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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.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Dec 12, 7:00 p.m.

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

Craft in a Bag

Children's
Dec 13,

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

3D Printer Demo

Studio M
Dec 14, 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.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Dec 15, 2:00 p.m.

Wonder Woman: Rated PG-13, 142 minutes When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
Dec 16, 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
Dec 17, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

Let It Snow Spelling Bee

Children's
Dec 18, 7:00 p.m.

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
Dec 19, 7:00 p.m.

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

'Tween Craft

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

For ages 9 & up.
Come make 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.

Open Sewing

Conference Room
Dec 21, 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.

Imagineering with STEM

Program Room
Dec 22, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Presented by Girl Scout Troop 80054

Learn what force is and make a balloon powered car.  Put your cars on the starting line and race your friends to the finish line! 
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.

For ages 7-11
approximately 60-75 minutes

Pop-Up Shop: Thirty One Gifts

Activity Room
Dec 23, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Something for everyone. The Perfect Gift? It’s all in the bag.

Organizing totes, cinch sacs, all about the Benjamin wallets, ZOUT’s, DOUT’s, thermal totes, purses, retro metro bags, Large Utility Totes and a great assortment of storage solutions. Great gifting ideas and personalization is available.

Travel bags and roll away totes in very stylish new patterns are the perfect match for a weekend getaway.  

***Cash and carry will be on hand for the holiday season.  

Library Closed

All Locations
Dec 24,

Library Closed

All Locations
Dec 25,

Starlight Express

Program Room
Dec 26, 7:00 p.m.

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

Escape Room

Program Room
Dec 27, 2:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For ages 9-13.

Do you have what it takes to escape from the Library? Join us and find out! Registration required. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register beginning Tuesday, November 28th at 9:30 a.m.  

Art Smart II

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

An introduction to an artist or style of art. For ages 9-12. 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.

Mother Goose Time

Program Room
Dec 29, 9:30 a.m.

For ages 18-36 mos.

Nursery rhymes & 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.

Pop-Up Shop: Younique Skin Care

Activity Room
Dec 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Crafts

Program Room
Dec 31, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

Starlight Express

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

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

Socrates Cafe

Activity Room
Jan 3, 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.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Jan 5, 2:00 p.m.

January 5: The Glass Castle - 2017 Biography/Drama about a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.  Rated PG-13. 2h, 7m.

January 19: Dunkirk - 2017 Action/Drama/History about allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Rated PG-13. 1h, 46m.

Movies are free. Registration is not required.

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
Jan 6, 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 7, 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.

Make Marbelized Paper

Activity Room
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m.

Use shaving cream and food dye to make wonderful designs on paper shapes. This activity can get messy! For ages 5 & 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
Jan 9, 7:00 p.m.

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

Genealogy Club

Program Room
Jan 10, 1:30 PM (Wednesdays, December 6, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13)

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

Meet Your Sewing Machine

Conference Room
Jan 11, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn about sewing machines with this hands-on session for adults, ages 18 and over. You will learn how to wind a bobbin, thread a needle and practice stitching.
Registration is required.

Imagineering with Stem: Paper Airplanes

Program Room
Jan 12, 2:00 p.m.

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

Come fly with us as we learn aerodynamics and make different kinds of paper airplanes with friends.
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.

Project Code - Coding with Scratch

Program Room
Jan 13, 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 14, 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.

Drop-in Lego Corner

Program Room
Jan 15, 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
Jan 16, 7:00 p.m.

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

Silent Book Club

Program Room
Jan 17, 6:30 p.m.

Because reading with friends is fun! Come read with others and enjoy some snacks. Registration is not required.

Library Foundation Meeting

Conference Room
Jan 18, 7:00 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Jan 19, 2:00 p.m.

January 5: The Glass Castle - 2017 Biography/Drama about a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.  Rated PG-13. 2h, 7m.

January 19: Dunkirk - 2017 Action/Drama/History about allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Rated PG-13. 1h, 46m.

Movies are free. Registration is not 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.

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