List of Events

  

Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Teen Volunteer Project
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Earn volunteer hours by creating our next children’s bulletin board.  Come on all three nights, or only on the nights that fit your schedule. 

Preregistration preferred

At the end of the project teens will receive an official record of their accumulated volunteer hours.

 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
Saturday February 24, 2018
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International Science Olympiads Club (High School Students)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The International Science Olympiads Club is run by students from West Windsor-Plainsboro High Schools North and South who will help prepare other high school students for biology, chemistry, and physics Olympiad competitions.

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday February 25, 2018
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Making a Scene: Teen Acting Workshop (Ages 12-18)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Through playing exciting and fun acting games, you will learn how to:

  • Develop a character on the fly,
  • Analyze a scene, and
  • Have fun improvising scenes

Space is limited. Online registration is required.

Call the Reference Desk @ 609.275.8901 if you have questions or need help registering

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Success Workshop (Grades 9-12)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever lost at something that you wanted to win? Felt embarrassed when you were wrong? Wished you could have a major “do-over”?

Have you ever felt like you weren’t allowed to fail? Like your parents and teachers expected you to meet extremely high standards no matter what—even if it didn’t seem possible?

And what happens when you do mess up? Do you feel hopeless, like you can never recover from the mistake?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then this highly interactive  workshop is for you.  If you’re like most people, you’ve suffered some loss in your life. Are you ready to learn from it?

This workshop will help you look at how you can turn losses into opportunities, and how you can see failures from a different perspective. These concepts can help you now and will continue to do so as you grow into young adults and adults.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Glass Pendant Keychain
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Thursday, March 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday March 3, 2018
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La Convivencia presents A Book of Dialogue (grades 4-11)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A special program for students to learn to engage and connect across race, culture and fath. 

Discussion will be structured with a short introductory talk followed by interactive group discussion. 

In these dicussions, students will come together to discuss the principles of equality and mutual respect. They will learn about engaging in social justice and what needs to be done to implement these concepts in our society. At each meeting, students will write their own messages about what change they hope for in society. These messages wil lbe comiled into The Book of Dialogue

Registration is encouraged, but not required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are many spaces available.
Sunday March 4, 2018
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday March 5, 2018
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Glass Pendant Keychain
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Thursday, March 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM
Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club,Incarceron” by Catherine Fisher will be discussed. 

Teens and adults are welcome! 

Light Refreshments!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn: Success Workshop (Grades 6-8)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever lost at something that you wanted to win? Felt embarrassed when you were wrong? Wished you could have a major “do-over”?

Have you ever felt like you weren’t allowed to fail? Like your parents and teachers expected you to meet extremely high standards no matter what—even if it didn’t seem possible?

And what happens when you do mess up? Do you feel hopeless, like you can never recover from the mistake?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then this highly interactive  workshop is for you.  If you’re like most people, you’ve suffered some loss in your life. Are you ready to learn from it?

This workshop will help you look at how you can turn losses into opportunities, and how you can see failures from a different perspective. These concepts can help you now and will continue to do so as you grow into young adults and adults.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
Sunday March 11, 2018
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday March 12, 2018
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Glass Pendant Keychain
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Thursday, March 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Sunday March 18, 2018
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday March 19, 2018
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Glass Pendant Keychain
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Thursday, March 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Sunday March 25, 2018
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La Convivencia presents A Book of Dialogue (grades 4-11)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A special program for students to learn to engage and connect across race, culture and fath. 

Discussion will be structured with a short introductory talk followed by interactive group discussion. 

In these dicussions, students will come together to discuss the principles of equality and mutual respect. They will learn about engaging in social justice and what needs to be done to implement these concepts in our society. At each meeting, students will write their own messages about what change they hope for in society. These messages wil lbe comiled into The Book of Dialogue

Registration is encouraged, but not required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are many spaces available.
 
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Friday March 30, 2018
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Good Friday
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 8, 2018
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday April 15, 2018
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La Convivencia presents A Book of Dialogue (grades 4-11)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A special program for students to learn to engage and connect across race, culture and fath. 

Discussion will be structured with a short introductory talk followed by interactive group discussion. 

In these dicussions, students will come together to discuss the principles of equality and mutual respect. They will learn about engaging in social justice and what needs to be done to implement these concepts in our society. At each meeting, students will write their own messages about what change they hope for in society. These messages wil lbe comiled into The Book of Dialogue

Registration is encouraged, but not required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are many spaces available.
 
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday April 22, 2018
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Poem in Your Pocket
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Attention 6th graders and up (yes, adults, too!)!!  Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Hopewell Branch Library.

You are invited to share poems in your pockets (poems 15 lines or less that can be folded and put in a pocket).

Poems can be favorites of your own work or from a favorite poet. 

Locally renowned poets, Eloise Bruce, Lois Marie Harrod, Judy Michaels and Gretna Wilkinson will facilitate the reading and share poems of their own. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Sunday May 6, 2018
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday May 13, 2018
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Intro to Programming in Java (Grades 6-8)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and will be introduced to Java syntax. Through this course, the concepts of object-oriented programming as well as decisin structures will be explored. Students must bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows, no Chromebook), and be ready for a challenge! 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all ten classes as they build up from what was taught previously. Classes will be held on the following dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, and 5/13. 

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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


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