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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Device Advice - Session B
10 a.m.
 Device Advice - Session B
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10 a.m.
Conference Room
Need some tech help? Register for a one-on-one 45-minute session to get advice about your device. Open to Monroe and Jamesburg residents.

Coffee and a Book
11:00 a.m.
 Coffee and a Book
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 11:00 a.m.
Conference Room
Diamond Eye by Kate QuinnThe New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history's deadliest female sniper.Based on a true story. Registration is required.  This is a hybrid ...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
Pokémon Club
1:00 p.m.
 Pokémon Club
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 1:00 p.m.Pokémon Club
Activity Room
For age 8 & up.Join us for Pokémon Club! Share your love of Pokémon with everyone. Bring your cards to show them off, play games & trade! This is an unstructured time to meet other kids who are also interested in Pokémon. To ensure fair trades, all trading must be agreed...read more
Early Readers Book Club
5:30pm
 Early Readers Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 5:30pm
Program Room
For children kindergarten to second grade. Practice reading and skills, through fun activities, crafts, and book discussions. No need to read the book ahead of time. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please take a number at the Youth Services Desk (numbers available...read more
Chess Club
6:00 p.m.
 Chess Club
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Program Room
For ages 8 & up.
LEGO Play
6:00 p.m.
 LEGO Play
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Children's
Enjoy open play with LEGOs. 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. 
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, 6:30 p.m.)

Conference Room
The January Board meeting will be held via zoom due to the inclement weather.Any members of the public wishing to attend the meeting can participate via phone. Please visit the Library's website for the meeting ID.
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Movers & Shakers
10:00am
 Movers & Shakers
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10:00am
Program Room
For ages 2-5. Enjoy stories and music! 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.  
Arts & Crafts
11:00 a.m.
 Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 11:00 a.m.
Activity Room
For ages 2+. 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.
Juneteenth Celebration
2:00 p.m.
 Juneteenth Celebration
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
Join us at the library to commemorate Juneteenth, featuring guest speaker, Dr. Wale Idris Ajibade. Afrocentric clothing, T-shirts, and wall art will be available for purchase from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Monroe Township Human Relations Commission. Registration is not required. &nbs...read more
Device Advice - Session C
3:30 p.m.
 Device Advice - Session C
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Conference Room
Need some tech help? Register for a one-on-one 45-minute session to get advice about your device. Open to Monroe and Jamesburg residents.

or call 732-521-5000.
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Page Turners
11:00 a.m.
 Page Turners
Thursday, Jun. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
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.Themes: May 16 - Books About Mothers June 20 - Books About Fathers July 18 – It Happened One Summer  August 15...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
Author Talk: Tiffany Jewell
2:00 p.m.
 Author Talk: Tiffany Jewell
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Virtual
Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School.Register for the webinar to receive...read more
Device Advice - Session D
3:45
 Device Advice - Session D
Thursday, Jun. 20, 3:45
Conference Room
Need some tech help? Register for a one-on-one 45-minute Session to get advice about your device. Open to Monroe and Jamesburg residents.

Make a Simple Electric Motor
5:00 pm
 Make a Simple Electric Motor
Thursday, Jun. 20, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Using common materials, learn how to make your own simple electric motor. For children ages 9 to 17. 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. 
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Friday, Jun. 21,
All Locations
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Music with Pat McKinley
11:45 a.m.
 Music with Pat McKinley
Sunday, Jun. 23, 11:45 a.m.
Program Room
Songs and fun for all ages. No registration required. 
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Device Advice - Session A
10 a.m.
 Device Advice - Session A
Monday, Jun. 24, 10 a.m.
Conference Room
Need some tech help? Register for a one-on-one 45-minute session to get advice about your device. Open to Monroe and Jamesburg residents.  

Monday Matinee
11:00 a.m.
 Monday Matinee
Monday, Jun. 24, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Room
Join us for a viewing of "The Birdcage" (1996, Comedy, Rated "R"), A gay cabaret owner (Robin Williams) and his drag queen companion (Nathan Lane) agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents...read more
New Jersey Shipwrecks
2:00 p.m.
 New Jersey Shipwrecks
Monday, Jun. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
Discover the history of nearly 300 years of shipwreck activity in New Jersey waters including both World Wars. Shipwreck diver Dan Lieb holds a PADI Divemaster rating and has logged over 2,300 dives since 1974. Registration is required. This is an in-person program.
or call 732-521-5000.
Open Sewing
3:00-5:00 p.m.
 Open Sewing
Monday, Jun. 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Conference Room
Students will bring their own projects on which to work – there is not a planned project; everyone will be working on their own.Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class. Ages 18 and over.

or call 732-521-5000.
Decorate a Telescope
4:30 p.m.
 Decorate a Telescope
Monday, Jun. 24, 4:30 p.m.
Program Room
For children ages 6-9. 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.
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Device Advice - Session B
10 a.m.
 Device Advice - Session B
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10 a.m.
Conference Room
Need some tech help? Register for a one-on-one 45-minute session to get advice about your device. Open to Monroe and Jamesburg residents.

Petting Zoo
11:00 a.m.
 Petting Zoo
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 11:00 a.m.Petting Zoo
Parking Lot
Let’s kick off summer together with Happy Trails Petting Zoo. There will be animals to pet and pony rides. Recommended for ages 2 & up. Tickets required for entry. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk beginning Tuesday, June 11.  
Pokémon Club
1:00 p.m.
 Pokémon Club
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 1:00 p.m.Pokémon Club
Activity Room
For age 8 & up.Join us for Pokémon Club! Share your love of Pokémon with everyone. Bring your cards to show them off, play games & trade! This is an unstructured time to meet other kids who are also interested in Pokémon. To ensure fair trades, all trading must be agreed...read more
Crochet Along
2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
 Crochet Along
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays, May 21, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Conference Room
Join Monroe Township Public Library’s first Crochet Along!The Crochet Along (CAL) will run from May 21 through July 10 for a nice, relaxed project with plenty of time for you to make the pattern. The pattern, as selected by survey, will be a Sampler Afghan. The project will be broken into...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
Friends of the Library Board Meeting
4:00 pm
Friends of the Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 4:00 pm
Program Room
LEGO Play
6:00 p.m.
 LEGO Play
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:00 p.m.
Children's
Enjoy open play with LEGOs. 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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Craft in a Bag
 Craft in a Bag
Wednesday, Jun. 26
Children's
Come grab all the supplies needed to make a fun craft at home. While supplies last.
Device Advice - Session C
3:30 p.m.
 Device Advice - Session C
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Conference Room
Need some tech help? Register for a one-on-one 45-minute session to get advice about your device. Open to Monroe and Jamesburg residents.

Crochet Along
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Crochet Along
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays, May 22, May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Conference Room
Join Monroe Township Public Library’s first Crochet Along!The Crochet Along (CAL) will run from May 21 through July 10 for a nice, relaxed project with plenty of time for you to make the pattern. The pattern, as selected by survey, will be a Sampler Afghan. The project will be broken into...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
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Storytime
10:30 a.m.
 Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Program Room
For children 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.
Short Story Discussion Group
2:00 p.m.
 Short Story Discussion Group
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room
We meet monthly to discuss two short stories. This program is held in-person at the Library. *Registration is required.May 23, 2024We will discuss “Roses, Rhododendron” by Alice Adams in “The Best American Short Stories of the Century” edited by John Updike and “Br...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
Farmers Market
2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
 Farmers Market
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Farmers Market
Parking Lot
The 2024 Monroe Farmers Market returns on Thursday afternoons, beginning June 27th, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Monroe Township Library Parking Lot. Our 3rd year promises returning favorite vendors and musicians, as well as new offerings — like extending our season throug...read more
Device Advice - Session D
3:45
 Device Advice - Session D
Thursday, Jun. 27, 3:45
Conference Room
Need some tech help? Register for a one-on-one 45-minute Session to get advice about your device. Open to Monroe and Jamesburg residents.

Make Giant Bubbles
5:00 pm
 Make Giant Bubbles
Thursday, Jun. 27, 5:00 pm
Activity Room
Learn to make gigantic bubbles. For children ages 9 to 17. 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. 
Open Sewing
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 Open Sewing
Thursday, Jun. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Conference Room
Students will bring their own projects on which to work – there is not a planned project; everyone will be working on their own.Students must take the Meet Your Sewing Machine class or have prior machine sewing knowledge to take this class. Ages 18 and over.

or call 732-521-5000.
3D Printer Demonstration
7:00 pm
 3D Printer Demonstration
Thursday, Jun. 27, 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

or call 732-521-5000.
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Touch a Truck
11:00 a.m.
 Touch a Truck
Friday, Jun. 28, 11:00 a.m.Touch a Truck
Library Parking Lot
Come explore some of the Township’s best vehicles, including an ambulance, fire truck, police car and more! Tickets required for entry. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk begining Friday, June 14.  
All You Need is Love Book Club
11:00 a.m.
 All You Need is Love Book Club
Friday, Jun. 28, 11:00 a.m.
Conference Room
Join our modern romance book group. The book for June is Hello Stranger by Katherine Center.This is a hybrid program. Join us via Zoom or in person.*Registration is required for in-person participation. Register to receive the Zoom link.

or call 732-521-5000.
Open Maker Hours
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 Open Maker Hours
Friday, Jun. 28, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
(5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7, 6/14, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26)

Studio M
Drop by Studio M, the library's maker studio, to check out the equipment. Studio M has a 3D printer, Cricut Cutting Machine, Button Maker, Heat Press, Photo Scanner, and Portable Green Screens. Stop by today if you're working on a project, or just curious.
Friday Afternoon Movies
2:30pm
 Friday Afternoon Movies
Friday, Jun. 28, 2:30pm
(1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 823, 9/27, 10/18, 11/22, 12/27)

Meeting Room
January- Some Like it Hot- After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee with an all-female band while disguised as women. February- Akeelah and the Bee- A young girl from south Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling BeeMarch- Modern Times- "The Tramp"...read more

or call 732-521-5000.
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Button Day
3:00 p.m.
 Button Day
Sunday, Jun. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Children's
For children ages 4 & up. Drop in to make a FREE button on Button Day! This event will run on a first come, first served basis. 
      
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