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Tuesday June 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logs, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Nails by Adrian  
   

For ages 9 and up.  

Have your nails done by a professional!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-off with Magic Show and Giant Bubbles by George the Magician  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Join us for an awesome show that will help get the summer reading program off to a fun start!
There will be magic, giant bubbles and balloon tricks.
Registration is required online starting Tuesday, June 20th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logs, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Open Craft: Racing Car Kit  
   

For ages 5-8

Build your Lego Car with Lego Block Kit.

Please Registered!

Space is limited for 45 Kids

 
    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:00 PM Mehndi Tattoos  
   

For ages 12 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Rules for Success in the Garden  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

Mercer County Master Gardener, Nora Sirbaugh, after many years’ experience, will share her tips on successful landscaping and gardening.

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

Thursday June 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logs, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

   3:00 PM Mad Science Workshop for Ages 3-5  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 3-5 will enjoy this hands-on workshop presented by MadScience where we explore shapes and structures. Children will make 2-D pictures, 3-D structures, & take home their own cornstarch noodle structures.

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 12. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   6:00 PM Silly Joe Sings  
   

For children ages 2-6, with their caregivers.  

Funny, literate, and energetic, Silly Joe creates a lyrical world in which children are the heroes and everyone stars in the show.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM The Marconi Revolution  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Born in Bologna, Italy, in 1874, Guglielmo Marconi was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor credited with the groundbreaking work necessary for all future radio technology. Through his experiments in wireless telegraphy, Marconi developed the first effective system of radio communication. Marconi was a businessman as well as an inventor. He utilized his knowledge of business to make wireless technology a commercial success in New Jersey. Local historian Michael Hyduk will talk about Marconi and his impact. Registration suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Guided Meditation  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is good for heart, mind, body and soul. It's all about energy — Inner Energy — and everyone has it. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It's easy. Anyone can do it. Class dates are: June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13.

Registration required; space is limited.

Please register for each individual session in this four-week series.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday June 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logs, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.

   10:00 AM Mini Petting Zoo  
   

For all Ages!

 Miniature goats, giant rabbit, bunnies, tortoise, hedgehog, rooster, giant cockroaches, lizard, chinchilla, chicks, ducks, potbelly pig, and turkey. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Special Storytime: Three Little Pigs  
   

 For children ages 2-5

 Flannel board story and crafts!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Saturday July 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Summer Reading Starts  
   

Register today for our summer reading programs, Build A Better World.

There are separate programs for children, teens and adults.  All feature fun activities, reading logs, and prizes.  

Look for more information on our website or at your local branch.


Tuesday July 4, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July  
    All branches are closed.

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Inner Peace, Inner Power Insight Session  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1474   hiprogs@mcl.org
   

To survive and thrive in this turbulent world we need peace and power, not just the peace that is the absence of a few worries, but real inner peace and power that comes from deep inner contentment and makes one steadfast in the face of challenge.

Let’s explore together some obstacles that we face in our everyday life, which cause us to lose our peace, and some remedies to overcome them.

Facilitated by library staff member Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Thursday July 6, 2017
   7:00 PM Fascination: Helena’s Story (2016)  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

This documentary film features the life of Helena Weinbrauch – a Holocaust survivor who reinvented herself as a ballroom dancer at the age of 88. Currently, Helena Weinbrauch lives in New York City and is 93 years old. Film creator Karen Goldfarb will be available to introduce the film and to facilitate a discussion after the screening. Registration is suggested. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Guided Meditation  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is good for heart, mind, body and soul. It's all about energy — Inner Energy — and everyone has it. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It's easy. Anyone can do it. Class dates are: June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13.

Registration required; space is limited.

Please register for each individual session in this four-week series.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Fair and Petting Zoo (All Ages)  
   

Join us for our annual Family Fair and Petting Zoo! 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 10, 2017
   7:00 PM Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band  
    Contact:    609 448-1330   hcprogs@mcl.org
   

Klezmer music originated in the 'shtetl' (villages) and the ghettos of Eastern Europe, where itinerant Jewish troubadours, known as 'klezmorim', performed at joyful events ('simkhes'), particularly weddings, since the early middle ages. Join us for an evening of exciting, foot-stomping, hand-clapping Eastern European Klezmer music. Instruments will include an accordion and sax/clarinet. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register. 

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever to understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your overall retirement plan. Learn about your Social Security benefits, Medicare and how to manage your mySocialSecurity account. Join guest speaker David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration District Manager for this informative Seminar.

IMPORTANT: Before the seminar, go to https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ to open a My Social Security account. Then print a copy of your information and bring it with you to the seminar.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   12:00 PM Magic Show with Bob LLoyd 4-11yr  
   

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

A fast-paced show including a combination of magic, juggling and mime.

Online registration with a valid MCLS library card is required, beginning at 7:00am on the day of the show. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponosored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mug Cooking for Teens  
   

For Teens, Wednesday,

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:00 PM Bollywood Dance  
   

  Ages 12 and up!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM The Marconi Revolution  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Presented by local historian Michael Hyduk. Learn the fascinating story of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor credited with the groundbreaking work necessary for all future radio technology. Through his efforts in wireless telegraphy, Marconi developed the first effective system of wireless communication in 1902.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday July 13, 2017
   3:00 PM Cupcake Decoration,  
   

  All Ages!  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Needlework with Assia Abtouche  
   

 Ages 11 and up!

Learn to sew and learn different stitches!  

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Guided Meditation  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is good for heart, mind, body and soul. It's all about energy — Inner Energy — and everyone has it. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It's easy. Anyone can do it. Class dates are: June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13.

Registration required; space is limited.

Please register for each individual session in this four-week series.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Friday July 14, 2017
   3:00 PM Melted Crayon Art  
   

For ages 11 and up!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Monday July 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM The Short of It  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our newly formed discussion group, which has a focus on the short story. Each month we'll read and discuss three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Guy de Maupassant, and his short stories, "The Necklace", "My Uncle Jules", and "The Wreck".

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM Open Craft: Small Book  
   

For ages 4-10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Presented by Randi Haas and Karen Gardiner. If your blender is collecting dust on a shelf, or you’re new to smoothies and juices and don’t know where to start, this program is for you. Adding “healthy” smoothies to your diet can actually decrease a sweet tooth, help to drop those extra pounds, assist with blood sugar control, and help eliminate that 3:00 slump! Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science for Kids,  
   

 Ages 6-10! 

Fun experiments!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   1:00 PM Sciencetellers  
   

For children in grades K-5.

 Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open Craft: Minecraft Bookmarks  
   

 For ages 4-10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch

Thursday July 20, 2017
   6:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: Planning for End of Life  
    Contact: Lawrence Programs   609-989-6920   lawprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for a film screening of The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman followed by a discussion with facilitators Deborah Levine, Director of Community Health at The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and Patricia Hall – Operational Manager of the Trenton Free Public Library. This event will highlight the importance of discussing your end of life wishes with family, friends and your doctors, and is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and the Friends of the Lawrence Library.  Registration is suggested.  

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday July 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Make a Fidget Quilt!  
    Contact: Hopewell Programs   609.737.2610   hopeprogs@mcl.org
   

Be a part of creating a Fidge Quilt!

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

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

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

What is a Fidget Quilt?

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

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   7:00 PM State Health Insurance Assistance Program: Information Session  
    Contact:    609-882-3148   
   

Join Cathy Forbes and learn about the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a free statewide health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. The SHIP program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services with financial assistance through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living. Registration required.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Saturday September 2, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

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

Monday September 4, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Labor Day Weekend  
    All branches are closed.

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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