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: 10am-5pm
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.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
 
Activity Room
Sunday, Jun. 7, 11:00 a.m.
For ages 6-9.
Pack your suitcases! This program will take children on a journey around the world without even having to leave the library! For seven weeks, children will be learning about different traditions , cultures, geography and food through arts and crafts, songs and stories!

Please register once for the seven-week session.
Conference Room
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Program Room
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 1:30 PM (Wednesdays, March 11, April 15, May 13, June 10, 1:30 PM)
Beginning and experienced genealogists welcome to discuss research, share findings and discover resources. Registration is not required.
Conference Room
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, February 18, April 21, June 16, August 18, October 20 & December 15, 10:30 a.m.)
Coffee and cookies provided.
Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.
Dates and selections for 2020:
  • February 18 - Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  • April 21 - What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan
  • June 16 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • August 18 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • October 20 - Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
  • December 15 - A Well Behaved Woman by Therese Ann Fowler
Meeting Room
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 7 - 8pm
or call 732-521-5000.
All teen volunteers from June 2019 to June 2020 are invited for pizza and cake, games, music, and to listen to Miss Emily talk about how much she appreciates and loves you all!  
Also awards and door prizes!!
CANCELED: Music Docu
Meeting Room
Sunday, Jun. 21, 2:00PM
Each month, we will show a film that celebrates the most influential people and places of many different styles of music.

February 16- Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin- The Queen of Soul  performs with the choir at Watts' New Bethel Baptist Church in January 1972 while recording her live best-selling gospel album "Amazing Grace."

Canceled - March 15- The Wrecking Crew-Profiling a group of L.A. session musicians known as "the Wrecking Crew," who backed a number of pop hits of the 1960s and '70s. These previously unsung heroes played on tracks from superstars such as Frank Sinatra, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.

April 19- The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story- Cousins Jeff and Greg Sherman explore their sad family history in this documentary about their fathers. Robert and Richard Sherman co-wrote enduring songs for popular movies. Sadly, they later had a bitter falling-out.

May 17- Twenty Feet From Stardom- Profiling backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

June 21- Give Me the Banjo- Steve Martin narrates the history of the banjo, which dates to colonial times. Included: comments and performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn. Rosanne Cash hosts.

July 19- TBD

August 16- TBD

September 20- Standing in the Shadows of Motown- An evocative profile of Motown's studio musicians known as the Funk Brothers. Included: interviews with surviving members. Andre Braugher narrates.

October 11- TBD

November 22- Muscle Shoals- A look at the rich musical legacy of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., includes a profile of owner Rick Hall, who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history.

December 20- Rejoice and Shout- A look at gospel music and its relationship to African-American identity and Christianity. Directed by Don McGlynn.
The Imagination Expr
LIVE STREAM
Friday, Jun. 26, 7:00 p.m.
or call 732-521-5000.
Join Magician Steve Woyce for a LIVE virtual Magic Show -- a great way to kick off summer at the Library!
For ages 4 to 10. Younger children will enjoy as well.

 
Conference Room
Monday, Jul. 6, 1:30 PM (Mondays, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 14, October 5, November 9, 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.
CANCELED: Music Docu
Meeting Room
Sunday, Jul. 19, 2:00PM
Each month, we will show a film that celebrates the most influential people and places of many different styles of music.

February 16- Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin- The Queen of Soul  performs with the choir at Watts' New Bethel Baptist Church in January 1972 while recording her live best-selling gospel album "Amazing Grace."

Canceled - March 15- The Wrecking Crew-Profiling a group of L.A. session musicians known as "the Wrecking Crew," who backed a number of pop hits of the 1960s and '70s. These previously unsung heroes played on tracks from superstars such as Frank Sinatra, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.

April 19- The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story- Cousins Jeff and Greg Sherman explore their sad family history in this documentary about their fathers. Robert and Richard Sherman co-wrote enduring songs for popular movies. Sadly, they later had a bitter falling-out.

May 17- Twenty Feet From Stardom- Profiling backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

June 21- Give Me the Banjo- Steve Martin narrates the history of the banjo, which dates to colonial times. Included: comments and performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn. Rosanne Cash hosts.

July 19- TBD

August 16- TBD

September 20- Standing in the Shadows of Motown- An evocative profile of Motown's studio musicians known as the Funk Brothers. Included: interviews with surviving members. Andre Braugher narrates.

October 11- TBD

November 22- Muscle Shoals- A look at the rich musical legacy of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., includes a profile of owner Rick Hall, who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history.

December 20- Rejoice and Shout- A look at gospel music and its relationship to African-American identity and Christianity. Directed by Don McGlynn.
Conference Room
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, January 21, May 19, July 21, September 15 & November 17, 10:30 a.m.)
Coffee and cookies provided.
Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.
Dates and selections for 2020:
  • January 21 - The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner (Italy)
  • Canceled - March 17 - Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Colombia)
  • May 19 - The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo (Malaysia)
  • July 21 - The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (Great Britain)
  • September 15 - Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi (Sultanate of Oman)
  • November 17 - The Body in Question by Jill Ciment (Canada)
Conference Room
Monday, Aug. 3, 1:30 PM (Mondays, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 14, October 5, November 9, 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.
CANCELED: Music Docu
Meeting Room
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2:00PM
Each month, we will show a film that celebrates the most influential people and places of many different styles of music.

February 16- Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin- The Queen of Soul  performs with the choir at Watts' New Bethel Baptist Church in January 1972 while recording her live best-selling gospel album "Amazing Grace."

Canceled - March 15- The Wrecking Crew-Profiling a group of L.A. session musicians known as "the Wrecking Crew," who backed a number of pop hits of the 1960s and '70s. These previously unsung heroes played on tracks from superstars such as Frank Sinatra, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.

April 19- The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story- Cousins Jeff and Greg Sherman explore their sad family history in this documentary about their fathers. Robert and Richard Sherman co-wrote enduring songs for popular movies. Sadly, they later had a bitter falling-out.

May 17- Twenty Feet From Stardom- Profiling backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

June 21- Give Me the Banjo- Steve Martin narrates the history of the banjo, which dates to colonial times. Included: comments and performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn. Rosanne Cash hosts.

July 19- TBD

August 16- TBD

September 20- Standing in the Shadows of Motown- An evocative profile of Motown's studio musicians known as the Funk Brothers. Included: interviews with surviving members. Andre Braugher narrates.

October 11- TBD

November 22- Muscle Shoals- A look at the rich musical legacy of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., includes a profile of owner Rick Hall, who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history.

December 20- Rejoice and Shout- A look at gospel music and its relationship to African-American identity and Christianity. Directed by Don McGlynn.
Conference Room
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, February 18, April 21, June 16, August 18, October 20 & December 15, 10:30 a.m.)
Coffee and cookies provided.
Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.
Dates and selections for 2020:
  • February 18 - Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  • April 21 - What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan
  • June 16 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • August 18 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • October 20 - Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
  • December 15 - A Well Behaved Woman by Therese Ann Fowler
Conference Room
Monday, Sep. 14, 1:30 PM (Mondays, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 14, October 5, November 9, 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.
Conference Room
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, January 21, May 19, July 21, September 15 & November 17, 10:30 a.m.)
Coffee and cookies provided.
Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.
Dates and selections for 2020:
  • January 21 - The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner (Italy)
  • Canceled - March 17 - Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Colombia)
  • May 19 - The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo (Malaysia)
  • July 21 - The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (Great Britain)
  • September 15 - Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi (Sultanate of Oman)
  • November 17 - The Body in Question by Jill Ciment (Canada)
Conference Room
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 6:30 p.m.
CANCELED: Music Docu
Meeting Room
Sunday, Sep. 20, 2:00PM
Each month, we will show a film that celebrates the most influential people and places of many different styles of music.

February 16- Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin- The Queen of Soul  performs with the choir at Watts' New Bethel Baptist Church in January 1972 while recording her live best-selling gospel album "Amazing Grace."

Canceled - March 15- The Wrecking Crew-Profiling a group of L.A. session musicians known as "the Wrecking Crew," who backed a number of pop hits of the 1960s and '70s. These previously unsung heroes played on tracks from superstars such as Frank Sinatra, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.

April 19- The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story- Cousins Jeff and Greg Sherman explore their sad family history in this documentary about their fathers. Robert and Richard Sherman co-wrote enduring songs for popular movies. Sadly, they later had a bitter falling-out.

May 17- Twenty Feet From Stardom- Profiling backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

June 21- Give Me the Banjo- Steve Martin narrates the history of the banjo, which dates to colonial times. Included: comments and performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn. Rosanne Cash hosts.

July 19- TBD

August 16- TBD

September 20- Standing in the Shadows of Motown- An evocative profile of Motown's studio musicians known as the Funk Brothers. Included: interviews with surviving members. Andre Braugher narrates.

October 11- TBD

November 22- Muscle Shoals- A look at the rich musical legacy of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., includes a profile of owner Rick Hall, who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history.

December 20- Rejoice and Shout- A look at gospel music and its relationship to African-American identity and Christianity. Directed by Don McGlynn.
Conference Room
Monday, Oct. 5, 1:30 PM (Mondays, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 14, October 5, November 9, 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.
CANCELED: Music Docu
Meeting Room
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2:00PM
Each month, we will show a film that celebrates the most influential people and places of many different styles of music.

February 16- Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin- The Queen of Soul  performs with the choir at Watts' New Bethel Baptist Church in January 1972 while recording her live best-selling gospel album "Amazing Grace."

Canceled - March 15- The Wrecking Crew-Profiling a group of L.A. session musicians known as "the Wrecking Crew," who backed a number of pop hits of the 1960s and '70s. These previously unsung heroes played on tracks from superstars such as Frank Sinatra, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.

April 19- The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story- Cousins Jeff and Greg Sherman explore their sad family history in this documentary about their fathers. Robert and Richard Sherman co-wrote enduring songs for popular movies. Sadly, they later had a bitter falling-out.

May 17- Twenty Feet From Stardom- Profiling backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

June 21- Give Me the Banjo- Steve Martin narrates the history of the banjo, which dates to colonial times. Included: comments and performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn. Rosanne Cash hosts.

July 19- TBD

August 16- TBD

September 20- Standing in the Shadows of Motown- An evocative profile of Motown's studio musicians known as the Funk Brothers. Included: interviews with surviving members. Andre Braugher narrates.

October 11- TBD

November 22- Muscle Shoals- A look at the rich musical legacy of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., includes a profile of owner Rick Hall, who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history.

December 20- Rejoice and Shout- A look at gospel music and its relationship to African-American identity and Christianity. Directed by Don McGlynn.
Conference Room
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, February 18, April 21, June 16, August 18, October 20 & December 15, 10:30 a.m.)
Coffee and cookies provided.
Register and reserve your copy at the Welcome Desk.
Dates and selections for 2020:
  • February 18 - Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  • April 21 - What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan
  • June 16 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • August 18 - The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • October 20 - Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
  • December 15 - A Well Behaved Woman by Therese Ann Fowler
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