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Monday August 21, 2017
   2:00 PM Maker Mondays for Teens and Tweens: Duct Tape Folders  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

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

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

Online registration required.

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

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

Create your own bookmarks!

For ages 10-17.

Registration is suggested.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids' Public Speaking Class (Ages 8-12)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

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

No registration is required. 

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:30 PM Social Justice Series (High School Students)  
   

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

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

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   4:30 PM Social Justice Series (Middle School Students)  
   

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

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

Please register. 

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

Enjoy Everything, Everything and free popcorn!

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 96 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday August 24, 2017
   2:00 PM Teen and Tween Yoga  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

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

* Available all month! *

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

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

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids' Public Speaking Class (Ages 8-12)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

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

No registration is required. 

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   6:00 PM Shell Wreaths, for ages 10-16  
   

For ages 10-16.

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

Online registration is required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

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

One kit per person. While supplies last. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Mini Scratch Art  
   

* Available all month! *

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

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

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday September 7, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Teen Art Class (Ages 12-17)  
   

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

Registration required. 

Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday September 11, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Poop Emoji Pencils  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

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

For adults & teens ages 14 & up.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   4:35 PM Teen Take Out Craft: Homemade Fidget Spinner  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

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

One kit per person. While supplies last. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Application Myths Dispelled: The Ins and Outs of Applying to College  
   

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

Please Register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday September 14, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Teen Cooking Class  
   

Learn and create easy no-bake recipes. 

Registration required. All materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM PSAT Practice Test presented by Princeton Review  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

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

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

Please Register.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday September 18, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Poop Emoji Pencils  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

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

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Monday (Ages 12-17)  
   

Learn to arm knit a scarf!

Materials provided.

Registration required. 

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

 “Feed” by M. T. Anderson will be discussed. 

Teens and adults are welcome!  

Light Refreshments!  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   6:00 PM Teen DIY Fidget Spinners, ages 10-16  
   

For ages 10-16.

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

Online registration is required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Thursday September 21, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Teen Art Class (Ages 12-17)  
   

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

Registration required. 

Materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday September 22, 2017
   11:00 AM Teen and Tween Yoga  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join us for Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 to 18 years old.
Beginners welcome
Mats are provided.
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 4th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   9:35 AM Teen Take-Out Craft: Mini Scratch Art  
   

* Available all month! *

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

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

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens Make a Difference: Volunteer Workshop  
   

Volunteer Organization: EASEL Animal Rescue League

Create treats and toys for cats and dogs living at the EASEL Animal Shelter in Ewing. 

*Treats contain peanut butter*

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday September 28, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Teen Cooking Class  
   

Learn and create easy no-bake recipes. 

Registration required. All materials provided. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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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