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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.

Make It & Take It Craft

Children's
Jan 19,

Stop in anytime during the day (while supplies last!) and make a fun craft. No registration required.

Library Closed

All Locations
Jan 20,

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Conference Room
Jan 21, 6:30 p.m.

Stories & STEM for Bigs

Program Room
Jan 22, 5:00 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. 

3D Printer Demonstration

Studio M
Jan 23, 7:00 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

Program Room
Jan 24, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, January 10 & 24, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Star Wars Saturday!

Meeting Room
Jan 25, 12:30 pm

Star Wars will be taking over the library on Saturday, January 25th. 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
An afternoon of fun including a visit from the 501st Legion in their movie accurate costumes.

No Registration Required.
 

Author Talk with Shari Nichols

Meeting Room
Jan 26, 2:00 p.m.

Local author Shari Nichols will sign books and describe how she went from struggling writer to award-winning author. She will discuss her book, Midnight Desire, which is set in New Jersey.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Geography Bee

Program Room
Jan 27, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 6-8. Build your confidence by testing your geographical knowledge. 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.

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
Jan 28, 11:45 a.m.

A musical event for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Come sing, dance and have fun! Registration is not required.

Puzzles & Corn Chips

Program Room
Jan 29, 5:00 p.m.

For ages 6 & up.

Today is National Puzzle Day & National Corn Chip Day. Celebrate BOTH at the Library! 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 Fizzy Bath Bomb

Activity Room
Jan 30, 5:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to make your own fizzy bath bomb.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Meditation & Sound Healing

Meeting Room
Jan 31, 11:00 a.m.

Practice deep breathing exercises then enjoy a guided meditation and sound healing session with Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, wood chimes and drums. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket for comfort. Presented by Madison Joo, certified in Sound Healing I and Reiki II.
Registration is not required.

Trivia and Treats

Teens'
Feb 1, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Do you know your music, movies, books and TV?  Prove it in this Pop Culture Trivia contest!

 

The Great Courses: Encore Presentation

Meeting Room
Feb 2, 1:00 p.m.

This is your second chance to see this DVD lecture series presented by Professor Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg College. This session covers British, Swedish and Dutch colonization, origins of slavery, culture in this new society and revival of religion through the Great Awakening.

We will show two 30-minute DVDs, followed by a brief discussion and light refreshments.

Registration is not required.

Warm Winter Tales

Children's
Feb 3, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 6-8. Come warm up with a winter storytime, followed with a craft. 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.

Sleepy Storytime

Program Room
Feb 4, 6:30 p.m.

Listen to stories and sing songs one evening each month at Sleepy Storytime! This program is suitable for children 5 and younger along with their families or caregivers. Wearing pajamas and bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged! No registration is required.

Socrates Cafe

Conference Room
Feb 5, 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.

Register at the Welcome Desk.

Chess Club

Program Room
Feb 6, 6:30 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.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Feb 7, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, February 7 & 21, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Trip of Short Documentary Films

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

We will be screening a trio of short documentary films.
These films are presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. ( Click to view event).
Registration is not required.

Artist Reception

Art Gallery
Feb 9, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Make a Valentine

Program Room
Feb 10, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 6-8. Get ready for Valentine's Day by creating your very own valentine, after a themed story. 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 Fluffy-Slime Stress Ball

Activity Room
Feb 11, 5pm - 6pm

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

Valentine's Day Craft & Celebration

Activity Room
Feb 12, 5:00 p.m.

 For ages 6-8.

Bingo, a craft & a snack! 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.

Financial Planning Workshop

Meeting Room
Feb 13, 6:30 p.m.

Mark Boutros, a Financial Advisor, with Morgan Stanley presents.

Register at the Welcome Desk.

"Ethics of Living Jim Crow" Live Performance

Meeting Room
Feb 14, 2:00 p.m.

Reginald C. Brown brings the stories of Jim Crow to life, exposing the oppression, determination and resiliency of African Americans in an adaptation of Uncle Tom’s Children by Richard Wright.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Chess Club

Program Room
Feb 15, 1:00 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.

Music Documentary Film Series

Meeting Room
Feb 16, 2:00PM

Click to view event Each month, we will show a film that celebrates the most influential people and places of many different styles of music.

February 16- Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin- The Queen of Soul  performs with the choir at Watts' New Bethel Baptist Church in January 1972 while recording her live best-selling gospel album "Amazing Grace."

March 15- The Wrecking Crew-Profiling a group of L.A. session musicians known as "the Wrecking Crew," who backed a number of pop hits of the 1960s and '70s. These previously unsung heroes played on tracks from superstars such as Frank Sinatra, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.

April 19- The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story- Cousins Jeff and Greg Sherman explore their sad family history in this documentary about their fathers. Robert and Richard Sherman co-wrote enduring songs for popular movies. Sadly, they later had a bitter falling-out.

May 17- Twenty Feet From Stardom- Profiling backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

June 21- Give Me the Banjo- Steve Martin narrates the history of the banjo, which dates to colonial times. Included: comments and performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn. Rosanne Cash hosts.

July 19- TBD

August 16- TBD

September 20- Standing in the Shadows of Motown- An evocative profile of Motown's studio musicians known as the Funk Brothers. Included: interviews with surviving members. Andre Braugher narrates.

October 11- TBD

November 22- Muscle Shoals- A look at the rich musical legacy of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., includes a profile of owner Rick Hall, who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history.

December 20- Rejoice and Shout- A look at gospel music and its relationship to African-American identity and Christianity. Directed by Don McGlynn.

Library Closed

All Locations
Feb 17,

MiT - Monroe's Innovative Teens

Program Room
Feb 18, 7pm - 8pm

Group volunteer session for teens.

Family Craft Night

Program Room
Feb 19, 6:30 p.m.

For an adult and child ages 7 & up.

Come make a craft as a family! 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.

3D Printer Demonstration

Studio M
Feb 20, 7:00 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
Feb 21, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, February 7 & 21, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Engineering Challenge: Target Practice with Light

Activity Room
Feb 23, 1 pm

Registration required, begins Jan 28. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Using laser pointers and mirrors, try to hit the targets.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

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