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Friday January 20, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  8:45 PM Hopewell Branch Book Sale  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library for our annual library book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Branch Library. 

Peruse our selection of books, DVDs, and CDs for both adults and children. Come find some fun finds or bring home some old favorites. 

Book sale is open during library hours.

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

Tom Van Essen, author of The Center of the World will lead a discussion about the use of symbolism in writing the novel. A starred review from Kirkus Reviews describes his book as, “A terrific debut novel about the mystical and erotic power of art.” Join us for the discussion. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

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

By appointment only. Our resident techie will answer your questions. Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just your questions! 

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Joanne Tyne Family Music Class  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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 for parent and child.
Registration in required online starting Monday, December 19th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Joanne Tyne Family Music Class  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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 for parent and child.
Registration in required online starting Monday, December 19th.

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

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

 

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes (recommended ages birth to 5 years)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:05 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play (ages birth - 5)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Bridget Jones Baby  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

Bridget Jones Baby (2016) (Renee Zellweger)   Rated R     125 minutes  

Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 3  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday January 21, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  4:45 PM Hopewell Branch Book Sale  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library for our annual library book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Branch Library. 

Peruse our selection of books, DVDs, and CDs for both adults and children. Come find some fun finds or bring home some old favorites. 

Book sale is open during library hours.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  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 Family Fun Time  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

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

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

Movie running time is 90 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8  
   

Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

REGISTRATION STARTS ON JANUARY 1ST AND AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR ALL JANUARYCLASSES

Saturday, January 7th, 14th, and 21st. 

Please only register if you can attend all classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

    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!

 

    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
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Drama & Public Speaking (Ages 5-7)  
   

Empower your child with confidence through public speaking! Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities. Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities. 

Please Register. 

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

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

This session is part of a 7-week series. Please try to attend as many sessions as you can.

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Drama & Public Speaking (Ages 8-10)  
   

Empower your child with confidence through public speaking! Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities. Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities. 

Please Register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday January 22, 2017
   12:45 PM  -  2:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)  
   

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

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

Registration required weekly

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

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

Bridget Jones's Baby (R), with Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey. Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. Runtime: 123 min. No admission fee!

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 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

Monday January 23, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Hedgehog Book Sculptures  
   

For ages 10 to 18 years old.
Starting Tuesday, January 3rd ask at the reference desk for your craft kit.  The number of kits is limited and they are given out on a first come, first serve basis.

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Toddler STEM  
   

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

Science and math for toddlers!

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

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Kim Yarson (Ages 0-5 yrs)  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages Birth-5 with a caregiver.

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

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

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

Learn songs and rhymes!

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

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

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

Let’s bring some newness into this New Year!

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

No registration required.

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW PROGRAM!!! Card Sharks  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This new program was created for people of all playing levels—yes, even beginners! We’ll start with Hearts, “one of the greatest card games ever devised for four players” (according to Bicycle, the playing card manufacturer). Hearts is easy to learn and has lots of opportunity to strategize as the player improves. All are welcome. You provide the hot beverage; we’ll provide the cards and light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on December 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 Resume Makeover  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

Use beads and pipe cleaners to make a unique snowflake.

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  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Walk-In Craft (All Ages)  
   

Stop by the Acitivty Room to do a Do-It-Yourself Craft! Supplies will be made available. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Indoor “Snowball” Fight, for ages 2-9 years  
   

For ages 2-9 years, with a caregiver.

Too cold outside?  Join us for some “snowy” fun indoors, without the frostbite!

Decorate a cardboard shield and get ready to test your aim during our “snowball” fight!  Don’t worry, you will stay warm and dry!

Hot chocolate and marshmallows will also be served.

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

Eliza Hammer teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 3rd.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. New members welcome. No registration. 

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

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

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

An interactive, hands-on science program tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, January 2nd.

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

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

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

New Program: Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

 “Spare and Found Parts” by Sarah Griffin will be discussed. 

Teens and adults are welcome!  

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Mother-Daughter Book Club (Ages 11+)  
    Contact: ehughes@mcl.org   (609) 448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Girls ages 11 & up and their mothers are invited to our monthly book club meeting to discuss the graphic novel, "Prison Island" by Colleen Frakes.

No registration necessary.

New members welcome!

Sponsored by the HIghtstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM LGTBQ Book Group  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for an adult book group discussing books with LGTBQ related themes.  Please call the library for this month's title or any additional information regarding the LGTBQ Book Group.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday January 24, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft  
   

Take Home Craft  is Penguin Craft

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

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

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

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

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Create a Red-Hot Resume  
    Contact:    882-3148   
   

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM A.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

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

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

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

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

Stories and crafts!

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Incontinence: Taking Control  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Urinary incontinence affects over 15 million Americans, resulting in a range of lifestyle problems, from the occasional inconvenience of leakage when sneezing or coughing to a frequent urge to go that disrupts sleep or affects quality of life. Physical therapy focused on strengthening the pelvic floor and retraining the bladder can help. Join Becky Keller, PT, MSPT, Pelvic Wellness Rehabilitation Coordinator with University Medical Center of Princeton’s and Fatima Shah, PT, DPT to learn ways to treat your urinary incontinence symptoms, improve bladder fitness and restore your quality of life. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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
   3:00 PM  -  5:20 PM Tee Shirt Scarf  
   

For teens and pre-teens,

Learn how to make a scarf! 

Bring your own Tee shirt.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM QI Gong  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

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

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids' Create! (recommended ages 8 - 13 years)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 4th. 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:00 PM Chinese New Year Paper Lantern  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Make a festive Hong Bao paper lantern to celebrate Chinese New Year.  

Preregistration required; space is limited.

 

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

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

No reigstration required.

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Embrace the New Year with Meditation  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn practical strategies and techniques of meditation that can reduce stress and create a healthier, more positive lifestyle, and may ultimately help you gain serenity, joy, and inner peace.  Presented by Umesh Bhatia.

This is Part 2 of a two-part program; you are encouraged to attend both, but it is not required.

    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  -  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 January 25, 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 Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

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

 

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

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Word Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn the basics of creating and formatting documents in Word.  

Class attendees should have keyboarding knowledge as well as some computer experience.

Preregistration required—space is limited.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Homeschoolers Study Hall  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Spotlight  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system. 128 minutes; Rated R. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Story-time for 4-6 yrs with Ms. Christine  
    Contact: Christine Crawford   609-443-1880   ccrawfor@mcl.org
   

Author-focused stories and activities with Ms. Christine.
For Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and 1st-graders with a caregiver.
No registration required.

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

Newsletters, posters and brochures are a snap with Publisher. Work with text and images.
Strong Word skills required!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Craigslist: Selling & Buying  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

This is your chance to learn how to buy safely on Craigslist and how to put up online ads to sell things you want to get rid of. Learn tips and tricks for buying and selling on this popular e-commerce website! Please register.

 

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Globetrotters for ages 6-10  
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
   

Calling all Globetrotters ages 6-10!

Let's take a trip to the United States.

Every program we will visit and learn about a different State through books, crafts, sometimes snacks and games.

Don't forget to get your Globetrotter passport stamped so you can earn prizes.

Registration is required and begins one week before each Globetrotters.

Please note that sometimes we will have snacks and or drinks in this program. Please email me if there are any food allergies.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes January 18 and will run through February 22.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Harry Potter Club (ages 7-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter?  Join us to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.  Each week we will do a new activity.  Ages 7-11. 

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Spotlight  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system. 128 minutes; Rated R. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Making a Scene: Teen Acting Workshop (Ages 12-18)  
   

Through playing exciting and fun acting games, you will learn to:

  • Develop a character on the fly
  • Analyze a scene, and
  • Have fun improvising scenes

Registration is required. Registration begins January 11th.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Stuffed Up and Can't Breathe?  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Michael D. Lupa, MD, board certified in otolaryngology and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, will discuss common problems including congestion, nasal blockage, post-nasal drip, sinus issues, allergies, and more.  Presented by Princeton HealthCare System.

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

This program has been rescheduled for March 15.

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

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
   7:30 PM Hickory Corner Book Discussion  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

The group will be discussing Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole. New members welcome. No registration.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday January 26, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Registration is required.

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Bollywood Workout  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is designed to address each body part while increasing core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating. Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 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 Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM Romp & Stomp  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on January 12. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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: Shadows.

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  -  11:30 AM Scribble Time  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5; adult supervision required)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM One-on-one Medicare Counseling  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Schedule a private appointment with a Medicare counselor who has been trained to assist with applications, educate and help problem-solve.

Provided by Mercer County SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program).

To schedule an appointment call the office at (609) 393-1626.

    Location: Hightstown 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 Origami Club (Ages 8-11)  
   

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club (grades K-5)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   5:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Affordable Care Annual Enrollment Assistance  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

Schedule a private appointment with a marketplace navigator to enroll or update your ACA benefits.

Provided by the Family Resource Network.

Contact the library in person or by phone to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on January 12. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Wearable Art Workshop  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-275-8901   
   

Use colors and shapes in abstract compositions, participants will learn techniques to craft their own contemporary jewelry. After an introductory lesson in the use of air dry clay you will explore texture and shape as they craft an original pendant and embellish them with manmade sea glass and other mixed media.  Clay and materials provided but registrants are encouraged to bring their own “found treasures” to personalize their designs. Presented by Dressler Smith of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art as part of the Observe and Create Series.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM DiversiTea and Culture Chat  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn to understand, respect and accept each other as you taste a variety of teas from around the world. Experience the way different cultures bond over tea. The discussion will include Questions & Answers on: Art, Music, History, Politics, Religion and Way of Life. Facilitated by Sharon “Lady Tea” Levy, CEO & Founder of Taking Tea InStyle. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM DiversiTea and Culture Chat  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn to understand, respect and accept each other as you taste a variety of teas from around the world. Experience the way different cultures bond over tea. The discussion will include Questions & Answers on: Art, Music, History, Politics, Religion and Way of Life. Facilitated by Sharon “Lady Tea” Levy, CEO & Founder of Taking Tea InStyle. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

 

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday January 27, 2017
   9:50 AM Story-time for 2-5 yrs  
   

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Diane Miller   609.737.2310   dmiller@mcl.org
   

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

No registration is required.

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

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

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

For ages Birth-2.5 years with a caregiver.

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

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

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Morning Bookies: The Paris Wife, by Paula McClain  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash “beautiful boy” Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband's career.

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

 

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Play dough creations/ lego story time  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM Foreign Film: Mia Madre (R)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Margherita Buy, John Turturro, and Giulia Lazzarini. A harried filmmaker tries to juggle the demands of her latest movie with a personal life in shambles. The star of her film, a bombastic American actor imported for the production, presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her mother's illness progresses and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant. Runtime: 93 min.

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

Join this lovely group for some friendly chit chat and work on a nice, relaxing project.  Color a beautiful picture, create a unique art journal, or bring a calming hobby of your own (knitting, perhaps?).  You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or snack as well.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

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

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 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 Chinese New Year craft  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A variety of themed crafts will be available to celebrate the year of the rooster.

For ages 4-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers 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
   4:00 PM Special Storytime: Chinese New Year (Year of the Chicken)  
   

Crafts and stories! 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Saturday, January 28, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. through Sunday, February 5, 2016

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 29. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.

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

Saturday, January 28, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. through Sunday, February 5, 2016

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 29. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday January 28, 2017
   9:30 AM Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Saturday, January 28, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. through Sunday, February 5, 2016

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 29. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.  Call 609-989-6920 for more information.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Chinese New Year storytime  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Celebrate the year of the rooster with stories and crafts.

For ages 2-5.

 

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

Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets and felt board figures will be introduced.  After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.  

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 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  -  12:00 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chinese New Year Open House  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster!  This is a drop-in program; no registration is necessary!

Please call the library at 609-259-2150 with any questions. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Science Saturday: Wizard Science (recommended ages 5 years and up)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Join us for a fun science activity .  This month we will make wizard science!  

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Islam: Perspectives and Understanding from Within the Religion  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Sheikh Dr. Mateen Khan from the Islamic Circle of Mercer County (ICMC) will present “Islam: Perspectives and Understanding from Within the Religion” followed by a Q & A session.  Islam is both deeply personal and communal. This discussion is an introduction to the basic Muslim beliefs and practices with a goal of deepening our shared understanding of the world.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Islam: Perspectives and Understanding from Within the Religion  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Sheikh Dr. Mateen Khan from the Islamic Circle of Mercer County (ICMC) will present “Islam: Perspectives and Understanding from Within the Religion” followed by a Q & A session.  Islam is both deeply personal and communal. This discussion is an introduction to the basic Muslim beliefs and practices with a goal of deepening our shared understanding of the world.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese New Year craft  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Celebrate the year of the rooster with themed crafts.

For ages 4-12.

 

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

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

 

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

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

This session is part of a 7-week series. Please try to attend as many sessions as you can.

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM 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

Sunday January 29, 2017
   12:45 PM  -  2:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)  
   

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

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

Registration required weekly

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

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

(2016)   Rated PG-13       96 minutes     

US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger glides his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. Even as Sully is being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation unfolds that threatens to destroy his reputation and his career.. No registration.

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

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13), with Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Runtime: 111 min. No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday January 30, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Paperclip Ice Skates  
   

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for creating a pair of tiny ice skates for your key chain. Your job is to take a kit home and to have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Toddler STEM  
   

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

Science and math for toddlers!

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

Each session will feature a different project.

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

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

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

Learn songs and rhymes!

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

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

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

Let’s bring some newness into this New Year!

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

No registration required.

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family History  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Find out how to research your family tree using online research databases such as the Library Edition of Ancestry.com and others.

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

Make modern art by using wire to create one of a kind wire sculptures and portraits!  

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Monday (Ages 12-17)  
   

Create your very own DIY Phone Holder. 

Registration Required. Registration begins one week before program. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:30 PM Crazy 8’s Math Club  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Walk-In Craft (All Ages)  
   

Stop by the Acitivty Room to do a Do-It-Yourself Craft! Supplies will be made available. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

Eliza Hammer teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 3rd.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, January 9th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Group: The Last Chronicle of Barset, by Anthony Trollope  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
   

The Last Chronicle of Barset is the grand finale to the Barsetshire series of novels, Trollope’s magnificent portrayal of the professional and landed classes of Victorian England. The plot focuses on Mr. Crawley, the fanatically proud curate of Hogglestock, already known to readers of Framley Parsonage. Accused of theft and persecuted by the domineering Mr. Proudie and her self-righteous followers, he is perhaps Trollope’s only character conceived on a heroic scale, and his sufferings reach a tragic intensity. Other familiar characters on the Barsetshire landscape include Mr. Harding, whose old age is movingly described; Grace Crawley, who becomes romantically involved with Major Grantly; and Johnny Eames, who continues his pursuit of Lily Dale but becomes entangled in a dangerous flirtation with the intriguing Madalina Demolines. Lady Lufton, Mr. Robarts, the Greshams, and the Thornes also reappear to play their final part in the Barsetshire drama.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday January 31, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft  
   

Take Home Craft  is Penguin Craft

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

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

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

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

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Bollywood Dance Workout  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Bollywood Dance Workout  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM A.M. English Conversation Group (ESL)  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. We meet Tuesdays in Room 1. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

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

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

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

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

Stories and crafts!

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

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

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

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

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM QI Gong  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our new loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 4th. 

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 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
   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   
   

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday February 1, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Conversation Heart Art  
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:35 AM Teen Take Out Craft (Ages 10-18): Pixel Heart Key Chain  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 10-18.

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can stop in to the library and pick up supplies needed to make a pixel heart key chain to keep for yourself or give to that special valentine!

While supplies last.

One kit per person, please.

 

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM CANCELLED FOR TODAY-Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

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

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

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

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

Play rhyming games! 

 

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

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

Registration is required.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

 

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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 PC Basics  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes January 18 and will run through February 22.

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   7:00 PM Begin the New Year with Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

In this fast-paced world, inner peace can seem elusive. Please join Umesh Bhatia, long-time meditator, for an engaging workshop teaching you practical strategies to reduce stress, and create a more healthy and positive lifestyle. Umesh will offer effective meditation techniques which can help you connect within to gain a real and profound sense of serenity and joy.  Embrace the New Year with meditation and join Umesh as he takes you on this powerful journey.  This is Part 1 of a two part series.Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Martin Luther King Jr.: A Man of Conscience  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by the American Historical Theatre. Come see actor Keith Henley from the American Historical Theatre in his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr., pastor, activist, and humanitarian. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM New Year, New You: Simple Tips to Create Healthy Habits  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn simple ways to eat cleaner and live healthier. Make 2017 the year you find and maintain your ideal weight, have more energy, and feel amazing! Presented by Michelle Obermeier of Real Moms, Real Health.  

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday February 2, 2017
   9:30 AM Groundhog Day Storytime  
   

For children ages 2-4

  Will the groundhog see his shadow? 

Stories and craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM Romp & Stomp  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on January 19. 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Library Catalog & Website  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Become a savvy library patron!  Find anything in our catalog: book, DVD, CD, or electronic materials. Learn how to access your library account.  Find out how to place an interlibrary loan, have materials shipped from another branch, and suggest an item for purchase.

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: My King (2015)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship she experienced with megalomaniac Georgio (Vincent Cassel). Who is this man that she loved so deeply, and how did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, the physical work of healing may finally set her free. 125 min. Not rated. French with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM Yoga Plus  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Enjoy the benefits of yoga and low-impact exercise. Focus on balance, posture, mobility and strength to the accompaniment of music. Please bring a water bottle and a mat or large towel, and wear comfortable clothing! Presented by Bob Kirby, Certified Fitness Instructor 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

 

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Résumé Review  
   

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.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday February 3, 2017
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

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

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Dance Party  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

For children ages, 3-6

An introduction to mediation and energy centers in the body.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Sensory Play For Babies & Toddlers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

No registration required. Siblings welcome, too. 

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Storybooks in Action  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come watch the animated version of a storybook and make a craft. In this story, on a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear. Who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.For children ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.

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

    Location: Robbinsville 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
   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 -- Cinema Paradiso (1988)  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist (imdb.com).

Directed by Michael Curtiz. Rated R.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 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
   2:30 PM Meditation Circle  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday February 4, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques  
   

This guided meditation workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use breath to realize your full potential, manage your emotions, and live a happier life.

Sponsored by the Art of Living Foundation.

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day: Decorate a Library Tote Bag Craft  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Today is "Take Your Child to the Library Day."
Celebrate by decorating a library tote bag that you can use to transport your library materials.
Make today just one of the many days that you bring your children to the library!
This is a walk-in program, open from 11am to 12:30pm. No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day: Decorate a Library Tote Bag Craft  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Today is "Take Your Child to the Library Day."
Celebrate by decorating a library tote bag that you can use to transport your library materials.
Make today just one of the many days that you bring your children to the library!
This is a walk-in program, open from 11am to 12:30pm. No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Hidden Treasures of the Lawrence Headquarters Branch 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 Tea Cup Candles  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join us and make a vintage-inspired Tea Cup Candle in the scent of your choice! While waiting for your creation to cool down, enjoy a light snack and learn about different kinds of candle waxes. Please bring something to carry your candle home in. Presented by Marian Bolum, crafter, educator, and owner, Farm to Jars.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:05 PM Coloring for Adults  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday February 5, 2017
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

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

Sully (PG-13), with Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane of the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. Runtime96 min. No admission fee!

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

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

Registration required weekly

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday February 6, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Conversation Heart Art  
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In  
   

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

 

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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  -  10:25 AM Toddler STEM  
   

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

Science and math for toddlers!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Résumé Review  
   

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.

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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

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

Learn songs and rhymes!

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

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

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

Let’s bring some newness into this New Year!

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

No registration required.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   1:00 PM Special Screening: Hell or High Water (R)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Ben Foster, Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges. A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. Runtime: 102 min.

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM Giant Valentine Flowers  
    Contact:      ajacobse@mcl.org
   

Create your very own Giant Paper Flowers!  Give them to your Valentine or keep them for yourself!

Either way, come in and create something beautiful!  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

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

Eliza Hammer teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 3rd.

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

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

Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Non-Pharmacological Osteoarthritis Pain Relief  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Do nutritional supplements, magnets, home laser treatments and other non-drug treatments really help to reduce arthritis pain? Find out what the medical research shows with Brian Culp, MD, board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. Presented by Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach.  

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Pre-school Bricks 4 Kidz  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This is a hands-on class where children will listen to a story followed by a guided build with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
For ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, January16th.

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday February 7, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.  
   

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

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

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

 

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

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

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM 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 Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.

    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 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 January 24. 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  -  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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 1  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Foreign Film: Jet Li's Fearless  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Rated PG-13; Chinese; 104 minutes

This film is Inspired by the story of real-life hero Jet Li. When an ill-advised fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion and his family, his difficult path to redemption will bring him face-to-face with the most ferocious fighters in the world.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM QI Gong  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 4th. 

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Internet 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Windows 10  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about the newest version of Windows! Find out how to download and install this free upgrade, and get some tips on using new features and finding programs and settings. Plus, there will be an overview of Edge, the new web browser. Presented by the Mercer County Library System IT Department.


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday February 8, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

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

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

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

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

Play rhyming games! 

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 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  -  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 Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Homeschoolers Study Hall  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Get Your Woman On!  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

If you are a woman and you are approaching your 50s, 60s, and beyond, some of your biggest fears might be illness and loneliness, not aging!  Join Carol Kasperowitz of Retreats Women Want, a certified retreat facilitator from Sedona Women’s Institute and certified life-coach, in this talk and learn how to: prevent loneliness, make and keep friends as we get older (feel like a woman again for the rest of your life). Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Essentials  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Globetrotters for ages 6-10  
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
   

Calling all Globetrotters ages 6-10!

Let's take a trip to the United States.

Every program we will visit and learn about a different State through books, crafts, sometimes snacks and games.

Don't forget to get your Globetrotter passport stamped so you can earn prizes.

Registration is required and begins one week before each Globetrotters.

Please note that sometimes we will have snacks and or drinks in this program. Please email me if there are any food allergies.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes January 18 and will run through February 22.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Anne and Charles Lindbergh—Couple for an Age (Part 1)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Dementia Conversations  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

A representative of the Greater New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association will share tips for having difficult conversations about some of the most common issues regarding Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Learn about helpful resources and how to plan ahead to build a care team that communicates well. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Trackside Along the Camden & Amboy Railroad  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

The Camden & Amboy Railroad was the first rail line in New Jersey, and, along with the John Bull steam engine, an important part of Robbinsville history. Learn about the C&A’s development and significance and the John Bull’s construction and operation, and hear eyewitness accounts of early train travel in New Jersey. Presented by rail historian John Kilbride.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Residential Home Buying and Selling: Session #1: Preparing Your Home for Sale  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

This seminar is the first of a three-session program covering core topics for the residential home buyer and seller. Many residential real estate laws, for example, TRID (TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure), have changed in the past year; whether you’re a first-time or experienced buyer or seller, there are new considerations for which you need to be prepared. Additionally, learn about the residential real estate local processes of Mercer, Somerset, and Middlesex counties, which are different from those in other New Jersey counties.

In Session #1, we will present an overview of preparing your home for sale, having it “marketed” to the broadest audience, and getting it sold. This session will feature a residential property stager as guest speaker.

Sessions #2, The Home-Buying Process, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday February 9, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Valentine Party with Miss Amy Concert  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 12 months to 5 years.
A Valentine's Day celebration with the music of Miss Amy!
Following the concert, you can make Valentine's Day cards and have a special treat.
Registration in required online starting Monday, January 16th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Valentine Party with Miss Amy Concert  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 12 months to 5 years.
A Valentine's Day celebration with the music of Miss Amy!
Following the concert, you can make Valentine's Day cards and have a special treat.
Registration in required online starting Monday, January 16th.

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM CookTalks: Tricks of the Chocolatier  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to temper chocolate for a glossy finish, how to coat fruit with chocolate, how to decorate with chocolate leaves and ribbons. Enjoy a chocolate tasting. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence 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 January 26. 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  -  1:00 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Jason Bourne  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Rated PG-13; 123 minutes 

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Florence Foster Jenkins  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This biographical comedy-drama is the story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg . Rated PG-13; 111 minutes (2016).

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

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

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

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Racial Literacy: Session #1: Race Unplugged  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Race Unplugged: Moving Beyond Sound Bites of Pundits, Politicians, and Pop Culture

In this racial literacy panel discussion, speakers will use excerpts from The Classroom Index, a racial literacy workbook created by Princeton High School students Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi. Panelists will include Ayesha Hamilton, Esq (West Windsor Councilwoman), Dr. Calvin Chin (director of Counseling at Princeton University), Dr. Jonathan Pastor (assistant director of Counseling at Princeton University), Joyce Trotman-Jordan (retired WW-P School counselor), Sherritta Hughes (MS, LPC, Georgian Court University professor), Dr. Roberto Schiraldi (therapist from Princeton), and Dr. Kani Ilangovan (psychiatrist from Princeton).

Program facilitators will also screen excerpts from “Race Unplugged: Moving Beyond Sound Bites of Pundits, Politicians, and Pop Culture," and "Reading Reality: Racial Literacy for the 21st Century," talks given by Princeton University Professor Ruha Benjamin, PhD.

The Racial Literacy series was presented in 2016 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Princeton Public Library, co-sponsored by Not in Our Town (Princeton) and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the library.

Sessions 2 and 3 will be presented on February 16 and 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

The entire series is online at this link: https://niotprinceton.org/racial-literacy/

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Friends of the Twin Rivers Library Meeting  
    Contact: Staff:    609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Friends of the Library meeting.  Open to Friends members. 

For information on joining the Friends, please call 609-443-1880 or visit the branch during library hours.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Marketing your Value: Tips on Finding a Job  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn how to market your value! Gain practical knowledge you can apply immediately as you determine your next career step. Presented by Dr. Michael Edmondson, Director, Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer County Community College.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Poetry Circle: Haiku  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Haiku, a poetic form, was originally created by Japanese poets in thirteenth-century, and now is adopted by virtually every modern language, including English. Our discussion will focus on why and how a number of modern poets, such as W. H. Auden, Tomas Transtromer, Robert Hass, Ezra Pound, W. S. Merwin, Billy Collins, have all tried their hand at this popular form. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

 

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:35 PM Teen Take Out Craft (Ages 10-18): Pixel Heart Key Chain  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 10-18.

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can stop in to the library and pick up supplies needed to make a pixel heart key chain to keep for yourself or give to that special valentine!

While supplies last.

One kit per person, please.

 

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Friday February 10, 2017
   9:30 AM Yoga for Tots  
   

  Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

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

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

By appointment only. Our resident techie will answer your questions. Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just your questions!

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

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

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

For ages Birth-2.5 years with a caregiver.

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

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

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Sing and Dance with Miss Amy  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing Along Pete (For All Ages)  
   

Sing Along Pete is back!

This concert is a sing along favorite with songs your children love!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: West Windsor 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, held weekly on Fridays from 1 – 2:30pm.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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
   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 February 11, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 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  -  12:00 PM Posture for a Pain-Free Back  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Gokhale Method Teacher, Roberta Cooks, MD, provides a free, hands-on posture workshop for back, neck, hip, knees and all musculoskeletal pain.

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kal Sings the Masters  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Sit back and listen to the stylings of West Windsor Library’s favorite crooner. Kal Hirsch returns to regale us with the best of the best:

Wings                                                          The Beatles                                      Frank Sinatra                                                 Neil Diamond

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halse                    Yellow Submarine                            Night And Day                                                  Beautiful Noise

With A Little Luck                                      Eleanor Rigby                                   That's All                                                            Brooklyn Roads 

                                                                     Penny Lane                                       You Make Me Feel So Young                        Cracklin'Rose

                                              When I'm 64                                        Summer Wind                                                    I'm a Believer

                                              Back In The USSR                             Chicago                                                           Longfellow Serenade                                                       

                                              All My Loving                                                                                                                    Heartlight      

 

 

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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 January 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday February 12, 2017
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

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

The Magnificent Seven (PG-13), with Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. Runtime: 133 min. No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

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

Registration required weekly

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday February 13, 2017
   9:35 AM Coupon Swap  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Conversation Heart Art  
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In  
   

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

 

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

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

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

Science and math for toddlers!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Email 1  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Sign up for free email service with Yahoo.  Send your first message!  Please bring your cell phone to class in order to register for an email account.

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

 

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

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

Each session will feature a different project.

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

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:    609-737-2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite possessing a horrible singing voice. With the help and encouragement of her husband (Hugh Grant) and a talented musician (Simon Helberg), she finds a very strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. 110 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

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

Find out how to research your family tree using online research databases such as the Library Edition of Ancestry.com and others.

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Senior Book Club  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

All are welcome to discuss this month's title, LaRose, by Louise Erdich.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

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

Eliza Hammer teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 3rd.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga with Bob  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

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

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

Must have basic knowledge of English.

 

 

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

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

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

An interactive, hands-on science program tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, January 16th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM LGTBQ Book Group  
    Contact: Amanda Jacobsen   609.737.2610   ajacobse@mcl.org
   

Join us for an adult book group discussing books with LGTBQ-related themes.  Please call the library for additional information at 609-737-2610.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday February 14, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  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
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.  
   

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

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

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

 

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

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

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

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

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

Registration is required.

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on January 31. 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  -  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
   2:00 PM Special Screening: Southside with You (PG-13)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

With Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers and Vanessa Bell Calloway. The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States Barack Obama wooed his future First Lady Michelle Obama on a first date across Chicago's South Side. Runtime 84 min.

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

Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM QI Gong  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM Valentine’s Day Storytime,  
   

Poems will be read and make a card!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 4th. 

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday February 15, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

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

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

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time

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

Play rhyming games! 

 

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

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

Registration is required.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Craft – Clothespin Snowflake Door Hanging  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Stop by the library to create a lovely winter-themed craft for your home.

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell 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 Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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 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
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes January 18 and will run through February 22.

    Location: Robbinsville 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 January 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Anime Aficionados  
    Contact: Anna Van Scoyoc   609.737.2610   avanscoy@mcl.org
   
Join us as we watch Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe.
 
Plot Summary: A terrorist bomb destroyed a tanker truck on Highway One on Mars, killing hundreds. The rewards for the bomber's capture is massive and the crew of the Bebop would love to get their hands on it.
 
Please Note: Anime will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Films are for an adult and older teen audience and may include adult (rating of 17+) content.
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Anne and Charles Lindbergh—Couple for an Age (Part 2)  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Begin the New Year with Meditation  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

In this fast-paced world, inner peace can seem elusive. Please join Umesh Bhatia, long-time meditator, for an engaging workshop teaching you practical strategies to reduce stress, and create a more healthy and positive lifestyle. Umesh will offer effective meditation techniques which can help you connect within to gain a real and profound sense of serenity and joy.  Embrace the New Year with meditation and join Umesh as he takes you on this powerful journey. Part two of a two part series. Please register.

    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 January 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Admissions: An Insider’s View  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

 

Don Betterton, former Princeton University admission committee member and currently an independent college counselor, will discuss:

·         The rigor of courses vs. good grades in high school

·         How colleges evaluate extracurricular activities

·         The importance of SAT and ACT test, as well as preparation and scheduling

·         How admission committees evaluate applicants

·         Things to keep in mind when writing the college essay.

As former Director of Financial Aid at Princeton University, Don is quite knowledgeable about how to pay for college, a timely topic, given that the total cost of a 4-year education can exceed $240,000 and the amount owed by American students on college loans exceeds $1 trillion.

 

As a mother of two children recently admitted to college, Daniela Kaisth has learned much about current trends in college admissions and wants to share her expertise. Daniela’s comments will cover topics such as:

·         Lessons learned from getting two kids into college.

·         What is “fit,” and why is it important?

·         How to handle the parent-child relationship during the college admissions process.

 

PowerPoint presentation with handouts will be followed by a Q&A session.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Excel Advanced  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday February 16, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 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
   10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM Romp & Stomp  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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 January 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor 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 January 22nd.

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

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

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel Advanced  
    Contact: Michael Kerr   609-275-8901   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM Valentine Bingo  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:00 PM Documentary Screening: Prince Among Slaves (2008)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This documentary recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. An incredible story about a man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom. 58 min. Not rated. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:00 PM Documentary Screening: Prince Among Slaves (2008)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This documentary recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. An incredible story about a man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom. 58 min. Not rated. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Racial Literacy: Session #2 Race: The Power of an Illusion  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Race: The Power of an Illusion. The Difference Between Us

In this racial literacy panel discussion, speakers will use excerpts from The Classroom Index, a racial literacy workbook created by Princeton High School students Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi. Panelists will include Ayesha Hamilton, Esq (West Windsor Councilwoman), Dr. David Campbell (staff psychologist at Princeton University), Dr. Jasmine Ueng-Hale (psychologist from Pennington), Dr. Jordana Skurka (psychologist from Princeton), Dr. Roberto Schiraldi (therapist from Princeton), and Dr. Kani Ilangovan (psychiatrist from Princeton). 

Facilitators will also screen excerpts from the PBS series Race: The Power of an Illusion.

The Racial Literacy series was presented in 2016 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Princeton Public Library, co-sponsored by Not in Our Town (Princeton) and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the library.

Session 3 will be presented on February 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

The entire series is online at this link: https://niotprinceton.org/racial-literacy/

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Presidential Scandals of the 20th Century  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Learn about eight American Presidents whose terms included corruption, lies, abuse of power, infidelities, and other scandalous behaviors.  Presented by Walter Choroszewski, author and lecturer. 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

 

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Sleep Disorders  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@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. 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 February 17, 2017
   10:00 AM Fiction Writing Workshop  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This month we will continue studying sentence level construction and cumulative syntax with Brooks Landon’s Course Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Resume Review  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Let us help you turn your resume into one that will get noticed! Content, grammar, and layout will be reviewed by staff wordsmith Lisa Shrager. Appointments are limited to 20 minutes.

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

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

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

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

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

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

For ages Birth-2.5 years with a caregiver.

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

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

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

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

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

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor 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
   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, held weekly on Fridays from 1 – 2:30pm.  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 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
   3:00 PM Teen Craft - DIY Phone Docks!  
    Contact:      ajacobse@mcl.org
   

Tired of getting your wires crossed?  Come to the Hopewell branch and make your own portible phone charging dock!  Never leave your device ungaurded again.

Maybe we'll throw some glitter on it too!

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday February 18, 2017
   10:00 AM Guided Meditation  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Young Engineers’ LEGO Challenge Program  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on February 4. Please register each child separately.

Please note: the length of this program is 75 minutes and, as always, parents must remain in the building.

    Location: Robbinsville 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 Family Fun Time  
    Contact:    609-448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Yoga for Beginners  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   
   

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

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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Habits and Happiness: How to become Happier and Improve your Wellbeing by Changing Your Habits  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   609.737.2610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Meet bestselling author Braco Pobric and learn how to change your habits and improve your happiness.  A Q&A session and book signing will take place after this free workshop. 

Registration is requested.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM Hidden Treasures of the Lawrence Headquarters Branch 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 Yarnworks  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

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

Create a letterhead and a document template.  Use Mail Merge to create labels and form letters. Proficiency in Word 1, Word 2, and Word 3 needed!  

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday February 19, 2017
   2:00 AM Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.  
   

Jason Bourne (PG-13), with Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander. The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past. Runtime: 134 min. No admission fee!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In  
   

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

 

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Black History Moth Program: Lifting Every Voice  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The Don Evans Players, a volunteer, community theater group named for the late Trenton off-Broadway playwright, will perform a short skit entitled Lifting Every Voice. The skit is an interpretation of the Black national anthem through sound, poetry and improvisation directed by Todd Evans. Refreshments. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Black History Moth Program: Lifting Every Voice  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

The Don Evans Players, a volunteer, community theater group named for the late Trenton off-Broadway playwright, will perform a short skit entitled Lifting Every Voice. The skit is an interpretation of the Black national anthem through sound, poetry and improvisation directed by Todd Evans. Refreshments. Please register.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

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

Registration required weekly

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday February 20, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day  
    All branches are closed.

Tuesday February 21, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.  
   

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

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

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take Home Craft: Conversation Heart Art  
   

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

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

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

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel for Beginners  
    Contact: Anna Van Scoyoc   609.737.2610   avanscoy@mcl.org
   

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

Registration required.

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

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM 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  -  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
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee for the Family, Kubo and the Two Strings  
   

 Rated: PG 102 minutes.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Excel 3  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

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

Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM QI Gong  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 4th. 

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   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: Sundiver, by David Brin  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron--except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in history--a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun. Next sci-fi book club title is: The Best of Leigh Brackett by Leigh Brackett. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.  

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday February 22, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM Baby Time  
   

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

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

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time

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

Play rhyming games! 

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

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 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  -  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 Fitness for Seniors and the Active Aging  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Homeschoolers Study Hall  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Word  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies for Adults -- Our Kind of Traitor  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An English couple vacationing in Morocco (Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris) are approached by a money launderer for the Russian mob (Stellan Skarsgård), who asks for their help in defecting to British Intelligence. Damian Lewis co-stars as the MI6 agent handling their case, who realizes that the mob has links to several prominent British politicians. Directed by Susanna White, Our Kind of Traitor is based on the novel of the same name by legendary author John Le Carré.)

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Word Intermediate  
    Contact: Mary Astarita   609-275-8901   
   

Explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, and newsletters. Learn to incorporate text boxes, WordArt, and tables into the document. View the finished product in various layouts, Proficiency with basic Word functions is required. Registration begins January 22nd.

    Location: West Windsor 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: Winter-Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:00 PM Special Presidents Storytime  
   

  President trivia and crafts! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Globetrotters for ages 6-10  
    Contact:      lkerr@mcl.org
   

Calling all Globetrotters ages 6-10!

Let's take a trip to the United States.

Every program we will visit and learn about a different State through books, crafts, sometimes snacks and games.

Don't forget to get your Globetrotter passport stamped so you can earn prizes.

Registration is required and begins one week before each Globetrotters.

Please note that sometimes we will have snacks and or drinks in this program. Please email me if there are any food allergies.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:45 PM What's Up Wednesdays  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Please call the Robbinsville Branch at 609-259-2150 to register. Classes January 18 and will run through February 22.

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

Join the African American Literature Reading Circle to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the first meeting, participants will review the book selections for future months, including Black Boy (American hunger): A record of childhood and youth by Richard Wright, The Street by Ann Petry, Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin, Sula by Toni Morrison, Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, and The Underground Railroad by Colson Hitehead.  Refreshments served. Registration suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movies for Adults -- Our Kind of Traitor  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

An English couple vacationing in Morocco (Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris) are approached by a money launderer for the Russian mob (Stellan Skarsgård), who asks for their help in defecting to British Intelligence. Damian Lewis co-stars as the MI6 agent handling their case, who realizes that the mob has links to several prominent British politicians. Directed by Susanna White, Our Kind of Traitor is based on the novel of the same name by legendary author John Le Carré.)

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Embroidery Circle  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   
   

If you enjoy hand embroidery and want to meet up with other enthusiasts, come and join us at the Embroidery Circle. Whether you are looking to create your first stitch or expand your skills, learn new methods and techniques, or share embroidery art and craft knowledge, ideas and project work, the Embroidery Circle is open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. We also encourage you to bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders. No registration.

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mercer Magic: Roeblings, Kusers, the Mercer Automobile Company  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by author/historian Clifford W. Zink. Hear the fascinating story of Trenton’s entrepreneurship, innovation and national achievement in the exciting first decades of the 20th century, when the new technology of automobiles was sweeping the country. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday February 23, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Registration is required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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

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

No registration required.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   11:00 AM Romp & Stomp  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM Scribble Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Spotlight  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Starring  Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Liev Schreiber.  Rated R; 128 minutes (2015)


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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Virtual Library  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn all about the library’s virtual branch and how to access its features from home. Stream movies with Hoopla.  Stream music with Freegal and Hoopla. Check out ebooks and audiobooks with eLibraryNJ.

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Racial Literacy: Session #3 Reading Reality  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Reading Reality: Racial Literacy for the 21st Century

In this racial literacy panel discussion, speakers will use excerpts from The Classroom Index, a racial literacy workbook created by Princeton High School students Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi. Panelists will include Ayesha Hamilton, Esq (West Windsor Councilwoman), Ms. Beth Pandolpho (WWP HSN Language Arts teacher), Joyce Williams, LPC (counselor from Willingsboro), Dr. Roberto Schiraldi (therapist from Princeton) and Dr. Kani Ilangovan (psychiatrist from Princeton). 

Facilitators will also screen excerpts from "Reading Reality: Racial Literacy for the 21st Century," a talk given by Princeton University Professor Ruha Benjamin, PhD.

The Racial Literacy series was presented in 2016 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Princeton Public Library, co-sponsored by Not in Our Town (Princeton) and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the library.

The entire series is online at this link: https://niotprinceton.org/racial-literacy/

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

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

 

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

Online registration required!

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM Technology and Personal Information Security  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This 45-60 minute class offered by Greg Duncan of TeachTech, LLC will cover topics such as: General Security Practices For Safe Computing, Common Ways Hackers Are Successful, How To Protect Your Device, Online Interactions From Unauthorized Usage, Best (and Worst) Practices of Password Creation. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM Technology and Personal Information Security  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This 45-60 minute class offered by Greg Duncan of TeachTech, LLC will cover topics such as: General Security Practices For Safe Computing, Common Ways Hackers Are Successful, How To Protect Your Device, Online Interactions From Unauthorized Usage, Best (and Worst) Practices of Password Creation. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

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

Please note that library staff do not repair devices.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday February 24, 2017
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

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

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

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

Gentle chair yoga for seniors.

Registration is not required.

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

By appointment only. Our resident techie will answer your questions. Bring in your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or just your questions!

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

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

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

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

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

For ages Birth-2.5 years with a caregiver.

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

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

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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  -  12:00 PM Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages  
   

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays, held weekly on Fridays from 1 – 2:30pm.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Word 4  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Create a letterhead and a document template.  Use Mail Merge to create labels and form letters. Proficiency in Word 1, Word 2, and Word 3 needed!  

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM Mr. Dennis’s Seuss Themed Magic Show  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stress Management & Breathing Techniques  
   

This guided meditation workshop will explore the elegant mind–breath–body connection and methods to consciously use breath to realize your full potential, manage your emotions, and live a happier life.

Sponsored by the Art of Living Foundation.

 

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

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

1 p.m. - Brazilian Dance;

2 p.m. - African Drumming; 

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

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

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

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

1 p.m. - Brazilian Dance;

2 p.m. - African Drumming; 

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games & Cocoa  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Sunday February 26, 2017
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Bob Smith Trio  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Come swing with acclaimed local jazz and blues guitarist Bob Smith and his group! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up) NEW TIME  
   

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

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

Registration required weekly

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday February 27, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In,  
   

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

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

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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: The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

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

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

Science and math for toddlers!

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

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

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

Please note that library staff do not repair devices.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Email 2  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn to attach a résumé or a picture file.  Please take Email 1 first.  Remember to bring your email address, password and your cell phone to class!

 

 

 

 


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:30 AM 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
   11:00 AM Happy Two’s Activity Time  
   

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

Learn songs and rhymes!

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

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW PROGRAM!!! Cards & Games  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

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

Eliza Hammer teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 3rd.

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

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

Must have basic knowledge of English.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, February 6th.

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

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

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

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

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

 “The Evil Wizard Smallbone” by Delia Sherman will be discussed. 

Teens and adults are welcome! 

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

We ask that you register; however, walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.
    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

Supplies are limited; pick-up early!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

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

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

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

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

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

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

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Babytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stories and crafts!

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

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

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

Siblings are welcome!

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club for Grades K-5  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

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

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 4th. 

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Internet 3  
    Contact: Staff   609-989-6922   classreg@mcl.org
   

Learn about browsers like Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.  Discover the security & privacy features in Edge. Explore more features in Google! 

Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

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

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

No reigstration required.

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga with Nila  
    Contact: West Windsor Staff   609-799-0462   
   

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

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

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

 

 

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

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday March 1, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday March 3, 2017
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Winter – Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday March 6, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 3rd.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday March 7, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 4th. 

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday March 8, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday March 9, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Sully  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This film is the story of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger’s successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River.  Starring Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart  Rated PG-13; 96 minutes (2016).
 

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Effective Communication with People with Alzheimer's Disease  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Find out how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages your loved one with Alzheimer's is delivering and how to respond in a helpful manner. You will also learn about how communication changes through the course of the disease.   Presented by Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Saturday March 11, 2017
   2:00 PM The Irish in the American Civil War  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Some 150,000 brave Irish men fought on both the Union and Confederate sides of the Civil War. Discover the stories of these brave sons of Erin.
Presented by Michael Jesberger, Historical Reenactor, Lecturer, and Tour Guide

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Monday March 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong  
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

Not only will you sit down but she will have you up and doing the hokey pokey and shaking eggs in her energetic style of entertaining the little ones.

Be prepared to join in with your child and have some fun. There are stickers for everyone at the end of the show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 3rd.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday March 14, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tuesday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Nancy McCormack teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Class dates are: January 24 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, and March 7 & 14. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 4th. 

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday March 15, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Varicose Veins: Now You See Them, Now You Don't  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may even lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Come hear about the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments. Presented by Elliot Sambol, MD, FACS, double board certified in general and vascular surgery and member of Princeton HealthCare System’s medical staff.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday March 17, 2017
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Winter – Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday March 18, 2017
   2:00 PM Ziegfeld Girls  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

From 1907 to 1931, Florenz Ziegfeld‘s famous “Ziegfeld Girls” became an American institution.  Learn about these symbols of the modern, independent woman and hear about individuals such as Irving Berlin, Fanny Brice, Ruth Etting, and others. Presented by New York lecturer, historian, and licensed New York City tour guide, Marty Schneit.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Monday March 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Monday Night Yoga  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Eliza Hammer teaches this eight-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.Class dates are: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, & 27, and March 6, 13, & 20. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, January 3rd.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday March 21, 2017
   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
   7:00 PM Keep This, Toss That  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Are you dreading spring cleaning?  Jamie Novak, best-selling author of Keep This Toss That, will present an informative and humorous program to show you how to clean out your closets, organize your space, make your piles of paper disappear, and stay motivated!

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Wednesday March 22, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Agents of Change: Famous New Jersey Women  
    Contact: Hopewell Reference   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Down the alphabet, from Dr. Virginia Apgar, inventor of the Apgar score, to legendary Revolutionary War heroine Temperance Wick, New Jersey women have been integral to American history. While the lives and contributions of these pioneers don’t fit a specific category, what they do have in common is both their energy and the sense of purpose they brought to their lives.

In this lecture, New Jersey photojournalist Jim DelGiudice will examine the stories of these passionate individuals as well as the social context of the times they lived in.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday March 23, 2017
   1:30 PM An Afternoon at the Movies- Deepwater Horizon  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This docudrama depicts the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the challenges that the rig's crew faced as they fought for survival. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich.  Rated PG-13; 97 minutes (2016).

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Saturday March 25, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Create a...  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Winter-Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM Active Aging Fitness: Winter-Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Friday April 7, 2017
   4:30 PM Drum Circle: Winter – Spring Series  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Monday April 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong  
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

Not only will you sit down but she will have you up and doing the hokey pokey and shaking eggs in her energetic style of entertaining the little ones.

Be prepared to join in with your child and have some fun. There are stickers for everyone at the end of the show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  12:30 PM Tax Help  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. You MUST bring last year’s completed forms.
If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. 

Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday April 14, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday April 16, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday April 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Monday May 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong  
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

Not only will you sit down but she will have you up and doing the hokey pokey and shaking eggs in her energetic style of entertaining the little ones.

Be prepared to join in with your child and have some fun. There are stickers for everyone at the end of the show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday May 20, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Saturday May 27, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
   

All branches are closed.


Sunday May 28, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Monday May 29, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Memorial Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

Monday June 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Family Singalong  
   

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

Not only will you sit down but she will have you up and doing the hokey pokey and shaking eggs in her energetic style of entertaining the little ones.

Be prepared to join in with your child and have some fun. There are stickers for everyone at the end of the show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday June 24, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Games at the Library  
    Contact: Kristin Rainey   6097372610   krainey@mcl.org
   

Come in out of the cold and enjoy playing an afternoon board game (and drink some cocoa!).

Players are encouraged to bring your own favorite board game and pair up with other enthusiastic board gamers - come meet some new folks and learn some new games!

Questions? Please contact Kristin at the library - krainey@mcl.org or 609-737-2610.

RSVP requested but not required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday July 4, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July  
    All branches are closed.

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.

Monday October 9, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Columbus Day  
    All branches are closed.

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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