List of Events

  

Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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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Dot Marker Time
11:00 AM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

Cleanup will be at noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Alphabet Alley
11:55 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 1pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Book Club
2:00 PM

Topic TBD.  All are welcome.  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
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Dot Marker Time
3:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup will begin at 6:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

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

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

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

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

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

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Fall corn tissue paper craft
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

No registration required. Drop in when it is convenient.

For children ages 11 and under, with a caregiver to supervise.

Glue colorful fall tissue paper down on paper to create a corn project. Project will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Reading Genius Club
6:00 PM

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

Suggested books are available in the library.  

For ages 7-11.

 

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

Drop-in math help for students in 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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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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Alphabet Alley
11:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:00 noon.

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

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

Come in any time or day, all week!

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

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

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored 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.  

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

Come and learn some Bollywood moves and dances.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Dot Marker Time
3:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup begins at 6:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

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

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

Create an assortment of crafts to celebrate Diwali! 

No registration required. 

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

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

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

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

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

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

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
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Diya Lamps Collage Card
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Come make a fun card using colorful patterned papers to display or to give to a friend or family member to wish them a Happy Diwali ~ the Festival of Lights!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Bricks 4 Kidz
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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Friday October 20, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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 supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Dot Marker Time
11:00 AM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

Cleanup will be at noon.

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

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

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

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

For ages 6-10 years. Until 4:3pm.

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

No registration is needed.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

Play Wii Sports at the library.

For ages 7-11.

Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
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Quiet play
11:45 AM

No registration required. Ends at 1:00pm

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Art Straw drop-in craft for kids
12:00 PM

No registration required. Drop in when it is convenient. Ends at 3:00pm

For children 4-10 years, with a caregiver to supervise.

Use craft materials to create a creative project out of paper straws, to take home with you. Be creative!

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

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

EMPOWER your child with CONFIDENCE through public speaking!

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

Please register. 

For more information, please visit: 

http://www.njpowerspeakers.com/

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

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

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

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

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

1:00pm  Sunday Surprise Craft!

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Alphabet Alley
10:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 11am.

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.  

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Paper pumpkin stick craft
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

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

Use a pumpkin bulletin board piece, craft stick and other craft materials to create your project.  Craft will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Kid craft
4:00 PM

A unique craft for middle graders each month.

Make whirly-gigs to play with!

For ages 7-11.

Registration is suggested.

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

For ages 6-10 years.

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

No registration is needed.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

 

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

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

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

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Pumpkin Patch
5:00 PM

For all ages!

Pick your own!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 56 spaces available.
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Crazy 8s Math Club K-3
5:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
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Open Play & Craft (All ages with an adult)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Family Craft Night, for children and their families
6:30 PM

For children and their families!

The whole family is invited to this craft night!  Each family member will have a hand in creating a seasonal craft that can be displayed in your home.

This month’s project is Dia de los muertos sugar skull garland!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Only children need to be registered.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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Danger in Ancient Rome: Tween-Parent Book Club
7:00 PM

For children in Grades 3-5 and their parents.

We will enjoy snacks and discuss this month's book, Danger in Ancient Rome (part of the Ranger in Time series) by Kate Messner.

The mysterious box that Ranger the golden retriever found in the garden transports him back to first century Rome, where he must rescue Marcus, a young servant boy, and Quintus, a volunteer gladiator, from the brutal world of the Colosseum.

New members always welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 11 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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Dot Marker Time
11:00 AM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

Cleanup will be at noon.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Alphabet Alley
11:15 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:15pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Pumpkin Decorating
4:00 PM

  The library will provide decorations.

Register is required!

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 92 spaces available.
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-7 yrs
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

NEW DAY AND TIME!!!

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: ICKY, SLIMY HALLOWEEN SCIENCE!

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

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

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

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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Chess Club (Ages 7-14)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 AM

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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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Dot Marker Time
11:00 AM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

Cleanup will be at noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Alphabet Alley
11:55 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 1pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Homeschool Study Hall
1:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online registration required.

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

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

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
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Fall corn tissue paper craft
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

No registration required. Drop in when it is convenient.

For children ages 11 and under, with a caregiver to supervise.

Glue colorful fall tissue paper down on paper to create a corn project. Project will take about 10 minutes.

 Materials have been purchased 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 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 AM

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Halloween parade
10:00 AM

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

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Registration is required.  Space is limited.    

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 22 spaces available.
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Toddler Rock (ages 1 to 3 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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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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Alphabet Alley
11:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins 12:00 noon. 

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
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Weekly Challenge for Kids
11:30 AM

Come in any time or day, all week!

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

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

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored 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.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Lego Club
2:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
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Decorate a cupcake
4:30 PM

 The library will supply the cupcakes, icing and sprinkles.

Drinks will be served!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 69 spaces available.
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Halloween Bingo
4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

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

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
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Spooky Stories to Tell in the Dark!
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

For children 6 - 11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Do you have fond memories of spooky stories told around a crackling campfire?  Come join us Thursday night at 6:30pm for the reading aloud of some Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark followed by a DIY Halloween pop-up card craft.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Friday October 27, 2017
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Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 AM

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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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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Toddler Tunes
10:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
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Dot Marker Time
11:00 AM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

Cleanup will be at noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Giant Clothespin Craft, for ages 6-10
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

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

No registration is needed.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Saturday October 28, 2017
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Twin Rivers Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 AM

Twin Rivers Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Presale for Friends Members only:  October 25:  9:30-11 am (join at the door)

Regular Sale Begins:  October 25 (11 am) - October 28 (during library hours)

All funds raised will support library programs and materials for the Twin Rivers Branch.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
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Drop-in Book Craft: Go away big green monster!, for all ages
10:00 AM

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 10am and 4pm and join us for a fun craft based on the Ed Emberley book “Go Away Big Green Monster”! 

No registration required! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

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

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

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
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Crafted... the Halloween Edition!
10:30 AM

Calling all Chopped fans who also like to craft!  Do you think you have what it takes to design a crafty creation using a pantry of materials and one secret ingredient?  Then you will love CRAFTED... the Halloween Edition!

This family program invites you to collaborate with your teammates to come up with a craft that satisfies a special mission. And while we may not have Ted Allen, our staff will interview participants about their work and then put the finished products on display in the library.

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

 

 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 2 - 6 years)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Quiet play
11:45 AM - 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.

*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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Sunday October 29, 2017
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Fun Halloween Bookmarks
12:30 PM

Sunday Surprise Craft!

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

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Science Enrichment Program (Grades 5-8)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Alphabet Alley
10:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 11am.

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

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

Free play with wooden trains and tracks.

For all ages with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
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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.  

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Paper pumpkin stick craft
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

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

Use a pumpkin bulletin board piece, craft stick and other craft materials to create your project.  Craft will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Halloween Party
3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
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Decorate a Diary, for ages 6-10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

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

No registration is needed.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

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

 

For school-age children. 

Make a craft with the material provided !

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

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

No registration required. Please arrive on time.

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

For ages 5-12 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Tuesday October 31, 2017
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Halloween Parade
10:00 AM

Celebrate Halloween at the library!

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
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Preschool Halloween Costume Parade
10:00 AM

For ages 5 and under.

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

Online registration is required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Halloween Parade
12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 68 spaces available.
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Chess Club (Ages 7-14)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Community Kindness Jar: Share Compliments!
9:40 AM

Available all month.  For all ages.

Take or leave a compliment from our Community Kindness Jar!  To celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13, we will have a jar where you can leave a compliment on a popsicle stick for someone else to take AND/OR you can take a compliment for yourself.

The Jar will be in the Children’s area all during November.  Stop by, and spread kindness!

Sponsored 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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Chalk pastel turkey coloring craft 2-7 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

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

Use our art chalk pastel set on a turkey coloring page. Craft will take about 10 minutes. This is a messy craft!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Sesame Street Day is November 10th
11:05 AM

Sesame Street Day is November 10th. 

Make a set of Sesame Street craft stick paper puppets.  (Project will take about 10 minutes) 

Take an activity page or check out a book or DVD from our Sesame Street display.

Drop in anytime,  through November 15th.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Alphabet Alley
11:55 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 1pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored 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.  Read any book about dinosaurs (fiction or nonfiction) and do a dinosaur-related activity.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hollowbrook 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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Dot Marker Time until 8pm
5:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup will begin at 8:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

Materials have been purchased 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 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Book Worms & Wiggle Worms
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Caregivers and young children can join us for the first ever "Book Worms & Wiggle Worms" program!

It's a book club for adults and play time for little ones in Hightstown Library's Community Room.

Adults will discuss books they've read and pick a title to read for the next meeting while little ones play with the library's toys.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

LOCATION: Hightstown 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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Alphabet Alley
11:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:00 noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored 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.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Dot Marker Time until 6pm
3:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup will begin at 6:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

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

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

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

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

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

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Explorations! Simple Printmaking
6:30 PM

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

Have fun with relief printing!  Create your own design on a foam tray printing plate.  Then using roller and tempura paint, transfer your creation to paper, pulling off as many prints as you like! 

An easy and fun way to learn about relief printing!

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
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Books and Bricks
7:00 PM

This is a hands-on class where children will listen to a story followed by a guided build with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.
Suggested for ages 2-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, October 16th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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Friday November 3, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Dance Party
10:30 AM

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

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

For children ages, 2-6.

An introduction to mediation and energy centers in the body.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
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Sing Along with Miss Amy
10:30 AM

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

Online registration begins on October 20. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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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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Chalk pastel turkey coloring craft 2-7 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

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

Use our art chalk pastel set on a turkey coloring page. Craft will take about 10 minutes. This is a messy craft!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Walk-In Craft (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to create a craft! 

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.  Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Straw Hat Turkeys, for ages 6-10
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

Make a festive turkey out of a tiny straw hat!

No registration is needed.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Saturday November 4, 2017
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Robotics Demonstration
10:00 AM

Robbinsville High School FIRST Robotics Team 2590 will demonstrate one of its award-winning competition robots as well as the interactive humanoid NAO robot. Come join us and learn how robots are built and how they work. Children will enjoy doing the Macarena and dancing along to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" with the NAO robot!

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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Rhymes & Play (ages birth - 5 years; adult supervision required)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

No registration necessary.  Adult supervision required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Robotics Demonstration
11:00 AM

Robbinsville High School FIRST Robotics Team 2590 will demonstrate one of its award-winning competition robots as well as the interactive humanoid NAO robot. Come join us and learn how robots are built and how they work. Children will enjoy doing the Macarena and dancing along to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" with the NAO robot!

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 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.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Quiet play
11:45 AM - 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.

*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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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old.  .

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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Kid Craft (Ages 5-7)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Create a fun and unique craft! 

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Crafty Tweens (Ages 8-11)
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Create a fun and unique craft!

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Sunday November 5, 2017
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Quiet play
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.

*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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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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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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Monday November 6, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Book Monopoly (aka Bookopoly)!
9:40 AM

Available all month.  For all ages.

In honor of National Monopoly Day on November 19, come play the library’s version of Monopoly: Bookopoly!  Instead of streets and utilities, land on Young Adult book titles in different genres.

The game will be out in the Young Adult area all during November.  Bring a friend, and stop in to play!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Alphabet Alley
10:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 11am.

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

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

Free play with wooden trains and tracks.

For all ages with a caregiver.
 

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Chalk pastel turkey coloring craft 2-7 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

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

Use our art chalk pastel set on a turkey coloring page. Craft will take about 10 minutes. This is a messy craft!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.  Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Recycle Crafts! CD Spinners, for ages 6-10
4:00 PM

For ages 6-10.

Make a top toy out of a recycled CD!

No registration required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

Online registration begins on October 23. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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Open Play & Craft (All ages with an adult)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers, and older!

Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!

No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

Let your child’s imagination soar (and most importantly, have fun!)

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Election Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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Election Day Storytime
10:00 AM

All Ages! 

Mock voting! Stories, crafts, and light refreshments.

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing 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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Alphabet Alley
11:15 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:15pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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drop in acorn craft
11:30 AM

No registration required. Drop in when it is convenient.

For children 4-10 years, with a caregiver to supervise.

Use craft materials to create a mosaic acorn craft to take home with you. Be creative!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 4:30pm. 

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Jewelry Craft
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

For Preteens ages 9-14

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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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Chalk pastel turkey coloring craft 2-7 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

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

Use our art chalk pastel set on a turkey coloring page. Craft will take about 10 minutes. This is a messy craft!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Alphabet Alley
11:55 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 1pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Homeschool Study Hall
1:00 PM

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

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

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

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

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

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

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

See Youth Progam Policy.  

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

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

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
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Dot Marker Time until 8pm
5:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup will begin at 8:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

Materials have been purchased 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 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Shrinky Dink craft
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Draw a picture and watch it shrink.  Makes necklaces, bracelets, keychains and more.  Drop in any time between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

For ages 4-12 with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Hollowbrook 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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Alphabet Alley
11:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:00 noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

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

Online registration begins on October 26. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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Jumbo Color Dominos for Kids
11:05 AM

Domino Day is November 11th. We are celebrating today, November 9th.

Play with our color dominos in the youth department, until 8:00pm. For kids, with a caregiver.

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored 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.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Family movie
2:00 PM

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Starring Emma Watson, Josh Gad and Kevin Kline.  Rated PG; 2 hours 9 min.

For families.  Popcorn will be served.

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
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Kid's Movie Matinee - The Emoji Movie (PG)
2:00 PM

An outcast emoji goes on a journey across various apps in this comedy set inside a smartphone. Running time is 86 minutes.

Online registration begins on October 26. Please register each child separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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Dot Marker Time until 6pm
3:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup will begin at 6:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Magic Show
3:00 PM

Suggested for ages 3 and up.
Join us for a fun-filled magical adventure with Mr. Dennis the magician.
He will be doing his "Reading is Fun" magic show for us.
This is a great way to entertian the kids on their day off from school!
Registration is required online starting Monday, October 16th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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Stuffed Animal Workshop (Ages 4-8)
3:00 PM

For ages 4 - 8.

Children ages 4-8 are invited to make their own stuffed story buddy at the library. Choose from a black cat, tabby cat, or orange bear. Then bring your animal to life with stuffing, a name, and an outfit!

We will end our workshop by enjoying a fall-themed story together.

Online registration required beginning October 26

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 26, 2017 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.

 

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 Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Explorations! Painting with Oil Pastels
6:30 PM

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

Did you know a drawing with oil cray-pas can be turned into a painting with this oil pastel art technique? 

We’ll create our own drawings and patterns with brightly colored oil pastels and then magically transform our drawings into “paintings” using Q-tips dipped in ordinary vegetable oil! 

Who knew this technique could be so much fun and create such beautiful works of art!

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
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Veterans Day Observed
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM

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

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Yoga for Tots
9:35 AM

Bring a towel and a water bottle.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing 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.

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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Chalk pastel turkey coloring craft 2-7 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

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

Use our art chalk pastel set on a turkey coloring page. Craft will take about 10 minutes. This is a messy craft!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Family Movie: The Emoji Movie
11:00 AM

Rated PG. 
Run time 1 hour and 26 minutes.
A small snack will be served.
Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.
No registration required. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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Special Storytime-Veterans Day,
11:30 AM

 Craft and Light Refreshments! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Star Wars Science, for ages 5-10 yrs old
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

May the science be with you!!

Note: this is a repeat of the program that was held in October.

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. 

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 Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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Children’s Movie Matinee:Emoji
2:00 PM

Rated: PG, Runtime: 86 minutes. 

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to  become a normal emoji. Starring: T.J. Miller, James Corder, and Anna Faris.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.   

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.  Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Pilgrim Treat Boxes, for ages 6-10
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

Make a little box that looks like a pilgrim, then fill it with some treats!

No registration is needed.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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Introduction to Public Speaking and Leadership (All Ages)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Sushana Chaudhary for an educational hands-on workshop on public speaking and leadership. Learn and practice the art of communication and leadership through impromptu speaking, use of body language and peer feedback. 

Please register. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
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Kid's Movie Matinee - Captain Underpants (PG)
10:30 AM

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Running time is 89 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-7 yrs
11:00 AM - 11:30 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: SCIENCE OF AUTUMN!

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

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

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

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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origami turkey bookmark
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

No registration required. Drop in when it is convenient.

For children 7+ years.

Learn the ancient art of paper folding.

Use craft materials to create an origami turkey bookmark.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Author Visit from children's author Barbara DiLorenzo
3:30 PM

Suggested for children in Grades K-2.

Miss Barbara is back at Hightstown Library!

Local children's author & illustrator, Barbara DiLorenzo, will share her first book Renato and the Lion about a boy living in Italy during World War II and the magical lion he meets.

Learn about the book making process while painting your own watercolor work of art!

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Online registration required beginning October 27. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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Sunday November 12, 2017
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Quiet play
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.

*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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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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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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Monday November 13, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Alphabet Alley
10:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 11am.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Chalk pastel turkey coloring craft 2-7 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

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

Use our art chalk pastel set on a turkey coloring page. Craft will take about 10 minutes. This is a messy craft!

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.  Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Recycle Crafts! CD Turkeys, for ages 6-10
4:00 PM

For ages 6-10.

Make a turkey out of a recycled CD!  Get ready for Thanksgiving!

No registration required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

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

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Drop-in Book Craft: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, for all ages
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 6pm and 8pm and join us for a fun craft based on the Jeff Kinney series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"!

No registration required! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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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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Alphabet Alley
11:15 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:15pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or so. 

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Imagination Stations: Post Office, for ages 2-6yrs
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver. 

Join us for a fun new program featuring one of your child’s favorite activities - PLAY!!! 

We will start with a book or two, then children will get to explore and play at several different stations, while interacting and socializing with other children their age.

This session children will get to be mail carriers for the day and explore the post office!  Activities include writing a letter, sorting and delivering mail, as well as a craft. 

Kids can move at their own pace and revisit their favorite stations!

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

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

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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Chess Club (Ages 7-14)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Wednesday November 15, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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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Thanksgiving hands card 2-10 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

For children ages 2-10 years, with a caregiver to supervise.

Project is a stand-up turkey and hand shaped card to assemble and decorate with craft materials. Craft will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Alphabet Alley
11:55 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 1pm.

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

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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Dot Marker Time until 8pm
5:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup will begin at 8:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

Materials have been purchased 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 1st - 12th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Thursday November 16, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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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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Alphabet Alley
11:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:00 noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored 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.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Dot Marker Time until 6pm
3:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup will begin at 6:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

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

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

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

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

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

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Explorations! Mod Podge Thanksgiving Vase & Tissue Paper Flowers
6:30 PM

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

The mod podge collage technique is back by popular demand!

We’ll decorate tall bottles with mod podge & colorful tissue paper collage, and then fill with tissue paper flowers for a festive decoration for our Thanksgiving holiday tables!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and opens at 7am.

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
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Bricks 4 Kidz
7:00 PM

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.
While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
This program is for grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting Monday, October 30th.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
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Friday November 17, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Miss Amy Concert for All Ages
10:30 AM

Sing and dance along to the tunes of Miss Amy! 

LOCATION: West Windsor 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 supervision is required.  

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Thanksgiving hands card 2-10 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

For children ages 2-10 years, with a caregiver to supervise.

Project is a stand-up turkey and hand shaped card to assemble and decorate with craft materials. Craft will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Walk-In Craft (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to create a craft! 

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

Recommended ages birth to 5 years.   No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.  Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Turkey Craft, for ages 6-10
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 6-10 years.

Make a turkey craft for Thanksgiving!

No registration is needed.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Saturday November 18, 2017
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Drop-in Book Craft: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, for all ages
10:00 AM

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 6pm and 8pm and join us for a fun craft based on the Jeff Kinney series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"!

No registration required! 

Sponsored 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 the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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Quiet play
11:45 AM - 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.

*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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Sunday November 19, 2017
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Quiet play
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.

*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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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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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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Monday November 20, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Alphabet Alley
10:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 11am.

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

For ages Birth-5 with a caregiver.

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

Online registration preferred!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
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Thanksgiving hands card 2-10 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

For children ages 2-10 years, with a caregiver to supervise.

Project is a stand-up turkey and hand shaped card to assemble and decorate with craft materials. Craft will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.  Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Recycle Crafts! Painted CDs, for ages 6-10
4:00 PM

For ages 6-10.

Make a beautiful decoration out of a recycled CD, puffy paint, and your imagination!

No registration required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Thanksgiving Bingo
4:30 PM

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

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.

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

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Family Craft Night, for children and their families
6:30 PM

For children and their families!

The whole family is invited to this craft night!  Each family member will have a hand in creating a seasonal craft that can be displayed in your home.

This month’s project is a thankful tree!

Registration is required starting at 7am on the day of the program.  Only children need to be registered.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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Tuesday November 21, 2017
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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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Thanksgiving hands card 2-10 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

For children ages 2-10 years, with a caregiver to supervise.

Project is a stand-up turkey and hand shaped card to assemble and decorate with craft materials. Craft will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Alphabet Alley
11:15 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:15pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Bollywood Dance for ages 4-10
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Come and learn some Bollywood moves and dances.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-7 yrs
6:30 PM - 7:00 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: SPACE!!

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

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

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

Those who have not registered may be admitted as space permits.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
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Chess Club (Ages 7-14)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
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Wednesday November 22, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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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Thanksgiving hands card 2-10 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Cleanup will be at noon.

For children ages 2-10 years, with a caregiver to supervise.

Project is a stand-up turkey and hand shaped card to assemble and decorate with craft materials. Craft will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 12 noon, there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  Will continue until 6pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month. Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored 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.

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

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

Ages 5 - 11.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

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

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

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

See Youth Progam Policy.  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
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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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Dot Marker Time until 8pm
5:00 PM

For children ages 2-10 years, and a caregiver to supervise. Cleanup will begin at 8:00pm.
Stop in and use our fun washable paint markers to create a project from scratch either by dotting or drawing freehand.
You can also use an activity sheet and use dotting to practice patterns, counting or to learn about shapes.
You can make up to 3 projects with our supplies.  New worksheets will be rotated in regularly.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Thanksgiving Day
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
All branches are closed.
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Friday November 24, 2017
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Day After Thanksgiving
12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open for holiday hours, 9:30-5:00pm. All other branches will be closed.
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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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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Children's Used Book Trade Until 4pm
10:55 AM

Children (and caregivers) may bring up to 3 used children's books to trade for up to three Friends of the Lawrence Library used children's books. 

Gift a used book to yourself or to a friend or family member over the holidays!

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Family Movie: Cars 3
11:00 AM

Rated G. 
Run time 1 hour and 42 minutes.
A small snack will be served.
Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.
No registration required. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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Raffia pom pom craft for 5-10 years
11:00 AM

No registration required. Drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup will be at noon.

For children ages 5-10 years, with a caregiver to supervise.

Use colored raffia to wrap and snip into pom poms to decorate for the holidays.  Craft will take about 10 minutes.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Alphabet Alley
11:30 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 12:30pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
12:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.  Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Special Craft
2:00 PM

Special Craft for School-Age Children.

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Saturday November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving Story-time, for families
11:00 AM

For children with their families. 

Join us for thanksgiving books, songs, and a craft for children and their families.  Afterwards, we will celebrate a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and feast on the same foods that Snoopy and the Peanuts gang had at their celebration!

No registration required!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Quiet play
11:45 AM - 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.

*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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Sunday November 26, 2017
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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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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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Monday November 27, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 11am.

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Take Home Craft
9:40 AM

For all ages!

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

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
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Alphabet Alley
10:00 AM

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

It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins at 11am.

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

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

Free play with wooden trains and tracks.

For all ages with a caregiver.
 

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
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Decorate a paper snowflake craft 3-9 years
11:00 AM

For kids 3-9 years with a caregiver. Drop in any time during the hour until noon. Project will take about 10 minutes.

Use craft materials to decorate a papper snowflake.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Surprise Activity! For school aged kids
3:00 PM

Beginnning at 3pm there will be a short self-directed surprise activity available, for children of various ages.  May continue until 5pm or later, depending on the activity, supplies and staffing.

For school-aged children, with an adult to supervise. 

Daily surprise activities as scheduled will vary in duration, and substance, and may consist of any type of the following components:

Craft, contest, quiz, activity station, game, challenge, book fun, scavenger hunt, puzzle, library skill, participatory display or other activity.

Topics may be seasonal or based on calendar events, and may repeat throughout the week or month.  Usually it will repeat two days in a row.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
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Recycle Crafts! CD Wreaths, for ages 6-10
4:00 PM

For ages 6-10.

Make a wreath out of a recycled CD!  Just in time for the holidays!

No registration required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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Globetrotters (Ages 6 & up)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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

No registration required. Please arrive on time.