List of Events

  

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Science Fiction Book Club: The Big Book of Science Fiction, edited by Ann Vandermeer and Jeff Vander
7:00 PM

Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-read anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Next sci-fi book title is: Gibola Burns by James S.A. Corey. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Latin-American Guitar Masterpieces
7:00 PM

This evening of virtuoso guitar works will be centered around showpieces by the guitar’s greatest composers from Argentina, Cuba and Mexico. Performed by Classical Guitarist and Lawrenceville resident Dr. Stanley W. Alexandrowicz. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 21, 2018
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Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Open Mic
10:00 AM

All year, we have been working on our writing. Now is your time to shine. If you love to write and want to share your work, Open Mic is for you. Work should be prose pieces or poetry that can be read in twelve minutes or less. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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.

Thursday December 27, 2018
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The Dark Days of the American Revolution
7:00 PM

Samuel Davis, a first-person interpreter of George Washington, will discuss the period of time from the Battle of the York all the way to the Battle of Princeton. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday December 28, 2018
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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.

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday January 3, 2019
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Hotel Salvation (India, 2016)
6:30 PM

Rajiv, an overworked businessman, agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. While Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, Rajiv finds himself burdened by the many obligations he left behind. Eventually though, both father and son learn to appreciate each other and the world around them with newfound meaning. Not rated. 100 min. Hindi with English subtitles. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday January 4, 2019
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday January 7, 2019
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday January 10, 2019
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CookTalks: Mocktails
11:00 AM

mocktail is a cocktail-style beverage made without alcoholic ingredients. Join us to learn how to prepare some of the most popular new favorites. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Poetry Circle: William Wordsworth
7:00 PM

William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who became Britain's poet laureate from 1843 until his death. His most famous work, The Prelude, is considered by many to be the crowning achievement of English romanticism. In it Wordsworth writes on the need for “common speech” within poems and argues against the hierarchy of the period which valued epic poetry above the lyric. The poem, revised numerous times and published posthumously, chronicles the spiritual life of the poet and marks the birth of a new genre of poetry. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday January 11, 2019
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday January 12, 2019
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Wii Sports for Adults: Bowling
9:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday January 14, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
2:00 PM

Five years after the events of "Mamma Mia!" (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. The musical score played during the film is mostly comprised of songs featured in the first film and unused ABBA songs. 114 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy - without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Science Fiction Book Club: Cibola Burns, by James S.A. Corey
7:00 PM

The gates have opened the way to thousands of habitable planets, and the land rush has begun. Settlers stream out from humanity's home planets in a vast, poorly controlled flood, landing on a new world. Among them, the Rocinante, haunted by the vast, posthuman network of the protomolecule as they investigate what destroyed the great intergalactic society that built the gates and the protomolecule. But Holden and his crew must also contend with the growing tensions between the settlers and the company which owns the official claim to the planet. Both sides will stop at nothing to defend what's theirs, but soon a terrible disease strikes and only Holden - with help from the ghostly Detective Miller - can find the cure. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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Fiction Writers’ Workshop: How to Plot Your Story
10:00 AM

Maria Imbalzano, whose writing process starts with an in-depth outline or blueprint of the entire book, will make those of you who are linear thinkers ecstatic and those of you who are pantsers willing to try it another way. Registration is suggested

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday January 17, 2019
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Saving On Your Taxes
6:30 PM

James P. Byrne, a Divisional Vice President with AXA Advisors, will host a program focusing on the recent tax reform changes, Social Security Planning, Retirement Income planning and other financial topics. Get a better understanding of the tax code changes and how they will affect your income and lifestyle. J.P. Byrne has over 10 years’ experience in the financial industry serving his clients both personally and at the corporate level. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday January 18, 2019
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale: Preview Night
6:00 PM

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 18. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday January 19, 2019
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Thousands of used, gently-read books will be available at the Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale. A special preview night will be held Friday, January 18. The library will be closed for normal operations during the preview event but you will have the first chance to get some amazing deals. Admission to the Preview Night is free for members of the Friends of the Lawrence Library, $5 for the general public, and $20 for booksellers. This event is the only time booksellers will be permitted to use scanning devices.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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.

Thursday January 24, 2019
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Abraham Lincoln Visits Philadelphia
7:30 PM

Lincoln first saw Independence Hall during his 1848 visit to Philadelphia. He visited Philadelphia four times and was moved spiritually and emotionally by each visit. Join historical lecturer and tour guide Michael Jesberger for a lecture on the president’s time in Philadelphia. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday January 25, 2019
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Bucket Book Club: To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Wolf
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday January 28, 2019
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Morning Book Club: Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan
10:00 AM

The story opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression and follows twelve year old Ann who would later start working at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and become the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that would help America win the war. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy - without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday January 31, 2019
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From a House of Chaos to a Home of Serenity
7:00 PM

Join Andrea Wait, an organizing expert with more than eight years of experience and clients in both New York and California, to receive practical tips and hear daily stories on how to declutter your life and home and achieve greater freedom and better clarity in a consumption-heavy society. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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.

Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Thanksgiving Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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.

 
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday January 20, 2020
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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 17, 2020
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Friday April 10, 2020
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 12, 2020
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Easter
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 23, 2020
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 24, 2020
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday May 25, 2020
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Memorial Day Weekend
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 3, 2020
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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.

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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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.

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

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

Friday November 27, 2020
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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.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Friday December 25, 2020
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Christmas
12:05 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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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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