List of Events

  

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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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Morning Book Club: Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout
10:00 AM

These nine linked tales about people who overcome miserable childhoods, severe losses, disheartening marriages, and war trauma to experience moments of amazing grace offer comfort and reassurance. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PowerPoint 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to  add new slides, text and images. Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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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!

No registration required.

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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Keyboarding Basics
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn the basics of typing on a computer keyboard and how to place your hands on the keys. Find out how to increase your speed and accuracy with practice.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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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
The registration period has ended.
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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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.

 
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 17, 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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PC Essentials
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Work with the Windows 10 environment. Use the many features of the Start Menu. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 10.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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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!

No registration required.

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     
 
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Science Fiction Book Club: Transformation, by James Gunn
7:00 PM

Riley and Asha have traveled across the galaxy, found the Transcendental Machine, and been translated into something more than human. They’ve returned to Earth and won over the artificial intelligence which once tried to destroy the Transcendental Machine. Now they must save the fringes of the Federation. Next sci-fi book title is All the Windwracked Stars by Elizabeth Bear. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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Internet 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites.  

Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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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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Open Lab
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Teen Charm Bracelets, for ages 10-15yrs
4:00 PM

For ages 10-15 years.

Create your own beaded charm bracelet! 

Space is limited.  Please register each person separately.  Preference may be given to MCLS Library card holders.  Please be on time.  If you are late, your spot may be given to another.  Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.  Children under age 14 years must have a parent present in the building at all times.  Call the Youth Desk to cancel a registration at: 609-989-6921.

Online registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am unless otherwise noted. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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!

No registration required.

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.

 
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
9:50 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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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Word 2
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to work with Tabs and the Office Ribbon. Explore the many extra features that can help you create a professional-looking document.
Take Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Crochet Corner
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
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!

No registration required.

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.

 
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Shingle Me Out
7:00 PM

Almost one out of three people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime with your risk increasing as you age. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles.  However, you can protect yourself against this painful virus.  Join Aubrie J. Nagy, MD, FACP, board certified in internal medicine as she discusses what causes shingles and how to reduce your risk of developing it. Dr. Nagy is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Shingle Me Out
7:00 PM

Almost one out of three people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime with your risk increasing as you age. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles.  However, you can protect yourself against this painful virus.  Join Aubrie J. Nagy, MD, FACP, board certified in internal medicine as she discusses what causes shingles and how to reduce your risk of developing it. Dr. Nagy is a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Fiction Writing Workshop
10:00 AM

Join us to have a professional author’s photo taken for your press packet. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Excel 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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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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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drum Circle: Summer Series
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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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Author Spotlight Story-time, for 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

Join us for a special story-time featuring books written by Emma Dodd

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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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PowerPoint 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Add pizzazz to the presentation you created in PowerPoint 1 with animations, music and much more.  PowerPoint 1 is required to take this class.  A continuation of PowerPoint 1! Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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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!

No registration required.

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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Movie Matinee: Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
2:00 PM

A Mexican holistic medicine practitioner is stranded at a client's house and becomes a somewhat unwilling guest at a snooty dinner party that evening. 83 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
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     
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 26 spaces available.
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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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PC Advanced
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn more about working with Windows 10. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about the Start Menu, Jump Lists, and more.  Take PC Basics, PC Essentials, and Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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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!

No registration required.

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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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Internet 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about browsers like Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.  Discover the security & privacy features in Edge. Explore more features in Google! 

Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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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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Family History
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Find out how to research your family tree using online research databases such as Ancestry Library and others.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Summer Series
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
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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Teen Velvet Posters, for ages 10-15yrs
4:00 PM

For ages 10-15 years.

Use markers to complete a beautiful velvet poster! 

Space is limited.  Please register each person separately.  Preference may be given to MCLS Library card holders.  Please be on time.  If you are late, your spot may be given to another.  Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.  Children under age 14 years must have a parent present in the building at all times.  Call the Youth Desk to cancel a registration at: 609-989-6921.

Online registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am unless otherwise noted. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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!

No registration required.

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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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
9:50 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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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Word 3
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Work with tables & text boxes; explore WordArt and copy pictures from ClipArt or the Internet.

Take Word 1 & Word 2 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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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!

No registration required.

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.

 
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Excel 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.

Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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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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Open Lab
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

 

 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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Author Spotlight Story-time, for 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

Join us for a special story-time featuring books written by Mo Willems

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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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.

 
Registration will begin on Monday, July 30, 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: 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     
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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.

 
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 31, 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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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.

 

Wednesday August 1, 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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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 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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Active Aging Fitness: Summer Series
3:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Teen Weaving Loom, for ages 10-15yrs
4:00 PM

For ages 10-15 years.

Weave your own potholders or coasters! 

Space is limited.  Please register each person separately.  Preference may be given to MCLS Library card holders.  Please be on time.  If you are late, your spot may be given to another.  Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.  Children under age 14 years must have a parent present in the building at all times.  Call the Youth Desk to cancel a registration at: 609-989-6921.

Online registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am unless otherwise noted. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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“A Wrinkle in Time”
6:00 PM

For Families and children 7 yrs+

The classic children’s science fiction fantasy book by Madeleine L’Engle is now a stunning movie!

Released in 2018 and directed by Ava DuVernay, it stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as three mysterious beings sent to help Meg, her brother and her friend find her scientist father who has mysteriously disappeared.

Rated PG (Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for young children.). Running time 1hr 45 mins.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 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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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
9:50 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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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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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Pom-Pom Backpack Zipper Pull
6:30 PM

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

Make yourself a fun backpack zipper pull using our new crafting tool: Pom Pom Makers! 

Use yarn and colorful wooden beads attached to a carabiner (to clip on) to make yourself the perfect accessory for your backpack!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday August 3, 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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
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 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drum Circle: Summer Series
4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 4, 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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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 6, 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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Invitation to Create! Build Art City!
1:00 PM

For children 4-10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Invitation to Create! 

Come participate in this exciting group project to Build Art City!

We’ll be using recycled materials: cardboard tubes, wood blocks & wood shapes, and all manner of art materials including liquid watercolors to design and construct our tabletop free-form cityscape!

Wear old clothes (we will have disposable apron smocks on hand) and bring your imagination and building skills to help us construct a fun, amazing and beautiful original work of art!

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 Butterfly Ornament Craft, ages 3+
6:00 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 6pm and 8pm and create a beautiful butterfly ornament!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Ice cream story-time, for children age 2 to 7 years, with a caregiver
6:30 PM

For children ages 2 to 7 years, with a caregiver.

Join Miss. Lauren for stories and songs featuring our favorite dessert – ice cream!   Story-time will be followed by a craft and (of course, ice cream!)

Weather permitting, our story-time will be held outside.

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, August 6, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
Tuesday August 7, 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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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Collage Animal Marionettes
1:00 PM

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

We’ll construct our own working animal marionettes!

Using easy recycled materials! Cardboard tubes, tissue paper, glue, wide pop sticks & kitchen twine, and colorful pony beads.

You’ll have hours of fun playing with your own homemade working marionette!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 7, 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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Creative Coloring & Dot-to-Dot’s
3:30 PM

For Families and children 4 yrs+

Drop by and enjoy some creative coloring and unusual dot-to-dots!

No registration required.

Sponsored 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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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 to find and free them?  Bring your family (in teams of 2-6 people) 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     
Wednesday August 8, 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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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 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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Teen Paper Lanterns, for ages 10-15yrs
4:00 PM

For ages 10-15 years.

Paint a 3-D paper lantern hot air balloon! Acryic paint will be used; dress appropriately.

Space is limited.  Please register each person separately.  Preference may be given to MCLS Library card holders.  Please be on time.  If you are late, your spot may be given to another.  Younger/older siblings will not be permitted except as observers with parent supervision.  Children under age 14 years must have a parent present in the building at all times.  Call the Youth Desk to cancel a registration at: 609-989-6921.

Online registration opens the day of the program at 7:00am unless otherwise noted. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Creative Coloring & Dot-to-Dot’s
4:30 PM

For Families and children 4 yrs+

Drop by and enjoy some creative coloring and unusual dot-to-dots!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Collage Animal Marionettes
6:30 PM

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

We’ll construct our own working animal marionettes!

Using easy recycled materials! Cardboard tubes, tissue paper, glue, wide pop sticks & kitchen twine, and colorful pony beads.

You’ll have hours of fun playing with your own homemade working marionette!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Cook Talks: Southern Brunch
11:00 AM

Let the Good Times Roll! Learn how to fix a Deep South Brunch. Spicy Shrimp with Grits, a Creole Scramble, and Cajun Coush-coush. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Al and Fossil Dig with Pearl Observatory for 3-10years
11:00 AM

For ages 3-10 years, with a caregiver. 
Presented by Pearl Observatory. 

Be a Paleontologist for the  day!
Touch a real dinosaur egg, teeth and bones!
Help rebuild the Little Al Allosaurus!
Dig for fossil stuff—shark teeth,  coral and sea urchin spines!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

Registration is required and begins at 7:00am on the day of the program.  
Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday August 10, 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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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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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 4:00pm
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 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 11, 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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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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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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Invitation to Create! Sea Life watercolor diffusing paper
1:00 PM

For children 4-9 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Invitation to Create! 

Using watercolor diffusing paper, we’ll create beautifully colorful sea life creatures with liquid watercolor paints!

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, August 13, 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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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     
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
Tuesday August 14, 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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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On the Road to Clean Air, for ages 5-9yrs
11:30 AM

Through a transportation lens, students are presented with the fundamentals of clean air and pollution. They are then challenged to improve air quality, move more sustainably, and do all safely. With active participation, the students will see first-hand how they can reduce traffic congestion around them through green decision-making. Students can then guide Wally Walker and Becky Biker on their carbon-free trip to school using new safety tips.  Presented by Greater Mercer Transportation Management and the Mercer County Division of Public Health.

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

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Cardboard Roll Snake Weaving
1:00 PM

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

There are many different techniques for weaving.

We’ll make our own cardboard roll “looms” and begin our snake weaving!  Easy and fun, this is similar to the kind of snake weaving many of us did as children!

Take home your “loom” and ball of yarn and have fun snake weaving at home!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 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 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
Wednesday August 15, 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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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 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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“Whose house is this? Dioramas!
6:30 PM

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

Using upcycled materials we’ll build our own house dioramas.

First, imagine who might be living in your house – for ex: The three bears? Red riding hood’s grandmother? Cinderella’s hearth? Snow white and the 7 dwarfs?!

Then using all types of art materials, fabric, foam, felt, wood pieces, beads, pom-poms, paint, etc. design and furnish the inside of your own imaginative house!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 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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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
9:50 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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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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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“Whose house is this? Dioramas!
6:30 PM

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

Using upcycled materials we’ll build our own house dioramas.

First, imagine who might be living in your house – for ex: The three bears? Red riding hood’s grandmother? Cinderella’s hearth? Snow white and the 7 dwarfs?!

Then using all types of art materials, fabric, foam, felt, wood pieces, beads, pom-poms, paint, etc. design and furnish the inside of your own imaginative house!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: In Between (Israel, 2016)
6:30 PM

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. 103 min. Not rated. Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday August 17, 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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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Fiction Writing Workshop: Creating a Website Using Google Sites
1:00 PM

Learn how to create your own website using Google Sites.  If you do not already have a Gmail or Google account, you will need to set one up before the class. It would also be helpful if you brought a short bio to include on your website.  Google Sites is one of the many apps offered through Google and is very easy to use.  We also hope to discuss how to link Google’s “Blogger” to your website. Registration suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
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 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 18, 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 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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Author Spotlight Story-time, for 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

Join us for a special story-time featuring books written by Bob Shea

No registration necessary!

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
Monday August 20, 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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Invitation to Create! Paint with Tempura Paint Stix
1:00 PM

For children 4-9 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Invitation to Create! 

Have you ever painted with these new Tempura Paint Stix? 

The colors are intense like tempura paints, but go on paper smoothly and easily and dry quickly.

No paint mess and lots of fun to use!  Come try this new art material that is very easy for all ages to use!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Friday, July 20, 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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Movie Matinee: Phantom Thread (2017)
2:00 PM

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. 130 min. R-rated. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga
7:30 PM

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 9, at 9:30 am. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper. Class dates are: July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Science Fiction Book Club: All the Windwracked Stars, by Elizabeth Bear

On the Last Day, the historian Muire fled the battle, leaving her sibling Valkyries to die. More than 2,300 years later, only a single city, Eiledon, has survived as the dying world slowly turns into ice. Ashamed of her cowardice, Muire now vows to keep the last humans safe, but as she slowly pieces together the horrific truth behind the magic that has kept Eiledon standing, she must decide whether it's worth the price. Next sci-fi book title is: American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Registration is suggested.  

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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Friendship Bracelets
1:00 PM

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

End a great summer with "Friendship"!  We'll be making friendship bracelets this week!

Make a beautiful and easy Friendship Bracelet with a simple cardboard loom and based on the Japanese Kumihimo ”gathering threads” braiding technique!  So easy and fun!!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 21, 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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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:  COUNTING AND SHAPES!

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 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday August 22, 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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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 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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Friendship Bracelets
6:30 PM

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

End a great summer with "Friendship"!  We'll be making friendship bracelets this week!

Make a beautiful and easy Friendship Bracelet with a simple cardboard loom and based on the Japanese Kumihimo ”gathering threads” braiding technique!  So easy and fun!!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday August 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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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
9:50 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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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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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Friendship Bracelets
6:30 PM

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

End a great summer with "Friendship"!  We'll be making friendship bracelets this week!

Make a beautiful and easy Friendship Bracelet with a simple cardboard loom and based on the Japanese Kumihimo ”gathering threads” braiding technique!  So easy and fun!!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

 
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday August 24, 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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

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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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
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 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture & Dance Exercises
3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday August 25, 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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Author Spotlight Story-time, for 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-5yrs, with a caregiver.

Join us for a special story-time featuring books written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch