MCLS Events and Programs

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


Parents are responsible for the conduct of minor children, under 18 years of age, in the library or on library grounds, regardless of whether they are in the company of their child or not. See our Parental/Guardian Supervisory Responsibilities Policy for more information.
Wednesday October 4, 2023

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

Registration is preferred.

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

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

Registration is preferred.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 

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

No registration required.

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 

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

​Registration is no longer required.

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

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

​Registration is no longer required.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

Registration is not required prior to the event.

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

Registration is not required prior to the event.

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


 

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

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff  (609) 443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 5 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 5 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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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 12 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 12 spaces available.

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

Please register.

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

Please register.

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


The registration period has ended.

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

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

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

 

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

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


The registration period has ended.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Playdate Pals

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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


 

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There is 1 space available.

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

Registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There is 1 space available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 

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

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

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

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

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

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

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 23 spaces available.

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

Advanced registration is appreciated.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 23 spaces available.

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

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

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 13 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 13 spaces available.

 

Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm. Come build Lego creations. Suggested for children ages 5 and under with adults.

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

Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm. Come build Lego creations. Suggested for children ages 5 and under with adults.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 12 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 12 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 5 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
There are 27 spaces available.
Surf the web more safely. We’ll discuss different types of online scams, how to spot them, and what to do about them. You will also learn about the importance of strong passwords, and how to create passwords you can remember. Some internet experience recommended. 

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 27 spaces available.

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

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

Registration is requested prior to the event.

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

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

Registration is requested prior to the event.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

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

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 

On Saturday, October 14, there will be a solar eclipse!  Looking at the sun is very tempting, but it can result in serious eye damage to the retina.  Come make a DIY viewer using a cereal box and other common materials so you can safely view the sun!  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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Safe Eclipse Viewing

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

On Saturday, October 14, there will be a solar eclipse!  Looking at the sun is very tempting, but it can result in serious eye damage to the retina.  Come make a DIY viewer using a cereal box and other common materials so you can safely view the sun!  Suggested for children ages 6-11 years, with a caregiver to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

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

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Safe Eclipse Viewing

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Storytime

Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome for a storytime with books, 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 12 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 12 spaces available.

Thursday October 5, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 

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

​No registration is required.

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

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

​No registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

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

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

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


There are 7 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 5 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 4 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 4 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Join us for stories, action rhymes and songs. Children will receive an age appropriate take home craft. Storytimes run about 30 minutes and focus on the same theme all week.  Ages 2 - 5 with adult supervision. Siblings welcome. Small chairs are provided. Feel free to bring your own chair or a blanket if you prefer. In the case of inclement weather we will move Storytime inside.

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

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

Join us for stories, action rhymes and songs. Children will receive an age appropriate take home craft. Storytimes run about 30 minutes and focus on the same theme all week.  Ages 2 - 5 with adult supervision. Siblings welcome. Small chairs are provided. Feel free to bring your own chair or a blanket if you prefer. In the case of inclement weather we will move Storytime inside.

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


There are 5 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Puzzle Time

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Romp and Stomp

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

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 6 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 6 spaces available.

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

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

Please register.

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

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

Please register.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Playdough Creations

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Guided Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 13-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

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

CONTACT: Hightstown Programming Staff  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 13-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

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

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

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

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the month. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This month’s challenge is to create upcycled flowers. Come just once to make a flower or two, or come back each week in October to create an entire bouquet and vase! Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

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

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

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the month. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This month’s challenge is to create upcycled flowers. Come just once to make a flower or two, or come back each week in October to create an entire bouquet and vase! Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch.

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:30 PM
CANCELLED:Adult Vocal Class: Let's Make Some Treble

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

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

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

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


The registration period has ended.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Intro to Word

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

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 7 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 7 spaces available.

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

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

Please register.

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

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

Please register.

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


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Big STEAMers

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

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

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 3 spaces available.

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

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

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


There are 3 spaces available.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


There are 16 spaces available.

 

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

No registration required. 

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

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

No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

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

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

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

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

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

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


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Banned Book Tasting
Ready to devour your next great read?  In honor of Banned Books Week, a menu of recommended banned books for readers of middle grade/ juvenile, young adult, and adult books will be served.  Patrons will have time at multiple table settings to sample different books, fill out a list of books they are interested in reading, and leave with their next read and a tasty treat! (Ages 8-108) 
 
Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 
CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.
Ready to devour your next great read?  In honor of Banned Books Week, a menu of recommended banned books for readers of middle grade/ juvenile, young adult, and adult books will be served.  Patrons will have time at multiple table settings to sample different books, fill out a list of books they are interested in reading, and leave with their next read and a tasty treat! (Ages 8-108) 
 
Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 
CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Banned Book Tasting
Ready to devour your next great read?  In honor of Banned Books Week, a menu of recommended banned books for readers of middle grade/ juvenile, young adult, and adult books will be served.  Patrons will have time at multiple table settings to sample different books, fill out a list of books they are interested in reading, and leave with their next read and a tasty treat! (Ages 8-108) 
 
Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 
CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.
Ready to devour your next great read?  In honor of Banned Books Week, a menu of recommended banned books for readers of middle grade/ juvenile, young adult, and adult books will be served.  Patrons will have time at multiple table settings to sample different books, fill out a list of books they are interested in reading, and leave with their next read and a tasty treat! (Ages 8-108) 
 
Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 
CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Play With Clay

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

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

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

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

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

Advance registration is appreciated. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 50 spaces available.

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

Advance registration is appreciated. 

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 50 spaces available.

Friday October 6, 2023
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Movers and Shakers

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

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

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


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dance Party

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

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

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 12 spaces available.

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

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

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


There are 12 spaces available.

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

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

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 27 spaces available.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 27 spaces available.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

Registration is not required.

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


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stay and Play

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

This is a drop-in program. 

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

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

This is a drop-in program. 

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

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

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

Please register.

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

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

Please register.

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

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Playdough Creations

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Searching the Internet

Learn how to use search engines in an internet browser, refine a search to get more accurate results, identify the parts of a URL, and differentiate between web sites and web advertisements.

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Learn how to use search engines in an internet browser, refine a search to get more accurate results, identify the parts of a URL, and differentiate between web sites and web advertisements.

Strong mouse skills are essential!

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

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

Polite Society (2023); rated PG-13; 103 minutes 

Please register.

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

Polite Society (2023); rated PG-13; 103 minutes 

Please register.

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


There are 20 spaces available.

 

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

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-882-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 22 spaces available.

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

Advanced registration is appreciated.

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 22 spaces available.

Saturday October 7, 2023
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9:45 AM
Drop-in Craft: Mini Megaphone

Stop by the Children's area and celebrate Banned Book Week with a mini megaphone craft!  Tell everyone you read banned books!  Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. While supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

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

Stop by the Children's area and celebrate Banned Book Week with a mini megaphone craft!  Tell everyone you read banned books!  Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. While supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Outdoor Kids' Concert with Tim Hoh

Children ages 0-8  are welcome to enjoy classic and original tunes by local musician, Tim Hoh, at this outdoor concert during the Hightstown Harvest Fair and the Hightstown Library Association's book sale. Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association. 

No registration required. In case of rain, the program will be moved inside.

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

Children ages 0-8  are welcome to enjoy classic and original tunes by local musician, Tim Hoh, at this outdoor concert during the Hightstown Harvest Fair and the Hightstown Library Association's book sale. Sponsored by Hightstown Library Association. 

No registration required. In case of rain, the program will be moved inside.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Read to Chloe

Children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and practice reading to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to choose a book to read. 

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

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

Children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and practice reading to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to choose a book to read. 

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

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

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

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

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


There are 25 spaces available.

 
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10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Read to Chloe

Children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and practice reading to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to choose a book to read. 

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

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

Children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and practice reading to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to choose a book to read. 

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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10:30 AM
Fall Card Making Class

Celebrate the colors of Fall! This class will teach you to make a pop out gatefold card, sure to impress your recipient for whatever occasion you select.  All materials will be provided. Present by Alicia Vincellette, Inked Edge Paper Art.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

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

Celebrate the colors of Fall! This class will teach you to make a pop out gatefold card, sure to impress your recipient for whatever occasion you select.  All materials will be provided. Present by Alicia Vincellette, Inked Edge Paper Art.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Read to Chloe

Children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and practice reading to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to choose a book to read. 

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

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

Children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and practice reading to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to choose a book to read. 

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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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Fun Time

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

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

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

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

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

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


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Read to Chloe

Children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and practice reading to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to choose a book to read. 

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

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

Children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and practice reading to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment to choose a book to read. 

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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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
mTiny Robot Fun

Join Miss Lisa for mTiny Robot Fun! Explore the wonder of simple block coding with robots! MTiny’s are adorable robots with a cute panda look. This program is for children ages 5 and older.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 9 spaces available.

Join Miss Lisa for mTiny Robot Fun! Explore the wonder of simple block coding with robots! MTiny’s are adorable robots with a cute panda look. This program is for children ages 5 and older.

Registration is required.

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


There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
mTiny Robot Fun

Join Miss Lisa for mTiny Robot Fun! Explore the wonder of simple block coding with robots! MTiny’s are adorable robots with a cute panda look. This program is for children ages 5 and older.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Join Miss Lisa for mTiny Robot Fun! Explore the wonder of simple block coding with robots! MTiny’s are adorable robots with a cute panda look. This program is for children ages 5 and older.

Registration is required.

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


There are 10 spaces available.

Sunday October 8, 2023

Asteroid City (2023, PG-13), with Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hanks. Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever. Runtime: 105 min.

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

Asteroid City (2023, PG-13), with Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hanks. Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever. Runtime: 105 min.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DIY Scarecrow craft

Join us for the easy scarecrow craft, for ages 6-12 with adults. The library will provide the materials. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.   

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 25 spaces available.

Join us for the easy scarecrow craft, for ages 6-12 with adults. The library will provide the materials. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.   

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Paper Circuits

Use paper, copper tape, LED lights, and coin cell batteries to create cool light-up projects. Recommended for children ages 6+, with a caregiver to supervise. This month's project is to create an annular solar eclipse. A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available. 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.

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Safe Eclipse Viewing

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

Use paper, copper tape, LED lights, and coin cell batteries to create cool light-up projects. Recommended for children ages 6+, with a caregiver to supervise. This month's project is to create an annular solar eclipse. A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available. 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.

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Safe Eclipse Viewing

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
NJ STEM Astronomy Workshop: A LEVEL UP program

Over the course of four Sunday afternoon sessions, children enrolled in NJ STEM Astronomy Workshop will learn about how all aspects of STEM contribute to the field of astronomy. From understanding the universe, to the potentials of gravity. From engineering and launching spacecraft to collecting and analyzing space data.

With each lesson, your child will be presented with a final project idea that they can complete, as well as guidance on the process. At the final session on Oct. 29th, students will have a chance to present their final project to their parents and their peers, and will receive a course completion certificate.

This NJ STEM program is provided by frour outstanding teen volunteers with a passion for STEM. They want to give all kids the opportunity to complete STEM related projects that they would be unable to do in public schools.

This project is supported by funds from LibraryLinkNJ as part of the Level Up Your Library mini-grant program. LibraryLinkNJ and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library.

For children in grades 5-8.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff  609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 11 spaces available.

Over the course of four Sunday afternoon sessions, children enrolled in NJ STEM Astronomy Workshop will learn about how all aspects of STEM contribute to the field of astronomy. From understanding the universe, to the potentials of gravity. From engineering and launching spacecraft to collecting and analyzing space data.

With each lesson, your child will be presented with a final project idea that they can complete, as well as guidance on the process. At the final session on Oct. 29th, students will have a chance to present their final project to their parents and their peers, and will receive a course completion certificate.

This NJ STEM program is provided by frour outstanding teen volunteers with a passion for STEM. They want to give all kids the opportunity to complete STEM related projects that they would be unable to do in public schools.

This project is supported by funds from LibraryLinkNJ as part of the Level Up Your Library mini-grant program. LibraryLinkNJ and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library.

For children in grades 5-8.

Registration is required.

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


There are 11 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

About a Boy (2002); rated PG-13; 118 minutes

Please register.

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

About a Boy (2002); rated PG-13; 118 minutes

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday October 9, 2023
Tuesday October 10, 2023
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Eclipse Glasses

Hollowbrook Library will be handing out Eclipse glasses throughout the week of October 10 to October 13. In order to get a pair, you need to register online and collect your glasses from the library. There's a limited amount of glasses that will be given out. Only one pair of glasses per registration. When picking them up, please provide ID, to ensure you get your glasses. For ages 16 and up.

Regisration is required. 

 

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Safe Eclipse Viewing

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914  holprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There is 1 space available.

Hollowbrook Library will be handing out Eclipse glasses throughout the week of October 10 to October 13. In order to get a pair, you need to register online and collect your glasses from the library. There's a limited amount of glasses that will be given out. Only one pair of glasses per registration. When picking them up, please provide ID, to ensure you get your glasses. For ages 16 and up.

Regisration is required. 

 

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Safe Eclipse Viewing

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There is 1 space available.

 

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, October 10, 2023 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, October 10, 2023 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Animal Antics

Come and learn a different letter of the alphabet with animal stories and crafts. This week is the letter "V". For children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult. 

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

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 11 spaces available.

Come and learn a different letter of the alphabet with animal stories and crafts. This week is the letter "V". For children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult. 

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 11 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fire Prevention Week Storytime

Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome for a storytime with books, songs and a craft activity in honor of Fire Prevention Week.

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

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

Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome for a storytime with books, songs and a craft activity in honor of Fire Prevention Week.

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

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


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Toddler Rock

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program is for children ages 5 and under who are accompanied by an adult. Small chairs are provided. Feel free to bring your own chair or a blanket if you prefer. In the case of inclement weather we will move Toddler Rock inside.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Songs & Stories

Join Miss Brielle for a mix of stories, songs and a craft. For children ages 2-5 with their caregiver. 

Registration is not required for this program

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

Join Miss Brielle for a mix of stories, songs and a craft. For children ages 2-5 with their caregiver. 

Registration is not required for this program

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


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time

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

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff  (609) 443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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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 13 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 13 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Parachute Play

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for an interactive and play-filled program featuring songs, rhymes and activities with the library's parachute!

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

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

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for an interactive and play-filled program featuring songs, rhymes and activities with the library's parachute!

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

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Puzzle Time

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 

Meet the Firefighters from West Trenton Fire Co. in the library's parking lot, get up a closer look at the fire engine, and learn about fire prevention. Free giveaways!

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 70 spaces available.

Meet the Firefighters from West Trenton Fire Co. in the library's parking lot, get up a closer look at the fire engine, and learn about fire prevention. Free giveaways!

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 70 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Preschool STEAM

Join us for an activity-based program inspired by fun picture books. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Enter one registration for the entire family.

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

Join us for an activity-based program inspired by fun picture books. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Enter one registration for the entire family.

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

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Only Murders In The Library: Norco' 80

Do you love all things murder, mayhem, and mystery? Join us to listen to an episode of a true-crime podcast, and share our thoughts and speculate about what’s going to happen next. This week will be episode 7 of the podcast “Norco '80.” Let the suspense, thrills, and chills begin! 

Registration is required.

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

Do you love all things murder, mayhem, and mystery? Join us to listen to an episode of a true-crime podcast, and share our thoughts and speculate about what’s going to happen next. This week will be episode 7 of the podcast “Norco '80.” Let the suspense, thrills, and chills begin! 

Registration is required.

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

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Messy Crafts

Join us for messy crafts with different projects each week! Please dress down for messy play.  Suggested for children ages 5 and under with adult.

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

Join us for messy crafts with different projects each week! Please dress down for messy play.  Suggested for children ages 5 and under with adult.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
No-Cook Series: Asian Smashed Cucumber Salad

We will make a refreshing, bold-flavored, chili-garlic smashed cucumber salad. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 3 spaces available.

We will make a refreshing, bold-flavored, chili-garlic smashed cucumber salad. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration is required.

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