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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.

Happy Gardening Seminar

Meeting Room
May 22, 11:30-12:30 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Join Dr. Karen Kondos from Pivotal Physical Therapy & Wellness Center to learn ways to reduce risk of injury whild doing yard work with the proper use of body mechanics. Register online, at the Welcome Desk, or call 732-521-5000. 

Engineering Challenge: Make a Bernoulli's Pipe Toy

Activity Room
May 23, 5:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Build a Bernoulli’s Pipe Toy.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

The Telegram

Meeting Room
May 24, 11:00 a.m.

A lecture and slide presentation entitled "The Telegram" is a little remembered story of an incident that led the United States into the Great War of 1914 and the behind scenes manipulations to bring others into the conflict. Julian Davis presents.

Registration is not required.

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
May 25, 1:30 pm (Saturdays: March 30, April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th, June 15th)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Interested in learning how to code? Are you between the ages of 8 and 12? Join us every Saturday from March 30th to June 15th to learn programming fundamentals by developing fun apps, games, animations and more using MIT Scratch.

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.
 

Library Closed

All Locations
May 26,

Library Closed

All Locations
May 27,

Starlight Express

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

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

Stay & Play


May 29, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 2-4.
Storytime followed by free play. 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.

Craft in a Bag

Children's
May 30,

Come grab all of the supplies you need (minus the scissors & glue) to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
May 31, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, May 10 & 31, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free.
Registration is not required.

Friday, May 10: First Man - The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Biography/Drama/History, Rated PG-13, 2h 22m

Friday, May 31: Bohemian Rhapsody -  The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).  Biography/Drama/Music, Rated PG-13, 2h 13m

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
Jun 1, 1:30 pm (Saturdays: March 30, April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th, June 15th)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Interested in learning how to code? Are you between the ages of 8 and 12? Join us every Saturday from March 30th to June 15th to learn programming fundamentals by developing fun apps, games, animations and more using MIT Scratch.

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.
 

Gen X 1989 Film & Discussion

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

We shine a spotlight on the biggest events of 1989, our anniversary year, during this series of programs. The History Channel film presents the lead up and actual events of the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre. Runtime: 50 minutes. Brief discussion and light refreshments will follow.

Registration is not required.

Chess Club

Program Room
Jun 3, 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.

Starlight Express

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

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

Socrates Cafe

Conference Room
Jun 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. Monroe resident Noreen Gumnic moderates.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

3D Modeling Program: Tinkercad – Father's Day Design

Activity Room
Jun 6, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins May 28. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Design your own Father’s Day decoration using Tinkercad; a fun 3D modeling program that will let you express your creative side.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Music Circle

Meeting Room
Jun 7, 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.

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
Jun 8, 1:30 pm (Saturdays: March 30, April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th, June 15th)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Interested in learning how to code? Are you between the ages of 8 and 12? Join us every Saturday from March 30th to June 15th to learn programming fundamentals by developing fun apps, games, animations and more using MIT Scratch.

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.
 

Make a Stop Motion Movie

Activity Room
Jun 9, 1:00 PM

Make your own stop motion movie.
No registration. This program has room for 9 attendees. First come, first served.
Open to ages 9 - 18.

Drop-in Lego Corner

Children's
Jun 10, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Enjoy open play with LEGOs. No registration required.

Starlight Express

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

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

Genealogy Club

Program Room
Jun 12, 1:30 PM (Wednesdays, May 15, June 12, 1:30 PM)

Beginning and experienced genealogists welcome to discuss research, share findings and discover resources. Registration is not required.

Open Sewing

Conference Room
Jun 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.

Friday Afternoon Movie

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

On the Basis of Sex - 2019 Biography/Drama - Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional. PG-13, 2h
Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
Jun 15, 1:30 pm (Saturdays: March 30, April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th, June 15th)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Interested in learning how to code? Are you between the ages of 8 and 12? Join us every Saturday from March 30th to June 15th to learn programming fundamentals by developing fun apps, games, animations and more using MIT Scratch.

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.
 

Chess Club

Program Room
Jun 17, 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.

Starlight Express

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

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

Beach Blanket Book Bingo

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

For ages 5 & up.

Come play a couple of rounds of Bingo & win free books! Bring a beach towel for a cool summer feel.
 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.

Engineering Challenge: Foil Boats

Activity Room
Jun 20, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins May 28. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
How much cargo can your foil boat carry?
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Medicare Workshop

Meeting Room
Jun 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mike Salum of Senior Advisors presents the changes for 2019, the 5 biggest mistakes made by Medicare beneficiaries, original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans, How Medicare Supplement Policies (Part D) Work, Medicare Prescription Programs, and proposed future changes.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Stories & STEM for Middles


Jun 22, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 3-5.
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.

Musician's Showcase: TC Carpenter

Meeting Room
Jun 23, 2:00 p.m.

Coming down from the mountains, TC Carpenter will join us for a live performance of his unique style of American Folk Rock.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Registration not required.

Make a Mosaic


Jun 24, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 6 and up.
Create a mosaic using tiles and templates. 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
Jun 25, 7:00 p.m.

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

Toddlin' Tots


Jun 26, 9:30 a.m.

For ages 18-36 months.
Simple stories and songs followed by a 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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