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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at the Monroe Township Public Library!

All events are open to the public. Registration required where noted.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Program Room
Aug 23, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, August 9, 16 & 23, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

CS First Coding: Game Design with Scratch

Program Room
Aug 25, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, July 28th, August 4th, August 11th, August 18th, August 25th)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Create your own video games!
Design and program your own video games using code and computer science.
Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games.

We'll be meeting every Sunday in July and August!

No prior computer or programming knowledge is required to attend this program.
Attendees are asked to bring their own laptop computers.

The library has a limited amount of laptops for use during this program, on a first come, first served basis.
Open to grades 6, 7, and 8.
Registration required.

Astronaut Training: Alien Invasion


Aug 26, 5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. Monday, August 26. For ages 6-8. Learn about the solar system and what it takes to be an astronaut with games, crafts, and stories.This session's focus...aliens! Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please take a number at the Youth Services Desk (numbers available 30 minutes prior to program start). Registration is not required.

Teen Game Night

Teens'
Aug 27, 6 - 8 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Meet in Teen Central - bring your own game, or play one of ours (Catan, Life, Exploding Kittens, Apples to Apples, Jenga, Uno and Clue)

End of Summer Ice Cream Social

Children's
Aug 28, 5:30 p.m.

For all ages.

Join us for our end of summer party!  All welcome but tickets are necessary to enter. Free tickets are available beginning Monday, August 12 at the Children's Desk.

Make a Simple Electric Motor

Activity Room
Aug 29, 5:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Using common materials, learn how to make your own simple electric motor.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

The Beatles: The Beginnings

Meeting Room
Aug 30, 11:00 a.m.

John Paul Groom, a native of Liverpool, followed The Beatles on their rise from obscurity to fame in the early 1960s. The presentation provides a detailed description of Liverpool during the 1950s and 1960s as well as The Beatles' family circumstances and musical influences.
Registration is not required.

Library Closed

All Locations
Sep 1,

Library Closed

All Locations
Sep 2,

Starlight Express

Program Room
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime. For ages 3-5. Registration is not required.

Socrates Cafe

Conference Room
Sep 4, 7:00 p.m.

Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn more when we ask questions along with others. Join us and pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider other alternatives. Monroe resident Noreen Gumnic moderates.

Register at the Welcome Desk.

Craft in a Bag

Children's
Sep 5,

Come grab all of the supplies you need (minus the scissors & glue) to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.

Music Circle

Meeting Room
Sep 6, 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Musicians of any level are welcome to play popular songs of various decades in a campfire-style setting. Songs will be done in simple 3-4 chord arrangements and lyrics will be shown on the projector for everyone to follow along. Join us and feel free to bring any songs you’d like to lead as well!
Registration is not required.

Current Events Discussion Group

Meeting Room
Sep 7, 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a discussion about global and domestic affairs. Light refreshments provided.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

POV Documentary Films

Meeting Room
Sep 8, 1:00 p.m.

These films are presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. ( Click to view event).
Registration is not required.

Drop-in LEGO Corner

Children's
Sep 9, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Enjoy open play with LEGOs. No registration required.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Sep 10, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime. For ages 3-5. Registration is not required.

'Tween T-shirt Time!

Activity Room
Sep 11, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 9 & up.

Come decorate a t-shirt! Please bring a plain white t-shirt to decorate!

Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis; please take a number at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is not required.

Open Sewing

Conference Room
Sep 12, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.

Students will bring their own projects on which to work – there is not a planned project; everyone will be working on their own. If you would like to use a pattern we have previously used in class, the pattern and information can be available to you.

Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class. Ages 18 and over.

Mother Goose Time

Program Room
Sep 13, 9:30 a.m.

An introduction to rhymes and songs for children ages 18-36 months and caregiver. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis; please take a number at the Youth Services Desk when you enter the building. Registration is not required.

POV Documentary Fall Film Series

Meeting Room
Sep 14, 1:00 p.m.

This is the first in our POV Documentary Fall Film Series.
These films are presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. ( Click to view event).
Registration is not required.

Chess Club

Program Room
Sep 15, 12:00 p.m.

A beginner chess event for kids ages 8 & up. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis; please take a number at the Youth .

Drop-in LEGO Corner

Children's
Sep 16, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Enjoy open play with LEGOs. No registration required.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Sep 17, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime. For ages 3-5. Registration is not required.

Stay & Play

Program Room
Sep 18, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 2-4. Storytime followed by free play. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please take a number at the Youth Services Desk (numbers available 30 minutes prior to program start). Registration is not required.

Make a Pyramid Catapult

Activity Room
Sep 19, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Aug 27. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make your own pyramid catapult.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Stories & STEM for Middles

Program Room
Sep 20, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 3-5. Explore early science, technology, math or engineering topics through literature and hands-on experimentation. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please take a number at the Youth Services Desk (numbers available 30 minutes prior to program start). Registration is not required. 

Investing in Your Child's Future

Meeting Room
Sep 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The college landscape has changed over the last several decades. With the increasing cost of tuition and admissions criteria more competitive than ever, the prospect of planning for higher education may seem daunting. The key to developing a strategy is to understand the options available. Join us for an informative seminar to learn:

  • Integrating education planning into your overall financial strategy
  • Education funding options: borrowing versus saving
  • Tax-advantaged education planning solutions
  • What’s changed in college admissions
  • What colleges really look for in an applicant
  • Ways to stand out in the college admissions process

Financial advisors Jeremy Faberlle and Adewale Akinrinde of Merrill Lynch and Certified Educational Planner Laurie Kopp Weingarten of One-Stop College Counseling will present.
Registration is not required.

Musician's Showcase: Michele Mountain

Meeting Room
Sep 22, 2:00 p.m.

Live performance by harpist Michele Mountain.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Registration is not required.

American Girl Tea Party

Program Room
Sep 23, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 7 & up. An American Girl themed party with games and crafts. Feel free to bring your own doll, or check out one of the Library's. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please take a number at the Youth Services Desk (numbers available 30 minutes prior to program start). Registration is not required.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Sep 24, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime. For ages 3-5. Registration is not required.

Toddlin' Tots

Program Room
Sep 25, 9:30 a.m.

For ages 18-36 months.
Simple stories and songs followed by a craft. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis; please take a number at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is not required.

Make a Model Robotic Hand

Activity Room
Sep 26, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Aug 27. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make a Model Robotic Hand.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Mother Goose Time

Program Room
Sep 27, 9:30 a.m.

An introduction to rhymes and songs for children ages 18-36 months and caregiver. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis; please take a number at the Youth Services Desk when you enter the building. Registration is not required.

Pop-Up Shop: Paparazzi Accessories

Activity Room
Sep 28, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Paparazzi Accessories - Cash and credit cards accepted. No personal checks.

The Monroe Township Library Foundation provides Pop-Up Shop rental space on select Saturdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Local residents with their own direct sales businesses (LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Rodan & Fields, crafters, e.g.) should visit one of our service desks or our website for an application to rent the Pop-Up Shop space at the Library.

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