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Sunday March 26, 2017
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends of the West Windsor Library Book Sale: Bag & Box Sale  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

The Friends of the West Windsor Library are hosting a book sale, featuring a wide selection of gently used books for everyone in your family. All book sale proceeds are used to help the library purchase materials and to support various library programs.  

Member Preview Night: Thursday, March 23, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

General Admission Day: Friday, March 24, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

½ Price Day: Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Bag & Box Sale: Sunday, March 26, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm  

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)  
   

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. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The Accountant (R), with Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise. Runtime: 128 min. No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)  
   

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. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Sahaja yoga meditation is based on “Kundalini awakening”, practiced in more than 90 countries. Experience the peace and joy you can derive from this state of self-realization and feel its benefits in your life. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:05 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday March 27, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:paper doll.  
   

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
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: March Magnets!  
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating March-themed magnets: shamrocks, pi (for National Pi [?] Day, 3/14), or anything you can draw!  Your job is to take a kit home and to have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   9:35 AM  -  3:00 PM VITA Super Tax Day  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $64,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Schedule an appointment in person or by phone. Space is limited.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Toddler STEM CANCELLED  
   

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years  
   

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)  
    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.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 4  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn how to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information. 

Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2. and Excel 3 required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM Teen Craft - Head Bands!  
    Contact:      ajacobse@mcl.org
   

Come make your own stretchy headbands!  Keep your look on point without actaully having to do your hair!

Supplies provided!

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:00 PM Teen/tween craft  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

For ages 10-17.

Registration is suggested.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Open Craft for school-age children  
   

 Mondays, March 6,13, 20, 27, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 4 p.m to 5:15 p.m.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog  
    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
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club  
    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.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM *NEW* Pajama Time (Ages 2 and up)  
   

End your child's day with Pajama Time. Listen to stories and sing songs to get your child ready for bed. Pajamas optional! 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM East Windsor in Three Centuries  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Robert W. Craig has been studying the history of East Windsor for five decades and has written extensively for the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society. He is both a professional historian and an architectural historian, and has worked in the historic preservation field since 1975. Please join us in learning more about the history of our township. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM East Windsor in Three Centuries  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Robert W. Craig has been studying the history of East Windsor for five decades and has written extensively for the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society. He is both a professional historian and an architectural historian, and has worked in the historic preservation field since 1975. Please join us in learning more about the history of our township. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM On the Stage  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Read and enact a part in the plays previously read around a table at "Off the Page" Get direction from Marty Kushner, Equity member, director and actor. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club Planning Meeting & Pizza Party  
    Contact: Liz   (609) 448-1474   
   

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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club Planning Meeting & Pizza Party  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club Planning Meeting & Pizza Party  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: Longbourn, by Jo Baker  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

The principal characters in this novel are the servants in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. The arrival of a mysterious new footman threatens to completely, perhaps irrevocably, upend the orderly realm of the servants' hall.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months  
   

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    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.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Read and Play Story Time  
   

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:15 AM Play Group with Stories  
   

For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:55 PM 8 and up Create! (recommended ages 8 - 13 years)  
    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 Spring craft project.

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)  
   

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Class and Waiting List are full.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Craft: Popsicle Stick Plant Hanger  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use popsicle sticks and twine to make a creative hanging holder for a potted plant,

just in time for spring.  

Space is limited; registration is required

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PC Essentials  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Work with the Windows 10 environment. Use the many features of the Start Menu. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 10.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer's block and perfecting the craft.

No reigstration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Immigration Legal Clinic  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

1984 by George Orwell.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time  
   

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PowerPoint 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Add pizzazz to your presentation with animations, music and much more.
Take PowerPoint 1 first! Strong Word skills required!

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM Adult/Child CPR  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking. Designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who do not need a course completion card. Presented by Princeton Healthcare. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Southside with You (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Young Chicago lawyers Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) spend a sweltering summer afternoon visiting the art museum, eating lunch together, watching Do The Right Thing, getting some ice cream and sharing a first kiss in this dramatization of the President and First Lady's fateful first date.  I hr, 24 mins. Rated PG-13.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Infant CPR  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to perform CPR and how to help an infant who is choking. Designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who do not need a course completion card. Presented by Princeton Healthcare. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Email 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to attach a résumé or a picture file.   Please take Email 1 first. Remember to bring your email  address & password

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Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Winter-Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    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.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM African-American Literature Reading Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join the African American Literature Reading Circle, along with librarian Ann Kerr and Karen Siracusa, to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the March meeting, we will be discussing “Black Boy (American Hunger): a record of childhood and youth” by Richard Wright. Refreshments served. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family & Friends-Infant-CPR Training  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

Provided by the Princeton Healthcare System.

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family & Friends-Infant-CPR Training  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

Provided by the Princeton Healthcare System.

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Southside with You (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Young Chicago lawyers Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) spend a sweltering summer afternoon visiting the art museum, eating lunch together, watching Do The Right Thing, getting some ice cream and sharing a first kiss in this dramatization of the President and First Lady's fateful first date.  I hr, 24 mins. Rated PG-13.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Jewish New York  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

New York tour director Marty Schneit details how Jewish America started in New York.   Marty will talk about the Brownsville Girls, Shearith Israel, Temple Emanuel, Jews of Brighton Beach, the Andrew Freedman House, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Rebbe Schneerson, Washington Heights (Frankfurt on the Hudson), Zabars, the egg cream and Henny Youngman. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Jewish New York  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

New York tour director Marty Schneit details how Jewish America started in New York.   Marty will talk about the Brownsville Girls, Shearith Israel, Temple Emanuel, Jews of Brighton Beach, the Andrew Freedman House, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Rebbe Schneerson, Washington Heights (Frankfurt on the Hudson), Zabars, the egg cream and Henny Youngman. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff     
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will teach you simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on February 22.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother Daughter Book Club (Ages 12-14)  
   

Read together! Share in a special discussion with your mother or daughter and join others as we discuss Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk.

To reserve a copy of the book, please visit our website at www.mcl.org or call the library at 609-799-0462.

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family & Friends-Adult & Child-CPR Training  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

Provided by the Princeton Healthcare System.

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday March 30, 2017
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:15 AM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Kids' Music Round (Infant to age 4)  
   

Join us for a free demo class! Family music program for children ages infant through four years. Come sing, dance, and explore rhythm instruments and have a great time!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Mother Goose Activity Time  
   

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ebay Basics  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basic components of buying and selling on this popular e-commerce website including how to set up an account. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM Romp & Stomp  
    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.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs  
   

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Open Craft for school-age children  
   

 Mondays, March 6,13, 20, 27, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 4 p.m.to 5:15 p.m.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Origami Club (Ages 8-11)  
   

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)  
    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.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Teen Art Class (Ages 12-17)  
   

Join local artist, Sweety Mehta, as she teaches art techniques for the budding teen artist!

Registration required. 

Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Passover Storytime  
    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.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Anne and Charles Lindbergh—Couple for an Age (Part 2)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Local East Amwell historian and author Jim Davidson continues his talk on the lives of Anne and Charles Lindbergh, while traversing the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the ransom payment, the discovery of the body, the arrest of Bruno Hauptmann, and the subsequent Trial of the Century—followed by an in-depth discussion of the couple's post-trial lives. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Author Talk: David Price  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Lawrenceville resident and Historical Interpreter at Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing Historic Park David Price will present his book “RESCUING THE REVOLUTION: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence.” Copies of his book will be available through the Friends of the Lawrence Library for sale and signing. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Author Talk: David Price  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Lawrenceville resident and Historical Interpreter at Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing Historic Park David Price will present his book “RESCUING THE REVOLUTION: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence.” Copies of his book will be available through the Friends of the Lawrence Library for sale and signing. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Everyday English  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Story Stretchers  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Windows 10: Your Questions Answered  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Windows 10 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. It provides a new interface and features designed to simplify your connected experience. If you have any questions or if you'd just like to learn more about this software, sign up for a session today. There are no wrong questions! Registration required

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM American Heart Association Adult/Child Family and Friends CPR  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

The Family & Friends CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) program teaches you how to perform CPR on adults or children (over 1 year of age) and how to help an adult or child who is choking. This is a "lay rescuer" class, that is, a participation course designed for members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. The class includes information on cardiac disease and stroke and teaches basic CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. 

The community is the first link in the chain of survival. They are the first to witness an incident and contact emergency medical services. This course teaches bystanders what to do in the first few critical moments until someone arrives; it is not a certification course.

This course is a presentation from Princeton HealthCare System.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday March 31, 2017
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

For children ages 4-5.(with parent or caregiver).

The focus is to encourage reading readiness in preparation for kindergarten.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station and Open Play  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Baby & Toddler Time  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Kids MusicRound  
    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.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Toy time  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Socialize and play in our activity room.

Ages 6 months - 2 years.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Jumpin' Jamie Concert (All Ages)  
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time  
   

For children, ages 2-5, with caregiver in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Bridget Jones's Baby (R)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey. Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. Runtime: 123 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art Friday  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: The Light Between Oceans  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The Light Between Oceans (2016) (Rachel Weisz) Rated PG-13; 130 minutes

A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, all of a sudden finds a baby from an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own.

No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW PROGRAM!!! Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Join us as we start a new program at West Windsor Library. Bring yarn, and hook or needles to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting.  All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM Adult & Child CPR  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The Family & Friends CPR program of Princeton Healthcare System teaches you how to perform CPR on adults or children, and how to help an adult or child who is choking. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.  Registration required.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday April 1, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Origami Monster Bookmarks  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Saturday, April 1st ask at the reference desk for your craft kit.  The number of kits is limited and they are given out on a first come, first serve basis.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Pipe Cleaner Ninjas!  
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a fun, flexible pipe cleaner ninja.  Your job is to take a kit home and to have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   9:35 AM  -  8:50 PM Teen Take-out Craft  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can pick up this month's Teen Take Out craft kit

containing supplies needed to make Spring Break back-pack tie.

While supplies last.

One kit per teen, please.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM CPR - Adult & Child  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Free American Heart Association CPR participation class (not for certification).  This class provides information on cardiac disease, stroke and teaches basic CPR and Heimlich maneuver.  The community is the first link in the chain of survival.  They are the first to witness an incident and activate the EMS.  This course teaches them what to do in the first few critical moments until someone arrives.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clase de la Computadora en Español  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Hay que registrarse en persona o por teléfono: (609) 448-1474.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Family Fun Time  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Kids Movie Matinee - Moana (PG)  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Movie running time is 1 hour 53 minutes.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Google Gaming Animation (Ages 9-12)  
   

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. 

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM CPR - Infant  
    Contact: Kristin Cooper Rainey   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Free American Heart Association CPR participation class (not for certification).  This class provides information on cardiac disease, stroke and teaches basic CPR and Heimlich maneuver.  The community is the first link in the chain of survival.  They are the first to witness an incident and activate the EMS.  This course teaches them what to do in the first few critical moments until someone arrives.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Finding Your Roots - Genealogy Program  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Join Bill Green to learn about researching your family history using tools such as Ancestry.com.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:05 PM Hidden Treasures of the Lawrence Library Walking Tour  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Come join us for an in-depth tour that explores the library’s fantastic resources. We will reveal curiosities found in the collection both on the shelves and virtually, while getting some exercise! Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Public Speaking Workshop for Teens  
   

Learn crucial public speaking skills to succeed in school. Presented by Priya Kartik of Enspire Academy. 

For middle and high school students. 

Registration required. Please register only if you can attend all four sessions.

Once registered, you will be signed up for all four sessions: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/1

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 2, 2017
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

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

“April showers bring May flowers!”  Get in the spirit of spring with a colorful paperfold umbrella craft!

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Racial Literacy Series  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Attend a Racial Literacy panel discussion. The panel will include Tennille Haynes (director, Princeton University Fields Center), Joyce Trotman-Jordan (retired WW-P School counselor), Amman Seehra, Esq (Founder of One Project), and Nav the Poet (spoken word artist). Nav the Poet will also give a slam poetry performance.

If you cannot make it to the series in person, you can view the videos of Princeton Racial Literacy series presented by Dr. Ruha Benjamin that inspired this series at:

https://niotprinceton.org/racial-literacy/

Ruha Benjamin, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. The Princeton Racial Literacy series was presented in 2016 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Princeton Public Library, co-sponsored by Not in Our Town (Princeton) and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the library. 

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

If you have any questions about the series, please contact Kani Ilangovan at 609-529-2573.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Manchester by the Sea (2016, R), with Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. Runtime: 137 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)  
   

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. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

Bring your friends and favorite game.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Teen Book Purses, for ages 10-14  
   

For ages 10-14.

Re-purpose an old book into a fancy purse or phone holder!

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday April 3, 2017
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Origami Monster Bookmarks  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Saturday, April 1st ask at the reference desk for your craft kit.  The number of kits is limited and they are given out on a first come, first serve basis.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Toddler STEM  
   

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years  
   

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 2-6)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 will complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Join us for some guided mediation during lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get through the rest of our day smoothly.

Facilitated by staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Messy Play Craft Time  
   

For children, ages 2-4, with adult in the program.

Monday, April 3, 10, 17, 24 2p.m.

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts!

Bring a smock or old tee-shirt

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and functions. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Bedtime Math  
   

For children in grades K-2.

Monday, April 4,18, 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m. 

A math club that is totally fun!  You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like glow-in-the-dark geometry, bouncy dice and toilet paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too!

Parent must remain in the library.

Please Register online or call Youth Service Librarian at 609-882-3130

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club  
    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 20. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM *NEW* Pajama Time (Ages 2 and up)  
   

End your child's day with Pajama Time. Listen to stories and sing songs to get your child ready for bed. Pajamas optional! 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family & Friends CPR-Adults and Children over 1 year  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn how to perform CPR and how to handle choking in adults and children over one year old. These courses are designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR, and who do not need a course completion card.  Presented by Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education & Outreach Program.   

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Books and Bricks (formerly Preschool Bricks 4 Kidz)  
    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, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you've already started.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Socrates Café  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother Daughter Book Club (Ages 12+)  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 12 + and their mothers will discuss this month's book, Lock & Mori by Heather Petty - a modern day twist on Sherlock Holmes.

Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club (Ages 12+)  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 12 + and their mothers will discuss this month's book, Lock & Mori by Heather Petty - a modern day twist on Sherlock Holmes.

Light refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Tuesday April 4, 2017
   9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months  
   

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    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 21. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Read and Play Story Time  
   

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:15 AM Play Group with Stories  
   

For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mouse Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: 600 Miles  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Rated R; Spanish; 85 minutes

A weapons runner for a Mexican cartel kidnaps an ATF agent who was trying to catch him. He decides to take the agent to his bosses, but the two form an unusual bond during the long journey to their destination.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March  22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM Open Craft  
   

For School-Age children grades K-5 with adult in the program.

Tuesday, April 4, 18, 25, 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)  
   

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to Rocco the Therapy Dog  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Rocco is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Children in grades K-5 may sign up for one 15 minute session with Rocco and his owner Alan. Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned time and have a book picked out to read aloud to Rocco. To register call the library at 609-259-2150.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM UpCycling at the Library: T-Shirt Kitchen Apron  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use an old t-shirt and remodel it into a useful kitchen apron.  

Space is limited; registration is required.  

 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PC Advanced  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn more about working with Windows 10. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about the Start Menu, Jump Lists, and more.  Take PC Basics, PC Essentials, and Word 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family & Friends CPR-Infants up to 1 year  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn how to perform CPR and how to handle choking in infants up to one year old. These courses are designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR, and who do not need a course completion card.  Presented by Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education & Outreach Program.   

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Current Events Discussion Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news.  We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time  
   

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Travel & Entertainment Club  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Use this planning meeting to brainstorm about day trips as well as weekend getaways. Perhaps you’ll start with a local play at Kelsey or McCarter Theater. As the better weather rolls in, take in a Broadway play and dine at the Playwright Celtic Pub. Attendees plan and execute the trips. The sky’s the limit! Bring along a hot beverage and enjoy a Liverpool tart or fig Newton at the planning meeting.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Get familiar with Microsoft Windows 10. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!
Strong mouse skills are essential!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Homeschoolers Study Hall  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 1  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Discover what browsers like Microsoft's new browser Edge do. Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.
 

 

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Winter-Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. "As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Art (Ages 6-11)  
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    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.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:30 PM Teen Book Purses, for ages 10-14  
   

For ages 10-14.

Re-purpose an old book into a fancy purse or phone holder!

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Many Faces of Ego Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

It’s our ego that cause us sorrow. Join Leena in this interactive workshop as we learn to recognize the many faces of ego and develop new techniques to counteract its effects on our peace of mind.

Presented by staff member Leena Iyengar, a 9 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

Registration suggested. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Knitting Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Advisory Board (Ages 14-17)  
   

Join West Windsor Library's Teen Advisory Board!

Let your voice be heard! Get more involved with the library and make a difference in your community and earn volunteer hours!

Snacks provided!

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday April 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Concert with Miss Amy  
   


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.
 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 1  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Create a Word document. Learn to format and edit, type, preview and learn to print a simple document.
Strong mouse skills are essential!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Mother Goose Activity Time  
   

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up  
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Meets every Thursday. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM Romp & Stomp  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs  
   

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: Chemistry.

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Jason Bourne  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Rated PG-13; 123 minutes 

Jason Bourne, the CIA’s most dangerous former operative, now remembers who he truly is and comes out of hiding to uncover more hidden truths about his past.

"[This movie] has a weight that outclasses nearly every other big action movie around." --Associated Press

"This tense, propulsive motion picture is a model of what mainstream entertainment can be like when everything goes right." --Los Angeles Times "

"Jason Bourne is the best action thriller of the year so far, with a half dozen terrific chase sequences and fight scenes …" --Chicago Sun-Times

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Queen of Katwe  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program.  Starring Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, and Madina Nalwanga  Rated PG; 124 minutes (2016).
 

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Twitter  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn what Twitter is and how you can use it to share your thoughts with the world –

140 characters at a time! Keep up with friends, favorite businesses, celebrities,

and even politicians through social media.

A valid email account is required.

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 1  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations.
Strong mouse skills are essential!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM Crochet Corner  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)  
    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.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Schneider vs. Bax (Netherlands, 2015)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. Mertens insists that it is an important matter. 96 min. Not rated. Dutch with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Club  
    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 23. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Anyone can Garden  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Do you think gardening isn’t for you because you are physically limited, your garden is too tiny, or your soil is contaminated? Come and discover why gardening is for everyone!  Learn about specialized products, ergonomic tools, ways to make yard work easier, and how to garden using containers and hanging baskets.  Presented by Barbara J. Bromley, Mercer County Horticulturist.   

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Everyday English  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Story Stretchers  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Infant CPR  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on infants, and how to help an infant who is choking. An infant is defined as a child 1 year of age or younger. This course is designed for family members, friends, and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

  For children in grades 1-3,

Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. -8p.m.

Parent must remain in the library. 

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Résumé Review  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your printed résumé for grammar, layout, and overall presentation.

Appointment is required. On or after March 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday April 7, 2017
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

For children ages 4-5.(with parent or caregiver).

The focus is to encourage reading readiness in preparation for kindergarten.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Talk with Andrew  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Bring in your smart phones, tablets, laptops, and any questions you have for our resident techie, reference librarian Andrew. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Lab  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station and Open Play  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Dance Party  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Sahaja Yoga Meditation for Children  
   

For children ages, 3-6.

An introduction to mediation and energy centers in the body.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Sing Along with Miss Amy  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play For Babies & Toddlers  
    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. 

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time  
   

For children, ages 2-5, with caregiver in the program.

For children, ages 2-5, with caregiver in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes (recommended ages birth to 5 years)  
    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.

Please note - This is a different time and week for the month of April only!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:05 PM  -  12:30 PM Open Play (ages birth - 5)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Oscar Friday  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The Lobster (2015, R, 119 min.), with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Jessica Barden.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM First Film Fridays  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An innocent teen crushes on a slick, handsome dance instructor at a 1960s upscale Catskills resort. The soundtrack yielded the Oscar-winning Best Song (I've Had the) Time of My Life. PG-13, 1 hr 40 mins

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Join us as we start a new program at West Windsor Library. Bring yarn, and hook or needles to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting.  All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM CANCELED - Drum Circle: Winter – Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday April 8, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Take the Emotions out of Eating  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about emotional eating, its triggers, and its consequences. Discover the tools you can use to counter emotional eating, including yoga and meditation. This program will include a Q&A. Presented by Patti Heenan, MA, LPC, SAC of Brave Lotus Healing.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Rhymes & Play (ages birth - 5 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clase de la Computadora en Español  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Hay que registrarse en persona o por teléfono: (609) 448-1474.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Browse through thousands of gently used books, DVDs and CDs! Proceeds are used to purchase materials for the library and provide special programs for adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Family Fun Time  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you've already started.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM SCORE Small Business Presentation  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Presentation by SCORE Small Business Advisors - topic TBD

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bring 5 pages of a work in progress to discuss with other writers. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realization (Kundalini awakening). This type of meditation is practiced in over 90 countries. Experience the peace and joy you can derive from this state of self-realization, and feel its benefits in your life.

We ask that you register, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 9, 2017
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

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

Create a colorful and festive Easter Egg Suncatcher to hang in your window.  Happy Easter!

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Barging Ahead: Channeling Songs of the Delaware & Raritan Canal  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The Lawrence Historical Society and The Friends of the Lawrence Library are co-sponsoring a concert by Westminster Choir College students, who will be performing songs related to the Canal and the time period of its heyday.  Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Barging Ahead: Channeling Songs of the Delaware & Raritan Canal  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The Lawrence Historical Society and The Friends of the Lawrence Library are co-sponsoring a concert by Westminster Choir College students, who will be performing songs related to the Canal and the time period of its heyday.  Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Hacksaw Ridge (2016, R), with Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Luke Bracey. WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Runtime: 139 min. 

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

Bring your friends and favorite game.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Memory & the Brain  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

 

We tend to take memory for granted, but when we consider it, our ability to remember is amazing! We can retrieve thousands of events from our lives in vivid detail. How do we manage to do this, and how can we do a better job of remembering? In this talk, Dr. Ken Norman, principal investigator at Princeton Computation Memory Lab, will give an overview of how memory works in the brain, explain why we forget, and instruct how we can improve memory performance. He will also discuss some current research directions.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday April 10, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Word Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word. 

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   9:30 AM Black Out Poetry (Ages 12-18)  
   

Visit the Teen Zone to create and display your own black out poetry. Going on all month long in celebration of National Poetry Month. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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
   9:35 AM Coupon Swap  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Bring coupons to share and take what you need! Coupons available in the library all day.

Coupons will also be available all month under our magazine collection!

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Origami Monster Bookmarks  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Saturday, April 1st ask at the reference desk for your craft kit.  The number of kits is limited and they are given out on a first come, first serve basis.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Toddler STEM  
   

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

A good résumé is key to landing that all-important first interview. Librarian Mary Astarita will review your printed résumé for grammar, layout, and overall presentation.

Appointment is required. On or after March 22, call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Keyboarding Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of typing on a computer keyboard and how to place your hands on the keys. Find out how to increase your speed and accuracy with practice.

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)  
    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.  

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

Children ages 2-6 will complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:30 AM Chinese Storytime  
   

For children ages 2-5 (with parent or caregiver).

April 10 and April 17, 11:30 a.m.

Stories and Songs!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM Mammal Show by Eyes of the Wild 4-11 years  
   

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

ANIMALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAM. BEHAVIORS, HABITATS, ADAPTATIONS, SURVIVAL STRATEGIES AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH HUMANS WILL BE INTRODUCED. THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON  BEHAVIOR AND ADAPTATION USING THE LIFE STORIES OF EACH UNIQUE ANIMAL, THEIR OFTEN HUMOROUS PERSONALITY, FUN FACTS, ANEDOTES AND ANIMAL EYE-VIEWS AS INSTRUCTION.

You may see up to 6 of the following animals: Wallabies, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, pocupines, hedgegogs, rats, opossum, groundhogs, chinchillas.

Registration is required and begins at 7am on the day of the program.  Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   12:00 PM Mammal Show by Eyes of the Wild 4-11 years  
   

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

ANIMALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAM. BEHAVIORS, HABITATS, ADAPTATIONS, SURVIVAL STRATEGIES AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH HUMANS WILL BE INTRODUCED. THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON  BEHAVIOR AND ADAPTATION USING THE LIFE STORIES OF EACH UNIQUE ANIMAL, THEIR OFTEN HUMOROUS PERSONALITY, FUN FACTS, ANEDOTES AND ANIMAL EYE-VIEWS AS INSTRUCTION.

You may see up to 6 of the following animals: Wallabies, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, pocupines, hedgegogs, rats, opossum, groundhogs, chinchillas.

Registration is required and begins at 7am on the day of the program.  Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ACT Practice Test presented by Princeton Review  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Princeton Review will provide a free ACT practice test.
Bring several No. 2 pencils, a calculator, water and a small snack.
Arrive 15 minutes early.  The test starts promptly at 12pm!
Registration is required online.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Join us for some guided mediation during lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get through the rest of our day smoothly.

Facilitated by staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Jelly Bean Bingo  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 4 to 8 years old.
Bingo with seasonal themed pictures and words.
Small prizes will be given.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Messy Play Craft Time  
   

For children, ages 2-4, with adult in the program.

Monday, April 3, 10, 17, 24 2p.m.

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts!

Bring a smock or old tee-shirt

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: The Light Between Oceans (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

An Australian World War I veteran (Michael Fassbender) takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island. He meets his future wife (Alicia Vikander) at the nearest coastal town, and the two begin their new life alone at the lighthouse. Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own. 132 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cards & Games  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This program was created for people of all playing levels—yes, even beginners! Play hearts, spades, gin, Sequence, or Scrabble. Let us know if you have other favorites. All are welcome. Snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Senior Book Club  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. 

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life  
   

Family Movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated: PG. Runtime: 92 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bricks Challenge  
   

For ages: 6-12 (1st – 5th grade)

The Bricks Challenge program introduces elementary school children (ages 6-12) to the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). By integrating basic arithmetic learned in school with an intuitive active learning process, children grasp a better understanding of the fundamentals of physics and engineering concepts.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM Shrinky Dink necklace, for ages 5-10yrs  
   

For children ages 5 to 10 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun night of shrinky dinks.  Get creative and design your own or use a template.

Watch it shrink down then make it into a necklace.

You can also make a matching pony bead bracelet.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM *NEW* Pajama Time (Ages 2 and up)  
   

End your child's day with Pajama Time. Listen to stories and sing songs to get your child ready for bed. Pajamas optional! 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga with Bob  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, ACE-certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, and strength. Come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Heartful Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Learn simple, yet effective, guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress, calm your mind and improve the quality of your life. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Off the Page  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM School-age Science  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

An interactive, hands-on science program tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday April 11, 2017
   2:00 AM Movie Matinee :Storks  
   

 Rated: PG. Storks used to deliver babies, they now deliver packages for a global internet store. Junior, top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine which produces an unauthorized baby girl! Desperately Junior must deliver the bundle of joy before his boss finds out. Get ready for this wild revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Library Scavenger Hunt  
   

 Come and test your sleuthing skill in the library scavenger hunt(During the week of April 9 to April 13).

Collect your finding sheet from youth Service desk.

Submit the completed challenge and receive a small prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months  
   

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Hatha Yoga  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy & vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health.  Please bring a mat or large towel. Suitable for all levels. Led by Anu Puri. Please register.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    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 28. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Read and Play Story Time  
   

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:15 AM Play Group with Stories  
   

For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Family Matinee Movie: Moana  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join us for Disney's Moana!
This movie is rated PG with a run time of 1 hour and 47 minutes.
A small snack will be served.
Caregivers must remain present with their children for the duration of the movie.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Young Engineers’ LEGO Challenge Program  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Using the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, children ages 6-12 will use LEGO bricks to build a motorized model.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass  
   

Family Movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass. Rated PG. Runtime: 113 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Teens Read to Preschoolers  
   

Tuesday, April 11 4:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 12 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 13 6-8 p.m.,  

Teen and caregivers of preschoolers need to register online or call the Library.  

Need student volunteers.  Receive community service hours!

 Parents of preschoolers must remain in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)  
   

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Nail Polish Mug Art  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Make a personalized marbled mug with nail polish.  

Space is limited; registration is required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PowerPoint 1  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text and images.
Strong Word skills required!

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Animals From Eggs  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Birds aren’t the only ones.  Explore the fascinating world of oviparous animals, or the egg layers with Pam Newitt from Nature by the Yard. Join us for this hands-on program, as we will get a close look at some animals that come from eggs. For children in grades K and up.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paper emoji bookmark  
   

Make a paper origami emoji bookmark

Learn the ancient art of paper folding and make great bookmark at the same time!

For children ages 7 and up

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

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

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   9:35 AM Library Scavenger Hunt  
   

 Come and test your sleuthing skill in the library scavenger hunt(During the week of April 9 to April 13).

Collect your finding sheet from youth Service desk.

Submit the completed challenge and receive a small prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time  
   

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Lab  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Excel Advanced  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults only, space is limited, so please sign up for only Excel Advanced class per month. Registration begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Word  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

Work with tabs, groups, and the Office Ribbon. Use tools within groups to cut, copy, and paste; format text; add bullets or numbers; set margins; and insert graphics. Registration will begin on March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Story-time for 4-6 yrs with Ms. Christine  
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-443-1880   ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Author-focused stories and activities with Ms. Christine.
For Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and 1st-graders with a caregiver.
No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Word for Intermediates  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Word Intermediate  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

Explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. Learn to incorporate text boxes, WordArt, and tables into the document. View the finished product in various layouts, Proficiency with basic Word functions is required. Registration begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites.  

Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Angry Birds  
   

Family Movie: Angry Birds. Rated: PG. Runtime: 97 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Slime Time  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 8 to 14.
We will make different kinds of slime!
Come join the fun of this new craze and leave the mess here, not at home!
Registration is required online starting Monday, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM Author Visit & Reading of 'No Ordinary Yarmulke'  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Celebrate Children's Book Week by meeting Dawn Wilensky, the New Jersey author behind the picture book "No Ordinary Yarmulke."

Children ages 7 and up will follow Holden on a magical path through Jewish history while enjoying matzah and making a craft.

No registration required.

This program is open to all faiths.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM Author Visit & Reading of 'No Ordinary Yarmulke'  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Celebrate Children's Book Week by meeting Dawn Wilensky, the New Jersey author behind the picture book "No Ordinary Yarmulke."

Children ages 7 and up will follow Holden on a magical path through Jewish history while enjoying matzah and making a craft.

No registration required.

This program is open to all faiths.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM Kids Movie Matinee - Sing (PG)  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Movie running time is 1 hour 50 minutes.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Yu-Gi-Oh! Club (ages 7-11)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Harry Potter Movie Marathon (Ages 12-17)  
   

Join us as we kick-off our Harry Potter Movie Marathon!

We will be showing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Rated PG-13, Runtime: 153 minutes).

Popcorn will be served. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens Read to Preschoolers  
   

Tuesday, April 11 4:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 12 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 13 6-8 p.m.,  

Teen and caregivers of preschoolers need to register online or call the Library.  

Need student volunteers.  Receive community service hours!

 Parents of preschoolers must remain in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM The Marconi Revolution  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Born in Bologna, Italy, in 1874,Guglielmo Marconi was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor credited with the groundbreaking work necessary for all future radio technology. Through his experiments in wireless telegraphy, Marconi developed the first effective system of radio communication. Marconi was a businessman as well as an inventor. He utilized his knowledge of business to make wireless technology a commercial success in New Jersey. Local historian Michael Hyduk will talk about Marconi and his impact. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Residential Home Buying & Selling: Session #3: Home Inspection Considerations  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Lisa Weil, Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, will discuss several aspects of home inspections related to buying and selling your home. Key discussion points will include:

  • the value of a prelisting home inspection
  • what to expect in a 2017 inspection
  • hot topics when selling or buying a home

 The guest speaker is Carlo Vitale, of Vitale Home Inspection.  

 

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday April 13, 2017
   9:35 AM Library Scavenger Hunt  
   

 Come and test your sleuthing skill in the library scavenger hunt(During the week of April 9 to April 13).

Collect your finding sheet from youth Service desk.

Submit the completed challenge and receive a small prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to work with Tabs and the Office Ribbon. Explore the many extra features that can help you create a professional-looking document.
Take Word 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Mother Goose Activity Time  
   

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up  
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM CookTalks: Tea Master Glenn Sodo Swann  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for an introduction to the world of Camellia Sinensis, or tea. We will go over the major types of tea, growing regions, how to properly prepare them, as well as explore some of the history and cultural importance of tea. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Eyes of the Wild Live Wildlife Show  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Eyes of the Wild will bring live animals that have been rescued for a fun and educational presentation.
Through learning and humor, the audience will be mesmerized.
Registration is required online starting Monday, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM Romp & Stomp  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on March 30. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Eyes of the Wild Presents: Mammal Mania  
   
Mammals from around the world will be featured in this program. Behaviors, habitats, adaptations, survival strategies and 
relationships with humans will be introduced. This program focuses on behavior and adaptation using the life stories of each 
unique animal, their often humorous personality, fun facts, anecdotes and animal eye-views as instruction.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Trolls  
   

 Rated: G.When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day. Featuring hit songs performed by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and more.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Teen and Tween Yoga  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join us for Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 to 18 years old.
Beginners welcome
Mats are provided.
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Registration is required online starting Monday, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Young Builders - Home Depot Event  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join a reprtesentative from Home Depot in East Windsor and build a model boat. For children in first grade and up.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Harry Potter Movie Marathon (Ages 12-17)  
   

Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Trivia Contest

4pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One (PG-13)

7pm Pizza Break!

7:30pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two (PG-13)

10-11pm Trivia Contest (with prizes!)

*For those staying after library hours, a parent or guardian must sing you in and be available to pick you up at 11pm.* 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Egg Hunt (recommended ages 11 and under)  
   

Alert! Hidden eggs at the library! Please help us find them!  The hunt will be preceded by a story and craft.  Caregiver supervision is required.

Space is limited, please register.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens Read to Preschoolers  
   

Tuesday, April 11 4:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 12 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 13 6-8 p.m.,  

Teen and caregivers of preschoolers need to register online or call the Library.  

Need student volunteers.  Receive community service hours!

 Parents of preschoolers must remain in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sexual Violence: It's Not About Sex  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

The presentation, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will explain what sexual assault is, the dynamics and effects of sexual violence, and the importance of consent.

In addition, the presentation will examine the unspoken messages sent to those who have been sexually assaulted and how to stop blaming the victim and look to the perpetrator for accountability.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Dealing with Dizziness & Vertigo  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

 Any number of things can cause dizziness, but when the condition begins to limit your ability to function, finding relief becomes extremely important. Linda Lucuski, MPT, Cert. MDT, Rehabilitation Director and Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro's Outpatient Rehabilitation Network, will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the inner ear, common causes of dizziness, vertigo and loss of balance and how vestibular rehabilitation can help. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM New Jersey Publishers Who Make a Difference  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This panel discussion with NJ editors and event coordinators will be of special interest to poets and writers who seek publishing opportunities and venues. Come meet Diane Lockward of Terrapin Books; Mike Northen of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability and Poetry; Denise La Neve and Paul Nash – hosts of the popular North Jersey Literary Reading Series in Teaneck, NJ, who recently published Meta-Land: poets of the Palisades II. There will be 20-25 minutes allotted time per panelist and their contributors, followed by a question & answer session. The event will be moderated by Therese Halscheid – author of Frozen Latitudes and other poetry collections. A book purchase and signing is possible through the Friends of the Lawrence Library. Registration is suggested. All are welcome. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM New Jersey Publishers Who Make a Difference  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This panel discussion with NJ editors and event coordinators will be of special interest to poets and writers who seek publishing opportunities and venues. Come meet Diane Lockward of Terrapin Books; Mike Northen of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability and Poetry; Denise La Neve and Paul Nash – hosts of the popular North Jersey Literary Reading Series in Teaneck, NJ, who recently published Meta-Land: poets of the Palisades II. There will be 20-25 minutes allotted time per panelist and their contributors, followed by a question & answer session. The event will be moderated by Therese Halscheid – author of Frozen Latitudes and other poetry collections. A book purchase and signing is possible through the Friends of the Lawrence Library. Registration is suggested. All are welcome. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Story Stretchers  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will teach you simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

  For children in grades 1-3,

Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. -8p.m.

Parent must remain in the library. 

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Salud Mental, en Español  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Este programa esta diseñado para apoyar a los miembros de la familìa.

Hay que registrarse en persona o por teléfono: (609) 448-1474.

 

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Trivia Contest (Ages 12-17)  
   

Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Trivia Contest

4pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One (PG-13)

7pm Pizza Break!

7:30pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two (PG-13)

10-11pm Trivia Contest (with prizes!)

*For those staying after library hours, a parent or guardian must sing you in and be available to pick you up at 11pm.* 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday April 14, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday April 15, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM  -  8:50 PM Teen Take-out Craft  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can pick up this month's Teen Take Out craft kit

containing supplies needed to make Spring Break back-pack tie.

While supplies last.

One kit per teen, please.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM Bunny silhouette drop-in craft, for all ages  
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 4pm and use colored and patterned paper to make a cute bunny craft.  Perfect for spring!

No registration required.

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Family Fun Time  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn simple & powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Bring a mat or large towel. Instructor, Aruna, is a trained Isha facilitator.

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Critical Thinking Math & Problem Solving Workshop (Ages 4-12)  
   

Critical Thinking Math enables students to develop depth perception, problem solving, reasoning skills, and covers the following study areas: Patterns and relationships, Geometry, Measurement, Problem Solving, and Reasoning. 

Presented by Eye Level. 

Registration required. Registration begins April 1st. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Autism and Activity - The Benefits of Exercise for Individuals with Special Needs  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Shannon Schafer, owner of Schafer Sports Center, located on Graphics Drive in Ewing, will share her experiences of working with children on the Autism Spectrum.  She will discuss the importance, as well as the benefits, of exercise and gross motor activity for individuals with special needs.  Shannon will provide information regarding the gymnastics and swim programs offered to the community at the brand new sports activity center. 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realization (Kundalini awakening). This type of meditation is practiced in over 90 countries. Experience the peace and joy you can derive from this state of self-realization, and feel its benefits in your life.

We ask that you register, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Word  
    Contact: Richard Peterson   609-275-8901   
   

A tour through the Microsoft Word toolbars. We will learn how to change font styles, bullet or number paragraphs, set margins, insert graphics, and more. Registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Word 2007 or above. Space is limited. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 16, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday April 17, 2017
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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
   9:35 AM Storytime and Little Explorers Registration  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Registration for the following programs will begin on Monday, Apr. 17:

  • Little Explorers – children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for hands-on science activities. This class will meet on Mondays at 2 p.m. or Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
  • Storytime - children, ages 2 to 5, will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. This half hour program will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., or Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes begin the week of April 24 and will run through the week of May 29.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Origami Monster Bookmarks  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Saturday, April 1st ask at the reference desk for your craft kit.  The number of kits is limited and they are given out on a first come, first serve basis.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:35 AM What's Up Wednesday Registration  
    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 begin the week of April 24 and will run through the week of May 29.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club: A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The history of the Whitshanks, a Baltimore clan, is told through several generations in this sensitive and empathetic novel where lives unfold in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn house that has always been their anchor. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Toddler STEM  
   

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PowerPoint 1  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text and images.
Strong Word skills required!

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years  
   

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)  
    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.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Kim Yarson (Ages 0-5 yrs)  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:30 AM Chinese Storytime  
   

For children ages 2-5 (with parent or caregiver).

April 10 and April 17, 11:30 a.m.

Stories and Songs!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Join us for some guided mediation during lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get through the rest of our day smoothly.

Facilitated by staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Messy Play Craft Time  
   

For children, ages 2-4, with adult in the program.

Monday, April 3, 10, 17, 24 2p.m.

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts!

Bring a smock or old tee-shirt

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Traveling Lantern Theatre Company Presents: Bilbo's Journey  
   

Children are sure to enjoy the cherished tale of a home- loving little Hobbit who finds himself on an adventure he could never have imagined! 

On the way he meets elves, trolls, a wizard and a dragon... and ssssomething ssstrange called a Gollum. 

This play is suitable for children of all ages!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Monday (Ages 12-17)  
   

Create your own Shrinky Dink pins out of plastic cups! 

Registration required. Registration begins April 10th. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Bedtime Math  
   

For children in grades K-2.

Monday, April 4,18, 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m. 

A math club that is totally fun!  You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like glow-in-the-dark geometry, bouncy dice and toilet paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too!

Parent must remain in the library.

Please Register online or call Youth Service Librarian at 609-882-3130

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club  
    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 April 3. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM Autism: What to Do After the Diagnosis  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The diagnosis of autism often comes without guidance or direction. This workshop will provide parents with information about the critical issues they may face throughout their child's life. Parents will also be provided with a list of public agencies, professionals and other resources to guide them during this difficult time. Led by Nina Finkler, M. ED, LDT/C, BCBA. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM *NEW* Pajama Time (Ages 2 and up)  
   

End your child's day with Pajama Time. Listen to stories and sing songs to get your child ready for bed. Pajamas optional! 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs  
   

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga with Bob  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercises with Bob Kirby, ACE-certified Group Fitness instructor. Bob incorporates music while focusing on balance, posture, mobility, and strength. Come in comfortable clothes with a mat or large towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you've already started.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club  
   

 The Scorpio Races” by Maggie Stiefvater will be discussed.                                                                                  

Teens and adults are welcome! 

Light Refreshments! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.   

    Location: Ewing Branch

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months  
   

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Hatha Yoga  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy & vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health.  Please bring a mat or large towel. Suitable for all levels. Led by Anu Puri. Please register.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Create a Red-Hot Resume  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on April 4. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Read and Play Story Time  
   

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Movie: Up  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Animated feature. Carl Fredericksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal and part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meet fantastic friends. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for. Rated PG. 96 minutes. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:15 AM Play Group with Stories  
   

For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader's Advisory  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn how to access electronic versions of magazines and the free library databases.

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM Open Craft  
   

For School-Age children grades K-5 with adult in the program.

Tuesday, April 4, 18, 25, 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)  
   

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Author Talk: The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Angelo E. Volandes, MD, is a physician, writer, and patients’ rights advocate. He practices internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is on faculty at Harvard Medical School, and is the author of The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care. Dr. Volandes will talk about his book and how people can empower themselves to get the right medical care at the right time and on their terms. Light refreshments will be served.

The West Windsor Library Branch is sponsoring this event in collaboration with the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, whose Mayors Wellness Campaign runs a program called "Conversation of Your Life." The goal of Conversation of Your Life is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue to let individuals’ friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning. Conversation of Your Life is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. To learn more visit: www.njhcqi.org/COYL and www.angelovolandes.com.  

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Guided Meditation and Gentle Stretching  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Participate in a half-hour guided meditation session to relieve daily stress and anxiety,

followed by gentle stretching to help relieve your body’s tension. 

Please bring an exercise/yoga mat or a large towel as portions of the program

will take place on the floor.  

Preregistration required; space is limited.  

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: The Long Afternoon of Earth, by Brian Aldiss  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Earth has stopped turning - half in light, half in darkness. Humans struggle to survive, as vegetation spreads, devouring all animal life in its path! Next sci-fi book club title is: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time  
   

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Play Dough Chefs  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Children ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult are invited to come help make and play with play dough.

Online registration begins on April 5. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Travel & Entertainment Club  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Use this planning meeting to brainstorm about day trips as well as weekend getaways. Perhaps you’ll start with a local play at Kelsey or McCarter Theater. As the better weather rolls in, take in a Broadway play and dine at the Playwright Celtic Pub. Attendees plan and execute the trips. The sky’s the limit! Bring along a hot beverage and enjoy a Liverpool tart or fig Newton at the planning meeting.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Call 609-799-0462.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Craft - Geometrical Decoupage Spring Vases  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library to create a brightly colored vase that is perfect for spring using an easy decoupage method.  Please register at www.mcl.org or call the library.

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Information Table  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

CASA of Mercer & Burlington Counties is a non-profit organization committed to speaking up in court for the best interests of children who have been removed from their families and placed in the foster care system. Adult volunteers are needed to ensure the well-being of these children.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Essentials  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Work with the Windows 10 environment. Use the many features of the Start Menu. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 10.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Play Dough Chefs  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Children ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult are invited to come help make and play with play dough.

Online registration begins on April 5. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Homeschoolers Study Hall  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Internet 3  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn about browsers like Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.  Discover the security & privacy features in Edge. Explore more features in Google! 

Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Art (Ages 6-11)  
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 8 and up Create! (recommended ages 8 - 13 years)  
    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 4:30 and 5:30 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 Mother's Day craft project.

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Excel Beginner  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Getting into the Right Mindset for Exercise  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to correctly set your fitness goals; how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals and why most people fail in reaching their goals. Presented by Ajani Malik, owner of Snap Fitness. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Knitting Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Autism Basics: Diagnosis, Interventions and Resources  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This information session provides an overview of the signs of autism, diagnostic evaluations, clinical assessments and interventions for the management of symptoms, community resources and accessibility. Presented by Sarah Rudolph, a Neurosciences Nurse Practitioner Fellow, and Victoria Pena-Cardinali, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, both from Capital Institute for Neurosciences.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Excel Intermediate  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM QuickBooks in the Cloud  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This workshop provides basic training in the use of QuickBooks accounting software in the cloud. Through a lecture and demonstration format, you’ll get an overview of how to effectively use QuickBooks from the perspective of a small business owner. We will approach the subject as a sales process, including how to track customers, sales, income, expenses, deposits, and payments.

This is an interactive session, and participants are encouraged to bring a fully charged laptop with QuickBooks Online downloaded via a free 30-day trial from www.intuit.com to get hands-on experience during class. We will be using the Essentials version in class, but you can compare various versions at http://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/compare/ to select the most appropriate one for your business.

Presenter Bala Subramanian, PhD, is a highly experienced management consultant with versatile business background, teaching and managing diverse and complex technologies in business and industry. He is the owner/CEO of Synergism, Inc., and previously was associate professor of Business Information Systems at DeVry University.  

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Advisory Board (Ages 14-17)  
   

Join West Windsor Library's Teen Advisory Board!

Let your voice be heard! Get more involved with the library and make a difference in your community and earn volunteer hours!

Snacks provided!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Powerpoint  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 3  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

 

 

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

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Mother Goose Activity Time  
   

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up  
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM An Introduction to MCL's Virtual Branch  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to access our collection of digital movies, music, magazines, books,

and more with eLibraryNJ, hoopla, Flipster, and Freegal.

 

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM Romp & Stomp  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on April 6. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs  
   

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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Excel Beginner  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies-Arrival  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

A science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. A linguist and a theoretical physicist must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to determine whether they pose a threat to humanity. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker  Rated PG-13; 116 minutes (2016).

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Excel Intermediate  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 3  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.

Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM Crochet Corner  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Powerpoint  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins March 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)  
    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.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Club  
    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 April 6. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Classical Indian Dance Demonstration  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Students from The Shishya School of Performing Arts, Lawrenceville, will perform classical Indian dances. The School is a local performing arts school specializing in educating children and adults in Indian classical arts, especially dance. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Classical Indian Dance Demonstration  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Students from The Shishya School of Performing Arts, Lawrenceville, will perform classical Indian dances. The School is a local performing arts school specializing in educating children and adults in Indian classical arts, especially dance. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Heartful Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Learn simple, yet effective, guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress, calm your mind and improve the quality of your life. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Story Stretchers  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after March 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Injury Prevention in Young Athletes  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

 

Parents of young athletes will appreciate this lecture presented by Gauri Sabnis, PT, MS, OCS, cert MDT, of Synergex Physical Therapy. Gauri will talk about injury prevention and describe several exercises to help reduce the incidence of injury in children (especially those in elementary and middle school).

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

  For children in grades 1-3,

Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. -8p.m.

Parent must remain in the library. 

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday April 21, 2017
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop with author Emily Eckart  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Famous for her deft hand at writing crime fiction, Emily Eckart will share some tips for producing pulse pounding, edge-of-your-seat prose. Her book Pale Hearts has been called “a stunning first book.” Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Nature, Potomac Review and elsewhereRegistration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

For children ages 4-5.(with parent or caregiver).

The focus is to encourage reading readiness in preparation for kindergarten.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Databases  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn how to access electronic versions of magazines and the free library databases.

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Resume Review  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed! Content, grammar, and layout will be reviewed by staff wordsmith Lisa Shrager. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes. Registration required

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station and Open Play  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Storybooks in Action  
    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 April 7. Please register each child separately.

 

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Infant/Toddler Health Talk & Open Play  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Caregivers of infants & toddlers will learn about nutrition and feeding for young children from health educator, Lessley Chiriboga, while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Infant/Toddler Health Talk & Open Play  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Caregivers of infants & toddlers will learn about nutrition and feeding for young children from health educator, Lessley Chiriboga, while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Miss Amy Concert for All Ages  
   

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time  
   

For children, ages 2-5, with caregiver in the program.

For children, ages 2-5, with caregiver in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Oscar Friday  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Elle (2016, R, 130 min.), with Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte and Anne Consigny.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art Friday  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Denial  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Denial (2016); (Rachel Weisz). Rated PG-13; 111 minutes

When Deborah Lipstadt speaks out against Holocaust denier David Irving over his falsification of history, she discovers that the stakes are higher than ever in the battle for historical truth. Now faced with a libel lawsuit in British court, Lipstadt and her attorney have the heavy burden of proving that the Holocaust actually happened, in a riveting legal fight with stunning consequences. No registration.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Join us as we start a new program at West Windsor Library. Bring yarn, and hook or needles to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting.  All are welcome, whatever your skill level!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Social Media  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn about great social media programs like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM Posture Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday April 22, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Rhymes & Play (ages birth - 5 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Résumé Review  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Need someone to look over your résumé and give you tips for improvement?  

Call the branch at 609-443-1880 to make an appointment for a 30-minute one-on-one session.

Preregistration required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 3  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.

Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Creation Station  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Family Fun Time  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

 

This guided meditation workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use breath to realize your full potential, manage your emotions, and live a happier life. Sponsored by the Art of Living Foundation.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Celebrate Earth Day - Make a Seed Bomb!  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

In honor of Earth Day, learn how to make seed bombs using local wildflowers to beautify your garden.  Please register online or call the library at 609-737-2610.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Trashed Art Reception  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A reception will be held to honor the winners and the participants of the eighth annual Trashed Art Contest. The public is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Trashed Art Reception  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A reception will be held to honor the winners and the participants of the eighth annual Trashed Art Contest. The public is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 4  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn how to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information. 

Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2. and Excel 3 required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games & Cocoa  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   609.737.2610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Bring 5 pages of a work in progress to discuss with other writers. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realization (Kundalini awakening). This type of meditation is practiced in over 90 countries. Experience the peace and joy you can derive from this state of self-realization, and feel its benefits in your life.

We ask that you register, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 23, 2017
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

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

Get creative!  Using a collection of wacky flowers, beads, etc. make a bouquet of whimsical pipe cleaner spring flowers to cheer your table!

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Loving  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Loving (2016); (Ruth Negga; Joel Edgerton). Rated PG-13; 123 minutes

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. No registration.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Arrival (2016, PG-13), with Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. Runtime: 116 min. 

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)  
   

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. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

Bring your friends and favorite game.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Poetry Month Reading  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Judy Michaels, recipient of the 2015 New Jersey Poets Prize, and Lois Marie Harrod, who has published 16 poetry collections, will join young poets from local schools in reading their poetry. Light refreshments will be served.

Please note the special Sunday scheduling.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday April 24, 2017
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Origami Monster Bookmarks  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Saturday, April 1st ask at the reference desk for your craft kit.  The number of kits is limited and they are given out on a first come, first serve basis.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Toddler STEM  
   

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after March 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PowerPoint 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Add pizzazz to your presentation with animations, music and much more.
Take PowerPoint 1 first! Strong Word skills required!

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years  
   

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)  
    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.  

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

Children ages 2-6 will complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Join us for some guided mediation during lunch hour. This short mediation will help us regain the peace that we lose through our busy mornings and it will also help us get through the rest of our day smoothly.

Facilitated by staff member, Leena Iyengar, a 9 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Messy Play Craft Time  
   

For children, ages 2-4, with adult in the program.

Monday, April 3, 10, 17, 24 2p.m.

Kids get messy with painting and making crafts!

Bring a smock or old tee-shirt

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cards & Games  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This program was created for people of all playing levels—yes, even beginners! Play hearts, spades, gin, Sequence, or Scrabble. Let us know if you have other favorites. All are welcome. Snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family History  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Find out how to research your family tree using online research databases such as the Library Edition of Ancestry.com and others.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Bedtime Math  
   

For children in grades K-2.

Monday, April 4,18, 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m. 

A math club that is totally fun!  You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like glow-in-the-dark geometry, bouncy dice and toilet paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too!

Parent must remain in the library.

Please Register online or call Youth Service Librarian at 609-882-3130

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club  
    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 April 10. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM *NEW* Pajama Time (Ages 2 and up)  
   

End your child's day with Pajama Time. Listen to stories and sing songs to get your child ready for bed. Pajamas optional! 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Discussion  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz  
    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, April 3rd.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM On the Stage  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Read and enact a part in the plays we previously read around a table at "Off the Page" Get direction from Marty Kushner, Equity member, director and actor. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades 3-5 and their parents will discuss this month's book and enjoy snacks and good conversation. 

Please call the library for this month's title.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: The Razor’s Edge, by Somerset Maugham  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Larry Darrell, a World War I veteran haunted by his memories of the war, abandons his easy life for first Paris and then a Tibetan monastery.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   9:50 AM Books & Babies for 6-23 months  
   

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Hatha Yoga  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy & vitality, maintains a balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health.  Please bring a mat or large towel. Led by Anu Puri. Suitable for all levels.

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Read and Play Story Time  
   

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:15 AM Play Group with Stories  
   

For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    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.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM Open Craft  
   

For School-Age children grades K-5 with adult in the program.

Tuesday, April 4, 18, 25, 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Read to Rocco the Therapy Dog  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Rocco is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Children in grades K-5 may sign up for one 15 minute session with Rocco and his owner Alan. Please arrive a few minutes before your assigned time and have a book picked out to read aloud to Rocco. To register call the library at 609-259-2150.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Beginning Spanish Language Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Magazine Strip Paper Art  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use strips of old magazine pages to make a decorative piece of paper art to hang on your wall.    

Space is limited; registration is required.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PowerPoint 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Add pizzazz to your presentation with animations, music and much more.
Take PowerPoint 1 first! Strong Word skills required!

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer's block and perfecting the craft.

No reigstration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Immigration Legal Clinic  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

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

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Learning English with Victor  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

English as a Second Language class. Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Pipe Cleaner Ninjas!  
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a fun, flexible pipe cleaner ninja.  Your job is to take a kit home and to have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time  
   

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Advanced  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn more about working with Windows 10. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about the Start Menu, Jump Lists, and more.  Take PC Basics, PC Essentials, and Word 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Story Time with Miss Liz  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4  
   

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults: The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A neurologist investigates the case of a young boy who has somehow repeatedly cheated death after the youth survives yet another near-fatal accident on his ninth birthday.  I hr, 48 mins. Rated R.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Story-time for 4-6 yrs with Ms. Christine  
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-443-1880   ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Author-focused stories and activities with Ms. Christine.
For Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and 1st-graders with a caregiver.
No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Publisher  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Newsletters, posters and brochures are a snap with Publisher. Work with text and images.
Strong Word skills required!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    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 April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Yoga  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Bob Kirby. No experience necessary! Please bring a towel/yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited. Register early! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM African-American Literature Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join the African American Literature Reading Circle to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the April meeting, we will be discussing The Street by Ann Petry. Refreshments served. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults: The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A neurologist investigates the case of a young boy who has somehow repeatedly cheated death after the youth survives yet another near-fatal accident on his ninth birthday.  I hr, 48 mins. Rated R.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Embroidery Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

If you enjoy hand embroidery and want to meet up with other enthusiasts, come and join us at the Embroidery Circle. Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft knowledge, ideas and project work, the Embroidery Circle is open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. We also encourage you to bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders.  No registration. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you've already started.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Yikes! What's Happening to my Body? for Girls  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Girls between 9 and 12 years old and their parent/guardian are invited to a relaxed and informative discussion about the physical, intellectual, and emotional changes that come with entering the teen years.  Presented by Lisa Mathiasen, RN, in association with Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education & Outreach Program. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tax Diversification Seminar  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

How do taxes fit into your retirement planning? Learn how to reduce the effect taxes can have on your retirement income. Retirement isn’t what it used to be—especially with people living longer and spending more of their lives as retirees. With fewer companies offering pensions, and Social Security facing an uncertain future, the way we fund our retirement is changing, too. And tax rates? While they may be at historic lows now, there’s no telling where they’ll be in the future and how they’ll impact your retirement income. So how can you keep more of the savings you’ve worked a lifetime to enjoy? In this seminar, you’ll learn:

·         Why you should tax diversify your retirement portfolio

·         Where your retirement income may come from

·         What impact taxes can have on your retirement lifestyle

·         How nontraditional options can supplement your retirement income using permanent life insurance, while providing valuable life insurance protection during your working years

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to make an appointment.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing The Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday April 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This storytime is part of a six week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 4  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Create a letterhead and a document template.  Use Mail Merge to create labels and form letters. Proficiency in Word 1, Word 2, and Word 3 needed!  

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Accepting Donations for Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop off gently-used books or DVDs for sale at the Robbinsville Branch. Computer and academic books not accepted. Sponsored by the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Mother Goose Activity Time  
   

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up  
   

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to input data and format spreadsheets for everyday tasks.

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs  
   

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: Candy math and 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)  
    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.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 4  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn how to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information. 

Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2. and Excel 3 required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Origami Club (Ages 8-11)  
   

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)  
    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.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Broadening your Knowledge of Investing  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Your financial goals are unique to you; your investment strategy should be, too.  Learn how to develop a strategy that meets your and your family’s goals, choose quality investments, diversify your portfolio, and invest for the long term. Presented by Ty Robinson, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, Robbinsville.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Heartful Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Learn simple, yet effective, guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress, calm your mind and improve the quality of your life. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Story Stretchers  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

  For children in grades 1-3,

Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. -8p.m.

Parent must remain in the library. 

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jazz at the Library presented by HV Vineyards  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   6097372610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library and listen to some cool jazz with musicians from Hopewell Valley Vineyards.  Relax and enjoy this enjoyable free program.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday April 28, 2017
   9:30 AM Yoga for Tots  
   

Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

For children ages 4-5.(with parent or caregiver).

The focus is to encourage reading readiness in preparation for kindergarten.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)  
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Creation Station and Open Play  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Baby & Toddler Time  
    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.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir, by Wainaina Binyavan  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

In this memoir, Wainaina takes us through his school days, his mother's religious period, his failed attempt to study commerce in South Africa, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-700-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time  
   

For children, ages 2-5, with caregiver in the program.

For children, ages 2-5, with caregiver in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)  
   

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Oscar Friday  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Moonlight (2016, R, 111 min.), with Mahershala Ali, Naomie harris and Shariff Earp.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art Friday  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Have You Had the Conversation? Planning for End of Life  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

It is critical to make your wishes known to others through advance care planning. The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute is sponsoring a community film screening and discussion of The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, to highlight the importance of discussing your end of life wishes with family, friends and your doctors.   Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday April 29, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Robbinsville Branch Spring Book Sale  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Love books? Love a bargain? Come to the Robbinsville Library Advisory Committee’s book sale to pick up some gently-used books of all kinds.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clase de la Computadora en Español  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Hay que registrarse en persona o por teléfono: (609) 448-1474.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Family Fun Time  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating a Kindling Box Demo by the A-Team from HV Vineyards  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come learn about the innovative projects created by the A-Team, a group of Autistic adults supported by Hopewell Valley Vineyards.  A-Team members will demonstrate how they create a kindling box out of upcycled wood chips provided by local tree service companies.  

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:45 AM  -  1:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Drama & Public Speaking (Ages 5-7)  
   

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 NJ Power Speakers. http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Cool Women Poetry Reading  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Hear Cool Women read their earthy poems in celebration of Earth Day and Poetry Month. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sahaja Yoga Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Sahaja yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called self-realization (Kundalini awakening). This type of meditation is practiced in over 90 countries. Experience the peace and joy you can derive from this state of self-realization, and feel its benefits in your life.

We ask that you register, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Drama & Public Speaking (Ages 8-10)  
   

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 NJ Power Speakers. http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM 9th Annual One-Act PlayFest  
    Contact: James Damron   609-989-6920   jdamron@mcl.org
   

This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited to and registration is required online beginning Monday, April 10, 9:30 am.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   9:00 PM 9th Annual One-Act PlayFest  
    Contact: James Damron   609-989-6920   jdamron@mcl.org
   

This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited to and registration is required online beginning Monday, April 10, 9:30 am.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday April 30, 2017
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

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

Easy Scratch Art fun!  Using a small wooden tool, reveal a colorful butterfly, dragonfly, fish, flower or leaf!

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    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.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will teach you simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Quiet play  
   

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. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Collateral Beauty  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Collateral Beauty (2016); (Will Smith). Rated PG-13; 96 minutes

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. No registration. 

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Jackie (2016, R), with Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. Runtime: 100 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)  
   

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. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

Bring your friends and favorite game.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Harp Concert  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Back by popular demand, students from local music studio Harp4You will perform an open concert. Enjoy a lovely spring afternoon with the beautiful strains of harp music. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday May 1, 2017
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Current Events Discussion Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news.  We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Spring – Summer Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    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 April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Knitting Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday May 4, 2017
   1:30 PM Understanding your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover the role Medicare and Social Security benefits will play in your retirement.  To make the presentation more personal and meaningful, it is recommended that you register for mySocialSecurity before attending; please see How to Create an Online Account at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10540.pdf.
 

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM Crochet Corner  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: The Automatic Hate (US, 2015)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

When Davis Green's alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father's wishes, Davis travels to rural, upstate New York to meet his other cousins. While wrestling with a taboo attraction to one another, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart. 97 min. Not rated. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday May 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM Posture Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday May 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Hidden Treasures of the Lawrence Library Walking Tour  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Come join us for an in-depth tour that explores the library’s fantastic resources. We will reveal curiosities found in the collection both on the shelves and virtually, while getting some exercise! Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday May 8, 2017
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Fences (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. 133 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Off the Page  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    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 April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Pressure Screening/Stroke Awareness  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition that can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Get screened by a registered nurse and learn about what you can do to help lower your risk.

This is a drop-in program; no registration is necessary.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Job Readiness Workshop for Immigrants  
    Contact: Hope Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a this monthly support group led by Nora Siklosi, Communication Specialist and Certified Career Coach. Topics will include: smart networking for new Americans, the benefits of volunteering, improving English skills, online learning opportunities, rebuilding your career or finding a new one, and making your own "Possibility Map.”

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults facilitated by instructor Babita Negri is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior experience is required. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday May 11, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Jackie  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This movie portrays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s fight through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy after his assassination.
Starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard  Rated R; 100 minutes (2016).

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Open House  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Poetry Circle: Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1996)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM The Debris They Left Behind  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Very often, a physical object or a story told about a late relative triggers an interest in finding out more about your family’s history. Come and learn how to enhance or add to your genealogical research through the objects made or used by your ancestors and the places or sources where the “debris” was found.  Presented by local genealogist Cathy Zahn

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday May 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art Friday  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM Posture Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, May 12, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 29. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday May 13, 2017
   9:30 AM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, May 12, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 29. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday May 15, 2017
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

In this historical novel, Tom Sherbourne is a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a tiny island a half day’s boat journey from the coast of Western Australia. When a baby washes up in a rowboat, he and his young wife Isabel decide to raise the child as their own. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong  
   

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
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 16, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Club: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This Science Fiction novel is a grim but beautifully written tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation. Next sci-fi book club title is: House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    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 April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Knitting Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday May 18, 2017
   3:00 PM Crochet Corner  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM History of the Hindenburg  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about the history of the doomed airship and of what is now Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst. A DVD presentation, authentic Hindenburg artifacts, and a Q and A session will all be included.  Presented by Carl Jablonski, President, Navy Lakehurst Historical Society.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

M&M’s, solar panels, transistors, flexible film and Graham crackers are but a few of the useful and unique creations from the minds of Garden State residents. Not to mention the 1,093 patents issued to Thomas Alva Edison. Learn about the many inventions and innovations made in New Jersey from lecturer Linda J. Barth – an author, retired teacher and local historian. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday May 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2310   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM Posture Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday May 20, 2017
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Wii Bowling  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Wii is a fun and easy way to get some light exercise and socialize with friends. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday May 22, 2017
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Laura DeSai teaches this eight-week series of gentle stretch yoga classes. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 3, 10, 17, & 24 and May 1, 8, 15, & 22.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, March 28th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM On the Stage  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Read and act a part in the plays previously read around a table at "Off the Page" Get direction from Marty Kushner, Equity member, director and actor. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 8, 15 & 22, and June 5, 12 & 19. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM HV Adult Toastmasters  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time. The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, and June 6 & 13.

Registration is required and begins Wednesday, April 19th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   2:00 PM Little Explorers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This hands-on science program is part of a six week session for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Blood Pressure Screening and Stroke Information  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

May is the National Stroke Awareness Month! In regard to it, members of the Capital Health medical staff will conduct free blood pressure screening and provide stroke information. No registration is required.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    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 April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

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