List of Events

  

Tuesday July 16, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tissue Paper Flower Bracelet
12:30 PM

All ages, with a caregiver 

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.

Make a beautiful flower with layers of tissue paper.  Then string beads onto a pipe cleaner to complete your summer-y bracelet!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
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Zen Moon Gardens, for ages 5-10 years
4:00 PM

For ages 5-10 years, youngest with a caregiver

Zen gardens are a great way to reduce stress, improve your focus, and develop a sense of well-being. Come make a moon-themed Zen garden!

Registration is required on the day of the program, starting at 7:00am.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Your spot may be given to another if you are late.  Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Cell Phone Holder
6:30 PM

Come drop-in and decorate a cell phone holder..

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Unicorn Frame Art, ages 3+
6:30 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun painting project and create a unicorn!!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program. 

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Your spot may be given to another if you are late.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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DIY Harmonica
10:00 AM

Come drop-in and make a harmonica out of craft sticks and rubber bands.  It really plays!!

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mailbox Activity Station, K-5th Gr.
2:00 PM

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 2-5pm, and visit our Mailbox Activity Station!  Write a postcard to your friendly librarian (or anyone you know), then decorate it with markers, rubber stamps, and stickers!  Add a diy stamp and place it in our toy mailbox. “Mail” will be collected at 5pm and displayed in the Children’s Department.  Each week will have a different writing prompt to get you started, but you can write about whatever you'd like.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Monster Jaws!
6:30 PM

For ages 5-11 years, youngest with a caregiver

Create a snapping monster with upcycled materials! 

We’ll use cardboard, scissors, rulers, brads, crayons, etc. along with a template to make these fun monsters come to life!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday July 18, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Turtle CD
12:00 PM

Come drop-in and decorate a CD into a turtle.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Egg Carton Chimes
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

A perfect summer art project making chimes to blow in the summer breeze!

We’ll paint upcycled materials and wooden beads.  Then string them with colored laces and large jingle bells to create beautiful hanging chimes.

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Friday July 19, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Space Fortune Tellers, for ages 5+ years
11:00 AM

For ages 5+ years, with a caregiver

Learn fun space and planet facts as you make a solar system fortune teller, then test your family and friends on what they know!  Based on the Summer Reading Program’s theme, A Universe of Stories!  Drop in when you can; you do not need to arrive at 3pm.  Clean-up will begin around 4:30pm.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Scratch Art
1:00 PM

Come drop-in and make a picture using scratch art paper.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Art Station, K-5th Gr.
3:00 PM

For children ages 4-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in between 3-4:45 to make a quick - yet relaxing - art project!  Projects will vary weekly, but you can expect anything from dot paint markers (a favorite!) to zen doodles.  Clean-up finishes by 4:45pm.  Suitable for children ages 4-10, with adult supervision.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday July 20, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Movie, for children of all ages with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Join us for the movie:  Teen Titans go to the Movies (2018).  Rated PG (92 minutes).

NEW TIME:  the movie will start promptly at 1:30pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie. 

Coloring pages will be available.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 22, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Scratch Art Animal Masks
11:00 AM

Come drop-in and make an animal mask using scratch art paper.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Space Sticker Scenes, for ages 5+ years
3:00 PM

For ages 5+ years, with a caregiver

Use stickers to make a neat space scene, with astronauts, space ships, planets, and stars!  Based on the Summer Reading Program’s theme, A Universe of Stories!  Drop in when you can; you do not need to arrive at 3pm.  Clean-up will begin around 4:30pm.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Maker Monday: DIY Galaxy Jars, for ages 4+
6:00 PM

For ages 4 and up, with a caregiver.

Time to create!  Join us for Maker Monday and use your creativity for this hands-on project!

This month’s maker project is: DIY Galaxy Jars!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.  Register for either 6pm or 7pm time slots.  Dress for a mess!

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 883-8295.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Maker Monday: DIY Galaxy Jars, for ages 4+
7:00 PM

For ages 4 and up, with a caregiver.

Time to create!  Join us for Maker Monday and use your creativity for this hands-on project!

This month’s maker project is: DIY Galaxy Jars!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.  Register for either 6pm or 7pm time slots.  Dress for a mess!

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 883-8295.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Magical Painting with Water
12:30 PM

All ages, with a caregiver 

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.

Many of us remember painting with water and seeing the beautiful watercolors appear as if by magic!

Drop by while supplies last and use water and a brush to “paint” and reveal a colorful magical painting!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
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Decorate a Sun Visor
6:30 PM

Come drop-in and decorate a foam sun visor.

For ages 3 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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Decorate a Sun Visor
10:00 AM

Come drop-in and decorate a foam sun visor.

For ages 3 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mailbox Activity Station, K-5th Gr.
2:00 PM

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 2-5pm, and visit our Mailbox Activity Station!  Write a postcard to your friendly librarian (or anyone you know), then decorate it with markers, rubber stamps, and stickers!  Add a diy stamp and place it in our toy mailbox. “Mail” will be collected at 5pm and displayed in the Children’s Department.  Each week will have a different writing prompt to get you started, but you can write about whatever you'd like.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday July 25, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Make a Pinwheel
12:00 PM

Come drop-in and make a pinwheel.

For ages 3 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Washi Tape Leaves
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Everyone loves using colorful washi paper tape!  Pair this with leaves and you have a unique work of art! 

Choose from natural leaves to decorate with beautifully colored and patterned washi paper tapes and make your own unique summer nature art!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Friday July 26, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Space Sticker Scenes, for ages 5+ years
11:00 AM

For ages 5+ years, with a caregiver

Use stickers to make a neat space scene, with astronauts, space ships, planets, and stars!  Based on the Summer Reading Program’s theme, A Universe of Stories!  Drop in when you can; you do not need to arrive at 3pm.  Clean-up will begin around 4:30pm.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Decorate a Sashay Bag
1:00 PM

Come drop-in and decorate a scented sashey bag.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Art Station, K-5th Gr.
3:00 PM

For children ages 4-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in between 3-4:45 to make a quick - yet relaxing - art project!  Projects will vary weekly, but you can expect anything from dot paint markers (a favorite!) to zen doodles.  Clean-up finishes by 4:45pm.  Suitable for children ages 4-10, with adult supervision.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday July 27, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Movie, for children of all ages with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Join us for the movie:  Dumbo (2019).  Rated PG (130 minutes).

NEW TIME:  the movie will start promptly at 1:30pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie. 

Coloring pages will be available.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 29, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Scratch Art
11:00 AM

Come drop-in and make a picture using scratch art paper.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Dust Cloud Art, for ages 5+ years
3:00 PM

For ages 5+ years, with a caregiver

Use paint, cray pas, and sequins to create a scene of a dust cloud in space!  Based on the Summer Reading Program’s theme, A Universe of Stories!  Drop in when you can; you do not need to arrive at 3pm.  Clean-up will begin around 4:30pm.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Craft: Create a “Peg” Family
6:00 PM

For families (caregivers must stay).

Bring the whole family this evening to create a one-of-a-kind work of art!  Everyone will get to create a replica of themselves out of a wooden peg doll.  You can display your “peg” family at home with magnets provided!   

We will be using paint – please dress for a mess! 

No registration necessary!  Drop in any time between 6pm and 7:30pm!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Colorful Corner Bookmarks
12:30 PM

All ages, with a caregiver 

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.

Reading favorite books this summer?!  Make a colorful corner bookmark to save your place! 

Use markers, gel pens and colored pencils to make your summer bookmark pop with color!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
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Hanging CD Decorations, for ages 5-10 years
4:00 PM

For ages 5-10 years, youngest with a caregiver

Make an eye-catching decoration using Sharpies, beads, and an upcycled CD!

Registration is required on the day of the program, starting at 7:00am.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Your spot may be given to another if you are late.  Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Giant Candyland, for families
6:00 PM

For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

Back by popular demand!!  Grab your family & friends and join us for a fun board game – and you are the pieces!  Our meeting rooms will be transformed into a giant, life-sized Candy land board. 

Play as a family (groups of 2-5 people) and travel through the board visiting locations from this childhood classic.  Work together until you reach the Candy Castle! 
All children will get small treats along the way.

Please come any time between 6pm and 7pm.  Crafts and coloring sheets will be available for those waiting to play.

All ages are welcome – parents must stay and are encouraged to play through with their children.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Only children need to be registered.  Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Drop in Spot the Difference
6:30 PM

Come drop-in and try to spot the differnce between two pictures.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Giant Candyland, for families
7:00 PM

For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

Back by popular demand!!  Grab your family & friends and join us for a fun board game – and you are the pieces!  Our meeting rooms will be transformed into a giant, life-sized Candy land board. 

Play as a family (groups of 2-5 people) and travel through the board visiting locations from this childhood classic.  Work together until you reach the Candy Castle! 
All children will get small treats along the way.

Please come any time between 7pm and 7:30pm.  Crafts and coloring sheets will be available for those waiting to play.

All ages are welcome – parents must stay and are encouraged to play through with their children.

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Only children need to be registered.  Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday July 31, 2019
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Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
10:00 AM

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fortune Tellers
10:00 AM

Come drop-in and make a fortune teller..

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mailbox Activity Station, K-5th Gr.
2:00 PM

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 2-5pm, and visit our Mailbox Activity Station!  Write a postcard to your friendly librarian (or anyone you know), then decorate it with markers, rubber stamps, and stickers!  Add a diy stamp and place it in our toy mailbox. “Mail” will be collected at 5pm and displayed in the Children’s Department.  Each week will have a different writing prompt to get you started, but you can write about whatever you'd like.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hot Air Balloons
6:30 PM

For children 5-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Paint a hot air balloon!  Use colorful acrylic paints on this paper “lantern” hot air balloon.  Just right for hanging to display in your room!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 1, 2019
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Pom-Pom Backpack Zipper Pulls
6:30 PM

5-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver 

Make a fun backpack zipper pull using our new crafting tool: pom-pom makers! 

Learn how to make pom-poms and tassels.  Use yarn and colorful wooden beads attached to a carabiner (to clip on) to make yourself the perfect accessory for your backpack!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Friday August 2, 2019
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Dust Cloud Art, for ages 5+ years
11:00 AM

For ages 5+ years, with a caregiver

Use paint, cray pas, and sequins to create a scene of a dust cloud in space!  Based on the Summer Reading Program’s theme, A Universe of Stories!  Drop in when you can; you do not need to arrive at 3pm.  Clean-up will begin around 4:30pm.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday August 5, 2019
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Scratch Art Animal Masks
11:00 AM

Come drop-in and make an animal mask using scratch art paper.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Washi Tape Butterflies
12:30 PM

All ages, with a caregiver 

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.

Everyone loves washi paper tape!  Using a butterfly template, decorate it with beautifully colored and patterned washi paper tapes to make your own colorful butterfly to hang up at home.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Wednesday August 7, 2019
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Ice Cream Printmaking
6:30 PM

For children 5-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Ice cream art!  This is an easy printmaking activity for children using real printing tools! 

First, draw patterns for your cone and scoops of ice cream on thin foam for your printing plate (does it have sprinkles? chips?)!

Next, use a brayer rolled in inks of ice cream colors on the inking plates to spread onto your foam plates.  

Turn over and stamp your prints on paper, building your stacked ice cream cone!

Who knows?!  We may celebrate our successful printmaking with a real ice cream party at the end!

*You must Register for this Program* Registration will begin at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 8, 2019
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Cryptogrpahy Summer Math Workshop 2nd to 4th grade
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For rising 2nd-4th graders with adult supervision.

Join us for a fun and interactive workshop with Associate Campus Director for Math, Bertilla Sieben from AoPS Academy Princeton and learn to CRACK THE CODE.

No prior experience is necessary. All materials will be provided.

The participants will learn about how various simple ciphers work and how they were used throughout history to write secret messages.

They will then use ciphers, including the Caesar Cipher and Pigpen Cipher to decode the messages and even encode message of their own.

Registration is required as space is limited.  Registration begins at 7:00am on the day of the workshop. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits, at the discretion of the presenter.

Please arrive 5 minutes early to check in. Please phone if you register but cannot make it so that we may give your spot to another child: (609) 883-8294 

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Ice Cream Printmaking
6:30 PM

For children 5-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Ice cream art!  This is an easy printmaking activity for children using real printing tools! 

First, draw patterns for your cone and scoops of ice cream on thin foam for your printing plate (does it have sprinkles? chips?)!

Next, use a brayer rolled in inks of ice cream colors on the inking plates to spread onto your foam plates.  

Turn over and stamp your prints on paper, building your stacked ice cream cone!

Who knows?!  We may celebrate our successful printmaking with a real ice cream party at the end!

*You must Register for this Program* Registration will begin at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday August 14, 2019
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Let’s Sew! A Quiet Mouse Backpack Zipper Pull
6:30 PM

For children 5-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

In this Sewing 101 program learn how to use basic sewing tools and techniques to make your own stuffed quiet mouse!  Enjoy it as a toy or as a great back-to-school zipper pull for your backpack! 

An easy beginner's sewing project!  Learn how to do the running stitch & the whipstitch, sew around the edges, add ears and a tail & then stuff it!  Play with it as is, or sew on a simple ring, clip on one of our carabiners and your quiet mouse is ready to hang on your backpack!

Easy tools such as large eye needles, needle threaders, round head pins and colorful craft thread make the work easy!  

An easy sewing project for boys and girls ages 5-11 yrs.

*You must Register for this Program* Registration will begin at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 15, 2019
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Cardboard Rainbow Collage
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

A fun process art activity ~ with colorful collage!

Glue colorful papers, tissue papers, bits of fabric & buttons, pom poms, etc. onto a cardboard template to create a colorful rainbow effect. 

How to remember the colors of a rainbow always appear in this order?  ROYGBIV!:  Red. orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet!

Ready to hang up and each work of art an original!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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Q-tip Flowers
6:30 PM

For children 5-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Make your own dramatic flower! Inspired by decorations at Anthroplogie! 

Press halved q-tips into a foam ball until the entire surface is covered in q-tip spikes!

Choose a food coloring to dip the q-tip ends into, add a wire floral stem, and Voila! You've created a colorful and stunning summer flower!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 22, 2019
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Summer Lanterns
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Make a summer lantern choosing from a collection of natural materials - flowers, petals, ferns, leaves, etc and press onto transparent contact paper and then wrap around a clear milk carton.

We’ll add a battery operated “candle” to make your lantern glow in the evening with the natural colors and patterns of summertime!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Please register each child separately.  Space is limited.  Program will begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Your spot will be given to another patron if you are late once the program has begun.  Please phone us at 883-8295 if you will not be able to attend so another child may fill the spot. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday August 28, 2019
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Washi Tape Leaves
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Everyone loves using colorful washi paper tape!  Pair this with leaves and you have a unique work of art! 

Choose from natural leaves to decorate with beautifully colored and patterned washi paper tapes and make your own unique summer nature art!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 29, 2019
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Collage Containers
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Make your own personalized, collaged container for your room!  A throw back to the murals we made as kids of collages made from clippings from magazines to hang on our walls!

We’ll cut out favorite pictures from children’s nature magazines, and with colorful tissue paper and an upcycled quart size yogurt container, mod podge a useful container for our favorite things!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
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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