Mercer County Library System


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Sunday May 31, 2020
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2:30 PM
“Create A…” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

Monday June 1, 2020
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6:30 PM
Virtual Science Fiction Book Club with Rob

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“Blowups Happen” by Robert Heinlein

https://www.baen.com/Chapters/0743471598/0743471598___4.htm

 

 

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“Blowups Happen” by Robert Heinlein

https://www.baen.com/Chapters/0743471598/0743471598___4.htm

 

 

Tuesday June 2, 2020
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2:30 PM
Non-Fiction Book Club with Mary

Join us the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a nonfiction book.

This month we will discuss “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom.

Find it on hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12433142

Join us the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a nonfiction book.

This month we will discuss “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom.

Find it on hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12433142

 
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7:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays with Tom

Join us each Tuesday night on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays.  Play along at home and see how you do!

Note:  The second Tuesday will be a Monday afternoon event to accommodate the Tuesday Night Book Club

Join us each Tuesday night on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays.  Play along at home and see how you do!

Note:  The second Tuesday will be a Monday afternoon event to accommodate the Tuesday Night Book Club

Wednesday June 3, 2020
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7:00 PM
Library Drawing Party with Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

 
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8:00 PM
Virtual Short Story Discussion With Anna

Join us on Facebook each week for a discussion on a short story.

This week's story is:

"More Alarms at Night" by James Thurber

Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort11

 

Join us on Facebook each week for a discussion on a short story.

This week's story is:

"More Alarms at Night" by James Thurber

Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort11

 

Thursday June 4, 2020

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

Saturday June 6, 2020
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8:00 PM
Saturday Night at the Movies – – “Good Will Hunting” (1998)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you! 

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183297

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you! 

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183297

Monday June 8, 2020
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4:00 PM
Monday Afternoon Trivia with Tom

Join us for a special Monday afternoon of trivia! Meet us on Facebook to test your trivia knowledge.

Join us for a special Monday afternoon of trivia! Meet us on Facebook to test your trivia knowledge.

 
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6:30 PM
Virtual Science Fiction Book Club with Rob

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“Slow Tuesday Night” by R.A. Lafferty

https://www.baen.com/Chapters/9781618249203/9781618249203___2.htm

 

 

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“Slow Tuesday Night” by R.A. Lafferty

https://www.baen.com/Chapters/9781618249203/9781618249203___2.htm

 

 

Tuesday June 9, 2020

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group.  You will need to join the group prior to the discussion, as this group is listed as a private group.

This month we will discuss “A Room with a View” by E.M. Forster.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2276798629026097/?

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group.  You will need to join the group prior to the discussion, as this group is listed as a private group.

This month we will discuss “A Room with a View” by E.M. Forster.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2276798629026097/?

Wednesday June 10, 2020
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7:00 PM
Library Drawing Party with Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

 
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8:00 PM
Virtual Short Story Discussion With Anna

Join us on Facebook each week for a discussion on a short story.

This week's story is:

"Children of the Corn" by Stephen King

eBook available in eLibraryNJ

Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort12

 

Join us on Facebook each week for a discussion on a short story.

This week's story is:

"Children of the Corn" by Stephen King

eBook available in eLibraryNJ

Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort12

 

Thursday June 11, 2020

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

Saturday June 13, 2020
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8:00 PM
Saturday Night at the Movies – “Amelie” (2002)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you! 

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183093

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you! 

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183093

Monday June 15, 2020
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6:30 PM
Virtual Science Fiction Book Club with Rob

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“The Grammarian's Five Daughters” by Eleanor Arnason

http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/the-grammarians-five-daughters/

 

 

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“The Grammarian's Five Daughters” by Eleanor Arnason

http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/the-grammarians-five-daughters/

 

 

Tuesday June 16, 2020
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7:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays with Tom

Join us each Tuesday night on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays.  Play along at home and see how you do!

Note:  The second Tuesday will be a Monday afternoon event to accommodate the Tuesday Night Book Club

Join us each Tuesday night on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays.  Play along at home and see how you do!

Note:  The second Tuesday will be a Monday afternoon event to accommodate the Tuesday Night Book Club

Wednesday June 17, 2020
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7:00 PM
Library Drawing Party with Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

 
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8:00 PM
Virtual Short Story Discussion With Anna

Join us on Facebook each week for a discussion on a short story.

This week's story is:

"Kew Gardens" by Virginia Woolf

eBook available in hoopla

Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort16

 

Join us on Facebook each week for a discussion on a short story.

This week's story is:

"Kew Gardens" by Virginia Woolf

eBook available in hoopla

Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort16

 

 
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8:00 PM
Virtual Short Story Discussion With Anna

Join us on Facebook each week for a discussion on a short story.

This week's story is:

"To Build a Fire" by Jack London

eBook and audiobook availble in hoopla

Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort15

Join us on Facebook each week for a discussion on a short story.

This week's story is:

"To Build a Fire" by Jack London

eBook and audiobook availble in hoopla

Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/MCLSShort15

Thursday June 18, 2020

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

Saturday June 20, 2020
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8:00 PM
Saturday Night at the Movies – “Chicago” (2003)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you! 

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183092

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you! 

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183092

Monday June 22, 2020
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9:35 AM - 9:00 PM
Summer Reading Program Begins

Imagine Your Story, MCLS's 2020 summer reading program for children, teens, and adults, starts today.  This year our program will be completely virtual, visit our website for more information.

Imagine Your Story, MCLS's 2020 summer reading program for children, teens, and adults, starts today.  This year our program will be completely virtual, visit our website for more information.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Children's Event: Jumpin' Jamie Music Show

Jumpin' Jamie plays "kindie rock" for kids of all ages! He was named one of "New Jersey's Top Kids Rock Acts" by Mommy Poppins. Please join us for this fun, high-energy, interactive music show!

Check back here at 10:30 am to link to the Jumpin' Jamie video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Jumpin' Jamie plays "kindie rock" for kids of all ages! He was named one of "New Jersey's Top Kids Rock Acts" by Mommy Poppins. Please join us for this fun, high-energy, interactive music show!

Check back here at 10:30 am to link to the Jumpin' Jamie video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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6:30 PM
Virtual Science Fiction Book Club with Rob

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“Nightfall” by Isaac Asimov

https://escapepod.org/2007/04/05/ep100-nightfall/

 

 

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“Nightfall” by Isaac Asimov

https://escapepod.org/2007/04/05/ep100-nightfall/

 

 

Tuesday June 23, 2020
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7:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays with Tom

Join us each Tuesday night on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays.  Play along at home and see how you do!

Note:  The second Tuesday will be a Monday afternoon event to accommodate the Tuesday Night Book Club

Join us each Tuesday night on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays.  Play along at home and see how you do!

Note:  The second Tuesday will be a Monday afternoon event to accommodate the Tuesday Night Book Club

Wednesday June 24, 2020
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7:00 PM
Library Drawing Party with Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Thursday June 25, 2020

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

Saturday June 27, 2020
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8:00 PM
Saturday Night at the Movies – “Emma” (1996)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you! 

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183171

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you! 

Find it on hoopla - https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12183171

Monday June 29, 2020
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6:30 PM
Virtual Science Fiction Book Club with Rob

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“The Companion” by Ramsey Campbell

http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/the-companion/

 

 

Join us on Facebook for a discussion on a different Science Fiction topic each week.

This week's story:

“The Companion” by Ramsey Campbell

http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/the-companion/

 

 

Tuesday June 30, 2020
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7:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays with Tom

Join us each Tuesday night on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays.  Play along at home and see how you do!

Note:  The second Tuesday will be a Monday afternoon event to accommodate the Tuesday Night Book Club

Join us each Tuesday night on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays.  Play along at home and see how you do!

Note:  The second Tuesday will be a Monday afternoon event to accommodate the Tuesday Night Book Club

Friday July 3, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Fourth of July Observed

All branches are closed.

Saturday July 4, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Fourth of July

All branches are closed.

Monday July 6, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Children's Event: Music w/ Mr. Tim

Join us as local Mercer County performer, "Mr. Tim" entertains you with fun, "Dad-driven" children's rock music geared towards ages 0-7.

Check back here at 10:30 am to link to Mr. Tim's video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as local Mercer County performer, "Mr. Tim" entertains you with fun, "Dad-driven" children's rock music geared towards ages 0-7.

Check back here at 10:30 am to link to Mr. Tim's video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Tuesday July 21, 2020

TBD

Saturday August 8, 2020
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9:35 AM - 9:00 PM
Last Day of Summer Reading Program

Today is the last day of the 2020 Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story.  Don't forget to stop in with your reading logs and make sure to check out our end of program events.

Today is the last day of the 2020 Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story.  Don't forget to stop in with your reading logs and make sure to check out our end of program events.

Saturday September 5, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 6, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday September 7, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday October 12, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Columbus Day

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 3, 2020
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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.

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.

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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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.

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.

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Eve

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

Thursday November 26, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Day

All branches are closed.

Friday November 27, 2020
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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.

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 December 24, 2020
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Christmas Eve

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Friday December 25, 2020

All branches are closed.

Thursday December 31, 2020
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Eve

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Friday January 1, 2021
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Day

All branches are closed.

Monday January 18, 2021
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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.

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 15, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
President's Day

All branches are closed.

Friday April 2, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Good Friday

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 4, 2021

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 29, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 30, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday May 31, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday July 4, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Fourth of July

All branches are closed.

Monday July 5, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Fourth of July Observed

All branches are closed.

Saturday September 4, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 5, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday October 11, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Columbus Day

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 2, 2021
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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.

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 11, 2021
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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.

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.

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Eve

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

Thursday November 25, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Day

All branches are closed.

Friday November 26, 2021
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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.

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 December 24, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Christmas Observed

All branches will be closed.

Saturday December 25, 2021

All branches are closed.

Friday December 31, 2021
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Observed

All branches will be closed.


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