

We’ll end with a craft.

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

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Fairy Tales   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For children, ages 5-10, with adult.

Read and act out some well-known fairytales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

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

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 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 Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 11 and up and their mothers are invited to discuss Half a World Away, by Cynthia Kadohata, and enjoy snacks.

No registration required. New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   (609) 448 1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 11 and up and their mothers are invited to discuss Half a World Away , by Cynthia Kadohata, and enjoy snacks.

No registration required. New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
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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 size limited to 25. Registration is required and begins, Monday, October 6, 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates: Mondays, October 20 and 27, and November 3-24. The class on December 1 is a make-up class for the cancelation on November 17.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 9:35 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.


    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
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 November 18. Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 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 stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown 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 Santa Visits the Library, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Santa is visiting the library!

He'll lead us in songs, tell us stories, and invite everyone to sit on his lap.

Don't miss the chance to tell Santa what you want for the holidays.

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  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 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Basics   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Get familiar with Microsoft Windows. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 3:55 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@hotmail.com
    Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Build amazing things with our new Lego kits.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to Valley the Dog (grades K-5; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Valley is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Valley will visit the Hopewell Branch Library Tuesday afternoons with his owner Carrie. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Valley and Carrie. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.

Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Read with Lucy the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   
Lucy the Therapy Dog will be available for children to practice their reading skills.
Lucy is a great partner for children struggling with reading because she is non-judgmental.
By reading to Lucy, children learn to relax and will build self-confidence.
For independent readers ages 5 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Walk-In Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Walk-In Craft (recommended for children in grades K-5)

Make fun and useful crafts!

No registration required.

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    All levels are welcome. Registration is mandatory.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    English as a Second Language classes. Please register in person or by telephone.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 8:00 PM  -  9:00 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 9:35 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children ages 2 to 3, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

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

Listen to stories by Dr. Seuss! Craft included

No registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Michael Rosidivito returns for more beginning Yoga. Mats provided.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet 1   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
    Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
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 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 stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:45 AM Bookplay   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
    Stories, dance, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for children ages 2-4. "Bells"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Gentle Yoga & Movement   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Jackie Gibson leads this class designed to loosen tight muscles through gentle yoga poses. All ages and fitness levels. No registration required but please bring a yoga mat.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Storytime for ages 2-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
This is the perfect afternoon activity for those children in morning preschool or kindergarten.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Craft (grades 6 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Each week we’ll offer a fun craft for teens. Teens may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to participate. We’ll listen to music and enjoy snacks. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Kidscraft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts,science experiments and traditional cooking for children ages 4 -9!
"Puzzle Piece Wreaths"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Harry Potter Book Club (grades 3-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.

No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-2   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades Kindergarten-2 are invited to learn mathematical concepts with hands-on activities at the library!

Online registration required.

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

Surprise crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Friends of the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Come to this meeting to help the library with different projects and programming. Is there a program that you wish to develop to offer to the public? Bring your ideas to the meeting! Is there a particular collection that you wish to request books for and care for? come to the meeting!

All participants will receive volunteer hour credits when attending the Teen Friends meetings!

Come to either the 4:30-5:30 or 6-7:00 meeting time!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Bessie, The Reading Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Read your favorite stories to sweet Bessie the dog. For emerging readers.
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 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  -  7:00 PM Teen Friends of the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0462   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Come to this meeting to help the library with different projects and programming. Is there a program that you wish to develop to offer to the public? Bring your ideas to the meeting! Is there a particular collection that you wish to request books for and care for? come to the meeting!

All participants will receive volunteer hour credits when attending the Teen Friends meetings!

Come to either the 4:30-5:30 or 6-7:00 meeting time!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Teen Advisory Board   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Teen Advisory Group forming at the Ewing Branch Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 7:00 PM Knitting Circle   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 with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Story Stretchers *NEW NIGHT*   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.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY MOVED TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Constant Happiness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448 1474   kluke@mcl.org
    Happiness is a decision. Let’s create Happiness & share it with others!

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Constant Happiness   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448 1474   kluke@mcl.org
    Happiness is a decision. Let’s create Happiness & share it with others.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    The group will be discussing Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. No registration required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Miss Amy concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit Miss Amy's website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Miss Amy concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Visit Miss Amy's website    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five 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
 
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
 
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
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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 five week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

Registration is required.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Play-time Activities   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play-time with Parachute & Other Surprise Activities, for children ages 2-5 with caregiver
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Holiday Cheer: Music and Merriment for Adults with Ian Gallagher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Adults are invited to a special musical afternoon. Singer/guitarist Ian Gallagher will entertain you with a wonderful mix of holiday tunes, oldies, and popular songs. There will even be some sing-alongs!

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Holiday Cheer: Music and Merriment for Adults with Ian Gallagher   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Adults are invited to a special musical afternoon. Singer/guitarist Ian Gallagher will entertain you with a wonderful mix of holiday tunes, oldies, and popular songs. There will even be some sing-alongs!

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
    We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Crochet Corner   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Zone   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Crafts, Cooking & Science
"Holiday Ornament"
Ages 8-12
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Gingerbread Ornament   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Gingerbread Ornament

For all ages!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Writer's Club, for grades 4-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff   609-799-0461   ddrobnja@mcl.org
    Do you want to …

Develop skills in formal and informal writing?

Get comfortable sharing ideas with peers?

Have fun while writing?

Then join the Writer’s Club! Meeting (almost) every first Thursday of the month from 6-7:00PM at the West Windsor Public Library.

Online registration is limited, so please make sure that you can actually attend if you register!!!

Upcoming Meetings:

October 2nd- Mulling over Mood (explore different moods in writing)

November 6th- Please People Persuasively (writing persuasive essays)

December 4th- Finding out Fairy Tales (explore cultural fairy tales)

January 2015- Personal Plots and Plights (Personal narratives)

February 2015- Chatter to Convince (persuasive speaking/speech writing)

March 2015- Power in Poetry (explore poetry and song lyrics)

April 2015- Notable News (explore news and informative writing)

For 4th and 5th graders only please.

Online registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Ilo Ilo (2013)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    "Ilo Ilo" examines the life of a middle class family in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. The day-to-day drama reveals the tense undercurrents within the Lim family when they face economic uncertainty. Mandarin and Tagalog with English subtitles. Not rated. 99 minutes. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Cover 2 Cover   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

We will be discussing:
The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris

This is the last meeting for 2014.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Open activity room time for 1-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    No registration required.

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
    Stop by the activity room and create a craft or art project.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
No registration is required.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Storybooks in Action   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Come watch the animated version of a storybook and make a craft.

Ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult.

Registration begins on November 21.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM English & Spanish Baby Time - Bilingual Bebes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

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

No knowledge of Spanish necessary.

Registration is not required.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Play dough creations/ lego based on story time theme for children, ages 2-5, with adult.
    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids MusicRound   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Ages birth-7 years

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   609-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Drop in to play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers or cards. No registration.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
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
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Meditation Circle   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr. Learn to reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Posture Perfect   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Art Smart - Paint a Masterpiece   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades K-5 are invited to learn about art movements and techniques from Miss Barbara and create their own watercolor masterpieces.

No registration required.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Drum Circle: Summer–Fall Series   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Join us for this beginner’s drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Author Visit with Dan Gutman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades 2 and up are invited to meet the funny mastermind behind series like My Weird School and The Genuis Files.

Learn what it's like to be an author and get a chance to meet Dan Gutman himself and get a book signed!

Books will be for sale from the author.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Author Visit with Dan Gutman   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Children in Grades 2 and up are invited to meet the funny mastermind behind series like My Weird School and The Genuis Files.

Learn what it's like to be an author and get a chance to meet Dan Gutman himself and get a book signed!

Books will be for sale from the author.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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
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misc_none 10:30 AM A Visit With Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children of all ages are invited to come listen to Santa as he brings ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to life. Don’t forget your wish list because, when the story is finished, you can share it with him.

Online registration begins on Nov. 22.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mind & Meditation   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Reuse, Recycle Origami! (grades K-2)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

Online registration required. Grades K-2 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
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 2007 and 2010 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 November 22nd.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM A Visit With Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    Children of all ages are invited to come listen to Santa as he brings ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to life. Don’t forget your wish list because, when the story is finished, you can share it with him.

Online registration begins on Nov. 22.

Please register each child separately.
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Reuse, Recycle, 3D Origami! (grades 3-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
    Are you concerned about the environment? Do you love arts and crafts? Come learn all about paper waste, recycling and how to make various 3D origami figures with Girl Scout Saradha Miriyala.

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

Online registration required. Grades 3-5 only please.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Christmas Carol: A Staged Radio Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adapted from Charles Dickens’s classic novella, the story tells of a misanthropic pinchpenny named Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Presented by Raconteur Radio, this production features theatrical lighting, vintage commercials, Victorian carols, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Christmas Carol: A Staged Radio Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adapted from Charles Dickens’s classic novella, the story tells of a misanthropic pinchpenny named Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Presented by Raconteur Radio, this production features theatrical lighting, vintage commercials, Victorian carols, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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.

Writing prompt: Find a photograph. Write a story about what's happening outside the frame.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Visit with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Come listen to stories and sing songs with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library. Get a chance to meet Santa and talk with him too!

Suggested for children ages 18 months and up.

If you wish, you may bring a non-perishable food item for the East Windsor/Hightstown Food Pantry.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Visit with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Come listen to stories and sing songs with Santa Claus at Hightstown Library. Get a chance to meet Santa and talk with him too!

Suggested for children ages 18 months and up.

If you wish, you may bring a non-perishable food item for the East Windsor/Hightstown Food Pantry.

Online registration required beginning Monday, November 24.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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Sunday December 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Holiday Open House   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Friends of the Library Holiday Open House and Mini Book Sale.

For all Ages!

Holiday Sing-a-Long with Pat McKinley, Sunday, December 7, 1 p.m.

Children’s Holiday Craft Table, Sunday, December 7, 2-4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Afternoon Movie: Jersey Boys   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Rated R. 134 minutes. No registration.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Decorate a GIANT Clothespin, for teens   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    For young adults ages 12-18.

Come to the library to decorate a GIANT wooden clothespin/clip. Use pom-poms, sequins, glitter, duct tape, buttons … any exciting supplies we find in our craft closet.

Online registration is required. Registration opens 12/1.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    A Most Wanted Man Man (R), with Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams. A German intelligence agent must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who's surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge, or a terrorist seeking revenge? No admission fee! Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Harp Concert   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Please join us for some heavenly harp music to celebrate the holiday season. Students from local music studio Harp4You will entertain us with an open concert, including pieces by Bach, Handel, and Mozart, as well as traditional Christmas music and contemporary songs. The music portion of the program will be followed by light refreshments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club for ages 6 to 9 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Improve your chess skills.

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

BRING YOUR OWN CHESS BOARD.

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 21 spaces available.
Monday December 8, 2014 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 10:00 AM Holiday Gift Wrapping   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   (609) 443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

All Month Long!

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

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

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

Open play time with a variety of educational toys.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Breakfast with Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Listen to Santa read stories and sing holiday songs.
Each child will get a turn to visit with Santa individually.
Please bring your own camera for photos and your child's wish list.
This program also includes a craft and light breakfast refreshments.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
Younger children are welcome to come for photos.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Breakfast with Santa   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
    Listen to Santa read stories and sing holiday songs.
Each child will get a turn to visit with Santa individually.
Please bring your own camera for photos and your child's wish list.
This program also includes a craft and light breakfast refreshments.
Suggested for ages 2 and up.
Younger children are welcome to come for photos.
Registration is required online at starting Monday, November 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids Music Round Demo for ages birth to 5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Kids Music Round Demo Class for ages birth to 5 years

Enjoy a class of music and movement for young children.

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

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

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

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Heaven Is For Real (2014)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. PG, 99 minutes. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Pre-School Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
    This storytime is part of a five week session for children ages 4 and 5. Please call to register.

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

Read and act out some well-known fairytales.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

Space is limited.

Registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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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   
    During this program children will listen to a story and then do a guided build with Duplo® bricks.
This program is for ages 2 to 5 years.
Registration is required online starting Monday, November 17th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Yarnworks   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
    Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Open Lab   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
    Questions about using your laptop? E-reader? Ipad? Or other electronic device? Bring in your device for instruction ot troubleshooting. Also library laptops will be set up for computer assistance or practice. Assistance provided in English or Spanish.
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Taylor-Ogren   606-737-2610   ktayloro@mcl.org
    Learn this ancient art to promote good health and relaxation. No registration necessary.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM mr. RAY concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A School will be present at this performance. For preschoolers.

Mr. Ray writes music which parents and children can enjoy together. Singing about friendship, dinosaurs and rainbows Mr. Ray’s clever lyrics and witty melodies inspire the imagination and encourage play.

Known for his trademarked black glasses, and eye catching colorful stickered guitar, Mr. Ray is the most ‘parent friendly’ children’s artist to date, offering ‘Music for the child in all of us’. Enjoy a great family music event!

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

Seating is limited. Strollers to be parked in lobby area.

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.

Visit mr. RAY's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM mr. RAY concert for preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A School will be present at this performance. For preschoolers.

Mr. Ray writes music which parents and children can enjoy together. Singing about friendship, dinosaurs and rainbows Mr. Ray’s clever lyrics and witty melodies inspire the imagination and encourage play.

Known for his trademarked black glasses, and eye catching colorful stickered guitar, Mr. Ray is the most ‘parent friendly’ children’s artist to date, offering ‘Music for the child in all of us’. Enjoy a great family music event!

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

Seating is limited. Strollers to be parked in lobby area.

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.

Visit mr. RAY's website:    

    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
    Toddlers and pre-schoolers ages 2–6 years will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read and Play Story Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Read and Play Story Time (recommended ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 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 1:00 PM Toddler Craft   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Demme   443-1880   
    Crafts for children ages 2-4. "Christmas Trees"
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
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