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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.

HQ Trivia Meet Up

Program Room
Jan 19, 2:45 p.m.

Calling all #HQties!
We're hosting an HQ TRIVIA MEETUP! 
in the Library Activity Room (across from the Circulation Desk)
Come play this live trivia game show together as a group - because many minds are better than one.
Bring your device with the app already downloaded.
Let's see if we can reach Q12 & win!

No registration required.

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
Jan 20, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (October 14th, October 21st, October 28th, November 4th, November 18th, December 2nd, December 9th, December 16th, January 6th, January 13th, January 20th, January 27th)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to code your own apps, games, and animations. Join us for this 12 week programming course. You will use MIT Scratch to create your own applications, including games like Flappy Bird, while learning the fundamental concepts of programming!

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 ages 8 to 12.

Registration required.

 

Sunday Crafts

Program Room
Jan 21, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For all ages.

Stop by anytime during the allotted time and make a fun craft! No registration required.

Button Day!

Children's
Jan 22, 7:00 p.m.

Drop in to design your very own button or choose from assorted templates. First button is free, each additional button costs only $0.25. For ages 5 & up. No registration required. 

Starlight Express

Program Room
Jan 23, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime for ages 3-5. No registration required.

Arts & Crafts

Program Room
Jan 24, 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 (numbers available 30 minutes prior to program start). Registration is not required.

YA Fantasy Book Discussion

Conference Room
Jan 25, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Grades 6-12

Book – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Copies available in YA Fantasy Riordan or Place a Reserve

Register at Reference or Online

Imperial Voyage Symposium

Meeting Room
Jan 26, 11:00 a.m. (Fridays, January 19 & 26, 11:00 a.m.)

A two-part lecture will be led by Julian Davis. “The Imperial Voyage” by Teddy Roosevelt in 1905 and the secret deal that he made with Japan continues to influence U.S. relations with Asian nations today.
Registration is not required.

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
Jan 27, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (October 14th, October 21st, October 28th, November 4th, November 18th, December 2nd, December 9th, December 16th, January 6th, January 13th, January 20th, January 27th)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to code your own apps, games, and animations. Join us for this 12 week programming course. You will use MIT Scratch to create your own applications, including games like Flappy Bird, while learning the fundamental concepts of programming!

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 ages 8 to 12.

Registration required.

 

Sunday Crafts

Program Room
Jan 28, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For all ages.

Stop by anytime during the allotted time and make a fun craft! No registration required.

Berenstain Bear Party

Program Room
Jan 29, 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Berenstain Bears with themed crafts and games. For ages 6-8. 

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
Jan 30, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime for ages 3-5. No registration required.

Snowflake Art

Program Room
Jan 31, 6:30 p.m.

Come make snowflakes with us! 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 – Newspaper Shoes

Activity Room
Feb 1, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jan 30. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Develop your engineering skills.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Friday Afternoon Movie

Program Room
Feb 2, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, February 2 &16 2:00 p.m. )

Fridays, February 2 and 16 at 2:00pm 

  • February 2: Victoria and Abdul - 2017 Biography/Drama/History Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.  Rated PG-13. 1h, 52m.
  • February 16:  Paris Can Wait - 2016 Comedy/Drama/Romance The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates. Rated PG-13. 1h, 32m.
Movies are free. Registration is not required. 

Current Events Discussion

Meeting Room
Feb 3, 10:30 a.m.

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

Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff

Program Room
Feb 4, 2:00 p.m.

Presented by Kids for Kids

Recommended for ages 3 & up.

Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk beginning Sunday, January 21st. 

Perler Bead Workshop

Activity Room
Feb 5, 7:00 p.m.

Use perler beads to make fun designs. For ages 6 & 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.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Feb 6, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime for ages 3-5. No registration required.

Socrates Cafe

Meeting Room
Feb 7, 7:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, 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.

3D Modeling Program: Tinkercad Valentine's Day decoration

Activity Room
Feb 8, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jan 30. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn to make a unique Valentine’s Day decoration using Tinkercad; a fun 3D modeling program that will let you express your creative side.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Craft in a Bag

Program Room
Feb 9,

For all ages.

Grab all the supplies you need (minus the scissors and glue) to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.

Liftoff! Celebrating Spaceflight

Meeting Room
Feb 10, 12:30 p.m. (February 6, February 10, February 13, February 20, 12:30 p.m.)

Documentary and Hollywood Film Series

  • Tuesday, February 6 at 12:30pm: Nova: To The Moon - 1999 two-hour NOVA special chronicles the untold science and engineering story of how we got to the moon.
  • Saturday, February 10 at 12:30pm: Apollo 13 - 1995 American space docudrama directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks that dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission. Rated PG, 2h, 20m
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 12:30pm: American Experience: Space Men - 2016 PBS documentary about the pre-space program. U.S. Air Force pilots and scientists lay the groundwork for the U.S. space program through project "Man High". Runtime: 51 minutes.
  • Tuesday, February 20 at 12:30pm: Space Cowboys - 2000 Action/Adventure/Thriller When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. Rated PG, 2h, 10m
Registration is not required.

Be Revolutionary: James Monroe

Program Room
Feb 11, 3:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Jan 30. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.

Come learn about James Monroe, the namesake of our town! This program will focus on his life, presidency, and home through the use of videos and an engaging game of Memory!  Prizes will be awarded.

 

Decorate Valentine's Hearts

Children's
Feb 12, 7:00 p.m.

Decorate hearts for Valentine's Day using tissue paper and more! For ages 6 & 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.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Feb 13, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime for ages 3-5. No registration required.

Valentine's Day Party

Program Room
Feb 14, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 6-8.

Children are invited to come make a craft, play bingo and have 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.

3D Printer Demonstration

Studio M
Feb 15, 6:30-7:30 pm

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

3D Printer Demonstration - 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.

Imagineering with Stem: Make a Pennyboat

Program Room
Feb 16, 2:00 p.m.

Presented by Girl Scout Troop 80054
For ages 7-11 years old

Come and join us while we make different types of boats and challenge your friends to see whose boat can hold the most pennies.  Have fun experimenting while learning about bouyancy and density!


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.
Program will last approximately 60-75 minutes.

Sunday Crafts

Program Room
Feb 18, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For all ages.

Stop by anytime during the allotted time and make a fun craft! No registration required.

Library Closed

All Locations
Feb 19,

Starlight Express

Program Room
Feb 20, 7:00 p.m.

An alternative to daytime storytime for ages 3-5. No registration required.

Book Bingo

Program Room
Feb 21, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Come play a couple of rounds of bingo & win books! 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.

Storytime!

Program Room
Feb 22, 10:30 a.m.

For ages 3-5.

Stories, music and fun. Child must be 3 years old by program start date. Registration required. Register for the 6-week session beginning Tuesday, January 30 at 9:30 a.m. 

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