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Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
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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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Make a Sock Teddy Bear.
5:30 p.m.
 Make a Sock Teddy Bear.
Monday, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.
Children's
Make a stuffed bear toy out of...socks! This program will be offered in-person. Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 23.

Monday Meditation
9-9:30 am
 Monday Meditation
Monday, Dec. 6, 9-9:30 am
(Mondays, Dec. 6 & 13, 9 am)

Zoom (virtual)
Guided breathing exercises, meditation, and simple stretches to start your day. This is a virtual program. Registration is not required. Click here for details. Mondays, Dec. 6 & 13 at 9 am.
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Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
For infants, toddlers & preschoolers. Join us virtually or in person for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! Registration required and opens on Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.Please note there is no class on Tuesday, December 21st or 28th.

or call 732-521-5000.
Cornerstone College Solutions Presents: College Funding Workshop
7pm
Cornerstone College Solutions Presents: College Funding Workshop
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7pm
Zoom (virtual)
This complimentary workshop is designed to help families with children of any age figure out how to pay for college without jeopardizing retirement.   Please  click here to register via Zoom
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Arts & Crafts
11:00 a.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
For all ages. Registration required and opens on Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Holiday Card Quilling
6:00 p.m.
 Holiday Card Quilling
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Program Room
For ages 9 & up. Make a custom holiday card! Registration required and opens on Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.

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Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Children's
For ages 3-5.Books, music & lots of fun! Separate registration required for each date. Registration is required and open on Tuesday, November 23. 

International Film Discussion Group
2:30 pm
International Film Discussion Group
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2:30 pm
Zoom (virtual)
Join us virtually on Zoom for a discussion of "Tomboy" 2011 French  1hr. 22min. This film is not rated.A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.This film is available to view for fre...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
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NJLA Store
 NJLA Store
Friday, Dec. 10
Meeting Room
Craft Kit
 Craft Kit
Friday, Dec. 10
Children's
As supplies last. For children ages 4 and up. 
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NJLA Store
 NJLA Store
Saturday, Dec. 11
Meeting Room
Java for Juniors
2pm to 3pm
 Java for Juniors
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2pm to 3pm
(11/6/2021, 11/13/2021, 11/20/2021, 12/11/2021, 12/18/2021, 1/8/2022, 1/15/2022, 1/22/2022, 1/29/2022, 2/5/2022, 2/12/2022, 2/19/2022)

Program Room
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....read more

or call 732-521-5000.
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NJLA Store
 NJLA Store
Sunday, Dec. 12
Meeting Room
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The Spy Who Played Baseball
5:30 p.m.
 The Spy Who Played Baseball
Monday, Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Children's
Learn about the true story of Moe Berg, a spy during World War II with a reading of the book The Spy Who Played Baseball. The reading will be followed by a craft. This program will be offered virtually for children ages 6-9. Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 23. A project pack ...read more

Monday Meditation
9-9:30 am
 Monday Meditation
Monday, Dec. 13, 9-9:30 am
(Mondays, Dec. 6 & 13, 9 am)

Zoom (virtual)
Guided breathing exercises, meditation, and simple stretches to start your day. This is a virtual program. Registration is not required. Click here for details. Mondays, Dec. 6 & 13 at 9 am.
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Craft in a Bag
 Craft in a Bag
Tuesday, Dec. 14
Program Room
Come grab all the supplies needed to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.
Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
For infants, toddlers & preschoolers. Join us virtually or in person for a fun music program for infants, toddlers & preschoolers! Registration required and opens on Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.Please note there is no class on Tuesday, December 21st or 28th.

or call 732-521-5000.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14)

Conference Room
All meeting are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.
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Genealogy Club
2:00 PM
 Genealogy Club
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2:00 PM
(Wednesdays, September 22, October 13, November 17, December 15, 2:00 PM)

Program Room
Beginner and experienced genealogists welcome to discuss research, share findings and resources.

or call 732-521-5000.
Chess Club (In Person)
6:00pm
 Chess Club (In Person)
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6:00pm
Program Room
Join us in person to play chess! Open to Children 8+***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION***

or call 732-521-5000.
Chess Club (Virtual)
6:00pm
 Chess Club (Virtual)
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6:00pm
Program Room
Join us in person to play chess! Open to Children 8+***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ZOOM INFORMATION***

or call 732-521-5000.
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Page Turners
11:00 a.m.
 Page Turners
Thursday, Dec. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Room
Looking for something to read or add to your reading list? Library staff will present and recommend a variety of titles pertaining to a different topic each session, both new and old titles. This month's theme is Staff Favorites.This is a hybrid program. Join us via Zoom or in person. Registrati...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
Short Story Discussion Group
2:00 p.m.
 Short Story Discussion Group
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
Join this group to discuss short stories included in The Best American Short Stories of the Century. Registration is required.

or call 732-521-5000.
Make a Coin Eating Bank
4:30 pm
 Make a Coin Eating Bank
Thursday, Dec. 16, 4:30 pm
Zoom (virtual)
Join us on Zoom as we make a mechanical Coin Eating Bank. Make your bank stick out its tongue to feed it all of your coins. For children ages 9 to 16. Registration required. This is an online only program.Attendees will need to pick up a project supply pack at the library. The project supply pack fo...read more

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Craft Kit
 Craft Kit
Friday, Dec. 17
Children's
As supplies last. For children ages 4 and up. 
Sit-N-Stitch
10:30 AM
 Sit-N-Stitch
Friday, Dec. 17, 10:30 AM
(Fridays, November 19, December 3 & 17, 10:30 AM)

Meeting Room
Socialize with stitchers & crafters of all types and skill levels. Bring your own supplies.

or call 732-521-5000.
Mother Goose Time
11:00 a.m.
 Mother Goose Time
Friday, Dec. 17, 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
For ages 18 – 36 monthsOur popular Mother Goose program is back! Enjoy nursery rhymes and songs.Registration required and opens on Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.

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Java for Juniors
2pm to 3pm
 Java for Juniors
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2pm to 3pm
(11/6/2021, 11/13/2021, 11/20/2021, 12/11/2021, 12/18/2021, 1/8/2022, 1/15/2022, 1/22/2022, 1/29/2022, 2/5/2022, 2/12/2022, 2/19/2022)

Program Room
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....read more

or call 732-521-5000.
Marshmallow Madness
3:00 p.m.
 Marshmallow Madness
Saturday, Dec. 18, 3:00 p.m.
Children's
Explore science, technology, engineering or math topics through literature and hands-on experimentation. December's theme is...Marshmallows! This program will be offered in-person in for children ages 3-5. Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 23.

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Grinch Games
5:30 p.m.
 Grinch Games
Monday, Dec. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Children's
Join in on some Grinch themed games, followed by a craft. This program will be offered in-person for children ages 6-9. Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, November 23.

Anime / Manga Club for Teens
6pm - 7pm
 Anime / Manga Club for Teens
Monday, Dec. 20, 6pm - 7pm
Program Room
Watch anime, do a craft, and hang out with other fans.For teens only, ages 12 and up. 
or call 732-521-5000.
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Coffee and a Book
10:30 a.m.
 Coffee and a Book
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Room
Join us to discuss Richard Russo's Chances Are on Tuesday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m.. Place a hold on a print copy or on a downloadable ebook or audiobook through eLibraryNJ on our website."From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls comes a new revelation: a riveting story about...read more
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Arts & Crafts
11:00 a.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
For all ages. Registration required and opens on Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.

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’Tween Holiday Craft
6:00 p.m.
 ’Tween Holiday Craft
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Activity Room
For ages 8 & up. Make a fun gingerbread house! No food involved! Registration required and opens on Tuesday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.

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Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Children's
For ages 3-5.Books, music & lots of fun! Separate registration required for each date. Registration is required and open on Tuesday, November 23. 

Make a Confetti Popper
4:30 pm
 Make a Confetti Popper
Thursday, Dec. 23, 4:30 pm
Zoom (virtual)
Join us on Zoom as we make a Confetti Popper. Be ready for New Year’s Eve. Shoot confetti all over the place! For children ages 9 to 16. Registration required. This is an online only program.Attendees will need to pick up a project supply pack at the library. The project supply pack for t...read more
or call 732-521-5000.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Friday, Dec. 24,
All Locations
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Saturday, Dec. 25,
All Locations
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Decorate a New Year’s Eve Crown
11:00 a.m.
Decorate a New Year’s Eve Crown
Monday, Dec. 27, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
For all ages. Get yourself ready to celebrate 2022 by making a fun crown! No registration required.
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Craft in a Bag
 Craft in a Bag
Tuesday, Dec. 28
Program Room
Come grab all the supplies needed to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.
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Book Bingo
3:00 p.m.
 Book Bingo
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 3:00 p.m.
Children's

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Chess Club (In Person)
6:00pm
 Chess Club (In Person)
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 6:00pm
Program Room
Join us in person to play chess! Open to Children 8+***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION***

or call 732-521-5000.
Chess Club (Virtual)
6:00pm
 Chess Club (Virtual)
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 6:00pm
Program Room
Join us in person to play chess! Open to Children 8+***PLEASE SUPPLY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ZOOM INFORMATION***

or call 732-521-5000.
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Magic Show: Presented by Brian Richards
11:00 a.m.
Magic Show: Presented by Brian Richards
Thursday, Dec. 30, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Room
Recommended for ages 4 & up.The magic of reading!Tickets required for entry for each person attending.Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk beginning Friday, December 17.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Friday, Dec. 31,
All Locations
 
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