List of Events

  

Monday July 23, 2018
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Musical Mondays: Music, Bubble and Comedy Show presented by Turtle Dance Music
10:30 AM

This year's summer reading program theme is "Libraries Rock!"
Every Monday we will have musical entertainment for young children.
Today we are featuring Mr. Matt from Turtle Dance Music and his "Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Born to Read."
This is a high-energy performance about why libraries rock! The show engages children of all ages with songs, comedy, bubbles and music technology. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will dance, sing, and understand why libraries are so important for our future.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 16th.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Maker Monday for Teens and Tweens: Slime
2:00 PM

For ages 9 and up.
Each Monday during the summer reading program (June 25th - August 11th) we will have a different maker program.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Non-Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing The Loyal Son by Daniel Mark Epstein. No registration. 

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Read to the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

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

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they read.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Eating Healthy on a Budget
7:00 PM

Tips on how to buy fruits and vegetables at a low cost, how to plan home meals and save money on food commonly consumed at home. Presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.  Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 27 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.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday July 24, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Bollywood/Hip Hop Dance Workshop
2:00 PM

Suggested for ages 7 to 13.
In this workshop participants will learn unique choreography which incorporates Eastern and Western dance styles.
They will be able to try advanced floor-work and exciting new techniques while experiencing the fun and satisfaction of dancing.
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday July 25, 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
 
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Blood Drive
11:30 AM - 7:25 PM

Sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM

Suggested for players ages 5 and up.
Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
This program is best for players with prior knowledge of the game.
No registration 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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Family Board Games
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Families with children of all ages are invited to come play board games in the activity room.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday July 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Teen and Tween Yoga
2:00 PM

Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 and up.
Held every Thursday during the summer reading program (June 25th - August 11th).
Beginners welcome. Mats provided.  Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
Registration is required online starting the previous Thursday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Fossil Dig
6:30 PM

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
Sift through fossil stuff loaded with shark teeth, coral, sea urchin spines, bones and more.
All fossils are up to 20 million years old and you get to keep whatever you find.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, July 19th.

There is a second session of 7:30pm.  ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM

 

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Fossil Dig
7:30 PM

Suggested for ages 5 and up.
Sift through fossil stuff loaded with shark teeth, coral, sea urchin spines, bones and more.
All fossils are up to 20 million years old and you get to keep whatever you find.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, July 19th.

There is a another session of 6:30pm.  ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday July 27, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Movie:The Greatest Showman
2:00 PM

Musical. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman. Rated PG. 105 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday July 28, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Model Build
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.

For ages 8 to 13.
Discover the magic of model building by assembling a model kit. (Kits are provided.)
Spots are very limited for this program.
Registration is required online starting Saturday, July 21st.

 

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday July 30, 2018
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Musical Mondays: Concert with mr. RAY
10:30 AM

This year's summer reading program theme is "Libraries Rock!"
Every Monday we will have musical entertainment for young children.
Today we are featuring mr. RAY. Come hear him rock out the library.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 23rd.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Maker Monday for Teens and Tweens: Sheet Music Origami
2:00 PM

For ages 9 and up.
Each Monday during the summer reading program (June 25th - August 11th) we will have a different maker program.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Protecting Yourself from the Sun
7:00 PM

Local pharmacist Harshav Raval will discuss what to look for in a sunscreen, the difference between waterproof and water resistant sunscreens; learn about types of ultraviolet rays, what SPF means and how to apply correctly. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
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.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday July 31, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Bollywood/Hip Hop Dance Workshop
2:00 PM

Suggested for ages 7 to 13.
In this workshop participants will learn unique choreography which incorporates Eastern and Western dance styles.
They will be able to try advanced floor-work and exciting new techniques while experiencing the fun and satisfaction of dancing.
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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The Lizard Guys
7:00 PM

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Always a favorite, The Lizard Guys are back again this summer to teach you about reptiles and amphibians.
The presenter will show several animals and share many fun facts about them in a kid-friendly presentation.
Registration is required online starting Tuesday, July 24th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Wednesday August 1, 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, July 25, 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, July 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM

Suggested for players ages 5 and up.
Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
This program is best for players with prior knowledge of the game.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Paper Crafts with Lonie
2:00 PM
CONTACT:    6094480957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 4 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Family Board Games
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Families with children of all ages are invited to come play board games in the activity room.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday August 2, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Teen and Tween Yoga
2:00 PM

Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 and up.
Held every Thursday during the summer reading program (June 25th - August 11th).
Beginners welcome. Mats provided.  Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
Registration is required online starting the previous Thursday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:30 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 Thursday, July 26th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Brain Games
7:00 PM

An interactive presentation on the important topic of brain health. Learn about routine maintenance activities you can do on a daily basis that will help to keep your brain healthy and in good working order, even as you age. There will also be games and exercises designed to stimulate and exercise different areas of the brain to help increase memory. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ. This program is designed for seniors. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday August 3, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Movie: Jersey Boys (2014)
2:00 PM

Musical. The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. No registration. Rated R. 134 minutes.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday August 4, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Slime Time: Make Ice Cream Slime
2:00 PM

All ages are welcome to join us in making ice cream slime.
Registration is required online starting Saturday, July 28th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Monday August 6, 2018
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Musical Mondays: Concert with Jumpin' Jamie
10:30 AM

This year's summer reading program theme is "Libraries Rock!"
Every Monday we will have musical entertainment for young children.
Today we are featuring Jumpin' Jamie. Come hear him rock out the library.
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 30th.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Maker Monday for Teens and Tweens: Ice Cream Sundaes
2:00 PM

For ages 9 and up.
Celebrate the last Maker Monday by making ice cream sundaes!
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Read to the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

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

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they read.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
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.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday August 7, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Bollywood/Hip Hop Dance Workshop
2:00 PM

Suggested for ages 7 to 13.
In this workshop participants will learn unique choreography which incorporates Eastern and Western dance styles.
They will be able to try advanced floor-work and exciting new techniques while experiencing the fun and satisfaction of dancing.
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday August 8, 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
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM

Suggested for players ages 5 and up.
Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
This program is best for players with prior knowledge of the game.
No registration 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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Family Board Games
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Families with children of all ages are invited to come play board games in the activity room.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday August 9, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Teen and Tween Yoga
2:00 PM

Yoga and mindfulness for ages 9 and up.
Held every Thursday during the summer reading program (June 25th - August 11th).
Beginners welcome. Mats provided.  Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
Registration is required online starting the previous Thursday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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End of Summer Reading Event with George the Magician and his Giant Bubbles
7:00 PM

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
George will wrap up our summer reading program with a fun-filled night of magic followed by a giant bubble demonstration (weather permitting).
A small treat will also be served.
Registration is required online starting Thursday, August 2nd.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
Friday August 10, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Movie: Dreamgirls (2007)
2:00 PM

Three young women Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson desire to become pop stars. They get their wish when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. When they are set free for leads, Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide that Deena should be the lead singer, which upsets Effie. The girls discover exactly what it takes to be in the music business and what they must give up to realize their dream. Musical. Rated PG-13. 129 minutes.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday August 11, 2018
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SAT Practice Test presented by Princeton Review
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Princeton Review will offer a free SAT practice test for students who will be juniors or seniors in September.
Please bring several No. 2 pencils, a calculator, a small snack and water.
Arrive 15 minutes early becaust the test started promptly at 10am!
Registration is required online starting Monday, July 23rd.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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
Monday August 13, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Children's Eye Health
7:00 PM

August is designated as Children's Eye Health and Safety Month! There are some specific warning signs that may indicate that your child has a vision problem including wandering or crossed eyes, family history, or disinterest in reading. Keeping your children's eyes safe is another part of maintaining healthy vision as eye injuries are the leading cause of vision loss in children. Help prevent your child from being one of the more than 12 million children who suffer from vision impairment by remembering a few basic safety rules that Colleen Coleman, MD, board certified in ophthalmology will introduce. Dr. Coleman is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Wednesday August 15, 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
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM

Suggested for players ages 5 and up.
Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
This program is best for players with prior knowledge of the game.
No registration 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
Thursday August 16, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday August 17, 2018
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Drum & Percussion 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.

CONTACT:    6094480957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Movie: The Post
2:00 PM

Determined to uphold the nation's civil liberties, Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. However, the two must risk their careers and their freedom to bring truth to light. Rated PG-13. 116 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday August 20, 2018
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Heartfulness Meditation
10:00 AM

First of two practical sessions on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Experience simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques. Reduces stress, calms your mind and improves your quality of life. Please register.

CONTACT:    6094480957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 25 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Read to the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

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

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they read.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM

The group will be discussing Sun Storm by Asa Larsson. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday August 22, 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
 
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Join us in creating a fun project for your home. Ages 18 and up. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM

Suggested for players ages 5 and up.
Come together with other chess players to play matches against each other.
This program is best for players with prior knowledge of the game.
No registration 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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Embroidery Circle
7:00 PM

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 is necessary.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday August 23, 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday August 24, 2018
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Movie: All the Money in the World
2:00 PM

The kidnapping of sixteen-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. No registration. Rated R. 132 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday August 27, 2018
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Heartfulness Meditation
10:00 AM

Second of two practical sessions on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. Experience simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques. Reduces stress, calms your mind and improves your quality of life. Please register.

CONTACT:    6094480957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
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.

Wednesday September 5, 2018
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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 or registration necessary.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday September 6, 2018
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Card Making Class
2:00 PM

Alicia Vincelette, card making teacher with 18+ years of experience, will teach the basics of greeting card making using rubber stamped images, interesting folding and layering techniques to create one- of -a kind cards. This is a hands on class where you'll use various tools to create cards that can be used for whatever occasion you’d like. Limited space. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 1:41 PM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 4:07 PM     
Friday September 7, 2018
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Movie: The Commuter
2:00 PM

A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Starring Liam Neeson. Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Sunday September 9, 2018
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Movie: Dirty Dancing (1987)
2:00 PM

The summer of 1963 innocent 17-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskill's resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love. Starring Patrick Swayze. PG-13 . 97 minutes

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Decluttering Your Life
7:00 PM

Professional organizer Andrea Wait will present practical, easy-to-implement tips for better space management to helping identify underlying causes for clutter and the impact they have on our daily lives. She will share collected stories from her eight years of experience to encourage attendees to identify their roadblocks. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:36 AM     
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Get the Facts: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
7:00 PM

It is estimated that 8-20% of woman of reproductive age have polycystic ovary syndrome. Most woman are diagnosed during their twenties or thirties, but PCOS may affect girls as young as 11 who have not even had their first period. Join Bruce Pierce, MD, board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as he discusses the signs and symptoms, health issues, fertility challenges and treatment options for woman with polycystic ovary syndrome. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:58 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4:09 PM     
Monday September 17, 2018
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Mystery Book Club
7:00 PM

The group will be discussing The Cold Moon by Jeffrey Deaver. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Adult Craft Circle
2:00 PM

Join us in creating a fun craft for your home. All supplies provided. Limited seating. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:41 AM     
 
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Embroidery Circle
7:00 PM
CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 4:10 PM     
Friday September 21, 2018
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Movie: The Miracle Season
2:00 PM

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship. Starring William Hurt and Helen Hunt. Rated PG. 101 minutes

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Sunday September 23, 2018
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Movie: Chappaquiddick
2:00 PM

Based on historical events, this suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week. Starring Jason Clarke. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday September 24, 2018
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American Sign Language Introductory Workshop
7:00 AM

Suzan Colon of the Katzenbach School for the Deaf will present this informative, interactive introduction to American Sign Language. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 2:37 PM     
 
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Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson. No registration.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Estate Planning
7:00 PM

This informational seminar will cover New Jersey inheritance and estate taxes, New Jersey probate procedures, and a discussion on how the basic estate planning documents work. Robert Morris with Stark & Stark will present.  Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2:40 PM     
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Conversational ESL
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 4:06 PM     
Friday September 28, 2018
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Movie: Brad's Status
2:00 PM

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices. Starring Ben Stiller. Rated R. 102 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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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