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

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

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

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

   10:00 AM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-9 are invited to this fun and educational creative writing program led by a local Girl Scout working towards her Gold Award. 

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown 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 Concert with Miss Amy  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 12 months and up.
Join us for a lively musical adventure with local favorite Miss Amy.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, June 22nd.

    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 June 15. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:55 AM Imagination Stations: Post Office, for ages 2-6yrs  
   

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun new program featuring one of your child’s favorite activities - PLAY!!!

We will start with a book or two, then children will get to explore and play at several different stations, while interacting and socializing with other children their age.

This session children will get to be mail carriers for the day and explore the post office!  Activities include writing a letter, sorting and delivering mail, as well as a craft.

Kids can move at their own pace and revisit their favorite stations!

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
   12:00 PM Ken the Magician Comedy Magic Show 4-11 years  
   

For ages 4-11 years with a caregiver.

Family magic show including humor, audience participation, musical routines and a rabbit!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Disney's Moana  
   

Family Movie: Disney's Moana. Rated: PG. Runtime: 113 minutes. 

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

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

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 12. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM Tinker Time  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Unstructured play time with building toys such as Legos and Fiddlestix.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 5-7)  
   

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. 

Once registered, you will be registered for all 8 sessions: every Monday and Thursday from 4-5pm from June 5th to June 29th. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Slime Time (Ages 8-11)  
   

Create and experiment with making different kinds of slime! 

Please Register. 

    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
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Battle-Bot Build-A-Thon  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Work together to build a battling robot! Ages 6 and up.

Online registration begins on June 23. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:00 PM Silly Joe Sings  
   

For children ages 2-6, with their caregivers.  

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM Smoke Free World for Kids 7-10 years  
   

For ages 7-10 years, with a caregiver. In the activity room. 

Instructed by high school students in Camp Fire NJ’s Teens on Fire Program, with adult supervision.

The children attending will learn the health risk and dangers of smoking and second hand smoke through a story called the “Uninvited Guest: Becky and Friends Make their World Smoke-Free.” Each student will be given a copy of the booklet to keep.

After the story the students will be given a handout where they will have the opportunity to make a poster stating “I am Making My World Smoke Free.” Students will be asked to think about what that statement means to them and add pictures, drawings or other words that they think are important.

Registration is required, beginning at 7:00am on the day of the program. Space is limited to 15 participants.  Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

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

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Battle-Bot Build-A-Thon  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Work together to build a battling robot! Ages 6 and up.

Online registration begins on June 23. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

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

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

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

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

   9:35 AM  -  3:00 PM Craft, 3D Liquid Playmat and Quiet Play Activity Tables for Kids  
   

For kids of all ages with a caregiver to supervise.

Self-directed craft and play activities will be set up in the back of the youth department.  Stop in and see us!

Make a watermelon paper plate craft!

Other activities:  Small wooden train track set for younger children,

Art3D tile playmat will be out. Kids can stand and jump on this to change the colors on the 6 modular liquid filled tiles.

Jumbo color dominos game, 3 Billy Goats Gruff problem solving kit, magnet play and acrylic specimens of insects, shells and plants to hold and view.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM Mini Petting Zoo  
   

For all Ages!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Touch a Truck  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

 

Come see vehicles from the Robbinsville Police, Fire, and Public Works departments! All ages, with an adult.

 

Registration is not required. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather; check our website the day of the event!

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Kids' Music Round Free Demo Class  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 2 months to 5 years.
Kids' Music Round is a singing, laughing, giggling, clapping, dancing, fun-filled, award-winning music and movement experience.
It is designed to guide children through the stages of early childhood music development.
Registration is required online starting Friday, June 23rd.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 STEAM Club Jr. (ages 2 - 5 years and up)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children will explore a topic and have hands-on opportunities to learn, explore, and invent through play-to-learn stations related to the week's theme.  Dress to mess. Space is limited.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  Registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM Family Movie: Moana  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be Moana rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Walk-In Craft (All Ages)  
   

Stop by the Activity Room to create a special craft! 

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun and Games (ages 11 and under; adult supervision required)  
   

Make a craft and/or play a game at the library!  Bring your friends!  Ages 11 and under.

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

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

 For children ages 2-5

. Flannel board story and crafts!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Today Design a Folded Fan.

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Design a Folding Fan.

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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

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

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

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

   10:00 AM Create a red, white and blue star necklace, for children of all ages  
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 10am and 4pm and create a red, white, and blue star necklace!  Perfect for July 4th!

No registration required.

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wii Sports  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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

Monday July 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sciencetellers (All ages - with caregivers)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
   

Sciencetellers will present Tall Ships and Pirate Tales, an action-packed pirate adventure that will explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more!  

All ages welcome!  Adult supervision required.  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 instructors, Mrs. Mehta and Miss Poonam.

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
   2:00 PM Children’s Movie Matinee, Sing  
   

PG: 108 minutes. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly.

A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater and bring it back to its former glory.  

Light Refreshments!

 Sponsored by the friends of the Library.                                                                                     

    Location: Ewing 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 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  -  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

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

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM STEAM Club (ages 6 - 10)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Create, invent and make!  Each week we will explore a new theme in science, technology, engineering or math by conducting hands-on projects.  

Space is limited.  Ages 6 - 10.  Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Craft Paper Town  
   

 All Ages!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 10-12  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

New Time: This program will begin at 3:00 pm. 

Children and tweens ages 10-12 will write and illustrate their own stories during this program led by a local Girl Scout volunteer. Each week will feature different activities.

Please note: snacks will be served at this program

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:00 PM Bollywood Dance for Kids  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
On Wednesdays during the summer reading program.
Kids will learn the art of Bollywood Dance.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Origami Hour (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Create origami crafts ever Wednesday this July.  Learn the art of paper folding and take home all your creations.  All materials provided!

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required. See Youth Progam Policy.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM I Am BeauTEAful Collage Portraits & Tea Party (Ages 6-12)  
   

Create a picture collage and discover why you are beautiful and the importance of self love. Fresh brewed tea will be served in china teacups along with cookies. 

Presented by Taking Tea in Style. www.takingteainstyle.com

Registration required

STUDENTS MUST BRING PICTURES OF THEMSELVES TO PUT ON THEIR COLLAGE.

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play a variety of games with friends or family.


For all ages.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fort Night (ages ages)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Families are invited to join us at the library for an evening of stories, snacks, games and for building.  Feel free to bring your own blankets and pillows!  All ages welcome.  

All Ages.  Adult supervision required.  Registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-9 are invited to this fun and educational creative writing program led by a local Girl Scout working towards her Gold Award. 

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown 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 Great Reptiles Show 5-11yr  
   

For ages 5-11 years, with a caregiver.

Presenter will talk about how reptiles live in the wild, their habitats, how they find food and avoid becoming food, and their relationships with humans both in the wild and in captivity. Several reptiles will be shown.

Presented by Snakes-n-scales.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence 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 June 23. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   1:00 PM Zumba for ages 6-11yr  
   

For ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver.

Kids, Get yourselves moving and dancing to upbeat music at our fun kids Zumba class, led by an exercise instructor from Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center.
Children should dress in comfortable clothes and sneakers.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Sing  
   

Family Movie: Sing. Rated: PG. Runtime: 108 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM Emoji Faces and Tee-shirt Transfers  
   

Please bring a washed tee-shirt and the Library will iron on the summer reading theme, “Build a Better World.”

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Mad Science Workshop for Ages 6-10  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Chidren ages 6-10 can discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. We will learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Come ready to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building!

Online registration required beginning June 26. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM Tinker Time  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Unstructured play time with building toys such as Legos and Fiddlestix.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Slime Time (Ages 8-11)  
   

Create and experiment with making different kinds of slime! 

Please Register. 

    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 Build a Better World ~ Scavenger Hunt  
   

For children 5 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Do you enjoy a challenge?!  Join us for this year's Summer Reading Program Scavenger Hunt and put your detective reasoning skills to the test with all new clues! 

Bring your library card with you and plan to work in small groups as you investigate and hopefully solve our newest mystery!  Prizes!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM The Twirling Arcade  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.

Sue and Debbie, "The Twirling Granny Sisters", offer a Twirling Arcade of engaging movement and therapeutic play activities using handmade hula hoops, twirling sticks, scarves and paper kites to joyfully toss, juggle, dance with and fly to the rhythm of music. They offer basic instructions and information resources for using hula hoops and twirling sticks along with lots of encouragement.

Registration is required online starting Thursday, June 29th.
    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday July 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mini Makers  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Create a button, a sticker, and other projects with the materials provided. For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.    

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   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  -  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  -  11:00 AM STEAM Club Jr. (ages 2 - 5 years)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children will explore a topic and have hands-on opportunities to learn, explore, and invent through play-to-learn stations related to the week's theme.  Dress to mess. Space is limited.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  Registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM Family Movie: The Secret Life of Pets  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be The Secret Life of Pets rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Walk-In Craft (All Ages)  
   

Stop by the Activity Room to create a special craft! 

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun and Games (ages 11 and under; adult supervision required)  
   

Make a craft and/or play a game at the library!  Bring your friends!  Ages 11 and under.

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM Color a Flower Pot,  
   

 All Ages! 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Today Paint an Elephant Bank.

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:30 PM Draw It! Figures in Action for Ages 9-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Tweens & Teens ages 9-14 are invited to learn drawing skills from a local teen artist. Participants will learn how to draw realistics figures and superheroes in action poses.

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Today Paint an Elephant Bank.

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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

Join us for our annual Family Fair and Petting Zoo! 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   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

Monday July 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kim Yarson Concert for Babies  
   

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 instructors, Mrs. Mehta and Miss Poonam.

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
   12:30 PM Build a Wood Sculpture & Paint it!  
   

For children 5 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Build! Design! Create! Use your imagination with wood in a variety of shapes & sizes to build your creation!  

Then use oil pastels and liquid watercolors to add the finishing touches to your masterpiece!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Bricks4Kidz Workshop for Grades K-2  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children entering Grades K-2 are invited to learn the basics of robotics and engineering while building with Lego bricks in this guided program. 

Online registration required beginning July 3. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Children’s Movie Matinee, Adventure Club  
   

Rated: NR: 88 minutes.

Starring: Billy Zane, Kim Coates, Gabrielle Miller, Robin Dunne, Jakob Davies, Lorne Cardinal, Ryland Alexander. With the discovery of an ancient puzzle box, a boy, with the help of his friends, begins an adventure to find his fortune.

 Light Refreshments!  

Sponsored by the friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:30 PM Build a Robot with Recycle Material,  
   

All Ages! 

    Location: Ewing 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  -  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  -  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  -  7:00 PM Globetrotters (Ages 6 & up)  
   

Pack your bags and get your passport ready as we travel to different countries!

Explore a new country each session through stories and a craft. 

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor 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.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting July 3rd..

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM I Survived Science Challenge Part 1, for ages 7-10 yrs old  
   

For ages 7-10 yrs old, with a caregiver.

Are you a fan of the I Survived book series?  Join us for a fun, hands-on science program based on some of your favorite I Survived books.

I Survived Science Challenge Part 1 will focus on the San Francisco Earthquake and the sinking of the Titanic.  We will try to construct a structure that can withstand the shaking ground and build a boat that won’t sink.

You can register and attend one or both science challenges!

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 Lizard Guys: Reptile Show  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Suggested for ages 4 - 16.

Meet reptiles up close and personal in this fun and educational program presented by the Lizard Guys. You will meet a variety of reptiles like snakes, tortoises, lizards, and frogs. You might even get the chance to pet some!

Online registration required beginning Monday, July 3.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   1:00 AM Clean Air Out There for 5-7 years  
   

For ages 5-7 years, with a caregiver.  In the Children's Activity room.

Presented by: Ian Henderson, GMTMA Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, and Lexi Reynolds, GMTMA.
Students are challenged to take a closer look into the air around them. Through a transportation lens, students are presented  ways to improve air health and move more sustainably.

With active participation, the students will  to see first-hand how they can reduce traffic congestion  and make our air cleaner!

Online registration with a valid MCLS library card is required, beginning at 7:00am, beginning three days before the program. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

    Location: Lawrence 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 June 23. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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
   1:00 PM George, the Magician  
   

For ages 3-12.

Interactive and funny magic show! At the end of the show watch the great gigantic bubbles!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
All levels welcome.  A teen volunteer will be available for instructional assistance.
Come play against fellow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Master Gardeners Story & Scavenger Hunt  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 6-10.

The Master Gardeners of Mercer County will read "Planting Trees in Kenya" and lead a garden scavenger hunt.

Online registration required beginning June 26. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Comedy and Juggling of Ray Grins (All ages with a caregiver)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
   

Ray Grins combines juggling and circus skills with comedy and audience participation in a way that brings audiences to the edge of their seats and leaves them rolling in the isle.

All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  No registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Open Craft Brown Bag  
   

 For ages 4-10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bollywood Dance Class (Ages 4-7)  
   

Registration required. 

    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 Bollywood Dance Class (Ages 8-12)  
   

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM Fire truck visit, for families  
   

For children all ages.

Join us as we welcome the amazing firefighters from the Slackwood Fire Company!

Come get an up-close look at a fire engine and meet these brave heroes!

Stop inside and have fun at several craft stations.  Refreshments will also be served.

**Note: In case of an emergency, the fire engine and crew may need to cancel or leave abruptly.**

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

Preference at the door may be given to those who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits. 

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Art Explorers (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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Harry Potter Club (ages 5-12)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter?  Join us each week to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.  

Ages 5 - 12.  No registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM Mr. Malcolm presents The Magic Tree House  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Storyteller Mr. Malcolm will bring The Magic Tree House to life right before your eyes. Come join the fun! For children ages 6 and up. Online registration begins on June 23.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

 

Registration is weekly.

Classes on July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, and 15. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

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

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

Sponosored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bricks 4 Kidz (Grades K-2)  
   

Bricks 4 Kidz provides an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO Bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children's lively imaginations and build their self-confidence.

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM STEAM Club with the Master Gardeners (ages 6-10)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   730-1873   bcahill@mcl.org
   
Join the Master Gardeners to read the story, Planting the Trees of Kenya: the Story of Wangari Maathai. Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt and learn about what it means to make a better world and how working together and trees contribute. 
 
Space is limited. Ages 6-10. Registration required.
 
    Location: Hopewell Branch
   2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Bricks 4 Kidz (Grades 3-5)  
   

Bricks 4 Kidz provides an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO Bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children's lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. 

Registration required. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Home Depot  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Have fun building with an expert from Home Depot! Ages 4 and up.

Online registration begins on June 23. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 10-12  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

New Time: This program will begin at 3:00 pm. 

Children and tweens ages 10-12 will write and illustrate their own stories during this program led by a local Girl Scout volunteer. Each week will feature different activities.

Please note: snacks will be served at this program

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:00 PM Bollywood Dance for Kids  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
On Wednesdays during the summer reading program.
Kids will learn the art of Bollywood Dance.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Origami Hour (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Create origami crafts ever Wednesday this July.  Learn the art of paper folding and take home all your creations.  All materials provided!

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required. See Youth Progam Policy.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Master Artists (Ages 7 & up)  
   

Learn about a new artist and create your own masterpiece based on that artist's work!

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor 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 July 13, 2017
   10:00 AM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-9 are invited to this fun and educational creative writing program led by a local Girl Scout working towards her Gold Award. 

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown 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 Little Al Dinosaur  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Be a paleontologist for the day!
Touch a real dinosaur egg, teeth and bones.
Help rebuild Little Al the Allosaurus.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, July 6th.

    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 June 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: Color 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 ScienceTellers  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come listen to a story about 2 brave villagers and an evil ice sorceress! Learn about dry ice through interactive experiements.

Registration is preferred.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   2:00 PM Build A Better World with the Master Gardeners  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join the Master Gardeners for a story, garden scavenger hunt, and a short discussion on what it means to make a better world.

 For children ages 6 and up.

Online registration begins on June 23Please register each child separately.                      

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Storks  
   

Family Movie: Storks. Rated: PG. Runtime: 89 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM Cupcake Decoration,  
   

  All Ages!  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Shine Arts for Ages 8-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children & teens ages 8-14 can create masterpieces of art and original projects with local art instructors, Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam.

Each week will feature a different project or activity.

Online registration is required beginning July 3. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM Tinker Time  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Unstructured play time with building toys such as Legos and Fiddlestix.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Slime Time (Ages 8-11)  
   

Create and experiment with making different kinds of slime! 

Please Register. 

    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 Healthy Food Choices for 5-8yr.  
   

For ages 5-8 years, with a caregiver. In the children's activity room.

Presented by Lawrence Township Public Health Nurse Kathy Korwin.

Includes resources from the USDA. Chef Combo (puppet) from the National Dairy Council will introduce seasonal fruits and vegetables available at local farmer's markets to show how a variety of foods keep us healthy.  Participants will learn how all food and beverage choices matter! Fruits vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM One Man Circus  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Kevin Carr is a talented performer who juggles on a unicycle, performs magical illusions and charms all with his wit. For children ages 6 and up.

Online registration begins on June 23.                       

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Friday July 14, 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 Sing Along Pete (For All Ages)  
   

Sing along Sing Along Pete! Enjoy classic and original tunes!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:30 AM Tot Tunes +  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come sing and dance with Tot Tunes +. For children up to age 9, accompanied by an adult. Online registration begins on June 23.                                                            

              

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM STEAM Club Jr. (ages 2 - 5 years)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children will explore a topic and have hands-on opportunities to learn, explore, and invent through play-to-learn stations related to the week's theme.  Dress to mess. Space is limited.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  Registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM Family Movie: Finding Dory  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be Finding Dory rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Walk-In Craft (All Ages)  
   

Stop by the Activity Room to create a special craft! 

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun and Games (ages 11 and under; adult supervision required)  
   

Make a craft and/or play a game at the library!  Bring your friends!  Ages 11 and under.

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:30 PM Draw It! Figures in Action for Ages 9-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Tweens & Teens ages 9-14 are invited to learn drawing skills from a local teen artist. Participants will learn how to draw realistics figures and superheroes in action poses.

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday July 15, 2017
     Star Wars Model Making for ages 8-13  
    Contact: Susan Flacks   609-799-0462   
   

This class is taught by a master model builder.  Here is how he describes the class.

Star Wars Model Making is a program for  2 & 1/2 hours which is designed to teach kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the fundamental skills required to assemble plastic model kits.

 For this particular class we will be assembling a model kit from one of the more recent Star Wars movies.

All supplies including the model kit itself will be provided. Students will simply need to bring themselves and an eagerness to learn something new and exciting!

We will offer two programs of exactly the same class.  You may sign up for only one program.

 

Saturday, July 15,  2-4:30 pm.  Online registration for this program begins July 8.

 Saturday, August 12, 10 am-12:30 pm.  Online registration for this program begins August 6.

 Space is limited.  If you are unable to attend please contact the Children's department so that we can give your spot to someone else.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Vehicle Day (All ages)  
   

Stop by the library to get an up-close look at local police cars, firetrucks and ambulances!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM What Knott Farm Traveling Petting Zoo  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come see and pet a variety of animals. Please note this program includes live animals. For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required. 

In case of inclement weather, 2 indoor shows will be presented. Space will be limited and attendees will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

              

    Location: Robbinsville 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)  
   

There is FUN in everything we do. The children will be involved in various activities: 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 emotion. 

Presented by New Jersey Power Speakers: http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/ 

Please register. 

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

There is FUN in everything we do. The children will be involved in various activities: 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 emotion. 

Presented by New Jersey Power Speakers: http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/ 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 17, 2017
   10:30 AM Concert with Jumpin' Jamie  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 12 months to 5 years.
Jumpin' Jamie will perform an energetic concert of children's music including his own songs and classic favorites!
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 10th.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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 local musician, Kim Yarson’s, high-energy guitar music as she plays classic and original songs for young children.

Online registration preferred!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   12:00 PM Science show Marvels of Motion for ages 5-11yr.  
   

For ages 5-11 years with a caregiver.

Come one, come all...to the Mad Science Physics Olympics! This interactive event is about the fundamentals of moving science and  contains all sorts of surprises including dancing, chemically assisted football tossing, and  amazing “space-age” rocket packs.

Children will have a chance to compete in wacky events, while the mad scientist prepares to unveil a top-secret motion machine.  Presented by Mad Science.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Children’s Movie Matinee, Lego Batman Movie  
   

PG: 104 minutes.

Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Mariah Carey, Billy Dee Williams.  In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Light Refreshments!  

Sponsored by the friends of the Library.                         

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

For ages 4-10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing 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  -  5:15 PM BINGO! (Ages 8-12)  
   

Play BINGO with friends and win prizes!

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5-7)  
   

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

    Location: West Windsor 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  -  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
   7:00 PM Eyes of the Wild: Mammal Show  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Suggested for ages 4-16.

Meet some wild guests at the Eyes of the Wild Mammal Show! Mammals from different habitats will be the stars of this show as we learn how to make the world a better place for them and ourselves. 

Learn about different mammals and event pet some of them!

Online registration required beginning Monday, July 10.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

 

 

    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, July 10th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday July 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 July 10. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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
   1:00 PM People-Powered Green Machines 8-11yr.  
   

For ages 8-11 years, with a caregiver. In the activity room.

Presented by: Ian Henderson, GMTMA Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, and Lexi Reynolds, GMTMA.

Students are challenged to take a  closer look into the air around them and choose greener modes of travel.

Through a transportation lens, students are presented alternative forms of energy, ways to improve air health and move more sustainably around their neighborhoods.

Online registration is required, beginning at 7:00am,  three days before the program. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
All levels welcome.  A teen volunteer will be available for instructional assistance.
Come play against fellow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM Tots Tunes Music Show  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come listen, learn, and play a variety of musical instruments at this musical show for toddlers!

Registration is preferred.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For ages 2-6.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Candy Making Demo for all ages  
   

Candy Clouded presents a candy-making demonstration for the whole family.

Make a candy kabob to take home and enjoy..

Register beginning Tuesday, July 18.  

www.candyclouded.com

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science for Kids,  
   

 Ages 6-10! 

Fun experiments!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Giant Candyland, for families  
   

For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

Back by popular demand!!

Grab your family & friends and join us for a fun board game – and you are the pieces! 

Our meeting rooms will be transformed into a giant, life-sized Candy land board. 

Play as a family (groups of 2-5 people) and travel through the board visiting locations from this childhood classic.  Work together until you reach the Candy Castle! 

All children will get small treats along the way.

Please come any time between 6pm and 7pm.  Crafts and coloring sheets will be available for those waiting to play.

All ages are welcome – parents must stay and are encouraged to play through with their children.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Only children need to be registered. Please register for one time slot.

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Art Explorers (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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Harry Potter Club (ages 5-12)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter?  Join us each week to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.  

Ages 5 - 12.  No registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Giant Candyland, for families  
   

For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

Back by popular demand!!

Grab your family & friends and join us for a fun board game – and you are the pieces! 

Our meeting rooms will be transformed into a giant, life-sized Candy land board. 

Play as a family (groups of 2-5 people) and travel through the board visiting locations from this childhood classic.  Work together until you reach the Candy Castle! 

All children will get small treats along the way.

Please come any time between 6pm and 7pm.  Crafts and coloring sheets will be available for those waiting to play.

All ages are welcome – parents must stay and are encouraged to play through with their children.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Only children need to be registered. Please register for one time slot.

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  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

 

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

Registration is weekly. 

Classes on July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, and 15. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   11:30 AM Intro to Tae Kwan Do  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.  Younger participants may need parental assistance.
Master Christopher Brooks from CMB Karate will teach a free introductory class in the art of Tae Kwan Do.
Registration is required online starting Wednesday, July 12th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   1:00 PM Sciencetellers  
   

For children in grades K-5.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mike Rose Presents: Magician at Work (All ages with adult supervision)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
   

Mike Rose Presents:  Magician at Work!  You will witness impossible magic tricks, weird mind reading stunts and off the wall comedy all themed around construction, building and architecture.  

All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  No registration required.  

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

 For ages 4-10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 10-12  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

New Time: This program will begin at 3:00 pm. 

Children and tweens ages 10-12 will write and illustrate their own stories during this program led by a local Girl Scout volunteer. Each week will feature different activities.

Please note: snacks will be served at this program

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:00 PM Bollywood Dance for Kids  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
On Wednesdays during the summer reading program.
Kids will learn the art of Bollywood Dance.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Origami Hour (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Create origami crafts ever Wednesday this July.  Learn the art of paper folding and take home all your creations.  All materials provided!

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required. See Youth Progam Policy.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Master Artists (Ages 7 & up)  
   

Learn about a new artist and create your own masterpiece based on that artist's work!

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   5:00 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play a variety of games with friends or family.


For all ages.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM Reading Genius Club  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Join us for our monthly Reading Genius Club (RGC) book group meeting.  Read and bring any building book and join in a related activity.

Suggested books are available in the library.  

For ages 7-11.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Playtime with a Twist!  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Drop in for interactive movement and empowering play activities for a summer reading celebration. Enjoy Hoop Dance instruction and practice with Color Me Hoopy. Learn Baton Twirling and Plate Spinning with The Twirling Arcade. Engage in Paper Kite Decorating and Flying. All ages, with an adult.

Registration is not required. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather; check our website the day of the event!

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Glow Party (ages 11 and under)  
   

We'll turn out the lights for a glowing good time with games, activities, crafts and fun!  

All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  Registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-9 are invited to this fun and educational creative writing program led by a local Girl Scout working towards her Gold Award. 

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown 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  -  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
   12:30 PM Lawrence Author Visit for Kids!~Rashad Malik Davis  
   

For ages 2-10 years, with a caregiver. 

Rashad will share his book  Carefree, Like Me! Chapter 1: Root the Brave  and talk about his art and drawing techniques.

What happens when  two best friends, Amir and Neena get bored? They travel to another dimension of course! Will they be able  to help King root conquer his fears, or will they be stuck in a new world forever?  Get ready for the start of an adventure that you’ll never forget!      

Author/illustrator Rashad Malik Davis can most often be found sketching, writing, or engaging in excited dialogue about the magic and beauty—both seen and unseen—of our diverse world.  This is his first picture book. Rashad resides in New Jersey with a family and wide array of pencils, pens and unfishished how-to books. 

Registration is required and will begin at 7:00am, three days before the program. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

This book is owned by Lawrence Headquarters.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: LEGO Batman Movie  
   

Family Movie: LEGO Batman Movie. Rated: PG. Runtime: 104 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   2:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Stretch your imagination and come build with us. For children in ages 5 and up.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM Shine Arts for Ages 8-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children & teens ages 8-14 can create masterpieces of art and original projects with local art instructors, Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam.

Each week will feature a different project or activity.

Online registration is required beginning July 10. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM Tinker Time  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Unstructured play time with building toys such as Legos and Fiddlestix.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:05 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Party  
   

For ages 3-10.

All lego activities and food!  

Sponsored by the Friends of the library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Slime Time (Ages 8-11)  
   

Create and experiment with making different kinds of slime! 

Please Register. 

    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 Yikes! What's Happening to my Body? A Puberty Talk for GIRLS  
   

Designed for girls between the ages of 9 and 12 years, this program will address the physical, intellectual  and emotional changes your child will experience as she enters her teenage years.

Bring your child and join us for an informative and relaxed look at growing up, led by Lisa Mathiasen, RN, a Health Educator with Princeton Healthcare System.

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

Register only the child, but an adult caregiver should accompany her.

In rooms 1&2.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 7-11)  
   

Kids will learn about the importance of healthy eating and learn to make nutritious recipes. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all 6 classes, every Thursday from July 20th to August 24th. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM A Better World Naturally with Eyes of the Wild  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Join Eyes of The Wild and their amazing rescued animals for a discussion about a future that can and should include the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with. Learn about issues mankind must overcome to provide that future, ways in which animals help build a better world and success stories of how we are working toward a future that can include every living thing! Please note this presentation will include live animals. For children ages 6 and up.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM The Lizard Guys  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Always a favorite, The Lizard Guys are back again this summer to teach you about reptiles and amphibians.
The presenter will show several animals and share many fun facts about them in a kid-friendly presentation.

Registration is required online starting Thursday, July 13th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday July 21, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  3:00 PM Big Building Block free play time for 2-9 years  
   

From 9:35am to 3pm, sharp. Ages 2-9 years with a caregiver to supervise. 


Oversized plastic building blocks will be out for kids to play with in cooperation with others who are present.  Children may need to take turns. Please limit your time if others are waiting.   Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. Set includes 384 pieces. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Model Airplane Build  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 8 to 13.
Discover the magic of model building by assembling a model airplane kit with Tim Lingle, the Founder and Director of Young Model Builders of America.
Spots are limited for this program but there is a second session available on Friday, July 28th if this is full. You may only register for one session.
Registration is required online starting Friday, July 14th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Caution: Crafters at Work  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

 Drop in to create construction-themed crafts with the materials provided. For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 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 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
   11:00 AM Family Movie: Zootopia  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be Zootopia rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Walk-In Craft (All Ages)  
   

Stop by the Activity Room to create a special craft! 

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

    Location: West Windsor 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
   3:00 PM Bad Art Contest  
   

For ages 4-11.

Create your own masterpiece!  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:30 PM Draw It! Figures in Action for Ages 9-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Tweens & Teens ages 9-14 are invited to learn drawing skills from a local teen artist. Participants will learn how to draw realistics figures and superheroes in action poses.

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday July 22, 2017
   10:00 AM Shark week drop-in craft, for children of all ages  
   

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 10am and 4pm and celebrate Shark Week with a fun craft!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM The Power of Thank You (Ages 6-12)  
   

What are your favorite things?

 Join with friends to discover the power of thank you.

 Create a greeting card for someone special.

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Caution: Crafters at Work  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

 Drop in to create construction-themed crafts with the materials provided. For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Children’s Book Author Lyndon Cerejo  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Come meet Children’s Book Author Lyndon Cerejo and Illustrator Ananya Chopra! Lyndon will be discussing his book “Missing Gems of the Taj Majal” which is a time-travel historic fiction book for children ages 5-9.

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

    Location: Robbinsville 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  -  4:00 PM Drama & Public Speaking (Ages 10-13)  
   

There is FUN in everything we do. The children will be involved in various activities: 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 emotion. 

Presented by New Jersey Power Speakers: http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/ 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Monday July 24, 2017
   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 instructors, Mrs. Mehta and Miss Poonam.

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
   11:00 AM George the Magician & Bubble Show  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Watch George perform magic and create huge, hard-to-pop bubbles with his special formula!

Registration is preferred.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   12:30 PM Design a Stained Glass Vase with Wildflowers  
   

For children 5 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Design your own stained glass vase with an easy technique using cut tissue paper and mod podge.

Then arrange a bouquet of local wildflowers to fill your work of art!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Children’s Movie Matinee, Arctic Adventure: On Frozen Pond  
   

PG: 88 minutes.

Starring: Anthony Padilla, Ian Andrew Hecox, Ambyr Childers, Jon Lovitz, Jay Sheldon.  For centuries, the Crystal Frog has protected the Frog Kingdom with its magic. When One-Eye plots to steal the artifact and rule the land, the Frog King asks Freddy and the Frog Princess to undertake a bold journey through forest, desert, river rapids, and icy caverns. But as the protectors arrive, it becomes clear that One-Eye may have led them into a trap.

Light Refreshments!

 Sponsored by the friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Slime Party!!! Ages 6-12  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For children ages 6-12.

Design your own slime!

Shiny slime!

Crunchy slime!

Unicorn Slime!

Monster Slime!

Your imagination will decide.

Online registration required beginning Monday, July 17.

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:30 PM Open Craft: Piggy Bank  
   

For ages 4-10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing 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  -  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  -  6:00 PM Cancelled: Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring  
    Contact:    609-448-1474   
   

This week's tutoring has been cancelled.

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  -  7:00 PM Globetrotters (Ages 6 & up)  
   

Pack your bags and get your passport ready as we travel to different countries!

Explore a new country each session through stories and a craft. 

Registration required. 

    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, June 19th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM I Survived Science Challenge Part 2, for ages 7-10 yrs old  
   

For ages 7-10 yrs old, with a caregiver.

Are you a fan of the I Survived book series?  Join us for a fun, hands-on science program based on some of your favorite I Survived books.

I Survived Science Challenge Part 2 will focus on Hurricane Katrina and the Destruction of Pompeii.  We will see if your building can endure hurricane force winds and build an erupting volcano!

You can register and attend one or both science challenges!

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 Tween-Parent Book Club  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For children entering Grades 3-5 and their parents.

We will enjoy snacks as we discuss this month's book, "Family Game Night & Other Catastrophes," by Mary Lambert. 

New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

    Location: Hightstown Branch

Tuesday July 25, 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 July 10. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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
   1:00 PM Sun Safety Talk for ages 5-9yr.  
   

For ages 5-9 years, with a caregiver. In the children's activity room.

Presented by Kathy Korwin, Lawrence Township Public Health Nurse.

Program will promote sun safety by teaching children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and stay "sun safe" every day.  Includes material created by the EPA and the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Build a Better World with the Swedish History Museum  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For ages 6-11.

Children are invited to learn about alternative energy and see how they can make the world a better place. Children will build a model of an energy-efficient home and learn how Sweden is building a better world.

Online registration required beginning July 17.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   2:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
All levels welcome.  A teen volunteer will be available for instructional assistance.
Come play against fellow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Candy Making Demonstration for all ages  
    Contact: Susan Flacks   609-799-0462   sflacks@mcl.org
   

Join us when Candy Clouded presents a candy-making demonstration.

 Each participant will make a candy kabob to take home.

Registration for this program begins Tuesday, July 18.  

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science for Kids,  
   

 Ages 6-10! 

Fun experiments!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Art Explorers (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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Harry Potter Club (ages 5-12)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Do you love all things Harry Potter?  Join us each week to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.  

Ages 5 - 12.  No registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Princess in Black party, for ages 4-8 yrs old, with a caregiver  
   

For ages 4-8 yrs old, with a caregiver.

Attention all princes and princesses!

Come dressed in your fanciest party clothes and join for a lovely party all about your favorite monster-fighting princess, Princess Magnolia!

We will have crafts, games, cupcakes and juice!

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

Space is very 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 Mad Science presents: Spin, Pop, Boom!  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
The Mad Scientist will use simple but exciting science experiments and demonstrations to involve the audience in the discovery process of science.
Included will be such experiments as the "Famous, Flaming Didgeridoo" and the "Fantastic Flying Foam Factory".
There will also be some audience participation.
Registration is required online starting Tuesday, July 18th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

Classes on July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, and 15. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   11:30 AM Kid Smart Self Defense  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.  Younger participants may need parental assistance.
Master Christopher Brooks from CMB Karate will teach about strange danger and some basic self-defense moves.
Registration is required online starting Wednesday, July 19th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM STEAM Club (ages 6 - 10)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Create, invent and make!  Each week we will explore a new theme in science, technology, engineering or math by conducting hands-on projects.  

Space is limited.  Ages 6 - 10.  Registration required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 10-12  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

New Time: This program will begin at 3:00 pm. 

Children and tweens ages 10-12 will write and illustrate their own stories during this program led by a local Girl Scout volunteer. Each week will feature different activities.

Please note: snacks will be served at this program

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:00 PM Bollywood Dance for Kids  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
On Wednesdays during the summer reading program.
Kids will learn the art of Bollywood Dance.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Origami Hour (ages 5-11)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Create origami crafts ever Wednesday this July.  Learn the art of paper folding and take home all your creations.  All materials provided!

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required. See Youth Progam Policy.  

    Location: Hopewell 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
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Robot Sleepover  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Ever wonder what happens in the library when the doors are locked? Children of all ages are invited to come and create a robot puppet.  After the program, the robots are invited to spend the night at the library. Children may pick up their robot friends starting at 9:30 am on July 27. Light snacks will be served. For children of all ages.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 10. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   7:00 PM Build a Better World ~ Scavenger Hunt  
   

For children 5 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Do you enjoy a challenge?!  Join us for this year's Summer Reading Program Scavenger Hunt and put your detective reasoning skills to the test with all new clues! 

Bring your library card with you and plan to work in small groups as you investigate and hopefully solve our newest mystery!  Prizes!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Robot Sleepover  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Ever wonder what happens in the library when the doors are locked? Children of all ages are invited to come and create a robot puppet.  After the program, the robots are invited to spend the night at the library. Children may pick up their robot friends starting at 9:30 am on July 27. Light snacks will be served. For children of all ages.

Online registration is required and will begin on July 10. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Hightstown Reaching Heights - Writing Group for Ages 7-9  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children ages 7-9 are invited to this fun and educational creative writing program led by a local Girl Scout working towards her Gold Award. 

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   10:30 AM Concert with Tot Tunes+  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 12 months and up.
A unique mix of delightful sounds and lyrics to educate, entertain and engage kids and adults alike. 
TotTunes+ combines the talent and experience of two public school music educators skilled at captivating audiences.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, July 20th.

    Location: Hickory Corner 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: Ocean 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
   12:00 PM Mammal Show with Eyes of the Wild ages 4-11yr.  
   

For ages 4-11 years with a caregiver.

Some animals that might be included in this program are: The groundhot, degu, alligator, corn snake, ferret, chinchilla, coatimundi and dove.

Join Eyes of the Wild and their amazing rescued animals for a discussion about a future that can and should include the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with.

The program will teach about issues mankind must overcome to provide that future, ways in which animals help build a better world and success stories of how we are working toward a future that can include every living thing.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:30 PM Family Movie: Monster Trucks  
   

Family Movie: Monster Trucks. Rated: PG. Runtime: 104 minutes. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:00 PM Pool Noodle Craft  
   

  For ages 5-11.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:00 PM Shine Arts for Ages 8-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Children & teens ages 8-14 can create masterpieces of art and original projects with local art instructors, Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam.

Each week will feature a different project or activity.

Online registration is required beginning July 17. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog  
   

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

    Location: Ewing Branch
   4:00 PM Tinker Time  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Unstructured play time with building toys such as Legos and Fiddlestix.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Slime Time (Ages 8-11)  
   

Create and experiment with making different kinds of slime! 

Please Register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bricks 4 Kidz  
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
   

Bricks 4 Kidz: This is a hands-on class where students will build a project out of LEGO bricks using one of a kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz.  

For children entering grades 3, 4 and 5.  Space is limited. Registration is required.  Caretakers are required to stay in the library during the program.   

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   6:30 PM Yikes! What's Happening to my Body? A Puberty Talk for BOYS  
   

Designed for boys between the ages of 9 and 12 years, this program will address the physical, intellectual  and emotional changes your child will experience as he enters his teenage years.

Bring your child and join us for an informative and relaxed look at growing up, led by Lisa Mathiasen, RN, a Health Educator with Princeton Healthcare System.

Online registration with a valid MCLS Library card is required, beginning at 7:00am on the day of the program. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.   Register only the child, but an adult caregiver should accompany him.

In rooms 1&2.

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 7-11)  
   

Kids will learn about the importance of healthy eating and learn to make nutritious recipes. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all 6 classes, every Thursday from July 20th to August 24th. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday July 28, 2017
   9:35 AM  -  3:00 PM Big Building Block free play time for 2-9 years  
   

From 9:35am to 3pm, sharp. Ages 2-9 years with a caregiver to supervise. 


Oversized plastic building blocks will be out for kids to play with in cooperation with others who are present.  Children may need to take turns. Please limit your time if others are waiting.   Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. Set includes 384 pieces. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Model Airplane Build  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

For ages 8 to 13.
Discover the magic of model building by assembling a model airplane kit with Tim Lingle, the Founder and Director of Young Model Builders of America.
Spots are limited for this program.  If you attended the session Friday, July 21st, you may not attend this session as well.
Registration is required online starting Friday, July 21st.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   10:30 AM John Carlson Magic Show (Ages 3 & up)  
   

Join magician John Carlson for a special magic show featuring ventriloquism and a live bunny!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

    Location: West Windsor 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 July 10. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM STEAM Club Jr. (ages 2 - 5 years)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill   609-737-2610   bcahill@mcl.org
   

Children will explore a topic and have hands-on opportunities to learn, explore, and invent through play-to-learn stations related to the week's theme.  Dress to mess. Space is limited.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  Registration required.  

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   11:00 AM Family Movie: Brave  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be Brave rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun and Games (ages 11 and under; adult supervision required)  
   

Make a craft and/or play a game at the library!  Bring your friends!  Ages 11 and under.

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:30 PM Draw It! Figures in Action for Ages 9-14  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

Tweens & Teens ages 9-14 are invited to learn drawing skills from a local teen artist. Participants will learn how to draw realistics figures and superheroes in action poses.

No registration required. 

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday July 29, 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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wii Sports  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play Wii Sports.  
Ages 6 to 12.

    Location: Twin Rivers 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

Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Presley & Melody's Interactive Musical (For all ages with adult supervision)  
   

Presley and Melody Interactive Musical: Build a Better World!  This lively musical production will inspire everyone to be a winner and read!  Children become stars on stage as they engage with a wide assortment of props.  Get set for a captiviating concert experience.  

All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  No registration required.  

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM Sing Along Pete (For All Ages)  
   

Sing along Sing Along Pete! Enjoy classic and original tunes!

    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 complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructors, Mrs. Mehta and Miss Poonam.

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
   12:30 PM Paint a Decorative Mandala  
   

For children 5 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Design & paint your own mandala! 

With the rich tradition of mandalas as inspiration, we will design our own mandalas with black ink & then paint them with brightly colored watercolors or colorful markers.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Children’s Movie Matinee, BFG  
   

PG: 117 minutes.

Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Adam Godley, Michael Adamt,  It tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part.

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing Branch
   3:30 PM Open Craft: Paper Town  
   

For ages 4-11.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Ewing 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 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  -  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 Beginning Cross-stitch, for ages 7-10yrs  
   

For ages 7-10 yrs old.

Learn how to cross-stitch!  We will go over the basics and you’ll begin a simple, fun project.

No prior experience is necessary!

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 Make a Lego Fidget Spinner  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Build your own fidget spinner that you can take home out of Lego parts.
For ages 5 and up.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 24th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Tuesday August 1, 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 July 10. 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
   12:30 PM Design a Stained Glass Vase with Wildflowers  
   

For children 5 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Design your own stained glass vase with an easy technique using cut tissue paper and mod podge.

Then arrange a bouquet of local wildflowers to fill your work of art!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   2:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact:    (609) 448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
All levels welcome.  A teen volunteer will be available for instructional assistance.
Come play against fellow chess enthusiasts to sharpen your skills.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Science Fun  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Families can participate in a variety of science experiments, puzzles, and STEM building challenges.  

For ages 6-12.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science for Kids,  
   

 Ages 6-10! 

Fun experiments!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ewing Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Art Explorers (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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

 

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

Registration is weekly.

Classes on July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, and 15. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   4:00 PM Bollywood Dance for Kids  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
On Wednesdays during the summer reading program.
Kids will learn the art of Bollywood Dance.
Registration is required online starting the previous Wednesday.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   5:00 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Play a variety of games with friends or family.


For all ages.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   7:00 PM Magician George Piegaro  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Be amazed by the magic of George Piegaro! For children ages 6 and up.

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM Summer Reading Field Day  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Celebrate the end of summer reading at our field day with fun games and activities! Summer Reading participants will receive their certificates of achievement!

For ages 4+.

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM End of Summer Reading Program Party  
    Contact: Miss Liz   609-448-1474   ehughes@mcl.org
   

For children & teens of all ages.

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with crafts by Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam, hula hoop tricks from Twirling Arcade, and refreshing Rita's water ice. 

Drop in any time between 2 to 4 pm to enjoy the activities. 

Online registration required beginning July 24.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

    Location: Hightstown Branch
   4:00 PM Tinker Time  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 4 and up.
Unstructured play time with building toys such as Legos and Fiddlestix.
No registration required.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch
   4:30 PM Social Justice Series (For Families)  
   

Social Justice Education film screenings and conversations for families. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 7-11)  
   

Kids will learn about the importance of healthy eating and learn to make nutritious recipes. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all 6 classes, every Thursday from July 20th to August 24th. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   7:00 PM Design Symmetry Pattern Art with Neon Foam Shapes!  
   

For children 6 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Radial symmetry is a fancy name for the symmetrical pattern of a stained glass window or a kaleidoscope.

Using these classic patterns as inspiration, design your own symmetrical pattern on a black background using brightly colored neon foam shapes in a whole variety of shapes and sizes.

You are sure to create your own beautiful radial symmetry work of art!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

    Location: Lawrence Branch
   7:00 PM End of Summer Reading Party with The Juggling Hoffmans  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with a fun-filled performance by The Juggling Hoffmans.
This dynamic duo entertains the audience with a combination of juggling tricks and laugh-out-loud humor.
There will be a special treat following the performance.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, July 27th.

    Location: Hickory Corner Branch

Friday August 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM End of SRP Party w/Balloon Artist (All ages - with caregivers)  
    Contact: Briana Cahill     
   

Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with a party!  We will have a balloon artist, games and a snack to celebrate our summer of reading!

All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  

 

    Location: Hopewell Branch
   10:30 AM American Girl Tea Party  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join us for crafts, food, and special games. Moms and special dolls are invited also!

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   10:30 AM Concert with mr. RAY  
    Contact:    448-1330   
   

Suggested for ages 12 months and up.
We will wrap up our Summer Reading Program concert series with a performance by mr. RAY!
He will play a mix of his catchy orginal songs including ROY G BIV and classic songs that kids love!
Registration is required online starting Thursday, July 27th.

    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  -  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
   11:00 AM Family Movie: The Lego Movie  
    Contact: Twin Rivers Staff   609-443-1880   twinprogs@mcl.org
   

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be The Lego Movie rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

    Location: Twin Rivers Branch
   2:00 PM American Girl Tea Party  
    Contact: Robbinsville Branch   609-259-2150   
   

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join us for crafts, food, and special games. Moms and special dolls are invited also!

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

    Location: Robbinsville Branch
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kid Craft (Ages 6-8)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Tween Craft (Ages 9-11)  
   

Cool off at the library with a special craft!

Registration required. Registration begins one week before program. 

*If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will have to forfeit your craft*

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

 

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

Registration is weekly.

Classes on July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, and 15. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday August 10, 2017
   4:30 PM Social Justice Series (For Families)  
   

Social Justice Education film screenings and conversations for families. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 7-11)  
   

Kids will learn about the importance of healthy eating and learn to make nutritious recipes. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all 6 classes, every Thursday from July 20th to August 24th. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Saturday August 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Star Wars Model Making for ages 8-13  
    Contact: Susan Flacks   609-799-0462   
   

This class is taught by a master model builder.  Here is how he describes the class.

Star Wars Model Making is a program for  2 & 1/2 hours which is designed to teach kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the fundamental skills required to assemble plastic model kits.

 For this particular class we will be assembling a model kit from one of the more recent Star Wars movies.

All supplies including the model kit itself will be provided. Students will simply need to bring themselves and an eagerness to learn something new and exciting!

There will be two programs of exactly the same class.  You may sign up for only one program.

 

Saturday, July 15,  2-4:30 pm.  Online registration for this program begins July 8.

 Saturday, August 12, 10 am-12:30 pm.  Online registration for this program begins August 6.

 Space is limited.  If you are unable to attend the class,please contact the Children's Department so that we can give your spot to someone else.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

 

 


Tuesday August 15, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chess Club (Ages 7-14)  
   

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

 

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

Registration is weekly. 

Classes on July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, and 15. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday August 17, 2017
   4:30 PM Social Justice Series (For Families)  
   

Social Justice Education film screenings and conversations for families. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 7-11)  
   

Kids will learn about the importance of healthy eating and learn to make nutritious recipes. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all 6 classes, every Thursday from July 20th to August 24th. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Thursday August 24, 2017
   4:30 PM Social Justice Series (For Families)  
   

Social Justice Education film screenings and conversations for families. 

Please register. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 7-11)  
   

Kids will learn about the importance of healthy eating and learn to make nutritious recipes. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all 6 classes, every Thursday from July 20th to August 24th. 

    Location: West Windsor Branch

Friday August 25, 2017
   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 August 11. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville Branch

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   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 August 16. Please register each child separately.

    Location: Robbinsville 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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