Holiday Cheer

Are you reading to get into the holiday spirit? Are you already in the holiday spirit and want to be surrounded by cheer, sparkling lights, and (fake) snow? Come and join the fun! Below we have some events for the first half of December along with some good winter reads for each age group. Looking … Read more

Amateur Photo Contest Reception

The Hickory Corner Branch is hosting a reception for the Mercer County Library System Amateur Photo Contest on Monday, December 5, 5:30-7:30pm.  Overall prizes will be distributed at that time. All are invited to browse entries submitted by all the Mercer County Library System amateur photographers, as well as to meet people from all the branches. … Read more


Please note that all of our branches’ hours change for the Thanksgiving holiday. The hours are as seen below. Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 23rd: All branches will close at 3:00pm. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th: All branches are closed. Day After Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25th: The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will … Read more


NaNoWriMo, formally known as National Novel Writing Month, is a nonprofit organization which promotes creative writing. We will be hosting events at our branches in order to encourage our local writers to write! Check out the events below. ContentsCome Write In!NaNoWriMo Write-InNaNoWriMo Writing WorkshopNaNoWriMo Wrap-Up Come Write In! Hopewell Branch (609) 737-2610Tuesdays, November 1, 15, 22 & 29, 5:00 … Read more

Election and Veteran’s Day

Below are the hours for Election Day and Veteran’s Day this week. ContentsElection Day: Tuesday, November 8Veteran’s Day: Friday, November 11 Election Day: Tuesday, November 8 The Ewing, Hickory Corner, Lawrence and West Windsor branches will be open: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. All other branches will be closed. Veteran’s Day: Friday, November 11 The … Read more

A Snake Falls to Earth

For a limited time, from November 2 through November 16, using the MCLS Overdrive collection via your Libby app or visiting eLibraryNJ, MCLS library card holders can immediately check out and download the ebook or the digital audiobook of A Snake Falls to Earth, by Dr. Darcie Little Badger, for their normal loan period. A limited number of print … Read more

Halloween Events

Registration is required for most programs. Visit our Events Page for more details. ContentsKids CraftsPumpkin PaintingActivities & GamesParades & PartiesStorytimesTweens and TeensAdults Kids Crafts Crafternoon: Haunted House Scene Monday, October 17, 4:00 pm Tuesday, October 18, 4:00 pm Hopewell Branch Crafternoon: Painting a Pumpkin Patch Monday, October 31, 4:00 pm Tuesday, November 1, 4:00 pm … Read more

Happy Diwali

Registration is required for most programs. Visit our Events Page for more information. Visit our Events Page for more information. ContentsChildren’s EventsTeens/Tween Events Children’s Events Diwali Celebration Sunday, October 9, 3:00 pm Ewing Branch Diya Painting Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 or 4:00 pm West Windsor Branch School-Age STEAM: Chocolate Sparklers Monday, October 17, 4:30 pm … Read more

Banned Books Week

Books unite us. Books encourage boundless exploration and allow readers to spread their wings. Stories give flight to new ideas and perspectives. Reading—especially books that set us free—expands our worldview. Censorship, on the other hand, locks away our freedom and divides us from humanity in our own cages. ContentsEventsTop 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021Censorship … Read more

Patriot Day

In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the September 11 attacks of the year 2001. ContentsEventsResources Events 9/11 Film Screening: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)Thursday, September 1, 5:30pmLawrence Branch Remembering 9/11: Webinar Broadcast via 9/11 Memorial MuseumFriday September 9, 10:30amHopewell Branch … Read more