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.

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Harp Holiday Music Concert
2:30 p.m.
 Harp Holiday Music Concert
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Renowned harpist Mrs. Tarasova-Kessous, and her students, will perform traditional and holiday music on Saturday, December 15 at 2:30pm.
All ages are welcome to attend. No registration is required.
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Six Weeks Around the World
11:00 a.m.
 Six Weeks Around the World
Sunday, Dec. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
Pack your passports and suitcases! This program will take children on a journey around the world without ever having to leave the library. For six 6 weeks, children will be learning about different traditions, cultures, georgraphy and food thru arts and crafts. Space is limited and registration is r...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
Drop-in Sunday Crafts
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 Drop-in Sunday Crafts
Sunday, Dec. 16, 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Children's
Stop at the Library and make a fun simple craft.
While supplies last.

 
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Craft in a Bag
 Craft in a Bag
Monday, Dec. 17
Children's
Come grab all the supplies you need (minus the scissors & glue) to make a fun craft at home.
While supplies last.
 
Lego Corner
4:30 p.m.
 Lego Corner
Monday, Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m.
Children's
Children ages 5 & up are invited for open LEGO play.

No registration required.

 
Cookies and Crafts
5:30 p.m.
 Cookies and Crafts
Monday, Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m.
Children's
For ages 6-8. Create winter themed crafts and enjoy a sweet snack. 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.
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Coffee and a Book
10:30 a.m.
 Coffee and a Book
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, February 20, April 17, June 19, August 21, October 16 & December 18, 10:30 a.m.)

Conference Room
The following is a list of dates and book selections. You can reserve your copy by contacting the Welcome Desk or the Reference Desk.
Feburary 20 - Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon
April 17 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles
June 19 - What Was Mine...read more
Gentle Yoga Series
10:30 a.m.
 Gentle Yoga Series
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, November 13, 20, 27 & December 4, 11, 18, 10:30 a.m.)

Meeting Room
We are offering this introductory gentle yoga series of 6 sessions for $30. The fee is non-refundable. There is a maximum of 15 participants.
Register at the Welcome Desk starting Monday, October 1. Registration is required.
Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
A musical event for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Come sing, dance and have fun! Registration is not required.
 
Great Courses: America’s Founding Fathers
1:00 p.m.
Great Courses: America’s Founding Fathers
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays, December 4, 11 &18 at 1:00 p.m.)

Meeting Room
Brush up on your US history about the men who shaped the US Constitution in this DVD lecture series presented by Professor Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg College, in partnership with the Smithsonian. Each lecture uses one of the Founding Fathers’ principles and words as a basis to create a picture o...read more
Roblox Club
5:00 pm
 Roblox Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Come and join our group of Roblox players. 
Open to ages 9 - 18.
 
or call 732-521-5000.
Starlight Express
7:00 p.m.
 Starlight Express
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
An alternative to daytime storytime for children ages 3-5.
No registration required.

 
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Toddlin’ Tots
9:30 a.m.
 Toddlin’ Tots
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 9:30 a.m.
Program Room
For ages 18-36 months.
Simple stories and songs followed by a craft. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis; please take a number at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is not required. 
 
Book Bingo
6:30 p.m.
 Book Bingo
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Program Room

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

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Holiday Workshop
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
 Holiday Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 20, 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Activity Room
An arts & crafts workshop to make a present for someone special this holiday season!
For all ages.
Come anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


 
Page Turners presented by Library Staff
11:00 a.m.
Page Turners presented by Library Staff
Thursday, Dec. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Room
Looking for something to read or add to your reading list? This ongoing event takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Library staff will present and recommend a variety of titles pertaining to a different topic each month, both new and old titles. This month’s topic is Books in Cold ...read more
3D Modeling Program: Tinkercad Winter decoration
5:00 pm
3D Modeling Program: Tinkercad Winter decoration
Thursday, Dec. 20, 5:00 pm
Activity Room

Learn to make a unique winter decoration using Tinkercad; a fun 3D modeling program that will let you express your creative side.
Open to ages 9 - 18.


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Mother Goose Time
9:30 a.m.
 Mother Goose Time
Friday, Dec. 21, 9:30 a.m.
Program Room

Nursery rhymes & fun for children ages 18-36 months & caregiver.

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Sit-N-Stitch
10:30 AM
 Sit-N-Stitch
Friday, Dec. 21, 10:30 AM
(Fridays, December 7 & 21, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15, March 1 & 15, April 5, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2 & 16, September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15, December 6 & 20, 10:30 AM)

Conference Room
Come socialize with needleworkers of all types and skill levels.  Share tips, patterns and ideas. Bring your own supplies. Drop in anytime between 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.
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Drop-in Sunday Crafts
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 Drop-in Sunday Crafts
Sunday, Dec. 23, 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Children's
Stop at the Library and make a fun simple craft.
While supplies last.

 
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Library Closing at 5:00 p.m.
 Library Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24,
All Locations
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 25,
All Locations
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Toddlin’ Tots
9:30 a.m.
 Toddlin’ Tots
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 9:30 a.m.
Program Room
For ages 18-36 months.
Simple stories and songs followed by a craft. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis; please take a number at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is not required. 
 
’Tween Craft
3:00 p.m.
 ’Tween Craft
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Activity Room

For ages 9 & up.

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Button Day!
2:00 p.m.
 Button Day!
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Children's
For all ages. Create buttons by using pre existing templates or making your own design. First button free, each additional button $0.25. Drop in. 
"Bored" Games
3:00 p.m.
 "Bored" Games
Thursday, Dec. 27, 3:00 p.m.
Activity Room
Come play board games with others at the Library!
Have a favorite game from home? Bring it!

For ages 8 & up.
 
Design Challenge: Make a Windmill
5:00 pm
Design Challenge: Make a Windmill
Thursday, Dec. 27, 5:00 pm
Activity Room

Make a working windmill from common household items.
Open to ages 9 - 18.


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Mother Goose Time
9:30 a.m.
 Mother Goose Time
Friday, Dec. 28, 9:30 a.m.
Program Room

Nursery rhymes & fun for children ages 18-36 months & caregiver.

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Mad Science of New Jersey
1:00 p.m.
 Mad Science of New Jersey
Friday, Dec. 28, 1:00 p.m.
Program Room
Recommended for ages 3 & up.
Free tickets available beginning Sunday, December 9th.

Through a mixture of science and magic the children will see a playing card vanish only to reappear again neatly gift-wrapped!  Kids will hear how Eggbert became Santa’s helper and...read more
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Drop-in Sunday Crafts
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 Drop-in Sunday Crafts
Sunday, Dec. 30, 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Children's
Stop at the Library and make a fun simple craft.
While supplies last.

 
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Craft in a Bag
 Craft in a Bag
Monday, Dec. 31
Children's
Come grab all the supplies you need (minus the scissors & glue) to make a fun craft at home.
While supplies last.
 
Library Closing at 5:00 p.m.
 Library Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 31,
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