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Wednesday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m.

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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.

Stay & Play

Program Room
Aug 3, 10:00 a.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
A half-hour storytime for ages 2-4 followed by open play.

Coupon Club

Conference Room
Aug 3, 1:30 PM (Mondays, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 14, October 5, November 2, December 7 1:30 PM)

Clip coupons and swap 'til you drop! Exchange unwanted coupons for those you need.
Discuss deals, share tips. Feel free to bring your own pair of scissors.  Drop in anytime between 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM.

Drop-in Lego Corner

Children's
Aug 3, 4:30 p.m.

Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos! Recommended for ages 5 & up. No registration required.

Cooking for Teens: Waffle Maker Hacks

Activity Room
Aug 3, 7-8 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Monday, August 3rd
7-8 pm
Registration starts on Tuesday, July 7th
For students entering grades 6-12
 

Let’s see what we can make in a waffle iron.  This will be a hands-on class so dress for mess and be prepared to have fun!
 

Becky's Cozy Corner

Children's
Aug 3, 7:00 p.m.

Recommended for ages 5 & up. Sit and chat with Becky while she demonstrates a simple craft to make. No registration required.

Intro to Facebook

Public Access Computers
Aug 4, 10-10:45 am (Tuesdays, August 4 & 11, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to set up an account with Facebook. We will learn how to add a status update, post pictures, and more.
 

Arts & Crafts

Program Room
Aug 4, 11:00 a.m.

Children are invited to 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 time). Registration is not required.

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
Aug 4, 11:45 a.m.

A musical program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers. No registration required. Please note theire is no class on 7/21.

Minecraft Challenge - Survive

Activity Room
Aug 4, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Players compete against each other to survive in the world of Minecraft.
Participants must have their own PC version Minecraft account (Not compatible with: X-Box, Playstation, Pocket Edition, or Demo version) to participate.
You may bring your own laptop computer, if you like.
Registration required
Open to ages 9 - 18.

Starlight Express

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

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

Word 2010

Public Access Computers
Aug 5, 10-10:45 am (Wednesdays, August 5 & 12, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to create a bulleted list, copy and paste, email an attachment, and more.
 

Book Cafe

Activity Room
Aug 5, 11:00 a.m. (Wednesdays, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2)

Talk about books that you read and enjoyed.
Light refreshments served.
Register at the Welcome Desk. 

Open Mic Night

Meeting Room
Aug 5, 6:30

Click to view event Join us for a great night of music supplied by local talents. All performers are given a 10 minute spot, reserved as first come first served.

Whether a beginner or seasoned player, we invite all levels to join us in our stress-free, family friendly environment.

As always, you are more than welcome to come and just listen!

Sign ups start at 6:00 PM and performances will start at 6:30 PM.  Performance spots will be about 10 minutes.
 

Hachiko Waits

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

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Read Hachiko Waits, a story about a heroic dog, by Leslea Newmean and then come discuss the book with others! Refreshments will be served. Books will be available at the Youth Services Desk beginning June 15.

Preschool Storytime

Program Room
Aug 6, 10:30 a.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For ages 3-5. Books, songs and fun! Registration required for the six-week class.

Google It!

Public Access Computers
Aug 6, 10-10:45 am

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For those more advanced beginners who are already comfortable with the computer. This class will show you how to search for almost everything and find it with Google.
 

Summer International Film Festival

Meeting Room
Aug 6, 2:00 p.m. (Thursdays, August 6, 13, & 20, 2:00 p.m.)

Summer International Film Festival sponsored by The Friends
August 6:  Ushpizin (Israel: 2004) An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.
August 13:  On My Way (France: 2013) Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
August 20: Broken Wings (Israel: 2002) Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Films shown with English subtitles. Tickets for all films are available for $1.00 at the Circulation Desk and at the door. 

Make Your Own Bow and Arrow ? Session A

Activity Room
Aug 6, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make your own accurate miniature bow and arrow set using popsicle sticks and rubber bands.
There is a session A & session B available for this program. Please only sign up for one session.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Coin Club

Program Room
Aug 6, 6:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Are you a coin collector or interested in collecting coins? Then this is the program for you! Recommended for ages 8 & up.

Summer International Film Festival

Meeting Room
Aug 6, 6:30 p.m. (Thursdays, August 6, 13, & 20, 6:30 p.m.)

Summer International Film Festival sponsored by The Friends
August 6:  Ushpizin (Israel: 2004) An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.
August 13:  On My Way (France: 2013) Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
August 20: Broken Wings (Israel: 2002) Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Films shown with English subtitles. Tickets for all films are available for $1.00 at the Circulation Desk and at the door. 

Make Your Own Bow and Arrow ? Session B

Activity Room
Aug 6, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make your own accurate miniature bow and arrow set using popsicle sticks and rubber bands.
There is a session A & session B available for this program. Please only sign up for one session.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Chess Club

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

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Are you a chess player or interested in learning to play chess? Then this is the program for you! Recommended for ages 8 & up.

Sit-N-Stitch

Conference Room
Aug 7, 10:30 AM (Fridays, June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18)

Come socialize with needleworkers of all types and skill levels.  Share tips, patterns and ideas. Bring your own supplies. Drop in anytime between 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

You can also knit & crochet for charity!  Donations collected at all meetings, or Drop-Off Bin near the Circulation Desk.  We accept blankets (36" by 36" or larger) for all ages and children's hats.  Yarn donations welcome, too. Contact Lauren for more details.

Drop-In Help for Job Seekers

Public Access Computers
Aug 8, 9:45-10:30 (Saturdays, August 8 & 15, 9:45-10:30 am)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Stop by the library for help getting starting with your job search including finding job openings, writing resumes and cover letters, networking, and more. 
 

World War II Anniversary Film

Meeting Room
Aug 10, 2:00 p.m.

Mister Roberts (1955)
Naval officer, Mister Roberts (Henry Fonda) is hoping to engage in combat during WWII but is instead stuck on a cargo ship with a bunch of practical jokers and a tyrannical captian (James Cagney).
Registration is not required and admission is free.

Drop-in Lego Corner

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

Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos! Recommended for ages 5 & up. No registration required.

Learn Computer Software /Lynda.com

Conference Room
Aug 10, 6-6:45 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
The Monroe Township Public Library provides its library card holders access to the Click to view event video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.  See how to create an account and locate popular software courses for self-directed learning. 
 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Team

Program Room
Aug 10, 7:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For ages 6-8.

Intro to Facebook

Public Access Computers
Aug 11, 10-10:45 am (Tuesdays, August 4 & 11, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to set up an account with Facebook. We will learn how to add a status update, post pictures, and more.
 

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
Aug 11, 11:45 a.m.

A musical program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers. No registration required. Please note theire is no class on 7/21.

3D Modeling With Tinkercad

Activity Room
Aug 11, 5-6 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Have you heard about 3D printers? A 3D printer is a machine that can take a digital design from your computer and “print” it out into a plastic three-dimensional item. This class will teach you how to make basic designs that can then be made on a 3D printer. We’ll be using the 3D modeling tool called Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy to use program that uses basic shapes to make more complex items.
 

Starlight Express

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

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

Stay & Play

Program Room
Aug 12, 10:00 a.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
A half-hour storytime for ages 2-4 followed by open play.

Word 2010

Public Access Computers
Aug 12, 10-10:45 am (Wednesdays, August 5 & 12, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to create a bulleted list, copy and paste, email an attachment, and more.
 

Genealogy Club

Program Room
Aug 12, 1:30 PM (Wednesdays, July 8, August 12, September 16, October 14, November 18 & December 16 1:30 PM)

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

Superhero Party!

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

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Come learn how to be a superhero at our superhero party! Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero. For ages 5-7.

Preschool Storytime

Program Room
Aug 13, 10:30 a.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For ages 3-5. Books, songs and fun! Registration required for the six-week class.

Google It!

Public Access Computers
Aug 13, 10-10:45 am

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For those more advanced beginners who are already comfortable with the computer. This class will show you how to search for almost everything and find it with Google.
 

Summer International Film Festival

Meeting Room
Aug 13, 2:00 p.m. (Thursdays, August 6, 13, & 20, 2:00 p.m.)

Summer International Film Festival sponsored by The Friends
August 6:  Ushpizin (Israel: 2004) An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.
August 13:  On My Way (France: 2013) Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
August 20: Broken Wings (Israel: 2002) Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Films shown with English subtitles. Tickets for all films are available for $1.00 at the Circulation Desk and at the door. 

Makey Makey Experiments ? Session A

Activity Room
Aug 13, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration required. 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.
There is a session A & session B available for this program. Please only sign up for one session.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Summer International Film Festival

Meeting Room
Aug 13, 6:30 p.m. (Thursdays, August 6, 13, & 20, 6:30 p.m.)

Summer International Film Festival sponsored by The Friends
August 6:  Ushpizin (Israel: 2004) An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.
August 13:  On My Way (France: 2013) Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
August 20: Broken Wings (Israel: 2002) Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Films shown with English subtitles. Tickets for all films are available for $1.00 at the Circulation Desk and at the door. 

Makey Makey Experiments ? Session B

Activity Room
Aug 13, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration required. 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.
There is a session A & session B available for this program. Please only sign up for one session.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Craft in a Bag

Children's
Aug 14,

Stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up a bag with all the supplies for a fun craft. While supplies last.

Drop-In Help for Job Seekers

Public Access Computers
Aug 15, 9:45-10:30 (Saturdays, August 8 & 15, 9:45-10:30 am)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Stop by the library for help getting starting with your job search including finding job openings, writing resumes and cover letters, networking, and more. 
 

Button Day

Children's
Aug 15, 2:30 p.m.

Come make a button using the Library's button maker. All ages welcome. First button is free, additional buttons are $.25 apiece.

Meet Your Sewing Machine

Conference Room
Aug 17, 3:00 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.

Drop-in Lego Corner

Children's
Aug 17, 4:30 p.m.

Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos! Recommended for ages 5 & up. No registration required.

Coffee and a Book

Conference Room
Aug 18, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, February 17, April 21, June 16, August 18, October 20 & December 22, 10:30 a.m.)

The following is a list of dates and book selections. You can reserve your copy by contacting the Welcome Desk or the Reference Desk.
Feburary 17 - City of Women by David R. Gillham
April 21 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
June 16 - Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen
August 18 - The Bees by Laline Paull
October 20 - A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
December 22 - Us by David Nicholls

Websites to Get You Started

Public Access Computers
Aug 18, 10-10:45 am (Tuesdays, August 18 & 25, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn about websites for health, business, maps & directions, movie reviews, recipes, and more.
 

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
Aug 18, 11:45 a.m.

A musical program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers. No registration required. Please note theire is no class on 7/21.

Minecraft Rainbow Sheep Challenge

Activity Room
Aug 18, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Players compete against each other to dye their sheep different colors.
Participants must have their own PC version Minecraft account (Not compatible with: X-Box, Playstation, Pocket Edition, or Demo version) to participate.
You may bring your own laptop computer, if you like.
Registration required
Open to ages 9 - 18.

Superhero Family Night

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

Holy famous faces, Batman! Who is your favorite superhero? Which superhero do you want to be? Merklein combines cartoons, comedy & audience participation as he draws famous superheroes from comic books, tv, and movies.  Merklein will also show everyone how to draw superheroes and how we can all be one! Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk beginning on Monday, August 3.

Using Your iPad

Conference Room
Aug 19, 10-10:45 am

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Bring your iPad and learn how to navigate and set up some basic information tools including how to download apps, set reminders or alerts, create contact lists or notes, and set up personal preferences. Come with questions!
 

Arts & Crafts

Program Room
Aug 19, 11:00 a.m.

Children are invited to 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 time). Registration is not required.

Princess Party

Program Room
Aug 19, 3:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Come join our PRINCESS PARTY! We encourage kids to come dressed as princesses! For ages 5-7.

Library Puppet Show

Program Room
Aug 20, 10:30 a.m.

Come join the Library Puppeteers for the annual puppet show!
For all ages. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk beginning on Monday, August 3. C

Summer International Film Festival

Meeting Room
Aug 20, 2:00 p.m. (Thursdays, August 6, 13, & 20, 2:00 p.m.)

Summer International Film Festival sponsored by The Friends
August 6:  Ushpizin (Israel: 2004) An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.
August 13:  On My Way (France: 2013) Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
August 20: Broken Wings (Israel: 2002) Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Films shown with English subtitles. Tickets for all films are available for $1.00 at the Circulation Desk and at the door. 

Gyroscopic Whirligigs ? Session A

Activity Room
Aug 20, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make a fun spinning top device.
There is a session A & session B available for this program. Please only sign up for one session.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Coin Club

Program Room
Aug 20, 6:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Are you a coin collector or interested in collecting coins? Then this is the program for you! Recommended for ages 8 & up.

Summer International Film Festival

Meeting Room
Aug 20, 6:30 p.m. (Thursdays, August 6, 13, & 20, 6:30 p.m.)

Summer International Film Festival sponsored by The Friends
August 6:  Ushpizin (Israel: 2004) An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday.
August 13:  On My Way (France: 2013) Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
August 20: Broken Wings (Israel: 2002) Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Films shown with English subtitles. Tickets for all films are available for $1.00 at the Circulation Desk and at the door. 

Gyroscopic Whirligigs ? Session B

Activity Room
Aug 20, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make a fun spinning top device.
There is a session A & session B available for this program. Please only sign up for one session.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Meet Your Sewing Machine

Conference Room
Aug 20, 6:00 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.

Chess Club

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

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Are you a chess player or interested in learning to play chess? Then this is the program for you! Recommended for ages 8 & up.

Sit-N-Stitch

Conference Room
Aug 21, 10:30 AM (Fridays, June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18)

Come socialize with needleworkers of all types and skill levels.  Share tips, patterns and ideas. Bring your own supplies. Drop in anytime between 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

You can also knit & crochet for charity!  Donations collected at all meetings, or Drop-Off Bin near the Circulation Desk.  We accept blankets (36" by 36" or larger) for all ages and children's hats.  Yarn donations welcome, too. Contact Lauren for more details.

Touch a Truck

Program Room
Aug 21, 11:00 a.m.

Come see the vehicles our local heroes drive in! Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk beginning Monday, August 3.

Sewing Class: Pillowcases

Conference Room
Aug 24, 3:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to sew pillowcases! Class is 2 hours.
Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class.
**Students must bring 2 yards of fabric to class.**

Drop-in Lego Corner

Children's
Aug 24, 4:30 p.m.

Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos! Recommended for ages 5 & up. No registration required.

Drawing in 3-D

Program Room
Aug 24, 7:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn to draw in 3-D! For ages 7 & up.

Websites to Get You Started

Public Access Computers
Aug 25, 10-10:45 am (Tuesdays, August 18 & 25, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn about websites for health, business, maps & directions, movie reviews, recipes, and more.
 

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
Aug 25, 11:45 a.m.

A musical program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers. No registration required. Please note theire is no class on 7/21.

Starlight Express

Program Room
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m.

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

Stay & Play

Program Room
Aug 26, 10:00 a.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
A half-hour storytime for ages 2-4 followed by open play.

Consumer Reports Online

Public Access Computers
Aug 26, 10-10:45 am

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn about Zinio, a magazine service provided free-of-charge to Monroe Library cardholders. Create an account and download your favorite titles. Bring your smartphone or tablet.
 

Disney Karaoke

Meeting Room
Aug 26, 7:00 p.m.

Come sing along to your favorite Disney songs! No registration required & open to kids of all ages.

Craft in a Bag

Children's
Aug 27,

Stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up a bag with all the supplies for a fun craft. While supplies last.

Make a Propeller Plane ? Session A

Activity Room
Aug 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make a flying propeller plane.
There is a session A & session B available for this program. Please only sign up for one session.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Make a Propeller Plane ? Session B

Activity Room
Aug 27, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Make a flying propeller plane.
There is a session A & session B available for this program. Please only sign up for one session.
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 

Sewing Class: Grocery Totes

Conference Room
Aug 27, 6:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn to sew a grocery tote! Class is 2 hours.
Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing experience to take this class.
**Students must bring 1 yard of fabric to class.**

Drop-in Lego Corner

Children's
Aug 31, 4:30 p.m.

Stop by the Library and enjoy open play with Legos! Recommended for ages 5 & up. No registration required.

Branches of Science through Song

Program Room
Aug 31, 6:00 p.m.

Come learn about the branches of science through some fun songs. No registration required.

Genealogy Lecture: The Debris They Left Behind

Meeting Room
Aug 31, 6:00 PM

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Lecture presented by Professional Genealogist Casey Zahn.

Perhaps someone in your family shows you or gives you something that belonged to someone in your family. Sometimes an object or story stirs your curiosity about that family member and you want to learn more about them or the object.  In The Debris They Left Behind you will learn how to enhance or add to your genealogical research through objects once owned by your ancestors and places/sources where they are held.

Please register online or by phone at 732-521-5000.

Book Cafe

Activity Room
Sep 2, 11:00 a.m. (Wednesdays, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2)

Talk about books that you read and enjoyed.
Light refreshments served.
Register at the Welcome Desk. 

Start-Up With the Internet

Public Access Computers
Sep 3, 10-10:45 am (Thursdays, September 3, 10 & 17, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For true beginners to the Internet:  have you ever heard the terms, “scroll down,” “click” or “link” and wondered what they meant?  We’ll cover those terms and more. You’ll learn how to use a mouse and how to begin to find information on the Internet.
 

Sit-N-Stitch

Conference Room
Sep 4, 10:30 AM (Fridays, June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18)

Come socialize with needleworkers of all types and skill levels.  Share tips, patterns and ideas. Bring your own supplies. Drop in anytime between 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

You can also knit & crochet for charity!  Donations collected at all meetings, or Drop-Off Bin near the Circulation Desk.  We accept blankets (36" by 36" or larger) for all ages and children's hats.  Yarn donations welcome, too. Contact Lauren for more details.

Library Closed

All Locations
Sep 6,

Library Closed

Program Room
Sep 7,

Uploading & Editing Photos

Public Access Computers
Sep 8, 10-10:45 am (Tuesdays, September 8 & 15, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
So you took pictures on your digital camera, now what? Learn how to
upload, edit, organize, and share photos online.
 

Download Free Magazines w/Zinio

Public Access Computers
Sep 9, 10-10:45 am

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn about Zinio, a magazine service provided free-of-charge to Monroe Library cardholders. Create an account and download your favorite titles. Bring your smartphone or tablet.
 

Start-Up With the Internet

Public Access Computers
Sep 10, 10-10:45 am (Thursdays, September 3, 10 & 17, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For true beginners to the Internet:  have you ever heard the terms, “scroll down,” “click” or “link” and wondered what they meant?  We’ll cover those terms and more. You’ll learn how to use a mouse and how to begin to find information on the Internet.
 

Coupon Club

Conference Room
Sep 14, 1:30 PM (Mondays, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 14, October 5, November 2, December 7 1:30 PM)

Clip coupons and swap 'til you drop! Exchange unwanted coupons for those you need.
Discuss deals, share tips. Feel free to bring your own pair of scissors.  Drop in anytime between 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM.

Meet Your Sewing Machine

Conference Room
Sep 14, 3:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Aug 4. 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.

International Book Club

Conference Room
Sep 15, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, January 20, March 17, May 19, July 21, September 15 & November 17, 10:30 a.m.)

The following is a list of dates and book selections. You can reserve your copy by contacting the Welcome Desk or the Reference Desk.

January 20 - An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine (Lebanon)
March 17 - Madonna on the Moon by Rolf Bauerdick (Germany)
May 19 - Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique (Caribbean)
July 21 - Nora Webster by Colm Toibin (Ireland)
September 15 - The Children Act by Ian McEwan (England)
November 17 - Before I Burn by Gaute Heivoll (Norway)

Uploading & Editing Photos

Public Access Computers
Sep 15, 10-10:45 am (Tuesdays, September 8 & 15, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
So you took pictures on your digital camera, now what? Learn how to
upload, edit, organize, and share photos online.
 

Powerpoint 2010 Basics

Public Access Computers
Sep 16, 10-10:45 am (Wednesdays, September 16 & 23, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to create a presentation using this popular software.
 

Genealogy Club

Program Room
Sep 16, 1:30 PM (Wednesdays, July 8, August 12, September 16, October 14, November 18 & December 16 1:30 PM)

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

Start-Up With the Internet

Public Access Computers
Sep 17, 10-10:45 am (Thursdays, September 3, 10 & 17, 10-10:45 am)

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
For true beginners to the Internet:  have you ever heard the terms, “scroll down,” “click” or “link” and wondered what they meant?  We’ll cover those terms and more. You’ll learn how to use a mouse and how to begin to find information on the Internet.
 

3D Modeling With Tinkercad

Activity Room
Sep 17, 6:15-7:15 pm

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Have you heard about 3D printers? A 3D printer is a machine that can take a digital design from your computer and “print” it out into a plastic three-dimensional item. This class will teach you how to make basic designs that can then be made on a 3D printer. We’ll be using the 3D modeling tool called Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy to use program that uses basic shapes to make more complex items.
 

Meet Your Sewing Machine

Conference Room
Sep 17, 6:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Aug 4. 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.

Sit-N-Stitch

Conference Room
Sep 18, 10:30 AM (Fridays, June 5 & 19, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2 & 16, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18)

Come socialize with needleworkers of all types and skill levels.  Share tips, patterns and ideas. Bring your own supplies. Drop in anytime between 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

You can also knit & crochet for charity!  Donations collected at all meetings, or Drop-Off Bin near the Circulation Desk.  We accept blankets (36" by 36" or larger) for all ages and children's hats.  Yarn donations welcome, too. Contact Lauren for more details.

Microsoft Word 2010

Public Access Computers
Sep 19, 9:45-10:30 am (Saturdays, September 19 & 26, 9:45-10:30 am)

Registration required, begins Aug 4. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn how to create a bulleted list, copy and paste, email an attachment, and more.

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