Mercer County Library System


Please note this page is updated frequently and new events may be added daily. 

Please visit the branch pages on our website for more information about ongoing programs.

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Wednesday February 19, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tween Knitting (Ages 10 & up)

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Friday February 21, 2020
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10:30 AM
Tim Hoh Music (All ages)

Enjoy the tunes of Tim Hoh!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Enjoy the tunes of Tim Hoh!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.  

CONTACT: Briana Cahill  6097372610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Sing and dance to classic children's songs with Pat McKinley as she plays her guitar!  

Ages birth to 5 years.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  6097372610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Playtime (All ages)

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Open Play & Craft (ages birth-5 years)

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

Ages birth to 5 years.  No registration required.  

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

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

Ages birth to 5 years.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Saturday February 22, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
mTiny Robots* - Adult Supervision Required

Learn how to code with mTiny Robots!

Ages 4 - 11. Please register online. Adult supervision required.

See Youth Program Policy
 

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

Learn how to code with mTiny Robots!

Ages 4 - 11. Please register online. Adult supervision required.

See Youth Program Policy
 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


Monday February 24, 2020
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9:40 AM
Children/TeensTake Home Craft : a Valentine craft

Stop by the Youth Service desk any time in February  for a free take-home craft kit.

Kit included supplies and instruction.  

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Stop by the Youth Service desk any time in February  for a free take-home craft kit.

Kit included supplies and instruction.  

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.

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

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

Ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.

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

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Playtime (All ages)

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday February 25, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM
Make a Mardi Gras Mask

Suggested for ages 3 and up.

Celebrate carnival by making a decorative mask.

No registration required.

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

Suggested for ages 3 and up.

Celebrate carnival by making a decorative mask.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Wednesday February 26, 2020

The Addams Family (2019)

Rated PG; 86 minutes

Dark hilarity ensues after the Addams family relocates to suburban New Jersey. Their macabre traditions are promptly challenged by modern technology and their neighbors' 21st century norms.

CONTACT:   609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

The Addams Family (2019)

Rated PG; 86 minutes

Dark hilarity ensues after the Addams family relocates to suburban New Jersey. Their macabre traditions are promptly challenged by modern technology and their neighbors' 21st century norms.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.5914
  ccrawfor@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tween Knitting (Ages 10 & up)

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Friday February 28, 2020
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10:30 AM
Miss Amy Concert (All ages)

Sing, dance and enjoy the tunes of Miss Amy! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Sing, dance and enjoy the tunes of Miss Amy! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Playtime (All ages)

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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6:30 PM
PJ Movie Night: Frozen 2

Join us for a special Friday night screening of the hit sequel featuring Elsa, Anna and Olaf!

This movie is rated PG and runs for 103 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Caregivers must remain with their children for the duration of the movie. 

Kids are welcome to wear their pajamas.

Because this event takes place after hours, you can enter through our community room entrance.  The main building will not be accessible for this event. 

Doors will open at 6:15pm and the movie will begin promptly at 6:30pm

Registration is required starting Friday, February 14th.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1330
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 34 spaces available.

Join us for a special Friday night screening of the hit sequel featuring Elsa, Anna and Olaf!

This movie is rated PG and runs for 103 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

Caregivers must remain with their children for the duration of the movie. 

Kids are welcome to wear their pajamas.

Because this event takes place after hours, you can enter through our community room entrance.  The main building will not be accessible for this event. 

Doors will open at 6:15pm and the movie will begin promptly at 6:30pm

Registration is required starting Friday, February 14th.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 34 spaces available.

Saturday February 29, 2020
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10:30 AM
Mr. Dennis’s Seuss Themed Magic Show

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a magic show!  All ages, with an adult.

Online registration begins on Feb. 15. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 39 spaces available.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a magic show!  All ages, with an adult.

Online registration begins on Feb. 15. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

There are 39 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Frozen II Party (Ages 4-12)

Children & tweens ages 4-12 will journey “Into the Unknown” with Anna, Elsa and friends with games, music, and crafts inspired by the Frozen II movie. 

Snacks will be served.

Some activities may be messy - please dress accordingly.

Online registration required begining Saturday, February 15. 

Sponsored by the HIghtstown Library Association.

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

Children & tweens ages 4-12 will journey “Into the Unknown” with Anna, Elsa and friends with games, music, and crafts inspired by the Frozen II movie. 

Snacks will be served.

Some activities may be messy - please dress accordingly.

Online registration required begining Saturday, February 15. 

Sponsored by the HIghtstown Library Association.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
  ehughes@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

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

 

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

Children may stop at the children’s activity room at any point between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to construct the craft of the week. A staff member will be present to aid with the craft. The projects can usually be easily adapted to meet a variety of age and skill levels.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Monday March 2, 2020
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9:40 AM
Children Take Home Craft: a Paper Flower

Stop by the Youth Service desk any time for a free take-home craft kit. Kit included supplies and instruction.  Kits are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Stop by the Youth Service desk any time for a free take-home craft kit. Kit included supplies and instruction.  Kits are available throughout the month during regular library hours, while supplies last

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Thursday March 5, 2020
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10:30 AM
Celebrate Seuss (18 months to 5 years)

Come celebrate the belated birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. There will be Dr. Seuss stories, silly songs, special snacks and a fun craft! Registration is required online.

CONTACT:   609-448-1330
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Come celebrate the belated birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. There will be Dr. Seuss stories, silly songs, special snacks and a fun craft! Registration is required online.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Tuesday March 10, 2020
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4:30 PM
Rainbow Playdough (Ages 3+)

Come learn how to make homemade playdough in every color of the rainbow. No registration required.

CONTACT:   609-448-1330
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Come learn how to make homemade playdough in every color of the rainbow. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Thursday March 12, 2020
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7:00 PM
Leprechaun Hunt (Ages 3+)

Search high and low to find the leprechauns hidden in the library. Maybe you’ll even find the leprechaun’s treasure! Registration is required online.

CONTACT:   609-448-1330
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Search high and low to find the leprechauns hidden in the library. Maybe you’ll even find the leprechaun’s treasure! Registration is required online.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Saturday March 14, 2020
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2:30 PM
Saturday Slime Time: Rainbow Slime

All ages are invited to join us in making slime every color of the rainbow. Registration is required online.

CONTACT:   609-448-1330
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

All ages are invited to join us in making slime every color of the rainbow. Registration is required online.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM     

Tuesday March 17, 2020
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4:30 PM
Shamrock Bingo (Ages 4-8)

Play a fun game of bingo with a St. Patrick's Day theme! All participants will receive a small prize. No registration required.

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

Play a fun game of bingo with a St. Patrick's Day theme! All participants will receive a small prize. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Leprechauns are Hiding in the Library! (All Ages)

Games and Crafts! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Games and Crafts! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 12, 2020

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

Monday June 22, 2020
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9:35 AM - 9:00 PM
Summer Reading Program Begins

Imagine Your Story, MCLS's 2020 summer reading program for children, teens, and adults, starts today.  Stop by your local branch to register and see all the fun progams and events we have planned - from magic shows to take-home crafts and puzzles, there is something for everyone!

Imagine Your Story, MCLS's 2020 summer reading program for children, teens, and adults, starts today.  Stop by your local branch to register and see all the fun progams and events we have planned - from magic shows to take-home crafts and puzzles, there is something for everyone!

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

Saturday August 8, 2020
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9:35 AM - 9:00 PM
Last Day of Summer Reading Program

Today is the last day of the 2020 Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story.  Don't forget to stop in with your reading logs and make sure to check out our end of program events.

Today is the last day of the 2020 Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story.  Don't forget to stop in with your reading logs and make sure to check out our end of program events.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

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

All branches are closed.

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

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

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

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

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Friday December 25, 2020

All branches are closed.

Thursday December 31, 2020
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Eve

All branches will close at 3:00pm.

Friday January 1, 2021
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Day

All branches are closed.

Monday January 18, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Martin Luther King Day

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

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

Monday February 15, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
President's Day

All branches are closed.

Friday April 2, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Good Friday

All branches are closed.

Sunday April 4, 2021

All branches are closed.

Saturday May 29, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday May 30, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday May 31, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Memorial Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday July 4, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Fourth of July

All branches are closed.

Monday July 5, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Fourth of July Observed

All branches are closed.

Saturday September 4, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Sunday September 5, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Labor Day Weekend

All branches are closed.

Monday October 11, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Columbus Day

All branches are closed.

Tuesday November 2, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Election Day

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

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

Thursday November 11, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Veterans Day

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

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

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Eve

All branches will close at 5:00pm.

Thursday November 25, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Thanksgiving Day

All branches are closed.

Friday November 26, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Day After Thanksgiving

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

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

Friday December 24, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Christmas Observed

All branches will be closed.

Saturday December 25, 2021

All branches are closed.

Friday December 31, 2021
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12:55 AM - 11:55 PM
New Year's Observed

All branches will be closed.


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