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.
Monday August 8, 2022
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9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Mini Books

Stop by the Children's area between 9:45-4:00pm to make a Mini Book in honor of Book Lovers' Day (8/9)! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. 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 between 9:45-4:00pm to make a Mini Book in honor of Book Lovers' Day (8/9)! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. 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
Kids’ Music Round Demo Class

Join Kids’ Music Round for a free demo class!  This music and movement class is for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  It includes activities designed to promote musical learning across ages 6m-5years.  Activities include playing rhythm instruments, having fun with finger plays, and singing and dancing to music of different meters and tonalities. 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
There are 4 spaces available.

Join Kids’ Music Round for a free demo class!  This music and movement class is for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  It includes activities designed to promote musical learning across ages 6m-5years.  Activities include playing rhythm instruments, having fun with finger plays, and singing and dancing to music of different meters and tonalities. 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

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM
Preschool Craft Time / Actividades Para Niños Pequeños

Children ages 2-5 will make fun, themed crafts while practicing their motor skills in this  program with Miss Diana.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

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Los niños de 2 a 5 años harán actividades temáticas y divertidas mientras practican sus habilidades motoras finas en este  programa con Sra. Diana.

Es necesario inscribirse antes del evento. Complete un formulario de registro para toda la familia/grupo. Si se inscribe y se da cuenta de que no puede asistir, llame por teléfono para que otra persona pueda ocupar su lugar.

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

Children ages 2-5 will make fun, themed crafts while practicing their motor skills in this  program with Miss Diana.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

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Los niños de 2 a 5 años harán actividades temáticas y divertidas mientras practican sus habilidades motoras finas en este  programa con Sra. Diana.

Es necesario inscribirse antes del evento. Complete un formulario de registro para toda la familia/grupo. Si se inscribe y se da cuenta de que no puede asistir, llame por teléfono para que otra persona pueda ocupar su lugar.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

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. Ages 0 – 3 years, with a caregiver. Siblings welcome. 

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 6 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. Ages 0 – 3 years, with a caregiver. Siblings welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Concert with Miss Kim Yarson

Kim Yarson is an energetic and fun singer-songwriter from right here in East Windsor, NJ. Join us for a great show featuring classic kids songs and some of Miss Kim's creative original music too.

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

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

Kim Yarson is an energetic and fun singer-songwriter from right here in East Windsor, NJ. Join us for a great show featuring classic kids songs and some of Miss Kim's creative original music too.

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

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


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Painting Station

Indoor painting station for children ages 2 and up. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

Indoor painting station for children ages 2 and up. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing 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 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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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Windows 10 Essentials (In Person)

Learn more about Windows 10. Pin apps and add shortcuts to get to your favorite things faster. Rename, move, and delete files and folders.

​Registration is required prior to the 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 more about Windows 10. Pin apps and add shortcuts to get to your favorite things faster. Rename, move, and delete files and folders.

​Registration is required prior to the 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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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Windows 10 Essentials (Virtual)

Learn more about Windows 10. Pin apps and add shortcuts to get to your favorite things faster. Rename, move, and delete files and folders.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
There are 29 spaces available.

Learn more about Windows 10. Pin apps and add shortcuts to get to your favorite things faster. Rename, move, and delete files and folders.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. 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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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Outdoor Game Day for Adults: Boggle

How many words can you make from a jumbled tray of letters? Extra points for longer words. Led by librarian Mary Astarita.

Please register.

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

How many words can you make from a jumbled tray of letters? Extra points for longer words. Led by librarian Mary Astarita.

Please register.

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


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM
Teen Craft: Doodle Magnets

For ages 11 and up. Get inspired, create a unique doodle and turn it into a magnet.  All materials will be provided. 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914  holprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

For ages 11 and up. Get inspired, create a unique doodle and turn it into a magnet.  All materials will be provided. 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
School-age STEAM: All About Sharks

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for an 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for an 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


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

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 for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

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

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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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 13-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 13-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: Windchime

Join us today to make a windchime! 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 today to make a windchime! 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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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
K-6 Grade Tutoring / Tutoria Para Kinder - 6 Grado

Children in Kindergarten - 6th Grade will receive math and reading practice from teen volunteer tutors. A parent/guardian must stay in the library while the child attends the program.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register for one day per week only. 

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Los niños en Kinder hasta el 6 grado practicarán la lectura y las matematicas con voluntarios adolescentes. Un padre o guardián tiene que quedarse en la biblioteca mientras el niño esté en el programa. 

Hay que inscribirse antes del evento. Inscríbase por un dia solamente ( los lunes O  los jueves).

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

Children in Kindergarten - 6th Grade will receive math and reading practice from teen volunteer tutors. A parent/guardian must stay in the library while the child attends the program.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register for one day per week only. 

*****

Los niños en Kinder hasta el 6 grado practicarán la lectura y las matematicas con voluntarios adolescentes. Un padre o guardián tiene que quedarse en la biblioteca mientras el niño esté en el programa. 

Hay que inscribirse antes del evento. Inscríbase por un dia solamente ( los lunes O  los jueves).

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Craft: Mermaid Diorama

Make a paper diorama with mermaids and magical ocean elements. Ages 8 up.

Registration requested.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Make a paper diorama with mermaids and magical ocean elements. Ages 8 up.

Registration requested.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Outdoor DIY Squishies

Use puffy paints to design and decorate your squishy. For ages 5 years old and up, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In case of inclement weather, this program will be moved indoors. 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Use puffy paints to design and decorate your squishy. For ages 5 years old and up, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In case of inclement weather, this program will be moved indoors. 

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Craft: Vision Board Collage

Join librarian Rachel in creating a vision board. There are no rules when creating a vision board, it’s all about crafting something that will inspire you to realize your goals and dreams on a daily basis. All supplies are provided, just bring yourself and your inspiration. 

Registration required.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 3 spaces available.

Join librarian Rachel in creating a vision board. There are no rules when creating a vision board, it’s all about crafting something that will inspire you to realize your goals and dreams on a daily basis. All supplies are provided, just bring yourself and your inspiration. 

Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 3 spaces available.

 

Join us for a game of chess. No experience necessary and all skill levels welcome. A limited number of chess boards will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 17 spaces available.

Join us for a game of chess. No experience necessary and all skill levels welcome. A limited number of chess boards will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Makerspace Mondays: Plant a Succulent

Tweens and teens, ages 10 and up, are welcome to join us for a hands-on 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 2 spaces available.

Tweens and teens, ages 10 and up, are welcome to join us for a hands-on 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 2 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
(Virtual) Taking Great Photos Workshop

Acclaimed photographer, Dave Burwell presents an interactive workshop, helping participants learn how to take better photos, regardless of the camera or smartphone you use. The workshop focuses on how to apply the principles of visual design and composition to dramatically improve your photos. Attendees will learn the composition tools that professional photographers use every day. These tips and tools will significantly advance your photographic skills and help you have more fun with photography. The workshop is open to all levels of photographers, from novice through advanced.

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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Acclaimed photographer, Dave Burwell presents an interactive workshop, helping participants learn how to take better photos, regardless of the camera or smartphone you use. The workshop focuses on how to apply the principles of visual design and composition to dramatically improve your photos. Attendees will learn the composition tools that professional photographers use every day. These tips and tools will significantly advance your photographic skills and help you have more fun with photography. The workshop is open to all levels of photographers, from novice through advanced.

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Tuesday August 9, 2022
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10:00 AM
Canceled Activity time with Miss Molly
CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ABC Play Time

For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are identical, please register for one only. 

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are identical, please register for one only. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

 

Children, ages 2-6, with a caregiver are welcome for stories, songs and a craft. We may move the program outside if the weather permits. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914  holprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Children, ages 2-6, with a caregiver are welcome for stories, songs and a craft. We may move the program outside if the weather permits. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

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

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Painting Fun

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to drop in and paint with us. Participants may want to wear a smock. 

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

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to drop in and paint with us. Participants may want to wear a smock. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor 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 3 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. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

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 3 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. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

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
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 12 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
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a storytime with books and songs. 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

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

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

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
Art & Inspiration: Virtual Museum Field Trip

For ages 5-13. Take a virtual field trip to the NJ State Museum! Join us in the library for a prerecorded tour of the the NJ State Museum. Learn about the artists and the materials they use to make sculptures, then create your own sculpture with the materials of your choice. 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914  holprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

For ages 5-13. Take a virtual field trip to the NJ State Museum! Join us in the library for a prerecorded tour of the the NJ State Museum. Learn about the artists and the materials they use to make sculptures, then create your own sculpture with the materials of your choice. 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Outdoor Slime

Join us in making  Slime. Sponsored by the Friend of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 18 spaces available.

Join us in making  Slime. Sponsored by the Friend of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

House of Gucci (2021); rated R; 157 minutes

Please register.

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

House of Gucci (2021); rated R; 157 minutes

Please register.

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


There are 9 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 9 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 9 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Tween/Teen Creative Writing

Ms. Bekka, an award-winning and published writer, will lead tweens and teens through a zero stress and fun creative writing exercise. Ages 8+. 

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 3 spaces available.

Ms. Bekka, an award-winning and published writer, will lead tweens and teens through a zero stress and fun creative writing exercise. Ages 8+. 

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crafternoon: Windchime

Join us today to make a windchime! 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 today to make a windchime! 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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Word 2 (In Person)

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

​Registration is required prior to the 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 to work with Tabs and the Office Ribbon. Explore the many extra features that can help you create a professional-looking document. Take Word 1 first.

​Registration is required prior to the 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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Word 2 (Virtual)

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
There are 29 spaces available.

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. 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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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Baby-Sitters Club Book and Craft Club

Do you love The Baby-Sitters Club? Whether it’s the old-school series, the new re-released versions, or the graphic novel adaptations – if you like them, this club is for you! Each monthly book club will focus on a different book in the series – we’ll talk about what we liked and didn’t like and do a fun craft! This month please read The Ghost at Dawn's House before coming to our book club. You can read any version you’d like! For children ages 7 years old and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Do you love The Baby-Sitters Club? Whether it’s the old-school series, the new re-released versions, or the graphic novel adaptations – if you like them, this club is for you! Each monthly book club will focus on a different book in the series – we’ll talk about what we liked and didn’t like and do a fun craft! This month please read The Ghost at Dawn's House before coming to our book club. You can read any version you’d like! For children ages 7 years old and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hickory Corner Book Club

Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline. Hickory Corner librarian Chip McAuley will lead the discussion of this New York Times bestseller. 

Please register.

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

Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline. Hickory Corner librarian Chip McAuley will lead the discussion of this New York Times bestseller. 

Please register.

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


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Science Fiction Book Club - The Best of Michael Swanwick by Michael Swanwick

The Best of Michael Swanwick by Michael Swanwick. The first comprehensive overview of the extraordinary career of a master storyteller.

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

The Best of Michael Swanwick by Michael Swanwick. The first comprehensive overview of the extraordinary career of a master storyteller.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Adult Services Staff
  609.275.8901
   westprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday August 10, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Canceled Storytime
CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Summer Bingo

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and play bingo with Miss Michelle!

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and play bingo with Miss Michelle!

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wiggle, Giggle, Read

For ages 3 and under. Get moving and grooving while practicing early literacy skills. This program will focus on songs, rhymes, music, and a shared story! We will use shaker eggs, scarves, and our large parachute.

Registration not 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 program will focus on songs, rhymes, music, and a shared story! We will use shaker eggs, scarves, and our large parachute.

Registration not required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crafts for Grown-ups: Rock Painting

Rocks, painting, scissors?! Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Join us for a fun session of rock painting. Could be a little messy, so you might want to bring an apron. All craft supplies are provided. For ages 18 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

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 am to see if there is room.

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

Rocks, painting, scissors?! Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Join us for a fun session of rock painting. Could be a little messy, so you might want to bring an apron. All craft supplies are provided. For ages 18 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

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 am to see if there is room.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Adult Services Staff
  609.275.8901
   westprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 

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 - 24 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 - 24 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 3-5, 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 child attending. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another child. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, 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 child attending. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another child. 

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


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Music and Movement

Join Miss Susan for Music and Movement action rhymes program. 

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 program. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Bingo

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and play bingo with Miss Michelle!

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and play bingo with Miss Michelle!

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Short of It: Ray Bradbury

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on the short story. This we'll month we'll read Ray Bradbury's short stories, "The Veldt," "There Will Come Soft Rains," and "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind" Copies available at the Hopewell Branch Reference Desk.

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

The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Join our discussion group, which focuses on the short story. This we'll month we'll read Ray Bradbury's short stories, "The Veldt," "There Will Come Soft Rains," and "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind" Copies available at the Hopewell Branch Reference Desk.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Internet 2 (In Person)

Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites. Customize your Internet experience with more settings in Microsoft Edge. Learn about other browsers, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Take Internet 1 first.

​Registration is required prior to the 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 valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites. Customize your Internet experience with more settings in Microsoft Edge. Learn about other browsers, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Take Internet 1 first.

​Registration is required prior to the 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 - 3:30 PM
Internet 2 (Virtual)

Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites. Customize your Internet experience with more settings in Microsoft Edge. Learn about other browsers, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Take Internet 1 first.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
There are 30 spaces available.

Learn valuable search techniques and get tips on evaluating websites. Customize your Internet experience with more settings in Microsoft Edge. Learn about other browsers, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Take Internet 1 first.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday Film Festival - The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story (1940) starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler. Not rated, 112 minutes. A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

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

The Philadelphia Story (1940) starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler. Not rated, 112 minutes. A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Adult Services Staff
  609.275.8901
   westprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Outdoor 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 reveal the topics at the top of the discussion. If weather is inclement, we will meet indoors.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 8 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 reveal the topics at the top of the discussion. If weather is inclement, we will meet indoors.

Please register.

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


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Craft Station Perler Beads

School-age children are invited  to make Perler Bead Creatures. Supplies will be provided to work at your own pace. Sponsored by the Friend of the Ewing Library. 

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

School-age children are invited  to make Perler Bead Creatures. Supplies will be provided to work at your own pace. Sponsored by the Friend of the Ewing Library. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Mini Books

Stop by the Children's area between 3:00-8:00pm to make a Mini Book in honor of Book Lovers' Day (8/9)! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. 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 between 3:00-8:00pm to make a Mini Book in honor of Book Lovers' Day (8/9)! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. 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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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

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween Craft: Mermaid Diorama

Make a paper diorama with mermaids and magical ocean elements. Ages 8 up.

Registration requested.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Make a paper diorama with mermaids and magical ocean elements. Ages 8 up.

Registration requested.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 

Make and decorate your own kaleidoscope!  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, youngest with a caregiver.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Make and decorate your own kaleidoscope!  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, youngest with a caregiver.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Excel 2 (In Person)

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

​Registration is required prior to the 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.

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

​Registration is required prior to the 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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Excel 2 (Virtual)

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
There are 30 spaces available.

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

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Storytime

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a storytime with books and songs. 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 15 spaces available.

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a storytime with books and songs. 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 15 spaces available.

 

Join us to play chess and improve your game. This program is open to children ages 7-18 who know how to play chess. Students must bring their own chessboard. 

Registration is required. Once registered, students will be signed up for all classes (8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31).

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

Join us to play chess and improve your game. This program is open to children ages 7-18 who know how to play chess. Students must bring their own chessboard. 

Registration is required. Once registered, students will be signed up for all classes (8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31).

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


There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kids for Science - Grades 3 to 5

Children entering Grades 3 through 5 will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities designed to encourage their love of science. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Siblings welcome, too. Please register all children on one registration form.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Children entering Grades 3 through 5 will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities designed to encourage their love of science. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Siblings welcome, too. Please register all children on one registration form.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
(In Person) Gardening for Butterflies: Bring Nature to Your Home

Join us to learn which plants will attract butterflies to your garden in this illustrated talk  presented by Louise Senior, a Master Gardener of Mercer County since 2008. We will also discuss butterflies and their behavior and the best butterfly plant recommendations.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 20 spaces available.

Join us to learn which plants will attract butterflies to your garden in this illustrated talk  presented by Louise Senior, a Master Gardener of Mercer County since 2008. We will also discuss butterflies and their behavior and the best butterfly plant recommendations.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 20 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Virtual) Big Library Read Book Discussion: The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake

Join us a virtual book discussion for the most recent Big Library Read selection, The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake. For a limited time, from July 13 through July 27, using the MCLS Overdrive collection via your Libby app or visiting eLibraryNJ, MCLS library card holders can immediately check out and download the ebook or the digital audiobook of The Girl in His Shadow for their normal loan period. A limited number of print copies are also available. 

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us a virtual book discussion for the most recent Big Library Read selection, The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake. For a limited time, from July 13 through July 27, using the MCLS Overdrive collection via your Libby app or visiting eLibraryNJ, MCLS library card holders can immediately check out and download the ebook or the digital audiobook of The Girl in His Shadow for their normal loan period. A limited number of print copies are also available. 

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tween/Teen Craft: Paint a Vinyl Record

Come for a fun art project! Please dress for the possibility of paint (or bring an old t-shirt or smock); all other supplies will be provided. Ages 9+. 

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Come for a fun art project! Please dress for the possibility of paint (or bring an old t-shirt or smock); all other supplies will be provided. Ages 9+. 

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday August 11, 2022

Join Miss Jen for storytime outside, plus a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. 

​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, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Jen for storytime outside, plus a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. 

​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, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ABC Play Time

For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are identical, please register for one only. 

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are identical, please register for one only. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fiction Writers' Workshop: Sharing Your Words

This month your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to send out at least five short or long pieces of your writing to agents or publishers. Come to the meeting and share your experience. Rejections are considered a positive step in the right direction--a hand written note on a rejection--very positive. Bring any work you want to share to the workshop. Dazzle us with your productivity and earn bragging rights for the month. 

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-882-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 24 spaces available.

This month your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to send out at least five short or long pieces of your writing to agents or publishers. Come to the meeting and share your experience. Rejections are considered a positive step in the right direction--a hand written note on a rejection--very positive. Bring any work you want to share to the workshop. Dazzle us with your productivity and earn bragging rights for the month. 

Advanced registration is appreciated.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 24 spaces available.

 

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 9 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 16 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 16 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime

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. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

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. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

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
There are 6 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


There are 6 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Drop-In Upcycle Challenge: Bike Spoke Cards

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the week. Keep track of your projects in your own logbook, and move your pin up our "Extraordinary Upcyclers" board as you complete more challenges. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you’ve got something specific in mind.  You can also complete the challenge from home and email a picture of your creation to be added to your log book. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This week’s challenge is to make spoke cards to decorate the wheels of your bike. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch. 

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 week. Keep track of your projects in your own logbook, and move your pin up our "Extraordinary Upcyclers" board as you complete more challenges. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you’ve got something specific in mind.  You can also complete the challenge from home and email a picture of your creation to be added to your log book. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This week’s challenge is to make spoke cards to decorate the wheels of your bike. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch. 

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:30 PM
(In Person) An Afternoon at the Movies - Stillwater

Stillwater (2021) Starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin. A humble family man contends with the unthinkable when his daughter calls him from a French prison, revealing that she has been charged with murder. Determined to secure her freedom, he embarks on an odyssey from rural Oklahoma to France driven by paternal instinct. Rated R, 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 19 spaces available.

Stillwater (2021) Starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin. A humble family man contends with the unthinkable when his daughter calls him from a French prison, revealing that she has been charged with murder. Determined to secure her freedom, he embarks on an odyssey from rural Oklahoma to France driven by paternal instinct. Rated R, 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 19 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Crafternoon: Paper Loop Pufferfish Craft

Come for a fun art project! Please dress for the possibility of paint (or bring an old t-shirt or smock) all other supplies will be provided.  Ages 4-8.   

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Come for a fun art project! Please dress for the possibility of paint (or bring an old t-shirt or smock) all other supplies will be provided.  Ages 4-8.   

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Station: Perler Bead Fun

Join us today to make Perler Bead creations!  These projects are a little more involved than Crafternoon. Suggested for children ages 5 and up with adult supervision. 

Registration required. 

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

Join us today to make Perler Bead creations!  These projects are a little more involved than Crafternoon. Suggested for children ages 5 and up with adult supervision. 

Registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PowerPoint 1 & 2 (In Person)

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Add pizzazz to the presentation you created with animations, transitions, and much more. Strong Word skills recommended!

​Registration is required prior to the 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.

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Add pizzazz to the presentation you created with animations, transitions, and much more. Strong Word skills recommended!

​Registration is required prior to the 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 - 4:00 PM
PowerPoint 1 & 2 (Virtual)

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Add pizzazz to the presentation you created with animations, transitions, and much more. Strong Word skills recommended! ​

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
There are 30 spaces available.

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Add pizzazz to the presentation you created with animations, transitions, and much more. Strong Word skills recommended! ​

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
How to Make No-Cook Pesto

Librarian Shilpa Shanbhag will demonstrate how to make two different kinds of no-cook summer pesto: a fresh basil-pine-nut pesto, and a sundried-tomato-walnut pesto. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste both recipes and discuss the differences. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There is 1 space available.

Librarian Shilpa Shanbhag will demonstrate how to make two different kinds of no-cook summer pesto: a fresh basil-pine-nut pesto, and a sundried-tomato-walnut pesto. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste both recipes and discuss the differences. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Please register.

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


There is 1 space available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
School-age Craft Crew: Ice Cream Cone

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for a creative crafting program with a different project weekly.

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 for a creative crafting program with a different project weekly.

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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6:00 PM
Outdoor Animal Program: Eyes of the Wild

Eyes of the Wild will bring several exotic animals that they have rescued. Get to see these special animals and hear how they were saved. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Register prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 28 spaces available.

Eyes of the Wild will bring several exotic animals that they have rescued. Get to see these special animals and hear how they were saved. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Register prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Haiku Poetry Workshop

Do you Haiku? A haiku is a poem which consists of three lines and traditionally evokes images of the natural world. Join teen Amelie Baveja for a fun Haiku poetry workshop.  Recommended for kids, ages 10 and above.

Registration is required.

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

Do you Haiku? A haiku is a poem which consists of three lines and traditionally evokes images of the natural world. Join teen Amelie Baveja for a fun Haiku poetry workshop.  Recommended for kids, ages 10 and above.

Registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
K-6 Grade Tutoring / Tutoria Para Kinder - 6 Grado

Children in Kindergarten - 6th Grade will receive math and reading practice from teen volunteer tutors. A parent/guardian must stay in the library while the child attends the program.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register for one day per week only. 

*****

Los niños en Kinder hasta el 6 grado practicarán la lectura y las matematicas con voluntarios adolescentes. Un padre o guardián tiene que quedarse en la biblioteca mientras el niño esté en el programa. 

Hay que inscribirse antes del evento. Inscríbase por un dia solamente ( los lunes O  los jueves).

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 3 spaces available.

Children in Kindergarten - 6th Grade will receive math and reading practice from teen volunteer tutors. A parent/guardian must stay in the library while the child attends the program.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register for one day per week only. 

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Los niños en Kinder hasta el 6 grado practicarán la lectura y las matematicas con voluntarios adolescentes. Un padre o guardián tiene que quedarse en la biblioteca mientras el niño esté en el programa. 

Hay que inscribirse antes del evento. Inscríbase por un dia solamente ( los lunes O  los jueves).

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Play With Clay: Under the Sea

On Thursdays in July and August, we’ll use air dry clay to make animals and objects from under the sea. Bring your sculpture home the night of the program to dry. Then, if you’d like, you can bring it back to paint the following week. You’re welcome to swing by just once, or come back every week to create a whole ocean of fun! For children of all ages, with a caregiver to supervise. This week’s animal is a sea snail. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

On Thursdays in July and August, we’ll use air dry clay to make animals and objects from under the sea. Bring your sculpture home the night of the program to dry. Then, if you’d like, you can bring it back to paint the following week. You’re welcome to swing by just once, or come back every week to create a whole ocean of fun! For children of all ages, with a caregiver to supervise. This week’s animal is a sea snail. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Circle: Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885)

We seldom find an example of a writer who mastered as many forms, and who gave the world as many remarkable works as the great French writer Victor Hugo. In his lifetime, he not only gained recognition as a poet, novelist and playwright, but also as an intellectuel engagé. He was a writer very much involved in the social and political issues and disputes of his time. He gained the reputation as a poetic virtuoso at an early age. In his poetry, Hugo used a great variety of styles and addressed many subjects. He wrote about everything, from love poems to forceful poems of political protest, and to poems that express the profound grief he felt at the loss of loved ones. Poetry Circle friends Ariane and Mark will lead the discussion.  

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-882-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 17 spaces available.

We seldom find an example of a writer who mastered as many forms, and who gave the world as many remarkable works as the great French writer Victor Hugo. In his lifetime, he not only gained recognition as a poet, novelist and playwright, but also as an intellectuel engagé. He was a writer very much involved in the social and political issues and disputes of his time. He gained the reputation as a poetic virtuoso at an early age. In his poetry, Hugo used a great variety of styles and addressed many subjects. He wrote about everything, from love poems to forceful poems of political protest, and to poems that express the profound grief he felt at the loss of loved ones. Poetry Circle friends Ariane and Mark will lead the discussion.  

Advanced registration is appreciated.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL: Conversation in English for Adults

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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sports Book Club: The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb

Join us for a book club with a sports twist.  Each month, we discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game!  All are welcome to discuss this month's book, The Perfect Mile, by Neal Bascomb. 

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

Join us for a book club with a sports twist.  Each month, we discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game!  All are welcome to discuss this month's book, The Perfect Mile, by Neal Bascomb. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Friday August 12, 2022
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9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Mini Books

Stop by the Children's area between 9:45-4:00pm to make a Mini Book in honor of Book Lovers' Day (8/9)! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. 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 between 9:45-4:00pm to make a Mini Book in honor of Book Lovers' Day (8/9)! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. 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 - 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. Please bring your own chairs or blanket. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In the case of inclement weather, this program will be moved indoors.

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 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. Please bring your own chairs or blanket. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In the case of inclement weather, this program will be moved indoors.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Creation Station

Children of all ages are welcome to stopy by the activity room to make a craft project.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330

Children of all ages are welcome to stopy by the activity room to make a craft project.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
  


 
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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
There are 14 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
  


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Miss Kim's Children's Music

Join Miss Kim for an outdoor Music Concert for children! Please bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

Join Miss Kim for an outdoor Music Concert for children! Please bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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
Toddler Rock

Too old for Babytime 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 3 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 Babytime 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 3 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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kids for Science - Grades K to 2

Children entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities designed to encourage their love of science. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Siblings welcome, too. Please register all children on one registration form.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

Children entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities designed to encourage their love of science. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Siblings welcome, too. Please register all children on one registration form.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Playdough Creation

Playdough creations based on storytime theme for children, ages 2-5, with adults.

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

Playdough creations based on storytime theme for children, ages 2-5, with adults.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
First Chapter Friday Jr.

Discover a new chapter book as Ms. Bekka reads the first chapter aloud. This will be followed by a brief introduction to the book and then a craft. Ages 5-8.  

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Discover a new chapter book as Ms. Bekka reads the first chapter aloud. This will be followed by a brief introduction to the book and then a craft. Ages 5-8.  

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

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

It may be too hot to knit at home, but the library is cool enough for wool! Bring in your project and get ready for fall. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

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

It may be too hot to knit at home, but the library is cool enough for wool! Bring in your project and get ready for fall. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Adult Services Staff
  609.275.8901
   westprogs@mcl.org


 

Our Open Labs allow you to use our computer classroom to work on your own computer projects. You can practice your mouse and keyboarding skills, continue working on something from a class, or work on something else! Our technology trainers will be available to assist you. Note: If you want to work on an existing project, save your file to a flash drive and bring it to the library, or just email it to yourself!

Registration is required prior to the 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 8 spaces available.

Our Open Labs allow you to use our computer classroom to work on your own computer projects. You can practice your mouse and keyboarding skills, continue working on something from a class, or work on something else! Our technology trainers will be available to assist you. Note: If you want to work on an existing project, save your file to a flash drive and bring it to the library, or just email it to yourself!

Registration is required prior to the 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 8 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

The Outfit (2022); rated R; 105 minutes

Please register.

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

The Outfit (2022); rated R; 105 minutes

Please register.

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


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Board Game Café

Stop by to play a fun board game! All ages. This is a drop-in program (available whenever we are open). 

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Stop by to play a fun board game! All ages. This is a drop-in program (available whenever we are open). 

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
(Virtual) Teen Advisory Board

All teens are welcome to join! Come be a part of the MCLS Teen Advisory Board.  There are opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, earn community service hours, help run library programs, and write book reviews. New members always welcome!

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