List of Events

  

Saturday December 15, 2018
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Used Book Trade for families through 4:30pm
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Sunday December 16, 2018
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Sunday Surprise Craft! Winter Trees fold-out Scene
1:00 PM

For children 4 -11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Create a fun fold-out 2 dimensional winter snowy scene or holiday card!  Easy & fun!

Fold paper & add green collage trees, etc. Use drawing markers to add a snowman and some skiers!

Enjoy displaying your decorative art!

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

Clean up will begin at 4pm.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Monday December 17, 2018
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Pre-K Play, for ages 2-6 yr
7:00 PM

Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!

This play session is fun for all children!!!  Children 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.

No registration necessary!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Used Book Trade for families through 8pm
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Used Book Trade for families through 8pm
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Explorations! Vintage Embossed Ornaments
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Do you love handmade ornaments? We’ll make homemade ornaments with a vintage look! 

Using foil & seasonal natural cut-outs, with a black paint patina technique, we’ll create hanging ornaments reminiscent of vintage tin ornaments!

Using seasonal natural cut-outs, press along the foil to reveal the shape below! Then paint with black paint & quickly wipe away to create a patina!

These embossed ornaments are very attractive and make a fun sensory activity! 

You’re ready to hang your vintage tin ornament!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Used Book Trade for families through 8pm
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Explorations! Vintage Embossed Ornaments
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Do you love handmade ornaments? We’ll make homemade ornaments with a vintage look! 

Using foil & seasonal natural cut-outs, with a black paint patina technique, we’ll create hanging ornaments reminiscent of vintage tin ornaments!

Using seasonal natural cut-outs, press along the foil to reveal the shape below! Then paint with black paint & quickly wipe away to create a patina!

These embossed ornaments are very attractive and make a fun sensory activity! 

You’re ready to hang your vintage tin ornament!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Sunday December 23, 2018
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Sunday Surprise Craft! Color-your-own Gingerbread House box w/candy!
1:00 PM

For children 4 yrs +, youngest with a caregiver

Color your own decorative Gingerbread House box. Cut out, fold and glue!  We’ll fill it with candy to take home!

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

Clean up will begin at 4pm.

No registration required.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Explorations! Monoprinting!
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Monoprinting is a fun and easy printmaking method!  

Each child will have their own acrylic “printing plate”. Use a brayer to coat your plate with colorful paint, then draw a quick original design with a q-tip! 

Pull your original image onto paper to make your own prints!

Make several designs to take home!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday December 27, 2018
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Explorations! Monoprinting!
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Monoprinting is a fun and easy printmaking method!  

Each child will have their own acrylic “printing plate”. Use a brayer to coat your plate with colorful paint, then draw a quick original design with a q-tip! 

Pull your original image onto paper to make your own prints!

Make several designs to take home!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Sunday December 30, 2018
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Sunday Surprise Craft! New Year’s Crowns
1:00 PM

For children 2 -8 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Color this simple decorative crown, cut bands and paste, and proudly wear to celebrate bringing in the New Year ~ 2019!!

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

Clean up will begin at 4pm.

No registration required.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

 
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Disco Dance Party for Families to celebrate New Year's Eve
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Celebrate the arrival of 2019 with us!

For families; appropriate for kids ages 2-11 years. Children should have a caregiver present at the event at all times.

Snacks, crafts and a countdown at 12:00 noon!

Wear your dancing shoes, and 70s and 80s clothing if you wish!

DJ Ruben Castillo will lead the 70s and 80s dancing.  He often performs as Elvis, but instead will serve as our DJ for this program; He works at Boogie Nights, in Atlantic City.

Registration is required online, beginning at 7:00am on the day of the event. Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Please register each child separately.

Cleanup will begin at 12:30pm, sharp.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday January 1, 2019
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Wednesday January 9, 2019
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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
Monday January 21, 2019
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Martin Luther King Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Explorations! Fingerprint Dove of Peace & Heart
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

We'll celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with an art project poster that we complete together. 

Dr. King preached about love and peace. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." MLK, Jr.

We'll celebrate his vision by creating a group artistic poster, each of us contributing our fingerprints to make an image whole.

Come join us for this celebration of peace, love and unity!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Explorations! Fingerprint Dove of Peace & Heart
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

We'll celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with an art project poster that we complete together. 

Dr. King preached about love and peace. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." MLK, Jr.

We'll celebrate his vision by creating a group artistic poster, each of us contributing our fingerprints to make an image whole.

Come join us for this celebration of peace, love and unity!

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

 
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday January 20, 2020
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Martin Luther King Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 3, 2020
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Veterans Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

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

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

Friday November 27, 2020
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Day After Thanksgiving
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Friday December 25, 2020
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

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

 
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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