List of Events

  

Saturday January 20, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Wonder Woman (2017)
1:00 PM

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.141 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday January 22, 2018
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Morning Book Club: The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
10:00 AM

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant, until something goes terribly wrong. Registration is suggested. 

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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday January 25, 2018
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Chronic Eye Disorders
7:00 PM

Chronic eye disorders affect the quality of life of millions of Americans every year. Come to this informative session given by Colleen Coleman, MD, board certified in Opthalmology and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, as she discusses the latest advances in eye care that can help treat eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, advanced age-related macular degeneration, and dry eye, as well as ways to prevent these common conditions. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday January 26, 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. 

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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale Preview Night
6:00 PM

Friday, January 26, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, January 27, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, February 4, 2018

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 26. 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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Book Sale
9:30 AM

Friday, January 26, 6:00–8:30 pm Preview Night

Saturday, January 27, 9:30 am–4:30 pm through Sunday, February 4, 2018

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, September 22. 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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday February 1, 2018
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The Greatest Love Letters from the Last 300 Years
7:00 PM

From Napoléon’s love letters to Josephine, to Taylor and Burton, love letters reveal tenderness to the fire and ice in relationships.  With a touch of history, some laughter and maybe a tear or two, find out how history was made through the contents of some of the deepest feelings written on paper. This program will be presented by Terry Antoniewicz – an artist, calligrapher, handwriting analyst, trained educator and entrepreneur. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday February 2, 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. 

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. 

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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday February 5, 2018
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday February 8, 2018
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CookTalks
11:00 AM
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Poetry Circle: Bob Dylan
7:00 PM

A musician whose lyrics have been described as poetry that fed on the blues, gospel, and traditional American folk songs, first to give vitality to songs of political and social protest and then to inject intellectual depth and complexity into Rock; a rebel who has resisted every critic or partisan who has tried to box him in; a restless imagination that through fifty-five years has never settled into a predictable pattern, Bob Dylan has always been controversial, but he remains a volcanic creative force that erupts into brilliant music at unpredictable intervals. And now he is our latest American Nobel prize winner in literature. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday February 9, 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. 

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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday February 12, 2018
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Movie Matinee: The Glass Castle (2017)
2:00 PM

A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values.127 min. PG-13. Registration is suggested. 

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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday February 15, 2018
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The Logistics of the Underground Railroad
7:00 PM

Logistics, a term used in private industry, the military and government, can be defined as the movement of personnel, resources and supplies.  In The Logistics of the Underground Railroad, Historian, Al Corbett uses his systems engineering (SE) background to discuss and explore the Underground Railroad as a complex, secret network of underestimated people and resources that aided in the liberation, emancipation and education of thousands of slaves.  Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday February 16, 2018
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Fiction Writing Workshop: Finding Your Creative Muse
10:00 AM

Judy Salcewicz will teach us tricks accomplished writers use to keep their writing fresh. This workshop will include some creativity exercises and sharing. Registration suggested. 

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. 

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

All branches are closed.

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: The Coming of the Quantum Cats, by Frederick Pohl
7:00 PM

A breakthrough in quantum physics has shattered the boundaries between alternate worlds. History is in chaos as billions of possible futures collide. As a conquering army mounts an invasion of neighboring realities, a handful of men and women from a dozen different timelines risk their lives to safeguard an infinity of worlds. Next sci-fi book club title is: Abbadon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey. Refreshments served. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Melting in the Pot
7:00 PM

Raj Vora, author of the “Melting in the Pot” blog, will lead a discussion group along with Reference Librarian Julia Cuddahy to share relevant tips, strategies and information to help immigrants adjust more easily to life in the United States. Registration suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Black Lives Matter: The John Woolman Effect
7:00 PM

John Woolman, an abolitionist and a Quaker preacher, was born in 1720 and his family’s estate was located between Burlington City and Mount Holly. In this presentation Al Corbett, a researcher and history buff, particularly in the areas of African-American and 20th-century African history, will discuss how Woolman’s essay “Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negros” and his road from New Jersey to North Carolina helped create the moral environment to abolish slavery. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday February 23, 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. 

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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday February 26, 2018
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Morning Book Club
10:00 AM

"Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly

The true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Registration is suggested. 

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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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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. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday March 5, 2018
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday March 12, 2018
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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QI Gong
4:00 PM

QI Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. In this basic course of six classes taught by instructor Andrzej Leszczynski of Healing Touch Healing Movement, participants will learn and practice exercises helping with back issues. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday March 19, 2018
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Water is provided. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, January 22, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: February 5, 12, 26 & March 5, 12, 19.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Friday March 30, 2018
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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


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