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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.

Teen-Tween Reading Rewards Sundae Party

Meeting Room
Aug 20, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For all Reading Rewards registered students
Make your own sundae with gooey goodies!
Win door prizes!

Starlight Express

Program Room
Aug 21, 7:00 p.m.

For ages 3-5.

An alternative to daytime storytime. Registration is not required. 

Karaoke Party!

Program Room
Aug 22, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 6 & up.

Love to sing? Join us for Karaoke! Registration is not required.

3D Printer Demonstration

Activity Room
Aug 23, 6:30 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Did you know that the library has a 3D printer? A 3D printer is a machine that can take a digital design from your computer and “print” it out into a solid three-dimensional object.  During this session you’ll see a 3D printer in action, understand how it works, and learn how it is used at the library. All ages welcome. Registration is required.
 

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Aug 24, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, August 10, 17 & 24, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free. Registration is not required.
August 10: All the Money in the World - The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. Rated R. Runtime 2h, 12m.
August 17: Black Panther - T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Rated PG-13. Runtime 2h, 14m.
August 24: The Greatest Showman - Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Rated PG. Runtime 1h, 45m.

Drop-in Lego Corner

Program Room
Aug 27, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos. No registration required.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m.

For ages 3-5.

An alternative to daytime storytime. Registration is not required. 

Book Bingo

Program Room
Aug 29, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Come play a couple of rounds of Bingo & win free books! 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.

Paint with Light

Activity Room
Aug 30, 5:00 pm

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

Make a glowing LED wands, then use them to paint with light!
Open to ages 9 - 18.

Mother Goose Time

Program Room
Aug 31, 9:30 a.m.

For ages 18-36 mos.

Nursery rhyme fun 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. Registration is not required.

Library Closed

All Locations
Sep 2,

Library Closed

All Locations
Sep 3,

Starlight Express

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

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

Socrates Cafe

Meeting Room
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, 7:00 p.m.)

Participate in this international group based on the philosophy of Socrates. Pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider other alternatives.
Monroe resident Noreen Gumnic moderates.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Make a Stomp Rocket

Activity Room
Sep 6, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Aug 28. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.

Make a stomp rocket. See how high yours will fly.
Open to ages 9 - 18.

Poets Corner

Activity Room
Sep 7, 11:00 a.m.

A workshop and reading group for all ages. Please bring 10 copies of your work.
Registration is not required.

Current Events Discussion Group

Meeting Room
Sep 8, 10:30 a.m.

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

Make Marbelized Paper

Activity Room
Sep 10, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 6-8.
Make beautifully decorated paper using shaving cream. 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.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Sep 11, 7:00 p.m.

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

'Tween Craft

Activity Room
Sep 12, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 9 & up.

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 13, 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.

Medicare Workshop

Meeting Room
Sep 14, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learn the 5 biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries, what has changed in 2018, original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage plans, how Medicare supplement policies work, how Medicare prescription programs (Part D) work, proposed future Medicare changes. Presented by Michael Salum of Senior Advisors.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

P.O.V. Documentary Film

Meeting Room
Sep 15, 1:00 p.m.

Survivors - Through the eyes of a Sierra Leonean filmmaker, an intimate portrait of his country during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the sociopolitical turmoil that lies in its wake. Runtime: 90 minutes. This film is presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. ( Click to view event). 
Registration is not required.

Fairyology

Children's
Sep 17, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 6-8.
Activities and crafts with a little fairy magic. 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.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Sep 18, 7:00 p.m.

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

Stories & STEM for Bigs

Activity Room
Sep 19, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 6-8.

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.

T-Shirt Design Using Microsoft Word

Activity Room
Sep 20, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Aug 28. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.

Make a design using Microsoft Word and then have it pressed onto a t-shirt. Participants must bring their own t-shirt. T-shirt must be made of cotton.
Open to ages 9 - 18.

Sit-N-Stitch

Conference Room
Sep 21, 10:30 AM (Fridays, January 19, February 2 & 16, March 2 & 16, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18, June 1 & 15, July 6 & 20, August 3 & 17, September 7 & 21, October 5 & 19, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21)

Come socialize with needleworkers of all types and skill levels.  Share tips, patterns and ideas. Bring your own supplies. Drop in anytime between 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Drop-in LEGO Corner

Children's
Sep 24, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos. No registration required.

Starlight Express

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

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

Book Bingo

Program Room
Sep 26, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Come play a couple of rounds of Bingo & win free books! 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.

Art Smart II

Program Room
Sep 27, 7:00 p.m.

For ages 9-12.

A program highlighting a different artist or style 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.

Monroe Township Green Fair at the Monroe Township High School


Sep 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Green Fair is to educate the community about healthy and sustainable living, as well as how to become responsible environmental stewards. Visit vendors in categories such as health/wellness, healthy living, alternative energy, recycled products, organic pet products and more. The Friends of the Monroe Township Library partner with the Environmental Commission to present the Monroe Township Green Fair annually.

Location: Monroe Township High School, 200 Schoolhouse Rd., Monroe Twp., NJ 08831

Hands-On Oceans Rock Program
Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 11:00am until 12:00pm
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a highly interactive program about oceans and ocean life to take place during the Monroe Township Green Fair at the Monroe Township High School. Learn more at Click to view event
Registration is not required.

Drop-in LEGO Corner

Children's
Oct 1, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos. No registration required.

Starlight Express

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

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

Chess Club

Program Room
Oct 3, 6:00 p.m.

For ages 8 & up.

A beginner chess event for kids. 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.

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