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Friday February 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby & Toddler Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages Birth-2.5 years with a caregiver.

Infants and toddlers are invited to 30 minutes of singing, rhyming, and movement fun! We will share a group board book reading to promote early literacy skills.

Little ones and their caregivers are welcome to play with the Library's toys after the program in the Community Room. 

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Tunes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come sing and dance with Miss Pat. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on February 10. Please register each child separately.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

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

No registration required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Dr. Seuss Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a Dr. Seuss themed project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

 

 

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Mr. Dennis’s Seuss Themed Magic Show   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Mr. Dennis’s Seuss Themed Magic Show! This program is for children of all ages.

Online registration begins on February 11. Please register each child separately.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Google Gaming Animation (Ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Animate your own digital creations! Use the computer to design animated stories, games and your very own studio logo. Learn how you can use technology to bring new characters to life! 

Classes are every Saturday starting February 4th, except for February 18th. There will be a total of 8 classes. 

Registration required. 

 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss with Storyteller Mr. Malcolm   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children are invited to enjoy Dr. Seuss's beloved classic tales as told by our favorite storyteller, Mr. Malcolm. Children will laugh along with his fun interpretations of stories like "Green Eggs & Ham" and "Horton Hears a Who." Children are invited to become part of the story as Mr. Malcolm brings these classics to life.

Suggested for ages 3 and up. Siblings welcome, too!

Please note: Registration is requested, but not required. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:40 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Make an African Mask 3-11 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   


For children ages 3-11 years, with a caregiver in the room to supervise.

Decorate a paper African mask to represent "Joy" using craft materials in the children's activity room. Craft will take about 20 minutes to complete.

No registration required, while supplies last.

In partnership with the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County
 

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
Sunday February 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
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misc_none 1:00 PM Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 3-10 yrs.

Come help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! 

We’ll share some favorite stories & make our own fun striped “Cat in the Hat” hats!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Celebrate Black History Month for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mchellur@mcl.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month!

Join us for a program which will highlight famous African Americans. Also fun activities, games, craft and snack.

For Ages

No Registration Required

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

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

Registration required weekly

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 9:35 AM Registration Begins for What's Up Wednesdays   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this after-school club children in grades 3-5 will explore a range of topics. Each class will include a craft or special project. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food. Classes will meet on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes start March 8 and will run through April 12.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In,   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Throughout the month of February, the youth services librarians will be gathering children, preteens and teens for public readings of books, poems, and music authored by African Americans.

 There is no set time, just need 5 children present for a reading.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Math and mischief at your library! Grades K-2. Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math

Online registration begins on February 13. Please register each child separately.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM The Snowy Day story-time and activities, for ages 2-6 years old   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver.

Join us for a special story-time including The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  Stay for crafts and other snowy activities.

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

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

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

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
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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, February 6th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of February is a Presidential container.

Stop by the Children’s Desk for a free take-home craft!

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on February 14. Please register each child separately.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 3:55 PM 8 and up Create! (recommended ages 8 - 13 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children (ages 8 - 13) may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:00 pm to construct a craft.   Projects are more complicated and may take the whole time to complete.  A staff member will be present to aid with the craft.  This month we will make a Mardi Gras project.

Registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Art (Ages 6-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Draw, paint, and use your imagination to create your very own piece of art! Materials provided. No registration required. 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Concert with Miss Amy   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 her website:     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Seuss on the Loose: Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Come celebrate the birthday of beloved children author Dr. Seuss!
There will be Dr. Seuss stories, silly songs, a craft and a special treats.
You are also welcome to take photos in our Dr. Seuss "photo booth".
Registration in required online starting Thursday, February 9th.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Dr. Seuss Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For All ages!

2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Stories and crafts!  

Light Refreshments!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child is in the program.

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    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Dr. Seuss Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For All ages! 

Stories and crafts!  

Light Refreshments!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Art Class (ages 6-9)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn basic drawing and explore your creativity with this fun class in art explorations using various mediums like dry pastels, acrylics, collage, etc.

Please register. 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Stretch your imagination and come build with us. For children in grades K and up.

Online registration begins on March 2. Please register each child separately.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch
Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Dance Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Children of all ages and their parents too are invited to come dance with Miss Andrea to some of her favorite songs that are guaranteed to get you up and moving! 
No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Pancake Fun!   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy stories, songs and eat real pancakes! For children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on February 17. Please register each child separately.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM Sahaja Yoga Meditation for Children   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages, 3-6.

An introduction to mediation and energy centers in the body.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sensory Play For Babies & Toddlers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Infants & toddlers ages 3 months—2 yrs. will engage their senses of touch, sight, & sound with a variety of objects & toys.

No registration required. Siblings welcome, too. 

 

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    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.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday March 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Rhymes & Play (ages birth - 5 years; adult supervision required)   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.  

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Kids Movie Matinee - Storks (PG)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Movie running time is 89 minutes.

Online registration begins on February 18. Please register each child separately.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Google Gaming Animation (Ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Animate your own digital creations! Use the computer to design animated stories, games and your very own studio logo. Learn how you can use technology to bring new characters to life! 

Classes are every Saturday starting February 4th, except for February 18th. There will be a total of 8 classes. 

Registration required. 

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 4-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Create a St. Patrick's Day craft! 

Please register. 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Tweens (Ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Create a St. Patrick's Day craft!

Please register. 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
Sunday March 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Celebrate Mardi Gras!  Use colorful glitter paints, sequins and feathers to decorate your very own festive Mardi Gras mask!

Drop in any time between 12:30pm and 4:00pm.  

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

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    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids in elementary and middle school will develop a foundation for programming as they get hands on with Raspberry Pi’s to learn the basics of Scratch and Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be registered for all three classes (3/5, 3/19, and 3/26). 

Registration begins February 27th. 

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    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The goal of the program is to help students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions. 

Registration is weekly. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

 

Bring your friends and favorite game.

Sunday, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2-4 p.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Grassy Sponge Houses, for ages 9-13yr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 9-13.

Make a little house out of sponges, and watch it sprout a grassy covering!

Online registration is required.

Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am. The program will be held twice this month; please pick only one session to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

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

Registration required weekly

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday March 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft:paper doll.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of March is paper doll.

Stop by the Children’s Desk for a free take-home craft!

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 2-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 will learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints - please wear messy play clothes. Disposible smock aprons will be provided. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
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misc_none 5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Math and mischief at your library! Grades K-2. Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math

Online registration begins on February 20. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Pre-school Bricks 4 Kidz   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This is a hands-on class where children will listen to a story followed by a guided build with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
For ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, February 13th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Tuesday March 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on February 21. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Spanish Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3-6,

Tuesday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. 

Stories and Craft!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Wii Sports   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 15 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM Purim Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Celebrate Purim with a fun and interactive craft, story time and snack. For children of all ages. 

Presented by: Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor.

Online registration begins on February 21. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Mandarin Chinese story-time for toddlers and preschoolers   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 1.5 through 5 years, with a caregiver.

Presented by Ying Hua International school, English-Chinese Immersion School of Princeton.

Join us for a fun learning experience with Chinese stories, songs, and crafts.

No prior knowledge necessary. In the children's activity room.

Registration is suggested. Space will be limited to 20. Those who have not registered may be admitted at the door, as space permits.

Free!

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Homeschoolers Study Hall   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your student's homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this after-school club children in grades 3-5 will explore a range of topics. Each class will include a craft or special project. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food. Classes will meet on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes start March 8 and will run through April 5.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Game Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play a variety of games with friends or family.


For all ages.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Yu-Gi-Oh! Club (ages 7-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Prepare to duel with fellow Yu-Gi Oh! enthusiasts.  We'll provide the snacks, but be sure to bring your own cards.  

Ages 7-11. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Romp & Stomp   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on February 23. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is: Wind.

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child is in the program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Art Class (ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn basic drawing and explore your creativity with this fun class in art explorations using various mediums like dry pastels, acrylics, collage, etc.

Please register. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch
Friday March 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Yoga for Tots   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby & Toddler Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages Birth-2.5 years with a caregiver.

Infants and toddlers are invited to 30 minutes of singing, rhyming, and movement fun! We will share a group board book reading to promote early literacy skills.

Little ones and their caregivers are welcome to play with the Library's toys after the program in the Community Room. 

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, Cat in the Hat Visits the Library (All ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a special visit from Cat in the Hat as we celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor 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. For children ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on February 24. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Toy time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Socialize and play in our activity room.

Ages 6 months - 2 years.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
Saturday March 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, Cat in the Hat Visits the Library (All ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a special visit from Cat in the Hat as we celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday! 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Just Dig it - Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   
Come and enjoy stories and plant a small garden to take home with you!
 
For ages are from 3-10.  Registration is required.

Online registration begins on February 25. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Google Gaming Animation (Ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Animate your own digital creations! Use the computer to design animated stories, games and your very own studio logo. Learn how you can use technology to bring new characters to life! 

Classes are every Saturday starting February 4th, except for February 18th. There will be a total of 8 classes. 

Registration required. 

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in 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 11:00 am and 12:00 noon 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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Introduction to Public Speaking (Grades 2-7)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to speak confidently, use body language and gestures effectively, and manage anxiety associated with public speaking. 

Please register. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are many spaces available.
Sunday March 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Create a fun shamrocks crown to wear!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Drop in any time between 12:30pm and 4:30pm.  

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM St. Patrick’s Day Special Storytime and Bagpipes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Bagpipes played by Patricia Downey from the Greater Trenton Pipes and Drums, Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m.

Stories and Crafts!

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The goal of the program is to help students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions. 

Registration is weekly. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

 

Bring your friends and favorite game.

Sunday, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2-4 p.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

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

Registration required weekly

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft:paper doll.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of March is paper doll.

Stop by the Children’s Desk for a free take-home craft!

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Kids Music Round free demo 1-5yr   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Recommended for ages 6 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

Registration is required, beginning at 7:00am on the day of the program.

 

Visit their website     [Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 2-6)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 will learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints - please wear messy play clothes. Disposible smock aprons will be provided. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Math and mischief at your library! Grades K-2. Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math

Online registration begins on February 27. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers, and older!

Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!

No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

Let your child’s imagination soar (and most importantly, have fun!)

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on February 28. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Art (Ages 6-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Draw, paint, and use your imagination to create your very own piece of art! Materials provided. No registration required. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this after-school club children in grades 3-5 will explore a range of topics. Each class will include a craft or special project. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food. Classes will meet on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes start March 8 and will run through April 5.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Romp & Stomp   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on March 2. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers, and older!

Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!

No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

Let your child’s imagination soar (and most importantly, have fun!)

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Reading Genius Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for our monthly Reading Genius Club (RGC) book group meeting.  Read and bring any Valentine's Day book and join in a related activity. Suggested books are available in the library.  

For ages 7-11.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child is in the program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Stretch your imagination and come build with us. For children in grades K and up.

Online registration begins on March 2. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch
Friday March 17, 2017 Go To Top
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
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes:  Sing and dance to classic children's songs played on live guitar! Parental supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Miss Amy Concert for All Ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join Miss Amy for movin and groovin concert fun for all ages.  

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:05 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play (ages birth - 5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

After Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes stay in the activity room and play with old and new friends:  Parental supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Saturday March 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Beauty and the Beast bookmark drop-in craft, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Are you excited for the new Beauty and the Beast movie?  Drop in between 10am and 4pm and make a bookmark featuring Belle or the Beast. 

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Rhymes & Play (ages birth - 5 years; adult supervision required)   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.  

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Google Gaming Animation (Ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Animate your own digital creations! Use the computer to design animated stories, games and your very own studio logo. Learn how you can use technology to bring new characters to life! 

Classes are every Saturday starting February 4th, except for February 18th. There will be a total of 8 classes. 

Registration required. 

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Family Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges each month.  

For ages 6-12.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
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.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Sunday March 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children of all ages, youngest with a caregiver.

We're celebrating the 1st day of Spring!  Stop by and make an easy kite collage craft.

Drop in any time between 12:30pm and 4:30pm.  

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids in elementary and middle school will develop a foundation for programming as they get hands on with Raspberry Pi’s to learn the basics of Scratch and Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be registered for all three classes (3/5, 3/19, and 3/26). 

Registration begins February 27th. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The goal of the program is to help students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions. 

Registration is weekly. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

 

Bring your friends and favorite game.

Sunday, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2-4 p.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

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

Registration required weekly

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft:paper doll.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of March is paper doll.

Stop by the Children’s Desk for a free take-home craft!

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sing-along Storybook Time with Music Together Princeton   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages birth to 4 years.
Music Together Princeton is coming to Hickory Corner Library for a fun-filled, no cost program of music and instruments highlighting their sing-along storybooks.
Registation is required online starting Monday, February 20th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Kim Yarson (Ages 0-5 yrs)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages Birth-5 with a caregiver.

Join us for Kim’s high-energy guitar music as she plays classic and original songs for young children.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beauty and the Beast bookmark drop-in craft, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Are you excited for the new Beauty and the Beast movie?  Drop in between 6:30pm and 8:30pm and make a bookmark featuring Belle or the Beast. 

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM School-age Science   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

An interactive, hands-on science program tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, February 20th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
Tuesday March 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on March 7. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Spanish Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 3-6,

Tuesday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. 

Stories and Craft!

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Wii Sports   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 15 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Club (Ages 8 and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Share your love of A Diary of Wimpy Kid with friends! 

Please register.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Homeschoolers Study Hall   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your student's homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this after-school club children in grades 3-5 will explore a range of topics. Each class will include a craft or special project. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food. Classes will meet on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes start March 8 and will run through April 5.

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    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Game Night   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play a variety of games with friends or family.


For all ages.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 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 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.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Romp & Stomp   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on March 9. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is: Spy Science.

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child is in the program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Origami Club (Ages 8-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch
Friday March 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Kids Music Round Free Demo Class   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 2 months to 5 years.
Dianne from Kids Music Round will host a free demo class.
Join us for a singing, laughing, giggling, jiggling, clapping, dancing, bouncing, fun-filled, award-winning music and movement experience.
Registation is required online starting Monday, February 20th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toddler Tunes   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come sing and dance with Miss Pat. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on March 10. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Infant/Toddler Health Talk & Open Play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Caregivers of infants & toddlers will learn about sleep development in young children (and its challenges) from health educator, Lessley Chiriboga,while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

*PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE*

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

No registration required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Creation Station   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Google Gaming Animation (Ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Animate your own digital creations! Use the computer to design animated stories, games and your very own studio logo. Learn how you can use technology to bring new characters to life! 

Classes are every Saturday starting February 4th, except for February 18th. There will be a total of 8 classes. 

Registration required. 

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in 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 11:00 am and 12:00 noon 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.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Drama & Public Speaking (Ages 5-7)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for activities in creative drama, creative storytelling, improv games, voice modulation exercises and persuasive speeches. Our broad aim is to make children comfortable with expressing themselves through their thoughts and emotions. Presented by New Jersey Power Speakers. 

Please register. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Drama & Public Speaking (Ages 8-10)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for activities in creative drama, creative storytelling, improv games, voice modulation exercises and persuasive speeches. Our broad aim is to make children comfortable with expressing themselves through their thoughts and emotions. Presented by New Jersey Power Speakers. 

Please register. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
        There are many spaces available.
Sunday March 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.

.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Everyone can be artistic!  

Free your inner creativity ~ using first crayons and oil pastels, then watercolor paints, create a beautiful butterfly or dragonfly using the "watercolor resist" art technique.

Drop in any time between 12:30pm and 4:00pm.  

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Chess Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 to 12.
All levels welcome.  Instruction available for beginners.
Come play against follow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kids in elementary and middle school will develop a foundation for programming as they get hands on with Raspberry Pi’s to learn the basics of Scratch and Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be registered for all three classes (3/5, 3/19, and 3/26). 

Registration begins February 27th. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The goal of the program is to help students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions. 

Registration is weekly. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

 

Bring your friends and favorite game.

Sunday, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2-4 p.m.

    Location: Ewing Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

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

Registration required weekly

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:35 AM Take Home Craft:paper doll.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of March is paper doll.

Stop by the Children’s Desk for a free take-home craft!

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Math and mischief at your library! Grades K-2. Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math

Online registration begins on March 13. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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, March 6th.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club Planning Meeting & Pizza Party   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

**New Program**

Children in Grades 3-5 and their parents are invited to the first meeting of the "Tween-Parent Book Club." We will outline the program and discuss some great books we've read while enjoying pizza.

All participants must register to ensure enough pizza is ordered.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Babytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on March 14. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

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    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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misc_none 4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For children in grades K-5.
Hands-on math games that get kids excited about math and make learning fun!
Registation is required online each week starting the previous Tuesday.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this after-school club children in grades 3-5 will explore a range of topics. Each class will include a craft or special project. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food. Classes will meet on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes start March 8 and will run through April 5.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Romp & Stomp   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on March 16. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to mold, sculpt, and create with play dough? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

Caregivers must remain in the library while the child is in the program.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
       
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Origami Club (Ages 8-11)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Passover Storytime   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join us for this special event featuring Passover stories. Children will also make their own Matzah!

Presented by: Chabad of Robbinsville & Hamilton.For children of all ages. 

 

Online registration begins on March 16. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch
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Friday March 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hopewell Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Baby & Toddler Time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages Birth-2.5 years with a caregiver.

Infants and toddlers are invited to 30 minutes of singing, rhyming, and movement fun! We will share a group board book reading to promote early literacy skills.

Little ones and their caregivers are welcome to play with the Library's toys after the program in the Community Room. 

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Hightstown Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Kids MusicRound   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come sing and dance with Miss Dianne. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on March 17. Please register each child separately.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Toy time   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Socialize and play in our activity room.

Ages 6 months - 2 years.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Jumpin' Jamie Concert (All Ages)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get ready to sing, dance and play with Jumpin' Jamie! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Lawrence Branch
Saturday April 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Google Gaming Animation (Ages 9-12)   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Animate your own digital creations! Use the computer to design animated stories, games and your very own studio logo. Learn how you can use technology to bring new characters to life! 

Classes are every Saturday starting February 4th, except for February 18th. There will be a total of 8 classes. 

Registration required. 

 

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this after-school club children in grades 3-5 will explore a range of topics. Each class will include a craft or special project. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food. Classes will meet on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes start March 8 and will run through April 5.

[Youth Program Policy]
    Location: Robbinsville Branch
Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
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Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:30 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:30 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday July 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
    Location: Hopewell Branch
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Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM YS Program-TBD   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Hopewell Branch
Saturday September 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    All branches are closed.
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   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.
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed   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.

Thursday November 23, 2017 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 24, 2017 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.
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

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Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Monday January 15, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day   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.

Monday February 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
relig_easter3 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 1, 2018 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Wednesday July 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_liberty 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Saturday September 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

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Monday September 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_construction 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day   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.

Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
nat_poppy 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed   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.

Thursday November 22, 2018 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 23, 2018 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.

Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Tuesday December 25, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Monday December 31, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Tuesday January 1, 2019 Go To Top
nat_snowman 12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

Monday January 21, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day   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.

Monday February 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All branches are closed.

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