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Monday March 27, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:paper doll.  
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of March is paper doll.

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
   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
   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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

    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
   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 March 13. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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, March 6th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club Planning Meeting & Pizza Party  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

**New Program**

Children in Grades 3-5 and their parents are invited to the first meeting of the "Tween-Parent Book Club." We will outline the program and discuss some great books we've read while enjoying pizza.

All participants must register to ensure enough pizza is ordered.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   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 March 14. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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  -  11:30 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
   3:55 PM 8 and up 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.  This month we will make a Spring craft project.

Registration required.

    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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

    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

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   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
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    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 start March 8 and will run through April 5.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday March 30, 2017
   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
   10:30 AM Kids' Music Round (Infant to age 4)  
   

Join us for a free demo class! Family music program for children ages infant through four years. Come sing, dance, and explore rhythm instruments and have a great time!

    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 March 16. 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: Spy Science.

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
   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
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

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

    Location: Hightstown 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
   6:30 PM Passover Storytime  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join us for this special event featuring Passover stories. Children will also make their own Matzah!

Presented by: Chabad of Robbinsville & Hamilton.For children of all ages. 

 

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday March 31, 2017
   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
   10:30 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 Kids MusicRound  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Toy time  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Socialize and play in our activity room.

Ages 6 months - 2 years.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

    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

Saturday April 1, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Kids Movie Matinee - Moana (PG)  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Movie running time is 1 hour 53 minutes.

Online registration begins on March 18. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Google Gaming Animation (Ages 9-12)  
   

Animate your own digital creations! Use the computer to design animated stories, games and your very own studio logo. Learn how you can use technology to bring new characters to life! 

Classes are every Saturday starting February 4th, except for February 18th. There will be a total of 8 classes. 

Registration required. 

 

    Location: West Windsor 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

Sunday April 2, 2017
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

“April showers bring May flowers!”  Get in the spirit of spring with a colorful paperfold umbrella craft!

Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:30pm.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence 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  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)  
   

The goal of the program is to help students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions. 

Registration is weekly. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

Bring your friends and favorite game.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:30 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 April 3, 2017
   9:35 AM 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
   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 complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and functions. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor 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  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Bedtime Math  
   

For children in grades K-2.

Monday, April 4,18, 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m. 

A math club that is totally fun!  You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like glow-in-the-dark geometry, bouncy dice and toilet paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too!

Parent must remain in the library.

Please Register online or call Youth Service Librarian at 609-882-3130

    Location: Ewing 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 March 20. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Books and Bricks (formerly Preschool 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, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday April 4, 2017
   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 March 21. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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  -  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
   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 Open Craft  
   

For School-Age children grades K-5 with adult in the program.

Tuesday, April 4, 18, 25, 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   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
   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
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 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
   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 start March 8 and will run through April 5.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday April 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Concert with Miss Amy  
   


For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

Enjoy this musical entertainment concert showcasing Miss Amy’s warm engaging manner and “positively enriching original music.”

Miss Amy is a singer/songwriter, an accredited music educator and a fitness instructor.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
 

    Location: Lawrence 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
   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 March 23. 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: Chemistry.

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
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    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
   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 March 23. Please register each child separately.

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

  For children in grades 1-3,

Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. -8p.m.

Parent must remain in the library. 

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday April 7, 2017
   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 Sing Along 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 March 24. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 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  -  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
   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
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 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.

Please note - This is a different time and week for the month of April only!

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   12:05 PM  -  12:30 PM 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

Saturday April 8, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing 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
   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
   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

Sunday April 9, 2017
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Create a colorful and festive Easter Egg Suncatcher to hang in your window.  Happy Easter!

Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:30pm.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence 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  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

Bring your friends and favorite game.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:30 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 April 10, 2017
   9:35 AM 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
   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 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 complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

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
   11:30 AM Chinese Storytime  
   

For children ages 2-5 (with parent or caregiver).

April 10 and April 17, 11:30 a.m.

Stories and Songs!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   12:00 PM Mammal Show by Eyes of the Wild 4-11 years  
   

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

ANIMALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE FEATURED IN THIS PROGRAM. BEHAVIORS, HABITATS, ADAPTATIONS, SURVIVAL STRATEGIES AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH HUMANS WILL BE INTRODUCED. THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON  BEHAVIOR AND ADAPTATION USING THE LIFE STORIES OF EACH UNIQUE ANIMAL, THEIR OFTEN HUMOROUS PERSONALITY, FUN FACTS, ANEDOTES AND ANIMAL EYE-VIEWS AS INSTRUCTION.

You may see up to 6 of the following animals: Wallabies, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, pocupines, hedgegogs, rats, opossum, groundhogs, chinchillas.

Registration is required and begins at 7am on the day of the program.  Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Jelly Bean 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
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life  
   

Family Movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Rated: PG. Runtime: 92 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Recess Theater presents Fairy Tale Storytelling  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This one hour class will help aspiring performers learn how to tell stories for their peers. They will work in groups to retell classic fairy tales and learn how to best perform these short stories for an audience! For children in grades 2-5.

Online registration begins on March 27. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bricks Challenge  
   

For ages: 6-12 (1st – 5th grade)

The Bricks Challenge program introduces elementary school children (ages 6-12) to the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). By integrating basic arithmetic learned in school with an intuitive active learning process, children grasp a better understanding of the fundamentals of physics and engineering concepts.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:30 PM Recess Theater presents Basic Acting  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

This one hour class will help young actors learn how to use their bodies to help create characters and tell stories! Students will combine imagination with movement to create dynamic characters that can help them on stage, in improvisations, or any kind of storytelling! For children in grades 6-8.

Online registration begins on March 27. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

    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 Shrinky Dink necklace, for ages 5-10yrs  
   

For children ages 5 to 10 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun night of shrinky dinks.  Get creative and design your own or use a template.

Watch it shrink down then make it into a necklace.

You can also make a matching pony bead bracelet.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program. 

Space is limited to.  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
   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, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday April 11, 2017
   2:00 AM Movie Matinee :Storks  
   

 Rated: PG. Storks used to deliver babies, they now deliver packages for a global internet store. Junior, top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine which produces an unauthorized baby girl! Desperately Junior must deliver the bundle of joy before his boss finds out. Get ready for this wild revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   9:35 AM Library Scavenger Hunt  
   

 Come and test your sleuthing skill in the library scavenger hunt(During the week of April 9 to April 13).

Collect your finding sheet from youth Service desk.

Submit the completed challenge and receive a small prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing 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 March 28. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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  -  11:30 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
   2:00 PM Family Matinee Movie: Moana  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Join us for Disney's Moana!
This movie is rated PG with a run time of 1 hour and 47 minutes.
A small snack will be served.
Caregivers must remain present with their children for the duration of the movie.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM 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 March 27. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass  
   

Family Movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass. Rated PG. Runtime: 113 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Animals From Eggs  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Birds aren’t the only ones.  Explore the fascinating world of oviparous animals, or the egg layers with Pam Newitt from Nature by the Yard. Join us for this hands-on program, as we will get a close look at some animals that come from eggs. For children in grades K and up.

Online registration begins on March 27. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Paper emoji bookmark  
   

Make a paper origami emoji bookmark

Learn the ancient art of paper folding and make great bookmark at the same time!

For children ages 7 and up

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

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


Wednesday April 12, 2017
   9:35 AM Library Scavenger Hunt  
   

 Come and test your sleuthing skill in the library scavenger hunt(During the week of April 9 to April 13).

Collect your finding sheet from youth Service desk.

Submit the completed challenge and receive a small prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    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
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Angry Birds  
   

Family Movie: Angry Birds. Rated: PG. Runtime: 97 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Slime Time  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 8 to 14.
We will make different kinds of slime!
Come join the fun of this new craze and leave the mess here, not at home!
Registration is required online starting Monday, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM Author Visit & Reading of 'No Ordinary Yarmulke'  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Celebrate Children's Book Week by meeting Dawn Wilensky, the New Jersey author behind the picture book "No Ordinary Yarmulke."

Children ages 7 and up will follow Holden on a magical path through Jewish history while enjoying matzah and making a craft.

No registration required.

This program is open to all faiths.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM Kids Movie Matinee - Sing (PG)  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Movie running time is 1 hour 50 minutes.

Online registration begins on March 27. Please register each child separately.

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

Prepare to duel with fellow Yu-Gi Oh! enthusiasts.  We'll provide the snacks, but be sure to bring your own cards.  

Ages 7-11. No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday April 13, 2017
   9:35 AM Library Scavenger Hunt  
   

 Come and test your sleuthing skill in the library scavenger hunt(During the week of April 9 to April 13).

Collect your finding sheet from youth Service desk.

Submit the completed challenge and receive a small prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    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
   11:00 AM Eyes of the Wild Live Wildlife Show  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Eyes of the Wild will bring live animals that have been rescued for a fun and educational presentation.
Through learning and humor, the audience will be mesmerized.
Registration is required online starting Monday, March 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 March 30. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   1:00 PM Eyes of the Wild Presents: Mammal Mania  
   
Mammals from around the world will be featured in this program. Behaviors, habitats, adaptations, survival strategies and 
relationships with humans will be introduced. This program focuses on behavior and adaptation using the life stories of each 
unique animal, their often humorous personality, fun facts, anecdotes and animal eye-views as instruction.
    Location: West Windsor 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
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee: Trolls  
   

 Rated: G.When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day. Featuring hit songs performed by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and more.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Young Builders - Home Depot Event  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join a representative from Home Depot in East Windsor and build a model boat. For children in first grade and up.

Online registration begins on March 27. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Egg Hunt (recommended ages 11 and under)  
   

Alert! Hidden eggs at the library! Please help us find them!  The hunt will be preceded by a story and craft.  Caregiver supervision is required.

Space is limited, please register.

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

  For children in grades 1-3,

Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. -8p.m.

Parent must remain in the library. 

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday April 14, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Good Friday  
   

All branches are closed.


Saturday April 15, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM Bunny silhouette drop-in craft, for all ages  
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 4pm and use colored and patterned paper to make a cute bunny craft.  Perfect for spring!

No registration required.

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence 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  -  2:00 PM Critical Thinking Math & Problem Solving Workshop (Ages 4-12)  
   

Critical Thinking Math enables students to develop depth perception, problem solving, reasoning skills, and covers the following study areas: Patterns and relationships, Geometry, Measurement, Problem Solving, and Reasoning. 

Presented by Eye Level. 

Registration required. Registration begins April 1st. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 16, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM Easter  
   

All branches are closed.


Monday April 17, 2017
   9:35 AM 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 What's Up Wednesday Registration  
    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 begin the week of April 24 and will run through the week of May 29.

    Location: Robbinsville 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.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   11:30 AM Chinese Storytime  
   

For children ages 2-5 (with parent or caregiver).

April 10 and April 17, 11:30 a.m.

Stories and Songs!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Traveling Lantern Theatre Company Presents: Bilbo's Journey  
   

Children are sure to enjoy the cherished tale of a home- loving little Hobbit who finds himself on an adventure he could never have imagined! 

On the way he meets elves, trolls, a wizard and a dragon... and ssssomething ssstrange called a Gollum. 

This play is suitable for children of all ages!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Bedtime Math  
   

For children in grades K-2.

Monday, April 4,18, 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m. 

A math club that is totally fun!  You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like glow-in-the-dark geometry, bouncy dice and toilet paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too!

Parent must remain in the library.

Please Register online or call Youth Service Librarian at 609-882-3130

    Location: Ewing 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 April 3. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs  
   

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers, and older!

Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!

No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

Let your child’s imagination soar (and most importantly, have fun!)

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock.  Some projects may get messy!

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

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   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 April 4. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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  -  11:30 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
   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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

    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 Open Craft  
   

For School-Age children grades K-5 with adult in the program.

Tuesday, April 4, 18, 25, 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Play Dough Chefs  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Children ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult are invited to come help make and play with play dough.

Online registration begins on April 5. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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 Chefs  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Children ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult are invited to come help make and play with play dough.

Online registration begins on April 5. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM 8 and up 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 4:30 and 5:30 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.  This month we will make a Mother's Day craft project.

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday April 20, 2017
   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
   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 April 6. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs  
   

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers, and older!

Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!

No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

Let your child’s imagination soar (and most importantly, have fun!)

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock.  Some projects may get messy!

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
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-3  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to make math fun with this weekly math club. We will explore math concepts with fun activities like glow stick geometry and toilet paper roll measuring! 

Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library.

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

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    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
   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 April 6. Please register each child separately.

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

  For children in grades 1-3,

Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. -8p.m.

Parent must remain in the library. 

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday April 21, 2017
   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
   10:30 AM Storybooks in Action  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come watch the animated version of a storybook and make a craft. For children ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.

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

 

 

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Infant/Toddler Health Talk & Open Play  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Caregivers of infants & toddlers will learn about nutrition and feeding for young children from health educator, Lessley Chiriboga, while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. 

    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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

    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

Saturday April 22, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing 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
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Creation Station  
    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
   11:00 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
   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

Sunday April 23, 2017
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Get creative!  Using a collection of wacky flowers, beads, etc. make a bouquet of whimsical pipe cleaner spring flowers to cheer your table!

Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:30pm.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence 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  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)  
   

The goal of the program is to help students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions. 

Registration is weekly. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

Bring your friends and favorite game.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:30 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 April 24, 2017
   9:35 AM 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
   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 complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor 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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Crazy 8s Bedtime Math  
   

For children in grades K-2.

Monday, April 4,18, 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m. 

A math club that is totally fun!  You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like glow-in-the-dark geometry, bouncy dice and toilet paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too!

Parent must remain in the library.

Please Register online or call Youth Service Librarian at 609-882-3130

    Location: Ewing 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 April 10. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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, April 3rd.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween-Parent Book Club  
    Contact: Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children in Grades 3-5 and their parents will discuss this month's book and enjoy snacks and good conversation. 

Please call the library for this month's title.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   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  -  11:30 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
   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.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

    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 Open Craft  
   

For School-Age children grades K-5 with adult in the program.

Tuesday, April 4, 18, 25, 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   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
   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 start April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 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 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

Thursday April 27, 2017
   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
   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: Candy math and science.

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
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 4-8)  
   

This program will teach young girls how to use computer science to solve problems relevant to the community. Learn the basics of computer programming such as loops, variables, conditionals, and function. 

Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. 

Registration required. Registration begins March 27th. Space is limited. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm in April. 

    Location: West Windsor 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

  For children in grades 1-3,

Thursday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m., 7 p.m. -8p.m.

Parent must remain in the library. 

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday April 28, 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  -  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
   10:30 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  -  11:30 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

Saturday April 29, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft, Coffee Filter Flower.  
   

The library will supply materials to make project. 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

Join us for activities in creative drama, creative storytelling, improv games, voice modulation exercises and persuasive speeches. Our broad aim is to make children comfortable with expressing themselves through their thoughts and emotions. Presented by NJ Power Speakers. http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/

Please register. 

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

Join us for activities in creative drama, creative storytelling, improv games, voice modulation exercises and persuasive speeches. Our broad aim is to make children comfortable with expressing themselves through their thoughts and emotions. Presented by NJ Power Speakers. http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday April 30, 2017
   12:30 PM Sunday Surprise Craft, for all ages  
   

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Easy Scratch Art fun!  Using a small wooden tool, reveal a colorful butterfly, dragonfly, fish, flower or leaf!

Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:30pm.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence 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  -  3:00 PM Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)  
   

The goal of the program is to help students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions. 

Registration is weekly. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-in Board Games  
   

For children ages 6-10 (with adult).

Bring your friends and favorite game.

 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:30 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

Tuesday May 2, 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 May 3, 2017
   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 start April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Tuesday May 9, 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 May 10, 2017
   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 start April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville 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

Tuesday May 16, 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 May 17, 2017
   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 start April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Tuesday May 23, 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 May 24, 2017
   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 start April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville 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.

Tuesday May 30, 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 May 31, 2017
   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 start April 26 and will run through May 31.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

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

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

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YS Program-TBD  
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
    Location: Hopewell Branch

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM YS Program-TBD  
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
    Location: Hopewell 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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