732.521.5000
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4 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
Library Hours
Mon-Th: 9:30am-9pm
Fri: 9:30am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Library Events

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.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
New York Book Discus
Meeting Room
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 11:00 a.m. (Tuesdays, February 8, April 5 and June 7 at 11:00 a.m.)
or call 732-521-5000.

Join us for a three-part book discussion series about New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd. Reserve a copy through our online catalog or by calling the library. The ebook and audiobook are available through eLibraryNJ using the Libby app. This is a hybrid program. *Registration is required. Join us via Zoom or in person. Please register with a valid email address and you will receive an email reminder with a link to the Zoom meeting.

Tuesday, February 8 at 11:00 a.m.- Beginning through Revolutionary War (first 350 pages)

Tuesday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. - 18th & 19th Century (pages 351 - 550)

Tuesday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m. - 20th & Early 21st Century (pages 551 - end)

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752605103

Meeting ID: 857 5260 5103
Passcode: newyork

Meeting Room
Wednesday, May 18, 1:00pm
or call 732-521-5000.
Boheme Opera NJ returns to Monroe Township Library this spring for a live musical performance. This program will present iconic arias and duets from the operas of Giancomo Puccini. This event is sponsored by the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission. Registration is required.
Program Room
Wednesday, May 18, 6:00pm
or call 732-521-5000.
Join us in person to play chess! Open to Children 8+
***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATES***
Zoom (virtual)
Wednesday, May 18, 6:00pm
or call 732-521-5000.
Join us via zoom to play chess! Open to Children 8+
***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ZOOM INFORMATION***
Program Room
Thursday, May 19, 10:30 a.m.
For ages 3-5. Books, music & lots of fun!  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. 
Program Room
Thursday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.
or call 732-521-5000.
Looking for something to read or add to your reading list? Library staff presents and recommends a variety of titles pertaining to a different topic, both new and old titles.

The theme for April is Stormy Books.
The theme for May is Gardens and Flowers.

This is a hybrid program. Join us via Zoom or in person. *Registration is required for in-person participation.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/85782586936
Meeting ID: 857 8258 6936
Passcode: 801393
 
Program Room
Thursday, May 19, 5:00 pm
or call 732-521-5000.
Join us in the library as we make an Air Freshener. Freshen any room with an air freshener you make yourself. 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, April 26th at 9:30 a.m.  
Conference Room
Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.
or call 732-521-5000.

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.
Children's
Friday, May 20
As supplies last. For children ages 4 and up. 
Meeting Room
Friday, May 20, 10:30 AM (Fridays, May 6 & 20, June 17, July 1 & 15, August 5 & 19, 10:30 AM)
or call 732-521-5000.
Socialize with stitchers & crafters of all types and skill levels. Bring your own supplies.
Meeting Room
Saturday, May 21, 11:00 a.m.
or call 732-521-5000.
Come and learn how to reduce food waste, help fight climate change, and create high quality soil for your garden. It is easy to get started and we can show you how to do it.
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Session presenters include:
Jairo E. Gonzalez, President, NJ Organics Recycling Foundation
Isaac Bearg, Vice President, NJ Organics Recycling Foundation

This will be a hybrid program.
 
Program Room
Saturday, 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)
or call 732-521-5000.
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​​​​​​​
Children's
Monday, May 23 (Monday, May 9 and 23)
Come grab all the supplies you need (minus the scissors and glue) to make a cute craft at home!
While supplies last.
Meeting Room
Monday, May 23, 2:00pm
or call 732-521-5000.
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Resident Conductor, Gregory Jon Geehern will offer a lecture and musical demonstration focusing on the upcoming PSO productions of Scalia/Ginsburg, Albert Herring, and the Seven Deadly Sins. This program is sponsored by the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission. Registration is required. Sponsored by Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission.
Program Room
Monday, May 23, 6pm - 7pm
or call 732-521-5000.
Program Room
Tuesday, May 24, 11:00 a.m.
All ages.
This event is first come first serve. Tickets available 30 minutes before the program at the children's desk.
Program Room
Tuesday, May 24, 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. 

Zoom (virtual)
Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 PM
or call 732-521-5000.
Presented by Kate Norris, Copy Editor at The New Yorker
Program Room
Wednesday, 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.
Activity Room
Thursday, May 26, 2:00 p.m.
or call 732-521-5000.

We meet at 2:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of every month (except November!) to discuss one title from The Best American Short Stories of the Century edited by John Updike and one title from The Best American Short Stories edited by Roxanne Gay. This program is held in-person at the Library. *Registration is required.

 

Thursday, April 28

 “The Christmas Gift” by Robert Penn Warren 
"A Big True" by Dina Nayeri

Thursday, May 26

“Bright and Morning Star” by Richard Wright
"Items Awaiting Protective Enclosure" by Téa Obreht

 

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