MCLS Events and Programs

This page is updated frequently and new events may be added daily.

Saturday June 12, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement for Kids

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children.

Watch the most recent episode of the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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11:00 AM
Outdoor Mini Scientists: Learn about Birds!

Learn all about birds!!  Join us for a fun, hands-on science program!  For ages 2-5 years, with an adult to supervise.

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 canceled.

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
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Learn all about birds!!  Join us for a fun, hands-on science program!  For ages 2-5 years, with an adult to supervise.

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 canceled.

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
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM
Origami Flowers in Upcycled Vases (Outdoors)

Join Miss Molly to color a flip book.  Then flip through the pages to watch your animated plant grow from a tiny sprout into a beautiful flower. All ages (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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family coming together. Please phone if you cannot make it so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  (609) 883-8295
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Join Miss Molly to color a flip book.  Then flip through the pages to watch your animated plant grow from a tiny sprout into a beautiful flower. All ages (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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family coming together. Please phone if you cannot make it so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  (609) 883.8295
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: The Perfect Summer (2013)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

The Perfect Summer (2013) -- After Jake’s father dies, his mother uproots them from Chicago to a small beach on the East Coast where his grandfather lives and surfing is the essence of life. This new beginning for both of them doesn’t come without turbulence, but the experience is all worth it.

Find The Perfect Summer on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11951929

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

The Perfect Summer (2013) -- After Jake’s father dies, his mother uproots them from Chicago to a small beach on the East Coast where his grandfather lives and surfing is the essence of life. This new beginning for both of them doesn’t come without turbulence, but the experience is all worth it.

Find The Perfect Summer on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11951929

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday June 13, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create a...” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday June 14, 2021
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10:00 AM
CANCELED: Outdoor Storytime (ages 2-5)

This program was canceled as of June 11th. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-882-9246
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This program was canceled as of June 11th. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.882.9246
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime at the Hopewell Branch. 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. Please bring folding chairs or blanket for your family. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration 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.
  • 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 canceled.

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
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime at the Hopewell Branch. 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. Please bring folding chairs or blanket for your family. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration 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.
  • 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 canceled.

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
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Class: Windows Essentials

Work with the Windows 10 environment. Use the many features of the Start Menu. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 10.

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
There are 28 spaces available.

Work with the Windows 10 environment. Use the many features of the Start Menu. Rename, move and delete files and folders using Windows 10.

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
   classreg@mcl.org

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Movement Monday

Join us at the Twin Rivers branch for a half-hour of fun activities to get you moving and grooving! Suggested for children, ages 2-5.

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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to event and is limited to 7 families.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Join us at the Twin Rivers branch for a half-hour of fun activities to get you moving and grooving! Suggested for children, ages 2-5.

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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to event and is limited to 7 families.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

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

Learn songs and rhymes!  Stories and take-home craft!  Suggested for children, ages 2-5 years.

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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes!  Stories and take-home craft!  Suggested for children, ages 2-5 years.

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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Romp & Stomp

Children ages 2 - 5 years old, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor, and physically distanced program at the Robbinsville Branch. Come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Michelle. Please bring folding chairs or blanket and shakers/instruments 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Youth Services Staff  609-259-2150
There are 3 spaces available.

Children ages 2 - 5 years old, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor, and physically distanced program at the Robbinsville Branch. Come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Michelle. Please bring folding chairs or blanket and shakers/instruments 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Youth Services Staff
  609.259.2150
  


There are 3 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Join us at the West Windsor Branch for an outdoors, physically distanced, storytime for ages 2-5! We will be reading pictures books and singing and dancing along to music. Children will recieve 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.
  • 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 canceled.

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

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462
There are 5 spaces available.

Join us at the West Windsor Branch for an outdoors, physically distanced, storytime for ages 2-5! We will be reading pictures books and singing and dancing along to music. Children will recieve 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.
  • 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 canceled.

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

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.0462
  


There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Computer Class: Word 2

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

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
There are 29 spaces available.

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

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
   classreg@mcl.org

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
ESL Conversation Outdoors

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. One of the Hickory Corner Branch librarians will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence). We'll meet in the parking lot on Mondays, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Adult Programs  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 5 spaces available.

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. One of the Hickory Corner Branch librarians will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence). We'll meet in the parking lot on Mondays, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Adult Programs
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 5 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Conversation Café

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us at MCLS' virtual Conversation Café to discuss a thought provoking topic. At the beginning of each Conversation Café, a question will be posted on our Facebook page. Once the question is posted, feel free to join in on the conversation and let us know what you think. An MCLS librarian will be online from 3:30-4:30pm for each Café to facilitate and participate in the chat.

Please remember Conversation Café is hosted on MCLS' public Facebook page. We kindly ask participants to share responses in a polite and respectful manner.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

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: Mercer County Library 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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor STEM Program

Science experiments and math problems that challenge your thinking! Suggested for children, ages 6-10 years.

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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Science experiments and math problems that challenge your thinking! Suggested for children, ages 6-10 years.

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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
CANCELED: Outdoor Activity: Pokemon Splatter Art

This program has been cenceled as of June 11. We apologize for any convenience. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This program has been cenceled as of June 11. We apologize for any convenience. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pods & Ends: A Podcast Discussion Group

Lend us your ears for our new podcast discussion group.  Each month we'll link to an episode of a podcast for you to listen to before the group meets. At our gathering, we'll share any new insight garnered from the podcast episode.  This month we'll discuss: "The Walls Close In" from the podcast, This American Life.  Find it wherever you get your podcasts or listen onlinePlease feel free to bring your own blanket or folding chair; we will be sitting outside on the grass between the library and the high school's turf field.

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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Lend us your ears for our new podcast discussion group.  Each month we'll link to an episode of a podcast for you to listen to before the group meets. At our gathering, we'll share any new insight garnered from the podcast episode.  This month we'll discuss: "The Walls Close In" from the podcast, This American Life.  Find it wherever you get your podcasts or listen onlinePlease feel free to bring your own blanket or folding chair; we will be sitting outside on the grass between the library and the high school's turf field.

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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Managing Hip and Knee Arthritis

Arthritis can be a pain in the "butt"..Literally! Learn how innovative strategies are being employed to enable patients who undergo hip and knee replacement surgery to go home the very same day as their surgery. Please join Brian M. Culp, MD, specializing in orthopaedic surgery, and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health (part of the Jim Craige Center for joint replacement), where he discusses some of the novel aspects of hip and knee replacement that can let a patient avoid an overnight stay.

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: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Arthritis can be a pain in the "butt"..Literally! Learn how innovative strategies are being employed to enable patients who undergo hip and knee replacement surgery to go home the very same day as their surgery. Please join Brian M. Culp, MD, specializing in orthopaedic surgery, and a member of the Medical Staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health (part of the Jim Craige Center for joint replacement), where he discusses some of the novel aspects of hip and knee replacement that can let a patient avoid an overnight stay.

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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday June 15, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime (new time)

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a safe, outdoor storytime at the Hickory Corner Branch.  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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a safe, outdoor storytime at the Hickory Corner Branch.  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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Toddler Rock (ages 12 mos. - 3 yrs.)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us at the Hopewell Branch for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Please bring a folding chair or blanket for your family.  Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggested for children, ages 12 months to 3 years.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us at the Hopewell Branch for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Please bring a folding chair or blanket for your family.  Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggested for children, ages 12 months to 3 years.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's Talk! Adult ESL Conversation Group

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. Each week we will discuss a particular 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: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. Each week we will discuss a particular 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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM
CANCELED: Meditation for Dealing with the Stress of Modern Life

The ancient tradition of meditation has become even more valuable for people of our modern times. People today still face a great deal of turmoil in their private lives and in the world, however meditation is a tool that can be used to cope with the challenges of everyday life and reduce stress. There are many benefits that come from meditation on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. During this engaging workshop you will learn a simple time-tested technique and even have the chance to try this out!  Please join Jim Rose, long time meditator and retired executive with Johnson & Johnson for this powerful workshop. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Ewing Branch Adult Programs  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
The registration period has ended.

The ancient tradition of meditation has become even more valuable for people of our modern times. People today still face a great deal of turmoil in their private lives and in the world, however meditation is a tool that can be used to cope with the challenges of everyday life and reduce stress. There are many benefits that come from meditation on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. During this engaging workshop you will learn a simple time-tested technique and even have the chance to try this out!  Please join Jim Rose, long time meditator and retired executive with Johnson & Johnson for this powerful workshop. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Branch Adult Programs
  
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

The registration period has ended.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Story Time

Join us for an outdoor, physically distanced half-hour of stories and movement, plus a take-home craft, at the Twin Rivers Branch. Appropriate for ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.  We will be meeting at the sidewalk at the far end of the building, near the field.  Caregivers are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Registration is mandatory and limited to 7 families.  Please complete one registration for families attending together (do not register each child individually). Library programs are free and open to all.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

Join us for an outdoor, physically distanced half-hour of stories and movement, plus a take-home craft, at the Twin Rivers Branch. Appropriate for ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.  We will be meeting at the sidewalk at the far end of the building, near the field.  Caregivers are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Registration is mandatory and limited to 7 families.  Please complete one registration for families attending together (do not register each child individually). Library programs are free and open to all.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor, and physically distanced storytime at the Robbinsville Branch. Please bring folding chairs or blanket.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Youth Services Staff  609-259-2150
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor, and physically distanced storytime at the Robbinsville Branch. Please bring folding chairs or blanket.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Youth Services Staff
  609.259.2150
  


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM
CANCELED: Outdoor Teddy Bear Storytime

This program was canceled as of June 11, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This program was canceled as of June 11, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Outdoor 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Adult Programs  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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Adult Programs
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trivia Tuesdays w/ Tom

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for Trivia Tuesdays. Play along at home and see how you do!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday June 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Class: Excel 2

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

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
There are 25 spaces available.

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

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
   classreg@mcl.org

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Feature on New Picture Books

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

This episode: Join Miss Connie from the Hopewell Branch as we look at some new fiction picture books that we have in the library system!

Watch the latest episode for the Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

This episode: Join Miss Connie from the Hopewell Branch as we look at some new fiction picture books that we have in the library system!

Watch the latest episode for the Feature on New Books video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Songs & Stories in the Sun

Come enjoy a physically distanced, outdoor song & story time program at the Hightstown Branch. Children ages 5 and under will enjoy action rhymes, songs, and a story. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required and begins the previous Wednesday. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Come enjoy a physically distanced, outdoor song & story time program at the Hightstown Branch. Children ages 5 and under will enjoy action rhymes, songs, and a story. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required and begins the previous Wednesday. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

Adults are welcome for a safe, outdoor, physically distant Library Drawing Party at the Lawrence Headquarters BranchTry 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. Bringing your own folding chair is recommended. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is set for June 23, 12:00 p.m.

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 rain date is set for June 23, 12:00 p.m..

Registration is required prior to the event and limited to six people.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Adults are welcome for a safe, outdoor, physically distant Library Drawing Party at the Lawrence Headquarters BranchTry 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. Bringing your own folding chair is recommended. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is set for June 23, 12:00 p.m.

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 rain date is set for June 23, 12:00 p.m..

Registration is required prior to the event and limited to six people.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gardening Book Group: The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's book, The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.

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: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's book, The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.

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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Computer Class: Google Docs

Type, format, and edit a simple document using this free word processing program. Note: Internet access and a free Google account are required to use Google Apps.

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
There are 26 spaces available.

Type, format, and edit a simple document using this free word processing program. Note: Internet access and a free Google account are required to use Google Apps.

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
   classreg@mcl.org

There are 26 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Outdoor 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Adult Programs  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 11 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.
  • 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 canceled.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Adult Programs
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 11 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outdoor Graphic Novel Book Club

Do you enjoy graphic novels and comics? Join Miss Jamie for an hour to discuss your favorite graphic novels. Maybe you'll pick up some new favorites too! Ages 8-12.

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to event and is limited to 10 people.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Do you enjoy graphic novels and comics? Join Miss Jamie for an hour to discuss your favorite graphic novels. Maybe you'll pick up some new favorites too! Ages 8-12.

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to event and is limited to 10 people.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM
Outdoor Activity: Watermelon Pinwheels (ages 6-11)

Make a watermelon pinwheel!  Perfect for the summer.  For ages 6-11 years, with an adult to supervise. This program will be held outside.  Please bring your own chairs or blanket.  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.
  • 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 canceled.

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-882-9246
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

Make a watermelon pinwheel!  Perfect for the summer.  For ages 6-11 years, with an adult to supervise. This program will be held outside.  Please bring your own chairs or blanket.  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.
  • 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 canceled.

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

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.882.9246
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM
Outdoor Activity: Pokemon Splatter Art

Create a paint silhouette of your favorite Pokemon!  Suggested for kids ages 5 years old and up.  We will be painting so dress for a mess!

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 canceled.

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
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

Create a paint silhouette of your favorite Pokemon!  Suggested for kids ages 5 years old and up.  We will be painting so dress for a mess!

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 canceled.

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
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Outdoor Evening Storytime

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a safe, outdoor evening storytime at the Hickory Corner Branch.  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.
  • 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 canceled.

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330
There are 8 spaces available.

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a safe, outdoor evening storytime at the Hickory Corner Branch.  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.
  • 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 canceled.

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

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Drawing Party w/ Julia

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for a Library Drawing Party! Have your friends and family 'meet' you on MCL's facebook page every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, to follow along and try out your artistic talents as Julia teaches you how to draw new images each week. Then, we invite you to share your finished artwork with everyone in the comments section! This event is recommended for all ages.

Watch this week's video on our YouTube Channel.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Thursday June 17, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Baby Time (new time)

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a safe, outdoor prorgram at the Hickory Corner Branch specifically focused for babies and young toddler. Please bring your own scarf, towel, or small blanket for this 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330
There are 3 spaces available.

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a safe, outdoor prorgram at the Hickory Corner Branch specifically focused for babies and young toddler. Please bring your own scarf, towel, or small blanket for this 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  


There are 3 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Explorers Outdoors

Children ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor and physically distanced program about balance at the Robbinsville Branch.  Please bring folding chairs or a blanket. 

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Youth Services Staff  609-259-2150
There are 5 spaces available.

Children ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor and physically distanced program about balance at the Robbinsville Branch.  Please bring folding chairs or a blanket. 

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Youth Services Staff
  609.259.2150
  


There are 5 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime at the Hopewell Branch. 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. Please bring folding chairs or a blanket for your family. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime at the Hopewell Branch. 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. Please bring folding chairs or a blanket for your family. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Coloring

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Take some time to relax and get creative! Coloring pages will be avalable on MCLS' Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.  Print out some of these awesome images and use color pencils, markers, or your computer to color them in. There are no rules, so go wild and feel free to color outside of the lines. Feel free to share your finished pieces with us!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
What If the Letters Were Animals?

Join us each week throughout the summer and practice your alphabet as we share fingerplays, challenges, and disguise each letter as an animal. Feel free to show us your creations or finished challenges by sharing them on social media - tag us @mclsnj and use #mclscrafts! Don't forget to visit the library to check out some related books and have your very own DIY Storytime.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us each week throughout the summer and practice your alphabet as we share fingerplays, challenges, and disguise each letter as an animal. Feel free to show us your creations or finished challenges by sharing them on social media - tag us @mclsnj and use #mclscrafts! Don't forget to visit the library to check out some related books and have your very own DIY Storytime.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Healthy Skin and Sun Safety

Join Alexa Hetzel, M.S, PA-C, for this informative session on skin cancer and skin care. Learn about what effects the sun has on the skin, sun protection and other tips for healthy skin.

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: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Alexa Hetzel, M.S, PA-C, for this informative session on skin cancer and skin care. Learn about what effects the sun has on the skin, sun protection and other tips for healthy skin.

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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women on Wheels: Bicycling in the Gilded Age

Is it surprising that in the 1890s conservatives panicked at visions of women riding alone, with other women, or with unsuitable men, and campaigned to stop them? Some claimed that women would damage themselves by acquiring a "bicycle face," or would get sexual pleasure from bicycling - and thus ruin their reproductive capacities. When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony thought bicycling had "done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world." Other suffragists praised bicycling as a road to fuller citizenship for women: women would travel more widely on their own, and would learn a larger sense of responsibility to their fellow travelers. Join us as Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of two prize-winning books, Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance and The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture explains how women of the Gilded Age found freedom through bicycling and why it still matters today.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch, the Friends of the West Windsor Branch, and the Hightstown Library Association.

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

Is it surprising that in the 1890s conservatives panicked at visions of women riding alone, with other women, or with unsuitable men, and campaigned to stop them? Some claimed that women would damage themselves by acquiring a "bicycle face," or would get sexual pleasure from bicycling - and thus ruin their reproductive capacities. When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony thought bicycling had "done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world." Other suffragists praised bicycling as a road to fuller citizenship for women: women would travel more widely on their own, and would learn a larger sense of responsibility to their fellow travelers. Join us as Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of two prize-winning books, Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance and The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture explains how women of the Gilded Age found freedom through bicycling and why it still matters today.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch, the Friends of the West Windsor Branch, and the Hightstown Library Association.

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 June 18, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Concert w/ Tim Hoh Music for Kids

Children are welcome for a safe, outdoor concert with Tim Hoh Music for Kids at the Hickory Corner Branch! Upon arrival, you will be directed where to park and your group will be assigned a place to sit for the duration of the concert. Please bring your own chairs and shakers/instruments. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is set for June 25, 10:00 a.m.

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.
  • 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 rain date is set for June 25, 10:00 a.m.
 

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330
There are 12 spaces available.

Children are welcome for a safe, outdoor concert with Tim Hoh Music for Kids at the Hickory Corner Branch! Upon arrival, you will be directed where to park and your group will be assigned a place to sit for the duration of the concert. Please bring your own chairs and shakers/instruments. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is set for June 25, 10:00 a.m.

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.
  • 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 rain date is set for June 25, 10:00 a.m.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  


There are 12 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Private Computer Class 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 computer instructors 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 reserve your 20-minute appointment in Picktime, an online scheduling platform.

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

 

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: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@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 computer instructors 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 reserve your 20-minute appointment in Picktime, an online scheduling platform.

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

 

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:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
   classreg@mcl.org

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Music and Movement (ages 2-5)

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Please register each child separately.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Music and Movement action rhymes program will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Please register each child separately.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime w/ Miss Lauren

Join Miss Lauren for stories and songs!

Watch this week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Lauren for stories and songs!

Watch this week's Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:30 a.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Harry Potter Palooza

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch this week's Harry Potter Palooza video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 1:00 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday Virtual Knitting Group

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! On days we aren't online, we meet outdoors!  See MCLS' calendar of events for our Friday Outdoor Knitting Group.

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! On days we aren't online, we meet outdoors!  See MCLS' calendar of events for our Friday Outdoor Knitting Group.

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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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outdoor Drum Circle

Join our in-person drum circle led by popular long time facilitator Ange Chianese in a relaxed outdoor setting next to the library's building, in front of the library’s lower-level door. Drummers of all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own drum(s), bells, percussions, or use some of ours in compliance with the CDC safety guidelines related to hard surfaces. Bringing your own folding chair is encouraged. 

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required. Call 609-883-8292 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org to register. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join our in-person drum circle led by popular long time facilitator Ange Chianese in a relaxed outdoor setting next to the library's building, in front of the library’s lower-level door. Drummers of all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own drum(s), bells, percussions, or use some of ours in compliance with the CDC safety guidelines related to hard surfaces. Bringing your own folding chair is encouraged. 

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required. Call 609-883-8292 or e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Activity: Craft Stick Harmonica

Come and learn how to make a harmonica out of craft sticks.  Suggested for 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

This is a walk-up program; no prior registration is required.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Come and learn how to make a harmonica out of craft sticks.  Suggested for 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

This is a walk-up program; no prior registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Craft

Make a craft project outside the West Windsor Branch library. Upon arrival, each group will be assigned their own stations with all materials included to make the craft. For children ages 5 and older. 

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 canceled.
 

Registration required. Please register each child who will be doing a craft. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462
There are 10 spaces available.

Make a craft project outside the West Windsor Branch library. Upon arrival, each group will be assigned their own stations with all materials included to make the craft. For children ages 5 and older. 

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 canceled.
 

Registration required. Please register each child who will be doing a craft. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.0462
  


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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8:00 PM
Outdoor Movie Screening: Juneteenth

Celebrate this day of freedom under the stars at Woolsey Park on Friday, June 18 at 8:30pm with a screening of Juneteenth - A Celebration of Freedom, a 30-minute documentary produced by the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture.  The film offers an insightful perspective about this significant day in American history. Following the film, learn more from representatives of the new Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, hear about upcoming Juneteenth festivities in Trenton, and discover educational and advocacy resources available through our local libraries. Please bring your own folding chair or a blanket. Gate opens at 8:00pm. Woolsey Park is located at 221 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ.

Presented by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council in partnership with the Hopewell Borough, Mercer County and Pennington Borough Libraries

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 canceled.
CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609-737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Celebrate this day of freedom under the stars at Woolsey Park on Friday, June 18 at 8:30pm with a screening of Juneteenth - A Celebration of Freedom, a 30-minute documentary produced by the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture.  The film offers an insightful perspective about this significant day in American history. Following the film, learn more from representatives of the new Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, hear about upcoming Juneteenth festivities in Trenton, and discover educational and advocacy resources available through our local libraries. Please bring your own folding chair or a blanket. Gate opens at 8:00pm. Woolsey Park is located at 221 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ.

Presented by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council in partnership with the Hopewell Borough, Mercer County and Pennington Borough Libraries

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 canceled.
CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Saturday June 19, 2021
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11:00 AM
Outdoor Teddy Bear Storytime

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and join Miss Lauren for a fun story-time, followed by a craft!  Suggested for chileren, ages 2-5, with a caregiver. This program will be held outside.  Please bring your own chairs or blanket.  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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

​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
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and join Miss Lauren for a fun story-time, followed by a craft!  Suggested for chileren, ages 2-5, with a caregiver. This program will be held outside.  Please bring your own chairs or blanket.  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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

​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
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

 
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3:00 PM
Father’s Day Starburst Books (Outdoors)

Make a Father’s Day starburst book with Miss Molly!  Starburst books can be read like pop-up books or tied open permanently as hanging decorations.  Learn to make one, and then fill it with pictures, poetry, and/or kind messages about how much you love your dad.  Optional: bring photos from home to paste in. Recommended for ages 6+ (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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family coming together. Please phone if you cannot make it so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

Make a Father’s Day starburst book with Miss Molly!  Starburst books can be read like pop-up books or tied open permanently as hanging decorations.  Learn to make one, and then fill it with pictures, poetry, and/or kind messages about how much you love your dad.  Optional: bring photos from home to paste in. Recommended for ages 6+ (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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family coming together. Please phone if you cannot make it so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday Night @ the Movies: Animal Farm (1999)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Animal Farm (1999) -- In the dystopia based on the popular novel by George Orwell (1903-1950), the animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny amongst themselves.

Find Animal Farm on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12368302

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community. Feel free to share your thoughts and impressions in the comments section under the Facebook posting. We would love to hear from you!

Animal Farm (1999) -- In the dystopia based on the popular novel by George Orwell (1903-1950), the animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny amongst themselves.

Find Animal Farm on hoopla -- https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12368302

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Sunday June 20, 2021
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
“Create a...” Challenge

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly “Create a...” Challenge!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Monday June 21, 2021

Join Miss Jen for a story-time themed around Gene Zion’s Harry the Dirty Dog, followed by a craft!  For ages 2-5, with a caregiver. This program will be held outside.  Please bring your own chairs or blanket.  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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-882-9246
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Jen for a story-time themed around Gene Zion’s Harry the Dirty Dog, followed by a craft!  For ages 2-5, with a caregiver. This program will be held outside.  Please bring your own chairs or blanket.  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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.882.9246
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime at the Hopewell Branch. 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. Please bring folding chairs or a blanket for your family. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

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
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime at the Hopewell Branch. 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. Please bring folding chairs or a blanket for your family. Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

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
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Morning Book Club: The Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

This month's title is The Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim.

Summary: "Moments after Lisbeth is born, she's taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin, and the girl's visits to the slaves' quarters--and their lively and loving community she finds there --bring the two closer together than ever. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity."  -- page 4 of cover.

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

This month's title is The Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim.

Summary: "Moments after Lisbeth is born, she's taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin, and the girl's visits to the slaves' quarters--and their lively and loving community she finds there --bring the two closer together than ever. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity."  -- page 4 of cover.

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 - 11:30 AM
Computer Class: Windows Advanced

Learn more about working with Windows 10. Explore important features in Windows Settings, learn how to install and uninstall programs, and familiarize yourself with Task Manager.  

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
There are 29 spaces available.

Learn more about working with Windows 10. Explore important features in Windows Settings, learn how to install and uninstall programs, and familiarize yourself with Task Manager.  

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
   classreg@mcl.org

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Babytime

Children ages 6 months - 24 months, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor, and physically distanced program at the Robbinsville Branch. Come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. Please bring folding chairs or blanket, shakers/instruments, and scarves/towels 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Youth Services Staff  609-259-2150
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Children ages 6 months - 24 months, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor, and physically distanced program at the Robbinsville Branch. Come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. Please bring folding chairs or blanket, shakers/instruments, and scarves/towels 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Youth Services Staff
  609.259.2150
  


Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Join us for Zoo Animal Stories and Songs! Storytime will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Please register each child separately.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Join us for Zoo Animal Stories and Songs! Storytime will be held at the end of the building on grassy area. Parents are welcome to bring their own blankets/lawn chairs to sit on. Please register each child separately.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Join us at the West Windsor Branch for an outdoors, physically distanced, storytime for ages 2-5! We will be reading pictures books and singing and dancing along to music. Children will recieve a take-home craft after storytime. Miss Laura, from Lawrence branch will be your presenter this morning!  

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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462
Registration will begin on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Join us at the West Windsor Branch for an outdoors, physically distanced, storytime for ages 2-5! We will be reading pictures books and singing and dancing along to music. Children will recieve a take-home craft after storytime. Miss Laura, from Lawrence branch will be your presenter this morning!  

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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.0462
  


Registration will begin on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoor Stories with Mr. Malcolm (ages 3 and up)

Kick off the 2021 Children's Summer Reading Program with "Tails and Tales" told by none other than Mr. Malcolm, our favorite interactive storyteller. Children ages 3 and up are invited to enjoy animal themed stories by Mr. Malcolm in Hightstown Memorial Park. If needed, the rain date is Friday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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, a rain date is set for Friday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m..
 

Registration required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Kick off the 2021 Children's Summer Reading Program with "Tails and Tales" told by none other than Mr. Malcolm, our favorite interactive storyteller. Children ages 3 and up are invited to enjoy animal themed stories by Mr. Malcolm in Hightstown Memorial Park. If needed, the rain date is Friday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

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, a rain date is set for Friday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m..
 

Registration required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Outdoor Craft: Toilet Roll Zoo Animal

An outdoor craft will be set up on grassy area near parking lot. Each group will 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 25 spaces available.

An outdoor craft will be set up on grassy area near parking lot. Each group will 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Outdoor Reading Buddies (grades K-5)

Reading Buddies is a new outdoor program at the Hopewell Branch for school age children who need extra reading practice. Children will be paired with a teen buddy to spend time reading aloud. Suggested for children in grades Kindergarten to 5th grade. 

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.  Each week we will have two sessions. Please register for just 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 family.

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

Reading Buddies is a new outdoor program at the Hopewell Branch for school age children who need extra reading practice. Children will be paired with a teen buddy to spend time reading aloud. Suggested for children in grades Kindergarten to 5th grade. 

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.  Each week we will have two sessions. Please register for just 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 family.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Outdoor Reading Buddies (grades K-5)

Reading Buddies is a new outdoor program at the Hopewell Branch for school age children who need extra reading practice. Children will be paired with a teen buddy to spend time reading aloud. Suggested for children in grades Kindergarten to 5th grade. 

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event. Each week we will have two sessions. Please register for just 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 family.

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

Reading Buddies is a new outdoor program at the Hopewell Branch for school age children who need extra reading practice. Children will be paired with a teen buddy to spend time reading aloud. Suggested for children in grades Kindergarten to 5th grade. 

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event. Each week we will have two sessions. Please register for just 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 family.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Outdoor Painting Station (ages 11 and under)

Children, ages 11 and under, accompanied by an adult can join us at the Hopewell Branch for a fun outdoor painting activity. We will offer the same activity all week. Each day it is offered we will have three sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

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 canceled.
 

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

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

Children, ages 11 and under, accompanied by an adult can join us at the Hopewell Branch for a fun outdoor painting activity. We will offer the same activity all week. Each day it is offered we will have three sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff Craft Event (Outdoors)

Multiple crafts will be available including wooden door hangers, scratch art bookmarks and more.  Suggested for children, ages 3 and older. Please sign up for only one session.  

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 canceled.
 

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

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

Multiple crafts will be available including wooden door hangers, scratch art bookmarks and more.  Suggested for children, ages 3 and older. Please sign up for only one session.  

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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Outdoor STEM Activities (ages 9-12)

It's time to do some science and math! Come to the Twin Rivers Branch and do some experiments. All materials will be provided. Suggested for children, ages 9-12 years.

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 canceled.
 

Registration required prior to event and is limited to 10 people.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

It's time to do some science and math! Come to the Twin Rivers Branch and do some experiments. All materials will be provided. Suggested for children, ages 9-12 years.

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 canceled.
 

Registration required prior to event and is limited to 10 people.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Computer Class: Word 3

Work with tables & text boxes; explore WordArt and insert pictures from the Internet.

Take Word 1 & Word 2 first!

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
There are 30 spaces available.

Work with tables & text boxes; explore WordArt and insert pictures from the Internet.

Take Word 1 & Word 2 first!

*End times are approximate. Classes may end early or late.*

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.

Just want to watch? A recording of the class will be made available to registrants soon after class time. You can always watch and ask questions during the class, then replay the video as many times as you need while you practice what you learned in class. 

 

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
   classreg@mcl.org

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Math Club Take Home Kit

Stop by Youth Services table to pick up the Math kit to do at home. Suggeted for children, ages K- 5 years.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 18 spaces available.

Stop by Youth Services table to pick up the Math kit to do at home. Suggeted for children, ages K- 5 years.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Children's Author Study

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

Watch the most recent episode of the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel at 2:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Outdoor Painting Station (ages 11 and under)

Children, ages 11 and under, accompanied by an adult can join us at the Hopewell Branch for a fun outdoor painting activity. We will offer the same activity all week. Each day it is offered we will have three sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

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 canceled.
 

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

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

Children, ages 11 and under, accompanied by an adult can join us at the Hopewell Branch for a fun outdoor painting activity. We will offer the same activity all week. Each day it is offered we will have three sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
ESL Conversation Outdoors

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. One of the Hickory Corner Branch librarians will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence). We'll meet in the parking lot on Mondays, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Adult Programs  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 8 spaces available.

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. One of the Hickory Corner Branch librarians will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence). We'll meet in the parking lot on Mondays, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Adult Programs
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Outdoor Painting Station (ages 11 and under)

Children, ages 11 and under, accompanied by an adult can join us at the Hopewell Branch for a fun outdoor painting activity. We will offer the same activity all week. Each day it is offered we will have three sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

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 canceled.
 

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

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

Children, ages 11 and under, accompanied by an adult can join us at the Hopewell Branch for a fun outdoor painting activity. We will offer the same activity all week. Each day it is offered we will have three sessions. Please sign up for just one session.

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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff Craft Event (Outdoors)

Multiple crafts will be available including wooden door hangers, scratch art bookmarks and more.  Suggested for children, ages 3 and older. Please sign up for only one session.  

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 canceled.
 

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

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

Multiple crafts will be available including wooden door hangers, scratch art bookmarks and more.  Suggested for children, ages 3 and older. Please sign up for only one session.  

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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM
Weaving Craft (Outdoors)

Join Miss Molly to create a woven wall hanging!  Please bring your own seating.  Recommended for ages 7+.

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family/group attending together.  Please phone if you cannot make it so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  (609) 883-8295
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Molly to create a woven wall hanging!  Please bring your own seating.  Recommended for ages 7+.

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 canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family/group attending together.  Please phone if you cannot make it so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  (609) 883.8295
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CANCELED: Monday Meditation

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: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween/Teen Take Home Craft Painted Rock Photo Frame

Visit the Youth Services table between the hours of 6:00-7:00 p.m. for a take home kit.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Visit the Youth Services table between the hours of 6:00-7:00 p.m. for a take home kit.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 

Get ready for some hands-on fun!  Today we will be making fluffy slime!  For children ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver.  Dress for a mess!

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 canceled.
 

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
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

Get ready for some hands-on fun!  Today we will be making fluffy slime!  For children ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver.  Dress for a mess!

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 canceled.
 

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
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Storytime

MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share bedtime stories and soothing songs for children, ages 2-5.

Watch the most recent Pajama Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 6:30 p.m.!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share bedtime stories and soothing songs for children, ages 2-5.

Watch the most recent Pajama Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 6:30 p.m.!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Outdoor Non-Fiction Book Club: Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carrey

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers. Join us outside for a night of idea sharing and discussion as we explore a non-fiction title each month. All 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Branch Staff  609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers. Join us outside for a night of idea sharing and discussion as we explore a non-fiction title each month. All 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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Branch Staff
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch


 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Outdoor Performance by Lee's Circus Extravaganza

Children, ages 3 and up, are welcome for a safe, outdoor performance by Lee's Circus Extravaganza at the Hickory Corner Branch!  Lee will juggle, spin plates, ride a unicycle and more!  All with music, magic and lots of laughter. Upon arrival, you will be directed where to park and your group will be assigned a place to sit for the duration of the performance. Please bring your own chairs.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330
Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:30 AM     

Children, ages 3 and up, are welcome for a safe, outdoor performance by Lee's Circus Extravaganza at the Hickory Corner Branch!  Lee will juggle, spin plates, ride a unicycle and more!  All with music, magic and lots of laughter. Upon arrival, you will be directed where to park and your group will be assigned a place to sit for the duration of the performance. Please bring your own chairs.

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.
  • 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 canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  


Registration will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:30 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Magic Show w/ Magician Dennis Thomas

Families are welcome for a safe, Magic Show with Magician Dennis Thomas at the West Windsor Branch! Upon arrival, you will be directed to a place to sit for the duration of the show. Please bring your own chairs/blankets. In the case of inclement weather, the rain date for this program is Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

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.
  • 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 rain date for this program is Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
 

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

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  WestYS@mcl.org
There are 23 spaces available.

Families are welcome for a safe, Magic Show with Magician Dennis Thomas at the West Windsor Branch! Upon arrival, you will be directed to a place to sit for the duration of the show. Please bring your own chairs/blankets. In the case of inclement weather, the rain date for this program is Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

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.
  • 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 rain date for this program is Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
 

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

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.0462
   WestYS@mcl.org


There are 23 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday Night Book Group: 1984 by George Orwell

All are welcome to read and discuss this  month's Monday Night Book Group book, 1984, by George Orwell.

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: Mercer County Library Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to read and discuss this  month's Monday Night Book Group book, 1984, by George Orwell.

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:
  Mercer County Library Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday June 22, 2021
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10:00 AM
Outdoor Toddler Dance Party (ages 2-5)

Inviting all toddlers to our dance party!  Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.  We'll play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun! Recommended for ages 2-5 years. This program will be held outside.  Please bring your own chairs or blanket.  Families will sit together.  Please limit the number of kids 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-882-9246
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

Inviting all toddlers to our dance party!  Shake, shimmy, and slide with us as we dance our way through a playlist of fun, up-beat songs.  We'll play instruments, shake shaky eggs, and use other props for even more fun! Recommended for ages 2-5 years. This program will be held outside.  Please bring your own chairs or blanket.  Families will sit together.  Please limit the number of kids 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.882.9246
  

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch this week's Bilingual Storytime video on MCLS' YouTube channel when it goes live at 10:00 a.m.!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Storytime (new time)

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a safe, outdoor storytime at the Hickory Corner Branch.  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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch  609-448-1330
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:30 AM     

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a safe, outdoor storytime at the Hickory Corner Branch.  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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch
  609.448.1330
  


Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:30 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Toddler Rock (ages 12 mos. - 3yrs.)

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us at the Hopewell Branch for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Please bring a folding chair or blanket for your family.  Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggetsed 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us at the Hopewell Branch for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Please bring your own shakers and scarves for this program. Please bring a folding chair or blanket for your family.  Upon arrival, your group will be assigned a space for the duration of the program. Suggetsed 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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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
  

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby-time Outdoors

Learn nursery rhymes and bouncing rhymes.  Please bring a blanket or infant seat.  Suggested for ages birth-18 months.  

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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT: Ewing Youth Services Staff  609-882-3130
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

Learn nursery rhymes and bouncing rhymes.  Please bring a blanket or infant seat.  Suggested for ages birth-18 months.  

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.
  • In the event physical distancing cannot be maintained, attendees (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

Registration prior to this event is required.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Youth Services Staff
  609.882.3130
  

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Craft

Make a craft project outside the West Windsor Branch library. This week is "Wood Slice Painting."  Upon arrival, each group will be assigned their own stations with all materials included to make the craft. Suggested for children, ages 6 and older.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

Registration required. Please register each child who will be doing a craft. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Make a craft project outside the West Windsor Branch library. This week is "Wood Slice Painting."  Upon arrival, each group will be assigned their own stations with all materials included to make the craft. Suggested for children, ages 6 and older.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

Registration required. Please register each child who will be doing a craft. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.0462
  


Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Story Time

Join us for an outdoor, socially distanced half-hour of stories and movement, plus a take-home craft, at the Twin Rivers Branch. Appropriate for ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.  We will be meeting at the sidewalk at the far end of the building, near the field.  Caregivers are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Registration is mandatory and limited to 7 families.  Please complete one registration for families attending together (do not register each child individually). Library programs are free and open to all.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Join us for an outdoor, socially distanced half-hour of stories and movement, plus a take-home craft, at the Twin Rivers Branch. Appropriate for ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.  We will be meeting at the sidewalk at the far end of the building, near the field.  Caregivers are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Registration is mandatory and limited to 7 families.  Please complete one registration for families attending together (do not register each child individually). Library programs are free and open to all.

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

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

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Youth Services Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a safe, outdoor, and physically distanced storytime at the Robbinsville Branch. Please bring folding chairs or blanket. 

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.
  • The library will not be open to the public. There will be no access to restrooms.  Please plan accordingly.
  • In the case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled.
 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Youth Services Staff  609-259-2150
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM