List of Events

  

Saturday September 23, 2017
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Family Movie: Inside Out
10:00 AM

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be Inside Out rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Storytime with a Twist - A Family Yoga Storytime
10:30 AM

Come learn some simple poses and make a craft. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Feel free to bring a yoga mat if you would like.

Online registration begins on Sept. 9. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Kids in elementary and middle school will develop a foundation for programming as they get hands on with Raspberry Pi’s to learn the basics of Scratch and Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all three classes on September 9th, 23rd and 30th. Please make sure you are able to attend all three classes before registering. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday September 24, 2017
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Un-coloring Book Fun Drawing Prompts!
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday Surprise Craft!

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

“Un-coloring books” let you use your imagination!  We'll provide fun drawing prompts ~ let your imagination run wild!  Colored pencils, markers & crayons will be available.

Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:00pm.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Advice for Your Devices (Ages 5 & up)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Geek Desk volunteers are here to help you. Bring your own device to us with questions about your devices so we can help you make the most out of today's technology. 

Registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. Space is limited to 15 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday September 25, 2017
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Take Home Craft :Bookmark
9:35 AM

For all ages!

Stop by the Library to pick up a free take-home craft

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a bookmark! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Kids Music Round free Demo
10:00 AM

 Recommended for ages 6 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

A music and movement class for infants, toddlers and preschoolers that includes activities designed to promote musical learning across ages.

Activities include playing rhythm instruments, having fun with finger plays, and singing and dancing to music of different meters and tonalities.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Art Class with Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 2-6 will complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructors, Mrs. Mehta and Mrs. Poonam.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints - please wear messy play clothes. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club K-3
5:30 PM

Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! For children in grades grades K-3.

Online registration begins on September 11. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Globetrotters (Ages 6 & up)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Pack your bags and get your passport ready as we travel to different countries!

Explore a new country each session through stories and a craft. 

Registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Lego Free Play, for ages 4-11yrs old
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

For ages 4-11 yrs old, with a caregiver.

Join us for open Lego play in the activity room!  Try a Lego challenge card or make your own creation!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Tween-Parent Book Club
7:00 PM

For children entering Grades 3-5 and their parents.

We will enjoy snacks and discuss this month's book, the graphic novel "The Nameless City" by Faith Erinn Hicks.

New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night;  730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log. Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Bollywood Class for ages 4-10
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Come and learn some Bollywood moves and dances.

No registration required.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Chess Club (Ages 7-14)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn new techniques that will prepare them to compete in local tournaments.

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

No registration required. Space is limited to 12 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Loom Club (ages 5-11)
3:55 PM

Children are invited to join our drop-in loom bracelet club.   We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.  Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.  

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sarah the Reading Dog * (grades K - 5)
4:00 PM

Read to Sarah:  Sarah is a local therapy dog who loves listening to stories.  Sarah will visit the Hopewell Branch Library on Tuesday afternoons with her owner Barbara. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Sarah and Barbara.  Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.  

Grades K - 5.  Registration required. * Please call to make an appointment. 609-737-2610

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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What's Up Wednesday
4:45 PM

This is multi-week program for children in Grades 3 to 5 that meets at 4:45 pm on Wednesdays.  Each class will include a craft or special project as participants explore a range of different  topics.   Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

Caregivers must remain in the library while child attends the program.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday September 28, 2017
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Good Neighbor Day Special Program with East Windsor Fire Company
10:30 AM

Today is "Good Neighbor Day" and we welcome you to celebrate with our local heroes.
Meet East Windsor firefighters and see their truck up close.
Hear firefighter themed stories and do a special craft.
Light refreshments will also be provided.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 11th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on September 14. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lego Club (grades K-5)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog
6:30 PM

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
Friday September 29, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sing-along with Kim Yarson
10:30 AM

For all ages.
Come sing along with local musician Kim Yarson as she performs classic children's songs.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 11th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday September 30, 2017
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LEGO Robotics Demo (Ages 7-12)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn more about LEGO Robotics with a hands-on demonstration from two competing LEGO Robotics teams. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Intro to Programming Using Raspberry Pi (Grades 4-8)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Kids in elementary and middle school will develop a foundation for programming as they get hands on with Raspberry Pi’s to learn the basics of Scratch and Python programming, while also beginning to understand how computers work. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all three classes on September 9th, 23rd and 30th. Please make sure you are able to attend all three classes before registering. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday October 1, 2017
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The goal of this program is to help middle and upper elementary school students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions including the Science Bowl and Science Olympiad. General questions will be addressed and topics of interest will be discussed where they require more clarity. 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Advice for Your Devices (Ages 5 & up)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Geek Desk volunteers are here to help you. Bring your own device to us with questions about your devices so we can help you make the most out of today's technology. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Celebrate Diwali
2:30 PM

Sunday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, 2:30 p.m.  

Decorate a clay pot (Diya) and make Rangoli.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. Space is limited to 15 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 2, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night;  730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log. Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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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 at 11am.

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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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

Stop by the Library to pick up a free take-home craft a scarecrow.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Train time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free play with wooden trains and tracks.

For all ages with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 2-6 will complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructors, Mrs. Mehta and Mrs. Poonam.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints - please wear messy play clothes. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Weekly Challenge for Kids
11:30 AM

Visit the youth services department most weeks for a simple children’s contest, challenge or drawing. 
Children may enter once weekly, beginning on Thursday afternoons and ending on Wednesday evenings.
Random drawings will take place on most Thursday mornings.  A small prize will be awarded as advertised, or children may be able to choose a prize, depending on weekly themes. Themes and content will vary in appeal and appropriateness by age, but will normally be open to all children up through age 11 years. 

Specific prizes may match the age appropriateness of the challenge.
Activities on the entry form are intended for a child to complete during their library visit. 

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Circle Collage Craft for kids
12:00 PM

No registration required.

For children 2-11 years, with a caregiver. Cleanup begins at 4pm. 

Decorate a corrugated paper circle with stickers and seasonal craft materials. 

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Walk-in Craft
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

 

For school-age children. 

Make a craft with the material provided !

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club K-3
5:30 PM

Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! For children in grades grades K-3.

Online registration begins on September 18. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Open Play & Craft (All ages with an adult)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to play with toys, games and create a craft! 

No registration required. Adult must be present at all times. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on September 19. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sukkot Storytime
4:45 PM

Celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish harvest holiday, with a fun and interactive craft, storytime and snack.  For children of all ages, with an adult. Presented by Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor and PJ Library.

Online registration begins on September 19. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
6:05 PM

Big building block free playtime for children, with caregiver supervision. Until 8:30pm.

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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Halloween Perler Bead Art, for ages 5-12 yrs
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

For ages 5-12 years, with a caregiver.

Join us and create your own Emoji perler bead keychain.  Design your own or use the patterns provided.

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 Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday October 4, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Book Club
2:00 PM

Discuss mystery books plus a related activity.  All are welcome.  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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What's Up Wednesday
4:45 PM

This is multi-week program for children in Grades 3 to 5 that meets at 4:45 pm on Wednesdays.  Each class will include a craft or special project as participants explore a range of different  topics.   Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

Caregivers must remain in the library while child attends the program.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday October 5, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Preschool concert with Miss Amy
10:00 AM

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

Enjoy this musical entertainment concert showcasing Miss Amy’s warm engaging manner and “positively enriching original music.”

Miss Amy is a singer/songwriter, an accredited music educator and a fitness instructor.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell 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.

*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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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on September 21. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Weekly Challenge for Kids
11:30 AM

Visit the youth services department most weeks for a simple children’s contest, challenge or drawing. 
Children may enter once weekly, beginning on Thursday afternoons and ending on Wednesday evenings.
Random drawings will take place on most Thursday mornings.  A small prize will be awarded as advertised, or children may be able to choose a prize, depending on weekly themes. Themes and content will vary in appeal and appropriateness by age, but will normally be open to all children up through age 11. 

Specific prizes may match the age appropriateness of the challenge.
Activities on the entry form are intended for a child to complete during their library visit. 

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lego Club (grades K-5)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog
6:30 PM

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Books and Bricks
7:00 PM

This is a hands-on class where children will listen to a story followed by a guided build with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 18th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday October 6, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Dance Party
10:30 AM

Children of all ages and their caregivers too are invited to come dance with Miss Andrea to some of her favorite songs that are guaranteed to get you up and moving!
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sahaja Yoga Meditation for Children
10:30 AM

For children ages, 2-6.

An introduction to mediation and energy centers in the body.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Singalong with Pat McKinley for all ages
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

No registration required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years
11:30 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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Pumpkin Decorating
3:30 PM

Use paint, glitter, stickers and more to decorate a pumpkin.  Pumpkins willl be provided.

For ages 2-12.

Registration is required.  Space is limited.    

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
Saturday October 7, 2017
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Family Movie: Smurfs: The Lost Village
10:00 AM

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be Smurfs: The Lost Village rated PG.

This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

For all ages.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Rhymes & Play (ages birth - 5 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets and felt board figures will be introduced.  After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing.  

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kid Craft (Ages 5-7)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Create a fall-related craft! 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Crafty Tweens (Ages 8-11)
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Create a fall-related craft! 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Harry Potter Club (ages 5-12)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you lover all things Harry Potter?  Join us each week to discuss the books, make crafts, play games, learn trivia and do other fun activities inspired by the series.

Ages 5 - 12.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Pumpkin Painting (session 1)
2:00 PM

Suggested for toddlers, kids, tweens and teens!  Everyone call join in the fun!
Get into the fall spirit and come paint a pumpkin (pumpkins will be provided).
Please wear old clothes or bring a smock.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 18th (only register for one session).

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Star Wars Science, for ages 5-10 yrs old
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

For ages 5-10 yrs old, with a caregiver.

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day 2017 and join us for a fun afternoon combining Star Wars and science!  Rotate through different stations and get hands-on with fun experiments including saving Han Solo from carbonite and building a droid from recyclable materials!

May the science be with you!!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Pumpkin Painting (session 2)
3:00 PM

Suggested for toddlers, kids, tweens and teens!  Everyone call join in the fun!
Get into the fall spirit and come paint a pumpkin (pumpkins will be provided).
Please wear old clothes or bring a smock.
Registration is required online starting Monday, September 18th (only register for one session).

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 21 spaces available.
Sunday October 8, 2017
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The goal of this program is to help middle and upper elementary school students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions including the Science Bowl and Science Olympiad. General questions will be addressed and topics of interest will be discussed where they require more clarity. 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Advice for Your Devices (Ages 5 & up)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Geek Desk volunteers are here to help you. Bring your own device to us with questions about your devices so we can help you make the most out of today's technology. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. Space is limited to 15 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 9, 2017
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Columbus Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
All branches are closed.
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
6:05 PM

Big building block free playtime for children, with caregiver supervision. Until 8:30pm.

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
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Homeschool Study Hall
1:00 PM

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your students' homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Loom Club (ages 5-11)
3:55 PM

Children are invited to join our drop-in loom bracelet club.   We will make loom bracelets, share ideas and try new patterns.  Participants should bring their own loom and rubber bands.  

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sarah the Reading Dog * (grades K - 5)
4:00 PM

Read to Sarah:  Sarah is a local therapy dog who loves listening to stories.  Sarah will visit the Hopewell Branch Library on Tuesday afternoons with her owner Barbara. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Sarah and Barbara.  Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read.  

Grades K - 5.  Registration required. * Please call to make an appointment. 609-737-2610

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Diwali Celebration
4:45 PM

Celebrate Diwali with a story, crafts, and treats!  Ages 4 and up.

Online registration begins on September 27. Please register each child separately.

 

 

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

Caregivers must remain in the library while child attends the program.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday October 12, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on September 28. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Weekly Challenge for Kids
11:30 AM

Visit the youth services department most weeks for a simple children’s contest, challenge or drawing. 
Children may enter once weekly, beginning on Thursday afternoons and ending on Wednesday evenings.
Random drawings will take place on most Thursday mornings.  A small prize will be awarded as advertised, or children may be able to choose a prize, depending on weekly themes. Themes and content will vary in appeal and appropriateness by age, but will normally be open to all children up through age 11. 

Specific prizes may match the age appropriateness of the challenge.
Activities on the entry form are intended for a child to complete during their library visit. 

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lego Club (grades K-5)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lego Club
6:30 PM

Build with us and stretch your imagination with Legos! For children ages 5 and up.

Online registration begins on September 28. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog
6:30 PM

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Friday October 13, 2017
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Yoga for Tots
9:30 AM

Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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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 at 11am.

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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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sing Along with Miss Amy
10:30 AM

Sing along with Miss Amy! All ages, with an adult.

Online registration begins on September 29. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Kim Yarson Family Singalong
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Kim returns to sing some of the most loved children's songs, like The ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know it, and a couple of originals she wrote for her own sons.

Not only will you sit down but she will have you up and doing the hokey pokey and shaking eggs in her energetic style of entertaining the little ones.

Be prepared to join in with your child and have some fun. There are stickers for everyone at the end of the show.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under must have a parent or guardian stay with them during the class.

 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Fire Truck
11:30 AM

 

 For children, ages 2-8

Sit on a fire truck!

Fire Prevention Week is October 8 – 14.

  The Ewing Township Fire Department will distribute give-a-ways for children. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Circle Collage Craft for kids
12:00 PM

No registration required.

For children 2-11 years, with a caregiver. Cleanup begins at 4pm. 

Decorate a corrugated paper circle with stickers and seasonal craft materials. 

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 14, 2017
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Creatures of the Night
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop in and make your own night creature with the provided materials.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

NEW DAY!!!

For ages 2-5 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: DINOSAURS!

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

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 Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 2 - 6 years)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Public Speaking Workshop (Grades 3-5)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

EMPOWER your child with CONFIDENCE through public speaking!

Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities. Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities. 

Please register. 

For more information, please visit: 

http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/

https://m.facebook.com/njpowerspeakers/

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are many spaces available.
Sunday October 15, 2017
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The goal of this program is to help middle and upper elementary school students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions including the Science Bowl and Science Olympiad. General questions will be addressed and topics of interest will be discussed where they require more clarity. 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Watercolor Fall Leaves
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday Surprise Craft!

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Celebrate the colors of fall!  Create colorful leaves with liquid watercolors & droppers on diffusing paper in fall colors! 

An easy craft for all ages.

Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:00pm.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Advice for Your Devices (Ages 5 & up)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Geek Desk volunteers are here to help you. Bring your own device to us with questions about your devices so we can help you make the most out of today's technology. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Celebrate Diwali
2:30 PM

Sunday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, 2:30 p.m.  

Decorate a clay pot (Diya) and make Rangoli.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. Space is limited to 15 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 16, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night;  730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log. Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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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 at 11am.

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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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

Stop by the Library to pick up a free take-home craft a scarecrow.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Train time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free play with wooden trains and tracks.

For all ages with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sing Along with Kim Yarson (Ages 0-5 yrs)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages Birth-5 with a caregiver.

Join us for local musician, Kim Yarson’s, high-energy guitar music as she plays classic and original songs for young children.

Online registration preferred!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Diwali Candle-Holder, for ages 6-10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

Make a sparkly tea light holder for Diwali, the festival of lights!

No registration is needed.

Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. If supplies run out, another craft will be provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Walk-in Craft
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

 

For school-age children. 

Make a craft with the material provided !

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club K-3
5:30 PM

Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! For children in grades grades K-3.

Online registration begins on October 2. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Globetrotters (Ages 6 & up)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Pack your bags and get your passport ready as we travel to different countries!

Explore a new country each session through stories and a craft. 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Art Adventures, for ages 2-7 yrs
6:30 PM - 7:00 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!)

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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LEGO play
1:00 PM

Play & build with our library LEGOS with friends.

For ages 2-5.

Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
6:05 PM

Big building block free playtime for children, with caregiver supervision. Until 8:30pm.

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
Wednesday October 18, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Book Club
2:00 PM

Topic TBD.  All are welcome.  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Afternoon Art (Ages 6-11)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Draw, paint, and use your imagination to create your very own piece of art! Materials provided. No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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What's Up Wednesday
4:45 PM

This is multi-week program for children in Grades 3 to 5 that meets at 4:45 pm on Wednesdays.  Each class will include a craft or special project as participants explore a range of different  topics.   Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Reading Genius Club
6:00 PM

Join us for our monthly Reading Genius Club (RGC) book group meeting.  Read and/or bring any book about Halloween and join in a related activity.

Suggested books are available in the library.  

For ages 7-11.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

Caregivers must remain in the library while child attends the program.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday October 19, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Weekly Challenge for Kids
11:30 AM

Visit the youth services department most weeks for a simple children’s contest, challenge or drawing. 
Children may enter once weekly, beginning on Thursday afternoons and ending on Wednesday evenings.
Random drawings will take place on most Thursday mornings.  A small prize will be awarded as advertised, or children may be able to choose a prize, depending on weekly themes. Themes and content will vary in appeal and appropriateness by age, but will normally be open to all children up through age 11. 

Specific prizes may match the age appropriateness of the challenge.
Activities on the entry form are intended for a child to complete during their library visit. 

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Bollywood Class for ages 4-10
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Come and learn some Bollywood moves and dances.

No registration required.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Diwali Crafts (Ages 4 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create an assortment of crafts to celebrate Diwali! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lego Club (grades K-5)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog
6:30 PM

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Bricks 4 Kidz
7:00 PM

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, October 2nd.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
Friday October 20, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes (recommended ages birth to 5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes:  Sing and dance to classic children's songs played on live guitar! Parental supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Open Play (ages birth - 5)
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

After Pat McKinley's Toddler Tunes stay in the activity room and play with old and new friends:  Parental supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Candy Corn Photo Frame, for ages 6-10
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

Make a candy corn-shaped picture frame!  Perfect for showing off a pic of your Halloween costume.

No registration is needed.

Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. If supplies run out, another craft will be provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 21, 2017
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Wii Sports
10:00 AM

Play Wii Sports at the library.

For ages 7-11.

Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Public Speaking Workshop (Grades 3-5)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

EMPOWER your child with CONFIDENCE through public speaking!

Public speaking is an indispensable life skill that is equally important as academics and extra curricular activities. Join us for a workshop where we explore the nuances of public speaking through various age appropriate fun activities. 

Please register. 

For more information, please visit: 

http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/

https://m.facebook.com/njpowerspeakers/

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are many spaces available.
Sunday October 22, 2017
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The goal of this program is to help middle and upper elementary school students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions including the Science Bowl and Science Olympiad. General questions will be addressed and topics of interest will be discussed where they require more clarity. 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Spooky Halloween Lanterns
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

1:00pm  Sunday Surprise Craft!

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

We’re making our own DIY Halloween lanterns!  Trace a pattern or draw one from your own imagination on parchment paper, wrapped around a spooky tea light, as we make our own swinging lanterns.

Display your lantern in a window or dark room at night for some eerie fun!

*Please note that this program starts at 1pm and Registration is required for this program. 

Please Register online beginning at 7am on the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Advice for Your Devices (Ages 5 & up)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Geek Desk volunteers are here to help you. Bring your own device to us with questions about your devices so we can help you make the most out of today's technology. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. Space is limited to 15 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 23, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night;  730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log. Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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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 at 11am.

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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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

Stop by the Library to pick up a free take-home craft a scarecrow.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 2-6 will complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructors, Mrs. Mehta and Mrs. Poonam.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints - please wear messy play clothes. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Kid craft
4:00 PM

A unique craft for middle graders each month.

Make whirly-gigs to play with!

For ages 7-11.

Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Paint a Mini Loot Bag, for ages 6-10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

Paint a small bag, and show off your style!  Decorate it to match your Halloween costume, and use it to carry your Halloween loot.

No registration is needed.

Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. If supplies run out, another craft will be provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Pumpkin Patch
5:00 PM

For all ages!

Pick your own!

Pre-Register is required by Friday October 20th, in order to ensure enough pumpkins for all!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 75 spaces available.
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club K-3
5:30 PM

Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! For children in grades grades K-3.

Online registration begins on September 18. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Open Play & Craft (All ages with an adult)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to play with toys, games and create a craft! 

No registration required. Adult must be present at all times. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Tween-Parent Book Club
7:00 PM

For children in Grades 3-5 and their parents.

We will enjoy snacks and discuss this month's book. Please call the library at 609-448-1474 for the title. 

New members always welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Tuesday October 24, 2017
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on October 10. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Halloween Baby Time - Feel free to wear a costume to Baby Time this week for some fun tricks or treats!

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Pumpkin Decorating
4:00 PM

  The library will provide decorations.

Register is required!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Make Pumpkin Spice Play-dough
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 3 to 8 years.
Learn to make homemade pumpkin spice scented play-dough from scratch using simple ingredients.
Use clay tools, extruders and cookie cutters to make your own creations.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
6:05 PM

Big building block free playtime for children, with caregiver supervision. Until 8:30pm.

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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Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

NEW DAY AND TIME!!!

For ages 2-5 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: ICKY, SLIMY HALLOWEEN SCIENCE!

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

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

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

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, October 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday October 25, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Homeschool Study Hall
1:00 PM

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your students' homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Master Artists (Ages 7 & up)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about a famous artist and create your own masterpiece in the style of that artist!

No registration required. Please arrive on time. There will be 18 spaces available. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Halloween Fun at the Library (ages 2-11; adult supervision required)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Wear your costume and trick-or-treat at the library!  Listen to stories and make a creepy craft!

Ages 2 - 11.  Siblings welcome!  Adult supervision required.

Online registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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What's Up Wednesday
4:45 PM

This is multi-week program for children in Grades 3 to 5 that meets at 4:45 pm on Wednesdays.  Each class will include a craft or special project as participants explore a range of different  topics.   Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

Caregivers must remain in the library while child attends the program.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday October 26, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Halloween parade
10:00 AM

Wear your costume!  Halloween stories, songs and crafts, followed by trick-or-treating in the Hollowbrook Community Center.

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Registration is required.  Space is limited.    

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Halloween Parade and Party
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and bring them in for a trick or treat parade through the library.
Afterwards we will read Halloween stories, sing songs, play games, make a craft and have light refreshments.
Registration is required online starting Monday, October 2nd.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

Come and enjoy a music and movement program for children ages 2-5

Online registration begins on October 12. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Weekly Challenge for Kids
11:30 AM

Visit the youth services department most weeks for a simple children’s contest, challenge or drawing. 
Children may enter once weekly, beginning on Thursday afternoons and ending on Wednesday evenings.
Random drawings will take place on most Thursday mornings.  A small prize will be awarded as advertised, or children may be able to choose a prize, depending on weekly themes. Themes and content will vary in appeal and appropriateness by age, but will normally be open to all children up through age 11. 

Specific prizes may match the age appropriateness of the challenge.
Activities on the entry form are intended for a child to complete during their library visit. 

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lego Club
2:30 PM

Build with us and stretch your imagination with Legos! For children ages 5 and up.

Online registration begins on October 12. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Decorate a cupcake
4:30 PM

 The library will supply the cupcakes, icing and sprinkles.

Drinks will be served!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Halloween Bingo
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4 to 8 years.
Come play a game of bingo with a Halloween theme.
All participants will receive a small prize.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Beginner's welcome! Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own yarn and needles. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lego Club (grades K-5)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog
6:30 PM

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Friday October 27, 2017
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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 at 11am.

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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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Toddler Tunes
10:30 AM

Sing along with Miss Pat! All ages, with an adult.

Online registration begins on October 13. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Giant Clothespin Craft, for ages 6-10
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

Decorate a GIANT clothespin!  Use it as a fun way to hold notes or pictures.

No registration is needed.

Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. If supplies run out, another craft will be provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday October 28, 2017
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Halloween Creation Station
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop in and create a spooky craft with the provided materials.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 2 - 6 years)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Sunday October 29, 2017
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The goal of this program is to help middle and upper elementary school students understand concepts in chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology. Volunteers will also assist students in preparing for science competitions including the Science Bowl and Science Olympiad. General questions will be addressed and topics of interest will be discussed where they require more clarity. 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Fun Halloween Bookmarks
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday Surprise Craft!

For children 3 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Create a fun Halloween bookmark!  Easy & fun craft using orange and black foam and holiday stickers.

Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:00pm.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Advice for Your Devices (Ages 5 & up)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Geek Desk volunteers are here to help you. Bring your own device to us with questions about your devices so we can help you make the most out of today's technology. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. Space is limited to 15 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday October 30, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night;  730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log. Got questions?  See the youth services librarians.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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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 at 11am.

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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Registration Begins for What's Up Wednesday
9:35 AM

What’s Up Wednesdays - is multi-week program for children in Grades 3 to 5 that meets at 4:45 pm on Wednesdays. Each class will include a craft or special project as participants explore a range of different  topics. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food.  This session will start on November 8.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

Stop by the Library to pick up a free take-home craft a scarecrow.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Train time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free play with wooden trains and tracks.

For all ages with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Halloween Concert with Guitar Bob and Halloween Parade
10:30 AM

Join Guitar Bob for a special Halloween concert followed by our annual Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating! 

All ages welcome. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Messy Mondays (ages 2 - 5 years and up)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for open sensory play.  Each week we will have a hands-on activity time to encourage children to play, create, investigate and explore.  Projects may be messy.  Please wear old clothes.  

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Preschool Art Class with Mrs. Mehta & Mrs. Poonam (Ages 2-6)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 2-6 will complete different arts and crafts projects with local art instructors, Mrs. Mehta and Mrs. Poonam.

Please note: This program will often use a variety of markers and paints - please wear messy play clothes. 

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Halloween Party
3:30 PM

Wear your costume and join us for crafts, games, and treats! Ages 4 & up.

Online registration begins on October 16. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Decorate a Diary, for ages 6-10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

Personalize a diary or journal with duct tape and other craft supplies.  Use it to list what you’re thankful for (Thanksgiving), to start your Christmas list, or for anything else you can think of!

No registration is needed.

Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. If supplies run out, another craft will be provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Walk-in Craft
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

 

For school-age children. 

Make a craft with the material provided !

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Globetrotters (Ages 6 & up)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Pack your bags and get your passport ready as we travel to different countries!

Explore a new country each session through stories and a craft. 

No registration required. Please arrive on time.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Halloween Perler Bead Art, for ages 5-12 yrs
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

For ages 5-12 years, with a caregiver.

Join us and create your own Emoji perler bead keychain.  Design your own or use the patterns provided.

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, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday October 31, 2017
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Halloween Parade
10:00 AM

Celebrate Halloween at the library!

Come in costume to participate in a parade, trick or treating, Halloween stories, and a Halloween craft.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Halloween Costume Parade
10:00 AM

For ages 5 and under.

Wear your costume, and parade through the Library for Halloween treats!  Music with Miss Amy and spooky crafts (and fun fall ones, too!) to follow. Refreshments will be served.

Online registration is required.

Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

Enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. For children ages 6 months - 24 months.

Online registration begins on October 17. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Halloween Parade
12:00 PM

 Dress in costume and collect candy and treats from the staff!                                          

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Tuesday November 7, 2017
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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.
Friday November 10, 2017
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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 23, 2017
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
All branches are closed.
Friday November 24, 2017
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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.
Sunday December 24, 2017
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Christmas Eve
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will be closed.

Monday December 25, 2017
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Sunday December 31, 2017
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will be closed.

Monday January 1, 2018
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Monday January 15, 2018
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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 19, 2018
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President's Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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.

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.