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Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
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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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CANCELED: Toddler Tales
9:30 a.m.
 CANCELED: Toddler Tales
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 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. 
CANCELED: Book Bingo
2:30 p.m.
 CANCELED: Book Bingo
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
For ages 5 & up. Come play a couple of rounds of Bingo and win free books.Everyone leaves a winner :)No registration required.
CANCELED: Python Class for Middle School
5 - 6:30 pm
CANCELED: Python Class for Middle School
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 5 - 6:30 pm
(Mon 4/6, Tues 4/7 and Wed 4/8)

Activity Room
Learn Python with high school experts!  This 3 session class will teach you so much - from the basics to creating your own game!Students must be available to attend all three sessions.  
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CANCELLED: Arts & Crafts
11:00 a.m.
 CANCELLED: Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Apr. 9, 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
CANCELLEDFor all ages. Come join us for a fun 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.
CANCELED: International Film Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
2:00 p.m.
CANCELED: International Film Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
The Seduction of Mimi (1972) - Mimi, forced to leave his family in Sicily, finds a job in a factory in Turin where he gets involved in an extramarital affair. Rated "R";  1hr. 48min.; Comedy/Drama   This film is in Italian with English subtitles.Admission is free, but d...read more
CANCELED: Make an Air Freshener
5:00 pm
 CANCELED: Make an Air Freshener
Thursday, Apr. 9, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Freshen any room with an air freshener you make yourself.Open to ages 9 - 18. 
CANCELED: Chess Club
6:30 p.m.
 CANCELED: Chess Club
Thursday, Apr. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Program Room
For ages 8 & up. A beginner chess event for kids. 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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CANCELED: Crayon Kids
11:00 a.m.
 CANCELED: Crayon Kids
Saturday, Apr. 11, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
For ages 18-36 months.An introduction to paint, glue or markers for the younger child. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy in. 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 t...read more
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CANCELED: Build a Collage House
5:30 p.m.
 CANCELED: Build a Collage House
Monday, Apr. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Children's
For ages 6-8. Create a one-of-a-kind work of art using collage techniques. 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. 
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CANCELED: Roblox Club
5:00 pm
 CANCELED: Roblox Club
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Come and join our group of Roblox players.Open to ages 9 - 18. 
CANCELED: MiT - Teen Group Volunteer Session
7 - 8 pm
CANCELED: MiT - Teen Group Volunteer Session
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 7 - 8 pm
Meeting Room
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CANCELED: Toddler Tales
9:30 a.m.
 CANCELED: Toddler Tales
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 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. 
CANCELED: Genealogy Club
1:30 PM
 CANCELED: Genealogy Club
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 1:30 PM
(Wednesdays, March 11, April 15, May 13, June 10, 1:30 PM)

Program Room
Beginning and experienced genealogists welcome to discuss research, share findings and discover resources. Registration is not required.
CANCELED: Ramen Reads & Tasting
5:30 p.m.
 CANCELED: Ramen Reads & Tasting
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Activity Room
For ages 8 & up. Come join us for a reading of Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang and make some ramen! 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
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CANCELED: Little Listeners
10:30 a.m.
 CANCELED: Little Listeners
Thursday, Apr. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Program Room
An independent preschool storytime filled with books, rhymes and songs. Registration required. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register beginning Tuesday, March 31. at 9:30 a.m. 

or call 732-521-5000.
CANCELED: Make an Anaglyph 3D Image Viewer
5:00 pm
CANCELED: Make an Anaglyph 3D Image Viewer
Thursday, Apr. 16, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Make an Anaglyph 3D Image and Viewer.Open to ages 9 - 18. 
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CANCELED: Sit-N-Stitch
10:30 AM
 CANCELED: Sit-N-Stitch
Friday, Apr. 17, 10:30 AM
(Fridays, December 20, January 3 & 17, February 7 & 21, March 6, April 3 & 17, May 1 & 15, 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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CANCELED: Caregivers Solutions Resource Discussion
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
CANCELED: Caregivers Solutions Resource Discussion
Saturday, Apr. 18, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Meeting Room
Certified Caregiver Consultant Christine Forte will discuss resources in the community that can help provide and inform you and your aging loved one with necessary tools for planning the best transition possible. Register at the Welcome Desk or online.
CANCELED: Living in Space: Life on the International Space Station
2:00 p.m.
CANCELED: Living in Space: Life on the International Space Station
Saturday, Apr. 18, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
Living in space has captured the human imagination for a century. Over the last 20 years, the nations of the world have built the International Space Station to perform experiments and learn how the human body adapts to a lack of gravity. We will talk about the everyday life on the Station, and the ...read more
CANCELED: Chess Club
1:00 p.m.
 CANCELED: Chess Club
Saturday, Apr. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Program Room
For ages 8 & up. A beginner chess event for kids. 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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CANCELED: English Carousel - 4th to 6th graders
11 am - 12pm
CANCELED: English Carousel - 4th to 6th graders
Sunday, Apr. 19, 11 am - 12pm
Program Room
The students of the MTHS National English Honors Society present a fun and educational  writing workshop to improve your writing and learn skills that will prepare students for middle school.
CANCELED: Around the World
11:00 a.m.
 CANCELED: Around the World
Sunday, Apr. 19, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
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 on...read more
CANCELED: Music Documentary Film Series
2:00PM
CANCELED: Music Documentary Film Series
Sunday, Apr. 19, 2:00PMCANCELED: Music Docu
Meeting Room
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-...read more
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CANCELED: Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
CANCELED: Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners
Monday, Apr. 20, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Mondays, April 6, 20 & 27, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Conference Room
This 3-session class is being taught by Gail Thompson. Participants must attend all sessions. Please bring to class embroidery floss in colors of your own choosing and a pair of small scissors. Registration is limited to 8 individuals. Register at the Welcome Desk or call 732-521-5000.
CANCELED: Ramen Reads & Tasting
5:30 p.m.
 CANCELED: Ramen Reads & Tasting
Monday, Apr. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Program Room
For ages 6-8. Enjoy a story about the creation of the ramen noodles we all know and love, followed by ramen crafts and tasting. 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 star...read more
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CANCELLED: Craft in a Bag
 CANCELLED: Craft in a Bag
Tuesday, Apr. 21
Children's
CANCELLEDCome grab all of the supplies you need (minus the scissors & glue) to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.
CANCELED: Coffee and a Book
10:30 a.m.
 CANCELED: Coffee and a Book
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays, February 18, April 21, June 16, August 18, October 20 & December 15, 10:30 a.m.)

Conference Room
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 Wand...read more
CANCELED: Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:30 p.m.
CANCELED: Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Conference Room
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CANCELED: Toddler Tales
9:30 a.m.
 CANCELED: Toddler Tales
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 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. 
CANCELED: Teens Cook: Souped Up Ramen
4:00 - 5:00pm
CANCELED: Teens Cook: Souped Up Ramen
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Activity Room
This month's cooking class we will be transforming ordinary ramen noodles into a delicious dish!Ages 11 and up
CANCELLED: Stories & STEM for Bigs
5:30 p.m.
CANCELLED: Stories & STEM for Bigs
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 5:30 p.m.
Activity Room
CANCELLEDFor ages 6-8. Explore early science, technology, math or engineering topics through literature and hands-on experimentation. 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 sta...read more
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CANCELED: Engineering Challenge: Drinking Straw Roller Coaster
5:00 pm
CANCELED: Engineering Challenge: Drinking Straw Roller Coaster
Thursday, Apr. 23, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Build a ping-pong ball roller coaster out of drinking straws.Open to ages 9 - 18. 
CANCELED: 3D Printer Demonstration
7:00 pm
CANCELED: 3D Printer Demonstration
Thursday, Apr. 23, 7:00 pm
Studio M
Did you know that the library has a 3D printer?A 3D printer is a machine that can take a digital design from your computer and “print” it out into a solid three-dimensional object.  During this session you’ll see a 3D printer in action, understand how it works, and learn how i...read more
CANCELED: Evening DIY- Mason Jar Succulents
7:00 p.m.
CANCELED: Evening DIY- Mason Jar Succulents
Thursday, Apr. 23, 7:00 p.m.
Conference Room
Need something fun to do after dinner? Come do a seasonal craft you can actually use. Join us as you create a Mason Jar Succlent Terranium. This class is for adult patrons only. You don’t need to bring anything, but registration is required  at www.monroetwplibrary.org or at the...read more
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CANCELLED: Stories & STEM for Middles
11:00 a.m.
CANCELLED: Stories & STEM for Middles
Saturday, Apr. 25, 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
CANCELLEDFor ages 3-5. Explore early science, technology, math or engineering topics through literature and hands-on experimentation. 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 sta...read more
CANCELED: Author Talk with John D. Katerba
2:00 PM
CANCELED: Author Talk with John D. Katerba
Saturday, Apr. 25, 2:00 PM
Meeting Room
Local author John Katerba will discuss his new book Jamesburg and Monroe Township: Years Gone By.
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CANCELED: Around the World
11:00 a.m.
 CANCELED: Around the World
Sunday, Apr. 26, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
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 on...read more
CANCELED: Make a Pyramid Catapult
2:00 pm
CANCELED: Make a Pyramid Catapult
Sunday, Apr. 26, 2:00 pm
Activity Room
Make your own pyramid catapult.Open to ages 9 - 18. 
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CANCELED: Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
CANCELED: Hand Embroidery Class for Beginners
Monday, Apr. 27, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Mondays, April 6, 20 & 27, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Conference Room
This 3-session class is being taught by Gail Thompson. Participants must attend all sessions. Please bring to class embroidery floss in colors of your own choosing and a pair of small scissors. Registration is limited to 8 individuals. Register at the Welcome Desk or call 732-521-5000.
CANCELLED: Arts & Crafts
11:00 a.m.
 CANCELLED: Arts & Crafts
Monday, Apr. 27, 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
CANCELLEDFor all ages. Come join us for a fun 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.
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CANCELED: Roblox Club
5:00 pm
 CANCELED: Roblox Club
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Come and join our group of Roblox players.Open to ages 9 - 18. 
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CANCELED: Toddler Tales
9:30 a.m.
 CANCELED: Toddler Tales
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 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. 
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CANCELED: Little Listeners
10:30 a.m.
 CANCELED: Little Listeners
Thursday, Apr. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Program Room
An independent preschool storytime filled with books, rhymes and songs. Registration required. Call, visit Youth Services, or go online to register beginning Tuesday, March 31. at 9:30 a.m. 

or call 732-521-5000.
CANCELED: Climate Change in New Jersey: Practical Steps Individuals Can Take to Reduce Its Impact
11:00 a.m.
CANCELED: Climate Change in New Jersey: Practical Steps Individuals Can Take to Reduce Its Impact
Thursday, Apr. 30, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Room
John Miraglia of the Raritan Valley Sierra Club will lead a discussion on climate change and other environmental factors' impact on the quality of life in New Jersey. Please register at the Welcome Desk or call 732-521-5000.
CANCELED: Make a Chia Pet
5:00 pm
 CANCELED: Make a Chia Pet
Thursday, Apr. 30, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Sculpt your own chia pet, then plant your seeds and watch it grow.Open to ages 9 - 18. 
  
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