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Monday August 21, 2017
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Emoji scavenger hunt, all ages  
   

For children of all ages.

Which emoji is your favorite? We are celebrating them all with a scavenger hunt around the library!

Drop-in anytime during the week of August 21st to August 26th to participate.  Find the Emojis hidden through the children’s department.

Return your answer sheet to the Youth Services Desk to enter a raffle. Two winners will be randomly chosen and will an Emoji back-to-school fun pack.

(Winners will be notified by August 29th.).

One entry per child.

No registration necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    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   
   

Adult Program

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 July 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our newly formed discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Shirley Jackson and her short stories, “The Lottery,” “The Missing Girl,” and “Charles.” Please see the Reference Desk about acquiring copies of this month's stories.

    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  -  11:00 AM Art Class with Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam (Ages 2-6)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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 necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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 necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:00 PM Great American Eclipse Viewing  
   

Storytime and Light Snack.

Parents please sign up to reserve your child’s spot and eclipse viewer to see the partial solar eclipse that will be visible in our area.

Eclipse starts approx. 1:20 p.m. Max eclipse coverage in our area begins at 2:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM Great American Eclipse Viewing  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Ready to witness the rare event of a solar eclipse? Sign up to reserve your spot and eclipse viewer to see the partial solar eclipse that will be visible in our area. Eclipse starts approx. 1:20 p.m. Max eclipse coverage in our area begins at 2:45 p.m. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM Great American Eclipse Viewing  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Ready to witness the rare event of a solar eclipse? Sign up to reserve your spot and eclipse viewer to see the partial solar eclipse that will be visible in our area. Eclipse starts approx. 1:20 p.m. Max eclipse coverage in our area begins at 2:45 p.m. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Solar Eclipse Viewing (All ages)  
   

The West Windsor Branch will be having a special viewing of the solar eclipse! Solar eclipse glasses will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. 

1:22 pm - Partial eclipse begins

2:44 pm - Maximum coverage of eclipse 

4:00 pm - Partial eclipse ends 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Maker Mondays for Teens and Tweens: Duct Tape Folders  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 9 and up.
We will be using duct tape to make folders to get ready for going back to school.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A conscientious objector serves in WWII as a medic, but refuses to take a life or even carry a gun. He is eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. 138 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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 July 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 Solar Eclipse Viewing for Ages 6 & Up  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children, tweens, & teens ages 6-18 are invited to learn about solar eclipses with hands-on activities.

We will then view the 2017 "Great American Solar Eclipse" at approximately 2:45 pm with special viewing glasses.

Online registration required.

Parents/guardians must remain in the library while children ages 13 & under attend the program

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Solar Eclipse Viewing for Ages 6 & Up  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children, tweens, & teens ages 6-18 are invited to learn about solar eclipses with hands-on activities.

We will then view the 2017 "Great American Solar Eclipse" at approximately 2:45 pm with special viewing glasses.

Online registration required.

Parents/guardians must remain in the library while children ages 13 & under attend the program

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Solar Eclipse Viewing for Ages 6 & Up  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children, tweens, & teens ages 6-18 are invited to learn about solar eclipses with hands-on activities.

We will then view the 2017 "Great American Solar Eclipse" at approximately 2:45 pm with special viewing glasses.

Online registration required.

Parents/guardians must remain in the library while children ages 13 & under attend the program

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

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

Create your own bookmarks!

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.

 

    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  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  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
   6:00 PM Stellar Space  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Make space-related crafts and learn about stars, planets, asteroids, comets, the moon, & more! For children entering grades 2-4.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Book Discussion: The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counter-intuitive truth:  

the more ways people have to connect, the more they seem desperate to unplug.  

Join us for our monthly meeting. Discuss the book and share your thoughts.  

Registration preferred.

 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reiki Guided Meditation -- Canceled  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a combination of two Japanese words: "rei" ("universal life energy”) and "ki" ("life force"). Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. Mary Ryan, who will be leading the program, is a Reiki Master. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM A Salute to Great Male Vocalists concert with Ambiance the Duo  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Hear selections by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Al Martino, Johnny Mathis, and more, performed on clarinet and bass. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing 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, August 14th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM CANCELLED Tween-Parent Book Club  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

This program is CANCELLED. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

For children entering Grades 3-5 and their parents.

We will enjoy snacks and discuss this month's book, the graphic novel "The Nameless City" by Faith Erin Hicks. 

New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
   

The group will be discussing In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. New Members welcome. 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, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. Class dates are: July 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21Participants 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.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday August 22, 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
   10:30 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 August 8. 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
   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  -  1:40 PM Meet the Inventor: Marc Hannah (Ages 6-11)  
   

Graphic scientist and engineer responsible for the special effects in the movies. 

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor 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 Sidewalk Chalk and Bubbles  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

All ages welcome to participate.
Join us for some old fashioned summer fun.
We will use sidewalk chalk to decorate the library's sidewalks and play with bubbles outside.
No registration required. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids' Public Speaking Class (Ages 8-12)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 8-12 are invited to learn the basics of public speaking while gaining self-confidence in this fun and educational program led by a teen volunteer.

Each week will feature different public speaking activities like: presenting a sporting event, making a commercial & more!

No registration is required. 

Parents/guardians must stay in the library while the child attends the program. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids' Public Speaking Class (Ages 8-12)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 8-12 are invited to learn the basics of public speaking while gaining self-confidence in this fun and educational program led by a teen volunteer.

Each week will feature different public speaking activities like: presenting a sporting event, making a commercial & more!

No registration is required. 

Parents/guardians must stay in the library while the child attends the program. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open Play Legos  
   

All Ages!  

Come play with legos!  

    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 Social Justice Series (High School Students)  
   

Students will be given publication, public speaking, teaching and leadership opportunites. 

Teacher and Facilitator: Ms. Beth Pandolpho, a West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North Language Arts Teacher

Please register. 

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 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  -  8:30 PM Writers Support Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   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 Emoji Perler Bead Keychains and Origami Bookmark Craft, for ages 5-12 yrs  
   

For ages 5-12 years, with a caregiver.

Join us and create your own Emoji perler bead keychain.  Design your own or use the patterns provided.  You can also make your own Emoji origami bookmark!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

Adult Program

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

    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  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

Registration required.

    Location: West Windsor 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 August 23, 2017
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

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

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

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

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

Play rhyming games! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Emoji scavenger hunt, all ages  
   

For children of all ages.

Which emoji is your favorite? We are celebrating them all with a scavenger hunt around the library!

Drop-in anytime during the week of August 21st to August 26th to participate.  Find the Emojis hidden through the children’s department.

Return your answer sheet to the Youth Services Desk to enter a raffle. Two winners will be randomly chosen and will an Emoji back-to-school fun pack.

(Winners will be notified by August 29th.).

One entry per child.

No registration necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Play Dough Chefs  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Help make and play with play dough. Ages 2-10, with an adult.

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

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

Adult Program

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor 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 Play Dough Chefs  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Help make and play with play dough. Ages 2-10, with an adult.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Family Movie Matinee: Boss Baby  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This movie is rated PG.  Run time 1 hour and 37 minutes.
A small snack will be served.
An adult must remain in the room with the child(ren) for the duration of the movie.
No registration required. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)  
    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.    

Ages 2 - 5.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Social Justice Series (Middle School Students)  
   

Students will be given publication, public speaking, teaching, and leadership opportunities. 

Teachers and Facilitators: Ayesha Hamilton, West Windsor Councilwoman (8/2), Kani Ilangovan, MD (8/9 and 8/16), Beth Brasor, PHS History Teacher (8/23)

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Lego Night  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Build and play with our Library's Legos!

Family Fun Lego Night!

For all ages.

Registration is suggested.

    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  -  7:30 PM Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's: The Basics  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Presented by Nicolette Vasco from the Alzheimer's Association. Attendees will learn the symptoms, causes, risk factors and the effects that Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia have on the brain. Find out the benefits of early detection and how to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Registration required.

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

Join the African American Literature Reading Circle to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the August meeting, we will be discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Refreshments served. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Computer Basics: Open Lab  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

If you want to learn how to operate a computer or use certain programs, come to our open computer lab for a stress-free experience. You’ll be able to work on a computer at your own pace and ask any questions you may have. Librarian Andrew will be there to guide you and provide information. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 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. Bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders.  Ages 14 and up. Registration recommended.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Popcorn and a Movie - Everything, Everything (Ages 12-17)  
   

Enjoy Everything, Everything and free popcorn!

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 96 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Trans 101 for Parents & Family Members  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Princeton HiTOPS. This informational session will provide participants with a basic framework for understanding the needs of transgender individuals and build sensitivity around what it means to be transgender. Participants will gain the basic knowledge and resources needed to be able to support, affirm and empower their loved ones, friends and the overall transgender and gender-non binary community. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Trans 101 for Parents & Family Members  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Princeton HiTOPS. This informational session will provide participants with a basic framework for understanding the needs of transgender individuals and build sensitivity around what it means to be transgender. Participants will gain the basic knowledge and resources needed to be able to support, affirm and empower their loved ones, friends and the overall transgender and gender-non binary community. 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

Thursday August 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  -  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 Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM Cuentos en español/ Bilingual Story Time  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

STEM stories are focused on fun topics like science and math!

Cuentos (STEM) son sobre ciencia y numeros.

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 August 10. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Me Before You  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

A young woman acts as a caregiver for a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Her no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other.  Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin. Rated PG-13;  110 minutes (2016).

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 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
   2:00 PM Teen and Tween Yoga  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join us for Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 to 18 years old every Thursday during the summer reading program.
Beginners welcome
Mats are provided.
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Registration is required online starting the previous Thursday.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania  
   

Family Movie: Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania. Rated: PG. Runtime: 84 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM Social Justice Series (For Families)  
   

Social Justice Education film screenings and conversations for families. 

Please register. 

    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
   6:00 PM Adult Craft Workshop: Crafted Book Art Vase  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Give an old book a second life. Make a book for storing water-less flora like dried grasses and flowers. Materials will be provided. Registration is suggested and is limited to 12 participants. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Craft Workshop: Crafted Book Art Vase  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Give an old book a second life. Make a book for storing water-less flora like dried grasses and flowers. Materials will be provided. Registration is suggested and is limited to 12 participants. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

A Quiet Passion (2016, PG-13), with Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle and Duncan Duff. The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. Runtime: 125 min.

    Location: Ewing 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. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Meets weekly. 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

Friday August 25, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Emoji Poop Pencils  
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating an emoji poop pencil!  Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Emoji scavenger hunt, all ages  
   

For children of all ages.

Which emoji is your favorite? We are celebrating them all with a scavenger hunt around the library!

Drop-in anytime during the week of August 21st to August 26th to participate.  Find the Emojis hidden through the children’s department.

Return your answer sheet to the Youth Services Desk to enter a raffle. Two winners will be randomly chosen and will an Emoji back-to-school fun pack.

(Winners will be notified by August 29th.).

One entry per child.

No registration necessary.

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.

Adult must remain in the program.

    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  -  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 Kids' Music Round Free Demo Class  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 2 months to 5 years.
Kids' Music Round is a singing, laughing, giggling, clapping, dancing, fun-filled, award-winning music and movement experience.
It is designed to guide children through the stages of early childhood music development.
Registration is required online starting Friday, August 18th.

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

Sing along with Miss Pat! All ages, with an adult.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby & Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by a group board book read-aloud and play time with the library’s toys.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

“'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.'” This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family—their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog—is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red’s father." —Provided by publisher.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-700-0462 for information or to register.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM Family Movie: The Lego Batman  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be The Lego Batman rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

    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
   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 Foreign Film: Land of Mine (2017, R)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann and Joel Basman. In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Runtime: 100 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Relaxing Art Friday  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   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 Sense of an Ending (2017)  
   

 A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. Starring Jim Broadbent. Rated PG-13. 108 minutes. 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. 

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Slime Time (Ages 8-11)  
   

Create and experiment with making different kinds of slime! 

Please Register. 

    Location: West Windsor 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 August 26, 2017
   10:00 AM Emoji scavenger hunt, all ages  
   

For children of all ages.

Today is the last day to participate in the scavenger hunt!

Which emoji is your favorite? We are celebrating them all with a scavenger hunt around the library!

Drop-in anytime during the week of August 21st to August 26th to participate.  Find the Emojis hidden through the children’s department.

Return your answer sheet to the Youth Services Desk to enter a raffle. Two winners will be randomly chosen and will an Emoji back-to-school fun pack.

(Winners will be notified by August 29th.).

One entry per child.

No registration necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wii Sports  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Create Fidget Quilts!  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Be a part of creating Fidge Quilts!

For this event, please make 6-1/2” squares ahead of time to contribute and/or create fidget quilts.  If possible, please bring a sewing machine and extension cord.

The fidget quilts created at this event will be donated to various local nursing homes and/or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

For more information, please call the Janet Wyckoff at 609-466-2516.

What is a Fidget Quilt?

Sometimes people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other cognitive issues may have restless hands.  Fidget Quilts are made to address this problem. Small square quilts, about 24” x 24”, are made of 6” squares that incorporate fabrics with texture, fabrics with a large motif, squares embellished with ribbons, lace, tucks, etc., and squares with something to manipulate (zippers, pockets, buttons). 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:05 AM Emoji Necklace Drop-in, for children of all ages  
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 10am and 4pm and make a two-sided emoji necklace.  Flip it to show your emotion for today!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    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
   11:00 AM Lego League for 4-13 years  
   

For ages 4-13 years, with a caregiver.

Develop team work and social skills in a fun and educational setting. Presented by Judy Boisselle of Lawrence Township.
Adult caregiver should remain in the room/nearby vicinity of program.  Younger siblings are welcome to work separately with larger blocks.

Registration is required and begins at 7:00am, 3 days before the program. Those who have not registered may be admittted as space permits.
 

    Location: Lawrence 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

Monday August 28, 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 Gardening Guild  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Come and meet others with a passion for gardening and share advice and stories! Relate your experiences, ask questions, give and get advice on matters related to gardens and lawns, annuals and perennials, trees and vegetables, pruning and fertilizing, and any other topic that interests you! Registration required.

    Location: Ewing 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 Word Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration is required. 

 

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   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
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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 necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movies on Monday - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes, led by daring fugitive Jyn Erso and rebel spy Cassian Andor, band together for a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction, the Death Star.

Rated PG-13; 133 minutes

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Children’s Movie Matinee, Smurfs The Lost Village,  
   

 . PG:180 minutes

 Starring: Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Manganiello, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Ellie Kemper, Rainn Wilson.  A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

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

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

 

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

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  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
   6:00 PM Stellar Space  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Make space-related crafts and learn about stars, planets, asteroids, comets, the moon, & more! For children entering grades 2-4.

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

    Location: Robbinsville 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 Reiki Guided Meditation -- Canceled  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a combination of two Japanese words: "rei" ("universal life energy”) and "ki" ("life force"). Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. Mary Ryan, who will be leading the program, is a Reiki Master. Registration is required.

Participants must register for each individual class.

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

Adult Program

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 July 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-799-0462 for information or to register.

    Location: West Windsor 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 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 Evening Book Group: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, Jay is ready to risk everything to woo her back. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on July 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday August 29, 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
   10:30 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 August 15. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  10:55 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)  
   

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

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

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids' Public Speaking Class (Ages 8-12)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 8-12 are invited to learn the basics of public speaking while gaining self-confidence in this fun and educational program led by a teen volunteer.

Each week will feature different public speaking activities like: presenting a sporting event, making a commercial & more!

No registration is required. 

Parents/guardians must stay in the library while the child attends the program. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids' Public Speaking Class (Ages 8-12)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 8-12 are invited to learn the basics of public speaking while gaining self-confidence in this fun and educational program led by a teen volunteer.

Each week will feature different public speaking activities like: presenting a sporting event, making a commercial & more!

No registration is required. 

Parents/guardians must stay in the library while the child attends the program. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:30 PM Kids’ Movie Matinee - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG)  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Running time is 91 minutes.

Online registration begins on August 15. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open Play Legos  
   

All Ages!  

Come play with legos!  

    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
   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 Natural Materials Dream Catcher  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use materials found in nature to make a unique and attention grabbing dream catcher. 

Preregistration 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
   6:30 PM Aluminum Foil Zentangle Art Project, for ages 5-10yrs  
   

For ages 5-10yrs, with a caregiver.

Create a beautiful zentangle art project with Sharpies and tinfoil!

We will be using permanent markers – please dress accordingly!

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  -  7:30 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
   7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Writing your College Essay  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover what makes a college essay great and what admissions officers are really looking for. For parents and students. Presented by Collegewise’s Vince Valenzuela, former Assistant Director of Admissions at Villanova.  

    Location: Robbinsville 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 August 30, 2017
   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
   10:30 AM Kids’ Music Round  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Music & fun with Miss Dianne! Ages 6 mos and up, with an adult

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

    Location: Robbinsville 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
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults - Split  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man's fractured, gifted mind.

PG-13, 117 minutes.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)  
    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.    

Ages 2 - 5.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:55 PM Origami Hour (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Create origami crafts as we work together to learn the art of paper folding.  Take home all your creations.  All materials provided!

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:00 PM Sarah the Reading Dog * (grades K - 5)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Read to Sarah:  Sarah is a local therapy dog who loves listening to stories.  Sarah will visit the Hopewell Branch Library on Tuesday afternoons with her owner Barbara. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Sarah and Barbara.  Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.  

Grades K - 5.  Registration required. * Please call to make an appointment. 609-737-2610

See Youth Progam Policy.  

    Location: Hopewell 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
   6:00 PM Shell Wreaths, for ages 10-16  
   

For ages 10-16.

Create a reminder of summer with a wreath of pretty shells!

Online registration is required.

Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults - Split  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man's fractured, gifted mind.

PG-13, 117 minutes.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
   

The group will be discussing Princess by Jean Sassoon. New members are always welcome. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday August 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  -  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 Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Meet Quori the Police Dog  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Sgt. Scott Kivet of the Robbinsville Police would like you to meet his canine partner! All ages, with  an adult.

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Music Round Demo Class (Infant - 5 years)  
   

Come Sing, Dance, and Explore Rhythm Instruments, and have a GREAT TIME!

    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  -  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: magnets.

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
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Despicable Me 2  
   

Family Movie: Despicable Me 2. Rated: PG. Runtime: 98 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing 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 Thursday Evening at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 6:30 p.m.  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Their Finest (2017, R), with Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. Runtime: 117 min.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM Vassil Bebelekov (1960-2016): A Bulgarian Bagpipe (Gaida) Virtuoso  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join members of the Princeton Friday Night and Tuesday Night Folk Dance Groups, and the Highland Park Folkdance Circle in this evening dedicated to the memory of Vassil Bebelekov - a virtuoso Bulgarian bagpipe (gaida) player and teacher who suddenly passed away in July 2016. A documentary about him produced by Bill Selden, a member of the groups, will be screened, and the evening will proceed with listening and dancing to recorded traditional Bulgarian music performed by Vassil Bebelekov. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Vassil Bebelekov (1960-2016): A Bulgarian Bagpipe (Gaida) Virtuoso  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join members of the Princeton Friday Night and Tuesday Night Folk Dance Groups, and the Highland Park Folkdance Circle in this evening dedicated to the memory of Vassil Bebelekov - a virtuoso Bulgarian bagpipe (gaida) player and teacher who suddenly passed away in July 2016. A documentary about him produced by Bill Selden, a member of the groups, will be screened, and the evening will proceed with listening and dancing to recorded traditional Bulgarian music performed by Vassil Bebelekov. Registration 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. Taught by ESL instructor Stephanie Owens. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Meets weekly. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday September 1, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Poop Emoji Pencils  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Just in time for back to school!  Pick up a craft kit to make your very own poop emoji pencil!
For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Friday, September 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:35 AM Teen Take Out Craft: Homemade Fidget Spinner  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can pick up supplies to make this month's "Teen Take Out Craft" - a homemade fidget spinner!

One kit per person. While supplies last. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   9:35 AM Teen Take Out Craft: Homemade Fidget Spinner  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can pick up supplies to make this month's "Teen Take Out Craft" - a homemade fidget spinner!

One kit per person. While supplies last. 

    Location: Hightstown 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 back to school bubble magnets.

While supplies last.

One kit per teen, please.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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.

Adult must remain in the program.

    Location: Ewing 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  -  11:00 AM Baby & Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by a group board book read-aloud and play time with the library’s toys.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary. 

    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
   10:35 AM  -  5:15 PM Special School Craft  
   

 For children in grades, K-6 

Make a duct tape folder!

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM First Friday Film -- The Sense of an Ending  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An elderly man recalls a teenage love triangle involving his first crush and a school chum.  (Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:30 PM Posture Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall – Winter 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 September 2, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Sunday September 3, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Monday September 4, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Poop Emoji Pencils  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Just in time for back to school!  Pick up a craft kit to make your very own poop emoji pencil!
For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Friday, September 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night;  730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log. Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Mini Scratch Art  
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a mini scratch art picture!  Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 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
   11:15 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 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
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)  
   

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Open Play Lego  
   

All Ages!  

Come play with legos!  

    Location: Ewing 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 four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Button Trees  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use old buttons and a tree silhouette to make a fun piece of artwork. 

Preregistration 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 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
   7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Heartfulness Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM 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
   7:05 PM Current Events Discussion Club  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday September 6, 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 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  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Attendees plan and execute the trips.

The group is planning a Chew Philly Experience. This is a walking and food-sampling tour of iconic Philly foods. The Chew Philly Tours appear on the Travel Channel's list of best things to do in the city.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for 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. Registration required.

    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 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  -  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 Library Resources via Your iPad  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to access free magazines, movies, music and books directly on your iPad through the Mercer County Library System. The class will include how to access ebooks and audiobooks using Overdrive, magazines using Flipster; and movies and music using hoopla. Please remember to bring your iPad, charged and ready to go!, your library card, and any relevant (e.g. Apple ID) passwords. Limited space. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Philosophy of Karma Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

What goes around comes around…Life is made up of action and reaction – nothing less. One of the most essential laws of the universe is the Law of Karma; for every action, there is a reaction of the same proportion as the original action.

Our universe is a hall of mirrors, each moment a reflection of an earlier scene or interaction. Which means, of course, that each moment is a unique opportunity to avoid doing anything that will bring us future pain and, instead, sow a seed that will bring us the sweetest of fruits. Our consciousness behind every action is creating our life and this understanding becomes an incentive to create pure and positive karma. You can draw the line of your destiny with the pen of your elevated actions.

Please join us as we explore the philosophy of karma.

Facilitated by library staff member Leena, a 10 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 Heartfulness Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday September 7, 2017
   10:00 AM Preschool 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  -  11:30 AM PowerPoint Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating presentations, formatting text and inserting images.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers 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 Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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: measurements.

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
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Hidden Figures  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe.  Rated PG; 127 minutes ; 2016

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)  
   

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

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

Join local artist, Mrs. Mehta and Poonam Sing, as they teach art techniques for the budding teen artist!

Registration required. 

Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM Yoga  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

No experience necessary! Please bring a towel/yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited, register early! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Amnesia (France & Switzerland, 2015)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

When Jo comes to Ibiza to be a DJ at the club “Amnesia,” he befriends a solitary woman who’s trying to forget her past. As their friendship grows, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question. 96 min. Not rated. English, German, French, Spanish with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

During the Holocaust, a couple who are zookeeper’s work to save Jews from the Nazis.  Rated PG-13. 

Running time:  108 minutes.  Registration required. 

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Books and Bricks  
    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.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, August 21st.

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Political Discussion Circle  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

The Political Discussion Circle gives you a chance to express your feelings about political news and events. When you hold the talking item, you can express your views in an appropriate manner. When you’re finished speaking, the group will have a chance to respond. All political views are welcome and will be respected. Registration required.

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

Adult Program

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday September 8, 2017
   9:30 AM Yoga for Tots  
   

Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing 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 Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

Adult must remain in the program.

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

Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops and any questions you have for our resident techie, Reference Librarian Andrew. By appointment only. Registration required.

   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
   10:00 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:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
All levels welcome.  A teen volunteer will be available for instructional assistance.
Come play against fellow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby & Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by a group board book read-aloud and play time with the library’s toys.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary. 

    Location: Hightstown 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
   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: Grey Lady  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

A policeman tracking the killer of both his sister, and his former police partner, follows a clue to Nantucket, where he finds himself in the crosshairs of the killer's wicked plan.

Rated R. 109 minutes. Starring Eric Dane and Natalie Zea.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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 August 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 Job and Career Accelerator and Learning Express Library  
    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
   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 September 9, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

Drum Circle is back!!!

Treat yourself to a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.

This is an adult program; children are welcome to accompany their parents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Starting a Home Based Business: A Free Workshop from SCORE  
    Contact: Hopewe   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Starting a home-based business has unique characteristics and challenges, yet it’s becoming a highly lucrative way to start a business in today's economy. With low overhead, advantages of technology and minimal capital required, many people are opting to shift careers to become a home-based entrepreneur. This workshop discusses the pros, cons and how to’s of running a home-based business including work space and zoning requirements, employees, insurance, licensing, and what it will require from you and your family.

    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
   11:00 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

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

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

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

 

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 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 signed up for all three classes on September 9th, 23rd and 30th. Please make sure you are able to attend all three classes before registering. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Hidden Treasures of the Lawrence Library Walking Tour  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Kick-Start your Writing Career  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Discover what you need to know to be a successful writer as you learn the ins and outs of making a living as an author, blogger, copywriter, scriptwriter, or more. Previous attendees are encouraged to return and show us what you’ve been working on!  Presented by Amanda Caswell, copywriter at Comedy Central and former scriptwriter for Nickelodeon.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk: Tena Gifford “Sequel to Salvation”  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join local author, Tena Smith Gifford, as she speaks about her newly published book, “Sequel to Salvation: A handbook to help release believers from religious churches and the strongholds that they cause." Copies will be available to purchase.

    Location: Hightstown 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

Sunday September 10, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Back-to-School Felt Monster Pencil Topper  
   

12:30pm  Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages

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

We’re heading back to school!  Come by and make a fun felt “Monster Pencil Topper” to add a smile to your first days of school! 

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Grandparents Storytime  
   

Make a special craft for grandma and grandpa. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the library.

    Location: Ewing 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Advice for Your Devices (Ages 5 & up)  
   

The Geek Desk volunteers are here to help you. Bring your own device to us with questions about your devices so we can help you make the most out of today's technology. 

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Rules Don't Apply  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction puts their religious convictions to the test, and also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress.

Rated PG-13; 127 minutes. Starring Lily Collins and Haley Bennett.

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

Gifted (2017, PG-13), with Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace and Lindsay Duncan. Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary, in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Runtime: 101 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM Social Justice Series (Middle School Students)  
   

Students will be given publication, public speaking, teaching, and leadership opportunities. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday September 11, 2017
   9:35 AM Coupon Swap  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Drop in anytime during the day to bring coupons to share and take what you need!

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

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft :Bookmark  
   

For all ages!

Stop by the Library to pick up a free take-home craft

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a bookmark! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Poop Emoji Pencils  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Just in time for back to school!  Pick up a craft kit to make your very own poop emoji pencil!
For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Friday, September 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed 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 Gardening Guild  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Come and meet others with a passion for gardening and share advice and stories! Relate your experiences, ask questions, give and get advice on matters related to gardens and lawns, annuals and perennials, trees and vegetables, pruning and fertilizing, and any other topic that interests you! Registration required.

    Location: Ewing 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   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Concert for Babies  
   

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
   11:00 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

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

Learn songs and rhymes!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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 necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: United 93 (2006)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Harrowing re-creation of the plane's hijacking on September 11, 2001. 115 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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

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

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, by Dominic Smith.

No registration necessary.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM 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
   6:00 PM Animation Monday: Tokyo Godfathers (2013)  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Tokyo Godfathers (2013): Rated PG-13; 97 minutes.

While rummaging in the trash for food on Christmas Eve, a trio of homeless people surviving

as a makeshift family stumble upon an abandoned newborn baby in a trash bin.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

Registration preferred. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM Stellar Space  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Make space-related crafts and learn about stars, planets, asteroids, comets, the moon, & more! For children entering grades 2-4.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Globetrotters (Ages 6 & up)  
   

Pack your bags and get your passport ready as we travel to different countries!

Explore a new country each session through stories and a craft. 

Registration required. 

    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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Detox/Cleanse: The Basics  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Randi Haas and Karen Gardineer. It is estimated that annually over 80,000 chemicals are used in the US and more are coming! Cleansing becomes a prerequisite for thriving in our modern world. Think of a cleansing period as a rest and rejuvenation holiday for our digestive system. The rewards from a simple 3-day cleanse are truly noticeable! Attendees will walk away informed and with a simple and tasty 3-day cleanse to follow at home. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Detox/Cleanse: The Basics  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Randi Haas and Karen Gardineer. It is estimated that annually over 80,000 chemicals are used in the US and more are coming! Cleansing becomes a prerequisite for thriving in our modern world. Think of a cleansing period as a rest and rejuvenation holiday for our digestive system. The rewards from a simple 3-day cleanse are truly noticeable! Attendees will walk away informed and with a simple and tasty 3-day cleanse to follow at home. 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 School-age STEAM  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New: Craft Circle  
    Contact: Kim Luke   (609) 448-1474   kluke@mcl.org
   

Crafters of all skill levels are invited to join the library’s new crafting group! Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting or other project and work on it with other crafters. Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting to work on a project, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments.

For adults & teens ages 14 & up.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New: Craft Circle  
    Contact: Kim Luke   609-448-1474   kluke@mcl.org
   

Crafters of all skill levels are invited to join the library’s new crafting group! Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting or other project and work on it with other crafters. Drop in anytime during this monthly meeting to work on a project, share what you’ve made & chat over light refreshments.

For adults & teens ages 14 & up.

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

Adult Program

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 August 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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
   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 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
   11:15 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
   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
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)  
   

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Open Play Lego  
   

All Ages!  

Come play with legos!  

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:35 PM Teen Take Out Craft: Homemade Fidget Spinner  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can pick up supplies to make this month's "Teen Take Out Craft" - a homemade fidget spinner!

One kit per person. While supplies last. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:35 PM Teen Take Out Craft: Homemade Fidget Spinner  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can pick up supplies to make this month's "Teen Take Out Craft" - a homemade fidget spinner!

One kit per person. While supplies last. 

    Location: Hightstown 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 four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Upcycling: Book Page Feathers  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use recycled book pages to make beautiful paper feathers. 

Preregistration 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  -  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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Art Reception & Talk: Jersey Diners  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

A reception and talk by local photographer Barbara Battista will include a short presentation about her photographs of diners in the tri-state area. Barbara will share her best examples of diner memorabilia. Come and meet the artist, view her artwork and enjoy light refreshments! Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 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
   7:00 PM PJ Storytime for ages 2-5  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor 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
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Powerpoint  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

This class deals with the basics of making presentations using Powerpoint, including making basic slides and putting them together to make a slideshow, plus adding animations, clipart, and transitions between slides. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Powerpoint 2007 or above. Signup for adults only. Space is limited. Registration period begins August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday September 13, 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 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  -  11:30 AM Word Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PC Essentials  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM  -  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 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  -  3:00 PM The Short of It  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our newly formed discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Flannery O’Connor and her short stories, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” “The River,” and “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.”

Please see the Reference/Information Desk to obtain copies of this month's short stories.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell 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
   3:00 PM Understand Your Social Security Benefits  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever that you understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your retirement plans. This informative seminar, led by guest speaker David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration District  Manager, will show you how and when to apply for Medicare, Social Security and other topics. Please register. 

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

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Common Dental Procedures: Your Questions Answered  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn about the latest and greatest in dentistry such as implants, cosmetic dentistry, and advances in orthodontics from Dr. Marshall Alter of Bordentown. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Varicose Veins  
    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  -  8:00 PM Application Myths Dispelled: The Ins and Outs of Applying to College  
   

Please join Brooke Stengel Fitzgerald a well-respected college counselor with an extensive career in the field of college admissions and college counseling (as well as a Grover Middle School parent) for a presentation that will clarify the mysteries of the College Application Process.

Please Register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday September 14, 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 Qigong & Oriental Medicine  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a 30 minute session of Qigong (pronounced chee gong) followed by a general introduction to Oriental Medicine. Local licensed acupuncturist Jim Slaymaker will lead participants in this gentle form of exercise and demystify the oldest and most widespread form of medicine practiced in the world today. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM CookTalks: Family Food Traditions – Create and Preserve Meaningful Food Experiences  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Identify meaningful food traditions with food expert Vanessa Young. Discover how to mine the past for cultural recipes, document unique food histories, and engage family and friends. Explore ways to create new traditions rooted in recent experiences and travels. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM Kids Music Round Free Demo Class  
   

For ages 2 months to 5 years.

Kids' Music Round is a singing, laughing, giggling, clapping, dancing, fun-filled, award-winning music and movement experience.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs  
   

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence 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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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.

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 August 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 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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)  
   

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Teen Cooking Class  
   

Learn and create easy no-bake recipes. 

Registration required. All materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Poetry Circle: Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A native of Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past." Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Preventing Sports Injuries in Children & Teens  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

As the Fall sports season begins, it’s important for parents and caregivers know what they can do to safeguard their children from injuries. Presented by Gauri Sabnis, licensed physical therapist with Synergex Physical Therapy. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Finding the Right Mindset for Exercise  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@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. 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  -  8:30 PM How Did You Sleep Last Night?  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than 100 million Americans have difficulty falling or staying asleep, which can negatively affect health and mood. Join Tara Scoles, a registered polysomnographic technologist with University Medical Center of Princeton, for an eye-opening discussion on sleep disorders and whether a sleep study could help diagnose your condition.

Registration requested.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends of the Library Meeting  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Open to Friends members or those interested in joining the Twin Rivers Friends.  

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch

Friday September 15, 2017
   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 back to school bubble magnets.

While supplies last.

One kit per teen, please.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Emily Eckart, author of Pale Hearts, returns to discuss using descriptive language and vivid imagery to make stories unforgettable. She will demonstrate how this works in her own fiction.

    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.

Adult must remain in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:20 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  -  12:00 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
   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 Joanne Tyne Family Music Class  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 12 months to 4 years.
Joanne Tyne is offering a free demonstration of her Family Music Class.
In this program, music is learned through playful activities which reflect the learning styles of very young children.
Activities include singing, movement, rhymes, dance, rhythm instruments and fun!
Registration is required online starting Monday, August 28th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Miss Amy Concert for All Ages  
   

Sing and dance along with Miss Amy! 

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
     Open Play for Babies & Toddlers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Little ones ages birth - 2.5 years and their caregivers are invited to drop in to socialize and play with the library's toys in the Comunity Room. 

No registration required.

Siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Ewing 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Resume Makeover  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Bring a saved copy of your résumé to class!  Help topics include formatting, writing a cover letter, and various helpful tips that will make your résumé look professional.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Fall – Winter 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 September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Poetry Circle: Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

A native of Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney is widely recognized as one of the major poets of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past." Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence 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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM PSAT Practice Test presented by Princeton Review  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Princeton Review will offer a free PSAT Practice Test for students currently in 10th and 11th grades.
Please bring several No. 2 pencils, a calculator, a small snack and water.
Arrive 15 minutes early because the test starts promptly at 10am.
Registration is required online starting Monday, August 28th.

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Application Myths Dispelled: The Ins and Outs of Applying to College  
   

Please join Brooke Stengel Fitzgerald a well-respected college counselor with an extensive career in the field of college admissions and college counseling (as well as a Grover Middle School parent) for a presentation that will clarify the mysteries of the College Application Process.

Please Register.

    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
   11:45 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  -  3:00 PM Lego Free Play, for ages 4-11yrs old  
   

For ages 4-11 yrs old, with a caregiver.

Join us for open Lego play in the activity room!  Try a Lego challenge card or make your own creation!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 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

Sunday September 17, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Legos! Legos! Legos!  
   

12:30pm  Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages

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

We’ve got Legos coming to Lawrence Library!  Come by to play and build your own creation!

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM Social Justice Series (Middle School Students)  
   

Students will be given publication, public speaking, teaching, and leadership opportunities. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday September 18, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft :Bookmark  
   

For all ages!

Stop by the Library to pick up a free take-home craft

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a bookmark! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Poop Emoji Pencils  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Just in time for back to school!  Pick up a craft kit to make your very own poop emoji pencil!
For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Friday, September 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed 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: Defending Jacob, by William Landay  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

"Defending Jacob" tells the story of a district attorney’s son who is accused of killing a classmate. As the father attempts to prove his son’s innocence, Landay explores uncomfortable territory: can a tendency toward violence be inherited? Is the capacity for murder a genetic disposition? In the end Landay pulls off a clever plot device that doesn’t reveal itself until the final pages. 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   
   

Adult Program

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 August 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

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

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM 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 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 local musician, Kim Yarson’s, high-energy guitar music as she plays classic and original songs for young children.

Online registration preferred!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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

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

Learn songs and rhymes!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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 necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown 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  -  5:30 PM Maker Monday (Ages 12-17)  
   

Learn to arm knit a scarf!

Materials provided.

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Open Play & Craft (All ages with an adult)  
   

Stop by the Activity Room to play with toys, games and create a craft! 

No registration required. Adult must be present at all times. 

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

Adult Program

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

The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just walk in.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Lead a More Positive and Fulfilling Life with Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Jim Rose. People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered.  It is now recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit.  Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Come learn a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Lead a More Positive and Fulfilling Life with Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Jim Rose. People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered.  It is now recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit.  Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Come learn a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Marty Schneit Presents Lower Manhattan  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Marty Schneit is back to give an illustrated lecture that will span 400 years of New York City history. Marty will discuss the history of Lower Manhattan including the architecture, people and events that power “Wall Street: From the original Dutch settlement and trading outpost at Bowling  Green, to the peaceful takeover of the British in 1661, to the world financial capital of today, this lecture covers it all. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM School-age STEAM  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

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

 “Feed” by M. T. Anderson 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: A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

Then a young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, setting off a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. The amusing and the poignant stories will change one cranky old man and shake the very foundations of a local residents’ association.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Create a Red-Hot Resume  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Paul Martinetti.

A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments.

    Location: Ewing 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
   11:15 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
   12:30 PM Movie: Boss Baby  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

 A hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative seven-year-old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, it is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Animated feature. Rated PG. 97 minutes

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to input data and format spreadsheets for everyday tasks.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential. 

Advance registration is required. 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: City of Men  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Portuguese; rated R; 2007; 110 minutes

Growing up in a culture of violence, Acerola and Laranjinha have become as close as brothers. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-700-0462 for information or to register. 

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Open Play Lego  
   

All Ages!  

Come play with legos!  

    Location: Ewing 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 four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Bollywood Class for ages 4-10  
   

Come and learn some Bollywood moves and dances.

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare Workshop  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Attend this workshop and learn the answers to important questions about Medicare, such as:

·         What has changed in 2017?

·         What are the 5 biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries?

·         What’s the difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans?

·         How do Medicare supplement policies work?

·         How do Medicare prescription programs (Part D) work?

·         What are some of the proposed changes to Medicare?

The workshop will be presented by Justin Lubenow and Michael Salum, Medicare brokers with Senior Advisors in Cranford, NJ; visit the website at: www.senior-advisors.com.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Geeks & Gadgets  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Members of the Mercer County Library System’s IT department will answer your questions about PCs and tablets, or library services such as eBooks, audio books, or the catalog. Bring in your electronic devices for troubleshooting, and get consumer tips if you’re considering purchasing a new computer or device.  If you have the manual for your device, please bring that too!

Registration is not required, but for best service, we suggest you email your questions to support@mcl.org at least a few days before the event.

    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: Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

To win an impossible war, Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general. Next sci-fi book club title is: Dawn by Octavia Butler. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

Registration required.

    Location: West Windsor 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 September 20, 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 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  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Attendees plan and execute the trips.

The group is planning a Chew Philly Experience. This is a walking and food-sampling tour of iconic Philly foods. The Chew Philly Tours appear on the Travel Channel's list of best things to do in the city.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Craft -- Autumn Leave Mason Jar Holder  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder.

Registration required.

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

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for 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. Registration required.

    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 Toddler Time  
   

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM Homeschool Study Hall  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your students' 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Word Advanced  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Have you had The Conversation? The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and the Hopewell Valley Department of Senior Services is sponsoring a film screening and discussion on The Bucket List to highlight the importance of discussing you end-of-life wishes with friends, family, and your doctors.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Publisher  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

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

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

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM 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
   6:00 PM Teen DIY Fidget Spinners, ages 10-16  
   

For ages 10-16.

Make a DIY version of these popular toys, and see how they work!

Online registration is required.

Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 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. Bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders.  Ages 14 and up. 

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Trans 101 for Parents & Family Members  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

This informational session will provide participants with a basic framework for understanding the needs of transgender individuals and build sensitivity around what it means to be transgender. Participants will gain the basic knowledge and resources needed to be able to support, affirm and empower their loved ones, friends and the overall transgender and gender-non binary community. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Trans 101 for Parents & Family Members  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

This informational session will provide participants with a basic framework for understanding the needs of transgender individuals and build sensitivity around what it means to be transgender. Participants will gain the basic knowledge and resources needed to be able to support, affirm and empower their loved ones, friends and the overall transgender and gender-non binary community. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Basics: Open Lab  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

If you want to learn how to operate a computer or use certain programs, come to our open computer lab for a stress-free experience. You’ll be able to work on a computer at your own pace and ask any questions you may have. Librarian Andrew will be there to guide you and provide information. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Aficionados  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   603-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us and watch the first three episodes of the action, sci-fi series FLCL. No registration necessary.

Plot Summary: When twelve-year-old Naota meets a strange, pink-haired girl named Haruko, mysterious things start to happen.

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

Thursday September 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  -  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 Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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: weather.

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  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Hacksaw Ridge  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

Rated R; 139 minutes

This is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers, and sustained grenade wounds and sniper bullets.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call 609-700-0462 for information or to register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Patriots Day  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.  Starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, and J.K. Simmons.  Rated R; 130 minutes; 2016

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Family Movie Matinee: Captain Underpants  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join us for the movie adaptation of the popular series by Dav Pilkey.
Rated PG. 
Run time 1 hour and 29 minutes.
A small snack will be served.
Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.
No registration required. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 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
   3:00 PM Crochet Corner  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)  
   

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

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

Join local artist, Mrs. Mehta and Poonam Sing, as they teach art techniques for the budding teen artist!

Registration required. 

Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM Adult Craft Workshop: Decoupage Fall Leaf Vase  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Add a little Fall décor to your home with this easy project. Materials will be provided. Registration is required and is limited to 12 participants. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A special operations human-cyborg hybrid works to stop the criminals and dangerous extremists by running an elite task force.  Rated PG-13.  Running time:  108 minutes. 

Registration required. 

Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Boundaries: How to Take Control of your Life  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Do you feel like people take advantage of you? Do you have trouble saying “No”?  Find out why boundaries are important, how they affect our behavior, and how they can improve our lives by letting us recognize and resolve conflicts that were never ours to carry.  Presented by training consultant Edie Glover, MSW, LSW.

    Location: Robbinsville 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, September 4th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Google: Unknown Features  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Google is a great search engine, but it also has a cool collection of tools and features that aren’t immediately obvious. Join Librarian Andrew for a presentation on the services other than web searching that Google offers. You will learn how to explore space, plan flights, and make use of the many other handy tools that are available. Registration required. 

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday September 22, 2017
   2:00 AM Movie: Going in Style  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. To pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Rated PG-13. 96 minutes. Starring Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.

    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 Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

Adult must remain in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Excel 3  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.

Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  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  -  11:00 AM Baby & Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by a group board book read-aloud and play time with the library’s toys.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: A Big Storm Knocked It Over, by Anne Tyler  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

The fifth and final novel by the late author of Happy All the Time and Goodbye without Leaving, this novel tells how Jane Louise has gotten married in her 30s to the lovable, if occasionally broody, chemist Teddy.

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions 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 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, September 4th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Going in Style (2017, PG-13)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Runtime: 96 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  -  3:00 PM Knit & Crochet Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

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 August 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 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
   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  -  3:30 PM Slime Time (Ages 8-11)  
   

Create and experiment with making different kinds of slime! 

Please Register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:30 PM Posture Exercises  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale Preview Night  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, September 22, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, September 22. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday September 23, 2017
   9:30 AM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Friday, September 22, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, September 22. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices. 

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Decoding the Language of the Body: What Are the Symptoms of Your Body Trying to Tell You?  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Are you suffering with chronic pain? Finding it hard to lose weight even though you are doing all the right things? Experiencing digestive and/or bowel issues on a regular basis? Wake up feeling exhausted? Can’t quiet your racing mind? Jody Levy, an Advanced Eden Energy Medicine practitioner will help you learn how to understand the language of your body through an understanding of the Five Rhythm Model. You will learn that through an understanding of the mind-body connection, you can achieve greater emotional and physical well-being.

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drum Circle  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Adult Program

Drum Circle is back!!!

Treat yourself to a fun-filled hour of hand drumming. We will explore rhythms from Africa and beyond using djembes, congas, bongos, bells, blocks, and various shakers. Beginners are welcome. Bring a hand drum or percussion if you can; there will be a limited number of drums to loan out.

This is an adult program; children are welcome to accompany their parents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    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 Storytime with a Twist - A Family Yoga Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come learn some simple poses and make a craft. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Feel free to bring a yoga mat if you would like.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn simple & powerful yoga postures to improve stability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Bring a mat or large towel. Instructor, Aruna, is a trained Isha facilitator.

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

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

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

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

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

 

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 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 signed up for all three classes on September 9th, 23rd and 30th. Please make sure you are able to attend all three classes before registering. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four from their early days as a cover band in Hamburg and Liverpool, to the excitement of Beatlemania, through their groundbreaking studio albums, to their final recordings. Highlights of each member’s post-Beatles careers will also be explored. Presented by Vinnie Bruno, Beatles Scholar and Sixties Rock Historian.

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

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

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 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 August 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday September 24, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Un-coloring Book Fun Drawing Prompts!  
   

12:30pm  Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages

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

“Un-coloring books” let you use your imagination!  We'll provide fun drawing prompts ~ let your imagination run wild!  Colored pencils, markers & crayons will be available.

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Advice for Your Devices (Ages 5 & up)  
   

The Geek Desk volunteers are here to help you. Bring your own device to us with questions about your devices so we can help you make the most out of today's technology. 

Registration required. 

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

The Circle (2017, PG-13), with Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity. Runtime: 110 min.

No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday September 25, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft :Bookmark  
   

For all ages!

Stop by the Library to pick up a free take-home craft

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a bookmark! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Gardening Guild  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Come and meet others with a passion for gardening and share advice and stories! Relate your experiences, ask questions, give and get advice on matters related to gardens and lawns, annuals and perennials, trees and vegetables, pruning and fertilizing, and any other topic that interests you! Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Kids Music Round free Demo  
   

 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 Art Class with Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam (Ages 2-6)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

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

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

Learn songs and rhymes!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Active Aging Fitness  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Time Meditation  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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 necessary.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The group will be discussing Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.  Discussion led by librarian, Jennifer Worringer. New members welcome. Call the library for more information.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult English Learners Writing Class  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

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

Adult Program

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  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
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Globetrotters (Ages 6 & up)  
   

Pack your bags and get your passport ready as we travel to different countries!

Explore a new country each session through stories and a craft. 

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Book Discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz

Oscar is an overweight Dominican from the ghetto in New Jersey. He dreams of becoming a writer and finding love, but a curse has haunted his family for generations.  

Registration preferred.

  

 

 

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Free Play, for ages 4-11yrs old  
   

For ages 4-11 yrs old, with a caregiver.

Join us for open Lego play in the activity room!  Try a Lego challenge card or make your own creation!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

Adult Program

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

The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just walk in.

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

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

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

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For children entering Grades 3-5 and their parents.

We will enjoy snacks and discuss this month's book. Call the library for the title. 

New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

 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 Heartfulness Meditation  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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 August 22. Call 609-799-0462.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   9:35 AM 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

 

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
   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 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
   11:15 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
   2:30 PM Movie: Going in Style (2017)  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Three life-long friends decide to rob a bank that has stolen their money.  Rated PG-13.  Running time:  96 minutes. 

Registration required.  Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Open Play Lego  
   

All Ages!  

Come play with legos!  

    Location: Ewing 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 four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Bollywood Class for ages 4-10  
   

Come and learn some Bollywood moves and dances.

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM Origami Cherry Blossoms  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Use origami paper and folding to make these pretty cherry blossoms.    

Preregistration 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 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 necessary.

    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
   7:00 PM Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

    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  -  8:00 PM Pumpkin & Gourd Demonstration  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

The “King of Carving” will explain his carving technique, carve a pumpkin, and display his award-winning collection of dried, painted gourds.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

Registration required.

    Location: West Windsor 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 September 27, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Mini Scratch Art  
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a mini scratch art picture!  Your job is to take a kit home and 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
   9:50 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 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  -  12:30 PM Car Seat Safety Checks  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Ensure your child's car seat is correctly installed with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Come if you have an infant or child using a car seat, or even if you’re expecting a baby within the next month. Car seat safety check services provided by Princeton HealthCare System/Community Education & Outreach

Please call 609-737-2610 to register for a half-hour slot (last appointment for the day is at noon).

Registration is limited; please call early!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM Fitness for 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. Registration required.

    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 Toddler Time  
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Fences  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. (Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Crafts & Games for Adults  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Come join us for an afternoon of fun playing your favorite card games, Scrabble or Rummikub, or you can work on a fun craft. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter 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 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
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Fences  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. (Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Fitness for Dummies  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Martin Mosho. Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices in which large numbers of bodies were dumped, unidentified, into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all and left to rot where they fell. This program covers this issue and shows how after the war, federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter. The presentation contains graphic images and is not suitable for young children. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by Martin Mosho. Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices in which large numbers of bodies were dumped, unidentified, into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all and left to rot where they fell. This program covers this issue and shows how after the war, federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter. The presentation contains graphic images and is not suitable for young children. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Relax, Replenish and Revitalize  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This interactive workshop will teach you to improve your sense of physical and emotional well-being with easy, gentle self-care practices, balancing and harmonizing your own natural energy systems.  Presented by Jody Levy of Peak Vitality.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens Make a Difference: Volunteer Workshop  
   

Volunteer Organization: EASEL Animal Rescue League

Create treats and toys for cats and dogs living at the EASEL Animal Shelter in Ewing. 

*Treats contain peanut butter*

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday September 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  -  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 Conversational ESL  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Good Neighbor Day Special Program with East Windsor Fire Company  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Today is "Good Neighbor Day" and we welcome you to celebrate with our local heroes.
Meet East Windsor firefighters and see their truck up close.
Hear firefighter themed stories and do a special craft.
Light refreshments will also be provided.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 11th.

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Open Lab  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)  
   

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Teen Cooking Class  
   

Learn and create easy no-bake recipes. 

Registration required. All materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM College: Getting There from Here  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Is there college in your child’s future? Learn what to consider as you establish a college savings goal, learn about saving strategies that will help you reach that goal, and find out the features and benefits of various education savings plans. Presented by training consultant Ty Robinson of Edward Jones.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM National Good Neighbor Day: A History of East Windsor  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

In celebration of National Good Neighbor Day, local historian Cappy Stults will talk about the early history of East Windsor and Hightstown. Come learn about your community and how it came to be what it is today. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM TED Talk  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks are short video lectures given by experts in their fields. Join us in our monthly viewing related to a thought-provoking topic. After the lecture there will be a guided discussion among the group. Attendees are not required to participate and are welcome to stay and listen to the thoughts of others. This month's talk is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “We should all be feminists.” Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Adult Program

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 August 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  -  8:30 PM Plan Ahead & Rest in Peace  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Come hear Laurie Powsner, from the non-profit Funeral Consumers Alliance Princeton chapter, present an informative look at the

funeral industry and give you practical advice on planning for the future.

  • How to Choose a Funeral Home
  • Plan Ahead Without Paying Ahead
  • Save Money on Funeral Plans

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

Friday September 29, 2017
   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.

Adult must remain in the program.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   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 Sing-along with Kim Yarson  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For all ages.
Come sing along with local musician Kim Yarson as she performs classic children's songs.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 11th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby & Toddler Time  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by a group board book read-aloud and play time with the library’s toys.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary. 

    Location: Hightstown 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
   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 PowerPoint 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

(Continuation of PowerPoint 1 class) Add pizzazz to the presentation you created in PowerPoint 1,with animations, music and much more.  PowerPoint 1 is required to take this class.  Strong Word skills required!

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 September 30, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEGO Robotics Demo (Ages 7-12)  
   

Learn more about LEGO Robotics with a hands-on demonstration from two competing LEGO Robotics teams. 

No registration required. 

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

 

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 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 signed up for all three classes on September 9th, 23rd and 30th. Please make sure you are able to attend all three classes before registering. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   2:00 PM Joint Replacement  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Find out what’s involved in a joint replacement, how to know when it’s time to consider it, and what services are available at University Medical Center of Princeton’s Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement. Presented by Victoria Ribsam, RN, BSN, ONC, Orthopaedic Pain Navigator. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday October 5, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Sense of an Ending  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

An elderly man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.  Starring Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, and Charlotte Rampling.  Rated PG-13; 108 minutes, 2017.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday October 6, 2017
   11:30 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

Monday October 9, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day  
    All branches are closed.

Thursday October 12, 2017
   1:30 PM Balance and Screening Check  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about balance, your risk of falls, and how physical therapy and exercise can contribute to better balance and fall prevention as well as overall wellness. An optional balance screening check will be available. Presented by Linda Lucuski, MPT, Director of UMCP Outpatient Rehabilitation Hamilton.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

750,000 men died in the American Civil War; their remains were often treated with disrespect and buried with indifference. Learn how many were reburied with appropriate ceremony and how the situation ultimately led to the establishment of our national military cemeteries. Presented by Martin Mosho, Civil War expert. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History Talk: The Delaware & Raritan Canal  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Did you know that for more than 170 years, the Delaware and Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey? Did you know that the D&R was one of our nation’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the more famous Erie Canal? Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R? And did you know that the canal provides the people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and a premier recreational facility?

Canal author and historian Linda J. Barth will introduce you to the people, the bridges, the locks, and the aqueducts that made the canal work. This waterway, now the centerpiece of a popular state park, transported men and supplies between New York and Philadelphia during three wars. Inventor John Holland used the canal to deliver his Holland VI submarine to Washington for its Navy trials, and luxury yachts, like J .P. Morgan’s Tarantula, cruised the waterway. Come learn more about this gem of central New Jersey.

Registration requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday October 26, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Going in Style  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.  Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. Rated PG-13; 96 minutes, 2017.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Mayhem on the Mountain: the Sourlands, Hopewell, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Less than a year after the Lindberghs moved to the Sourland Mountains, their toddler was kidnapped in one of the most notorious cases in New Jersey history. Learn the details of these events from the time the family moved to New Jersey to the day the child’s remains were found.  Presented by Jim Davidson, local historian, Lindbergh expert, and co-author of New Jersey’s Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial (2012).   

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Saturday October 28, 2017
   2:00 PM A Taste of Autmn: Apple Pie and the Perfect Pie Crust  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

In this class you will learn how to take apples from a local orchard and create a warming sweet and tart Apple Pie Filing that you can enjoy all year with step-by-step “hands on” instructions using a Boiling Water Bath Canning procedure. Class includes also includes learning how to make the perfect pie crust, recipes, tips on food safety, a jar to take home, and an apple pie slice to enjoy. Presented by Mariam Bolum of Farm to Jars.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day  
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Friday November 10, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Thursday November 23, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day  
    All branches are closed.

Friday November 24, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving  
    The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Sunday December 24, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Monday December 25, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday December 31, 2017
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Monday January 1, 2018
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday January 15, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Monday February 19, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday March 30, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday April 1, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday May 26, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday May 27, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday May 28, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Wednesday July 4, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday September 1, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday September 2, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday September 3, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday October 8, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Tuesday November 6, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Monday November 12, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day Observed  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Thursday November 22, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday November 23, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Monday December 24, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Tuesday December 25, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday December 31, 2018
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Tuesday January 1, 2019
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday January 21, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Martin Luther King Day  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Monday February 18, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday April 19, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday April 21, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday May 25, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday May 26, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday May 27, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Thursday July 4, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday August 31, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday September 1, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday September 2, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday October 14, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Tuesday November 5, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Election Day  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Monday November 11, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Veterans Day  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Thursday November 28, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Thanksgiving Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday November 29, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Day After Thanksgiving  
   

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.


Tuesday December 24, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Wednesday December 25, 2019
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas  
   

All branches are closed.


Tuesday December 31, 2019
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve  
   

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


Wednesday January 1, 2020
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


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