Mercer County Library System


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Tuesday January 28, 2020

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Story-time for 2-5 yrs

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning English Conversation Group

Adult Program

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

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

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 

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

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

The registration period has ended.

 
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10:30 AM
Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Read and Play Story Time

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

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

Stories and crafts!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Little STEAMers (Ages 2-4)

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. 

Explore the world with us! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Little STEAMers is a program based on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) approach to learning. We'll look at simple concepts in science and nature with stories and an activity. 

Explore the world with us! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Liz
  609.448.1474
  ehughes@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CANCELED: Identity Theft and Fraud: What You Need to Know to Help Protect Yourself

Identity theft and Online fraud are becoming increasingly common. The threats include using your credit card without your permission, gaining access to your bank accounts, and taking over your email. Merrill wants to educate you about common types of fraud and steps you can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. Join us for an informative seminar during which you'll get a better understanding of: What is identity theft, how to protect your personal information, how to recognize the main types of fraud, and what to do if you're a victim of identity theft.

Presented by Timothy Rossi, Financial Advisor from Merrill Lynch.

Registration requested.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
The registration period has ended.

Identity theft and Online fraud are becoming increasingly common. The threats include using your credit card without your permission, gaining access to your bank accounts, and taking over your email. Merrill wants to educate you about common types of fraud and steps you can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. Join us for an informative seminar during which you'll get a better understanding of: What is identity theft, how to protect your personal information, how to recognize the main types of fraud, and what to do if you're a victim of identity theft.

Presented by Timothy Rossi, Financial Advisor from Merrill Lynch.

Registration requested.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

The registration period has ended.

 

For toddlers and preschoolers 1-5 years old.

This is a drop-in time for children and caregivers to use our ABC learning materials. (This is self-directed activity for you to do on your own; library staff are not presenting it.)

Fun ABC materials included are: puzzles, workbooks, carpet squares, magnets, felt board, phonics sets, blocks, matching toys, beads, flash cards, etc.  They are set up around tables in the rear of the youth department.

Lawrence also maintains several language arts related Playaway Launchpads for one hour use at all times, for checkout with a valid MCLS library card.

No registration is needed.

Cleanup takes place about an hour after start time.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For toddlers and preschoolers 1-5 years old.

This is a drop-in time for children and caregivers to use our ABC learning materials. (This is self-directed activity for you to do on your own; library staff are not presenting it.)

Fun ABC materials included are: puzzles, workbooks, carpet squares, magnets, felt board, phonics sets, blocks, matching toys, beads, flash cards, etc.  They are set up around tables in the rear of the youth department.

Lawrence also maintains several language arts related Playaway Launchpads for one hour use at all times, for checkout with a valid MCLS library card.

No registration is needed.

Cleanup takes place about an hour after start time.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books are shared with the group. Songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt board figures create a rich audio-visual and social experience. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Play Group with Stories

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

Open play with a variety of educational toys. 

Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that

 help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

For children, ages 3-5 (with adult)

Open play with a variety of educational toys. 

Storytime includes plenty of finger plays, songs and other participatory activities that

 help children learn important literacy skills.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature.  Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program.  The content of each story time centers on a different theme.  Each theme is the same all week.  An age-appropriate craft follows story time.  Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings Welcome.  No Registration Required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children's literature.  Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program.  The content of each story time centers on a different theme.  Each theme is the same all week.  An age-appropriate craft follows story time.  Each program runs about 45 minutes.   

Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Siblings Welcome.  No Registration Required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit & Crochet Corner

Adult Program                                              

Knit & Crochet Corner

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance. 

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Adult Program                                              

Knit & Crochet Corner

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance. 

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

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

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

Suggested for ages 2 and up.

Do you even wonder what snowmen do at night? 

Let’s read the book together and find out! 

After we will make snowmen out of model magic.

No registration required.

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

Suggested for ages 2 and up.

Do you even wonder what snowmen do at night? 

Let’s read the book together and find out! 

After we will make snowmen out of model magic.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

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

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Read, learn, and conduct a science experiment!

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Beginning Spanish Language Class

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CANCELED Coding for the Web (Ages 10-12)

Want to learn how to code in HTML and CSS? Join us as we use Mozilla Thimble to learn the basics of coding for the web. At the end of the session you will be able to create your own webpage. 

Students must bring their own laptops. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all classes (Every Tuesday from January 7th to February 25th). 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Want to learn how to code in HTML and CSS? Join us as we use Mozilla Thimble to learn the basics of coding for the web. At the end of the session you will be able to create your own webpage. 

Students must bring their own laptops. 

Registration required. 

Once registered, you will be signed up for all classes (Every Tuesday from January 7th to February 25th). 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
CANCELED Project Science (Ages 7-11)

Designed to enhance the curiosity, problem-solving skills, and scientific drive of your child. Discover your child's inner scientist through a series of interactive experiments and scintillating discussions!

Registration required weekly. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Designed to enhance the curiosity, problem-solving skills, and scientific drive of your child. Discover your child's inner scientist through a series of interactive experiments and scintillating discussions!

Registration required weekly. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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6:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Chinese New Year, ages 2yr+

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and celebrate the 2020 Chinese New Year!  Use different doodles to create a zentangle featuring the year of the rat!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 2yr+, with a caregiver.

Drop in between 6pm and 8pm and celebrate the 2020 Chinese New Year!  Use different doodles to create a zentangle featuring the year of the rat!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Citizenship Test Prep

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

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

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

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

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

 No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

 No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Writers Support Group

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

Drop in and make a picture cityscape out of paper.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Drop in and make a picture cityscape out of paper.

For ages 5 & up with a caregiver.

No registration required

Materials have been purchased by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:30 PM
Financial Fitness Seminar: Understanding Credit

Presented by Jamie Gangone from the Credit Union of NJ. Come to this seminar to learn: the benefits—and costs—of credit cards, the different types of credit, the difference between your credit report and credit score, how to figure your credit limit and how to build a good credit history. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 47 spaces available.

Presented by Jamie Gangone from the Credit Union of NJ. Come to this seminar to learn: the benefits—and costs—of credit cards, the different types of credit, the difference between your credit report and credit score, how to figure your credit limit and how to build a good credit history. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 47 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Immigration Legal Clinic

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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7:00 PM
Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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7:00 PM
CANCELLED-From Overwhelmed & Overworked to Peaceful & Productive!

Today, one of the greatest challenges we face is having more to do and less time to do it in! Come join us for this talk designed to give specific tools and strategies to assist you in managing your day rather than your day managing you.  Presented by Carol Rickard, CEO and Founder of WellYouniversity.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.

Today, one of the greatest challenges we face is having more to do and less time to do it in! Come join us for this talk designed to give specific tools and strategies to assist you in managing your day rather than your day managing you.  Presented by Carol Rickard, CEO and Founder of WellYouniversity.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  (609)259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM
Declutter Your Home Stress-Free

One of the biggest challenges for many homeowners is going through their “stuff” at home, deciding what to do with everything,

and having the motivation to get through this very dreaded process.

In this workshop we will create an action plan and talk about common clutter misconceptions,

making decisions, motivation, investing time in this process, getting family and kids involved,

and getting to the finish line a winner. 

Presented by Olga St. Pierre of Keller Williams Real Estate. 

Preregistration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

 

CONTACT: Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

One of the biggest challenges for many homeowners is going through their “stuff” at home, deciding what to do with everything,

and having the motivation to get through this very dreaded process.

In this workshop we will create an action plan and talk about common clutter misconceptions,

making decisions, motivation, investing time in this process, getting family and kids involved,

and getting to the finish line a winner. 

Presented by Olga St. Pierre of Keller Williams Real Estate. 

Preregistration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

 

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.443.1880
  twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch


 
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7:00 PM
PJ Storytime for ages 2-5

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Math- Advanced Problem Solving (Grades 6-9)

In this problem solving program, we will go over the basic techniques that mathematicians use to solve difficult math problems. We will be going over a range of topics, such as algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and number theory. This program caters to middle schoolers who have a passion for math and wish to enrich their problem solving capability. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

In this problem solving program, we will go over the basic techniques that mathematicians use to solve difficult math problems. We will be going over a range of topics, such as algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and number theory. This program caters to middle schoolers who have a passion for math and wish to enrich their problem solving capability. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Learning English with Victor

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Science Fiction Book Club: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Adult Program

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid – a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid – a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday January 29, 2020

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:00 AM
Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

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

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

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

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Story-time for 2-5 yrs

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Winter Snowman Scavenger Hunt, ages 2+

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Stop in between January 26th to February 7th and find the book character snowmen hidden throughout the children’s department!  Enter to win a prize!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For ages 2+, with a caregiver.

Stop in between January 26th to February 7th and find the book character snowmen hidden throughout the children’s department!  Enter to win a prize!

No registration necessary!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Tim Hoh will sing and play guitar to children 0-6 years

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Tim Hoh will sing and play guitar to children 0-6 years

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

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

For ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

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

Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Liz
  609.448.1474
  ehughes@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time (Ages 2-4)

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

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

Siblings are welcome!

No registration is required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

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

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

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

Please call 609-259-2150 to register.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

 

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Movies for Adults -- The Public (2018)

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Rated PG-13, 122 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Rated PG-13, 122 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For children ages 5-10, with adult supervision.

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Paper Craft with Lonie, Session #1

Adult Program                                              

Lonie will help you in creating a lovely piece of paper art.

Registration is required and is limited to 6 people per session. Beginning on December 22, register for either session #1 or #2—not both—at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.    

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Adult Program                                              

Lonie will help you in creating a lovely piece of paper art.

Registration is required and is limited to 6 people per session. Beginning on December 22, register for either session #1 or #2—not both—at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.    

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday Film Festival: Men in Black

Adult Program

1997; Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino. Rated PG-13; 98 minutes. New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

1997; Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino. Rated PG-13; 98 minutes. New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

Adult Program                                              

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.     

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Adult Program                                              

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.     

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Thursday, December 26, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

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

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Thursday, December 26, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Paper Craft with Lonie, Session #2

Adult Program                                              

Lonie will help you in creating a lovely piece of paper art.

Registration is required and is limited to 6 people per session. Beginning on December 22, register for either session #1 or #2—not both—at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.    

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Adult Program                                              

Lonie will help you in creating a lovely piece of paper art.

Registration is required and is limited to 6 people per session. Beginning on December 22, register for either session #1 or #2—not both—at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.    

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch


 

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club (Ages 5-11)

Play and explore your creativity! 

Please arrive early. 

Space is limited to 20 kids. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Play and explore your creativity! 

Please arrive early. 

Space is limited to 20 kids. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Early Readers Book Club (Grades K-2)

Share your love of books, meet new friends, and have fun with book related games and activities.

Grades K - 2.  No registration required.  

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

Share your love of books, meet new friends, and have fun with book related games and activities.

Grades K - 2.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Movie: Detective Pikachu

The world of Pokémon comes to life.  Rated PG.  104 minutes.  All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

The world of Pokémon comes to life.  Rated PG.  104 minutes.  All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch


 
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5:45 PM
What’s Up Wednesdays

Each class will include a craft or special project as participants explore a range of different topics. Grades 3 to 5. This program will occasionally include food. 

Register online beginning Jan. 15. Please register each child separately.

 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Each class will include a craft or special project as participants explore a range of different topics. Grades 3 to 5. This program will occasionally include food. 

Register online beginning Jan. 15. Please register each child separately.

 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Bollywood Dance (Ages 5-12)

Learn how to Bollywood dance!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Learn how to Bollywood dance!

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Happy Year of the Rat!  We'll celebrate Chinese New Year making simple paper dragon puppets and learn about the history of dragons in Chinese lore.

Come join us!  We may even have some sweet refreshments!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Happy Year of the Rat!  We'll celebrate Chinese New Year making simple paper dragon puppets and learn about the history of dragons in Chinese lore.

Come join us!  We may even have some sweet refreshments!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Midweek Math (Grades 1-12)

Students in Grades 1-12 will get math homework help & concept review from Peddie School Math Club tutors.  

No registration required - just drop in!

CONTACT:   609-448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Students in Grades 1-12 will get math homework help & concept review from Peddie School Math Club tutors.  

No registration required - just drop in!

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Midweek Math (Grades 1-12)

Students in Grades 1-12 will get math homework help & concept review from Peddie School Math Club tutors.  

No registration required - just drop in!

CONTACT:   609-448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Students in Grades 1-12 will get math homework help & concept review from Peddie School Math Club tutors.  

No registration required - just drop in!

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Movies for Adults -- The Public (2018)

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Rated PG-13, 122 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Rated PG-13, 122 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elevate the Future (Grades 4 & 5)

Elevate the Future is a global nonprofit that teaches students skills that are applicable to the real world. Taught be local high school students with comprehensive experience in business, this program has been proven to increase students' business knowledge and abilities by 50%. 

Topics you will learn: 

Economics (1/22)

Finance (1/29)

Pricing, revenue, and marketing (2/5)

How to write a business plan (2/12)

Registration required weekly. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Elevate the Future is a global nonprofit that teaches students skills that are applicable to the real world. Taught be local high school students with comprehensive experience in business, this program has been proven to increase students' business knowledge and abilities by 50%. 

Topics you will learn: 

Economics (1/22)

Finance (1/29)

Pricing, revenue, and marketing (2/5)

How to write a business plan (2/12)

Registration required weekly. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Art Circle

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice!

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice!

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hickory Corner Book Discussion

Adult Program                                              

Outbreak, by Robin Cook

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Adult Program                                              

Outbreak, by Robin Cook

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Evening Guided Meditation

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Join us for some guided mediation at the end of your day.

Meditation connects us with our original self that is pure, peaceful, and powerful. Develop clarity to make the right decisions, help control anger and reduce stress and anxiety.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation, delivers youth and adult programs on values and facilitates workshops on topics such as Harmony in Relationships, Stress Free Living, & more. She conducts classes at different Brahmakumaris locations including Piscataway New Jersey and at Peace Village Retreat Center in New York.

No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Thursday January 30, 2020
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10:00 AM
Books & Babies for 6-23 months - CANCELLED

Books & Babies is cancelled for today.  Join us again in February!

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Books & Babies is cancelled for today.  Join us again in February!

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

**********
Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

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

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

Ages 12 months - 3 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

Ages 12 months - 3 years. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PowerPoint 2

(This is the second part of a two-part class.) Add pizzazz to the presentation you created in PowerPoint 1, with animations, music, and much more.

MUST take PowerPoint 1 first.   Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

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

(This is the second part of a two-part class.) Add pizzazz to the presentation you created in PowerPoint 1, with animations, music, and much more.

MUST take PowerPoint 1 first.   Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 

Stories, songs, and play for ages 6 months - 2 years, with a caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE IN TIME.

CONTACT: Christine Crawford  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

Stories, songs, and play for ages 6 months - 2 years, with a caregiver.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE IN TIME.

CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  
  ccrawfor@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Parachute Play (Ages 1-3)

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of  parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of  parachute play with songs and music.

Come ready to jump, sing, and hop!

Siblings welcome too.

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Storytime for ages 2-5

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Mother Goose Activity Time

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

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

No registration required.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity.  Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 

For toddlers and preschoolers 1-5 years old.

This is a drop-in time for children and caregivers to use our ABC learning materials. (This is self-directed activity for you to do on your own; library staff are not presenting it.)

Fun ABC materials included are: puzzles, workbooks, carpet squares, magnets, felt board, phonics sets, blocks, matching toys, beads, flash cards, etc.  They are set up around tables in the rear of the youth department.

Lawrence also maintains several language arts related Playaway Launchpads for one hour use at all times, for checkout with a valid MCLS library card.

No registration is needed.

Cleanup takes place about an hour after start time.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

For toddlers and preschoolers 1-5 years old.

This is a drop-in time for children and caregivers to use our ABC learning materials. (This is self-directed activity for you to do on your own; library staff are not presenting it.)

Fun ABC materials included are: puzzles, workbooks, carpet squares, magnets, felt board, phonics sets, blocks, matching toys, beads, flash cards, etc.  They are set up around tables in the rear of the youth department.

Lawrence also maintains several language arts related Playaway Launchpads for one hour use at all times, for checkout with a valid MCLS library card.

No registration is needed.

Cleanup takes place about an hour after start time.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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

Online registration begins on Jan. 16. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

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

Online registration begins on Jan. 16. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Scribble Time

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Create a...

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

Drop in and create a project with the materials provided.

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

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

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

No registration required. 

For children under 5 years old with a caregiver.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Play Dough Hour (ages 2-5)

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

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

Do you like to mold, sculpt and create with play dough?  Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes.    

Ages 2 - 5.  Caregiver supervision required.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

For ages 5 and up.

Join us for winter-themed science experiments for ages 5 and up.  Melt baking soda snowmen, dissolve candy canes and make snow ball shooters

Registration is required.

CONTACT:   609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

For ages 5 and up.

Join us for winter-themed science experiments for ages 5 and up.  Melt baking soda snowmen, dissolve candy canes and make snow ball shooters

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.5914
  ccrawfor@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 

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

 

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Staff  609-883-8292  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

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

 

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM
Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Lego Club (grades K-5)

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more! 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

See Youth Program Policy
 

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

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to build vehicles, buildings and more! 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

See Youth Program Policy
 

CONTACT:
  Briana Cahill
  609.737.2610
  bcahill@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Art Explorers (Ages 6-11)

Explore your artistic and creative side! 

Learn a new artistic technique and create a craft. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Explore your artistic and creative side! 

Learn a new artistic technique and create a craft. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Junior Chess (Ages 7-11)

The class will be separated into complete beginners and players who know how to play the game. For the first half of the class, the players will learn depending on what group they are separated into. For the second half of class, participants will work as pairs in their own group. At the end of class, students will be given one puzzle according to their groups to solve at home.

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all classes (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30). 

Students must bring their own chess board. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

The class will be separated into complete beginners and players who know how to play the game. For the first half of the class, the players will learn depending on what group they are separated into. For the second half of class, participants will work as pairs in their own group. At the end of class, students will be given one puzzle according to their groups to solve at home.

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all classes (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30). 

Students must bring their own chess board. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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6:00 PM
What Is The Sandwich Generation?

Are you caring for your aging parents while still supporting your own children? If so, welcome to the Sandwich Generation. For some, this can be a challenging time which may cause additional stress, depression, illness, and financial burden. Join us for an informative workshop provided by Christopher Kellogg (MSW, LSW) of NIGHTINGALENJ, an Eldercare consulting firm, to gain an insight of how to navigate these years.

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

Are you caring for your aging parents while still supporting your own children? If so, welcome to the Sandwich Generation. For some, this can be a challenging time which may cause additional stress, depression, illness, and financial burden. Join us for an informative workshop provided by Christopher Kellogg (MSW, LSW) of NIGHTINGALENJ, an Eldercare consulting firm, to gain an insight of how to navigate these years.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Build with us and stretch your imagination with Legos! For children ages 5 and up.

Online registration begins on Jan. 16. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Build with us and stretch your imagination with Legos! For children ages 5 and up.

Online registration begins on Jan. 16. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Happy Year of the Rat!  We'll celebrate Chinese New Year making simple paper dragon puppets and learn about the history of dragons in Chinese lore.

Come join us!  We may even have some sweet refreshments!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

For children 4-11 yrs, youngest with a caregiver. 

Happy Year of the Rat!  We'll celebrate Chinese New Year making simple paper dragon puppets and learn about the history of dragons in Chinese lore.

Come join us!  We may even have some sweet refreshments!

Registration is required and starts at 7am the day of the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Embroidery Circle: Stitchathon

Adult Program                                              

Join us for a series of hand-embroidery workshops designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their embroidery skills. Some materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library; to see a description of the materials you must bring, visit https://embroiderycircle.wixsite.com/stitchathon/materials-list
 
Registration is required, and begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Adult Program                                              

Join us for a series of hand-embroidery workshops designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their embroidery skills. Some materials are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library; to see a description of the materials you must bring, visit https://embroiderycircle.wixsite.com/stitchathon/materials-list
 
Registration is required, and begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 

This program is for children in grades K to 5th.

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.

While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Registration is required online starting Thursday, January 16th.

CONTACT:   448-1330
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

This program is for children in grades K to 5th.

This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cars, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks.

While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Registration is required online starting Thursday, January 16th.

CONTACT:
  
  448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Resume Review

Adult Program

Reference Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation. 

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

Reference Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation. 

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 

Adult Program

This month's theme is "New Year, New You!" Yoga nidra is the Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

Registration begins on December 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 21 spaces available.

Adult Program

This month's theme is "New Year, New You!" Yoga nidra is the Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

Registration begins on December 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

There are 21 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Conversational ESL

Adult Program                                              

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 13 spaces available.

Adult Program                                              

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Registration begins on December 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 13 spaces available.

Friday January 31, 2020
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10:00 AM
Storytime for ages 2-5

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT: Christine Crawford  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  
  ccrawfor@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

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

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. Through structured group activities, we play with musical instruments, puppets, parachutes, and more! There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program runs about 30 minutes.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

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

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Staff
  609.883.8292
  classreg@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Creation Station and Open Play

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.1330
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Miss Amy Concert (All ages)

Sing, dance and enjoy the tunes of Miss Amy! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Sing, dance and enjoy the tunes of Miss Amy! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

No registration required.

For children under 5 years old.  .

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

Clean up will begin at 11:30

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

For children, ages 1-5 (with adult).

The focus of this program is designed to get children and their caregivers a chance to sing and shout, move and dance to

 rhymes, clapping songs and musical songs.  

Adult must remain in the program.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Baby & Toddler Time (Birth-2.5 years)

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for baby’s first “book club” with fingerplays, nursery rhymes and more to encourage early literacy skills and enhance child/caregiver interactions. Then feel free to stay for playtime with the library’s toys and socialize with other families.

Siblings welcome, too!

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

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for baby’s first “book club” with fingerplays, nursery rhymes and more to encourage early literacy skills and enhance child/caregiver interactions. Then feel free to stay for playtime with the library’s toys and socialize with other families.

Siblings welcome, too!

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
  ehughes@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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11:00 AM
Adult English Conversation Class

Join Reference Librarian Michelle Rodriguez to practice your English with other ESL learners. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration required.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 24 spaces available.

Join Reference Librarian Michelle Rodriguez to practice your English with other ESL learners. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  (609)259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM
Play dough creations/ lego story time

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Play dough creations/ Lego based on story time theme for children

 Ages 2-5 (with adult).

 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

These story times introduce children to the best age-appropriate stories in children’s literature. Action rhymes, songs, and felt board activities are part of the program. The content of each story time centers on a different theme. An age-appropriate craft follows story time. Each program runs about 45 minutes. Each theme is the same all week.

Ages 2-5 with caregiver.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Enjoy games, toys and puzzles with friends!

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch