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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.

Sand Art

Program Room
Jun 27, 5:30 p.m.

For children ages 5-9. 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. 

Writers Group of Monroe Township Library

Conference Room
Jun 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Click to view event The Writers Group of Monroe Township Library is a group for active fiction writers to share works in progress and receive meaningful feedback from a group of peers. This group is not a writing class, but rather a space for constructive critique of work and encouragement from fellow writers. This group is for adults only. 

Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 pm
 

If interested, kindly fill out the interest form on our website: Click to view event.

 

Make a Busy Bee Simple Machine

Activity Room
Jun 30, 5:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Join us in the library as we make a decorative simple machine that will make your busy bee circle around a flower. For children ages 9 to 17. Registration required. This is an In the Library program. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register beginning Tuesday, May 24th at 9:30 a.m.  

Red White & Blue Tote Bags

Activity Room
Jul 1, 3:00 p.m.

For ages 5-7.
Come make a tote bag perfect for the 4th of July! 
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. 

Library Closed

All Locations
Jul 3,

Library Closed

All Locations
Jul 4,

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
Jul 5, 11:45 a.m.

Join us for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! 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. This event will also be streamed via Zoom.
Zoom information: 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/394013800
Meeting ID: 394 013 800

Talking Book & Braille Center - For caregivers and people with low vision

Meeting Room
Jul 6, 3:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Join us to learn about the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center's free, home-delivered services for people of all ages who cannot read standard print or cannot hold a book because of a physical or visual impairment, or reading disability. This is a hybrid program, in-person and on Zoom. Registration is required. An email is required upon registration in order to receive Zoom login details. 

Alka Joshi - Virtual Author Talk

Zoom (virtual)
Jul 7, 9:00 p.m.

Join us for an enchanting evening with New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses her captivating and bestselling novels, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
In this interview, Alka will share her inspirations for her work, how her mother’s life story has influenced her writing, and her experience and role in the creation of a Netflix series based on her books. Bewitching the senses, Joshi’s The Henna Artist, invites you to feast on Indian culture with mind, body, and soul. Author Q&A to follow the talk! 
Click to view event and check out other scheduled online author talks here:  Click to view event.

Mother Goose

Program Room
Jul 8, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 18 – 36 months. Enjoy nursery rhymes and songs. 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. 

Java for Juniors

Program Room
Jul 9, 2 pm (5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Explore Java computer programming in one hour in-library sessions. Learn the basics of computer programming and Java, as well as how to use code in real applications.

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 grades 6, 7, 8.
Registration required.


Led by teen volunteers Aarya R. and Shiven P.
Students are expected to attend all twelve sessions

Mother Goose

Program Room
Jul 10, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 18 – 36 months. Enjoy nursery rhymes and songs. 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. 

Make A Sock Octopus

Children's
Jul 11, 5:30 p.m.

For children ages 5-9. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Please take a ticket at the Youth Service Desk, available 30 minutes prior to program's start. 

Author talk with Fabian Nicieza

Zoom (virtual)
Jul 12, 7:00 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Comic book writer for Marvel and DC, anc co-creator of Deadpool, joins us for a virtual Q&A session to discuss his new book, The Self-Made Widow, the sequel to his debut novel Suburban Dicks. This event is hosted by Old Bridge Public Library and co-sponsored by Monroe Township, East Brunswick, Highland Park and Piscataway Public Library. Register online for the Zoom link at:  Click to view event

Chess Club

Program Room
Jul 13, 6:00 p.m.

Open to children ages 8 & up. This is an in person event only. 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. 

Learn Telegu!

Children's
Jul 14, 5pm - 6pm (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Parents and children ages 8 and up are invited to join teen volunteer Arnav as he walks you through informal conversations, short story comprehension, vocabulary, and writing during this 7 session summer course from 7/7 through 8/18.
Registrants should make a dedication to attend all 7 sessions.
**Please note: the original first class session on 6/30 is cancelled**

Better Days: A Musical Celebration of Healing and Hope

Meeting Room
Jul 15, 2:30 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Live! The musical duo of Francine and Joel bring you an uplifting assortment of beloved songs from Broadway, top 40, jazz standards, movies, soft rock and more.

Java for Juniors

Program Room
Jul 16, 2 pm (5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Explore Java computer programming in one hour in-library sessions. Learn the basics of computer programming and Java, as well as how to use code in real applications.

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 grades 6, 7, 8.
Registration required.


Led by teen volunteers Aarya R. and Shiven P.
Students are expected to attend all twelve sessions

Mermaid Tales

Program Room
Jul 18, 5:30 p.m.

Game, craft, and of course a story about...mermaids! Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Please take a ticket at the Youth Service Desk, available 30 minutes prior to program's start

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
Jul 19, 11:45 a.m.

Join us for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! 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. This event will also be streamed via Zoom.
Zoom information: 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/394013800
Meeting ID: 394 013 800

New Jersey Lighthouse Society Presentation

Meeting Room
Jul 20, 3:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
New Jersey Lighthouse Society Presentation

Meet Your Sewing Machine

Conference Room
Jul 21, 6:30pm -7:30pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Meet Your Sewing Machine is an hour class where you will learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the needle and practice stitching on the library’s sewing machines. Ages 18 and over.
Registration is required. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7.

Mother Goose

Program Room
Jul 22, 11:00 a.m.

For ages 18 – 36 months. Enjoy nursery rhymes and songs. 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. 

Java for Juniors

Program Room
Jul 23, 2 pm (5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Explore Java computer programming in one hour in-library sessions. Learn the basics of computer programming and Java, as well as how to use code in real applications.

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 grades 6, 7, 8.
Registration required.


Led by teen volunteers Aarya R. and Shiven P.
Students are expected to attend all twelve sessions

DIY Coral Reef

Program Room
Jul 25, 5:30 p.m.

For children ages 6-9. Come learn about the coral reef and make your own  with craft supplies to take home. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Please take a ticket at the Youth Service Desk, available 30 minutes prior to program's start.

Writers Group of Monroe Township Library

Conference Room
Jul 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Click to view event The Writers Group of Monroe Township Library is a group for active fiction writers to share works in progress and receive meaningful feedback from a group of peers. This group is not a writing class, but rather a space for constructive critique of work and encouragement from fellow writers. This group is for adults only. 

Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 pm
 

If interested, kindly fill out the interest form on our website: Click to view event.

 

Chess Club

Program Room
Jul 27, 6:00 p.m.

Open to children ages 8 & up. This is an in person event only. 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. 

Learn Telegu!

Children's
Jul 28, 5pm - 6pm (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Parents and children ages 8 and up are invited to join teen volunteer Arnav as he walks you through informal conversations, short story comprehension, vocabulary, and writing during this 7 session summer course from 7/7 through 8/18.
Registrants should make a dedication to attend all 7 sessions.
**Please note: the original first class session on 6/30 is cancelled**

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Jul 29, 2:30 pm

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Monthly Friday afternoon movies return this month!

Each month we will screen a different modern, classic movie. This program will be held in-person at the Library.


*Registration is required. Register in advance at the Welcome Desk, on our website at www.monroetwplibrary.org/calendar or by phone at (732) 521-5000.

Java for Juniors

Program Room
Jul 30, 2 pm (5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Explore Java computer programming in one hour in-library sessions. Learn the basics of computer programming and Java, as well as how to use code in real applications.

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 grades 6, 7, 8.
Registration required.


Led by teen volunteers Aarya R. and Shiven P.
Students are expected to attend all twelve sessions

Sunshine Squad

Program Room
Aug 1, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required, begins Jun 28. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.

Join us for a storytime that focuses on cultivating children’s social-emotional competencies through stories & activities.
For ages 4-7.
Registration is required for the 5-week class.
Registration begins on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:30 a.m.

Book Café

Activity Room
Aug 3, 1:00 p.m.

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
What have you been reading? We want to know! Join other book lovers for a lively discussion. Book Café is a perfect place to find your next great read or share what you have enjoyed.
This program is now being held in person and virtually! *Registration is required.

Learn Telegu!

Children's
Aug 4, 5pm - 6pm (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Parents and children ages 8 and up are invited to join teen volunteer Arnav as he walks you through informal conversations, short story comprehension, vocabulary, and writing during this 7 session summer course from 7/7 through 8/18.
Registrants should make a dedication to attend all 7 sessions.
**Please note: the original first class session on 6/30 is cancelled**

Sit-N-Stitch

Meeting Room
Aug 5, 10:30 AM (Fridays, July 1 & 15, August 5 & 19, 10:30 AM)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Socialize with stitchers & crafters of all types and skill levels. Bring your own supplies.

Java for Juniors

Program Room
Aug 6, 2 pm (5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Explore Java computer programming in one hour in-library sessions. Learn the basics of computer programming and Java, as well as how to use code in real applications.

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 grades 6, 7, 8.
Registration required.


Led by teen volunteers Aarya R. and Shiven P.
Students are expected to attend all twelve sessions

Sunshine Squad

Program Room
Aug 8, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required, begins Jun 28. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.

Join us for a storytime that focuses on cultivating children’s social-emotional competencies through stories & activities.
For ages 4-7.
Registration is required for the 5-week class.
Registration begins on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:30 a.m.

Writers Group of Monroe Township Library

Conference Room
Aug 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Click to view event The Writers Group of Monroe Township Library is a group for active fiction writers to share works in progress and receive meaningful feedback from a group of peers. This group is not a writing class, but rather a space for constructive critique of work and encouragement from fellow writers. This group is for adults only. 

Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 pm
 

If interested, kindly fill out the interest form on our website: Click to view event.

 

Genealogy Club

Meeting Room
Aug 10, 2:00 PM (Wednesdays, July 13, August 10, 2:00 PM)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Beginner and experienced genealogists welcome to discuss research, share findings and resources.

Learn Telegu!

Children's
Aug 11, 5pm - 6pm (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Parents and children ages 8 and up are invited to join teen volunteer Arnav as he walks you through informal conversations, short story comprehension, vocabulary, and writing during this 7 session summer course from 7/7 through 8/18.
Registrants should make a dedication to attend all 7 sessions.
**Please note: the original first class session on 6/30 is cancelled**

Java for Juniors

Program Room
Aug 13, 2 pm (5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Explore Java computer programming in one hour in-library sessions. Learn the basics of computer programming and Java, as well as how to use code in real applications.

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 grades 6, 7, 8.
Registration required.


Led by teen volunteers Aarya R. and Shiven P.
Students are expected to attend all twelve sessions

Sewing Project Class: Grocery Tote

Conference Room
Aug 15, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration required, begins Jul 5. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.

Learn how to make a grocery tote. 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. ** Please note that 1/2 yard will be for the exterior and 1/2 yard will be for the interior of the tote bag. You can bring 1/2 yard of 2 different fabrics or 1 yard of a single fabric depending on your preference.

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, July 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Engineering Challenge: Newspaper Dome

Program Room
Aug 18, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins Jul 26. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Build a newspaper dome that you can fit inside. For children ages 9 to 17. Registration required. This is an In the Library program. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register beginning Tuesday, July 26th at 9:30 a.m. 

Caregiver Support Group

Program Room
Sep 14, 11:00 a.m.

Click to view event

A Caregiver Support Group meets at the Library monthly on the second Wednesday of the month. Kat Verdi, Certified Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Trainer, of The Gardens at Monroe will lead the group. Her mission is to educate, empower and encourage caregivers. All are welcome. Registration is not required.

Caregiver Support Group

Program Room
Oct 12, 11:00 a.m.

Click to view event

A Caregiver Support Group meets at the Library monthly on the second Wednesday of the month. Kat Verdi, Certified Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Trainer, of The Gardens at Monroe will lead the group. Her mission is to educate, empower and encourage caregivers. All are welcome. Registration is not required.

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