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Saturday December 16, 2017
   3:00 PM Candy Winter Wonderland Scene (Ages 2-18)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children and teens ages 2-18 can make their own winter wonderland scenes with candy, sugar cones, and frosting!

A delicious way to get ready for winter!

Online registration required beginning December 1.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   7:00 PM Communicating and Connecting Effectively with Dementia Patients  
   

Presented by Nicolette Vasco of Alzheimer’s Association. Learn how to explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of Alzheimer’s disease, decode verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, respond in ways that are helpful, and identify strategies to connect and communication at each stage of the disease. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday December 21, 2017
   6:00 PM Holiday Craft: Book Candle Holders  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6923   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Learn how to book fold. Beautiful for all occasions. See how easy and quickly you can make stunning candle holders to use with tea lights from up-cycled old books. Use only battery operated flame less tea lights in the paper candle holder. Registration is suggested and is limited to 15 participants.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday December 23, 2017
   1:00 PM Holiday Film Screening: Holiday Inn (1942)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6923   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire musical set in a country roadhouse in Connecticut, where it is turned into a nightclub 15 times a year. With Irving Berlin songs, including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas." NR. 101 min. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday December 24, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas Eve  
   

All branches will be closed.


Monday December 25, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Christmas  
   

All branches are closed.


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   10:30 AM Concert with Alex and the Kaleidoscope  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Emmy award-winning children’s entertainer, Alex Mitnick from the musical group Alex and the Kaleidoscope will be here to encourage and inspire kids through the power of songs.
Alex has been captivating kids and adults alike with his fresh approach to music for young audiences for over a decade.
Audiences clap along, sing, and dance, actively participating in the concert.
This show is suggested for all ages.
Registration is required online starting Monday, December 4th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Alex & the Kaleidoscope Concert (All ages)  
   

Emmy award-winning children's entertainer, Alex Mitnick from the musical group Alex and the Kaleidoscope will be here to encourage and inspire kids through the power of songs.

Alex has been captivating kids and adults alike with his fresh approach to music for young audiences for over a decade.

Audiences clap along, sing, and dance, actively participating in the concert.

This show is suggested for all ages.

No registration required

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday December 28, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Magic Show with Jay the Magician  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Suggested for children ages 4-12.

Be amazed and wowed by New Jersey's favorite magician, Jay, during this magical entertainment program! Jay will blend classic tricks, magical illusions, and comedy into one great fun-filled show.

You might even learn some new magic tricks to show you friends after Winter Break!

Online registration required beginning Wednesday, December 13.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Kwanzaa Celebration  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6923   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a traditional Kwanzaa celebration that may include a variety of songs, dances, African drumming, storytelling, spoken word, poetry and a film. The Kwanzaa cultural symbols that represent values and concepts of this seven day holiday will be available for viewing.  Kwanzaa derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza," means "first fruits" in Ki-Swahili.  The seven principles of Kwanzaa (NguzoSaba in Swahili) reflects cultural values: Umoja - unity, Kujichagulia - self determination,Ujima - collective work and responsibility, Ujamaa - cooperative economics, Nia - purpose, Kuumba - creativity, and Imani - faith.  Light refreshments will be available. This educational program will be facilitated by Zarinah Shakir - Producer/Host, Perspectives of Interfaith television. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday December 31, 2017
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Eve  
   

All branches will be closed.


Monday January 1, 2018
   12:55 AM  -  11:55 PM New Year's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Wednesday January 3, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday January 10, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Sunday January 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM La Convivencia presents The Human Library (All ages)  
   

La Convivencia brings diverse people together to bridge their differences through mutual respect, community service, civic engagement, and community dialogue. With the rise in antisemitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and other forms of bigotry nationwide, La Convivencia’s work is more important now than ever before!

The Human Library, which will meet monthly will initiate a community dialogue to allow participants of other cultures, faiths, and ethnicities to interact. The Human Library is an event where real people are on loan to readers. For our first event, please consider being a “book” and share 1-2 stories about your life/perspective/culture/religion that others might not know about you. You can also be a reader, and have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your “book.” By sharing our opinions in these conversations, not only will we challenge the stereotypes, prejudice, and hate, we will also try to break them.

In addition, we will be organizing interactive workshops and presentations to engage participants of all ages in proactive activities. Let’s come together to share our thoughts and discuss ways we can act within our communities. 

All are welcome. No registration required.

www.laconvivencia.org 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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.


Wednesday January 17, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday January 25, 2018
   7:00 PM How Did You Sleep Last Night?  
   

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than 100 million Americans have difficulty falling or staying asleep, which can negatively affect health and mood. Join Tara Scoles, a registered polysomnographic technologist with University Medical Center of Princeton, for an eye-opening discussion on sleep disorders and whether a sleep study could help diagnose your condition. Registration required. Call 882-3148. 

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday January 26, 2018
     Music and Movement with Miss Susan for all ages  
    Contact: Susan Flacks   609-799-0462   sflacks@mcl.org
   

NEW PROGRAM FOR 2018

Do you like music?

Come and join me for some sing-along songs with movements to match.

We’ll sing old favorites and learn new ones.  We’ll dance, shake shakers, play instruments and wave scarves. We might learn to do the hula, or even dance a cha cha.

No registration is required.

 

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Midweek Math Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Monday February 19, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day  
   

All branches are closed.


Friday February 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music and Movement with Miss Susan for all ages  
    Contact: Susan Flacks   609-799-0462   sflacks@mcl.org
   

NEW PROGRAM FOR 2018

Do you like music?

Come and join me for some sing-along songs with movements to match.

We’ll sing old favorites and learn new ones.  We’ll dance, shake shakers, play instruments and wave scarves. We might learn to do the hula, or even dance a cha cha.

No registration is required.

 

 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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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