List of Events

  

Monday April 23, 2018
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association is now accepting donations for our Spring Sale
9:35 AM

Book, DVD, and Music CD donations for adults or children in good condition will be gladly accepted for our Spring Book Sale.

The sale begins Friday, April 27th and runs through Saturday, May 5.

We are not accepting textbooks, magazines, damaged or mildewed materials.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Washer Necklaces
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Monday, April 2nd.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

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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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Toddler STEM
10:00 AM

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Adult Program

Do you want to make better use of your digital device? Maybe you’d like to open a Facebook account or download an e-book. How about capturing a screen shot or attaching a photo to a text message? Make a 20-minute appointment with reference librarian Mary Astarita to get one-on-one help with your gadget.

Please note that library staff does not repair devices.

Appointment is required. On or after March 22, call 609-275-8901 or stop by the reference desk to make a 20-minute appointment. Let us know which device you’ll bring in and the function(s) you want to learn.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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PowerPoint 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Add pizzazz to the presentation you created in PowerPoint 1 with animations, music and much more.  PowerPoint 1 is required to take this class.  A continuation of PowerPoint 1! Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Happy Two’s Activity Time
10:30 AM

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

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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Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Baby Time
11:00 AM

Socialize and play in our activity room with your baby.

For ages 6 months - 2 years with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to create a craft and play with toys!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Basics of Microsoft Word
11:30 AM

Join Librarian Andrew for a tutorial on the basics of Microsoft Word. You’ll learn how to navigate through its essential features. This course is for absolute beginners and those in need of a refresher. No need to feel overwhelmed, we will tackle these features at a comfortable pace. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There is 1 space available.
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. 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 10 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
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Explorers
2:00 PM

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
 
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Non-Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM

The group will be discussing Havana by Mark Kurlansky. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Excel 3
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to insert charts to highlight your document’s most important information.

Proficiency in Excel 1 & Excel 2 required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Earth Day Movie and Craft
3:00 PM
The Lorax (2012). (Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift). PG; 93 minutes.
A young boy meets a cantankerous yet endearing creature known as the Lorax while seeking out a rare tree.  Watch the movie and do a related craft..

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Reading Genius Book Club
4:00 PM

Join us in discussing books you’ve read and we’ll do a related craft project.

This month’s theme is graphic novels.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community. 

Sphero Ball Makerspace on Monday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

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. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Read to Bessie the Therapy Dog
4:30 PM

Bessie is a certified therapy dog and a great listener.
Come practice reading with her!
Suggested for emerging readers ages 5 and up.
No registration required.

Caregivers must remain with children in the room while they are reading to Bessie.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club K-3
5:30 PM

Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! For children in grades K-3.

Online registration begins on April 9. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Coding for the Web (Ages 10-12)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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 this four week session, kids will be able to create their own webpage and will develop their passion of programming. 

Registration required. Once registered, you will be signed up for all four classes. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Learn & Craft (All Ages)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn all about the alphabet with fun crafts, games, activities and books!

This is a self directed activity. There will be different stations of activities.

No registration required. Adult must be present at all times. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Drop-in Puzzle Craft, for ages 3+
6:30 PM

For ages 3+, with a caregiver.

Drop-in and make your own artwork into a puzzle!  Take it home, take it apart and put it back together!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Adult craft - Painted rock photo holders
7:00 PM

Turn an ordinary rock into an adorable photo holder.  All materials will be provided.

Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are many spaces available.
 
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Art of Living Yoga & Meditation
7:00 PM

Discover how to relax and recharge your mind and unlock your full potential through gentle stretches, breathing and guided meditation. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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Kids' Public Speaking (Ages 8-12)
7:00 PM

Children and tweens  ages 8-12 will learn and practice the fundamentals of public speaking and debate through fun activities in this program led by a teen volunteer.

Participants can attend all sessions for the month if they choose.

Caregivers must remain in the library while children are in the program.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Off the Page
7:00 PM

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy—without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Investment Basics
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Lynda Dillman, FIC, MSM, financial associate at Thrivent Financial, will discuss:

·         Investment fundamentals, including the effects of inflation and compounding

·         How to identify financial goals and time horizons

·         How to measure your risk tolerance, and the relationship between risk and return

·         The difference between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks and mutual funds, and the importance of asset allocation

You’ll receive a free workbook created just for this presentation. The workbook contains key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register. 

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
9:35 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association is now accepting donations for our Spring Sale
9:35 AM

Book, DVD, and Music CD donations for adults or children in good condition will be gladly accepted for our Spring Book Sale.

The sale begins Friday, April 27th and runs through Saturday, May 5.

We are not accepting textbooks, magazines, damaged or mildewed materials.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

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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Storytime
10:00 AM

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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Yoga & Meditation
10:00 AM

Instructor Mira Desai has 30 years of experience in yoga. Join her for an introduction to basic yoga and meditation. Class is 1½ hours. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
The registration period has ended.
 
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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

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

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

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

Online registration begins on April 10. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Excel Basics
10:30 AM

Learn how to input data and format spreadsheets for everyday tasks.

Mouse and keyboard skills are essential.  

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

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
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

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

Stories and crafts!

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

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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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Story Time for Ages 2 - 5
11:00 AM

Stories, songs, games, and crafts for ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.

Today's theme is Arbor Day.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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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Just Play
11:15 AM
For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

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

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. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Readers' Advisory
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn about great library databases designed for readers, such as NoveList.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Planting Craft
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

April is the month for Earth Day. Let's celebrate with a planting craft. 
 

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community. 

Sphero Ball Makerspace on Monday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

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. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Elephant & Piggie Book Club
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4-8 years old.
Each week we will read a different Elephant & Piggie adventure and do a corresponding activity.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Make-a-Wish Dandelion Finger Painting
6:00 PM

Get creative and make a decorative dandelion to make a wish on.  Ages 15 and up. 

Preregistration required.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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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PC Advanced
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Writers Support Group
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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 know programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve 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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drop in- self portrait
6:25 PM

Come make a self portait.  Inspired by Diary of a whimpy kid. Make a stick drawing of yourself and place it on a colorful mosaic of tissue paper.

Project will take aboute 15 minutes to complete

All ages with caregiver welcome

No registration required

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

 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-7 yrs
6:30 PM

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

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

This week’s theme is: SHADOW SCIENCE!!

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

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

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Free Immigration Legal Clinic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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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Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group
7:00 PM

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

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

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Hightstown Library Association is now accepting donations for our Spring Sale
9:35 AM

Book, DVD, and Music CD donations for adults or children in good condition will be gladly accepted for our Spring Book Sale.

The sale begins Friday, April 27th and runs through Saturday, May 5.

We are not accepting textbooks, magazines, damaged or mildewed materials.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

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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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new 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
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

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

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

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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Computer Class: Google docs
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to use Google docs as a word processor.  Basic computer knowledge is necessary and it is helpful iif you have a gmail account already.  Ask a librarian any time for help setting up an account.  

No registration is suggested, but not required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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YogaStream
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adult Program

This practice blends the tradition of yoga with the science of physical therapy and kinesiology. It focuses on movement, alignment, and strength while emphasizing safety. Lara Heimann, who developed this form of yoga, describes it as “functional movement for stability and mobility.”

Please bring a yoga mat.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register. 

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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

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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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

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

 

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. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

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
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

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
 
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Active Aging Fitness
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This program is comprised of stretching, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength poses done to music. It also includes some chair yoga.

No registration is required.

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Want to know programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve 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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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movies for Adults – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Sequel to the 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth" documents Al Gore's fight against climate change. (100 minutes, Rated PG)

No registration necessary.

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Want to know programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve 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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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Page Turners Book Club- (Grades 3-5)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for fun discussions and a book related activity.  This month we will read Flora & Ulysses by Kate Di Camillo.  

Please register for this program.

Grades 3-5.

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CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community. 

Sphero Ball Makerspace on Monday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

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

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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What’s Up Wednesdays
4:45 PM

This class is part of a multi-week session for children in grades 3 to 5. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Wii Sports
5:00 PM

Take turns playing the sport of your choice on the Nintendo Wii.

For ages 7 - 12.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Explorations! Spring Garden 'Glyph'
6:30 PM

For children 4 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Coding and art?!  Using symbols to represent ideas is where they converge! 

Make and follow a “key” to create your own spring drawing pictograph according to your own personal preferences.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop in math help for students in grades 1-12 with Peddie High School student tutors.

No registration necessary. 

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Movies for Adults – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sequel to the 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth" documents Al Gore's fight against climate change. (100 minutes, Rated PG)

No registration necessary.

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Want to know programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve 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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Financial Fitness Seminar: Build a Basic Budget
7:00 PM

Presented by Jaime Gangone from the Credit Union of New Jersey. Can you recall where you spent your last ATM withdrawal? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Learn how to set realistic financial goals for you and your family. Identify your “spending leaks,” track where your money goes and develop a spending plan to avoid the pitfalls of overspending.   Registration required. Call 882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Medicare and You
7:00 PM

Find out what you need to know about Medicare! Who qualifies, what’s covered, what are the costs? Learn about Medicare A, B, and Part D, and how Medicare Supplements differ from Medicare Advantage Plans. Presented by Anthony J. Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group and licensed broker specializing in the senior market.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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Princeton & the American Revolution
7:00 PM

Learn about Princeton’s role in the American Revolution from Christmas 1771 to January 3rd, 1777. Hear the story of the sacrifice, bravery and perseverance of the Continental soldiers through unimaginable difficulties, leading to victory and freedom. Presented by Barry Singer of the Historical Society of Princeton. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library. Please register.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 32 spaces available.
 
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Black-Out Poetry Workshop (Ages 12-17)
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

In celebration of National Poetry Month, learn how to create black-out poetry. 

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Hickory Corner Book Discussion
7:30 PM

The group will be discussing Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. No registration is necessary and new members are welcome!

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Come join us in the evening for guided meditation. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Facilitated by library staff member, Leena, a 10 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 April 26, 2018
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Storytime for ages 2-5
9:30 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association is now accepting donations for our Spring Sale
9:35 AM

Book, DVD, and Music CD donations for adults or children in good condition will be gladly accepted for our Spring Book Sale.

The sale begins Friday, April 27th and runs through Saturday, May 5.

We are not accepting textbooks, magazines, damaged or mildewed materials.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Books & Babies for 6-23 months
9:50 AM

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers.

Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required.

Online registration opens the morning of the program at 7:00am.

Recommended for 6-23 months.

Ask staff if you have any questions.

Preference will be given to patrons with a valid Mercer County Library System card.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Quilting Group
10:00 AM

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels – including absolute beginners. 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 know programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve 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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Storytime
10:00 AM

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

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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Family History
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Find out how to research your family tree using online research databases such as AncestryLibrary and others.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:05 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

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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Mother Goose Activity Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

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

No registration required.

Learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Picture Books & Craft for ages 3 & up
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for stories, fingerplays, clothesline rhymes, and music, followed by a craft

No registration required.

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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Conversational ESL
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join librarian Mary Elizabeth Allen to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and fluency. Must have some basic knowledge of English.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Cuentos en español/Bilingual Story Time
11:00 AM

Cuentos, juegos, música y artesanías. 
Stories, songs, games , and crafts for ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Movers and Shakers, for ages 2-5yrs
11:00 AM

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

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Romp & Stomp
11:00 AM

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

Online registration begins on April 12. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Scribble Time
11:00 AM

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

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. No registration required.

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

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

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.  No registration required.

See Youth Progam Policy.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
1:30 PM

Discover the role Medicare and Social Security benefits will play in your retirement.  To make the presentation more personal and meaningful, it is recommended that you register for mySocialSecurity before attending; please see How to Create an Online Account at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10540.pdf.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Open Lab
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This is an unstructured project oriented class. Practice what you learned in your classes. An instructor will be available to help you. You must register.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Kahoot trivia
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us in the computer lab for interactive online trivia on a variety of topics.  For ages 8 to 14.  Small prizes will be rewarded for winners.  Come any time between 2pm and 4pm.  

Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:    609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Sphero Ball Makerspace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children grades 3-7 learn programming and share your creations with the community. 

Sphero Ball Makerspace on Monday, April 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Master Artists (Ages 7 & up)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about a famous artist and their style and create your own masterpiece. 

No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Tween Knitting (Ages 10-12)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

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

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lego Club (grades K-5)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to build and create with Lego bricks? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. 

Grades K - 5. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Pokémon Club (ages 5-11)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to join our new Pokémon club. We will discuss trading cards, books, games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Bollywood Dance (Ages 5-7)
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Learn how to Bollywood dance! 

For ages 5 to 7. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Explorations! Spring Garden 'Glyph'
6:30 PM

For children 4 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Coding and art?!  Using symbols to represent ideas is where they converge! 

Make and follow a “key” to create your own spring drawing pictograph according to your own personal preferences.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Read to Breezy, the Therapy Dog
6:30 PM

For children in grades 1-3,

Parent must remain in the library.

Please register!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Bollywood Dance (Ages 8-12)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Learn how to Bollywood dance! 

For ages 8 to 12. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
Friday April 27, 2018
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Babytime
9:30 AM

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

 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-Begins today!
9:35 AM

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-Begins today!
9:35 AM

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

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

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

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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Wiggle, Jingle, Mingle and Giggle
10:30 AM

 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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Baby & Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For ages birth–2.5 years & a caregiver.

Join us for singing & rhyming fun followed by a group board book read-aloud and play time with the library’s toys.

Siblings welcome.

No registration necessary. 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Kids Sing & Dance for all ages
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you like to sing & dance?  Join us on Friday morning to do just that. 

  Hope to see you there.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Play dough creations/ lego story time
11:00 AM

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

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

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. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Tim Hoh’s Music For Kids,
11:30 AM

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

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Mira Desai teaches this five-week guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

Class dates are: April 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11.

No registration necessary.

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Want to know programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve 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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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Movie: Darkest Hour
2:00 PM

 During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Starring Gary Oldman. PG-13. 125 minutes. No registration.

CONTACT:    609 448-0957  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Knit & Crochet Circle
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Program

This club meets every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. We will have needles on hand for those just starting out. Come in with your hot beverage and enjoy cookies on us as we socialize while knitting or crocheting. All are welcome, whatever your skill level! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on March 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-275-8901  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Word 4
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Circle
2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Saturday April 28, 2018
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
9:35 AM

Our Saturday activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!
9:35 AM

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Drop-in Book Craft: Where the wild things are, for all ages
10:00 AM

For all ages, with a caregiver.

Drop-in between 10am and 3pm and join us for a craft based on the classic picture book, "Where the wild things are"!

No registration required! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Guided Meditation
10:00 AM

Relax and find your inner calm with our Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required.

CONTACT:    609-882-3148   
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Excel 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Creation Station
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop in to create special projects with the materials provided. All ages, with an adult. Registration is not required.

 

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Family Fun Time
10:30 AM

This is a multi-age program for families with young children.
Join us for stories, music, parachute games and other fun activities!
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Little Scientists, for ages 2-7 yrs
11:00 AM

For ages 2-7 years, with a caregiver.

Join us for a new program for toddlers and preschoolers to explore all things science!

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

This week’s theme is: CHEMISTRY!!

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

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

Space is limited. Please phone the Youth Desk if you register and are not able to attend, so that we may allow another child to participate. (609) 989-6921

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Upcycling Crafts for Ages 5-10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Children ages 5-10 will learn how to make crafts out of orindary objects in this class led by Girl Scout volunteers.

No registration required. 

 

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Excel 2
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Sensory Play Time, for ages 1-5 yr
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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Writers' Group
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please bring 5 pages of a work in progress to share with other writers.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Poem in Your Pocket
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Attention 6th graders and up (yes, adults, too!)!!  Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Hopewell Branch Library.

You are invited to share poems in your pockets (poems 15 lines or less that can be folded and put in a pocket).

Poems can be favorites of your own work or from a favorite poet. 

Locally renowned poets, Eloise Bruce, Lois Marie Harrod, Judy Michaels and Gretna Wilkinson will facilitate the reading and share poems of their own. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

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Want to know programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve 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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Poem in Your Pocket
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Attention 6th graders and up (yes, adults, too!)!!  Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Hopewell Branch Library.

You are invited to share poems in your pockets (poems 15 lines or less that can be folded and put in a pocket).

Poems can be favorites of your own work or from a favorite poet. 

Locally renowned poets, Eloise Bruce, Lois Marie Harrod, Judy Michaels and Gretna Wilkinson will facilitate the reading and share poems of their own. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Poem in Your Pocket
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Attention 6th graders and up (yes, adults, too!)!!  Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Hopewell Branch Library.

You are invited to share poems in your pockets (poems 15 lines or less that can be folded and put in a pocket).

Poems can be favorites of your own work or from a favorite poet. 

Locally renowned poets, Eloise Bruce, Lois Marie Harrod, Judy Michaels and Gretna Wilkinson will facilitate the reading and share poems of their own. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

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Want to know programs are coming to the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can recieve 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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10th Annual One-Act PlayFest
7:00 PM

This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited and registration is required online beginning Monday, April 9, 9:30 am. 

Please note - each reservation must be a unique name.  There cannot be multiple reservations under the same name.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  jdamron@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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10th Annual One-Act PlayFest
9:00 PM

This annual free festival provides an entertaining evening for the audience and a venue for local playwrights and actors to showcase their talent. Local actors will perform the staged script-in-hand readings of the one-act plays selected for performance at the library. Seating is limited and registration is required online beginning Monday, April 9, 9:30 am. 

Please note--each reservation must be a unique name.  There cannot be multiple reservations under the same name.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  jdamron@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 47 spaces available.
Sunday April 29, 2018
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Spring Garden 'Glyph'
12:30 PM

Sunday Surprise Craft!

For children 4 - 10 yrs, youngest with a caregiver.

Coding and art?!  Using symbols to represent ideas is where they converge! 

Make and follow a “key” to create your own spring drawing pictograph according to your own personal preferences.

Drop in any time between 12:30 and 4:00pm.  

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Quiet play
1:00 PM

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 4:00

*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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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 4:00pm
1:10 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Around the World in 1909!
2:00 PM

In the summer of 1909, Ewing/Trenton resident and industrialist Harriet White Fisher embarked on a remarkable journey in her motorcar with her driver, maid, butler and dog. Lisa Begin-Kruysman tells Mrs. Fisher's journey in her book Around the World in 1909: Harriet White Fisher and Her Locomobile. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 882-3148.

There are 39 spaces available.
 
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D.I.Y. Craft
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

For all Ages! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Math Advancement (Grades 5 & up)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Top high school math students from the New Jersey area will help you improve your mathematical thinking with creative ways of learning math! During these sessions we will be going over advanced topics not generally covered in the school math curriculum. 

No registration required. Space is limited to 15 students. Please arrive on time. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Upcycling Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For ages 5 to 10 years old.
Learn the importance of upcycling through fun activities, crafts and presentations.
Registration is required online each week starting the previous Sunday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Monday April 30, 2018
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
9:35 AM

Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. You may repeat books as often as you like.  You can reach 365 books in a year if you read every night; 730 books in two years; and 1,095 books in three years. Prizes given out for every 100 books read and recorded in the log.  Got questions?  See the youth services librarians. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!
9:35 AM

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Story-time for 2-5 yrs
9:50 AM

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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Alphabet Alley 2-5yr
10:00 AM

Alphabet Alley is an unstructured play and learn period that has letter-learning toys to promote early literacy. These rotating materials will be out in the youth department near the Library's Picture Books and Early Readers.

We have: magnetic letters, block sets, flash cards and phonics sets, snap and learn letter sets, felt board alphabets, carpet squares, chalk boards and beading letters.
It is for caregivers and children ages 1-5.

Registration is not required, drop in any time during the hour.  Cleanup begins an hour after start time.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Toddler STEM
10:00 AM

For ages 1-3, with adult in the program.

Science and math for toddlers!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Open Computer Lab
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and take advantage of Hollowbrook Community Center's re-opened computer lab.  Work on your own with a librarian nearby to help as needed.

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Publisher
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Happy Two’s Activity Time
10:30 AM

For children, age 2 years, with adult in the program.

Learn songs and rhymes!

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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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Storytime for ages 2-5
10:30 AM

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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Books & Babies for ages birth to 2 years
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of songs, rhymes, movement and simple stories designed to introduce under twos and infants to the library.

This program is one on one with your child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Make It! Monday & Open Play (Ages 2-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers can drop in during this program to make a craft and play with the library's toys.

All craft supplies are provided.

 

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Music Mondays
11:00 AM

Play instruments, learn about rhythm, and sing songs with friends.

For ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Craft & Play (All ages)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the Activity Room to create a craft and play with toys!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Lunch Time Guided Meditation
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. 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 10 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
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Little Explorers
2:00 PM

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
 
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Adult English Learners Writing Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Excel 4
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Open Craft (recommended ages 3-8 years)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kindergarten-6th Grade Tutoring
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Children in grades K-6 will get homework help and subject review from volunteer mentors.

Children ages 5-7: a caregiver must be in the room during the program.

Children ages 8-13: a caregiver must be in the library during the program.

Register in person or by phone.

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Crazy 8s Math Club K-3
5:30 PM

Math and mischief at your library! Enjoy hands-on games that get kids fired up about math! For children in grades K-3.

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

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Learn & Craft (All Ages)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn all about the alphabet with fun crafts, games, activities and books!

This is a self directed activity. There will be different stations of activities.

No registration required. Adult must be present at all times. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Monday Night Book Group: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
6:30 PM

Tour the Appalacian Trail with the comic genius of Bill Bryson. 

Join us for our monthly meeting to discuss this fascinating book. 

Preregistration is preferred.

 

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Paper puppy craft, for ages 4+
6:30 PM

For ages 4+, with a caregiver.

Drop-in and adopt a paper puppy!  You can dressed it up in paper clothes and decorate them even more with markers, stickers, and glitter glue!

Paper dolls for the pet lover!

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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PJ Storytime (ages 2-5 years; siblings welcome)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Wear your PJ’s & bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library! We will read stories and sing songs. Age appropriate craft will follow. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Kids' Public Speaking (Ages 8-12)
7:00 PM

Children and tweens  ages 8-12 will learn and practice the fundamentals of public speaking and debate through fun activities in this program led by a teen volunteer.

Participants can attend all sessions for the month if they choose.

Caregivers must remain in the library while children are in the program.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Miss Liz  609-448-1474  ehughes@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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School-age STEAM
7:00 PM

An interactive, hands-on science program focusing on different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math tailored for school-age children.
For grades K-5.
Registration is required online starting the previous Monday.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Yarnworks
7:00 PM

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Evening Book Group: Emma, by Jane Austen
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Program

Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others.

Registration is required. Registration begins on March 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!
9:35 AM

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Teen and Tween Take-Home Craft: Beaded Peace Sign Charm
9:35 AM

For ages 9 and up.
Ask at the reference desk for your craft kit starting Monday, May 1st.
Supplies are limited.  Kits are handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:    448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Teen Take-out Craft
9:35 AM - 8:50 PM

Tweens and teens ages 10-18 can pick up this month's Teen Take Out craft kit

containing supplies needed to make a perennial May flower.

While supplies last.

One kit per teen, please.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

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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A.M. English Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and librarian Elka Frankel. Must have basic knowledge of English.

No need to register—just come! 

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462  
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
10:05 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Babytime
10:30 AM

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

Online registration begins on April 17. Please register each child separately.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Little Learners: STEAM program for Pre-K
10:30 AM

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 will begin on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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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Read and Play Story Time
10:30 AM

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

Stories and crafts!

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

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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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Story Time
11:00 AM

Stories, songs, games, and crafts for ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.

Today's theme is sky.

CONTACT:  Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Baby Time (recommended ages birth to 2 years; Adult Supervision Required)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Create a...
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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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Just Play
11:15 AM

For children, ages 3-5 with adult in the program.

Open play with a variety of educational toys.

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

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. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 5:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, with adult supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about 5:00pm.

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

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

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. No registration required.

Please note that the Monday and Tuesday crafts will be the same.  

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Elephant & Piggie Book Club
4:30 PM

Suggested for ages 4-8 years old.
Each week we will read a different Elephant & Piggie adventure and do a corresponding activity.
No registration is required.

CONTACT:    609-448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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Science Storytime (Ages 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Citizenship Test Review
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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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PowerPoint 1
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to  add new slides, text and images. Strong Word skills required!

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Art Explorers (Ages 6-11)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Draw, paint, and use your imagination to create your very own piece of art! Materials provided. 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Current Events Discussion Club
7:00 PM

Join librarian Matthew Latta for a monthly open and informal discussion of events in the news.  We will consider social, political and cultural issues from around the nation and around the world. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Meditation for Beginners
7:00 PM

Attain health, clarity, and joy with Isha Kriya, a simple and powerful meditation technique. In this one-hour session, you will learn a simple meditation practice that you can use at home. No previous experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat and towel. Presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit which aims to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
7:00 PM

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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Tai Chi
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that provides huge health benefits to people of all ages and all physical capabilities.  Instructor Gang Huang, PhD (chemistry) will share with the audience some general knowledge about Tai Chi and will offer participants ample opportunities to follow along with him as he demonstrates movements. Dr. Huang has learned and practiced Tai Chi for many years under the guidance of Grand Masters Yang Jun, Chen Zhenglei, and Chen Yu in China and has been teaching Tai Chi since 2015. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on April 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Learning English with Victor
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Friends of the Twin Rivers Library Spring Book Sale
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Begins Wednesday, May 2

Help the Friends raise funds to support the Library’s Summer Reading programs for children. 

Preview sale (for Friends members only) is May 2 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am.  New members may join at the door. 

Regular sale begins at 11:00 am and continues until May 8, during library hours (Wed. and Thu.:  9:30 am – 9:00 pm; Fri. and Sat.:  9:30 am – 5:00 pm;

Mon. and Tue.:  9:30 am – 9:00 pm).

 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!
9:35 AM

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Activity table drop-in for 2-5yr
9:40 AM

Our morning activity station will have a table with games, toys or other activities for preschoolers to participate in, with caregiver supervision.

Registration is not required, drop in at your convenience.  Cleanup will finish by about noon.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Baby Time
10:00 AM

For birth to 18 months. (We have a new 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 will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Cat, Hat, Sat Story Time
10:00 AM

Cat, Hat, Sat rhyming words activity time.

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

Play rhyming games! 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Storytime
10:00 AM

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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Mouse Basics
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn to click, highlight text, scroll, cut & paste and click & drag. These skills are essential to all subsequent classes.


Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Blood Pressure Screening and Stroke Awareness Information
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Capital Health will offer free blood pressure screenings in the community. Get screened by a registered nurse and receive information on things you can do to help lower your risk for stroke.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Quiet play
10:30 AM

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

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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Toddler Storytime & Craft for ages 2 - 4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Siblings are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TODDLER CLASSES ARE IDENTICAL.

No registration is required.

Children aged 6 and under will need a parent or guardian to stay with them during the class.

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

 

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. No registration required.

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Little Explorers
11:00 AM

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
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

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 will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime to 4pm
12:00 PM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin at 4:00pm.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Homeschool Study Hall
1:00 PM

Join other homeschoolers to study together and grow at the library.
Bring your students' homework and enjoy working on it in a group.
This is a great time to do research and get help from other homeschooling families.
No registration required.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1330  
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
 
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K-5th Grade Drop-in Activity Table through 8:00pm
2:00 PM

Our afternoon activity station will have a table out in the open with games, educational toys, workbooks or other self-directed activities. At times there may be a craft!  Suitable for children ages 5-10 years, 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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Chapters Book Club
2:00 PM

Book discussions and activities for ages 5 to 10.  Topic: TBD.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Must Get a Job!: Resume Development
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For new graduates and those returning to the job market. Join Lisa Hill, a career & job search pro, for this employment hunting seminar series.

May 2: resume development, May 9: job search skills and May 16: interview preparation.

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Must Get a Job!: Resume Development
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For new graduates and those returning to the job market. Join Lisa Hill, a career & job search pro, for this employment hunting seminar series.

May 2: resume development, May 9: job search skills and May 16: interview preparation.

Please register. Click the Register button, or call the library for information or to register. Please call if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:    (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Internet 1
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Discover what browsers like Microsoft's new browser Edge do. Visit interesting websites and learn to use Search Engines to surf the web.

Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:  Staff  609-989-6922  classreg@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM     
 
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Active Aging Fitness: Summer Series
3:00 PM

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. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Perler Beads Craft (ages 5-11)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create your own unique designs using Perler Beads! 

Ages 5 - 11.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Briana Cahill  609-737-2610  bcahill@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Lego Club
4:30 PM

.      Lego Club for School-Age Children,                                              

        

        

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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Story Stretchers
4:30 PM

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

Play and explore your creativity with LEGO's!

Please arrive early. Space is limited to 20 kids. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Book BINGO! (Ages 7-12)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

In celebration of Children's Book Week, play Book BINGO! and win prizes! 

No registration required. 

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
 
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Blood Pressure Screening/Stroke Awareness
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Only about one half of the 75 million American adults with high blood pressure have it under control, which is why it’s so important to check your blood pressure regularly. Get screened by a registered nurse and learn about what you can do to help lower your risk. Presented by Mary Rosner, RN, MSN, Community Health Educator with Capital Health.

This is a drop-in program; no registration is necessary.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
 
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What’s Up Wednesdays
4:45 PM

This class is part of a multi-week session for children in grades 3 to 5. Please be aware that this program will occasionally include food. Please call to register.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150  
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
 
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Adult Craft Workshop: Make a Mother’s Day Card
6:00 PM

Join Reference Librarian Dana Sessa to create beautiful Mother’s Day greeting cards that will be truly appreciated by those receiving them. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Midweek Math Tutoring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop in math help for students in grades 1-12 with Peddie High School student tutors.

No registration necessary. 

 

CONTACT:    609-448-1474  
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
 
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Knitting Circle
7:00 PM

Knitters who already know the basics are invited to drop in to socialize with other knitters and work on a project of their choice. Experienced knitter Helene Plank will be available to assist individuals. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:  Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Bullying Stops—Today!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adult Program

Throughout the decades, as a school principal and director of guidance, Mark Walters has regularly spoken out against the evils of bullyingin schools as well as in society, in general. He stresses the positive approach: each child has endless possibilities, and if these are brought out, a bully can be transformed into a "builder." Each and every child can be empoweredto wish, to dream, to plan, and to do. When a child celebrates himself or herself, that child celebrates the world.

Mark Walters is confident that his time-proven ideas, thoughts, and suggestions regarding bullying will bring a deeper understanding to and for all.

Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome. Registration begins on April 22; call 609-799-0462 with questions or to register.

Join our email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: mastarit@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:  West Windsor Staff    609-799-0462   
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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Medicare Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Many people get confused about Medicare. With something as important as health insurance, it's essential to have the correct information. Anthony Williams from BGA Insurance Group will review what is and is not covered by Medicare A and B. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Registration is requested.

CONTACT:  Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
 
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Evening Guided Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for some guided mediation during your lunch hour. 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 10 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 May 3, 2018
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Storytime for ages 2-5
9:30 AM

Stories, songs, games & crafts!

For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
 

CONTACT:  Christine Crawford    ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
 
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Big Building Block Free Playtime
9:35 AM

Big building block free playtime for preschoolers, with caregiver supervision. Cleanup will begin about an hour after start time.

Oversized plastic building blocks will be out in the department for kids to play with, in cooperation with others who are persent. Children may need to take turns. Projects will be taken apart in order for the next interested child to play and create. We have 384 pieces.

No registration is needed.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Libary.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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Hightstown Library Association Spring Book Sale-continues today!
9:35 AM

Come to find literary treasures for sale at a great price!

$3 per bag Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5 ONLY!

Purchases support programs and materials for the library.

 

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