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Friday January 20, 2017
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

For children ages 4-5.(with parent or caregiver).

The focus is to encourage reading readiness in preparation for kindergarten.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:30 AM Joanne Tyne Family Music Class  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 12 months to 4 years.
Joanne Tyne is offering a free demonstration of her Family Music Class. 
In this program, music is learned through playful activities which reflect the learning styles of very young children.
Activities include singing, movement, rhymes, dance, rhythm instruments and fun for parent and child.
Registration in required online starting Monday, December 19th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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.

    Location: Hopewell 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.

    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
   11:05 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 January 21, 2017
   10:30 AM Kids Movie Matinee - Secret Life of Pets (PG)  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Movie running time is 90 minutes.

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

    Location: Robbinsville 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tutoring Society--Math, for grades 3 to 8  
   

Let's all be mathematicians!

This class will tutor students entering 3rd to 8th grade using WW-P Math textbooks.

REGISTRATION STARTS ON JANUARY 1ST AND AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERS YOU FOR ALL JANUARYCLASSES

Saturday, January 7th, 14th, and 21st. 

Please only register if you can attend all classes.

If you do not attend the first class, your spot will be given to the first person on the waiting list, and you will no longer be registered for the remaining classes.

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

Empower your child with confidence through public speaking! Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities. Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities. 

Please Register. 

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

Empower your child with confidence through public speaking! Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities. Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities. 

Please Register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday January 22, 2017
   12:45 PM  -  2:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)  
   

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
   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
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 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

Monday January 23, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 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 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.

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown 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  -  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 January 9. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Walk-In Craft (All Ages)  
   

Stop by the Acitivty Room to do a Do-It-Yourself Craft! Supplies will be made available. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Indoor “Snowball” Fight, for ages 2-9 years  
   

For ages 2-9 years, with a caregiver.

Too cold outside?  Join us for some “snowy” fun indoors, without the frostbite!

Decorate a cardboard shield and get ready to test your aim during our “snowball” fight!  Don’t worry, you will stay warm and dry!

Hot chocolate and marshmallows will also be served.

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
   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, January 2nd.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday January 24, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft  
   

Take Home Craft  is Penguin Craft

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 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 January 10. 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 Wii Sports  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids' 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.

Registration required.

    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 January 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
   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
   4:45 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 January 18 and will run through February 22.

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

Do you love all things Harry Potter?  Join us to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn fun trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.  Each week we will do a new activity.  Ages 7-11. 

Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday January 26, 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 Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

    Location: Hightstown 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 January 12. 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: Shadows.

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
   4:30 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  -  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 January 12. Please register each child separately.

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

Plaese come early to pick up your book.

 

Online registration required!

    Location: Ewing Branch

Friday January 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   

For children ages 4-5.(with parent or caregiver).

The focus is to encourage reading readiness in preparation for kindergarten.

    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 Toddler Tunes  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on January 13. Please register each child separately.

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

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

    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
   3:30 PM Chinese New Year craft  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

A variety of themed crafts will be available to celebrate the year of the rooster.

For ages 4-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM Special Storytime: Chinese New Year (Year of the Chicken)  
   

Crafts and stories! 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch

Saturday January 28, 2017
   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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Science Saturday: Wizard Science (recommended ages 5 years and up)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Join us for a fun science activity .  This month we will make wizard science!  

Ages 5 and up.  No registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese New Year craft  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Celebrate the year of the rooster with themed crafts.

For ages 4-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch

Sunday January 29, 2017
   12:45 PM  -  2:45 PM Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)  
   

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
   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

Monday January 30, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 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 learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints - please wear messy play clothes. Disposible smock aprons will be provided. 

Online registration suggested.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown 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 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 January 16. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Walk-In Craft (All Ages)  
   

Stop by the Acitivty Room to do a Do-It-Yourself Craft! Supplies will be made available. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: West Windsor 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, January 9th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday January 31, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft  
   

Take Home Craft  is Penguin Craft

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 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 January 17. 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  -  5:00 PM Drop-in Loom Bracelet Club (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join our new loom bracelet club. We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.

Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.

No registration required.

    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 February 1, 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 January 18 and will run through February 22.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday February 2, 2017
   9:30 AM Groundhog Day Storytime  
   

For children ages 2-4

  Will the groundhog see his shadow? 

Stories and craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   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
   10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

    Location: Hightstown 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 January 19. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Origami Club (Ages 8-11)  
   

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday February 3, 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 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 Storybooks in Action  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come watch the animated version of a storybook and make a craft. In this story, on a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear. Who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.For children ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on Jan. 20. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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

Saturday February 4, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day: Decorate a Library Tote Bag Craft  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Today is "Take Your Child to the Library Day."
Celebrate by decorating a library tote bag that you can use to transport your library materials.
Make today just one of the many days that you bring your children to the library!
This is a walk-in program, open from 11am to 12:30pm. No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Sunday February 5, 2017
   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
   3:00 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 February 6, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 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
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In  
   

Throughout the month of February, the youth services librarians will be gathering children, preteens and teens for public readings of books, poems, and music authored by African Americans.

 

 There is no set time, just need 5 children present for a reading.  

    Location: Ewing 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
   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
   7:00 PM Pre-school 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, January16th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday February 7, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.  
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of February is a Presidential container.

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 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 January 24. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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

Wednesday February 8, 2017
   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
   4:45 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 January 18 and will run through February 22.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday February 9, 2017
   10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Valentine Party with Miss Amy Concert  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 12 months to 5 years.
A Valentine's Day celebration with the music of Miss Amy!
Following the concert, you can make Valentine's Day cards and have a special treat.
Registration in required online starting Monday, January 16th.

    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 January 26. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday February 10, 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 Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years  
    Contact: Lawrence Staff   609-882-9246   
   

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 

    Location: Lawrence 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 Sing and Dance 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 January 27. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Sing Along Pete (For All Ages)  
   

Sing Along Pete is back!

This concert is a sing along favorite with songs your children love!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Sunday February 12, 2017
   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
   3:00 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 February 13, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 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
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In  
   

Throughout the month of February, the youth services librarians will be gathering children, preteens and teens for public readings of books, poems, and music authored by African Americans.

 

 There is no set time, just need 5 children present for a reading.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Jumpin Jamie concert and Clifford the Big Red Dog party  
   


For children under 5 years, with a caregiver.

Note that a large school group of 150 childen will be in attendance at this event.

Jumpin Jamie will perform a 45 minute concert. After that, there will be a craft(s), light refreshments, and a line will form to visit with Clifford.

Register, beginning at 7am on the day of the show.  

Program will take place in meeting rooms 1&2 and in the meeting room lobby area.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawence Library
 

    Location: Lawrence 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 Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta (Ages 2-6)  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 will learn basic drawing and painting techniques from local art instructor, Mrs. Mehta.

Each session will feature a different project.

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
   4:30 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
   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, January 16th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday February 14, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.  
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of February is a Presidential container.

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 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 January 31. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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 Valentine’s Day Storytime,  
   

Poems will be read and make a card!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing 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 February 15, 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 January 18 and will run through February 22.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday February 16, 2017
   10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

    Location: Hightstown 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 February 2. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   4:30 PM Valentine 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
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Origami Club (Ages 8-11)  
   

Learn new origami creations!

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday February 17, 2017
   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  -  11:15 AM Miss Amy Concert for All Ages  
   

Join Miss Amy for movin and groovin concert fun for all ages.  

No registration required.

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday February 18, 2017
   10:00 AM 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 February 4. Please register each child separately.

Please note: the length of this program is 75 minutes and, as always, parents must remain in the building.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Make an African Mask 3-11 years  
   


For children ages 3-11 years, with a caregiver in the room to supervise.

Decorate a paper African mask to represent "Joy" using craft materials in the children's activity room. Craft will take about 20 minutes to complete.

No registration required, while supplies last.

In partnership with the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County
 

    Location: Lawrence Branch

Sunday February 19, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 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
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In  
   

Throughout the month of February, the youth services librarians will be gathering children, preteens and teens for public readings of books, poems, and music authored by African Americans.

 

 There is no set time, just need 5 children present for a reading.  

    Location: Ewing 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
   3:00 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 February 20, 2017
   12:05 AM  -  11:55 PM President's Day  
    All branches are closed.

Tuesday February 21, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.  
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of February is a Presidential container.

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
   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
   2:00 PM Movie Matinee for the Family, Kubo and the Two Strings  
   

 Rated: PG 102 minutes.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. 

    Location: Ewing 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 February 22, 2017
   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
   4:00 PM Special Presidents Storytime  
   

  President trivia and crafts! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: Ewing 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 January 18 and will run through February 22.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday February 23, 2017
   10:30 AM Science & A Story for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy a story followed by hands-on science experiments. 

Each week we will explore a different theme & experiment.

Some experiments may get messy - please dress accordingly. 

Siblings welcome, too!

    Location: Hightstown 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 February 9. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday February 24, 2017
   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 Toddler Tunes  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

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

Online registration begins on February 10. Please register each child separately.

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

Saturday February 25, 2017
   10:30 AM Mr. Dennis’s Seuss Themed Magic Show  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Mr. Dennis’s Seuss Themed Magic Show! This program is for children of all ages.

Online registration begins on February 11. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Sunday February 26, 2017
   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
   3:00 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 February 27, 2017
   9:35 AM NEW PROGRAM: 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
   9:40 AM Children’s African American Read-In,  
   

Throughout the month of February, the youth services librarians will be gathering children, preteens and teens for public readings of books, poems, and music authored by African Americans.

 There is no set time, just need 5 children present for a reading.  

    Location: Ewing 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
   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, February 6th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday February 28, 2017
   9:35 AM Take Home Craft:Presidential container.  
   

Take Home Craft for the Month of February is a Presidential container.

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 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 February 14. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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

Tuesday March 7, 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

Monday March 13, 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 March 14, 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

Tuesday March 21, 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

Tuesday March 28, 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

Monday April 10, 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

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

All branches are closed.


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

All branches are closed.


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

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.

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.

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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