MCLS Events and Programs

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


Parents are responsible for the conduct of minor children, under 18 years of age, in the library or on library grounds, regardless of whether they are in the company of their child or not. See our Parental/Guardian Supervisory Responsibilities Policy for more information.
Wednesday February 28, 2024

For ages 3 and under. Get moving and grooving while practicing early literacy skills. This 30 minute program will focus on songs, rhymes, music, and a shared story! We will use shaker eggs, scarves, and more. Each child will receive a craft kit to take home.

No registration required.

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

For ages 3 and under. Get moving and grooving while practicing early literacy skills. This 30 minute program will focus on songs, rhymes, music, and a shared story! We will use shaker eggs, scarves, and more. Each child will receive a craft kit to take home.

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Storytime

Children, ages birth to 2 1/2 years old, are welcome for stories, songs and play.

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

Children, ages birth to 2 1/2 years old, are welcome for stories, songs and play.

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 

Join Miss Pam for indoor storytime and a craft. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

​Registration is no longer required.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join Miss Pam for indoor storytime and a craft. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

​Registration is no longer required.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas about all kinds of things with others in the group. We'll also cover vocabulary, idioms and grammar relevant to our discussions. Bring your questions too!

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

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

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas about all kinds of things with others in the group. We'll also cover vocabulary, idioms and grammar relevant to our discussions. Bring your questions too!

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

 

Introduce your child to library story times. Age-appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, shakers, and ribbon sticks are shared with the group, with 20 – 30 minutes of structured group time. Ages 0 – 3 years, with a caregiver.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff  (609) 443-1880  Twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Introduce your child to library story times. Age-appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, shakers, and ribbon sticks are shared with the group, with 20 – 30 minutes of structured group time. Ages 0 – 3 years, with a caregiver.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff
  (609) 443.1880
   Twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets and felt board figures are shared with the group. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Suggested for children ages birth - 36 months. 

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

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

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets and felt board figures are shared with the group. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Suggested for children ages birth - 36 months. 

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Time

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 6 spaces available.

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

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

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


There are 6 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Quilting Project

All are welcome to participate in making a kantha-style community quilt. No quilting experience is required. Kantha is simple running stitch used on stacked saree fabric for quilting.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

All are welcome to participate in making a kantha-style community quilt. No quilting experience is required. Kantha is simple running stitch used on stacked saree fabric for quilting.

Please register.

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


The registration period has ended.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Music and Movement

Join Miss Susan for music and movement action rhymes! Children 5 and under with adults.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Join Miss Susan for music and movement action rhymes! Children 5 and under with adults.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 

Children ages 6 months - 24 months, accompanied by an adult are invited to come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. 

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children ages 6 months - 24 months, accompanied by an adult are invited to come and enjoy songs and rhymes with Miss Cathy. 

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Playdate Pals

Join us for Playdate Pals, where kids can explore and learn together each week. There will be a rotation of toys and games each week to encourage children to play together and socialize.

Registration is not required. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org

Join us for Playdate Pals, where kids can explore and learn together each week. There will be a rotation of toys and games each week to encourage children to play together and socialize.

Registration is not required. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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


 

Join us for a creation station with different projects each week.  Suggested for children ages 5 and under with adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

Join us for a creation station with different projects each week.  Suggested for children ages 5 and under with adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Knitting and Crochet Club

Are you passionate about crafting with yarn and creating cozy, handmade masterpieces? Look no further! Our Knitting and Crochet Club is the perfect place for beginners and experienced crafters alike to come together and share their love for all thing’s yarn art. For ages 16 and up.

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

Are you passionate about crafting with yarn and creating cozy, handmade masterpieces? Look no further! Our Knitting and Crochet Club is the perfect place for beginners and experienced crafters alike to come together and share their love for all thing’s yarn art. For ages 16 and up.

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Good Eggs Storytime

Baby chicks are returning to the West Windsor Youth Services department! Come celebrate the arrival of our 'Leap Day Chicks,' see the eggs in their incubator, and attend a chicken-themed storytime and craft!

Registration is required. Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

Baby chicks are returning to the West Windsor Youth Services department! Come celebrate the arrival of our 'Leap Day Chicks,' see the eggs in their incubator, and attend a chicken-themed storytime and craft!

Registration is required. Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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


There are 4 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafty Adults: Comic Tile Coasters

This month we’re cutting up comic books to design some cute and quirky tile coasters Open to any skill level. Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

​Registration is required before the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT: Hightstown Programming Staff  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

This month we’re cutting up comic books to design some cute and quirky tile coasters Open to any skill level. Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association. 

​Registration is required before the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday Film Festival - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Sydney Sweeney, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Dreama Walker, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, and Emile Hirsch. Rated R, 162 minutes. In 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Sydney Sweeney, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Dreama Walker, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, and Emile Hirsch. Rated R, 162 minutes. In 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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


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

Hickory Corner librarian Mary Astarita will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will offer newspaper headlines for discussion.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Hickory Corner librarian Mary Astarita will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will offer newspaper headlines for discussion.

Please register.

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


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Citizenship Exam Preparation

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

​Registration is required before the event. Please call the branch. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT: Hightstown Programming Staff  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

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

​Registration is required before the event. Please call the branch. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome to come learn how to play chess and play against others. No prior chess experience required.

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome to come learn how to play chess and play against others. No prior chess experience required.

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

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


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Art Explorers

Art Explorers offers children the chance to dive into exciting art projects, fostering imagination and self-expression through hands-on artistic adventures.

Registration is required. Ages 6-11.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 6 spaces available.

Art Explorers offers children the chance to dive into exciting art projects, fostering imagination and self-expression through hands-on artistic adventures.

Registration is required. Ages 6-11.

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


There are 6 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 

Children, ages 5-10, accompanied by an adult, are invited for a program focusing on the various elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 3 spaces available.

Children, ages 5-10, accompanied by an adult, are invited for a program focusing on the various elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 3 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen/Tween Knitting

Love knitting? Want to learn? Come and have fun with yarn! For beginners and those who already know how to knit/crochet. Interested crafters can also learn other fiber crafts like cross stitch or embroidery. Ages 8+.

Registration required.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

Love knitting? Want to learn? Come and have fun with yarn! For beginners and those who already know how to knit/crochet. Interested crafters can also learn other fiber crafts like cross stitch or embroidery. Ages 8+.

Registration required.

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

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Excel: Pivot Tables

Learn how to sort and filter your data, then insert a pivot table to create dynamic views of important information.

Take Excel Essentials first.

Classes are intended for adult learners, registration is required prior to class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

Learn how to sort and filter your data, then insert a pivot table to create dynamic views of important information.

Take Excel Essentials first.

Classes are intended for adult learners, registration is required prior to class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Finger-Knitted Minions

Finger knitting may sound and look intimidating… but it’s not!  Learn this new skill (or use what you already know), and come make a cute Minion!  You can keep it as a toy, put it on your backpack, use it as a keychain, or whatever creative idea you think up.  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There is 1 space available.

Finger knitting may sound and look intimidating… but it’s not!  Learn this new skill (or use what you already know), and come make a cute Minion!  You can keep it as a toy, put it on your backpack, use it as a keychain, or whatever creative idea you think up.  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There is 1 space available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Storytime

Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome for a storytime with books, songs and a craft activity.

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome for a storytime with books, songs and a craft activity.

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

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


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Tween/Teen Decorate a Heart Paper Mache Box

Tweens and teens ages 10 and up are welcome to come decorate a heart paper mache box to store small items. 

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 5 spaces available.

Tweens and teens ages 10 and up are welcome to come decorate a heart paper mache box to store small items. 

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday February 29, 2024
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10:00 AM
Shape A Story: Play-Doh Story Time

Children ages 2-5 will listen to a story, enjoy songs and then make themed Play-Doh creations in this 30 minute program. Dress for a mess!

Online registration required.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There is 1 space available.

Children ages 2-5 will listen to a story, enjoy songs and then make themed Play-Doh creations in this 30 minute program. Dress for a mess!

Online registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There is 1 space available.

 

Join Miss Jen for storytime and a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

​No registration is required.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join Miss Jen for storytime and a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

​No registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime, songs, and a craft. 

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There is 1 space available.

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime, songs, and a craft. 

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There is 1 space available.

 

Join Miss Chetna for rhymes, fingerplays, and songs! Children ages birth to 18 months with adults.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Join Miss Chetna for rhymes, fingerplays, and songs! Children ages birth to 18 months with adults.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a program including music and fingerplays specifically designed for babies and young toddlers. 

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a program including music and fingerplays specifically designed for babies and young toddlers. 

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

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


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Leap Day Party

Come to our Leap Day Party! It only happens once every four years! We will be reading a story, sing some songs, and making our own leaping frogs.

Registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome as long as supplies last. For ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Come to our Leap Day Party! It only happens once every four years! We will be reading a story, sing some songs, and making our own leaping frogs.

Registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome as long as supplies last. For ages 0-5 with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.7311
   westprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

Join us for stories, action rhymes and songs. Children will receive an age appropriate take home craft. Storytimes run about 30 minutes and focus on the same theme all week.  Ages 2 - 5 with adult supervision. Siblings welcome. 

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

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

Join us for stories, action rhymes and songs. Children will receive an age appropriate take home craft. Storytimes run about 30 minutes and focus on the same theme all week.  Ages 2 - 5 with adult supervision. Siblings welcome. 

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Romp and Stomp

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a music and movement program. 

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for a music and movement program. 

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Playdough Creations

Playdough creations based on a storytime theme. Children ages 5 and under with adults.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Playdough creations based on a storytime theme. Children ages 5 and under with adults.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Guided Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 14-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration is required before the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT: Hightstown Programming Staff  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 14-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration is required before the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Upcycle Challenge: Puppets

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the month. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This month’s theme is puppets. Come just once to create a single puppet, or return again and again to create a whole set (or even a puppet theater with backdrops, if you’re feeling really ambitious!). Since there’s so much you can do with puppets, this challenge with extend through January and February. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

This is a drop-in program. There's no need to register, and you can stop by any time from 1-5 to participate.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the month. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This month’s theme is puppets. Come just once to create a single puppet, or return again and again to create a whole set (or even a puppet theater with backdrops, if you’re feeling really ambitious!). Since there’s so much you can do with puppets, this challenge with extend through January and February. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

This is a drop-in program. There's no need to register, and you can stop by any time from 1-5 to participate.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Fiction Book Club

We’ll read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. "The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is a unique experience full of breathtaking spectacles. This is Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway, a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood just for this purpose by their instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is merely the stage for a battle to the end of imagination and will."  

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Adult Services Staff   609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 28 spaces available.

We’ll read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. "The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is a unique experience full of breathtaking spectacles. This is Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway, a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood just for this purpose by their instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is merely the stage for a battle to the end of imagination and will."  

Registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 28 spaces available.

 

Do you enjoy playing board, card and other table top games? Come over to Hollowbrook library to play some of the games that are provided in the library. All are welcome, and bring a friend! Snacks and drinks will be provided. For ages 16 and up. 

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

Do you enjoy playing board, card and other table top games? Come over to Hollowbrook library to play some of the games that are provided in the library. All are welcome, and bring a friend! Snacks and drinks will be provided. For ages 16 and up. 

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   Holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

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

Join us to work on your project and enjoy some good conversation. Assistance is available for beginning crocheters.

Please register.

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

Join us to work on your project and enjoy some good conversation. Assistance is available for beginning crocheters.

Please register.

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


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Read to Theodore Finley, the Library Dog

Children can sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the children’s desk or registering online!

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children can sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the children’s desk or registering online!

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Read to Theodore Finley, the Library Dog

Children can sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the children’s desk or registering online!

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children can sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the children’s desk or registering online!

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Read to Theodore Finley, the Library Dog

Children can sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the children’s desk or registering online!

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children can sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the children’s desk or registering online!

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Read to Theodore Finley, the Library Dog

Children can sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the children’s desk or registering online!

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children can sign up for a 15-minute session by calling the children’s desk or registering online!

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

Do you like to build and create? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. Ages 5 -11.

No registration required. 

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

Do you like to build and create? Join us at the library to create fun designs and shapes. Ages 5 -11.

No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafternoon: Hot Chocolate Craft

School-aged children ages 5 to 10 (grades K-5th) are welcome to decorate a painted mug of hot chocolate with paint, googly eyes, and a whole lot of imagination!  This is a great project for younger school-age children who can learn new techniques and for older school-age children who can add more details to their work.  

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

School-aged children ages 5 to 10 (grades K-5th) are welcome to decorate a painted mug of hot chocolate with paint, googly eyes, and a whole lot of imagination!  This is a great project for younger school-age children who can learn new techniques and for older school-age children who can add more details to their work.  

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

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


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Let's Play Chess

Let's Play Chess is open to young participants of all skill levels! Whether you're a beginner or have been playing for years, our instructors will meet you on your level. Please bring your chess sets and be ready to play!

Registration is not required for this program. For ages 5-16. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org

Let's Play Chess is open to young participants of all skill levels! Whether you're a beginner or have been playing for years, our instructors will meet you on your level. Please bring your chess sets and be ready to play!

Registration is not required for this program. For ages 5-16. 

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


 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Play With Clay

Come create with clay! Make a sculpture of your choice with air-dry clay with the guidance of a librarian. For children of all ages, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

Come create with clay! Make a sculpture of your choice with air-dry clay with the guidance of a librarian. For children of all ages, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

Friday March 1, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Storytime

Family Storytime is design to include the whole family when it comes to Storytime’s will read books, sing songs and dance, and create a fun craft! For ages 2 and up.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914  holprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Family Storytime is design to include the whole family when it comes to Storytime’s will read books, sing songs and dance, and create a fun craft! For ages 2 and up.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Movers and Shakers

This program is all about music and movement! Join Miss Lauren as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music. Shaky eggs, bells, bubbles, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call or email to cancel.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

This program is all about music and movement! Join Miss Lauren as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music. Shaky eggs, bells, bubbles, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call or email to cancel.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mah Jongg in the Morning

Open for players of all levels with a basic understanding of game play. We will play with the National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) 2023 card and rules.

Registration is requested prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hopewell Adult Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Open for players of all levels with a basic understanding of game play. We will play with the National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) 2023 card and rules.

Registration is requested prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Adult Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Creation Station
Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the activity room to make a craft project.
CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the activity room to make a craft project.
CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

Songs, rhymes, stories and craft. Suggested for children ages 2-5 with adult.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Songs, rhymes, stories and craft. Suggested for children ages 2-5 with adult.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing Along with Miss Kim

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come sing and dance with Miss Kim. 

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 13 spaces available.

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come sing and dance with Miss Kim. 

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 13 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-a-long with Ms. Pat

Get ready to sing, move, and learn as we groove with Ms. Pat! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is not required for this program. For ages 0-5 years with a caregiver.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org

Get ready to sing, move, and learn as we groove with Ms. Pat! Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is not required for this program. For ages 0-5 years with a caregiver.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.7311
   westprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Rock

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program is for children ages 5 and under who are accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program is for children ages 5 and under who are accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stay and Play

Stay and play a while, right after Toddler Rock. It's a great way to build early social and emotional skills by spending time together! Ages 2 and up with a care giver.

This is a drop-in program. 

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

Stay and play a while, right after Toddler Rock. It's a great way to build early social and emotional skills by spending time together! Ages 2 and up with a care giver.

This is a drop-in program. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Playdough Creations

Playdough creations based on a storytime theme. Children ages 5 and under with adults.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Playdough creations based on a storytime theme. Children ages 5 and under with adults.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

All hook and needle crafters are welcome! Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org

All hook and needle crafters are welcome! Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in. 

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


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

La Bamba (1987); rated PG-13; 108 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 20 spaces available.

La Bamba (1987); rated PG-13; 108 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Please register.

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


There are 20 spaces available.

 

Join our in-person drum circle led by popular long-time facilitator Ange Chianese. Drummers of all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own drums or use one of ours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-882-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Join our in-person drum circle led by popular long-time facilitator Ange Chianese. Drummers of all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own drums or use one of ours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Adult Services Staff
  609.882.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

Saturday March 2, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Parent Support Group

If you are a parent of an infant, toddler or pre-schooler, and you're looking to connect with others in a similar stage of life, please join us for a Parent Support Group. The group welcomes you as you are -- exhausted, overjoyed, overwhelmed, anxious... all of these feelings (and more!) are normal. Led by Eliza Strawbridge, LCSW, a psychotherapist who specializes in the perinatal population. Come lighten your load with peer support and a clinician who cares.

Registration is requested prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hopewell Adult Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

If you are a parent of an infant, toddler or pre-schooler, and you're looking to connect with others in a similar stage of life, please join us for a Parent Support Group. The group welcomes you as you are -- exhausted, overjoyed, overwhelmed, anxious... all of these feelings (and more!) are normal. Led by Eliza Strawbridge, LCSW, a psychotherapist who specializes in the perinatal population. Come lighten your load with peer support and a clinician who cares.

Registration is requested prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Adult Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Enchanted Magic Show

Celebrate Read Across America Week with an Enchanted Magic Show. All ages, with an adult.

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 22 spaces available.

Celebrate Read Across America Week with an Enchanted Magic Show. All ages, with an adult.

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 22 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Fun Time

Families with young children (suggested for ages 6 and under) are welcome for a program filled with songs, stories and a craft activity.

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Families with young children (suggested for ages 6 and under) are welcome for a program filled with songs, stories and a craft activity.

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

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


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
mTinyRobots

mTinyRobots is a simple, easy, and safe way for children to learn basic coding! Program adorable panda robots to race, dance, sing, and more in this interactive STEAM-based program. For ages 5-11 with a caregiver.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which mTinyRobots session you are signing up for as there is a 11:00 AM session and a repeat session at 3:00 PM. Please sign up for only one session. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 6 spaces available.

mTinyRobots is a simple, easy, and safe way for children to learn basic coding! Program adorable panda robots to race, dance, sing, and more in this interactive STEAM-based program. For ages 5-11 with a caregiver.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which mTinyRobots session you are signing up for as there is a 11:00 AM session and a repeat session at 3:00 PM. Please sign up for only one session. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.7311
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 6 spaces available.

 

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call or e-mail to cancel. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call or e-mail to cancel. 

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Portuguese Storytime

For children of all ages and their parents and caregivers. Join Patricia Paz for this special storytime full of Portuguese language fun!

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

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

For children of all ages and their parents and caregivers. Join Patricia Paz for this special storytime full of Portuguese language fun!

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Small Steps Into S.T.E.M.

For children ages 5-8. Explore Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) concepts through hands-on activities led by local Girl Scout Silver Award candidates. Please dress for a mess!

Online registration required. 

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

For children ages 5-8. Explore Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) concepts through hands-on activities led by local Girl Scout Silver Award candidates. Please dress for a mess!

Online registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafternoon: Read Across America Craft

Join us to make a Read Across America inspired craft. Suggested for children ages 3 - 8 with adult supervision. 

This is a drop-in event. 

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

Join us to make a Read Across America inspired craft. Suggested for children ages 3 - 8 with adult supervision. 

This is a drop-in event. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Spring Teen Film Workshop

Have you ever wanted to make a film? The Spring Teen Film Workshop will meet from 1-3:30 pm on Saturdays March 2nd, March 9th, and March 16th! We will cover how to make and edit a short film, with emphasis on practical skills including making shot lists and storyboards, using the camera and sound equipment, and the steps involved in shooting actual film scenes. In the course of this workshop we will make a short film which we will show at a special screening at the library.

Registration is required. When you register for the first session you will be registered for all three sessions. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 13 spaces available.

Have you ever wanted to make a film? The Spring Teen Film Workshop will meet from 1-3:30 pm on Saturdays March 2nd, March 9th, and March 16th! We will cover how to make and edit a short film, with emphasis on practical skills including making shot lists and storyboards, using the camera and sound equipment, and the steps involved in shooting actual film scenes. In the course of this workshop we will make a short film which we will show at a special screening at the library.

Registration is required. When you register for the first session you will be registered for all three sessions. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.7311
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 13 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM
Tween/Teen Shamrock Pointillism Painting

For tweens and teens ages 9-14. Bring the luck of the Irish into your life with a pointillism Shamrock painting. Pointillism is a painting technique where small dots are made in a pattern to create a larger image. Dress for a mess!  

Online registration required.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

For tweens and teens ages 9-14. Bring the luck of the Irish into your life with a pointillism Shamrock painting. Pointillism is a painting technique where small dots are made in a pattern to create a larger image. Dress for a mess!  

Online registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lucky Clover Craft

Children ages 5+ are invited to make a lucky clover craft in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. This is a great project for younger school-age children who can learn new techniques and for older school-age children who can add more details to their work.  

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 11 spaces available.

Children ages 5+ are invited to make a lucky clover craft in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. This is a great project for younger school-age children who can learn new techniques and for older school-age children who can add more details to their work.  

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

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


There are 11 spaces available.

 

mTinyRobots is a simple, easy, and safe way for children to learn basic coding! Program adorable panda robots to race, dance, sing, and more in this interactive STEAM-based program. For ages 5-11 with a caregiver.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which mTinyRobots session you are signing up for as there is a 11:00 AM session and a repeat session at 3:00 PM. Please sign up for only one session. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

mTinyRobots is a simple, easy, and safe way for children to learn basic coding! Program adorable panda robots to race, dance, sing, and more in this interactive STEAM-based program. For ages 5-11 with a caregiver.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which mTinyRobots session you are signing up for as there is a 11:00 AM session and a repeat session at 3:00 PM. Please sign up for only one session. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.7311
   westprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Sunday March 3, 2024
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Friendship Bracelets

Join Miss Molly for friendship bracelet making! Bracelet makers of all levels are welcome. Start with a simple spiral staircase pattern, and work your way up to more complex designs. Recommended for children ages 7+, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child.  If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Molly for friendship bracelet making! Bracelet makers of all levels are welcome. Start with a simple spiral staircase pattern, and work your way up to more complex designs. Recommended for children ages 7+, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child.  If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

 

A Haunting in Venice (2023, PG-13) with Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan. In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer. Runtime: 103 min.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

A Haunting in Venice (2023, PG-13) with Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan. In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer. Runtime: 103 min.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 

 For ages 6-11. Limited to 15 children. Join our paint party! The Library will provide all supplies Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

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

 For ages 6-11. Limited to 15 children. Join our paint party! The Library will provide all supplies Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

Breach (2007); rated PG-13; 110 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 20 spaces available.

Breach (2007); rated PG-13; 110 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Please register.

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


There are 20 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chess and Board Games

Ages 6-12. Join us for a game of chess! No experience is necessary, and all skill levels are welcome! A limited number of chess boards will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Ages 6-12. Join us for a game of chess! No experience is necessary, and all skill levels are welcome! A limited number of chess boards will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday March 4, 2024
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10:00 AM
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Bingo for Preschoolers

Children ages 2-5 will learn Spanish and English vocabulary from Miss Diana (a native Spanish speaker) while playing the game of Bingo end enjoying songs and rhymes!

Online registration required.

CONTACT: Miss Diana  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Children ages 2-5 will learn Spanish and English vocabulary from Miss Diana (a native Spanish speaker) while playing the game of Bingo end enjoying songs and rhymes!

Online registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Diana
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 

Join Miss Molly for music & movement, a story, and a craft!  For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Molly for music & movement, a story, and a craft!  For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Painting Fun

Drop in and paint with materials provided. For all ages, with an adult. 

Registration not required.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org

Drop in and paint with materials provided. For all ages, with an adult. 

Registration not required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
Little Scientist STEM Program

Learn by doing fun experiments! Children ages 5 and under with adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Learn by doing fun experiments! Children ages 5 and under with adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime is a thirty-minute program with a mix of classic nursery rhymes, lap bounces, reading, singing, and movement. For ages 0-24 months with a caregiver.

Registration not required. Walk-ins are welcome as long as space is available. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. Strollers must be parked outside of the event room to ensure space and safety. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org

Baby Storytime is a thirty-minute program with a mix of classic nursery rhymes, lap bounces, reading, singing, and movement. For ages 0-24 months with a caregiver.

Registration not required. Walk-ins are welcome as long as space is available. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. Strollers must be parked outside of the event room to ensure space and safety. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.7311
   westprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Messy Monday

Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome for an engaging and messy freestyle painting program that will explore different styles of process art. Please dress for a mess!  

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome for an engaging and messy freestyle painting program that will explore different styles of process art. Please dress for a mess!  

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

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


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Painting Station

Painting station for children, ages 5 and under with adult.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Painting station for children, ages 5 and under with adult.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 

Introduce your little ones to a variety of craft supplies, from glue to scissors to paint!  Each week we will hands-on explore different mediums, tools, and skills.  We typically work on 4-5 crafts/activities, and the class lasts approximately 40 minutes. Suggested for children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

Introduce your little ones to a variety of craft supplies, from glue to scissors to paint!  Each week we will hands-on explore different mediums, tools, and skills.  We typically work on 4-5 crafts/activities, and the class lasts approximately 40 minutes. Suggested for children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Homeschool Teens: Discover America

Homeschooled teens will learn about our nation's history and culture through great works of American art. Each month we will look at a different period in American History through art and literature. For ages 12 - 16. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

Homeschooled teens will learn about our nation's history and culture through great works of American art. Each month we will look at a different period in American History through art and literature. For ages 12 - 16. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday Afternoon Book Club: Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

All are welcome to discuss Tom Lake by Ann Patchett.

CONTACT: Hopewell Adult Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All are welcome to discuss Tom Lake by Ann Patchett.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Adult Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Intro to Excel

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data.

Strong mouse skills are essential!

Classes are intended for adult learners, registration is required prior to class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. See how easy it is to input and edit data.

Strong mouse skills are essential!

Classes are intended for adult learners, registration is required prior to class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Play Scrabble

Drop in for a friendly round of the classic game.

Please register.

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

Drop in for a friendly round of the classic game.

Please register.

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


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pride Club Meet-up

A meet-up for LGBTQ+ tweens and teens. Allies welcome too! For kids up to 14.

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

A meet-up for LGBTQ+ tweens and teens. Allies welcome too! For kids up to 14.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

Nothing feeds the soul like singing in community! We will lead patrons of all ages and abilities—from babies to retirees—in singing simple rounds together in harmony. Shakers and scarves will be provided for those too young to sing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Nothing feeds the soul like singing in community! We will lead patrons of all ages and abilities—from babies to retirees—in singing simple rounds together in harmony. Shakers and scarves will be provided for those too young to sing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Nothing feeds the soul like singing in community! We will lead patrons of all ages and abilities—from babies to retirees—in singing simple rounds together in harmony. Shakers and scarves will be provided for those too young to sing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Nothing feeds the soul like singing in community! We will lead patrons of all ages and abilities—from babies to retirees—in singing simple rounds together in harmony. Shakers and scarves will be provided for those too young to sing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
(Virtual) Guided Meditation

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crafternoon: Dot Art inspired by Yayoi Kusama

Join us to make dot art inspired by Yayoi Kusama. Suggested for children ages 3 - 8 with adult supervision. 

This is a drop-in event. 

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

Join us to make dot art inspired by Yayoi Kusama. Suggested for children ages 3 - 8 with adult supervision. 

This is a drop-in event. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

Whether you are a brand-new beginner or if you know the basics but want to get some practice in, join us at the library to play chess!  Sessions are led by local high school students who are volunteers from Impact Chess, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing chess to youth in our community. For children ages 6-11.

Registration is required prior to the event.

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

Whether you are a brand-new beginner or if you know the basics but want to get some practice in, join us at the library to play chess!  Sessions are led by local high school students who are volunteers from Impact Chess, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing chess to youth in our community. For children ages 6-11.

Registration is required prior to the event.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
School-age STEAM: Arctic Animals

Children aged 5 to 10 (grades K-5) are welcome for a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) program all about the Arctic.  Kids will learn which animals live in the Arctic, practice their new knowledge with learning worksheets, and then make a polar bear pop-up craft to take home.

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Children aged 5 to 10 (grades K-5) are welcome for a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) program all about the Arctic.  Kids will learn which animals live in the Arctic, practice their new knowledge with learning worksheets, and then make a polar bear pop-up craft to take home.

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

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


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
EWRSD Grades K-5 Art Display Reception

Select students from the East Windsor Regional School District in grades K-5 will have their artwork on display for the month of March.  Come tonight for a reception!

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org

Select students from the East Windsor Regional School District in grades K-5 will have their artwork on display for the month of March.  Come tonight for a reception!

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


 

Children in grades 1 through 8 will receive homework help and concept review from volunteer high school students. Children should bring their homework to the class. 

Online registration required each week. A parent/guardian must remain in the library while the child attends this program.

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

Children in grades 1 through 8 will receive homework help and concept review from volunteer high school students. Children should bring their homework to the class. 

Online registration required each week. A parent/guardian must remain in the library while the child attends this program.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

Messy Club is for children who like to have fun creating but don’t want to color within the lines! Each session you will explore a new medium of messiness. This program is for children ages 6-11.

Registration is required for this event. Walk-ins are welcome as long as space and supplies are available. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 8 spaces available.

Messy Club is for children who like to have fun creating but don’t want to color within the lines! Each session you will explore a new medium of messiness. This program is for children ages 6-11.

Registration is required for this event. Walk-ins are welcome as long as space and supplies are available. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.7311
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Virtual) Unsung Heroes: Jewish Women

Many Jewish women have blazed trails for the generations that followed. Explore the contributions of several Jewish women who have worked to better the lives of those around them. Learn about Rose Schneiderman, labor leader, Lillian Wald, public health pioneer and more! Presented by historian and educator, Howard Rosenberg.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Many Jewish women have blazed trails for the generations that followed. Explore the contributions of several Jewish women who have worked to better the lives of those around them. Learn about Rose Schneiderman, labor leader, Lillian Wald, public health pioneer and more! Presented by historian and educator, Howard Rosenberg.

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Play with mTiny Robots

Children ages 4 to 7 are welcome for an hour of free play and exploration with our mTiny Robots. This is a self-directed program with a librarian available for troubleshooting and support.

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 5 spaces available.

Children ages 4 to 7 are welcome for an hour of free play and exploration with our mTiny Robots. This is a self-directed program with a librarian available for troubleshooting and support.

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

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


There are 5 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends of the Hickory Corner Library Open Public Meeting

Join the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library to become more involved in your library community! New members are welcome.  

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Staff  609-883-8292  hcprogs@mcl.org

Join the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library to become more involved in your library community! New members are welcome.  

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Staff
  609.883.8292
   hcprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday March 5, 2024

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers! Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required. Recommended for ages 6-24 months. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is suggested prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

Join us for a fun, upbeat program of songs, rhymes, finger-plays, board books and activities to promote early literacy in infants and young toddlers! Led by a librarian; caregiver participation is required. Recommended for ages 6-24 months. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is suggested prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 AM