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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
Feb 19, 7:00 p.m.

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

Poetry Reading

Meeting Room
Feb 20, 11:00 a.m.

Poetry reading by Vijay Joshi.
Registration not required.

Sewing Class: Envelope Pillow Covers

Conference Room
Feb 21, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Learn how to sew an Envelope Pillow Cover! 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 1 yard of fabric to class. Students must also know the size/measurements (up to 17”x17”) of the pillow they wish to cover.**

Free Practice SAT Test

Meeting Room
Feb 23, 9:45am -2:00pm

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

High School Students (grades 9-12) are invited to take a sample SAT Test.
Sign in at 9:45 am, test begins PROMPTLY at 10 am and will go to 2 pm with the optional essay.
Held in the Library Meeting Room off the Lobby (Library opens at 10 am, lobby doors will open at 9:40).
Registration is REQUIRED. Space is limited.
Students MUST bring a scientific calculator and #2 pencil. Small snack and water are recommended.
Testing will be by C2 Education of South Edison.

Drop-in Sunday Crafts

Program Room
Feb 24, 11:00 a.m. .- 4:00 p.m.

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

Germ Busters

Children's
Feb 25, 5:30 p.m.

Ages 6 and up. Learn how to keep clean and bust germs. 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 26, 7:00 p.m.

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

Lunch with Friends 2019

Program Room
Feb 27, 12:00 p.m.

Patti Pinho will demonstrate the art of napkin folding with step-by-step instructions for festive holiday tablescapes.
Bring your brown bag lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Register at the Welcome Desk.

Art Smart

Activity Room
Feb 28, 6:30 p.m.

Ages 5-8.

A first introduction to art or an artist. 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. 

Poets Corner

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

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

POV Documentary Film Series

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

Saturday, March 2 at 1:00pm
Swim Team - Parents of a boy with autism form a competitive swim team in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. 83 minutes

Sunday, March 3 at 10:30am
Nowhere to Hide - Iraqi medic Nori Sharif films 5 years in central Iraq as he and his family experience conflict with ISIS and Iraqi militias US troop withdrawal in 2011. 53 minutes

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

Gen X 1989 Film & Discussion

Meeting Room
Mar 3, 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a new Sunday program where we shine a spotlight on 1989, our anniversary year.
Registration is not required.

Girls Who Code Club

Program Room
Mar 4, 5:00 pm

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

Explore coding in a fun and friendly way!
Club meetings are every Monday at 5:00 pm.
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 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls.

Registration required.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Mar 5, 7:00 p.m.

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

Socrates Cafe

Conference Room
Mar 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. Monroe resident Noreen Gumnic moderates.

Register at the Welcome Desk.

Makey Makey Experiments

Activity Room
Mar 7, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Feb 26. 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.

Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference

Meeting Room
Mar 9, 1:00 p.m.

Cryptozoology is the science of cryptids: creatures not discovered by science and unconfirmed from the wider community. With a roster ranging from Sasquatch to zombies, skeptics consider it a pseudoscience due to the general lack of evidence for any of these creatures. Cryptozoology highlights the divide between the scientific and pseudoscientific methods. Beyond looking at it as a science, cryptozoology also preserves folklore, history, and oral traditions. As a result, cryptozoology not only reveals perceptions of the past, but also reveals much about the present. At this conference, our speakers will examine various cryptids from a number of perspectives ranging from popular fiction, cinema, and traditional academic articles.
Rutgers professor and folklorist Angus Gillespie moderates.

Registration not required.

Paper Circuits

Activity Room
Mar 10, 1:00 pm

Using conductive metallic tape we’ll be making simple circuits on paper.

No registration. This program has room for 9 attendees. First come, first served.
Open to ages 9 - 18.

Leprechaun Day


Mar 11, 5:30 p.m.

For ages 6 -8.
We will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with fun crafts and games. 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
Mar 12, 7:00 p.m.

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

Book Bingo

Program Room
Mar 13, 6:30 p.m.

For ages 5 & up.

Come play a couple of rounds of Bingo & win free books! 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: Newspaper Dome

Activity Room
Mar 14, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Feb 26. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.

Build a newspaper dome that you can fit inside.
Open to ages 9 - 18.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Program Room
Mar 15, 2:00 p.m. (Fridays, March 15 & 29, 2:00 p.m.)

Movies are free.
Registration is not required.

Investing Basics

Meeting Room
Mar 16, 1:00-2:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor, Jeremy Faberlle, will discuss three foundational elements of investing: Diversification, Asset Allocation, and Periodic Review. 

Musician's Showcase: Brian Curry

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

Brian Curry, Indie Folk Artist and member of the popular band, Cold Weather Company, will give his unique voice to classic and current folk music; as well as a couple Irish tunes for St. Patrick’s Day.

Registration not required. 

Girls Who Code Club

Program Room
Mar 18, 5:00 pm

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

Explore coding in a fun and friendly way!
Club meetings are every Monday at 5:00 pm.
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 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls.

Registration required.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Mar 19, 7:00 p.m.

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

Pickets and Persistence: War Service & Women's Suffrage

Meeting Room
Mar 20, 1:00 p.m.

Carol Simon Levin portrays Jeannette Rankin, America’s first female member of Congress.
Registration is not required.

Open Sewing

Conference Room
Mar 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.

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