List of Events

  

Monday June 25, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hologram Projector
12:00 PM

Come make a hologram projector for your smart phone

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete

Clean up will begin 45 min after start time

Ages 6 yrs & up with caregiver are welcome. 

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

 
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Mindful Bookmarks
1:00 PM

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

Enjoy coloring fun bookmarks that are a throw-back to the pop art movement!  

Add a decorative ribbon to hold your place as you enjoy reading this summer!

Drop by, no registration required.  Clean-up will begin 45 mins after starting time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Musical Craft: Bell Shaker Stick Craft, ages 3+
6:00 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in and create a bell shaker stick craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fairy Tale Science Challenge Part 1, for ages 5+
6:30 PM

For ages 5+, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun, hands-on challenge where we will use your creativity (and science) to help the characters from some of your favorite fairy tales.

In Part 1, we’ll read The Three Billy Goats Gruff and find a way for the goats to cross the river without having to go over the bridge.  Then we’ll read the story of Rapunzel and help her escape from her tower!

You can register and attend one or both science challenges!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Seashell Decoupage
1:00 PM

For children 4 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

School’s out and it’s Summer! 

Let’s celebrate by using large decorative shells, colorful tissue paper & ‘below the sea’ paper images along with mod podge and the decoupage technique to produce beautiful natural decorative objects to take home!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mindful Bookmarks
3:30 PM

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

Enjoy coloring fun bookmarks that are a throw-back to the pop art movement!  

Add a decorative ribbon to hold your place as you enjoy reading this summer!

Drop by, no registration required.  Clean-up will begin 45 mins after starting time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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, June 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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paper plate emoji
6:25 PM

Come make an emoji mask out of a paper plate

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete

Clean up will begin 45 min after start time

All ages with caregiver are welcome. 

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

 
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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 7:45pm.  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, June 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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paper plate emoji
11:00 AM

Come make an emoji mask out of a paper plate

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete

Clean up will begin 45 min after start time

All ages with caregiver are welcome. 

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Mindful Bookmarks
4:30 PM

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

Enjoy coloring fun bookmarks that are a throw-back to the pop art movement!  

Add a decorative ribbon to hold your place as you enjoy reading this summer!

Drop by, no registration required.  Clean-up will begin 45 mins after starting time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Seashell Decoupage
6:30 PM

For children 4 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

School’s out and it’s Summer! 

Let’s celebrate by using large decorative shells, colorful tissue paper & ‘below the sea’ paper images along with mod podge and the decoupage technique to produce beautiful natural decorative objects to take home!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:05 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:00.

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Magic Show 2-10 years
11:00 AM

For ages 2-10 years, families welcome.

Family magic show with Ken Northridge including humor, audience participation, musical routines and a rabbit!

Registration is required and begins at 7am on the day of the program.  Preference at the door may be given to patrons who register with an MCLS library card. 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 Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:05 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Mindful Bookmarks
5:30 PM

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

Enjoy coloring fun bookmarks that are a throw-back to the pop art movement!  

Add a decorative ribbon to hold your place as you enjoy reading this summer!

Drop by, no registration required.  Clean-up will begin 45 mins after starting time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fairies! Fairies! All Things Fairies!
6:30 PM

For Families and children,  All Ages

Enjoy using your imagination?  Do you love fairies and fairy magic?!  Come to a party of All Things Fairies!

Come dressed up as fancifully as you like!  Fairy crowns, fairy wings!  Or just come as yourself!

We'll create fairy gardens, magic fairy bubble wands, jewel encrusted dragon eggs & even some unicorn slime to take home!

Lots of fun activities for the whole family! 

Clean up will begin at 8pm.

Please Register starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday June 29, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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quilling emojis
1:00 PM

Come learn the ancient art of paper rolling also know as quilling.  We are making an emoji!!

Project will take about 45 minutes to complete

Ages 8 yrs & up with caregiver are welcome. 

Registration will open 7am day of event

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

Registration will begin on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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pencil top flowers
3:00 PM

Come make a flower to top your pencil

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete

Clean up will begin 45 min after start time

All ages with caregiver are welcome. 

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

Saturday June 30, 2018
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Drop-in Musical Craft: Bell Shaker Stick Craft, ages 3+
10:00 AM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in between 10am and 3pm and create a bell shaker stick craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
11:45 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 1:00

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Saturday Movie and a Craft, for children with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Is it too hot outside?  Cool off and join us for movie and a craft!

This week’s movie:  CARS 3 (2017).  Rated: G (1 hr 42min).

Craft supplies will be out at 1:30pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:45pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 2, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Magic with John Carlson for Kids
11:00 AM

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver. Siblings and families are welcome.

Show includes magic, ventriloquism, comedy and even a rabbit!

Online registration is required and begins at 7:00am on the day of the show.

Preference may be give to patrons with a valid MCLS library card. On the day of the show, patrons who have not registered may be admitted if space permits. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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K-cup Planter
12:00 PM

Come decorate a K-cup then plant seeds in it to watch it grow.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Invitation to Create! Self-Portraits
1:00 PM

For children 4-9 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Invitation to Create! 

Come and enjoy this open-ended process art activity to have fun and to develop creative thinking skills! 

It's the "A" in S.T.E.A.M. that engages and encourages individual expression, as we draw and use watercolors to paint our self-portraits!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Musical Craft: Cardboard Guitar Craft, ages 3+
6:00 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in and create a cardboard guitar craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Craft “FAMILY” Canvas, for families
6:30 PM

For families (caregivers must stay and are encouraged to participate).

Bring the whole family this evening to create a one-of-a-kind work of art!  Everyone will get to add their own fingerprints to this design! 

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please only register ONE family member (families will work together on a single project).  Supplies are very limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Art Like the Masters! Monet's Garden Pond
1:00 PM

For children 5-11yrs, youngest with a caregiver

The beloved artist Claude Monet is considered to be the founder and father of French Impressionism.

He is known for his beautiful paintings of the natural world and, as an avid gardener, he experimented with color in his own beautiful gardens at Giverny.

We'll create our own renditions of Monet's famous Water Lily Pond!

Using large cardboard rounds and a new medium - tempura paint stix (non-messy & quick drying) - along with colorful cut tissue paper, we'll create this iconic pond and beautiful water lilly flowers.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Animal Paint-by-Sticker Art
3:30 PM

For children 4 yrs+, youngest with a caregiver.

Stop by and enjoy creating vibrant animal picutres using polygon shaped stickers!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Paper Airplanes
6:30 PM

Come make a paper airplane to take home.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet, for ages 5+
6:30 PM

For ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver.

Create your very own bracelets using charms you’ll make out of Shrinky Dinks!  Use a template or make up your own designs.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Fourth of July
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Thursday July 5, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:05 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Indoor “Snowball” Fight, for ages 2-7 years
11:00 AM

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Snow in July???  Join us for some “snowy” fun indoors, without the cold!  Decorate a cardboard shield and get ready to test your aim during our “snowball” fight! 

Light refreshments will be served.

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

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 Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Choose Your Own Adventure book club
12:30 PM

Come join the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

We will read a different book every week.

As we go through the book our main characters will have many choices to make  Everyone gets a vote on which adventure we choose. 

ages 6yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Animal Paint-by-Sticker Art
5:30 PM

For children 4 yrs+, youngest with a caregiver.

Stop by and enjoy creating vibrant animal picutres using polygon shaped stickers!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Art Like the Masters! Monet's Garden Pond
6:30 PM

For children 5-11yrs, youngest with a caregiver

The beloved artist Claude Monet is considered to be the founder and father of French Impressionism.

He is known for his beautiful paintings of the natural world and, as an avid gardener, he experimented with color in his own beautiful gardens at Giverny.

We'll create our own renditions of Monet's famous Water Lily Pond!

Using large cardboard rounds and a new medium - tempura paint stix (non-messy & quick drying) - along with colorful cut tissue paper, we'll create this iconic pond and beautiful water lilly flowers.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday July 6, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Paper Quilling- Under the sea
1:00 PM

Come learn the ancient art of paper quilling. 

We will be making an Under the Sea scene

ages 8yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Hologram Projector
3:00 PM

Come make a hologram projector to use with your smart phone

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 6yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

Saturday July 7, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

Our Saturday activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Drop-in Musical Craft: Cardboard Guitar Craft, ages 3+
10:00 AM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in between 10am and 3pm and create a cardboard guitar craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
11:45 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 1:00

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Saturday Movie and a Craft, for children with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Is it too hot outside?  Cool off and join us for movie and a craft!

This week’s movie:  The EMOJI Movie (2017).  Rated: PG (86 minutes).

Craft supplies will be out at 1:30pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:45pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 9, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tic Tac Toe bags
12:00 PM

Come decorate a tic tac toe bag.  Everyone will receive crystals to play the game.

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Invitation to Create! Paper Bag Collage Painting
1:00 PM

For children 4-9 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Invitation to Create! 

Using a variety of art media - including watercolor paints, collage materials, tissue paper & glue, etc. and a simple upcycled handled paper bag, enjoy freely expressing your artistry in this open-ended process art program.  

Come prepared to get messy!  Wear old clothes!  (We'll also have disposable smocks on hand!)

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
5:30 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
6:00 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Drop-in Pet Rock Craft, ages 3+
6:05 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries "rock"!  Drop-in and create your own pet rock!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
6:20 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
6:40 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
7:00 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
7:20 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
7:40 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
8:00 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
8:20 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fingerprint Art Glass Magnets
1:00 PM

For children 4 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Using this simple technique of fingerprint art with brightly colored, washable, non-toxic ink  pads, we’ll make beautiful original and whimsical art glass magnets! 

Animals, flowers, anything really that inspires, can be made with a simple single colorful fingerprint and thin black markers!  Placed under clear art glass, with a magnet on the back, and you’ve made a decorative, fun and whimsical original piece of art!

Registration required and begins at 7am on the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Modern Mini Paper Flower Garden
3:30 PM

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

Drop by and create a whimsical summer garden out of brightly colored paper!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Sunglasses Sun Catcher craft, ages 3+
6:00 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and create a sunglasses-shaped sun catcher.  Perfect for your windows on a sunny day!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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coffee filter flower
6:30 PM

Come make a beautifil flower out of coffee filters

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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The Lizard Guys for Kids
7:00 PM
 
For ages 5 and up. Siblings welcome with a caregiver.

Silly Billy will be your likely presenter. The Lizard Guys provide live animal presentations with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs & various bugs.

The audience is introduced to each animal one at a time by one of The Lizard Guys.  They  explain where the animal comes from, its normal diet, its life expectancy and answer any other questions thrown their way.

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

Preference may be given to those who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. Others may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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optical illusion drawing
11:00 AM

Come leasr to draw an optical illusion.  We will be drawing a 3D hand

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Modern Mini Paper Flower Garden
4:30 PM

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

Drop by and create a whimsical summer garden out of brightly colored paper!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Library Rocks! Scavenger Hunt
6:30 PM

For Families and children 7-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Our popular Summer Reading Program Scavenger Hunt returns with all new clues!  

Do you like a challenge?!  Join us for a scavenger hunt and put your detective reasoning skills to the test!  

Bring your library card with you and plan to work in pairs as you investigate and hopefully solve our Library Rocks! Mystery. 

Children may need parent’s help ~ Fun for the whole family!

Please Register starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:05 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Choose Your Own Adventure book club
12:30 PM

Come join the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

We will read a different book every week.

As we go through the book our main characters will have many choices to make  Everyone gets a vote on which adventure we choose. 

ages 6yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Modern Mini Paper Flower Garden
5:30 PM

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

Drop by and create a whimsical summer garden out of brightly colored paper!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Library Rocks! Scavenger Hunt
6:30 PM

For Families and children 7-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Our popular Summer Reading Program Scavenger Hunt returns with all new clues!  

Do you like a challenge?!  Join us for a scavenger hunt and put your detective reasoning skills to the test!  

Bring your library card with you and plan to work in pairs as you investigate and hopefully solve our Library Rocks! Mystery. 

Children may need parent’s help ~ Fun for the whole family!

Please Register starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Friday July 13, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years
10:00 AM

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

Pat invites children to sing favorite and familiar songs, while she sings and plays the guitar.

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Staff  609-882-9246  
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Paper Quilling- Outerspace
1:00 PM

Come learn the ancient art of paper quilling. 

We will be making an outer space scene

ages 8yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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optical illusion drawing
3:00 PM

Come leasr to draw an optical illusion.  We will be drawing a hole in the paper.

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

Saturday July 14, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

Our Saturday activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Drop-in Pet Rock Craft, ages 3+
10:00 AM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries "rock"!  Drop-in between 10 am and 3pm and create your own pet rock!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-7 yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is:  OCEAN SCIENCE!

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

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) 989-6921

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Saturday Movie and a Craft, for children with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Is it too hot outside?  Cool off and join us for movie and a craft!

This week’s movie:  The LEGO Ninjago movie (2017).  Rated: PG (90 minutes).

Craft supplies will be out at 1:30pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:45pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 16, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tic Tac Toe bags
12:00 PM

Come decorate a tic tac toe bag.  Everyone will receive crystals to play the game.

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Pop-up Book Browse
1:00 PM

For Families and children, All ages.

Did you know we've dozens of fantastical pop-up books that use the most creative paper engineering!?! 

Meant for browsing at the library, many of our favorites will be available for you to explore! 

Come by and be prepared to be awed!

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Musical Craft: Paper Plate Tambourine Craft, ages 3+
6:00 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in and create a paper plate tambourine!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pilkey Party, for children age 5 and up
6:30 PM

For children ages 5 and up, with a caregiver.

Are you a fan of Dogman and Captain Underpants?  Join us for a fun party featuring your favorite Dav Pilkey book characters! 

We will have crafts, games, cupcakes and more!

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

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) 989-6921

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 Monday, July 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fantastical Animals Paint-by-Sticker Art Program
1:00 PM

For children 5-11yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Designed for children ages 5+, Paint-by-Sticker Art uses low-poly art (a computer style that renders 3-D images out of polygon shapes) and removable color stickers so that kids can create vibrant pictures with stickers!

Enjoy the fun and challenge of creating beautiful and complex fantastical animal pictures in this program where math and art meet!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pop-up Book Browse
3:30 PM

For Families and children, All ages.

Did you know we've dozens of fantastical pop-up books that use the most creative paper engineering!?! 

Meant for browsing at the library, many of our favorites will be available for you to explore! 

Come by and be prepared to be awed!

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Library Mini Golf, for families
6:00 PM

For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

Can you get a hole in one?  Grab your family & friends and join us as we “putt” our way through some of our favorite books!  Our meeting rooms will be transformed into a mini-golf course with 5 storybook themed holes.

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.

If you have your own golf club/putter at home, bring it!  A limited number of toy golf clubs will be available to use.

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 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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craft stick harmonica
6:30 PM

Come make a harmonica out of craft sticks.

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Library Mini Golf, for families
7:00 PM

For families (all ages welcome with caregiver).

Can you get a hole in one?  Grab your family & friends and join us as we “putt” our way through some of our favorite books!  Our meeting rooms will be transformed into a mini-golf course with 5 storybook themed holes.

Please come any time between 7pm and 7:45pm.  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.

If you have your own golf club/putter at home, bring it!  A limited number of toy golf clubs will be available to use.

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 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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optical illusion drawing
11:00 AM

Come leasr to draw an optical illusion.  We will be drawing a spiral staircase.

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Pop-up Book Browse
4:30 PM

For Families and children, All ages.

Did you know we've dozens of fantastical pop-up books that use the most creative paper engineering!?! 

Meant for browsing at the library, many of our favorites will be available for you to explore! 

Come by and be prepared to be awed!

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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'Coco' Family Party, Crafts & Movie
5:30 PM

For Families and children,  All Ages

Come join us as we celebrate “Coco”! ~ Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Movie!

We’ll have refreshments, fun crafts and then the movie!  

It all starts at 5:30pm with refreshments and fun “Coco” themed crafts!

Movie begins promptly at 6:30pm.  Enjoy this wonderful movie with the whole family! 

Caregivers must remain present in the room for the duration of the movie.

Please Register starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Musical Craft: Paper Plate Tambourine Craft, ages 3+
10:00 AM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in and create a paper plate tambourine!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:05 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Juggling Hoffmans for Families
11:00 AM
For children 2-11 years, families welcome.

You'll be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-a-long, laugh-a-long interactive good time for all ages.

It's a kid's show the adults will love, too!

Registration is required and begins at 7:00am on the day of the show.


Preference may be given to those who have registered with a valid MCLS library card. 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 Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Choose Your Own Adventure book club
12:30 PM

Come join the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

We will read a different book every week.

As we go through the book our main characters will have many choices to make  Everyone gets a vote on which adventure we choose. 

ages 6yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Pop-up Book Browse
5:30 PM

For Families and children, All ages.

Did you know we've dozens of fantastical pop-up books that use the most creative paper engineering!?! 

Meant for browsing at the library, many of our favorites will be available for you to explore! 

Come by and be prepared to be awed!

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fantastical Animals Paint-by-Sticker Art Program
6:30 PM

For children 5-11yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Designed for children ages 5+, Paint-by-Sticker Art uses low-poly art (a computer style that renders 3-D images out of polygon shapes) and removable color stickers so that kids can create vibrant pictures with stickers!

Enjoy the fun and challenge of creating beautiful and complex fantastical animal pictures in this program where math and art meet!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Friday July 20, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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make a paper fortune tellers
1:00 PM

Come make a paper fortune teller. 

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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paper plate emoji
6:30 PM

Come make a paper plate emoji mask.

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

Saturday July 21, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

Our Saturday activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Drop-in Sunglasses Sun Catcher craft, ages 3+
10:00 AM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and create a sunglasses-shaped sun catcher.  Perfect for your windows on a sunny day!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
11:45 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 1:00

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Saturday Movie and a Craft, for children with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Is it too hot outside?  Cool off and join us for movie and a craft!

This week’s movie:  The Secret Life of Pets (2016).  Rated: PG (90 minutes).

Craft supplies will be out at 1:30pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:45pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 23, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Paper Airplanes
12:00 PM

Come make a paper airplane to take home.

Project will take about 15 minutes to complete.

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

Clean up will begin 45 minutes after start time.

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Wooden Train Week!
1:00 PM

For Families and children, All ages

Our ever popular wooden trains will be set up and ready for imaginative play!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Musical Craft: Bottle Top Castanets, ages 3+
6:00 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in and create bottle top castanets!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-7 yrs
6:30 PM

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

Each session we will examine a different aspect of science through books and hands-on experiments for your little scientist to investigate, play and have fun!

This week’s theme is:  THE FIVE SENSES!

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock. Some experiments may get messy!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Please register each child separately.

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) 989-6921

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Wooden Train Week!
3:30 PM

For Families and children, All ages

Our ever popular wooden trains will be set up and ready for imaginative play!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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craft stick harmonica
6:30 PM

Come make a harmonica out of craft sticks.

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Fire truck visit, for families
6:30 PM

For children all ages.

Join us as we welcome the amazing firefighters from the Slackwood Fire Company!

Come get an up-close look at a fire engine and meet these brave heroes!  Stop inside and have fun at several craft stations.  Refreshments will also be served.

**Note: In case of an emergency, the fire engine and crew may need to cancel or leave abruptly.**

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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clothespin airplane
11:00 AM

Come make an airplane out of craft sticks and a clothespin

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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clothespin airplane
11:00 AM

Come make an airplane out of craftsticks and a clothespin.

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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paper plate emoji
3:00 PM

Come make a paper plate emoji mask.

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Wooden Train Week!
4:30 PM

For Families and children, All ages

Our ever popular wooden trains will be set up and ready for imaginative play!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:05 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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*Sounds Like Science* Show for Kids
11:00 AM

For ages 4-11 years, with a caregiver.

With Mad Science of West New Jersey.

This 40-minute show highlights the sense of sound.

Through a combination of demonstrations and audience participation we bring the science of sound to your children.

Among the experiments the students will witness how sound waves travel using both the audience and a Slinky. 

They'll participate in creating a rainstorm complete with rain, thunder and lighting.

And for a finale we'll get to hear the quack of Quacker the Duck, the growl of Terry the Tiger and the roar of Rex the T-Rex.

Registration is required, beginning at 7:00am on the day of the show. Preference may be given to those who have registered with a valid
MCLS library card. Others may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:05 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Choose Your Own Adventure book club
12:30 PM

Come join the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

We will read a different book every week.

As we go through the book our main characters will have many choices to make  Everyone gets a vote on which adventure we choose. 

ages 6yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Wooden Train Week!
5:30 PM

For Families and children, All ages

Our ever popular wooden trains will be set up and ready for imaginative play!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Children's Art Festival
6:00 PM

For Families and children, All Ages

Come enjoy an evening of art!  Fun projects for the whole family!  

You can watercolor paint giant Texas snowflakes using water diffusing paper and make a DIY frisbee that really works!

Decorate flag garlands using a variety of art tools (markers, crayons, paint stix, collage bits & glue sticks, stamps & ink pads)! 

Make a cool washi tape bracelet and use rainbow colored tapes for a fun collage activity.

There'll be a huge community banner that everyone can decorate to display.

Come for a fun evening of art for the whole family!

Clean up will begin at 8pm.

Please Register starting at 7am on the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Friday July 27, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Paper Quilling- you choose
1:00 PM

Come learn the ancient art of paper quilling. 

We will be making an outer space or an under the sea scene

ages 8yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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spot the difference
3:00 PM

Come pick up a spot the difference game and see how many differnt things you can spot

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

Saturday July 28, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

Our Saturday activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Drop-in Musical Craft: Bottle Top Castanets, ages 3+
10:00 AM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in between 10am and 3pm and create bottle top castanets!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
11:45 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 1:00

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Saturday Movie and a Craft, for children with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Is it too hot outside?  Cool off and join us for movie and a craft!

This week’s movie:  Despicable Me 3 (2017).  Rated: PG (90 minutes).

Craft supplies will be out at 1:30pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:45pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday July 30, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Concert for Kids with Jumpin' Jamie
11:00 AM

For ages 2-8 years, with a caregiver.

Jumpin' Jamie does interactive live music shows featuring original kindie rock.

Join us today for “Fauxchella" a rock and roll festival puppet review!

Registration is required, beginning at 7:00am on the day of the show. Preference may be given to those who have registered with a valid
MCLS library card.

Others may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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paper robot
12:00 PM

Come make a paper robot out of cardstock.

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

 
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Invitation to Create! Cotton Swab Mini Watercolor Paintings Garland
1:00 PM

For children 4-9 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Invitation to Create! 

Come play with liquid watercolor painting and learn about color families!

Experiment with colors on mini watercolor papers, and then string your mini paintings into a colorful garland to take home.

Come prepared to get messy!  Wear old clothes!  (We'll also have disposable smocks on hand!)

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Musical Craft: Washi Tape Rain Sticks, ages 3+
6:00 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Libraries rock!  Drop-in and create a washi tape rain stick!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fairy Tale Science Challenge Part 2, for ages 5+
6:30 PM

For ages 5+, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun, hands-on challenge where we will use your creativity (and science) to help the characters from some of your favorite fairy tales.

In Part 2, we’ll read The Three Little Pigs and build a house that the big bad wolf can't blow down.  Then we’ll read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and help create the perfect bed for Goldilocks.

You can register and attend one or both science challenges!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mini Mouse Art House
1:00 PM

For children 5-11yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Create your very own miniature "mouse" house with art! 

Using your imagination create a cozy house of your own design - it doesn't have to be a house for a mouse! It can be a mini house for anything you want!

Use drawing, painting, sculpture & collage techniques to get creative making windows, doors, curtains, wall paper, paintings, mirrors, furniture, rugs, pets, etc.! 

We'll provide the small cardboard house, walls, mini 3-D pieces of foam and wood, clay, fabric, felt, decorative papers, oil pastels, markers, liquid watercolors, etc. and let your imagination go!  A fun project with a mini-house to take home!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drinking Straw Insect Paper Toys
3:30 PM

For children 4 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Spring flowers and trees need insects for survival and pollination!  Birds do too, as they are an important and favorite food! 

Come combine science and art to make simple larger-than-life insect toys with paper and neon colored drinking straws!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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“Minute-to-win-it” Family Game Night, for families
6:30 PM

For children and their families.

Join us for a fun night of games!  Families will work together and participate in 60 second timed challenges!

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

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 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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make a paper fortune tellers
6:30 PM

Come make a paper fortune teller. 

Project will take 15 minutes to complete

ages 5yr+ with caregiver

No registration required. 

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

 

Thursday August 2, 2018
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 4, 2018
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
5:30 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
6:00 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
6:20 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
6:40 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
7:00 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
7:20 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
7:40 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
8:00 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Escape the Library! Mini Escape Room for families
8:20 PM

For children of all ages and their families

The Pigeon (remember him?) has hidden something very important at the library – NEW LIBRARY CARDS!  Do you have what it takes for find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 peoples) and work together to see if you can solve the puzzles in 15 minutes!!  Children of all ages are invited and everyone will have to work together to get out!

Please don’t be late or you will miss your chance! 

Registration is required, starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Each family should sign up for one time slot.  Space is extremely limited.  Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend. (609) 989-6921.

Please note: this program will be held on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, August 7th.  Please only sign up for one date/time.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Saturday August 11, 2018
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Saturday Movie and a Craft, for children with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Is it too hot outside?  Cool off and join us for movie and a craft!

This week’s movie:  Moana (2016).  Rated: PG (113 minutes).

Craft supplies will be out at 1:30pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:45pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday August 13, 2018
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Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs with a caregiver
6:30 PM

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver. 

Join us for a new monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers (and older!)  Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more! 

No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).  Let your child’s imagination soar (and most importantly, have fun!)

This month's project is: Torn paper beach scene!

Please dress in old clothes or wear a smock.  Some experiments may get messy!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Drop-in Book Craft: Knuffle Bunny, for all ages
6:00 PM

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 6pm and 8pm and join us for a fun craft based on the picture book "Knuffle Bunny"!

No registration required! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 18, 2018
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Drop-in Book Craft: Knuffle Bunny, for all ages
10:00 AM

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 10am and 3pm and join us for a fun craft based on the picture book "Knuffle Bunny"!

No registration required! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Saturday Movie and a Craft, for children with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Is it too hot outside?  Cool off and join us for movie and a craft!

This week’s movie:  The LEGO Batman Movie (2017).  Rated: PG (104 minutes).

Craft supplies will be out at 1:30pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:45pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday August 23, 2018
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 25, 2018
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Saturday Movie and a Craft, for children with a caregiver.
1:30 PM

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Is it too hot outside?  Cool off and join us for movie and a craft!

This week’s movie:  Coco (2017).  Rated: PG (109 minutes).

Craft supplies will be out at 1:30pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:45pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!

*Although partially separated, this room is not soundproof and ongoing noise can be heard in the library where other visitors and staff are present. We ask caregivers to stay aware and monitor their noise and activity levels.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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.