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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.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Jun 25, 7:00 p.m.

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

Arts & Crafts

Activity Room
Jun 26, 11:00 a.m.

For all ages.

Come join us for a fun 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 Soap

Activity Room
Jun 27, 5:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make your own soap, using a mold that you design.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Meeting Room
Jun 28, 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Lauren Feldman of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Make a Friendship Bracelet


Jul 1, 5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. Monday, July 1.  For ages 6 and up. Learn how to make a colorful friendship bracelet. Drop in. 

Starlight Express

Program Room
Jul 2, 7:00 p.m.

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

Socrates Cafe

Conference Room
Jul 3, 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.

Library Closed

All Locations
Jul 4,

Music Circle

Meeting Room
Jul 5, 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.
Registration is not required.

POV Documentary Film Summer Series

Meeting Room
Jul 6, 1:00 p.m. (Saturdays, July 6 & 27, 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.

GEN X 1989

Meeting Room
Jul 7, 1:00 p.m.

We shine a spotlight on the biggest events of 1989, our anniversary year, during this series of programs.

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground, spilling nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Guest speaker Richard Brief, Exxon’s Director of Industrial Hygiene (ret.), presents what happened and measures taken to mitigate the spilled oil. Light refreshments will follow.

Registration is not required.

Draw a Nebula


Jul 8, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 8.  For ages 6-8. Learn about nebulas and create a beautiful work of art using oil pastel and chalk. 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 Book Swap and Pizza Party

Activity Room
Jul 9, 7 - 8 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Are your bookshelves at home getting jammed?  Bring in some books to trade with other teens, or just stop by to chat about books!

What's Your Story: Leaving a Legacy (a Genealogy Club Event)

Meeting Room
Jul 10, 6:30 PM

Watch the short documentary film "Bunnie" and learn about the importance of capturing, preserving and sharing life stories and family histories.

Meet Your Sewing Machine

Conference Room
Jul 11, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

Learn about sewing machines with this hands-on session for adults, ages 18 and over. You will learn how to wind a bobbin, thread a needle and practice stitching.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Jul 12, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, July 12, 19 & 26, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Pop-Up Shop: Dels Knits

Activity Room
Jul 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dels Knits - hand made knit sweaters for Bitty Baby and American Girl dolls. Also some fashion jewelry. 
Cash and carry. Accepting only cash or check.

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.

Housel Fun & Fitness: The Sky's the Limit

Program Room
Jul 14, 2:00 p.m.

Recommended for ages 3 & up.

This interactive show will stress the importance of READING! This event will get kids longing to read and they will enjoy fun games, dances, & activities. Free tickets available for this event beginning Monday, June 24.

Astronaut Training 101


Jul 15, 5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. Monday, July 15. For ages 6-8. Learn about the solar system and what it takes to be an astronaut with games, crafts, and stories. 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
Jul 16, 7:00 p.m.

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

Let's Learn: Planet Earth

Program Room
Jul 17, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

A storytime themed around our planet Earth. Books, crafts & fun. 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.

Let's Make Ice Cream

Activity Room
Jul 18, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jun 25. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to make your own ice cream.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Jul 19, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, July 12, 19 & 26, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Musician's Showcase: PD Brody

Meeting Room
Jul 21, 2:00 p.m.

PD Brody takes his inspirations of many genres in order to make a unique sound, all his own.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Registration is not required.

Solar System Spelling Bee


Jul 22, 5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. Monday, July 22.  For ages 6-8. Test you knowledge and build you confidence in this Spelling Bee. 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 Craft: Nebula Jars


Jul 23, 7 - 8 pm

Registration required, begins Jul 1. Click to view event.
Click to view event Celebrate the summer reading theme of "A Universe of Stories" by making your own nebula jar.  Supplies provided.

An Out of this World Craft

Activity Room
Jul 24, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 8 & up.

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.

Dry Ice Experiments

Activity Room
Jul 25, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jun 25. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn about the ice that melts into the air.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Jul 26, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, July 12, 19 & 26, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

POV Documentary Film Summer Series

Meeting Room
Jul 27, 1:00 p.m. (Saturdays, July 6 & 27, 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.

CS First Coding: Game Design with Scratch

Program Room
Jul 28, 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.

Arts & Crafts

Activity Room
Jul 29, 11:00 a.m.

For all ages.

Come join us for a fun 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.

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