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

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

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
The registration period has ended.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

The registration period has ended.

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 17 spaces available.

 

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

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 4 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

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

Please register.

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

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

Please register.

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


There are 20 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

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

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

Online registration required.

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

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

Online registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Diana
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Painting Fun

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

Registration not required.

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

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

Registration not required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


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

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

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Messy Monday

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 3 spaces available.

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

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

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


There are 3 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Painting Station

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

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

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

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


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

All are welcome to discuss Tom Lake by Ann Patchett.

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

All are welcome to discuss Tom Lake by Ann Patchett.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Intro to Excel

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

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Play Scrabble

Drop in for a friendly round of the classic game.

Please register.

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

Drop in for a friendly round of the classic game.

Please register.

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


There are 8 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


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

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

This is a drop-in event. 

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

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

This is a drop-in event. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

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

Registration is required prior to the event.

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

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

Registration is required prior to the event.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


There are 11 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

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

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

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
There is 1 space available.

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

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

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


There is 1 space available.

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

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

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

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

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

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

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


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

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There is 1 space available.

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

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

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


There is 1 space available.

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

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

No registration necessary.

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

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

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Staff
  609.883.8292
   hcprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday March 5, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mouse Basics

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

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 8 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

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


 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Cribbage & Coffee

Join us at the Hopewell Branch for Cribbage & Coffee! Boards, pegs, cards -- and light refreshments -- will be provided.

Registration is requested prior to the event.

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

Join us at the Hopewell Branch for Cribbage & Coffee! Boards, pegs, cards -- and light refreshments -- will be provided.

Registration is requested prior to the event.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 

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

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

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

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

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

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


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Storytime

Songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Suggested for children, ages 5 and under with adults.

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

Songs, rhymes, stories, and crafts. Suggested for children, ages 5 and under with adults.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ESL Conversation

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. The sessions are 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 7 spaces available.

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. The sessions are 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 7 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Songs & Stories

Join Ms. Brielle for a themed story, music, and a craft! For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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

Join Ms. Brielle for a themed story, music, and a craft! For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

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

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


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Quiet Storytime

Join Miss Christine for a quieter storytime. Intended for children who may be overwhelmed by the noise and crowds of a typical storytime, this will feature  mellow stories, soothing music and a sensory craft or activity. For ages 2 and up, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

Join Miss Christine for a quieter storytime. Intended for children who may be overwhelmed by the noise and crowds of a typical storytime, this will feature  mellow stories, soothing music and a sensory craft or activity. For ages 2 and up, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Toddlers Create!

Toddlers will create projects with a winter theme! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under with an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Toddlers will create projects with a winter theme! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under with an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Art

Do you enjoy painting, drawing, pottery, and other ways to express yourself creativity through art? Than this program is perfect for you! During this program, different art supplies will be provided for the participants and. For ages 10 and up.

Registration required.

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

Do you enjoy painting, drawing, pottery, and other ways to express yourself creativity through art? Than this program is perfect for you! During this program, different art supplies will be provided for the participants and. For ages 10 and up.

Registration 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
Craft & Chat

Bring a craft that you are working on independently and sit with other crafters and chat while you work.  No craft supplies will be provided during this program.  Participants will bring their own crafts to work on.  

Registration is required.

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

Bring a craft that you are working on independently and sit with other crafters and chat while you work.  No craft supplies will be provided during this program.  Participants will bring their own crafts to work on.  

Registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 28 spaces available.

 

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

Registration is preferred.

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

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

Registration is preferred.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop-In Read America Craft

Drop by the library every Tuesday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM for a self-guided craft activity. Each week there will be a different craft! All Ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

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

Drop by the library every Tuesday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM for a self-guided craft activity. Each week there will be a different craft! All Ages! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

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

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

This is a drop-in event. 

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

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

This is a drop-in event. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Should I Share My Ice Cream? Elephant and Piggie Party

Suggested for children ages 4 to 8.  Come find out if Elephant shares his ice cream with Piggie then share some ice cream with friends!

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 8 spaces available.

Suggested for children ages 4 to 8.  Come find out if Elephant shares his ice cream with Piggie then share some ice cream with friends!

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 8 spaces available.

 

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

Registration is required prior to the event.

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

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

Registration is required prior to the event.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Learning English

This is a entry-level ESL is taught by experienced staff member Victor Fernandez. New students are welcome any week & you can drop in after 5:00 pm, if needed.

Registration is recommended in person or by phone at 609-448-1474.

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

This is a entry-level ESL is taught by experienced staff member Victor Fernandez. New students are welcome any week & you can drop in after 5:00 pm, if needed.

Registration is recommended in person or by phone at 609-448-1474.

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Crochet Club

Want to learn how to crochet? Join our crochet club, learn the basics, and get hands-on help with your current projects! Beginners are always welcome. 

Registration encouraged. Walk-ins welcome as long as supplies last. For ages 5-16. This program occurs every first and third Tuesday evening of the month unless specified otherwise.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Want to learn how to crochet? Join our crochet club, learn the basics, and get hands-on help with your current projects! Beginners are always welcome. 

Registration encouraged. Walk-ins welcome as long as supplies last. For ages 5-16. This program occurs every first and third Tuesday evening of the month unless specified otherwise.

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


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
(In Person) Home Buying and Selling Under the Current Real Estate Market

Discover the secrets of success in handling your real estate transactions! We will discuss the buying and selling process, the role of a realtor, loan process flow and various loan products, and closing. Presented by Priti Dutta, member of NJ Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors, and Vikram Patel, Senior Loan Officer.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 21 spaces available.

Discover the secrets of success in handling your real estate transactions! We will discuss the buying and selling process, the role of a realtor, loan process flow and various loan products, and closing. Presented by Priti Dutta, member of NJ Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors, and Vikram Patel, Senior Loan Officer.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 21 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cookies and Comics

Join us for a new book club featuring graphic novels!!  We will do a craft, chat about our books, and, of course, eat cookies!  This month we will be discussing the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey.  You can read any of the books in this series! For ages 5 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 or e-mail to cancel. 

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

Join us for a new book club featuring graphic novels!!  We will do a craft, chat about our books, and, of course, eat cookies!  This month we will be discussing the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey.  You can read any of the books in this series! For ages 5 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 or e-mail to cancel. 

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Breathe, Relax, & Focus: Guided Meditation & Relaxation

Be in the present moment and experience the joy of mindfulness, facilitated by Nila Satpute, a 13-year practitioner of Rajyoga. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 25 spaces available.

Be in the present moment and experience the joy of mindfulness, facilitated by Nila Satpute, a 13-year practitioner of Rajyoga. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library

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


There are 25 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Personal Finance Series: Debt Management

Take charge of your personal finances by learning essential financial management skills related to debt management. Presented by Karandeep Kaur, Mortgage Loan Officer, and Jagvir Mararha.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 19 spaces available.

Take charge of your personal finances by learning essential financial management skills related to debt management. Presented by Karandeep Kaur, Mortgage Loan Officer, and Jagvir Mararha.

Please register.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 19 spaces available.

Wednesday March 6, 2024
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10:00 AM
Kids' Concert with Miss Kim

Children ages 0-5 will enjoy classic and original tunes in this 30 minute concert with local musician, Miss Kim. Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association. 

Online registration suggested.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

Children ages 0-5 will enjoy classic and original tunes in this 30 minute concert with local musician, Miss Kim. Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association. 

Online registration suggested.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 

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

​Registration is no longer required.

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

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

​Registration is no longer required.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Anti-Loneliness Letter Writing Club

Everyone is invited to join Letter Writing Club. Each month, we gather to write letters and be together. Bring your own stationery or use ours: we'll have a card and postcard exchange. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Programming Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 24 spaces available.

Everyone is invited to join Letter Writing Club. Each month, we gather to write letters and be together. Bring your own stationery or use ours: we'll have a card and postcard exchange. 

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


There are 24 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Time

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

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

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

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

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

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


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Read to the Leap Eggs

Can you make our leap day chicks grow inside their eggs? Sign up for a 15 minute time slot to practice your reading skills by reading to the baby chicks inside our eggs. They love hearing the sound of your voice! 

Registration is required for this program. In order to register, please see a youth services staff member or call us at 609-799-7311 to secure your child's time slot. The time slots are 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM, 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM, and 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM. First come first serve. For ages 2-5. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Can you make our leap day chicks grow inside their eggs? Sign up for a 15 minute time slot to practice your reading skills by reading to the baby chicks inside our eggs. They love hearing the sound of your voice! 

Registration is required for this program. In order to register, please see a youth services staff member or call us at 609-799-7311 to secure your child's time slot. The time slots are 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM, 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM, and 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM. First come first serve. For ages 2-5. 

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


There are 14 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Playdate Pals

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Women's History Month Afternoon Storytime

Join Miss Christine for a story time featuring stories celebrating girls and women, plus a craft. For ages 2 and up, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Christine for a story time featuring stories celebrating girls and women, plus a craft. For ages 2 and up, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Film Screening: Barbie (2023)

Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. 116 minutes. Rated PG-13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 26 spaces available.

Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. 116 minutes. Rated PG-13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Advanced registration is appreciated.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 26 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday Film Festival - Night Shift

Night Shift (1982) starring Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, and Shelley Long. Rated R, 106 minutes. Charles Lumley used to be a high-pressure Wall Street financial analyst, but now he's working the night shift at the New York City morgue. There everything is very quiet, until Billy Blazejowski turns up with an X-rated idea for making money. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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

Night Shift (1982) starring Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, and Shelley Long. Rated R, 106 minutes. Charles Lumley used to be a high-pressure Wall Street financial analyst, but now he's working the night shift at the New York City morgue. There everything is very quiet, until Billy Blazejowski turns up with an X-rated idea for making money. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

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


 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
(Virtual) Eating the Rainbow

Happy National Nutrition Month! Join Ricardo Kairios, Family and Community Health Sciences Educator, to hear about the importance of eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables throughout the week. Ricardo will explain what Phytonutrients are and the health benefits we get from different colors in foods, share easy ways to add a mix of colorful foods into your meals, and highlight healthy recipes you can try at home! Ricardo is an Assistant Professor with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County.

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

Happy National Nutrition Month! Join Ricardo Kairios, Family and Community Health Sciences Educator, to hear about the importance of eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables throughout the week. Ricardo will explain what Phytonutrients are and the health benefits we get from different colors in foods, share easy ways to add a mix of colorful foods into your meals, and highlight healthy recipes you can try at home! Ricardo is an Assistant Professor with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County.

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

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

Please register.

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

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

Please register.

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


There are 12 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 16 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 16 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kids in the Kitchen

Celebrate Robbinsville Night Off with a treat and a story. Children of all ages are invited to make "bookworms" in dirt pudding cups to eat. Please register for one session.

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

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

Celebrate Robbinsville Night Off with a treat and a story. Children of all ages are invited to make "bookworms" in dirt pudding cups to eat. Please register for one session.

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Kids in the Kitchen

Celebrate Robbinsville Night Off with a treat and a story. Children of all ages are invited to make "bookworms" in dirt pudding cups to eat. Please register for one session.

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

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

Celebrate Robbinsville Night Off with a treat and a story. Children of all ages are invited to make "bookworms" in dirt pudding cups to eat. Please register for one session.

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There is 1 space available.

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Kids in the Kitchen

Celebrate Robbinsville Night Off with a treat and a story. Children of all ages are invited to make "bookworms" in dirt pudding cups to eat. Please register for one session.

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

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

Celebrate Robbinsville Night Off with a treat and a story. Children of all ages are invited to make "bookworms" in dirt pudding cups to eat. Please register for one session.

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

Children ages 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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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Celebrate Holi with Henna for Teens

Draw the henna design on paper. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

Registration required. 

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

Draw the henna design on paper. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Intro to Word

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

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

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

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
Paint a Rainbow à la Alma Thomas

Let’s paint!  Alma Thomas was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator who is best-known for her colorful abstract compositions that mimic the look of a mosaic.  Tonight, we will use her style as an inspiration to paint our own colorful pictures on canvas.  *Paint will be used, so please dress appropriately.*  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

Let’s paint!  Alma Thomas was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator who is best-known for her colorful abstract compositions that mimic the look of a mosaic.  Tonight, we will use her style as an inspiration to paint our own colorful pictures on canvas.  *Paint will be used, so please dress appropriately.*  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Storytime

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 16 spaces available.

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

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

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


There are 16 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Kids in the Kitchen

Celebrate Robbinsville Night Off with a treat and a story. Children of all ages are invited to make "bookworms" in dirt pudding cups to eat. Please register for one session.

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

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

Celebrate Robbinsville Night Off with a treat and a story. Children of all ages are invited to make "bookworms" in dirt pudding cups to eat. Please register for one session.

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(Virtual) Adults Read YA Lit, Too!

With groundbreaking stories, a unique mix of genres, and an array of distinctive voices, Young Adult books aren't just for teenagers; they are for everyone! This month we'll discuss Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Group discussions are led by Bekka from the Hickory Corner branch. Bekka uses her love of YA and experience as a college instructor to make meetings memorable, informative, and fun! Come for every monthly discussion or join the ones that interest you the most.

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

With groundbreaking stories, a unique mix of genres, and an array of distinctive voices, Young Adult books aren't just for teenagers; they are for everyone! This month we'll discuss Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Group discussions are led by Bekka from the Hickory Corner branch. Bekka uses her love of YA and experience as a college instructor to make meetings memorable, informative, and fun! Come for every monthly discussion or join the ones that interest you the most.

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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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn About Ramadan

This year Ramadan is observed from March 10 through April 9. Iman Safwan Eid, Director of Religious Affairs & Youth Development at Muslim Center of Greater Princeton, will speak about the meaning of Ramadan, its symbols and importance to our Muslim neighbors. Refreshments will be served.

Please register. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 21 spaces available.

This year Ramadan is observed from March 10 through April 9. Iman Safwan Eid, Director of Religious Affairs & Youth Development at Muslim Center of Greater Princeton, will speak about the meaning of Ramadan, its symbols and importance to our Muslim neighbors. Refreshments will be served.

Please register. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 21 spaces available.

Thursday March 7, 2024
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10:00 AM
Shape A Story: Play-Doh Story Time

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

Online registration required.

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

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

Online registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There is 1 space available.

 

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

​No registration is required.

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

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

​No registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little STEAMers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. Strollers must be parked outside of the event room to ensure space and safety. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-7311  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little STEAMers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. Strollers must be parked outside of the event room to ensure space and safety. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group.

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


There are 9 spaces available.

 

Learn important computer terminology and the basics of using Windows 11.

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There is 1 space available.

Learn important computer terminology and the basics of using Windows 11.

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There is 1 space available.

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 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 7 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


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

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little STEAMers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. Strollers must be parked outside of the event room to ensure space and safety. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group.

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

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

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little STEAMers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. If you have not arrived by the start of the program, we may give your spot to someone who is waiting. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. Strollers must be parked outside of the event room to ensure space and safety. We appreciate your cooperation so we may offer a smoother flow of activities to the entire group.

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


There are 8 spaces available.

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

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

Please register.

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

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Playdough Creations

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Guided Meditation

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

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

CONTACT: Hightstown Programming Staff  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Upcycle Challenge: Buildings and Cities

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the month. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This month’s theme is buildings and cities. Come just once to create a single building, or return again and again to create a whole town or city. Since there’s so much you can do with buildings, this challenge with extend through March and April. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

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

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

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the month. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This month’s theme is buildings and cities. Come just once to create a single building, or return again and again to create a whole town or city. Since there’s so much you can do with buildings, this challenge with extend through March and April. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
(In Person) Adult Crafting Hour: Crumpled Paper Watercolor

Come and make your own watercolor art with paint, paper, and paper towels. Materials will be provided. Presented by Reference Librarian, Jamie Clay.

Registration is required for the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 2 spaces available.

Come and make your own watercolor art with paint, paper, and paper towels. Materials will be provided. Presented by Reference Librarian, Jamie Clay.

Registration is required for the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Windows 11: Files & Folders

Learn how to organize and manage your files and folders in Windows 11, from creation to deletion.

Taking PC Basics first is recommended.

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

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

Learn how to organize and manage your files and folders in Windows 11, from creation to deletion.

Taking PC Basics first is recommended.

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

 
Do you enjoy playing board, card and other table top games? Come over to Hollowbrook library to play some of the games that are provided in the library. All are welcome, and bring a friend! Snacks and drinks will be provided. For ages 16 and up. 
 
Registration required. 
CONTACT: Hollowbrook Cash Report  609-883-5914  holprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 12 spaces available.
Do you enjoy playing board, card and other table top games? Come over to Hollowbrook library to play some of the games that are provided in the library. All are welcome, and bring a friend! Snacks and drinks will be provided. For ages 16 and up. 
 
Registration required. 
CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Cash Report
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

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

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

Please register.

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

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

Please register.

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


There are 9 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There is 1 space available.

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There is 1 space available.

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

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

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There is 1 space available.

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There is 1 space available.

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

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

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There is 1 space available.

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There is 1 space available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

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

No registration required. 

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

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

No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM