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Friday February 24, 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  -  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 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 Toddler Tunes  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: The Quiet American, by Graham Greene  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Fowler, a seasoned foreign correspondent, intervenes as the young Pyle begins to channel economic aid to a “Third Force,” but Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and to Pyle, for Pyle has robbed him of his Vietnamese mistress."  --Penguin paperback cover

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

    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
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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
   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  -  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 January 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  -  4:00 PM Rummikub  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

One of the world's most popular games, Rummikub is a tile-based game combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong. This is for people who already know how to play or are willing to learn how to play from others. No instruction is provided. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 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
   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
   3:00 PM Teen Craft - Fantasy Pennants!  
    Contact:      ajacobse@mcl.org
   

Show your fictional City, Sport or School Pride with Fantasy Pennants!

We'll be making our own, whether you wish you were a Hogwarts alumni, or a resident of Gotham city!  Come show your colors.  Literally.

 

    Location: Hopewell 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 February 25, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing 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 review. 

Preregistration required.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Dr. Seuss Creation Station  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

 

 

    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 Mr. Dennis’s Seuss Themed Magic Show  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques  
   

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.

 

   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 Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss with Storyteller Mr. Malcolm  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss with Storyteller Mr. Malcolm  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:40 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 Make an African Mask 3-11 years  
   


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

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

No registration required, while supplies last.

In partnership with the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County
 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM African-American History Celebration  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us to celebrate the history, culture and heritage with:

1 p.m. - Brazilian Dance;

2 p.m. - African Drumming; 

3 p.m. - the “Lifting Every Voice” skit performance by Don Evans Players.

This event is co-sponsored by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County and the Friends of the Lawrence Library. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM African-American History Celebration  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us to celebrate the history, culture and heritage with:

1 p.m. - Brazilian Dance;

2 p.m. - African Drumming; 

3 p.m. - the “Lifting Every Voice” skit performance by Don Evans Players.

This event is co-sponsored by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County and the Friends of the Lawrence Library. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games & Cocoa  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Writers' Group  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch

Sunday February 26, 2017
   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 Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  
   

For ages 3-10 yrs.

Come help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! 

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Film Workshop (Ages 12-18)  
   

This workshop will meet from 1-4 pm on Sundays February 12th, 19th, and 26th. We will cover how to make and edit a short film, with emphasis on practical skills including scriptwriting, using the camera and sound equipment, and the steps involved in shooting actual film scenes. In the course of this workshop we will shoot a short film which we will show at a special screening at the library.  Registration is required. Those who wish to register should make sure they can attend all three sessions.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Celebrate Black History Month for all ages  
    Contact:      mchellur@mcl.org
   

Celebrate Black History Month!

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

For Ages

No Registration Required

    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” which is 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
   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 February 27, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 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 Registration Begins for 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 12.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   9:35 AM Registration Begins!  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Registration for the following programs will begin on Monday, February 27:

  • 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.
  • 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 March 6 and will run through the week of April 10.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Lips or Mustache Pin  
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating either a lips pin or a mustache pin. 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
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In,  
   

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Morning Book Club: The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” (The Economist), master historian David McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” (The Washington Post) and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished” (The Wall Street Journal). Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Toddler STEM  
   

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.

Appointment is required. On or after December 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.

Please note that library staff do not repair devices.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 and your cell phone to class!

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A rollicking, rhyming time for you and your baby.
Ages 6 months to 2 years welcome with a caregiver.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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:    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  -  3:00 PM NEW PROGRAM!!! 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 January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor 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  -  5:30 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 February 13. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM The Snowy Day story-time and activities, for ages 2-6 years old  
   

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

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

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

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

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

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    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 Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer 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 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Class and Waiting List are full.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor 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, February 6th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Off the Page: 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 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 Evil Wizard Smallbone” by Delia Sherman will be discussed. 

Teens and adults are welcome! 

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: The Story of a New Name, by Elena Ferrante  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

The second book of The Neapolitan Novels, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the cruel price that this passage exacts.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.
    Location: West Windsor 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, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday February 28, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.  
   

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

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

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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  -  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 February 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 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 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
   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
   3:55 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 Mardi Gras 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  -  7:00 PM Citizenship Test Review  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
   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   609-799-0462   
   

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 January 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   
   

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

    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 1, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Travel Pillow  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Wednesday, March 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 Home Craft  
   

Create a Shamrock Banner in celebration of St. Patrick's Day! Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up a craft. Available while supplies last. 

    Location: West Windsor 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  -  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
   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 a pencil celebrating Dr. Suess's Birthday.

While supplies last.

One kit per teen, please.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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  -  11:00 AM Travel & Entertainment Club NEW PROGRAM!!!  
    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.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   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 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 February 22nd.

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

Resize and reposition text boxes, adjust columns in tables, draw objects, and insert symbols. Learn how to create a polished Word document. Proficiency with Word Intermediate functions is required. Registration begins on February 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Publisher  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

Create documents with an emphasis on design, such as calendars, flyers, greeting cards, resumes, and advertisements. Work with pages, text, text boxes, and pictures. This class is for Publisher beginners and intermediate users who are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Registration begins February 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 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
   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. 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Behavior often takes the place of language in persons with dementia. Learn new ways to decode behavioral messages, identify behavior triggers & intervene in positive ways to challenges.

This program will teach effective ways to detect and connect.

Workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Register by calling 800-272-3900 or by email: Sharon.Jarnette@alz.org.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Behavior often takes the place of language in persons with dementia. Learn new ways to decode behavioral messages, identify behavior triggers & intervene in positive ways to challenges.

This program will teach effective ways to detect and connect.

Workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Register by calling 800-272-3900 or by email: Sharon.Jarnette@alz.org.

    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 Mayhem on the Mountain: The Sourlands, Hopewell, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join Jim Davidson, local historian and co-author of New Jersey’s Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial (2012) for an in-depth look at the kidnapping that gripped the nation.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:30 PM The Irish in the Civil War  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Michael Jesberger. During the American Civil War, some 150,000 Irish men fought in the Union Army and about 20,000 joined and fought with the Confederacy. Although there is no exact figure for the number of Irish soldiers who died, it is most likely in the thousands. Sadly, the contributions and experiences of these many Irish soldiers remain somewhat unknown. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday March 2, 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  -  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 Kids’ Music Round  
   

 

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Seuss on the Loose: Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Seuss on the Loose: Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    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
   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
   

Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

Stories, songs, games & crafts!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 Dr. Seuss Storytime  
   

For All ages!

2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Stories and crafts!  

Light Refreshments!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 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
   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 Dr. Seuss Storytime  
   

For All ages! 

Stories and crafts!  

Light Refreshments!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Art Class (ages 6-9)  
   

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

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Glassland (Ireland, 2014)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

John (Jack Reynor) lives with his mother, Jean (Toni Collette), in a social housing suburb and ekes out a meager living as a nocturnal taxi driver. John returns home one morning to find his mother unconscious from an alcohol overdose; however this was not the first time. Jean violently rejects John's attempts to help as well as his intentions to unite the family. When Jean is offered an opportunity to recover, and with no savings or insurance, John is forced to offer his services to a petty criminal to help pay for his mother's costly rehab program. John is subsequently faced with a life-changing task that may change him and his family's lives forever.93 min. Not rated. 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 2. Please register each child separately.

    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 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 February 22.

 

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

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    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. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday March 3, 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  -  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 Pancake Fun!  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville 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 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.

    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
   1:30 PM  -  3:45 PM First Friday Film  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This month’s film will be The Apartment (1960). Jack Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray). Not rated, 125 minutes.

    Location: Hopewell 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
   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
   4:30 PM 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 March 4, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new 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
   10:00 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 Starting a Small Business in NJ – a Small Business Seminar presented by SCORE  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

This workshop will focus on the questions most frequently asked by entrepreneurs when starting a small business, including the most popular types of business formations, common start-up alternatives ranging from starting a new business from scratch through purchasing a franchise, and the fundamentals of a business plan, including marketing and financial plans as well as additional topics. This workshop is designed to be interactive, allowing attendees to obtain expert advice regarding many of their most important start-up concerns. Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell 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 - Storks (PG)  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Movie running time is 89 minutes.

Online registration begins on February 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  -  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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Celtic Music with Ian Gallagher  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day as Ian Gallagher returns with more of his spritely Celtic music.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Coloring for Adults  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be provided. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence 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
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 4-6)  
   

Create a St. Patrick's Day craft! 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Tweens (Ages 7-11)  
   

Create a St. Patrick's Day craft!

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday March 5, 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.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

Snowden (R), with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Melissa Leo. The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. Runtime: 134 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
   3:00 PM Grassy Sponge Houses, for ages 9-13yr  
   

For ages 9-13.

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

Online registration is required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

    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 March 6, 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 and Tween Take Home Craft: Travel Pillow  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Wednesday, March 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!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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; please call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to make a 20-minute appointment and let us know in which field you are job searching.

Registration begins on February 22. Please call if you must cancel.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A rollicking, rhyming time for you and your baby.
Ages 6 months to 2 years welcome with a caregiver.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    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 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
   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
   1:00 PM CASA: Making a Difference in a Child's Life  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) 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. Please join us for a one hour information session and learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life. 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  -  3:00 PM NEW PROGRAM!!! 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  -  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  -  5:15 PM Teen Craft: Smart Phone Holder  
   

Make a smart phone charger holder and phone cover for yourself or a friend.

Monday, March 6, 3 p.m.-5:15 p.m. and Thursday, 3 p.m. - 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  -  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 February 20. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM Teen Craft - Silhouette Collages!  
    Contact:      ajacobse@mcl.org
   

Use the art of collage to show what's really inside you!

Make beautiful and personal Silhouettes with your freinds!

All supplies provided!

 

 

    Location: Hopewell 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 Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer 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 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Class and Waiting List are full.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor 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 Islam: Perspectives & Understanding from Within the Religion  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Dr. Sheikh Mateen Khan from the Islamic Center of Mercer County (ICMC) will present an introduction to basic Muslim beliefs and practices with the goal of deepening our shared understanding of the religion. Followed by a question and answer period. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Pre-school 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, February 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Understanding Islam  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Dr. Sheikh Mateen Khan from the Islamic Center of Mercer County (ICMC) will present an introduction to basic Muslim beliefs and practices with the goal of deepening our shared understanding of the religion. Followed by a question and answer period. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Women's Empowerment Workshop: Reclaim Your Dream and Live the Life You Deserve  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Erica Gordon. What are the common challenges that keep women feeling stuck? Learn strategies for success and ways to overcome fear, doubt, frustration and negative, limiting beliefs so you can make your dreams a reality and live the life you deserve. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing 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 February 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club (Agess 11+)  
    Contact: Liz   6094481474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 11 and up and their mothers are invited for snacks and fun conversation about this month's book "Passenger" by Alexandra Bracken.

No registration required. New members are welcome!

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club (Ages 11+)  
    Contact: Liz   (609) 448-1474   
   

Girls ages 11 and up and their mothers are invited for snacks and fun conversation about this month's book "Passenger" by Alexandra Bracken.

No registration required. New members are welcome!

    Location: Hightstown 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, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday March 7, 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 February 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  -  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  -  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 Spanish Storytime  
   

For children ages 3-6,

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

Stories and Craft!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: City of God  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Rated R; Portuguese; 130 minutes

Rio de Janeiro’s City of God is the world’s most notorious slum, where combat photographers and police rarely go. This is the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out.

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.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM Wii Sports  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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
   4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM Purim Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Presented by: Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor.

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

    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 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 UpCycling at the Library: Book Flower  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use an old paperback book to make a pretty flower decoration for your home. 

Preregistration 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 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
   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 March 8, 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
   10:30 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 Mandarin Chinese story-time for toddlers and preschoolers  
   

For ages 1.5 through 5 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

Free!

    Location: Lawrence 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
   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 Shared Wisdom  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join a conversation group for women led by reference librarian Ann Kerr to discuss topics of interest such as friendship, relationships, parenting, health, careers and spirituality. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence 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 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
   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
   5:00 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play a variety of games with friends or family.


For all ages.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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
   5:30 PM Grassy Sponge Houses, for ages 10-16yr  
   

For ages 10-16.

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

Online registration is required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

    Location: Lawrence 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  -  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 February 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Spirituality Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

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 Getting into the Right Mindset for Exercise  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to correctly set your fitness goals, why most people fail, and how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals. Presented by Ajani Malik, owner of Snap Fitness. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Learning to Communicate when your loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Find out how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages your loved one with Alzheimer's is delivering and how to respond in a helpful manner. You will also learn about how communication changes through the course of the disease.   Presented by Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 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
   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 February 22nd.

    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Residential Home Buying and Selling: Session #2: The Home-Buying Process  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This three-session seminar covers core topics for the residential real estate home seller and buyer, with a focus on the selling process. The real estate market is constantly changing, and navigating the residential real estate process can be overwhelming. Come hear how the steps in the process can be simplified; you might learn something new!  
 
Lisa Weil, Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, will discuss the legal aspect of selling your home. Topics will include:

  • Sales contract
  • Attorney review 
  • Home sale/purchase contingency clauses
  • Getting to the close table--or Sold!

 
The guest speaker is real estate attorney Ian Hammett, Esq, of Hartsough Kenny Chase Sullivan

Session #3, Residential Contract of Sale, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 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 February 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday March 9, 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
   10:00 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 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  -  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 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
   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 Cuentos en español/ Bilingual Story Time  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Stories, games, songs, dance, and music in English and Spanish.

    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 February 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: Wind.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    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: Sully  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Rated PG-13; 123 minutes 

On Thursday, January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, while Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, other forces launched an investigation that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

"Taut and vivid." --Hollywood Reporter

"The movie is more than worth seeing." --Village Voice

"Sully is a classy, enormously satisfying ode to simple competence." --Washington Post

"At once a true-life drama about heroism and people working in harmony under exceptional conditions." --Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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.

    Location: West Windsor 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 February 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- Sully  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This film is the story of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger’s successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River.  Starring Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart  Rated PG-13; 96 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 February 22nd.

    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 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 February 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Teen Craft: Smart Phone Holder  
   

Make a smart phone charger holder and phone cover for yourself or a friend.

Monday, March 6, 3 p.m.-5:15 p.m. and Thursday 9, 3 p.m. - 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  -  5:30 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
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Art Class (ages 9-12)  
   

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

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Oscar's Longevity Stick  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The “Longevity Stick” regimen incorporates a series of 12 movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, breathing capacity and vitality. William Traubel will give a hands-on workshop, showing the mechanics and method behind the Longevity Stick. Sticks will be provided for participants.

Registration is required.

    Location: Hopewell 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 Poetry Circle: Robert Bly (1926-)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Robert Bly (1926-), was born in Minnesota to a family of Norwegian ancestry. As a poet, editor, and translator, Bly has had a profound impact on the shape of American poetry. Bly is a genius of the elevated ‘high’ style, in the European tradition of Rilke and Yeats, the lush magical realism of the Spanish poets like Lorca and Neruda. Yet Bly’s work is truly American, taking its atmosphere of wide empty space from the Midwest, and its unabashed straightforward emotionalism and spiritualism. This discussion will focus on his major poems and translation work.

    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 February 22.

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

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday March 10, 2017
     Free Tax Help  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Call for an appointment to get free assistance in preparing your 2016 income tax return

from a volunteer tax counselor.

Appointment required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   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 Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years  
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   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 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
   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 Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, Cat in the Hat Visits the Library (All ages)  
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

    Location: West Windsor 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 February 24. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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
   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 Foreign Film: A Man Called Ove (PG-13)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars and Filip Berg. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the novel by Fredrik Backman. Runtime: 106 min

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Sully  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Sully (2016): (Tom Hanks) Rated PG-13; 96 minutes

US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger glides his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.

Encore screening. No registration. 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 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 March 11, 2017
   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
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing 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 Getting Your Bicycle Ready for the Season  
    Contact: Kristin Cooper Rainey   609.737.2610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Mike Gray of Sourland Cycles in Hopewell Borough will share hints and tips on getting your bike ready for the warm weather. Mike will do a live presentation on demo bikes and be available to answer questions.

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, Cat in the Hat Visits the Library (All ages)  
   

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

    Location: West Windsor 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 Just Dig it - Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   
Come and enjoy stories and plant a small garden to take home with you!
 
For ages are from 3-10.  Registration is required.

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

    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  -  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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Introduction to Public Speaking (Grades 2-7)  
   

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

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Rhythm N’ Sound: Musical Review - 40's to 80's  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Rhythm N’Sound is a trio of musicians whose program will cover a varied genre of Classic Oldies, Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Motown, Disco, and Classical songs from the great American song book. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Rhythm N’ Sound: Musical Review - 40's to 80's  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Rhythm N’Sound is a trio of musicians whose program will cover a varied genre of Classic Oldies, Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Motown, Disco, and Classical songs from the great American song book. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM The Irish in the American Civil War  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Some 150,000 brave Irish men fought on both the Union and Confederate sides of the Civil War. Discover the stories of these brave sons of Erin.
Presented by Michael Jesberger, Historical Reenactor, Lecturer, and Tour Guide

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Sunday March 12, 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.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    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 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; 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
   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 St. Patrick’s Day Special Storytime and Bagpipes  
   

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

Stories and Crafts!

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

The Light Between Oceans (PG-13), with Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by M. L. Stedman. A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. Runtime: 133 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  -  3:00 PM Utilizing Social Media in Your Genealogical Research  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Many people are turning to different forms of Social Media to discover genealogical clues. Come and learn how to use blogs, videos, and other types of social media to make new connections in your genealogical research. Presented by Cathy Zahn of the Central Jersey Genealogical Society. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 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 13, 2017
   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 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 and Tween Take Home Craft: Travel Pillow  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Wednesday, March 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
   10:00 AM Kids Music Round free demo 1-5yr  
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Toddler STEM  
   

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 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 learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    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 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
   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 Movie Matinee: The Queen of Katwe (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). 124 min. Directed by Mira Nair. PG-rated. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW PROGRAM!!! 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  -  3:00 PM Senior Book Club  
    Contact: Anna Van Scoyoc   609.737.2610   avanscoy@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Atonement, by Ian McEwan.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell 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 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 February 27. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 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
   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 Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer 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 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Class and Waiting List are full.

    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 February 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM P.M. English Conversation Group  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Bollywood Dance Workout  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

A fun-filled, intensive dance program designed to address the whole body while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior training required. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Estate Planning  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join Robert Morris of Stark & Stark for this informative seminar on nursing care planning and estate planning. Long-term care topics will include qualifying for Medicaid nursing benefits and long-term care insurance. Mr. Morris will also address estate and gift taxation issues in estate planning and elder law planning. Registration required

    Location: Ewing 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 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, February 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday March 14, 2017
   9:35 AM National Pi Day  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library on 3-14 to celebrate National Pi Day.  Enter a drawing to win a free pi(e)!

    Location: Hopewell 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  -  11:00 AM Scherenschnitte Demonstration  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by to see the art of scherenschnitte (i.e. papercutting) in its full beauty. You'll be amazed by what can be created with just a piece of paper and pair of scissors.

    Location: Hopewell 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 February 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  -  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
   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 For Adults and Families: Saint Patrick's Day Shamrock Banner  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Make a St. Patrick’s Day banner out of old book pages as a festive March decoration for your home.  

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 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
   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 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 15, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen Take Home Craft  
   

Create a Shamrock Banner in celebration of St. Patrick's Day! Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up a craft. Available while supplies last. 

    Location: West Windsor 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
   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 a pencil celebrating Dr. Suess's Birthday.

While supplies last.

One kit per teen, please.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 NEW PROGRAM!!!  
    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.

    Location: West Windsor 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  -  12:00 PM Adult Craft -- Fizzy Bath Soak  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library to create a fizzy homemade bath soak.

Registration is required.

    Location: Hopewell 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
   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 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
   2:30 PM How Not Go Broke in a Nursing Home  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

One of the biggest fears that many people have today is the fear of having their life savings wiped out if they end up in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Whether you or a family member is in a crisis or not, it is important that you understand what you can do to protect your hard-earned assets. The laws on asset protection and long-term care planning have changed, and it is important to know how these changes may affect your long-term care planning. This free informational workshop will be hosted by local Elder Law Attorney Fiona Van Dyck of Van Dyck Law. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM How Not Go Broke in a Nursing Home  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

One of the biggest fears that many people have today is the fear of having their life savings wiped out if they end up in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Whether you or a family member is in a crisis or not, it is important that you understand what you can do to protect your hard-earned assets. The laws on asset protection and long-term care planning have changed, and it is important to know how these changes may affect your long-term care planning. This free informational workshop will be hosted by local Elder Law Attorney Fiona Van Dyck of Van Dyck Law. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gmail Basics  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

This class will cover the fundamentals of how Gmail works, including sending, replying to, and forwarding messages and attachments. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Zumba  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

The Windsor Athletic Club presents a fun-filled and energetic Zumba session by the talented Cindy Furman. Zumba has emerged as a strong preference in the group fitness world. It is a dance form that makes you happy and exposes you to diverse rhythms. Cindy is a fantastic instructor who encourages her participants to let go and feel the rhythm of the melodies from all over the world.

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 Anne and Charles Lindbergh—Couple for an Age (Part 1)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Local East Amwell historian and author Jim Davidson will give a talk chronicling the early lives of both Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow, their marriage and early flights together, and the planning and construction of their Sourland Mountains home—from which their first born was kidnapped, setting off the greatest manhunt in history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required

    Location: Ewing 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 Varicose Veins: Now You See Them, Now You Don't  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may even lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Come hear about the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments. Presented by Elliot Sambol, MD, FACS, double board certified in general and vascular surgery and member of Princeton HealthCare System’s medical staff.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Aficionados  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   
Join us as we watch the first three episodes of this winter's anime hit, Chaos;Child, No registration necessary.
 
Plot Summary: Shibuya, 2015. In a city recovering from the "Shibuya Earthquake" which devastated it six years ago, Takuru Miyashiro, a student at the newly built private high school "Hekiho Academy" investigates a series of serial killings known as "The Return of the New Generation Madness" as part of his work for the school's newspaper club... (Source: Crunchyroll)
 
Please Note: Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Films are for an adult and older teen audience and may include adult (rating of 17+) content.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Excel Graphics  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to insert a chart into a MS Word page or report to highlight your most important information. Increase the clarity and power of the chart with color, larger fonts and labels. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Rescheduled: Emotional Freedom Techniques  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Learn about EFT (“tapping”), a stress release tool in the emerging field of Energy Psychology. It involves tuning into a distressing thought/feeling while tapping on head and upper body acupuncture meridian points. It can help with emotional eating & other addictions.

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 16, 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
   10:00 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 February 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  -  11:00 AM Scherenschnitte Demonstration  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by to see the art of scherenschnitte (i.e. papercutting) in its full beauty. You'll be amazed by what can be created with just a piece of paper and pair of scissors.

    Location: Hopewell 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 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  -  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 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 2. 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 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 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  -  3:30 PM Learning Express and Job and Career Accelerator  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn how to use a library database to develop a professional résumé and cover letter.  Obtain important information on different occupations.  Learn how to get job listings from over 5 million job postings.

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM Reading Genius Club  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

For ages 7-11.

 

    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
   4:15 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  -  5:30 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 February 16. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Emerald Ash Borer: Treatment Options for Homeowners  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The dreaded Emerald Ash Borer is in our community and thousands of ash trees are now under threat. What can you do?  Pam Zipse, Outreach Coordinator of the Rutgers Urban Forestry Program of the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and Nicholas Polanin, Agricultural Agent for Somerset County, will walk you through your options, including a mechanism for evaluating the costs of treatment versus removal. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County and the Friends of the Lawrence LibraryRegistration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Emerald Ash Borer: Treatment Options for Homeowners  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The dreaded Emerald Ash Borer is in our community and thousands of ash trees are now under threat. What can you do?  Pam Zipse, Outreach Coordinator of the Rutgers Urban Forestry Program of the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station and Nicholas Polanin, Agricultural Agent for Somerset County, will walk you through your options, including a mechanism for evaluating the costs of treatment versus removal. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County and the Friends of the Lawrence LibraryRegistration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Public Meeting  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Become more involved in your library! Learn about volunteering and contributing to the community. No registration necessary. 

    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 February 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 Estate-Planning Basics  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Lynda K. Dillman, FIC, MSM, financial associate at Thrivent Financial, will teach you:

•      Why you need an estate plan

•      Strategies to plan for incapacity, including special healthcare directives

•      Fundamental information about wills, trusts, and life insurance

•      Key tax basics, including an overview of the federal gift tax, estate tax, and generation-skipping transfer tax

 

You’ll also receive a free workbook created specifically for this presentation. The workbook contains key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar.

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

 

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

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday March 17, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop: POINT OF VIEW: FINDING YOUR WRITING VOICE  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Every story is a matter of perspective. Learn how different narrators (first, second, and third person; multiple narrators; omniscient vs. limited perspective, etc.) can shape your work. We will examine the idea of voice in fiction and discuss what point of view best fits your unique strengths as a writer and the story you wish to tell. Registration 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 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  -  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 Drum Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join musician and teacher Reed Thomas to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required.   

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Open Play for Babies & Toddlers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Little ones ages birth-2.5 years can play with the library’s toys in the Community Room with their caregivers.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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.

    Location: Hopewell 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.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:05 AM  -  11:30 AM 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
   11:30 AM Sing-A-Long with Pat McKinley  
   

For children, ages birth-7 years (with adult), 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

    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 Magnificent Seven  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The Magnificent Seven (2016) (Denzel Washington; Ethan Hawke) Rated PG-13; 133 minutes

The town of Rose Creek is under the deadly control of Bartholomew Bogue, the townspeople are desperate for protection. They find protection in seven outlaws. These seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

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  -  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
   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
   3:00 PM Teen Craft - Moon Garland!  
    Contact:      ajacobse@mcl.org
   

Say "hello" to spring and a "farewell & thank you" to the dark winter nights with this festive moon garland.

Spring cleaning has never looked so good!

All supplies provided!

 

    Location: Hopewell 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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen/tween Shamrock Craft  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

For ages 10-17.

Registration is suggested.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:30 PM 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 March 18, 2017
   10:00 AM Beauty and the Beast bookmark drop-in craft, for all ages  
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new 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
   10:00 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 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
   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 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
   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 Family Science  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

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

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 Ziegfeld Girls  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

From 1907 to 1931, Florenz Ziegfeld‘s famous “Ziegfeld Girls” became an American institution.  Learn about these symbols of the modern, independent woman and hear about individuals such as Irving Berlin, Fanny Brice, Ruth Etting, and others. Presented by New York lecturer, historian, and licensed New York City tour guide, Marty Schneit.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dr. Strange Movie Event!  
    Contact:      ajacobse@mcl.org
   

The impossibilities are endless!

Dr. Strange movie showing!  

Light snacks will be provided or bring your own, along with a firm grasp on reality!

 

    Location: Hopewell 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
   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 February 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday March 19, 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 of all ages, youngest with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    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 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 Girl on the Train (R), Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson. Based on Paula Hawkins' 2015 debut novel. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing person's investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. Runtime: 112 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 20, 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 and Tween Take Home Craft: Travel Pillow  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Wednesday, March 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 Morning Book Club: Necessary Lies, by Diane Chamberlain  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

It is 1960 in North Carolina and the lives of Ivy Hart and Jane Forrester couldn't be more different. Fifteen-year-old Ivy lives with her family as tenants on a small tobacco farm, but when her parents die, Ivy is left to care for her grandmother, older sister, and nephew. When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County's newest social worker, she is given the task of recommending which of her clients should be sterilized without their knowledge or consent. Necessary Lies is the fictional story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. 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!

    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 February 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
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A rollicking, rhyming time for you and your baby.
Ages 6 months to 2 years welcome with a caregiver.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:30 AM Sing-along Storybook Time with Music Together Princeton  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    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
   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
   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  -  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
   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  -  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  -  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 Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer 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 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Class and Waiting List are full.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beauty and the Beast bookmark drop-in craft, for all ages  
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The group will be discussing The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King. New members welcome. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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, February 20th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club  
   

“The 5th Wave” by Richard Yancey will be discussed. 

Teens and adults are welcome!  

Light Refreshments!  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:05 PM  -  8:30 PM Embroidery Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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 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
   7:30 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, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday March 21, 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 Heart Disease: Prevention, Signs & Symptoms  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about the first signs of the disease, common risk factors, prevention and when to seek the advice of a physician. Presented by health educator Lessley Chiriboga, MD. Please register.

    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  -  11:00 AM Scherenschnitte Demonstration  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by to see the art of scherenschnitte (i.e. papercutting) in its full beauty. You'll be amazed by what can be created with just a piece of paper and pair of scissors.

    Location: Hopewell 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 March 7. 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
   11:30 AM Spanish Storytime  
   

For children ages 3-6,

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

Stories and Craft!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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 Wii Sports  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Oscar's Longevity Stick  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The “Longevity Stick” regimen incorporates a series of 12 movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, mental focus, breathing capacity and vitality. William Traubel will give a hands-on workshop, showing the mechanics and method behind the Longevity Stick. Sticks will be provided for participants.

Registration is required.

    Location: Hopewell 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 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
   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 Keep This, Toss That  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Are you dreading spring cleaning?  Jamie Novak, best-selling author of Keep This Toss That, will present an informative and humorous program to show you how to clean out your closets, organize your space, make your piles of paper disappear, and stay motivated!

    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 Science Fiction Book Club: The Best of Leigh Brackett, by Leigh Brackett  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Leigh Brackett (1915-1978) was an American writer, particularly of science fiction, whose haunting tales of ancient Mars, wind-swept Venus, and remote worlds beyond human technology have become almost instant classics in the genre. This anthology consists of ten of her best stories, personally collected by Edmond Hamilton, Leigh's husband and a great SF writer in his own right. Next sci-fi book club title is: The Long Afternoon of Earth by Brian Aldiss. 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 March 22, 2017
   4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Club (Ages 8 and up)  
   

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

Please register.

    Location: West Windsor 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  -  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 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 PowerPoint Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to create basic presentations, format text and insert images.

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 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 Email 1  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Sign up for free email service with Yahoo. Send your first message!

 


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 March 8 and will run through April 5.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play a variety of games with friends or family.


For all ages.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 Documentary Screening and Discussion: The Brick School Legacy (2003)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The screening of this award-winning documentary on the history of the Joseph Keasbey Brick School and Junior College, a Black school that operated in North Carolina from 1985-1933, will be followed by a discussion with its producer Dr. Willa Cofield, currently 88-years old. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Cofield worked as a high school teacher until 1964 when she was fired as a result of her involvement in the struggle for civil rights. In a benchmark case, she sued both the city and the Board of Education in federal court, and her teaching job was restored, prompting school boards throughout the South to abort efforts to fire Black teachers. After earning two graduate degrees at Rutgers University, she moved to New Jersey in 1980 and worked in the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Equal Educational Opportunity. In 1983, she co-founded the Black Women’s History Conference – an organization that sponsored annual conferences for almost 20 years. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM Documentary Screening and Discussion: The Brick School Legacy (2003)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The screening of this award-winning documentary on the history of the Joseph Keasbey Brick School and Junior College, a Black school that operated in North Carolina from 1985-1933, will be followed by a discussion with its producer Dr. Willa Cofield, currently 88-years old. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Cofield worked as a high school teacher until 1964 when she was fired as a result of her involvement in the struggle for civil rights. In a benchmark case, she sued both the city and the Board of Education in federal court, and her teaching job was restored, prompting school boards throughout the South to abort efforts to fire Black teachers. After earning two graduate degrees at Rutgers University, she moved to New Jersey in 1980 and worked in the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Equal Educational Opportunity. In 1983, she co-founded the Black Women’s History Conference – an organization that sponsored annual conferences for almost 20 years. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Conquer the Clutter  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by John Odalen of Organize and Maintain. Save time and money by cleaning up the clutter and organizing your home/office/business. Discover new ways to look at your stuff, assess the real value and in turn decide what you really need to keep. Learn affordable, simple solutions that offer quick results and are easy to maintain. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required

    Location: Ewing 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  -  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
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Agents of Change: Famous New Jersey Women  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Down the alphabet, from Dr. Virginia Apgar, inventor of the Apgar score, to legendary Revolutionary War heroine Temperance Wick, New Jersey women have been integral to American history. While the lives and contributions of these pioneers don’t fit a specific category, what they do have in common is both their energy and the sense of purpose they brought to their lives.

In this lecture, New Jersey photojournalist Jim DelGiudice will examine the stories of these passionate individuals as well as the social context of the times they lived in.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday March 23, 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Scherenschnitte Demonstration  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by to see the art of scherenschnitte (i.e. papercutting) in its full beauty. You'll be amazed by what can be created with just a piece of paper and pair of scissors.

    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
   10:30 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  -  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 Cuentos en español/ Bilingual Story Time  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Stories, games, songs, dance, and music in English and Spanish.

    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 March 9. 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: 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
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Florence Foster Jenkins  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This biographical comedy-drama is the story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg . Rated PG-13; 111 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 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
   4:00 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
   4:30 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 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 Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join photographer Albert Horner in his presentation on the beauty of the Pinelands National Reserve. Copies of his book “Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness” will be available through the Friends of the Lawrence Library for sale and signing. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join photographer Albert Horner in his presentation on the beauty of the Pinelands National Reserve. Copies of his book “Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness” will be available through the Friends of the Lawrence Library for sale and signing. Registration is suggested.

    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 Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday March 24, 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 Music Round Free Demo Class  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Toddler Tunes  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.

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
   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
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages  
   

*PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE*

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

No registration required.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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  -  4:00 PM Rummikub  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

One of the world’s most popular games. Rummikub is a tile-bases game combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong. No experience necessary. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 March 25, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Relax and find your inner calm with our new meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing 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  -  11:30 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 review. 

Preregistration required.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Arduino Workshop,  
   

 Teens, ages 13-19 are invited to learn the basics of Arduino & electronic programming in this 2 hour workshop. It will cover how to setup and begin programming. You will learn how to drive an LED with button & potentiometer. Using a Piezo Buzzer to play your favorite melody. Build a morning alarm with a photo resistor. No previous programming experience required! We can only take 6 participants in this workshop due to limited supplies. Participants must bring their own laptops and download software.

    Location: Ewing 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
   10:30 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 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Zumba @ Your Library  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Get your body moving!!!  Zumba, a dance fitness program, gets you exercising to the rhythm of diverse, global, energetic music. Let the rhythm get you, and dance that stress away!

Registration is requested. Click the "Register" button, or call the Reference Desk at 609.737.2610 for information or to register.

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

    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
   11:00 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
   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  -  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 New Jersey Power Speakers. 

Please 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 New Jersey Power Speakers. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday March 26, 2017
     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
   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
   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  -  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  
   

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
   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   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   
   

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
   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
   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  -  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

!Sign up for free email service with Yahoo. Send your first message!

 


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. 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  -  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
   7:30 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
   10:30 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  -  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 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  -  11:45 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
   4:30 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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing 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
   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

Monday April 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
   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

Tuesday April 4, 2017
   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

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
   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: 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. 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 March 8 and will run through April 5.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday April 6, 2017
   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
   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

Friday April 7, 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
   4:30 PM 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
   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

Monday April 10, 2017
   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

Wednesday April 12, 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
   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
   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

Friday April 14, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday April 16, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday April 21, 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

Saturday April 22, 2017
   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

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   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

Thursday April 27, 2017
   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
   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

Friday April 28, 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

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

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

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   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

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