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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.

Sewing Project Class: Zippered Bag

Conference Room
May 19, 6:30 p.m.

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

Learn how to make a zippered bag. 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 2 fat quarters (a fat quarter is a cut of material measuring 18” x 21”) and a 12” zipper fabric to class. **

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

Sit-N-Stitch

Meeting Room
May 20, 10:30 AM (Fridays, May 6 & 20, June 17, 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
May 21, 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

Anime / Manga Club for Teens

Program Room
May 23, 6pm - 7pm

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

Pencil Shavings and Eraser Crumbs: Copy-editing at The New Yorker

Zoom (virtual)
May 24, 7:00 PM

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Presented by Kate Norris, Copy Editor at The New Yorker

Book Bingo

Program Room
May 25, 6:00 p.m.

Come and play a few rounds of Bingo and win free books! FOR AGES 5 & UP.
This event is first come first serve.  Tickets available 30 minutes before the program at the children's desk.

Sewing Project Class: Zippered Bag

Conference Room
May 26, 6:30 p.m.

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

Learn how to make a zippered bag. 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 2 fat quarters (a fat quarter is a cut of material measuring 18” x 21”) and a 12” zipper fabric to class. **

Registration is required.

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
May 27, 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.

Library Closed

All Locations
May 29,

Library Closed

All Locations
May 30,

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
May 31, 11:45 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 & 28)

Join us in person or virtually for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! Space for in person attendance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

Chess Club (In Person)

Program Room
Jun 1, 6:00pm

Registration required, begins May 24. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Join us in person to play chess! Open to Children 8+
***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATES***

Evening Book Cafe - Canceled

Conference Room
Jun 2, 7:00 p.m (Thursdays, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, 7:00 p.m.)

May and June sessions have been canceled due to low registration.
Book Café now has an evening session! Beginning in January 2022, the evening Book Café will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.
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 and share what you have enjoyed.

Mother Goose Time

Program Room
Jun 3, 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
Jun 4, 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 Time

Program Room
Jun 5, 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. 

Decorate a Shield

Children's
Jun 6, 5:30 p.m.

For children ages 4-9. Use markers to decorate a shield. 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. 

Music with Pat McKinley

Program Room
Jun 7, 11:45 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 & 28)

Join us in person or virtually for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! Space for in person attendance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

Genealogy Club

Program Room
Jun 8, 2:00 p.m.

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

Green Screen Photography

Program Room
Jun 9, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins May 24. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Join us in the library as we learn how to use a green screen to take photos with cool backgrounds. 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.  

Mother Goose Time

Program Room
Jun 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. 

Java for Juniors

Program Room
Jun 11, 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

Dragonology

Program Room
Jun 13, 5:30 p.m.

For children ages 6-9. Games and crafts about...dragons! 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 14, 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 (In Person)

Program Room
Jun 15, 6:00pm

Registration required, begins May 24. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Join us in person to play chess! Open to Children 8+
***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATES***

Open Sewing

Conference Room
Jun 16, 6:30 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.

Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class. Ages 18 and over.

Registration is required, begins Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Touch a Truck


Jun 17, 11:00 a.m.

Click to view event

The Library will have an assortment of vehicles for young people to explore. This event will take place in the Library’s parking lot. Tickets required for entry. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk beginning Friday, June 3.

 

Java for Juniors

Program Room
Jun 18, 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

Craft in a Bag

Children's
Jun 19,

Come grab all the supplies needed to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.

Spelling Bee

Program Room
Jun 20, 5:30 p.m.

For children ages 6-9. Test your spelling skills and win free books! This program will be offered in-person. 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 Board of Trustees Meeting

Meeting Room
Jun 21, 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, September 20, October 18, November 15, & December 13, 6:30 p.m.)

All meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm via Zoom or in the Library, unless otherwise noted.
The Board of Trustees does not meet in July or August
The December 2022 meeting will be on the second Tuesday of the month, December 13.

Book Bingo

Program Room
Jun 22, 6:00 p.m.

For ages 5 & up. Come play a couple of rounds of Bingo and win free books! 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. 

Engineering Challenge: Foil Boats

Activity Room
Jun 23, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins May 24. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Join us in the library as we build a boat out of aluminum foil. Will your boat carry the most cargo? 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.  

Friday Afternoon Movie

Meeting Room
Jun 24, 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
Jun 25, 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

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.

 

Chess Club (In Person)

Program Room
Jun 29, 6:00pm

Registration required, begins May 24. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Join us in person to play chess! Open to Children 8+
***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATES***

Make a Busy Bee Simple Machine

Activity Room
Jun 30, 5:00 pm

Registration required, begins May 24. 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.  

Sit-N-Stitch

Meeting Room
Jul 1, 10:30 AM (Fridays, May 6 & 20, June 17, 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.

Library Closed

All Locations
Jul 3,

Library Closed

All Locations
Jul 4,

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

Writers Group of Monroe Township Library

Conference Room
Jul 12, 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
Jul 13, 2:00 PM (Wednesdays, July 13, August 10, 2:00 PM)

Registration required, begins Jun 8. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Beginner and experienced genealogists welcome to discuss research, share findings and resources.

Better Days: A Musical Celebration of Healing and Hope

Meeting Room
Jul 15, 2:30 pm

Registration required, begins Jun 1. 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

Meet Your Sewing Machine

Conference Room
Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration required, begins Jun 7. 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.

International Book Club

Meeting Room
Jul 19, 11:00 a.m.

Registration required, begins Jun 1. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
A young boy, enslaved in Barbados, is taken in by his slave master's eccentric brother. Washington Black tells a story of friendship and betrayal, love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again--and asks the question, what is true freedom?

Join us for a discussion in-person or on Zoom. Please contact the library to place a hold on a copy of this title.

New Jersey Lighthouse Society Presentation

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

Registration required, begins Jun 20. 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, begins Jun 7. 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.

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