List of Events

  

Sunday May 26, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday May 27, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
10:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program    

Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Meg Baker to get one-on-one help with your gadget. Please note: library staff do not repair devices. Appointment is required. Call the Reference Desk at 609-275-8901 on or after April 22.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*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
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little STEAMers for ages 2-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. 

Explore the world with us! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609 443 1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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ABC Toys
11:00 AM

ABC Play is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

 

Open play with a variety of educational toys. 

 

Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that

 help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
1:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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.

Ages 3 - 8 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Young Authors
4:30 PM

Suggested for children in grades 1st-5th.

Calling all young writers.

We will write stories using the illustrations in wordless picture books as inspiration. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Adult Craft: Seashell, Stone and Gem Initial Canvas
6:00 PM

Use seashells, river stones, and sequin gems to make a canvas with your initial on it. 

Ages 15 and up.  Preregistration required.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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CANCELED: Pre-K Play, for ages 2-6 yr
6:00 PM

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Top high school math students from the area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math!

During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Writers Support Group
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Drop-in Hungry Caterpillar Chain Craft
6:30 PM

Come drop-in and make a Very Hungry Caterpillar chain craft

For all ages with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

 
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Free Immigration Legal Clinic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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CANCELED: Stitchathon: Extra Help
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program                                              

 
This program is an extension of Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon. We will review and practice the following hand embroidery stitches: straight stitch, back stitch, split stitch, stem stitch and chain stitch.
 
Please bring the following materials with you:
  • 8½  x 11-inch piece of white, cotton fabric
  • 6-inch embroidery hoop
  • embroidery needle 
  • 6-strand, cotton embroidery floss 

For additional information, please visit: https://embroiderycircle.wixsite.com/stitchathon/extra-help-sessions

Feel free to bring along any of your Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon embroidery kit(s) with you.

This is a drop-in program; call 609-448-0957 with any questions.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: The Reefs of Earth by R. A. Lafferty
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

The Dulanty family can pass for human, but they're actually alien Pucas, stranded on the remote backwater planet Earth in the tiny (and corrupt) Appalachian town of Lost Haven. The six Dulanty children (seven, if you count the disembodied Bad John) get tired of being spurned, scorned, and scapegoated by the townsfolk, and hit upon the obvious solution: they'll murder every human in the world, using hatchets, rifles, and the otherworldly killing verses known as Bagarthach, and transform the planet into a paradise for the Dulantys alone. Fortunately for the human race, the Dulanty children aren't very adept at murder, but their attempts at wholesale homicide make for a read that's alternately harrowing, hilarious, and heartwarming. Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
10:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
10:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Acupuncture Treatment for Back Pain
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about using acupuncture treatment for lower back pain. Presented by Dr. Patricia Graham, a board-certified physiatrist with accreditation in acupuncture.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*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
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
1:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Zentangle
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program                                              

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on April 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults – Tag (2018)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Childhood classmates attempt to catch their friend before he retires from their epic game of tag, which they've been playing for 30 years (R, 100 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Chapters Book Club
2:00 PM

Book discussions and activities for ages 5 to 10.  Topic: TBD.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Mailbox Activity Station, K-5th Gr.
2:00 PM

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 2-5pm, and visit our Mailbox Activity Station!  Write a postcard to your friendly librarian (or anyone you know), then decorate it with markers, rubber stamps, and stickers!  Add a diy stamp and place it in our toy mailbox. “Mail” will be collected at 5pm and displayed in the Children’s Department.  Each week will have a different writing prompt to get you started, but you can write about whatever you'd like.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Million Dollar Baby
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program    

2004, rated PG-13, 133 minutes.

Frankie is a former boxing manager, who initially refuses to train Maggie due to her gender and age. With her talent and his coaching the spirited young fighter rises through the ranks of women's boxing, the pair form a touching bond in the process. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Spring Series
3:00 PM

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Create a...(Ages 11 and under)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us to make a special project each week. This week - create with Perler Beads!

Ages 11 and under. Adult supervision is required.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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What's Up Wednesday
5:45 PM

This multi-week after-school program for children in Grades 3 to 5 meets at 5:45 pm on Wednesdays.  Each class will include a craft or special project as participants learn about a range of different topics. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.   Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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'This is My House' Drawing Prompt
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

We’ll give you a simple paper house template, you’ll use your creativity to create your ideal house scene!  

First, cut doors and windows to open. Now, what will your house look like?  Who will live in it?  What color will you paint it?

We’ll use thin black markers to draw in the details and then paint it using colorful liquid watercolors and q-tips to give your house a finished look!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Movies for Adults – Tag (2018)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Childhood classmates attempt to catch their friend before he retires from their epic game of tag, which they've been playing for 30 years (R, 100 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice!

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10 & up)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Warlight, by Micheal Ondaatje.

Registration begins on April 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday May 30, 2019
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Storytime for ages 2-5
9:30 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten, for ages 5 and under
9:35 AM

For ages 5 years and under, with a caregiver.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a self-paced program that encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she starts school. 

Sound overwhelming?  We promise, it’s easier than you think!  1 book every day = 365 books in a year!  3 books every day = 1095 books in a year!

This program will run all year long so go at your own pace!  At every 100-book milestone, stop at the Youth Services Desk at the Lawrence Branch (whenever Youth Service Librarians are present) to receive a prize and your next tally sheet!

Come to the Youth Services Desk and sign up today!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
10:00 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

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

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Quilting Group
10:00 AM

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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
 
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Baby Chick Birthday Party
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 18 months to 5 years with a caregiver.

Join us for a special program to celebrate the hatching of our baby chicks.   

We will read stories about chicks, sing songs, make a craft and have a small snack. 

Children will be allowed to touch or hold the chicks.

Registration is required online starting Thursday, May 16th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of  parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*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
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609 443 1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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ABC Toys
11:00 AM

ABC Play is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*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
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
1:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Get Caught Reading
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Seniors and young patrons (ages 5-15) read to one another, particularly a mystery picture book or a poem.<p>  Light Refreshments!  <p>Sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Mystery Craft! for K-5th Gr.
3:00 PM

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 3-5pm, and make a mystery craft!  Each week we’ll pull together a fun project from our closet of craft supplies … but it'll be a surprise until you arrive!  Materials may include: craft sticks, paper, paint, dot markers, pom-poms, stickers, tempura sticks, pipe cleaners, beads, googly eyes, glitter glue, and more. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Lego Club (grades K-5)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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.

See Youth Program Policy
 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog
6:30 PM

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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'This is My House' Drawing Prompt
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

We’ll give you a simple paper house template, you’ll use your creativity to create your ideal house scene!  

First, cut doors and windows to open. Now, what will your house look like?  Who will live in it?  What color will you paint it?

We’ll use thin black markers to draw in the details and then paint it using colorful liquid watercolors and q-tips to give your house a finished look!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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College Essay Workshop
7:00 PM

Learn the importance of the personal statements and supplements in college admissions. Nancy Exume is the founder of Strategic College Essays, LLC, based in Princeton, New Jersey. Nancy has coached high school students to write their personal statements and supplemental essays for their college applications. Nancy will discuss the importance of these essays in the college admissions process and offer some tips for crafting a successful essay. This is a great opportunity for high school juniors and their parents to learn about this very important aspect of college applications!

Please register. Call 609-882-3130 or register online

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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College Essay Workshop
7:00 PM

Learn the importance of the personal statements and supplements in college admissions. Nancy Exume is the founder of Strategic College Essays, LLC, based in Princeton, New Jersey. Nancy has coached high school students to write their personal statements and supplemental essays for their college applications. Nancy will discuss the importance of these essays in the college admissions process and offer some tips for crafting a successful essay. This is a great opportunity for high school juniors and their parents to learn about this very important aspect of college applications!

Please register. Call 609-882-3130 or register online

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Meet Music Legend Bobby Rydell
7:00 PM

Bobby Rydell is the very definition of talent. His career has encompassed six decades and counting. Bobby first found success as a teen idol, selling over 25 million records. He went on to star on television, stage, and film and is now the author of a best-selling autobiography, “BOBBY RYDELL: TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS – A Tale of Second Chances”. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Meet Music Legend Bobby Rydell
7:00 PM

Bobby Rydell is the very definition of talent. His career has encompassed six decades and counting. Bobby first found success as a teen idol, selling over 25 million records. He went on to star on television, stage, and film and is now the author of a best-selling autobiography, “BOBBY RYDELL: TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS – A Tale of Second Chances”. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pics with Chicks
7:00 PM

Stop by and visit our newly hatched baby chicks. 

You can hold them and take a picture at our “selfie station.” 

No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on April 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Registration begins on April 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday May 31, 2019
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Meditation Circle

Slow down. Join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
10:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*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
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by a group board book read-aloud and play time with the library’s toys.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to create a craft and play with toys!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Documentary Screening: Free Solo (PG-13)
1:00 PM

With Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell and Jimmy Chin. Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan. Winner of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Runtime: 100 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
1:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movie: Morning Glory
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                             

1933; not rated; 74 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

Registration begins on April 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Art Station, K-5th Gr.
3:00 PM

For children ages 4-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in between 3-4:45 to make a quick - yet relaxing - art project!  Projects will vary weekly, but you can expect anything from dot paint markers (a favorite!) to zen doodles.  Clean-up finishes by 4:45pm.  Suitable for children ages 4-10, with adult supervision.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Bucket Book Club: The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing
4:30 PM

The world literary tradition is thousands of years old, extraordinary diverse, and energized by creative genius. Novels, short stories, essays, and poetry written prior to the Twenty-First century provide a rich soil worth exploring. For the first year the books discussed will be limited to books published since 1900 – originally published in English and translations from elsewhere in the world. The intent is to focus on works recognized to have a lasting impact on generations of readers and writers. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday June 1, 2019
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Teen Take-out Craft
9:30 AM

Stop by the circulation desk and pick up a kit to make a message board for your dad.

While supplies last. Ages 10-18.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

Our Saturday activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Teen Take Out Craft: CD Dreamcatcher (Ages 10-18)
9:35 AM

For tweens and teens ages 10-18.

Pick up supplies needed to make a upcycled CD dreamcatcher.

 While supplies last. One kit per person.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Storytime with Sarah the Reading Dog
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for a special storytime with Sarah the Reading Dog.  We will read stories, sing songs and visit with our special guest.  

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Medicare Forum
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program  

Medicare is complicated, and seniors approaching age 65 must make timely decisions regarding enrolling in the Medicare program. There may be a lifetime penalty for seniors who miss the enrollment deadline. Devin Rubin, licensed health insurance agent, will discuss how Medicare works and explain your options. Devin is the owner of Golden Years Design Benefits, a Medigap and Medicare insurance agency.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Open House: Radio Control Flyers Show
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Washington Crossing Radio Control Flyers Association will have model aircrafts on display throughout the library. Members will be available to answer questions about building and flying model aircrafts, as well as any inquiries about the association in general.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Creation Station
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop in and make something special with the provided materials.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Loud!
10:30 AM

Calling 4th and 5th graders with an interest in developing their communication skills! Join Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate Kareena Patangya for debates, discussions, speeches, presentations, and much more. Come and discover the benefits of mastering the art of public speaking!

Participants must attend both the June 1st and 8th classes. Registering for one event will automatically register you for the second class as well.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Saturday Learning English
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yoga for Beginners
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

The Isha Foundation will present an introduction to yoga and its benefits, guided practices with instructions, and a question & answer session.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on May 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Eye Level Demo: Critical Thinking Math (Ages 5-12)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a free demonstration from Eye Level. 

At EYELEVEL, our goal is to help students become problem solverscritical thinkers and lifelong learners. We evaluate each student and provide individualized instructions that meet their needs. Through this individualized coaching, students are encouraged to generate, synthesize and evaluate ideas using critical thinking and analytical skills..

This practice develops better study habits, increases self-confidence and self-esteem and equips students to become self-directed learners.

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Teen Volunteer Orientation (ages 14-17)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

We are looking for volunteers ages 14 - 17 to help with our summer reading program.  Teens must be available from June 24 to August 10 and attend an orientation session.  Please pick up an application at the reference desk.  

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Public Speaking Classes: Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Loud! (Grades 4-6)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Debates, discussions, speeches, presentations, and much more! Discover the benefits of mastering the art of public speaking! 

Classes every Saturday starting May 4 through June 15. 

Please register. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Family Movie, for children of all ages with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Join us for the movie:  A Dog's Way Home (2019).  Rated PG (137 minutes).

NEW TIME:  the movie will start promptly at 1:30pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie. 

Coloring pages will be available.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Intro to Scratch Coding (Ages 7-13)
2:00 PM

Children and teens, ages 7-13, will learn coding & programming basics using MIT's  free online program, "Scratch." Chromebooks available for children's use.

This program is led by local Girl Scout, Sonia.

Please note: snacks will be provided.

Registration not required - Open to the first 12 children who attend.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Need Help with Basic Computer Skills?
2:00 PM

Whether you are an absolute beginner or just need to develop a little confidence, you can learn the tools that will help you use your computer or laptop more efficiently. The members of the Robbinsville High School's Project SOL will be here for one-on-one hour-long training.

Register online at www.mcl.org or call (609)259-2150 for an appointment.

 

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday June 2, 2019
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
12:35 PM

Our Sunday activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Leaders of Tomorrow: Leadership and Public Speaking for Youth
1:00 PM

Suggested for students in 5th-8th grade. 

In this program your child will enhance his or her public speaking skills as well as their skills in impromptu speaking.

We will take a look at several well-known speakers and their tactics of public speaking.

Leadership skills and public speaking starts at a young age. If your child wants to make a difference in the world, this program will help them with their preliminary steps.

This program will be led by Drishti Devnani, a junior at West Windsor -Plainsboro High School South, working on her Girl Scout Gold Award. She is a debater, an officer for Model United Nations and serves on her class council. She plans to implement the skills she has gained as a leader throughout her high school career.

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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'This is My House' Drawing Prompt ~ Sunday Surprise Craft!
1:00 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

We’ll give you a simple paper house template, you’ll use your creativity to create your ideal house scene!  

First, cut doors and windows to open. Now, what will your house look like?  Who will live in it?  What color will you paint it?

We’ll use thin black markers to draw in the details and then paint it using colorful liquid watercolors and q-tips to give your house a finished look!

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

Clean up will begin at 4pm.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Coding for the Web (Ages 10-12)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Want to learn how to code in HTML and CSS? Join us as we use Mozilla Thimble to learn the basics of coding for the web. At the end of this session, you will be able to create your own webpage and also start to incorporate CSS into it and will develop your passion for programming. 

Registration required. Once registered, students will be signed up for all classes (5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16).

Students must bring their own laptop to classes. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The goal of the Science Enrichment Program is to help middle and upper elementary school students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions including the Science Bowl and Science Olympiad. General questions will be addressed and topics of interest will be discussed where they require more clarity. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

Stan & Ollie (2018, PG), with Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly and Shirley Henderson. Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. Runtime: 88 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Movie: Girls Trip
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                               

2017; rated R; 122 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Creative Math Problem Solving (Grades 2-6)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have fun while you learn new strategies and methods to solve abstract problems! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday June 3, 2019
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten, for ages 5 and under
9:35 AM

For ages 5 years and under, with a caregiver.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a self-paced program that encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she starts school. 

Sound overwhelming?  We promise, it’s easier than you think!  1 book every day = 365 books in a year!  3 books every day = 1095 books in a year!

This program will run all year long so go at your own pace!  At every 100-book milestone, stop at the Youth Services Desk at the Lawrence Branch (whenever Youth Service Librarians are present) to receive a prize and your next tally sheet!

Come to the Youth Services Desk and sign up today!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Teen Take-Out Craft: Constellation Luminary
9:35 AM

* Available all month! *

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a Constellation Luminary!  Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together!  Better yet, unlike a library book, this is yours to keep!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

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

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Summer Reading Program Volunteers
9:45 AM

Applications are available starting Wednesday, May 1, at the Youth Services Desk for those who are 14 years and up.  No previous library volunteer experience is necessary. A volunteer orientation for all accepted volunteers is required even if you volunteered for the Summer Reading Program before, community service will be given. Volunteers must attend one orientation;

Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m.

 Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.

 Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Youth Services Staff at 882-3130.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Toddler STEM
10:00 AM

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Mouse Basics
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn to click, highlight text, scroll, cut & paste and click & drag. These skills are essential to all subsequent classes.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 
CONTACT:  Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Open Computer Lab
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and take advantage of Hollowbrook Community Center's re-opened computer lab.  Work on your own with a librarian nearby to help as needed.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity
10:30 AM

For children, age 2 years (with adult)

 Learn songs and rhymes!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Kim Yarson Concert for Babies
10:30 AM

Sing along to classic children's songs and some original tunes sung by local musician Kim Yarson! Bring your energy and rhythm for a rockin' good time!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to create a craft and play with toys!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Decoupage Demo
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Adult Program  

Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto with the combination of special color effects, stenciling, stamping and other decorative elements. In these workshops, Anika Mittal will demonstrate using paper cutouts, stenciling with texture paste, and some other basic decoupage techniques. Anika is the creator of DIY craft brand AnRa Crafts, and has an extensive background in drawing and painting.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
1:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Documentaries @ Your Library – Contemporary Color (2016)
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Musical acts perform with high-school color guards in this unique concert (PG-13, 107 minutes).

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Open Lab
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is an unstructured project-oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes, improve your typing skills by practicing keyboarding, set up a new email account, or bring a project of your own. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Mailbox Activity Station, K-5th Gr.
3:00 PM

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 3-5pm, and visit our Mailbox Activity Station!  Write a postcard to your friendly librarian (or anyone you know), then decorate it with markers, rubber stamps, and stickers!  Add a diy stamp and place it in our toy mailbox. “Mail” will be collected at 5pm and displayed in the Children’s Department.  Each week will have a different writing prompt to get you started, but you can write about whatever you'd like.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Teen Volunteer Orientation (ages 14-17)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We are looking for volunteers ages 14 - 17 to help with our summer reading program.  Teens must be available from June 24 to August 10 and attend an orientation session.  Please pick up an application at the reference desk.  

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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.

Ages 3 - 8 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Storytime with a Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 2 and up.

Join us for a special storytime with one or both of our therapy dogs.

After storytime, children are welcome to pet the dogs, give them treats or read books to them.

No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Storytime with a Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 2 and up.

Join us for a special storytime with one or both of our therapy dogs.

After storytime, children are welcome to pet the dogs, give them treats or read books to them.

No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Messy Club (Ages 4 & up)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Do you like getting messy? Join the messy club! Each week we will create messy crafts and have fun with messy experiments!

No registration required. Space is limited to first 24 children. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Alphabet Story-time, for 2-5yrs
6:30 PM

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

Join us on a journey through the alphabet!  Each story-time will include books, songs, and a craft featuring a different letter.

 This week we are learning about the LETTER L.

 Stay after for toys and pre K play!

 No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. Theme is the same as Storytime.

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Evening English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pre-K Play, for ages 2-6 yr
7:00 PM

Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!

 This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Science of Space (Ages 8-12)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Children ages 8-12 will conduct hands on experiments to learn about and explore our universe led by local teen volunteer, Ria.

Online registration required.

Parent/guardian must remain in library while child attends program.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Guided Meditation *New Time*
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mira Desai teaches guided meditation series during the winter. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: May 6, 13, 20 & June 3, 10, 17. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
10:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program    

Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Meg Baker to get one-on-one help with your gadget. Please note: library staff do not repair devices. Appointment is required. Call the Reference Desk at 609-275-8901 on or after May 22.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Little STEAMers for ages 2-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. 

Explore the world with us! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Basic Skills Craft
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Adult Program  

Make a suncatcher star.  

Assistance will be available. The program is designed for adults who enjoy making crafts but have limited skills or require assistance. Participants can make their own craft or work with others.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.  

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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
 
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Sit & Scoot (ages 2-5)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Play in the library on sit and scoots! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

Open play with a variety of educational toys. 

Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that

 help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
1:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Active Aging: Fitness with Bob
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Adult Program

Want to exercise? Come and enjoy a stretching, low-impact, balance-oriented program designed by Certified Fitness instructor Bob Kirby. Bob's program incorporates music, yoga and FUN while focusing on posture, mobility, flexibility, strength and meditation. Please bring a water bottle and let's get MOVING! As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider to make sure you are able to participate. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration begins on May 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Classic Movie Matinée: Psycho (1960)
2:00 PM

A psychotic motel owner obsesses over his late mother while becoming a suspect

in a murder case involving one of his recent guests – a pretty secretary who checked in after impulsively stealing $40,000. 

Rated R, 109 minutes.  Preregistration preferred. 

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

CONTACT:  Staff:   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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PC Basics
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Get familiar with Microsoft Windows 10. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!
Strong mouse skills are essential!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Teen Volunteer Orientation (ages 14-17)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We are looking for volunteers ages 14 - 17 to help with our summer reading program.  Teens must be available from June 24 to August 10 and attend an orientation session.  Please pick up an application at the reference desk.  

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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.

Ages 3 - 8 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Monthly “Minute-to-win-it” Challenge, for ages 3+
6:00 PM

For ages 3 years old and up, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and join us for a fun night of games!  Kids and their parents are invited to participate in several summer-themed 60 second timed challenges.  Try each station once or more and compare your score to your family!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Prep
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Top high school math students from the area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math!

During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news.  We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Code Your Own Games (Ages 9-14)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Become a super-coder and create your very own computer games using Scratch—a free software developed by MIT. 

Calling all creative young gamers! In every session learn to code a interesting game. It is a new way to improve your programming skills while having fun. Game development and programming nurture learners as investors and entrepreneurs.

Please register. Students must bring their own laptop. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Medicare Forum
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program  

Medicare is complicated, and seniors approaching age 65 must make timely decisions regarding enrolling in the Medicare program. There may be a lifetime penalty for seniors who miss the enrollment deadline. Devin Rubin, licensed health insurance agent, will discuss how Medicare works and explain your options. Devin is the owner of Golden Years Design Benefits, a Medigap and Medicare insurance agency.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Summertime Safety: Keeping Kids Safe All Summer Long
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pediatrician Eugene Shapiro discusses water safety, sun protection, summer sports safety and insect bites.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
1:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mailbox Activity Station, K-5th Gr.
2:00 PM

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 2-5pm, and visit our Mailbox Activity Station!  Write a postcard to your friendly librarian (or anyone you know), then decorate it with markers, rubber stamps, and stickers!  Add a diy stamp and place it in our toy mailbox. “Mail” will be collected at 5pm and displayed in the Children’s Department.  Each week will have a different writing prompt to get you started, but you can write about whatever you'd like.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Wednesday Film Festival: Camelot
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adult Program    

1967, rated G, 180 minutes.

Lerner and Loewe's moving and magical musical of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere is played out amid the pageantry of Camelot. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

All are welcome, registration not required.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Summer Series
3:00 PM

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-9294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Bollywood Dance (Ages 5-12)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Learn how to Bollywood dance!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Excel Beginner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We will learn the basics of Excel through making a sample spreadsheet. Formatting, using the autofill feature, using formulas, and making simple charts are covered in this class. If you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above, you do not need to register for the class. Signup for adults 18 and up only. Space is limited, so you may register for only one Excel Beginner class per month. Registration period begins May 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Financial Fitness Seminar: Planning for Retirement
6:30 PM

Join us for a seminar to help you better understand how people prepare for retirement. Retirement planning it the basis of a person’s future financial well-being and all their long-term financial plans. We will outline strategies you can use to help create a secure retirement plan

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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World's Greatest Dad Coupons!
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

For our dear dads ~ parenting well can often seem a thankless task…Shower dad with attention and some love with these fun coupons for Father’s Day!

He’s sure to appreciate it! 

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Excel Intermediate
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We learn how to change chart colors and backgrounds. We will also learn how to download Excel compatible spreadsheets from the Internet, filter spreadsheets, add conditional formatting to spreadsheets, and create a pivot table. Online registration required unless you can bring your own laptop with Excel 2007 or above. Signup for adults over 18 only. Space is limited, so you may sign up for only one Excel Intermediate class per month. Registration period begins May 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice!

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10 & up)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Socrates Café is a gathering where participants pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy not required; no preparation necessary.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 11 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Excel Advanced
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins May 22nd.

CONTACT:  Michael Kerr  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Storytime for ages 2-5
9:30 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Create a Red-Hot Resume
10:00 AM

Presented by Paul Martinetti. A one-on-one workshop for building a resume and conducting an effective job search. Four 30-minute individual appointments. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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
 
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Hula Hoop Lesson
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program  

Agnes Carbone, certified hula hoop instructor, will teach you how to “hoop.”  Hooping is a low-impact cardio exercise that can help you burn calories, and tone and strengthen your entire body. Agnes promises that everyone will leave with a smile! Wear a cotton (non-silky) shirt, and bring a bottle of water.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)
10:30 AM

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of  parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Afternoon Movie
12:30 PM
Mary Poppins Returns (2018).  Rated PG; 130 minutes.
Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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An Afternoon at the Movies-Mary Queen of Scots
1:30 PM

Scottish Queen Mary Stuart becomes a political and romantic rival to her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, ultimately challenging her claim to the throne.  Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Rated R; 124 minutes, 2018.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at (609)259-2150. Please register each person separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

Needle crafters who already know the basic crochet stitches are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice. Experienced needle crafter Margaret Woo will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mystery Craft! for K-5th Gr.
3:00 PM

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 3-5pm, and make a mystery craft!  Each week we’ll pull together a fun project from our closet of craft supplies … but it'll be a surprise until you arrive!  Materials may include: craft sticks, paper, paint, dot markers, pom-poms, stickers, tempura sticks, pipe cleaners, beads, googly eyes, glitter glue, and more. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Lego Club (grades K-5)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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.

See Youth Program Policy
 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Science Exploration (Grades 1-5)
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This program will teach students the basics of science topics such as chemistry, physics, and biology in a hands-on environment. 

Registration required weekly. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Family Zumba for ages 6 & up
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM

Experience Zumba Fitness with Donna Balducci.

  No registration necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: The Charmer (Denmark, Sweden, 2017)
6:30 PM

The Charmer is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him. 102 min. Not rated. Danish and Persian with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Lego Club
6:30 PM

Build with us and stretch your imagination with Legos! For children ages 5 and up.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog
6:30 PM

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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World's Greatest Dad Coupons!
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

For our dear dads ~ parenting well can often seem a thankless task…Shower dad with attention and some love with these fun coupons for Father’s Day!

He’s sure to appreciate it! 

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Books & Bricks
7:00 PM

Suggested for ages 2 to 5 years old.
A story followed by a build with DUPLO bricks.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, May 23rd.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Grounds for Sculpture: Looking Ahead
7:00 PM

After celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the 42-acre sculpture park, garden, and museum is looking ahead.  Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director at Grounds For Sculpture, will share what is on the horizon for the evolving non-profit arts organization.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Exam Study Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins -- so feel free to stop by just before 7 pm to see if there is room.

Registration begins on May 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Yoga Nidra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Yoga nidra is Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on May 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adult Program  

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Preparación para la Prueba de GED
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Revisión para su Prueba de GED.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday June 7, 2019
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Sahaja Mediation
10:00 AM

For children ages, 2-6

An introduction to mediation and energy centers.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sing Along with Mr. Tim
10:30 AM

Come sing and dance with Mr. Tim.

All ages, accompanied by an adult.

Online registration begins on May 24. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Open Play for Babies & Toddlers
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Play with the library’s toys & socialize. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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
 
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Adult Program  

Create simple rhythms using hand-held drums and various percussion instruments. Drums and instruments provided by The Arc of Mercer.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to create a craft and play with toys!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Sit & Scoot (ages 2-5)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Play in the library on sit and scoots! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
1:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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First Friday Film – Darkest Hour (2017)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill must rally the nation to war against the Nazis (PG-13, 125 minutes).

No registration necessary.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Family movie
2:00 PM

For all ages.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

2018, 117 minutes, rated PG.

Popcorn will be served

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Adult Program

We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movie: Planet Ocean
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adult Program                               

2012; not rated; 90 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Art Station, K-5th Gr.
3:00 PM

For children ages 4-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in between 3-4:45 to make a quick - yet relaxing - art project!  Projects will vary weekly, but you can expect anything from dot paint markers (a favorite!) to zen doodles.  Clean-up finishes by 4:45pm.  Suitable for children ages 4-10, with adult supervision.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drum Circle: Summer Series
4:30 PM

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday June 8, 2019
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Wii Sports for Adults: Bowling
9:30 AM

Come join us for an exciting video gaming session of Wii Sports using the Nintendo Wii video game console. Led by librarian Jamie Anderson, this month's program will feature Wii Bowling. Adults of all ages are welcome. No prior video gaming experience is necessary. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

Our Saturday activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Craft: Surprise Craft, for all ages
10:00 AM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

It's a surprise!  Drop-in between 10am and 3pm and see what fun craft we have out today!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Isha Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program  

This workshop offers simple yoga postures to bring stability and balance to the system. The class also includes invigorating physical postures, breathing methods, and meditation. It does not require any fitness level or previous yoga experience. Yoga can help to:

  • Enhance focus, memory, and productivity
  • Relieve chronic ailments and improve overall health
  • Enhance team work and communication
  • Relieve back-pain, stress, anxiety, and tension
  • Impart a lasting sense of joy, peace, and fulfillment

Participants will take home a yoga practice to experience the benefits of yoga on a daily basis. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation.

Registration begins on May 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:    609-448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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SCORE Princeton: Starting a Home-Based Business
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Starting a home-based business has unique characteristics and challenges, yet it’s becoming a highly lucrative way to start a business in today's economy. With low overhead, advantages of technology and minimal capital required, many people are opting to shift careers to become a home-based entrepreneur. This workshop discusses the pros, cons and how to’s of running a home-based business including work space and zoning requirements, employees, insurance, licensing, and what it will require from you and your family.

Registration requested.

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Want to know which programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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LaffCon 4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Come join us for the 4th annual Science Fiction Convention devoted to the work of the renowned author R.A. Lafferty. We will have panels on Lafferty’s novel The Reefs of Earth. The Gene Wolfe Podcast will perform a live show at the Con, and there will be lectures on Lafferty's work.  In addition, we will offer an art show and free refreshments. Please register online on EventKeeper starting Wednesday, May 1st, 9:30 am.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are many spaces available.
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Loud!
10:30 AM

Calling 4th and 5th graders with an interest in developing their communication skills! Join Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate Kareena Patangya for debates, discussions, speeches, presentations, and much more. Come and discover the benefits of mastering the art of public speaking!

Participants must attend both the June 1st and 8th classes. Registering for one event will automatically register you for the second class as well.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Saturday Learning English
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!  Older siblings are welcome!

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:  PLANT SCIENCE (take 2)!!

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) 883-8295.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
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