MCLS Events and Programs

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Wednesday January 19, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Excel 3 (Virtual)

Learn how to consolidate multiple data ranges into one worksheet, then insert charts to highlight your worksheet’s most important information. Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required! 

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Learn how to consolidate multiple data ranges into one worksheet, then insert charts to highlight your worksheet’s most important information. Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required! 

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime (VIRTUAL)

Join MCLS' Youth Services Librarians for an interactive storytime with tales and songs.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Join MCLS' Youth Services Librarians for an interactive storytime with tales and songs.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Google Sheets (Virtual)

Learn the basics of this free spreadsheet program. Enter data, apply formulas, and format your work, resulting in a great-looking spreadsheet! Having a Google or Gmail account is recommended but not required.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Learn the basics of this free spreadsheet program. Enter data, apply formulas, and format your work, resulting in a great-looking spreadsheet! Having a Google or Gmail account is recommended but not required.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

Thursday January 20, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Storytime (VIRTUAL)

Join MCLS' Youth Services Librarians for an interactive storytime with tales and songs.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join MCLS' Youth Services Librarians for an interactive storytime with tales and songs.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Circle: The Great Short Poems (VIRTUAL)

What are the best short poems to memorize and recite, whether it’s for impressing your guests at a dinner party, or fostering a deeper bond with poetry in the New Year? Join our poetry circle’s January poetry reading and discussion, and choose your favorite poems to recite from a list of great short poems by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Rabindranath Tagore, Edna st. Vincent Millay, William Carlos Williams, Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes, Marina Tsvetaeva,Stephen Crane, Wisława Szymborska, Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, etc. Sharon, a librarian for the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

What are the best short poems to memorize and recite, whether it’s for impressing your guests at a dinner party, or fostering a deeper bond with poetry in the New Year? Join our poetry circle’s January poetry reading and discussion, and choose your favorite poems to recite from a list of great short poems by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Rabindranath Tagore, Edna st. Vincent Millay, William Carlos Williams, Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes, Marina Tsvetaeva,Stephen Crane, Wisława Szymborska, Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, etc. Sharon, a librarian for the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday January 21, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Morning Bookies: Mrs. March by Virginia Feito (VIRTUAL)

All are welcome to discuss Mrs. March by Virginia Feito.

About this month's title: "A twenty-first-century Highsmith, Virginia Feito conjures the unforgettable Mrs. March, an Upper East Side housewife whose life is shattered by her husband's latest novel. In this astonishing debut, the venerable but gossipy New York literary scene is twisted into a claustrophobic fun house of paranoia, horror, and wickedly dark humor.” -- Provided by publisher.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to discuss Mrs. March by Virginia Feito.

About this month's title: "A twenty-first-century Highsmith, Virginia Feito conjures the unforgettable Mrs. March, an Upper East Side housewife whose life is shattered by her husband's latest novel. In this astonishing debut, the venerable but gossipy New York literary scene is twisted into a claustrophobic fun house of paranoia, horror, and wickedly dark humor.” -- Provided by publisher.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Private Computer Help Sessions

Can’t figure out how to fix your Word document? Having trouble uploading photos from your phone to your computer? Are you locked out of your email? Our library technology trainers are offering virtual private sessions to help you with questions like these or any other computer- or tech-related matters. After reviewing your tech issues or computer project goals, the instructors will provide you with a 20-minute private session via GoToMeeting.

Click on the link below to select your 20-minute appointment in Picktime, an online scheduling platform. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

https://www.picktime.com/36e7a7ce-38bc-4baa-98c0-11b12c4f9abd

You may sign up for only ONE session for the month. If spaces are available, registrants may be offered additional sessions.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org

Can’t figure out how to fix your Word document? Having trouble uploading photos from your phone to your computer? Are you locked out of your email? Our library technology trainers are offering virtual private sessions to help you with questions like these or any other computer- or tech-related matters. After reviewing your tech issues or computer project goals, the instructors will provide you with a 20-minute private session via GoToMeeting.

Click on the link below to select your 20-minute appointment in Picktime, an online scheduling platform. You will receive an email confirmation once your request is submitted.

https://www.picktime.com/36e7a7ce-38bc-4baa-98c0-11b12c4f9abd

You may sign up for only ONE session for the month. If spaces are available, registrants may be offered additional sessions.

Registrants are encouraged to verify their computer’s compatibility with GoToMeeting. Visit https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check to perform a fast system check.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit, Crochet, Et Cetera! (VIRTUAL)

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday January 22, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Excel 1 (Virtual)

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!

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
There are 24 spaces available.

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!

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Declutter in 2022: Maximize Your Storage and What to Store Where (VIRTUAL)

Make 2022 your most organized year yet! Join best-selling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak for this program when she helps you figure out what to keep and where to keep it. She'll share her most clever storage tips to maximize the storage space in your home. Then join Jamie for a jumpstart when she guides you through a tiny tidy up, live!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Make 2022 your most organized year yet! Join best-selling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak for this program when she helps you figure out what to keep and where to keep it. She'll share her most clever storage tips to maximize the storage space in your home. Then join Jamie for a jumpstart when she guides you through a tiny tidy up, live!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Excel 2 (Virtual)

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
There are 26 spaces available.

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 26 spaces available.

Sunday January 23, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through January 23, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence, and West Windsor Branches will also have Sunday pick-up hours from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Those four branches will also offer holiday hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17 from 10:00am to 4:30pm..

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Monday January 24, 2022

Join Miss Molly for storytime and a craft! For ages 2-5 years, with an adult to supervise. Please bring your own seating. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. All library guests (ages 2and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Molly for storytime and a craft! For ages 2-5 years, with an adult to supervise. Please bring your own seating. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors. All library guests (ages 2and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Indoor STEM Activity for Preschoolers: Snowstorm in a Jar

A cool winter experiment that is a great way to learn about weather and density! All materials will be supplied by the Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

A cool winter experiment that is a great way to learn about weather and density! All materials will be supplied by the Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Babytime

Children ages 6 months - 24 months, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for a safe and physically distanced program. Come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. Please bring shakers/instruments and scarves/towels for this program. If the weather is nice, we may hold this program outdoors.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
Registration will begin on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM     

Children ages 6 months - 24 months, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for a safe and physically distanced program. Come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. Please bring shakers/instruments and scarves/towels for this program. If the weather is nice, we may hold this program outdoors.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


Registration will begin on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Little Steamers I

This program is for children ages 2 - 4 years, with a caregiver. Little Steamers is a club for children ages 2-4 that focuses on experimental learning in the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. All geared toward toddlers. Each week, toddlers will build, experiement, investigate and have fun while exploring a new topic. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 4 spaces available.

This program is for children ages 2 - 4 years, with a caregiver. Little Steamers is a club for children ages 2-4 that focuses on experimental learning in the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. All geared toward toddlers. Each week, toddlers will build, experiement, investigate and have fun while exploring a new topic. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Messy Monday (Session 1)

Children, ages 5 and under, are welcome indoors for a fun and messy free style painting program that will explore different styles of process art. Please dress for a mess!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Children, ages 5 and under, are welcome indoors for a fun and messy free style painting program that will explore different styles of process art. Please dress for a mess!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Storytime (Session 1)

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.  

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.  

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Book Club: His Truth Is Marching On

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham. A biography about the life and accomplishments of John Lewis, U.S. Congressman and civil rights activist, who fought for justice in America from the 1950's to his death on July 17, 2020. He was prominent in the civil rights movement to end legalized segregation in the United States and served in many capacities, including a leading role in organizing the 1963 March on Washington.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham. A biography about the life and accomplishments of John Lewis, U.S. Congressman and civil rights activist, who fought for justice in America from the 1950's to his death on July 17, 2020. He was prominent in the civil rights movement to end legalized segregation in the United States and served in many capacities, including a leading role in organizing the 1963 March on Washington.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PowerPoint 1 (In Person)

(This is the first part of a two-part class.)  Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Strong Word skills recommended!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

(This is the first part of a two-part class.)  Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Strong Word skills recommended!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PowerPoint 1 (Virtual)

(This is the first part of a two-part class.) Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Strong Word skills recommended!

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel. 

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
There are 30 spaces available.

(This is the first part of a two-part class.) Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Strong Word skills recommended!

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel. 

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Baby Storytime

Join Miss Caitlin for Baby Storytime. This thirty-minute program will be a mix of classic nursery rhymes, lap bounces, reading, singing, and dancing. The suggested age for this program is children 1 - 24 months old with a caregiver. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete your registration with the name and age of your child/children. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Join Miss Caitlin for Baby Storytime. This thirty-minute program will be a mix of classic nursery rhymes, lap bounces, reading, singing, and dancing. The suggested age for this program is children 1 - 24 months old with a caregiver. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete your registration with the name and age of your child/children. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Painting Station

Indoor painting station for children ages 2 and up. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Indoor painting station for children ages 2 and up. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Nonfiction Book Club

Join us we read and discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Join us we read and discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Little Steamers II

This program is for children ages 2 - 4 years, with a caregiver. Little Steamers is a club for children ages 2-4 that focuses on experimental learning in the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts and mathmatics. All geared toward toddlers. Each week, toddlers will build, experiement, investigate and have fun while exploring a new topic. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 2 spaces available.

This program is for children ages 2 - 4 years, with a caregiver. Little Steamers is a club for children ages 2-4 that focuses on experimental learning in the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts and mathmatics. All geared toward toddlers. Each week, toddlers will build, experiement, investigate and have fun while exploring a new topic. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 2 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Messy Monday (Session 2)

Children, ages 5 and under, are welcome indoors for a fun and messy free style painting program that will explore different styles of process art. Please dress for a mess!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Children, ages 5 and under, are welcome indoors for a fun and messy free style painting program that will explore different styles of process art. Please dress for a mess!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Storytime (Session 2)

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PowerPoint 2 (In Person)

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

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@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, transitions, and much more. Take PowerPoint 1 first. Strong Word skills recommended!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PowerPoint 2 (Virtual)

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
There are 29 spaces available.

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 29 spaces available.

 

Use translucent kite paper to fold window stars with Miss Molly. These stars will add a cheerful, colorful glow to your home during the gray days of winter. For children ages 5-12, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Use translucent kite paper to fold window stars with Miss Molly. These stars will add a cheerful, colorful glow to your home during the gray days of winter. For children ages 5-12, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Indoor Crafternoon: Winter Tree Collage

Join us today to make a Winter Tree Collage! We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session. Suggested for children, ages 3 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us today to make a Winter Tree Collage! We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session. Suggested for children, ages 3 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation (VIRTUAL)

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Indoor Crafternoon: Winter Tree Collage

Join us today to make a Winter Tree Collage! Suggested for children, ages 3 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us today to make a Winter Tree Collage! Suggested for children, ages 3 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Indoor School-age STEAM: Snowstorm in a Jar

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for an indoor STEAM program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for an indoor STEAM program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Indoor Messy Club

This program is intended for children ages 6 and older. Messy Club is back and messier than ever! This is a program geared for children ages 6 & up who like to have fun creating but don’t want to color within the lines. Each session you will explore a new medium of messiness. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 4 spaces available.

This program is intended for children ages 6 and older. Messy Club is back and messier than ever! This is a program geared for children ages 6 & up who like to have fun creating but don’t want to color within the lines. Each session you will explore a new medium of messiness. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Indoor Slime Time

Get ready for some hands-on fun!  Today we will be making snowy slime! Dress for a mess! For children ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Get ready for some hands-on fun!  Today we will be making snowy slime! Dress for a mess! For children ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor Makerspace Mondays: Snowy Day Collage

Tweens and teens, ages 10 and up, are welcome to join us indoors for a hands-on program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Tweens and teens, ages 10 and up, are welcome to join us indoors for a hands-on program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday January 25, 2022

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. Recommended for ages 6-24 months. Family groups will sit together. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family, and limit the number of participants to no more than 5 per family group. If unable to attend, please call to cancel. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 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. Recommended for ages 6-24 months. Family groups will sit together. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family, and limit the number of participants to no more than 5 per family group. If unable to attend, please call to cancel. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor ABC Play Time
For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Storytime

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a physically distanced indoor storytime. If the weather is nice, we may hold this program outdoors.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
Registration will begin on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a physically distanced indoor storytime. If the weather is nice, we may hold this program outdoors.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


Registration will begin on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Storytime (Session 1)

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for an indoor storytime with books and songs. Children will receive a take-home craft at the end of the program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for an indoor storytime with books and songs. Children will receive a take-home craft at the end of the program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Toddler Rock (Session 1)

Too old for Babytime and not quite ready to sit through a Storytime? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggested for children, ages 12 mos. to 3 yrs.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Babytime and not quite ready to sit through a Storytime? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggested for children, ages 12 mos. to 3 yrs.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Build-a-Snowman BINGO

For ages 4 and up. Play Build-a-Snowman BINGO to win small prizes.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT: Christine Crawford  609-883-5914
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

For ages 4 and up. Play Build-a-Snowman BINGO to win small prizes.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Group (VIRTUAL)

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join a librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join a librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Storytime

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, with a take-home craft. Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, with a take-home craft. Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Toddler Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Little Explorers

Children ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a safe, indoor and physically distanced science program. If the weather is nice, we may hold this program outdoors.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
Registration will begin on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

Children ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a safe, indoor and physically distanced science program. If the weather is nice, we may hold this program outdoors.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


Registration will begin on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM     

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Storytime (Session 2)

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for an indoor storytime with books and songs. Children will receive a take-home craft at the end of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for an indoor storytime with books and songs. Children will receive a take-home craft at the end of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Toddler Rock (Session 2)

Too old for Babytime and not quite ready to sit through a Storytime? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggested for children, ages 12 mos. to 3 yrs.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Babytime and not quite ready to sit through a Storytime? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggested for children, ages 12 mos. to 3 yrs.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Crochet & Knit Corner

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome! 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome! 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Indoor Build-a-Snowman BINGO

For ages 4 and up. Play Build-a-Snowman BINGO to win small prizes.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT: Christine Crawford  609-883-5914
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

For ages 4 and up. Play Build-a-Snowman BINGO to win small prizes.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Indoor Crafternoon: Winter Tree Collage

Join us today to make a Winter Tree Collage! Suggested for children, ages 3 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us today to make a Winter Tree Collage! Suggested for children, ages 3 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Indoor Crafternoon: Winter Tree Collage

Join us today to make a Winter Tree Collage! Suggested for children, ages 3 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us today to make a Winter Tree Collage! Suggested for children, ages 3 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Indoor Kids Knitting

January is a perfect time to learn a new skill. This knitting club is for kids, tweens and teens and open to all skill levels. The first time you attend, you will receive a knitting starter kit with needles and enough yarn for a small project. Miss Caitlin will teach you how to knit, and coach you along as you gain confidence knitting and purling.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 11 spaces available.

January is a perfect time to learn a new skill. This knitting club is for kids, tweens and teens and open to all skill levels. The first time you attend, you will receive a knitting starter kit with needles and enough yarn for a small project. Miss Caitlin will teach you how to knit, and coach you along as you gain confidence knitting and purling.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 11 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Word 4 (In Person)

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

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 6 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 required.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Word 4 (Virtual)

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
There are 29 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 required.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CANCELED: Trivia Night

We apologize; this branch program has been canceled. Please visit MCLS' Faceboook page at 7:00 p.m. for Tuesday Trivia on the first and third Tuesdays of the month!

Join us for an evening of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids 10 and over are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to 5 adult members). 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please include team name and number of team members when registering. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Programming Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org

We apologize; this branch program has been canceled. Please visit MCLS' Faceboook page at 7:00 p.m. for Tuesday Trivia on the first and third Tuesdays of the month!

Join us for an evening of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids 10 and over are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to 5 adult members). 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please include team name and number of team members when registering. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programming Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor Adult Book Discussion Group

Join us and discuss The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Join us and discuss The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor Novel Narrators

Do you enjoy reading aloud or being read a story? Do you want to practice your out-loud reading skills in a relaxed environment? Join Novel Narrators, where participants will take turns reading aloud. Hickory Corner librarian and read-aloud enthusiast Chip McAuley will facilitate the readings. The first book we will read together is the classic adventure The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

Do you enjoy reading aloud or being read a story? Do you want to practice your out-loud reading skills in a relaxed environment? Join Novel Narrators, where participants will take turns reading aloud. Hickory Corner librarian and read-aloud enthusiast Chip McAuley will facilitate the readings. The first book we will read together is the classic adventure The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday January 26, 2022
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9:35 AM - 10:05 AM
Indoor Babytime

Children, ages birth to 2 1/2, with a caregiver are welcome for physically distanced stories, songs and play. We may move the storytime outdoors if weather permits.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Children, ages birth to 2 1/2, with a caregiver are welcome for physically distanced stories, songs and play. We may move the storytime outdoors if weather permits.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Discovery Time: Create a Snowstorm in a Jar (Session 1)

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are invited indoors for a program focusing on the various elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each child attending. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another child. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are invited indoors for a program focusing on the various elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each child attending. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another child. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Story Time

Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes. Each child will get a craft kit to take home and complete. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes. Each child will get a craft kit to take home and complete. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Storytime

Join Miss Pam for indoor storytime and a craft. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. If you are more than 15 minutes late your spot may be given to someone else

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Pam for indoor storytime and a craft. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. If you are more than 15 minutes late your spot may be given to someone else

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Excel 4 (In Person)

Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required. Learn how to sort and filter your data, then insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required. Learn how to sort and filter your data, then insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Excel 4 (Virtual)

Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required. Learn how to sort and filter your data, then insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information. 

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
There are 30 spaces available.

Proficiency in Excel 1, Excel 2, & Excel 3 required. Learn how to sort and filter your data, then insert pivot tables to create dynamic views of important information. 

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 30 spaces available.

 

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books, songs, nursery shymes, Puppets and felt board figures are shared with group. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggested for children ages 2 years old and under.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books, songs, nursery shymes, Puppets and felt board figures are shared with group. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggested for children ages 2 years old and under.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Preschool Storytime

Join us as we listen to books, dance to songs, do fingerplays and make a craft. Ages 3-5 years, with a caregiver. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us as we listen to books, dance to songs, do fingerplays and make a craft. Ages 3-5 years, with a caregiver. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Discovery Time: Create a Snowstorm in a Jar (Session 2)

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are invited indoors for a program focusing on the various elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each child attending. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another child. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are invited indoors for a program focusing on the various elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each child attending. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another child. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Music and Movement

Join Miss Susan for Music and Movement action rhymes program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Join Miss Susan for Music and Movement action rhymes program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Avoiding Securities Fraud (LIVESTREAM @ BRANCH)

Reserve a seat at the Robbinsville Branch to attend a livestream of a presentation by Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General. Ms. Ferris-Waks provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period will follow the formal presentation.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Reserve a seat at the Robbinsville Branch to attend a livestream of a presentation by Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General. Ms. Ferris-Waks provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period will follow the formal presentation.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Avoiding Securities Fraud (LIVESTREAM @ BRANCH)

Reserve a seat at the Twin Rivers Branch to attend a livestream of a presentation by Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General. Ms. Ferris-Waks provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period will follow the formal presentation.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-448-0478  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 23 spaces available.

Reserve a seat at the Twin Rivers Branch to attend a livestream of a presentation by Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General. Ms. Ferris-Waks provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period will follow the formal presentation.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.448.0478
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Avoiding Securities Fraud (VIRTUAL)

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period will follow the formal presentation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides information to make investors pro-active financial consumers. Avoiding Securities Fraud includes an overview of the various types of investment scams and teaches investors to recognize the red flags of investment fraud. A Q&A period will follow the formal presentation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Indoor Library Drawing Party

Adults are welcome for a safe, physically distant Library Drawing Party at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Upon arrival attendees will be assigned a space to sit for the duration of the program. Sanitized clipboards, paper and colored pencils will be provided for the duration of the program. Please do not share materials between groups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials, including clipboards.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

Adults are welcome for a safe, physically distant Library Drawing Party at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Upon arrival attendees will be assigned a space to sit for the duration of the program. Sanitized clipboards, paper and colored pencils will be provided for the duration of the program. Please do not share materials between groups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials, including clipboards.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Windows 11 (In Person)

Watch a live demonstration of Windows 11, the new edition of Windows. Explore changes to the Start Menu, Settings, and more.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Watch a live demonstration of Windows 11, the new edition of Windows. Explore changes to the Start Menu, Settings, and more.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Seats will be physically distanced.
  • All equipment and seating areas will be cleaned and sanitized between classes.
  • All in-person attendees are required to wear masks.

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Windows 11 (Virtual)

Watch a live demonstration of Windows 11, the new edition of Windows. Explore changes to the Start Menu, Settings, and more.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-883-8292  techclass@mcl.org
There are 28 spaces available.

Watch a live demonstration of Windows 11, the new edition of Windows. Explore changes to the Start Menu, Settings, and more.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.883.8292
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Indoor Wednesday Film Festival

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) starring Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Steve Carell, Melanie Lynskey, Roger Aaron Brown, Brad Morris, Nancy Carell. Rated R, 101 minutes. As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 24 spaces available.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) starring Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Steve Carell, Melanie Lynskey, Roger Aaron Brown, Brad Morris, Nancy Carell. Rated R, 101 minutes. As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.275.8901
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 24 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Current Events Chat

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM
Indoor Frozen Paper Plate Snow Globe

Make a DIY Frozen-themed snow globe out of a paper plate! Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, youngest with a caregiver. Families will sit together. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family.  If unable to attend, please call to cancel. Please limit the number of participants to no more than 5 per family group.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Make a DIY Frozen-themed snow globe out of a paper plate! Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, youngest with a caregiver. Families will sit together. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family.  If unable to attend, please call to cancel. Please limit the number of participants to no more than 5 per family group.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Indoor Teen STEAM

If you are a teen and enjoy science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, then this is the program for you. This program is intended for teens ages 12 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 8 spaces available.

If you are a teen and enjoy science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, then this is the program for you. This program is intended for teens ages 12 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Indoor Pillow Making for Tweens/Teens

Join Miss Chetna and Miss Sue for a demonstration on how to sew and make a pillow. Participants will be able to hone their new sewing skill at home. Pillow stuffing will be provided! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Join Miss Chetna and Miss Sue for a demonstration on how to sew and make a pillow. Participants will be able to hone their new sewing skill at home. Pillow stuffing will be provided! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Indoor Tween Craft: Lunar New Year Dragon

Join us at Hopewell Branch to learn how to make the take-home craft of the week at this indoor creation station. This week we will make a festive dragon to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Tweens, teens and their families are welcome.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us at Hopewell Branch to learn how to make the take-home craft of the week at this indoor creation station. This week we will make a festive dragon to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Tweens, teens and their families are welcome.  

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Indoor Teen Craft: Single Seam Beanie

Make your own warm, fun beanie cap to wear this winter. All materials will be provided. Ages 12 and up.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

Make your own warm, fun beanie cap to wear this winter. All materials will be provided. Ages 12 and up.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Indoor Frozen Paper Plate Snow Globe

Make a DIY Frozen-themed snow globe out of a paper plate!  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, youngest with a caregiver. Families will sit together. Please limit the number of participants to no more than 5 per family group. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family. If unable to attend, please call to cancel.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Make a DIY Frozen-themed snow globe out of a paper plate!  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, youngest with a caregiver. Families will sit together. Please limit the number of participants to no more than 5 per family group. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family. If unable to attend, please call to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Indoor Beginner Coding with mTiny Robots

Children ages 4 to 7 are welcome to join us to learn beginner coding using mTiny Robots.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Children ages 4 to 7 are welcome to join us to learn beginner coding using mTiny Robots.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday January 27, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor ABC Play Time
For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 12:00 AM     
For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess!

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 12:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Babytime (Session 1)

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a program specifically focused for babies and young toddler. Please bring your own scarf, towel, or small blanket for this program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM     

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a program specifically focused for babies and young toddler. Please bring your own scarf, towel, or small blanket for this program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indoor Storytime (Session 1)

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Cook Talks: Preparing Dumplings for Chinese New Year

The Year of the Tiger begins on Tuesday, February 1st with the Lunar New Year. In China, tigers symbolize power, energy, courage, and personal strength. Dumpling (Jiǎozi ) is a classic lucky food for Lunar New Year. It can be made to look like Chinese silver ingots which signifies prosperity. Cooking dumplings together brings good fortune, family togetherness, and successful teamwork. Join Reference Librarians Sharon Wang and Donna Wolfe to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger as they demonstrate how to make Chinese dumplings from scratch.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

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

The Year of the Tiger begins on Tuesday, February 1st with the Lunar New Year. In China, tigers symbolize power, energy, courage, and personal strength. Dumpling (Jiǎozi ) is a classic lucky food for Lunar New Year. It can be made to look like Chinese silver ingots which signifies prosperity. Cooking dumplings together brings good fortune, family togetherness, and successful teamwork. Join Reference Librarians Sharon Wang and Donna Wolfe to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger as they demonstrate how to make Chinese dumplings from scratch.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Indoor Babytime

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Toddler Storytime

Bring your toddler and join us as we listen to books, dance to songs, do fingerplays and make a craft. Ages 2-4 years, with a caregiver. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Bring your toddler and join us as we listen to books, dance to songs, do fingerplays and make a craft. Ages 2-4 years, with a caregiver. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Programming Staff
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Indoor Storytime

Children, ages 2-6, with a caregiver are welcome for a physically distanced storytime including stories, songs and a craft. We may move ths program outside if the weather permits. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child.

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Children, ages 2-6, with a caregiver are welcome for a physically distanced storytime including stories, songs and a craft. We may move ths program outside if the weather permits. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child.

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Babytime (Session 2)

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a program specifically focused for babies and young toddler. Please bring your own scarf, towel, or small blanket for this program. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM     

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a program specifically focused for babies and young toddler. Please bring your own scarf, towel, or small blanket for this program. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant and only register for one session. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


Registration will begin on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Romp and Stomp

Children ages 2 - 5 years old, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for a physically distanced indoor program. Come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Michelle. If the weather is nice, we may hold this program outdoors.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
Registration will begin on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM     

Children ages 2 - 5 years old, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for a physically distanced indoor program. Come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Michelle. If the weather is nice, we may hold this program outdoors.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


Registration will begin on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Indoor Storytime (Session 2)

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. We will have two sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
An Indoor Afternoon at the Movies - News of the World

News of the World (2020) Starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Marvel. Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 59 minutes.
War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd embarks on a new mission five years after the conclusion of the Civil War.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.
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