List of Events

  

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

Ages 3 - 8 with a care giver.  No registration required.

 

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up.

Come learn how to make homemade playdough with a holiday twist!

Registration is required online starting Tuesday, November 27th.

 

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Family Zumba for ages 6 & up
6:00 PM - 6:40 PM

Experience Zumba Fitness with Donna Balducci.

  No registration necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Chess Club (Ages 7-14)
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

This chess club is a session of informative learning about several aspects of chess. This club will be an opportunity for student learners to gain a tactical advantage over their opponents by applying logical strategies. The strategies can be applied in the opening, middle, and end phases of the game. They will also be introduces to traditional weaknesses in pawn positions. After in-depth knowledge of the strategies provided, students would be ready to play in local tournaments. 

You must bring your own chess board

No registration required. Space is limited to the first 24 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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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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Create a...(Ages 11 and under)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us to make a special project each week. This week - create an .....Ornament.

Ages 11 and under. Adult supervision is required.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sparks Learning Studio STEM Workshop
6:00 PM

For childen in grades kindergarten through 5th.

Create hands-on projects aimed at enhancing creativity, innovation and build problem solving skills.

Class size is limited.

Registration is required online starting Wednesday, November 28th.

If this session is full, there is another session on Wednesday, December 19th. 

You may only register for one session.

This is the same class that was offered in November.  If you came to one of those classes, please do not register.

 

 

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Explorations! Pop-out 2-D Holiday Ornament Cards
6:30 PM

For children 5-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Make colorful pop-out ornament cards with colored papers on black backgrounds. 

Use decorative markers to add embellishments and snowflakes.

Easy and original ~ fun for giving or displaying!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10 & up)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Breakfast with Santa
10:30 AM

Suggested for ages 18 months and up.  Younger children welcome for pictures.

Listen to Santa read a story and sing holiday songs.

Each child will have turn to visit with Santa individually so bring your wish lists and have your cameras ready!

This free program also includes a special holiday craft and light breakfast refreshments. 

Registration is required online starting Thursday, November 29th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Special Craft: Gingerbread House
4:45 PM

Forbages 7 and up.  <p>Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 33 spaces available.
 
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Explorations! Pop-out 2-D Holiday Ornament Cards
6:30 PM

For children 5-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Make colorful pop-out ornament cards with colored papers on black backgrounds. 

Use decorative markers to add embellishments and snowflakes.

Easy and original ~ fun for giving or displaying!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday December 14, 2018
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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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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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Used Book Trade for families through 8pm
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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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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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Open Play and Crafts (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 - 5 yrs.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Gingerbread Trees
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For ages 4 and up.

Come in any time between 2 and 4pm to decorate a "gingerbread" tree. 

Trees will be made from ice cream cones and decorated with icing and candy.

Registration is required and space is limited.  

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
Saturday December 15, 2018
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Used Book Trade for families through 8pm
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Used Book Trade for families through 8pm
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 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 noon 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.

Ages 3-8.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Warp Speed Math the Mindboggling Way for ages 8-12
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to perform the four basic operations of sum, subtract, multiply and divide in under 5 seconds for each! Properties of the numeral system that you ingrain are magical miracles.  Likewise you can zip through Geo, Trigno, roots, powers, logs, exponents, and any and all such math in a zippy.

Space is limited.  Online registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Project Code (Ages 8-12)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn the fundamental concepts of programming by making fun apps, games, animations and more using MIT Scratch. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all 12 classes (9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15).

Please bring your own laptop. 

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

For children 4 -11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

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

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

Enjoy displaying your decorative art!

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

Clean up will begin at 4pm.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The goal of the Science Enrichment 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. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Creative Math Problem Solving (Grades 2-6)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have fun while you learn new strategies and methods to solve abstract problems! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Monday December 17, 2018
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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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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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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. .

Ages 3-8 with a caregiver.  No registration required.  

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Book Club
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

For children in grades 3 and up

<p> “The Worst Class Trip Ever” by Dave Barry will be discussed.<p> Light Refreshments! <p>Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Pre-K Play, for ages 2-6 yr
7:00 PM

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

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

No registration necessary!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Gingerbread Houses (Ages 2-18)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Children, tweens, and teens are invited to make their own one of a kind gingerbread houses at the library using graham crackers, frosting, and assorted candies.

Bring your creativity and appetite!

Online registration required beginning Monday, December 10.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Used Book Trade for families through 8pm
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 4:00 and 5:30 pm to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

Ages 3 - 8 with a care giver.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Holidays and Lights,
4:45 PM

 Stories and Crafts about Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. <p> Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Bollywood Dance (Ages 5-12)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Learn to dance Bollywood style. Parents are welcome to learn along with their children.

No registration necessary.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Chess Club (Ages 7-14)
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

This chess club is a session of informative learning about several aspects of chess. This club will be an opportunity for student learners to gain a tactical advantage over their opponents by applying logical strategies. The strategies can be applied in the opening, middle, and end phases of the game. They will also be introduces to traditional weaknesses in pawn positions. After in-depth knowledge of the strategies provided, students would be ready to play in local tournaments. 

You must bring your own chess board

No registration required. Space is limited to the first 24 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Used Book Trade for families through 8pm
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Bring up to 3 used Children’s books to trade for up to 3 used Friends of the Lawrence Library used children’s books.
(3 per day, per child or caregiver)
Paperbacks & hardcovers.
Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!
Wednesday November 21 through 8:00pm & Friday November 23 through 4:00pm.
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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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Create a...(Ages 11 and under)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us to make a special project each week. This week - create a .....Gift.

Ages 11 and under. Adult supervision is required.  No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sparks Learning Studio STEM Workshop
6:00 PM

For childen in grades kindergarten through 5th.

Create hands-on projects aimed at enhancing creativity, innovation and build problem solving skills.

Class size is limited.

Registration is required online starting Wednesday, December 5th.

There is another session being offered on Wednesday, December 12th. You may only register for one session.

This is the same class that was offered in November.  If you came to one of those classes, please do not register.

 

 

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Explorations! Vintage Embossed Ornaments
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

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

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

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

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

You’re ready to hang your vintage tin ornament!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10 & up)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

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

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

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

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

You’re ready to hang your vintage tin ornament!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday December 21, 2018
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Kids' Music Round Free Demo Class
10:30 AM

For ages 2 months to 5 years.

Kids' Music Round is a singing, laughing, giggling, jiggling, clapping, dancing, bouncing, fun-filled, award-winning music and movement experience.

Join us for this free demo class!

Registration is required online starting Friday, December 7th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
1:30 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.

Ages 3 - 8 with a caregiver.  No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Books + Science
2:00 PM

Hear stories and do related activities. Read all about snow and do some snow and ice themed science projects.  

For ages 4-8.  Siblings welcome.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Family Movie: Happy Feet
2:00 PM

Deep in Antarctica where each penguin needs a heart song to attract a soul mate,

a penguin named Mumble is born who cannot sing.

In fact, he is the worst singer in the world.  But it turns out that he is a brilliant tap dancer! 

Rated PG.  109 minutes. 

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

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Mini Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses
2:00 PM

Suggested for toddlers to teens.

Everyone in the family can enjoy decorating a mini graham cracker "gingerbread" house with candies and icing!

Registration is required online starting Friday, December 7th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Magic Show with Matt Schick (Ages 3 & up)
3:30 PM

Enjoy a special magical performance with Magician Matt Schick! 

No registration required. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday December 23, 2018
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Sunday Surprise Craft! Color-your-own Gingerbread House box w/candy!
1:00 PM

For children 4 yrs +, youngest with a caregiver

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

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

Clean up will begin at 4pm.

No registration required.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

 
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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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American Girl Tea Party
12:00 PM

For ages 5 and up. <p>Bring your favorite doll or stuff animal! <p> Light Refreshments! <p>Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 34 spaces available.
 
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Woodwork Crafts
2:00 PM

For ages 5 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 35 spaces available.
Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Christmas
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Winter Bingo
11:00 AM

Let’s have fun playing a themed game of winter bingo. 

Ages 6 – 12.

 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Family movie
2:00 PM

Christopher Robin

Rated PG, 120 mins.

For all ages.

Popcorn will be served.

No registration required.

CONTACT:      ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Family Movie: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
2:30 PM

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Rated PG. Runtime: 84 minutes. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor 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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Explorations! Monoprinting!
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Monoprinting is a fun and easy printmaking method!  

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

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

Make several designs to take home!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Winter Sing-along with Kim Yarson
10:30 PM

Suggested for families with children of all ages

Join us for a winter sing-along with local musician Kim Yarson.

Registration is required online starting Wednesday, December 12th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
Thursday December 27, 2018
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Life Sized Games
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For all ages.

Drop in any time during the day to play large versions of Candy Land, Boggle, Tic Tac Toe and more.  

No registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Unique Creatures Animal Show
11:00 AM

Suggested for ages 3 and up.

Join us for an entertaining and educational show featuring some of the world's "unique creatures."

Learn about these exotic critters and have fun while doing it! 

Yes, there will be live animals at this program.

Registration is required online starting Thursday, December 13th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Life Sized Games
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For all ages.

Drop in any time during the day to play large versions of Candy Land, Boggle, Tic Tac Toe and more.  

No registration required. 

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Lee's Circus Extravaganza
2:00 PM

Enjoy a fun, interactive juggling extravaganza performed by Lee.  

He will juggle balls and pins, spin plates, and even jump rope on a unicycle.

All of this with plenty of audience participation, music, magic, and laughter. 

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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The Magic of Mike Dziubas
2:00 PM

Be amazed as Mike Dziubas performs his magic show. For children ages 4 and up.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Family Movie: Show Dogs
2:30 PM

Show Dogs. Rated PG. Runtime: 92 minutes. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Vegetable Electricity Science Lab (Ages 6-12)
3:00 PM

Children and tweens ages 6-12 can warm up this winter break by creating electricity from vegetables in this hands-on science lab by Edutopia. 

Learn about electricity and how and why vegetables make good conductors.

Online registration is required beginning Friday, December 14.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Afternoon BINGO
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For school-age children<p> Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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Explorations! Monoprinting!
6:30 PM

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

Monoprinting is a fun and easy printmaking method!  

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

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

Make several designs to take home!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
Friday December 28, 2018
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Miss Amy Concert (All Ages)
10:30 AM

Sing, dance and enjoy the tunes of Miss Amy! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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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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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
There are 44 spaces available.
 
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Warp Speed Math (Ages 8-16)
1:00 PM

Children, tweens, and teens ages 8-16 will learn tips and tricks to perform mental math at mindboggling speed! 

Learn how to do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in 5 seconds each!

Presented by Edutopia.

Online registration required beginning Friday, December 14.

Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Kids Movie Matinee - Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
1:30 PM

The Teen Titans realize they're not "real" superheroes because there's not a movie about them. The five friends vow to do something heroic enough to warrant a big-screen adaption. Running time is 1hour 24 minutes.  Rated (PG) 

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Family Movie: The Goonies
2:00 PM

A group of kids must overcome booby traps, desperate thieves,

and natural obstructions on their search for hidden treasure. 

Rated PG.  111 minutes. 

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

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Family Movie: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
2:30 PM

The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Rated PG. Runtime. 104 minutes. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Sunday December 30, 2018
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Sunday Surprise Craft! New Year’s Crowns
1:00 PM

For children 2 -8 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

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

Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm.

Clean up will begin at 4pm.

No registration required.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

 
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Drop in New Year Crafts
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For all ages.

Drop in any time to make a variety of New Year and winter themed crafts.

No registration required.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Disco Dance Party for Families to celebrate New Year's Eve
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Celebrate the arrival of 2019 with us!

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Please register each child separately.

Cleanup will begin at 12:30pm, sharp.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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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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New Year's Countdown to Noon Party
11:30 AM

Suggested for ages 2 and up. Younger siblings welcome.

Can't stay up until midnight? (I'm looking at you parents...) Ring in the new year at noon instead!

Make a craft and have light refreshements.

We will even have a ball drop.

Registration is required online starting Monday, December 17th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Happy New Year Family Storytime!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Get ready to toast the new year with a countdown to 12:00 - noon!  We will read books, sing songs and do a special craft.  

Online registration required.   All ages welcome.  Adult supervision required.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Countdown to 2019
11:45 AM

Come and create special crafts with the materials provided. Then we’ll count down to 12 p.m. and celebrate with juice and a snack! For children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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New Year’s Eve Countdown Party,
12:00 PM

For children of all ages.  <p>Crafts and games. <p> Light Refreshments! <p> Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 73 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Craft: Paper Plate Noisemaker
1:00 PM

Get ready for New Year’s Eve festivities by making your own paper plate noisemaker. 

Ages 4 – 12 are welcome.

 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Drop in New Year Crafts
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For all ages.

Drop in any time to make a variety of New Year and winter themed crafts.

No registration required.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
Tuesday January 1, 2019
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

Saturday January 5, 2019
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Building with Big Bricks
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Suggested for ages 2 to 10 years.

Fun free play with oversized Lego-style bricks. Come build a tower taller than you are!

No registration is required.

Monday January 7, 2019
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Winter Bingo
4:30 PM

Warm up with a fun game of bingo with a winter theme.
Suggested for ages 4-8. 
All participants receive a small prize.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years
10:00 AM

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Staff  609-882-9246  
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Thursday January 10, 2019
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Building with Big Bricks
7:00 PM

Suggested for ages 2 to 10 years.

Fun free play with oversized Lego-style bricks. Come build a tower taller than you are!

No registration is required.

Saturday January 12, 2019
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Saturday Slime Time: Snowball Slime
2:00 PM

All ages are welcome to join us in making this fluffy slime perfect for a cold winter day!
Registration is required online starting Saturday, December 29th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Saturday January 19, 2019
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Building with Big Bricks
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Suggested for ages 2 to 10 years.

Fun free play with oversized Lego-style bricks. Come build a tower taller than you are!

No registration is required.

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

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

 
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Building with Big Bricks
2:00 PM

Suggested for ages 2 to 10 years.

Fun free play with oversized Lego-style bricks. Come build a tower taller than you are!

No registration is required.

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

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

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

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

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

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

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

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

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Friday January 25, 2019
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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
Saturday January 26, 2019
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Salt Dough Snowmen
2:00 PM

All ages are welcome to join us in making snowmen out of salt dough.

We promise that this snowman won't melt!

Registration is required online starting Saturday, January 12th.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Building with Big Bricks
7:00 PM

Suggested for ages 2 to 10 years.

Fun free play with oversized Lego-style bricks. Come build a tower taller than you are!

No registration is required.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

 
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New Year's Day
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

 
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New Year's Eve
12:55 AM - 11:55 PM

All branches will close at 3:00pm.


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