Black History Month

Programs and Exhibits
February 2024

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Makerfest 2024

Now taking applications
for exhibitors!

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Author Visit

Rescheduled to
Wednesday, February 28

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Virtual Author Talks

Bestselling authors and thought leaders
in partnership with the
Library Speakers Consortium

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Reserve a Study Room

using your library card

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Circulation Desk Construction

See Photos and
Track the Progress

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Find your next great read

with this interactive magazine for booklovers!

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Author Alerts

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Mobile Hotspots

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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.

Kids For Kids meeting

Program Room
Feb 22, 7 pm (01/25, 02/22, 03/14, 04/25)

Monthly Kids for Kids member meeting.
Kids for Kids is a volunteer group of young people, 3rd grade to 8th grade, who plan, sponsor programs for Kids, and volunteer during events at the Monroe Township Public Library.

Not a member? Join today.
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This is an in-person program held at the library.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Activity Room
Feb 23, 2:30-4:30pm

Registration required. Call 7325215000 or Click to view event.
Teens 13 to 19!  Join us each Friday in the back of the children's department for D&D! No experience required!
Begins Fri, 9/22

Drop-In Play

Children's
Feb 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For children ages 3-5. Drop by the Children's Department to join in the fun! Drop-In play is a time for kids to use their imaginations and play with props supplied by the library. Adult supervision required. Props must not leave the Drop-In Play area. 

"The Art of Black Joy" - Meet the Artists

Virtual
Feb 25, 6:30 p.m.

This is a companion program to the current art exhibit in the library's art rotunda. 
"The Art of Black Joy Exhibition" - Virutal artist talk on the power and gift of Blackness.
The event will be hosted by Rhinold Ponder who curated the art exhibit and is the founder of Art Against Racism.
The evening's featured artists are Sejal Ashar, Ellis Frank, Liz Miller, Elizabeth Reynolds, and Uriah Smith

Registration is required.  Click to view event


 

Learn to Sew: Pillowcases

Conference Room
Feb 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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

Learn how to make pillowcases! 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 yards of fabric to class. This will make 1 pair of standard size pillow cases.**

LEGO Play

Children's
Feb 27, 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy open play with LEGOs. 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 to Crochet

Conference Room
Feb 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, February 28, March 6 & 13)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn to crochet with us in this three-session program.  Using the CreativeBug video-learning site, this program will introduce participants to the basics of crochet, including the foundation stitches and how to combine those stitches to create different shapes and textures.  **Participants should bring their own crochet hook size H /8 (5.00mm) and worsted weight yarn.  Please plan to attend all three sessions.**  For Ages 18 and over.
  

Learn to Sew: Pillowcases

Conference Room
Feb 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Learn how to make pillowcases! 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 yards of fabric to class. This will make 1 pair of standard size pillow cases.**

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Activity Room
Mar 1, 2:30-4:30pm

Registration required. Call 7325215000 or Click to view event.
Teens 13 to 19!  Join us each Friday in the back of the children's department for D&D! No experience required!
Begins Fri, 9/22

The Joys and Challenges of the Peace Corps Experience

Meeting Room
Mar 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

To commemorate March 1, 1961, the day President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps, we will honor the important ways that the Peace Corps fosters connections and contributes to meaningful change in the United States and around the world. View a photo exhibit and listen to returned Peace Corps volunteers provide insights into their service and experiences overseas. This program will be held at Monroe Township Library and is in collaboration with The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission. Registration is not required.
 

Girls Who Code Club

Program Room
Mar 3, 3 pm (01/07, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24, 04/07, 04/14)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn to code! Explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. 

For girls and boys in grades 6 to 8.
This is an in-person program held at the library. Registration required. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register.

 

Open Scrapbooking

Program Room
Mar 4, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Mondays, March 4, April 1, May 6 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

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

Scrapbookers of all levels are invited. Create scrapbooks and share layout ideas. Other paper crafters (e.g., card makers) also welcome! Bring your own supplies.  Open to adults 18 and over. Registration required.

LEGO Play

Children's
Mar 5, 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy open play with LEGOs. 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 to Crochet

Conference Room
Mar 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, February 28, March 6 & 13)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn to crochet with us in this three-session program.  Using the CreativeBug video-learning site, this program will introduce participants to the basics of crochet, including the foundation stitches and how to combine those stitches to create different shapes and textures.  **Participants should bring their own crochet hook size H /8 (5.00mm) and worsted weight yarn.  Please plan to attend all three sessions.**  For Ages 18 and over.
  

Make a “Flying” Bird Automata

Activity Room
Mar 7, 5:00 pm

Make a bird figure that appears to fly.
For children ages 9 to 17. This event will run on a first come, first served basis. There will be tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning 1/2 hour prior to the program's starting time. 

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Activity Room
Mar 8, 2:30-4:30pm

Registration required. Call 7325215000 or Click to view event.
Teens 13 to 19!  Join us each Friday in the back of the children's department for D&D! No experience required!
Begins Fri, 9/22

Drop In Play

Children's
Mar 9, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For children ages 3-5. Drop by the Children's Department to join in the fun! Drop-In play is a time for kids to use their imaginations and play with props supplied by the library. Adult supervision required. Props must not leave the Drop-In Play area. 

Girls Who Code Club

Program Room
Mar 10, 3 pm (01/07, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24, 04/07, 04/14)

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn to code! Explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. 

For girls and boys in grades 6 to 8.
This is an in-person program held at the library. Registration required. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register.

 

Poetry Group Workshop

Activity Room
Mar 11, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Registration required. Call 7325215000 or Click to view event.
Join us the second Monday of each month to read, write, and discuss poetry. Registration is required. This is an in-person program.

Scholarships 101: Finding and Winning the Money You Need

Virtual
Mar 26, 6:30 pm

Learn the myths and misconceptions about the scholarship process and identify which scholarships you have the best chances of winning.
Presented by Jean O’Toole, the co-founder of Connections101. She is an empowerment coach, life designer, author and speaker. Jean is an expert in scholarships for students of all ages as well as guiding individuals to living their most abundant lives.  Over 150,000 students nationwide have attended her presentations. Her strategies have helped students win up to $200,000 for college.Learn the myths and misconceptions about the scholarship process and identify which scholarships you have the best chances of winning.
Please register Click to view event
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Self-Care for Parents: A Workshop

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

Registration required. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Click to view event Join us for a self-care workshop! Parents, learn how to prioritize your well-being and create a personalized self-care plan! Presented by Rutgers University, NJ4S, Behavioral Health. Registration required.

Raptors and Reptiles

Meeting Room
Apr 6, 2:30 pm

Registration required, begins Mar 5. Call 732-521-5000 or Click to view event.
Learn why raptors and reptiles are so well-suited to their habitats and which characteristics help them play an important role in our environment. Do these groups have similarities despite seeming so different from one another?
Registration Required. 

This program is in cooperation with the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. 

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