List of Events

  

Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new 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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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 CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Homeschool Study Hall
1:00 PM

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your students' homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday January 25, 2018
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency.  Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Kids Can Code
7:00 PM

This program is for kids in grades K-5.
Basic coding activities for budding, young computer scientists.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, January 4th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday January 26, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Movie: Victoria & Abdul
2:00 PM

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul. Starring Judi Dench. Rated PG-13. 111 minutes. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday January 27, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday January 29, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Excel for Beginners
1:00 PM

Learn how to type information into a spreadsheet to organize it; add and resize columns and rows to improve readability and merge and center to place the title over your data. Review use of basic ribbons and different ways to save a file. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Excel Intermediate
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to type information into a spreadsheet to organize it; add and resize columns and rows to improve readability and merge and center to place the title over your data. Review use of basic ribbons and different ways to save a file. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Art of Living Yoga & Meditation
7:00 PM
 

Discover how to relax and recharge your mind and unlock your full potential through gentle stretches, breathing and guided meditation.  Please register.

 
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Elephant & Piggie Book Club
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4-8 years old.
Each week we will read a different Elephant & Piggie adventure and do a corresponding activity.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new 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, January 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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, January 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Join us in creating a fun craft for yourself or a friend. All supplies provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing A Trick of Light by Louise Penny. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft:Upcycled CD Case Picture Frame
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Tuesday, January 2nd.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Learn how to improve your English speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency.. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday February 2, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Afternoon Movie: Stronger (2017)
2:00 PM

 Inspired by the true story. Jeff Bauman, a working-class Bostonian, was at the 2013 marathon when the bomb blast occurred and he tragically lost both of his legs. After regaining consciousness, Jeff was able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle had just begun. Jeff's deeply personal journey tests a family's bond and defines a community's pride as he overcomes adversity to become the living embodiment of ''Boston Strong.'' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Rated R. 119 minutes. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday February 3, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Take Your Child to the Library Day: Doorhanger Craft
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

All ages are welcome to join us in making a special doorhanger craft in honor of "Take Your Child to the Library Day!"
Hang up your doorhanger to let people know you need some quiet time to read.
This is a walk-in program.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Sunday February 4, 2018
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Black History Month Movies: The Long Walk Home (1990)
2:00 PM

The Long Walk Home is a 1990 American starring  historical drama starring Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg, and directed by Pearce. Set in Alabama it is based on a screenplay about the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956) by Cork and a short film by the same name, produced by students at the University of Southern California in 1988. Rated PG. 97 minutes. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday February 5, 2018
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft:Upcycled CD Case Picture Frame
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Tuesday, January 2nd.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Elephant & Piggie Book Club
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4-8 years old.
Each week we will read a different Elephant & Piggie adventure and do a corresponding activity.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new 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, January 31, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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, January 31, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Homeschool Study Hall
1:00 PM

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your students' homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Paper Crafts with Lonie
2:00 PM

Join us in creating a valentine greeting card. All supplies provided. Ages 18 and up. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Socrates Cafe
7:00 PM

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.  No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday February 8, 2018
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Learn how to improve your English speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency.. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Valentine Bingo
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4 to 8 years.
Come play a game of bingo with Valentine's Day themed pictures and words.
All participants will receive a small prize.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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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 Thursday, January 25th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Friday February 9, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Dance Party
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers too are invited to come dance with Miss Andrea to some of her favorite songs that are guaranteed to get you up and moving!
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Winter Safety for Seniors
3:00 PM

A representative from Atrium Health & Senior Living will talk about how seniors can stay safe during the winter months. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
Saturday February 10, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Make Valen-Slime
2:00 PM

All ages are welcome to join us in making a special Valentine's Day-themed slime.
Registration is required online starting Saturday, January 22nd.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
Sunday February 11, 2018
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Black History Month Program; African American Literature Read-in
2:00 PM

Join us in reading a passage from your favorite African American author in celebration of Black History Month. There will also be a guest speaker from Mercer County Community College. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Registration recommended.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday February 12, 2018
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft:Upcycled CD Case Picture Frame
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Tuesday, January 2nd.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Valentine Party with Miss Amy Concert
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 12 months to 5 years.
A Valentine's Day celebration with the music of Miss Amy followed by a special craft and holiday treats!
Registration is required starting Monday, January 22nd.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Art of Living Yoga & Meditation
7:00 PM

Discover how to relax and recharge your mind and unlock your full potential through gentle stretches, breathing and guided meditation. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Elephant & Piggie Book Club
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4-8 years old.
Each week we will read a different Elephant & Piggie adventure and do a corresponding activity.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new 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, February 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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, February 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday February 15, 2018
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Learn how to improve your English speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency.. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Dental Health Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

February is Dental Health Month.
During today's storytime we will have a special guest from Monroe Pediatric Dentistry teaching us about taking care of our teeth!
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Home Buying Workshop
6:30 PM

Pinky Shah from Fairway Mortgage will discuss what is involved in obtaining a mortgage, Samir Patel will talk about insurance, and Cheryl Poeder of Ashton Realty will present what is currently going on in the real estate market. An attorney will also be present to discuss the legal process. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Bricks 4 Kidz
7:00 PM

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, January 25th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Friday February 16, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Drum Circle
10:30 AM

Join musician and teacher Jaclyn DiLouie of Mercer ARC to create simple rhythms using hand held drums and various percussion instruments. No experience required! Drums and instruments provided or feel free to bring your own. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Black History Month Movies: Gifted Hands (2009)
2:00 PM

Follows the life of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, who overcame problems in school and obstacles in life to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon. His lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a bestselling author,  a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and current Secretary of HUD.Starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Not rated. 100 minutes. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday February 17, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Sunday February 18, 2018
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Black History Month Movies: The Rosa Parks Story (2003)
2:00 PM

The Rosa Parks Story is a 2002 American television movie written by Paris Qualles and directed by Julie Dash. Angela Bassett portrays Rosa Parks, and Cicely Tyson a supporting role as her mother.  No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday February 19, 2018
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

 
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft:Upcycled CD Case Picture Frame
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Tuesday, January 2nd.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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The Lego Ninjago Movie
12:30 PM

Animated feature. Rated PG 90 minutes.

The young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, that are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, is wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, this showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Elephant & Piggie Book Club
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4-8 years old.
Each week we will read a different Elephant & Piggie adventure and do a corresponding activity.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new 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, February 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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, February 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Homeschool Study Hall
1:00 PM

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your students' homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Word for Beginners
1:00 PM

Prepare a basic Word document. Save, format (bullets, font styles, etc...) and edit. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Join us in creating a fun craft. All supplies provided. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Dealing with Difficult People
7:00 PM

Would your life be better if the difficult people you know or work with would just go away? While this seminar will NOT make that happen, it will offer you some strategies that can improve your relationship with them. Presented by Edie Glover, MSW, LSW. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Embroidery Circle
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

The Embroidery Circle is open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. Bring embroidery projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow embroiders. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Learn how to improve your English speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency.. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Word Intermediate
2:30 PM

Learn to work with several important ribbons (menus) including margins, inserting pictures and page breaks. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Medicare Workshop
3:00 PM

New to Medicare or wondering what’s new with Medicare in 2018? Come to learn about the different parts of Medicare, what you need to do when and how to get the most out of your Medicare. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers free, local information on how to navigate Medicare and the programs to help with the costs.  Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Kids Can Code
7:00 PM

This program is for kids in grades K-5.
Basic coding activities for budding, young computer scientists.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, February 1st.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Friday February 23, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Afternoon Movie: The Mountain Between US (2017)
2:00 PM

Oscar Winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba star in this suspense drama about two strangers who become stranded on a remote, snow covered mountain following a plane crash. Forced to trust each other to survive the extreme elements, they begin a perilous journey through hundreds of miles of wilderness. Rated PG-13.  112 minutes. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday February 24, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Winter Olympic Fun
2:00 PM

All ages are welcome to join us for an Olympic-themed craft and snack.
It's sure to be gold medal fun!
Registration is required online starting Monday, February 5th.

 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Isha Yoga & Meditation
3:00 PM

The Isha Foundation, an international non- profit organization founded by Sadhguru, is offering this Yoga and Meditation workshop. Learn physical postures, breathing methods and meditation techniques to improve your overall wellbeing. No previous knowledge of yoga required. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:31 AM     
Sunday February 25, 2018
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Black Hickory Month Movie: Hidden Figures (2016)
2:00 PM

 As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.  Starring Octavia Spencer and Taraji Henson. Rated PG. 127 minutes. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday February 26, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Non-Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM

The group will be discussing Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Elephant & Piggie Book Club
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4-8 years old.
Each week we will read a different Elephant & Piggie adventure and do a corresponding activity.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new 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, February 21, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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, February 21, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Novelist Plus: What do I Read Next?
2:00 PM

Learn how to use this library database for book recommendations and reading lists. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 11:45 AM     
 
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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.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Seuss on the Loose: A Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Come celebrate the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
There will be Dr. Seuss stories, silly songs, special snacks and a fun craft!
Registration is required starting Thursday, February 8th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Friday March 30, 2018
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 1, 2018
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 26, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 27, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday May 28, 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday September 1, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 2, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday September 3, 2018
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday October 8, 2018
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Columbus Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Monday November 12, 2018
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Veterans Day Observed
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Thursday November 22, 2018
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday November 23, 2018
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Day After Thanksgiving
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Monday December 24, 2018
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Christmas Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday December 31, 2018
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Tuesday January 1, 2019
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday January 21, 2019
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Martin Luther King Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Monday February 18, 2019
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday April 19, 2019
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 21, 2019
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 25, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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.

Thursday July 4, 2019
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday August 31, 2019
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 1, 2019
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday September 2, 2019
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Labor Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday October 14, 2019
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Columbus Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Monday November 11, 2019
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Veterans Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Thursday November 28, 2019
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday November 29, 2019
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Day After Thanksgiving
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.

Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Christmas Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Tuesday December 31, 2019
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Wednesday January 1, 2020
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Thursday December 31, 2020
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Weather Closure
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

Due to the inclement weather, all branches of the Mercer County Library System are closing at 4:00pm today and all events are cancelled, please check our website and/or catalog for updates regarding due dates and other important announcements.


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