List of Events

  

Sunday April 22, 2018
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Clothespin Birds
12:30 PM

Sunday Surprise Craft!

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

Birds are singing! Stop by and create a cute, colorful, whimsical stand-up bird!

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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Quiet play
1:00 PM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 4:00

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
1:10 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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D.I.Y. Craft
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

For all Ages! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:00 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
 
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Upcycling Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 5 to 10 years old.
Learn the importance of upcycling through fun activities, crafts and presentations.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Sunday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday April 23, 2018
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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 about an hour after start time.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Baby Time
11:00 AM

Socialize and play in our activity room with your baby.

For ages 6 months - 2 years with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Earth Day Movie and Craft
3:00 PM
The Lorax (2012). (Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift). PG; 93 minutes.
A young boy meets a cantankerous yet endearing creature known as the Lorax while seeking out a rare tree.  Watch the movie and do a related craft..

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Reading Genius Book Club
4:00 PM

Join us in discussing books you’ve read and we’ll do a related craft project.

This month’s theme is graphic novels.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community. 

Sphero Ball Makerspace on Monday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
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 K-3.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Coding for the Web (Ages 10-12)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Want to learn how to code in HTML and CSS? Join us as we use Mozilla Thimble to learn the basics of coding for the web. At the end of this four week session, kids will be able to create their own webpage and will develop their passion of programming. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all four classes. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Drop-in Puzzle Craft, for ages 3+
6:30 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Drop-in and make your own artwork into a puzzle!  Take it home, take it apart and put it back together!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kids' Public Speaking (Ages 8-12)
7:00 PM

Children and tweens  ages 8-12 will learn and practice the fundamentals of public speaking and debate through fun activities in this program led by a teen volunteer.

Participants can attend all sessions for the month if they choose.

Caregivers must remain in the library while children are in the program.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown 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.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Planting Craft
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

April is the month for Earth Day. Let's celebrate with a planting craft. 
 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community. 

Sphero Ball Makerspace on Monday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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drop in- self portrait
6:25 PM

Come make a self portait.  Inspired by Diary of a whimpy kid. Make a stick drawing of yourself and place it on a colorful mosaic of tissue paper.

Project will take aboute 15 minutes to complete

All ages with caregiver welcome

No registration required

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

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

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

This week’s theme is: SHADOW SCIENCE!!

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Page Turners Book Club- (Grades 3-5)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for fun discussions and a book related activity.  This month we will read Flora & Ulysses by Kate Di Camillo.  

Please register for this program.

Grades 3-5.

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CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community. 

Sphero Ball Makerspace on Monday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

LOCATION: Ewing 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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Wii Sports
5:00 PM

Take turns playing the sport of your choice on the Nintendo Wii.

For ages 7 - 12.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Explorations! Spring Garden 'Glyph'
6:30 PM

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

Coding and art?!  Using symbols to represent ideas is where they converge! 

Make and follow a “key” to create your own spring drawing pictograph according to your own personal preferences.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

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

Drop in math help for students in grades 1-12 with Peddie High School student tutors.

No registration necessary. 

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kahoot trivia
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us in the computer lab for interactive online trivia on a variety of topics.  For ages 8 to 14.  Small prizes will be rewarded for winners.  Come any time between 2pm and 4pm.  

Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community. 

Sphero Ball Makerspace on Monday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

LOCATION: Ewing 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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)
5:30 PM - 6:30 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.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Bollywood Dance (Ages 5-7)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Learn how to Bollywood dance! 

For ages 5 to 7. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Explorations! Spring Garden 'Glyph'
6:30 PM

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

Coding and art?!  Using symbols to represent ideas is where they converge! 

Make and follow a “key” to create your own spring drawing pictograph according to your own personal preferences.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence 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.
 
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Bollywood Dance (Ages 8-12)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to Bollywood dance! 

For ages 8 to 12. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Friday April 27, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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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Kids Sing & Dance for all ages
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you like to sing & dance?  Join us on Friday morning to do just that. 

  Hope to see you there.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tim Hoh’s Music For Kids,
11:30 AM

Tim Hoh will sing and play guitar to children ages 0-6 years,

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

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

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Drop-in Book Craft: Where the wild things are, for all ages
10:00 AM

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 10am and 3pm and join us for a craft based on the classic picture book, "Where the wild things are"!

No registration required! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Creation Station
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop in to create special projects with the materials provided. All ages, with an adult. Registration is not required.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-7 yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

This week’s theme is: CHEMISTRY!!

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Upcycling Crafts for Ages 5-10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Children ages 5-10 will learn how to make crafts out of orindary objects in this class led by Girl Scout volunteers.

No registration required. 

 

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Poem in Your Pocket
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Registration is requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Sunday April 29, 2018
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Spring Garden 'Glyph'
12:30 PM

Sunday Surprise Craft!

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

Coding and art?!  Using symbols to represent ideas is where they converge! 

Make and follow a “key” to create your own spring drawing pictograph according to your own personal preferences.

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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Quiet play
1:00 PM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 4:00

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
1:10 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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D.I.Y. Craft
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

For all Ages! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:00 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
 
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Upcycling Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 5 to 10 years old.
Learn the importance of upcycling through fun activities, crafts and presentations.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Sunday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Monday April 30, 2018
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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 about an hour after start time.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Music Mondays
11:00 AM

Play instruments, learn about rhythm, and sing songs with friends.

For ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
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 K-3.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Paper puppy craft, for ages 4+
6:30 PM

For ages 4+, with a caregiver.

Drop-in and adopt a paper puppy!  You can dressed it up in paper clothes and decorate them even more with markers, stickers, and glitter glue!

Paper dolls for the pet lover!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kids' Public Speaking (Ages 8-12)
7:00 PM

Children and tweens  ages 8-12 will learn and practice the fundamentals of public speaking and debate through fun activities in this program led by a teen volunteer.

Participants can attend all sessions for the month if they choose.

Caregivers must remain in the library while children are in the program.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown 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.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Art Explorers (Ages 6-11)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Draw, paint, and use your imagination to create your very own piece of art! Materials provided. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Chapters Book Club
2:00 PM

Book discussions and activities for ages 5 to 10.  Topic: TBD.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Perler Beads Craft (ages 5-11)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create your own unique designs using Perler Beads! 

Ages 5 - 11.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lego Club
4:30 PM

.      Lego Club for School-Age Children,                                              

        

        

LOCATION: Ewing 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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Book BINGO! (Ages 7-12)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

In celebration of Children's Book Week, play Book BINGO! and win prizes! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop in math help for students in grades 1-12 with Peddie High School student tutors.

No registration necessary. 

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Bookworms & Wiggle Worms Book Club & Play Group
10:00 AM

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this monthly book club for adults/play group for children. 

Adults will discuss "Confessions of a Domestic Failure" by Bunmi Laditan while the children play with the library's toys.

No registration required. New members always welcome!

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown 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.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Creators,
11:30 AM

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         Easy projects to make and take.

LOCATION: Ewing 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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Open Play Time
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM

New Program : Open Play Time  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys!  Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they are closely supervised at all times.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Kids Zumba (Ages 5-7)
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Join us for the ultimate dance party! An instructor from the Windsor Athletic Club will lead a fun, kid-friendly Zumba exercise! 

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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#Makerclub For Grades 4-6
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

For children in Grades 4-6.

Get creative while learning basic coding skills! Each week features a different activity.

Online registration is required beginning the previous Thursday.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
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 & Bricks
7:00 PM

Suggested for ages 2 to 5 years old.
A story followed by a build with DUPLO bricks.
Registration is required online Monday, April 16th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Friday May 4, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Sahaja Yoga Mediation
10:30 AM

For children ages, 2-6,

An introduction to mediation and energy centers.

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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Lego Play
11:00 AM

Get creative and play with our LEGOs.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family movie
2:00 PM

Wonder. (2017). 113 minutes; Rated PG.

A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time.  With the support of his family, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.  

Popcorn will be served. 

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
Saturday May 5, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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 a craft.  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.

Ages 3 - 8. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Quiet play
11:45 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 1:00

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Junior Engineers (Grades 3-6)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A club focused on enriching the education of 3rd -6th grade students by promoting hands-on learning!

We will explore a variety of designs, structures and machines that help shape our modern world. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Upcycle Crafts for Ages 5-10
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 5-10.

Join local Girl Scouts to learn how to turn ordinary items into creative crafts!

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Sunday May 6, 2018
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Public Speaking: Impromptu Speech Session (Grades 3-10)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for a short informative session on delivering powerful impromptu speeches. Participate in an impromptu speech contest and have fun while learning! 

Registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Quiet play
1:00 PM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 4:00

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
1:10 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:00 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
 
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Upcycling Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 5 to 10 years old.
Learn the importance of upcycling through fun activities, crafts and presentations.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Sunday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Monday May 7, 2018
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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 about an hour after start time.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sing-Along with Kim Yarson
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please note the different date for this month.

Young children (suggested for ages birth through 5) and their caregivers will enjoy high energy music from local musician, Kim Yarson. She will delight children with classic and original tunes and loves to take requests!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Online registration suggested.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Music Mondays
11:00 AM

Play instruments, learn about rhythm, and sing songs with friends.
Ages 2 -5 with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:40 PM

   Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Learn & Craft (All Ages)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn all about the triangles with fun crafts, games, activities and books!

This is a self directed activity. There will be different stations of activities.

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.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Book Buddies Club - (Grades K-2)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for this new book club.  At each meeting we will read aloud from a book and do fun activiites.  This month we will read Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.   

Please register for this program.

Grades K - 2

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CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lego Club
4:30 PM

.      Lego Club for School-Age Children,                                              

        

        

LOCATION: Ewing 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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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop in math help for students in grades 1-12 with Peddie High School student tutors.

No registration necessary. 

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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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Baby Chick Birthday Party
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Join us for a special program to celebrate the hatching of our baby chicks!
We will read stories about chicks, sing song, make a craft and have a small treat.
Children will be allowed to touch or hold the chicks.
Registration is required online starting Monday, April 16th.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Creators,
11:30 AM

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         Easy projects to make and take.

LOCATION: Ewing 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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Open Play Time
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM

New Program : Open Play Time  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys!  Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they are closely supervised at all times.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Mother's Day Bingo
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4 to 8 years.
Come play a game of bingo with a Mother's Day Theme.
All participants will receive a small prize.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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#Makerclub For Grades 4-6
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

For children in Grades 4-6.

Get creative while learning basic coding skills! Each week features a different activity.

Online registration is required beginning the previous Thursday.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Bollywood Dance (Ages 5-7)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Learn how to Bollywood dance! 

For ages 5 to 7. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor 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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Bollywood Dance (Ages 8-12)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to Bollywood dance! 

For ages 8 to 12. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Friday May 11, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

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

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Staff  609-882-9246  
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Yoga for Tots
10:00 AM

Please being a towel and a water bottle. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing 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.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Mother's Day Craft
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Mother's Day with a craft. 
Ages 5 - 12.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
Saturday May 12, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime with Sarah the Reading Dog * (grades K - 5)
10:00 AM

 

Join us for a special storytime with Sarah the Reading Dog..  We will read stories, sing songs and visit with our special guest. 

Ages 2-5.  Siblings welcome.  Please register.  

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Fun with littleBits (Ages 10-12)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn to program electronic building blocks with littleBits! 

Registration required. Space is limited. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Muffins for Mothers (and Others)
2:00 PM

Children of all ages accompanied by the special women in their lives are invited to join us for some light refreshments, music and a craft.
Enjoy an afternoon celebrating the ladies you love and who love you too!
Registration is required online starting Monday, April 16th.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Upcycle Crafts for Ages 5-10
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 5-10.

Join local Girl Scouts to learn how to turn ordinary items into creative crafts!

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Sunday May 13, 2018
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Quiet play
1:00 PM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 4:00

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
1:10 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
1:45 PM - 2:45 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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D.I.Y. Craft
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

For all Ages! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:00 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 May 14, 2018
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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 about an hour after start time.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kim Yarson Concert for Babies
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.

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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Baby Time
11:00 AM

Socialize and play in our activity room with your baby.

For ages 6 months - 2 years with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:40 PM

   Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Learn & Craft (All Ages)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn all about squares with fun crafts, games, activities and books!

This is a self directed activity. There will be different stations of activities.

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.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Art Explorers (Ages 6-11)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Draw, paint, and use your imagination to create your very own piece of art! Materials provided. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Chapters Book Club
2:00 PM

Book discussions and activities for ages 5 to 10.  Topic: TBD.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Read to Sarah the Reading Dog (grades K-5)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sarah is a local therapy dog who loves listening to stories.  Sarah will visit the library 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 609-737-2610 to make an appointment.  

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lego Club
4:30 PM

.      Lego Club for School-Age Children,                                              

        

        

LOCATION: Ewing 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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Coding Workshop
5:00 PM

Join us in learning about different coding aspects and have fun with some hands-on experiences.

Ages 7 - 12.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop in math help for students in grades 1-12 with Peddie High School student tutors.

No registration necessary. 

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Creators,
11:30 AM

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         Easy projects to make and take.

LOCATION: Ewing 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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 8:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Open Play Time
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM

New Program : Open Play Time  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys!  Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they are closely supervised at all times.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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#Makerclub For Grades 4-6
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

For children in Grades 4-6.

Get creative while learning basic coding skills! Each week features a different activity.

Online registration is required beginning the previous Thursday.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids Zumba (Ages 8-11)
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Join us for the ultimate dance party! An instructor from the Windsor Athletic Club will lead a fun, kid-friendly Zumba exercise! 

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor 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, April 23rd.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Friday May 18, 2018
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Elephant & Piggie Party!
10:30 AM

Join us for a special visit from your favorite characters, Elephant & Piggie! 

Elephant & Piggie will be at the library for a special storytime and crafts! 

All ages welcome!

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Open Play for Babies & Toddlers
10:30 AM

Little ones, ages borth to 2.5 years, and their cargivers can socialize with on another and play with the library's toys in the Community Room during this open play session.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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/caregiver supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Open Play & Craft (recommended ages birth - 5 years)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for Open Play Time right after Pat McKinley!  Toys and coloring supplies will be available for the children.  

Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
2:00 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday May 19, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Family Movie: Paddington 2
10:00 AM

Join us for Paddington 2.  Rated PG.  104 minutes.  All ages

 

This program was made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers LIbrary.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Meet Elephant & Piggie (All ages)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Meet your favorite book characters, Elephant & Piggie!

Elephant & Piggie will be stopping by the library to greet fans and to take pictures!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Makerspace for Kids ages 6-10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Makerspace for Kids is designed to inspire young minds to engage, tinker , and innovate. Join the Makers Mindset and discover the fun of imagination, the joy of building, and the pride of creation.

This program will be offered monthly from January to May. Each program will offer a different project.

Weekly registration is required and space is limited. The monthly schedule is as follows:

 

          January 20, 1-2 pm, registration begins January 13, 9:30 am

          February 17, 10:30-11:30 am, registration  begins February 10, 9:30 am

          March 17, 10:30-11:30 am, registration begins March 10, 9:30 am

          April 21, 10:30-11:30, registration begins April 14, 9:30 am, 9:30 am

          May 19, 10:30-11:30 am, registration begins May 12, 9:30 am 

CONTACT:  Susan Flacks  609-799-0462  sflacks@mcl.org
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Quiet play
11:45 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 1:00

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Saturday Slime Time
2:00 PM

All ages are welcome to join us in making slime!
Registration is required online starting Monday, April 23rd.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Craft Hour (ages 5 &up)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to create a Spring craft! Materials provided. No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday May 20, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
1:10 PM

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

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 4:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
1:45 PM - 2:45 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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D.I.Y. Craft
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

For all Ages! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:00 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 May 21, 2018
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Reading Genius Book Club
4:00 AM

Join us in discussing books about gaming/coding you've read this month.
Reading recommendations are at the library.
Ages 7 - 12.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Music Mondays
11:00 AM

Play instruments, learn about rhythm, and sing songs with friends.
Ages 2 -5 with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
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.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:40 PM

   Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch