List of Events

  

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

Sunday Surprise Craft!

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

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

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

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

Registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Circle (2017, PG-13), with Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity. Runtime: 110 min.

No admission fee!

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

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

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

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

For all ages!

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Gardening Guild
10:00 AM

Come and meet others with a passion for gardening and share advice and stories! Relate your experiences, ask questions, give and get advice on matters related to gardens and lawns, annuals and perennials, trees and vegetables, pruning and fertilizing, and any other topic that interests you! Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Kids Music Round free Demo
10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Toddler STEM
10:00 AM

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Baby Time
10:30 AM

A rollicking, rhyming time for you and your baby.

Ages 6 months to 2 years welcome with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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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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Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity Time
11:00 AM

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Active Aging Fitness
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lunch Time Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Little Explorers
2:00 PM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Non-Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.  Discussion led by librarian, Jennifer Worringer. New members welcome. Call the library for more information.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Cards & Games
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This program was created for people of all playing levels—yes, even beginners! Play hearts, spades, gin, Sequence, or Scrabble. Let us know if you have other favorites. All are welcome. Snacks are provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 12 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.

 

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

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult Book Discussion: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz

Oscar is an overweight Dominican from the ghetto in New Jersey. He dreams of becoming a writer and finding love, but a curse has haunted his family for generations.  

Registration preferred.

  

 

 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Lego Free Play, for ages 4-11yrs old
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just walk in.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

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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Tween-Parent Book Club
7:00 PM

For children entering Grades 3-5 and their parents.

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

New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Tween-Parent Book Club
7:00 PM

For children entering Grades 3-5 and their parents.

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

New members welcome!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

 Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Heartfulness Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join us for a practical workshop on heartfulness meditation with yogic transmission. The facilitator will teach you simple yet effective guided relaxation and meditation techniques to reduce stress. Learn to calm your mind and improve the quality of your life.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

 

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Hatha Yoga: FULL
10:00 AM

With Anuradha Puri, Certified Yoga Instructor

Yoga increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy & vitality, maintains a  balanced metabolism and improves cardio and circulatory health. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
11:00 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 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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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM

For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Movie: Going in Style (2017)
2:30 PM

Three life-long friends decide to rob a bank that has stolen their money.  Rated PG-13.  Running time:  96 minutes. 

Registration required.  Generous support for this program was provided by the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 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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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Open Play Lego
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

All Ages!  

Come play with legos!  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Tuesday Night Yoga
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Nancy McCormack teaches this four-week series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.

All classes open for registration on Tuesday, August 29th.

Participants must register for each individual class.

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

Come and learn some Bollywood moves and dances.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Origami Cherry Blossoms
6:00 PM

Use origami paper and folding to make these pretty cherry blossoms.    

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Internet 3
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about browsers like Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.  Discover the security & privacy features in Edge. Explore more features in Google! 

Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Immigration Workshop on DACA-TPS-CAM
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Information & advise from an immigration lawyer on 3 current issues: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protection Status & the status of Central American Minors.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Pumpkin & Gourd Demonstration
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The “King of Carving” will explain his carving technique, carve a pumpkin, and display his award-winning collection of dried, painted gourds.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on August 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club (Ages 7-14)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

You must know the basics of chess.

You must bring your own chess board.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Teen Take-Out Craft: Mini Scratch Art
9:35 AM

* Available all month! *

Stop by the Library any time in September, and pick up a free take-home craft kit.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a mini scratch art picture!  Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

Kits are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last.

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Car Seat Safety Checks
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Ensure your child's car seat is correctly installed with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Come if you have an infant or child using a car seat, or even if you’re expecting a baby within the next month. Car seat safety check services provided by Princeton HealthCare System/Community Education & Outreach

Please call 609-737-2610 to register for a half-hour slot (last appointment for the day is at noon).

Registration is limited; please call early!

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults -- Fences
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. (Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Crafts & Games for Adults
2:00 PM

Come join us for an afternoon of fun playing your favorite card games, Scrabble or Rummikub, or you can work on a fun craft. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Publisher
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Newsletters, posters and brochures are a snap with Publisher.  Work with text and images.  Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence 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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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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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Teen Movie: Wonder Woman
5:00 PM

Come watch a movie at the library! Today's movie will be Wonder Woman rated PG-13.

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

For ages 13+

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Movies for Adults -- Fences
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. (Rated PG-13)

No registration necessary.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Fitness for Dummies
7:00 PM

Learn how to correctly set your fitness goals; how to create easy strategies and objectives to reach your goals and why most people fail in reaching their goals. Presented by Ajani Malik, owner of Snap Fitness. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest
7:00 PM

Presented by Martin Mosho. Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices in which large numbers of bodies were dumped, unidentified, into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all and left to rot where they fell. This program covers this issue and shows how after the war, federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter. The presentation contains graphic images and is not suitable for young children. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest
7:00 PM

Presented by Martin Mosho. Over 750,000 men died in the American Civil War, but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices in which large numbers of bodies were dumped, unidentified, into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all and left to rot where they fell. This program covers this issue and shows how after the war, federal and state governments sought to rectify the matter. The presentation contains graphic images and is not suitable for young children. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Relax, Replenish and Revitalize
7:00 PM

This interactive workshop will teach you to improve your sense of physical and emotional well-being with easy, gentle self-care practices, balancing and harmonizing your own natural energy systems.  Presented by Jody Levy of Peak Vitality.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Teens Make a Difference: Volunteer Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Volunteer Organization: EASEL Animal Rescue League

Create treats and toys for cats and dogs living at the EASEL Animal Shelter in Ewing. 

*Treats contain peanut butter*

Please register. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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HC Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing News of the World by Paulette Jiles. No registration. New Member welcome.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Thursday September 28, 2017
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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
9:50 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville 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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Word 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Create a letterhead and a document template.  Use Mail Merge to create labels and form letters. Proficiency in Word 1, Word 2, and Word 3 needed!  


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Good Neighbor Day Special Program with East Windsor Fire Company
10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Cuentos en español/ Bilingual Story Time
11:00 AM

STEM stories are focused on fun topics like science and math!

Cuentos (STEM) son sobre ciencia y numeros.

Stories, games, songs, dance, and music in English and Spanish.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell 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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Open Lab
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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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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Teen Cooking Class
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Learn and create easy no-bake recipes. 

Registration required. All materials provided. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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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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College: Getting There from Here
7:00 PM

Is there college in your child’s future? Learn what to consider as you establish a college savings goal, learn about saving strategies that will help you reach that goal, and find out the features and benefits of various education savings plans. Presented by training consultant Ty Robinson of Edward Jones.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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National Good Neighbor Day: A History of East Windsor
7:00 PM

In celebration of National Good Neighbor Day, local historian Cappy Stults will talk about the early history of East Windsor and Hightstown. Come learn about your community and how it came to be what it is today. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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TED Talk
7:00 PM

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks are short video lectures given by experts in their fields. Join us in our monthly viewing related to a thought-provoking topic. After the lecture there will be a guided discussion among the group. Attendees are not required to participate and are welcome to stay and listen to the thoughts of others. This month's talk is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “We should all be feminists.” Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Treating Varicose Veins
7:00 PM

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may lead to serious health problems if left untreated.  In fact, you may be at higher risk for other circulatory problems if you have varicose veins.  Kenneth A. Goldman, MD, FACS, double board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, will discuss the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatment options and provide an overview of the Center for Surgical Care at the University Medical Center of Princeton. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Treating Varicose Veins
7:00 PM

Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may lead to serious health problems if left untreated.  In fact, you may be at higher risk for other circulatory problems if you have varicose veins.  Kenneth A. Goldman, MD, FACS, double board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System, will discuss the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatment options and provide an overview of the Center for Surgical Care at the University Medical Center of Princeton. Registration suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Tech Help
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after August 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Plan Ahead & Rest in Peace
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come hear Laurie Powsner, from the non-profit Funeral Consumers Alliance Princeton chapter, present an informative look at the

funeral industry and give you practical advice on planning for the future.

  • How to Choose a Funeral Home
  • Plan Ahead Without Paying Ahead
  • Save Money on Funeral Plans

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Plan Ahead & Rest in Peace
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come hear Laurie Powsner, from the non-profit Funeral Consumers Alliance Princeton chapter, present an informative look at the

funeral industry and give you practical advice on planning for the future.

  • How to Choose a Funeral Home
  • Plan Ahead Without Paying Ahead
  • Save Money on Funeral Plans

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Friday September 29, 2017
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Guitar sing-along with Pat McKinley 1-5 years
10:00 AM

For ages 1-5 years, with a caregiver.

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

Action songs encourage audience participation.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

For children ages 4-5.(with parent or caregiver).

The focus is to encourage reading readiness in preparation for kindergarten.

Adult must remain in the program.

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Excel 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn how to insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information.  Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2. and Excel 3 required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Creation Station and Open Play
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For all ages.
Our activity room will be open from 10am to 4pm for you to come and make a craft or just play with our puzzles and toys.
This is a walk-in program. 
No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Baby & Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by a group board book read-aloud and play time with the library’s toys.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

For children, ages 2-5, with caregiver in the program

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Relaxing Art Friday
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join this friendly group at the library for Relaxing Art Fridays.  New members are welcome for some chit chat and to do some coloring or to learn about creating an art journal.   Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own - also, feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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PowerPoint 2
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Continuation of PowerPoint 1 class) Add pizzazz to the presentation you created in PowerPoint 1,with animations, music and much more.  PowerPoint 1 is required to take this class.  Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Posture Exercises
3:30 PM

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday September 30, 2017
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Create Fidget Quilts!
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Be a part of creating Fidge Quilts!

For this event, please make 6-1/2” squares ahead of time to contribute and/or create fidget quilts.  If possible, please bring a sewing machine and extension cord.

The fidget quilts created at this event will be donated to various local nursing homes and/or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

For more information, please call the Janet Wyckoff at 609-466-2516.

What is a Fidget Quilt?

Sometimes people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other cognitive issues may have restless hands.  Fidget Quilts are made to address this problem. Small square quilts, about 24” x 24”, are made of 6” squares that incorporate fabrics with texture, fabrics with a large motif, squares embellished with ribbons, lace, tucks, etc., and squares with something to manipulate (zippers, pockets, buttons). 

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
11:00 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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LEGO Robotics Demo (Ages 7-12)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

No registration required. 

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required. Please arrive on time. 

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Movie: Gifted
2:00 PM

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary, in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary..

2017. Starring Octavia Spencer. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. No registration.
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 PM

The Nice Guys (2016, R), with Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling and Angourie Rice. In 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March and hired enforcer Jackson Healy must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Runtime: 116 min.

No admission fee!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Celebrate Diwali
2:30 PM

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

Decorate a clay pot (Diya) and make Rangoli.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Social Justice Series (Middle School Students)
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Students will be given publication, public speaking, teaching, and leadership opportunities. 

Please register. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
Monday October 2, 2017
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Teen Take Home Craft
9:30 AM

Create Halloween Tea Lights!

Visit the Youth Services Desk to pick up your craft. 

For ages 12-17. Available all month long while supplies last. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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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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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Glowing Eyeballs
9:35 AM

Turn a tea light and a ping pong ball into a craft so fun it's scary!
For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Monday, October 2nd.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Teen Take Out Craft: Halloween Lantern
9:35 AM

Tweens & teens ages 10-18 can pick up supplies to make this month's "Teen Take Out Craft" - a Halloween Lantern.

One kit per person. While supplies last.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Teen Take-Out Craft: Candy-Throwing Catapult
9:35 AM

* Available all month! *

Stop by the Library any time in October, and pick up a free take-home craft kit.

The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making a candy-launching catapult!  Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together!

For ages 10-18.

Pick up a kit at the Youth Services Desk.

Kits are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last.

Teens must come in person to receive a kit.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Teen Take-out Craft
9:35 AM - 8:50 PM

Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can pick up this month's Teen Take Out craft kit

containing supplies needed to make fun Halloween spiders.

While supplies last.

One kit per teen, please.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers 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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Toddler STEM
10:00 AM

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Mouse Basics
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn to click, highlight text, scroll, cut & paste and click & drag. These skills are essential to all subsequent classes.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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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Quiet play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Happy Two’s Activity Time
11:00 AM

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

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

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

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

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Lunch Time Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. Help yourself regain the peace lost through our busy mornings and smoothly get through the rest of your day.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Little Explorers
2:00 PM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

For school-age children. 

Make a craft with the material provided !

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

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

Register in person or by phone.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Medicare Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Topics covered include:  What's changed in 2017; The 5 biggest mistakes; Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage plans; How Medicare prescription drug programs work; and more.  Presented by Justin Lubenow and Michael Salum of Senior Advisors in Cranford, NJ. 

Preregistration preferred.  

 

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 17 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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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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P.M. English Conversation Group
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Join reference librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency.

The class also focuses on everyday interaction with others and includes discussions of American culture. Must have basic knowledge of English. 

No need to register--just walk in.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
7:00 PM
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
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Time Traveler Antiques Appraisals
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tom Petrino of Time Traveler Antiques & Appraisals will be here to evaluate your “treasures”, including jewelry, coins, toys, books, military items, silverware, sports memorabilia and other collectibles. Tom has 35 years of experience in buying and appraising antiques.  Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Socrates Café
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

Socrates Café is a gathering where participants pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges, and consider alternative answers. Background in philosophy is not required; no preparation is necessary.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Paper pumpkin stick craft
11:00 PM

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
Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

Little Learners is an interactive program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that focuses on concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Registration is required online starting the previous Tuesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

For children, ages 2-5 with adult in the program.

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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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Storytime for ages 2-5
11:00 AM

Fall themed stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 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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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Play Group with Stories
11:15 AM

For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

LOCATION: Ewing 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.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lego Party
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

All Ages!  

Come play with legos!  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Sukkot Storytime
4:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Beginning Spanish Language Class
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Autumn Leaf Prints
6:00 PM

Use leaves and paints to make hand-crafted, leaf-print artwork.

Preregistration is required.

 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Mouse Basics
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn to click, highlight text, scroll, cut & paste and click & drag. These skills are essential to all subsequent classes.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
6:05 PM

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

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

For ages 5-12 years, with a caregiver.

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

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

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

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

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news.  We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
You are invited to wear your pajamas.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Estate Planning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Naeem Akhtar, Esq. will provide a description of the fundamentals of preparing wills, healthcare directives, and powers of attorneys.  A description of the of the probate process will also be presented.

Registration is requested.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

English as a Second Language class.

Please register in person or by telephone.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Storytime for ages 2-5
9:30 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Hollowbrook 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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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

Story-time and craft for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Registration is not required but we ask you to limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new Toddler Time program for ages 18 to 36 months at 11:00am)
Baby Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

For children, ages 3-4, with adult in the program.

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Travel & Entertainment Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Meet up with others who are also interested in local travel and entertainment. Attendees plan and execute the trips.

The group is planning a Chew Philly Experience. This is a walking and food-sampling tour of iconic Philly foods. The Chew Philly Tours appear on the Travel Channel's list of best things to do in the city.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is suggested, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Call 609-799-0462.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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PC Basics
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get familiar with Microsoft Windows 10. Learn important computer terms, and get comfortable with computer use!
Strong mouse skills are essential!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Fitness for the Active Aging
10:30 AM

Presented by Bob Kirby. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Morning Story Time with Miss Liz
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy themed stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for stories and a craft geared toward Toddlers!

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Animial Rescue: Do the Right Thing
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thinking of adopting or fostering a dog from an animal shelter or rescue organization?  Have you already opened your home and heart to a rescued dog-if so, thank you as there are so many who wait!  This session will share information, dispel myths and provide helpful connections to start or sustain you on your journey with a great friend.

Pam Morgan, a certified Tellington Touch Practitioner for companion animals, has over 25 years of experience in dog rescue.  Pam is the Executive Director for the Mercer County non-profit organization, Doing Right By Rescues, which provides free customized tutoring to support those on both sides of the leash!

Registration is requested.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

Little Explorers is a multi-week program with hands-on science activities for children ages 3 to 5, with an adult.

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

For 18 to 36 months.
Toddler Time is 30 minutes of songs, fingerplays and activities including scarves, shakers and board books.
This class is designed to transition toddlers from Baby Time to Storytime.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Wednesday.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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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 - 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.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Book Club
2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Joint Replacement
2:00 PM

Find out what’s involved in a joint replacement, how to know when it’s time to consider it, and what services are available at University Medical Center of Princeton’s Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement. Presented by Victoria Ribsam, RN, BSN, ONC, Orthopaedic Pain Navigator. 

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Travel Instruction 101: How to Use the Public Transportation System
2:00 PM

Become a confident and independent traveler. Learn about public transit options in the East Windsor area including bus, train and light rail; how to plan trips, read schedules, pay fares, use accessibility features and take safety precautions while traveling. Provided by Greater Mercer TMA. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Internet 1
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Discover what browsers like Microsoft's new browser Edge do. Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Fall-Winter Series
3:00 PM

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

Story Stretchers is a half hour program that combines stories with yoga and movement exercises.
Suggested for ages 3-8.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner 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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Teen/tween craft
5:00 PM

Magazine strip-art. Make wall art out of recycled magazines!

For ages 12-17.

Registration is suggested.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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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 abot 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 - 8th grade provided by Peddie School student tutors. 

No registration necessary.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Socrates Cafe
7:00 PM

The purpose of Socrates Cafe is to question and discuss philosophical issues – but the questions addressed are not limited to those of a philosophical nature, and you needn't have a background in philosophy. All participants may ask questions which are then voted on. The question with the highest vote is the topic for the evening's discussion. All are welcome, no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
Thursday October 5, 2017
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

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

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

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Preschool concert with Miss Amy
10:00 AM

For toddlers and preschoolers, with a caregiver.

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

This storytime is part of a multi-week session for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Robbinsville 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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Bollywood Workout
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

This is a fun-filled, intensive dance program for adults. It is a full-body workout designed to increases core strength and stamina. No prior training is required; all you need is a willingness to move and groove to Hindi songs beats. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare provider before participating.

Babita Negi is a teacher and choreographer of Bollywood dance with more than a decade of experience.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on September 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Open Lab
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English. Please register.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM

Mother Goose Activity Time (recommended birth-18 months; siblings welcome)with adult in the program

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

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.

*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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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

Storytime is a half hour program of stories and songs.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
A craft is included at the end.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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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 1pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM

For children ages 12 months to 36 months with caregiver in the program.

Children will enjoy using crayons, paint, and glue to hang on the refrigerator at home.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime for ages 2-5
11:00 AM

Fall themed stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week. No registration required.

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

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

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

Caregivers may assist younger children, as needed.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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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.

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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An Afternoon at the Movies- Sense of an Ending
1:30 PM

An elderly man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.  Starring Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, and Charlotte Rampling.  Rated PG-13; 108 minutes, 2017.

Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at 259-2150. Please register each person separately.

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Benefits of a Gluten-free Diet
2:00 PM

Do people without a sensitivity to gluten benefit from a gluten free diet? Join Sara Feld, RD, Outpatient & Community Education Dietitian with University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro’s Nutrition Program, to discuss where gluten is found, symptoms that may be caused by gluten and whether a gluten free diet may be of benefit. Please register. 

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Word 1
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create a Word document. Learn to format and edit, type, preview and learn to print a simple document.
Strong mouse skills are essential!


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM