Mercer County Library System


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Saturday February 22, 2020
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10:00 AM
Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Drop-in Craft: Letter N, ages 2+

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and decorate a letter N into a starry night sky!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and decorate a letter N into a starry night sky!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:00 AM
Little Scientists, for ages 2-5 yrs

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!  Older siblings are welcome!

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

This week’s theme is:  SHADOW SCIENCE!!

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

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

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 883-8295.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
The registration period has ended.

For ages 2-5 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a fun program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!  Older siblings are welcome!

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

This week’s theme is:  SHADOW SCIENCE!!

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

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

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 883-8295.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

The registration period has ended.

 
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1:30 PM
Family Movie, for children of all ages with a caregiver.

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Join us for the movie:  The Addams Family (2019).  Rated PG (86 minutes).

NEW TIME:  the movie will start promptly at 1:30pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie. 

Coloring pages will be available.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children of all ages, with a caregiver.

Join us for the movie:  The Addams Family (2019).  Rated PG (86 minutes).

NEW TIME:  the movie will start promptly at 1:30pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie. 

Coloring pages will be available.

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Sunday February 23, 2020
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1:00 PM
Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:00 PM
Scratch Art Animal Masks

All ages, with a caregiver 

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.

Choose from 4 different animal masks and enjoy decorative scratch art! 

Can be as detailed as you like, scratching with a wooden stick to expose the bright colors underneath!

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

All ages, with a caregiver 

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.

Choose from 4 different animal masks and enjoy decorative scratch art! 

Can be as detailed as you like, scratching with a wooden stick to expose the bright colors underneath!

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Monday February 24, 2020
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10:00 AM
Morning Book Club: 1984 by George Orwell

Winston Smith, a member of the outer Party, spends his days rewriting history to fit the narrative that his government wants citizens to believe. But as the gap between the propaganda he writes and the reality he lives proves too much for Winston to swallow, he begins to seek some form of escape. His desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, tyrannical state illuminates the tendencies apparent in every modern society, and makes vivid the universal predicament of the individual. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Winston Smith, a member of the outer Party, spends his days rewriting history to fit the narrative that his government wants citizens to believe. But as the gap between the propaganda he writes and the reality he lives proves too much for Winston to swallow, he begins to seek some form of escape. His desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, tyrannical state illuminates the tendencies apparent in every modern society, and makes vivid the universal predicament of the individual. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

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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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

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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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:30 AM
Baby & Toddler Dance Party (Ages 0-3 years)

Inviting all babies and toddlers to our weekly dance party!  Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.  We'll wave scarves, play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun!  For caregivers with a baby, feel free to bring your own baby carrier (wrap, ring sling, pouch sling, meh dai, or buckle/soft structured carrier), and make sure you and baby are comfortable using it before attending.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Inviting all babies and toddlers to our weekly dance party!  Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.  We'll wave scarves, play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun!  For caregivers with a baby, feel free to bring your own baby carrier (wrap, ring sling, pouch sling, meh dai, or buckle/soft structured carrier), and make sure you and baby are comfortable using it before attending.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM
Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Learn more about working with Windows 10. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about the Start Menu, Jump Lists, and more.  Take PC Basics, PC Essentials, and Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Learn more about working with Windows 10. Explore the various features in the Accessories folder. Learn all about the Start Menu, Jump Lists, and more.  Take PC Basics, PC Essentials, and Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Art Adventures, for ages 5yr+, with a caregiver

For ages 5 years and up, with a caregiver.  (Younger children are welcome but will need the help of an adult this month).

Art Adventures is back!  Join us for a fun monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers (and older!).  Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!  No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

February's project is:  Word Art!

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

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 5 years and up, with a caregiver.  (Younger children are welcome but will need the help of an adult this month).

Art Adventures is back!  Join us for a fun monthly program for toddlers, preschoolers (and older!).  Each month, children will get to explore their creativity with a hands-on, open-ended art project using a variety of paints, markers, crayons, glue, and more!  No two masterpieces will look the same and children may work at their own pace (projects make take 10 – 30 minutes depending on the child).

February's project is:  Word Art!

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

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 10, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30.  Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 17 spaces available.

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 10, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30.  Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 17 spaces available.

Tuesday February 25, 2020
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10:00 AM
Story-time for 2-5 yrs

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

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

 

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

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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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

******
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:00 PM
Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PowerPoint 2

(This is the second part of a two-part class.) Add pizzazz to the presentation you created in PowerPoint 1, with animations, music, and much more.  MUST take PowerPoint 1 first.   Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

(This is the second part of a two-part class.) Add pizzazz to the presentation you created in PowerPoint 1, with animations, music, and much more.  MUST take PowerPoint 1 first.   Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Leaping Frog craft, ages 2yr+

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and celebrate leap year with a leaping frog craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and celebrate leap year with a leaping frog craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites. Customize your Internet experience with more settings in Microsoft Edge and Google. Learn about other browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites. Customize your Internet experience with more settings in Microsoft Edge and Google. Learn about other browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Requires some Internet experience!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre K Play, for 2-6yrs

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

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

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

 No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

 No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:30 PM
Drop-in Puzzle Snowflakes

Drop in and make snowflakes out of old puzzle pieces.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Drop in and make snowflakes out of old puzzle pieces.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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10:00 AM
Story-time for 2-5 yrs

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

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

 

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

******
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

******
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:00 PM
Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Mailbox Activity Station, K-5th Gr.

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 2-5pm, and visit our Mailbox Activity Station!  Write a postcard to your friendly librarian (or anyone you know), then decorate it with markers, rubber stamps, and stickers!  Add a diy stamp and place it in our toy mailbox. “Mail” will be collected at 5pm and displayed in the Children’s Department.  Each week will have a different writing prompt to get you started, but you can write about whatever you'd like.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 2-5pm, and visit our Mailbox Activity Station!  Write a postcard to your friendly librarian (or anyone you know), then decorate it with markers, rubber stamps, and stickers!  Add a diy stamp and place it in our toy mailbox. “Mail” will be collected at 5pm and displayed in the Children’s Department.  Each week will have a different writing prompt to get you started, but you can write about whatever you'd like.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:00 PM
Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series

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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Saturday, January 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Saturday, January 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

For children ages 4-11yrs.

Design your own whimsical open diorama winter village scene using colorful papers, snowflake punches, stars, markers, etc.

Let your imagination lead the way, having fun as you design and construct your own imaginary winter village!

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

For children ages 4-11yrs.

Design your own whimsical open diorama winter village scene using colorful papers, snowflake punches, stars, markers, etc.

Let your imagination lead the way, having fun as you design and construct your own imaginary winter village!

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Thursday February 27, 2020
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10:00 AM
Books & Babies (Ages 6-23 months)

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. 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, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 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. 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, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

 

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

******
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

******
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:00 PM
Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:00 PM
Mystery Craft! for K-5th Gr.

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 3-5pm, and make a mystery craft!  Each week we’ll pull together a fun project from our closet of craft supplies … but it'll be a surprise until you arrive!  Materials may include: craft sticks, paper, paint, dot markers, pom-poms, stickers, tempura sticks, pipe cleaners, beads, googly eyes, glitter glue, and more. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in any time between 3-5pm, and make a mystery craft!  Each week we’ll pull together a fun project from our closet of craft supplies … but it'll be a surprise until you arrive!  Materials may include: craft sticks, paper, paint, dot markers, pom-poms, stickers, tempura sticks, pipe cleaners, beads, googly eyes, glitter glue, and more. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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7:00 PM
Black History Month Presentation: The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod

This presentation by historian Alvin Corbett will honor the Black History Month through the personal story of Jack Sherrod, showcasing his evolution from a slave to a United States Colored Troops soldier during the Civil War, and ultimately, to a free landowner. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This presentation by historian Alvin Corbett will honor the Black History Month through the personal story of Jack Sherrod, showcasing his evolution from a slave to a United States Colored Troops soldier during the Civil War, and ultimately, to a free landowner. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Friday February 28, 2020

This is an unstructured project-oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes, improve your typing skills by practicing keyboarding, set up a new email account, or bring a project of your own. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 13 spaces available.

This is an unstructured project-oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes, improve your typing skills by practicing keyboarding, set up a new email account, or bring a project of your own. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 13 spaces available.

 

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

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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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 11:30.

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

******
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:00 PM
Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:00 PM
Art Station, K-5th Gr.

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in between 3-4:45 to make a quick - yet relaxing - art project!  Projects will vary weekly, but you can expect anything from dot paint markers (a favorite!) to zen doodles.  Clean-up finishes by 4:45pm.  Suitable for children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

Drop in between 3-4:45 to make a quick - yet relaxing - art project!  Projects will vary weekly, but you can expect anything from dot paint markers (a favorite!) to zen doodles.  Clean-up finishes by 4:45pm.  Suitable for children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:30 PM
Posture & Dance Exercises

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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4:30 PM
Bucket Book Club: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, part 2

The world literary tradition is thousands of years old, extraordinary diverse, and energized by creative genius. Novels, short stories, essays, and poetry written prior to the Twenty-First century provide a rich soil worth exploring. The intent is to focus on works recognized to have a lasting impact on generations of readers and writers. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

The world literary tradition is thousands of years old, extraordinary diverse, and energized by creative genius. Novels, short stories, essays, and poetry written prior to the Twenty-First century provide a rich soil worth exploring. The intent is to focus on works recognized to have a lasting impact on generations of readers and writers. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Saturday February 29, 2020
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10:00 AM
Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Our activity station will have tables with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children of any age, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Drop-in Craft: Leaping Frog craft, ages 2yr+

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and celebrate leap year with a leaping frog craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 10am and 3pm and celebrate leap year with a leaping frog craft!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:00 AM
Story-time for 2-5 yrs

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

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

 

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 1:00.

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

******
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children under 5 years old.
The children’s activity room will be open to families. Fun and educational toys are housed in this room for independent play and learning.
Clean up will begin at 1:00.

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

******
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.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Black History Month Program: Slavery to Now through Music

This multi-segment program coordinated by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County will feature African drumming in the native lands form of communication; Spiritual Hymns sung while picking cotton (a skit) with Don Evans Players; church choir music; blues/jazz and rap. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This multi-segment program coordinated by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County will feature African drumming in the native lands form of communication; Spiritual Hymns sung while picking cotton (a skit) with Don Evans Players; church choir music; blues/jazz and rap. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Sunday March 1, 2020
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Family Games & Puzzles (All Ages)

A new program on Sundays! Come by on Sunday afternoons for Award-winning children’s games & puzzles set up for Family Fun!
Geometry, math, numbers & sets, strategy, logic, memory, geography, puzzles, and more!
A variety of games will be set up each week. Educational! And just plain fun for the whole family!
Clean-up will begin starting at 3:45pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

A new program on Sundays! Come by on Sunday afternoons for Award-winning children’s games & puzzles set up for Family Fun!
Geometry, math, numbers & sets, strategy, logic, memory, geography, puzzles, and more!
A variety of games will be set up each week. Educational! And just plain fun for the whole family!
Clean-up will begin starting at 3:45pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Marshmallow & Toothpick Geometry (Ages 4-11)

Geometry is fun with toothpicks and marshmallows! There will be both beginner shapes in 2 dimensions and more advanced 3-dimensional challenges! Build a star, a hexagon, a rhombus! Not challenged enough? Try building a 3-dimensional pentagonal pyramid or octahedron!! Easy to follow cards with pictures will be provided to guide you!
Parents may want to be a part of the challenge, especially with younger children.
Clean-up will begin starting at 2:45pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
Registration not required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Geometry is fun with toothpicks and marshmallows! There will be both beginner shapes in 2 dimensions and more advanced 3-dimensional challenges! Build a star, a hexagon, a rhombus! Not challenged enough? Try building a 3-dimensional pentagonal pyramid or octahedron!! Easy to follow cards with pictures will be provided to guide you!
Parents may want to be a part of the challenge, especially with younger children.
Clean-up will begin starting at 2:45pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
Registration not required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Monday March 2, 2020
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9:35 AM
Teen Take-Out Craft: Finger Twister (Ages 10-18)

*Available all month!*
Stop by the Library any time in March, and pick up a free take-home craft kit. The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making Finger Twister!  Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together.  Better yet, unlike a library book, this is yours to keep! 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

*Available all month!*
Stop by the Library any time in March, and pick up a free take-home craft kit. The Library will provide supplies and instructions for making Finger Twister!  Your job is to take a kit home and have fun putting it together.  Better yet, unlike a library book, this is yours to keep! 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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10:00 AM
Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mouse Basics

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.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 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.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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11:30 AM
Baby & Toddler Dance Party (Ages 0-3)

Inviting all babies and toddlers to our weekly dance party! Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.
We'll wave scarves, play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun! For caregivers with a baby, feel free to bring your own baby carrier (wrap, ring sling, pouch sling, meh dai, or buckle/soft structured carrier), and make sure you and baby are comfortable using it before attending.
Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Inviting all babies and toddlers to our weekly dance party! Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.
We'll wave scarves, play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun! For caregivers with a baby, feel free to bring your own baby carrier (wrap, ring sling, pouch sling, meh dai, or buckle/soft structured carrier), and make sure you and baby are comfortable using it before attending.
Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM
Alphabet Story-time/Pre-K Play (Ages 2-5)

Join us on a journey through the alphabet!  Each story-time will include books, songs, and a craft featuring a different letter. This week we are learning about the LETTER S. Stay after for toys and pre K play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us on a journey through the alphabet!  Each story-time will include books, songs, and a craft featuring a different letter. This week we are learning about the LETTER S. Stay after for toys and pre K play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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7:00 PM
Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30.
Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Participants must register online for each individual class date.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 22 spaces available.

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30.
Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Participants must register online for each individual class date.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 22 spaces available.

Tuesday March 3, 2020
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10:00 AM
Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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12:00 PM
Big Building Block Play-Time (Ages 2-11)

Play on your own with our big building blocks: red, blue, yellow and green!  Drop in to play any time between the hours of 12-4pm.
You may need to share with other children. Adults must supervise.  All creations must be dismantled by the end of play time.  Clean-up will begin around 3:45pm.
No registration required.
Purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Play on your own with our big building blocks: red, blue, yellow and green!  Drop in to play any time between the hours of 12-4pm.
You may need to share with other children. Adults must supervise.  All creations must be dismantled by the end of play time.  Clean-up will begin around 3:45pm.
No registration required.
Purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

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.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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6:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Tissue Paper Bracelet (Ages 2+)

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and create a bracelet out of tissue paper flowers.
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and create a bracelet out of tissue paper flowers.
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations.
Strong mouse skills are essential! 

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations.
Strong mouse skills are essential! 

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-K Play (Ages 2-6)

Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!
This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!
This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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7:00 PM
Current Events Discussion Club

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.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday March 4, 2020
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10:00 AM
Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Internet 1

Learn to work with Microsoft’s browser Edge. Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.
Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Learn to work with Microsoft’s browser Edge. Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.
Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sit & Scoot vehicle time for toddlers

Independent scooter and ride-on vehicle play time for children. Not led by a staff member.
Around the department we’ll have our scooter boards, kid-sized traffic safety signs, color bumper cushions, shape and color activity mats and decorative rugs to encourage motor development, balance, agility and fun!
Roll and swivel on the scooters or practice with the rugs and other props to: jump, turn, count, or move in patterns to recognize colors and shapes.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Independent scooter and ride-on vehicle play time for children. Not led by a staff member.
Around the department we’ll have our scooter boards, kid-sized traffic safety signs, color bumper cushions, shape and color activity mats and decorative rugs to encourage motor development, balance, agility and fun!
Roll and swivel on the scooters or practice with the rugs and other props to: jump, turn, count, or move in patterns to recognize colors and shapes.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:00 PM
Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series

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.
Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and began Tuesday, February 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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.
Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and began Tuesday, February 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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4:30 PM
Inspirational Bookmarks (All Ages)

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.
Color some op art inspirational bookmarks!
Clean-up will begin at 8pm.
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.
Color some op art inspirational bookmarks!
Clean-up will begin at 8pm.
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:30 PM
Shamrock Painting (Ages 4-11)

Explore symmetry as we paint festive shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day!  We’ll be using tempera paint, so dress appropriately.
Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Explore symmetry as we paint festive shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day!  We’ll be using tempera paint, so dress appropriately.
Online registration is required. Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Thursday March 5, 2020
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10:00 AM
Books & Babies/Quiet Play (6-23 months)

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.
Followed by Quiet Play time in our Activity Room.  Final cleanup to begin about 10:55am.
Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.
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, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 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.
Followed by Quiet Play time in our Activity Room.  Final cleanup to begin about 10:55am.
Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.
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, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM
Movers and Shakers (Ages 2-5)

This program is all about music and movement! Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music. Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This program is all about music and movement! Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music. Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5)

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play! In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations. Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization.
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play! In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations. Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization.
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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3:00 PM
Crochet & Knitting Circle

Needle crafters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice.
Registration suggested.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Needle crafters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize and work on a project of their choice.
Registration suggested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:30 PM
Foreign and Independent Films at Your Library: Twin Flower (Italy, 2019)

In a South of Italy full of beauty and hidden dangers, two adolescents, abused and damaged by life, escape together towards a new start. 96 min. Italian and French with English subtitles.
Registration suggested.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

In a South of Italy full of beauty and hidden dangers, two adolescents, abused and damaged by life, escape together towards a new start. 96 min. Italian and French with English subtitles.
Registration suggested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:30 PM
Let's Sew! A Felt Coin Pouch (Ages 5-11)

In this Sewing 101 program learn how to use basic sewing tools and techniques to design and sew your own original felt coin pouch. First choose your felt color and design the size and shape of your coin pouch. Then sew using the beginner's running stitch ~ or one of the stitches we've learned ~ the whip stitch or the blanket stitch. Sew a decorative button closure and Voila! You've designed your very own coin (or phone or library card) carrying pouch! Easy tools such as large eye needles, needle threaders, round head pins and colorful craft thread make the work easy!  An easy sewing project for boys and girls.

Registration required. Registration will begin at 7am the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

In this Sewing 101 program learn how to use basic sewing tools and techniques to design and sew your own original felt coin pouch. First choose your felt color and design the size and shape of your coin pouch. Then sew using the beginner's running stitch ~ or one of the stitches we've learned ~ the whip stitch or the blanket stitch. Sew a decorative button closure and Voila! You've designed your very own coin (or phone or library card) carrying pouch! Easy tools such as large eye needles, needle threaders, round head pins and colorful craft thread make the work easy!  An easy sewing project for boys and girls.

Registration required. Registration will begin at 7am the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Friday March 6, 2020

This is an unstructured project-oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes, improve your typing skills by practicing keyboarding, set up a new email account, or bring a project of your own. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

This is an unstructured project-oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes, improve your typing skills by practicing keyboarding, set up a new email account, or bring a project of your own. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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11:00 AM
Story-time (Ages 2-5)

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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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12:00 PM
Big Building Block Play-Time (Ages 2-11)

Play on your own with our big building blocks: red, blue, yellow and green!  Drop in to play any time between the hours of 12-4pm.
You may need to share with other children. Adults must supervise. All creations must be dismantled by the end of play time. Clean-up will begin around 3:45pm.
No registration required.
Purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Play on your own with our big building blocks: red, blue, yellow and green!  Drop in to play any time between the hours of 12-4pm.
You may need to share with other children. Adults must supervise. All creations must be dismantled by the end of play time. Clean-up will begin around 3:45pm.
No registration required.
Purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:00 PM
Drop-in Pot Of Gold Rainbow (Ages 5+)

Drop in and make your pot of gold with a rainbow coming out of it.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Drop in and make your pot of gold with a rainbow coming out of it.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:30 PM
Posture & Dance Exercises

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

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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4:30 PM
Drum Circle: Winter Series

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours.
Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours.
Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Saturday March 7, 2020
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10:00 AM
Drop-in Craft: Surprise Craft (Ages 2+)

It's a surprise!  Drop in between 10am and 3pm and see what fun craft we have for you!
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

It's a surprise!  Drop in between 10am and 3pm and see what fun craft we have for you!
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:00 AM
Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
Please limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft. Followed by quiet play time in our activity room. Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
Please limit attendance to one story-time per week and respect age guidelines.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:30 PM
Family Movie (All Ages): Frozen II

Join us for the movie:  Frozen II (2019).  Rated PG (103 minutes).
NEW TIME:  the movie will start promptly at 1:30pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.
No registration necessary!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us for the movie:  Frozen II (2019).  Rated PG (103 minutes).
NEW TIME:  the movie will start promptly at 1:30pm.  Popcorn will be served.  Caregivers must remain in the room for the duration of the movie.
No registration necessary!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5 years)

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Sunday March 8, 2020
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Family Games & Puzzles (All Ages)

A new program on Sundays! Come by on Sunday afternoons for Award-winning children’s games & puzzles set up for Family Fun!
Geometry, math, numbers & sets, strategy, logic, memory, geography, puzzles, and more!
A variety of games will be set up each week. Educational! And just plain fun for the whole family!
Clean-up will begin starting at 3:45pm.
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

A new program on Sundays! Come by on Sunday afternoons for Award-winning children’s games & puzzles set up for Family Fun!
Geometry, math, numbers & sets, strategy, logic, memory, geography, puzzles, and more!
A variety of games will be set up each week. Educational! And just plain fun for the whole family!
Clean-up will begin starting at 3:45pm.
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gnome Magic Scratch Art (All Ages)

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  These cheerful gnomes are out and about!  Enjoy decorative glitter scratch art with whimsical gnomes & giant mushrooms!
No registration required.
Clean-up will begin at 4pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  These cheerful gnomes are out and about!  Enjoy decorative glitter scratch art with whimsical gnomes & giant mushrooms!
No registration required.
Clean-up will begin at 4pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Monday March 9, 2020
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10:00 AM
Story-time/Quiet Play (Ages 2-5)

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:30 AM
Baby & Toddler Dance Party (Ages 0-3)

Inviting all babies and toddlers to our weekly dance party!
Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.  We'll wave scarves, play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun!
For caregivers with a baby, feel free to bring your own baby carrier (wrap, ring sling, pouch sling, meh dai, or buckle/soft structured carrier), and make sure you and baby are comfortable using it before attending.
Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Inviting all babies and toddlers to our weekly dance party!
Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.  We'll wave scarves, play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun!
For caregivers with a baby, feel free to bring your own baby carrier (wrap, ring sling, pouch sling, meh dai, or buckle/soft structured carrier), and make sure you and baby are comfortable using it before attending.
Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM
Movie Matinee: Downton Abbey (2019)

The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast. 122 min. PG-rated.
Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

The worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast. 122 min. PG-rated.
Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations.
Strong mouse skills are essential! 

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data. Make some simple calculations.
Strong mouse skills are essential! 

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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6:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Tissue Paper Bracelet (Ages 2+)

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and create a bracelet out of tissue paper flowers.
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and create a bracelet out of tissue paper flowers.
No registration necessary!
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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. 

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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. 

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Participants must register online for each individual class date.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 22 spaces available.

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Participants must register online for each individual class date.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 22 spaces available.

Tuesday March 10, 2020
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2:00 AM - 4:00 AM
PC Essentials

Work with the Windows 10 environment. Use the many features of the Start Menu. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 10.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Work with the Windows 10 environment. Use the many features of the Start Menu. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 10.
Take PC Basics and Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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10:00 AM
Story-time/Quiet Play

For ages 2-5 years, with caregiver
Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
Adults must supervise children at all times.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 2-5 years, with caregiver
Story-time for a half hour, with a craft.
Followed by quiet play time in our activity room.
Final cleanup to begin about an hour after start time at the discretion of library staff.
Adults must supervise children at all times.
No registration is required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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12:00 PM
Big Building Block Play-Time, for ages 2-11yrs

For ages 2-11 years.
Play on your own with our big building blocks: red, blue, yellow and green!  Drop in to play any time between the hours of 12-4pm.
You may need to share with other children. Adults must supervise.  All creations must be dismantled by the end of play time.  Clean-up will begin around 3:45pm.
No registration required.
Purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 2-11 years.
Play on your own with our big building blocks: red, blue, yellow and green!  Drop in to play any time between the hours of 12-4pm.
You may need to share with other children. Adults must supervise.  All creations must be dismantled by the end of play time.  Clean-up will begin around 3:45pm.
No registration required.
Purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:00 PM
Gamer Craft Night (Ages 3+)

For ages 3 years and up, with a caregiver.
Attention all gamers:  it’s time to get in touch with your creative side!  Join us for a new monthly program featuring hands-on crafts based on your favorite games!
February's craft is:  Sonic the Hedgehog Bookmark
No Registration Required - Drop-in between 6pm and 8pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 3 years and up, with a caregiver.
Attention all gamers:  it’s time to get in touch with your creative side!  Join us for a new monthly program featuring hands-on crafts based on your favorite games!
February's craft is:  Sonic the Hedgehog Bookmark
No Registration Required - Drop-in between 6pm and 8pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Do different calculations, freeze panes, insert comment boxes and practice formatting.
Take Excel 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-K Play (Ages 2-6 years)

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver.
Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!
This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 2-6 years old, with a caregiver.
Join us in the activity room for toys and more!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, special “kindergarten readiness” stations will be set up so children and their families can work together on important skills to get them ready for kindergarten!  Examples include cutting, counting, letter recognition, shapes and color identification, and more!
This play session is fun for all children!!!  Ages 2-6 yrs old are welcome to play, learn, and socialize with friends.
No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Wednesday March 11, 2020
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10:00 AM
Toddler Tunes with Pat McKinley

Sing and dance to classic children's songs with Pat McKinley as she plays her guitar!
Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Sing and dance to classic children's songs with Pat McKinley as she plays her guitar!
Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Toddler Tunes with Pat McKinley

Sing and dance to classic children's songs with Pat McKinley as she plays her guitar!
Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Sing and dance to classic children's songs with Pat McKinley as she plays her guitar!
Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Internet 2

Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites. Customize your Internet experience with more settings in Microsoft Edge and Google. Learn about other browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Requires some Internet experience

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

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Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sit & Scoot vehicle time for toddlers

Independent scooter and ride-on vehicle play time for children. Not led by a staff member.
Around the department we’ll have our scooter boards, kid-sized traffic safety signs, color bumper cushions, shape and color activity mats and decorative rugs to encourage motor development, balance, agility and fun!
Roll and swivel on the scooters or practice with the rugs and other props to: jump, turn, count, or move in patterns to recognize colors and shapes.
Caregivers must supervise for safety.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Independent scooter and ride-on vehicle play time for children. Not led by a staff member.
Around the department we’ll have our scooter boards, kid-sized traffic safety signs, color bumper cushions, shape and color activity mats and decorative rugs to encourage motor development, balance, agility and fun!
Roll and swivel on the scooters or practice with the rugs and other props to: jump, turn, count, or move in patterns to recognize colors and shapes.
Caregivers must supervise for safety.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

This is an unstructured project-oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes, improve your typing skills by practicing keyboarding, set up a new email account, or bring a project of your own. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

This is an unstructured project-oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes, improve your typing skills by practicing keyboarding, set up a new email account, or bring a project of your own. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 

All ages, with a caregiver
Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.
Enjoy using giant snowflake stamps!
No registration required.
Clean-up will begin at 8pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

All ages, with a caregiver
Drop by for a self-directed craft activity while supplies last.  For children of all ages, parents must supervise.
Enjoy using giant snowflake stamps!
No registration required.
Clean-up will begin at 8pm.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:30 PM
Pi Bracelets (Ages 4-11)

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.
Pi (π), the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is a number that will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.  It is approximately 3.14159, and it has its own holiday: Pi Day on March 14th, 3.14 if you write it out!
Tonight we’ll be making patterned bracelets inspired by Pi (π)!  The number of beads we use will be determined by the numbers in π.  You’ll be surprised at how pretty they turn out!
Online registration is required.  Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.
Pi (π), the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is a number that will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.  It is approximately 3.14159, and it has its own holiday: Pi Day on March 14th, 3.14 if you write it out!
Tonight we’ll be making patterned bracelets inspired by Pi (π)!  The number of beads we use will be determined by the numbers in π.  You’ll be surprised at how pretty they turn out!
Online registration is required.  Registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Thursday March 12, 2020
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10:00 AM
Books & Babies/Quiet Play (Ages 6-23 months)

Recommended for ages 6-23 months.
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.
Followed by Quiet Play time in our Activity Room. Final cleanup to begin about 10:55am.
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, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

Recommended for ages 6-23 months.
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.
Followed by Quiet Play time in our Activity Room. Final cleanup to begin about 10:55am.
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, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM
CookTalks: The Pleasures of the Cheese Board

Join us as Donna Wolfe demonstrates how to assemble a balanced and delectable selection of cheese, dried fruit, crackers and breads. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us as Donna Wolfe demonstrates how to assemble a balanced and delectable selection of cheese, dried fruit, crackers and breads. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:00 AM
Movers and Shakers (Ages 2-5)

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This program is all about music and movement!  Join us as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music.  Shaky eggs, bells, ribbons, bubbles, and more!
No registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Sensory Play Time (Ages 1-5)

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us in the activity room for toys and sensory play!  In addition to the usual fun and educational toys we have during quiet play, children and their families can explore different sensory play stations.  Stimulate your child’s imagination with free play and socialization!
No registration required.
Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Learn to work with Tabs and the Office Ribbon. Explore the many extra features that can help you create a professional-looking document.
Take Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Learn to work with Tabs and the Office Ribbon. Explore the many extra features that can help you create a professional-looking document.
Take Word 1 first!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

 
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6:30 PM