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.
Saturday September 30, 2023
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9:45 AM
Drop-in Craft: Mickey Mouse Scratch Art

Stop by the Children's area and create a Mickey Mouse scratch art craft.  Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. While supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

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

Stop by the Children's area and create a Mickey Mouse scratch art craft.  Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. While supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Relieve stress via meditation, anyone can do it! Sahaja yoga meditation is practiced worldwide. Open to all ages. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Relieve stress via meditation, anyone can do it! Sahaja yoga meditation is practiced worldwide. Open to all ages. 

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


The registration period has ended.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Fun Time

Families with young children are welcome for a program filled with songs, stories and fun activities. Children will receive a take-home craft at the end of the program. 

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 4 spaces available.

Families with young children are welcome for a program filled with songs, stories and fun activities. Children will receive a take-home craft at the end of the program. 

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 4 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Storytime

Children ages 5 and under, 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
The registration period has ended.

Children ages 5 and under, 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


The registration period has ended.

 

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
The registration period has ended.

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

The registration period has ended.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Slime Time: Green Apple Slime

Children ages 4 and up are welcome to come make this scented smooth seasonal slime.

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 and up are welcome to come make this scented smooth seasonal slime.

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.

Sunday October 1, 2023
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Friendship Bracelets- canceled

Program canceled-- Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

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

Program canceled-- Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

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

 

No Hard Feelings (2023, R), with Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Barth Feldman, and Laura Benati. On the brink of losing her home, Maddie finds an intriguing job listing: helicopter parents looking for someone to bring their introverted 19-year-old son out of his shell before college. She has one summer to make him a man or die trying. Runtime: 103 min.

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

No Hard Feelings (2023, R), with Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Barth Feldman, and Laura Benati. On the brink of losing her home, Maddie finds an intriguing job listing: helicopter parents looking for someone to bring their introverted 19-year-old son out of his shell before college. She has one summer to make him a man or die trying. Runtime: 103 min.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Family Storytime

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime, songs, and a craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.    

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

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime, songs, and a craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the 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

Amundsen (2002); not rated; 125 minutes

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 19 spaces available.

Amundsen (2002); not rated; 125 minutes

Please register.

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


There are 19 spaces available.

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

Bring your board games to play with your friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

Bring your board games to play with your friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday October 2, 2023

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

No registration required. 

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

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

No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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, October 2, 2023 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, October 2, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mouse Basics

Learn how to click, click-and-drag, and direct your mouse cursor on the screen. Mouse skills are essential to all other classes.

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 9 spaces available.

Learn how to click, click-and-drag, and direct your mouse cursor on the screen. Mouse skills are essential to all other classes.

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 9 spaces available.

 
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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 14 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 14 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime

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

Registration is not required. 

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

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

Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.0462
   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 13 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 13 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 14 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 14 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


 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ESL Conversation

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

Please register.

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

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

Please register.

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


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ESL Conversation

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

Please register.

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

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

Please register.

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


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn How to Play Spades

Spades is a card game that involves bidding and trick-taking. The balance of luck (the value of cards dealt to you) and skill (how you bid on and play the cards) makes for an exciting game! Librarian Mary Astarita will teach beginners how to play the game. Once you learn the basics, you'll be sure to come back for more!

Please register.

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

Spades is a card game that involves bidding and trick-taking. The balance of luck (the value of cards dealt to you) and skill (how you bid on and play the cards) makes for an exciting game! Librarian Mary Astarita will teach beginners how to play the game. Once you learn the basics, you'll be sure to come back for more!

Please register.

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


There are 8 spaces available.

 

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, October 2, 2023 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, October 2, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Explorers

A program with hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineerng, art, and math) activities for children ages 3-5, 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 3 spaces available.

A program with hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineerng, art, and math) activities for children ages 3-5, 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 3 spaces available.

 
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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: The Spectacular by Fiona Davis

All are welcome to discuss The Spectacular by Fiona Davis.

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

All are welcome to discuss The Spectacular by Fiona Davis.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Cybersecurity Basics: Strong Passwords & Avoiding Online Scams

Surf the web more safely. We’ll discuss different types of online scams, how to spot them, and what to do about them. You will also learn about the importance of strong passwords, and how to create passwords you can remember. Some internet experience recommended. 

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

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 18 spaces available.

Surf the web more safely. We’ll discuss different types of online scams, how to spot them, and what to do about them. You will also learn about the importance of strong passwords, and how to create passwords you can remember. Some internet experience recommended. 

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

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


There are 18 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Afternoon Craft Station

Join us for an afternoon craft 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 10 spaces available.

Join us for an afternoon craft 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 10 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

 
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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 14-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crafternoon: Poison Dart Frog Craft

Join us to make a Poison Dart Frog 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 Poison Dart Frog 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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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
School-age STEAM

This week we will be learning how bat's fly, and we will be making our own paper bat with flapping wings! Children ages 5 to 10 (grades K-5th) are welcome for a STEAM program focusing on 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 16 spaces available.

This week we will be learning how bat's fly, and we will be making our own paper bat with flapping wings! Children ages 5 to 10 (grades K-5th) are welcome for a STEAM program focusing on 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 16 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM
Early Closing - Lawrence Branch

The Lawrence Branch will be closing at 5:00pm to prepare for a staff in-service day.  All other branches will be open their regular hours.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

The Lawrence Branch will be closing at 5:00pm to prepare for a staff in-service day.  All other branches will be open their regular hours.

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

The Birds (1963, PG-13, 119 min.) A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 50 spaces available.

The Birds (1963, PG-13, 119 min.) A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 50 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Cross Stitch: Pumpkin

Make a cross stitch Jack-o-lantern! Learn how to cross stitch if you never have before.

Registration preferred.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Make a cross stitch Jack-o-lantern! Learn how to cross stitch if you never have before.

Registration preferred.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

There are 10 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 welcome if space permits. 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  609-799-0462  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 welcome if space permits. 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
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Makerspace Monday

Tweens and teens ages 10 and up are welcome to join us in making their own mini art easel and mini painting to go with it!  

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 16 spaces available.

Tweens and teens ages 10 and up are welcome to join us in making their own mini art easel and mini painting to go with it!  

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 16 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Virtual) Heavy Lies the Crown: The Brief & Brilliant Career of Basquiat

After a troubled but privileged childhood, Jean-Michel Basquiat burst onto the 1980s art scene with vision and vitality. He was quickly recognized and earned celebrity status and friendships with leading artists like Andy Warhol. Basquiat’s work often focused on subjects that were personally meaningful to him as a young black man, including race, class and police violence. Find out how his paintings, peppered with poetry and sometimes inscrutable symbols, still resonate today. Presented by Jane Oneail, the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs.

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

After a troubled but privileged childhood, Jean-Michel Basquiat burst onto the 1980s art scene with vision and vitality. He was quickly recognized and earned celebrity status and friendships with leading artists like Andy Warhol. Basquiat’s work often focused on subjects that were personally meaningful to him as a young black man, including race, class and police violence. Find out how his paintings, peppered with poetry and sometimes inscrutable symbols, still resonate today. Presented by Jane Oneail, the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs.

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


Tuesday October 3, 2023
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Closed - Staff In-Service

All branches of will be closed for a staff in-service day.

Wednesday October 4, 2023

Join our new club for board and card game enthusiasts. Bring your own games or use one of ours. Drop-ins welcome. Bring a friend!

Registration is preferred.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Join our new club for board and card game enthusiasts. Bring your own games or use one of ours. Drop-ins welcome. Bring a friend!

Registration is preferred.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 

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

 

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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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Little Libros- English/Spanish Storytime
Little Libros is a thirty-minute program filled with reading bilingual books, singing songs in English and Spanish, and more! This program is intended for children ages 2 - 5 with their caregiver. Miss Cheryl welcomes all children to this storytime, and you do not need to know how to speak Spanish in order to enjoy this storytime.

Registration is not required prior to the event.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
Little Libros is a thirty-minute program filled with reading bilingual books, singing songs in English and Spanish, and more! This program is intended for children ages 2 - 5 with their caregiver. Miss Cheryl welcomes all children to this storytime, and you do not need to know how to speak Spanish in order to enjoy this storytime.

Registration is not required prior to the event.

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


 

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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caregiver Support Group
Support groups offer caregivers a little breathing space and a chance to just tal. If you are a caregiver for an older adult at home or in a facility, then please join us for our caregiver support group. Facilitated by Steven Guarino Sn, Senior Well-Being Speccialist for Oaks Integrated Care. Funded thorugh the Older American Act and Mercer County Office on Aging/ADRC.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Branch Adult Programs  6094480957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 20 spaces available.
Support groups offer caregivers a little breathing space and a chance to just tal. If you are a caregiver for an older adult at home or in a facility, then please join us for our caregiver support group. Facilitated by Steven Guarino Sn, Senior Well-Being Speccialist for Oaks Integrated Care. Funded thorugh the Older American Act and Mercer County Office on Aging/ADRC.

Please register.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Branch Adult Programs
  6094480957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 20 spaces available.

 
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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
There are 15 spaces available.

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

There are 15 spaces available.

 

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
There are 9 spaces available.

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


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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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.

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.

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 15 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 15 spaces available.

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

Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Patrons will be provided clipboards, paper and colored pencils for the duration of the program. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials. In case of inclement weather, Drawing Party will be held indoors.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Patrons will be provided clipboards, paper and colored pencils for the duration of the program. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials. In case of inclement weather, Drawing Party will be held indoors.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Adult Services Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Knitting and Crochet Club

Do you enjy the company of fellow crafters as you work on your craft project? If that awnser is "yes", then come on over to the Knitting and Crochet Club here at Hollowbrook library. Bring a knitting, crochet, cross stich or any project you are working on and sit back and craft! For ages 16 and up. 

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

Do you enjy the company of fellow crafters as you work on your craft project? If that awnser is "yes", then come on over to the Knitting and Crochet Club here at Hollowbrook library. Bring a knitting, crochet, cross stich or any project you are working on and sit back and craft! For ages 16 and up. 

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 

Learn important computer terminology and the basics of using Windows 11. In-person only. There is no virtual option for this class.

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 12 spaces available.

Learn important computer terminology and the basics of using Windows 11. In-person only. There is no virtual option for this class.

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 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Film Screening: Inside (2023)

Nemo is a high-end thief focused on snatching explosive artworks. His latest heist is inside a New York penthouse residence. However, as he is doing his deed, things go awry. Soon, he finds himself trapped inside the posh place, with nothing but evidence of a lavish lifestyle and the expensive artworks he's planning to steal. To his horror, there's not even some food or water there. So begins his quest to escape or to survive, whichever comes first. 105 minutes. Rated R. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 24 spaces available.

Nemo is a high-end thief focused on snatching explosive artworks. His latest heist is inside a New York penthouse residence. However, as he is doing his deed, things go awry. Soon, he finds himself trapped inside the posh place, with nothing but evidence of a lavish lifestyle and the expensive artworks he's planning to steal. To his horror, there's not even some food or water there. So begins his quest to escape or to survive, whichever comes first. 105 minutes. Rated R. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Adult Services Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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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 14 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 14 spaces available.

 

Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm. Come build Lego creations. Suggested for 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.

Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm. Come build Lego creations. Suggested for 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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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 prior to 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 prior to 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 13 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 13 spaces available.

 
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5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Think Like a Scientist!

Fun science projects and experiments for school-age children ages 6-10. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

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

Fun science projects and experiments for school-age children ages 6-10. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 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 9 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 9 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(Virtual) Cybersecurity Basics: Strong Passwords & Avoiding Online Scams
Surf the web more safely. We’ll discuss different types of online scams, how to spot them, and what to do about them. You will also learn about the importance of strong passwords, and how to create passwords you can remember. Some internet experience recommended. 

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
There are 29 spaces available.
Surf the web more safely. We’ll discuss different types of online scams, how to spot them, and what to do about them. You will also learn about the importance of strong passwords, and how to create passwords you can remember. Some internet experience recommended. 

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

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CANCELED: Women's Healing Circle

This program creates a safe space where all women can come as they are, listen and share about (not required) themselves fully and open. A topic about self-healing, self-care will be discussed. Participants will have a chance to share, listen, and learn together. Light refreshments will be provided. Led by Maria Laura King, a registered nurse and certified Reiki practitioner.

Registration is requested prior to the event.

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

This program creates a safe space where all women can come as they are, listen and share about (not required) themselves fully and open. A topic about self-healing, self-care will be discussed. Participants will have a chance to share, listen, and learn together. Light refreshments will be provided. Led by Maria Laura King, a registered nurse and certified Reiki practitioner.

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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cybersecurity Basics: Strong Passwords & Avoiding Online Scams

Surf the web more safely. We’ll discuss different types of online scams, how to spot them, and what to do about them. You will also learn about the importance of strong passwords, and how to create passwords you can remember. Some internet experience recommended. 

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 12 spaces available.

Surf the web more safely. We’ll discuss different types of online scams, how to spot them, and what to do about them. You will also learn about the importance of strong passwords, and how to create passwords you can remember. Some internet experience recommended. 

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 12 spaces available.

 

On Saturday, October 14, there will be a solar eclipse!  Looking at the sun is very tempting, but it can result in serious eye damage to the retina.  Come make a DIY viewer using a cereal box and other common materials so you can safely view the sun!  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.

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Safe Eclipse Viewing

Observing the sun directly, without the benefit of eye protection provided by special eclipse viewing glasses, will likely result in serious personal injury, up to and including permanent eye damage and blindness. If the User Instructions imprinted on the glasses are not followed, or if damaged or modified glasses are used, permanent eye injury could result. 

By using the eclipse glasses to view the sun, you agree with the following:

  • You understand and accept the risks associated with improper use of the eclipse glasses;
  • You accept full responsibility for, and assume all risks associated with, the act of viewing the sun, with or without the use of the eclipse glasses.

The Mercer County Library System is not responsible for any damage incurred to your person or your personal property while viewing the sun during the October 14, 2023 or April 8, 2024 eclipse.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

On Saturday, October 14, there will be a solar eclipse!  Looking at the sun is very tempting, but it can result in serious eye damage to the retina.  Come make a DIY viewer using a cereal box and other common materials so you can safely view the sun!  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.

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Safe Eclipse Viewing

Observing the sun directly, without the benefit of eye protection provided by special eclipse viewing glasses, will likely result in serious personal injury, up to and including permanent eye damage and blindness. If the User Instructions imprinted on the glasses are not followed, or if damaged or modified glasses are used, permanent eye injury could result. 

By using the eclipse glasses to view the sun, you agree with the following:

  • You understand and accept the risks associated with improper use of the eclipse glasses;
  • You accept full responsibility for, and assume all risks associated with, the act of viewing the sun, with or without the use of the eclipse glasses.

The Mercer County Library System is not responsible for any damage incurred to your person or your personal property while viewing the sun during the October 14, 2023 or April 8, 2024 eclipse.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

 
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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 13 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 13 spaces available.

Thursday October 5, 2023

For ages 2-5. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through 30 minutes of games, activities, crafts, and sensory play. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to preschool children. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required. If you register and cannot make it, please call the library to allow someone else to attend the program. 

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

For ages 2-5. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through 30 minutes of games, activities, crafts, and sensory play. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to preschool children. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required. If you register and cannot make it, please call the library to allow someone else to attend the program. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 9 spaces 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

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little STEAMers I

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 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  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 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
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces 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 are 7 spaces 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 are 7 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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
There are 14 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


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime

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. Small chairs are provided. Feel free to bring your own chair or a blanket if you prefer. In the case of inclement weather we will move Storytime inside.

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. Small chairs are provided. Feel free to bring your own chair or a blanket if you prefer. In the case of inclement weather we will move Storytime inside.

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
Story Time

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

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff  (609) 443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Card-making With Alicia

Join us as we celebrate Autumn with our card-making workshop featuring a Fall-themed Easel Card.

Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins – so feel free to stop by just before 10:30 to see if there is room.

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join us as we celebrate Autumn with our card-making workshop featuring a Fall-themed Easel Card.

Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins – so feel free to stop by just before 10:30 to see if there is room.

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


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little STEAMers II

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 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  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 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
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Puzzle Time

When story time ends, it's time to free play with our puzzles.  Ages 2-5, with a caregiver.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff  (609) 443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

When story time ends, it's time to free play with our puzzles.  Ages 2-5, with a caregiver.

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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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 8 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 8 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Basic Skills Craft for Adults

With assistance, make a craft for yourself or a friend. Led by librarian Shilpa Shanbhag.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

With assistance, make a craft for yourself or a friend. Led by librarian Shilpa Shanbhag.

Please register.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 12 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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12:15 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 13-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration is required prior to 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 7 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 13-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration is required prior to 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 7 spaces available.

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

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 challenge is to create upcycled flowers. Come just once to make a flower or two, or come back each week in October to create an entire bouquet and vase! 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 challenge is to create upcycled flowers. Come just once to make a flower or two, or come back each week in October to create an entire bouquet and vase! 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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1:30 PM
Adult Vocal Class: Let's Make Some Treble

For adults who just want to sing for fun! Come learn about proper vocal technique through a variety of vocal warm-ups, team building activities, and songs from the Justice Choir Songbook that highlight justice, equity and peace. No prior singing experience necessary! Presented by Rachel Siegel, owner of Acoustix Studio.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

For adults who just want to sing for fun! Come learn about proper vocal technique through a variety of vocal warm-ups, team building activities, and songs from the Justice Choir Songbook that highlight justice, equity and peace. No prior singing experience necessary! Presented by Rachel Siegel, owner of Acoustix Studio.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 13 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Card-making With Alicia

Fall in love with the napkin technique with a surprise pop up inside. This technique can be applied to any napkins you have at home for any occasion.

Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins – so feel free to stop by just before 10:30 to see if there is room.

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Fall in love with the napkin technique with a surprise pop up inside. This technique can be applied to any napkins you have at home for any occasion.

Registration is required, space is limited. If a registered participant fails to show up, that space will be filled with walk-ins – so feel free to stop by just before 10:30 to see if there is room.

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


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Intro to Word

Create a Word document. Become familiar with the Office Ribbon, type, format, and edit, then print your document.

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 11 spaces available.

Create a Word document. Become familiar with the Office Ribbon, type, format, and edit, then print your document.

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 11 spaces available.

 
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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 9 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 9 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Big STEAMers

Big STEAMers is a club for children that focuses on the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Each week, children will build, experiment, investigate, and have fun while exploring a new topic. Ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver. 

Registration is suggested for this program. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.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  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 8 spaces available.

Big STEAMers is a club for children that focuses on the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Each week, children will build, experiment, investigate, and have fun while exploring a new topic. Ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver. 

Registration is suggested for this program. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.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
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 8 spaces available.

 

School-aged children ages 5 to 10 (grades K-5th) are welcome to create a fall themed windsock. 

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 16 spaces available.

School-aged children ages 5 to 10 (grades K-5th) are welcome to create a fall themed windsock. 

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 16 spaces available.

 

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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Public Speaking with Kate Carnevale

Learn how to present like a pro in the second of a two part presentation and practice session taught by one of Mercer County Community College's communications professors, Kate Carnevale. Gain the confidence to speak in front of others and learn important leadership skills!

Registration is preferred, but not required. Walk-ins welcome. Ages 12-18. If you signed up and/or attended the first session, it is recommended that you come to the second session to complete the course.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 12 spaces available.

Learn how to present like a pro in the second of a two part presentation and practice session taught by one of Mercer County Community College's communications professors, Kate Carnevale. Gain the confidence to speak in front of others and learn important leadership skills!

Registration is preferred, but not required. Walk-ins welcome. Ages 12-18. If you signed up and/or attended the first session, it is recommended that you come to the second session to complete the course.

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


There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Banned Book Tasting
Ready to devour your next great read?  In honor of Banned Books Week, a menu of recommended banned books for readers of middle grade/ juvenile, young adult, and adult books will be served.  Patrons will have time at multiple table settings to sample different books, fill out a list of books they are interested in reading, and leave with their next read and a tasty treat! (Ages 8-108) 
 
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.
Ready to devour your next great read?  In honor of Banned Books Week, a menu of recommended banned books for readers of middle grade/ juvenile, young adult, and adult books will be served.  Patrons will have time at multiple table settings to sample different books, fill out a list of books they are interested in reading, and leave with their next read and a tasty treat! (Ages 8-108) 
 
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.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Banned Book Tasting
Ready to devour your next great read?  In honor of Banned Books Week, a menu of recommended banned books for readers of middle grade/ juvenile, young adult, and adult books will be served.  Patrons will have time at multiple table settings to sample different books, fill out a list of books they are interested in reading, and leave with their next read and a tasty treat! (Ages 8-108) 
 
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.
Ready to devour your next great read?  In honor of Banned Books Week, a menu of recommended banned books for readers of middle grade/ juvenile, young adult, and adult books will be served.  Patrons will have time at multiple table settings to sample different books, fill out a list of books they are interested in reading, and leave with their next read and a tasty treat! (Ages 8-108) 
 
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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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 Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 5, 2023 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 Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jersey Transit Concert

Performing without instruments, acapella ensemble Jersey Transit sings a repertoire of songs taken from jazz standards to reggae to R&B to today’s pop. The ensemble has been around for more than 25 years, with some of the original members still in the group. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Advance registration is appreciated. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 56 spaces available.

Performing without instruments, acapella ensemble Jersey Transit sings a repertoire of songs taken from jazz standards to reggae to R&B to today’s pop. The ensemble has been around for more than 25 years, with some of the original members still in the group. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Advance registration is appreciated. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Adult Services Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 56 spaces available.

Friday October 6, 2023
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor 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. We will be outdoors! Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on! 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, October 6, 2023 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. We will be outdoors! Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on! 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, October 6, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

 
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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
Dance Party

Children are invited to join Miss Andrea for a dance party! Dance along as she plays her favorite songs to get you up and moving. 

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 18 spaces available.

Children are invited to join Miss Andrea for a dance party! Dance along as she plays her favorite songs to get you up and moving. 

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 18 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-along with Pat McKinley

Join musician Pat McKinley for a toddler sing-along! For children ages 0-5 with their caregivers. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

Registration is not required.

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

Join musician Pat McKinley for a toddler sing-along! For children ages 0-5 with their caregivers. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff
  609.799.0462
   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
Basic Skills Craft for Adults

With assistance, make a craft for yourself or a friend. Led by librarian Shilpa Shanbhag.

Please register.

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

With assistance, make a craft for yourself or a friend. Led by librarian Shilpa Shanbhag.

Please register.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 15 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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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

The usual line is "Winter is Coming" -- but in the yarn world we say "Sweater Weather is Coming." Bring your current project, be it sweater, blanket, or scarf and join us! All hook and needle crafters are welcome! 

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

The usual line is "Winter is Coming" -- but in the yarn world we say "Sweater Weather is Coming." Bring your current project, be it sweater, blanket, or scarf and join us! All hook and needle crafters are welcome! 

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