List of Events

  

Monday June 25, 2018
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MadScience Digging for Dinos - Ages 3 to 5
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

For children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.

Become a paleontologist and learn about when dinosaurs lived, what they ate, and how scientists know they existed. 

Then dig for the "fossil remains" of a mystery dinosaur and cast you own T-Rex tooth!

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 11.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Maker Club Jr. (Ages 5-8)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For ages 5-8 with a caregiver.

Get creative and learn coding basics with various activities designed to promote problem-solving skills.

Online registration required beginning the previous Wednesday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Bollywood Fusion Dance for Ages 6+
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For ages 6 and up.

Children will learn classical and Bollywood dance techniques and perform to popular, American songs.

This class is led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 11. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Penguin Pointers with Jenkinson's Aquarium
3:00 PM

Suggested for ages 4-12 with a caregiver.

Get up close and personal with African Penguins from Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant, NJ. Learn about the lifecycle, care, & geography of these cute, flightless birds.

Online registration reqruied beginning Monday, June 11.

Sponsored by the HIghtstown Library Association. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Saturday June 30, 2018
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Author Visit from children's author Barbara DiLorenzo
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4-8 with a caregiver.

Please note the time of this program has now changed to 11:30 am. 

Join local children's author/illustrator, Barbara DiLorenzo, as she reads her latest picture book: "Quincy: The Chameleon Who Couldn't Blend In."

Then paint your own watercolor artwork!

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author!

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 11.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Monday July 2, 2018
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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#MakersClub For Ages 9-14
7:00 PM

Learn problem-solving skills and get creative in this program that features different activites from origami to slime to computer coding!

Ages 9-14

Online registration is required beginning the previous Monday.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Thursday July 5, 2018
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Bollywood Fusion Dance for Ages 6+
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For ages 6 and up.

Children will learn classical and Bollywood dance techniques and perform to popular, American songs.

This class is led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Online registration required beginning the previous Thursday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Magic of the Circus
3:00 PM

Suggested for ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Learn about circus life and animals through fun and amazing magic tricks performed by local magician, Dennis Thomas.

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 18.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Monday July 9, 2018
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Maker Club Jr. (Ages 5-8)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For ages 5-8 with a caregiver.

Get creative and learn coding basics with various activities designed to promote problem-solving skills.

Online registration required beginning the previous Wednesday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Bookworms & Wiggle Worms Book Club & Play Group
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This month's title, "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this monthly book club for adults/play group for children. 

Adults will discuss this month's book while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. New members always welcome!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Bollywood Fusion Dance for Ages 6+
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For ages 6 and up.

Children will learn classical and Bollywood dance techniques and perform to popular, American songs.

This class is led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Online registration required beginning the previous Thursday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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MadScience Workshop: Slime Time (ages 6-10)
3:00 PM

For ages 6-10.

Giant molecule chains called polymers are vital to modern civilization. In this program, we will explore, create and play with the most entertaining and useful molecule known to science, and discover its many shapes and forms. Children even make their own slime that they get to take home and keep!

Online registration required beginning Monday, June 25. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Monday July 16, 2018
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Sing-Along with Kim Yarson
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please note the different date for this month.

Young children (suggested for ages birth through 5) and their caregivers will enjoy high energy music from local musician, Kim Yarson. She will delight children with classic and original tunes and loves to take requests!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Online registration suggested.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Maker Club Jr. (Ages 5-8)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For ages 5-8 with a caregiver.

Get creative and learn coding basics with various activities designed to promote problem-solving skills.

Online registration required beginning the previous Wednesday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Bollywood Fusion Dance for Ages 6+
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For ages 6 and up.

Children will learn classical and Bollywood dance techniques and perform to popular, American songs.

This class is led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Online registration required beginning the previous Thursday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Eyes of the Wild Mammal Show
3:00 PM

Learn about various mammals from around the world in this fun and educational animal program presented by Eyes of the Wild.

You may even get a chance to pet an animal or two!

This is a "family program" suggested for ages 4-12 with a caregiver.

Online registration is required beginning Monday, July 2.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Monday July 23, 2018
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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#MakersClub For Ages 9-14
7:00 PM

Learn problem-solving skills and get creative in this program that features different activites from origami to slime to computer coding!

Ages 9-14

Online registration is required beginning the previous Monday.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Maker Club Jr. (Ages 5-8)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For ages 5-8 with a caregiver.

Get creative and learn coding basics with various activities designed to promote problem-solving skills.

Online registration required beginning the previous Wednesday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Bollywood Fusion Dance for Ages 6+
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For ages 6 and up.

Children will learn classical and Bollywood dance techniques and perform to popular, American songs.

This class is led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Online registration required beginning the previous Thursday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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From Opera to ABBA-Music in Sweden
3:00 PM

Explore the history of Sweden’s music & how it relates to culture from the American Swedish History Museum. Get your groove on with some of today’s top hits.

For ages 6-10.

Online registration required beginning Monday, July 9. 

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-488-1484  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Monday July 30, 2018
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Harry Potter Birthday Party (Ages 11+)
7:00 PM

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with trivia games, crafts, and potion slime.

Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character!

Light refreshments will be served.

For ages 11-18

Online registration required beginning Monday, July 16. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-488-1484  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Happy Birthday Harry Potter (Ages 7-10)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with trivia games, crafts, and potion slime.

Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character!

Light refreshments will be served.

For ages 7-10

Online registration required beginning Monday, July 16. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-488-1484  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Maker Club Jr. (Ages 5-8)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For ages 5-8 with a caregiver.

Get creative and learn coding basics with various activities designed to promote problem-solving skills.

Online registration required beginning the previous Wednesday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Bookworms & Wiggle Worms Book Club & Play Group
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this monthly book club for adults/play group for children. 

Adults will discuss this month's book while the children play with the library's toys.

Please call the library for this month's title. 

No registration required. New members always welcome!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Bollywood Fusion Dance for Ages 6+
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For ages 6 and up.

Children will learn classical and Bollywood dance techniques and perform to popular, American songs.

This class is led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Online registration required beginning the previous Thursday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Monday August 6, 2018
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Maker Club Jr. (Ages 5-8)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For ages 5-8 with a caregiver.

Get creative and learn coding basics with various activities designed to promote problem-solving skills.

Online registration required beginning the previous Wednesday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Bollywood Fusion Dance for Ages 6+
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For ages 6 and up.

Children will learn classical and Bollywood dance techniques and perform to popular, American songs.

This class is led by Sudipta Ghosh, a local dance instructor with 15 years of classical Indian and Bollywood dance experience.

Online registration required beginning the previous Thursday. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
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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