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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 May 30, 2018
   6:00 PM CANCELED Popcorn and a Movie - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Ages 12-17)  
   

Enjoy Star Wars: The Last Jedi and free popcorn!

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 152 minutes. 

Ages 12-17

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday June 4, 2018
   9:40 AM Summer Reading Program Volunteers  
   

Applications are available starting Tuesday, May 1, at the Youth Services Desk for those who are 14 years and up.  No previous library volunteer experience is necessary. A volunteer orientation for all accepted volunteers is required even if you volunteered for the Summer Reading Program before, community service will be given. Volunteers must attend one orientation;

Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m.;

Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.;

Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m.;

Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. and Saturday,

June 23, 2 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Youth Services Staff at 882-3130.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   6:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation ages 14-17 years  
   

Registration for this program starts at 7:00am on Monday May 30th and will continue while spaces are available. Space is limited in each session.

This orientation is intended for those students who have visited the Youth Services Department at Lawrence Branch and have signed for a Lawrence Teen Volunteer Application packet. You must be at least 14 years old at the time of volunteering.

***Printed applications will be available on an ongoing basis, but we will only have space for 45 total volunteers, who successfully sign up here for the June 6th, June 13th or June 20th orientation session on the Library’s website. 

Please register for only one orientation.

An adult or caregiver over the age of 18 must attend orientation with you.

If you change your mind and decide not to attend orientation, nor to volunteer, please phone us at (609) 989-6921 so that we can make space for another student.

You are responsible for reading the application packet thoroughly and following the instructions listed within.

If you miss your orientation, we cannot guarantee that space will be available on another date.

Further requirements:

* Be 14-17 years old at the time of volunteering

* Be a Lawrence resident

* Be a Mercer County Library card holder

* Be available for volunteer work during Summer Reading (June 25- August 11, 2018)

* Be able to commit to a total of at least 14 hours of volunteer work, including a potential Saturday shift

* Be flexible to volunteer for morning, afternoon, or evening shifts

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday June 9, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Learn to Knit (Ages 12-18)  
   

Learn how to knit!

Materials provided. 

No registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday June 11, 2018
   9:40 AM Summer Reading Program Volunteers  
   

Applications are available starting Tuesday, May 1, at the Youth Services Desk for those who are 14 years and up.  No previous library volunteer experience is necessary. A volunteer orientation for all accepted volunteers is required even if you volunteered for the Summer Reading Program before, community service will be given. Volunteers must attend one orientation;

Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m.;

Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.;

Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m.;

Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. and Saturday,

June 23, 2 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Youth Services Staff at 882-3130.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   7:00 PM Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club,  
   

 “Lie Tree” by Frances Hardinge will be discussed.

Teens and adults are welcome! 

Light Refreshments! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   6:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation ages 14-17 years  
   

Registration for this program starts at 7:00am on Monday May 30th and will continue while spaces are available. Space is limited in each session.

This orientation is intended for those students who have visited the Youth Services Department at Lawrence Branch and have signed for a Lawrence Teen Volunteer Application packet. You must be at least 14 years old at the time of volunteering.

***Printed applications will be available on an ongoing basis, but we will only have space for 45 total volunteers, who successfully sign up here for the June 6th, June 13th or June 20th orientation session on the Library’s website. 

Please register for only one orientation.

An adult or caregiver over the age of 18 must attend orientation with you.

If you change your mind and decide not to attend orientation, nor to volunteer, please phone us at (609) 989-6921 so that we can make space for another student.

You are responsible for reading the application packet thoroughly and following the instructions listed within.

If you miss your orientation, we cannot guarantee that space will be available on another date.

Further requirements:

* Be 14-17 years old at the time of volunteering

* Be a Lawrence resident

* Be a Mercer County Library card holder

* Be available for volunteer work during Summer Reading (June 25- August 11, 2018)

* Be able to commit to a total of at least 14 hours of volunteer work, including a potential Saturday shift

* Be flexible to volunteer for morning, afternoon, or evening shifts

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday June 16, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Setting Yourself Up for College Admissions Success: A Planner for Rising 9th & 10th Graders  
   

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 give you tips on how to navigate High School in preparation for the College Admissions Process. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday June 18, 2018
   9:40 AM Summer Reading Program Volunteers  
   

Applications are available starting Tuesday, May 1, at the Youth Services Desk for those who are 14 years and up.  No previous library volunteer experience is necessary. A volunteer orientation for all accepted volunteers is required even if you volunteered for the Summer Reading Program before, community service will be given. Volunteers must attend one orientation;

Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m.;

Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.;

Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m.;

Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. and Saturday,

June 23, 2 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Youth Services Staff at 882-3130.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Setting Yourself Up for College Admissions Success: A Planner for Rising 9th & 10th Graders  
   

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 give you tips on how to navigate High School in preparation for the College Admissions Process. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Summer Volunteer Orientation  
   

*For Teen Summer Volunteers ONLY* 

Please register only if you have received a confirmation email of acceptance. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   6:30 PM Teen Volunteer Orientation ages 14-17 years  
   

Registration for this program starts at 7:00am on Monday May 30th and will continue while spaces are available. Space is limited in each session.

This orientation is intended for those students who have visited the Youth Services Department at Lawrence Branch and have signed for a Lawrence Teen Volunteer Application packet. You must be at least 14 years old at the time of volunteering.

***Printed applications will be available on an ongoing basis, but we will only have space for 45 total volunteers, who successfully sign up here for the June 6th, June 13th or June 20th orientation session on the Library’s website. 

Please register for only one orientation.

An adult or caregiver over the age of 18 must attend orientation with you.

If you change your mind and decide not to attend orientation, nor to volunteer, please phone us at (609) 989-6921 so that we can make space for another student.

You are responsible for reading the application packet thoroughly and following the instructions listed within.

If you miss your orientation, we cannot guarantee that space will be available on another date.

Further requirements:

* Be 14-17 years old at the time of volunteering

* Be a Lawrence resident

* Be a Mercer County Library card holder

* Be available for volunteer work during Summer Reading (June 25- August 11, 2018)

* Be able to commit to a total of at least 14 hours of volunteer work, including a potential Saturday shift

* Be flexible to volunteer for morning, afternoon, or evening shifts

 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Saturday June 23, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as design structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Volunteer Orientation  
   

*For Teen Summer Volunteers ONLY* 

Please register only if you have received a confirmation email of acceptance. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Summer Volunteer Orientation  
   

*For Teen Summer Volunteers ONLY* 

Please register only if you have received a confirmation email of acceptance. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday June 25, 2018
   9:40 AM Summer Reading Program Volunteers  
   

Applications are available starting Tuesday, May 1, at the Youth Services Desk for those who are 14 years and up.  No previous library volunteer experience is necessary. A volunteer orientation for all accepted volunteers is required even if you volunteered for the Summer Reading Program before, community service will be given. Volunteers must attend one orientation;

Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m.;

Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.;

Thursday, June 14, 8 p.m.;

Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. and Saturday,

June 23, 2 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Youth Services Staff at 882-3130.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Maker Monday for Teen and Tween Yoga: Upcycled Floppy Disk Pencil Holder  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 9 and up.
Each Monday during the summer reading program (June 25th - August 11th) we will have a different maker program.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Monday (Ages 10-17)  
   

Learn how to create a DIY T-Shirt Tote Bag. 

No registration required. 

You must bring your own t-shirt!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM ReMARKable Mind Reading For Ages 11 +  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 11 and up. 

Join mentalist Mark Zacharia here in his one-man program, "reMARKable". This show will get you to ask what is within your control and what has already been predetermined.

Come prepared to be amazed and amused.  

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 11.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   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 how to: 

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

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday June 28, 2018
   2:00 PM Teen and Tween Yoga  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 and up.
Held every Thursday during the summer reading program (June 25th - August 11th).
Beginners welcome. Mats provided.  Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
Registration is required online starting the previous Thursday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Saturday June 30, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 2, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Monday (Ages 10-17)  
   

Learn how to create a mandala using a recycled CD!

Please register. Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM #MakersClub For Ages 9-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Learn problem-solving skills and get creative in this program that features different activites from origami to slime to computer coding!

Ages 9-14

Online registration is required beginning the previous Monday.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday July 4, 2018
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Fourth of July  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday July 7, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 9, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Monday (Ages 10-17)  
   

Create a cozy pillow without having to use a needle and thread! 

Please register. Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday July 14, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 16, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Monday (Ages 10-17)  
   

Celebrate the Summer Reading theme of Libraries Rock! by exploring the art of rock painting. 

Please register. Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday July 21, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 23, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Monday (Ages 10-17)  
   

Create a decorative piece of String Art for your room!

Please register. Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM #MakersClub For Ages 9-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Learn problem-solving skills and get creative in this program that features different activites from origami to slime to computer coding!

Ages 9-14

Online registration is required beginning the previous Monday.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Saturday July 28, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 30, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Monday (Ages 10-17)  
   

Learn how to make a colorful mosaic using recycled CDs! 

Please register. Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday August 4, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday August 6, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Monday (Ages 10-17)  
   

Do you have a favorite lyric from a song? Transform that lyric into a work of art on canvas!

Please register. Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM #MakersClub For Ages 9-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Learn problem-solving skills and get creative in this program that features different activites from origami to slime to computer coding!

Ages 9-14

Online registration is required the previous Monday. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Saturday August 11, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday August 18, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday August 25, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)  
   

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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.


Thursday December 31, 2020
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Weather Closure  
   

Due to the inclement weather, all branches of the Mercer County Library System are closing at 4:00pm today and all events are cancelled, please check our website and/or catalog for updates regarding due dates and other important announcements.


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