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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.

Let's Make Ice Cream

Activity Room
Jul 18, 5:00 pm

Registration required. 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. 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. 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.

Light Painting for Teens


Jul 29, 7 - 8 pm

Registration required. Click to view event.
Join us for a fun hour of create photography, using lights and long exposures.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Jul 30, 7:00 p.m.

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

Galaxy Playdoh

Activity Room
Jul 31, 3:00 p.m.

For ages 6 & up.

Come make some cool galaxy playdoh! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy in. 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.

Engineering Challenge: Build a Pasta Bridge

Activity Room
Aug 1, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jul 30. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Can you build a bridge out of pasta that can support a toy truck?
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Music Circle

Meeting Room
Aug 2, 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.

Resume Review

Conference Room
Aug 3, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Are you looking for a job, or just need to edit your resume? Meet with a certified career counselor to get your resume questions answered.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

POV Documentary Films

Meeting Room
Aug 4, 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.

Sand Art


Aug 5, 5:30 p.m.

5:30. Monday, August 5. For ages 5 & up. Make and take home a colorful work of art. 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
Aug 6, 7:00 p.m.

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

Socrates Cafe

Conference Room
Aug 7, 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.

Sewing Class: Slouch Bag

Conference Room
Aug 8, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Learn how to sew  a slouch bag! Class is 2 hours.
Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class. Ages 18 and over.
**Students must bring ½ yard each of 2 different coordinating fabrics to class.**

Registration is required, begins Tuesday, July 2 at 9:30 a.m.

Friday Afternoon Movie

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

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

POV Documentary Film Summer Series

Meeting Room
Aug 10, 1:00 p.m. (Saturdays, August 3 & 10, 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.

Make a Stomp Rocket

Activity Room
Aug 11, 1:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jul 30. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make a stomp rocket. See how high yours will fly.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Astronaut Training: Reach for the Stars


Aug 12, 5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. Monday, August 12. 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...the stars! 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
Aug 13, 7:00 p.m.

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

Short Story Discussion Group

Conference Room
Aug 14, 11:00 a.m.

Leah Wagner moderates a discussion about “Boys Go to Jupiter” by Danielle Evans in Best American Short Stories and “Past Perfect Continuous” by Dounia Choukri in O. Henry Prize Stories.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Build a Water Balloon Launcher

Activity Room
Aug 15, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jul 30. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Build a water balloon launcher and then test it out. You’ll probably get wet.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Friday Afternoon Movie

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

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Musician's Showcase: Ed Seifert & Friends

Meeting Room
Aug 18, 2:00 pm

Ed Seifert is a veteran of the New Jersey music scene who write and performs in such well-known combos as Yung Wu, Speed the Plough, The Campfire Flies, and Ed Seifert and the Stimulus Package, with bandmates who are also members of The Feelies, The Cucumbers, and The Thousand Pities. In addition to being a prolific songwriter, Ed sings and plays guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Connie and Kathy Sharar make up half of the Sharar Sisters musical group, who've been longtime mainstays on the New Jersey folk scene. Over the years they have shared stages with Pete Seeger, John Gorka, Dar Williams, and others at evetns like the prestigious Black Potatoe and Falcon Ridge music festivals. Ed, Connie an Kathy will sing and play some of Ed's catchy original songs and some time-tested favorites from the 1960s and beyond.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Registration is not required.

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