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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.

Musician's Showcase: Sharon Goldman

Meeting Room
Oct 20, 2:00 p.m.

Through vivid imagery and symbolism, Sharon Goldman, is a powerful voice in the contemporary music scene.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Registration is not required.

Drop-in LEGO Corner

Children's
Oct 21, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Enjoy open play with LEGOs. No registration required.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Oct 22, 7:00 p.m.

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

Stories & STEM for BIGS

Program Room
Oct 23, 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. 

Evening DIY-- Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder

Conference Room
Oct 24, 7:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Need something fun to do after dinner? Come do a seasonal craft you can actually use. The first craft is autumn leaf mason jar candle holder. This class is for adult patrons only. You don’t need to bring anything, but registration is required at www.monroetwplibrary.org or at the Reference Desk.

 

Murder Mystery Party for Teens

Teens'
Oct 25, 6 - 9 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
The Anonville Historical Society is hosting the annual Abby Manor Masquerade Ball. This event is the talk of the town and attracts the most intriguing party guests. You have purchased a ticket to the ball, and this is where the story begins...

This event is held after the library is closed, and is for ages 12 and up only!!
Pizza dinner will be served.

Pop-Up Shop: Jewelry Trends

Activity Room
Oct 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Madalyn Litoff will present her line of silver on leather necklaces, watch pins and magnetic eye glass holders.
Cash, check and credit accepted.

Engineering Challenge: Toothpick Pyramid

Activity Room
Oct 27, 1:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
How large of a pyramid can you make just using toothpicks and clay?
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Drop-in LEGO Corner

Children's
Oct 28, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Enjoy open play with LEGOs. No registration required.

Starlight Express

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

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

'Tween Craft: PUMPKINS

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

3D Printer Demonstration

Studio M
Oct 31, 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.

 

Poets Corner

Activity Room
Nov 1, 11:00 a.m.

A workshop and reading group for all ages. Please bring 12 copies of your work.
Registration is not required.

Bagels and Books

Teens'
Nov 2, 11am - 12pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
There are some really great new YA books out this fall.  Come grab a bagel and join this informal chat about books!
Teens only, 12 and up.

Makey Makey Experiments

Activity Room
Nov 3, 2:00 pm

Registration required, begins Oct 29. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Have you ever played a keyboard with a bunch of bananas? Come and see how to use this fun electronic device that can turn anything conductive into a keyboard key.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Drop-in Lego Corner

Children's
Nov 4, 4:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.
Enjoy open play with LEGOs. No registration required.

Library Closed

All Locations
Nov 5,

Socrates Cafe

Conference Room
Nov 6, 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.

Sewing Class: Reversible Placemats

Conference Room
Nov 7, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Learn how to sew reversible placemats! Class is 2 hours.
Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class. Ages 18 and over.
**Students must bring at least 2 coordinating fat quarters of fabric to class.** 
(Note: Fat quarters generally measure 18' x 20-22")

Music Circle

Meeting Room
Nov 8, 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. Join us and feel free to bring any songs you’d like to lead as well!

Registration is not required.

FREE ACT Practice Test

Program Room
Nov 9, 10am - 2pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Full-length practice test adminstered by the Princeton Review.  Please bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.  Snacks and drinks are welcome.

Drop-in Sunday Crafts

Children's
Nov 10,

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

Library Closed

All Locations
Nov 11,

Starlight Express

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

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

My Weird Cereal

Activity Room
Nov 13, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 7 & up.
Fan of my weird school? Fan of cereal? Then this program is for you! We’ll have fun with My Weird School activities and have a mixing contest on who can make the weirdest cereal mixture. 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

International Film Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

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

There will be no charge for International Films in 2019 as a 30th Anniversary bonus thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. Registration is not required.

Friday Afternoon Movie

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

A Dog's JourneyA dog makes a promise to protect and be there for his owner's granddaughter as she experiences the highs and lows of life.
 

POV Documentary Film

Meeting Room
Nov 16, 1:00 p.m.

These films are presented in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series P.O.V. ( Click to view event).
Registration is not required.

Musician's Showcase: Karl Dentino

Meeting Room
Nov 17, 2:00 p.m.

Ragtime aficionado Karl Dentino will tell stories and play some of the most popular songs to come from the Tin Pan Alley.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Registration is not required.

Make Marbleized Paper

Activity Room
Nov 18, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 6 & up. Use shaving cream and food dye to make marbelized designs. 
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.

The Great Courses: Turning Points in American History

Meeting Room
Nov 19, 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays, November 12 & 19, 1:00 p.m.)

New Series! The history of America is shaped by many long-term trends and subtle forces. From the Great Epidemic through 9/11, this series explores important moments and themes of the American past. Professor Edward T. O’Donnell presents a fresh and unique look at American history in this DVD lecture series. Each session consists of two 30-minute DVDs, followed by a brief discussion.

  • November 12: The Great Epidemic & Slavery Begins
  • November 19: Freedom of Worship & Immigration

Registration is not required.

Scholarship Seminar

Meeting Room
Dec 10, 6:30 pm

Registration required, begins Nov 12. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Scholarship Expert, Jean O'Toole will show families how to take a strategic approach to applying for scholarships. Author of "Scholarship Strategies - Finding and Winning the Money You Need" , she will discuss the myths and misconceptions about the scholarship process and help attendees identify which scholarships have the best chances of winning. For more information about Jean O'Toole visit www.connections101.com.
 

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